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 […]

Born in Warrenton, NC, and educated at the Chowan Baptist Female Institute (now Chowan University), Lucy Owen Robertson arrived at State Normal in 1893 as the head of the History Department. She had previously taught at Greensboro Female College, and, in 1900, she returned to Greensboro Female Collegeas its lady principal. Two years later, she was […]

Ethel Martus Lawther was hired by Mary Channing Coleman as a professor within the Department of Physical Education in 1931. Upon Coleman’s death in 1947, Martus became only the second head of the school’s Department of Physical Education. She was an early proponent of the importance of physical activity for girls and women and stressed the […]

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 […]

Anna Maria Gove was born July 6, 1867, in Whitefield, New Hampshire. After her education at MIT and Woman’s Medical College of New York Infirmary, from which she graduated in 1892, Dr. Gove served for a year in the New York Infant Asylum. In 1893 she came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now […]