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Give input on campus’ Woman’s College Tribute finalists

Photo of faculty member installing signMore than 100 artists from throughout the nation submitted proposals. Three are announced as finalists.

The Woman’s College Tribute Project Committee wants to know your thoughts on the three.

The committee is working to establish a permanent work of art to “preserve the legacy of the students, faculty, staff and founders of this transformative institution.” (See earlier CW article.)

The project had its genesis more than a decade ago. The idea? Commission some sort of project marking the campus’ many decades as an outstanding college for women, as it provided educational opportunity that the women likely would not have otherwise had. Three Woman’s College alumni in particular have guided the effort from its start: Agnes Price ‘62, Molly Arnold Brake ‘62 and Geraldine Newton Fox ‘63.

“The Woman’s College Tribute will be a vital testament to an era of excellence in the education of young women,” Price said, adding that is is a foundation of today’s university.

“It is our obligation and responsibility to see that it is remembered.”

Your input is needed, as the committee moves through this process.

“We invite you to visit wctribute.uncg.edu and view our three final submissions. Send us your comments about your favorite (or least favorite!) submission directly to the website. Comments will be accepted through midnight on August 10, 2018. A final selection is expected by September 1,” the site notes.

The winning project will be installed on the lawn between Stone Building and College Avenue as a permanent tribute to Woman’s College.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Dr. Lawrence Jenkens, associate dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at aljenken@uncg.edu or 336-334-3644.

See the finalists and provide input here:  https://vpa.uncg.edu/home/wc-tribute/submissions/