Program Stories

Student Assistance Fund for Emergencies (SAFE)

“…There are times when an unanticipated crisis or hardship occurs. Without available resources, these sudden events might derail students from their goals. SAFE has allowed UNCG to provide some relief to students who are experiencing food insecurity, housing insecurity, loss of income, a family crisis, and more.”

Student Assistance Fund for Emergencies

The Spartan Recovery Program Fund

“Communities like this thrive on collective will… We’re looking into connecting with other collegiate recovery communities, but we also want to connect with our alumni, University friends, and community members to help and celebrate these incredible men and women.”

The Spartan Recovery Program Fund

Spartan Food Insecurity Fund

Food insecurity affects students’ health, safety, and well-being, and is linked to diminished academic success and lower graduation rates. Providing accessible nutrition to students in need will help them excel in their studies, graduate, and become self-sufficient members of their communities. 

Spartan Food Insecurity Fund

Beyond Academics and the Richard Parker Beyond Academics Merit Scholarship

“Beyond Academics taught me to be brave and smart and apply for jobs… I would not be at college without Beyond Academics… Thank you!”

The Richard Parker Beyond Academics Merit Scholarship, supporting Beyond Academics students

CVPA’s Musical Theatre Program and The Musical Theatre Enrichment Fund

“The inclusion of Musical Theatre is important at UNCG and the CVPA,” says Dominick Amendum ’01, the Smart-Tilman Artist in Residence. “It really is the ‘meeting point’ of music, dance, and theatre.”

The Musical Theatre Enrichment Fund, supporting UNCG CVPA’s new Musical Theatre Program

Julia Mae Rogers Fowler and Margareta Eugenia Horjea Feather Fund for Graduate Study in English

“The fund defrayed the cost of summer coursework for six students,” says Dr. Jennifer Feather. “They came to think of themselves as having something to contribute, not only as scholars and teachers but to the community.”

Julia Mae Rogers Fowler and Margareta Eugenia Horjea Feather Fund for Graduate Study, supporting students in English

The Jewish Studies Program and The Henry Samuel Levinson Program Endowment

“It’s wonderful see people of various backgrounds and faiths gather together,” says Dr. Ellen Haskell. “We’re glad to provide intellectual and spiritual resources to UNCG and Greensboro.”

The Henry Samuel Levinson Program Endowment, supporting the Henry Samuel Levinson Lecture Series and the Jewish Studies Program

The UNCG Summer Music Camp

There’s always music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro…The sweetest music might be what you hear every July, when more than 2,000 students from across the nation and around the world arrive on campus to study band, mixed chorus, orchestra, and piano.

The UNCG Summer Music Camp, founded by Dr. John Locke in 1983

Josh Cvijanovic ’07, ’09 MA

“…Working as a rehearsal assistant at the Summer Music Camp is one of the greatest hands-on, practical teaching experiences available. I learned so much in my years as an assistant — from my colleagues and the conductors I worked under.”

Josh Cvijanovic ’07, ’09 MA, Director of Bands at Cedar Ridge High School

Emily Scotton ’06

“The Summer Music Camp was definitely a huge factor in my decision to come to UNCG…It was an opportunity that made an incredible difference.”

Emily Scotton ’06, director of bands at Eastern Randolph High School