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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
Executive Director of the Alumni Association;
Director of Alumni Engagement
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Editor - Mike Harris ’93 MA
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Lead Photographer - Martin W. Kane
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Michelle Danner-Groves ’16 MA
Elizabeth L. Harrison
Susan Kirby-Smith ’06 MA
Sherri MacCheyne ’10, ’14 MSITM
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Jiyoung Park ’18
Grant Evan Gilliard
Tristin Miller ’10