We Are UNCW Military
Bill Kawcyznski
Bill Kawczynski
Director, Military Affairs

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Melanie Nelson 
Military Student Services Specialist

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Joanna DeMott
Military Liaison and Program Manager



Welcome to the land of the

Military Seahawk! 

The Office of Military Affairs is here to support you in your academic journey and beyond. Our students represent all branches of military service and affiliations: 

  • Veterans
  • Active duty service members
  • Reservists
  • National Guard members
  • Military/veteran family members

Use the navigation buttons above to learn more about programs and services at UNCW, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions (email militaryaffairs@uncw.edu). 

Take a virtual tour of the Military Affairs Wing in Veterans Hall.

We recognize the challenges faced by Black students, students of color, students with disabilities, students in the LGBTQIA community, and students in other marginalized populations. We will continue to promote the ideals and standards of behavior found in the Seahawk Respect Compact


We Are Class of '21

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Air Force veteran Ashlie Anderson served as the president of UNCW's Student Veterans Organization as she prepared to graduate with a degree in Exercise Science. Ashlie's story was featured on We Are UNCW. 

Student Veteran Receives Scholarship from the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army

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Sean Quigley, an Army veteran and Recreation Therapy major in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, has been awarded a scholarship from the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), of which UNCW is a member. The Association of the United States Army is a nonprofit educational and professional development association serving America’s Total Army: Soldiers, Army civilians, and their families. Braxton Bragg Chapter provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs Visits UNCW

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Lieutenant General Walter Gaskin, the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, visited UNCW to tour Veterans Hall on Thursday, April 15. During the tour, he discussed the potential for research collaborations and learned about educational opportunities available for students. Photo shows (left to right) Director of Military Affairs, Bill Kawczynski; Chancellor Sartarelli; Secretary Gaskin; and Provost Winebrake. 

 We Are the Class of 2020

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Megan Schwartz, a December 2020 graduate of the Watson College of Education, is also a military spouse who has lived through many of the hallmarks of military family life while in college. Read Megan's story to learn more.  

Updates on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)

Please visit the UNCW Student Health Center Updates page for the latest information on prevention, resources and travel advisories related to the coronavirus. 


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Mildly Entertaining at UNCW Podcast

Staff from the Office of Military Affairs interview representatives from other campus offices and from community support services in this lighthearted, yet informative podcast.Listen to Mildly Entertaining

The Military Seahawk Podcast

Student veterans and other guests describe their experiences transitioning out of the military and into college life. Streaming now on TealTV.org or wherever you stream your podcasts.Listen to The Military Seahawk Podcast 

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