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January Seahawk of the Week -
Q & A with Chris Frederick '03
While working as an assistant vice president, business relationship manager for PNC Bank in the Raleigh-Durham area, this 2003 Cameron School of Business graduate contuniues to show his Seahawk pride! Chris Frederick '03 currently volunteers his time to serve as the President of the Alumni Triangle Chapter Steering Committee and is also a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. We enjoyed getting to know him a little more by reading his responses below:
What do you love most about UNCW?
I really enjoyed the class room sizes and professors at UNCW (special shout out to Dr. Burrus). UNCW's small classroom sizes allow the professors to give individual attention to each student. This includes extra sessions outside of the schedule classroom times.
What organizations were you a part of as a student?
Kappa Alpha Psi, NPHC, WLOZ (UNCW radio station), ACE, Campus Judicial Board, Student Housing (Desk Receptionist at the dorms), Black Student Union
How did UNCW prepare you for your career?
My classes in Cameron School of Business gave me a firm foundation of the skill sets I use everyday in the banking industry. The roles I held in the organizations above, enhanced my communication and leadership skills. UNCW gave me the opportunity to learn how to guide a variety of personalties to one common goal, which is a trait that can benefit you in any professions.
What is your favorite place on the UNCW Campus?
When I was on campus my favorite place was the Student Union. The student union was a relaxing environment that allowed students to study, eat, or just socialize in between classes. I was good at the socializing aspect. It gave me time to joke around with friends, that I still keep in contact with ten years later.
What is your favorite memory from UNCW?
The basketball team making the NCAA tournament. The tone at the University and around town was electric. It also comes with the expense of the painful memory, when University of Maryland beat UNCW on a buzzard beater.
How do you stay connected with UNCW?
I stay connected with UNCW by being involved in the local UNCW Alumni Chapter. I've been active in two different chapters and both were great!
What has motivated your generous and loyal support?
I give back to UNCW because the institution supplied me with priceless skills, experiences, and memories that you can't put a price on. I'm excited every time I get the opportunity to assist future Seahawks in accomplishing the same.
What would you say to encourage other alumni to make an annual gift to UNCW?
It's one to say you love your alam-mater and the time you attended. But, the ultimate way to express those feelings is to give back and help our beautiful University continue to grow and develop great leaders of tomorrow. Giving back is how most great Universities are able to sustain and increase their creditability. I personally think UNCW can compete with any school in the state. So I do my part to assist in the efforts. Remember every little bit helps.
University Advancement Welcomes New Associate Vice Chancellor
The division is excited to welcome Christy Ward as the new Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Christy was selected at the culmination of a national search for potential candidates, and she will work within the University Advancement leadership team to develop strategies and initiatives in support of the University’s philanthropic priorities. Her responsibilities include providing strategic leadership for programs in Advancement Services, Annual Giving, Alumni Relations and Parent Giving. Christy will often represent the division on behalf of Vice Chancellor Eddie Stuart in relationships with university leaders including other vice chancellors, deans and directors as well as in a variety of institutional capacities.
Christy joins us from the Hoag Hospital Foundation in Newport Beach, California, where she served as a Director of Development for the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. She also served as the Senior Director of Development at the George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University. Prior to that position, she was a Major Gifts Officer in the Western US for the University of North Carolina Foundation.
"With her enthusiastic and collaborative approach to philanthropy, she is a great addition to our advancement team and university leadership. I look forward to introducing her to the university community in the next few weeks and well into the New Year," said Eddie Stuart, UNCW Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.
Christy is a native of Wilmington, and she has looked forward to bringing her husband, son and daughter back to her hometown community.
continuing a legacy - Kiwanis Celebrates 50 Years of Scholarships
For the last 50 years, the Wilmington Kiwanis Club has graciously provided scholarships to UNCW students. The Club estimates it has given more than $194,000 in scholarship funds since 1964 and impacted the lives of more than 80 students. For the 2014-15 academic year, the Kiwanis Club has awarded 2014 George H. Chadwick, Jr. Memorial Scholarships to four students from the New Hanover County School System. The amount awarded is more than $12,100.
