University Relations

Sept. 11-15

UNCW moves up in ranking as one of the best regional universities
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been ranked #14 on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Regional Universities (South), up from #16 last year. UNCW also ranked 6th among public universities and for the first time has nearly 16,500 students enrolled. This is nearly 2,000 more students than were enrolled in fall of 2014.
Additional coverage: StarNewsPort City DailyThe News and Observer

UNCW Dean Appointed to State Education Commission
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Van Dempsey, dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Watson College of Education, has been named to a new education commission created by the N.C. General Assembly during the 2017 legislative session. 

32 animal conservationists nominated for 2018 Indianapolis Prize
Fox 59
UNCW research associate William McLellan is one of 32 animal conservationists from across the globe nominated for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize.

UNCW professor: Confederate monuments should remain as teaching tools
Chris Fonvielle, a University of North Carolina Wilmington history professor and local Civil War historian, said Confederate monuments should remain as teaching tools.

GOP legislators talk GenX during Brunswick plant tour 
Professors from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which stands to split $435,000 in state funding along with CFPUA, have been asked to appear before the EPA and an NC House river committee.

Brandon Stanton of “Humans of New York” speaking at UNCW
Brandon Stanton, founder of the popular street portrait blog “Humans of New York,” is coming to UNCW.

UNCW students stand to save DACA
Dozens of UNCW students came together to show their support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Business Leaders: Establish Partners and Mentors for Long-Term Success
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business) 
Heather McWhorter, regional director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center, offers insight into managing a small to mid-sized business.

Meeting of the Senior Men's Club of Wilmington
The Senior Men’s Club of Wilmington will meet on Sept. 15 at the Cameron Art Museum. Jose V. Sartarelli, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a program titled “UNCW Update.”

UNCW SGA passes resolution in support of DACA
The Student Government Association of UNCW unanimously passed a resolution this week in support of continuing DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

CFPUA board member: State needs to protect our rivers
The CFPUA entered a contractual agreement with UNCW to research water compounds in the drinking water. UNCW began this work on Sept. 1.

Catching Waves to Save Historic Shoreline
Coastal Review Online
A line of wave attenuators stretches 200 feet just off the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson historic site’s shoreline. Researchers at UNCW are using sensors to track wave activity in front of and behind the structure.

Mirimichi Green expands its team
Golf Course Industry Magazine
UNCW graduates Morgan Green and Moria Rooney have joined the staff of Mirimichi Green, a premier manufacturer of revolutionary and sustainable landscape products.

Heather MacQueen Jones is featured artist at Honeycomb Cafe in September
Daniel Island News
Heather MacQueen Jones’ work will be on display at Honeycomb Cafe throughout the month of September. A native of North Carolina, Jones attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a focus on political science and communications.

UNCW Men's and Women's soccer athletes get Rookie of the Week Honors
UNCW freshman forward Molly McGarry has been named co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Rookie-of-the-Week Award and UNCW freshman forward Emil Elveroth has been named recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association’s Men’s Soccer Rookie-of-the-Week Award.
Additional coverage: WECT
UNCW women's golf finishes second at William & Mary Invitational
Sophomore Thao My Nguyen finished in a tie for first place to lead UNCW to a second-place finish at the William & Mary Invitational.
McGrath, White and UNC Basketball team receive rings
UNCW men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath received a 2017 National Championship ring for being a member of the coaching staff of the NCAA champion University of North Carolina men’s basketball team. 

UNCW golfers honored by CAA
Two UNCW golfers were honored by the Colonial Athletic Association on Wednesday. Thao My Nguyen was named the women's golfer of the week while Blake McShea was named the men's golfer of the week.

Mull Again: Lifelong friends to reunite at Azalea Pro-Am
Members of the UNCW women's golf team will participate in Saturday’s inaugural Azalea Pro-Am at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

Briefs of sports stories on Wednesday
Carolina Coast Online
Emme Fisher didn’t waste any time making an impact at UNC Wilmington. The former West Carteret cross country state champion earned a victory during her second collegiate meet on Friday.