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Celebrating 125 years of opportunity and excellence
June 2 marked the beginning of UNCG’s 125th anniversary celebration, a yearlong commemoration of UNCG’s history as the university looks forward to the future. The institution was chartered in 1891 and welcomed its first class of students – approximately 200 women – on Oct. 5, 1892. Now, UNCG is the largest university in the Piedmont Triad with nearly 20,000 students and more than 2,500 faculty and staff. The anniversary website is now live and features information on UNCG's history, anniversary events and plans for the future. 
Vote on slate of nominees for Alumni Association Board 2017-2018
The UNCG Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the proposed slate of nominees for Directors and Officers for the 2017-2018 year. Please visit this page to review the slate and cast your vote electronically. The deadline to cast your vote is June 27, 2017. As always, thank you for your support of our University and the Alumni Association. 


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New website shares stories of gift impact
Want to know what impact your gifts have on UNCG and its students? Check out the new University Advancement website, which features stories about students and donors, and outlines all of the ways that you can give back to UNCG. Visit the website here.
Green machines: New bike share program gets its start at UNCG
A California startup called LimeBike has picked Greensboro to be its first U.S. market for its bike share program. The new model uses smart bike technology and an app that allows users to drop off bikes anywhere on campus and at designated racks throughout the City of Greensboro. The program continues UNCG's commitment to wellness and sustainability. Read more.
Spartan student-athletes set records in classroom
UNCG Athletics had a banner year in 2016-17, but even more impressive was its record-setting performance in the classroom. Read more.
UNCG professor leads NASA experiment
A UNCG-led spaceflight experiment — that may ultimately help humans grow plants on Mars and the Moon — launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center last week on SpaceX CRS-11. Spearheaded by Dr. John Z. Kiss, dean of UNCG’s College of Arts and Sciences, the joint NASA-European Space Agency (ESA) experiment is the third in a series of studies that examine how light and gravity control plant growth and development. Read more.
Spartans turn tassels, dream big
More than 2,600 Spartans joined the ranks of UNCG alumni this morning at the 2017 May Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The celebration was full of smiles, selfies and inspiring speeches, including the highly-anticipated address from Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book “Hidden Figures,” which was made into a major motion picture. Read more.
Class of 2017 Shines on the Red Carpet
Over 450 graduating students and family members gathered at the Alumni House on Thursday, May 11 for the fourth annual Red Carpet Reception to celebrate their transition into the ranks of UNCG alumni. The event was hosted by the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Council and the Spartans of Promise. Read more.
Congratulations, Deja Lewis, #UNCGNewAlum Contest Winner
UNCG Alumni hosted their second #UNCGNewAlum Giveaway, a social media contest for graduating seniors. We are pleased to announce that Deja Lewis is our winner for May 2017! The participation from the Class of 2017 was phenomenal, and you can view a sampling of the photos and videos shared here.
UNCG's millennial campus plan takes big step forward
UNCG is on the verge of getting permission to create a pair of millennial campus districts for health and the arts. The university’s proposal sailed through a UNC Board of Governors committee Thursday with only a little discussion and no negative votes. The full board that oversees the UNC system is expected to approve the plan Friday. Read more.
New website offers more ways to engage with Chancellor Gilliam
The new Office of the Chancellor website launched recently with a redesign that reflects the university’s increased focus on creating meaningful engagement – and having some fun sharing the UNCG story. Read more.
UNCG Magazine needs your stories
The next issue of UNCG Magazine will mark 125 years since our university opened its doors. UNCG publications are collecting your stories of the most meaningful moments from your college experience and the most memorable spots on campus for you. Perhaps it was a particular classroom ... a playing field ... a stage ... a lab ... an office. Share those memories of classes where you were inspired, unforgettable moments of growth as a scholar - or perhaps as transformation as a person. We’ll use many of the stories in the fall. Email us today at alumnied@uncg.edu.
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Upcoming Events:

Collage in Raleigh
Featured Event
Collage in RaleighSep 16, 2017
September 16, 2017, 8:00 p.m., Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
Click here for more information.
Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m., BB&T Ballpark, Winston-Salem, NC
Wednesday, July 26, 5 p.m. (Game starts at 7:05 p.m.), Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Friday, September 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House
Rodney Johnson
Alumni Spotlight: Rodney Johnson
Rodney Johnson '16 coordinates a program called the the Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) that was designed by the North Carolina Community College System. The program works to strengthen minority male student outcomes. Read more about Rodney in this blog post written for the Center for Creative Leadership's Time to LEAD series by April Dunston and Carol Torres, students in UNCG's Communication Studies Department.

The UNCG Alumni Rewards Visa® Card
Show your Spartan pride everywhere you shop, dine or travel! In addition to earning great rewards from Commerce Bank, every purchase you make with the with the UNCG Alumni Rewards Visa® Card helps support UNCG through the Alumni Association. Learn more and apply online here.