UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

June 23-27

UNCW Names Dr. Rick Whitfield as Next Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
WECT
Rick N. Whitfield, Ed.D., has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at UNCW as of July. Currently associate vice chancellor for business affairs, Dr. Whitfield has 35 years of experience in higher education leadership and operations. Also covered by: Port City Daily, Star News and Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW senior Stovall crowned Miss North Carolina
Star News
Beth Stovall, a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was crowned Miss North Carolina on Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
Story also covered by: Fox 8 and WECT

Former Seahawk Goldsberry honored by German team
Star News
John Goldsberry, the former UNCW star, dreamed of making a living in the game back to his earliest memories. Goldsberry, 31, got to savor a farewell tour without fanfare. When the season ended last month, Brose Baskets, the team for which he won four German championships over the past six years, retired his No. 5 jersey.

Retiring coach Allen's 37-year career extends beyond UNCW pool
Star News
When Dave Allen stepped on UNCW's campus for the first time in April 1977, the natatorium was little more than a dark, cavernous room in the unfinished Trask Coliseum. Come July 1, Allen will have to fight the instinct to head for his office. "I'm going to miss the place," Allen said on a recent morning.

Linkous lands spot on CPL select team vs. Team USA
Port City Daily
UNCW rising junior and Wilmington Sharks third baseman Steve Linkous has been picked along with 18 other position players to represent the Coastal Plain League in its first-ever exhibition game against the USA Collegiate National Team at 5 p.m. June 22 at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary.

Hoops (M): UNCW adds Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team has dipped into the transfer market again, this time to land a commitment from former Charlotte point guard Denzel Ingram, a source close to the program confirmed Sunday.

"Kindred Spirit" mailbox collects secrets from around the nation
CBS News
The original "Kindred Spirit" mailbox was placed in a remote location more than 35 years ago with a notebook inside for people to leave messages. The journals are now part of a special collection at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Nesmith says most of the messages are about love, family and hope.

News & Notes - Museums receive grants; Miracle League honored; Scout troop earns award
Star News
Miracle League of Wilmington was recently honored with a 2014 Group Achievement Award, after having formed a partnership with UNCW to offer programming for players of all abilities.

Long Joins Novant Health
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Lisa Long joined Novant Health Surgical Associates in Bolivia as a nurse practitioner, the medical group announced in a recent press release. Long received a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Soaring Seahawk selected for Global Challenge in Europe
Port City Daily
UNCW rising junior Meredith Peacock has been selected to take part in the 10th Annual European Global Challenge. Teaming up with collegiate players from some of the topvolleyballprograms in the nation, her squad will leave for Eastern Europe in early July and will spend four days training in Slovenia before heading to Pula, Croatia, for the four-day event.

Seahawks land Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram
WECT
UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts has added another player to the Seahawks roster. Former Charlotte guard Denzel Ingram is transferring to UNCW.

Goodwill - Outgoing UNCW chancellor lauded
Star News
The dust has now settled from the exit of UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, who will become chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sandra Cecelski wanted to add a positive note about the chancellor. "I had the privilege of meeting Chancellor Gary Miller of UNCW. I represented Ashley High School in a proposal presentation for the development of the Marine Science Academy. Chancellor Miller's enthusiastic response provided the momentum to launch the program."

Wilmington company aims to improve elections
Port City Daily
Easy Vote doesn't directly touch the voter, but Davis said the efficiencies it affords the elections process ripple out to benefit all. While it works its expansions, Easy Vote has set up an office in the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on South College Road.

Persistence pays off for new Miss N.C.
Star News
Beth Stovall added a coveted crown to her ensemble when she won the title of 2014 Miss North Carolina at the annual scholarship pageant competition, held at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. Her win is only now starting to sink in. Stovall, who just finished her junior year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said she's still recovering from her "surreal" crowning moment.

UNCW women's basketball team ready to reap rewards of patience
Star News
Adell Harris tried not to take it personally when a parade of UNCW women's basketball players invaded her office in May 2012 looking to leave. Within hours, all but two of the returning Seahawks had welcomed their new coach to the job by asking permission to transfer. Today, Harris has the same self-assured attitude in explaining the progress of a team that has posted a combined 10-53 record in her first two seasons.

