Seahawk Points of Pride
(since July 2015)
- UNCW received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors for two new doctorates – the Doctorate in Nursing Practice and the Ph.D. in Psychology, bringing the university’s current doctoral programs total to four.
- The Public Health Studies Program in UNCW’s School of Health and Applied Human Sciences received accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, one of just four standalone undergraduate programs in the nation to receive the designation.
- Donors contributed more than $14.9 million to the University of North Carolina Wilmington during Fiscal Year 2015-16, setting a single-year record.
- The passage of the Connect NC bond referendum secured $66 million in funding for the new Allied Health Building.
- Moody’s Investors Services upgraded UNCW’s general revenue debt to Aa3 stable outlook from A1 positive. UNCW’s important role as a favorably located public university and member of the UNC system, a track record of state support, growing financial reserves and overall strengthening student demand were factors in the new rating, the report states.
- UNCW expanded its outreach to the Armed Services and military-affiliated students through the establishment of the Office of Military Affairs.
- Five athletic programs – baseball, women’s tennis, men’s soccer, men’s golf, and women’s volleyball -- received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for placing among the top 10 nationally in the classroom. The program also had one of its best seasons in a decade with 2 CAA championships, 4 NCAA team post-seasons and 4 NCAA individual post-seasons.
- UNCW’s outstanding reputation has repeatedly earned accolades for high quality, affordability and service to military-affiliated students from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and The Education Trust, among others. Recently, UNCW was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, which highlights the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities. See more here: www.uncw.edu/rankings
- UNCW was one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year among master’s institutions in the United States.
- The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics designated the Centro Hispano, part of the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education, which reflects UNCW’s efforts to support Latino educational attainment and excellence. Additionally, UNCW was recognized as being among 150 public and private institutions with a Commitment to Action to make meaningful and quantifiable contributions to expand and support the educational outcomes and opportunities for the Latino community.
- In an effort to increase UNCW’s global presence, the university signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing collaborations between the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, France; University of British Columbia, Canada; and the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.