Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Daisy Chain, 1901 The tradition of the Daisy Chain is not unique to the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG), although it was one of the campus’ earliest customs. Other American women’s colleges, such as Vassar, had decorated their halls with daisy chains for their graduation festivities, and State Normal […]

by Scott Hinshaw For much of her time at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina, Dudley, NC native Dorothy “Dot” Casey spent her time involved in athletics, both in the classroom and in club sports (she was involved in more than a dozen club sports in her Junior and Senior years). Casey […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Actress Sarah Bernhardt When the State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) opened in 1892, the young female students’ lives were very restricted. They were not allowed to travel off campus without special permission and they had limited access to visitors. It was therefore particularly […]

by Scott Hinshaw Six Hundred and Two. That’s the number of wins UNCG Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lynne Agee accumulated over her 33 years as a collegiate head coach. As of April 2015, she ranked 54th in all-time wins across all women’s basketball coaches (NCAA, AIAW, and NAIA levels). Agee found success in her very […]