Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

For many visitors, students, and faculty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), the first signs of spring are always found with the flowering of trees that line College Avenue.  Throughout the institution’s founding and growth, College Ave. has served as an important traffic route and reference point.  Yet, its current configuration of […]

Dr. Celeste Ulrich, long time professor of physical education at UNCG, was also known for her dog training skills.  Several newspaper articles cited her expertise with man’s best friend and her love for dogs, particularly her favorite Collie, “Rory.”  But there’s much more to the story of Dr. Ulrich… Dr. Celeste Ulrich, c. 1956 Celeste […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Each spring, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) inducts a select group of students into the University Marshals, a campus service organization recognizing the academic excellence and the exemplary service record of 100 rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Required to have completed thirty semester hours and have least a […]

by Erin Lawrimore In May 1958, a beautiful new home opened in Greensboro’s Irving Park area at 2207 North Elm Street. The tri-level structure, constructed of cypress and previously-used brick – contained approximately 2350 square feet of enclosed living space plus a 484 square foot double carport, a 248 square foot storage and heating room, […]