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Alumni and Friends, 

Welcome to another edition of UNCW Magaztni:. Our university continues to receive national recognition for the excellent 
educational value we pro\ide students. Earlier this year we learned that Kiplingt'r's magazine had ranked us 32nd out of 100 top 
universities in the countr)- for combining academic quality with affordable costs. This recognition reaffirms that our faculty and 
staff are providing students with an outstanding educational experience. For legislators, donors and parents, it demonstrates that 
we are extraordinar)- stewards of our limited public and private resources and that we continue to work magic on this campus. 

Related to this good news is a report from the North Carolina state auditor that UNCW has successfully achieved its I8th clean 
audit report - a phenomenal and unique record among North Carolina's public universities. 

Some of our most exciting new's these past few months has come from our amazing student athletes, both on and off the plapng 
fields. We won conference championships this year in men's and women's swimming and diving, marking the first time in the 
universitj's histor)' for both programs to win championships in the same year. The men's basketball team also won the Colonial 
Athletic .^sociation (CAA'> conference championship this year. The basketball team's success afforded us an opportunity to 
receive great national media exposure with an automatic bid to the NCA,\ tournament. Although they lost an overtime thriller 
in the opening round, they made the academic Final Four according to Tm delighted that the Seahaw-ks' 
graduation rate — 86 percent - defeated George Washington, Duke, Syracuse and NC State before meeting eventual national 
champion Bucknell. 

Thanks to the efforts of two outstanding student athletes, UNCW became the first CA.-\ university since 1998 to lay claim to 
both the men's and women's prestigious Dean Ehlers Leadership Award. Men's basketball senior John Goldsberry and women's 
basketball junior Michaela 'Vezenkova were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills both on and off the court. These two 
students exemplify the kind of student athletes we have in all of our athletic programs. 

The accolades in athletics were not limited to our students. Men's head basketball coach Brad Brownell was selected CA.-\ 
conference Coach of the Year, and Dave Allen was named the CAAs conference Men's and Women's Swimming Coach of the 
Year with assistant coach Marc Ellington receiving CAA Diving Coach of the Year. I'm extremely proud of all these individual 
recognitions for our coaches and student athletes. 

Since our last magazine, we received a new leader for the University of North Carolina with the selection of President Erskine 
Bowles. He visited UNCW in November and met with trustees, faculty, students and administrators and left highly impressed. 
He promised to be the "champion" for public higher education and said his number one job will be to convince the legislature to 
continue to invest in education so North Carolinians can compete in the knowledge-based global economy. I have no doubt that 
UNCW will benefit from his wisdom and support as we continue our efforts towards greatness. 

Construction remains a key component of life at UNCW. Several major buildings on campus will be completed soon and will add 
to the beauty and vitality of this wonderful campus. The Seahaw-k Village Apartments will celebrate its grand opening in .■\ugust 
and provide additional housing for 524 students. A new and expanded University Union Student Center will open this summer in 
the center of campus and provide for expanded space for student life and our bookstore. A cultural arts building will open this 
fall next to the Watson School of Education and will provide much needed performance and rehearsal space for facultx- and 
students in music, theatre and the arts. Later this year, a state-of-the-art Computer Information Systems building will open near 
chancellor's walk. 

In addition to these new buildings, an approved campus master plan (see page 161 will provide us a roadmap for future 
development. I'm especially pleased that the plan addresses traffic and pedestrian circulation, and includes widespread use of 
greenspacc throughout the campus as well as conserving approximately 23 percent of the campus in woodlands and wetlands. 

I continue to hear many positive comments about the improvements to UNCW Magazine. As always, I encourage your calls, 
letters, e-mails and visits and appreciate your support for this great university. 

All the best. 

^-~^-f^6 .#»7*ty /LL^ -^ 

Rosemary Dcl'aolo 


On the cover: 

The UNCW Seahawk 
men's basketball team 
posed for photos 
following its victory 
over Hofstra University 
March 6 in Richmond 
Coliseum. By capturing 
the 2006 CAA Champion- 
ship, the Seahawks won 
an automatic bid to the 
NCAA tournament. 
Please see story on 
page 15. 

Inside cover: 
Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo welcomed 
Erskine Bowles to the 
UNCW campus earlier this 
year. In January, Bowles 
succeeded Molly Corbett 
Broad as president of the 
UNC system. 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 

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Jamie Moncrief 

Shir! Modlin Sawyer 

Max Allen 

Mimi Cunningham 
Suzie Daughtndge 
Dana Fischetti 
Jamie Moncrief 
Caroline Norelius 
Kim Proukou 
Shir! Modlin Sawyer 
Andrea Weaver 

Joe Browning 
Mimi Cunningham 
William Davis '06M 
Dana Fischetti 
Todd Olesiuk '99 
Brenda Riegel 
Andrea Weaver 

William Davis '06M 

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Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs 

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Spring 2006 
Volume 16, Number 2 




Volunteers tnivcl to New Otlcani 


Student athletic trainers practice 
what they learn 


Master plan shapes UNCW campus 







Mary M. Gornto 

Vice Chancellor University Advancement 

Robert E. Tyndall, Ph.D. 

Vice Chancellor, Information Technology Systems 

Stephen Demski 

Vice Chancellor, Public Service and Continuing Studies 

Krista S. Tillman 

Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees 

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UNCW rated a top "beSt ValUG" 

Among public universities in North Carolina, UNCW is one of the 
top three "Best Values," according to 2006 rankings in Kiplingcr's 
Personal Finance. The publication said schools in the top 100 
"are noteworthy for their combination of top-flight academics 
and affordable costs." 

For in-state students, UNCW is third behind UNC Chapel Hill and 
NC State University. It is ranked 32nd nationally For out-of-state 
students, UNCW is third behind UNC Chapel Hill and Appalachian 
State University It is ranked 48th nationalK', 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo was pleased to see UNCWs improved 
ranking. "This ranking reflects the wa)- that the faculty really care 
about the students here, the challenges that we set for them, and how 
we help those students meet those challenges. You just get a great 
education at UNCW," said DePaolo. 

1 . Holding her own face mask, Melanie Mortimore. 
assistant professor in the theatre program, 
talks about the art of mask making for 
participants of College Day held in November. 
The College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration 
with the LINCW Division for Public Service and 
Continuing Studies, hosted the event for regional 
residents who wanted to come to campus for a 
taste of the college experience. 

Collaborative effort to aims to 
strengthen non-profits 

UNCW is partnering w iih citizen groups and community orga- 
nizations to strengthen non-profit organizations in Southeastern 
North Carolina. 

Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) is a re- 
gional partnership that includes the Cape Fear Area United Way, the 
Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina, the City of 
Wilmington, Southeastern Alliance lor Community Change, the N.C. 
Discover)' Alliance, UNCW and other funders and citizen groups. 

This three-year initiative is designed to improve the capabilities and 
competencies ol nonprofit organizations and donor confidence in 
Southeastern North Carolina. There is currently no mechanism in the 
southeastern counties that provides an effective resource for commu- 
nication, technical assistance, training or organizational development 
for nonprofits. This initiative, utilizing the resources local funders, 
community groups and the university, will develop such a capacity. 

"This partnership is the embodiment of applying the intellectual 
capital of this university lo meeting regional needs, and doing this in 
a way that is consistent with our mission of teaching, research and 
ser\'ice." Chancellor Rosemarv DePaolo, 

2. Graduates are greeted by Provost Paul Hosier 
during the 70th commencement exercises 
held Dec. 10 at Trask Coliseum. The fall 
commencement had 1 ,01 7 undergraduate and 
195 graduate students who received degrees. 

3. As keynote speaker for UNCWs 23rd annual 
UNCW l^artin Luther King Jr. celebration. Myrlie 
Evers-Williams said, "It takes a continuous effort 
to make a dream a reality." She credited her 
success to "not settling for being the best, but 
for working hard to be beyond the best." a 
message instilled in her by her late husband and 
civil rights leader, Medgar Evers. Evers-Williams 
continued in the civil rights movement after her 
husband's murder and in 1995 became the first 
woman to lead the National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). 

4. Participants in the 2005 College Day event 
check over their schedules. 

5. Angelnora Chestnut (left) and Jessica Stevens 
turn their tassels following commencement 

Photos by Jamie Moncnel 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2006 


Tuition/fees increase for 2006-07 

UNC Wilmington's Board of Trustees recommended a 12.6 increase 
in tuition and fees for students m the 2006-07 school year to help 
the university remain competitive and to contmue to offer the highest 
quality academic experience. The increase was appro\'ed b)- the Board 
of Governors at its February meeting. 

The funds also will be used to reduce the student-faculty ratio to 
16:1, address classroom equipment and technolog}' needs, imple- 
ment data protection during disasters and offer financial packages to 
graduate students. 

Responding to the chancellor's comment that "the last thing we want 
to do is burden our students," the trustees included provisions that 
students eHgible for financial aid receive additional support to cover 
the increase. 

In addition to the $293 tuition increase, student fees will rise by 
$172, room and board by $292 and parking by $46. 

For in-state students tuition and fees for 2006-97 will be $3,694.75; 
non-resident students will pay $13,629.75. 

Aquarius named top 100 info project 

InjoWoiid Magazine named UNCW's Atjuariiis undersea research 
laboratory one of the top 100 informational projects of the year. 
Aquaiiiis, the world's only undersea research laborator)', is owned 
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and 
administered by UNCW's NOAA Undersea Research Center. 

Orthogon Systems, a wireless connectivity company, bestows the 
annual awards to projects it feels uses cutting-edge technologies to 
further business goals. The company chose Aquaiius because of the 
laborator)-'s use of Orthogon's wireless technolog)' to broadcast data, 
including \-ideo and \-oice transmissions, from the ocean floor. Using 
a transmitter placed in a buoy above the undersea lab, researchers 
send their findings more than 10 miles away to an office m Key 
Largo, Fla. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
announced LINCW's receipt 
of a $1 .3 million marine 
biotechnology grant at a 
ceremony marking the opening 
of a N.C. Biotechnology Center 
office in Wilmington. 

Biotech center built on partnerships 

UNCW is partnering with local governments to bring a new biotechnology center to 
the region. The N.C. Biotechnology Center will provide a boost for Southeastern North 
Carolina's efforts to lap into a field some have called the "technology of the future." 

The center will focus on enhancing research, identifying needs of area businesses and 
institutions and bringing new biotechnology jobs to the region. The state chose 
'Wilmington as the location for the center because of its proximity to the ocean and 
UNCW's existing research programs. The City of Wilmington, New Hanover County 
and UNCW will each contribute $66,000 to the center over the next two years. The 
office will employ a director and an assistant. 

At the Oct. 10 dedication of the center. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo announced that 
UNCW received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical 
Sciences to further research in the UNCW Center for Marine Science Marine Bio- 
technology Program. The funds will be used to develop new chemical structures from 
cultured marine microalgae. 

The N.C. General Assembly established the Research Triangle Park-based state biotech- 
nology center in 1981. Along with the Wilmington office, the state opened a satellite office 
in Greenville. It also maintains satellites in Wmston-Salem and the Ashe\alle area. 

Spring 2006 

UNCW Magazine 3 



Freshman Hayley 
Richardson (left) 
prepares to give her 
attacker Chris Raggett 
a groin l<ick during her 
final exam for the Rape 
Aggression Defense 
(RAD) safety training. 

Collaboration for Assault 
Response and Education 

CARE center responds 
to domestic violence 

In the wake of two tragic deaths of UNC 
Wilmington students in 2004. the campus 
has initiated a series of programs to better 
protect and educate students, faculty and 
staff about xnolent beha\iors, sexual assault, 
relationship abuse and harassment. The 
Collaboration for Assault Response and 
Education (CARE) resource center will 
serve as the focal point for these campus 
safety initiatives. 

The CARE center, located m Westside Hall, 
will assist students who ha\'e been \1ctims 
of abuse or assault by providing sup- 
portive services such as crisis response, 
consultation and individual advocacy. 
Partnering with the Universit}' Police, the 
Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling 
Center, Health Services, the Women's Re- 
source Center and Housing and Residential 
Life, the CARE center is actively working 
to raise \iolence awareness and create a 
safe, educated campus en\nronment. 

Rebecca Caldwell, former director of the 
award-wmning CROSSROADS program for 
substance abuse education and prevention 
program, is director ot CARE. 

Student-managed fund creates real-life learning opportunity 

Students interested in learning the ins and 
outs of the investment world now have the 
ability to not only study the markets, but to 
directly participate in them through UNCWs 
new student in\"csiment fund. 

Students at the Cameron School of Business 
(CSB) will manage the lund, comprised ol 
donated stocks and other investments. 
Learning opportunities will expand in 
spring of 2007, when the CSB and the Col- 
lege of Arts and Sciences open a financial 
markets room that will allow students to 

track and manipulate the investments m 
real time, both in reality and through com- 
puter simulations. 

Business professors hope the new resource 
will enhance job opportunities for involved 
students, by giving them first-hand experi- 
ence in managing the fund. 

The fund got its start in No\'embcr w hen 
Prowist Paul Hosier and Liz Hosier, director 
ol application services at UNCW, presented 
stock certilicates to initiate the fimd. The 
school is encouraging alumni and other 

members ol the community to donate their 
odd-lot stocks and other in\-estment \ehicles 
to the lund. Donors may receive a lax break 
lor the full, appreciated \aliie of the securities. 

For more information, please contact De- 
partment of Economics and Finance Chair 
William Sackley at 910,962.3720 or via 
e-mail ai Donations 
should be made to the UNCW Founda- 
tion, earmarked for the Student Managed 
Investment Fund and mailed to Advance- 
mem Services. 601 South College Road, 
Wilmington, NC 28405-5990. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2006 


summer camps 

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UNCW offers a broad range of youth summer camps for a variety of ages and interests - math, marine science, creative writing, 
music, theatre, business, and athletics, such as baseball, Softball, basketball, soccer, swimming and volleyball. One of the new 
offerings this year is a robotics camp for middle school students. Left, students in the 2005 Junior Seahawk Camp try to solve the 
mysterious disappearance of a dog using forensic testing on evidence left at the "crime scene." Joann Colling (middle), a volunteer 
with the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, holds a starfish before a group of children participating in Sea Squirts. High school 
students (right) performed in the winds and percussion workshops offered by the UNCW Department of Music. More information on 
all UNCW summer camps can be obtained at 


influences lives for 25 years 

A summer job as an instrucior for Marine- 
Quest's Coast Trek program was ph'otal lor 
Jay Rogers '94, 'g/M. 

"It helped form the idea of what I wanted to 
do down the road," he said. "Teaching was 
the avenue I wanted to go." 

Now he's the chairman of the marine tech- 
nology program at Cape Fear Community 

MarineQuest, UNCW's marine and environ- 
mental outreach program, has been influ- 
encing the lives of people, young and old, 
(nearly 60,000 in alD for over 25 years. 

"1 hear from different people who have been 
in the program, that it did influence them 
in a positive way, to achieve their dreams. 
They're making a difference, a positive con- 
tribution to people and the environment, to 
humanit)'," founder Diane Talley said. 

"MarineQuest is an excellent example 
of how UNCW's commitment to outreach 
creates an educational environment that 
actively prepares students as global citizens 
utilizing research and service," said Stephen 
Demski, vice chancellor for public service 
and continuing studies. 

It all started in 1980 when Talley developed 
the Adult Scholars program. Over the years, 
UNCW added more than a dozen programs 
serving everyone from kindergarteners to 
adults. MarineQuest reaches students 
across the Ufe span by offering intellectually 
stimulating programs designed to inform, 
empower and enrich the quality of life in 
Southeastern North Carolina. 

"If learning about a subject is fascinating, 
engaging and interactive, children as well 
as adults become completely absorbed. The 
outcome is pure fun! I've been teaching for 
MarineQuest for the past five years and 
found that it provides just the right mix of 
outdoor, hands-on experiences with indoor 
activities and presentations. I've met a lot 
of excited students coming out of this 
program. That motivates me to want to 
continue to translate my passion into out- 
reach education," said Bill Cooper, UNCW 
chemistry professor. 

Nine-year-old Hanna Johnson is pictured with 
Tom Potts, associate director for the National 
Undersea Research Center at UNCW, with the 
underwater hamster habitat she created for 
her elementary school science fair project. Her 
inspiration came from the Aquarius exhibit she 
saw at UNCW Center for Marine Science while 
attending Sea Camp, part of MarineQuest, 
two years ago. Hanna is a student at Parsley 
Elementary School in Wilmington. 

Talley said the program wouldn't ha\-e been 
so successful without the support of UNCW 
faculty like Cooper. 

"They have been so giving, supportive and 
genuinely concerned," she said. Although It 
was based originally on campus, the program 
mo\'ed to the Center for Marine Science at 
M)Ttle Grove in 2000. "Being here is the reason 
I've been able to grow the program. With the 
location on the intracoastal waterway and the 
people here, the sky's the limit," Talley said. 

In addition to UNCW's many resources, 
Talley works closely with others in the 
community including the N.C. Aquarium, 
Cape Fear Museum, N.C. Division of Marine 
Fisheries and Cape Fear Community College. 

Just as summer camps get underway 
this year, MarineQuest will be involved in 
World Ocean Week, June 5-10, with a series 
of lectures and events open to the public. 
Programs include: "Oil: Where's It Going / 
Where's It Coming From?" with Fritz Kapraun, 
professor of biology and marine biology; 
"Memoirs of a Marine Biologist" with Anne 
McCrary former UNCW professor; "Sea 
Doctors: Latest Research at CMS" with CMS 
director Dan Baden; "Sea Beans: Around the 
World in Many Ways" with Terri Hathaway, 
SeaGrant speciaUst; wine and dinner with 
Andy Wood, Audubon Society educarion 
director; trips to Masonboro and Bald Head 
islands and more. 

For complete information on MarineQuest's 
2006 summer programs, scholarships, 
internships, employment and volunteer 
opportunities, visit 
marinequest or call 910.962.2461. 

Spring 2006 

UNCW Magazine 5 


ie culture, not capture, 
resulted in a friendlier, 
more colorful clownfish. Biology professor 
lleana Clavijo, who has been studying 
anemonefishes for the past six years, ) 

has found the food additive cyclop-eeze 
brightens the fish's orange coloration, j 

and Clavijo said, "It's starting to look 
like the fish that got this are friendlier." j 

Nonnally, the more colorful fish are 
more aggressive, she noted. ^ 

Popularity of clownfish 
jumped with the release of 
Disney's Finding Nemo, 
and Clavijo regulariy 
supplies hobbiests with : 
the fish through local 
retailers. Her research, 
which involves 
about six graduate 
and undergraduate 
students, is also studying ; 
pattern variations. "What 
we're doing is trying to i 

develop a prettier Nemo," 
she said. 

6 UNCW Magazine 

Undersea explorers map 
coral to save it 

UNCW researchers aboard ihe NASA sup- 
port ship Liberty Star spent nine days in 
October using high tech methods to examine 
a coral bed older than modern civilization. 
Using sonar, a remote-controlled submarine 
and the 170-foot vessel, Andrew Shepard, 
director of the NOAA Undersea Research 
Center at UNCW, and a team of researchers 
explored the Oculina coral reef bed, located 
off the coast of Florida near Cape Canaveral. 

Adding a half inch a year, the fragile coral 
at Oculina can grow to heights of 60 to 100 
feet. Coral systems m the region date back 
thousands of years, and the larger coral have 
lifespans of 100 to 200 years. Because of its 
slow lifecycle, coral can takes decades or 
centuries to recover from damage. In 1984, 
the government limited fishing on the reef in 
order to limit ecological damage. 

Through comparisons over time, scientists 
will be able to assess progress in the Oculina 
reef for restoring coral cover and replenish- 
ing fish stocks. Expedition dispatches can 
viewed at 

Researcher studies 
waterway's impact 
on economy 

Thousands of boaters, fishermen and 
watercraft enthusiasts use the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway every year. While 
residents and state officials know this 
brings business and wealth to the region, 
no one knows exactly what that means to the 
states economy, especially as federal budget 
cuts have reduced routine maintenance of 
the channel, possibly limiting access. 

In the first phase of his research, associate 
economics professor Chris Dumas sur\'eyed 
recreational boaters' spending habits and 
responses to changes in the waterway. He 
found that in Brunswick Count)' alone, they 
bring in $1,151 per trip and spend an aver- 
age of S479 on fuel, food, lodging and other 
supplies per vessel. Respondents also 
indicated that if the ICW became shallower, 
they would become reluctant to use it. 

Dumas, along with fellow researchers Ed- 
ward Graham, Jim Herstine and William 
Hall, hope to determine the impact of the 
waterway on commercial boaters as well as 
on local property values and marine-related 

Psychology professors 
create scale to 
measure racial bias 

UNCW professors James Johnson and Len 
Lecci have conducted the first empirically 
measured study of how anti-white bias among 
blacks mfiuences racial perceptions and in- 
teractions. The psychology professors' find- 
ings were published in the February edition 
of Pcnonalitv and Individual Dijjci'cnces. 

Their research compared the perceptions of 
two sample groups, graduates of predomi- 
nately black universities and members of the 
general black community, using a scale that 
measured their responses to ambiguously 
racist scenarios, their stated willingness to 
confront racists and whether they would 
engage in blatant anti-white discrimina- 
tion. The researchers found that those who 
attended a university tended to have higher 
instances of anti-white bias. 

Johnson has previously studied the relation- 
ship between anti-white bias and African- 
Americans' response to health care. The pair 
intends to continue the research to determine 
how these anti-white biases affect the mental 
and physical well-being of those who hold 
them. They also are seeking funding to 
study the effects of anti-white bias on the 
relationship between the government and 
the victims of Hurricane Katrina. 

UNCW Magazine 7 


A radio segment featuring UNCW research 
associate William McLellan received a 
2005 Science Journalism Award from the 
American Association for the Advancement 
of Science (AAAS). "Dolphin Necropsies" 
aired on National Public Radio. McLellan 
is coordinator of the N.C. Marine Mammal 
Stranding Network and has been working 
with stranded marine mammals for more 
than 20 years. 

Douglas Gamble, assistant professor 
of earth sciences, received the 2005 Dis- 
tinguished Teaching Achievement Award 
from the National Council for Geographic 

Clyde Edgerton, professor of creative 
writing, had his Hrst non-fiction book. 
Solo: My Advcnlura in (lie Air, published 
in September. Thirty years after serving as 
a fighter pilot in Vietnam, Edgerton looks 
back at his youthful passion for flying, 
at the joy he look in mastering it, at the 
exhilaration - and lingering anguish - of 
combat flight. He is the author of eight 
novels, five of which have been Nciv VoW; 
Timf.s Notables. 

Stephen Meinhold in political science 
had his book Battle Supreme: The Con- 
Jinnatwn of Chief Justice John Robem and 
the Future of the Supreme Court published 
by Wadsworth Publishers. The book is 
co-authored with David Neubauer of the 
University of New Orleans. 

Ed Wagenseller '92, lecturer in the the- 
atre program, landed a role as a resident 
doctor in the next Will Ferrell big-budget 
comedy. The movie is unnamed as of now, 
but is referred to as the Untitled Will Ferrell 
NASCAR Comedy, filmed in Charlotte. 

"Us a tiny role," Wagenseller said. "It might 
not even make the final cut once all the 
editing is done." He has been auditioning 
for movie roles for the last 15 years, but 
had no luck until 2005, when he booked 
three, which are all planned to debut 
this summer. His other roles are in Home 
of the Giaiils, starring Haley Joel Osmeni, 
and Dirt Nap, starring John C. McGinley. 
Wagcnseller's first on-screen appearance 
was as an extra in VVi'i'ljeiui at Bcrnie's, and 
his lirsi movie audition was forSlei-piiij; with 
the Enemy. Wagenseller has played principal 
roles on two Wilmington-based telesisum 
shows. One Tree Hill and 5iir/(ia'. 

1. Clyde Edgerton 

2. Douglas Gamble 

3. Associate professor William McLellan 
along withi graduate students Brian 
Palmer (left) and Pam Gotten (second 
from right) and professor Ann Pabst 
(right) begin a necropsy on a manatee. 
The manatee was found swimming in the 
intracoastal waterway near Wilmington. 
Attempts to rescue the manatee and 
return it to warmer waters in Florida 
failed. The necropsy was done to 
determine the manatee's exact cause 

of death. 

4. In Home of the Giants, Ed Wagenseller, 
center, plays Mr Dansforth, a high 
school journalism teacher. He is 
pictured with Haley Joel Osment and 
Danielle Pannabaker The movie will be 
released this summer. 

5. Men's basketball coach Brad Brownell 
received the Colonial Athletic 
Association Coach of the Year 
Award from CAA Commissioner 
Thomas Yeager at the CAA men's 
basketball awards in Richmond. He 
was also named Mid-Major Coach 

of the Year by and 
CAA Coach of the Year by Collegelnsider. 
com. Brownell's four-year coaching 
ledger stands at 83-89, the most wins 
and highest winning percentage (.680) 
recorded by a coach in his first four 
seasons with a program. In March 
Brownell resigned to take the head 
coaching job at Wright State University. 

UNCW Magazine 

Spring 2006 

An unhitable pitcher in the early '70s, a 
coaching pioneer in mens basketball, a 
dominant women's swimmer and one of 
the top student-athletes in the program's 
history are the 2006 inductees in the UNCW 
Athletic Hall of Fame. Eddie Booth (base- 
ball). Amy Lewis (women's swimming and 
diving) and BUI Mayew (mens basketball) 
were joined by former men's basketball 
coach Mel Gibson. 

"These four outstanding individuals have 
made tremendous contributions to the suc- 
cess of our program through the years, and 
this is a fitting tribute to their many hours 
of dedication and hard work," said Mike 
Capaccio, UNCW director of athletics. 

A native of Danville, 'Va., Booth put his 
stamp on UNCW's baseball program with 
his trademark curve ball during a standout 
career in the early '70s. Booth compiled a 
sterling 27-5 mark from 1969-72 and was 
a workhorse on the mound for Coach Bill 
Brooks as the Seahawks built a 109-33-1 re- 
cord. He recorded the second lowest earned 
run average (1.31) in the school's history 
and also ranks second in career strikeouts 
with 311. Booth was named to the NAIA AU- 
Distnct 29 team for four consecutive years 
and was voted NAIA District 29 Player of 
the Year in 1971. He is currently a reUability 
operator in the maintenance division for 
General Electric in Wilmington. 

Lewis set seven school records during an 
outstanding career with Coach Dave Allen's 
swimming program from 1990-93. She 
won the Eastern Championship m the 200 
Freestyle in 1990 and captured UNCW's 
Outstanding Swimmer Award four straight 
years. She also set six freshman records 
in her first season with the Seahawks in 
1990. The tireless swimmer also excelled 
after she completed her bachelor's degree in 
education in 1993. She was honored with the 
Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year Award from 





Four athletes 
inducted into 

Hall Fame 

the Mecklenburg County School System in 
1995 and was a Harris Teacher of the Year 
nominee the following year. Lewis has left 
teaching to remain at home with her three 
young children. 

Mayew established a legacy of athletic and 
academic success as a member of the men's 
basketball team from 1994 to 1997. The 
Kenosha, Wise, native began his career as a 
reserve for Coach Jerry Wainwright's club 
and developed into one of the Colonial 
Athletic Association's top performers by 
his senior year. In 1996-97, Mayew served 
as a co-captain on the first UNCW team 
to win the regular season championship 
in the CAA. He was named First Team 
All-CAA and to the league's All-Defensive 
unit. In addition, Mayew was selected as the 
team's Most 'Valuable Player and collected 
the Thomas V. Moseley Award as the 
school's top student-athlete. A four-time 
CAA Scholar-Athlete, he was UNCW's 
first and only recipient of an NCAA 
post-graduate scholarship, won the CAAs 
prestigious Dean Ehler's Leadership Award 
and captured UNCW's Chancellor's Cup 
for Academic Excellence m 1997. Mayew's 
No. 35 jersey was retired in 1997, and 

he represented UNCW at the inaugural 
CAA Legends program at the CAA Men's 
Basketball Championship . Mayew recently 
completed his Ph.D. in accountancy at the 
University of Texas. 

Gibson ushered UNCW's hoops program 
into NCAA Division I play and amassed 
a 194-180 record over 14 seasons from 
1973-86. As a player, he led Western 
Carolina to the NAIA national champion- 
ship game in 1963, was named an NAIA 
AU-American and helped Team USA win 
a gold medal at the 1963 Pan American 
Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was the 
No. 2 draft choice of the Los Angeles 
Lakers m 1963 and played one season of 
professional basketball before turning his 
attention to coaching at Baptist College in 
Charleston, S.C. He came to UNCW as an 
assistant coach in 1972 and then took over 
the head chair in 1973. During his tenure, 
the Seahawks built a solid foundation for 
their success on the NCAA Division I level. 
His first four D-1 teams carved out a solid 
73-35 record, with the 1978, 1979 and 
1980 clubs racking up 19 victories apiece. 
No other squad reached that number until 
the 1997-98 unit went 20-11. 

Spring 2006 

UNCW Magazine 

by William Davis '06M 

Donna Chapa Crowe, director of the 
Center for Leaderstiip Education 
and Service, had put together ser- 
\ice trips for students before but never 
without months of preparation. She made 
contact with an effort to replant trees in 
a city park and talked to the Red Cross. 
However, she realized that planning the 
complete itinerary would have to wait 
until she and four staff and student volun- 
teers actually arrived in the city They held 
off until winter break and left for New 
Orleans Dec. 26, hoping that the}- would 
connect with relief agencies within the 
disaster zone. 

"It was sort of a leap of faith," said Crowe. 

The group spent four days in the city. 
The first day, they took part in the tree 
planting effort. Working alongside com- 
munity members, the students got their 
first taste of the destruction that remained 
four months after the storm made landfall. 
"What used to be a thicket was now 
barren," said student Amber Wilson. 

On their second day, they wandered 
through the tent city that still housed 
refugees from the storm. They came across 
a Christian Coalition group passing out 
meals, clothing and medical supplies and 
assisted them in iheir efforts. While the aid 
eflon seemed disjointed to the students. 

the citizens remained positive and com- 
muted to rebuilding the city 

"Its depressing to see how politics can 
get in the way sometimes," said Wilson. 
"Our nation can go aid another country 
in a flash. However, when it came to our 
own citizens we had to first decide what 
branch of government should take care of 
the situation." 

On their third day in the city, the team 
members split up to ride with the Ameri- 
can Red Cross's emergency response 
vehicles. Between the five of them, the 
volunteers distributed around 15,000 hot 
meals. Student volunteer Meredith 
Wooten said that the time with the Red 
Cross was the most rewarding of the trip. 
Riding around the city, she said, allowed 
the group to help victims first-hand and 
see the extent of the damage. 

"It looked like it just happened yesterday," 
she said, "I feel like things should be 
mo\ing faster for people in New Orleans 
who are still li\'ing in tents." 

Their final day saw a tour ol the city, 
including coffee and bcignets in the 
French Quarter and a dri\ing survey of 
the breached le\'ees and canals that 
contributed to the flooding. 

"Woitls can't depict the de\astation we 
saw." Woolen said. 

Along with grants from the school, stu- 
dents funded the trip themselves, cont- 
ributing S300 of their own money, said 
Crowe. They carried their own food and 
bottled water and went shopping in an 
effort to add money to the local economy. 
she said. 

"We weren't adding to the stresses ol the 
community, " said Crowe. 

Even under the severe time constraints. 
Crowe said, the center made sure to 
direct students toward activities related 
to their majors and interests. For example, 
one student who wants to attend medical 
school toured an emergency medical clinic. 

"We try to apply the experience to their 
direct learning with what is happening in 
the classroom," said Crowe. 

The campus made other contributions for 
relief. UNCW hosted seven New Orleans 
undergraduates whose campuses wore 
devastated by the disaster. In the immedi- 
ate aftermath, Crowe said, students raised 
S3, 000 for relief, through bake sales, a 
Mardi Gras party and other fund-raisers, 

"This was just one ol the many activities 
students took on it response to the hurri- 
cane," said Crowe. 

Caroline Cropp '99. 'OeM, editor of @UNCW, and 
Kai Oliver-Kurtln '06 contnbuted to this story. 

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hands-on experience 

gives athletic training students 


to practice what they learn 

by Dana Fischetti 


Above left, Julie Francis, head trainer for 
women's basketball and men's/women's 
tennis, tapes up a player's ankle at the 
George Diab Sports Medicine Center. 

Above right, Lindsay Rancke works on 
the knee of UNCW soccer player Dustin 
Efird as teammate Juho Karjalainen has 
his foot tended to by Kate Hill during 
post-practice training. 

Below left, Susan Lewis works on 
track team member Colton Weaver 
(left) during an afternoon in the George 
Diab Sports Medicine Center. In the 
background, fellow team member 
Andrew Berryann looks on during his 

Cross country runner Natalie Kilby 
(above) works out in a state-of-the-art 
therapy pool at the Almkuist-Nixon 
Sport Medicine Complex. 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 

^k Ithough the media relate concerns 
/ % about Americans' sedentary 
A- X.lilestyle and corresponding health 
threats of obesity and diabetes, many 
people are even more active than they have 
been in the past and are continuing to stay 
mvolved in athletics to a later age. This 
group has created a large demand for the 
services of certified athletic trainers. 

"So many people today want to stay 
healthy and in shape but as they work 
to do that, they get injured," said Kirk 
Brown, director of the Athletic Training 
Education Program at UNCW "Our popu- 
lation used to be primarily athletes but 
today we work with all individuals inter- 
ested m health and fitness. The profession 
is much more diverse than it used to be 
and that's what makes it challenging." 

Athletic trainers are medical professionals 
who specialize m the prevention, 
assessment, treatment and rehabilitation 
ol injuries to athletes and others who 
are engaged in everyday physical acti\ities. 

Students have to be prepared to take 
care of clients who include adolescents, 
geriatric patients and middle-aged 
weekend warriors in addition to highly 
trained college and professional athletes. 
Brown said. 

"We're preparing them for work environ- 
ments that didn't exist 10 years ago, like 
sports medicine clinics," he said. "This is 
my 24th year in the profession and the op- 
portunities that exist today are unbelievable." 

Formerly an athletic trainer for the Seattle 
Seahawks m the NFL, Brown earned his 
doctorate in curriculum and instruction 
in order to develop, implement and 
direct athletic training programs in higher 
education. He came to UNCW in 2000 to 
de\elop an accredited program in athletic 
training, which was launched in 2002. 

Athletic training is recognized by the 
American Medical Association as an 
allied healthcare profession, and the 
medical background required for 
certification is extensive. Coursework 
includes human anatomy and physiology, 
biomechanics, evaluation of athletic 
injuries, therapeutic rehabilitation and 
sport and exercise psychology. 

In addition, students are required to spend 
225 hours per semester, for six semesters, 
gaining hands-on experience in various 
clinical settings. Because students enter 
the program as juniors, the three-year term 
also requires them to spend an additional 
year m college. Brown said this extensive 
preparation pays off for students when 
they are facing the profession's board exam 
for certification. 

"It is an incredibly challenging exam," 
he said. "The latest statistics are that 40 
percent of the national candidates who 
sit for the board e.\am pass it the first 
time. We want our students to have the 
knowledge and the preparation from our 
program that enables them to pass the 
exam and be ready to work with patients." 

Susan Lewis, a second-year student, is 
doing her clinical work this year under 
the supervision of Julie Francis, head 
trainer for the women's basketball team 
and the men's and women's tennis teams. 
She works with team members every day 
who are in various stages of treatment 
and rehabilitation of injuries, providing 
therapeutic measures including icing, 
heating, pool workouts, ultrasound, 
treatments for pain and swelling and 
stretching. She also documents each 
athlete's injury and progress. 

"We use what we're learning m class every 
day," said Lewis. "We spend a lot of time 
with the athletic trainers and with the 
patients, and we give a lot of input into 
their rehab programs. The athletes are 
competitive, and they want to get back out 
on the field of play so they have to trust 
you and be willing to follow your judgment." 

Jay O'Leary is rotating through monthly 
positions with each of UNCW's sports 
teams to gain broad experience as a first- 
year student. In addition to caring for 
injured players, he assists with practices 
by making sure players are hydrated, the 
trainer's kit stocked and ready in case of an 
emergency and being on hand to provide 
first aid and CPR, if necessary 

"The time we spend m clinicals is great 
experience," said O'Leary "I have some 
friends in other athletic training programs 
that have similar curriculums, but they 
don't get as much hands-on practice. 
The more time you spend practicing, the 
better you get and the better you'll be 
when you graduate and are working with 
patients every day That's the whole goal 
ot the program." 

Another goal is lor students to learn and 
work in the best possible facilities and 
have access to state-of-the-art equipment. 
Student trainers work with athletes in 
the George Diab Sports N'ledicine Center 
and the Almkuist-Nixon Sports Medicine 
Complex, which opened in spring 2005. 
The Almkuist-Nixon building includes a 
large classroom for athletic training classes 
with features such as tables that function 
as student desks but quickly convert to 
clinical exam tables for hands-on work. 