New Hanover County approved for safety program
WECT
New Hanover County has been acceptedinto a program aimed to increase the safety of drivers, pedestrians and bikers. The "Watch for Me NC" program is a state D.O.T. program that provides educational materials and also trains law enforcement officialshow to better regulate traffic violators. New Hanover County is partnering with the city of Wilmington, the beach communities, UNCW and the town of Leland to for the "Watch for Me NC" program.

Civil Rights summit focuses on socioeconomic issues
Star News
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Countywide Community Development Corporation is hosting a socioeconomic summit as part of a series of events that runs Monday through Wednesday. The summit, titled "Inspiring Communities to Dream Bigger Dreams," will run Tuesday at the Wilmington Convention Center. The morning session, "Growing Up with Civil Rights Roots and Building President Johnson's Great Society," will be moderated by UNCW professor Emmanuel Harris

A night at the opera
Star News
Opera Wilmington will stage its first production, "The Merry Widow," July 25-27 on the Main Stage at the Cultural Arts Building on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, 601 S. College Road.

Hoops (W): UNCW ready for home-heavy schedule
Star News
Adell Harris has spent the past two years renovating the UNCW women's basketball roster to the point that just one of the 14 players expected to suit up in 2014-2015 played in her first season on the job. Heading into her third season, the coach has also relished the opportunity to build a schedule that suits her vision for the program.

Betty Holden Stike, 95, taught education at UNCW for 21 years and went on a mission trip to South America at age 86
Port City Daily
Betty Holden Stike, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She taught in the Watson School (now College) of Education at UNCW for over 21 years and The Betty Holden Stike Learning Lab is named in her honor.

Music, murder and more for your summer reading
Chatham Journal Weekly
UNC Wilmington's Clyde Edgerton's "Night Train" came out three years ago and remains a favorite because it takes me back to my growing up years.

Ex-UNCW assistant Godwin named ECU baseball coach
Star News
Cliff Godwin, a four-year East Carolina letterman and former UNCW assistant, has been named head baseball coach for the Pirates.
Additional coverage: WWAY; WECT

June 23-27

UNCW Names Dr. Rick Whitfield as Next Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
WECT
Rick N. Whitfield, Ed.D., has been named vice chancellor for business affairs at UNCW as of July. Currently associate vice chancellor for business affairs, Dr. Whitfield has 35 years of experience in higher education leadership and operations. Also covered by: Port City Daily, Star News and Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW senior Stovall crowned Miss North Carolina
Star News
Beth Stovall, a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was crowned Miss North Carolina on Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
Story also covered by: Fox 8 and WECT

Former Seahawk Goldsberry honored by German team
Star News
John Goldsberry, the former UNCW star, dreamed of making a living in the game back to his earliest memories. Goldsberry, 31, got to savor a farewell tour without fanfare. When the season ended last month, Brose Baskets, the team for which he won four German championships over the past six years, retired his No. 5 jersey.

Retiring coach Allen's 37-year career extends beyond UNCW pool
Star News
When Dave Allen stepped on UNCW's campus for the first time in April 1977, the natatorium was little more than a dark, cavernous room in the unfinished Trask Coliseum. Come July 1, Allen will have to fight the instinct to head for his office. "I'm going to miss the place," Allen said on a recent morning.

Linkous lands spot on CPL select team vs. Team USA
Port City Daily
UNCW rising junior and Wilmington Sharks third baseman Steve Linkous has been picked along with 18 other position players to represent the Coastal Plain League in its first-ever exhibition game against the USA Collegiate National Team at 5 p.m. June 22 at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary.

Hoops (M): UNCW adds Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team has dipped into the transfer market again, this time to land a commitment from former Charlotte point guard Denzel Ingram, a source close to the program confirmed Sunday.

"Kindred Spirit" mailbox collects secrets from around the nation
CBS News
The original "Kindred Spirit" mailbox was placed in a remote location more than 35 years ago with a notebook inside for people to leave messages. The journals are now part of a special collection at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Nesmith says most of the messages are about love, family and hope.

News & Notes - Museums receive grants; Miracle League honored; Scout troop earns award
Star News
Miracle League of Wilmington was recently honored with a 2014 Group Achievement Award, after having formed a partnership with UNCW to offer programming for players of all abilities.

