Oral history interview with Angela Polk-Jones, 2018

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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0:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Today is April 2, 2018.

0:22 - Early life and biographical information

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Partial Transcript: When and where were you born?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her early life.

Keywords: Dick Knox

8:43 - UNCG

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Partial Transcript: We're in your senior year, looking at colleges. Where are you looking?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her time at UNCG.

Keywords: Diversity; Julia Weaver; Lynne Agee; Miriam Brewer; Natalie Connor; North Spencer Residence Hall; Ruby Smith; Women’s Basketball

17:09 - UNCG Women's Basketball

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Partial Transcript: Tell me about growing and meeting the team that first fall.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses the Women's Basketball team at UNCG.

Keywords: 1980s; Athletics; Julia Weaver; Lynne Agee; Natalie Connor; Women's Basketball

22:23 - Coach Lynne Agee

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Partial Transcript: Talk more about Coach Agee.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses Coach Lynee Agee.

Keywords: Lynne Agee

26:26 - UNCG Women’s Basketball Part II: First season/freshman year

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Partial Transcript: Still staying on basketball, what do you remember about your first season here at UNCG?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her first season on the UNCG Women's Basketball team.

Keywords: Athletics; Carol Peschel; Dr. Joseph Rosenblum; Dr. Karen Keene; Dr. Robert Calvin; Jana Henderson; Lynne Agee; Park Pit Packer; Women's Basketball

40:47 - After freshman year and basketball beyond UNCG

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Partial Transcript: I want to shift then to when you're no longer a freshman.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her time after her freshman year.

Keywords: Athletics; Carol Peschel; James Allen; Nelson Bobb; Women's Basketball

44:24 - Beyond UNCG Basketball

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Partial Transcript: Around this time is when you start getting into tournaments.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses playing basketball beyond UNCG.

Keywords: First Team All-American; Lynne Agee; Women's basketball

49:06 - NCAA Women's Final Four

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Partial Transcript: So we have to talk about junior year when we make it.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses the UNCG Women's Basketball team making it to the The Final Four.

Keywords: Athletics; Campus; Donna Snead; First Team All-American; James Allen; NCAA Women's Final Four; Nelson Bobb; Rust College; Women's Basketball

59:18 - All-time leading scorer

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Partial Transcript: And then we've got to talk about your all-time leading scorer.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her all-time leading score.

Keywords: Lynne Agee; Ty Buckner; Women's Basketball

61:29 - Tradition of women’s sports at UNCG

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Partial Transcript: So, I think we're going to, not really end 'cause we aren't going to stop talking about basketball, but is important for us to reflect at this point about being apart of this tradition of women's sports at UNCG.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses the importance of being apart of the tradition of women's sports at UNCG.

Keywords: Athletics; Diversity; Women's Basketball

69:22 - Education classes and proudest accomplishments as an educator

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Partial Transcript: I want to shift into the education bit. When did you start taking education classes?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her education classes and her proudest accomplishments as an educator.

Keywords: education

73:58 - UNCG part II: campus life, traditions, and social/academic events

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Partial Transcript: I have a couple of questions about UNCG. How did you feel about living on campus?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones continues her discussion on her time at UNCG.

Keywords: Campus; Gray Residence Hall; The Rock; Traditions

77:16 - Life beyond UNCG

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Partial Transcript: We're going to shift to graduation and afterwards.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her life beyond UNCG.

Keywords: Greensboro Emeralds; Grimsley High School; Lynne Agee; Phil Weaver; Randy Doss

84:10 - The Middle College at UNCG

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Partial Transcript: How did you get brought into The Middle College after that?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses The Middle College at UNCG.

Keywords: The Middle College at UNCG

98:39 - Chancellors

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about any of the chancellors you were under?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her interactions and thoughts on UNCG chancellors.

Keywords: Chancellor’s Advisory Committee; Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.; Linda Brady; Patricia Sullivan; William Moran

105:14 - Notable professors

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Partial Transcript: Are there any other professors you haven't mentioned yet that you would like to?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses her most notable professors during her time here.

Keywords: Dr. Carl Lashley; Dr. David Rosenblum; Dr. Karen Keene; Dr. Misty Williams; Dr. Nancy Vacc; Dr. Robert Calhoon; Dr. Samuel Miller

109:57 - The Middle College part II: colleagues

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Partial Transcript: Any colleagues here at The Middle College that stand out?

Keywords: Linda Browning; Ria Johnson; Shaun Reeves; The Middle College at UNCG

114:31 - Impact and meaning of UNCG

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Partial Transcript: Tell me how UNCG has affected your life and what it means to you.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses how UNCG has impacted her life and what it means to her.

Keywords: Athletics; Diversity; Grimsley High School; Lynne Agee; Women’s basketball

123:54 - Future of UNCG

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Partial Transcript: These interviews are for the 125th anniversary of UNCG, which is a good time for us to look back and reflect we've come from, but also a good chance to see where we're going to be.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Polk-Jones discusses where she sees UNCG headed in the next 25 to 50 years.

Keywords: Athletics; Baseball; Diversity; Elliott University Center (EUC); Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.; Gray Residence Hall; Men’s Basketball; Soccer; Trina Patterson; Volleyball; Wes Miller; Women’s Basketball