University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

May 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 2 | View as a webpage

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SEEKING SEAHAWKS
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CHARLOTTE ALUMNI CHAPTER SPRING MIXER 
The first spring mixer for the newest alumni chapter is scheduled for May 26 at Andrew Blair's at the intersection of Charlotte's historic Myers Park and South Park neighborhoods to network and mingle while enjoying complimentary appetizers.
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COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION
Nearly 450 spring graduates and their families gathered  at Wise Alumni House to celebrate their accomplishment. The record-breaking number of guests gathered under the tent, on the wrap-around porch and around the fountain as they enjoyed food and drinks provided by the alumni association. University administrators congratulated the graduates while the alumni board of directors welcomed the newest members to the association.
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SENIOR SANKOFA
The Upperman African American Cultural Center and the African American Graduate Association, along with alumni, families and friends, celebrated all African American graduating seniors at Senior Sankofa May 13. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Todd McFadden, Upperman director; Lolita Bryant, AAGA president; and Linda Upperman Smith, keynote speaker, addressed the crowd. AAGA presented each graduating senior with a medallion. Take a look at photos!

TRIANGLE ALUMNI CHAPTER SPRING MIXER
More than 50 Seahawks met April 28 at the Red Room Tapas Lounge in Raleigh to catch up with friends while enjoying appetizers. Take a look at photos!

CAPE FEAR CHAPTER ALUMNI AFTER WORK
Close to 100 alumni enjoyed the warm weather and water at Dockside Restaurant & Marina. 
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SCHOOLBOYS PERFORM AT FOX & HOUND
Although the Music at Mayfair Concert was canceled May 13 due to inclement weather the Schoolboys found a new location to play. UNCW's unofficial faculty rock band performed at Fox & Hound to a packed house.

 

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WESTSIDE HALL RENAMED TO HONOR CHANCELLOR DEPAOLO
The surprise announcement came at a gathering of faculty, staff, students and trustees April 29 to thank Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo for her contributions to the university. Wendy Murphy, chair of the board of trustees, said it was fitting that DePaolo's name be placed on a building that is focused on providing student services because of her personal commitment to providing students with the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost.

STRESS ON YOUNG CAREGIVERS STUDIED
Much research has been devoted to assessing care of adults with mental illnesses, but what about the effects on the people who care for them? The population of young caregivers of parents with mental illnesses has been virtually ignored in research, policy and practices, noted UNCW nursing lecturer Brandy Mechling. However, they are a vulnerable population because they are often under a great deal of stress in caring for their parents while also possibly inheriting a genetic tendency toward mental illness.

STUDENTS CREATE MURAL AT HARDEE'S
If you're traveling to and from the UNCW campus via the Randall Drive entrance, be sure to notice a newly created mural on the property bordering the South College Road Hardee's restaurant.

UNCW, WILMINGTON MAYOR COLLABORATE ON DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Public Service and Continuing Studies at UNCW has collaborated with the Wilmington mayor's office to create a six-episode documentary on economic development efforts in and around the Cape Fear region.

BLACKBEARD SHIPWRECK EXPEDITION PLANNED
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary,  UNCW and Cape Fear Community College will collaborate on a recovery expedition of the Queen Anne's Revenge off Beaufort. 

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CAA HONORS

WOMEN'S GOLF - Women's golf coach Cindy Ho was named CAA Coach of the Year and junior Sofia Hagsund and freshman Laverry Kumar both earned All-CAA recognition as the CAA announced its annual women's golf awards on May 18.

MEN'S GOLF -  Senior Josh Brock and freshman Payne McLeod were named Player and Rookie of the Year, respectively, while head coach Matt Clark was the Coach of the Year.

MEN'S TENNIS - UNCW's senior tandem of Michael Pereira and Kinshuk Sharma garnered First-Team All-CAA in singles and Sharma and Chris Cooprider collected First-Team All-CAA in doubles.

WOMEN'S TENNIS - Veteran coach Jenny Garrity was selected Coach of the Year and junior Christina Lee collected First-Team honors.

BASEBALL VS. VCU - Three-game series May 19-21 at Brooks Field

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STAFF ADDITION
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke announced the hiring of Ollin Dunford as an assistant coach on the Seahawks' staff. 

 

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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 on line 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.

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NCW 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.

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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

15th annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards - 7:30-10:30 a.m. May 20, Burney Center

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

Upcoming films at Lumina Theater

The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care? - view online or watch at 3 p.m. May 20 or noon May 25 on The Learning Network

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest7 p.m. June 2, Lumina Theater 

UNCW Presents announces 2011-12 series of lectures and performances

 

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