Andrew Bradford: Growth Through Community
Senior Andrew Bradford has been playing sports for as long as he can remember. He likes staying active and involved. When he came to UNCG, he was naturally drawn to Campus Recreation. Here he met a much more diverse group of people than he knew from his small home town.
Kaitlyn Runion’s Non-Profit Creation: The Daisy Trader
The Daisy Trader is a clothing closet that will help provide students that are 100% of poverty and/or first generation college students with college necessities (e.g. bedding, towels, toiletries, clothes, coats, etc)! If you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to ask! We currently collect lightly used items to give to students in need. We also have a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy students items they need, in the event we don’t have donations on hand. This is truly a cause that gives students so much more than just material items. It gives them a support system; hope; an opportunity to pursue their dreams without added stress!
UNCG Guarantee Scholars Mentor Local Students Through Communities In Schools of Greater Greensboro
In partnership with Communities in Schools of Greater Greensboro, UNCG Guarantee scholars participated in after-school programming for the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) program at Wiley Elementary. With the goal of cultivating a college-going culture, this collaboration serves as a tool for career exploration. UNCG Guarantee scholars shared testimonials and led activities that provoked the students to think about the role of post-secondary education in advancing their futures as well as their potential to succeed in a higher education environment. Over the past two semesters, the UNCG Guarantee scholars have changed the students’ perspective and helped them create a vision of educational success.
Ana Mosqueda – Reaching for the Impossible in Italy
Ana Mosqueda, a senior who is double majoring in Business Administration and Human Resources Management in the Bryan School, studied abroad in the Spring semester of 2014 at the LIUC Università Carlo Cattaneo.
Junior Kaziah Miller serves while she learns
Kaziah Miller, a first-generation college student, plans to become a pediatric nurse when she graduates in May 2016. She has made service a priority — and helping children in need has become her mission. Last summer, Kaziah organized a larger-scale fundraiser for St. Jude’s back home in Rutherford County. For $1 per ticket, people could enjoy a basketball game as well as contests for dunks, free throws and three-point shots.
Juan Collazo Interviewed on HOLA North Carolina
Juan Collazo is an outstanding Latino student from UNCG and tells his wonderful story to Fox 50 on this installment of HOLA North Carolina.
Juan Collazo Helps to Heal the Underserved
While pursuing full university honors and managing the occasional surgery, Juan has excelled in challenging science classes, holding a near-perfect GPA. He conducts important research alongside biology professor Dr. Olav Rueppell. And he volunteers as an interpreter at a medical clinic in Chapel Hill, a job that has reinforced Juan’s ultimate goal – to open clinics for underserved populations in North Carolina and Mexico.
Dominick DeFelice Receives Goldwater Honorable Mention
UNCG Biology Major and Undergraduate Researcher, Dominick DeFelice, recently received a Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention; this is a significant national recognition for an accomplished undergraduate researcher.
Dominick works in UNCG Biology Associate Professor, Dr. Olav Ruppell’s, research laboratory. North Carolina Governor, Bev Purdue, stopped by the UNCG Campus on Monday, April 2nd to visit Dr. Ruppell’s lab and to congratulate Dominick on his Goldwater Honorable Mention. Congratulations Dominick!