Lin wins ‘Best in Show’ at Red Ribbon Runway Fashion Show

Lin wins ‘Best in Show’ at Red Ribbon Runway Fashion Show



John Lin, a junior majoring in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies, won “best in show” at the Red Ribbon Runway Fashion Show in Winston-Salem on April 6. All garments for the show were made using 100 percent of three Hanes T-Shirts. The fashion show was organized by AIDS Care Services of Winston-Salem.


 Model: Pang Chou Chang

Business co-created by UNCG professor, doctoral student named semifinalist for NC IDEA grant

CTASIT LLC, a social learning information platform company co-founded by a UNCG faculty member and doctoral student, is one of 30 statewide semi-finalists — and the only from the Triad — up for a NC IDEA grant.

CTASIT — which stands for Complex Task Assessment Solutions and Information Technology LLC — was founded in April 2012 by Eric Ford, the Forsyth Medical Center Distinguished Professor of Healthcare with a joint appointment in the Bryan School and the UNCG School of Nursing, and Dmytro Babik, a Bryan School doctoral student, in collaboration with two other partners.

CTASIT provides Mobius SLIP (Social Learning Information Platform) — a web-based application to promote student creativity, critical thinking and communication skills. Mobius SLIP has been used by about 3,000 students at a half-dozen universities including UNCG, University of Georgia, Ohio State and University of Calgary.

NC IDEA is an organization dedicated to business innovation and economic advancement in the state.

Dora Gicheva, UNCG Economics Professor, speaks about NC Unemployment

North Carolina continued to have the country’s fifth-highest unemployment rate in March.

“I think that things are not improving a lot,” said Dora Gicheva, a University of North Carolina at Greensboro professor who studies labor markets. “Things are a still lot higher in North Carolina compared to the U.S.”

BB&T Speaker Series – April 22th

Free Market Fairness – Dr. John Tomasi (Brown University)

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is proud to announce the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, William Bradley ‘Brad’ Hayes, Accounting 1987.

Brad HayesBrad has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) since 2005. A S&P 500 company based in Burlington, NC, LabCorp is a world leader in clinical testing and diagnostic technologies. During Brad’s tenure, both company revenues and earnings per share increased markedly.

In addition to his responsibilities at LabCorp, Brad finds time to serve his community. He has lent his expertise to numerous non-profit boards, including the UNCG Excellence Foundation and the Bryan School Business Advisory Board. Brad also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee at Canterbury School. In recognition of his work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, he was recognized in 2012 with the “Beverly Berry Living and Giving Award” for his efforts to raise funds to find a cure for diabetes.

Brad and his wife, Kim, Marketing Education 1989, have endowed a scholarship to support high-potential students with financial need.

The Bryan School and UNCG will celebrate this award along with Brad and guests on Monday, May 13th at Starmount Forest Country Club.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2012 – Boyd A. Rogers, ’85 MBA, Vice President and President, Global Supply Chain, VF Corporation (retired)

2011 – Ellen Thrower, ’75 BS, ’78 MBA, Executive Director, School of Risk Management, St. John’s University (retired)

2010 – Edward M. Rozynski, ’75 BS,’76 MA, Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Stryker Corporation

2009 – L. Thornton Edwards, ’74 MS, Principal, Owner, and President, The Edwards Companies

2008 – Becky R. Levin, ’79 BS, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Levin & Company, Inc.

2006 – Martin Green, ’84 BS, President, brij Image and Information, Inc.

2005 – Gary Smith, ’81 BS, ’85 MBA, Executive VP and CFO, International Textile Group, Inc.

2004 – Dianne Neal Blixt, ’81 BS, ’88 MBA, Executive VP and CFO, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.

2003 – William A. “Dean” Priddy, ’83 BS, ’86 MBA, CFO and VP of Administration, RF Micro Devices

2002 – Joe K. Pickett, ’72 MS, Chairman and CEO, HomeSide International, Inc. (retired)

2000 – Sue W. Cole, ’72 BS, ’77 MBA, Regional CEO, U.S. Trust Company

1999 – Nido Qubein, ’73 MS, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Creative Services, Inc. and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

Transportation workers risk shorter lifespans

Dixon Hughes Goodman continues sponsorship of Triad Business Index

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, the Southeast’s largest accounting firm, is continuing its sponsorship of the Triad Business Index with a gift of $25,000 to the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The DHG Triad Business Index continues to be one of the most important sources of information on the region’s economy, and it is a valuable managerial tool for both planning and assessing business opportunities

We have sponsored the index for three straight years and readership continues to grow. Dixon Hughes Goodman is happy to continue its partnership with the Bryan School’s Center for Business & Economic Research.

said Bradley J. Newkirk, DHG’s Triad managing partner.

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UNCG 8th Annual THREADS Fashion Show

THREADS, the student organization for the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, will present their 8th annual fashion show, “The Four Elements,” April 5 2013 at the Empire Room, 203 S. Elm St.

Tickets for the event are $15 for VIP seating (sold out), $10 general admission and $7 with a student ID. THREADS will also co-host an after-show concert with WUAG 103.1 FM, featuring Fine Peduncle and Paper Planet, in the Regency Room.
Tickets for the fashion show are available at the door or online at

Doors to the fashion show will open at 7 p.m. for cocktail hour with the show beginning at 8 p.m. The second half of the night will feature upper level design students and their capsule collections.

Come see the students perspectives of one or more of Earth’s elements — earth, water, fire and wind.

Free parking will be available in the venue parking deck on Davie Street and February 1 Place. Valet parking will also be available for a fee.

See media clip with some samples on


Editorial Update: This event was a success, and we are looking forward to next years event.