"Before we opened this building, it was 
challenging to teach our courses without 
a classroom that provided a clinical 

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Almkuist-Nixon Sports Medicine Complex 

environment," said Brown. "Now we 
have a facility that allows us to eflectively 
teach clinical information and give our 
students the opportunity to practice what 
they're learning." 

Although UNCW's athletic training 
education program is still very young, it 
is rapidly gaining recognition and respect, 
according to Brown. 

"The challenge for any brand new program 
IS getting it well established and developing 
a reputation," he said. "We're starting to 
get that now. Prospective students are 
calling me for information now because 
the)''ve heard that we ha\'e a great program." 

The program's first 12 students graduated 
in May 2005 and eight have completed 
certification. Some graduates are working 
as athletic trainers, while others are going 
on to graduate programs m physical 
therapy and chiropractic. 

"It says a lot about this program that 
our students are so successful after they 
graduate and move on," said Brown. 

Elizabeth Kidd '05, one of UNCW's first 
athletic training graduates, passed the 
certification exam on the first try and is 
now in a doctoral program in physical 
therapy at East Carolina University. 

"I'm doing very well so far in m\- physical 
therapy program, and 1 aitrihutc that to 
my undergraduate experience," she said. 
"Because of the knowledge 1 already ha\'e 
about muscular-skeletal conditions, I don't 
have to start from scratch in those classes 
and can concentrate more on subjects that 
are brand new to me, like neuroscience." 

"By having dual degrees In athletic 
training and physical therapy, I'll be very 
competitive in the job market, particularly 
in sports medicine ' 

Dana Fischetti is the marketing and 
communications consultant for UNCW's 
professional schools. 

Information Systems graduate Lisa Lewis '05. 

left, and Kirk Brown, director of the Athletic 

Training Education Program, look over a 

database system that Lewis developed to 

track and generate reports on clinical hours 

served by athletic training students. Lewis' 

twin sister. Susan, is an athletic training major 

14 UNCW Magazine 


course provides on-the-job experience 

UNCW's athiletic training program needed 
assistance in tracking student clinical 
hours. The Marine Biotechnology Program 
at the Center for Marine Science wanted 
to develop a way to better manage the 
research chemicals it produces. And a 
non-profit agency that serves people with 
developmental disabilities sought help in 
automating its donations system. 

While each had different needs, they 
were all met by working with Cameron 
School of Business students as part of 
their coursework for MIS 413. Information 
Systems Design. 

As the senior capstone course for 
information systems majors, MIS 413 
gives students the opportunity to use 
what they have learned in a professional 
situation. Associate professor Tom Janicki 
provides mentoring through the process, 
but the students are responsible for the 
successful completion of the project. 

"The student is responsible for intePi/iewing 
the client, determining the client's needs 
and designing and implementing a solu- 
tion," Janicki said. "I play the role of the 
student's boss. Each student provides me 
with regular updates on the progress of 
his or her project." 

Kirk Brown, assistant professor and 
director of the Athletic Training Education 
Program, was a class client dunng the fall 
2005 semester. Lisa Lewis, a student in 
that class who graduated in December 
2005. helped Brown build a database and 
reporting system to track student clinical 
hours. The program requires each student 
to complete 225 clinical hours each 
semester for six semesters, and those 
hours have to be accurately tracked both 
for each student's grade and for the 
program's national accreditation process. 

Before Lewis developed the online tracking 
system, all clinical hours were tracked 
manually on paper. 

"The magnitude of the documentation was 
astronomical." said Brown. "I needed to be 
able to more efficiently generate reports and 
do quality control checks. What we want is 
a summative evaluation of how students are 
doing in obtaining their clinical hours, where 
they're obtaining them and how diverse 
their experiences are." 

It was a daunting challenge for Lewis, a 
senior with a double major in accounting 
and information systems, because there 
was so much data to be incorporated. 

"This was the first real client project for me, 
and it was definitely a learning experience." 
she said. "The main thing was to figure out 
exactly what the client wanted and what the 
database needed to do. Also. I had to learn 
how to plan and schedule my time. I was a 
little overly optimistic in the beginning as 
far as what I could get done within a set 
amount of time." 

Lewis developed a user interface that 
enables students to enter their clinical 
hours directly into the database. A reporting 
tool allows Brown to generate a number 
of reports to make sure students are 
progressing in their programs and also to 
include as part of the accreditation process. 

Janicki accepts projects from university- 
related programs and nonprofit community 

"People find us because they've heard 
about the work we do." he said. "You 
can't beat the deal - free technical help 
for the price of guiding, mentonng and 
student supervision." 


SeahawJP Win CAA Title 

lAdvance to NCAA's 

UNCW's men's basketball team capped 
a stellar 2005-06 season with Its fourth 
Colonial Athletic Association champion- 
ship and subsequent appearance in the 
NCAA Tournament. 

The Seahawks' 78-67 win over Hofstra 
University in early March nailed down a 
berth to the NCAA Tournament and 
afforded the team an opportunity to 
bask in the national spotlight. 

UNCW dominated the CAA Tournament, 
sweeping all three games by double 
figures. After being picked to finish fifth 
in the preseason, the Seahawks set a 
regular season record for victories and 
wound up with a school-record 25 wins 
against just eight losses. 

The Seahawks won their fourth league 
title in seven years to earn their second 
trip to the prestigious NCAA Tournament 
in four seasons. UNCW was awarded a 
No. 9 seed in the Atlanta Regional, the 
highest ever by a UNCW squad and the 

John Goldsberry flies past George 
Washington's Omar Williams (left) 
and Pops Mensah-Bonsu as the 
Hawks try to keep pace with the 
^Colonials during th^r NCAA first- 
rformance in Greensbor 



highest by a CAA team since Nav 
the eighth seed in 1 987. :K 

UNCW was matched up against No. 8 
seeded George Washington University 
in a first-round matchup at the Greens- 
boro Coliseum. The Seahawks built an 
1 8-point lead early in the second half 
before the Colonials forced overtime 
and won, 88-85. 

"It was a fantastic year for our 
program. Winning three champion- 
ships (Black Coaches Invitational, 
CAA regular season and CAA tourna- 
ment) in one season is certainly special 
and I think speaks not only to our suc- 
cess this year, but the consistency our 
program has shown in recent years. 
This group of seniors was very special. 
They played a tremendous role in the 
team's success with their leadership, 
dedication and work ethic," said Coach 
Brad Brownell. 




Senior poinf^pira John 
Goldsberry played in the } 
NCAA Tournament for the 
second time in his UNCW career. 
He wowed spectators in his first i| ■ 
NCAA appearance by burying an ^ ;^a 
NCAA-record eight consecutive three- 
point attempts en route to 26 points 
against Maryland's Terrapins. 

UNCW's late-season run garnered a 
plethora of national media exposure 
for the institution. USA Today featured 
Goldsberry on its front page on March 
1 5, and Goldsberry and junior T.J. 
Carter were featured in stories by the 
Washington Post and Washington Times. 

Brownell has led the Seahawks to the 
CAA title and the NCAA Tournament 
twice since taking over the program in 
2002. His four-year coaching ledger 
stands at 83-40, the most wins arjd 
highest winning percentage (.680) 
recorded by a coach in his first four 
seasons with the program. 

UNCW Magazine 

for the future 

South College Road 

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UNCW Magazine 17 

Master plan shapes uncw campus 

by Brenda RIegel 

Most everyone has wished 
to gaze into a crystal ball 
and know what the future 
holds, but it's not a tactic 
anyone would recommend 
for an institution like the 
University of North 
Carolina Wilmington. 

That's where the master planning process 
comes in. 

The UNCW Campus K4aster Plan adopted 
by the board of trustees in January is both 
a long-term vision for the campus physical 
environment and a shori-term implemen- 
tation strategy. 

An intensive and inclusive year-long plan- 
ning process drew from the visions and 
experiences of university faculty, students 
and staff as well as neighborhood, civic and 
business leaders. These groups were invited 
to participate through a series of forums, 
town hall meetings and presentations. 

Student Government Association President 
Brad Ballou noted thai students' voices 
were heard on issues ranging from new 
student housing to recreational fields to 
green space. 

And by the time the Faculty Senate 
finished discussions at their September, 
November and December meetings, faculty 
felt an ownership of the plan, according to 
Mark Spaulding, (acuity senate president. 
Senate recomincndations, including an 
extensive list of actions UNCW can under- 

take to create a more sustainable campus, 
were incorporated in the master plan. 
Some of those actions include erosion 
control measures, increased alternative 
transportation and minimizing site 
disturbance during construction. 

Not all recommendations were approved 
by the senate or adopted into the master 
plan, however. A motion was made by the 
Building and Grounds Committee to set 
aside 200 acres of conservation space, 55 
more acres than proposed in the master 
plan. Steve Emslie, building and grounds 
committee chair, felt it was important to 
preserve the entire conservation space 
because, "the continued fragmentation of 
habitat allows for fewer and fewer species 
to be retained within it, a classic species- 
area relationship in ecology," he said. 

At the final vote, senate members were 
almost equally divided on the issue and 
the motion did not carry However, "the 
debates resulted in more and better thinking 
about master planning and were a great 
service to the university," Spaulding said. 

While listening to the campus and its 
neighbors was a primary and vital part of 
the process, a space needs analysis and 
traffic and environmental studies were also 
commissioned by the consultants, Wallace 
Roberts & Todd, LLC, to help guide their 

The master plan executix'c summary states, 
"As revealed in the space needs analysis 
prepared by Paulien and Associates as pan 
of the master plan study, UNCW currently 
operates with 24 percent less space per 
full-time equivalent student than other 
UNC comprehensive universities, yet 
serves 32 percent more students." 

The master planners used this data to 
outline how UNCW will need to expand 
and improve its facilities in order to meet 
future demand and compensate for current 
space deficiencies. 

A four-season study of campus natural areas 
was conducted to help analyze the proper 
use and management of campus green 
spaces. The plan designates 155 acres for 
long-term management and encourages 
the university to take active stewardship of 
its natural resources including the 10 acres 
contained in the Bluethenthal WildQower 
Preserve along with 145 acres along the 
eastern and southern edges of the campus. 
According to the plan, "The university 
commits to restoring the ecological health 
of these areas - including jurisdictional 
wetlands - to the greatest extent possible. 
In so doing, the university safeguards an 
invaluable resource for teaching, research 
and recreation." 

The traffic study by Kimley-Horn & 
Associates led to strategies in the master 
plan to reclaim "the campus for pedes- 
trians first, reconfiguring roadways and 
eliminating non-essential vehicular traffic 
and parking Irom the core." Traffic round- 
abouts and other enhancements as well 
as an integrated network of walkways, 
dedicated bike paths and expanded transit 
offerings are elements of these strategies. 

Trustee Chair Krista S. Tillman described 
the master plan as a living document 
iiieam to guide, not bind, decisions about 
luture campus growth. .\nd it should be 
noted that all of the proiects recommend- 
ed in the plan are possible only as lunding 
becomes available. Bearing that in mind, 
how is the campus expected to look in a 
few years? How will the master plan 
shape UNCW? 

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Spnng 2006 




Four L-Shaped 
Buildings create 
an East-Campus 

Laboratory Building 

Infill along 
Chancellor's Walk 


Additions to 
King Hall 

The campus will be denser. 

New buildings will fill in the gaps in the 
core of campus rather than sprawling at 
the edges. The master plan recommends 
a total of 14 new academic buildings, 
expansion of Randall Library, new per- 
forming arts and convocation centers 
and additions to several buildings. 

Buildings may be taller. 

While retaining the neo-Georgian archi- 
tectural style, four-story buildings in the 
academic core would yield more square 
footage from less land. 

More students will live 
on campus. 

In addition to the Phase II of student 
apartments already slated for comple- 
tion in 2007, five new residence halls are 
also recommended. These facilities would 
bring the university's on-campus popula- 
tion to approximately 35 percent of the 
student body, one of UNCW's strategic 
objectives. More students living on 
campus will bring the need for more 
student-support and activity areas 
including more recreation fields and 
expansions to Wagoner Dining Hall 
and the Student Recreation Center 

A pedestrian-first culture 
will be encouraged. 

New pedestrian corridors will include 
traditional sidewalks, meandering trails 
and greenways and substantial aesthetic 
improvements to Chancellor's Walk and 
the Commons. Perimeter and off-campus 
parking and expanded on-campus 
shuttles will also contribute to this effort. 

A loop road will circle the 
outer campus. 

The loop that would reduce vehicular 
traffic in the campus core will be 
created by utilizing existing roads and 
adding a section from Riegel Road, 
between the athletic fields and Greene 
Track and Field to intersect with Hamilton 
and Hurst Drives. 

Campus green spaces will be 
better managed and used. 

The plan states, "although UNCW is a 
land-locked metropolitan university its 
campus is blessed with an abundance of 
green space." Proposed changes include 
developing the College Road buffer area 
into a gateway garden with well-designed 
shrub and tree beds, meandering trails 
and ponds that would encourage its use 
for recreation. Fencing around the 
Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve would be 
removed and pedestrian trails and board- 

1 . The cultural arts building on the corner of Randall 
and Reynolds drives is scheduled to be open for 
classes this fall. It will house the music and art 
departments and theatre program. 

2. The computer information systems classroom 
building on the academic core is viewed from the 
University Union. Construction will be completed 
by September 

3. Consistent with the university's strategic vision 
of an "intimate learning environment for 
undergraduates." the master plan concentrates 
academic and academic support facilities in the 
core of campus, along Chancellor's Walk. 

Photos by Eric Howell 

walks added, taking care not to disturb 
the habitat. The 140-acre east campus 
conservation area would serve as a model 
habitat for education and research while 
also recreational use with interpretive trails. 

Millennial campus 
opportunities will 
be explored. 

Several options for public-private part- 
nerships are outlined in the plan. A new 
science-related millennial campus is pro- 
posed north of Reynolds and Cahill drives 
which could include up to five buildings to 
house academic and research facilities as 
well as private research and office spaces. 
A millennial campus tennis center is pro- 
posed east of Greene Track and Field that 
would include a clubhouse, center court, 
1 2 outdoor courts, nine indoor courts and 
a 600-space parking deck. 

If implemented, the recommendations in 
the master plan would be accomplished 
over the next decade in two flexible 
phases. Phase I, roughly 2005-10, calls 
for the construction of four academic 
and support buildings and the student 
apartments mentioned previously The 
buildings are defined as the School of 
Nursing and Health Science Professions 
building, academic classroom building, 
science laboraton/ building and Randall 
Library expansion. 

"Implementation of this ambitious master 
plan will require continued campus discus- 
sion and additional resources. The end 
result will allow us to have the best of both 
worids: the infrastructure typically seen in 
a large research university, combined with 
the intense undergraduate educational 
experience characteristic of a small private 
college. This is the unique identity we 
will shape for ourselves," said Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo. 

Brenda Riegel is the marketing and 
communication specialist with the UNCW 
Division for Business Affairs. 

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Kenan's love 

for UNCW 

Owen Kenan 

The late Owen Graham Kenan held a special 
place in his heart for Wilmington and UNCW. 

"My brother Owen loved family and 
history," Tom Kenan said. "He lived in 
Wilmington after college, had many friends 
there and met his bride there. Growing up, 
we spent the summers at Wrightsville Beach 
and our old Kenan relatives lived there 
(in Wilmington) until the late 1 960s. He felt 
Wilmington was his real home." 

Owen Graham Kenan attended UNCW in 
the late 1 960s. As a successful business- 
man and philanthropist with Kenan family 
companies and charitable organizations, he 
served on the UNCW Board of Trustees from 
1 995 to 2002, following a three-year mem- 
bership on the Foundation Board. He died in 
September 2002 at age 58. 

In his memory, his family has established 
the Owen Graham Kenan Scholarship, a 
merit award to assist graduate students 
enrolled in the marine biology program. 

"He loved UNCW so much. We just thought 
it would be a nice tribute to him," said his 
wife. Sterling H. "Squirty" Kenan. "He was 
very interested in marine biology." Many of 
his friends and organizations with whom 
he had relationships have also made gen- 
erous contributions to the scholarship 
to honor him. It is one of the university's 
est prestigious awards, covering the full 
St of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and 
books for each recipient. Students must 
demonstrate exceptional academic ability to 
be considered for the scholarship. 

"Our M.S. in marine biology program is well 
established and enjoys an international 
reputation, so we find ourselves competing 
for students with some of the top-notch 
research institutions in the country," said 
Robert Roer, dean of the Graduate School. 

"Our Ph.D. program in marine biology is 
relatively new and must, therefore, com- 
pete with more established programs. The 
Owen Kenan Scholarship will enable us 
to more effectively vie for the most highly 
qualified and sought-after students." 

UNCW Magazine 

— — tttbtt- — as 

Britt Preyer (right) at a 
Board of Visitors reception 

y students 
yer's gift 

Bnti Preyer, a UNCW" Board of Visitors 
member, has endowed the Preyer Family 
Scholarship for undergraduate students 
majoring in marine biolog}'. This merit 
scholarship honors the Preyer family's 
commitments to public senice and envi- 
ronmental protection. 

Britt credits his father, the late L. Richardson Preyer, and his sister, 
Jane Preyer, with inspiring his interest in consen'ation. His sister is 
die director of the N.C. Emironmental Defense Fund. His father was 
a successful lawyer, judge, banker, teacher and U.S. Congressman. 

"1 love the coast and I know^ how important it is to protect it," Preyer 
said. "I am impressed with the high-quality research undenvay in 
marine biology at UNCW. Many bright students want to attend 
UNCW to participate in that research. With this scholarship, I am 
helping the university educate tomorrows marine biologists." 

As a leading university in the South, UNCW offers the powerful 
learning experiences gifted students seek. 

These students enrich the intellectual climate on campus; the\' make 
classes, research and other programs more challenging - and more 
rewarding - for all students and the faculty. To attract and retain 
gifted students, UNCW must significantK- increase the number and 
quality of its merit scholarships. 

"The top high school seniors toda)- ha\e extraordinan,- resumes - m 
academics, leadership and extracurricular activities - and they 
typically have choices as far as which college to attend. Gi\'en the 
competition for these students across universides, it is terrific that 
UNCW has set endowing more merit scholarships as a priority," said 
Kate Bruce, director of the Honors Scholars Program. 

"It is always a shame to hear one of these incredible prospective 
students say that he or she would really like to attend UNCW. but 
another school has offered much more recognition ol their academic 
achievement through financial support. With an increase in merit 
scholarships, UNCW will hear a different ston." she said. 

Contributions can be given in honor or memon ol a lamily member 
or friend, a fa\'orite facuk\- or staff inember. Gifts to the alumni as- 
sociation help fund 1 5 scholarships each year. For more inlormation 
.ibout giving opportunities, please contact univeisilx' adxancenienl at 
^'10.962.3751 or visit\ancenienl 



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Merit scholarshio aives others ODOortunity to learn 

The late Harriet Hunter Johnson never had the opportunity for a 
formal education. 

She did ho\ve\'er inherit significant property in southern New Hanover 
County from her grandfather Henr)- Alexander Martindale, a suc- 
cessful vegetable farmer, when he died in 191 1. He hoped his grand- 
daughter would use the land to afford an education, according to 
Roger Home, Johnsons cousin. Circumstances, including World War 
I and the Great Depression, derailed her opportunities, he said. 

Instead, Johnson, her mother (until her death in 1948) and a female 
cousin eked out a frugal li\'ing from the property by raising and sell- 
ing flowers, plants, grapes and timber. In the late 1960s, Johnson 
sold most of the farm, but she and her cousin continued to live on a 
portion of the Martindale property until their deaths. 

When Johnson died in October 2001 at age 106, she left a substantial 
portion of her estate to UNCW to establish a merit scholarship. The 
Henry Alexander Martindale Honors Scholarship, named in memory 
of her grandfather, will help the Honors Scholars Program attract 
and retain gifted students. 

"She would be ver)' proud and humbled to help the university and 
young people in this way," Home said. "1 am sure her grandfather 
would be proud and grateful that since Cousin Harriet could not get 
the education that he desired for her, she was able to use what he 
had left to her to benefit others in getting an education." 

In her later years, Johnson was an invaluable resource to public his- 
torians at UNCW. The university conducted an archaeological dig 
on the farm to learn more about its histor)-, buildings and inhabitants, 
and extensively intemewed Johnson to record her oral histor)'. 

"She could recite details from the past that I could substantiate with 
research. I thought, "This is a gold mine,'" recalled Mims '81, '03M. 
who interviewed Johnson to prepare her master's thesis m his- 
tory. "She was very lively and endearing. You couldn't help but 
be moved by her stories." 

Interested in contributing to UNCW through an estate gift? Contact 
Chris Clapp, planned giving director, at 910.962.3214. 

stones by Andrea Weaver, communications and marketing manager for 
University Advancement 

by the 

V> I j'tvi - Average freshman merit 
award at UNCW 

\P\3j I k. - Average freshman merit 
award at similar public 

Percentage of UNCW freshmen who 
received merit awards 

Percentage of freshmen at similar 
universities who received merit awards 

(figures are for the 2004-05 academic year) 

1 . Russ LaBelle, chair of the 
UNCW Foundation Board 
met Heather Clayburn, 
a Leutze Merit Scholarship 
recipient. The foundation 
established the scholarship. 

3. Leisa Meeting, recipient of 
the Mae Rachel Freeman 
Endowed Scholarship, is 
pictured with the Freeman 

3. Melanie James, who 
received a nursing 
scholarship from the Forty 
& Eight of the American 
Legion Nursing, gets a hug 
from Ben Halterman. 

4. Cissie Bridger (center), 
president of the Friends 
of UNCW is pictured 
with the organization's 
scholarship recipients 
Mary Patman (left) and 
Matthew Weissenbach. 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 

'f^rv^ iini 

UNCW Magazine 21 



As UNCW alumni, we have many reasons to be proud. The latest is that UNCW 
was ranked No. 32 in KIplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. 

As our university continues to soar, so do its alumni. The alumni association is 
creating new programs and events that continue to connect you to UNCW. We 
held a pre-concert picnic during Family Weekend, our first dinner and theater, a 
Fall Alumni Weekend to bring alumni back to campus, and alumni gatherings in 
Colorado, Oregon, Wisconsin, Florida and Illinois. 

I encourage you to check the alumni Web site ( regularly for 
our events, both locally and across the country. You can also find details on our 
Web site about several new benefit programs for UNCW alumni. Proceeds from 
these programs contribute to our scholarship programs and support our events. 

Homecoming weekend and our annual awards dinner were very successful this 
year. We honored Judge John Marsh Tyson 74, 2006 Alumnus of the Year: 
Dr. J. Marshall Crews, 2006 Distinguished Citizen of the Year; and Knsten Dunn 
'97, Young Alumna of the Year. Congratulations to all of them and please remember 
to send your nominations for our 2007 awards to the Alumni Relations office: call 
910.962.2682 for more information. Nominations must be received by July 1. 

I want to personally thank all alumni who have given their time, talents or mon- 
etary support to UNCW. The number of alumni who made a gift to UNCW last fall 
increased 42 percent compared to fall 2004. As state funding becomes a smaller 
proportion of the university's total budget, your gifts become even more critical in 
helping students and maintaining our rank as a quality institution. I am also proud 
to announce that through your gifts we have endowed the Patricia Corcoran Smith 
'72 Scholarship, bringing our total of endowed scholarships to five out of 15 that 
the alumni association awards each year. 

Please join me in welcoming three new members to our board: Sara Hall Cain 
'99, '05M, James Carroll '90, and Marcus Smith '96. If you are interested in 
volunteering to serve the alumni board in any capacity, please contact the 
alumni office at 910.962.2682. 

With Seahawk Spirit, 

< Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 

Chair, Alumni Association Board 

22 UNCW Magazine 

Spnng 2006 



The UNCW Alumni Association lionored Kristen 
"Doc" Dunn '97 as Young Alumna of the Year, 
Dr. J. Marshall Crews as Citizen of the Year and 
Judge John Marsh Tyson '74 as Alumnus of the Year. 

•S;<W' '* '*^ 

V ■' m\ 

' Dunn, 


Judge John M. Tyson '74, Dr. J. Marshall 
Crews and Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 are 
the 2006 UNCW Alumni Association 
award winners. 

Tyson was named Alumnus of the Year 
for outstanding contributions to his 
community through his professional 
success and civic involvement. 

After graduating from UNCW in 1 974, he 
taught school and worked as a proba- 
tion and parole officer before attending 
Campbell University School of Law. He 
completed his law degree in 1979 and 
worked as a private attorney and pro- 
fessional mediator/arbitrator. During 
this time, he was elected to the Cumber- 
land County Soil and Water Conserva- 
tion District and was appointed to the 
Cumberland County Joint Planning and 
Zoning Board. He was elected to the 
N.C. Court of Appeals in 2001 . 

Tyson has served on numerous state 
boards and commissions and is a mem- 
ber of the N.C. State Bar, the Virginia 
Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals Bar (4th Cir- 
cuit) and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. He 
is a colonel, staff judge advocate with 
the U.S. Service Command, Division III. 

An adjunct law professor at Campbell 
University School of Law, Tyson holds a 
Master of Business Administration from 
Duke University and a Master of Law in 
Judicial Process from the University of 


alumni honors 

Virginia School of Law. He and his wife 
Kirby Thomason Tyson '77 have four 
children. Their son Jason also graduated 
from UNCW in 2000. 

Crews is the 2006 Citizen of the Year and 
is recognized for his exceptional service 
to the university and the community. 
He is one of the legendary leaders who 
shaped UNCW into the stellar institution 
it is today. 

A mathematics professor and one of 
the institution's original faculty mem- 
bers. Crews served as registrar, dean of 
students, academic dean and director 
of admissions. He is the author of 
From These Beginnings, a history of 
Wilmington College, as the university 
was formerly known. Crews holds under- 
graduate and graduate degrees from 
George Peabody University and a doc- 
torate from N.C. State University. 

Generations of alumni deeply respect 
Crews, now a professor emeritus. He is 
the namesake for an undergraduate merit 
science scholarship and the Distin- 
guished Faculty Award presented by the 
alumni association. 

Although retired, Crews remains involved 
with the Wilmington College Alumni 
'Chapter and actively continues to support 
and promote the university by identifying 
potential scholarship donors. 

Dunn is the 2006 Young Alumna of the 
Year. The award honors individuals who 
have made outstanding contributions to 
their communities through their profes- 
sional success and civic involvement. Men 
and women who graduated or attended 
UNCW within the past 10 years are 
eligible for the award. 

As chair of the UNCW Cape Fear Alumni 
Chapter, Dunn has energetically accepted 
the challenge of revitalizing the university's 
"hometown" chapter. Under her guidance, 
the chapter has sponsored two socials, 
the Grand Slam Jam and a successful 
golf outing/fundraiser. Proceeds from 
the golf event supported scholarships 
sponsored by the alumni association. She 
is also a founding member of the Earth 
Sciences Alumni Chapter. 

After earning a bachelor of arts in geology 
with a minor in geography, Dunn worked 
in the environmental field, primarily as a 
land surveyor. She and husband Matt, 
also a 1997 UNCW graduate and vice 
chair of the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter, 
established Carolina Residential Realty 
in 2002. Dunn is a member of the 
Wilmington Regional Association of 
Realtors, the Brunswick County Associa- 
tion of Realtors, the Cape Fear Indepen- 
dent Real Estate Brokers Council, the 
N.C. Association of Realtors and the 
Neitlonal Association of Realtors.: 




get more information 
and register 

for all upcoming chapter and alumni association 
sponsored events at 
Or contact the alumni relations office at 
800.596.2880, 910.962.2682 or 







1 . Members of Kappa Alpha Psi 
fraternity performed at the 
Port City Step Show as part of 
Homecoming 2006 festivities. 

2. The African American Graduate 
Association (AAGA) hosted 
Senior Sankofa for December 
graduates at the School of 
Education building. Sankofa is 
a word in the Akan languages 
of West Africa that means 
"wisdom in learning from the 
past to build for the future" 
and symbolizes an African rite 
of passage. 

3. Virginia Adams, dean of the 
School of Nursing, speaks with 
nursing alumni who gathered 
for a Homecoming brunch at 
Wise Alumni House. 

4. Alumni gathered in the Hawks 
Nest for a social before the 
Homecoming game when the 
Seahawks played Northwestern 

5. A group of UNCW alumni 
cheered on the Seahawks 
when they traveled to Madison, 
Wis., to play the Badgers. 

Photos by Jamie Moncfiol 
Eric Howell / Jason Wheeler 


Senior Sankofa is officially a huge success! 
It has outgrown Wise Alumni House and 
Kenan House; the fall event was held in the 
atrium of the School of Education Building. 
Chapter President Gia Todd Long '91 is very 
thankful for this growth and looks forward to 
its continued success. 
The homecoming package for members of 
AAGA was also successful. A large number 
of alumni participated in the events, which 
included the social, step show and luncheon. 
New this year was the main attraction, the 
Alumni Gospel Choir Reunion, held Jan. 29 
at Mt. Zion AME Church. 

All members were invited to attend AAGA's 
April chapter meeting. The spring Senior 
Sankofa program will be held Friday. May 12, 
in the School of Education Building. 


On Feb. 11. a crowd of more than 125 alumni 
and friends cheered the Seahawks on to a 
69-57 victory over the Georgia State 
University Panthers, a new member of the 
CAA conference. They gathered before the 
game at Mick's in Underground Atlanta. 

Mark your calendar tor Saturday, June 3. 
the fourth annual Atlanta Braves baseball 
game event. 

24 UNCW Magazine 

Spnng 2006 


Baltimore / Washington, D.C. 

The chapter is planning a social event for all 
Maryland and Washington alumni on June 24 
at Camden Yards to watch the Baltimore 
Orioles take on the Washington Nationals, 

A pregame social will be held before the 
game. For more information regarding the 
Baltimore Alumni Chapter, please contact 


Alumni living in California will soon be able to 
gather and learn what new things have been 
going on at UNCW. Two socials are planned 
for 4 p.m. PST Saturday, May 27. The northern 
California social will be held at the Wipe Out 
Bar and Grill in San Francisco. The southern 
California social will be held at Rusty's Surf 
Ranch at Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles. 

Cameron School of Business 

Cameron School of Business alumni are 
invited to a gathering at 7 p.m. Thursday, 
April 20, in Cameron Hall, room 211. The 
chapter will elect a new president and make 
plans to recruit additional leaders. 

Cape Fear 

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter had a great 
year in 2005. Three socials were held, and the 
12th annual Golf Classic provided $1 ,000 
towards the general scholarship program. 
Chapter members assisted with numerous 
homecoming events. The best part of Home- 
coming 2006 was the announcement that 
chapter chair Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 was 
the recipient of the Young Alumna of the Year 
Award. The chapter is proud of "Doc" for her 
leadership and welcomes everyone to send 
congratulations to 
Upcoming events include the eighth annual 
Grand Slam Jam on Friday, May 5, at Brooks 
Field. The chapter invites area alumni to the 
cookout and the UNCW men's baseball gave 
against the Delaware Blue Hens. 

The chapter has also scheduled a social for 
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Captain's 
Lounge in the Bluewater Grill, Wrightsvilie 
Beach. The chapter is planning the next Cape 
Fear Golf Classic and welcomes anyone 
interested in being part of the golf committee. 
Please contact Doc at 


The chapter will host a meeting at 7 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 18 at the Hyatt Chariotte, 
5501 Carnegie Boulevard, to set the remaining 
2006 schedule and to select new leadership 
positions. Food and beverages will be provided. 
Chapter President Meredith Spencer '99 is 
excited to see the support from the area and 
looks forward to growing the chapter. 

A social will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 
at Ri Ra Irish Pub on North Tryon Street. It will 
include a raffle for UNCW alumni apparel. 
Please contact Spencer at or 704.393.2425 for 
more information about either event. 


A group of Seahawks met in November for 
a pregame social at Dolan's Restaurant and 
learned about the positive growth at UNCW 
and exchanged many memories of campus 
life. They then cheered on the Seahawks who 
played the Colorado Buffaloes at the Coors 
Light Center. Although the Buffaloes won the 
game, the UNCW alumni had a lot of fun at 
the event. The group is interested in having 
another gathering for Colorado alumni in 2006. 

Crew Club 

Former and current crew club team members 
gathered March 18 at the Cape Fear Rowing 
Club for a day of rowing and alumni pride. 
Curt Browder '92, alumni Crew Club chair, 
provided updates with the current team and 
encouraged all alumni to support them. 
For more information with the Crew Club 
alumni chapter contact Browder '92 at 


Florida alumni gathered on Feb. 28 at the 
Tarpon Bend in Fort Lauderdale and on 
March 6 at Bahama Breeze in Orlando. At 
each event, Todd Olesiuk '99, assistant 
alumni director, talked about the growth and 
success that UNCW has achieved. Alumni 
made new acquaintances and reconnected 
with old friends. 

School of Nursing 

School of Nursing alumni hosted a brunch 
during Homecoming. A group of 20 dedicated 
supporters gathered at Wise Alumni House 
and made plans for an exciting year for the 
School of Nursing and the alumni chapter. 
Dean Virginia Adams announced the university 
is sponsoring "From Trauma to Trial: Beyond 
CSI, A Forensics Conference" May 18-19 at the 
Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The conference 
is designed to introduce registered nurses 
and other qualified health care providers, law 
enforcement officers, prosecuting and defense 
attorneys to basic procedures in collection of 
forensic evidence. Visit 
dpscs/TttRegistration.htm or call 910.962.3195 
to register for the conference. 


The Triangle Chapter invites fellow 
Seahawks to a social at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 
April 11, at the Ale House on Falls of Neuse 
Road in Raleigh. Newcomers are encour- 
aged to attend, meet chapter members 
and learn more about upcoming events. 
The chapter is also sponsoring a Durham 
Bulls outing on Saturday, April 22. 

For more information about the Triangle 
Chapter, contact Steve Hailey '92 at 

Watson School of Education 

Over the last few years, the chapter has 
awarded two scholarships each year to 
education majors who exemplify excellent 
scholastic performance. Now the chapter 
wants to endow the Watson School of 
Education Alumni Chapter Scholarship so 
the tradition will continue, and members 
must raise $25,000 to reach that goal. 
A campaign has been designed and will 
begin with personally written contacts to 
fellow alumni. A student phonathon will 
follow the initial contacts, then Connections 
magazine will give details for making 
contributions to the fund. The next chapter 
meeting will be Thursday, May 25, in the 
WSE Alumni Lounge. For more information, 
contact chapter president Jams Norris '81 

Wilmington College 

Wilmington College chapter member Dr. 
J. Marshall Crews was awarded the Citizen 
of the Year Award by the UNCW Alumni 
Association at the Homecoming awards 
banquet on Jan. 27. Please join Dr. Crews 
and other Wilmington College chapter 
members at Jackson's Big Oak Barbeque 
for lunch on the third Wednesday of each 
month. More information can be obtained by 
contacting Jim Medlin '52 at 910.791.5259. 


A crowd of dedicated alumni gathered in 
December for a social before for the 
Seahawk/Badger game in Madison, Wis. 
Todd Olesiuk '99, assistant alumni director, 
led this cheering section and was supported 
by Jason Wheeler '99, '02M, vice chair of the 
association's board of directors, and Melissa 
Everitt, assistant director of the Seahawk 
Club. Bill Donlon '99, assistant men's basket- 
ball coach, attended the social and thanked 
the alumni for their continued support of 
the alumni association and UNCW athletics. 
Although the Badgers won the game with a 
20-footer at the buzzer, the Seahawks played 
tenacious defense that quieted the sold-out 
crowd at the Kohl Center. 

Spring 2006 

UNCW Magazine 25 



Bill Mathias '58 :\tired from the 
University of Soutln Carolina and now 
resides in Lake Murray, S.C-. consult- 
ing on at-risk youtfi. school safety and 
security He holds bachelor of business 
administration and Ed.D- degrees from 
the Uni\'er5it\" of Georgia where he 
founded the campus police. He also 
founded the College of Criminal Justice 
at the University of South Carolina, 
where he sen'ed as dean for 19 years 
and taught for nine more. 


Elaine Henson '67 developed a 
program titled "Postcards and Photo- 
graphs: Glimpses of Historic Carolina 
Beach. Part 1," 

Lynda McLean '67 retired from the 
"ibrk L.ount\- School Dnision after 33 
years as a high school English teacher 
She now works part-time as a librar\' 
assistant at the Poquoson Public Libran- 
in \'irginia. 


