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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.

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.

Professional Studies Alum Makes ‘Somethin Outta Nothin’ in New Cookbook

Lorenzon in chef coat cooking with Jennifer Hudson on the Jennifer Hudson Show

Lorenzo Espada ’20 knew he wanted to be a chef since he was six years old: “I used to always watch cooking shows, while also learning from my mother and grandmother. Then I just started trial and error.”

That childhood aspiration has now become a reality with his first published cookbook, a massive social media following, and even an appearance on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” Espada has found his way and come full circle, but one important stop on that journey was UNC Greensboro.

UNCG Author Diane Oliver, Rediscovered After 60 Years

Hands holding copy of book by Diane Oliver, "Neighbors and Other Short Stories"

Only four stories were published in her lifetime. She died nearly six decades ago, two years after graduation from UNC Greensboro. But alumna Diane Oliver ’64 is now getting the acclaim few writers achieve.

The first collection of her short stories, “Neighbors and Other Stories,” has been published this month by the literary press Grove Atlantic.

Communication Studies Alumna Goes to The Super Bowl

Dominique stands in coat in front of super bowl football field

Dominque Madruga ’15, a communication studies alumna, will get to see the Super Bowl up close this weekend. As an Emmy-award-winning senior talent producer for FOX Sports, Madruga has worked on several Super Bowl broadcasts, combining her passion for sports and skills in communication.


Jessica Haynes Titlebaum

When there’s a large natural disaster in America, award-winning UNCG alumna Jessica Haynes-Titlebaum ’14 leaps into action. “I found the right toolbox for me – and that was anthropology.”


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When engaged professors pair up with successful alumni who want to give back to the university that served them, magic happens for students. This semester, that magic is happening now for sixteen lucky students in Travis Hicks’ Interior Architecture (IARc) studio class, who are spending their final semester redesigning restaurants and a … Continued