Alumni Stories

Robert Randolph, Jr., Class of 2003

Robert Randolph, Jr., graduated from UNCG in 2002 with a BA in Political Science and in 2003 with a BA in African American Studies; he went on to graduate from NC A&T State University in 2006 with a MA in English/African American Literature. He is currently enrolled at UNCG in the Educational and Cultural Studies program; and serves as the University Writing Center Director at NC A&T State University.

Tiffany D. Atkins, 2003

Tiffany Dyson Atkins graduated from UNCG in December of 2003 with a dual degree in Political Science and African American Studies. Following a corporate career, Tiffany enrolled in Elon’s University School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree in May of 2011. After successfully passing the NC Bar Exam on her first attempt, Tiffany became the youngest attorney to join the Greensboro Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she practices family and employment law, including domestic violence prosecution, custody litigation, divorce, and hearings before the Department of Employment Security.

Tiffany has been recognized both locally and statewide for her service and contributions to the community. In 2011, she received a scholarship from the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys for her commitment to diversity in the profession; she was also honored to receive the 2011 David Gergen Leadership and Professionalism Award, given annually to a graduating Elon Law student who exemplifies leadership, service, and professionalism. 

Tiffany is married to Luguzy Atkins since October 17, 2009, and they are expecting their first child, Ellington Luguzy Atkins, in April of this year. Tiffany is a member of the AFS advisory board

Cameron Wynn, Class of 2009

Cameron Wynn graduated from UNCG with a degree in African American Studies in 2009 and fromUNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine on May 11th, 2013. He is an Emergency Medicine resident at Palmetto Health Richland in South Carolina. During his final year as an AFS major he studied abroad at the University of Botswana. After his first year of medical school he was fortunate enough to return to Botswana, to volunteer with at a non-profit organization that focused on uplifting disadvantaged youth. He worked with some of their youth leaders to rebuild the Health program, which focused on small group work and peer health education.

Tiffany Watson, Class of 2009

Tiffany Watson graduated from the African American Studies Program in December 2009. Following graduation, she went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership from Liberty University in 2010. After completing graduate school, she became a member of Teach for America, a highly selective nonprofit organization that recruits the top graduates from across the nation to teach in low-income communities as they work to ensure all students receive a quality education. Currently, she teaches 10th grade Intensive Reading at William M. Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida. This is her third year in the classroom.

Deryle A. Daniels, Jr., Class of 2011

Deryle A. Daniels, Jr., In January 2012, started Daniels Professional Development Company, a consulting firm focused on molding young adults into professionals. In his spare time, Deryle volunteers with the organization Strive Charlotte, by leading professional development workshops for men who are driven to better themselves and need the tools to do so. He also serves on the AFS Advisor Board.

Meltonia Young

Meltonia Young is an alumnus of the African American Studies and History Department. Upon graduation she decided to travel to various places to purse her passion in and for African American Studies; she has traveled to Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Young has also taught Adult Basic Education (ABE) Language, Reading, and General Education Development (GED) and writing at GTCC. For the past four years she has presented “Stories from the Underground Railroad” as a road scholar with the North Carolina Humanities Council. 

Her future plans are to create a traveling African American History Show, teach a course on The Underground Railroad and continue traveling throughout the rest of Africa and South America.

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