Sit Right Here by Me 


Susan Block '71 

jHiblished a book of 
light verse titled 5il 
Right Hen- hv \k 

Robert Rehder '72 

i> llie tlircclor ol lllc 
lames Sprum Com- 
munity College Small 
Business Center 

John Watson '72 is 

vice president at the 
Charlotte office of 
Carpenter, Cammack 
and Associates Inc.. 
specializing in bond- 
ing and insurance for contractors 

Charlie Maultsby '73, owner of 
Red Dog's in Wnghtsville Beach, was 
featured in a UNCW alumni profile m 
Lumina .W ■ 

Jackie Floyd Richardson '76 ic- 

cei\ed her National Board Certification 
in early childhood education. She is 
pursuing a Master of Education degree 
in literacy at Queens University of 
Charlotte and is the K-2 curriculum 
coordinator for New Hanover County 

Bruce Shell '77 is county 
iMM.i'ji I liir \V\\ I lanowT 

Paul Dempsey '78 it 

^ ei ved a Doctor of Pharmacy 
degree from UNC Chapel 
llill Dec. 18,2005. He is a 
pharmac)' director for Hot 
Springs Health Program in 


is e.\ecuti\'e director of enrollment 
management and marketingat Sa\annah 
Technical College 


Gail Eubanks '79 |Mcsideiu ol the 
Savannah .Advertising Pederaiion, an 
association of advertising and niarkel- 
ing professionals in Savannah. Ga. She 

Christopher Shove '80 i> a dean 
and executive director at Missouri 
Western State University in Dear- 
born. His article titled "Emerging 
Stale Policies for Space Commerce " 
was published in the Sage Ecouomw 
Development Quafterh. 

William Barriger '81 of Taylors\ille 
IS director ol operations lor Food SafetN" 

Ricky Watkins '81 is assistant super- 
iniendent tor human resources for 
Richmond County Schools. 

Linda Wells '81 was named the Wal- 
lace-Rose Hill High School Teacher of 

the ^" 

Suzanne Cooey Murray '84 is a 

faculty program coordinator for busi- 
ness and office technolog)' at Piedmont 
Technical College. In 2005, she was 
named Faculty Educator of the Year. 

Sterling Ashby '85 is a meteorologist 

liM \.\-\ III R.vkledgc Fla. 

Shelley Ray IHambalek '85 earned 
project management professional certi- 
fication from the Project Management 
Institute. She is a project manager in 
the information technolog)' depart- 
ment at the Nature Conservancy in 
Kailua, Hawaii Stephen Hambaiek 
'83 is an environmental scientist 
with FEM.A 

Nicholas Parker '86 of Chapel Hill 
ua? pionuucd to utilities engineer 
with the Orange Water Sewer Aulhor- 

ilv m September 2005 

Carl Crabtree '87 is the propnetor of 
ERA Coastal Properties m Kilty Hawk. 
His Web site is \n\'\ 

Mary McAllister '87 is ihe principal 

ol Mlverdale tlcmentarv' School in 

William van der Meulen '87 «.!s 
elcticd a^ Mall IVi.^on ol ihc Year at 
Nash Community College in Spring 
Hope, where he is outreach coordina- 
tor. He was also nominated for the 
N-C. Community College Staff Person 
ol I he 'iVar award 

Frank Smiley '87 earned a docior- 
aie in physical therapy from the 
Unnersity of St. Augustine and is the 
head physical ihcrapisl at Northern 
Reh.ibilii.inon in Mount .Airy 

Bill Hall '88 I liead coach for the 
Xonhwood High School football 
team in Piiisboro. The leani won its 
first conlerence champion.ship in 3i 
years in 2005, coming off a 34-27 
season thai had the second most wm,- 
in school historv 

Christopher Haynes '89 

social studies at Columbia Middle 

School in .Ashe\ille 

Jeffrey Roberson '89 f Denver is 
vice president ol sales lor Mede.vus 
Inc.. a company that distributes 
prescription and over-the-counter 


Marjorie "Beth" Gregg Robinson 

'90 IS in pnvaie practice mental health 
specializing in trauma in Ocala. Fla. 
Her Web site is 

Billy Hinson '90 is a financial ad\isor 
with Memll L\Tich in Raleigh. 

Joel Joyce '90 is vice president. 
business banking officer, with The 

Bank ol Wilmington. 

Sandra Burk '91 M won the kaak 
Walton League of Amencas Book of the 
Year Award for her recently published 
Let the Rner Run Silver Again. 

Rovert Leavitt '91 M was reap- 
pointed to the Brunswick Community 
College Board of Trustees by Gov. 
Mike Easley 

Mark Samples '91 is a special 
agent with the Department of Home- 
land SecuruN's Marine Investigation 

Elizabeth Thigpen '91 is a health/ 
ph)5ieal cducaikdi leacliei at Beulasille 
Elemeniar)' School in Richlands. 

Rahn Adams '92 coauthored N'igiit 
LyliLs. Uoll. the Blues and the Brown 
Mountain Light with his wife Timbcrley. 
He teaches English at Watauga High 
School m Boone 

Curt Browder '92 of Pcnn AC Row- 
ing Association is the Schuylkill 
Navy Coach of the Year for 2005. 
He coached both a men's pair with 
coxswain and a pair without at the 
2005 World Championships in 
Gifu. Japan. Seven of the 21 athletes 
he coached last year made the U.S. 
Rowing Championship Team 

Traci Batten-Radford '92 ua^ a 

guest pertormer at the Johnston Com- 
munil\ College Counlrv- Music Show- 
case "Here's to the Red . White and Blue" 
held in June 2005. 

Windy Arey Kent '92 is the 

cdiu.uion luraioi ,u the North Caro- 
Iin.i .Vqu.inuni .it Pine Knoll Shores. 
Christopher Kent '93 is an envi- 
ronmental healih specialisi with the 
Pamlico County Healih Department. 
The\ reside in Arapahoe 

Christopher Card '93 is director of 

goll .11 ihc 1 .iikII.iII I ounUT Club 

Randolph Edvifards '93 is a trauma 

-iiigciMi ,ii ILuilord Hospital, an 
altiliateo! the L'niversityo! Connecticut. 
He completed general surgery iraining 
at Yale Unuersiiv in 2005. 

Lynne Haase Evans '93 of Etowah 
received a master's degree in librarv- 
science from East Carolina University 
in May 2005. She leaches fifth grade in 
Henderson County. 

Eric Freund '93 is an attorney in the 
employment law personnel section of 
the Colorado Attorney General's Office- 
Mike Kirkley '93 o\™er of Wrights- 
ville Beach Supply Company, was 
featured in a UNCW alumni profile in 
Lunnna .Wus. 

David Rose '93 is a faculty member 
and technolog)" integration specialist at 
the Landon School in Bethesda. Md. 

James Barnhill '94 was named the 
Durham Ja) cees 'loung Educator of the 
Year and the North Carolina Jaycees' 
Young Educator of the Year. He is in 
his 1 Ith year teaching kindergarten at 
Forest \'iew Elementar)' in Durham. 

Beth Oliver Briley '94 is the manager 
ol regulator) compliance at AMEC 

Shannon Davis '94 is the market- 
ing director lor Oak Hollow Mall in 
High Point 

Polly Rowell Godwin '94 is \ice 
president and owner of Specialty Liv- 
ing Inc. which includes three Iniemei 
w-\\ and wavvv 

Ruth Ann Herbert '94, '96M is an 

Engli>h leather at Cumberland Health 
and Life Sciences High School, a 
healih-ihemed. community-based 
small school designed to prepare 
students for post-secondary education 
and health related careers. It is one of 
the New Schools Projects funded b\- 
Microsoll lounder Bill Gates. 

Tandy Lowder '94 was named 2005 
Safety Director of the Year by the N.C. 
Trucking .Association Safely Manage- 
ment Council. She is safely director 
tor West .Atlantic Transportation Corp. 
in Concord. 

Angela Amo '95 of Oneida. NY. 

>ianctl licr own compan)', .Angelo 
.Amo Design, that designs handmade 
jewelry from semi-precious gems, 
cnstal and glass. A piece from her 
line w as included in the gill bag given 
to celebnt)' auendees ai the Emmy 
.Awards. The compan)''s Web sue is at 

■Assistant vice president and senior 
linancial advisor wiih \lcnill I.Mich in 
Greensboro, Brian Coghill '95 w,is 
named complex s.ilcs manager lor ihc 
Cireaier tarolina complex. Heather 
Swain Coghill '96 is programs coor- 

II, M,! P.l 

> hool 

Leigh Etheridge '95 ^i.iduated 
magna cum l.iudc witti a Master of 
Business .Administration degree in 
healthcare management from the L'ni- 

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versity of Phoenix. She is director of 
finance for Granville Medical Center 
in Oxford and is pursuing certification 
as a healthcare financial profession 
through the Healthcare Financial 
Management Association. 

Dennis Gillikin '95 received a 
masters degree in science industrial 
technolog}' with a concentration in in- 
dustnal distnbution/logistics from East 
Carolina Uni\'ersity in December 2005. 
He is a logistics management specialist 
with NAVAIR in Cherr)' Point. 

Dana Hall '95 is a choir teacher at 
Anderson Elementary and Pamlico 
Middle schools 

Anna Parry Jackson '95 was ap- 
pointed marketing director for the Jim- 
my \' CclebniN' Golf Classic in Car)- 

Eric Lapsansky '95 teaches social 
studies and coaches \'arsity soccer for 
the Brecks\"ille-Broad\iew Heights Cit\" 
Schools in Ohio 

Jessica Matthes '95, '98M earned 
a Ph.D. in clinical psychoiog)' with 
a concentration in neuropsychol- 
ogy from Drexel University in 2004. 
She has a postdoctoral fellowship 
in clinical neuropsychology with 
Barrow Neurological Institute at St 
Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center 
in Phoenix. .Ariz 

Phillip Mills III '95 was promoted to 
manager in the Wilmington office of 
Pittard, Perr)" and Crone Inc 

Renee Pagoota '95 is pursuing a 
masters degree in reading education 
at Appalachian State University She 
is a teacher in the Catawba County 
School Distnct. 

Lisa Snyder '95 was deployed to the 
Persian Gulf as a ship's nurse and now 
works as the nurse manager for the 
Intensive Care Unit at the U.S. Na\7 
Hospital in Guam. She is also working 
on her master's degree as a critical 
nurse specialist through the Na\y 

Ginger Davis '96 was awarded a 
Fulbright Award to study in '^'ietnam 
for 10 months. The Temple Univer- 
sity doctoral student plans to pursue 
research relating to U.S. foreign rela- 
tions with modern Vietnam, U.S. race 
relations and West Africa. She was 
featured in a story that appeared in 
the Sept. 7, 2005, issue of the Wilson 
Daily Times. 

Robert Partin '96 earned a Master 
ol Education degree m health admin- 
istration from East Carolina University. 
He is a physical education teacher at 
Heritage Middle School in Wake Forest 
and head basketball coach at Wakefield 
High School 

Greg Wahl '96 is an environmental 
manager with the State of South Car- 
ohna's Office of Coastal and Resource 
Management in Charleston. 

Matthew Brecht '97 is a sales repre- 
sentjiivc with the turf and ornamental 
team of Syngenta Professional Products 
in Sylacauga, Ala 

Tamara Kemp '97 works as an 
accountant with Collins & Kemp in 
Wilmington and Fairmont 

Dan McGraw '97 is a sculptor and 
an iherapi>i m the developmental dis- 
abilities field in Hickor)'. His work was 
featured at the Silver Coast Winer)- m 
Ocean Isle Beach in November 2005. 

Amy Raynor '97 earned a Master 
of Arts degree m Christian counseling 
from the Southeastern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary m Wake Forest 

Karen Williams '97 lives in Mebane 
on .1 1 T-a^rc larni \Mth two horses 

Michael Lewis '98 is a physicians 
assbtant with the Duplin Medical As- 
sociation in Warsaw. 

Rebecca Cotterill Ramey '99 and 

her husband. Scott '98 ..I Xcriuin 
Hill, Va., spent a year in Munich, 
Germany, where Rebecca was an in- 
ternational product manager for MWG 
Biotech which produces synthetic 
DNA. Scott IS a math teacher at Carl- 
brook School 

Danielle Bourgeois '99 works as a 
managei/bu)ct at Sweetwater Surt 
Shop in Wilmington. 

Margaret Jackson '99 completed 
a loLU" Willi [he Peace Corps in the 
Dominican Republic She worked as 
a HIV/AIDS health instructor for 
teachers and \'OUths in lima 

Kelly Knowles 

'99 was promoted 
to director of 
government and 
political affairs 
at the American 
Bakers Associa- 
tion in Washing- 
ton, DC. She IS 
pursuing a gradu- 
ate certificate in pohtical action com- 
mittees and political management from 
The George Washington University. 
She is a member of the North Carolina 
Society of Washington, the Societ)- of 
Bakery Women, Women in Govern- 
ment Relations and the Congressional 
Women's Golf Association. 

Evonne Mochon-Collura '99M is 

a marine biologist at die Oregon Coast 
.Aquarium. A story in the Dec. 21. 
2005, edition of The Oregonitin fea- 
tured her work with the endangered 
Vietnamese leaf turtle. 

Adam Scepurek '99 earned a 
master's degree m accounting and was 
promoted to manager of the Southern 
Pines office of Dixon Huges 

Kimberly Sims '99 is an archival 
assistant m the Duke Uni\'ersity 


Wendy Pate Croft '00 was certified 
as a graduate gemologist b\' the Gem- 
ological Institute of America. 

Colleen Donathan Duval '00 of 

Webster, Texas, was promoted to 
director ol expansion lor Phi Sigma 
Pi National Honor Fraternity and is 
responsible for the development of 
new chapters 

Allene Nash '00 coaches track and 
field ai (.iranville Middle School m 
Newark, Ohio 

Emily Parry '00 is the communica- 
tions manager for the Hilton Head- 
Blul'fton Chamber of Commerce 

Jeanne Salmon '00 of Boston, 
Mass., earned an associate of science 
degree in dental hygiene from the New 
Hampshire Technical Institute 

Allan Adams '01 graduated in May 
2005 from the Cumberland School of 
La\\' ai Samlord Unn'ersit)' 

Jossini Barnes '01 passed the 
Certified Public Accountant's exami- 
nation and was promoted to assistant 
manager in KPMG's internal auditing 
department. KPMG is located in the 
Ca)'man Islands 

Nathan Capestany '01 a platoon 
leader, 2nd lieutenant, with the U.S. 
Army, fighting in Samarra, Iraq, with 
the 3-69 Armor Battalion, 1st Bngade 
Combat Team. 3rd Infantr)' Dmsion. 

Mark Gray '01 works with the Social 
Security Administration in Baltimore, 
as part of Homeland Security oversee- 
ing secunt)' for offices throughout the 

I ^ii^ 3 Courtney Kil- 

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John Van Zandt IV '01 is a youth 
developer with the Latin American 
Youth Center m Washington, DC, 
working with at-nsk urban youth in 
substance abuse prevention. 

Tracy Wilson '01 teaches second- 
grade mathematics at Meadow Lane 
Elementar)' School in Goldsboro and 
was named Outstanding Elementar)- 
Mathematics Teacher of the Year 

Garth Blakely '02 graduated from 
the U.S. Naval Officer's Candidate 
School, Aviation Preflight Indoctri- 
nation and is a member of the VT-4 
Warbucks Training Squadron in 
Pensacola. Fla 

Walter Bowden '02 was promoted 
to case manager and attained quali- 
fied mental health professional status 
in November 2005. He works at the 
Whiteville office of Assisted Care. 

Troy Coughlln '02 is an application 
specialist/engineer with Data Innova- 
tions in South Burlington, Vt. 

Sheila Dockery '02 was promoted 

lo iianking at BB&T in Snow 

Jeff Gerdes '02 is pursuing a 
doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer 
College of Chiropractic. 

Vagn Hansen '02 received a master's 
degree from UNC Greensboro m May 

Jessica Reiss '02 graduated with 
a 1 D liom Quinnipiac University 
School of Law in December and is 
studying for the California and Vir- 
ginia bar exams 

Kelley Riddick '02 represented 
Nash Count\--Rocky Mount Schools 
as the Best Elementary School Math- 
ematics Teacher at a conference m 


Mario Sabrinsky '02 is an associate 
inlormation technology administrator 
fcir Dimension Data in Charlotte. 

Bradley Smith '02 is on an edu- 
cational leave ol absence from New- 
Hanover Regional Medical Center to 
attend the Raleigh School of Nurse 

Tiffany Ballard '03 is a charge 
nurse at the Telemeiiy Center at Craven 
Regional Medical Center m New- 

Bree Bean '03 is a graduate student 
111 the Master of Public Administration 
degree program at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Andrew Godwin '03 is a medical 
Icehnologisi siudcnl at Wake Forest 
University's Baptist Medical Center and 
plans to earn a doctorate, specializing 
in anesthesiolog)- 

Sean Higgins '03 earned a master's 
degree m music from Northern Illinois 
University. He performs frequentl)- 
in the Chicago area, including at the 
House oi Blues 

Elizabeth Hullender '03 received a 
Master of Arts degree in hotel, restau- 
rant and tourism management from 
the Uni\-ersity of South Carolina m 
August 2005. 

Michelle Williams Richardson '03 

isenrL'llcLl in the Fainil) Nurse I^racti- 
tioner Program at Duke University 

Sarah Risty '03 earned a masters 
degree in museum and galler)- studies 
from the University of St. Andrews in 
Scotland. She resides in New Bern. 

Jamie Townsend '03 of .Apex is a 
financial analyst/accountant in 
Clarkston Consulting's internal opera- 
tions accounlmg department 

Michael Underwood '03 was fea- 
tured in an Aug. 20 article in ihe Slielbv 
Star about young farmers. 

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UNCW Magazine 27 


Jennifer Baker '04 is a commercial 
lender wiih BB&T m Washmglon. D,C. 

Shawna Barrett '04 is pursuing an 
MFA cU UXC Greensboro and is an 
mtern with ihe City of Greensboro's 
e\'ent5 planning coordinator. 

Sara Cowling '04 is pursuing a 
masters degree m social work at East 
Carolina University. 

Melissa Garganta '04 is a medi- 
cal student at the University of South 
Carolina School of Medicine. 

Bradley Hutchens '04 is a sales 
coordinator with Hertz Equipment 
Rental Company in Durham- 
Leslie Ingram '04 operates a dance 
studio m Princeton 

Matthew Johnson '04 is enrolled 
in Marshall University's Joan C. 
Edwards School of Medicine in Hun- 
tington, WVa, 

Jack Lauterback '04 is the Rich- 
mond-area L>n-premise sales represen- 
tative for Associated Distributors in 
Midlothian, Va, 

Cherle Lea '04 plays basketball 
professionally for Yellow Bike Am- 
sterdam, the 1 1-time champion of the 

Netherland's top league 

Bethany Reld '04 received a full 
grant from the Uni\'ersit\' of Colorado 
Denver Health Sciences Center to 
pursue a Ph.D. in human medical 

Tamara Rosenbloom '04 is a 

retail customer support representa- 
tive with Venzon Wireless in King of 
Prussia. Pa 

Nicole Sampson '04 is deployed in 
Iracj working in an intensive care ward 
in Baghdad taking care of Iraqi citizens 
and insurgent, American and coalition 

Sarah Sayre '04 trains sea lions 
and dolphins at Dolphins Plus, a ma- 
rine mammal education and research 
facility in the Florida Ke\*s. 

Caroline Stillwell '04 named 
the Teacher ol the Year at Wallace 
Elementary School where she teaches 
fifth grade 

Kevin Yates '04M will provide 
wetlands delineation and permitting 
expertise to the slormwater department 
of John R. McAdams Company in the 
Research Triangle Park 

Angela Pruitt Allen '05 was le- 

clccietl as iii,iu>i ul lailieel. She is 
a registered nurse at Southeastern 
Regional Medical Center. 

Carrie Cannon '05M was promoted 
to program director for the CASA 
Program in Alexandria and Arlington, 
Va. , which supervises volunteers who 
advocate for children entering the 
state's family court system. 

Jonathan Frazier '05 is the junior 
\arsii\- basketball coach at Heide 
Trask High School in Burgaw. 

Christopher Hicks '05 is enrolled 
in the Norman Adrian Wiggins School 
of Law at Campbell University. 

Will Klinger '05 is enrolled in the 

anthropology graduate program at the 
University of South Flonda. 

Rowan Koons '05 is a maintenance 

sales consultant with Piedmont Air 
Conditioning in Wilmington. 

Brooke Lyerly '05 works at 
Pharmatech Solutions in Wilmington, 

Brittany Matthews '05 teaches 
se\'enth grade language arts and social 
studies at Chinquapin Elementary 

Andrea MIralia '05 started 
Wilmington Freec)'cle, an e-mail list 
that allows people to get rid of their old 
belongings by giving them to someone 
else Her idea, inspired by the national 
"freecycle" movement, was featured 
in the June 10, 2005, issue of the 
Wilmington .Stav-Xcus 

Christie Schreckengost '05 was 

featured in a September edition of 
Lumina News The article talked 
about her work as a Wrightsville 
Beach lifeguard and her acceptance 
into the U.S. Coast Guard's Officer 
Candidate School. 

Tracie Vestal '05M ow ns dental of- 
fices in Elizabethtown and Leland 


Paula Chewning Bass '83 and 

George Walls on scpi 2 1 . 2005 

Michael Orr '88 and Charlotte 

Humphries on Ocl 8. 2005. 

Sharon Umstead '90 and Jimmv 
Jackson on Jul)' 20. 2005. The couple 
lives in Garner. 

Jeffrey Lyons '92 and Michele Barns 

on i\\ 1 1 200"^ 

Joseph Martello '93 and Patricia 
Uominguez on Aug 14, 2005. Joseph 
works at Fidelity Investments in 
Manhattan. The couple resides in 
Huntington Station, NY. 

Heather Mullican '93 and Jesse 
C oleiluin on ,Scpt x 2005 

Chris Conklin '95 and Christa 
Tompkins '97 on April 30, 2005. 
Chris Is in sales with Jackson Beverage 
and Christa is a teacher with Bruns- 
wick County Schools 

Ginger Garner '95 and Jeffrey 
Jablonski on Aug. 14, 2005 

Eric Lanier '95 and Katherlne 
Williams '99 on June 18, 2005 

Tim Shipman '95 and Alyson Press- 
ley on Sept 4. 2005. Tim is a branch 
manager with Ferguson Enterpnses in 

Michael Aldrldge '96 and Morgan 
A. Peerenboomonjune 1 1 . 2005. Michael 
has an M.B.A. from Rutgers University 
and is a senior financial analyst-inter- 
national v\ath Sealy Inc. in Trinity The 
couple resides in High Point. 

Melanie Dixon '96 and Benjamin 
Smith on June 20, 2005. Melanie is an 
environmental health specialist w^ith 
the Craven Count)" Health Depanment. 

Jennifer Jackson '96 and Collin 

Valentine on Sept. 10, 2005. 

Rebecca Parrish '96 and David 
Watson on June 25, 2005. Rebecca has 
a master's degree in counseling from 
Gordon-Conwell Seminary. The couple 
resides in Baltimore 

Elizabeth Kepley '97 and Keith 

Austin on Sept. 3, 2005. 

Jennifer Williams '97 and Rene 
Haagcn on lunc 24, 2005. 

Christopher Britt '98 and Misty 
Ward '98onc\t 1. 2005 

Jill Gambino '98 and Scou O Lean 
on May 2 l,2005.Jill IS an international 
project manager with MCI. The couple 
resides in Boiling Spring Lakes. 

Amy Orr '98 and Chris Megathlin on 
Oct. 15,2005 

Anitra Blackwell '99 and Keith 
Walker on Jan. I, 2005. Anitra was 
promoted to team leader and was 
named the National Labraiorian of the 

Year b\ I.abcorp for 2005 

Julie Oakley '00 and Richard Crow 
on Sept 24, 2005 

Christi Perrott '00 and Barn Scneri 
on July 30, 2005 

Melody Smith '99, '04M iiul 
Niiholas Young on Pc 18, 200^ 
Melody is an admissions counselor 
and adjunct instructor at Lees-McRae 

Donna Jackson '00 and Lucas 

Hardee on liiK o ;00t 

Laquita Jenkins '00 and Willie 
1 ariiKi on juh >0. 2005 

Erin Sabrinsky 'OOM and Nathan 
R, Stnckler on Oct. 29, 2005. Erin is 
a senior financial analyst with Progress 
Energ)-. The couple resides in Raleigh. 

Timothy Baker '01 and Jeanie 

Rhodes on June 25. 2005. Baker is an 
environmental compliance officer wnth 
the City of Wilmington. 

Thiane Carter '01 and Antwoine 

Edwards on Feb. 26. 2005. They reside 
injacksomille, Fla, 

Michelle Navarro '01 and Larry 
Bowman eloped on .April 1, 2005, 
and will officially celebrate their 
wedding with family and friends on 
April 1. 2006. They reside in Lake- 
wood, Wash, 

Julie Shulenburger '01 and Joey 

Noblitl on OlI, 8. 2005. 

Kristel Wendorf '01 and Brian Las- 
siter on May 14, 2005. The couple 
resides in Abilene. Texas. 

Caroline Wilkes '01 and Craig 
Hanemann on July 23. 2005. Caroline 
is a financial aid advisor at ECPI 

College of Technology in Raleigh. 

Amanda Murphy '02 and Johnny 
Sandersonjr. on May 14, 2005, Amanda 
IS a parenting specialist with the Duplin 
Count)' Partnership for Children. The 
couple resides in Wallace. 

Jay Carraway '02 and Christy 
Moody '02 n Oct 2^ 2005 

Gwendolyn Saleeby '02 : , Jona- 
than Mauney '04 , njuly 30. 2005. 

Brittany Younts '02 and Benjamin 
Minor on June 18. 2005, 

Lindsay Lewis '03 and Stephan 
Caldwell '03 on July 9. 2005. Lind- 
sa\' graduated 
from the Univer- 
sity of Georgia in 
May 2005 with a 
Master of Social 
Work degree and 
isafamily therj 
pist. Stephan 
who graduated 
from The Cre- 
ative Circus in 
Atlanta in July. 
is a junior art 

director with Rockclt, Burkhead and 
\\'lnslo\\ m Raleigh. 

Laurie Keith '03 and lustm Mat- 
thews on .Aug. 0, 2005 

Katherine Kersey '03 and Andrew 
Ward on lune 1 1 . 200^^ 

Kristi Lee '03 and William Best on 

liiK "iO, 200s 

Nicole Marschhauser 03 mJ Les 

Stewart '02 on ciu 8. 200 ^ 11k 
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Alysa Fogleman '04 and Harry 
Am.ilo on Jul\ 2 i, 2005 

Holly Shackelford '04 and Brian 
Wessmiller '04 on May 21, 2005. 

Clinton Taylor '04 of Morehead City 
and Lisa Marie Dean '04 on Sepi 
10, 2005 

Alison Arrington '05 and John Mar- 
shall l\'on Scpi 27, 2005 

Jessica Burleson '05 and Clent 
Stevens on Aug, 13. 2005. They reside 
in Albemarle. 


To Angela Walker Warder '82 and 

her husband Daryl, a daughter, Rachel 
Mane, on Feb. 19, 2005 

To Mathew Shanklin '88 and 

his wile Miss)', a daughter, Barbara 
Blake, on Jan. 19, 2005. Mathew is 
assistant athletic director for market- 
ing and licensing with the University 
of .Arkansas 

To Cathryn Lancaster Helms '92 

of FayetteviUe and her husband 
David, a son, DaWd E Jr,, on Sept, 

To Ursula Duty Hevner '93 and her 

husband Rantly a daughter. Reagan 
McKenzie, on March 16, 2005, A 
seventh grade language arts teacher, 
Ursula was named the 2005 Uwhar- 
ric Middle School Distinguished 

To Scott Tierney '93 and his wife 

Heide, a son, Camren Frances, on April 
29. 2005. Scott is the athletics coor- 
dinator at Palos Heights Recreation 
Center in Tinlev Park, 111 

lo Max Westland '93 

and his wite Amber, 
a daughter, Zara Phil- 
lipa Gunn, on June 6. 
2005, Max is a naval 
intelligence officer in 
Washington, DC. 

To Patrick '94 and 
Mary Kelly Burleson 
Hartis '96, a son, 
Grady Alexander, on 
May 23. 2005. 

To M o i r a Short- 
ell Post '94 and her 

husband Daniel, a son. 
Clan Daniel, on Nov. 
18. 2005. Moira is a 
nurse anesthetist at 
New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. 

To Kevin Nutt '95 and his wife Ruth, 
daughter, Graccn, on April 5, 2005, 
Kevin is an antivirus lab analyst for 
ICSA Labs in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 



To Brad S. '95 and Dana Gore 

Keefer '95. a daughter, Madison 
Renee. on June 4, 2004. Brad is em- 
ployed by Cisco Systems, and Dana 
IS a full-time homemaker and home 
schools their son, loel 

To Stephanie Day Banton '96 and 

her husband Richard, a daughter, Maya 
Virginia, on Oct. 2, 2005 

To Lisa Fogleman Erisman '96 

and her husband William, a daughter, 
Stephanie, on Aug 26, 2005. 

To Mark '02 and Stefanie Renza- 
glia Neal '96, a son Lo,i;an Tvler, on 
July 13,2005 

To Kyle Sykes '96, '98M and his 

wife Lori. a daughter, Charlotte Paige, 
on May 13,2005 

To Lisa Eller Taylor '96 and her 

husband M. Scott, a son, Jacob 
Howard, on Apnl 21, 2005. 

To Laurie Price Dudash '96 and 

her husband Jell, a daughter, Emily 
N'ictoria, on Nov 4, 2005 The couple 
lives in Durham 

To Andrea Cooper Hogg '97 and 

her husband Jason, a daughter. Cooper 
Macie,onjuly30, 2005. 

T. Chris '89 md Holly 
Hill Cogan '97, iwin 
girls. Devyn Suzanne and 
Riley Hannah, on April 
22, 2005. Chris is director 
of sales and Holly is mer- 
chandising and marketing 
with Four Seasons Furni- 
ture. They reside in Archdale. 

To Laura Stevenson Emmons '97 

and her hushaml darx. a >on, Eli|ah 
Rame\' on ^cpi 1*-'. 2005 

To Heather Whittington Curley '98 

and her husband Charles, twin sons. 
Mason George and Camden Armfield 
on Dec, 7, 2004. They reside m Cas- 
selberry, Fla. 

To Douglas '97 .ind Leigh Butler 

Shanks '98, a son. Grant McDowell, 
on Feb 26, 2005 

To Karen Shokes '97 and her hus- 
band Brad, a eiaughtei, Emma Kather- 
ine, on March 26, 2005 

To Scott '98 and Shannon Corbin 

Mlckle'98 a son, Corbin 

Scott, on Sept. 22, 2005 

Scott has started AFC 

Marketing Solutions m 

Charlotte, a company that 

partners professional ser- 

Mce firms in the design and 

construction industry to 

maximize their marketing 

and business de\'elopnient 

investments. f^ickig 


To Matthew '98 and Heather 
Lankford Whitt'02M,ason, Mason 
Cole, on July 20, 2005 Matthew is a 
business analyst with Glaxo Smith 
Kline, and Heather is a teacher in 
Wake County 

To Jennifer Davis Hall '99 and 

her husband Dene, a daughter, Macie 
Caroline, on Apnl 18, 2005 Jennifer 
IS a kindergarten teacher m Davidson 

To Amanda Hodges Bunce '99 and 

her husband Daniel, a Llaughtev, Emily 
Morgan cm Nov 11, 2005. 

To Pamela Casen Reynolds '99 

and her husbaiKl R\,in, .i (,i,uigluer, 
Meredith, on June 24, 2005. Pam 
received her juris doctorate from 
the University of Richmond in May 

To Michelle Davis Williams '99 

and her husband elirisiian, a son, R)an 
Brooks, on March 27, 2005. 

To Stephanie Wolfle '99 and her 

husband Janus, a daughter, Abigail 
Flame, on .Aug 15, 2005 

To Peter '01 and Jaime Pyle Wols- 

felt '99, a son, Peter Chapman, on 
Sepi 3 2005 

lo Jeffery '00 and 
Janice Hernan- 
dez '00, ,1 daughier, 
Novara Franeesca, on 
Oct. 12, 2005, She 
|Oins Karabella Rose, 
5, and Deneb Ramon, 
2 Jell IS a nuclear 
operator with Progress Energy and a 
real estate/investor with Venova Prop- 
erties, Janice is a stay-at-home mom 
and La Leche League leader applicant 
The family lives m Wilmington. 

To Joseph '02 and Julie Ann 

Burns '01 , a daughter, Joanna Slate, 
on Aug 19, 2005, 

To Jason Smith '01 and his wife 
Brani,lic a son. Cole Jason, on June 2 1 , 
2005 Jason is an analytical chemist at 
Ticona in Florence, Ky 

To Eric '01 and Amy Upchurch 

Pales '97, a daughter. Ella Grace, 

on Sept. 3. 2005, Eric is assistant 

vice president for secondary and 

capital markets with Bank 

of America, and Amy is an 

inter\"entional radiologx' 

physician assistant with Mecklenbury 
Radiolog)' Associates 

To Isaiah '02 and Alexia Jones 

Hunter '02, a son. Isaiah F. II, on 
June 10, 2005. The couple lives in 

To Laura Lett Bruce '03 and her 

husband Delton, a daughter, Harley 
Johanna, on Sept 15, 2005 

To Stephen '02 and Emily Howell 
Hernandez '03, a son, Stephen 
Walker Alexander, on July 20, 2005, 

To Lauren Melton '03 ami her hus- 
band Justin MeLendon, a daughter, 
Shelby Leigh, on June 20. Lauren is a 
mortgage counselor with Na\7 Federal 
Credit Union. 

To Tracey Grisham Boone '04 and 

her husband jell, a daughier. Haley 
DawTi. on March 5. 2005. They reside 
in Yakima, Wash. 

To Jessica Gottula Schenk '04 

and her husband Brendan, a son. \\ Van 
Da\nd. on Sept. 5. 2005 


Robert C. Farmer '75 died on Nov 
29. 2005 .Alter graduating from 
UNCW, Farmer worked for the N,C, 
State Water Quality for 28 years. 
Condolences can he made through 

Christopher K. Beaver '87 died 
June 26. 2005 lie had a master of 
divinity degree from Campbell Uni- 
versity and was a professional church 
musician. A concert was held Nov. 18. 
2005. in his memory with proceeds 
benefiting the Christopher Beaver 
Memorial Choral Music Scholarship 



Samuel D. Bissett, 84, died Nov 
14, 2005 Alter retiring from Peoples 
Savings and Loan Association, Bissett 
became an artist, A 60-paintingexhibi- 
tion of his works related to astronomy 
hangs in UNCWs Dobo Hall. 

Thaddeus G. Dankel Jr.. 62, died 
No\ 10, 2005 Dankel taught math- 
ematics and special topics such as 
hydreadynamics and ocean circulation 
for 30 years at UNCW, He retired in 
2001, but continued to teach classes 
until 2004. Dankel was involved in 
the Vv^ilmington cultural commu- 
nity, working with the Wilmington 
Concert Association. Wilmington 
Choral Society and the public radio 
station WHQR. 

Warren W. Gulko. 68. died Aug. 9. 
2005 Gulko taught statistics in the 
Cameron School of Business faculty 
and served as assistant to the dean. 

Find lost college roommates, post a photo, tell the world about 
that new job. Alumni can find their log-on ID numbers above the 
J name and address on the back cover mailing area of this magazine. 
Remove the # sign on each end and the last number in the sequence; 
use the remaining numbers to log onto UNCW Alumni Online. 

After more than a decade of hard work and minor 
roles, UNC Wilmington alumnus Sam Feuer has 
achieved his dream - starting his own production 
company and performing a major role in the 
Oscar-nominated Stephen Spielberg film Munich. 

by William Davis '06M 

n 1995, Sam Feuer had finished a tour 

I in the Israeli Armed Forces and turned 
his attention to pursuing his lifelong 
desire of becoming an actor. While stay- 
ing with family in North Carolina, he 
took his first steps toward that ambition 
In UNCW's Theatre Department. Acting 
classes under professors and instructors 
like Renee Vincent and Ed Wagenseller 
and roles In student plays such as the The 
Grapes of Wrath and False Admissions 
prepared him to audition for film roles in 
local productions. 

"UNCW was a great experience for me. 
I got to see what it was like to go to an 
American college, something I always 
dreamt about and had seen in the movies 
I saw growing up In Israel," he said. 

While attending classes and seeking film 
work, Feuer also starred in local theater 
troupes such as the Opera House Theatre 
Company and Cape Fear Shakespeare. 
Eventually, though, Feuer said that he had 
gone as far as he could In Wilmington. 

"Time was ticking and although Screen 
Gems was open to business and there was 
a lot of production being brought to the 
area, I felt that a young Israeli American 
like myself did not have much of a chance 
to fit certain roles one might expect to 
find in North Carolina," said Feuer, "so I 
had to think outside the box and moving 
to New York City seemed like my next 
step In life." 

Despite leaving UNCW before gradu- 
ation, Feuer credits his Wilmington 
teachers as an important part of getting 
him to where he is today. Wagenseller 
remembers Feuer as a student who 
focused on acting, instead of the promise 
of fame and material gain. While he had 
seen students with more Immediately 
obvious natural talent, Wagenseller said 
Feuer, 29, impressed him as someone 
who had the will to succeed as an actor. 

