News Items from UNC Greensboro

The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.4 million grant across five North Carolina public universities for the prestigious Mountains to Sea North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (LSAMP). UNCG – along with LSAMP partners Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and Western Carolina University – will use the five-year grant to support students historically underrepresented in STEM programs.

Driving a school bus for Guilford County Schools, serving as a secretary in the county’s transportation office, and working as a teaching assistant in Rockingham County Schools (RCS) could not fulfill Justin Cunningham’s desire to work with students. So he decided to enroll in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP), a program designed to allow people who did not earn their undergraduate degree in an educational field to gain both their initial licensure and a master’s degree in teaching within 18 months.

One of its strengths is its versatility. Ellen Haskell explains how the new minor in Jewish studies will support students going into a variety of fields and supplement their education in other areas of study.