UNCG Magazine
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Student athletes march on their stomachs

It was no small feat developing and operating nutrition support for UNCG Spartans during a pandemic, but Madeleine Meinhold ‘21 knows its importance to a healthy athlete. In 2020 she helped supervise...

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Mike Rufail: King of the consoles

Take a love of sports, thousands of hours competing against the best gamers in the world, and an uncompromising work ethic, and you have the ingredients to build a gaming empire. “It all contributed...

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Mission for service

Travis Levin wasn’t supposed to be on the same flight as Felix Contreras to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. They hadn’t seen each other since they graduated in 2019 from UNCG, where they had gone through...

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Power of dance

This fall’s biggest dance day in Greensboro was led by Spartans. The National Dance Day celebration kicked off with the premier performance of “A Wicked Silence” from Alexandra Joye Warren ’06 MFA. Warren...

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Blue and gold and pearly whites

An operations manager and a software engineer living in Manhattan, Tiffany Kaissal ’20 and boyfriend Brandon Bakhshai ’19 were on very successful, yet surprisingly unfulfilling, career paths. Then...

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Fridays at the farm, with Speaking Center

If community partnerships are one of the building blocks of UNCG’s real-work impact, then Kim Cuny ’94 MA, ’07 MFA is one of the University’s best construction workers – figuratively speaking. Cuny...

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Spartan athletes march on their stomachs

Last year, Madeleine Meinhold ’21 MS helped supervise a large team of students – including UNCG’s Dietetic interns and undergrads from the Didactic Program in Dietetics’ professional engagement mentorship...

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Photographic memories from the Big Apple

It was the early 1970’s New York City. A young, wide-eyed Andy Grundberg ’71 MFA arrived on the scene, on the heels of having recently completed the MFA writing program at UNC Greensboro and getting...

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Susan and Perry Safran

New merit scholarship

Susan and Perry Safran have made a $1 million gift to UNC Greensboro. The gift will support the Safran Family Endowed Scholarship. The merit scholarship, part of UNCG’s Minerva Scholars program,...

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Alycee Byrd '19

Her best shot

For most photographers, publishing work in The New York Times and The Washington Post represents the pinnacle of success. But for Alycee Byrd ’19, it’s just the beginning. In the last year, Alycee’s...

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Class of 2003 graduates Leatrice and Jason Caldwell

Creating community through “Ubuntu”

Class of 2003 graduates Leatrice and Jason Caldwell met as freshmen in UNCG’s Grogan Hall and have been together for 20 years. While students, it was the family-oriented environment they found throughout...

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Race to truth

Jill Yesko ’09 joined UNCG’s communications team in 2006 and served as a writer for this very magazine. While caring for her aging father, she also enrolled in the University’s gerontology certificate...

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Martha Bassett '96 MM

The show must go on

Soon after graduating from UNCG’s School of Music, Martha Bassett ’96 MM made a name for herself with her first band, Martha and the Moodswingers. Nine albums later, the jazz singer realized she was...

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BB Bowness

BB makes a banjo ring

She received the Steve Martin Banjo Prize last fall. Her band, Mile Twelve, was named New Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. BB Bowness learned banjo in her native...

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In WWII, duty called

When U.S. troops in the Pacific theater needed English-speaking nurses during World War II, Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo ’48 answered the call. Her own studies in nursing had been interrupted by the war. Last...

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