"I just remember how dedicated and how 
committed he was to acting as a craft," 
said Wagenseller. 

In New York as In Wilmington, Feuer soon 
felt the time had come to move on - this 
time to Hollywood. There, he found steady 
work as an actor and became good 
friends with the producer who helped 
finance the Oscar-nominated Hotel 
Rwanda. The pair founded the Sixth 
Sense Productions and have teamed 
with the BBC to film The First Grader, a 
movie about the guerilla war In Kenya. 
Other projects include Beyond the Sun 
about the Sudanese slave trade and a 
trilogy of horror films by the creator of the 
Friday the 13th series. 

After a decade of striving, Feuer said that 
he has achieved his dream by playing the 
role of one of the Olympic athletes murdered 
by terrorists In l\/lunich, a film directed by 
one of the top directors in the world and 
nominated for five Academy Awards. 

"Do as your heart desires, but do without 
judgment and believe that you will do It 
because you can do it. But you have to 
believe in It 150 percent and there will be 
people and obstacles along the way trying 
to push you off track and discourage you 
... Be strong," he said. 



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Sharon Byrdsong 

Wendy Miller 



get top honors 

Two graduates of the UNCW Watson 
School of Education have received 
honors for their dedication to the 
teaching profession. 

Sharon Byrdsong '98M, principal at Azalea 
Gardens Middle School in Virginia Beach, 
Va., received the 2006 MetLife/NASSP Na- 
tional Middle School Principal of the Year 
Award from the National Association of 
Secondary School Principals. Wendy Miller 
'87 was awarded North Carolina's Teacher of 
the Year for 2005-06 by the state's Depart- 
ment of Public Instruction. 

Byrdsong began her education career as a 
high school teacher in North Carolina. In 
1996, she became one of 50 teachers in the 
state that annually receive a state principal's 
fellowship. Through the program, she 
entered the Watson School of Education 
Master of School Administration program 
and graduated in 1998. 

"In my years of teaching, people began 
seeing things in me that I did not see in 
myself and encouraged me in the direction 
of administration," she said. 

She became principal of Azalea Gardens six 
years ago and is credited with the school's 
academic improvement. Under Byrdsong's 
leadership. Azalea Gardens Middle School 

by Dana Fischetti and William Davis '06M 

became one of the lop schools in the city 
and earned the title Best Middle School in 
Norfolk, as well as having the best Standards 
of Learning test scores in the region for the 
2003-04 academic year. She was named 
Middle School Principal of the Year for Vir- 
ginia in 2005. 

Miller, who teaches K-2 special education 
at James W. Smith Elementary School in 
Craven County, uses immersive learning 
techniques to connect her teaching to 
the real world. As part of her lessons, her 
classroom has been transformed into An- 
cient Egypt, complete with a pyramid, and 
a rain forest, with a tiki hut and a lagoon 
filled with fish. Miller is always at the 
center of the action, in character, leading 
students m lessons that are playful , imagina- 
tive and fun. But most of all they're effective. 
While the average IQ in her class was 54, 
every student in the class passed {he North 
Carolina end-of-grade tests. The average 
reading level for her class was higher 
than the overall reading level for the entire 
school, and the discipline rate was one of 
the lowest m the school. 

"I truly believe that all children can excel," 
Miller said. "My teaching philosophy 
is based on bringing authentic, real life 
experiences to children so they can learn 

through those experiences. I know that if I 
love learning they will sense that passion m 
me and it will help stimulate a passion for 
knowledge in them." 

Miller received her bachelor's degree in 
special education from UNCW in 1987 
then went on to earn a master's degree m 
curriculum and instruction from East Caro- 
lina University. She has 18 years of teaching 
experience, seven in her current position. 

She credits a large part of her success as 
a teacher to the experiences she had as 
a teacher education student at UNCW. 
Through small, intense classes in which 
all students received individual attention, 
she learned the fundamental beliefs that 
formed the foundation for her teaching 

"One of the best things I learned from my 
UNCW professors is that it's okay to make 
mistakes as long as you do something about 
them. Are you fixing them? Are you making 
the situation better? That's something I have 
always incorporated into my teaching. I'll 
think. This lesson was pretty good but how 
can 1 make it better?' At the end of ever)' les- 
son I ask my students what went well today 
and what we need to work on. The students 
have great insight," said Miller. 

Spring 2006 

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Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 792.0805 
Vice Chair 
Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 231 .8887 
Drusilla "Dru" Farrar '73 392.4324 
Marl< Tyler '87 313.3333 
Past Chair 
Ed Vosnock '71 675.2788 

Board Members 

Jennifer Adams 'OOM 799.5878 

Nadine Batuyios '73 799.6527 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 .. 799.9496 

Sarah Hall Cain '99, '05M 270.1512 

Crystal Caison '84 790.2250 

James Carroll '90 919.781 .9470 

Cara Costelio '97, '03M 772.6993 

Kimberly Wiggs Gamlin '90 919.989.8221 

Patrick Gunn '00 794.9364 

Gayle Hayes '89 791 .1862 

James Jones Jr. '02M 799.1373 

Trudy Maus '91 , '97M 793.4298 

Joanie D. Martin '91 431 .2692 

Marcus Smith '96 804.240.7204 

Kelly Stevens '84 686.4372 

Robert Warren '74 395.5842 

Patrick Whitman '05 815.6906 

Mike Wilson '89M 452.2976 

AAGA Chapter 

Gia Todd Long '91 799.9046 
Atlanta Chapter 
Laura Medlin '93 404.372.6880 
Cape Fear Chapter 
Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 297.0752 
Charlotte Chapter 
Meredith Spencer '99 704.393.2425 
Communication Studies Chapter 
Bryan Sartin '98 395.1 1 00, Ext. 1 1 
Triangle Chapter 
Steve Hailey '92 919.449.0214 
Watson School of Education Chapter 
Janis Norris '81 509.9608 



& Alumni 














UNCW Guest Artist Jazz Festival 

8 p.m. Warwick Center Ballroom 
UNCW Wind Symphony and 
Chamber Winds " 

N-C. Azalea Festival 
AAGA Meeting 
Warwick Center, Room 1 38 
Stompin' at the Savoy 

9 p.m. School of Education 
UNCW Arts in Action - 
Spanish Harlem Orchestra " 
UNCW Jazz Ensembles • 
WanwJck Center 

AAGA Chapter Meeting 

SRO Theatre - Lysistrata 

Kenan Hall 

UNCW Saxophone Ensemble * 

Triangle Alumni Chapter Meeting 

Ale House, Raleigh 

Spring Break 

Good Fnday 

UNCW Offices Closed 

Charlotte Alumni Chapter Meeting 

7 p.m. Hyatt Charlotte 

Evening of Brass " 

CSB Alumni Chapter Meeting 

7 p.m. Cameron School of Business 

Tnangle Alumni Chapter 

Durham Bulls Game and Cookout 

SRO Theatre - Lysistrata 

Kenan Hall 

Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society - 

Jazz Scholarship Concert ' 

UNCW Spnng Concert - Kanye West 

Trask Coliseum 

Shakespeare Festival: 

An Elizabethan Celebration 

School of Education Atrium 

Shakespeare Festival ' 

The Carolina Ballet 

Artist Recital Senes ' 

Barry David Salwen. piano, and 

Sara Westermark, soprano 

Department of Music Performance Seminar ' 

UNCW Artist Recital Series ' 

Steve Bailey, bass, and Bob Russell, guitar 

Department of Music Student Recital ' 

Stephen Brand, bass-bantone 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra ' 

Domonique Launey, piano 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra ' 

Free Family Concert 




Last Day of Classes 


UNCW Wind Symphony and 

Chamber Winds" 


Department of Music Student 

Honors Recital ' 


Final Exams 


Cape Fear Alumni Chapter 

Grand Slam Jam, Brooks Field 

8-Aug. 2 

Paintings by Gail Henderson and 

Metal Work by Sarah Tector 

University Union 


Senior Sankofa 

School of Education Building 


Spnng Semester Ends 




Summer Session 1 Begins 


WSE Alumni Chapter meeting 

WSE Alumni Lounge 


CAA Baseball Tournament 

Brooks Field 


California Alumni Socials 

San Francisco, Los Angeles 


Memorial Day 

UNCW Offices Closed 



Atlanta Alumni Chapter 

Atlanta Braves Baseball Game 


Charlotte Chapter Event 

7 p.m. Ri Ra Insh Pub 


Triangle Alumni Chapter Inaugural 

Triangle Golf Tournament 

Wildwood Greens. Raleigh 


Cape Fear Alumni Chapter Social 

1 p.m. Bluewater Gnll. Wnghtsville Beach 


Final Exams/ Summer Session 1 Ends 


Baltimore/DC Alumni Chapter Meeting 

Baltimore Orioles Game. Camden Yards 


Summer Session II Begins 



Independence Day 

UNCW Offices Closed 

Final Exams/ Summer Session II Ends 

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or reservations. For tickets and additional 
information call 910.962.3500 or 800.732,3634. 

Seahaw/k fans fill the air with cheers and the arena with the color teal as the UNCW basketball team takes 
to the court tor its game against George Washington. The Hawks battled the Colonials in the first round of 
the NCAA tournament in Greensboro March 16. The Hawks lost in overtime 88-85 to the Colonials. 

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or you drive around in a luxury sedan or an SUV... 

the UNCW Seahawk license plate is for you. 

With the Seahawk on your vehicle, 

you'll show your school spirit ""' 

every time you drive. 

The license plate, available from the N.C. Division 

of Motor Vehicles (DMV), costs just $25 more 
I per year than a standard plate. A 

personalized Seahawks plate is only $55 
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The DMV sends $15 of the fee for 
each Seahawks license plate 
ack to the UNCW Alumni 
Association. The funds are 
used to support the 15 
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Sylvia Watson was Wilmington College's first 
Homecoming queen in 1950. She is surrounded by 
her court: Jacqueline Cowan, Jean Cross and Ruth 
Maultsby. Fifty-six years later, Sylvia Watson Fisher '50 
presented flowers to the 2006 Homecoming queen, 
Adrienne Strain, accompanied by the king, Adam 
Wade. Sylvia and her husband Herbert Fisher '53 
have maintained lifelong connections to their 
alma mater. They fund a scholarship, and they 
supported renovation of the Seahawks field 
house at Brooks Field. Their son Carlton '83 
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Alumni and Friends, 

Let me start by applauding our legislators for their support of higher education, and panicularly for their 
support of UNCW Our top legislative priority, $27 million for a new School of Nursing building, was 
funded fully and represents UNCWs largest appropriated capital project e\er This new building will allow 
us to double the number of graduates from the School of Nursing, thus addressing one of our states greatest 
needs, the shortage of nurses. In addition, we are especially grateful to the General Assembly for including 
enrollment increase funding in the continuation budget and for funding need-based financial aid. Finally, 
Fm extremely pleased that the legislature recognized the critical need to increase faculty and staff salaries 
in a meaningful way. After several lean years, the si.x percent merit pay increase for faculty, a S5 million 
pool to use for faculty competitiveness and retention, and the five and a half percent increase for staff will 
enhance recruitment and retention of excellent faculty and staff. 

The long-awaited student center was completed this summer, and following the grand opening in August, 
students are now able to enjoy the many new amenities the building offers. In Ma)' came the wonderful news 
that Wilmington College alumni Herbert 33 and Sylvia Watson Fisher '50 are contributing S2 million to 
establish an endowed fund to maintain this stunning building and enhance its programs. The building is 
called the Herbert and Syhia Fisher Student Center 

With their historic gift. Herb and Sylvia have found a significant way to impact the lives of UNCW students 
for generations to come. The Fisher Student Center will sen-e as a symbol of their loyalty to their alma 
mater, their love for the Wilmington community, and their sincere commitment to helping UNCW pronde 
its students with the most powerful learning expenence possible. We cannot thank them enough. 

This issue includes a center feature showcasing UNCA"s outstanding new Cultural Arts Building, which promises 

to transform our arts education and enhance our cultural outreach, not only to our campus community, 

but also to the greater Wilmington community as well. Faculty in art and art histor\'. music and 

theatre have been eager to move into new classrooms, offices, and an unprecedented array 

of performance and exhibition spaces. To celebrate the new building, UNCW is offering a 

year-long line-up of outstanding performances and art exhibits. 1 hope you will make 

it a priority to be part of this celebration. 

Speaking of celebrations, our outstanding student-athletes and coaching staff continue 
to excel, with the Seahawk baseball team capturing the Colonial Athletic .Association 
Championship, the fourth CAA championship for UNCW this year! For an in-depth 
look at athletics, please see pages 8-9. 

After six June orientation sessions that attracted some 1.740 incoming freshmen. 

UNCW faculty and staff are gearing up for the new school year and the arrival of 

the Class of 2010. Overall, w'e expect a total student body of about 10,885 

undergraduates and 1,370 graduate students. We appreciate the help 

and support of our many alumni and friends of UNCW who 

have encouraged and supported many of these students 

throughout the application process and who welcome 

our new freshmen during the annual Movc-ln. 

1 invite you to visit the campus and see the 

man)' wa)'s we are Soaring to Greatness. .-As 

always, 1 encourage )our calls, letters and 

e-mails and appreciate your support for 

this great universitv 

.■\11 the best. 


Rosemary DePaolo 

On the cover: 

One of the nation's finest 
young dance ensembles, 
tlie Raleigh-based 
Carolina Ballet, performed 
the "Shakespeare Suite" 
in Kenan Auditorium on 
the playwright's birthday 
anniversary. In April, 
the ballet company 
announced it will bring 
its four-week residency 
program to UNCW 
beginning in 2007. 

Photo by Jamie Moncrief 

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Max Allen 
Mimi Cunningham 
Suzie Daughtridge 
Dana Fischetti 
Cindy Lawson 
Jamie Moncrief 
Caroline Norelius 
Kim Proukou 
Shirl Modlin Sawyer 
Andrea Weaver 

Joe Browning 
Mimi Cunningham 
William Davis 'D6M 
Dana Fischetti 
Steven Nelson '06 
Todd Olesiuk '99 
Andrea Weaver 

William Davis '06M 
Steven Nelson '06 
Walter Zaykowski '06 

>; g William Davis '06M 
S S Andrea Weaver 

The Cultural Arts 
Building section 
(pages 13-20) 
was coordinated by 
Kim Proukou '06M 
and designed by 
Edward C. Irvine, 
assistant professor 
of graphic design. 

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Teacher training 

a top priority 

for new UNC system leader 

Erskine Bowles, right, delivers 
his inaugural address in Aycock 
Auditorium at the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro 
as Gov. Mike Easley, seated 
to the left, listens. Bow/les, the 
16th president of the University 
of North Carolina, was 
inaugurated April 12. 

To new UNC president 
Erskine Bowles, the 
mission of the university 
system to educate 
extends beyond the 
confines of the campus. 

In his April 12 inaugural address. Bowles said that 

maintaining a strong university system requires keep- 

mg North CaroUna competitive with the rest of the 

world. To do that, North Carolina's public universities 

must focus on improving the state's K-12 system. 

"Today's knowledge-based global economy is changing so fast and so radically that, if 
America and North Carolina don't wake up and get more people better educated, 
we will become a second-rate power before we know it. And I'm not talking about 
50 years from now I'm talking about in my lifetime," said Bowles. 

Bowles plans to make the training of teachers his top priority. In the past )'ear, he said, 
the state has produced more than 3,900 undergraduates with teaching credentials, 
but the state needs to hire more than 11.000 teachers annually. 

By 2010, Bowles hopes to increase by 60 percent the number of teachers trained by 
the system. To help attain this goal, UNC 'Vv'ilmington 'Watson School of Education 
Dean Cathy Barlow plans to develop a fast-track degree that would allow a student 
to graduate in three years with an education degree. 

Improving grade school education would serve as one part of a plan to strengthen the 
ability of North Carolina to compete economically through education. In addition. 
Bowles said the university system must strengthen the bond between the universi- 
ties and the community colleges, with both systems ollering courses that teach skills 
needed in the current workplace. 

"The skills and knowledge required to get a job. keep a job, and certainly to advance 
to more senior jobs, now require constant retraining and re-educaiion." said Bowles. 
"Clearly, old patterns, structures, and approaches that have worked for centuries 
must be tested, revised, discarded, or enhanced so that they can serve our needs in 
this rapidly changing global world in which we live. " 

While the states universities must be open to restructuring to meet the demands of the 
new century, Bowles said that does not mean turning away from the system's rich his- 
tor)' of research and innovation. To strengthen this tradition and to ensure thai the state 
continues to attract top notch talent, he said the university system must equip them with 
the facilities, resources and academic freedom necessar)- for their work. 

Bowles succeeded Molly Corbeti Broad as president of the ICi-campus UNC system in 
January To read his inaugural address, go to 

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Summer 2006 



students turn their tassels during the 

2006 College of Arts and Sciences 

Commencement held May 13 at Trask Coliseum. 

Second doctorate 
in planning stage 

UNCW received unanimous approval 
in April to begin planning its second 
doctoral degree and hopes to enroll 
its first students in fall 2007. 

The mission of the Ed.D. program in 
Educational Leadership and Admin- 
istration is to prepare superintendents 
and other education leaders to be 
informed, proactive and reflective 
agents of change in improving public 
schools for the benefit of all stu- 
dents, particularly m southeastern 
North Carolina. 

Cathy Barlow, dean of the Watson 
School of Education, said public 
school educators in the 10-county 
region participating in the Profes- 
sional Development System, were 
involved in the planning process. 
"They are so excited about this pro- 
gram coming to UNCW," she said. 

"The teacher shortage in North 
Carolina is fairly extreme, but 
the administrator shortage is just 
as extreme. There is a strong 
demand for superintendents and 
other educational leaders," said 
John Fischetti, chair of the UNCW 
Doctoral Planning Committee. He 
noted that about a half dozen in- 
dividuals from each county in the 
region have expressed an interest in 
participating in the program. 

Provost Paul Hosier congratulates 
School of Nursing graduates 
during their pinning ceremony. 

NCCBI elects 
DePaolo to board 
of directors 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo was 
elected to a four-year term on the 
North Carolina Citizens for Business 
and Industry Board of Directors. She 
was also asked to ser\'e an unexpired 
term on the executive committee. 

A nonpartisan, nonprofit member- 
ship organization, NCCBI is the 
state's largest and most influential 
business group. It serves as the 
states Chamber of Commerce and 
is recognized as such by the U.S. 
Chamber of Commerce. 

As a director, DePaolo will be charged 
with voting on internal policy issues, 
including the annual budget, advis- 
ing the staff and executive committee 
on public policy issues, ser^dng as an 
ambassador and acting as the "eyes 
and ears" for the organization. 

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The new student center is named 
in honor of Herbert '53 and Sylvia 
Watson Fisher '50 who made a gift 
of S2 million to UNCW. The couple's 
son. Carlton Fisher, is a 1983 
graduate and serves on the UNCW 
Foundation Board of Directors. 

Razor Walker Awards 

honor commitment to youth 

For the past 13 years, the UNCW Waison School of Education has presented the Razor 
Walker Award to individuals and organizations thai have positively influenced the lives 
of the region's children. Recipients are those who have "walked the razor's edge" in publiL 
service through an and lilcraiure, business, education, law, medicine, philanthropy and 
public service. 

The 2006 rccipienls are: 

DAVID JONES - The former Wilmington mayor has spent years donating his time to 
pliilantlitopic causes including UNCW. the YMCA, Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, 
Boy Scouts of America, United Cerebral Palsy Southeastern Sickle Cell Anemia. Brigade 
Boys and Girls Club and inany others. A past president of the Seahawk Club and member 
of the UNCW Board of Visitors. Jones has been instrumental in raising funds for scholar- 
ships at llic unucisily 

ANGIE WEST '00 and WANDA BASS - Pediatric nurses West and Bass founded Camp 
S|ucial I line as a weekend gei.iw.n lor children with special needs. The camp allows the 
children to enjoy themselves in an environmenl where their needs are met by volunteers 
from UNCW. Cape Pear Community College and the U.S. Marine Corps while their 
parents receive an e\'ening's respite Ironi eoniinuous ehikl care. 

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UNCW students have a new center tor 
campus life: the Herbert and Sylvia Fisher 
Student Center. 

The 70,536-square-foot building opened 
in August and includes offices, storage and 
work areas to accommodate more than 160 
student organizations, larger spaces for 
the UNCW Bookstore and Sharky's Game 
Room, a dramatic water feature sponsored 
by the Class of 2006, a 350-seat moxde 
theatre and the Varsity Cafe, a dining area 
that pays tribute to donors Herbert '53 and 
Sylvia Watson Fisher '50. 

They owned the original Varsity, the 
unofficial student center for Wilmington 
College students until the 1960s. The 
new Varsity Cafe will feature photos and 
memorabilia from the original grill. 

The Fishers were honored in May when 
the student center addition to the Univer- 
sity Union was named for them. The life- 

"We are honored to help the students at 
UNCW," said Herb Fisher '53, founder 
of Coastal Realty. "The Wilmington com- 
munity has been very good to us, and 
this is a way we can return some of those 
good deeds." 

"It's a very beautiful, very impressive 
building. It is very well-planned. It will 
have good light with all of the windows 
and a nice patio where the students can be 
outside and still be under a roof," Fisher 
said. "This is a place where the students 
can all meet to eat and lounge and play 
games in the game room and visit with 
their friends. It is important to have a 
student center." 

Vatson Fisher '5i 

LLOYD V. HACKLEY - A nationally recognized figure in character education, Hack- 
ley is chancellor emeritus of Fayetteville State University, former president of the N.C. 
Community College System, chairman emeritus of the National CHARACTER COUNTS! 
Coalition and a member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics Board of Governors. He now 
volunteers full-time with CHARACTER COUNTS! as a nationally certified ethics and char- 
acter development instructor, and was recently named interim chancellor at N.C. A&T. 

NOEL K. JONES - A teacher-educator with the Watson School of Education, Jones devel- 
oped literacy programs for public schools and universities. He directed the implementation 
of Reading Recovery for 30 school sites in North Carolina and Virginia and developed the 
Southeastern Regional Reading Recovery Conference, which began in 19Q4 with 400 partici- 
pants and grew to 1,600 in 2005. 

PHILLIP J. KIRK JR. - For 16 years. Kirk served as president of the North Carolina 
Citizens for Business and Industr)', which led the effort to pass one of the largest educational 
bond referendums in the state's history. His work with the organization led the business 
community to consistently support educational efforts throughout his tenure. 

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As a UNCW-TV film crew waits in the background, actor Louis Gossett Jr. takes a moment 
to greet members of the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Johnson near Jacksonville. Gossett is 
the narrator for a documentary on the nation's first African-American Marines, written and 
directed by Melton McLaurin, UNCW professor emeritus of history. 

This historic photo shows Montford Point Marines 
training at Camp Johnson in Jacksonville; most saw 
action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. 
Their story is documented at the museum. 

UNCW summer home to Carolina Ballet 

Beginning July 2007, UNCW will be the summer home for the Carolina Ballet. 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo called this development "an extraordinary 
milestone in the life of this university." 

The partnership will bring many of the finest young dancers from around the 
nation to Wilmington to work with the seasoned professional dancers and 
choreographers of the Raleigh-based Carolina Ballet in an ongoing four-week 
residency program. 

In a few short years, the Carolina Ballet has established itself as a world-class 
American ballet company and was recently hailed in The Wall Street Journal as 
one of America's top arts organizations. Artistic Director Robert Weiss was a 
principal dancer for the New York City Ballet for 16 years and is internationally 
recognized for his creative and energetic choreography. 

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Because Louis Gossett Jr. feels it's important to tell the 
untold stories documenting the history of African-Ameri- 
cans, he agreed to narrate a film written and directed 
by UNCW professor emeritus of history Melton McLaurin 
about the Montford Point Marines. 


UNCW- TV filmed the Academy Award-vvmnmg accor in April at Camp Johnson in 
Jacksonville. The documentary tells the story of the first African-Americans to serve 
m the U.S. Marine Corps; they were trained at Montford Point, N.C. between 1942 
and 1949. 

"Stories like this one, the children don't remember," said Gossett. 

Commenting that vv-hile European history is well known, he said the history of African- 
Americans IS often forgotten. He illustrated the point with the film Saving Private Ryan, 
which neglected the role of black soldiers like his uncles, who were m the infantry under 
Gen. George Patton. 

"Its tunnel vision. It's not fair to show they don't exist," he said. "I feel obligated as a parent 
and a grandparent to tell a difierent stoiy." 

Clarence Willie, superintendent of schools for Fairfield County, S.C., who also retired 
from the Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel, and McLaurin have been working on 
the Montford Point Marine story since 2001. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense 
provided $500,000 for the development of the Montford Point story as a joint effort 
between UNCW and South Carolina State University. The documentary is the major 
piece in this effort. 

Dozens of Montford Point Marines were interviewed for the documentary, which the 
creators hope to air nationally on PBS during the next year. UNCW previewed the 
work in a private showing for the Montford Point Marines Association at its national 
convention, held m July at Montford Point. 

"Shakespeare Suite" April 23, at Konan Auditorium. The tjallet company 
will be making UNCyA/ its summer porlormance home beginning in 2007. 

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Diamond Hawks earn third trip to NCAAs 

The 200d baseball tanipaign was a season tor the record books as the Seahawks posted 
their fourth straight 40-win season, won the Colonial Athletic Association title and 
earned their third berth in the NCAA tournament. 

Eleven offensive records were smashed as the high-powered Seahawks paced the nation 
in scoring for several weeks, a first in the history of the program. UNCW slammed a 
program-best 80 home runs as four Seahawks reached double digits led by senior third 
baseman and first-team AU-CAA selection Matt Poulk's 14 round tnppers. 

While the Seahawks were able to ride the long ball, the lineup also pounded out 156 
doubles, besting the previous mark of 140 set in 2005. Senior outfielder John Ra)Tior 
stole a single season-record 42 bases as the Seahawks swiped 133 bases. 

With a school-record 42 wins, the Seahawks became the first team in the history of the 
CAA to record four consecutive seasons of at least 40 wins. UNCW is one of just 11 schools 
to win 40 games in each of the last four seasons, joining national powers Rice, Flonda 
State. Georgia Tech, UNC Chapel Hill, Texas and Cal State Fullerton in that category. 

The Seahawks fashioned a 6-2 mark against members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, 
recording wins over Wake Forest and Duke (both twice), as well as a 5-3 victory against 
then nationally-ranked NC State before a home season high attendance of more than 
2,700 fans. 

In the final CAA championship game against VCU, the Seahawks spotted the Rams an 
early 6-1 lead, but the Seahawks again summoned a little Brooks Field magic with three 
runs in the fifth. UNCW then completed the comeback when Chris Hatcher delivered 
a game-winning two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth, setting off a wild celebration 
at Brooks Field. 

The Seahawks dropped the NCAA regional opener to Winthrop, but staved off elimina- 
tion with a 21-19 win over Maine. The 40 runs were the second most in the history of 
the NCAA Tournament. The magic ran out the next day, however, as UNCW was unable 
to hold a 3-2 lead in the ninth against Winthrop in a 7-3 loss to the Eagles. Sophomore 
outfielder Jason Appel earned All-Regional honors by hitting an even .500 (8 for 16) in 
the post-season event. 

The program achieved another high water mark in June when six Seahawks were 
selected in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player draft. Halcher, the C\k Tourna- 
ment Most Outstanding Player, was tabbed in the fifth-round by the Florida Marlins. 
Ra>Tior, who was selected in the 12ih round in 2005 by the Baltimore Orioles, was 
selected by the Marlins in the ninth round. Rounding out the UNCW draftees were 
senior reliever Adam Paul (19th round, San Francisco), senior pitcher Thomas Benton 
(29th, Cleveland), senior third baseman Mall Poulk (41st, Milwaukee) and junior first 
baseman Jonathan Baits (49th, San Francisco). 

8 UNCW Magazine 

Moss named 
basketball coach 

Benny Moss, a veteran assistant 
coach who has been a proven win- 
ner at four different institutions and 
most recently at UNC Charlotte, was 
named the seventh men's basketball 
coach in UNC Wilmington history 
on April 20. 

Moss, 36, follows in the footsteps of 
Brad Brownell, who stepped down fol- 
lowing a four-year run at the helm of 
the program. Moss served six seasons 
as the top aide for Bobby Lutz at 
UNCC, where the 49ers compiled a 
114-69 record during his stay. 

"Benny has an excellent basketball 
pedigree," said Mike Capaccio, UN- 
CWs athletic director. "He has been 
successful at ever)' level he's coached, 
and with his excellent regional and 
national ties, we are confident that 
he will be successful here." 

"I'm thankful for this opportunity, 
and I'm ready to get started," said 
Moss. "I appreciate the confidence 
that Chancellor (Rosemary) DePaolo, 
Director of Athletics Mike Capaccio 
and the search committee have shown 
in me. 1 want to continue to carr)' on 
the positive things that are associated 
with UNCW basketball, build on the 
tradition here and take the program 
to the next level. 



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Seahawk swimmers 
dominate CAA meet 

Putting the finishing touches on a strong 
dual meet season, UNCW swimming and 
diving teams overwhelmed the competi- 
tion by sweeping the CAA men's and 
women's championships for the first time 
in school history. 

Coach Dave Allen's teams racked up nine 
individual titles, se^'en relay crowns and came 
back to the Port City with 31 medals overall. 
The performance also included nine school 
records and one meet record at George Mason's 
Jim McKay Natatorium. 

"The first words that come to my mind are 
total domination and outstanding," said 
Allen, who concluded his 29th season by 
being named CAA Men's and 'Women's Coach 
of the Year. He has now been named the 
CAA's top men's coach four times and the 
league's premier women's coach five times. 
In addition, diving coach Marc Ellington 
was named Men's Diving Coach of the Year 
for the second consecutive season. 

Overall, the men captured 11 gold medals, 
six silver and two bronze to keep their 
dynasty intact. Adam Brenneman led the 
way, capturing three individual events 
and swimming legs on four first-place 
relays. His 100 Freestyle swim snapped 
Dan Gallagher's '02 school record, meet 
record and CAA record. 

Diver Dean Berman swept the one-meter and 
three-meter boards, earning CAA Diver of 
the Meet for the second consecutive year. 

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riaynor makes statement 
on national stage 

Junior track and field standout Anna 
Raynor added another accolade to her 
growing resume by finishing fourth in the 
javelin and securing All- America honors for 
the second consecutive season at the NCAA 
Outdoor Track and Field Championships m 
Sacramento, Calif. Ra}Tior finished fourth 
with a throw of 175-05 feet. 

In the CAA Championships, she successfully 
defended her title and broke her own meet 
record with a throw of 170-01. She captured 
her second straight ECAC Championship at 

Ra>Tior punched her second straight ticket 
to the NCAA Championships with a throw 
of 168-00 at the NCAA East Regionals in 
Greensboro, She automatically qualified for 
the final round on her first toss of the event. 

Jarman qualifies 

for U.S. Women's Open 

Former UNC Wilmington golf standout 
Michelle Jarman '06 quaUfied for the 2006 
U.S. Women's Open Championship, shoot- 
ing back-to-back 74's in sectional qualifying 
outside Baltimore, Md. 

It was a fitting cap to a remarkable career 
for Jarman, who is the most decorated golfer 
in the program's history She won four 
tournaments from 2003-06 and recorded 
a school-best 76.46 stroke average in 40 
starts. In addition, she was named the CAAs 
2004-05 Female Scholar Athlete of the Year 
and shared the Mosley Award as the school's 
top student-athlete in 2005-06. 

Jarman became UNCW's first qualifier for 
the U.S. Open by shooting a 2-over-par 74 at 
the Green Spring 'Valley/Hunt Club course 
and following a 35-minute break, carding 
another 74 at Woodholme Country Club. 

Jarman played in the sectional qualifying 
with Annika Sorenstam's sister, Charlotta, 
and conquered a challenging terrain in her 
third tr)' at qualifying for the prestigious 
event. She competed m the 61st annual 
event June 29-July 2 at Newport Country 
Club in Newport, R.l. 

By qualif)ing for the Open, Jarman also 
gained an exemption to the U.S. Women's 
Amateur m Oregon. 


Russell Herman, professor of 
mathematiLS, received the 2006 
Award for Excellence in Teach- 
ing from the UNC Board of 
Go\-emors. The award, given 
annually to a tenured faculty 
member from each UNC cam- 
pus, includes a commemora- 
tive bronze medallion and a 
S7,500 cash prize. A faculty 
member at UNCW since 
1990, Herman also re- 
ceived the 2005 Chancel- 
lor's Teaching Excellence 
Award and the 2005 
Distinguished Teaching 
Professorship Award. 

Five faculty members 
were recognized as out- 
standing teachers with 
the 2006 Chancellors 
Teaching Excellence 
Award. The award was 
established in 1991 to 
recognize all aspects 
of excellence in teach- 
ing and teaching-re- 
lated activities that 
foster students' de- 
sire for lifetime 
learning and suc- 
cess. Each recipi- 
ent received a 
$1,500 stipend 


1. Richard Satterlie 

2. Lou Buttino 

3. Robert Toplin 

4. Cheryl Sutton received the Alumna of the Year Award 
from Bo Dean, chair of Leadership Wilmington. 

5. Dean Virginia Adams presents the Outstanding 
Faculty of the Year for the School of Nursing to Diana 
Topjian at the annual Nurses' Day Celebration held at 
UNCW May 11. 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 

and medallion. The recipients 
are: Herbert Berg, associate 
professor of philosophy and 
religion; Tracy Hargrove, 

associate prolessor of curricu- 
lar studies; Thomas Janickl 
associate professor of miorma- 
tion systems and operations 
management; Gabriel Lugo, 
associate professor of mathe- 
matics and statistics; Richard 
Olsen Jr., associate prolessor 
of communication studies. 

La Vida No Es Facil (Life Is 
Not Easy), a documentary by 
Maurice Martinez, received 
an international premiere at 
the 50th anniversary con- 
ference of the Comparative 
and International Education 
Society held in March in 
Honolulu, Hawaii. The film 
examines the question: Should 
undocumented immigrants be 
eligible for in-state tuition at 
North Carolina's public uni\-er- 
sities-' Martinez is professor of 
specialty studies in the Watson 
School of Education. 

Richard Satterlie, professor 
of biolog)' and marine biology, 
had his debut novel published 
in July by Whiskey Creek 
Press. Phoenix is a historical 
novel set in the late 1800s in 
the American West. His short 
story "The Stick" will also be 
published by Whiskey Creek 
Press in October. Four ot 
his poems were published in 
.Aiufu'cnc Liicinrv Jounicil, an 
online publication. 

Tlie Lady and the Oiulaw Horse, 
a film by Lou Buttino 
chair of the Department of 
Film Studies, was named Best 
Biographical Documentar\' 
by the West Coast edition of 
the New York International 
Independent Film and Video 
Festival (.NYllFVFV The film 
was also selected for screening 
at NYlIFVF's East Coast festival 
edition in May and received 
the Special Jury Remi Award ai 
the WorklFest Houston Inter- 
national Film Festival. 

Robert Toplin. professor of 
histor)', offers an appraisal of 
Michael Moore's Falirenheit 
9/11 documentary and the 
furor surrounding it in his 
new book, Michael Moore's 
Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film 
Divided a Nation, published 
b)^ University Press of Kansas. 
Toplin e.xamines the develop- 
ment of Moore's ideas and the 
evolution of his filmmaking, 
then dissects the film and 
explores the many claims 
and disagreements about the 
moxie's truthfulness. 

Cheryl Sutton, coordina- 
tor of the Office of Histori- 
cally Underutilized Businesses 
iHUB'i, was named Leadership 
Wilmington Alumna of the 
Year. Leadership Wilmington, 
a joint effort of the Greater 
Wilmington Chamber of 
Commerce and UNCW, aims 
to educate, challenge and 
motivate leaders and future 
leaders to utilize their leader- 
ship skills for the betterment 
of the communit}'. 

John Bennett, professor in 
the Department of Health and 
Applied Human Sciences, 
was named national presi- 
dent-elect of the Alliance for 
Athletics, Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation and 
Dance in April. He is the second 
North Carolinian to ser\-e in 
this position in over 100 years 
of this association's history. 

Two university administrators 
are returning to the classroom. 
Robert Tyndall. vice chan- 
cellor lor mlormation technol- 
ogy and associate provost, is 
stepping down to ser\-e as a 
professor in the Watson School 
ol Education, where he served 
as dean in the 1990s. 

.Alter 14 years in adminis- 
traiion, Denis Carter has 

stepped down as associate vice 
chancellor lor academic alTairs 
to return to the faculty of the 
Department ol Economics 
and Finance in the Cameron 
School of Business. 

