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Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Chancellor

UNC Greensboro has momentum. I feel it on our campus every day – whether I am looking at our new construction, talking to students who are proudly displaying our refreshed logos, or meeting with recently hired faculty who are bringing innovation to our academic and research endeavors. I see our momentum across the region, where our service, community engagement, and everyday impact are evident at every turn. And I have seen it with the reinvigorated commitment of our alumni.

The first half of the year has seen outstanding results in our advancement and alumni engagement efforts. The “Believe in the G” campaign secured more than 1,200 gifts in 24 hours. I want to thank the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who gave generously. Our “5 for 5” campaign in Athletics is off to a strong start. This is crucial in terms of supporting our student-athletes, maintaining competitive programs, and creating an on-campus experience that matches our peers in the Southern Conference  and around the country. Meanwhile, the fundraising effort is gearing up around our new Nursing and Instructional Building, which will be a state-of-the-art home for some of our top-ranked nursing and STEM programs. Finally, we had an incredibly successful launch of the UNCG Faculty and Staff Alumni Network. The turnout was fantastic for our kickoff, and this group is ready to share their pride and truly become an engine of growth, transformation and success for UNCG.

There is much more to come here at UNCG. I look forward to continuing to share with you our success as we embrace a unique moment in our history to elevate UNCG to its rightful place among the best universities in our state, our region, and our country.

The Big Build

The beloved McIver Building may be no more, but rising from its rubble is a new, state of the art building that will fuel academic excellence for decades to come. In the fall of 2020, the 180,000 square-foot Nursing and Instructional Building will open its doors and welcome future nurses, scientists, health care professionals, and researchers – the people who will provide care for our families and shape our communities. The new building’s 39 labs, 14 classrooms,  9 research suites, shared community
center, and high-tech simulation spaces will leverage the opportunity for growth in enrollment in high-demand STEM and health fields. It is, truly, a Giant Step.

Photograph by Grant Gilliard

“We shape our buildings: Thereafter, they shape us.”
― Winston Churchill

Hands execute two words from American Sign Language. Headline: In every gesture, Impact.

The presence of skilled sign language interpreters, teachers, and advocates is critical in working toward a more accessible and fair society. Meeting needs for communication begins with comprehensive education in American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. That’s where UNC Greensboro comes in.

UNCG’s Professions in Deafness (PID) is the only program in the UNC System that fully prepares students to earn interpreting licensure. It is the only one in the nation to offer a program with three distinct tracks: Interpreter Preparation, K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing teacher licensure, and Advocacy Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. And with each graduating class, its uniquely remarkable impact continues to grow.


Feature Videos

Signs of Impact

UNCG's Professions in Deafness Program.

Wineburg's Web

Dr. Bob Wineburg impacting communities through his network of former students.

Wineburg's Web

It’s a web without limits – built over the course of nearly 40 years of teaching, mentorship, and community-engaged research.


Dr. Bob Wineburg's yarn lecture
At UNCG We Serve

You don’t wake up one day and become service-oriented. You grow in your service capacity as you learn more about what you are able to offer.

– Laura Tew ’69

For more than a century, one idea has been at the heart of UNC Greensboro’s mission as both an institution of learning and a force for positive change in North Carolina and beyond. “Service,” the University motto, is more than a slogan. It’s a charge given to every student, past and present, to make a meaningful mark on the world. Behind this simple word is a wealth of work and passion as diverse as the University’s students and alumni themselves.


Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link ’95 MFA transforms the mundane into the extraordinary.


Find Your Way Here.

Shameeka Wilson '18 BS, graduated from the UNC Greensboro Professions in Deafness program. She is just one of the many stories we've told as part of our Find Your Way Here campaign. 

Click to watch more videos and learn about the many students who have helped us tell our story.

uncg magazine

Spring 2019 - VOLUME 20, NO. 2 ISSN 1525 9838

UNCG Magazine is published by University Communications
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro PO Box 26170 Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Beth Fischer

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
Jeff Shafer

Executive Director of the Alumni Association;
Director of Alumni Engagement
Mary G. Landers

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David Pesci


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