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In his 2017 “State of the Campus” address, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. said UNCG is poised to enter an “era of Giant Steps,” anchored through transformation—student transformation, knowledge transformation and regional transformation. A university that recognizes its role in the shared place and fate of the city, state and nation, UNCG is ready to step boldly into the public spotlight as a top school of choice in the Southeast.

The ongoing generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations and friends worldwide creates access to excellence and opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the greater community. Named professorships are the most highly regarded positions in academia. The financial support professorships provide, coupled with strategies to increase the profile of the department, school or college, create exciting opportunities for outstanding faculty members. Faculty members awarded professorships also have the freedom to conduct groundbreaking research and present new insights within their respective fields. Professorships allow UNCG’s best and brightest faculty to share their expertise with students beyond the classroom, through opportunities such as speaking and lecture series, workshops, and partnerships with departments and organizations on and off campus. Endowing and supporting these prestigious positions at UNCG lift the regional and national profile of our university, while simultaneously providing unique educational experiences for excellent faculty and eager students.

Why They Give

Martha Bridges Sharma ’67

An inaugural recipient of the Katharine Smith Reynolds Merit Scholarship, Martha Bridges Sharma has lived an extraordinary life of service–to teaching, to improving higher education, and to remembering her alma mater.

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