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UNCG Building Named For Smith Moore Founding Partner

UNCG Building Named For Smith Moore Founding Partner

November 2, 2006

GREENSBORO – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro dedicated two new buildings as part of the university's Founders Day, one of which was named for a founding partner of the law firm now known as Smith Moore, Beverly Cooper Moore, as well as for his wife, Irene "Rene" Mitchell Moore.

"The Beverly Cooper Moore and Irene Mitchell Moore Humanities and Research Administration Building will be a breeding ground for creativity, discovery and innovation for UNCG," said Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan.  "I hope you are as proud as we are to connect the Moore name to this terrific new building."

Carole Bruce, an attorney in Smith Moore's Greensboro office, thanked Rene for her and Beverly's generosity in sharing their knowledge, wisdom, and wit with the community for many years.  Ms. Bruce then presented Rene with a bouquet of roses from Smith Moore in recognition of the firm's respect for Beverly, for her, and for her gift to UNCG.

Beverly Cooper Moore was founding partner of Smith Moore Schell & Hunter (now known as Smith Moore LLP).  He served as president of the Greensboro Bar Association and on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association.  His wife, Irene "Rene" Mitchell Moore gave $2 million to UNCG through the Students First Campaign to name the building and establish 16 graduate student scholarships, known as the Moore Fellowships.  The building will provide teaching and office space for five departments:  classical studies; English; German, Russian and Japanese studies; history; and Romance languages.

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