UNC Board of Governors chairman Hannah Gage
invites alumni and friends to become involved in the search process for
a new system president, to share nominations for the position and suggestions. MORE
Join us on Facebook, LinkedIn,
our alumni blog and Flickr.
Alumni and friends are invited to
a presentation by Bob Rippy on "Tourism and the Economic Environment"
while enjoying breakfast Thursday, June 24, in the Burney Center. Rippy,
a local entrepreneur and owner of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park, has been bringing
tourists to Wilmington since 1987. Tickets are $5 each and include breakfast.
They can be purchased
300 spring graduates and their families gathered for the Commencement Celebration
May 6 at Wise Alumni House. View
photos from this event. More than 60 graduating African
American seniors gathered in the Education Building on May 7 for
the Senior Sankofa ceremony. The guest speaker was Euran Daniels of Wilmington,
who at age 33 was recognized by the media as one of the most influential African
American males in the nation. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo and Lolita Bryant ’04,
president of AAGA, presented graduating students with their medallions. View
photos from this event.
The Loft at Natty Greene’s in
Greensboro was the place for Triad area Seahawks to be on
May 20. Nearly 60 alumni enjoyed free appetizers and a cash bar as
they networked. The Loft was buzzing
until late into the evening with what is new at UNCW and memories about
what is was like “back in
the day." Triad
alumni are very excited about new happenings in the chapter and all of
the fun events to come! View
photos from this event.
The Cape Fear Area Alumni Chapter
hosted 70 alumni and friends at Dockside Restaurant & Marina for
the Alumni After Work - Spring Edition on May 27. Alumni enjoyed complimentary
appetizers provided by Dockside while sipping cocktails and looking
over the water on a sunny 80 degree day. Cape Fear Alumni Chapter president
Ken Dieppa ’09M handed out raffle prizes including a Sammy C. Hawk
golf club head cover, UNCW monogrammed key chains, UNCW water bottles
and two tickets to the upcoming CSB Alumni Speaker Breakfast Series.
Stay tuned for details of the next Alumni After Work coming in July. View
photos from this event.
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lot E, west of the
Fisher Student Center, will undergo renovation to improve pedestrian
safety in the parking area as well as improve traffic on Riegel Road.
- Work has begun on the Student
Recreation Center expansion which will
result in the temporary closure of Price Drive from the former Reynolds
Drive intersection to Walton Drive.
- Ground was broken in April for the psychology
building. Construction will begin sometime in July.
- Renovations continue to Chancellors
Walk next to the School
of Nursing Building. Storm water mitigation, irrigation, new lighting
and pavers will be installed.
- The oyster hatchery at the Center for Marine
Science should be completed by the end of July; occupancy is expected
to take place in August.
- Work is nearly complete on the School of Nursing
Building. Occupancy expected to take place in August in time for
This is the first in a series of summer
baseball reports on the Seahawks who have scattered around the country,
playing in leagues and getting the at-bats and innings pitched they'll
need to prepare them for the 2011 season.
The success of UNCW's student-athletes
in the classroom continues to mirror their accomplishments in the athletic
arena, according to the annual Academic Progress Rate report of the nation's
332 NCAA Division I schools released June 9 by the NCAA.
Josh Brock, a rising senior, and the
UNCW men's golf team were the top-ranked individual and team in head-to-head
competition in the Colonial Athletic Association according to the final
season report compiled by Golfstat.com.
Former UNCW women's golf standout Michelle
Jarman finds herself in the media spotlight once again as she was recently
featured in an article
on Golfweek.com. Jarman spoke with Golfweek writer
Julie Williams about her life as a member of the Duramed FUTURES Tour
and her full-time job at McGladrey & Pullen.
After winning the opener 10-0 and forcing
a second game, UNCW came up short in an epic 12-inning battle with VCU
and Joe Van Meter's two-run homer in the top of the 12th inning pushed
the Rams past UNCW, 7-5, in the championship game of the Colonial Athletic
Association championship on May 29 at Brooks Field.
Heroes are more than mere characters in
history books and epic poems - in this issue of the online UNCW
Magazine, click and be inspired by
some of our modern-day heroes:
- Veterans moving from battlefields to
- Champion athletes winning ultimate titles
- Alumni changing the world
leaders with a vision
Plus, web extras - such as the photo gallery
celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UNCW Millennium Clock Tower on
SCREENING - The Battleship North Carolina will
host a screening of the Frank Capra classic It Happened
One Night and
UNCW professor Chip Hackler's
short film on the director, Two
Hours in the Dark, at 8:30
p.m. Friday, June 18. In the event of rain, the screening will take
place on Sunday, June 20. The screening is free to the public.
FESTIVAL - July 15-17 - includes live performances for families and
youths, art exhibitions, educational and community outreach
- THINK UNCW CAMPS
UNCW offers a wide variety of summer academic enrichment camps for ages
5 to 17. From art to writing and everything in between, the camps combine
academic excellence with fun! New for 2010 - engineering - harness alternative
energy sources, build remote operated vehicles for deep sea exploration,
learn from nature's best earth and water structures, and examine biomimicry,
biologically inspired engineering.
Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or
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.
YOUR ALMA MATER - All gifts must be received
by June 30 to count toward this year's annual fund campaign. In planning
for the new academic year, the university reviews gifts from the current
year to determine what resources will be available to our students. Gifts
of all sizes enable us to provide students with the most powerful learning
experience possible. From research projects, public outreach programs,
technology upgrades and scholarships - annual gifts are critical to UNCW's
continued success. Please give online today.
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
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