Making space for faith to flourish for more than 25 years.

The Smith ACM continues to safely make space for religious and cultural communities during the COVID-19. We are committed to keeping each and every member of our community safe by regular cleaning, social distancing, and limiting the capacity of our spaces.  The Smith ACM adheres to the COVID-19 protocols of UNC Greensboro.

Remembering Brenda

For more than 17 years, Miss Brenda Craig lived in and was a part of the day-to-day life of the Smith ACM Center. 

Brenda, 74, passed away peacefully on July 31 of natural causes. She was born in Roanoke, Va., to Claude and Clarice “Buddy” Craig. She excelled in sports and academics and was offered prestigious college scholarships. She chose to study at UNC Greensboro, where she played a number of sports. After graduating with a degree in physical education, Brenda served as a teacher and instructor. She returned to the UNCG community to live and work in security. Her interest in law enforcement also led her to security positions at N.C. A&T State University and Wake Forest University, where she was employed at the time of her death. Brenda was well known among students, faculty, and staff at UNCG, where she volunteered daily at the Smith Campus Ministries Center and with Wesley-Luther at the Spartan Open Pantry. A generation of students came to know and appreciate Brenda for the way she listened to them, helped them, and encouraged them. Brenda was a person of quiet faith who found God in service toward others and in the value of every person, every creature, and every plant. A celebration of life will be held at 3pm on Saturday, September 25, at College Place United Methodist Church, 509 Tate St. Memorials may be made to the Spartan Athletics Scholarship Fund or the Spartan Open Pantry.

Her loss has affected not only our staff but so many others in our Spartan community. May we continue to share the love she showed to those that would visit our Smith ACM Center.