UNCG Magazine

Lessons from the past, at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Lessons from the past, at Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Spartans connect history to today’s pressing issues Off a busy, rural road in Gibsonville, North Carolina, stands the one state historic site in North Carolina focusing on African American history – and the only one honoring a woman. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, … Continued

5 alumni will be honored at virtual Homecoming

Carole Boston Weatherford ’92 MFA has helped generations explore and honor the achievements and contributions of the African American community, from Harriet Tubman to John Coltrane to the Greensboro sit-ins and beyond. She will receive UNCG’s McIver Lifetime Achievement Award during Homecoming Week. This award is the highest honor bestowed … Continued

Hagan and Richburg honored

Update: See Oct. 2021 story on the awards ceremony. UNCG’s Distinguished Service Awards represent the most prestigious public service honors conferred by the University. Named for UNCG’s founding president, the Charles Duncan McIver Award is the University’s highest public service honor and recognizes extraordinary service at the national or international … Continued

Artist Kidd Graves gives BLM art extra dimension

Every artist has a story. Kidd Graves ’20 arrives for the planning meeting for the large plywood storefront at Elsewhere Museum. What’s the message, the tale to tell? The artists gather round, wearing masks or social distancing. They build on their discussions from the weekend before: it’ll be the narrative … Continued

Bryan School alumna supplies FEMA with special PPE gowns

TASMIN FARZANA ’14 MBA has learned plenty of new things while working from home during quarantine. For one, there’s chess, a game she admits she hasn’t quite mastered. Another is chemistry. Farzana, senior procurement manager of Global Operations at Hanesbrands Inc., oversaw the chemical component of the company’s agreement to … Continued

Bev Strickland’s spring at emergency ward in NYC

BEVIN STRICKLAND ’20 DNP, who graduated this August from UNCG’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, worked last spring in the emergency department of Mount Sinai Queens in New York City. The city was the nation’s hot spot for the virus, and she was compelled to help. She cared for the critically ill … Continued

Dr. Ernest Grant at White House ceremony

DR. ERNEST GRANT ’93 MSN, ’15 PHD was invited to the White House in May. He presented his views to Dr. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, about the challenges nurses are facing. He also spoke with Vice President Pence. “I asked him to strongly suggest to the governors … Continued

Greensboro’s ‘Green Book’ history

The Magnolia House is entering its second act. And a class of Spartans are determined that its first is well-documented. In the Jim Crow era, hotels in the South were segregated. African American travelers relied on the Green Book Motorist Guide for listings of hotels. Greensboro’s The Magnolia House is … Continued

Creative in command

Meet Greensboro’s new leader for all things arts.  Ryan Deal was hired last fall to lead Creative Greensboro, the city’s new office for arts and culture.  The UNCG graduate has the perfect blend of corporate, nonprofit, and artistic experience. But the path to becoming Greensboro’s first-ever chief creative economy officer … Continued

It began with a gift of $500.

Made in 1975 by UNC Greensboro School of Business and Economics faculty member Dr. Roscoe Jackson Allen and his wife, Anna Mae Burchette Allen, the gift created a scholarship honoring their son Charles, who died while serving in the U.S. Navy. Charles had planned to study business administration after completing … Continued