Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

On February 7, 1981, fifty black alumni of UNCG met in the Alumni House to form the Black Alumni Council as a branch of the UNCG Alumni Association. The purpose of their organization was to promote the education of black students, support the recruitment of minority students, and encourage black alumni to support the work […]

Originally from Burlington, North Carolina, Martin’s family moved to Greensboro and lived near campus in houses on Tate and Spring Garden streets. He attended the university-owned Curry School from grades 4-12. While he was at Curry School, he played on the Men’s Basketball team and set records for most rebounds (25) and points (50) in […]

After receiving a diploma from Statesville Female College (now Mitchell Community College), Laura Hill Coit enrolled at State Normal in 1894. During her time as a student, she worked as a student assistant in the science department. She graduated in 1896. In 1901, she took on the role of secretary of the college and administrative assistant. […]

Clara Booth Byrd first came to the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) in 1908 as a student.  In July 1913, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. After entering the college, she quickly became involved in the administration.  She taught classes for the Commercial Department (1909-1922) under E.J. Forney and worked as an assistant to the college […]