UNCG fashion designers Goodwill’s Rock the Runway

UNCG fashion designers Goodwill’s Rock the Runway

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Recently, UNCG fashion designers participated in the 2014 edition of Rock the Runway, an annual fund-raiser for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, had a decidedly Spartan flair: Five of the seven designers tasked with making new fashions out of Goodwill donations had UNCG ties.

Current UNCG students John Lin, Rachel Wilson, Ayanna Harrison, Nhi Tran joined alumnae Carrie Coyle as designers for the event, which was held Friday, Feb. 21, in downtown Greensboro. Tran won the contest.

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Triad Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honorees, Class of 2014

Triad Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honorees, Class of 2014

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On February 20th, Triad Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honorees, Class of 2014 was honored.

It was another great and successful event with lots of exciting honorees for this years class of 40 Under 40 honorees.

Please take a moment to view the slideshow The Business Journal has put together at their website.

Stand-up Economist – March 4th

Sally Crumpler Jobe ’64 Honors School with Gift to Renovate Conference Room

Sally Crumpler Jobe ’64 Honors School with Gift to Renovate Conference Room

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Renovations are complete in Bryan Room 419, made possible through a generous gift from Sally Crumpler Jobe ‘64 and her husband, Warren.  Named in honor of Sally, the newly renovated Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room provides a professional and modern space for meetings, videoconferencing and collaborations among business leaders, students, staff and faculty.

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Sally (left) and her husband, Warren, share a toast with Chancellor Brady and Dean Banks to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room

To celebrate the gift, Chancellor Linda Brady and Dean Mac Banks hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the newly renovated space.  Dean Banks summarized the importance of the Jobe’s gift and the lasting impact it will have.

The Sally Crumpler Jobe Conference Room will be an important place for building relationships and sharing ideas – now in a space that is fitting for a school of our caliber.  Thank you, Sally and Warren, for recognizing that need and for your generosity.

Joining Sally and her husband at the ribbon cutting were members of their family, faculty, staff and members of the Class of 1964 50th Reunion Planning Committee.  Sally made the gift in celebration of the 50th anniversary of her graduation from UNCG and as an expression of appreciation for the excellent education and opportunities she experienced as a student.

Sally graduated from UNCG with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.  As a student she served in the Student Government Association and was elected as University Marshal. Both of Sally’s sisters are also graduates of UNCG:  Margaret Crumpler Ladd ‘53 and Clara Crumpler Bitter ‘65.

Explaining the World

Explaining the World

Laura Simpson

UNCG alumna, Laura Simpson ‘00, is a SAS programmer and analyst at the Division of Institutional Research at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She has published several research papers on health and education and has been acknowledged for her contribution in others. Laura chose UNCG’s applied economics program because “it seemed more fun than accounting.” But, she had to work hard to get into the program.

As an undergraduate student of economics, Laura struggled with the macroeconomics course taught by Professor Ken Snowden. The department had strict standards for recruiting students in the applied economics program.

Read more at UNCG’s Economics website.

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

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UNCG graduate Damien Patton, a 1999 finance graduate of the Bryan School of Business and Economics, is the founder and CEO of Banjo, the social discovery app that has become one of the leaders in the industry. Earning magna cum laude honors in and was named to Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary society and received a Dean’s Medal at graduation, he has created an app to track events and news as they begin trending on social media platforms.
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Learn more about the company at ban.jo