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Summer 2006 

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David Meyer, recipient 
of the first doctorate , 
awarded at UNCW, 
is congratulated by 
Martin Posey and 
Robert Roer. 

by Steven Nelson '06 

Raised on a farm more than a thousand 
miles from the nearest ocean, Dave Meyer 
learned to love the sea through his television. 

As a child, he watched 
Jacques Cousteau's 
underwater documentaries 
on TV every Friday night, 
which intrigued him and 
got him interested in 
working on the water. 
Before long, he began to 
think about becoming a 
marine scientist. 

"I didn't w/ant to be a banker, farmer or 
lawyer like the rest of my friends and 
relatives," Meyer said. 

In 1979, Meyer followed his dream and 
transferred from North Dakota State to 
UNO Wilmington. He came to UNCW 
based on luck; he happened to be here at 
the right time and place to live his dream. 

He received his undergraduate and 
master's degrees in marine biology from 
UNCW in 1982 and 1988, respectively. 
Now, at 47 years of age, Meyer holds the 
distinction of earning the university's first 
doctorate in marine biology. 

Ann Pabst, graduate coordinator for 
biology and marine biology, interacted with 
Meyer in several of the core Ph.D. courses 
and found him to be an exemplary student 
and a "superb emissary" for the university 

"He is very professional as a student and 
as a scientist and is an excellent example 
of the high quality of students in our 
program," Pabst said. 



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Meyer, who is employed full-time as a 
research fisheries biologist with the Center 
for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat in Beau- 
fort, said his research and work could not 
have been done without the support of his 
family: his wife, Toni and two daughters, 
Katlin, 15, and Jamie, 17, 

He believes UNCW has a top-notch 
marine biology program and is wonderful 
for graduate work because of the caliber 
of the professors. He said the university 
has been nice enough to provide him with 
office space and a good atmosphere to 
learn and expand his research, 

"The department's students, staff and 
professors are a very helpful support 
system," Meyer said. 

Robert Roer, dean of the Graduate School, 
commended Meyer on his dedication to 
the program. "It is very hard to conduct 
and complete research when working full- 
time," Roer said, "Dave's time management 
had to be outstanding." 

Biology and marine biology department 
chair Martin Posey, who served as Meyer's 
academic advisor, said, "Dave would 
spend long hours with his research and 
job responsibilities, and still had time to 
help other students. He is independent, 
knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about 
his work. He has set the standards for the 
program and other students." 

Meyer plans to publish sections of his 
dissertation titled "A comparison of nekton 
utilization of smooth cordgrass (Spartina 
alterniflora) marsh based on marsh size 

and degree of isolation from like habital: 
Do size and site location matter?" and fg, 
continue working on several research y\f. 
projects involving marsh wetlands. ' 

"Any gauge to the success of a graduate 
program is placement of students and 
successfully publishing their research," 
Roer pointed out. 

This year, Meyer is working with a $500 
million project at Poplar Island in Mary- 
land, restoring and creating salt marshes, 
spreading over 1 ,200 acres. Over the last 
10 years he has been the principal investi- 
gator for over $1 million in research grants. 

"I don't consider my job work, I love what I 
do, and I am the luckiest man in the world, 
because over the last 20 years I have never 
really had to go to work," Meyer said, 

UNCW is the only school in the 16-univer- 
sity school system and one of only three 
on the East Coast to offer a doctoral 
degree in marine biology. It is the culmina- 
tion of a 30-year investment by UNCW in 
marine biology as the premier academic 
program on the campus. The major 
emphasis of this program is to provide 
doctoral training in the areas that encom- 
pass modern marine biology, focusing on 
coastal and estuarine biology, crustacean 
biology, marine mammalogy, molecular 
biology and systematics of marine organ- 
isms. Ten other students are on track to 
follow in Dave Meyer's footsteps. 

Steve Nelson, a 2006 communication studies 
graduate, was an intern in the UNCW Office of 
University Reiations. 

Summer 2006 

UNCW Magazine 


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With endless professional opportunities 
available around the world and increas- 
ing numbers of immigrant patients in the 
U.S., it is critical that nursmg students are 
educated to proxide quality health care to 
diverse populations. 

In March, 10 UNCW nursing students 
completed their clinical practicum in 
Arequipa, Peru, where they spent three 
weeks providing the residents, particularly 
children and the elderly, with health assess- 
ments, direct care and health education. 

Through its partnership with a mission in 
Arequipa, the School of Nursing plans to 
send a group of students to live, learn 
and serve in Peru each spring semester. 
With more than half of its residents living 
in poverty, the South American country 
has a great need for volunteer health 
care providers. 

"One of our goals is to integrate opportuni- 
ties into the curriculum that enhance global 
understanding for all students and faculty," 
said Dean Virginia Adams. "We want them 

to develop the skills and sensitivity to be 
culturally competent professional nurses." 

In addition to providing services at 
the mission's clinic and day care, the 
nursing students were integrated into 
the local community, visiting homes, 
attending church and participating in 
cultural festivals. 

"There's no better way to learn something 
than to actually go there and e.xpenence it 
for yourself," said Jenna Brown "06, who 
was a senior during the trip. "The School 
of Nursing gave me a great opportunity to 
do that." 

Erin Holland listens to 
a child's heart in the 
mission's day care 
facility as UNCW nursing 
students visited Pern. 

Above: Jenna Brown 
'06 measures a child's 
height during health 

Summer 2006 





With the completion of the new Cultural 
Arts Building, students and faculty from the 
visual and performing arts feel as if they 
have - at last - found the Promised Land, 
a home for learning and performing that 
meets the needs of faculty and students 
and connects the campus to community 
in one inspiring space. 

"Immediately our theatre program can 
become very competitive, making it easier 
to recruit the most talented students," said 
Theatre Program Director Paul Castagno. 

The chair of the Department of Music, 
Frank Bongiorno, can't wait to move in. 
"The new facilities are going to open up a 
lot of exciting possibilities in the way we 
practice, perform and study music." 

"It is the first building on the UNCW 
campus with spaces designed specifically 
for the visual arts," said Department of Art 
and Art History Chair Don Furst. 

In a state-of-the-art 295-seat Proscenium 
Theatre, equipped with the latest 
technology, theatre students can expect 
hands-on training and experience using the 
most advanced equipment and systems 
— audiences can expect spectacular 
performances. There is also a 125-seat 
Black Box Theatre for experimental works. 

'This facility is top notch," Castagno said, 
"at par with any in the state." 

A 281 -seat Recital Hall co-anchors the 
performance wing of the building with the 
Proscenium Theatre. The crown jewel 
of the Department of Music, the hall's 
raised stage acts like an acoustical "shell" 
directing sound toward the audience. For 
sound control, the coffered ceiling and 
walls are angled; for visibility, a sloped 
floor, with cushioned seats, rises gradually 
from the performance stage. The result: 
there is not a bad seat in the house. 

For the first time, a dedicated, enclosed art 
gallery can offer traveling museum exhibits 
and solo exhibits by contemporary artists. 
A beautiful full-glass wall allows passersby 
to view the new, secure art gallery from the 
public concourse. 

Providing new avenues of access to the 
arts, funds for the $33.5 million dollar 
project came from a construction bond 
ratified by North Carolina voters. Workers 
broke ground on the 106,860 square foot 
building in October 2004 and construction 
is scheduled for completion fall 2006. 
Academic spaces will be ready for the 
opening of classes in August. 

Above, from left to nght 
Lobby and public concourse in 
the performance wing 

Recital Hall for the Department 
of Music 

View of the Proscenium Theatre 
looking outward toward the 

Second floor Painting Studio in 
the academic wing 

Workers prepare the Art and Art 
History Lecture Hall, in the aca- 
demic wing, for student 
and public lectures 

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Top: The Instrumental 

Rehearsal Room 

Bottom left: Proscenium 

Theatre stage 

Bottom right: Cross corridor 

outside the Drawing Studio 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 
unless otherwise noted. 

The arts support creative thinking and problem solving, strengthen K-12 education programs, support the economic base of a community through new 


The Transforming 
power of the arts 

by Kim Proukou '06M 

At her inaugural address, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
re focused the energies of UNC Wilmington in the direction 

of strategic decision-makmg. 
Central to the set of strategic 
goals developed under DePaolos 
leadership are the educational 
values of diverse idea exchanges, 
global citizenship, outreach, 
regional engagement and 
enhancing the quality of life by 
providing regional access to the 
university's resources. The arts 
uphold these goals and values. 
The arts support creative 
thinking and problem solving, 
strengthen K-12 education 
programs, support the economic 
base of a community through 
new revenue development. 


Jenkins-Peer Arcliitects of 
Charlotte, principal architects, 
teamed with specialized 
consultants to create an 
architecturally pleasing, 
mechanically functioning, 
performance-oriented facility. 
Assisting Jenkins-Peer were the 
firms of Howard Montgomery 
Steger Performance Architecture, 
New Orleans, La.; BAI Acoustical 
Design Consultants, Austin, 
Texas; Robert Long Associates 
Theatre Consultants, Chapel Hill; 
and MCLA Theatre Lighting 
Consultants, Washington, D.C. 

advance the quality of life in 
communities and foster pride and 
inclusion by demonstrating the 
richness of diverse expenences. 

DePaolo believes m the unique 
potential of the arts. "The arts 
challenge us to think about our 
experiences from fresh, divergent 
perspectives. Because the arts 
provide a uniquely safe environ- 
ment for expression and debate, 
the arts encourage people - of 
all ages and backgrounds - to 
engage in conversations that 
foster understanding and 
identification with others. The 

arts inspire leadership and 
independence, as well as 
partnerships and collaborations." 

DePaolo also believes the arts 
hold the power to transform. 
"By reminding us of the regard 
we, as humans, have for beauty 
- in the face of even the harshest 
realities of human existence and 
struggle - the arts re-energize 
us. In bringing people and art 
together, the university can 
facilitate and participate m the 
transforming power of the arts." 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo addresses an 
enthusiastic audience during the 2005 ground- 
breaking ceremony for the Cultural Arts Building. 



To celebrate the transforming power of the arts, UNCW 
proclaims the 2006-07 academic year -Year of the Arts. 

A year of performances, exhibits, 
lectures and productions surround 
three historic events in the cultural 
life of the university: the debut of the 
newly renovated Kenan Auditorium on 
Sept. 21; inauguration of the Cultural 
Arts Building Jan. 25-27; and the 
grand finale of the Year of the Arts on 
July 28, 2007 with the Carolina Ballet 
premiere performance. 

Leading on-campus presenters include 
UNCW departments and programs of 
Art and Art History, Creative Writing, 
Film Studies, Music and Theatre; Divi- 
sion of Public Service and Continuing 
Studies; UNCW Office of Cultural Arts; 
and UNCW Presents, Division of Student 
Affairs. See page 19 for a list of 
highlights from the coming year. 

revenue development, advance the quality of life in communities, and foster pride and inclusion by demonstrating the richness of diverse experiences. 

•^months, the only sounds coming 
fronn the Cultural Arts Building were the 
heavy notes of construction - clangs. 

whirring motors and beeps as steel, wire 
and concrete shaped new spaces for 
music performance and practice. Soon 
those sounds will be replaced with the 
soaring voices of vocal performance 
majors, uplifting anthems from brass 
instrumentalists, jazz rhythms and the 
nuances of variations on themes from 
chamber musicians when faculty and 
students from the Department of Music 
take possession of the building engineers, 
architects, designers and constmction 
workers have prepared for them. 

The departments prized possession is 
the 281-seat Recital Hall, which, with 
the Proscenium Theatre, co-anchors the 
performance wing. The hall, customized 
to suit the majority of the departments 
program needs, supports chamber 
ensembles, choral performances, small 
jazz and brass ensembles and student and 
faculty recitals. Only the Wind Symphony 
and the larger jazz ensembles will continue 
to use Kenan Auditorium, where a larger 
stage can accommodate both their numbers 
and substantial sound. 

"There are many theatres in the region 
that function as music halls, but nothing 
like this one that is entirely devoted 
to and designed for intimate musical 
performances. In this hall, the sounds 
the musicians play and hear on stage are 
exactly the sounds audience members 
hear in their seats. For both the musician 
and the audience, that's really quite an 
exciting musical experience," said Music 
Department Chair Frank Bongiorno, 

His faculty agrees. "An intimate experience 
is essential to the art of recital," said 
Nancy King, assistant professor of voice. 
"Small, more intimate venues give student 
performers a more profound connection 
with the audience." 

Closer connections between artist and 
audience have significant academic benefits 
that Bongiorno values. "Most importantly, 
the students are afforded experiences 
that strengthen their educational and 
professional training. And while the 
Recital Hall, for example, can be seen as a 
performance venue - its academic function 
as a speciahzed classroom, or if you will, 
a laboratory for our students is essential 
to our mission to teach and train music 
performers and educators of the 
future. Already the Recital Hall is 
invTting new relationships wnth 
outside presenters and pro- 
fessional artists, creating 
opportunities for students 
to play and perform with 
accomplished professionals 

Rising sophomore Laura 
Johnston is awed by the beauty 
and functionality of the Recital Hall. "I'm 
so excited. 1 can't wait to perform here," she 
said. Johnston plays classical saxophone 
for the Wind S>'mphon)' and the Sax- 
ophone Quartet, 

In addition to the state-of-the-art Recital 
Hall, three spacious rehearsal rooms, 
two percussion studios, a piano lab, 
15 student practice rooms, two lecture 
rooms, a recording room, archive room 
and an editing room enhance the student 
experience, "Years in the making, this 
project improves the academic experience 
for our students, so we're all very anxious 
to get m there and use the space," 
Bongiorno said. 

"Already the Recital Hall 
is inviting new relationships 
with outside presenters 
and professional artists, 
creating opportunities 
for students to play and 
perform with accom- 
plished professionals. " 

Each of the academic and performance 
spaces was designed with the specific needs 
of the department in mind. For optimum 
quality of sound, features such as floating 
cement floors, extra thick concrete walls, 
sound curtains, high ceilings, diffusers 
and sound locks ensure quality acoustics 
from room to room. For example, a jazz 
ensemble could be rehearsing the modem 
jazz sounds of Chick Corea, while less than 
20 feet away, in an adjacent space, a choir 
practices Brahms undisturbed. 

New recording, video 
equipment and built-in 
microphones provide easy 
on-site recording and high 
quality replication for 
immediate evaluation and 
assessment of faculty and 
student work. "A recording is 
like a mirror for the musician," 
says faculty member Bob Russell, 
super\'isor of recording ser\'ices, "the higher 
the quality of the sound equipment, the 
clearer the reflection." 

For a suggested list of highlights planned 
for UNCW's Year of the Arts, see page 19. 
A complete listing of Department of 
Music ex'ents can be found at wwwuncw. 

by Courtney Reilly 

Summer 200f 



As the ceremonial shovels struck the 
ground for the Cultural Arts Building at 
the spring 2005 groundbreaking 

ceremony, the often serious face of the 
chair of the Department of Art and Art 
History, Donalci Furst, broke into an 
unrestrained ear-to-ear grin. A year later, 
ready to move-in, Furst, still smiling, 
describes the Cultural Arts Building as 
"a dream come true." 

For visual arts faculty and students, 
adequate space is a dream come true. In 
the three-dimensional and two-dimensional 
mediums of ceramics, sculpture, drawing, 
painting, pnntmaking and graphic design, 
space will more than double. 

The graphic design and drafting 
classroom specifically suited for 
foundational classes, gives 
graphics alone 40 percent 
more space. Pnntmaking 
students have the benefit 
of a suite of three related 
rooms that separate 
etching and light-sensitive 
processes from the main 
printing room. 

"We now have enough room 

to teach the students in the 

way we need to teach," Furst said. 

After an absence of six years, UNCW 
will once again have a dedicated darkroom 
for teaching photography classes that 
offers students experience in both 
traditional silver photography and 
current digital processes. 

Significant upgrades also enhance safety. 
Ceramics has a state-of-the-art ventilated 
glaze mixing area. New general room 
exhaust and strategic hood vents furnish 
superior ventilation to printmaking, 
photography and painting rooms; and the 
welding area is enclosed. 

Light IS plentiful, flowing freely through 
window-lined walls on the second floor. 
Three large studio classrooms, two painting 
studios and a drawing studio each feature 

tall, beautilul windows that )ield the steady 
north light favored by artists. A separate 
wet-painting storage room creates space for 
additional painting stations in the studios. 

"One ot the most gratifying benefits we see 
in the new building is adequate space to 
accommodate more of the non-traditional 
students from the community who would 
like to take a class in drawing or painting," 
Furst said. 

The art history program also benefits 
from more teaching space. "For the first 
time, we will have three different room 
sizes for art history classes. The seminar 
room is perfectly suited for small, senior- 
level classes, and the largest of the three 
lecture rooms gives us improved seating 
and acoustics to benefit both classroom 
lectures and public lectures. Equipped 
with a high-quality projector 
designed for the proper display of 
art images, the largest lecture room 
IS an incredible asset for delivering 
public art history lecture series as 
well as for other opportunities," 
Furst said. 

Art history instructors will also have a 
new Digital Image Database Lab for 
archiving slide images and for scanning 
and digital preparation of new images. 
The lab also will be available to other 
faculty and departments on campus to 
use for their projects. 

On the first floor, m the public concourse, 
the university's first-ever secure art gallery, 
with both preparation and storage space, 
brings traveling museum exhibits and 
solo exhibits by contemporary artists to 
campus. In addition to the gallery, the 
many wall surfaces made of drywall, a 
classic gallery surface, create an overflow of 
"gallery space," allowing the building itself 
to become a canvas upon which to exhibit 
and display art from hallways to balconies. 
"The long expanse of wall overlooking the 
lobb)' supplies prime display space for two- 
dimensional art such as prints, drawings, 
paintings and photographs," Furst said. 

by Kim Proukou 061*^ 


"The new secure art 
gallery, beautiful new 
teaching classroonns 
and studio spaces 
represent a dream 
come true 
for the art faculty. 
With this splendid 
facility we can 
also have big 
dreams for 
the future." 




A n 



From the inside of the orchestra pit of the 
Proscenium Theatre to the fly loft rising 
some 70 feet above him. Theatre Program 

Director Paul Castagno sur\'eys the future 
for the newly independent program. It is a 
future filled with promise and potential. 

In the buildmgs state-of-the-art 295-seat 
Proscenium Theatre, a theatre where actors 
perform on a raised stage directly in front 
of the audience, Castagnos zeal creates a 
contagious excitement. With balcony, full 
fly space, three control booths and all new 
equipment, the theatre is fitted with the 
latest technology. Reflector ceiling panels 
deliver optimum acoustics to audiences. 
Rigging technolog)' for performance 
draperies and drops, sophisticated 
performance lighting dimmers and a 
supenor sound control system offer 
students hands-on experience in all 
aspects of production. 

An extensive backstage area includes a 
new scene shop large enough to allow set 
designers to construct, design and paint 
sets. A costume sewing shop, with separate 
d)'e vat area and costume storage area, is 
designed to make it possible for actors to 
move seamlessly from the costume rooms 

"Now the Cultural Arts 

Building provides our 

faculty and students 


performance venues. 

The potential is 

here to be 


to each of three fully equipped dressing 
rooms to the "green room" or to the stage. 
The "green room," its name originating in 
the late 1600s - perhaps for the calming 
nature of the color - was a room adjacent 
to the stage where Renaissance actors 
waited for their cues. Todays 
"green rooms" are no longer 
necessarily green but stiU 
proxade actors a sanctuary 
from which to wait for 
cues. UNCW's spacious 
"green room," when not 
m use for productions, 
doubles as a student lounge 
and informal reception area 

And there is more for the theatre 
program: a 125-seat Black Box Theatre. 
Many theatre training programs want 
both a large stage theatre and a black 
box theatre to offer students a greater 
variet)- of artistic opportunities and 
challenges. While the mainstage permits 
large extravagant productions, the box 
theatre creates opportunities for more 
direct contact with the audience in the 
most simple setting - perlect for new plays 
and experimental works. 

The Cultural Arts Building will facilitate the 
development ol a theatre program poised 
to attain new heights. "We are located in 
a beautiful coastal setting where the arts 
thrive. The region is home to an acti\'e film 
industr)' and a growing tele\ision market, 
all of which benefit the theatre arts,' 
Castagno said. 

Castagno brings to UNCW an impressive 
list ol accomplishments and credentials 
from Ohio Universit)- where he ser\-ed as 
director of the School of Theatre. To lead 
the program forward, Castagno has set 
goals and objectives: attaining increased 
enrollment; building an innovative, 
interdisciplinary curriculum; adding more 
applied learning experiences and achieving 
higher regional and national visibility 

Counting on such star faculty as xAssociate 
Professor Renee Vincent, award-wining 
director for both film and stage, Castagno 
is focusing on performance education and 
training as well as dramatic literature and 
theatre studies. Vincent has performed 
roles in Warner Bros.' One Tree 
Hill and in the feature film 
Factoiy Girl, and Vincent's 
film company, ReneAissance 
Productions, is listed by 
Southern Artistn', an 
adjudicated registr)- 
showcasing the "Best in the 
South." Vincent directed 
the most successful UNCW 
theatre production to date. 
A Year with Frog and Toad, in 
February 2006. 

This summer, Castagno initiated the 
program's first summer camp for )"0Uth. 
ages 9-13. The outreach effort was 
headed by Kindra Steenerson, a talented 
professional with 26 years of theatncal 
experience. "It is extremely important 
to engage young people in theatre arts," 
Castagno said. '"Summer Theatre Camp 
provides a positive experience that 
instills values of self-esteem as well as a 
relationship with the arts that youth will 
take with them for life " 

Confident in the future, Castagno is 
tocusing on "building our resources and 
advancing our mission to provide high level 
education and training in theatre art within 
the context of a liberal arts environment. 
Now the Cultural Arts Building pro\ides 
our faculty and students state-of-art 
perlormance venues. The potential is here 
to be realized." 

by Kim Proukou ■06M 

William Davis ■06M. contributor 

Summer 2001 




Kenan Auditorium 

North Carolina Symphony 


Kenan Auditorium 

"Mood Indigo: A Trihnte to Duke Ellington" 


Kenan Auditorium 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 


Kenan Auditorium 

UNCW Wind Symphony & Chamber Winds 


Kenan Auditorium 

UNCW Big Band & Saxtet 


Kenan Auditorium 

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin 


Kenan Auditorium 

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet with Luciana Souza 


Art Gallery* 

Biennial Faculty Exhibit, Opening Reception 


Recital Hall* 

Music Recital Hall Grand Opening 

with Atlantean Trio, UNCW Faculty Brass 

Quintet, UNCW Woodwind Quintet & more 













JANUARY 11-31 






Recital Hall* 
Kenan Auditorium 
Recital Hall* 
Recital Hall* 
Kenan Auditorium 

Recital Hall* 
Kenan Auditorium 
Proscenium Theatre* 

Kenan Auditorium 
Kenan Auditorium 
Art Gallery* 

Kenan Auditorium 
Kenan Auditorium 
Art Gallery* 
Kenan Auditorium 
Cultural Arts Building 

Recital Hall* 
Recital Hall* 
Kenan Auditorium 

22-25 Proscenium Tlieatre* 







Kenan Auditorium 
Kenan Auditorium 
Recital Hall* 

Kenan Auditorium 

Kenan Auditorium 

Kenan Auditorium 

Borromeo String Quartet 


UNCW Chamber Singers and Concert Choir 

Artist Recital Scries: Atlantean Piano Trio 

Carlos Fuentes, speaker 

"Globalization: A New Deal for a New Age" 

Oklahoma Brass Quintet 

Tokyo String Quartet 

University production of "Fallen Angels" 
by Noel Coward 

UNCW Wind Symphony & Chamber Winds 

Moscow Ballet: The Nutcracker 

Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship Exhibit: 
Jessica Phillips, Opening Reception 

UNCW Big Band & Saxtet 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert 

"The Art of Claude Howell" 

Bulgarian State Opera: "Turandot" 

Inaugural Celebration of the 
Cultural Arts Building 

Clompl Quartet and Vocal Arts Ensemble 

Florian Kltt, cello 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: 

Black History Celebration 

Joy Murrell & Marva Robinson, soloists 

University production of "Womb of the Moon" 
original play by Lou Buttino 

Edward O. Wilson, speaker "The Future of Life" 

UNCW Guest Artist Jazz Festival 

UNCW Concert Choir: Schutz "St. John Passion" 
and additional selections by Concert Choir 

Stefon Harris: 
"African Tarantella. 

.Dances with Duke" 

North Carolina Symphony 
with Yevgeny Sudbln, piano 

Carolina Ballet 

* located in the Cultural Arts Building 

Dates and locations are subject to change. For additional information and 
more events as well as links to arts departments and programs and more 
arts-related news, visit w\ 

In IVIay 2005, UNCW Provost Paul 
Hosier announced the appointment 
of Norman Bemelmans to the position 
of director of cultural arts. The 
new role includes responsibility for 
promoting the university's com- 
mitment to the cultural arts; securing 
partnerships and collaborations; 
and creating opportunities for the 
university to contribute to the regional 
advancement of the arts. 

Recently, Bemelmans forged 
one of the most notable creative 
partnerships undertaken at UNCW. 
Working with Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo, Bemelmans is credited with 
establishing the Summer Residency 
Partnership with the Carolina Ballet. 
DePaolo announced the partnership 
along with Artistic Director of the 
Carolina Ballet Robert Weiss in April 
2006, calling the development, "an 
extraordinary milestone in the life of 
this university." 

UNCW is a perfect partner for the 
Raleigh-based ballet company. 
"We couldn't be more pleased," said 
Carolina Ballet Executive Director Lisa 
Jones. "The commitment to the cultural 
arts at UNCW is a perfect match for our 
hopes to participate actively in an on- 
going residency program of a national 
scope and quality. It's a wonderful 
opportunity for us." 

Rosemary DePaolo 
truly believes 
in the life- 
power of 
the arts, 
and so it is 
no coincidence 
that our university 
community is 
imbued with a 
renewed sense 
of artistic energy 
vitality and 


'The arts remind people of things 
they can forget, like heroism, selfless 
devotion to higher things. I have 
personally experienced the effect of 
a great performance, a weU-delivercd 
line, the sheer power of the thing. 
From the stage, IVe heard weeping 
and wondered: how is this? The arts, 
and I mean any of them - acting, film, 
theatre - yes I love these; but visiting 
a beautiful painting, too - it!s a life- 
changing efTecl that art can have on 
human beings. That is why 1 believe 
there is somethine of the divine in art" 

• Pat Hingle, actor of stage and 
screen, Wilmington resident 

'Many experiences of art have 
given me moments of intense self 
awareness and, yet, of being 'one 
among many' Art has this power; 
to make us profoundly alive in 
the present and, simultaneously, 
bound to those who have gone 
before us and to those who will 
come after us in years to follow." 

- Ruth Funk, advocate for the arts 


"Our faculty and students are eager 
to make use of their new classrooms, 
studios, performance and exhibition 
spaces. Without question the new 
Cultural Arts Building represents a 
giant step forward for our academic 
programs in the arts. But as won- 
derful as this facility is, it is but the 
means to a greater goal: to prepare art- 
ists and arts educators of the future, 
to make the arts a vital part of (he 
UNCW experience for all students, 
and lo expand our contribution to the 
cultural life of the entire communilyi" 

- David R Cordle, dean of the 
College of Arts & Sciences 

"Chancellor DePaolo recognizes the need for sustaining endowments and scholarship funds 
to build programs and to attract students. This is priority that needs to be tackled now." 

- David Robertson, president RPI Media 


■'^ , 910.962.3751 OR 910.962.3626 





Swam scholarship 

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Guests dance the night away during the 2006 
Stompin' at the Savoy, an annual fundraising 
effort to increase merit scholarships that 
promote the diversity of students at UNCW. 

he seventh annual Stompin' at the Savoy in April raised 
enough money to establish and endow the Ernest A. 
Swain Merit Scholarship, initiated by the Omicron 
Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo cited Swain's "lifetime 
devotion to education" and said that with the scholarship 
named for him, "his name will be forever connected to the 
power of learning." 

An advocate for encouraging children to acquire an educa- 
tion, Swain served as principal of James B. Dudley, Peabody 
and William H. Hooper Elementary schools. A Brunswick 
County native, he earned a B.A. from Morehouse College 
and a M.A. from the University of Chicago. 


The scholarship will help UNCW attract graduates of New 
Hanover, Brunswick or Pender County school systems 
from underserved populations. Eligible students must dem- 
onstrate academic ability and the superior qualities and 
characteristics embodied by Swain through his decades 
of selfless leadership in the African-American commu- 
nity. In addition, recipients must demonstrate leadership 
through volunteer community service in the communities 
where they live. 

Surrounded by members of the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi 
Phi Fraternity, Ernest A. Swain w/as honored at Kenan House on March 9 
after the creation of a merit scholarship in his name. Speakers included 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, Trustee Linda Pearce and his fraternity 
brothers Cedric Dickerson and James Jones. 

Summer 2006 

UNCW Magazine 






Dedicated supporters Don and 
Rebecca Rhine, their daughter Rachel, 
Don's son Joel and his wife Alice, and 
their children Michael and Julia were 
excited to establish the Rhine Family 
Endowment for Jewish History. 

Frank Block, UNCW Board of Visitors 
member and fornier UNCW trustee, 
sits with his mother Hannah at a 
reception recognizing the family for 
establishing the Charles and Hannah 
Block Distinguished Professorship in 
Jewish History. 

support study of 

J ewish history 

by Andrea Weaver 

A UNCW faculty member's quest to 
provide students with more knowledge 
about Jewish history inspired generous 
donors to create a professorship unique 
to the university and rare in North 
Carolina. The Charles and Hannah Block 
Distinguished Professorship in Jewish 
History will be housed in the Depart- 
ment of History within the College of 
Arts and Sciences, 

"UNCW is the first university in the state 
to initiate a professorship dedicated to 
Jewish history. In North Carolina, there 
are other professors and entire programs 
in Jewish studies, but none specifically in 
Jewish history. This is a very important 
distinction because teaching Jewish his- 
tory will necessarily involve placing the 
Jewish community into a larger, non-Jew- 
ish social context," said Mark Spaulding, 
associate professor of history. "Thus, our 
students will see the complicated relation- 
ships between Jews and non-Jews that 
have emerged over time." 

Spaulding originated the idea for a fac- 
ulty position devoted to Jewish history 
after discovering that many freshmen 
enrolled in his basic history courses 
knew little about "the contributions that 
Jewish thought and culture have made 
to the larger development of Western 
and global civilization." 

His students wanted to learn more, though, 
and they asked good questions in class 
about Jewish history. Spaulding realized 
that a professor devoted to researching 
and teaching the subject would be an 
invaluable asset to the campus and the 
community. He and colleagues Michael 
Seidman, professor of history; Kathleen 
Berkeley, history professor and former 
chair of the history department; and Jo 
Ann Seiple, professor of English and former 
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 
created a proposal for the professorship 
that received an enthusiastic endor.seiTient 
from Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. 

The proposal inspired a\'id support among 
the Block family of New Hanover County 
and the Rhine family of Pender County. 
Frank and Wendy Block, their family and 
friends provided funds to name the pro- 
fessorship for Frank's parents. Their gills 
qualify for matching funds from the state 
endowment trust funds. Frank is a former 
chair of the L'NCW Board of Trustees and 
currently serves on the university's board 
ol visitors. 

To enhance the Block professor's work, 
Don and Rebecca Rhine and Joel and 
Alice Rhine established the Rhine Family 
Endowment for Jewish History. Those 
funds will enhance the Block professor's 
work by pro\iding support for public 

lectures, presentations at area schools, 
and special events related to the histor)' 
of Jewish civilization. 

"Members of the UNCW history depart- 
ment have long been dedicated to serv- 
ing the community, but this is our first 
position with funds earmarked for public 
programs," Spaulding said. 

The Block Professorship and the Rhine 
Family Endowment are invaluable tools to 
help UNCW better educate students. 

"Studying Jewish history will give stu- 
dents the opportunity to learn about one 
of the world's most ambiguous minority 
cultures," Spaulding said. "For much of 
Western history, Jews were both the ulti- 
mate 'insiders' and the ultimate 'outsiders.' 
They were insiders because significant 
portions of Jewish thought and culture 
became central elements of the Western 
tradition, but Jews remained outsiders 
because they themselves were never fully 
accepted into Western societies. The 
Jewish experience adds a different and 
signihcant twist to what many students 
might think of as a 'minority' culture." 

Want to help UNCW enhance students' 
historical knowledge? Support the Block 
Professorship and the Rhine Family Endowment. 
To make a contribution, please contact Eddie 
Stuart, director of development for major gifts, 
at 910.962.7665. 

22 UNCW Magazine 

Summer 2006 






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Artist Kit Kelly Garfield discussed her work with guests at a spring reception sponsored 
by the UNCW Board of Visitors. Several students sold pieces of their artwork during the 
event held in the Kenan House garden. 

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The garden reception's special guests included members of the Provost's Club, an 
organization for donors who contribute Si ,000-S2,499 annually to UNCW. For more 
information about UNCW's giving clubs, please contact Claire Stanley, director of 
external and donor relations, at 910.962.3169. 

Welcome to our newly 
elected board members, 
Dr. Sherry Broom '01 M, 
Enoch Hasberry III '98 
and Beth Terry '00. 

As we begin our new fiscal 

year at UNCW, I am excited 

about the events we have planned. Oct. 13 is 

Midnight Madness, when we kick off basketball 

season. Our Alumni Fall Festival starts Oct. 20; 

we will celebrate the opening of the new Fisher 

Student Center 

In February, we will host our annual awards 
banquet and several homecoming events. 
Reunion events are in the planning stages for the 
60th anniversary of Wilmington College, the Class 
of 1957. The Class of 1997 is organizing for a 
reunion in May. Please check the alumni Web site,, for details. 

We also begin the year with a new strategic plan, 
and one of our main goals is to endow all of the 
merit scholarships the alumni association awards 
annually. Currently, the association funds 15 
scholarships, but only five are endowed. In fact, 
the alumni association supports a larger number 
of scholarships than any other single entity on or 
off campus, and each year we raise money to help 
fund this effort. 

Our long-term goal is to have all of our scholar- 
ships endowed with enough funds to provide at 
least $3,500 each year to each of our recipients. 
A commitment of that size will take more than 
$750,000 in additional endowment funds. This is 
an aggressive target, but achievable. So, when 
you are asked to give to the Alumni Scholarship 
Fund, please remember that your donations, 
combined with gifts from other alumni, will help 
fund the education of some of the best and 
brightest students at UNCW. 

I look forward to meeting you at upcoming events 
and activities. 

With Seahawk Spirit, 

Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 
Chair, UNCW Alumni Association 

1 . Assistant Director of 
Alumni Relations Todd 
Olesiuk and student 
ambassador Ajouli Butler 
hang a game day banner 
outside Brooks Field. 

2. The UNCW Alumni 
Association hosted a 
Grand Slam Jam before 
the Seahawk baseball 
game against Delaware. 

3. Seahawk head coach 
Mark Scalf greets Eddie 
Stuart '05IVI and his son, 
James during the Grand 
Slam Jam May 5. 



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Do you know someone 
who has made an out- 
standing contribution to 
the University of North 
Carolina Wilmington and 
the community? 

The UNCW Alumni 
Association is seek- 
ing nominations for 
the Alumnus/Alumna 
of the Year Award, 
which is open to ^ 

all men and women 
who attended and/ 
or graduated from 
Wilmington College 
or UNCW, and the 
Distinguished Citi- 
zen Award, which is 
open to anyone for 
notable service to the 
university and commu- 
nity. Honorees will be rec- 
ognized at the association's 
annual awards banquet 
homecoming weekend. 
24 UNCW Magazine 



On May 12, a large number of family, 
friends and university administrators 
gathered for the Spring Senior Sankofa 
ceremony in the courtyard of the education 
building. AAGA members met in July to make 
plans for freshmen move-in, which the chapter 
has long supported. 

Contact: Gia Todd Long at 
or 910.617.5600 


For March Madness, the Atlanta Chapter gathered at 
Frankie's at the Prado, where a UNCW basketball 
jersey was hanging on the wall announcing the arrival 
of the best team in the CAA. Throughout the game, 
alumni engulfed the restaurant in shouts of "Let's Go 
Seahawks!" In addition to the area alumni, alumni from 
California and relatives of Todd Hendley, rooted for the 
Seahawks up to the bitter end. 

The chapter is planning events for the fall, which 
includes a UNCW Alumni/Habitat for Humanity Day 
on Aug. 22. All volunteers will receive a UNCW 
Alumni Association T-shirt to wear. Sept. 9 brings 
the fourth annual Atlanta Braves Baseball 
Outing. Watch for the announcement of the 

pregame social which might be headlined by the 
head athletic trainer of the Braves who is a gradu- 
ate of UNCW. Event registration and information 
can be obtained at 

Contact: Laura M. Medlin at 
or 404.372.6880 

Baltimore / Washington DC 

A group of 30 Seahawks from Maryland and 
the Washington, D.C.. area gathered June 24 
at Pickles Pub for a pregame social and then 
headed over to Camden Yards to watch the 
Orioles and Nationals play before a sell-out crowd. 
More events are being planned for 2007. 



