The beginning of the 2009-10 academic year
welcomes more than just bright, new students to UNCW – the alumni association
also welcomes its new executive officers. Marcus Smith '96 steps into
the role as chair, relieving Jason Wheeler '99, '03M after two years in
that position. Sandra McClammy '03, '09M will serve as vice chair. Trudy
Maus '91, '97M will assume the responsibilities as secretary and Gayle
Hayes Woodcock '89 will complete the executive council as treasurer.
This year the Triangle Area Alumni Chapter
soared to new heights! On Aug. 16, a record-breaking 162 UNCW alumni
and friends filled the Durham Bulls first base party deck and
enjoyed great food while they waited for the Bulls to take
the field. As everyone rose for the National Anthem, our Seahawk
party deck stood a bit taller and prouder as UNCW
junior Mary Claire Curran sang the National Anthem. Seahawks
UNCW alumni in the Triad area are invited
to enjoy a welcome reception and dinner at the Greensboro Country Club
Sept. 17. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo will be the keynote speaker, highlighting
plans for the upcoming year.
The Watson School of Education Alumni
Chapter will host a light dinner at the Wise Alumni House on Oct.
1. Guests will learn about the alumni chapter and hear from Gordon
Massengill, creator of the Lyceum Academy. Read Connections,
the Watson School of Education magazine, online.
The fall meeting of alumni in the Triangle Area will
take place at the Prestonwood Country Club Oct. 8. A state
of the university address will be given by Chancellor Rosemary
DePaolo, and the group will continue to move forward with its
outreach to alumni and review plans for the upcoming year. Online
tickets are available until midnight Oct. 4.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 16-18 for a weekend filled
with activities for alumni, students and parents. The weekend includes:
- Wine and cheese welcome reception
- Midnight Madness
- UNCW Class of ’99 reunion party
- UNCW Class of ’84 reunion celebration
of ’47-’59 Golden Wing Society reunion
- Legacy pinning ceremony
of anyone looking to
get involved? Alumni
chapter and reunion committee
opportunities are available,
and we're looking for
dedicated Seahawks to
make a difference in
the lives of UNCW students
and alumni by becoming
College Luncheon – Sept.
16 and Oct. 21 at Jackson's Big Oak BBQ.
Celebrating a Century of Tradition: The Wise Alumni
House at UNCW – The
UNC Wilmington Alumni Association marks the 100th birthday of Wise Alumni
House with the dedication of a historic plaque and guided tours. Refreshments
will be served. 4-6 p.m. Nov. 7. Photo gallery
UNCW was named by G.I.
Jobs to its 2010 list of Military
Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges,
universities and trade schools that are "doing
the most to embrace America's veterans as students," according to
UNCW IN THE NEWS – Check here for weekly highlights of where the
University of North Carolina Wilmington, its faculty, staff, alumni and
programs have made the headlines across the country.
Welcome Week photo gallery
UNCW's men and women nailed down five championships
on the final day of the UNCW-RBC Wealth Management Tennis Invitational
Sept. 13 at the Country Club of Landfall's Drysdale Tennis
Etienne Boulanger and Shawn Guderian notched goals
and Brandon Miller fashioned his first shutout of the season as UNCW
claimed the UNCW/Courtyard by Marriott Classic with a 2-0 win over Alabama
Sept. 13 at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks, who won the tournament
for the third time in five attempts, improved to 3-1-1 with the win.
Under the direction of second-year
head coach Matt Clark, the Seahawks opened their men's golf season
this weekend Sept. 13 when they teed off at the Gopher Invitational, hosted
by Minnesota at the Spring Hill Golf Club.
The Seahawks have 14 home games on tap for the 2009-10
campaign, including matchups at Trask Coliseum against Atlantic 10
Conference member George Washington (Nov. 15), state rival Campbell
(Dec. 14) and Atlantic Coast Conference power Wake Forest (Dec. 16).
Ticket prices remain unchanged from last season. Midnite
Madness is at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Trask Coliseum.
Led by tournament MVP Paula McConnell, the UNCW volleyball
team recorded 3-1 victories over Canisius (25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-14)
and Radford (13-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-18) to claim the championship
of the Davidson Wildcat Classic Sept. 12 at Belk Arena.
– Volleyball | Women's
soccer | Men's
FUNDRAISER FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
The Seahawk Club will celebrate
the continuing academic excellence of Seahawk athletes at Rendezvous
on the River, 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Riverside Garden, 510 Surry
St. in downtown Wilmington. The event includes music by the Sea Pans,
Invasion of the Pirates lighted boat parade and fireworks over the battleship.
The cost is $60 a person.
YOUR INFORMATION | THE
SEAHAWK STUDENT NEWPAPER
Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or internship? Register
online and post your listings free of charge. Questions? Call 910.962.3174.
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.
UNCW students will share the university’s story with
alumni, parents and friends over the coming weeks, as part of the 2009-10 ANNUAL
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
TEAL RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and
selected Wilmington area merchants. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.
LIKE A SEAHAWK – View a photo
gallery of local merchants who carry licensed UNCW products and
the items they have available. Other links: UNCW
Bookstore | UNCWsports.com
online store | UNCW Seahawk Croakies are available for $4.95
only at Dittos in the Fisher University Union.
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
MAP | CAMPUS
ice hockey team takes on UNC Chapel Hill in
a home, opening match, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Wilmington Ice House in Ogden.
Read more about the hockey team, and see other great stories in the UNCW
Prelude to a Long Way Gone: Africa's Geography,
Culture and History – UNCW faculty host a discussion panel as part of
the Synergy Common
Reading Program. 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 1, Dobo Hall, Room
CONCERT ON THE COMMONS
Addictive Nature, 11:30 a.m.
- 1 p.m. Sept. 17
Side FX, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8
BECKWITH RECITAL HALL
Chamber Music Wilmington: Celebrating 1710 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27
UNCW Jazz Combos – 7:30 p.m. Oct.
Ainspac: Celebrating a Life in Music – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10
UNCW Big Band
and Saxtet – 7:30 p.m.
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m. Sept. 19, tickets $23, $21
Phantom – 8 p.m. Sept. 24-26, 3 p.m. Sept. 27, tickets
Nagata Shachu – 8 p.m. Sept. 28, tickets $20
North Carolina Symphony – 8 p.m. Oct. 2, tickets $45,
Colin Hay – 8 p.m. Oct. 3
UNCW Wind Symphony – 7:30
p.m. Oct. 15
Martha Graham Dance Company – 8 p.m. Oct. 19, tickets
UP – 7 and 10 p.m. Sept.
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers
Documentary – 8 p.m.
Sept. 19, $4
Mambo Kings – 7
p.m. Sept. 23, free
Food, Inc. – 8 p.m. Sept. 26, $4
Rachel Getting Married – 7
p.m. Sept. 29, free
El Cantante – 7 p.m. Sept. 30, free
Selena – 7 p.m.
Oct. 7, free
Met: Live in HD – Tosca – 1 p.m. Oct. 10
Down Home: Jewish Life in North
Carolina – 7 p.m. Oct. 11,
Ice Age 3 – 8 p.m. Oct. 17, free with Family Weekend nametag, $4
From Kings to Cousins – costumes from the theatre department's productions
of King John and Our American Cousin - through Oct. 1
Peering into Non-Fiction – exhibition
of student artists Oct. 14 – Nov. 5. Opening reception, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct.