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A Message From the Chancellor
Spotlight on the Class of 2020
Senior Amanda Stewart had just returned from an unforgettable weekend at the Southern Conference Basketball Championships in Asheville.
As co-captain of the Spartan G’s Dance Team, she had spent the weekend performing, cheering on the Spartans, and hyping up the crowd.
For graduating master’s student Kyle Booker, the study of public history and historical resources is both looking back and looking forward.
“Figuring out who we used to be was a really big deal to me,” says. History has been transformative for him, in growing personally, in connecting him with people and their legacies, and in showing him how he can be a part of community growth.
Booker grew up in western North Carolina, in Asheville, where he visited the Biltmore Estate at least once a year. His father led tours on occasion and as a family they not only marveled at the majesty of the grounds and buildings but also contemplated the difficult moments in the history of the estate.
Picture this. An art major is working away on his photography project when suddenly a pandemic strikes. As his University moves fully online for social distancing, he has to return home and find a way to continue his coursework and art practice remotely.
UNC Greensboro senior Irvin Maldonado had to do just that.
“I usually need the lighting studio on campus. But I’ve shifted my approach to just going outside and video recording or photographing in my backyard,” he says.
Maldonado, part of the Class of 2020, is one of many students who have had to respond quickly to a changed world, and charge ahead with their coursework and artmaking. It hasn’t been easy, and there are challenges.