University Advancement

Fisher Memorial Garden

What is the Fisher Memorial Garden?

The Fisher Memorial Garden, located near the campus commons and the Clock Tower, is a special place of reflection and remembrance. The garden, named in memory of Emily Fisher by her brother Herbert Fisher, his wife Sylvia and their family, is a source of serenity and comfort on our campus.

It is in this special place that we honor the memories of students, faculty and staff whose lives ended during their time at UNCW. We are proud to call them Seahawks, now and always.

How do I honor a Seahawk with a brick?

A gift of $150 is needed to honor the memory of a loved one at the Fisher Memorial Garden. Your donation will provide funds for the brick, its engraving and help fund some of the general upkeep of the memorial. 

Bricks can be placed at the memorial in honor of Seahawk faculty or staff members who passed away while employed by UNCW, or in honor of Seahawk students who passed away while currently enrolled in classes at UNCW. 

The Fisher Memorial Garden Brochure includes information about the garden and explains the steps to make your gift. 

When will the bricks be placed at the memorial?

Each April, engraved bricks will be placed in the garden to memorialize Seahawks whom we have lost during their time at UNCW. The bricks will be dedicated during a ceremonial service for the campus community. 

Who do I contact if I would like to give a brick to the memorial?

Please contact  Claire Stanley, for additional information regarding a gift to the Fisher Memorial Garden. 

When will the next dedication ceremony be held?

The next brick dedication ceremony will be held in the spring of 2018.