UNCW in the News

July 11 - 15

Communique: Michael D'Angelo is Excited About Jazz Workshop Performances This Week
Grammy-nominated percussionist Michael D'Angelo teaches in the jazz division of the UNCW Music Department. He's been involved in the weeklong Jazz Workshop at UNCW since he was in middle school.

UNCW, New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS combine care efforts
Port City Daily
UNCW Athletics recently partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS (NHRMC-EMS) to work on delivering prompt, efficient care to student-athletes during Seahawk athletic events on campus.

Wilmington native Rachael McCrary shapes a future in the fashion industry with Jewel Toned
Rachael McCrary is the CEO of Jewel Toned Inc., a 2-and-a-half-year-old Los Angeles-based shapewear company that's drawing a lot of attention in the fashion world. One of her biggest influences was her grandmother, Anne B. McCrary, a late professor of biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Meet the Staff: Tess Bargebuhr
Tess Bargebuhr joined WECT as a multimedia journalist in June 2016. She graduated from UNCW where she studied journalism and Spanish.

Tate tabbed
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Pending final approval by the State Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Jimmy Tate has been selected as the new president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College. In addition to his Doctorate of Education, Tate holds undergraduate degrees from UNC Wilmington and did further study at the University of Iowa, Fayetteville State and Shaw Universities.

Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Nests Hit Double Digits
TWC News
Thirteen sea turtle nests have been located on the beach since the season began in May, more than triple the amount found last year. Stephanie Kamel with the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology says one reason for this is because turtles nest in a two to three-year cycle, and three years ago Wrightsville saw a large number of nests.

HER TRUE CALLING: Kate Sinclair shows work at WHQR Gallery
Though she began painting in high school and even sold work, Kate Sinclair originally intended to pursue a “professional job” in adulthood. Despite earning her degree in art from UNCW in 2011, over the last few years, she woke up, so to speak, to her true calling.

Pokemon Go taking over #ILM
If people are staring intently at their phones while walking through theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington's campus, it is likely they are playing the new wildly popular Pokemon Go, searching for one of the many Pokemon monsters like Bulbasaur.

Pros and locals compete in Pro-Am surf contest
Lumina News
Some of the best surfers on the East Coast, plus a rising star from California, will compete for a $15,000 purse in the annual O’Neill Sweetwater Pro-Am at Wrightsville Beach this weekend. Food trucks will be on site and all proceeds benefit Hope From Helen and the University of North Carolina Wilmington'ssurf team.

Defense puts Carolina Dynamo soccer team in position for playoffs
Greensboro News & Record
The Dynamo has recorded seven shutouts, including three in a row. Ample credit goes to goalkeeper Ryan Cretens. The UNC Wilmington sophomore from Zebulon is second in the PDL in save percentage (.939) and third in goals-against average (0.26).

Issue of Sunday voting goes to State Board of Elections
The New Hanover County Board of Elections met Tuesday to discuss the 2016 General Election Absentee One-Stop Voting Plan and other election-related matters. Leaders also decided to move UNCW's polling place back to the Warwick Center.

UNCW's Colin Bonner named CAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
While former UNCW men’s soccer standout Colin Bonner has started his professional career, he can add one final item to his growing list of accolades – being named 2015-16 Colonial Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Dixon's Elmore to play in East-West game
Havelock News
Matt Elmore will take a break from being a collegiate basketball player to play one more high school game. The recent Dixon High graduate will play in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West all-star game Monday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro. Elmore is already enrolled at UNCW, where he will play for the NCAA Division I Seahawks, who this past season made the NCAA tournament. 

Rising UNCW senior wins Finnish doubles title
Rising senior Annika Sillanpaa's summer is off to a good start after the UNCWwomen's tennis standout teamed up with Johanna Hyoty recently to win Finland's national doubles open championship in Turku, Finland. 

Local kids shine at home run derby
The stars were out at the Triple-A Home Run Derby at Charlotte's BB&T Ballpark on Thursday. Lake Norman's Riley Zayicek thrilled his hometown crowd with six home runs, nearly enough to advance to the second round. "Each one you hit you kind of listen to the crowd to see if it goes over," said Zayicek, who will play at UNC Wilmington. "The most I've played in front of is probably 500 people, nothing close to this."
Additional coverage: Statesville Record & Landmark

Runners race to benefit wellness program for cancer survivors
Lumina News
Sixteen-year-old John T. Hoggard cross country runner Jamie Witmer sprinted across the finish line in 16:22, less than one second in front of 20-year-oldUNCW runner Alex Boseman. A handful of their teammates also entered the race.

4 UNCW golfers honored as All-America scholars; Kayla Thompson seeks match play title
Led by seniors Annette Lyche and Meghan Theiss, a group of four UNCWwomen’s golf student-athletes was recognized as All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. Sophomores Kayla Thompson and Alaina Yeatts joined Lyche and Theiss on the list of 828 student-athletes, who earned the award after compiling at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average.

UNCW's Kayla Thompson falls short on final day of match play championship
Kayla Thompson of Whiteville, N.C. and Maddisen Cox of Easley, S.C. met in the other semifinal match. Thompson took an early lead after winning the first hole, but Cox quickly responded, winning the next three holes to take a two-up lead. 

When MiLB Teams Went Back to School
Ballpark Digest
Brooks Field at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has seen MiLB action come and go over the years. The Port City Roosters (Class AA; Southern League) arrived at Brooks Field in 1995. After two seasons, the franchise—which came to Wilmington via Charlotte and Nashville—was sold and moved to Mobile, where it became the Mobile BayBears.

North Greene's Weems to Play Basketball at UNC Wilmington
Greeneville Sun
Recent North Greene High School graduate Katelyn Weems announced that she will continue her academic and basketball career at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.