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Chancellor Sartarelli

January 2016

Message from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community,

As I begin my second semester as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I remain impressed by the tremendous collaboration among departments across campus to effectively operate an institution of UNCW’s size. Almost 15,000 students are enrolled in our traditional and distance-education programs. They are drawn here by UNCW’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability as well as our terrific location in Southeastern North Carolina.

We're welcoming alumni back to campus Jan. 29-31 for Homecoming. I look forward to spending the weekend with these Seahawks at reunions, TEALgate, basketball games and many other events. I am especially honored to join the UNCW Alumni Association in recognizing Carolina Reda '85, Distinguished Alumna of the Year; Young Alumnus Travis Corpening '00, '06; and A. Farrell Teague '54, Distinguished Citizen of the Year.

There are great things ahead for UNCW. Voters across North Carolina have the opportunity on March 15 to significantly support our College of Health and Human Services by voting for the Connect NC bond. If approved, UNCW will receive $66 million for a new Allied Health/Human Sciences Building. Overall, the $2 billion bond includes funding for statewide investments in education, parks, safety, agriculture and water and sewer infrastructure. It is a terrific opportunity for our campus and our state.

I also have the honor of celebrating a special milestone with the Seahawk community on March 31: my installation as Chancellor of this outstanding institution. I look forward to sharing this special occasion with the UNCW community, my friends and my family.

In early April, we will launch the strategic vision that our campus community has developed collaboratively over the past few months. I am very excited about the direction we are planning to take. UNCW was founded by visionary local leaders and supported by the citizens of Southeastern North Carolina. They knew then, as we know now, that the value of education is best measured by the many ways it enhances the lives of individuals, families and communities. By that standard, UNCW already makes a difference in countless ways. 

Avery Dominguez

Avery Dominguez '17, Clinical Research

Sue Kezios

Sue Kezios, Youth Programs Director

Dennis Kubasko

Dennis Kubasko, CESTEM Director

Caroline Reda

Caroline Reda '85, Distinguished Alumna of the Year

Travis Corpening

Travis Corpening ’00, ’06M, Young Alumnus of the Year

A. Farrell Teague ’54

A. Farrell Teague ’54, Distinguished Citizen of the Year

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