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Conference Sessions

Sustaining and Supporting Research and Applied Learning

Business services will present an overview of how you can apply sustainable practices to your department and also how you can best ensure the continued operations of research and applied learning. Topics will include recycling, surplus property management, energy conservation, green event planning. Maintaining safe and efficient operations by using continuity of operations planning, loss prevention through insurance and best in class transportation options will be discussed.



Stan Harts
Environmental Health & Safety Director

Stan is the Director of Environmental Health & Safety and UNCWs Chief Sustainability Officer . He has a broad background from OSHA compliance, emergency management and environmental compliance. He is a Wilmington native and has been at UNCW for over 19 years as an employee and graduated with both his Bachelors and Masters Degree from UNCW. He is a Certified Safety Professional, a Licensed Professional Geologist and a Certified Public Manager.

Pete Bloodworth
Warehouse Services Manager

Pete joined UNCW family in 2001 as a General Utility Worker and was named Warehouse Supervisor in 2012 and Warehouse Manager in 2013. His responsibilities include Recycling and Warehouse Services.

Pamela Elliot
Loss Control/Insurance Analyst


Pamela joined the UNCW family in 2009 as a member of the EH&S team.  Working to help- expand the integration of risk management into the operational practices within UNCW, she now works for the Institutional Risk Management Department.  Having worked for two of the largest national and international insurers, she came to UNCW with over 20 years of experience in insurance and risk management from the private sector.

Megan Allred
Auxiliary Services Marketing

Megan joined UNCW in the summer of 2013 and is currently serving as the interim Marketing Specialist for Auxiliary Services. She is responsible for all marketing, branding and communication for the Auxiliary Services' operations and activities. Megan is a proud alumna of UNCW, earning her Bachelor’s degree in English Professional Writing, along with two minors in Journalism and Leadership Studies. Before returning to UNCW, she managed operations and communications for a veterinary hospital that was part of the Veterinary Centers of America national organization.



AiM - The Process from Beginning to End

Whether you are a new user or have been using AiM since its inception in July of 2012 this session will heighten your success with the system. We will review customer request entry, take you through scenarios you experience every day, offer some quick tips and walk through the billing and reconciling processes. We will customize according to the audience and offer useful Q&A time giving you the opportunity to ask for help related to your working environment.



Ellen Boyd
Facilities Work Control Manager

Ellen started at UNCW 8 years ago and has extensive knowledge of university maintenance and operations. Her expertise is customer service; Work Control processes and is a primary AiM trainer.

Julie Hendricks
Facilities, HR Manager

Julie has been at UNCW four years. She leads all Facilities departments with recruiting and hiring processes and services as senior Leave keeper. She also serves in a support role for Service Contract processing and has extensive experience in several of the AiM modules.



Hiring Independent Contractors

Planning an event with a guest lecturer? Organizing a performance with an entertainer? Need the help of a non-employee subject matter expert? All these are achieved through the same process….the hiring of an independent contractor. In this discussion you will learn about who is eligible to be an independent contractor, hiring options that are available and the steps taken to get the work done.



Carol Page
Associate Director of Purchasing

Carol is an Associate Director of Purchasing. She is a Seahawk employee, parent, donor and alum. Raised in Bath, Ohio, Carol moved to NC in the late 70’s. With two southern sons and family that has been in the area for generations, she considers herself a naturalized southerner, eschewing cold climates and spending time instead at the beach with her husband and black lab. Her education includes a master’s degree in public and business administration and her professional credentials include Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Carol joined UNCW in 2007; prior to that time she worked for over 15 years as a buyer for a large department store in Raleigh and Wilmington.

Lisa Eakins
Tax and Financial Reporting Accountant

Lisa Eakins joined the Controller’s Office in May 2013 as the Tax and Financial Reporting Accountant.  Lisa has over 10 years of experience in tax and accounting.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and her Masters in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.   She is a Wilmington native and a proud mother of a seven year old boy named James. 


