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Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell - poet, novelist, and professor of English - received the O. Max Gardner Award.

The University endowment rose from $4 million to $14 million as a result of the Prospectus III campaign.

January 21 - an administrative order was approved by Chancellor William E. Moran to officially change UNC-G to UNCG, removing the hyphen from the acronym.

The administration of the Chinqua-Penn Plantation House near Reidsville, North Carolina was transferred to North Carolina State University.