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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, will be presented to students from any field of study. Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. said, “I can’t say enough about Susan and Perry […]

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 street cred as a staff photographer at a local newspaper in Reidsville, N.C. The Vietnam War and the Civil Rights […]

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 photography has been featured in a variety of national and international publications. It started in the summer of 2020, when Men’s Health […]

Nothing but nets

With an overtime win on the last day of the conference season, UNCG took the Regular Season title. In Asheville, they won in three straight days to take the SoCon Championship title. For the second time in a week, they pulled out the ladder and cut down the nets. That earned them a ticket to […]

Distinct Honor

Dr. Edna Tan has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are selected each year by their peers for “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, that are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Tan was honored for her pioneering work on equitable and impactful […]

Big picture: A note from the chancellor

This year has been called historic, unbelievable, wrenching, inspiring, hard – all of them true. We see better days ahead. We plan to hold multiple May Commencement ceremonies in person, with graduates walking across the stage to receive well-deserved recognition. Our Fall 2021 will be much more like Fall 2019, with full residence halls, in-person […]

‘Above and Beyond’ for National Guard, Reserve members

On May 27, UNC Greensboro will receive the Above & Beyond Award, part of a Department of Defense-affiliated program. The award recognizes UNCG’s outstanding support of its employees who serve in the Reserve or the National Guard. The award is presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), which is a division […]

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 program. Through both endeavors, she came to know compelling researchers, excellent colleagues, and strong alumni networks. She remembers working on great stories that […]

In Memoriam: Robin Remsburg

Dr. Robin Remsburg ’82 MSN, the first graduate of UNCG to lead the School of Nursing, passed away in December. Dean since 2013, she grew the program, increasing enrollment and implementing the Post-BSN and Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice program, expanding the RN-BSN program, and developing an accelerated Veterans Access Program for medically trained veterans […]

Strength in numbers

It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for college admissions nationally. UNCG’s Division of Enrollment Management has a new leader and new initiatives aimed at growing enrollment and improving student outcomes. Learn how Vice Chancellor Tina McEntire is managing enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how she and her team are preparing for […]

Chairman of the Board

Dean McRae “Mac” Banks at the Bryan School of Business and Economics has been elected to become chair of the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is the largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The Bryan […]

#1 in NC in Gilman Scholars

Gilman Scholarships are presented by the US State Department to enable American students of limited means an international study experience to gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures. Last year, 13 UNCG students were among the 2,386 American undergraduate students selected. That total was #21 in the nation, and the most in North Carolina. Due […]

‘The G’ to SNL: Lauren Holt

From ‘The G’ to SNL Lauren Holt ’13 joins the cast of “Saturday Night Live” Interviewed by Brittany Cameron • Illustration by Ash Mohan ’19 Q What’s it like being a new cast member? When I first started, I wanted to do everything right. I’m a perfectionist to my very core. I put a lot […]

Woman’s College

Woman’s College Celebrating the excellence of WC The worst days for America gave it perhaps the most outstanding public college for women. Woman’s College (WC) was established as the Great Depression entered its third, horrible year. More and more men were becoming unemployed and marriage rates continued to decline, leaving young women urgently seeking ways […]

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 winter – nearly eight decades later – she accepted a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of her fellow Chinese-American veterans of […]

New at UNCG: Robinson Family Fund in Jazz Studies

When Ward Robinson, MD, retired, he turned to a different challenge: music.  As an infectious disease expert, Robinson served for two decades at Moses Cone Health System and five years as medical director for the Guilford County Department of Public Health. “I was trying to find ways for each individual within our community to have […]

Seize the Day

From small town and limited means, to blue & gold scholar and now the Marines It’s 7 a.m., and Joshua Hodge courses through campus. Running gives him time to think of his day ahead and far-off plans. He considers himself blessed, with a package of scholarships, and a will to excel. Reporting to Quantico following […]

$800,000+ raised during Believe in the G

The 2021 Believe in the G exceeded expectations. During the annual 24-hour campaign, 1,359 gifts were received. The final total was $832,507. “Our University’s Spartan spirit for the 2021 Believe in the G was amazing,” said Beth Fischer, Vice Chancellor for Advancement. “During a year when so much is different, the UNCG community of alumni, […]

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