On Wednesday, October 27, we presented UNC Greensboro’s highest honors in recognition of exemplary service to our community and state. View the ceremony below.


The 2021 Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony on October 27. Please skip to 21:48 for the beginning of the ceremony.

The 2021 Honorees


Dr. Antonia Monk Richburg ’87, ’00 MPA

The Adelaide F. Holderness/H. Michael Weaver Award

Dr. Antonia Monk Richburg, vice president and senior program officer for Cone Health Foundation, has spent nearly 30 years in nonprofit management – and she has been a devoted community leader and volunteer in Greensboro for just as long. Dr. Richburg is currently chair of the Greensboro Housing Coalition Board of Directors, serves as co-chair of Grantmakers In Health’s Behavioral Health Funders Network national steering committee, and also serves on the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences Board of Visitors. She is also vice chair of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers Board of Directors and serves in several leadership positions at United Way of Greater Greensboro. Dr. Richburg holds a PhD from N.C. A&T State University and a BA and MPA from UNCG. She is passionate about improving the health status of the greater Greensboro community and addressing the needs of the homeless and other low-wealth individuals.


The Late Senator Kay Hagan

The Charles Duncan McIver Medal

Kay R. Hagan (May 26, 1953 – October 28, 2019) served in the United States Senate from 2009 to 2015 and the North Carolina State Senate from 1999 to 2008, rising to serve as a Chair of the Appropriations Committee. Throughout a distinguished career in public service, Senator Hagan was a tireless advocate for North Carolina families and children, our military community, education, and health. Prior to her time in the NC Senate, she worked in private banking for NCNB. Following her time in the US Senate, she served as a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, then as a Senior Policy Consultant at the law firm of Akin Gump in Washington, DC. Throughout her career, she worked to inspire and empower women in the Greensboro community as well as throughout North Carolina. Born in Shelby and raised in Lakeland, Fla., she earned a BA from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University.


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