Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

August 1, 2017

Dear Seahawk Community,

This month, the UNCW campus is abuzz with activity for Move-In and the 2017-18 academic year. New for 2017-18 are two fully online master’s degree programs in the Cameron School of Business: a one-year program in finance and investment management; and a professional science program in business analytics.

UNCW was just featured once again in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which features the “best and most interesting” schools. Thank you to the more than 10,000 donors whose generous support for UNCW added up to a record $17.2 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year. Their contributions will help countless Seahawks take flight.

Several UNCW faculty members received grants or other recognition in July, including John Morrison, who was awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch a small but mighty satellite to monitor ocean changes from space. Ann Stapleton was awarded a $490,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Grant to develop a software application to better predict which crop varieties will thrive in challenging environments.

The UNCW Board of Trustees recently welcomed new members H. Carlton Fisher '83 and Robert S. Rippy, re-elected Wilma Daniels as chair and Ronnie McNeill as vice chair and elected Dennis Burgard as secretary. And congratulations to new Staff Senate Chair Megan Allred and Chair-Elect Jordan Calfee as they begin their terms.

As we prepare to mark UNCW’s 70th anniversary, we look to the future with a continued commitment to the core values in the Strategic Plan: excellence, student focus, diversity, integrity, innovation and community engagement.

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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