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Leak Bryant Scholarship helps Nursing students shine

Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant ’03, ’05 MSN is supporting UNCG School of Nursing students with a planned gift to establish the Leak Bryant Family Endowed Scholarship, which will recognize both merit and financial need. The gift honors the family that helped her succeed and the role that UNCG played in … Continued

Music fund in piano offers unique opportunity

The newly established Kotis Music Fund in Piano supports UNCG’s Light the Way campaign pillar of “impact” by dramatically raising the bar for the caliber of students entering the School of Music’s piano program. This unique four-year fund, created by a gift from Constance “Connie” Hughes Kotis ’65, ’77 MM … Continued

UNCG alumna creates legacy through scholarships

Curiosity is a hallmark of lifelong learning. As the late Mary “Bobbi” Miller Carson ’58 once noted, “I grew up with a very strong curiosity factor. Woman’s College gave me the life skills, education, motivation, and confidence to pursue that curiosity at many levels.”  A physical education major, Bobbi began … Continued

UNCG’s Tom Martinek furthers his legacy

Want to teach kids to be responsible? “Make it happen in the gym.” It’s sage advice from Dr. Tom “Doc” Martinek Sr. – teacher, counselor, mentor, and coach – who recently retired after 47 years in UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology. As a parting gift, he and his wife, Kathleen, established … Continued

UNCG’s Levin Scholarship Will Open Doors, Open Minds

Before her 25-year tenure at UNCG’s School of Education and even prior to earning her PhD in educational psychology, Professor Emerita Dr. Barbara Barry Levin taught elementary school students for 17 years. Her experience in that realm formed the bedrock of her teaching, research, and publishing throughout her distinguished career. … Continued

Meet inaugural recipient of UNCG’s Lambeth Scholarship

Anna Padilla is proof positive that a UNCG education is not “one-size-fits-all.” The 37-year-old Interior Architecture (IARc) major was born in the Philippines, but grew up in suburban Chicago. A significant life transition a few years ago allowed her to explore completion of her undergraduate education. She began researching schools … Continued

Oakley Family Reception Room

Photo of the Oakleys

A gift from Betsy and Mitchell Oakley has made possible the renovation of the Alumni House’s large reception room. The University, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, announced its new name: “Oakley Family Reception Room.” Betsy S. Oakley ’69, who chairs the Board of Trustees and the … Continued

Honor and inspire: Inspirational Educators endowment

Teaching makes a profound impact, and that carries on to inspire future generations who will influence a whole new set of students. The Inspirational Educators endowment celebrates this impact and pays it forward. A gift of $1,000 honors a remarkable educator – whether pre-K, middle school, high school, or elsewhere … Continued

UNCG Nursing’s first dean remembered

Photo of Dr. Metzger at the Dean's Suite

The founding dean for UNCG’s School of Nursing was Dr. Eloise R. Lewis (1966-85), a nationally lauded figure in nursing. She received the prestigious O. Max Gardner Award, served as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and was the first editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing. … Continued

New merit scholarship

Susan and Perry Safran

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 … Continued