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Chancellor Sartarelli

November 2019

Message from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community, 

UNCW’s visibility and academic strength continue to grow, thanks to outstanding efforts by our faculty. In November, UNCW was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to transition the National Drug Court Resource Center to campus. The university also announced that two new graduate degree programs, a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Athletic Training, will launch in fall 2020. These and other new programs will provide UNCW students with opportunities in growing career fields. 

On Veterans Day, the campus community came together in the UNCW Amphitheater to honor those who served in the armed forces. The university, founded in 1947 to serve veterans returning to the area after World War II, includes 2,285 military-affiliated students, and we’re committed to helping them achieve their educational goals. 

UNCW invited the community to campus this month for many activities, including Art for the Masses, College Day and iFest

In Athletics, the men’s soccer team won the CAA regular season championship, UNCW hosted the CAA Tournament, women’s soccer player Sydney Schneider was named CAA Goalkeeper of the Year, and she and several teammates were named to All-CAA teams. 

Finally, in this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to recognize the UNCW community for its continued support of the university in Seahawk spirit, service and stewardship. This collective effort and a shared vision keep UNCW on a steady trajectory of success.

Go Seahawks!


Jose V. Sartarelli

(Top photo: Leaves changing color frame the clock tower, a gift from the UNCW Class of 2000, on a crisp fall day on campus.)

With flag in foreground, a crowd stands to pay tribute to veterans.
UNCW paid tribute to military veterans with a ceremony in the Amphitheater.

Tom Simpson (center) and Chancellor Sartarelli (on right next to Simpson), and tthree other people stand in Dr. Simpson's home, decorated for Thanksgiving. In the foreground are many international students.
Tom Simpson (center), executive in residence at the Cameron School of Business, and his wife, Cindy, hosted international students for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at their home. Chancellor and Mrs. Sartarelli helped welcome students to the annual event.

Two little girls look at colorful shawls, scarves and hats. One is wearing a matching knitted coat and hat.
Creations by local artists were on display at UNCW'S Art for the Masses showcase. The annual event makes original works accessible and affordable to the public. 

No. 32 John Bowen takes the ball toward the basket against two Tar Heel defenders.
The Seahawks and Head Coach C.B. McGrath hosted the Tar Heels of UNC-Chapel Hill for an exciting game in Trask Coliseum.

Joe Wessel '20

WATCH: Joe Wessel '20 (right), President, UNCW Student Veterans Organization

Campus Switchboard Team

Campus Switchboard Team: Stephanie Thompson '15, Lonice Wilson and Mikayla “Kayla” Teague '18

Xaver Neumeyer

Xaver Neumeyer, Assistant Professor of Management, Cameron School of Business

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