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  • Winged Victory

    The “Winged Victory” statue stands in the lobby of the Forney Building at UNCG. “Winged Victory” is a statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, and was a gift to the then State Normal and Industrial College (later UNCG) by the Class of 1915. The statue underwent a significant … Continued

  • David Armstrong

      David Armstrong was the Dean of the School of Education at UNCG from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. Armstrong arrived at UNCG from Texas A&M University, where he had served as Associate Dean of the College of Education from 1991 to 1995.  He received his bachelor’s degree in … Continued

  • Timothy Johnston

    Timothy Johnston is a professor of psychology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where from 2002 to 2016, he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Johnston was born in Manchester, England, in 1949.  He received his B.Sc. degree in Ecology from the University … Continued

  • Robert Christina

    Dr. Robert (Bob) Christina was hired as Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences and professor of Kinesiology at UNCG in 1992. Prior to coming to UNCG, he was chairman of the Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise and faculty member at the State University of New York … Continued

  • Wade R. Brown

    Wade R. Brown was born in 1866 in Venice, Ohio. In 1880, Brown attended Baker University where he later became a faculty member. While serving as the Dean of the School of Music at Meredith College, he was recruited by Julius Foust to join the faculty for the State Normal … Continued

  • McRae C. Banks

    McRae “Mac” C. Banks graduated from Virginia Tech in 1972 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree and would later receive his Ph.D. degree as well from Virginia Tech in 1987. His business career began in 1982 when he founded a small business institute and taught a course in Small Business … Continued

  • North Carolina Music Contest-Festival

    Considered a first of its kind in North Carolina, the North Carolina Music Contest was a competition for high school music students. The first contest was on May 7th, 1920. The idea for the festival originated from Wade R. Brown, who was the head of the Music Department at the … Continued

  • Harriet Elliot Social Sciences Forum/ Lecture Series

    Harriet Wiseman Elliott taught political science at the State Normal and Industrial College (later known at UNCG) from 1913 until her appointment to the Dean of Women in 1935. Elliott was a pioneer for women’s rights and suffrage. Following her death in 1947, the college established the Harriet Elliott Social … Continued

  • Falderal

    Falderal, also known as the Fall Charlies, was an annual event held each fall at UNCG beginning in the late 1960’s until it transformed into homecoming in 1982. This program included musical performances, special guest appearances, sporting events, and free food. The 1979 Falderal was well documented and included a … Continued