BLS Stories

Husband and wife to graduate from UNCG together

Rhonda and Eric Hodges always knew they would graduate from college — they just didn’t know when, and they didn’t expect to…

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Student Excellence Awards Winners!

The BLS program is proud to announce that two BLS students, Patricia Smalley and Zann Nelson, were recipients of 2020 Provost Student…

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Ann Millett Interview

BLS Faculty member and Artist Ann Millett was interviewed for the “Creatives in Conversation” series. Full article here:

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Zann Nelson’s Graduate Reflection

A bit of Zann’s educational journey that led her to graduate UNCG in BLS at age 71 in Dec 2019. Full writeup:…

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Spring Graduate

Spring 19 Graduate Reflections

Inspirational stories from our Spring 19 Graduation Reception. Congratulations graduates!

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Restorative Justice in Virginia

BLS Professional Studies student Zann Nelson Initiated a resolution “Acknowledging with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching within the commonwealth” in the 2019 Virginia General Assembly. The resolution passed unanimously and was reported in U.S. News and world Report.

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Make a global impact

Noor Ghazi a 2017 graduate of the BLS program recently published a co-authored article titled: “Stuck Between War and Europe: Syrian Refugees in Turkey”

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On to Grad School…

Cecilia Gonzalez Barber graduated the BLS program in 2014 with a concentration in Social Sciences and is currently attending graduate school in counseling while working full time as a domestic violence advocate in Chatham County.

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Traveling, Teaching, & Learning in Asia

Margaret, 30, has been on the Dean’s list since joining the BLS Program — while teaching English in China, traveling in Thailand and Mongolia, and working with Tibetan refugees in India!

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Stationed in Germany

“I have had an interest in UNCG since high school, but never thought I would find a program I could take while I was living here.”

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