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UNCG Magazine: Nurses Pandemic’s Front Lines

“Rise to the challenge,” says the cover. And from front to back, the just-published UNCG Magazine explores the many ways Spartan alumni, students, faculty, and staff are doing just that.

Among the story highlights:

Rise to the challenge
The Nursing & Instructional Building will provide the space to instruct and mentor the nurses and science professionals our state needs. See additional, prospective projects on the horizon, which will help the University serve its students and the region.

Simply unprecedented
As the COVID-19 pandemic reached North Carolina last month, this campus – in accord with the UNC System – acted quickly. Classes went online, and the University’s mission moved forward.

Grace under pressure
Hear from alumna nurse Grace Cindric ’16, whose meme visual went viral. See why national Fox News and MSNBC have called on nurse alumnus Ernest Grant during this pandemic. Hear from the father/daughter duo who are not only study partners but work in the same emergency ward during this outbreak. 

New arts leader
Ryan Deal ’18 blends his corporate, nonprofit, and artistic experience (yes, he toured nationally in “Cats”) as Greensboro’s first-ever chief creative economy officer.

Kyle Hines’ return
Only one American has four championship rings in EuroLeague basketball play – Kyle Hines. He’s considered the greatest player in UNCG men’s basketball history, and he may go down as the greatest in European basketball history.

Plus there is a variety of updates and items, including the story of how the Bryan School’s Allen Scholars originated, the upcoming Dave Brubeck celebration, UNCG’s “culture of care,” a residential college’s 50th anniversary, the Triad’s LGBTQ+ history, and much more.

As you read the individual stories, share them via social media to amplify their reach.

The magazine was released online Monday. Nearly 70,000 alumni and friends of the University will receive print copies this week.

The online version of the magazine with great videos is at

[Original Story by University Communications]