More than 20 Seahawks gathered July 27 at 
Julian's Boston. Assistant Alumni Director Todd 
Olesiuk '99 was on hand to discuss UNCW's 
growth, the many ways alumni can support the 
university and leadership opportunities. 

For more information contact or 800.596.2880. 

Summer 2006 



Both North and South California socials held 
May 27 were well attended by Seahawks. 
Over 40 alumni gathered for the first time in 
California thanks to the volunteers who 
coordinated both events. 

Contact: Dan Faill at 
or Jonathon Glazebrook at jglazebrook® 

Cameron School of Business 

Members of the CSB Chapter met June 17 at 
Wise Alumni House to set plans for the remain- 
der of 2006 and for 2007. The chapter hopes to 
take a more active role in Business Week as well 
as increase community involvement. 

Contact: Sarah Cam '99, '06M at sarah.cain® 

Cape Fear 

Over 80 alumni and friends gathered for the 
eighth annual Grand Slam Jam. The chapter 
carried out the Cinco de Mayo festivities by 
hosting the event with Mexican-themed food 
and beverages. The Seahawks once again 
thrilled the crowd with a home-run hit by 
sophomore designated hitter Daniel Hargarve 
in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting UNCW 
past Delaware 4-3 at Brooks Field. The chapter 
also held a social June 11 at Bluewater Grille, 
Wrightsville Beach. Every Friday this summer at 
Mayfaire, the chapter is promoting the alumni 
association at the lawn and music party with a 
tent with alumni apparel and information. 

Contact: Kristen "Doc" Dunn at 


Alumni gathered for socials in April and in June 
in the Charlotte area. Chapter President 
Meredith Spencer thanks members who have 
taken leadership roles in the chapter. 

Contact: Meredith Spencer at merespencer® 

New York/New Jersey 

A group of 30 alumni met June 26 at The Tonic 
Bar on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan to discuss 
potential events such as: socials and volunteer 
opportunities to represent UNCW. 

Contact: Gerry Marano at 

School of Nursing 

The School of Nursing will host a reception for 
its alumni on Oct. 12 during the N.C. Nursing 
Association convention at the Benton 
Convention Center in Winston Salem. 

For more information, please contact the 
alumni relations office at 


On April 22, the Triangle Chapter hosted its 
annual Durham Bulls outing and over 100 
alumni and friends gathered to enjoy quality 
entertainment and great people. Members of 
the chapter also gathered for a social in July 
where chapter leadership change took place. 

For more information regarding the Triangle 
Chapter contact 

Watson School of Education 

The Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter 
is planning for a busy year. They continue to 
focus on recognizing excellence in teaching, 
promoting educational opportunities for students, 
mentoring students and fundraising. 

Earlier this year, the WSE scholarship committee 
reviewed applications for two scholarships. 
These scholarships were for students who have 
made a commitment to majoring in education 
and who have exemplified strong classroom 
performance. In 2006. the recipients were 
Linda Hicks and Ruth Ann Craft. 

The chapter is working toward meeting its 
$25,000 goal to endow a new scholarship. 
Members feel strongly that their greatest 
contribution is to ensure that the scholarship 
will be available over the years. 

Wilmington College 

Lifelong Wilmington residents and Wilmington 
College alumni Herbert '53 and Sylvia Watson 
Fisher '50, established a $2 million endowed 
fund to maintain the newly completed student 
center and enhance its programs. Their 
contribution to name the Herbert and Sylvia 
Fisher Student Center is the largest outright 
gift from individual donors in UNCW history. 
(See story on page 5.) Chapter members were 
excited and proud that fellow classmates were 
able to represent Wilmington College with such 
a wonderful donation. 

Contact: Jim Medlin '52 at 910.791.5259 

Summer 2006 

UNCW Magazine 25 



Estell C. Lee '55 was awarded the Star- 
hiews Lifetime Achievement Award in May for 
her contributions as a community leader. After 
earning an associaie's degree in business from 
Wilmington College, Lee spent most of her career 
working around ships, ihe most notably with 
Almoni Shipping m which she held comnDllmg 
interest until 1990. She sen'ed on the board of 
the N.C. Depanmcnt of Transponaiion and as 
secretary- of the N.C. Depanment of Commerce 
from 1991 lo 1993. the only woman to serve 
in that capacity She has been active in local 
Republican Pany politics and currently serves 
on tlie board of the N.C. Community College 
System. Lee was named UNCW Alumna of 
the Year in 1981 and Distinguished Citizen in 
1991. She is an honorar)- ex-officio member of 
the Seahawk Club. 


Don A. Evans '66 is retired after 13 years m 
business with The Tinder Box of Crabtree Mall. 
He sold the business injanuan; but continues 
to work on contract with new owners. 


Mickey Corcoran '70, owner of Atlantic 

Bc\erage. was named Corporate Member of the 
Year by the New Bern Area Chamber of Com- 
merce. Atlantic Beverage has continually grown 
in his 26 years as owner and will expand over the 
next year to a 30.000-square-foot facility. 

Wayne Shew '71 is associate provost at 
Birmingham-Southern College, where he has 
been a faculi) member since 1978, He is the Ada 
Rittenhouse Snavely Professor of Biolog)-. 

Happy Dillard '73 is clinical pharmacist 
wuh Aikcn Rc>;ion,il Hospital 

Vonetta Yeager Perkins '73 is the elec- 
tronic resoarLh admmisiration program manager 
at the Universit)' of Mar^'land at College Park. 

Larry Mazingo '74 received a doctoral 
degree in educational leadership from East 
Carolina Umversit) He series as Greene County 

supenniendeni of schools 

Richard H. Powell Jr. '74 is enrolled 

in the Master of Divinity program at Austin 
rrcsb>tcnan Theological Seminar)', 

Willa Hughey '75 was selected to take 
pan in FirsiHi:.ilih of the Carolinas 2006 In- 
stitute for Nursing Excellence program. She is 

an oncological nurse in the radiation oncolog)' 
department of Moore Regional Hospital, 

Tony Lunsford '75 is the principal of 

Snccd Middle School in Florence. S C He holds 
a Master of Education degree in administration 
and supcr\'ision from VVinthrop University. 

A teacher and sofiball coach at South \'iew High 
School for the past 30 years. Floyd Dees '76 

was elected as mayor of the Town ol Hi^pi.' Mill? 
m Ni.i\LTnlKr lOO^ 

Kent Flowers *76 is the Craven County 
Social Ser\'iccs Board department director. 

Robert Browning Jr. '77 gave the 

kcvnoic address .11 .1 Civil War Symposium in 
M.irch Ihe talk was b.ised on Ins book From 
Cape Charli-i lo Cope Peat. The Sorth Atlantic 
BlothaiUng^ Stiitadron diirin^i; llif Civil Wljr. He is 
the chief historian with the U.S. Coast Guard. 

\'icc president of PepsiCo Business Develop- 
ment. Elisabeth Maney Struckell '78 

spoke ai I^.i-m, . W^.k h,'-h J ui Iv, 
the Cameron S:hool ol lUtsinos she supports 
the PepsiCo cu^tomer teams, which work 
directly with large national customers, and 

the PepsiCo sales 
teams to deliver 
shopper insights 
and category man- 
agement to grow 
the business. She 
was the first female 
to lead a di\'ision 
at PepsiCo, where 
she has worked since 1983. She has a MBA 
from UNC Chapel Hill. Struckell and PepsiCo 
recently made contributions to the Friends of 
UNCW Scholarship, helping the organization 
achieve its goal of raising SIOO.OOO for its 
endowment fund. Struckell serves on the 
Friends of UNCW board. 



Otis Pelham '80 was elected as commis- 
sioner of Disinci 1 in Robeson County. 

Francis DeLuca '81 was promoted to the 

rank ol colonel in ihe U S. Marine Corps. 

J. Morris Hankins '81 was promoted 

to director of operations for the Cincinnati 
Division of Olive Garden Restaurants. He and 

his wife. Gale Flowers Hankins '80, a 

computer analyst with First Health, reside in 
Cincinnati. Ohio. 

Alisa Smith Sof ield '82 and her husband 

John started iheir own business, Sofield Enter- 
prises, in Wilmington 

Kenneth G. Paul '83 was promoted to 

senior nee president at BB*SrT 

Bill Saffo '83 

became ma\-or of 
Wilmington on July 
11. The first-term city 
councilman was ap- 
pointed unanimously 
by Wilmington City 
Council to complete 
the unfulfilled term 
of Spencc Broadhurst, 
who resigned. Saffo 
ser\'es on the UNCW 
Foundation board 


Col. Darrell Thacker '83 is commander 

of the Marine Corps Air Station New River 
He was awarded a Bronze Star and Air Medal 
following his second tour in Iraq. 

A financial advisor and certified financial plan- 
ner practitioner, Donis Noe Smith '86, 

'94M was promoted to associate vice president 
for Morgan Stank'\ 

Sabrina Long Hodges '87 is employed 
by Keller Williams Realty Upstate Market 
Center in Spartanburg. S.C 

Barbara An n 
Jordan '87, nghi 

receives the UNCW 
School of Nursing Out- 
standing .-Mumni of the 
Year award from Dean 
N'lrginia Adams. She 
is a staff/charge nurse 
in outpatient services 
at New Hanover Re- 
gional Medical Center, where she has worked 


Lance O'Brien '87 rLveivcd an .\w.iid o( 

Appreciation loi '.>inslanding Contribution 
lo ihc Music Industry ai the 25* Inlernational 

!-\''.'L'.u- ,ui(.l World \hisic Awards 

Jeffrey Rogers '87 is a fourth grade 

teacher ai tirays t hapel Elenieniar\' School in 

Pamela Shadle '88 is manager of mar- 
keting and public relations at Beaufon County 
Hospital in W'ashington. 

Paul Buren '89 is vice president with Ferns 
Baker Watts in Wilmington 

Joy L. Usher '89 graduated from East 
Carolina University in December 2005 with a 
Master of Libra r\- Science degree. She is a librar- 
ian at Harrells Christian Academy 

Cindy W. Williamson '89 was named 

2005-06 Administrator ol the Year by the White- 
\ille City Educational Office Professionals. 

Amy Hudson '93 

and Little, 

a realtor with Yosi 


The N C. Junior Chamber of Commerce named 
William C. Adams '90 an Outstanding 
Young North Carolinian for his political and 
community work. 

Jennifer Wescott Kostyal '90 is the 

author of .\Io\i)ig in Faitli She is the founder 
and director of Transformed by the Word 
Ministries in Wilmington 

Kim Long '90 is the store manager of the 

Emin-Dunn Wal-Mart Supercenter. 

Jerome Hunt '91 is the athletic director at 

South Robeson High School 

Tina Johnson '91 received a Master of 
Arts degree in conflict resolution from UNC 
Greensboro in December 2005. 

Davis Bookhart '92 is manager of energv 

man.\t;cnicni and cn\ironmental stewardship at 
John Hopkins University. He was featured in 
the Apnl 17. 2006. issue of the JHL' Gazette . 

Robert L. Dunn '92 was promoted to 

banking center manager of RBC Centura in 


James Hutchins '92 is president of 

CalAmp Corps product di\ision in O.xnard. 


Madison McKoy '92 resides m Sydney 
.■\iisir.ili.i, where he pcrtormed in .\fiss Saigon 
and Sweet Cii(in(\ as well as T\' commercials. 

Elaine Paradise '92. ministr> support 

coordinator with Ministry \entures in Roswell. 
Ga . IS on her third short-term mission inp to 
Spill, Croatia, leading a group of nine others to 
introduce students at the University of Spin to 
a Christian student organization affiliated with 
Campus Crusade for Chnst. 

Chad Seymour '92 is president and chief 

cxclumvc olhccr ol l; S Hcnn' Transfer Inc and 
Henn P,vk Work- ,n Rock\ Mount 

Alexa Winstead '92 is a closing coordi- 
nator at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Rcalt\ in 

Capt Matt Bowen '93 was deployed to 

Iraq in hme \\\ih. [in- l>t Ivuialion. -t^'ith Regi- 
ment 108th Division of the L'.S Army Reserve 
.■\ stor\' m the March 20. 2006. edition of the 
U'inslf'n-Salt'in fi'infuif Ii-^l n^^ed his separation 
from his wife, Sandy Bowen '92. and their 
two children 

Scott Crocker '93 is vkc president of s.ilcs 

.11 \\ \ Mm. .:-;:uieeCo in Kinston 

Tracy Davis '93 i>ihe dopui\ town man- 
ager ol N.igslk.ul 

Shannon Williams Griffin '93 was 

North Carolina delegate 10 the Republican 
Slate Convention in 2005 She also attended 
the inaugural ceremonv for President George 
W Bush. 

Amy Johnson '93 is a grant writer for 
Special Olympics \onh Carolina. She and 
husband David Johnson '93 live m Cary- 
and had twin daughters on July 4. 2004. 

Maximillian Westland '93 is a naval 

intelligence officer in Washington. DC. 

Twanna BattS '94 is a language ans aca- 
demic skills lab tutor at Noble Middle School 

m Wilmmctor. 

Bryan Gibson '94 is a financial services 
manager with First Citizens Bank in Hunt- 

Karlyn Stephens '94 coaches the volley- 
ball and girls hafketball team at East Columbus 
High School 

Brian C. Etheridge '95 -,- president of 

Leadership North Carolina. 

Anthony Felts *95 is a manager with 
Crawford and Company in Tucker. Ga. li is his 
10th anniversar.- at the company. 

Gloria Fields *95 is the first female pastor 
ol Maple Hill AM E Church in Maple Hill. 

Ryan T. Gay '95 is a pons safety officer 
with the N.C. Stale Ports Authorit\- Safety and 
Security Depanment 

Mary Morris Hart 

'95 ■■ ; ihird in the 

figure division in the 
South Carolina Palmetto 
Cup bodybuilding and 
fitness competition on 
May 6. She is a parole 
officer with the Georgia 
Board of Pardons and 
Paroles in Sa\-annah- 


Ana Maring '95 is the domestic \iolence 
educator and public poliq.' coordinator with 
the Hawaii State Coafition Against Domestic 
\"iolence. She has served in the U.S. Na^T 
Reser\'e since 2001 and in February received a 
direct commission 

Tony Cajigas '96 < ;hc founder of Azalea 

Coa>t .A^LOiimini; >cmccs 

Brian Fulmer '96 is the director of ap- 
plication development at Corporate Network 
Services. One of 13 FileMaker certified trainers 
in North America, he was a guest speaker at the 
FileMaker developers conference in Orlando. 

Wendy D. Keyser '96 was named 2005- 

Oo Tc.iJiLT ol \W ^c.^r .it Rose Hill-Magnolu 
[ "-^'f-.^.'. 

Bonnie LaDelle Strickland '96 

the .issisiani director ol nursing lor the Brian 
Center of Wilsim. She has a Master of Science 
degree in community health administration and 
wellness promotion faun Cilifomia College of 

HiMhh vi.-iucs 

Gregory T. Wahl '96 is an cmironmcmal wuh ihc > c ^.^ItKC of Coastal Resource 

Russell Ballard '97 won the Robot 

Fighting League^ B.iulc Beach" with his robot. 

rand.-riV. ." IM.m.t t 1.1 

Lamont Franklin *97 is head coach v>i ihe 
boys' basketball team ai Cedar Park Chnstian 
Schixil in B^Mhcll. W.tsh. He teaches physical 
education and is cna^lled m the masters degree 
program at the University of Washington. 

Jennifer Gautreau *97 teaches first grade 

M ihv K.\l.'. \K'uiii l'ic[Mr.uor\- School. 

26 UNCW Magazine 

Summer 2006 


Monica Millsaps '97 is a marketing as- 
sociate with Granite Peak Partners in Santa 
Monica, Calil 

Shawn M. Russell '97 is director ofMount 

Olu'e Colleges Wilmington location. 

Craig Updike '97 co-edited the autobiog- 
raphy of Army drill sergeant and peacekeeper 
Kent Hughes titled Three Lies and is working on 
a screenplay based on the book. His work with 
Hughes was mentioned in a Kinston Free Press 
article on April 17. 2006. 

Laura Brewer '98 earned a Doctor of Phar- 
macy degree Irom Alban)- College of Pharmacy 

Trenita Clark '98 graduated from UNC- 
Chapel Hill with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 
in May 2006, 

Megan Cohn '98 started a gourmet 

chocolate business named Chalmers Choco- 
late Co.. which was featured on Forbes. 
com. The company's Web site is www.chalm- 

Ashead coach of the Drake University men's ten- 
nis team. Chase Hodges '98 led the team 
to an NC-\.-\ appearance and Missouri Valley 
Conference Championship m 2006 The team 

had a 2-t-2 record Ashley Jones Hodges 

'04 teaches in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Robert Holley Jr. '98 u orks in diplomatic 

security with the U.S. Department of State in 
Charleston. S.C. 

Kevin Snyder '98, who works in student 
affairs at Enibr\-Riddle Aeronautical Univer- 
sity in Daytona Beach. Fla., has a side career 
in motivational speaking. His Web site is www 
kevincsN'nder com. 

Mark Wainright '98, '01 M practices 

dennstrx in Raleigh with his Luher. 

William Woodard '98 was named South 
Carolina's Young Professional of the Year by the 
S.C. and N.C. Recreation and Parks Association. 

Stephen Godwin '99 was awarded the 
professional insurance designation Chartered 
Property Casualty Underwriter I.CPCU") by the 
American Institute for CPCU. He supervises 
Crawford & Company's North Carolina claims 
management services branch and a risk manage- 
ment serx'ices branch in Raleigh, 

Alf Hoist '99, '01 IS the assistant coach of 
the girls varsity soccer team at Rockdale County 
High School in Conyers, Ga. 

Joshua Johnson '99 is the owner of 
Hampstead Wines 

Shawn King '99M is director of market- 
ing/produi.t dc\elopnient for Bonsai American 
in CharkniL' 

Lisa M. Mabe '99, interim director of 
early childhood programs at Surr^- Community 
College, received the 2005 Excellence in Teach- 
ing award 

Afinanclalad\^so^, Lawrence Makepeace 

99 is co-founder of the Makepeace Group's At- 
lanta Buckhead office with Merrill bmch 

Katey PetZ '99, 'OOM is \ice president and 
controller ol Crescent Stale Bank in Car\'. 

Jill Raspet '99 is 

president-elect of the 
Young Lawyers Section 
of the Greensboro Bar 

Amanda Rivenbark '99 was named Moss 

Hill Elementar)' School's Teacher of the Year. 

Kimberly D. Sims '99 is an archival as- 
sistant at Duke Uni\"ersity. 

Michael Taylor '99 graduated from the 
Virginia Commonwealth University with a 
master's degree in computer science. 

David Terry '99 earned a Ph.D. in chemical 
engineering from N.C. State University. 

Sisters Rafaela Thomas '99, '04M and 

Estella Wilson '99, '04M were recognized 
as tW'O ot Onslow Count)'s intriguing black 
women of 2006 by the Northeast Community 
Development Corp. Rafaela is a nurse at the 
Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital, Estella is a nurse 
in Onslow Memorial Hospital emergency room 
and a nurse practitioner at East CaroHna Medical 
Associates in Jacksonville, 

A certified financial planner. JaSOn Wheeler 
'99, '03M opened his own firm. Pathfinder 
Investments in 2005. 


Laura Lineback Balow '00 is pursuing 

a bachelor's degree at Towson University. She 
IS a fitness/rock climbing instructor with the 
YMCA of Central Maryland. 

Katie Dozier Barakat '00 earned a 

Master of Fine Arts degree in creatn'e writing 
from the Universii)' of Miami, Flonda, and is a 
freelance writer- 
Amanda BoSt '00 IS a clinical regulator)' 
specialist ai PPD in Wilmington. 

Kristin Cooper '00 is the director of the 
Wilmingion Yoga Center 

Tara Kazazian 

'00 IS a real estate 
broker with Coldwell 
Banker Howard Pern* 
and Walston in the 
Triangle area. 

Shannon Millikin 

00 i^omplcied an 
M.A. in Hispanic lin- 
guistics at the Universi- Kozszian 
ty of Illinois at Chicago 

in May 2006. She will work as a Spanish lecturer 
at Northwestern Universitv in Sept. 2006 

Derek Nikita 'OOM had his novel Pyres 
purchased b)- St. Martin It will be published 
under the Minotaur imprint within the next 
year. Derek teaches English and humanities 
courses at Delta College, an interdisciplinary 
liberal arts program at SUNY-Brockpori 

Shannon "Scotty" Summerlin '00 is 

town manager ot Beula\illc. 

Audrey Whaley '00 is an account executive 
wuh HouarJ, Merrell & Partners in Raleigh, 

Mary Wilkinson '00 was promoted to 

assistant vice president at SunTrust Bank in 

Renee Williamson '00 graduated from 

N C Cenirals School ol Law in May 2006. 

Jesse J. Adams '01 enlisted in the U.S. 

Robert BelOViCS '01 earned a Master of 
Science degree in human resources from West- 
em Carolina University He is a human resource 
specialist with the University of Texas-Arlington 
and co-author of seven articles in the jonrnttl of 
Employment Counseling. 

JaSOn Brett '01 is employed by American 
Home Mortgage in Wilmingion. 

Marina De Ratimiroff '01 graduated from 

UNC Greensboro with a Master of Music degree 
in voice performance 

Jennifer Draughon '01 was named 
Teacher of the Year at Rosewood Elementary' 
School, where she teaches first grade. 

Amy Little Hampton '01 was promoted 

to marketing director with Image Media and 
Marketing- She holds a Master of Arts degree in 
organizational management from the University 
of Phoenix. She and her husband, Thomas, are 
the parents of Aiden Scott, bom Jan. 13, 2005, 

Jennifer Hans '01 received a M.S. m micro- 
biology hom Georgetown University. 

Courtney L. Kilpatrick '01 was promoted 

to production manager with the N.C. Rural Eco- 
nomic Development Center m Raleigh 

Laura "Ty" Leatherman '01 passed the 

Florida Certified Public Accountant exam and 
was promoted to senior accountant with Deloitte 

Brandon Mize '01 was named Teacher of 
the Week by the Sanjord Herald on Feb. 3, 2006. 
He teaches third grade at Greenwood Elementary 
in San ford. 

Coast Guard Seaman Aimee L. Pere '01 

graduated from the US, Coast Guard Recruit 
Training Center in Cape May. N.J. 

Susan M. Shoub '01 isanassistant principal 
at Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School. 

Capt Jeffrey Whiting '01 was recalled to 
active duty for Sea Wamor Programmatic Devel- 
opment in the U.S. Navy. 

Amanda Wynn '01 was promoted to director 
o( mstitutional research at Regent University m 
Virginia Beach. Va. 

Knowing her sister was upset that their father 
wouldn't be able to make her graduation, Erin 
DeLeO '02. right, worked behind the scenes 
with UNCW faculty and staff and the U.S. Army 
Corpsof Engineers to make sure Marissa DeLeo 
wouldn't be totally disappointed. On May 12, 
from Camp Anaconda in Iraq where he is helping 
Iraqis rebuild their infrastructure. Dr. William 
DeLeo did watch as his youngest daughter 
received her diploma in her departmental cer- 
emony. "I saw everything, right up to the end. 
We didn't miss a picture. It was perfect," Dr. 
DeLeo said after the cercmonv w^hen the entire 



family was gathered in the School of Education 
teleconference room, where the universit)' had 
established two-way communications between 
UNCW and Iraq. "Wish you were here," Marissa 
told her father through her tears. "Well, this is 
the next best thmg." he replied. 

Lauren A. Crawford '02 received a 

master's degree in marine biology from the 
Universiiy of Maine in December 2005. 

Zachary Galloway '02 graduated from 

Flonda State Universit)- with a master's degree 
in urban and regional planning. He is an enW- 
ronmental and coastal planner with Continental 
Shelf Associates Inc. and resides in West Palm 
Beach. Fla. 

Tina R. Honeycutt '02 passed the Certified 
Public Accountant exam and is an assistant con- 
troller with PL Industries, LLC. in Charlotte. 

Heather Kozak '02 is an aquarium curator 
at the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. 

Michelle Lloyd '02 was promoted to store 
manager of Picture People in Charlotte. 

Kane McKenzie '02 received a Master of 

Di\inity degree from Southeastern Seminary. 

Samuel T. MintZ '02 was recognized for 
outstanding achievement in 2005 by Scott and 
Siringfellow in Richmond. Va. 

Debra Pazderski '02 earned a MS m 
school psycholog)- from Roberts Wesleyan Col- 
lege in Rochester, New York. She has accepted 
an internship with the Onslow County School 
Distnct for the 2006-07 school year. 

Alan "Buddy" Pettigrew Jr. '02 is the 

manager and one ol the owners of the Five Guys 
Famous Burgers and Fries in Mayfaire Town 
Center, Wilmington. Alan and his business part- 
ners plan to open 1 5 franchises east of 1-95. 

Hillary Snow '02 received the 2005 Duke 
Divmii)' School Award for Excellence in Reli- 
gion Reporting from the North Carolina Press 
Association. She writes for the State Port Pilot 
in Southport. 

David Sorrentino '02 received a masters 
m counselor education from UNC Charlotte 
in December 2005. He is an adolescent 
therapist with Carolina Medical Center Be- 
havioral Health. 

George "Trey" Thome III '02 ser\es on 

the Tarboro board of First Carolina Bank. 

Cheryl Ammons '03 is an accountant at 
the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at 
Lake Waccamaw. 

Harry Fields '03 works in recruitment and 
regulator^' compliance with McKim and Creed 

in Wilmington. 

Erin Justice '03 earned a Master of 
Education degree in school counseling from 
Campbell University 

Joshua Hunter '03 is the senior editor for 
Tran<.\voiid Business AUi_i;d;inc. 

Shannon Ludlow '03 was promoted to 

project manager with Toll Brothers Southeast 
Florida Di\"ision in Dclray Beach, Fla 

Catherine McCall '03M had her memoir; 
Lijeguarding: A Memoir of Secrets. Swimming, 
and the South, selected as a winner of the 
Readers Choice Award by Elk Magazine. A 
feature on her book will appear in the August 
edition of Elle 

Erica L. Owens '03 is a certified laborator>' 
specialist in c\togenetics, employed by Genecare 
Medical Research Center in Chapel Hill. 

Randy Russell '03 is the development 

pro|cci manager ol l-irsi Colony Corporation 
and First Colony Healihcare. LLC. 

Mike Simone '03 is featured m the 

fourth edition of Peterson's Smart Choices 
Honors Programs and Colleges. A student in 
the ecology, evolution and behavior Ph.D. 
program at the University of Minnesota, 
Simone said his participation in the UNCW 
Honors Scholars Program "opened up lots 
of possibilities." 

Christopher Walch '03 earned an 
associates degree m computer animation from 
FullSail RealWorld Education and is creating 
3D graphics and content as a subcontractor at 
Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Fla,, for govern- 
ment and miliiar)' simulations. 

Summer 2006 

UNCW Magazine 27 


Nathan Woodward '03 is a pilot with 

USAmvays Express, flNing oui of Charlotte 

James Boyles '04 earned a post-graduate 
diploma in fine and decorative art at Soihebyis 
An Inslituic in Umdon, England 

Sara Cowling '04 graduated from East 
Carolina University with a Master of Science in 
Social Work. She is a social worker in Halifax 
Medical Centers Woodside Psychiainc Unit in 
Roanoke Rapids. 

David W. Edmonds Jr. '04 is enrolled 

in the Master of Business Administration degree 
program with a concentration in real estate 
finance and development at the Belk College of 
Business at UNC Charlotte 

Jennifer Houseworth '04 graduated m 

May from Appalachian State University with a 
Master of Arts degree in industrial/organizational 
psychoiog)' and human resource management. 

Jeffrey A. Lennox '04 is an investigative 

reporter for the ABC affiliate in Knox\'ille. Tenn. 
He plans to pursue a masters degree in electronic 
media ai the Uni\ersnv of Tennessee in [he fall. 

Melissa Meadows '04 received a 
National Science Foundation graduate fellow- 
ship at Arizona State University where she is 
pursuing a Ph.D, 

During training with AmeriCorps National 
Ci\'ilian Community Corps in Denver, Colo,. 

Jenni McBrayer '04 constructed trails 

at Big Bend National Park in Texas- 

Metinda Powell '04 is development code 
ddnimisLrator lor the Town of Wrightsville 

Samantha Sandertin '04 is an associate 

broker at Sun Rcalt\' ot N:igs Head's Currituck 

Mehul R. Shah '04 owns a UPS store in 

Carolina Beach 

Jasper B. Smith '04 is m his second year 
at Howard University School of Law. 

Bonnie Thayer '04 is a teller wuh Bank 

of Wilmington. 

Crystal Todd '04 was named Professional 
<'\ ihc \'car hy the Selma Area Chamber of Com- 
merce. She IS a bilingual staffing assistant with 
Corestaff Staffing Services 

Melissa D. Voncannon '04 is a produc- 
tion a^ Inr 'Americas Next Top Model." 

Kristin C. Christaks '05 teaches kinder- 
garten al Winsieatl [ilcrncntar)- School, 

Scott Curry '05 of Wnghisville Beach 
ji^hicvcd P- 1 i^criification with the U.S. Profes- 
sional Tennis Association. 

Javier Guevara Jr. '05 will enroll this 

fall in the Northucsiern Unu'crsity Fcinberg 
School o( Medicine Docuirof Mcdicine/Masier 
of Business Administration degree program 

Scott Hall '05 IS principal first vice 
prc-sideni of Markei Sircct Investments and 
Sccunlies in Clayton He is an assistant coach 
for Johnston Christian Academy's lunior varsii) 
basketball icam 

CaSSie E. HoltZ '05 teaches preschool at 

I liiMrMi ■ 1 I .itriifiL^ ( . luor of Wilmington 

Angela Lanzafama '05 is a pre-kmdcr- 

g.iilen kai-hci .ti iht Wilmmglon Children's 
Learning Center. 

Maggie Lineberger '05M was named 

200(^ U-.kIut ot ilu l.u Hrunswick County 
School>, She le.Khes rnalli at North lirunswick 
High School, 

Jessica Miller '05 is a public relations 
manager wuh Trivisions Creative Media 
Agency and is an ambassador for ihe Greater 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. 

Christopher Reavis '05 is the assistant 

general manager ol the Wilmington Sharks 
baseball team 

Kelly D. Rhine '05 earned a Master of 
Science degree in European communication in 
June from the University of Amsterdam in the 


Matthew Roden '05 is general manager 
of LifcQuest runess m Conway. S.C. 

Ruth Seeley '05 is a client executive in the 
Washington, DC .office of the Burson-Marsteller 
public affairs firm, 

Blair Struble '05 is the director of market- 
ing and e\enis at the Cotton Company in Wake 

Lauren Temple '05 teaches preschool at the 
Children's Learning Center in Wilmington. 

Lisa Thatcher '05 is an engineering intern 

with Cavanaugh and .Associates in Wilmington. 

Carrie A. Verdon '05 is a designer for 

Maximum Design and Advertising Inc. 

Krista Williams '05 is an account assistant 
with Talk PR m Wilmington. 

Sarah Mollis 
Woodard '05 re 

ceived the 2006-07 
Award oi Excellence 
from the Honor Soci- 
ety of Phi Kappa Phi 
This award will aid her 
pursuit ofa Ph.D. in e\'0- 
lutionar)' biolog\' at the 
University of Illinois at 

Daniela Lucaciu '06 was inier\iewed by 

the H\ckory Daily Record. She is an actress on 
the television show One Tree Hill, portra)ing 
a cheerleader and the best friend of one of 
the show's main characters. Brooke, played by 

Sophia Bush 

Calvin Sims '06 is enrolled m the Ph D 

program lor clinical psj'cholog)' at Syracuse 

Leigh Zimmerman '06M was selected a 

De.m lohn A Kn.iu_ss Marine Policy Fellow. 
She IS spending 2000 in Washington. DC. 
learning about federal policy making deci- 
sions that affect the ocean, coastal and Great 
Lakes regions. 


Anna F. Huffman 85 , 

ntl Durwnod O 

H.irKiss on April ;:, ZiVi^ 

Margaret G. Williamson '89 md Hugh 
Richard E. Bailey '91 md Liura B.ubour 

«n \|.Til I :0.1r. 

Mary C. Muggins '91 uid ktlroy R chnsiy 

on tVl 2^ ^lOO") 

Jonas B. Bost '92 .mJ l;nt.i Tnpkll on 

Vpl 17, 2005 

Cathy Joyner '92 .md Riclwrd T. Lt-num 

|r on \l,iKh ■\ liW^ 

Paula G. Porter '92 ,.n>l Amliony L C.irr 

Tracy M. Crowell '93 .md P 

lr\iisd.ilc on .11 .iOOn 

Christina Pino-Marina '93 and Phillip 

Hughey '93 on Sepl 17, 2005. Philhp IS 
deputy general counsel with the Federal Man- 
time Commission, and Christina is a journalist 
with the Wushmglon Post/Newsweek Intcractive, 
They reside in '0/ashington, DC 

Benjamin Sperling '93 and Kay Ue on 

March 12, 2005 They reside in Dunwoody. 
Ga , where Benjamin is director of [^dio 
Frequency Identifications tRFlD) Programs 
with McKesson .Automation. 

Julie M. Nelson '95 and Tim Robey on 

Nov. 5. 2005 

Christiana B. Boshamer '96 and David 

D Yell i.m Oct 1 5. 20i.'5 

Cheryl E. Catullo '96 and Dennis M 

Andrison on Nov 5, 2005 

Charlie B. Davis '96 and Susan Z Manm 
on Nov. 12.2005 

Bryan S. Martin '96 and Jennifer L. Carmen 

on Sept. 24. 2005 

Phone Phimon '96 and Jonathan R. 
Winstead '01 on July ^.2005 

Karen E. Roberts '96 and John T Bumgar- 

ner on March 4 2006 

Ashley L. Allen '97 and Timothy M Dellis 

on June 18. 2005 

Kathryn L. Brock '97 md Brian D. 

Weeks '97 on Oct. l, 2005. 

Julie E. Haithcock '97 and James A Taylor 
on May 2 1 . 2005 Julie is a financial management 
anaivsl for Duke Health Svslem They reside in 

Monica MilsapS '97 and Christopher 
Martinez on Sept 2. 2005. She is a marketing 
.associate with Granite Peak Partners in Santa 
Monica. Calif 

Andrew H. Francis '98 and Kelly E Car- 
ruth on Feb 19, 2006 

William S. Rumley '98 and Kimberly D 

Wilson on Oct I 2005 

Kimberly L. Williams '98 md Chad R 

Creech on .Aug 27 2005 

Jennifer L. Borden '99 and Peter Frank 
on Oct 1, 2005 Jcnnilcr earned a master's 
degree in clinical psychology from California 
Lutheran University and is an assistant admin- 
istrator with \"entura County Law Enforcement 
Crisis Intervention Team, They reside in Simi 
\'alley Calif 

Brittany E. Manson '99 mJ Patrick A. 
Knittel'OI i^ :oi. 

Darcy M. McMullin '99 ..nJ Robert J. 

Wirth '99 I, lunc 11,2005 

Carmen Pearce '99 .md Michael Adams 

on luK 21 2005 

Celina D. 
Sullivan '99 

and i.,hiis I. 
T h o r n t o n o n 
April 30. 2lXHi 
They reside in 
Orlando, Fla 
Celina was pro- 
moteti 10 oflice 
and marketing 
manager with 
I Ionic Loans 

Lisa E. Campen '00 and Bradley H Wal- 
lace on Dec 17. 2005 

Catherine C. Corbett '00 and Paul R. 

Brooks III '02 n..\l 5 2005,Camilleislhe 
owner of Indah Designs in La JoIIa, CaliL, and 
Paul serves in the U.S. Coast Guard 

Angela M. Goss '00 and Dale E. 
North '01 on Sept. 3, 2005. Dale is a finan- 
cial ad\Tsor wath Merrill Lynch, and Angeb is a 
manager with Polo Ralph Lauren. They reside 

in Mvnle Beach 

Melodie Hall '00 and Wesley F Daniels on 
Oct, 13,2005 

Elizabeth W. Hayes 'OOand Mark.A Gould 
on July 16, 2005 

Melissa D. Humphrey '00 and Scott 
Newhall '99 ,, i^ 2005 

Ashley K. Keener '00 and Lukas Taisman 

on Sepl 25 2005 

Mandy T. Leggett '00 and Mark \v Bobo 

on Lin 21 200o 

Jennifer A. Patterson '00 md Charles A 

Mi.kc-, on i7.i 22 2005 

Elisabeth 8. Pearson '00 and Gregory S 

Gamer on Nov 12, 2005 

Cameron P. Thigpen '00 andjillj Lu::ad- 

der on Oct, 22. 2005 

Jenny M. Thomas '00 md Phillip R 

Radford on Oct 8 2005 

Tiffany Triantafillou '00 and James 

Wood '00 on \:.i\ 14 2005 Tiffany is an 
account executive with FCB Healthcare, 
and James is 3 provisioning manager with 
Mettell Communications, They reside m 
Lyndhurst, N,J. 

