Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

The Ethel Martus Lawther Lecture was established in 1975 as an annual lecture series to honor the first Dean of the School of Health, Education, Recreation and Dance, Ethel Martus Lawther. Hosted by the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNCG, the program invites renowned scholars in the fields of health and the sciences to speak on a variety of topics. In 1991, Ms. Maxine Forrest Allen (Class of 1935) established the Ethel Martus Lawther Fund to help to support this event. The Lawther Fund also supports the Dean’s Lecture series, created in 2016 by Dean Celia Hooper.