Featured this week: Dr. Bob Wineburg – Katie Fennell – Tara T. Green – Laura Auman Pitts – Trace Little – John Foreman – Porchia McDaniel – Karen Haywood – Staff Stars
Dr. Bob Wineburg (Social Work) will be one of the presenters in a discussion at The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, April 11. The discussion is titled “Sometimes Winning Is Not Gaining More, But Losing Less – A Successful CAP Agency Prepares To Win – Its Local War on Poverty In Tough Times.” The other panelist is Odell Cleveland, President & CEO of Welfare Reform Liaison Project Inc. They are the co-authors of “Pracademics and Community Change: A True Story of Nonprofit Development and Social Entrepreneurship During Welfare Reform.”
Katie Fennell (Dance) is the winner of Spartan Chefs, a competition sponsored by UNCG’s Human Resource Services and Dining Services that collected from employees healthy and economical recipes, which were judged on various criteria, including nutritional content, taste and cost. Her winning recipe – curried broccoli soup – debuted in The Spartan Restaurant in February, and was recognized at the Wellness Expo on campus on April 1. Her winning recipe will be prepared and served by Dining Services through this semester. Her creativity was also on display at the WORKS 2011 Juried Exhibition in March, held at the Center for Visual Artists in downtown Greensboro. Her original aquatint was selected by Steven Matijcio, the curator of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, to be exhibited and was among a handful of pieces to sell while on exhibit.
Tara T. Green (Director and Associate Professor, AFS) received the Anna Julia Cooper and CLR James Award for Outstanding Publication in Africana Studies from the National Council for Black Studies, the premier organization for those in Africana Studies, at their annual conference on March 12. Her book, “A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men” (University of Missouri Press: 2009), focuses on the relationships that several African American men, including Barack Obama, describe as having with their fathers.
Laura Auman Pitts (Development) is retiring. A double alumnus of UNCG, she joined the university in 1990 originally to work in the Alumni Office and became UNCG’s first reunion gifts officer. She worked as director of planned giving and with the School of Nursing on behalf of their development efforts. She became associate vice chancellor for Development for constituent programs to oversee the fundraising efforts of the academic units in 2004. A celebratory reception for her will be held Thursday, April 21, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. The campus community is invited. Please RSVP to Jeanne Craig email@example.com by April 15.
Trace Little (Campus Enterprises) is UNCG’s new director of purchasing and contract management. Nearly all purchases at our university come through his office. “The Purchasing Department will continue to improve communications, promote utilization of technology and leverage the university’s purchasing power to increase the value of procured goods and services,” he says. Little joined UNCG on March 28 and comes from GTCC where he served as manager of procurement and inventory control. He earned a degree in business administration with a double major in management and marketing at Appalachian State University, and is pursuing a degree in the MBA program at UNCG. If you have any questions about purchasing and contract management you can reach Little at 4-4104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Foreman (Student Success Center) was elected President of the North Carolina Council of Educational Opportunity Programs (NCCEOP) for a two-year term. NCCEOP is the state organization that represents all federally funded TRiO programs. In addition, Foreman will become a member of the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP) Executive Board. SAEOPP is the regional organization that represents all regional TRiO programs in the southeast. Additionally, Foreman has been appointed as the TRiO SPIN Group chairperson for the National Association for Developmental Education (NADE). The focus of the TRiO SPIN is to support the developmental education needs of TRiO (first generation/low-income) students, to communicate new information regarding TRiO, and to address the educational climate regarding developmental education and its impact on the ability federally funded TRiO programs to function effectively on a national scale.
Porchia McDaniel (Student Success Center) was elected Parliamentarian of the North Carolina Council of Educational Opportunity Programs for a two-year term. She will be a part of the NCCEOP Executive Board.
Karen Haywood (Registrar’s Office) was invited to present on commencement planning and logistics at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, held in Atlanta in February. Haywood is chair of UNCG’s Commencement Committee and is the associate university registrar.
Staff Stars: Nine staff members were surprised over the past two months with Staff Star awards. They are Bruce Holland, African American Studies; Andrew Sharpe, EUC; Eric Laudenbacher, Parking Services; Kate Budries, POCAM; Jason Morris, Human Resource Services; Jonathon Mitchell, ITS; Lisa Walker, HES; Dawn Wyrick, Nursing; Jennifer Aguilar, ICA; Brian Hinkle, Campus Enterprises; Chris Fay, Facilities Operations; Terry Goins, Grounds; Cathy Mutarelli, SERVE; Jody Hughes, SERVE; David Kinsey, Nursing; Jonathon Britton, Graduate School; and Jan Skelkowski, NC Entrepreneurship Center.