David Brown '01 and Cime Hunt en 

,Apnl 2^ 2006, at Tnnitv Methodist Church in 

Jackson-, ilk 

Katherine L. Cooper '01 irj Jason 

C. Derrick '01 on Oct, 8. 2005, Jason and 
Katie both hold NLister of Social Work degrees 
from L'NC-Chapel Hill and are employed by 
UNC-Chapel Hill. Katie is a social worker and 
addictions therapist, and Dcrnck is a rcsearx:h 
prxaject manager. 

Lauren K. Harvell '01 and R.indolph j Bell 

on March 25, 200o 

Bethany Honeycutt '01 and P.itnck Tuttle 

Randy Mickle 01 

.Abbv Kellams on 


Brandon A. Mills '01 .md Kamiann Cress- 
man on Nov 2o, 2v105, They reside m ^2ar^■, 
Bnindon is employed by NC State University 

Diana M. Stew- 
art '01 ,-,J Li.,.n 
h MKn,nui on t Vt ; ]:& & ^ 
1 , 2005 


Carol D, Bohanon '00 mjlrvvm Williams 

on Si-.i 

Landon Wein- 
bach '01 
Shannon Barker 

'98on,\|-nI 22,200p 

Landon is an cNccu- 

tive assistant with the Sfetvart 

Town of Leiand, and 

Shannon, a manager with .Ace Harxlwarc. is 

pursuing a Master of business Administration 

dcciceal INl W 

Kenneth R. Wilson '01 md Jennifer 

Manlcv on Nov 10. 2tX>5 

28 UNCW Magazine 


KriSta Yaudes '01 and Jeremy White 
on May 7. 2005. Knsta is pursuing a Ph.D. in 
biomedical science wilh a focus on proteomics 
and cancer biology research at Eastern Virginia 
Medical School. 

William K. Allen '02 and Jennifer L Chap- 

[icll on Sepl 17, 2005 

Ragan B. Barefoot '02 and John m 

Pearson on Oct 14. 2005 

Caroline E. Craven '02 and Melvin G. 

Nelson '92 on Aug. 27, 2005 

Kimberly Fletcher '02 and Robert 

Dorsey on June 4, 2005 Kimberly is a clini- 
cal nurse 111 in the Durham Regional Hospital 
emergency room. 

Elizabeth B. Hundley '02 and Mi- 
chad J Smith on Nov 12, 2005 Eliiabelh 
is promotions and sales lead coordinator for 
Blackbaugh in Charleston, S.C 

Stephanie A. Myers '02 and wilham Dye 

on Dec 30. 2005 

Kristin Stamey '02 and Richard a. Owens 
Jr on Dec 3, 2005 

Stacy Pierce '02 and Howard E Mintzjr 
on t"Vt 11 2005 

Amanda Prosser '02 and Joseph w 

Pi-;yood:inski 111 on Jan 2S, 2006 

Ashleigh M. Rouse '02 and John m Gail 

lard on Ocl 22. 2005. 

Kelly M. Szabo '02 .mA Ryan E. 

Egloff '98 on Maj' 6, 2006 

Alan BartS '03 and Michele Powell on Sept 

24, 2005 

Andrew T. Blackwell '03 and Sarah c 

Johnson on Scpl 23, 2005 

Jennifer S. Clifton '03 and Brian R. 
Roberts '02 on Ocl 22, 2005 

Matthew J. Currin '03 and shannon Wat 
kins on Dec, 18. 2004, He is a controller with 
Cape Fear Farm Credit in Fayetteville 

Amanda Darrigrand '03 and Justin 

D. Duffy '03 on Aug 20, 2005 They reside 
in Alpharetta. Ga, Amanda is an administrative 
assistant with Financial Freedom 

Louise J. Fralick '03 and Randall G 
Btick on June 4, 2005 She is in the teacher 
licensure program in the UNCW Watson School 
of Education 

Elizabeth S. Halso '03 and jason s 

Lamer on .April 15, 2006 

Christen S. Jackson '03 and justm B 

Cokes on Dec 31, 2005 

William R. Konen '03 and Leigh A SmUh 
on Sept 24, 2005 

Candace D. Pullen '03 and Brandon 

T. Hart '02 on June 11. 2005 

Laurie F. Reid '03 and Mitchell T. 

Moore '01 on .Apnl 22, 2006, 

Brett E. Ryder '03 and Jennifer McLain on 
March IS, 2006 

Mary E. Sims '03 and Nicholas R, Carry on 
Nov 12, 2005 

Sarah K. Thompson '03 and Nelson j 

Elder .m Ocl 8, 2005 

Jennifer W. Turner '03 and Melvin J. 

Hughes III '03 on July 16, 2005 

Lisa Dean '04 and Clint Taylor '04 on 

Sept 10. 2005 Lisa teaches special education at 
the Newport Development Center, and Clint is an 
aquansl at the North Carolina Aquarium 

KriSten L. Dumas '04 and Aaron C Zselt- 
way on Ocl, 8, 2005 

Bradley W. Langston '04 and Abby 

Horton on Nov 12, 2005, 

Jennifer L. Perkins '04 and Eric J. 

Howell '01 on Apnl 22, 2006 

Laura M. Tyson '04 and Rhett J. King 

'03 on Dec 17.2005 

Natalie Barrow '05 and Lawrence Caddeii 
on Dec, 10, 2005 

Rachel Bland '05 and Kelly T. Bau- 

COm '05 on April 29, 200o 

Ashley Callahan '05 and Sgt William P 

MasseyJr on Oct 22,2005 Ashley isaregislered 
nurse in the adult surger)'/urology department 
at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, The 
couple resides in Wilmington 

Mariah A. Coburn '05 and Justm Hayes 
on Dec 10, 2005 

Denise N. Crowe '05 and Ralph o. Miller 

on March 4, 2006 

Jenna J. Dellinger '05 and John t 

Rhodes on March 18, 2006 

Rebecca G. Frith '05 and James E. 

Goodman '05 on March 4, 200o 

Lydia HeUSteSS '05 and Brem Hood on 

Mareh 25 200o 

Heather D. Jordan '05 md jason P 

Murphy on May 21, 2005 

Natalie P. Leamy '05 and Benjamin A. 

Overton '06 on Dec, 17, 2005, Natalie is a 
kindergarten teacher in Wilmington 

Melanie E. Machen '05 and Derek r 

Williams on Sepl 17, 2005 

Angela D. Parsons '05 and Jonathan d 

Sedbenyon L\e 17, 2005 

Heather Poythress '05 and lonaihan 

Jar\'i on No\- 26. 2006 

Shannon L. Smith '05 and Dustin P. 

Hoertt '05 on Sept 23, 2005 

Shelley G. Smith '05 and Douglas 

Piatkowski '00 on Dec 9. 2005 

Christina M. Tracey '05 and Wilham 

E Haddmg on Jul)' 16, 2005 Chnslina is a 
certified optician with Vision Associates The 
couple resides in Baltimore, Md 

Kristina L. Currie '06 and Aaron j 

Liljeslrand on Sept 24, 2005 

Jonathan Pegram '06 and Lacey 

Carothers on March 4. 2006, 


To Eric A. Boehling '90 and his wife 

Shelley, a daughter, Come Lee Louise, on No\'. 
17. 20D5. An employee relaiions specialist wiih 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Eric 
earned ihe senior professional human resources 
certificauon in ncLcmbcr 2005 

To J. Stephen Sizemore '91 and his 

wife Knsten. a daughter, Kendali Marie, on Sept, 
20, 2005. Steve is a production super\'isor with 
Bandag Inc in Oxford 

To Brian T. '92 and Tammy Vann 
Harrington '92, a son, Benjamin Owen 
Worih, on April 26, 2006. Brian is a proba- 
tion/parole officer with Conimuniiy Corrections 
in Sampson County 

To Michael Koenig '92 and his wife 

Lauren, a son, Alexander Michael, on March 
31, 2006, He is an active directory support 
engmeer with Microsoft in Irving. Texas. 

To Mark Lycz- 

kOWSki '92 and his 

\<.'ife Christy, a daughter, 
Grace Olivia, on March 
5. 2006. He is ihe mid- 
south regional direc- 
tor for Xpress Brands 
Cheerleading Events 
and head coach of the 
UNC Chapel Hill Dance 


Stephen Getzelmann '93 and his u-ife 

Beth adopted a son, Tyler Robert, born Dec 21, 
2005, in Guatemala 

To Kimberii Dorough Kassir '93 and 

her husband Brcii, twins Dylan and Alli, on 
March 28, 2005. 

To Thomas Pearman '93 and his wife 

Jamie, a daughter, Kaiherine Hayden, on Aug. 
9. 2005. 

To Michael '95 and Sarah Thomas 

HaithCOCk '98. a son, William James, on 
Oct 19, 2005. Sarah is a registered nurse at 
Duke University Medical Center, and Michael 
is a programmer/analyst with SYSRAD. They 
reside in Raleigh 

To Ginger Garner Jablonski '95 and 

her husband Jeffrey, a son, Michael Garner, on 
Dec. 27. 2005. 

To Chris Meighen '95 and his wife Laune, 

a son, Kaden on March 9. 2006, An advisor with 
MelLife in Clarksburg, WVa., Chris achieved 
membership in the insurance industry's Million 
Dollar Rfuind Table 

To Gregory A. Lloyd '96 and Eliza Del 

Rosario '96, a daughter, Regan Avery, on 
Nov 8. 2005 

To Joann Bradley Habron '97 and 

her husband Scan, a son. Alex Bradley, on No\' 
16, 2005 

To April McMasters Overcash '97 

and her husband Jason, a son. Hunt Jeremiah 
on June 28. 2005 Apn! is the recreation center 
director with the City of Greensboro 

To Melissa Shaw Pierick '97 and her 

husband Ed, a daughter. Enn Grace, on Dec, 18, 
2005 Melissa is a copywriter for Telephone 
Data Systems in Madison, Wis 

To Julie Andrews Voorhees '97 and her 

husband Phillip, a daughter, Olivia Grace, on 
Sept. 24, 2005. As Julie Beli, she co-authored the 
book The Scorecard: How to Fix Your Man in One 
Year or Less, published by Gotham Books, 

To Cynthia Fulcher Mintz '99 and her 

husband Matthew, a daughter. Bnanna Gra\'Le, 
on Jan. 6, 2005. Cynthia is an assistant finance 
director for Carteret County 

To Sean R. Dyer '00 and his wife Knsten, a 
daughter. Kailyn Emily, on Jan. 21, 2006. 

To Chris EIrod '00, '02M and Danielle 

Naughtin '02, a daughter, Morgan Avery, on 
April 8, 2006, Chris isasuper\isor with McGladry 
& Pullen, LLP, and Danielle is a store manager of 
Express. They reside in Charlotte. 

To Orvin Lee Johnson '01 and his wife 

Kelly, a son, Owen Ralph, on Oct 30, 2005. 

To Shannon Spencer Kinser '00 and 

her husband Doug, a son, Adam Scott, on Nov, 

To Scott '01 and Meredith Moore 

Thorpe '01 . a daughter, Lily Samaniha. on 
Jan, 23, 2006 

To Rebecca Keenan Hersey '01 and 

her husband Michael, a daughter, Meaghan 
Lacy, on Dec 02. 2005. The family resides 
in Raleigh. 

To Michael D. '01 and Sarah Polston 

Supak '01 . a son. Jacob Alixander, on Jan. 


To Stefanie Egan '02, a daughter, BrooklyTi 
Jean, on Jan. 31, 2006. 

To James G. '02 and Christina Whit- 
field Huff '02, a daughter, Sarah Caidin, on 
March 31. 2005 

To Eric C. '02 and Theresa Ostrander 

Gebhardt '03, a son, Austin, on Dec. 22, 
2005 The couple resides in Charlotte. 

To Stefanie Egan Rachis '02 and her 

husband William, a daughter, Brookl^ii Jean, on 
Jan 31. 2006 

To Crystal Ward Reilly '03 and her hus- 
band Joshua, a daughter, Isabella Anne, on Oct. 
20, 2005, Crystal is a teacher with WhiteviUe 
Cit)' Schools. 


John G. Pistolis '65 died Feb 12. 2006 
John enjoyed telling his friends that he helped 
move desks and furniture from the Isaac Bear 
Building on Market Street to Wilmington 
College's "new" South College Road campus 
m 1961 He was retired after 30 years as a 
purchasing agent at General Eleciric's Castle 
Hayne plant 

Kens O. Kaiser '80 died Feb. i. 2006. 

He worked for CP&L for 17 years, was an avid 
fisherman and lived in Fayetteville. 

Christopher G. Loughlin '95 on Dec 

16, 2005 

Joy Highsmith Whitley '95 of Burgaw 

on April 16, 2006 

Rhonda L. Allgood '02 on Dec 19, 2005 


Former faculty member Joseph Awkard 

Jr., 85, died on Feb. 26. 2006. m Wash- 
ington, DC 


^'^ and 10 


by Kim Proukou '06M 

For a young attorney as talented and hard-working as Tamika Jenkins 
'01, there were many opportunities. After graduating from UNCW, 
her overwhelming desire to make a difference in her own community 
led her to the study of law and that same desire led her to open her 
own practice in an underserved area of Southeastern North Carolina, 
her hometown of Leland. 

"Law seemed to me the best way to make the greatest impact," Jen- 
kins said. "It became clear to me when I began to use my third-year 
license, the license obtained by law students that allows them to gain 
experience by practicing under a supervising attorney, that home 
would be the only place for me. My practice will contribute to the 
community like no other. This is where 1 am from, where I grew up. 
I couldn't start my law practice an)'where else. 

"Opening a law firm was a little more complicated than 1 thought it 
would be. However, getting the word out - that hasn't been so hard. 
The people in my community have been so happy that someone from 
Leland has made it this far. Everyone has helped me so much." 

After graduating from UNCW. Jenkins distinguished herself at 
UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill as founder and president of 
the Carolina Law Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union; 
as public interest mentor for first-year law students; by providing 
legal research for the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic and 
criminal justice resource center; as a participant in the Pro Bono 
Project, a free civil legal service provided by volunteer lawyers; 
and as a member of the Black Law Students Association. 

Jenkins gained hands-on experience clerking for Judge Marion R. 
Warren of the 13th Prosecutorial District, Brunswick, Bladen and 
Columbus counties. Attorney Scott C. Dorman and the law firm of 
Ramos and Lewis. In addition, she contributed public serxice hours 
locally at St. James Episcopal Homeless Shelter, Hope Harbor Home 
Domestic Violence Shelter and Dorothy B.Johnson Elementar)- School, 
as well as with the Hispanic service organization Amigos International. 
When Jenkins decided to go into practice in Leland. Judge Warren 
congratulated her sapng 'You could have gone an)"\vhere in this 

Duncan ready to ^fiCK 3flfl /fff. 

by Andrea Weaver ^i 


As a founding investor in Hard Rock Park, Tim Duncan '73 is in 
for the ride of his life. The S400 million theme park, designed to 
celebrate the spirit of rock and roll, will be built on 140 acres in 
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

"This has been like a roller coaster ride," said Duncan, an accountant 
who owns his own firm in Myrtle Beach. Hard Rock Park, scheduled 
to open in 2008, will be the first theme park for Hard Rock Interna- 
tional Inc., already well-known for the restaurants, hotels and casinos 
it operates in 41 countries. 

Duncan and other local investors first thought of building a theme 
park about five years ago as they researched viable development 
ideas for large tracts of property they owned along U.S. 501 . 

"We liked the concept, we know the market, and we wanted to bring 
something significant to Myrtle Beach," he said. Once completed, the 
park will produce about 3,000 jobs and shine a bright, internalional 
spotlight on the area's other tourist attractions. 

Duncan and his partners drafted a business plan and llcw down to 
Orlando in 2002 to pitch their idea to "all the major players in the 
theme park business, but we got no takers at all " 

Tim Duncan stands in front of the lake on tiie Hard Rock 
Park site in Myrtle Beach. He is a founding investor in the 
S400 million theme park scheduled to open in 2008. Duncan, 
a member of the UNCW Foundation Board, lives in Myrtle 
Beach with his wife Deborah and their two daughters, Ginny, a 
UNCW sophomore, and Ashley. Duncan is president of Duncan, 
Farmer, Munden, Mcllrath & Cobb. P.A. "I serve on the Foundation 
Board because of the experiences I had at UNCW 30 years ago and 
the opportunities my daughter has now as a student. " 
Photo by Jamio Moncfief 

They refused to give up and sought other investors. .At one point, 
executives from a major record label expressed interest in the park. 
At another time, an international make-up and tragrance company 
evaluated the idea. Finally, "one of our investors said, 'Hey, my 
neighbor is vice president of development for Hard Rock. Why don't 
I get a cheap bottle of wine and pitch the idea of a Hard Rock Park 
to him?"' The neighbor liked the idea and the investors recruited an 
executive management team with extensive theme park experience. 
From there, the project took ofl. 

Plans for Hard Rock Park include more than 40 attractions - rides, 
shops, restaurants, children's play areas, stores and a multi-purpose 
live music amphitheater. Key elements include a giant guitar near the 
park's lake and the feature ride, a roller coaster named "Stairway to 
Heaven" for the song by Led Zeppelin. 

"This IS the first lime that Jimmy Page has licensed that song," Dun- 
can said as he outlined plans lor the coaster that leatures a 200-fooi 
\erlical drop. 


United States; you could have gone an)'where in the 100 counties, 
but you chose to come home. . .Thank you." 

A transfer student, Jenkins began her college career at Cape Fear 
Community College. Before attending UNCW, she transferred first 
to UNC Pembroke. She completed her undergraduate studies at 
UNCW in sociology. 

Like many transfer students, who make up approximately 40 
percent of new admissions to UNCW, Jenkins found an engaging 
community of professors and fellow students to support her. She 
graduated cum laude, was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the 
sociolog)' honor society, and received the John H. Scalf Sociol- 
ogy Award and the Academic Achievement and Minority Student 
Leadership Award. 

"UNCW prepared me well for law school, the bar exam, law practice 
and starting my own law firm in so many ways," she said. Jenkins 
passed the bar exam the first time - an achievement that only 54 
percent of law students in the state can claim. 

"The study of sociology taught me analytical think- 
ing. It was in social theory, a course I took from Dr. 
Stephen McNamee that I learned to distinguish the 
'trees' and the 'forest.' For each essay question on 
the bar exam I would chant the mantra he taught 
us: forest, trees, and forest, remembering to 
think both generally and specifically in all 
my answers. Professors McNamee, 
McDaniel, Miller, LaGrange, Bullers 
and King taught me to become aware 
of the probable social pressures at 
work in human beha\'ior This has 
made it easier to understand and 
appreciate the situations of others in 
all socio-economic classes." 

Jenkins added, "At UNCW every 
professor reinforced the message to 
me to go after what it was I wanted 
to become. 1 am grateful to all of 
them for that." 





^^ ueme p^^^ 

Duncan, an accountant for more than 30 years, seems like an unlikely 
investor in a music theme park. He wears understated glasses and has 
neatly trimmed gray hair, but his heart beats to a risk-taker's drum. He 
prefers sports sandals to dress shoes and saves his ties for big meeting 
days. He flies his own plane just for fun and has filled his office with 
collectibles, including a model ship, a nautical chart and a painting 
of Chandler's Wharf in Wilmington. 

"When you get labeled an accountant, people think of you as a pencil 
pusher and a tax preparer," Duncan said. "I am not an innovator, but 
I know how to get things done behind the scenes." 

He grew up m Wilmington, graduated from New Hanover High School 
in 1964, and enrolled in Wilmington College, but disliked going to 
class. "I played too much golf, and my grades reflected that," he said 
with a laugh. He quit college, enlisted in the U.S. Navy and ser\'ed in 
■Vietnam. After his tour of duty, Duncan returned to UNCW. 

"When I came back, I decided to try accounting," he said. "I remember 
thinking, 'I can get a job with this stuff.'" 

He graduated in 1973 and immediately Joined an accounting firm 
with locations around the South. The firm sent him to Myrtle Beach. 
Duncan was made a partner in 1983 and bought the practice out a 
year later. 

"It's been rewarding to be my own boss," he said. "Every experience I 
have, I try to take something good away from it." 

For example, he learned from some cHents' failed investments in far- 
off ^'entures that he prefers to spend his development dollars closer 
to home. Duncan said, "My theory is, if you can't ride by and look at 
it every day, don't invest in it." 

Duncan admitted that Hard Rock Park might look like a gamble to 
some investors, but he firmly believes building a music theme park in 
Myrtle Beach - already a prime destination for families, music lovers, 
shoppers and thrill seekers - will top the charts. 

"It's going to be exciting to watch the park develop," he said. "We have 
plans to hook up with a major recording label and bring in big-name 
entertainers. We are going to put together a first-class park." 

UNCW Magazine 31 


Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 910.792.0805 

Vice Chair 

Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 910.231.8887 


Beth Terry '00 910.509.2000 


Marl< Tyler '87 910.313.3333 

Past Chair 

Ed Vosnock '71 910.675.2788 

Board IVIembers 

Jennifer Adams 'OOM 910.799.5878 

Sherry Broome '01 M 910.799.3678 

Crystal Caison '84 910.790.2250 

James Carroll '90 919.781.9470 

CaraCostello '97. '03M 910.772.6993 

Kimberly Wiggs Gamlin '90 919.989.8221 

Patnck Gunn '00 770.783.0333 

Enoch Hasberry III '98 910.347.2612 

Gayle Hayes '89 910.791.1862 

Trudy Maus '91, '97M 910.793.4298 

Joanie D. Martin '91 910.431.2692 

Marcus Smith '96 804.240.7204 

Kelly Stevens '84 910.686.4372 

Robert Warren '74 910.395.5842 

Patrick Whitman '05 910.815.6906 

AAGA Chapter 

GiaLong'91 910.617.5600 
Cameron School of Business Chapter 
Sarah Hall Cam '99, '05M 910.270.1512 
Cape Fear Chapter 
Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 910.297.0752 
Charlotte Chapter 
Meredith Spencer '99 704.393.2425 
Watson School of Education Chapter 
Jams Norris '81 910.509.9608 
Past Chair's Council 
John Baldwin '72 910.762.5152 


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Dear mu 

mni and Friends, 

With the flurry of the hoHdays now behind us and a 
fresh new year ahead, it's a good time to reflect on 
some of the accomphshments of the fafl semester 
Let me begin with our students. 

UNCW continues to attract bright, talented students. 

In fact, L'NCW had the highest three-year increase in SAT averages among the 16-campus UNC 
system. Our current freshman class overall has an average SAT score of 1 149 and a high school GPA 
average of 3.68. Furthermore, UNCW was the first choice for 74 percent of our freshmen. 

Total enrollment, including residential and extension students, is 12,098. Our percentage of students 
of color now stands at about 10 percent. Our transfer numbers have risen 32 percent over the past 
five years with many of them coming Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina, Wake, Brunswick and Southeastern 
Comniunil)' Colleges. 

Graduate enrollment hit a historic high, both in terms of absolute numbers (1,143 in fall 2006) and as 
a percentage of the student population (9.4 percent). This total includes 1,034 residential students and 
109 extension students. 

Inside L'NCW Magazine is an artist's rendering for the new School of Nursing Building, as well as an 
update on other construction projects around campus. We expect to begin construction on the S3 1.1 
million, 80,000-square-foot nursing facility later this year, with an estimated mo\e-in date around 
spring 2009. This new facility will enable UNCW to double the size of its nursing enrollment and 
thereby dramatically increase the number of nursing graduates in the state. 

Another highlight of fall 2006 was the premiere of a UNCW-T'V' produced documentar\- about the 
Montford Point Marines, which was based on a book written by retired histor\' professor Melton 
McLaurin on the first black Marines who fought in WWII. Documentary narrator Lou Gossett Jr 
came to campus for the Nov, 14 premiere. We are actively marketing the program to a variety of 
national venues, including PBS. 

This fall, I had the pleasure of inducting eight new faculty members into the SI Million Dollar Club, 
a designation for faculty who bring in grants or contracts totaling a million dollars or more. We also 
started a new S5 Million Club, with 1 1 inaugural members - Daniel G. Baden. Lawrence B. Gaboon, 
Michael J, Durako, Leslie S. Langer, Lynn A. Leonard, James F Merntt. Steven Miller, Mar\in K. Moss, 
Martin H. Posey, Andrew N. Shepard and Robert I. Wicklund. Congratulations to you all! 

Grants and contract acti\ iiy during 2003-06 rellects the trend thai began a lew years ago toward 
larger and more multi-disciplinary proposals. UNCW received 216 awards totaling 517,85^,449. This 
research productivity of our faculty allows us to continue to in\ol\ c both graduate and undergraduale 
students in meaningful, high-level research projects. 

Finally, if you wish lo learn more about wlial's ha|i|)eiiiiig at UNCW, 1 invite \ ou to go to m\ Web site,, and review the Slate ol the Uni\ersity Address I preseiued Sept. 28 as w ell as the 
2005-06 VNCW Anmud Rc/ioM. 

As always, I encourage your calls, leuers and e-mails, and a|iiireciale \our continued support for this 
great university. 

the best. 




Roscmar\ DcPaolo 
C hancellor 


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On the cover: 

On Oct. 28, 2006, 
members of the UNCW 
Student Chapter of 
Habitat for Humanity 
helped Navassa resident 
Kamili Cobb, center, 
realize her dream 
of home ownership. 
Freshmen Hannah 
Meuser, left, and Carrie 
Williams, right, spread 
gravel in the driveway. 
Others helped with 
the front porch railing 
and closet shelving. 
The UNCW Center for 
Leadership Education 
and Service reported 
that in 2005-06 students 
volunteered 30,174 hours 
of their time, valued at 
more than a half million 
dollars. UNCW was 
listed on the first-ever 
President's Higher 
Education Community 
Service Honor Roll, a 
national recognition 
of distinguished 
community service. 

Photo by Jamie Moncrief 

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Jamie Moncrief 

Shirl Modlin Sawyer 

Max Allen 
Mimi Cunningham 
Sjzie Daughtridge 
Dana Fischetti 
Cindy Lawson 
Caroline Norelius 
Todd Olesiuk '99 
Kim Proukou 'Q6M 
Andrea Weaver 

Mimi Cunningham 
Joy C. Davis '07 
Dana Fischetti 
Todd Olesiuk '99 
Courtney Reilly 
Brenda Riegel 
Andrea Weaver 

Cheryl Davis 

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Winter 2007 
Volume 17, Number 1 

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The second of three historic cultural events for UNCW's 
Year of the Arts takes place Jan. 25 through Jan. 28 when 
UNCW celebrates the official inauguration of the Cultural 
Arts Building, the university's new academic, exhibit and 
performance venue for art, music and theatre. 

The four-day celebration will feature performances and 
exhibits in each of the new state-of-the-art venues, includ- 
ing the art gallery, recital hall, and proscenium theatre. 

In addition to tours of the new facilities, the weekend 
will include a retrospective of works by the nationally 
renowned Wilmington artist Claude Howell, a program of 
select theatrical highlights and a line-up of musical guests 
including pianist Andreas Klein, the Winard Harper Sextet 

with Department of Music alumnus Sean Higgins '03, and 
the Ciompi Quartet and Vocal Arts Ensemble. 

UNCW's Year of the Arts kicked off in September with 
the re-opening of the renovated Kenan Auditorium and 
performance of Mood Indigo: A Tribute to Duke Ellington. 
It concludes in July with Carolina Ballet's new summer 
dance residency and a premiere performance by the inter- 
nationally acclaimed ensemble. 

Frank Bongiorno, chair of the UNCW Department of l\flusic, was in 
the mood when UNCW kicked off its Year of the Arts celebration 
in September witli Mood Indigo: A Tribute to Duke Ellington. The 
production, one of tlie first to be held in the newly renovated Kenan 
Auditorium, was created and produced through the joint efforts of the 
Cape Fear Jazz Society. WHQR-91 .3 FM and UNCW's Departments of ' 
Creative Writing and tvlusic and Office of Cultural Arts. 

UNCW Magazine 

Wiiitei 200.- 

National rankings 


at UNCW 

UNCW has been recognized by three 
national pubhcations for academic 
excellence and affordable costs. 

'FK For the ninth consecutive year 
UNCW is one of the top 10 
public masters universities in 
the South in annual rankings 
by U.S.Ncws & World Report. 
UNCW ranks seventh in the 
2007 edition, as it has for six 
out of the past nine years. 
Among the 127 public and 
private universities in the South 
that provide a full range of 
undergraduate and master's 
level programs, UNCW 
improved its overall ranking 
to 20th this year 

yr UNCW received the 2007 -Best 
in the Southeast" designation 
by The Princeton Revirvv. On 
Princeton Review^ list of 150 
"Best Value" colleges, UNCW is 
designated as one of the best 
overall bargains - based on cost 
and financial aid - among the 
most academically outstanding 
colleges in the nation. 

y^ Kiplinger's Personal Finance 
ranked UNCW 47th on its 
list of 50 "best values" among 
the nations public colleges 
and universities. 

Winter 2007 


In uncharted territory 

Amanda Maness, UNCW graduate stu- 
dent, is mapping the Oculina coral reefs 
off tfie coast of Florida. Her research may 
play a key note in fisheries management 
m that area. 

"We're giving the management entities 
the scientific data to identify coverage 
of protected areas as well as cover un- 
charted parts of the protected area," she 
said. Maness is one of the first to use 
the Eagle Ray, a one-ton, SI. 5 million 
autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) 
unveiled in August by the National Oce- 
anic Atmospheric Association's Under- 
sea Research Center at UNCW's Center 
for Marine Science. 

The crew prepares the Eagle Ray AUV 
for deployment. 

Doing research for her master's degree in 
marine science in 2005, Maness used the 
much smaller Phantom ROV (remotely 
operated vehicle) and a leased multibeam 
sonar to map and video 88.3 square kilo- 
meters of the protected seabed, offering 
the highest resolution bathymetric maps 
in the area to date. 

With a coiuputer application software 
developed by Dave Crist '06. a computer 
science major, Amanda converted acous- 
tic measurements obtamed from the 
sonar into information that quantified 
the amount of coral on the reef and then 
used mapping software to display it as a 
3-D image. 

Maness also used about 15 hours of \ndeo 
of the area to further identify the 'humps 
and bumps " where coral might be located. 
The data collected includes identification of 
smaller mounds located off the main reef, 
indicating that younger Oculina varicosa 
coral heads are being restored. 

"The science is so new, there haven't been 
that many papers published on this. It's 
pretty cutting edge as far as ocean sci- 
ence goes, " said Maness. 

Using the Eagle Ray, Maness should be 
able to get more accurate data, much 
more quickh'. 

"You can get more science done cheaper 
and faster and get the information for 
management," she said. "I can show them 
where the features are, what to look for 
and protect." 

Oculina Banks, the largest habitat of the 
ivor)' tree coral, is one of the first deep- 
water coral reefs protected by the South 
Atlantic Fisheries Manageinent Council. 
Over the years, it provided valuable habi- 
tat for grouper and snapper, but because 
of damage to the reefs caused by rock 
siirunp fishermen during the l^TOs, '80s 
and ■'JOs, the fish population has been 
declining. A 1,029-square-kilomclcr area 
IS now closed to fishing. 


Kim Watford, right, of the Florida Department of 
Health, checks Coke Handgen's ability to expel 
air before and after exposure to red tide as part 
of the Red Tide Aerosols and Respiratory Illness 
Research Study in Sarasota, Fla. UNCW is a 
partner in the research project. Sarasota 
Herald-Tribune/Rob Mattson 

$7.53 million grant fuels 
study of red tide toxins 

Red tide, naturally occurring algae that 
"bloom" along Florida's Gulf Coast, emits 
harmful toxins, which irritate the eyes 
and lungs of beachgoers. It poisons fish 
and marine mammals. But it may also 
provide compounds that treat cystic 
fibrosis and other lung diseases. 

UNCW received a five-year S7.53 mil- 
lion grant from the National Institute 
of Environmental Health Sciences to 
continue its study of the chronic effects 
of red tide brevotoxins and their potential 
as a therapeutic agent. Research over the 
past six years has yielded more than 80 
published articles detailing findings and 
three patents dealing with seafood poi- 
soning and pulmonary therapeutics. 

UNCW researchers involved include: 
Daniel Baden, William R. Kenan Distin- 
guished Professor of Marine Sciences 
and program director for the study; 
Carmelo Tomas, professor of biology 
and marine biology; Andrea Bourdelais 
and Jerome Naar, research associate 
professors; Sophie Michelliza, Henry 
Jacocks and Thomas Schuster, research 
assistant professors. 

Project collaborators include the Centers 
for Disease Control and Prevention, the 
Florida Department of Health, Lovelace 
Respiratory Research Institute, Mote Ma- 
rine Laboratory, the University of Miami 
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmo- 
spheric Science and Mount Sinai Medical 
Center of Miami Beach. 

Connie Yee, a graduate student from ^ 

Hong Kong University of Science and 

Technology, is pictured with a giant 

barrel sponge. Yee participated in the 

summer 2003 research cruise which 

UNCW professor Joe Pawlik hosted. 

Sponges under stress 

when giant barrel sponges are under 
stress, they can experience fatal bleach- 
ing, turning into something that looks 
like "white bread in water." What 
causes this stress is unknown, but one 
UNCW researcher has discovered some- 
thing that plays a significant role. 

"I have isolated the stress protein in this 
sponge. This is the first time it has been 
done," said Susanna Lopez-Legentil, a 
Fulbright Visiting Scholar working with 
Joe Pawlik, professor of biology and 
marine biology. In her lab at the UNCW 
Center for Marine Science , she is subject- 
ing the stress or "heat shock" protein to 
variations in salinity and temperature in 

an attempt to understand what is stress- 
ing the giant barrel sponges. 

Lopez-Legentil is a postdoctoral re- 
searcher from the University of Barce- 
lona, Spain. She became interested in 
studying with Pawlik after meeting him 
at a conference, where they learned of 
their shared interest in marine chemi- 
cal ecology. 

In June, the National Science Founda- 
tion awarded Pawlik a $524,000 four- 
year grant to continue his work. He has 
been monitoring the sponges, called the 
"redwoods of the reef," since 1997 and 
has amassed the first comprehensive set 
of basic demographic data on the species. 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 


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Proposed School of Nursing Building 

The School of Nursing Building 

led both the capital project requests 
for the UNC system and the General 
Assembly's list of capital projects. It 
will allow UNCW to address the criti- 
cal shortage of nurses in innovative 
and effective ways. 

"We've committed to doubling our 
enrollment as soon as we are able to 
proxdde the physical space and the fac- 
ulty' to accommodate that growth," said 
Dean Virginia Adams. The S30. 1 million 
building will include more space for 
clinical simulation labs, allowing for 
even more state-of-the-art simulation 
technology in the nursing curriculum. 

Groundbreaking is expected to take 
place in spring 2007, and the build- 
ing, which will be located across from 
Dobo Hall, is expected to be ready for 
classes by spring 2009. 

What will you find in the new Her- 
bert and Sylvia Fisher Student 
Center on a typical day? Students 
sprawling on sofas between classes, 
joining friends for a meal or a game, 
using their laptops to work on assign- 

ments or picking up movie tickets at 
the box office. Located in the heart of 
campus, this 70,000-square-foot build- 
ing officially opened in July 2006 and 
is a true hub for student actnitics and 

Senior Adam Wade, president of the 
UNCW Student Ambassadors, said 
the Fisher Student Center enhances 
the campus. "There are so many plac- 
es for students to hang out together, 
whether they are in the many lounge 
spaces, the bookstore or the Varsity 
Cafe. 1 don't think anyone could walk 
through the building without seeing 
someone they know." 

The new Cultural Arts Building is 

already having an impact on students 
and faculty. According to Theatre 
Program Director Paul Castagno, this 
center for the visual and performing 
arts and its state-of-the-art amenities 
are making it easier to recruit the most 
talented students. Classes began in the 
106,860-square-foot building in Sep- 
tember. Both the classroom wing and 
performance wing with its proscenium 

and black box theatres and recital hall 
were complete and ready for utilization 
in late November. 

Completed in December, the Computer 
Information Systems Building is 

unique because it was designed to house 
two technology-intensive academic 
departments. Computer science and 
information systems and operations 
management (ISOM) have a joint 
masters program, and now, a shared 
53,73 1-square-foot facility ISOM Chair 
Cem Canel said the building features a 
financial trading floor, networking lab 
for upper level classes, more space for 
graduate and faculty research, computer 
graphics lab and "sandboxes" - smaller, 
practical spaces for students to work on 
group projects and presentations. 

