Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

The University of North Carolina chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon, honorary graduate fraternity for men and women in Business Education, was chartered on the Woman’s College (now UNCG) campus June 23, 1942. D. D. Lessenberry, national president of Delta Pi Epsilon and director of commercial education at the University of Pittsburgh, installed the Zeta chapter […]

The Business Education and Secretarial Science Department was established in 1932. The degree confirmed by the department was referred to as a Bachelor of Science in Secretarial Administration. In 1940 the title of the department changed to the Department of Business Education and Secretarial Administration. Up until 1941, a student majoring in Business Education only […]

The roots of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics began in 1892 when the Commercial Department was established as one of the three original departments of the State Normal and Industrial School. In 1918, the Department of Economics and Sociology was founded. In 1919, it was renamed the Department of Sociology and […]

A “Business Department” was among the founding departments at State Normal. This department is described in the institution’s first course catalog: “The business or commercial course, embracing such subjects as Stenography, Typewriting, Telegraphy, and Book-Keeping, is intended especially for those women who are thrown upon their own resources, but who do not care to teach.”  By […]