News Items from UNC Greensboro

Last week, nine state employees were honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, and two from UNCG were among them: Tim Bucknall, assistant dean of University Libraries and UNCG’s head of electronic resources and information technologies, and Ann Berry Somers, senior lecturer of biology and assistant […]

UNC Greensboro is one of 384 institutions named to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges” for excellence in undergraduate education, marking 20 years on the prestigious list. UNCG once again joins UNC Chapel Hill, NC State and UNC Asheville as the only UNC System universities to receive this recognition. UNCG also appears on the […]

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing graduates take giant steps ‒ from the impact of daily patient care and outreach to becoming leaders in the nation’s top nursing organizations. One of those is Dr. Ernest J. Grant ’93 MSN, ’15 PhD. Grant grew up in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, as the […]

UNC Greensboro’s interior architecture program recently earned a nod from global coatings giant Sherwin-Williams, when senior Amber McCullough snagged third place for residential design in the eighth-annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge. The challenge? Create a rendering of a residential or commercial interior space using a minimum of three Sherwin-Williams colors. Students who applied to the […]

Leaders in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs gathered at UMass Lowell this month for the seventh annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The symposium featured the annual Deshpande Symposium Awards, recognizing the best in entrepreneurial education. The Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award was presented to UNC Greensboro’s Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program. Dr. […]

Spartan academic excellence held the spotlight last week at UNCG’s 55th annual Student Honors Convocation in Elliott University Center Auditorium, where 50 received Student Excellence Awards, 35 received International Honors, 53 received Disciplinary Honors and 23 received Full University Honors. Graduate and undergraduate students were also honored for special accomplishments in research and teaching. Senior […]

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNCG’s Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive a 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will receive the medal at the May Commencement ceremony. The associate professor joined the Department of Public Health Education in 2001. She is also a research fellow with the Center for […]

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to perform at several venues. The 2017 competition was held in February at the Atlantic Music Center in Melbourne, Florida, and featured seven finalists competing for the grand prize. Each pianist […]

On Friday, March 10, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community highlighting UNCG’s recent accomplishments and the ways the university is taking giant steps into the national spotlight. The full message is below.  The Gates Foundation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Education Trust, ESPN, the National Invitation Tournament, and the […]

Ten UNCG students and alumni were recognized at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty event held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb. 16. Sponsored by the Bryan School of Business and Economics, the annual event honors the top movers and shakers – under the age of 40 – from across the Triad. The […]

UNCG students Taylor Mabe and Jenna Schad have been named winners of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s “Nano Film” video contest. Mabe, a nanoscience PhD candidate, and Schad, a senior majoring in biology and media studies, teamed up to produce a video about Mabe’s dissertation research, which focuses on making portable biosensors for disease diagnostics. Currently, […]

UNCG’s Dr. Brooke Kreitinger, visiting assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in German, has been awarded the 2016 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Kreitinger accepted the prestigious award on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the AATG Convention, held in conjunction with the American Council on […]