A Love of Place: Our Commitment to Community Engagement

Who we are: Since our founding in 1947 as Wilmington College through our current status as the University of North Carolina’s coastal university, the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Health and Applied Human Sciences has committed itself to enriching life quality through community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts.While our definition of community engagement has been operationalized in different ways over the life of our institution, we have endeavored to remain responsive to our region’s growth and committed to supporting the dynamic social, economic, and environmental conditions resulting from that growth.

Who we wish to be: Our vision for the future includes a strong sense of place in our pursuit of becoming a national and global leader in demonstrating how universities can serve their regions.

We will achieve this vision by building sustainable relationships with regional and global partners that involve the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration, and application of knowledge, information, and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. At the basis of this vision is a core set of values that serve to define…

Community Engagement Values: At the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, we value:

Current partners include Pine Valley Elementary School, ACCESS/Miracle Field, paws4people, the Police Athletic League, and I Can Do It, You Can Do It.
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For more information, please contact Dr. Chris Lantz, Director, at 910-962-3250

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