Long Joins Novant Health
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Lisa Long joined Novant Health Surgical Associates in Bolivia as a nurse practitioner, the medical group announced in a recent press release. Long received a bachelor's and master's degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Soaring Seahawk selected for Global Challenge in Europe
Port City Daily
UNCW rising junior Meredith Peacock has been selected to take part in the 10th Annual European Global Challenge. Teaming up with collegiate players from some of the topvolleyballprograms in the nation, her squad will leave for Eastern Europe in early July and will spend four days training in Slovenia before heading to Pula, Croatia, for the four-day event.

Seahawks land Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram
WECT
UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts has added another player to the Seahawks roster. Former Charlotte guard Denzel Ingram is transferring to UNCW.

Goodwill - Outgoing UNCW chancellor lauded
Star News
The dust has now settled from the exit of UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, who will become chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sandra Cecelski wanted to add a positive note about the chancellor. "I had the privilege of meeting Chancellor Gary Miller of UNCW. I represented Ashley High School in a proposal presentation for the development of the Marine Science Academy. Chancellor Miller's enthusiastic response provided the momentum to launch the program."

Wilmington company aims to improve elections
Port City Daily
Easy Vote doesn't directly touch the voter, but Davis said the efficiencies it affords the elections process ripple out to benefit all. While it works its expansions, Easy Vote has set up an office in the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on South College Road.

Persistence pays off for new Miss N.C.
Star News
Beth Stovall added a coveted crown to her ensemble when she won the title of 2014 Miss North Carolina at the annual scholarship pageant competition, held at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. Her win is only now starting to sink in. Stovall, who just finished her junior year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said she's still recovering from her "surreal" crowning moment.

UNCW women's basketball team ready to reap rewards of patience
Star News
Adell Harris tried not to take it personally when a parade of UNCW women's basketball players invaded her office in May 2012 looking to leave. Within hours, all but two of the returning Seahawks had welcomed their new coach to the job by asking permission to transfer. Today, Harris has the same self-assured attitude in explaining the progress of a team that has posted a combined 10-53 record in her first two seasons.

New Hanover County approved for safety program
WECT
New Hanover County has been acceptedinto a program aimed to increase the safety of drivers, pedestrians and bikers. The "Watch for Me NC" program is a state D.O.T. program that provides educational materials and also trains law enforcement officialshow to better regulate traffic violators. New Hanover County is partnering with the city of Wilmington, the beach communities, UNCW and the town of Leland to for the "Watch for Me NC" program.

Civil Rights summit focuses on socioeconomic issues
Star News
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Countywide Community Development Corporation is hosting a socioeconomic summit as part of a series of events that runs Monday through Wednesday. The summit, titled "Inspiring Communities to Dream Bigger Dreams," will run Tuesday at the Wilmington Convention Center. The morning session, "Growing Up with Civil Rights Roots and Building President Johnson's Great Society," will be moderated by UNCW professor Emmanuel Harris

A night at the opera
Star News
Opera Wilmington will stage its first production, "The Merry Widow," July 25-27 on the Main Stage at the Cultural Arts Building on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, 601 S. College Road.

Hoops (W): UNCW ready for home-heavy schedule
Star News
Adell Harris has spent the past two years renovating the UNCW women's basketball roster to the point that just one of the 14 players expected to suit up in 2014-2015 played in her first season on the job. Heading into her third season, the coach has also relished the opportunity to build a schedule that suits her vision for the program.

Betty Holden Stike, 95, taught education at UNCW for 21 years and went on a mission trip to South America at age 86
Port City Daily
Betty Holden Stike, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She taught in the Watson School (now College) of Education at UNCW for over 21 years and The Betty Holden Stike Learning Lab is named in her honor.

Music, murder and more for your summer reading
Chatham Journal Weekly
UNC Wilmington's Clyde Edgerton's "Night Train" came out three years ago and remains a favorite because it takes me back to my growing up years.

Ex-UNCW assistant Godwin named ECU baseball coach
Star News
Cliff Godwin, a four-year East Carolina letterman and former UNCW assistant, has been named head baseball coach for the Pirates.
Additional coverage: WWAY; WECT