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Stephania Bloodworth

December 5, 2016

As a Pender County native, Stephania Bloodworth ’00 didn’t have to travel far for her college education – there was a place within commuting distance that fit her needs exactly.

“As I look back to my senior year in high school, really not knowing where I wanted to go to college, I think I had a fear of leaving home,” Bloodworth said. Nevertheless, she was determined to pursue a degree in accountancy, a field she was first introduced to in high school.

“The first and only college I applied to was UNCW, and it was the best choice that I have made,” she said. She attended classes in the Cameron School of Business as a commuter but also immersed herself in campus activities: the gospel choir, the Association for Campus Entertainment and more. “UNCW was small enough to feel like one big family, but also big enough to feel like you could meet people from various places.”

When she’s not busy managing business operations for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation, Bloodworth enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Dan, and two teenage sons, Kymel and Tyler. Kymel is a high school senior and will soon be off to college, so his mom is making the most of the precious time left before that day comes.

Bloodworth’s organizational skills serve her well beyond analyzing numbers. She loves event planning – birthday parties, showers, weddings, you name it. She is also vice president of the UNCW African American Graduate Association Steering Committee, which keeps her in touch with her alma mater, and serves on the advisory board for the Randall Parkway branch of the State Employees Credit Union.

At the hospital foundation, Bloodworth’s job involves one of her favorite things: working with numbers. Sometimes she’ll pore over accounts for hours until she is sure every penny is accounted for and appropriately documented, even if it means staying late, rather than set it aside until the next day.

“I like accounting because there are always challenges – there is never a dull moment,” she said. “You have to be ready to solve any problems that come up. That’s what I like.”

-- Tricia Vance