UNCG Magazine

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 a large team of students, which included UNCG’s Dietetic Interns and undergrads from the Didactic Program in Dietetics’ … Continued

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 to the career I have now. I combine my hard work in school, my love for … Continued

Spartan Paul Chelimo and Olympic spirit

If you saw Paul Chelimo ’12 compete when he was a Spartan runner, you know he goes all out. If you saw him putting in his 500-hour internship helping refugees as a public health major – while maintaining his high GPA and grueling running routine, you know he goes all … Continued

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 the School of Nursing’s Veterans Access Program together. A massive evacuation mission reunited … Continued

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 and dancers from her JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company explored, through their “choreoplay,” the consequences of the eugenics program … Continued

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 came the idea of dentistry. “My boyfriend just looked at me one day and said, ‘I think I want to be a … Continued

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 is a communication studies professor, an adjunct assistant professor (graduate faculty) in the School of Theatre, a part-time … Continued

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 initiative – to provide a variety of nutrition support to UNCG’s sports teams. The group established a new fueling station sponsored … Continued

Alumna Barbara Eisele making a splash at 91

For Barbara Eisele ’52, competition is a joy. At age 91, she is competing in US Masters Swimming and has been since she first got seriously into the sport at 67. And she doesn’t just compete with her own age or gender group, but often finds herself placed against a … Continued

Spartans in transformative ‘social work bootcamp’

As Greensboro’s innovative day center for those experiencing homelessness, the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) offers free, no-questions-asked health services and counseling. UNCG professor Fran Pearson ’91, ’01 MSW sees it providing real-world, hands-on experience for her students, as they provide impactful services for the IRC guests. These Congregational Social Work … Continued