70 Years of Excellence

Message from Chancellor Sartarelli

portrait of Chancellor Sartarelli Dear Seahawk Community,

So many achievements, great and small, and so many people have helped make UNCW what it is today. We began as a college of the people, founded by Wilmington’s leaders and supported by local citizens. We have come a long way from 238 students in 1947 to nearly 16,500 today, but we have never forgotten who we are. Excellence, integrity, diversity and innovation have long shaped the student-centered learning experience at UNCW, and we will continue to honor these core values in the years to come.

Looking back at 70 years of our history offers us an opportunity to honor the students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends who have made UNCW such a special place. Looking ahead, I am eager to see where our imaginations, combined with strategic vision, will take us. As Seahawks, we have always set out to soar high. With such an extraordinary past behind us and a bold and brilliant future ahead, the sky is indeed the limit for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Go Seahawks!

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Jose V. Sartarelli
Chancellor