SHAHS Establishes Dr. Deborah Dowd Memorial Scholarship

10/21 – The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences established the Dr. Deborah Dowd Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Dr. Deborah Dowd. The fund will support exercise science undergraduate students.

deb-dowd-web.jpgDr. Dowd served as the UNCW softball coach between 1979-85 and joined the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences in 1990. She passed away on October 16, 2020, after 30 years of service. She was especially passionate about advising students and served as an advisor in the University College in addition to the exercise science program. In her role as an advisor, mentor and teacher, over her 30-year career, she had a positive influence on the lives and careers of thousands of seahawk graduates.

“Dr. Dowd was a true servant to UNCW,” SHAHS Director Steve Elliott said. “She was known for her warm and engaging presence, which enriched our campus for many years. She loved being in the classroom with her students where she encouraged them to think critically and to apply exercise science principles and theories to real-world situations.”

To support the Dr. Deborah Dowd Memorial Scholarship Fund follow the link: giving.uncw.edu/dowd-memorial

Donations to support this scholarship fund can also be mailed to:

UNCW
The Dr. Deborah Dowd Memorial Scholarship Fund
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5990

For those interested in making recurring contributions or utilizing payroll deduction to make a gift to the fund, contact Melissa Sinclair at sinclairm@uncw.edu.