News Items from UNC Greensboro

The university is launching UNCG in 3, a new initiative that will allow highly motivated students to graduate in just three years. The program is designed for the growing number of high school seniors who enter the university with transferable college credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP), UNCG iSchool or other early college programs. Incoming freshmen with 12 or more credit hours will be eligible to participate. “UNCG in 3 is perfect for students who are eager to earn a degree and get on with other life goals,” says Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “They can pursue a graduate degree, get a jump start on a career or even use what they save in tuition to launch their own business.” The first UNCG in 3 students will start in fall 2010.

Greensboro has a new haven for pregnant women and young mothers who have been abused, thanks to the work of interior architecture students, faculty member Robert Michel Charest and a host of community partners. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and more than 100 other supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday for My Sister Susan’s House. The 4,500-square-foot “green” building has five suites for women 16-21 and their children. Chancellor Linda P. Brady hailed the project as an inspiring example of the university’s commitment to collaboration, engaged scholarship and community service. “My Sister Susan’s House has provided a life-changing learning opportunity for the students involved in its design and construction,” Chancellor Brady said. “Now it will provide a life-changing opportunity for the women and children who live here.” Dean Laura S. Sims (HES), lauded Charest (in visual with his wife, Amanda) for his leadership and dedication.