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Leslie Ross, excelling at bringing out the students' best

On her way to national teaching honors — and an invitation to meet with President Obama at the White House — UNCG alumna Leslie Ross discovers her voice. And helps kids find theirs.
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Sara Pilling-Kellogg and Joe Rotondi help spur growth on Lewis Street

UNCG alumna Sara Pilling-Kellogg leads HQ Greensboro. Joe Rotondi, working on his UNCG degree in entrepreneurship, leads The Forge. They are among those bringing a buzz to the South End district of downtown Greensboro.
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Keith Watkins determines the oldest trees at UNCG

UNCG was the first in the UNC system to be a “Tree Campus USA.” Just how old are some of these majestic trees Spartans enjoy? One young alumnus, through his work in UNCG's Carolina Tree Ring Laboratory, has been researching this, one tree at a time. Learn about his work — and see him discuss his “core sample” of the 1837 “Champion Tree,” which he believes to be the oldest tree on campus.
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Measures of excellence

At UNCG, how is excellence measured? Sometimes with hard data and national honors. Other times, with personal transformation or impact on a community.

In the pines

How old are many of the majestic trees on campus? Alumnus Keith Watkins has done the research, and he unveils the surprising results.

Teach. Lead. Excel.

On her way to national honors (and an invitation to meet with President Obama in the White House), Leslie Ross discovers her voice. And helps kids find theirs.


News Front

Campus and alumni news and notes

The Studio

Arts and entertainment

Out Take

Photography that captures a UNCG moment


Alumni Association news and information

Grad Tidings

Class notes and alumni photos

Old School

From the archives