Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Class of 2019: Trina Pratt

Trina Pratt has spent the past six years juggling life as a student, researcher, teacher, volunteer, mentor, and single mother.  Next week, when she walks… Read More >

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UNCG to award 2,000 degrees at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro will award nearly 2,000 degrees at the December Commencement Ceremony and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.  The Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 13,… Read More >

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Mayor Nancy Vaughan to speak at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that City of Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan will deliver the keynote address at the University’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13,… Read More >

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Ken Jeong: Find your passion, be persistent

It was a day of celebration at UNC Greensboro, with nearly 2,500 Spartans turning their tassels at May Commencement and embarking on a new journey… Read More >

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‘In Spartan family forever,’ doctoral graduates hooded

Thursday’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony marked a milestone in the lives of 111 UNC Greensboro doctoral scholars. As their names were individually announced in the ceremony… Read More >

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Class of 2019: Nathaniel and Julianne Olson

Nathaniel and Julianne Olson are the definition of a “power couple.” Since getting married in 2014, the two have performed across the country and the… Read More >

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Class of 2019: Brittney Gray

The world of color looks different for Brittney Gray. The consumer, apparel, and retail studies (CARS) major has a color vision deficiency that makes it difficult for… Read More >

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UNCG to award over 2,500 degrees at May Commencement

UNC Greensboro expects to award more than 2,500 degrees at the University’s May Commencement Ceremony and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. UNCG will confer approximately 1,867 bachelor’s… Read More >

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Ken Jeong to speak at UNCG Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that actor, writer, producer, and Greensboro native Ken Jeong will deliver the keynote address at the University’s May 10 Commencement at… Read More >

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Student speaker to fellow graduates: ‘Don’t let fear stop you’

When UNC Greensboro MBA student Carrie Longnecker Hall was asked to be the student speaker at December’s Commencement ceremony, she was amazed and more than… Read More >

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Nearly 2,000 turn tassels at December Commencement

This morning’s December Commencement marked the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of nearly 2,000 UNC… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Jackie Batten

Jackie Batten has always dreamed about being a dancer in New York City. Now, she’s one step closer to the Big Apple. The dance performance and… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Evan Bradner

UNC Greensboro undergraduate Evan Bradner’s interest in medicine began at a young age, during an exceptionally difficult time. As his mother fought cancer, he witnessed… Read More >

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UNCG to award nearly 2,000 degrees at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro will award nearly 2,000 degrees during the December Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The University will confer approximately 1,550… Read More >

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City councilman, attorney Justin Outling to speak at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that Greensboro city councilman, attorney, and UNCG alumnus Justin Outling will deliver the keynote address at the University’s Dec. 7 Commencement… Read More >

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#UNCGgrad: Spartans get social during May Commencement

The ceremonies may be over, but Spartan graduates continue to celebrate their achievements on social media, expressing gratitude to the friends, family, faculty and others… Read More >

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UNCG celebrates largest graduating class at May Commencement

It’s been a week full of celebration for the UNC Greensboro Class of 2018, from departmental graduations to the doctoral hooding ceremony to the Red… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Christina Santiago

Christina Santiago loves a challenge. Growing up, she struggled with math, so when it came to choosing an undergraduate research topic, the aspiring teacher picked… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Ja’Hana Gasque

Ja’Hana Gasque can’t wait to walk across that stage on May 4 – to receive her bachelor’s of science in nursing. A UNC Greensboro University Marshal… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Baraka Ongeri

With just nine days until May Commencement, you can feel the graduation jitters. Spartans are putting last-minute touches on their cap designs, cramming for final… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 2,700 degrees to largest-ever graduating class

UNC Greensboro is set to award more than 2,700 degrees to the university’s largest-ever graduating class on Friday, May 4, at the May Commencement ceremony…. Read More >

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Olympic gold medalist Joey Cheek to speak at UNCG Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that Olympic speed skating gold medalist, NBC Winter Olympics commentator and internationally-recognized humanitarian leader Joey Cheek will deliver the keynote address… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Yiyang Liu

Yiyang Liu, from Luoyang, China, always knew he wanted to study chemistry, following in the footsteps of his chemist uncle. After earning his bachelor’s degree… Read More >

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Spartans celebrate milestone, new beginnings

A sense of pride and accomplishment was palpable in the Greensboro Coliseum this morning. Proud graduates. Proud friends and family. Proud faculty and staff. UNCG… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Ivana Bogdan

It’s difficult for Ivana Bogdan to recall a time when she didn’t have a paint brush or pencil in hand. The Winston-Salem native has been… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Hitam (Sam) Alsharif

You would never know it now, but there was a time when Hitam (Sam) Alsharif was shy. The decorated UNCG leader and Spartan of Promise… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 1,800 degrees at December Commencement ceremonies

UNCG will confer more than 1,800 degrees at the university’s December Commencement ceremonies next week. The university-wide commencement will take place Friday, Dec. 8, at… Read More >

Cone Health CEO Terry Akin to speak at December Commencement

UNCG today announced that Cone Health CEO Terry Akin will deliver the keynote address at the university’s Dec. 8 Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum…. Read More >

A male graduate holds a phone and takes a photo during the May Commencement ceremony on May 12, 2017.

