June 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 3

ALUMNI NEWS
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ALUMNI MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN STUDENTS' SUCCESS

While many UNCW alumni take off for work and adventure around the globe after they graduate, a lucky few stay here at the university. One in particular works hard to ensure that current students have an unforgettable experience and all the tools they need to prepare for success after graduation. Find out more on the alumni blog.

 

DURHAM BULLS PICNIC JULY 8

Alumni in the Triangle area are looking forward to their summertime outing at the Durham Bulls game on July 8. Guests will enjoy a cookout and catch up with friends while watching the Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides. Registration will be available until July 4. 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR J. MARSHALL CREWS AWARD

This award honors a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of service and leadership that Dr. Crews personified throughout his life. Nominations must be submitted by Aug. 1. Submit the online form along with a letter of recommendation illustrating how the nominee exhibits the criteria outlined above to Kim Gargiulo.

 

ALUMNI AFTER WORK JULY 14 

Alumni in the Cape Fear Area will have an opportunity to network and unwind over complimentary appetizers at their seasonal social. Join us at Dockside from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m July 14 for give-a-ways and Seahawk fun. Register online before July 11 to be eligible for a free gift at the event.

 

TRIAD CHAPTER SPRING MIXER

Nearly 50 alumni attended the annual Triad Area Alumni Chapter Spring Mixer May 19 at the Loft at Natty Greene's in downtown Greensboro. Alumni were buzzing around reconnecting with their former classmates now living in the area. Take a look at photos!

 

CHARLOTTE ALUMNI CHAPTER SPRING MIXER

Over 100 alumni and friends gathered at Andrew Blair's Restaurant in Charlotte for the Charlotte Area Alumni Chapter's 1st annual Spring Mixer. As alumni arrived they received a free gift with their registration and enjoyed free appetizers and a cash bar. Since this was the group's first Spring Mixer there were several reunions of alumni who had not seen each other in years. The room buzzed with excitement and stories from days at UNCW. New graduates shared highlights of what the campus is like now while listening to stories of how it used to be. Take a look at photos!

 

CAMPUS NEWS

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UNCW SOARS ON COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

UNCW moved up in the honor roll world. Having been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since its inception in 2006, the university was included this year on the "Honor Roll with Distinction."


SEAWEED WOMEN'S ULTIMATE FRISBEE TEAM 5TH IN NATION

Seaweed, UNCW's women's Ultimate Frisbee team is ranked fifth in the nation. The club team competed against the top 20 college teams in the U.S. at the USA Ultimate College National Championships May 27-29 in Boulder, Colo.


SCIENTISTS RESEARCH SPONGES ON FLORIDA REEFS

The corals that built Florida's reefs are now mostly gone. Sponges are now the dominant habitat-forming organisms on most reefs. Now through June 24, UNCW marine biologists will become the first aquanauts of the 2011 research season to use the undersea habitat Aquarius to gather fundamental information about the sponges that now cover Florida's reefs.


UNCW IN THE NEWS

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


 

SEAHAWK SPORTS

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FIVE COACHES RECOGNIZED AS CAA COACH OF THE YEAR

Five of UNCW's 13 head coaches were honored in 2010-11 as Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year. The milestone ties with the 2004-05 athletics season for the most UNCW coaches recognized with the distinction.

 

UNCW BASEBALL ENDS SEASON WITH 4-3 LOSS TO ODU

Edgar Hernandez plated the eventual winning run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth to lift Old Dominion into the CAA championship on Saturday after  a 4-3 win over UNCW at Brooks Field on Friday.

 

TOMKO DISPLAYS TALENTS FOR BOBCATS

Multipurpose performer Chad Tomko, UNCW's third-all-time scorer and second leading assist maker, was recently invited to attend pre-draft workouts conducted by the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.

 

POPE, RIDGE EARN ALL-STATE HONORS

Junior Thomas Pope and sophomore Hunter Ridge were honored for their fine seasons by the N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association by being named to its All-State squad. Pope also lead the Seahawks in All-CAA honors as he was one of four to be recognized and the only Seahawk on the first team.

 

BROCK, MCLEOD EARN ALL-EAST HONORS IN MEN'S GOLF

Josh Brock and Payne McLeod have been named to Ping's All-East Region team after sparking the Seahawks to their first CAA title since 2005 and their fifth overall NCAA tournament appearance last month at the Virginia Tech Regional.

 

TENNIS STARS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS 

UNCW men's tennis senior Kinshuk Sharma has been named First-Team All-District on the Capital One Academic All-America men's at-large team and his name will appear on the national ballot. (moreUNCW women's tennis standout Christina Lee has been named Second-Team All-District on the Capital One Academic All-America women's at-large team. (more)

 

OTHER LINKS

 

 

CALLING ALL SEAHAWKS - Thousands of alumni have rallied together this year to show their love for UNCW by making an annual gift. Want to see who? Visit the UNCW Alumni Association Facebook page and check out the online donor honor roll. Making an annual gift is one of UNCW’s most valued traditions and is critical to your alma mater’s future success. Make your gift to UNCW before June 30 and add your name to the list of proud Seahawk alumni!

 

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 email careercenter@uncw.edu.

 

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

 

START – As a member of the  Seahawk Territory Alumni Recruitment Team, you can help continue a tradition of academic excellence by encouraging students to apply and attend your alma mater.

 

Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! was written by UNCW alumna Katie White ’09 and is available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore and Seahawk Shop for $14.95 plus tax.

 

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 email address to assure delivery of your e-card.

 

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

 

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. UNCW Bookstore

 

The Seahawk Shop is having a 50 percent off clearance sale through June. Polos, T-shirts, youth shorts, sweatshirts, pullover jackets and the ever-popular Sammy C. Hawk children's book are some of the items available. Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday. 

 

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The campaign is a comprehensive fundraising effort focused on increasing private contributions to benefit the university, its programs and its students, faculty and staff. As of May 31, the campaign has reached 91 percent of its goal or more than $59 million. You can help us reach our $65 million goal by making your contribution online. For more information, please visit our website, write to us at campaign@uncw.edu or call 866.468.6291.

 

EVENTS

SUMMER CAMPS - From Seahawk sports to science of the sea, engineering to entrepreneurship, opportunities abound for all areas of interest. Programs serve a range students from age 5 to grade 12. More than 25 new programs this year.

 

ArtSea, a week-long summer camp for ages 12-16 that combines art and the oceans in an effort to inspire appreciation for marine environments. June 27-July 1, July 18-22

 

UNCW Presents announces 2011-12 series of lectures and performances

 

Flashback: Community Life through the Lens of Mack Munn, 1940-60 - UNCW Public History Graduate Student Gallery, Randall Library, second floor 

 

Sculpture on the Commons - through July 28 - three outdoor sculptures, created by students in assistant professor Andi Steele's intermediate and advanced sculpture  classes are on display on the Campus Commons.

 

 

 

 

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