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June 2012

Everyone has a story

Every day, members of the UNCG community are pushing themselves just a little bit. Maybe they're stepping out of their comfort zone. Maybe their work brings something new to their community or solves a problem. Maybe they just had an ah-ha moment. Several students and faculty members have taken a few seconds to capture ways they Do something bigger altogether with a smart phone or camera. You could do it too. Read more about creating your own “dsba” video.

Anna Will, an interior architecture student, talks about a project her class completed for the local children's museum in her Do something bigger altogether video on youtube.com/uncg.

Anna Will, an interior architecture student, talks about a project her class completed for the local children's museum in her Do something bigger altogether video on youtube.com/uncg.


Raising your voice

In April, we told you about the new Spartan Legislative Network, designed to promote the value of UNCG and public higher education to North Carolina elected officials. Earlier this week, it kicked off with a press conference and stirring words by Michael Garrett '07, president-elect of the Alumni Association. To join the network and have your voice heard, visit Spartanadvocacy.info. Read Garrett's speech.

Top honors

Every year a new group of people receive UNCG's highest awards. And every year, the stories of what they have done and given are powerful. This year's winners are Martha Hendrix Kaley '80 MEd, Alan and Sally Schindel Cone '72 MEd, William Mangum '75, '83 MFA, Mary-Owens Bell Fitzgerald '55 and LaToya Marsh '99. Read more about the impact each person has made.

A distinguished group

Many of the schools on campus have honored alumni this year as well. Take a look at your peers who have made a difference in their fields.

Dear new grad (and others making a fresh start)

Although you have heard this before, I want to put a spin on this career advice: “Value your life experience.” Your summer jobs, your volunteer work, your work-study assignments, your practicum, your internship, your evening jobs, your lawn mowing and baby sitting, caring for your grandparents — all these may make the difference between a job / no job. Read more from Kathleen Martinek, former UNCG alumni career counselor.

Alumni Association Announcements & Upcoming Events

If you're in the Charlotte area, join other alumni June 21 for a networking lunch at Mama Ricotta's Restaurant, 601 South Kings Drive. If you're lucky enough to be in New York City, a networking lunch is scheduled for June 28. Closer to home, the Alumni Association is sponsoring an alumni evening at the Winston-Salem Dash game on June 28. Learn about these events and more.

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