#UNCGgrad: Selfies and celebration from the graduating Class of 2017

Spartans took to social media last week to share one of the biggest events of the year – the May Commencement ceremony for the Class… Read More >

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Spartans turn tassels, dream big

More than 2,600 Spartans joined the ranks of UNCG alumni this morning at the 2017 May Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum. The celebration was… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Darius Bennett

Since 1980, childhood obesity in the United States has more than quadrupled among children ages six to 11. This Friday, when Darius Bennett turns his… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Jen Nelson

Tucked away on the third floor of UNCG’s Brown Building is WUAG 103.1 FM ­– UNCG’s radio station since 1964. The DJ booth is full… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 2,600 degrees at May Commencement

More than 2,600 students will become UNCG alumni at the university’s 2017 May Commencement on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. UNCG… Read More >

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‘Hidden Figures’ author to deliver May Commencement address

UNCG today announced that Margot Lee Shetterly, best-selling author of the book “Hidden Figures,” will present the commencement address to the university’s 2017 graduating class on… Read More >

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#UNCGgrad: Our favorite social posts from December Commencement

More than 1,700 Spartans graduated from UNCG on Thursday, and many of them took to social media to commemorate their achievement. Thanks to everyone who… Read More >

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Graduates poised to make their mark

You’ve spent your time at UNCG searching for answers. Now, you are the answer. That was the message heard by graduates this morning as UNCG… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Kate Reid

By 2030, more than 69 million Americans will be over the age of 65. And UNCG’s Kate Reid will be at the forefront of supporting… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 1,700 degrees at December Commencement

More than 1,700 Spartans will be awarded degrees at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The degree… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Faris Almubaslat

The best word to describe UNCG’s Faris Almubaslat? Focused. Since high school, Almubaslat has been acutely focused on pursuing a career in medicine. And now,… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Alexis Shaw

Senior Alexis Shaw has spent her college career focused on improving the well-being of the people in her community and around the world. “I feel… Read More >

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Tough, but worth it

Louis Sulit doesn’t know how to shy away from a challenge. Earlier this month, he graduated from UNCG with a bachelor’s degree in biology and… Read More >

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In search of the American dream

As she donned her cap and gown for UNCG’s Commencement earlier this month, Comfort Amoaforo had much to celebrate. Not only did she receive her… Read More >

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May graduates share Commencement highlights on social media

Spartans cheered, cried and took selfies as they celebrated the culmination of their college experience during Commencement on Friday.  Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences… Read More >

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Getting down to business

Hard work and discipline have always been part of Lawrence Watkins’ DNA. So when he arrived at UNCG as a freshman and learned about the… Read More >

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A new adventure awaits

“Today is OUR day!” Those were the words that rang out across the Greensboro Coliseum as nearly 2,500 Spartans repeated student speaker Christopher McCoy’s mantra…. Read More >

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UNCG to graduate nearly 2,500 Spartans at May Commencement

Nearly 2,500 Spartans will join in celebration this Friday, May 6, as they receive their degrees at UNCG’s 2016 May Commencement. The ceremony, which is… Read More >

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Bright lights and big dreams

Jennifer Leigh Mann has always loved the movies. One of her favorite childhood memories is walking from her grandparents’ home in downtown Graham, North Carolina,… Read More >

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Globe trotting and goal scoring

When it comes to balancing athletics and academics, there are few who do it better than UNCG senior Evan Rees. From winning a Southern Conference… Read More >

GSA administrator and former Greensboro city manager to deliver UNCG Commencement address

Denise Turner Roth, the 21st Senate-confirmed administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), will deliver the address to the Class of 2016 at UNCG’s… Read More >

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Dancing through life

Domonique Edwards is a scholar, a high-achiever, a researcher and a performer, and UNCG is the place where all those pieces were able to come… Read More >

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Career ahead in special ed

Growing up, UNCG senior Kasey Lynn Schmidt never dreamed she would return to the classroom one day as a teacher. In fact, she hated school…. Read More >

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December graduates celebrate milestone on social media

More than 1,600 Spartans graduated from UNCG on Thursday, and many students and family members celebrated the milestone by posting photos and best wishes on… Read More >

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Caps, gowns and congratulations

Joy, laughter and a strong sense of accomplishment filled the Greensboro Coliseum this morning as approximately 1,689 Spartans turned their tassels at December Commencement. The university… Read More >

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Signs of success

Long before Mary Katelyn Harker ever thought about college, she was preparing for a career as a teacher for deaf and special needs students –… Read More >

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UNCG to graduate more than 1,600 at December Commencement

More than 1,600 Spartans will turn their tassels at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. The university… Read More >

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Switching fields

Kristen Schleich has been an athlete her entire life. She played soccer throughout middle and high school and was a two-year member of her high… Read More >