Homecoming 2010 will be Jan. 29-31. This year's
Rockin' My Teal" will be integrated
in all events from the alumni awards reception and TEALgate to
academic affiliated alumni receptions and the all-alumni party! Mark your
calendars and stay up to date with the schedule
of events on the alumni Web site.
More than 1,000 people took part in this year's Family
Weekend Oct. 16-18. Alumni, students and parents enjoyed a schedule
of events that showcased the UNCW experience. Here are some highlights:
- Wine and cheese
welcome reception – More than 100
Seahawk alumni and parents mingled with UNCW faculty and staff while enjoying
refreshments, music and a friendly atmosphere.
Wing Society Reunion – Thirty-five individuals
who have reached or surpassed the milestone of their 50-year alumni
status met for brunch at Madeline
Suite followed by a trolley tour of campus with Student Ambassadors.
- UNCW past, present and future – Fifty
alumni, parents and students gathered together in Lumina Theatre to
hear from campus historian Ty Rowell, who spoke about
the founding of Wilmington College through becoming one of
the top institutions in the Southeast and everything in-between.
pinning ceremony – Twenty-five legacy students
and their families gathered for family portraits, refreshments
and conversation about what it means to be a Seahawk. Sandra
McClammy '03, '09M, vice chair of the alumni board of directors,
explained the importance of making UNCW a family tradition. As association
director Rob McInturf called the legacy students up to the stage, Sandra
gave them a gold pin with teal gemstone, which was pinned on them by
their alumni connection.
- Class of 1999 reunion dinner –
In addition to dinner and reminiscing about their days at UNCW, alumni
heard from Mark Blackwell, student body president.
UNCW Teaching Fellows provided complimentary childcare.
of 1984 reunion celebration –
George Spirakis, 1984 class president and attorney in Myrtle
Beach, spoke to the group about his memories of UNCW and encouraged
them all to stay involved with the university and the Alumni Association.
Alumni traveled to the reunion from all around the Southeast and as
far away as California. UNCW student Nikki Myers, played piano for
the celebration with her peers from the group TEMPO: The Empowerment
of Musicians through Peer Outreach.
Cape Fear Area
alumni and friends enjoyed appetizers and
drinks Nov. 5 at Dockside for the Alumni After Work Fall Edition.
Dockside generously donated all of
the appetizers for the event. Ken Dieppa ’09M,
president of the Cape Fear Chapter, awarded
door prizes: leather business card
holders and two pairs of tickets to the Dec.
16 TEALgate vs. Wake Forest.
Alumni, family and friends celebrated the
100th birthday of the Wise Alumni House Nov.
7. At a VIP reception
honoring those who supported the renovations to the house, Mayor Bill
Saffo ’83 read a proclamation declaring Nov. 7, 2009,
Wise Alumni House Day. George Edwards, executive
director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, unveiled the centennial
plaque which will be displayed on the front of the house.
As part of the traditional screening of Frank Capra’s It’s
a Wonderful Life, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is searching
for an angel in disguise to be the next recipient of the Clarence Award,
named after the angel-in-training in the classic holiday film. The fourth
annual award will be presented at UNC Wilmington’s It’s
a Wonderful Life screening at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in Kenan Auditorium.
In a battle to preserve the ancient
treasure of deep sea coral reefs, an international research team will dive
into a historic investigation of North Carolina waters Dec. 1-9. Led by
UNCW marine scientist Steve Ross,
researchers will employ innovative technology to characterize and map expansive
deep sea coral habitats before they become extinct.
The U.S. Department of Education
recognized UNCW'S unique,
gender-based substance prevention program as a model for other schools
across the nation. One of only five programs in the country to receive
model status, UNCW's "Changing a High-Risk Drinking Culture
through the Lens of Gender" earned a grant of $128,000 and designation
as a Promising Program.
Rev. Don Skinner, founder and executive director of the Phoenix
Employment Ministry, was named the 2009 Albert Schweitzer Honors
Scholar. The award is
given annually by the UNCW Honors Scholars Program and Randall Library
to a person from the Cape Fear area who exemplifies the attributes or
interests of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Albert Schweitzer.
