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Reminisce, reconnect
at Reunion

Mark your calendars for May 2-3. Reunion has several new features this year, especially for those who are students at heart.

While Reunion-goers will have plenty of opportunity to catch up with old friends, they will also have a chance to see the campus as it is today. First is a Friday morning breakfast with new Provost David H. Perrin, who will share his vision for what lies ahead for UNCG.

Attendees will then get a chance to be students again with two lifelong learning sessions led by UNCG faculty and staff — And Then There Were Two: The 2008 Presidential Campaign and Contemporary Art 101.

Later in the afternoon, participants can explore familiar haunts and new landmarks with a campus scavenger hunt. Teams will be given disposable cameras and a list of places to find.

Want to see how the university is growing? A presentation on the Campus Master Plan will answer questions about UNCG's expansion in the years to come.

In addition to these new features, several traditions will remain. Individual classes will hold reunion lunches and dinners. Members of the Vanguard Society will enjoy breakfast together on Saturday morning, and many attendees will gather for the Grand Reunion Luncheon, where the Class of 1958 will be honored as the 50th reunion class.

For more information about Reunion and associated costs, visit or call toll free 1-877-UNCG-123.

Extra credit
This year, the Class of 1958 will share the spotlight at the Grand Reunion Luncheon.

The UNCG Alumni Association will honor Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan during the lunch, which is also the 115th Annual Meeting of the UNCG Alumni Association.

Anyone may attend the event; however, attendees must preregister and pay the $20 luncheon fee.

To register, go to or call (336) 334-5696.

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Driving Pride

What do Duke, Chapel Hill, UNC Pembroke, Fayetteville State and 20 other universities have that we don't have? Collegiate license plates.

If you drive around the state, chances are good you'll see a plate with an Aggie bulldog or the purple WCU of Western Carolina. In order to share UNCG's Spartan pride, the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles needs to receive 300 applications or more to issue a specialized plate for North Carolina drivers.

The cost for a specialized license plate is $25 per year in addition to standard renewal cost of vehicle registration. Here's the best part: UNCG will receive $15 from each plate sold and from each year's renewal.

Please visit and complete your application today. Mail the application and your first year's registration fee (made payable to the UNCG Alumni Association) to:

UNCG Alumni Association
Attn: License Plate Program
PO Box 26170
Greensboro NC 27402-6170

Wherever you drive, take UNCG with you.

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New year, new look

If you haven't visited the UNCG Alumni Association home page lately, it may be time to stop by and get reacquainted.

With the new year came a new look and a new way to find all the information you need. Want to check on the progress of the Alumni House renovation? Need more details about Reunion? Want to know about that HarrisConnect directory you ordered? You'll find it all at

In addition to everything you have come to expect on the site such as up-to-date calendar information and opportunities to get involved, the site will also feature articles about special events and news that affects alumni.

This site is also the place to check for updates on the upcoming online community, set to launch this spring.

So browse the site, and come back often. It's a place where the UNCG Alumni Association wants you to feel at home.

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Dinner date

Being an undergrad often means a steady diet of pizza and cramming for exams. This spring, alumni are offering undergraduates something a little more satisfying.

The UNCG Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Ambassadors are launching Dinner with a Few Good Spartans, a program in which alumni host small dinner parties for students on one night — Tuesday, April 8. Alumni from all professions will interact with students, offering academic and career guidance in a friendly environment.

Hosts of a Dinner with a Few Good Spartans meal will provide food, hospitality and mentoring to a group of four or more students. The meal can be home-cooked or catered or even restaurant-bought. The setting doesn't matter. It's the interaction that's the key.

This program is modeled after the Dinners for 12 Strangers program begun at The University of California at Los Angeles in the late 1960s.

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Pack your bags

If you have dreamed of life under the Tuscan sun or always wanted to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Asia, this might be your year.

The UNCG Alumni Association has two trips planned for the fall — Italy, Aug. 31-Sept. 8, and China, Sept. 24-Oct.. 6.

If images of rolling hills, vineyards and shimmering olive groves spark your imagination, then you may want to consider the trip to Tuscany.

With this trip, alumni and their guests will spend seven nights in the Villa Borgo di Cortefreda in the small hilltop village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Excursions to Florence, Siena and the Chianti region will give travelers a taste of art and architecture as well as history and culture.

A little later in the month, the trip to China with a Yangtze River cruise will bring images of Asia to life. Explore Beijing, the Great Wall, Xi'an, Fengdu and Shanghai. See Peking Opera and the Shanghai Acrobatic Theater.

For more information about these trips, visit or contact the Alumni Office at (336) 334-5696 or

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Alumni Events
  • April 6 – San Antonio, Texas, alumni reception
  • April 23 – Southeastern Literary Magazine & Small Press Festival alumni reception, Faculty Center, 6-8 p.m. Kelly Cherry '67 MFA and Leigh Anne Couch '96 MFA will read from their works at the reception.
  • May 2-3 – Alumni Reunion weekend, celebrating the 50th reunion of the Class of 1958
  • May 18 – Baltimore alumni reception
  • May 22 – Richmond alumni reception

Dates may be subject to change.

For new and updated
events, visit For more information, contact the UNCG Alumni Association at (336) 334-5696 or

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location: 1000 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27403
Mailing Address: PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Telephone: 336.334.5000
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Last updated: Tuesday, 04 October 2011
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