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  • Nicholas Vacc

    Nicholas A. Vacc was a professor at UNCG for 23 years, from 1979, until his death in 2002, and served as head of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development from 1986-1996.  Vacc received his B.S. in Education from Western Reserve University in 1961, his M.S. in School Psychology and … Continued

  • Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

    In 2004, UNCG introduced its Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution. Four years later, in 2008, the name of the Conflict Resolution certificate program was changed to the Certificate Program in Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution. The name of the program was changed again in 2011 to the Certificate Program … Continued

  • Department of Media Studies

    In 1989, UNCG introduced a Radio-Television-Film major through the Department of Communication and Theater. In the following year, the major was renamed to Media Studies. In 1994, the Media Studies major was moved to the Department of Broadcasting/Cinema and Theater. In 2008, the Media Studies major became its own department. … Continued

  • Department of Social Work

    The first social work class at UNCG was offered in 1935 through the Department of Sociology. Social work classes continued in the Department of Sociology even when, in 1958, the department changed its name to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In 1973, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology separated, … Continued

  • Dale Schunk

    Dale Schunk is a professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and served as Dean of the School of Education at UNCG from 2001 to 2011. Schunk received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1968, his M.Ed. from … Continued

  • Department of Sociology

    The Department of Sociology and Economics was established in 1917 and in 1931, separated into two individual departments of Department of Sociology and Department of Economics. Roughly 20 years later, in 1958, the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology merged to create the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. In 1973, the … Continued

  • Service League

    The Service League was established in 1942 as a student organization at the Woman’s College (later known as UNCG) to help U.S. troops during World War II. That year, according to the Greensboro Daily News, more than 100 students from the college volunteered for secretarial and lab work at the … Continued

  • Schiffman Music Library

    The University’s music library (located on the second floor of the Music Building) was renamed the Harold Schiffman Music Library in 2012 for the Greensboro born composer Harold Schiffman, after he and his wife, music educator and pianist Jane Perry-Camp, gave a 2 million dollar gift to UNCG to provide … Continued

  • Student Government Association

    The first instances of student government at the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) began in the 1890s when individual students, called marshals, were selected from the two literary societies along with one chief marshal. In 1910, a student council was created to act as an advisory group for … Continued