Angelica Kapely '14, left, and Kelly Donovan '13

Angelica Kapely '14, left, and Kelly Donovan '13 were awarded prestigious Fulbright awards for their outstanding academic achievements.


At UNCG, students discover an ideal balance of challenge, support and engagement. From undergraduate research projects to leadership development opportunities to practical experiences that reinforce classroom learning, UNCG prepares students to make meaningful contributions in their careers and communities. Each year, some of the nation's most prestigious awarding bodies recognize their accomplishments. Top student honors for 2013-14 include:

  • Two UNCG students were honored with 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Angelica Kapely of Marion, NC, will travel to Bahrain while Kelly Donovan of Holly Springs, NC, will head to Taiwan. Kapely graduated in May with a master's of education in TESOL and a focus on teacher leadership. Double majoring in Spanish and Asian studies, Donovan earned her degree in December with a 4.0 GPA and full university honors. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. Students like Kapely and Donovan represent the country as cultural ambassadors, helping to enhance mutual understanding.
  • English doctoral student Lauren Shook was chosen to participate in a yearlong colloquium at the Folger Institute, which is dedicated to research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The colloquium was led by Renaissance scholar Barbara K. Lewalski of Harvard University. Shook was chosen out of a competitive field of Folger Institute consortium faculty members and advanced graduate students.
  • George Bullard '14, who graduated in May with a degree in chemistry, won a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which includes a $32K stipend per year for three years. Bullard will begin his PhD program at Duke University in organic chemistry beginning in the fall. While at UNCG he conducted significant undergraduate research work under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Petersen. His research interests include drug design and natural product synthesis. Before coming to UNCG, he served in Kosovo and Afghanistan (2001-02).
  • For the spring 2014 semester, 11 UNCG students were named Benjamin A. Gilman Scholars. The Gilman Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.


UNCG is among the nation's best universities, according to the 2014 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News and World Report.


For the 15th consecutive year, Princeton Review highlights UNCG among the country's best universities for undergraduate education.


According to a report released by the American Enterprise Institute, UNCG fares exceptionally well under the federal government's proposed system to rate colleges and universities on affordability, access and quality measures.