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  • Ernestine Small

    Ernestine Small received her B.S. in Nursing from Tuskegee Institute in 1963.  While at Tuskegee Institute, she was a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.   She would later go on to receive her M.S. in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the Catholic University of America.  Prior to coming to UNCG, Ms. Small … Continued

  • Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

    Dr. Peggye Dilworth- Anderson attended Tuskegee Institute were she received her B.A. in Sociology in 1970.  She later received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.  In 1988, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson was hired by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and taught Family, Theory, Aging and Black … Continued

  • Dr. Joseph Himes (1908-1992)

    Dr. Joseph Himes received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and Economics from Oberlin College in 1931 and 1932 respectively.  In 1938, he earned his Ph.D in Sociology and Economics from Ohio State University.  Prior to his time at UNCG, Dr. Himes was a Fulbright lecturer at Helsinki University in … Continued

  • Commercial Department

    A “Business Department” was among the founding departments at State Normal. This department is described in the institution’s first course catalog: “The business or commercial course, embracing such subjects as Stenography, Typewriting, Telegraphy, and Book-Keeping, is intended especially for those women who are thrown upon their own resources, but who do … Continued

  • Angela Polk-Jones (Class of 1989)

    A Greensboro native, Angela “Angie” Polk-Jones was a member of the UNCG Women’s Basketball team from 1985-1989 and was an Early Childhood Education major.  As a member of the women’s basketball team, Polk-Jones was named a First Team All America, became the Spartan’s all-time leading scorer with 1,585 points and led … Continued

  • Anne Prince Cuddy (Class of 1964)

    Anne Prince (Class of 1964) was President of the Student Government Association in 1963 and called for boycotting and picketing of three businesses on Tate Street that refused to integrate.  A resolution was also passed by her administration that prohibited the three businesses from having advertisements in any of the Woman’s … Continued