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2016 Alumni of Distinction Awards
Each year, the Alumni Association presents a series of Alumni of Distinction Awards, a tradition that began with the awarding of the first Alumnae Service Award in 1960 to Laura Weill Cone, Class of 1910, for her "unselfish and faithful service to the advancement of the College." The 2016 honors include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Excellence Award, and Young Alumni Award. In addition, ten alumni will receive the Woman’s College Legacy Award, a distinction introduced in 2014 to recognize alumni of any generation who embody the values that hearken back to the WC era. Meet the outstanding alumni who will be recognized at the Alumni of Distinction Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 20.


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News and Features: UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 18th consecutive year
For the 18th consecutive year, UNCG is recognized as one of nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's "The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition." The guide, published annually since 1992, highlights just 15 percent of the nation's 2,500 four-year colleges. In addition to making "The Best 381 Colleges" list, UNCG was also named to the "Best Southeastern" and "Green Colleges" lists.
Campus Weekly: Eleven sites, service projects on Spartan Service Day
Nearly 200 UNCG students spent their Saturday morning serving the greater Greensboro community during the 10th annual Spartan Service Day on August 27. Students worked at 11 sites across the city and surrounding area, including the Greensboro Children's Museum, Peacehaven Farm, and BackPack Beginnings. New service project sites included Grove Street Community Garden in the nearby Glenwood neighborhood.
The Weatherspoon Art Museum's prize painting, William de Kooning's "Woman" (1949-50), will be a highlight in the Royal Academy of Arts' major exhibition "Abstract Expressionism," the first survey of the movement since 1959. "Woman," a seminal example of the artist's easy movement between representation and abstraction and considered a key work in his oeuvre, was acquired by the Weatherspoon in 1954. Residing at the Royal Academy from September 24, 2016 until January 2, 2017, "Woman" will be in the company of important works from around the globe. We're confident that she can hold her own!
The Free LinkedIn Tool That Makes it So Much Easier to Connect With Alumni
How many times have you heard the saying, "It's not what you know, but who you know?" Hundreds, right? Whether or not that's your go-to philosophy, tapping your network can help you land a job. But building relationships does even more than uncover job prospects: It’s one of the key skills needed to succeed in your career. And, even if you think you're at the top of your networking game, you can still step it up, with a tool you may not even know is there -- LinkedIn's "Find Alumni."
Accepting Nominations Now for the Mr. or Ms. Homecoming Award
Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes a UNCG employee who demonstrates a strong sense of Spartan pride, serves as a mentor to others, and is committed to providing quality service to all members of the UNCG community with the Mr. or Ms. Homecoming Award. Past honorees include vice chancellor Cherry Callahan, lecturer Jeff Colbert, and retired grounds manager Chris Fay. We are still accepting nominations for this year's award for a few more days. Please nominate a faculty or staff member that you think bleeds blue and gold by September 15!
Homecoming Update on Facebook Live
Join Donegan Root '87 and Crystal Josey '08 for our first ever Facebook Live video, as they take a golf cart across campus and provide highlights of the upcoming Homecoming festivities! Starting at The Rawk and making their away across Kaplan Commons, the tour ends with a trip through the pedestrian underpass to offer a sneak peek at the new Kaplan Center for Wellness!
Alumni -- did any other members of your family (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, etc.) also go to UNCG? Do you have a family member attending now? Maybe you even have a high school junior or senior in your family who is looking at UNCG for the future? If so, bring them to experience true Spartan pride during Homecoming at this year's Legacy Reception. You are also invited to email photos of you and your Spartan family members (with names and class years) to Dorian Thompson at drthomp2@uncg.edu; your pictures could be featured in promotional materials for the event.
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Homecoming 2016
Featured Event
Homecoming 2016Oct 19 to 23, 2016
Festivities include the Bonfire and Food Truck Rodeo, the GOLD Spartan Hop, the 12th Annual All Black Attire Party, and of course the BIG EVENT - Saturday's Homecoming Party on Kaplan CommonsREGISTER NOW! Complete details at homecoming.uncg.edu.
7:30 - 9 p.m., Café Pinot, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Chelimo
Alumni Spotlight: Paul Chelimo
UNCG's first Olympian, former Spartan track and field star Paul Chelimo '14 placed second in the men's 5,000-meter race and brought home a silver medal for Team USA, becoming the first U.S. medal winner in the event since 1964. Chelimo posted a personal-best time of 13:03.90, just 0.60 seconds behind Mo Farrah of Great Britain. "It’s the best feeling ever," Chelimo told the Associated Press.

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