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April 2013

Guide the future: UNCG Guarantee seeking mentors

UNCG Guarantee is a remarkable program that provides academic and financial support to help academically gifted, financially disadvantaged in-state students graduate from UNCG in four years with little or no debt. These promising students are paired with mentors who can lend invaluable guidance along the way. Learn more about the Guarantee's mentor program, which is seeking volunteers for the 2013-14 academic year.

UNCG Guarantee Scholars and mentors mingle at a 2012 reception.

UNCG Guarantee Scholars and mentors mingle at a 2012 reception.

Business leaders take over UNCG classes for a day

UNCG students got a first-hand look at entrepreneurship during the second annual Entrepreneur Day, held March 26, when dozens of leaders in the business community spent the day teaching students about the path to success. Read more about this event, co-sponsored by the UNCG Alumni Association and the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center.

APA CEO and UNCG alumnus to speak at commencement

Dr. Norman Anderson, a Greensboro native who has served as chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association for the past 11 years, will deliver this spring's commencement address. Read more about Anderson, who received his MA and PhD from UNCG, founded a major NIH office and has taught at Duke and Harvard universities, at University News.

Stirring UNCG performance hits No. 1 on iTunes classical chart

In late March, the UNCG wind ensemble officially premiered “The Frozen Cathedral,” a composition written by composer John Mackey in memory of J.P. Locke, eldest son of UNCG director of bands John Locke. J.P. died in Alaska in 2002 at the age of 23, and the piece written in his honor was described as a “triumph.” Read more about how a recording of this remarkable work captured the No. 1 spot on iTunes' classical chart at Campus Weekly.

School of Education shines in latest US News & World Report rankings

The School of Education's Counseling and Educational Development has climbed to third in the nation, up from fifth last year; Library and Information Studies was named 22nd, up from 29th in 2009. Read more about these impressive rankings at University News.

Building your career brand

Competition is high in the world of work and because of this fact, developing a unique “brand” for yourself is critical to showcase your skills, experience, and knowledge. Read more from Patrick Madsen, director of UNCG's Career Services Center, about how to frame your qualifications in today's competitive marketplace.

Alumni Association Announcements & Upcoming Events

It's alumni award season! The School of Health and Human Sciences Alumni Awards and the Greek Legacy Awards will be presented this weekend, and awards events for the School of Nursing, Bryan School and more are on the way. In addition, Reunion 2013 comes to campus this weekend, and club events continue in cities around the country. See more events at the UNCG Alumni Relations calendar.

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