UNCG Magazine

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

Creating community through “Ubuntu”

Class of 2003 graduates Leatrice and Jason Caldwell

Class of 2003 graduates Leatrice and Jason Caldwell met as freshmen in UNCG’s Grogan Hall and have been together for 20 years. While students, it was the family-oriented environment they found throughout campus and as members of the Neo-Black Society that helped them develop life-long friendships. “UNCG helped shape our … Continued

Paying It Forward: The Generosity of Lynn and Faye Eury ’56

College can be an exciting but stressful time, particularly for first-generation students. Many have limited financial resources, which often requires them to take out hefty student loans or work multiple jobs to afford their degree. UNCG students persevere, but the uncertainty about making it to graduation looms. Former Carolina Power … Continued

New at UNCG: Robinson Family Fund in Jazz Studies

Ward Robinson

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 … Continued

Champions rise to the campaign challenge

George Hoyle ’90 believes that one should leave the world better than you found it. Thanks to his memorable time at UNCG as a student and member of the 1987 Men’s Soccer National Championship team, Hoyle is doing exactly that by making an impact on the lives of Spartan student-athletes … Continued

Sloans endow merit scholarships, with $2 million commitment

“This scholarship means so much to me,” said Raven Sizemore. “It’s the difference between going to UNCG or not going at all.” Raven, a first-year UNCG undergraduate from Randleman, North Carolina, is the inaugural recipient of the Sloan Endowed Scholarship. The new scholarship program at UNCG provides full support for … Continued

Take care of each other

“I will never forget how you aided me in my time of need,” wrote one health and human sciences student to UNCG’s Division of Student Affairs. “I was going to be in way over my head this summer with bills and tuition.” Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this student – … Continued