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Credit for those who served, at UNCG's Veterans Access Program

The School of Nursing's Veterans Access Program puts veterans with medical training on an accelerated path to a UNCG bachelor's degree in nursing.
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Nancy Adams, genetic counseling pioneer

Nancy Adams '60, '77 MS, with the support of UNCG Dean Eberhart, became the first genetic counselor in the state of North Carolina. Hear her tell her story.
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Weatherspoon's crown jewel, De Kooning's “Woman”

Weatherspoon Director Nancy Doll gives her perspective on the painting, its story and why it's always gotten a reaction from viewers.
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Anthony Dellinger takes the bait, with nanotechnology

A sustainable replacement for the use of baitfish? Anthony Dellinger '14 PhD tells how it's done.
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New scoring leader, Lucy Mason

It's the passing of the torch from one alumna to another. Angela Polk-Jones '89, '07 MSA congratulates the new women's basketball all-time scorer: Lucy Mason '15.
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Angela Polk-Jones, as researched by Lucy Mason

The principal of the Middle College at UNCG, Angela Polk-Jones was the all-time leading scorer in UNCG women's basketball. That is, until Lucy Mason took that title in December. Lucy also has been researching notable African-American figures at UNCG. See her posting on Angela.
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Jordy Kuiper gets a surprise visitor from overseas: his mom

Jordy Kuiper doesn't get home to the Netherlands often. He calls his teammates his family. But his mother surprised him in January, the first time she has ever taken him by surprise like that. What a great moment.
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Madison Blake, rocking with Rachmaninoff on Grogan's well-loved piano

Grogan Residence Hall's baby grand piano arrived on campus in 1965 and has been a Grogan fixture the last 10 years. It's called “the soundtrack of Grogan.” Students play it almost constantly.
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International students telling their stories of opportunity

UNCG offers the opportunity for an excellent education to students throughout the world. International students enrich the diversity and learning opportunities for the entire student body. Here are three stories, told by the students themselves in short video clips. Soon, they will be among the UNCG alumni making an impact in our world.

Mei-Lan Chen from Taiwan

Mei-Lan Chen shares her story about her life in Taiwan and the United States. Chen is pursuing her doctorate in UNCG's Nursing PhD program. She explains how the relationships she's fostered at UNCG are lifelong. See the video.
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Rudolph Bedeley from Ghana

Rudolph Bedeley shares his story of leaving Ghana, where he gained his undergraduate degree in engineering, to pursue additional education in the U.S. He is pursuing a PhD in information systems at UNCG.
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Liwen Huang from China

Liwen Huang shares her story of leaving her hometown of Tianjin, China, to discover how big the world is and more fully learn English. Her journey led her to the United States and UNCG, where she is pursuing a bachelor's of science in entrepreneurship.
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Golden opportunity

UNCG provides the chance to strive for dreams and prepare to make your mark on the world. Some alumni and students share their tales of transformation.

Weatherspoon's big bang

Gregory Ivy arrived to create an art department, and ultimately de Kooning's “Woman” was purchased as part of the Weatherspoon collection.

Ahead of her time

Nancy Adams '60, '77 MS didn't set out to be a pioneer. But with Dean Eberhart's help, she became North Carolina's first genetic counselor


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