Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

Katherine Henrietta Taylor was born on March 19, 1909, in Salisbury, North Carolina. She graduated from the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) in 1928 and was one of two alumnae elected to membership in the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholastic fraternity. Taylor received her masters at Radcliffe and soon […]

Mereb Ethna Mossman was born on December 1, 1905 in Winfield, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in 1926 and her masters from the University of Chicago in 1928. She was a social worker in Chicago at the Chicago Orphan Asylum and head of the Department of Sociology at Ginling College 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. […]

Harriet Wiseman Elliott was born in Carbondale, Illinois, on July 10, 1884, and died there on August 6, 1947. She attended Park College in Parkville, Missouri, received her bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in Indiana and her master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. Elliott joined the faculty of the North Carolina State Normal […]

Edward Jacob Forney (1860-1948) was a leader in public education in North Carolina. He was born near the Catawba-Lincoln county line and educated in the public schools of Newton and at Catawba College.  He became State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Raleigh in 1890 and came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now the […]

Margaret Catherine Moore of Baltimore, Maryland, attended the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and biology in 1935. While in school, Margaret was a member of the Adelphian Literary Society, the Athletic Association Cabinet, College Chorus, Playlikers, and the Student Government Association Judicial […]