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Antonio Southern ’17

Antonio Southern ‘17 is a Greensboro dynamo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with emphases on human resources management and personnel administration. His hard work, exceptional academics, and service resulted in Antonio’s recognition as a 2016 Spartan of Promise, a prestigious award given by the UNCG Alumni Association. Antonio’s enthusiasm for distinctive service reflects the active dedication of alumna Mary Lib Manning Slate ’61. Antonio was a recipient of her scholarship.

Check out Antonio’s LinkedIn profile and prepare to be impressed – and exhausted. His energy practically jumps off the page. Antonio’s list of credits as a manager for Amazon and training coordinator for McDonald’s Corporation illustrates a tireless work ethic and a comprehensive approach to successful personnel management. At UNCG, Antonio was a resident advisor and attorney general for the Student Government Association, supervising Conduct Team members, interpreting the university constitution, and working closely with the Title IX Coordinator in sexual misconduct cases. Additionally, Antonio participated in the Million Man March and the Big Brother Big Sister program. His superlative ability to handle multiple tasks is illustrated by an outstanding academic record, including membership in the Golden Chain Honor Society and recognition as Resident Advisor of the Year.

Mary Lib Manning Slate is familiar with college residence involvement: She served as House President of Bailey Residence Hall, working closely with Lucy T. White, her beloved house mother. When the renovation of the historic Quad presented an opportunity to help fund the remodeling of Bailey Hall, Mary Lib collaborated with former roommate Maureen Turner Vandiver ’61 to create the Lucy T. Parlor at Bailey Hall, decorated with accessories that make it especially welcoming to students. Mary Lib and Antonio are both people who get things done.

Antonio plans to attend graduate school and focus on higher education; his experience at UNCG was so positive, he would like to become an administrator on campus. Antonio’s drive to accomplish his goals is propelled by the perseverance and responsibility necessary to maintain a long-term vision.

Mary Lib Manning Slate and Antonio Southern embraced UNCG with an enthusiasm that led to dedicated discovery and achievement. From Woman’s College to UNCG, Mary Lib’s example shines through Antonio’s future, facilitating opportunities for a 21st century Spartan.

Story by Zoe Dillard, Donor Relations


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