University Relations

Jan. 9-13

UNCW chosen for national biopharmaceuticals program
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington has been chosen to be part of a new $250 million program to support the development of new biopharmaceuticals. 
Additional coverage: WWAYLumina NewsPort City Daily

UNCW online programs earn recognition
UNCW ranked 76th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The university’s Master of Science in Clinical Research and Product Development also achieved recognition, ranking 1st on a list of 10 Most Affordable Online M.S.N. in Clinical Research Degrees by the online guide Best Medical Degrees.
Additional coverage: Durham Herald Sun

UNCW and Wilmington PD promote pedestrian and bike safety
The University Police Department teamed up with Wilmington Police to enforce traffic laws and promote pedestrian and bike safety.

UNCW wants to Rush you to its new concert series
The Rush Hour concert series kicks off Tuesday at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium with a performance by Clyde Edgerton and the Rank Strangers.

Tracing Nesting Sea Turtles' Family Trees 
Coastal Review Online
In collaboration with researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, nest monitoring and protection has occurred on Masonboro Island since 1983.

Wilmington's 25th Annual Economic Forecast 
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Business Development hosted Wilmington’s 25th Annual Economic Forecast Wednesday morning. This year’s speakers included Adam Jones, a regional economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Step Up For Soldiers dedicating house
Step Up For Soldiers will officially cut the ribbon at 1 p.m. Saturday on The Edward Kramer House, 6060 Shiloh Drive. Jackson and Laura Ertel will be the first family to live in the Kramer House. Jackson received an honorable discharge from the Marines last summer and began his first semester at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the fall. 

This art was made for walkin': UNCW's new art walk
The UNCW Campus Art Walk, to be held for the first time Thursday, Jan. 12, will connect four campus galleries.

QENO turns 10, helps nonprofits operate efficiently
Tucked away on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus is a little organization that has tremendous impact on the Cape Fear area. Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations has helped nearly 1,000 local nonprofits accomplish their missions. 

Dana Sachs earns creative writing award
Dana Sachs was granted the Award for Excellence in Creative Writing from the North Carolina Sorosis Night Department. She has taught as part of the Honors College and English Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for more than 20 years.

Ryan Andress has helped transform UNCW's dining halls
Ryan Andress, executive chef at UNCW, is anything but a mess hall caricature; fiercely loyal to local ingredients and creative technique executed to serve about 6,000 students every day. He has been with UNCW for nearly 12 years, serving as the top toque for the past four.

Author Interview: 'More Mirrors in the Classroom'
Education Week 
Susan Catapano and Candace M. Thompson, both professors in the Watson College of Education at UNCW; Jane Fleming, a reading specialist and co-founder of KIDS LIKE US; and Sandy Ruvalcaba Carrillo, a resource teacher of English learners on the Southwest side of Chicago, answer questions about their book, More Mirrors in the Classroom.

UNC Asheville, WCU make Kiplinger’s best values list  
Asheville Citizen-Times
Other schools in the University of North Carolina system making the list include UNC-Chapel Hill, in the top spot, NC State University, UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington.

STATE: Cooper names acting commander for State Highway Patrol
The Stanley News Press
Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Major Charles “Vic” Ward to serve as acting Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Ward graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in criminal justice.
Additional coverage: North Carolina News Network, WNCNWWAY

Seahawk Club posts record membership numbers
The Seahawk Club, the school’s athletics fund-raising organization, has eclipsed 2,000 members for the first time, resulting in record contributions for student-athlete scholarships. 

Viamark Carolinas Adds Wilmington Staff
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Viamark Carolinas has added Breanna Tenda to the position of assistant marketing coordinator at the Wilmington office. Tenda is a graduate from UNCW, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a focus on integrated marketing and public relations.

New mobile HazWagon to begin collecting hazardous materials
New Hanover County has a new mobile collection unit. The HazWagon will collect household hazardous waste and electronics free of charge. New Hanover County Environmental Management partnered with UNCW's Sustainability Committee to create the name HazWagon.

UNCW now 5-0 in CAA for first time in school history
High-powered UNCW placed six men in double figures to whack William & Mary, 101-77, and reach 5-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association for the first time in a battle of the league’s top two offenses Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: Port City DailyStarNewsWECT

College basketball: Five mid-majors that could wreck somebody's March 
UNCW nearly knocked off Duke in the Round of 64 last year, and the high-scoring Seahawks look like they could put a scare into somebody this time around, too. 

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Trophy makes stop at UNC Wilmington
Port City Daily
The road to the Final Four in Arizona is passing through the Port City this week as UNC Wilmington welcomes the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Trophy to campus. After arriving at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday, the trophy will be on display inside the arena through the end of halftime during the Seahawks’ match up against William & Mary on Thursday. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Denzel Ingram setting tone for UNCW offense
The best closer in the CAA. That's the phrase Towson coach Pat Skerry used to describe UNCW guard Denzel Ingram.

UNCW beach volleyball schedule includes two home events
The UNCW beach volleyball team's second season will include a pair of home events at Dig & Dive. The Seahawks will host a doubleheader with Coastal Carolina on March 18 and the UNCW Beach Volleyball Classic on April 1-2. 

Former UNCW pitcher Chris Hatcher signs one-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers
Port City Daily
Former University of North Carolina Wilmington right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher will once again be suited in Dodger blue when pitchers and catchers report in mid-February.

Bryce hits for 27pts as UNC Wilmington tops Delaware, 91-81
Washington Times (*This story ran in all major media markets)
C.J. Bryce scored a career-high 27 points and all five starters scored in double-digits as UNCW picked up its seventh win in eight road games, beating Delaware 91-81 on Saturday.

3 Things: CAA pecking order taking shape
Mid-Major Madness
Thursday’s record-breaking performances were just a preview of the next few months, but offered evidence that a few teams are rising to the top. UNC Wilmington remains the heavy favorite, but three other 3-0 teams in CAA play are making noise.

My Turn: Don't miss out on Seahawk basketball
The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team is off to its best start ever.

UNCW basketball's Cacok keeps record pace rolling
UNCW's Devontae Cacok continues to shoot at an unreal clip, leading Division I in shooting percentage as the season reaches the midway point.

UNCW women's hoops finds baskets elusive in home loss to Delaware
UNCW (5-8, 0-2 CAA) hung around for the opening half, but stagnant possessions ending with poor shots and an inability to get stops ended any comeback hopes. 

UNC Wilmington Adds In-State Talent Joshua Rigsbee for 2017-2018
Swimming World Magazine
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a verbal commitment from in-state talent Joshua Rigsbee for the 2017-2018 season. Rigsbee swims for Carolina Aquatic Team and attends Durham’s Riverside High School.

A sporting life
The Wilson Times 
If you want to get Bobby Guthrie excited, just ask him to talk about baseball. The former UNC Wilmington head coach and current associate executive director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will have just that chance Jan. 17 as the featured speaker for the 42nd annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet.
Battlefield graduate Nick Feight ranked among nation's top 100 college draft prospects
Inside Nova 
Battlefield High School graduate Nick Feight is rated among the nation's top 100 college prospects for the 2017 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Baseball America lists the University of North Carolina Wilmington catcher at No. 97. 

Seahawks have company atop CAA, for now
Three-way tie atop of CAA standing: College of Charleston, UNCW and Northeastern are locked in a tie atop the CAA standings at 4-0 after the first 10 days of league play.
Feight & Mims named Preseason All-Americans
UNCW baseball is represented with two players on Perfect Game's Preseason All-American team.  Nick Feight was named to the first team, and Brian Mims the second team, as UNCW looks to repeat as CAA regular season champions and get back to the NCAA Tournament.