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Student Stories: Our graduates knock it out of the park.


Hear what students and alumni have to say about our online programs.

Olivia Built Skills to Help a Population in Need

The online MS in Gerontology program helped Olivia discover her passion — helping older adults age well.

Olivia Cornett is passionate about improving the health of the aging population, which she says has been largely ignored.

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Marla Advanced Her Nursing Career with New Skills

Marla Lepley-Starr is the lead instructor for the evening Practical Nursing Program at Gaston College in North Carolina. The school offered her the position as a result of her practicum there through the online Master of Science in Nursing Education at UNC Greensboro.

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Justin returned to College to Secure His Future

A turn in the economy led Justin Cuevas to pursue a more secure future. Now a student in the online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, Cuevas is working full time, studying what he loves, and gaining the competitive advantage to take his career to the next level.

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Joshua Uses New Skills to Make an Impact with Nonprofit

As a UNC Greensboro undergraduate student, Joshua Leeper was an active volunteer. When he learned he could make that kind of work his career, he jumped at the chance to start his own nonprofit.

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Amy first started her college journey 10 years ago

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Amy Crews spent 13 years with the USDA, monitoring crops by satellite. She worked her way up to supervisor, managing people with master’s degrees and PhDs. But there was a problem — she never finished her bachelor’s.

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Julia Gains Hands-On Experience with Real-World Projects

Julia Herbón wanted to step outside her comfort zone. An educator for 20 years, she was ready for the next step in her career. UNC Greensboro’s online Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) was the perfect fit for her complicated schedule and professional goals.

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Lizzie Earned Master's Degree to Stand Out in Her Field

Working with retired adults during an undergraduate internship helped Lizzie Thomas narrow her focus on the population she wanted to work with — the aging.

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Josie Used Certificate to Improve Her Community

Josie Williams didn’t think she would ever go to college. “That just didn’t seem accessible to me at the time,” she says.

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David Uses Doctorate to Develop Adapted Sport Program

David Kyle’s number one goal as director of the Ability Sport Network is to help people with disabilities to be more physically active.

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Noor Expanded Her Skills to Research Devastation in Iraq

Two summers ago, Noor Ghazi traveled to Mosul, Iraq, to see firsthand the effects of ISIS in her home country.

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Justin Earned His Degree and a Promotion

Justin Dyson is responsible for making sure 81 schools run smoothly. As Director of Maintenance Operations for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, he oversees everything from electrical to plumbing to general maintenance.

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Samira Found Her Community Online

When Samira Khan began an online graduate degree program at UNC Greensboro, she wasn’t sure what to expect of online learning.

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