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Chancellor Sartarelli

November 2017

Message from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community,

During November, UNCW hosted its first-ever Global Marine Science Summit at the Center for Marine Science, an event that brought 150 scholars from 15 countries to our highly regarded coastal and marine science facilities.

During Thanksgiving break, I met with Antonio Branco, president of the University of Algarve (Portugal), as well as faculty leaders there and at the University of Lisbon to explore the potential for future partnerships. Global outreach and preparing students for success in a knowledge-based economy are among the priorities emphasized in UNCW’s Strategic Plan.

The university continued to celebrate its 70th anniversary, hosting a special luncheon (photo above) on Nov. 8 in the Burney Center. Veterans Day inspired many opportunities to honor Seahawks, past and present, who have served in the military. The university’s dedication to veterans inspired Military Times to rank UNCW 1st in North Carolina and 40th nationally among the best four-year colleges for military-affiliated students

We’re also very proud to announce that the Council of College and Military Educators has selected UNCW as the 2018 recipient of the CCME Institution Award, presented annually to one higher education institution in the country for exemplary contributions to the cause of military education.

The UNCW men’s soccer team earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman defender Hjalmar Ekdal was named Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year by the Colonial Athletic Association, while UNCW freshman women's volleyball player Brynn Montgomery made the CAA All-Rookie Squad. Way to go, Seahawks!

With this season of joy and gratitude underway, I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire UNCW community for making 2017 a year of record-setting success for the university. Where will we go from here? We will soar onward and upward toward an even greater future that we are building together.

Go Seahawks!

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Jose V. Sartarelli

(Top: Pictured with Sammy are, left to right, Carlton Fisher '83, Farrell Teague '54, Cameron School of Business professor Stephen Harper and Herb Fisher '53.)


Aboard the Battleship North Carolina, Chancellor Sartarelli welcomed about 150 scholars from 15 countries to the Global Marine Science Summit, hosted by UNCW.


Members of the University Police Department presented the colors as UNCW honored veterans of the armed services during a ceremony in the Amphitheatre.


At the University of Algarve in Portugal, Chancellor Sartarelli met with Maria Joao Bebianno (left), director of CIMA, the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, as well as university President Antonio Branco. The chancellor also met with two faculty chairs in the School of Economics and Management at the University of Lisbon, Vitor Fernando Da Coanceicao Goncalves and J. Augusto Felicio.


Seahawks brought their appetites to "Wagsgiving," a Thanksgiving tradition the UNCW community looks forward to each November.


UNCW international students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the home of Cameron School of Business Executive-in-Residence Tom Simpson and his wife, Cindy.

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