Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

Mary Channing Coleman was born on July 11, 1883 in the small community of Ware Neck, Virginia. She was from a prominent Virginia family, and was reportedly a decendent of Pocahontas as well as two signers of the Declaration of Independence. Coleman was educated by private tutors until she went to Virginia’s State Normal School […]

A Greensboro native, Angela “Angie” Polk-Jones was a member of the UNCG Women’s Basketball team from 1985-1989 and was an Early Childhood Education major.  As a member of the women’s basketball team, Polk-Jones was named a First Team All America, became the Spartan’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points and led her team to the Division […]