Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

Lula Verlinda Martin McIver was born in Salem, North Carolina, on June 8, 1864, to Dr. Samuel Martin, a dentist, and Verlinda Miller Martin, who had graduated¬†with honors¬†from Edgeworth Seminary in Greensboro. She graduated from Salem Academy in 1881. She worked in a number of public schools in North Carolina, including the Winston (N.C.) Graded […]

Elizabeth “Lizzie” McIver enrolled at the State Normal and Industrial School at its opening in October 1892. She was the younger sister of the school’s founding president Charles Duncan McIver. In fact, one of the drivers that led McIver to advocate for State Normal was the lack of reasonably priced institutions in North Carolina for […]