The Class of 1955 Merit Scholarship – Arizona Poole

“There is nothing I could say that would fully express my gratitude, but I will work tirelessly to make a difference because of it. Your generous gift has enabled me to work toward my dream!”

Arizona Poole, recipient of The Class of 1955 Merit Scholarship

Class of 1939 Cherry Trees

The cherry blossoms have been admired and enjoyed by the campus community and visitors for nearly 82 years. Each spring they remind us of the Class of 1939 and their vision for a beautiful campus.

Class of 1939 Cherry Trees

The Class of 1969 UNCG Endowed Scholarship – Antwain Hairston

“Being a student at UNCG has been delightful because of the supportive atmosphere. I feel worthy to be here, and I never really had that before in my life.”

Antwain Hairston, recipient of The Class of 1969 UNCG Endowed Scholarship

Duane Cyrus and Hero Complexities

“‘Hero Complexities’ explores what it is to be a Black man, in all his strengths and vulnerabilities, during a unique moment in time…I hope this spring performance opens new opportunities for dialogue and engagement.”

Associate Professor of Dance Duane Cyrus, recipient of a Faculty First Summer Excellence Award

Taylor Roberson

“This scholarship allows me to focus on two major areas: psychology and the exploration of Black lives across the world…As a therapist, I hope to improve the mental and physical well-being of people of color through counseling.”

Taylor Roberson, recipient of the Elizabeth Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Endowed Scholarship in African American and African Diaspora Studies

Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha and The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

“AKA has always been for trailblazers. We’re the nation’s first Black sorority, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to serving others…We hope UNCG’s sororities and fraternities look at our accomplishment and think, ‘Let’s set the bar higher.’”

Nu Rho Alpha Kappa Alpha, establishers of The Pearls of Promise – Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship

Les Nichols

“During these times especially, help with college is in great demand, and my goal is to one day pay it forward and provide a scholarship of my own to help someone like I have been helped.”

Les Nichols, recipient of the Brenda Welling Rechtine Scholarship

Bevin Strickland

“Nursing is the ultimate act of service, not only for patients but also for the community. Nurses must be ready and able to care for a variety of patients, and UNCG has equipped me to do that.”

Bevin Strickland, recipient of the John Joseph Rall, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Nursing

Zach Matthews ’17

“I met Mrs. Safran… Learning about her work as a critical care nurse and the business she started for cardiac event training really inspired me. I can’t thank her enough for her generosity and support while I was at UNCG.”

Zach Matthews ’17, recipient of the Susan Morris Safran Merit Scholarship in Nursing

‘American heroes’: Ernest Grant helps honor nurses in Oval Office

National Nurses Day took center-stage in a 2020 White House ceremony. UNC Greensboro alumnus Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, was invited as special honoree and to help applaud the nation’s nurses. 

Ernest Grant ’93 MS, ’15 PhD, established the Ernest J. Grant Endowed Scholarship in Nursing