News Items from UNC Greensboro

This post originally appeared in UNCG Magazine. To read other stories about UNCG alumni making an impact, visit alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. It’s been five years since Catherine Johnson ’09 MS/EdS stepped into the role that would change her life and have a far-reaching impact on Guilford County. The 35-year-old graduate of UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational […]

“Feed your appetite. Nourish your community.” It’s the motto and driving philosophy of Providence in Winston-Salem, a family of programs of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina created and led by UNC Greensboro alumnus, Chef Jeff Bacon. Since first partnering with Second Harvest in 2006, Bacon has dedicated himself to fighting job and […]

UNC Greensboro’s 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) raised more than $170,000 last year for charities across the community, state, and beyond. The campaign kicked off in September and final donations were accepted in late December. The campaign saw donations from nearly 800 staff and faculty members, and was supported by nearly 100 SECC team […]

At 7:15 a.m. Monday morning, Moss Street Partnership School opened its doors wide to greet 420 children of Reidsville on their first day of school. Back to school means homework and happy reunions, but for students and teachers at the partnership school, it also means a brand-new curriculum, updated classrooms and new technology. It means […]

Spartans were spread across the City of Greensboro last weekend cleaning bikes, painting classrooms, removing invasive weeds and everything in between. Spartan Service Day, in its 11th year at UNC Greensboro, had 170 students participate in community service projects at 14 local organizations. “Spartan Service Day serves as the first step for students engaging with […]

Family. It’s the first thing that comes to mind for Megan Delph Cayton when asked about UNC Greensboro’s Team QUEST program. “As a facilitator, not only do I have a sense of belonging that’s different than my 9 to 5 job, but I have a different lens and a different way to create that sense of […]

Restoring gravestones in an old fishing village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina – it’s not your typical classroom experience. But for 10 students in UNC Greensboro’s IAR 555 (Field Methods in Preservation Technology), the three-week field school was transformative. “The skills gained from field school are immediately applicable to my life, and I […]

The healing power of nature – it’s the premise of a program launched in 2016 by the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at UNC Greensboro. “Celebrate the Trail to Recovery” uses hiking to help cancer survivors transition into “the new normal” after radiation, chemotherapy and rehabilitation are complete. Twice a week, Dr. Justin Harmon, […]

The health and wellness of Guilford County residents is a top priority, thanks to a collaboration between UNC Greensboro, Cone Health and the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services. On May 11, more than 60 faculty, staff and community stakeholders gathered on campus to discuss common indicators that existing program providers and residents […]

Scientific marvels are all around us – from our bodies to the uncovered wonders of outer space. On Saturday, April 21, from 12 to 4 p.m., the community is invited to experience these marvels and more at UNC Greensboro’s fourth annual Science Everywhere festival. The free event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival […]