Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Since 2013, Karen Wixson has been the William E. Moran Distinguished Professor in Reading and Literacy at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She received her B.S. in Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1972, an M.S.Ed. in Learning Disorders from State University of New York-Binghamton in 1975, and her M.S. […]

 James K. “Jim” Weeks was Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG from 1990 until his retirement in 2011. Born in 1945 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, he obtained his B.A. from Methodist College (now Methodist University in 1968, his M.B.A. from East Carolina University in 1970, and his Ph.D. in Business […]

The Coraddi is an art and literature magazine published at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG). It is the longest running campus publication at the University with the first issue being published on March 15, 1897, under the name State Normal Magazine. Its original purpose and content was news relating to the State Normal and […]

The Carolinian is the weekly newspaper of UNCG, published every Wednesday during the traditional academic year since 1919. The contents of the newspaper is written entirely by students. The Carolinian is a teaching newspaper, giving students the opportunity to develop and hone journalistic skills and emphasizing the importance of integrity in media. The Carolinian has […]

Anne Wortham Cone graduated from the Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1935 with a degree in business. Together with her husband, Benjamin Cone (who served as mayor of Greensboro, from 1949 to 1951, and as President of Greensboro’s Moses Cone Hospital from 1956 to 1971), she was a prolific patron of Greensboro artists. She was […]

Cornelia Phillips Spencer was born in 1825 in Harlem, New York and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1826 when her father, James Phillips, took a position as a professor and chair of the mathematics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). In 1855, she married James Munroe Spencer, a […]

Cornelia Strong was a professor of mathematics at the Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1905, until her retirement in 1948. Though a native of South Carolina, Strong attended college at Cornell University in New York, and received her B.A. in mathematics in 1903. After teaching for two years at […]

Martha Elizabeth Winfield was a graduate of the State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1906. After graduating, she became a member of the English Department, working from 1906 until her death in 1936. Through studies pursued while on leaves of absence, Winfield received her B.WS. and M.A. […]

Lois Virginia Edinger was a professor of education at the Woman’s College (later University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)), from 1962 until her retirement in 1988. Born in Thomasville, North Carolina, in 1925, she received her A.B. from Meredith College in 1945. After graduation, she taught Social Studies and English for many years from […]