Each gift makes a difference



In his Welcome remarks for the 2018-19 academic year, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. observed that UNC Greensboro faces a critical moment in its history. At its own inflection point – a turning point after which we can expect a dramatic change – our University is on the verge of becoming a national model for how a university can blend opportunity, excellence, and impact to advance student success and transform communities. Yet it is only through effort, through everyone pulling together in the same direction, that UNC Greensboro’s remarkable, everyday impact will spread.

The ongoing generosity of alumni, corporations, foundations, and friends creates motivation for excellence and momentum for change on campus, in our city, and across our state. Reunion is an important time for our graduates: a time to reconnect and celebrate not only their college days, but also the lives their UNCG education helped them build. Each year, one class is inducted into the Vanguard, the organization celebrating UNCG and WC graduates of 50 years or more. As stewards of our history and guardians of our future, new members ensure our University’s ongoing success through their Class Gifts. From emergency funds, to professorships, to merit-based scholarships, these gifts leave a lasting impression, with the donors responsible for them joining our long tradition of creating excellence, impact, and opportunity.

Why They Give

Carolyn Styron Thomas ’54

“We’re lucky to have wonderful alumni who are committed to student learning and faculty engagement…students learn significantly more when they are engaged in research or creative inquiry.”

Carolyn Styron Thomas ’54, Establishing Donor of the Norwood A. and Carolyn Styron Thomas Endowed Fund

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