News Items from UNC Greensboro

A three-day networking opportunity for representatives from American cities and higher education is happening on campus. The “Young Smart and Local Conference” is October 10-12, with keynote speakers and break-out sessions to exchange ideas on how cities can foster students and attract skilled workers. A complete schedule is available with more details about the speakers and topics.

Justin Cunningham won the Rockingham County Schools Beginning Teacher of Excellence award. He was in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP). This program not only helps students who want to change their career path after getting their initial undergraduate degree; it also prepares qualified teachers for students in rural schools.