Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

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. […]

When the doors opened at the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) on October 5, 1892, president Charles Duncan McIver had 15 well-qualified faculty members and nearly 200 young female students. While cooks, janitors, handymen, and others worked behind the scenes to keep the school running, McIver felt that he needed a single individual […]