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Opportunity Meets Initiative for UNCG’s Goldwater Scholar

2024 Goldwater Scholar Marcos Tapia

UNC Greensboro is proud to announce that third-year chemistry student, Marcos Tapia, has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Tapia, a first-generation college student from Winston-Salem, was among only 438 students chosen nationwide for the Goldwater honor, which awards $7,500 a year, to cover up to two years of tuition expenses.


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.

Dr. Art Murphy Receives Award From NC DHHS to Continue “Recipe For Success”

Dr. Art Murphy, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a new contract with the NC Department of Health and Human Services to continue funding the long-running “Recipe for Success” program. The one-year contract, for $1.04 million, will support the program’s on-going efforts to improve nutrition education in low-income communities in the region.


Sat Gupta

Professor Sat Gupta, a statistician whose research interests include survey sampling and biostatistics, has received the 2024 UNCG Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in the tenured category.

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.


Greg Greive and John Borchert work with other professors to develop academic content related to video gaming.

UNC Greensboro’s commitment to developing a pipeline that streams students into profitable jobs in the video game industry now includes reaching into high school classrooms.

UNCG Scholastic Esports Alliance and the Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming (NCSV) has partnered with SparkNC to provide on-demand learning experiences for high school students designed by UNCG professors.

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.

Pre-Dentistry Students Make a Shining Impact in Guatemala

Group of people in scrubs in Guatemala in front of mountains

Students who want to pursue a medical specialty, like dentistry, can find opportunities that not only give them real world experience in their chosen field but fill their desire to serve. Over the winter break, members of the UNCG chapter of VAW Global Health Alliance visited Guatemala to work in a dental clinic.

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.