UNCG made the President's Higher Education and Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction shortlist for the second year. UNCG has been named to the annual list every year since its inception in 2006.
"Through all of my involvements, I feel like the most important lesson is one my advisor told me at our first advising session, ‘Disappoint anyone…. disappoint everyone, but never disappoint yourself.’ That stood out to me because you can try to please everyone, but it all starts from within… do what makes you happy and everything else will fall into place.”
"We always talk about the diversity of UNCG, but I think when people think about diversity they bring up race or ethnicity, but it’s more than that – diversity is the individuality that each student, staff, and faculty member brings with them."
"I honestly feel like this university as a whole is a family. We support each other. We all connect in some ways. They make sure we’re well taken care of. I really love this campus – I love everything about it. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”
"In high school, I wasn’t super-interested in college. I knew I would go, but wasn't sure where UNCG would lead me or what exactly it had to offer. My mom is astonished that I thrived so much in college – UNCG is a huge part of why."
"One thing I’ve learned – my friend calls them ‘aha moments’. When I have a conversation with a resident or I’m teaching a reflection activity, it’s that moment of everything coming together and finding its purpose. It could be a plain topic, but when you connect it to your life – that’s the 'aha moment'. That’s when I learn – when it connects to me and I can see how it works.”
"The two biggest things I have learned through campus involvement are time management and team work. Being involved on campus forces you consider what’s important. It’s one thing to manage your personal time versus balancing commitments you have made to other people. In a classroom you are the boss of your own company, but when join a group on campus you become a steward to the school.
"I’ve been progressing slowly, and I think that’s important. Not everyone goes in (to college) and automatically knows what they’re doing. I don’t think you ever want to spend a day on campus where you feel like you didn’t do anything. This is college. We didn’t get this in high school. We might not get this outside of college.”
"UNCG leadership training has been great. I feel like when I tell people that I’ve taken the time to reflect on who I am as a person and a leader and a global citizen, that they can really appreciate that. My liberal arts education has really contributed to my bigger thinking and my critical thinking skills."