Spartan Athletes Play And Find Their Way

At UNC Greensboro, many students land here because of athletics. Some are offered scholarships, while others choose UNCG because they can walk-on to a team and continue to play a sport they love.

Cool Majors: Recreation and Parks Management

A group of CTR faculty walk along a park trail.

The recreation and parks management major is perfect for students who want to promote wellness. “Our lens is studying and delivering recreation services through a developmental and health-oriented approach to create a positive quality of life,” says Department Chair Benjamin Hickerson.

Departments Partner to Create Sensory Room Article

Lisa Williams

The room was originally meant to be a temporary space in the Center for Community Engaged Design – an interdisciplinary research center through IARc that focuses on research and design of both built and natural environments. But when the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation (CTR) said they had an empty office in Ferguson for the sensory room, another use for the space opened as well – teaching.

UNCG Supports Folk Fest with Research, Artists, and Fans

A music festival is a big investment for a city. Greensboro spends a quarter of a million dollars in cash and in-kind services at its annual North Carolina Folk Festival. City officials and sponsors – which include UNC Greensboro – all want to know that a big undertaking is worth the … Continued

Celebrate the Trail to Recovery Commemorates 500th Hike

Celebrate trail to recovery

“The hiking program continues to be a welcome part of my social life. This is just a wonderful group of supportive friends,” says Nancy Ryckman ‘82 MEd, active member of UNC Greensboro’s hiking group Celebrate the Trail to Recovery (CTR). 

Alum returns to Greensboro to make an impact

“Greensboro feels like home,” says alumnus Phil Fleischmann ’05 M.S., who recently returned to Greensboro in his new role as the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Director. “I’ve spent most of my adult life here, and I value the diversity of our city and the variety of available opportunities.”

New Bench Aims to Spark Conversation, Inclusion

Friendship bench

A new, brightly-colored bench that now sits outside the Elliot University Center is the culmination of a four-year project for Community and Therapeutic Recreation (CTR) alumna Claire Corrigan. She thought of the project in 2018, the summer before she started her master’s degree.

Class of 2022: Maddy Gilhool leads by example

Maddy Golhool at 2022 Southern Conference Women's Soccer Championships

Madison “Maddy” Gilhool thrives when she’s part of a team. Whether she’s on the soccer field or planning an event as a Community and Therapeutic Recreation (CTR) student, she’s inspired by connectivity and community.