Dr. Marianne LeGreco (Communication Studies) was recognized as a Rising Star at the Women to Women luncheon on Monday at Koury Convention Center. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro created the annual award to celebrate women younger than 40 in Greater Greensboro who lead now and who will be a leader in the future.
LeGreco, associate professor in Communications Studies, focuses on food policy and food security in her research, as well as health and organizational communication, community engagement and discourse analysis. As the News and Record notes, she has made an impact in the community in numerous, tangible ways, such as:
- developing an urban garden in the Warnersville neighborhood
- helping start the Guilford County Food Council
- and playing a key role in launching the Mobile Oasis Farmers Market, which sells fresh produce in the city’s food deserts.
On UNCG’s faculty since 2007, she has also in recent years received the following honors:
- 2015 Ten Women Who Make a Difference, News & Record
- 2014 40 Leaders Under Forty Award, Triad’s Business Journal
- 2013 Service Engagement Award, Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Assoc.
See UNCG Research Magazine feature on UNCG researchers, including LeGreco, working with food security in our city.