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The Associates of UNCSA

A vital link between the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and the community!

Founded in 1983, The Associates is a group of dedicated people whose common interest is the advancement of UNCSA and the well-being of its students. This volunteer organization provides a number of opportunities for you to support and promote the activities of the school. We invite you to become involved in the life of the school through one of The Associates’ programs listed below.

For more information on how to become a UNCSA volunteer, please contact Lisa Ransom at or 336-770-1372.

Volunteer Opportunities

Host Parents/Families provide warm and inviting home environments for high school students wishing to take a break from hectic schedules and busy dorm life. This is an excellent chance to get to know up-and-coming artists and develop life-long friendships.

Helpmates assist the Advancement Office with clerical duties and mailings.

“The UNCSA Associates Present” works with UNCSA faculty to arrange behind-the-scenes programs to give the public an insider’s glimpse into the staging of UNCSA productions.

Hospitality hosts small parties and receptions in conjunction with Associates’ events, including “The UNCSA Associates Presents” programs.

Movie Extras continues our interaction with the School of Filmmaking through two programs.  Location Shots is an opportunity for Associates to offer their homes as locations for student films, and Casting Calls gives Associates a chance to satisfy that inner yearning to act in student film productions.

Salon @ Six is an opportunity to showcase UNCSA students to new audiences who have not previously been involved with UNCSA. Small gatherings are held in volunteer’s homes where light hors d’oeuvres and beverages are served and those attending are able to mingle with the students after the performance.

A Note from the President

JOIN THE ASSOCIATES TODAY and you will be among the first to hear of and participate in exciting projects that are always happening at UNCSA, plus some special events on the horizon as the School looks forward to its 50th Anniversary celebration! Check out our Membership Form* for a description of the various opportunities that are available, giving you behind the scenes access and the chance to get to know many of the incredibly talented students, faculty and staff of this jewel of an institution, right in our own backyard. A bonus – your dues are tax-deductible! We would love to have you become an Associate.

Judy Watson

*Application for Membership

Mission Statement

The Associates’ mission is to promote positive community awareness of the school as well as to assist UNCSA wherever appropriate.

Statement of Purpose

  • To support and encourage the development of UNCSA with special emphasis on program and activities.
  • To foster an interest in and encouragement of volunteerism pertaining to UNCSA.

Associates Board Membership

President: Nola Miller
Vice-President: Susan Melville
Secretary: Diane Davis
Treasurer: Elaine Pruitt
Immediate Past President: Judy Watson

Committee Chairs:
Associates Present: "Behind the Scenes": Anne Sessions, Mary Allen Martin
Film Liason: Lila Cruikshank
Helpmates: Jean Davis
Historian: Nancy Gwyn
Hospitality: Susan Overman, Jane Towns
Host Families: Vicki and Ken Davis
Members at Large: Linda Bettis, Hannah Davis
Membership: Gary Trowbridge
Newsletter: Becky Brown
Salon@Six: Carolyn Bailey, Catherine Jones, Carolyn Peddycord, Pam Short
Social Media: Nancy Wareham-Gordon

Board Meeting Schedule

The Associates' Board meets at noon on the first Tuesday of each month of the school year (September to May) in the Office of Advancement, located at 1919 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. All Associates members are invited to attend the monthly board meeting; however, due to space limitations, please call the Development Office at 336-770-3330 to reserve a seat.

Associates Activity
Spring Garden Party

Associates Activity
Mozart's Birthday Party 2012


By-Laws Revised 2009 (pdf)

Calendar of Events

Behind-the-Scenes with the UNCSA Jazz Ensemble: November 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
Salon@Six: December 1, 2014

Associates Activity


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