Community & Friends

University-Wide Support for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED), Terri Shelton, Bryan Toney

ORED acts as the portal for access, information, and advancement concerning all activities at UNCG that involve economic development. These activities including workforce development, leadership development, public policy analysis, capacity building, entrepreneurship, the creation of intellectual capital and innovation commercialization. ORED creates partnerships that link university, government, and industry resources to address economic development needs. There is currently a strong focus on development in downtown Greensboro, with the opening of HQ Greensboro, the GO Center, and the Greensboro Project Space.

Institute for Community & Economic Engagement (ICEE) Emily Janke

Serving as a central communication hub about community engagement activities, relationships, resources, scholarship, best practices, and outcomes, ICEE works with academic, student affairs, and administrative offices campus-wide to deepen, to make more pervasive, and to integrate community engagement into core academic work and systems for the purpose of advancing strategic institutional and community missions and goals.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Aubrey Turner

OSP can assist with finding appropriate grants, pre- and post-award guidance, and crafting winning proposals.

Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL), Cathy Hamilton

OLSL serves as a catalyst for experiential curricular and co-curricular leadership development and service-learning initiatives that empower students to effect positive change and serve as citizen leaders in a global community. OLSL works with the Graduate School and URSCO to manage community-based research grants. The community-based research (CBR) initiation grant supports proposals that represent collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams.

North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC), Justin Streuli

NCEC provides expertise and resources in entrepreneurship. The NCEC provides special workshops and seminars, as well as one on one consulting, support, and mentoring, for both students and community entrepreneurs. Feel free to contact NCEC if you need some advice on how to start or grow your business. The NCEC can also help connect you with other individuals and organizations throughout North Carolina.

Office of Innovation & Commercialization (OIC), Staton Noel

OIC supports UNCG’s effort to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge. OIC serves the university and the public by commercializing discoveries developed by faculty, students and staff. OIC also assists faculty in obtaining research support from corporate sponsors. The OIC also specializes in finding industry partners for further development of academic discovery and ultimately, innovation commercialization.