Monthly Archives: March 2017

Photo of Margot Lee Shetterly and her book cover

‘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 >

Graduates pose for a picture during December Commencement.

#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 >

Photo of Faris Almubaslat and Dr. Bruce Kirchoff looking at a slide in the lab.

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 >

Photo of graduates turning their tassels at December 2015 Commencement

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 >

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Determined to make impact

Sir Patrick Waddell is going to make a difference. A Public Health major specializing in Community Health Education, he’s ready to change how people think about… Read More >

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Spartans turn tassels

Spring 2015 Commencement — May 8, 2015

UNCG Commencement speaker Tim Rice

‘You’re off to great places,’ Tim Rice tells UNCG graduates

Former Cone Health CEO Tim Rice spoke to 2,400 freshly minted graduates of UNCG at the Greensboro Coliseum May 8, 2015. The text of his… Read More >

Celebration photo from past commencement

Former Cone Health CEO named graduation speaker

Tim Rice, former CEO and current CEO emeritus of Cone Health, will deliver the commencement address at the May 8 graduation ceremony of The University of North… Read More >

For 1,642 winter grads ‘Yes’ was the only rational answer

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, Biology, had a simple message for UNCG’s 1,642 winter graduates: Don’t underestimate the power of ‘Yes’. “When life is difficult, the only… Read More >

Watch 2014 UNCG Winter Commencement live

Just under 1,650 students are expected to earn degrees at UNCG’s 2014 Winter Commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the… Read More >

UNCG to award 1,646 degrees at winter commencement

Just under 1,650 students are expected to earn degrees at UNCG’s 2014 Winter Commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the… Read More >

Fayetteville Observer covers commencement-day reunion at UNCG

The Fayetteville Observer ran a heart-warming story about a special reunion between a UNCG graduate and a beloved friend from his elementary school days. Jonathon… Read More >

Dr. Kathleen Casey at 2014 Commencement

Dr. Kathleen Casey recalls a career well spent

In 25 years as a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, Dr. Kathleen Casey has hooded more than 50 PhD graduates. “Everybody… Read More >

UNCG Commencement 2014: A celebration of success

With cheers and through tears, UNCG’s Class of 2014 gathered at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday morning to celebrate their accomplishment.

Dominick Amendum delivers his speech.

Alumnus to new graduates: Do what you love, without fear

Fear can be a good thing — if you manage it right. Dom Amendum urged UNCG’s Class of 2014 to embrace their fear, and overcome… Read More >

Photo of Matthew Moss, Class of 2013, and Gayle Hicks Fripp, Class of 1963 ringing the bell

Ring that bell, a resounding part of UNCG’s heritage

The university bell will sound at commencement. Anne Prince Cuddy, Class of ‘64, and Lindsay Ives, Class of ‘14, will perform the honors. The old… Read More >

Golden moment

When James Payne first came to UNCG, he envisioned majoring in kinesiology. Four years later, he’s not only graduating in his chosen field –he’s doing… Read More >

A monumental milestone for JSNN

Mark another milestone for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering – the school is graduating its first Ph.D. students. “Looking back six years ago,… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

Spring commencement just around the corner

About 2,500 graduates will receive degrees Friday, May 9, during UNCG’s spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. [Tweet “UNCG’s… Read More >

Live from New York: May commencement speaker

He may not be directing the music but Dom Amendum, a 2001 graduate of the School of Music, will deliver the commencement address at UNCG’s… Read More >

December grads turn tassels

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady conferred more than 1,800 degrees Friday, Dec. 13, during the university’s winter commencement exercises. The ceremony took place in the Greensboro Coliseum. August and December graduates received their diplomas and stepped out into a future filled with possibility.

Privileged to care

Eight years ago, Rhonda Lucas never dreamed she’d be graduating with a master’s degree in nursing. She wasn’t sure she’d live to see 2013. Lucas,… Read More >

Speaker to graduates: Make your ‘dash’ count

Dr. Susan Letvak, professor of nursing, advised UNCG’s Class of 2013 to make the most of their “dash” — their time here on earth. Letvak… Read More >

Dec. 2013 Commencement Address

Commencement Address, Dr. Susan Letvak Delivered Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in the Greesnboro Coliseum I am humbled to be standing in front of all of… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

About 1,800 degrees to be awarded Dec. 13

UNCG will award more than 1,800 degrees Dec. 13 during the university’s winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. Dr…. Read More >

‘A purpose in life’

Commencement speaker tells grads that continuing to grow and develop can lead to long-term happiness

Student get ready to turn their tassels during UNCG's December 2012 Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

UNCG in 3 students finish college degree in three years

Some of the first students to enroll in UNCG in 3, a unique degree acceleration program, are about to graduate, armed with the same four-year… Read More >

Commencement featuring UNCG graduate as speaker

Dr. Norman Anderson, a Greensboro native who has served as chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association for the past 11 years, will deliver… Read More >

Helms urges December grads to be brave, mindful

Dr. Heather Helms had four bits of advice for UNCG’s December graduates, learned from three former students: Find your why. Be mindful. Be brave. Unite… Read More >

About 1,760 grads ready for December commencement

UNCG’s December 2012 commencement ceremony takes place Thursday, Dec. 13, bringing the total number of UNCG degrees awarded in August and December to about 1,760…. Read More >

McElveen-Hunter to UNCG grads: We keep what we give away

When Bonnie McElveen-Hunter was a child, her mother made her write the word can’t on a piece of paper. They put it in a shoebox… Read More >

More than 2,500 will graduate at spring commencement May 4

About 2,567 students will graduate with degrees from UNCG May 4 during the university’s spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro… Read More >

2011 December Commencement Address, Dr. Jennifer Etnier

December 15, 2011, Greensboro Coliseum UNCG Graduation Address – Jennifer L. Etnier, professor   Good morning!  It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to… Read More >

‘Oh the places you’ll go!’: Sports psychologist inspires grads with Dr. Seuss

More than 1,700 students received degrees Thursday, Dec. 15, during UNCG’s 2011 Winter Commencement, held in the Greensboro Coliseum. Jennifer Etnier, director of graduate study… Read More >

UNCG confers degrees at Winter Commencement Dec. 15

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will confer degrees to hundreds of students during the annual Winter Commencement Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Greensboro… Read More >

Pace Communications CEO will deliver spring commencement address

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter will deliver the 2012 UNCG commencement address. McElveen-Hunter is the founder and CEO of Pace Communications, current chairman of the American Red Cross,… Read More >