Congratulations Class of 2020!


Doug Bai

Social Work Student Named Toby Brown Award Recipient

5/20 – The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named Douglas (Doug) Kim Bai as the recipient of the 2020 NASW-NC Toby Brown Award for Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) undergraduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Doug is an outstanding student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and within his community. More...

Jordan Weber

We are UNCW: Jordan Weber, 18

An uncle born with intellectual and developmental disabilities taught Jordan Weber ‘18 Ed.D. a great deal about pushing past limitations. Although his uncle needs assistance in many areas of his life, he also learned to drive a car, hold a job and, for the most part, take care of himself and his 92-year-old mother. More...  

Paula Reid School of Nursing

We are UNCW: Paula Reid

Associate Professor Paula Reid (School of Nursing) recognized that a few of her graduate students, including nurses on the front lines of the pandemic, were struggling due to stress and concerns about COVID-19. She picked up the phone to check on them and to see how she could offer help. More...

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Students Create Videos to Highlight Importance of Mental Health

5/20 - May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Students in School of Social Work Assistant Professor Dr. Josalin Hunter-Jones' HEA 300: Mental and Emotional Health course along with students of the Association of Self-Care for Future Health Professionals created inspiring videos for other students amidst a chaotic semester. Their goal is to encourage the UNCW community to do its part to eliminate the stigmas surrounding conditions of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, along with so many others. School of Nursing Assistant Professor Dr. Anka Roberto also helped with the project. Watch video.

Megan Bolden

We Are the Class of 2020: Megan Bolden, Social Work

5/20 – Finishing her last semester at UNCW while also working as an essential employee at New Hanover Regional Medical Center would be a heavy load for any student, but doing so during a global pandemic certainly adds another layer to the challenge for Megan Bolden ’20. Bolden said learning that “change is constant” during her time at UNCW is helping her navigate this time of uncertainty.

The Wilmington native will miss the College of Health and Human Services when she completes her studies, and particularly the School of Social Work. More...

Savannah Andrews

Former Seahawks Battling Invisible Opponent

5/20 – They come from different sports and different times, but four former UNCW student-athletes are de facto teammates today on the front lines as health care professionals in the battle against global nemesis COVID-19.

Debbie Warner '76 (physical education and health), Anna Grauel '19 (nursing), Savannah Andrews '18 (public health) and Dr. Alyssa Ritchie '15 (biology) each faced formidable opponents during their time as Seahawks. Today’s current foe – the coronavirus - may be the toughest. More...

Gerontology Students Pen Pals with Older Adults for Service Learning

Gerontology Students Pen Pals with Older Adults for Service Learning

4/20 – In the spring semester, gerontology students in the GRN 101 class did pen pal activities with older adults for their service learning. More...

SSW Training Goes Virtual with More Attendees

SSW Training Goes Virtual - with More Attendees

4/20 – Due to the coronavirus, the School of Social Work and the local chapter of National Association of Social Workers held its March 27 “Expanding Knowledge and Skills with Technology and Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Recovery” training seminar online. More than 100 people attended, exceeding the in-person event’s capacity of 75. More...

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CHHS Seeks Quality Matters Certification for Online Programs

4/20 - The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences is seeking Quality Matters (QM) Certification for its online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program.

Quality Matters (QM) is a global name in enabling a quality assurance process for online and blended programs through three critical components-Rubric Standards, Faculty and Staff Professional Development and Course & Program Reviews. QM program certification is a gold standard of quality assurance for online programs with a focus on four critical areas of program design, teaching support, learner support and learner success. Achieving certification in all four critical areas within a three-year period will receive Exemplary Program Status from QM. More...

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UNCW Ranked Among the Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report

4/20 - The School of Social Work’s MSW Program, which tied for 77th in the 2020 rankings, remains on the U.S. News & World Report list of “2021 Best Graduate Schools.” More...

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Intergenerational Connections During the COVID-19 Crisis

UNCW researcher Dr. Anne Glass is looking for adults aged 18 and older to participate in a short online research survey about how you’re using technology to connect during this unique time of social distancing. It will help us understand how this period of staying at home is affecting you and your connections. More...

Dr. James J. Winebrake has been named Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

UNCW Appoints Dr. James J. Winebrake as New Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

4/20 - Dr. James J. Winebrake has been named Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2020, the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced today. An award-winning educator and experienced administrator, Winebrake has served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., since 2011. More...