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CAS Faculty Sweep University Teaching Excellence Awards

Professor Bob Wiley points at language figures on white board

College of Arts & Sciences faculty were honored with all three of the University-wide teaching awards this year. From playing board games to overhauling entire courses, these professors have modeled a commitment to academics that they pass down to their students. It’s evident in more than good grades and attendance.

Classical Studies Graduate Sets A Shining Example For Daughter

Rylee Stephens with Tiffany Stephens, wearing graduation cords

Tiffany Stephens ’24 is a U.S. Army veteran who lost her husband in 2012 while he was on a mission in Afghanistan and was left to raise their young daughter without him. Now, with her G.I. bill, Stephens has just completed her degree in classical studies – setting a shining example for their daughter, Rylee, now a teenager.

Class of 2024: Daniel Araya Dives Into Biology Research

Daniel Araya in cap and gown on UNCG campus

This Friday, May 3, Daniel Araya will join the Class of 2024 in UNC Greensboro’s commencement ceremony. Since his second year, the biology major has conducted biotechnology research in Dr. Ayalew Osena’s lab as a prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) MARC fellow. His research has been actively supported by the Alice Ashton Bruton Endowment Fund and the MARC program.

CAS Faculty, Staff Honored at End-of-Year Celebration

Scene from End of Year Award Ceremony - Professors stand with plaques

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, faculty and staff gathered in UNCG’s Cone Ballroom for the annual College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) End of Year Celebration. Interim Dean Amy Adamson delivered remarks and bestowed awards for excellence in teaching, advising, service, and more.

Class of 2024: Katherine Wyrick Pursues Her Passion for Literature

Katherine Wyrick in cap and gown and holding T.S. Eliot book

On Friday, May 3, the UNC Greensboro class of 2024 will cross the commencement stage at the Greensboro Coliseum. Among this year’s graduates is English major Katherine Wyrick, a literature enthusiast with an exciting future.

Wyrick’s passion for literature and history will take her first to Florence, Italy — then Oxford, England — and finally, to a fully-funded master’s program in English at Wake Forest University.


Luis Roman in graduation gown, holding up graduation cap

A sense of community drew Luis Roman to UNC Greensboro.

“UNCG has made a big impact on me, especially how they dedicate themselves to being a community-driven University,” says Roman, who will graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in media studies. “Overall, the impact that the school has had on me with my education, friendships, and connections was more than I could ask for.”

Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

Foust Building aerial shot

The following faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences were approved for promotion and tenure by the Board of Trustees on March 24, 2022. Please join us in celebrating these exemplary faculty: Promotion to Full Professor (holds tenure):  Promotions to Associate Professor with Tenure:  Promotion to Principal Lecturer: Promotion to Senior … Continued


Tiffany Tan in graduate robe in front of rows of books

When Tiffany Tan graduates from UNC Greensboro in May 2024, she’ll earn two degrees: a bachelor of arts in studio art and a bachelor of science in psychology, but doctoral studies are already on her horizon.

“I heard it’s unusual for students to get into a PhD program right after earning their bachelor’s degree,” says Tan, who is already accepted into the University of Kansas’s counseling psychology PhD program.


Three UNCG students converse in hallway with Professor Robin Maxwell

When students set their sights on medical school, veterinary school, or another health-related professional track, they’re in for years of studies, internships, and extracurriculars to prepare them for demanding careers. It’s a lofty goal that only a committed few can obtain, but at UNC Greensboro, students following these paths are finding unique guidance and opportunities that enable success in these rigorous programs.