Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

March 1, 2017

Dear Seahawk Community,

UNCW started the month of February with a Homecoming celebration that inspired hundreds of alumni to return to campus for a weekend full of activities. Congratulations to the UNCW Alumni Association’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees: Darion Jeralds ’10, ’14M; Chad Porter ’98; and Chip Mahan.

Preparing students for post-graduation success is one of several goals reflected in UNCW’s Strategic Plan. In February, we hosted Career Success Week, including a spring job fair that brought representatives from Fortune 500 organizations such as Target, State Farm, Disney and Sherwin Williams to campus along with nonprofits such as the Peace Corps and the American Red Cross. We also invited QBE Insurance Group Board Chairman W. Marston Becker to campus to share leadership insights with students as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series. We hosted the North Carolina Blue Heron Bowl, a regional science quiz competition for high school students, and welcomed six scholars from IIUI in Pakistan to campus to continue a collaborative program supported by a State Department grant.

Students, faculty and staff continued to focus on community engagement and outreach throughout the month with the Dean’s Day of Service, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the “UNCWednesday” series. James “McKay” Glasgow, a graduate student in the School of Social Work, received the National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter Presidents’ Award for his commitment to community engagement.

Congratulations to assistant professor Alicia Brophy-Dick (Watson College of Education) and University College Director Melinda J. Anderson on their appointments to state and national councils, respectively. Following a national search, University Advancement named Missy Kennedy ’01 as associate vice chancellor. She brings more than a decade of experience to this leadership role that focuses on increasing philanthropic support for the university.

Finally, February was a special month for Seahawk athletics. Baseball season started, the men’s basketball team set school records for total victories and home wins, and the men’s and women’s cross country teams earned All-Academic honors from a national association.

Go Seahawks!

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Jose V. Sartarelli


Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli
University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Wilmington, NC 28403-5931

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