Since UNC Greensboro’s establishment over 130 years ago, Spartan alumnae have gone on to shatter glass ceilings in numerous fields, lead and inspire communities, and make immeasurable impact across North Carolina and beyond.
Eleven of these alumnae and supporters of the University were recently named “Outstanding Women in Business” by Triad Business Journal.
“Since 1891, UNCG has educated high-performing women,” said Chancellor Gilliam. “I am proud to say we continue that tradition 131 years after the University’s doors first opened. This year’s honorees should proudly step into the spotlight. During some of our most tumultuous times in recent memory, each has worked to shape our everyday life in the Piedmont region, state, and beyond. They led during the pandemic and civil unrest, and continue that leadership as we begin to emerge from those two major societal shifts. They are leading the way with grace, determination, and authentic concern for and commitment to our region. They are women who recognize true change is needed for all of us to lead more prosperous lives. I thank each of them for that.”
UNCG congratulates the following Spartans and University supporters on this recognition:
Laura Deddish Burton
Partner, fox Rothschild
CEO, Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine, Inc.
Melissa (Wood) Lyons ’89
Vice President of Service and Support, Allegacy
Executive Director, Handson Northwest North Carolina
Corinna M. Miller ’89
Community Development Director, United Healthcare
Karol Bryant Murks ’79
Chief Financial Officer, High Point Community Foundation
Tracy Michelle Myers ’02
Executive Vice President of Member Engagement, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Senior Vice President, Triad Market Executive, Bank of America
Chief of Staff, UNC Greensboro
Youland Williams ’01
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Cone Health – Wesley Long Hospital
Amanda Daba Wright
Co-founder and Chief Development Officer, Javara
Triad Business Journal will celebrate the honorees at Grandover Resort and Conference Center on May 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Story by Alexandra McQueen, University Communications