Lori Preiss
Director of Employment & Compensation


Lori joined the UNCW Office of Human Resources in 1998. She has a total of 20 years' experience in Human Resources for the State of North Carolina and is a UNCW almunus. The Employment and Compensation team manages recruitment, selection, position management, organizational design, and compensation for both SPA and EPA positions.


Beyond the Blue Lights

University Police will present an overview of the department - who we are, what we do and the services we provide. From alarms, emergencies, medical calls, security surveys, stolen property, training for campus community and more....a complete overview of the University Police Department. Learn what you can do to help the Police Department effectively deal with emergency situations and get a clearer picture of campus crime and security.



Chris Bertram
Assistant Chief of Police

Chris joined UNCW in February of 2012, as the Patrol Commander. In this role, he was responsible for the most visible part of the department, overseeing the men and women in uniform who patrolled the campus, answered calls for service and responded to emergencies. In January of 2013, he was promoted into his current position. Chris served as a military policeman in the USAF before joining the Raleigh Police Department. He retired from RPD after 24 years.


ITS - Help Us, Help You

ITS uses Wendia for their call tracking system. Learn how to submit a ticket, check on the status of a ticket as well as how to look up answers to your IT questions. Skillport provides free access to business and IT books as well as online training 24 x 7, includes accessing on your mobile device. Learn more about this great education tool. Ever wondered how the campus lifecycle process works? Attend this session to learn who is eligible for lifecycle computers and how that process works.



Jarrett Piner
Project Manager/Trainer

Jarrett, a graduate of UNCW’s Computer Science and Creative Writing programs was hired by UNCW in 2004. His original role of Help Desk Analyst lasted 3 years before being moved into the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning as an Enhanced Learning Analyst for an additional 3 years. Since then he has been an IT Project Manager for 4+ years in the Technology Research Assessment and Services Department within ITS. Through all these roles Jarrett has also been responsible for all ITS-related training workshops and events, teaching 750+ 2-3 hour workshops during that time, and taught his first First-Year Seminar (UNI 101) class last fall.

Dana Ward
Enhanced Learning Specialist

Dana manages the SkillPort training portal for ITS/Learning Systems.  She began working at UNCW 25 years ago in Academic Computing.  Dana has helped the campus community navigate several IT migrations and presented at over 11 state and national conferences on training related topics.  Dana is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and is band booster president at New Hanover High School.

Tami Violette
Director of Classroom & Computer Technology Services

Tami, a UNCW Computer Science graduate, joined UNCW in March of 1998 as the Help Desk Coordinator. Since then she has moved into the roles of TAC Manager, Director of Client Technology Services and most recently the Director of Classroom and Computer Technology Services. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the ITS computer consultants who support the faculty, staff and lab computers across campus. She is also responsible for the “Classroom Support” team that supports the technologies in over 260 classrooms across campus and the “Special Events” team that provides AV support for campus events.


Say This, Not That! (Sustaining Your Sanity in Trying Times)

Do you have what it takes to maintain service excellence while also maintaining a peace of mind? Preparation is the key to success, but when we are taken off course or encounter the unexpected, things have the potential of heating up. In this session, learn some tricks of the trade on how to keep yourself and others cool, calm, and collected in stormy weather so everyone can get back on track and sail forward.



Liz Grimes
Director of Employee Relations & Staff Development

Liz is Director of Employee Relations & Staff Development and has been at UNCW for 14 years.  Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hope College and her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Molly Nece
Professional Development Coordinator

Molly, six time author, trainer, coach and consultant, has enjoyed serving West Chester University for the past 12 years and has recently joined UNCW as the Human Resources’ Professional Development Coordinator. Her degrees in psychology and education, with certificates in mediation and lean six sigma, and a masters in training and organizational development has equipped Molly to help others achieve their goals and build meaningful relationships and satisfying careers. Her passions and areas of interest are in leadership, interpersonal communication, and productivity and looks forward to getting to know UNCW and sharing her knowledge and expertise with the campus.

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