Seahawk SpotlightNovember 2010 | Volume 9 | No. 8

Welcome to UNCW's monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends, bringing you news about the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the UNCW Alumni Association.

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UNC PRESIDENT-ELECT CHARGES CHANCELLOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
Drawn from UNCW trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and community members, the search committee will help select the university's next chancellor, with the goal of recommending finalists to the UNCW Board of Trustees in April 2011. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo announced last month that she will retire June 30, 2011.
Video of UNC President-elect Thomas Ross
Public input sought by search committee - forums set for Dec. 1
Video of Chancellor DePaolo's retirement announcement

SCHWEITZER HONORS SCHOLAR NAMED
Local entrepreneur and unsung hero Jimmy Pierce was recognized for his work as executive director of Kids Making It with the esteemed Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar award on Nov. 18.

BCC, UNCW EXPAND PARTNERSHIP
Brunswick Community College and UNCW are expanding their partnership to offer students in Leland and beyond a shorter commute to a four-year degree.

UNCW IN THE NEWS – Check here for weekly highlights of where UNCW, its faculty, staff, alumni and programs have made headlines across the country.

Alumni News
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SEAHAWK SUNDAY IN GREENSBORO
Join the UNCW Triad Area Alumni Chapter and the Seahawk Club for Seahawk Sunday Dec. 12. Alumni and friends will rally at 12:30 p.m. in the Vu Lounge on the lower level of Greensboro Coliseum to enjoy food and drinks before heading to the exclusive alumni section to watch the Seahawks take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 2 p.m. The bus will leave Trask Coliseum promptly at 8:30 am and leave Greensboro approximately 30 minutes after the game.

NOMINEES SOUGHT FOR CREWS AWARD
The alumni association is accepting nominations for the J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award. This award, named for J. Marshall Crews, honors a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of service and leadership that Crews personified throughout his life. Deadline is Dec. 1.

SAVE THE DATE - HOMECOMING FEB. 17-20
Events throughout these four days include academic and affinity group reunions, baseball and basketball games, an alumni TEALgate, tours and more! Stay posted for details on the Homecoming website.

115 GATHER FOR TRIANGLE FALL DINNER
Men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson was the keynote speaker at the Triangle Area Alumni Chapter fall dinner which drew 115 alumni and friends. Chapter president Tracy Nazarchyk Pagnozzi '98, '00M and alumni director Rob McInturf also spoke. View photos

MANN '92 ADDRESSES CSB CHAPTER BREAKFAST
More than 40 Cameron School of Business alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members gathered Oct. 28 in Burney Center for a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Jeff Mann '92, Amtrak's assistance vice president of policy and development for the southern region. View photos

CHARLOTTE CHAPTER MEETING DRAWS LARGE GROUP
Close to 140 alumni met Nov. 11 at the Charlotte City Club. This was the first formal meeting of the group. Rob McInturf, director of alumni relations, spoke about the objectives of the chapter and announced the executive board – Robbert Abbotts '85, president; Jensen Caudle '05, vice president; and Brandon Hillis '02, secretary. View photos

FAMILY & ALUMNI WEEKEND A SUCCESS
Alumni and families of current students came to campus from all over the country to take part in Family & Alumni Weekend Oct. 15-17. Alumni in attendance ranged from the first graduating class of Wilmington College in 1947 to recent 2010 graduates. The UNCW experience was showcased during 25 events that included socials, musical performances, academic discussions, tours and Midnite Madness. View photos

Seahawk Sports news

ATHLETICS PIONEER LEAVES LEGACY
William J. “Bill” Brooks, a legendary and beloved figure in North Carolina sports circles and the widely recognized father of UNCW’s athletic program, died Nov. 8 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center. He was 88.

LADY SEAHAWKS HOST PANTHERS IN HOME OPENER
The UNCW women's basketball team opens the home portion of its 2010-11 schedule Nov. 22 as it welcomes in-state foe High Point to Trask Coliseum for a 7 p.m. contest.

UNCW TAKES SECOND AT PATRIOT INVITE
Junior Stephanie Forlenza won the 200 backstroke and the men's 400 free relay closed out the meet with a win as UNCW finished second in both the men's and women's meets Nov. 21 at the Patriot Invitational at the McKay Natatorium. It was the third straight year that UNCW finished in second on both sides. For the Seahawks, it was the final event of the semester.

BUCKEYES RACE PAST SEAHAWKS
Fourth-ranked Ohio State scored 14 of the first 16 points and coasted to an 81-41 victory over UNCW in an installment of the Global Sports Invitational Nov. 20 at cavernous Value City Arena. The Buckeyes remained perfect at 3-0 on the season following convincing wins over North Carolina A&T, Florida and UNCW. The Seahawks had their two-game winning streak snapped and stand 2-2 in Buzz Peterson's first season.

TALK TO BUZZ
The Buzz Peterson Radio Call-In Show is from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 6, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28 on Sunny 104.5 FM. Mike Vaccaro, the radio voice of the Seahawks, is the host. Peterson will answer questions from the audience at Buffalo Wild Wings as well as callers. Fans can also e-mail questions to seahawks@1045sunnyfm.com.

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UNCW relies on the generosity of alumni who give back to the university each year in order to remain one of the top 10 public regional undergraduate universities in the South. Private support is essential for UNCW to excel at teaching, research and service mission. Gifts from alumni provide critical funding for scholarships, updated technology, research, hands-on learning experiences and additional opportunities that are not supported through other sources of funding. To discover how annual gifts make an impact at UNCW, we invite you to watch gifts at work.

Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! bookcoverHELLO, SAMMY C. HAWK NOW AVAILABLE
Students, families and fans of all ages will feel their Seahawk spirit soar as they page through the colorful illustrations of UNCW’s new mascot book, Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! Perfect for gift-giving, the book was written by UNCW alumna Katie White ’09 and is available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore and Seahawk Shop for $14.95 plus tax.

SEND UNCW E-CARDS TO ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
Connect with other UNCW alumni and friends by sending them e-cards featuring your favorite campus scenes. Select start and follow the instructions to enjoy this free service. Once completed, remember to validate your e-mail address to assure delivery of your e-card.

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Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or internship? Register online and post your listings free of charge. Questions? Call 910.962.3174.

CAREER 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 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual questions can be asked by phone 910.962.3174 or e-mail careercenter@uncw.edu.

UNCW RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and selected Wilmington area merchants. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.

DRESS 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 | Seahawk Shop

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 film studies.

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Events

Cultural events calendar

UNCW Department of Music Honors Recital – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

UNCW Wind Symphony – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Kenan Auditorium

Hansel and Gretel, performed by UNC-WOOP! and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 4 p.m. Dec. 5, Kenan Auditiorum

Tuba Christmas – Noon, Dec. 4, Independence Mall; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Brightmore of Wilmington; 4 p.m. Dec. 12, Myrtle Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents Don Carlo – 1 p.m. Dec. 12, Lumina Theater

Lumina Theater movie and event schedule

Ann Flack Boseman Gallery calendar (pdf)

Student Scholarship Exhibition featuring Shedding Light by Meredith Connelly – through Dec. 12, Ann Boseman Gallery

Department of Art and Art History senior student exhibit – through Dec. 11, Cultural Arts Building Art Gallery

Fourth annual community Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration - 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Warwick Center. Sponsored by the Upperman African American Cultural Center.