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Seahawks Selected for 2023 Class of Leadership Wilmington

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Two UNCW staff members are among the 36 individuals selected for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 class of Leadership Wilmington. 

The 10-month program challenges and motivates local leaders to use their skills to improve the community. Among this year’s class are Heather McWhorter, director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Ashley Wells, associate school director of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services. 

Individuals selected represent the corporate, small business, education, nonprofit and government sectors. Participants delve into the area’s issues and challenges through sessions facilitated by Leadership Wilmington alumni, community leaders and industry professionals. The curriculum also includes professional development.  

Additionally, the class is responsible for the planning and implementation of Work on Wilmington, a day of community service for New Hanover County.  

-- Stacie Greene Hidek 

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Heather McWhorter
Heather McWhorter

Ashley Wells
Ashley Wells