The university was honored to host the Kiwanis Club for their meeting and annual scholarship awards luncheon in May. Past scholarship recipients and UNCW alumni, Rebecca Blackmore ’75, Patrick Boykin ’94, Janie McAuliffe ’07 and Savannah Lee Valade ’14 spoke at the event about how the scholarship funding positively impacted their educational experience at UNCW and ultimately their careers.
Through fund raising efforts such as the Annual Pancake Day, the Wilmington Kiwanis Club contributes over $25,000 per year to organizations that support our youth. Since 1964 (50 yrs), the Club has been awarding scholarships to New Hanover County high school seniors to attend UNCW.
The George H. Chadwick, Jr. Memorial Scholarships are named after George H. Chadwick, Jr. who was a native of Wilmington who graduated in the Class of 1938 from New Hanover High School and attended Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tenn. for one year before joining the Army Air Force. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the Air Force with rank of captain. Upon his return to civilian life in Wilmington, Mr. Chadwick became a very active member in our community serving as chairman of several prominent Boards. He founded and was President of George Chadwick Insurance Agency.
Mr. Chadwick joined the Wilmington Kiwanis Club in 1955. He served as the Club President in 1967. He loved young people and wanted to do whatever was possible to help students receive their education. He realized and understood the importance of education and never wanted finances to keep a young man or woman from getting a college degree. In 1978, when Mr. Chadwick died at the early age of 57 after an extended illness, he was serving as chairman of the Club’s scholarship committee. The Club honored his service by naming the Kiwanis scholarships in his memory.
A special thanks to Randy Peebles, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, for the information contributed to this article. Additional Information: Offical Kiwanis Press Release
inspiring our students - Holt Oil Company, CStore, Raises Funds for Scholarship
Hannah Holt, UNCW Foundation Board Member and owner of CStore Holt Oil Company, presents a check to UNCW to support the Holt Oil Company Fellowship in Public Administration, which is a merit scholarship to benefit students in the program who demonstrate academic ability and special achievement. The scholarship is named in memory of Hannah's father, Charles B.C. Holt who was a nature lover and advocate for land conservation who served in the North Carolina House of Representatives. This summer, Holt Oil Company, CStore, sponsored its 12th annual golf tournament to benefit the North Caroline Coastal Land Trust (NCCLT) and this scholarship at UNCW. With 20 teams participating, the event raised $14,000 for the NCCLT and $5,000 for this scholarship.
making a difference - Newly Named Commercial Realty Room
UNCW is honored to recognize J. Robert "Bob" Fullerton, John F. Hinrichs and Charles A. "Chad" Paul III for their generous contributions to UNCW. In appreciation for their support, the Commercial Realty Room was named and dedicated on Monday, May 19, 2014. The space, located in room #1023 in the Herbert and Sylvia Fisher Student Center, is utilized often by students, faculty, staff and community members.
The Commercial Realty Room Endowment was created by Bob, John and Chad in recognition of their love for UNCW and the Wilmington community, their lifelong friendship with the Fisher family, and in memory of Chad's father, Charles A. "Chuck" Paul, Jr. The fund will be used to provide support for the Division of Student Affairs.
This generous endowment will assist UNCW in continuing to provide stellar student programing and help Student Affairs achieve its vision to help students create experiences for life.
"The generous gifts from Bob, John and Chad will undoubtedly help us continue to provide such experiences," explains Dean of Students Mike Walker. "The earnings from this endowment will give us the ability to supplement programs and support our mission to facilitate the academic and personal success of UNCW students and engage them in opportunities, experiences, and services designed to promote lifelong learning."
Chad's dedication to UNCW is also demonstrated through his leadership and service on the Foundation Board Executive Committee, Cameron School of Business Entrepreneurship Advisory Board as well as serving as chairman of the Cameron School of Business Executive Advisory Board. Chad is also a mentor to students through the Cameron Executive Network.
This endowment is truly making a difference on the UNCW campus!