News Items from UNC Greensboro

Comedian Jourdain Fisher ’12 made his late-night debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last fall. The set was flawless – five minutes of joke after joke that kept the audience and Fallon rolling. To some, it felt like an overnight success. Who is this young guy? He’s from where? Man, he’s funny. But […]

For the second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will take residence in downtown Greensboro, September 6-8. The weekend of free entertainment will feature musical performers from around the world, activities, arts, food trucks – and many UNC Greensboro participants.  Take a stroll down Spartan Way (which runs from the corner of Friendly and Davie […]

Visionary. Strategic. Developer of talent. Joan Evans ’94 MBA embodies the qualities one would expect from a high-level executive of a major health care delivery system. What may surprise you is her proclivity for provocative thinking. “If anyone will ask the unasked question, it’s me,” says Evans, chief of staff at Cone Health. That may […]

As a child, Mike Rikard ’94 was obsessed with baseball cards, spending countless hours assessing players and debating with friends. Much has changed over the years for Rikard, now VP of Amateur Scouting for the Boston Red Sox. But his love for the game and his fascination with ranking and prioritizing players remain constant. “I’ve always […]

Only one American has ever won four Euroleague basketball championships. That’s Kyle Hines, who holds the UNCG all-time scoring record with 2,147 career points. Additionally, he holds the career records in rebounds (1,047), blocked shots (349), field goals made (582), and free throws made (419).  He led his CSKA Moscow team to the Euroleague Championship […]

Karla Davis Johnson ’08 may have spent the past 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee, but her sound is undeniably North Carolina. The former Spartan soccer star turned Americana singer-songwriter is a captivating storyteller, with just the right amount of church choir soul and Southern twang. Johnson has had quite the ride since graduating from UNCG with […]

It’s a big week for UNC Greensboro alumni and Broadway veterans Joseph Forbes ’75 and Beth Leavel ’80 MFA. On Monday night, Forbes was one of four recipients to receive this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, an annual award for individuals and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre. Forbes is […]