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative
Writing program at UNCW is
designated one of the top 25 MFA programs in creative writing in the
nation in the November/December 2009 issue of Poets & Writers magazine. One of the top publications in the creative writing profession,
Poets & Writers ranks UNC Wilmington's program fifth in creative
nonfiction and places it at number 22 in poetry and number 25 in fiction.
Want information on UNCW? Now
there's an iPhone application for that. UNCW undergraduate
students Ricardo Valea and Phillip Whisenhunt have created the university's
first iPhone application.
Per Senate Bill 668, all North Carolina
agencies, including college and universities, are mandated to reduce
energy consumption by 20 percent by July 2010. The University of North
Carolina Wilmington has already reached that goal, dropping its usage
by 28 percent over the past 6 years, and 11 percent in fiscal year 2009
alone, through significant conservation and efficiency measures.
Sophomore midfielder Erin Pardini converted a penalty kick opportunity
in the 80th minute to give third-seeded UNC Wilmington a 1-0 victory
over fourth-seeded James Madison in the 2009 CAA Women's Soccer Championship
game Nov. 8 at Parsons Field. The Seahawks captured their first CAA Championship
as they improved to 13-7-1 overall with the victory and extended their
winning streak to five games.
South Florida junior guard Dominique
Jones poured in 16 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to
propel the Bulls over the Seahawks, 74-66, for third place in
the Charleston Classic Sunday at Carolina First Arena.
The Seahawks wound up 1-2 at the tourney and stand 1-4 overall on the
Hampton used an 18-2 run early in the second half to overcome a four-point
deficit on its way to a 66-52 victory over UNCW in collegiate
women's basketball action Nov. 22 at the Convocation Center. The Seahawks
dropped to 1-2 as they suffered their second straight road setback.
Sophomore Kasey Richardson
won two events and swam on a winning relay, while sophomore Gavin Spake
won two events as UNCW swept visiting College of Charleston
on Nov. 14 in swimming and diving action at the Seahawk Natatorium.
Exhibition – Cultural Arts Building art gallery through Dec.
12. Reception 3 p.m. Dec. 12
Boseman Gallery – Art work by Stella Duplass, the UNCW
student awarded the 2009-10 Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship
of Music Honors Recital – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1,
Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building
Are Together – 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Lumina Theatre
Piano Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Kenan Auditorium
Wind Symphony – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3
Christmas – Dec. 5
Celebration – 2 p.m. Dec. 5, Warwick Center
Symphony Orchestra – Holiday Concert – 8 p.m.
Dec. 5 and 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Kenan Auditorium
It's a Wonderful Life – 2 p.m. Dec. 13, Kenan Auditorium
Alumni pre-game TEALgate party- 5 p.m. Dec. 16, tent
outside Trask Coliseum
Carolina Symphony – 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Kenan Auditorium
Homecoming 201 0- Jan. 29-31
NOW FOR THE HOLIDAYS – View a photo
gallery of local merchants who carry licensed UNCW products and
the items they have available. Other links: UNCW
Bookstore | UNCWsports.com
TEAL RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and
selected Wilmington area merchants. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.
UNCW students will share the university’s
story with alumni, parents and friends over the coming weeks, as part
of the 2009-10 ANNUAL
GIVING PHONATHON. Last year, student callers encouraged
more than 7,300 donors to pledge more than $466,000 to the university.
In this time of severe budget cuts, these donations are not for extras.
The gifts are used for library materials, classroom equipment, computers,
software and other technology, campus life programs, athletics and much
more to maintain the quality, educational experience that has become
a tradition at UNCW. Please consider
making your gift online.
Donors’ stories | Student
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ASSISTANCE – Alumni can access the services and
resources of the UNCW Career Center in the University Union, Room
2035, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or use special drop-in
hours for quick questions 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual
questions can be asked by phone 910.962.3174 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMISSIONS – UNCW
is one of the South’s best public undergraduate teaching institutions
as evidenced by a high demand from talented students seeking admission,
national recognition and growth in regionally relevant programs such
as marine science, gerontology, psychology, public administration and
TRANSCRIPTS | CAMPUS