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March 2018

Message from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community,

UNCW’s strategic commitment to excellence, globalization and community engagement continued to inspire the university’s achievements in March. U.S. News & World Report placed five UNCW graduate programs on its list of 2019 Best Graduate Schools. A group of first-year data science students advised by Professor Jim Blum in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics earned one of eight team spots in the SAS Global Forum Student Symposium.

The university also announced a dual degree partnership with China’s Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences. UNCW was one of only eight U.S. higher education institutions approved for such a collaboration. The Watson College of Education finalized a community partnership with the New Hanover County Schools for Wilmington’s first K-8 year-round public school.

The UNC System Board of Governors and President Margaret Spellings visited our campus to learn more about UNCW’s commitment to growth with quality. UNCW’s new master’s program in film studies was approved during the Board of Governors’ meeting.

Now that spring is here, take time to visit our campus, walk among the flowers and trees that are blooming and enjoy the spring sports underway.

Go Seahawks!

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Jose V. Sartarelli

Top Photo: The UNC System Board of Governors held its March meeting at UNCW.


UNC System President Margaret Spellings and Chancellor Sartarelli addressed the audience in Lumina Theater after President Spellings' State of the University Address.


Chancellor Sartarelli welcomed fellow chancellors, including Carol Folt (left) of UNC-Chapel Hill, Johnson Akinleye (second from right) of North Carolina Central University and Elwood Robinson (right) of Winston-Salem State University, to a reception for the UNC System Board of Governors. Akinleye is a former UNCW associate vice chancellor.


UNCW will establish a dual degree program with Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences in China. Pictured, left to right: Xin Lu, UNCW Department of Mathematics and Statistics faculty; Wenli He, vice director, Chinese-Foreign Program Management Committee, CUAS; Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences; Michael Wilhelm, UNCW associate vice chancellor for international programs; and Zhuan (John) Ye, UNCW Department of Mathematics and Statistics chair.

Scholarship Dinner

PNC Bank representatives Nick Becton (right) and Jim Kowalski (left), with scholarship recipient Zach Landis '20 (center), were among more than 400 scholarship donors honored at the annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Dinner hosted by the Division for University Advancement. More than 600 scholarships valued at nearly $1.7 million have been awarded during the 2017-18 academic year.


Cameron School of Business recognized three alumni during its annual Outstanding Alumni Breakfast. From left to right: Roy Page '84, Brad Heath '96, '07M and Lauren Henderson '12M, with CSB Dean Rob Burrus. (Photo by Erin Whittle)


Players, alumni and donors celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the newly renovated Boseman Field Athletic Complex. From left to right: UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass, Chancellor Sartarelli, Provost Marilyn Sheerer and softball Head Coach Kristy Norton.


COM Studies Week featured a spirited debate between CNN commentators Sally Kohn (center), a liberal voice, and conservative Tara Setmayer (right). The debate, part of the Leadership Lecture Series, was moderated by UNCW communication studies associate professor David Weber (left).

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