Seahawk Landing, the second phase 
of on-campus apartments, is well under- 
way. The project is 25 percent complete 
with all seven buildings framed and 
roofed and brick work begun. According 
to Ed Shuford, director of project man- 
agement, the apartments will be ready 
for 603 students to move in Aug. 1 . 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 

Seahawks ink deal with adidas — ^^ 


UNCW teamed up with adidas in 
a five-year agreement that makes 
the manufacturing giant the official 
footwear and apparel provider for 
Its 1^ intercollegiate teams. 

"This is a major step in the overall 
branding process for our athletic 
program," said Mike Capaccio, di- 
rector of athletics. "We are joining 
other adidas schools at the highest 
level of intercollegiate athletics. 
Our program will also benefit from 
increased credibility as we move 
lorward with merchandising our 
name and brand." 

I New ]oins an elite list of insti- 
tutions under the adidas banner, 
including national powerhouses 
Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin. 
Kansas, Louisxillc. Indiana, ruis- 
hurgli and UCl_-\. 

■We're proud lo be associated with 
the UNCW student-athletes, coaches 
and administrators." said Richard 
spanjian, vice-president for adi- 
elas/ieani division. "\\c heiicxe the 
program is one thai embodies the 
spirit ol competition, sportsman- 
ship and scholarship." 

Students cheer dunng the Midnite 
Madness celebration that oflicially 
kicked off the 2006-07 basketball 
season at UNCW. 



For the first time in more than 1 years, the 
players' names are stitched on the back of 
uniforms at UNCW. Coach Benny Moss thinl<s it 
will instill pride in his players and draw new fans 
to the program. 

Photo by Matt Born / Wilmington STAR-NEWS 

Former Tennessee standout and 
University of Nevada-Las Vegas 
assistant coach Adam Carey is the 
new men's tennis head coach at 
UNCW. He is only the fourth coach 
in the history of the program after 
Larry Honeycutt, Allen Farfour and 
Rodngo Gill. 

Student-athletes remain strong academically 

UNCWs student-athletes finished first 
among UNC schools and tied for second 
among Colonial Athletic Association 
institutions for their academic work, 
according to the second round of Na- 
tional Collegiate Athletic Association 
Division I graduation rate data released 
in November by the NCAA. 

The Seahawks earned a Graduation Suc- 
cess Rate (GSR) rate of 87 percent for 
student-athletes entering as freshmen 
in 1999-00. That put UNCW ahead of 
all other state system schools, including 
UNC Chapel Hill (81 percent) and N.C. 
State (69 percent). 

UNCW tied for second among CAA 
members with Delaware. William & 

Marys 96 percent rate topped the confer- 
ence list. 

"We have graded out well in both of 
the fall reports from the NCAA, and 
we're ver)' pleased with that," said Mike 
Capaccio, UNCW's athletic director. 
"We're very proud of our student-athletes 
and their ability to balance their time 
between academics and athletics. It's ver}' 
difficult sometimes, but they realize why 
they are here and what's at stake for them 
in the long run." 

In September, the NCAA released data 
that focused on each of UNCW's teams, 
and the Seahawks were in good stead. The 
men's basketball team tied for the highest 
rate among their peers in the CAA and 

Chris Walker is the new executive 
director of the Seahawk Club. 
He also serves as associate 
athletic director for development. 
Walker was previously associate 
athletic director for development 
at Southern Methodist University 
in Dallas, Texas, where he 
managed day-to-day operations 
of the Mustang Club, the school's 
booster organization. Under 
his direction, membership and 
fund raising in the Mustang Club 
increased by eight percent. 

tied for second among the state's institu- 
tions. In baseball, the Seahawks placed 
second behind William & Mary in the 
CAA. The Tribe checked in at 89 percent, 
compared to 81 percent for UNCW. 

Two Seahawk programs - men's soccer 
and women's tennis - scored a perfect 
100 percent on the GSR. Five other sports 
broke the 90 percent mark. 

The GSR is an NCAA forinula that tracks 
players who enrolled as freshmen or trans- 
ferred into a program Iroin junior college 
or a four-year school. It does not penalize 
a team for players who leave school if they 
have eligibility remaining and are in good 
academic standing. 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 









Frank Bongiorno (1, right), professor and chair of the Department 
of Music, received the Fifth Annual J. Marshall Crews Distinguished 
Faculty Award. The award, based on service, student support effort, 
leadership roles, and community service/outreach efforts, was pre- 
sented on behalf of the UNCW Alumni Association and its Past Chair's 
Council. Bongiorno has taught saxophone and jazz studies at UNCW 
since 1982. His students have received national and international rec- 
ognition by Down Beat magazine and Jazzfest USA, among others. He 
is an active recitalist, orchestral soloist, jazz artist and clinician and also 
performs as a member of the renowned Ryoanji Duo. Crews offers his 
congratulations to Bongiorno. 

Debra Saunders-White (2) is the new vice chancellor for UNCW's 
Information Technology Systems Division. Formerly the vice president 
of technology at Hampton University, she was named one of Hampton 
Roads 50 Most Influential People and has been listed in Who's Who in 
Amehca and Who's Who Among Women in America three times. 

Billy F. King (3) is the assistant vice chancellor for economic and work- 
force development and is working to define and communicate UNCW's 
economic vision and plan. The former BellSouth Corp. executive will be 
a liaison between UNCW and local, regional and state businesses sup- 
porting UNC President Erskine Bowles' strategic priority for maintaining 
North Carolina's competitiveness in today's global marketplace. 

Rebecca Lee (4), associate professor of creative writing, had her 
novel The City Is a Rising Tide published by Simon and Schuster. Pub- 
lisiiers bVeeWy describes the book as "a portrait of a perceptive yet lost 
woman who traces her own self-destruction with the same patient 
helplessness with which she loves." 

Rodney Hagley (5), a biology faculty member, is one of only 15 
undergraduate educators nationally chosen as a 2006-07 Scholar-ln- 
Residence with the American Society for Microbiology. He will spend 
the next year partnering in research with the Carnegie Foundation 
Scholars and the American Society for Microbiology, the world's largest 
society of individuals involved in microbiological sciences. 

Ringo. a short film directed by assistant film studies professor David 
Monahan, won the 2006 Short Film: Animation Grand Jury Prize at the 
Seattle International Film Festival. It includes a cash award of $2,500. 
The film tells the story of an ill-fated friendship between ruthless out- 
law, John Wayne, and righteous lawman, Roy Rogers, whose perfor- 
mances were created by scavenging serial westerns each made in the 
1930s and 40s. Film studies students Josh Woll. Philip Mozolak, Jacob 
Rudolph, Daniel Thornbury and Christopher Bowen served as sequence 
and assistant editors on the project. 

10 UNCW Magazine 

Winter 2007 


Congressman Mike Mclntyre signs 
a check for more than 5260,000 
to UNCW's CARE program to help 
prevent campus violence. Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo was on hand with 
Rebecca Caldwell, project director 
of CARE'S Department of Education 
grant project, to accept the money. 

is goal o/ 

UNCW's Collaboration for Assault Response and Education (CARE) will 
receive $260,304 in federal funds over the next two years to help pre- 
vent violent behavior annong college students. 

"Tomorrow's leaders are being educated, nurtured and molded at 
UNCW. These federal funds will help ensure that their education is 
done in the most safe and secure environment, and I commend UNCW 
for this CARE initiative. It will truly make a difference," said U.S. Rep 
Mike Mclntyre (D-NC) who presented the check in August. 

UNCW's outreach to students will include a special focus on men's role 
in preventing violence on campus and in society. 

"Our ultimate goal is to create a model relationship violence prevention 
and response program, including innovative new assessment tools, 
campus policies and procedures, and programs for all members of 
the community, for other campuses to duplicate in their own efforts to 
address these issues," said Rebecca Caldwell, director of substance 
abuse and violence prevention. "This grant project will afford us the 
opportunity to become a national leader and contribute to the entire 
field of collegiate violence prevention." 

education gets 


UNCW was one of the two public 
universities nationwide honored 
for leadership and innovation in 
teacher education with the 2006 
Christa McAuliffe Award for E.xcel- 
lence in Teacher Education, pre- 
sented by the American Association 
of State Colleges and Universities. 

The award recognized the Learn- 
ing-Centered Cognitive Coaching 
Model partnership program in the 
Watson School of Education that 
connects university faculty and 
student educators with more than 
100 P-12 schools in Southeastern 
North Carolina. This innovative 
program, designed by UNCW, 
gives teachers a different way to 
work with students that is not "sit 
and get," but rather focuses on 
exploration, inquir)- and teachers' 
adjusting delivery based on stu- 
dent capabilities. 

"What sets this learning-centered 
program apart from others is that 
the Watson School has developed 
methods to document and mea- 
sure teacher effectiveness and 
consequently student success. 
Through documentation with our 
partner schools, we have evidence 
that the cognitive coaching model 
improves student learning," said 
Chancellor Rosemar\- DePaolo. 

UNCW Magazine 


"Truly, it's about more than publishing. 

I wanted to create books ever since I could pick one up and 

know whiat it was. I made my first book with my mother's office 

duplicator at age 4 and have been in love with books ever since. 

That is the motivator - to see light bulbs come on, 

to broaden students by challenging them 

to translate their creations visually." 

Barbara Brannon 

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by Joy C. Davis '07 

The word "laborator)'" often conjures up images of dark 
rooms, bizarre chemical combinations and workers in white 
coats. The University of North Carohna Wilmington Pub- 
lishing Laboratory offers a far different experience. In this 
unique lab, the essence of crisply cut paper and the staccato 
rhythm of students typing on keyboards lingers m the air as 
machinery offers a curiously comforting warmth. 

The lab is a valuable element of the Creative Writing depart- 
ment, because "for most writers the world of publishing is a 
complete mystery. The lab gives students real hands-on expe- 
rience with all aspects of publishing - editing, book design 
and marketing - helping us fulfill both the artistic and voca- 
tional needs of our students," said Chair Phil Furia. 

Graduate assistant Alison Harney agreed: "For many, all of 
these questions arise about how to earn a living after achieving 
an MFA degree. The Publishing Lab allows us to foresee work 
in the industry while still pursuing our own writing craft." 

A rare treasure, few other post-secondary institutions have a 
program with the capabilities of the UNCW Publishing Lab. 
The lab represents a microcosm of the processes and econom- 
ics of book publishing in the larger world by using print-on- 
demand technology to design and manufacture short print 
runs ranging from a single copy to thousands. 

Under the visionary guidance of producer, literary agent and 
former HarperCollins publisher Stanley Colbert, the Pub Lab 
produced its first publication, a reprint of J. Marshall Crews' 
history of Wilmington College, in 2001. 

Since 2002, the Pub Lab has operated under the direction of 
Barbara Brannon, a veteran editor and publisher who also 
teaches classes in editing, publishing and the art of bookbuild- 
ing. Bindery equipment, provided initially by a grant from the 
Friends of UNCW, is maintained by graduate teaching assis- 
tants Alison Harney Kerrv' Molessa and Sumanth Prabhaker, 
who also oversee the graphic design of the departments pro- 
motional communications. 

As a teaching tool to enrich both undergraduate and graduate 
creative writing courses, the lab provides students with what 
professor Mark Cox called "the abihty to hold the work, see 
the beautiful art - to see how the font, the typography and the 
cover art match up with the content and the vision of the au- 
thor." Alison Harney likened the book building experience to 
"constructing a sculpture." 

Brannon remarked, "We not only enable students to publish 
their \asions in tangible forms like chapbooks (a small collection 
of works), but also support the surrounding community by pro- 
ducing niche regional works that might pass under the radar. We 
take pride in being a specialty press for unusual books." 

The Pub Lab published its first novel, Sora)rya Khan's Noor, 
in 2005. Other publications include the textbook and reader 
Show & Tell: Wvitcrs on Writing, and local works like Audubon 
North Carolina Education Director Andy Wood's Backyard 
Carolina: Two Decades of Public Radio Commcntan>. The lab 
also lends its expertise to the Creative Writing department's 
national literary journal Ecotone, published twice a year. 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 


The . . 



A national report ranks North Carolina 
as the 14th heaviest state, with 63 percent 
of the population either overweight or obese. 
An estimated 14 percent of all preventable 
deaths in North Carolina are related to poor 
diet and physical inactivity. 

"Realisticalh-. probablv ihree-fourths of 
the population of New Hanover County 
is ovcrweiglit or obese because people 
tend to underreport their weight." said 
Terr\- Kinney, chair of the UNCW 
Department of Health and Applied 
Human Sciences and principal investi- 
gaioi of the universit\s obesit\' initiative. 

"This IS a serious public health 
problein, manifested in a \ ariei\ ol 
diseases and disabihlies inchuling a 
diabetes epidemic, and has enormous 
economic consequences. The L'nited 
States spends S78 billion a \ ear on 



obesit)' health-related issues," he said. 
In 2004, a number of community 
nonprofits and health-related service 
providers in Southeastern North 
Carolina recognized that obesity was a 
significant health threat and something 
needed to be done. Acting indepen- 
dently of each other, they wrote grant 
proposals to the Cape Fear Memorial 
Foundation and the Kate B. Re)Tiolds 
Charitable Foundation, both of which 
fund health care initiatives. 

Bombarded with a host of fragmented 
applications, the foundations asked 
Connie Parker, executive director 
of Wilmington Health Access for 
Teens (WHAT), to bring together all 
the organizations that provide services 
for obesity and develop a comprehen- 
sive plan. 

In January 2005, John H. Frank, 
director of the health care di\asion of 

the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, 
and Garr)' Garris of Cape Fear Memo- 
rial Foundation addressed a forum of 
nonprofits and health providers. Their 
message was clear: they were willing to 
support a joint collaborative project but 
not individual ones. 

In the meantime, under the leadership 
of Steve Demski, vice chancellor for 
public service and continuing studies, 
a group of UNCW faculty and staff 
began meeting to see how UNCW 
could address obesity concerns in the 
area, building on existing faculty 
research strengths related to obesity 
and healthy living. 

The two groups became aware of what 
the other was doing as they cross solic- 
ited community and university partici- 
pation in their initiatives. At this point, 
Deinski asked Lynn Smithdeal, faculty 
liaison for community engagement in 

the Division for Pubhc Service and 
Continuing Studies, to bring the two 
groups together under the umbrella 
of a revitalized Cape Fear Healthy 
Carolinians comprised of appro.\imately 
50 agencies in Brunswick and New 
Hanover counties. 

Cape Fear Healthy Carolinians 
established obesity prevention as one 
of its three main focus areas, and 
Smithdeal was selected chair of the 
Obesity Prevention Committee m 
September 2005. 

A comprehensive regional obesity 
prevention action plan was developed 
that includes extensive community 
education to change eating and exercise 
behaviors as well as create new and 
expanded nutritional and exercise 
programs. Target audiences are school 
children, families in neighborhoods 
and adults in the workplace. 


mum) Magazine 


With the plan in place, the committee prepared grant proposals. During summer 2006, 
Kate B. Reynolds awarded $286,231 to UNCW to be used over a two-year period for 
projects addressing obesity among lower income and underserved adults and children in 
New Hanover and Brunswick Count)-. It also provides funds to hire a health educator. 

Cape Fear Memorial Foundation provided a $225,000 matching grant over three years 
to help fund a full-time coordinators salar)' and benefits and a half-time administrative 
assistant. Grant-funded employees are housed at UNCW under Kinney's supervision. 

To fulfill the objectives of the Kate B. Reynolds grant, the committee established part- 
nerships with six nonprofit groups. Full implementation is expected in early 2007. 
UNCW is managing the grants as well as providing evaluation for these projects: 

Lila Lacewell, Carol Carroll and 
Mary Sisson exercise in the 
meeting hall of Northwest's 
Bethel AME Church. Under the 
leadership of Rev. Patricia 
Freeman, the "Exercise Your 
Faith, Walk with Jesus" program 
partnered with four other 
churches, local businesses and 
the town of Northwest to offer the 
exercise program and to pave a 
three-quarter mile walking trail 
around the community's ball field. 
Freeman reports several people 
have lost 25 pounds or more 
through these programs. 

James Brunson, Francis Simmons and Barbara Jenkins pose with seedlings they hope will sprout 
enthusiasm for growing healthier foods and a greater sense of community among the residents of 
Creekwood South in Wilmington. The greenhouse is part of a community gardening project, whose 
funding is being administered by UNCW, with assistance from the New Hanover County Cooperative 
Extension Service and the Wilmington Housing Authority. 

Downtown residents and workers set off from Cape Fear Community College Nov. 17, 2006. to walk 
the new Downtown Loop, part of the Wilmington Walks project. Cape Fear Healthy Carolinians 
worked with PPD. Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington Downtown and the Wilmington Hilton 
Riverside to develop this 2.9-mile walking loop. As the city develops its fitness trail master plan. 
UNCW faculty will research community attitudes before the trails are built and a year after to see if 
there is any change. 

Photos by Jamie Moticriel 

3,51 elementary school 
children who qualify for free 
or reduced lunches will utilize 
Recess Kits to exercise 30 
minutes per day. 

25 overweight middle school 
youth will receive nutritional 
consultations and mentoring 
at WHAT. 

200 public housing youth and 
their families will participate in 
nutritional and fitness work- 
shops and activities through 
the Wilmington Family YMCA. 

10 lower income Latino 
families will receive nutritional 
and exercise consultations by 
the New Hanover County 
Partnership for Children. 

Child care providers will 
receive "Ms. Magic Apron" 
nutrition and exercise 
education resources from the 
Child Advocacy Commission 
for 100 children. 

Adults and their children in 
a Wilmington Housing 
Authority community will start 
a community garden. 

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Winter 2007 


UNCW faculty and students are assisting 
with evaluation and conducting research 
on these projects. For instance, Leslie 
Hossfeld, assistant professor of sociolog)', 
specializes in community-based par- 
ticipatory research, also called "public 
sociology." Interested in poverty in 
Southeastern North Carohna, she is 
participating in the community garden 
and Latino outreach. Michelle D'Abundo 
in fiAHS also is doing research on the 
communit)' garden and Wilmington Walks. 

"The multi-faceted community-focused 
obesity prevention and healthy living 
effort is the perfect example of matching 
faculty research interests with com- 
munity needs," said Kinney. "This may 
be one of the most visible sources of 
regional public service at UNCW. It 
advances one of the goals that Chancellor 
DePaolo has established and also that 
of UNC President Erskine Bowles, 
who has challenged the campuses to 
use the resources of the states public 
universities to embrace the state's most 
urgent challenges." 

Kinney became involved in this project 
when UNCW received the grants. 
"Steve Demski's unit was the front 
runner in getting this project off the 
ground, but his feeling is that com- 
munity engagement will work best if 
it is affiliated with an academic unit. 
Health and Applied Human Sciences 

was the logical choice because of our 
department's focus on health, nutrition 
and physical activity," he said. 

As the project has gained momentum, 
Kinney has recruited more than 25 
faculty from across campus who want to 
get involved in interdisciplinary research 
possibilities related to the obesity pre- 
vention project. Two of the most prom- 
ising opportunities for facult}' research 
involve the community garden and the 
Wilmington Walks. 

"There is so much more that comes out 
of community gardens than produce," 
Kinney said. "The intergenerational 
component brings older folks who 
know about gardening together with 
younger folks who think milk comes 
from a carton. The community garden 
provides an incredible opportunity to 
pass on learning. It has the potential to 
educate about nutrition, but also will 
build community, because you have all 
kinds of people planting, pulling weeds, 
and talking to each other, and they will 
carr)' that back to their neighborhood." 

He noted that Wilmington Walks 
provides an incredible opportunity for 
field research. As the city develops its 
master plan to build a number of fitness 
trails, HAHS faculty are planning to 
research community attitudes before the 
trails are built and a year later to see if 
there is any change. 

"Sociologists, health educators, and parks 
and recreation faculty plan to be involved. 
We're also exploring with geographers 
the feasibility of using the impressive 
potential of global information systems to 
get a spatial dimension to our research," 
he said. 

"This project has ignited interdisciplin- 
ary interest across campus, and we want 
to capitalize on that and perhaps turn this 
into a Center for Health and Lifestyle 
Research and Service. Academic depart- 
ments tend to become compartmental- 
ized, and there's not enough sharing of 
talent. The obesity prevention project will 
allow us to create an infrastructure to 
build upon that energy and enthusiasm 
and allow sustainability." 

When Alison Saville came on board in 
August as coordinator of the Obesity Pre- 
vention Program, she brought experience 
with Cape Fear Healthy Carolinians. 

"Although it had existed in the mid-90s, 
it became inactive and was just recertified 
in 2006," explained Saville. "Certification 
gives credibility to this effort to work 
with multiple agencies - governments, 
schools, non-profits - and holds us to 
strict standards." 

In addition to obesity prevention. Healthy 
Carolinians has two other priorities - 
violence prevention and access to health 
care. UNCW has played a leadership role, 
particularly to get the obesity prevention 
initiative started, providing grant writing 
skills and hiring staff 

"Terr)' and I want to see faculty and 
students involved with evaluation and 
applied research," said Saville. "Faculty 
need research and publications, and 
community agencies need help with 
evaluation. We believe the obesity preven- 
tion initiative wiU be a model for other 
projects such as behavioral health and 
violence prevention." 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 



c nnections 

by Dana Fischetti 


Many Wilmington residents have been CEOs and presidents of major 
corporations. They have held senior management positions with 
Fortune 500 companies and have been successful entrepreneurs. 
Collectively, they have hundreds of years of experience in industries 
ranging from pharmaceuticals to investment banking. 

So, what's the next challenge for 
executives with this kind of track 
record? For members of the Cameron 
Executive Network (CEN), it's using 
their skills and experiences to mentor 
the next generation. 

A unique university-community 
partnership, the CEN recruits active 
and retired executives to work with 
students as one-on-one mentors as 
well as guest lecturers and resume 
consultants. It may be the only program 
in the nation that provides executive 
mentoring for undergraduate business 
students. Larry Clark, dean of the 
Cameron School of Business, credits 
the program's success to the combina- 
tion of Wilmington's exccuti\c talent 
and the openness ol Cameron School 
faculty to external assistance. 

"Our faculty see the cxecuiives in our 
community as an incredible learning 
resource for our students, " he said. 
"We are intently focused on integrating 
'real world' experiences into our 
academic programs and clearK the 
CEN is consistent with llial ' 

CEN mentor Chad Paul said the pro- 
gram would not be possible without 

the trust that has been built between 
the faculty and the executives. 

"Basically, the faculty has let the 
infidels into the building," he joked. 
"They allow us to be a part of the 
academic process and put their 
reputations on the line, because they 
see the value for student learning. 
They want to help students connect 
what they're learning in the classroom 
to real world applications. " 

The CEN was the brainchild of the 
Cameron School's external affairs 
committee, which recognized that 
Wilmington's treasure trove of man- 
agement experience could be mined 
to benefit students. Retired execuli\es 
and committee members Skip Jones 
and Dick Verrone ran with the idea, 
recruitmg a handtul ol their personal 
exectitive contacts to ser\"e as the first 
mentors. Now in its fifth year, the 
program has grown to about 105 
executives who will mentor more than 
200 students this year. 

"We had all these retired executives 
sitting right here at our doorstep, but 
we didn't have anything for them to do 
other ihan come talk to a class, " said 

Verrone. "We needed to get them per- 
sonally invested in student success, and 
we found them to be more than willing." 

One of the most valuable roles CEN 
mentors play for students is assisting 
them in securing internships, which 
helps them develop marketable skills 
and build their resumes. Mentors also 
advise students on developing career 
plans, preparing their resutues, 
dressing and practicing for job inter- 
views, choosing a first job that will 
further their career goals and under- 
standing the expectations and politics 
of the workplace. 

Many executives keep in touch w ith 
their mentees long aficr the\' graduate 
and help them with issues such as 
finding a new job two or three vears 
out ol college. Thev also have been 
in\ lied to their students' w eddings. and 
some visit w ith their mentees w hen 
they return to Wilmington. 

"The mentoring program has succeeded 
far bexond our w ildest dreams, " said 
Jones. "Thai's been tiriv en h\ the talents, 
ingeiuulN and commitment ol these 
executives. Ihex w ill tell you they get 
as much or more out of the experience 
as ihe students do." 

18 UNCW Magazine 

Winter 2007 


As more executives got involved in 
CEN, student interest grew as well. 
The program is open to junior and 
senior business majors, and executives 
usually mentor one to three students 
at a time. There is currently a waiting 
list of students who have applied to be 
matched with a mentor 

"The CEN is gaining momentum with 
the student body," said Verrone. "Because 
it's voluntary, it has taken awhile to 
catch on. Now students understand 
what the program is and how beneficial 
it is. They've seen what other students 
they know have gotten out of the men- 
toring relationship." 

The group also has grown in diversity, 
adding executive members from many 
different professional backgrounds 
and working to encourage women and 
minorities to participate. Mentoring 
pairs are matched through a self-selec- 
tion process, v^ith potential mentors 
and students having the opportunity 
each semester to meet one another at a 
"mixer" and develop a rapport. 

"■Whatever a student is interested in or 
wants to explore, there is someone in 
the CEN who has been there and had 
that experience," said Jones. "We want 
to find the right match so the relation- 
ship works well for both the mentor 
and the student. This is an opportunity 
to build a relationship that can be life- 
long, and you have to have a strong per- 
sonal chemistr)' to make that work." 

Winter 2007 

Martha Bachman and Valerie DuBois 

Exchange student Valerie DuBois is attending the Cameron School 
through the TransAtlantIc Business School Alliance (TABSA). A 
finance major, she studied for two years at Euromed Marseille 
Ecole de Management in France, and she Is completing two years 
at UNCW. She will earn degrees from both universities. 

Her mentor, Martha Bachman, has held numerous management 
positions In the commercial Insurance Industry and Is CEO of 
Bachman Associates, an Insurance litigation consulting firm. 

Bachman said DuBois is highly motivated and has needed little 
assistance in setting or meeting academic goals. However, as 
an international student, she did need help navigating the cultural 
differences between France and the U.S., particularly when 
applying and Interviewing for Internships. 

"Martha helped me to write my resume and cover letters, which 
is so Important," said DuBois. "They are not done the same here 
as they are In France. Martha has experience with hiring people, 
and she knows what Is attractive In a resume and what employers 
are looking for She also helped me to practice and prepare for 

Bachman said TABSA students face different challenges than 
American students, and mentors can assist them with small 
things like establishing a bank account or getting a cell phone. 
She has helped her new mentee, Kim Lam Van, as he settled Into 
life at UNCW this fall. 

"It's almost a surrogate parent role, because their parents aren't 
here to help," she explained. "If we can help them take care of 
some of these necessities, then they can start to focus on their 
academic experience at UNCW and their career plans." 

DuBois is completing her internship with Irongate Partners, a 
financial planning firm in Wilmington. She will graduate in May and 
plans to return to France and pursue a master's degree in finance. 

UNCW Magazine 19 

Nick Rhodes and Selika Newton 

Selika Newton is a non-traditional student, a senior accounting 
major who is married with three children. As a full-time student, 
a spouse and a parent, her mentoring needs are different than 
those of a traditional undergraduate. 

When an internship opportunity came up with the Army 
Corps of Engineers, Newton was hesitant to apply because of 
all the other commitments in her life. Her mentor, Nick Rhodes, 
convinced her that the experience was critical to her profes- 
sional growth. 

"I talked to Nick, and he said I really should look into this," she 
said. "He helped me fill out the application and prepare for the 
interview, and his background in the military was really helpful." 

Recently elected to the New Hanover County Board of 
Education, Rhodes served for 21 years as an officer in the 
U.S. Air Force, managing business activities related to defense 
contractors, and later worked as a senior manager for Arthur 
D. Little and PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

"This internship was perfect for Selika," he said. "It gave her 
a way to gain experience and still take care of her family, and 
it was even flexible enough to allow her to work between 
classes. She could see what accounting is really like and 
whether she wants to work in a government job." 

Newton said the internship experience has been invaluable 
and may result in a full-time position when she graduates. 
She credits Rhodes with encouraging her to get as much as 
she can out of her college experience. 

"It's amazing when you find someone who is willing to go the 
extra mile for you and doesn't ask for anything in return except 
for you to be successful," she said. "When problems come up, 
I know I can talk to Nick and get help. He'll know what to do." 

Chad Paul and his "student network" 

Rich Browning, Lauren Mansfield and Tim White are at different 
places in their careers and have diverse interests and personalities. 
Still, they have much to learn from each other's experiences. 

Brought together by their CEN mentor, Chad Paul, they have 
created an informal student network for advice and support. 

"The idea is to help students piggyback on the coattails of the 
ones that came before them," said Paul, a managing partner 
of Harbor Island Partners, a private equity investment firm in 
Wilmington. "The mentoring process is not about me - it's 
about the students networking and helping each other." 

Paul, who earned his MBA at Harvard University, encourages 
his mentees to get as much real world experience as they can 
while still in school. Through his business connections, he assists 
his students in finding internships that help them further their 
career goals. 

Browning, a 2005 graduate in finance, is now a business services 
officer in commercial real estate for BB&T in Melbourne, Fla. As a 
junior, he interned with Coastal Capital Markets, an equity trading 
firm, after Paul introduced him to the company's CEO over lunch. 

"I started out as a coffee-retrieving photo copier and within four 
months I was on the trading desk," said Browning. "I traded 
equities, focusing primarily on home builders and large retailers. 
The last six months I was there. I was trading full-time. It was 
unbelievable to be able to put that kind of experience on my 
resume, which was all because of Chad." 

Mansfield, a senior finance major, completed a summer internship 
with SunTrust and was the first person to go through the company's 
intensive training program as an intern. White, a former Marine, is 
a senior who plans to pursue a master's degree in accounting at 
UNCW after he graduates in May. 

"Every one of these kids is qualified and competent because of the 
excellent academic programs at UNCW." said Paul. "I want to put 
them in a situation where they can continue to leverage their 
experience in addition to their education." 


A shared passion 
for scientific inquiry 

By Andrea Weaver 

A partially filled glass of water begs the question: Is it half empty or half full? 

The question is not just a matter of phil- 
osophical debate for more than 1 billion 
people worldwide who consume unclean 
drinking water. For them, it can be a 
matter of life or death. Their water may 
be full of substances - arsenic, boron, 
chromium, dioxins and mercury - that 
are toxic in certain forms, even when 
present in low amounts. How can sci- 
entific analysis of water containination 
translate into useful, practical strategies 
to improve water quality? 

This question inspires UNCW faculty and 
students to spend countless hours engaged 
in water quality research. Satinder "Sut" 
Ahuja, a scientist retired from Novartis 
Corp., a global leader in the pharmaceuti- 
cal industr}', shares their passion for solv- 
ing problems through scientific inquiry. 

"About 1.2 billion people worldwide 
drink unclean water today," Ahuja said. 
"By 2025, a worldwide water shortage 
will affect approximately 3 billion people. 
These are big problems, but they can be 
solved. I decided if we could invigorate 
some research in this area, it would be 
ver)' helpful. UNCW already has a number 
of scientists working in this field, and 1 
decided to help them." 

Sut and his wife Fay donated a Brunswick 
County villa to the UNCW Foundation, 
a non-profit organization that assists the 
university with fund raising for educa- 
tional programs and scholarships. The 
foundation sold the villa and, in accor- 
dance with the donors" wishes, used the 

Satinder "Sut" Ahuja 

proceeds to establish the Ahuja Acad- 
emy for Water Quality at UNCW 

Ahuja, an active member of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society, operates a con- 
sulting firm from his Calabash home. 
In December 2005, he led an interna- 
tional workshop on arsenic contami- 
nation in groundwater in Bangladesh. 
That nation borders India, where Ahuja 
was born, and he has long championed 
quality of life improvements there. 

For 2006-07, the academy fully funded 
the Ahuja Graduate Fellowship for 
Water Quality Research. The first re- 
cipient, Josh Vinson 04, is pursuing 
a masters degree in chemistry. Future 
recipients may come from any of the 
several UNCW programs involved with 
water quality research. 

"The Ahuja fellowship has allowed me 
to focus all my time and energy into 
my research," Vinson said. "The focus 
of my research is to better understand 

the chemical dynainics that control the 
rate and amount of methyl mercury 
that diffuses out of estuarine sediments. 
Meth}'l mercur)- is the most toxic form 
of mercury, and the form that is readily 
accumulated in fish and other animal 

UNCW operates the only lab in North 
Carolina capable of handling in-depth 
analysis of methyl mercury, a neurotoxin 
that accuinulates in shark, swordfish, 
king mackerel and tilefish, among other 
seafood consumed by humans. Mercury 
containination in seafood is a major con- 
cern for federal and state public health 
officials and the fishing industry. 

Chemistry professor Robert J. "Bob" 
Kieber said the Ahujas' gift "resonates 
on so many levels. It supports students, 
and It helps UNCW to impart research 
to state and national agencies that address 
water quality issues. We are accomplish- 
ing two goals: we are training future sci- 
entists, and we are solving problems." 

For Ahuja, the villa donation provided 
an effective means for generating funds 
to support his lifelong commitment to 
improving peoples" lives through scien- 
tific research. 

"If you do something worthwhile, no 
matter how small, it benefits everyone 
in the long run,"" he said. "It will help 
people in North Carolina, the United 
States and, ultimately, the world." 

Want to learn more about the UNCW Foundation, real estate gifts or other giving opportunities? 
Please contact the Division for University Advancement at 91 0.962.3751 or visit 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 



U N C W 


Top alumni honor goes to career fighter pilot 

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. "Tommy" 
Dyches '69. assistant to the chairman 
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve 
Matters, is the 2007 UNCW Alumni 
Association Alumnus of the Year. The 
award recognizes his outstanding pro- 
fessional success and personal commit- 
ment to serving the United States. 

At the Pentagon, Dyches is the princi- 
pal adviser to the chairman on all mat- 
ters affecting the reserve component 
of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine 
Corps and, where appropriate, the 
Coast Guard. 

He has flown the F-100 "Super Sabre," 
the F-4 "Phantom" and the F-16 "Viper" 
He has more than 4,200 military flying 
hours, including combat In Southeast 
Asia, Bosnia and Iraq. 

"I grew up In Wilmington, in Sunset Park, 
very close to Greenfield Lake, where my 
best friend Glenn Hodges '68, and I spent 

many blissful hours trying to figure out 
how to outwit the wily largemouth bass," 
Dyches said. 

He attended UNCW for many reasons. 
"The university was young, vibrant 
and growing rapidly," Dyches said. "I 
figured I could get a good education 
there. Moreover, I had a good paying 
job locally, and, quite frankly, I needed 
the money. But the real reason was my 
Grandmother Vera told me to, and she 
was never wrong about anything." 

After graduation. Dyches joined the Air 
Force and was commissioned through 
Officer Training School in December 1969. 
He earned his pilot wings In 1970 and 
graduated from the U.S. Air Force Fighter 
Weapons School In 1975, later serving 
there as an instructor pilot. 

He is also a graduate of the Air Force's 
Air Command and Staff and Air War 
Colleges and has attended senior execu- 

tive education programs conducted by 
Syracuse. Johns Hopkins and Harvard 
universities, as well as the National De- 
fense University. 

In 1979. he became a commercial 
airline pilot and joined the Air Force 
Reserve as a traditional reservist. Ten 
years later, he became an air reserve 
technician. Dyches' military experience 
includes commanding a fighter squad- 
ron, a seven-nation coalition air expe- 
ditionary wing, and the Standing Joint 
Force Headquarters. U.S. Southern 
Command, in Miami. 

He has received many awards and 
decorations, including a Defense Su- 
perior Service Medal, a Legion of Merit 
with oak leaf cluster, and a Bronze Star 

Reflecting on his career, Dyches said, 
"Critical thinking turned out to be per- 
haps the most valuable skill I started to 
develop at UNCW." 

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Winter 2007 

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Film industry leader honored for service 

Frank W. Capra Jr., a film industry 
leader, is the UNCW Alumni Association 
Citizen of the Year. The award recognizes 
his exceptional service to the university 
and the Wilmington community. 

Capra, a distinguished visiting profes- 
sor, founded the university's film studies 
program. He teaches courses at UNCW, 
including the business of film and a studio 
seminar class. He received an honorary 
doctorate from the university in 1999. 

Capra is the president of EUE/Screen 
Gems Studios North Carolina, the largest 
motion picture studio east of Hollywood. 
He fell in love with Wilmington in 1983 
while on location as producer of the film 

"This award means a great deal to me," 
Capra said. "The university is a wonderful 
and great resource in this city, and I believe 
our studio is, too. There is a natural con- 
nection between the two." 

A successful champion for the state's 
film industry, Capra serves on numerous 
boards, including the Executive Branch 
Committee of the Academy of Motion 
Picture Arts and Sciences, the National 
Board of the Directors Guild of America 
and the N.C. Governor's Film Council. 

His work spans television and movies, and 
a short list of his film credits includes Deafrt 
Before Dishonor, Escape from Planet of the 
Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes and 
Whale, an ultra-widescreen documentary. 

Work of young marine scientist recognized 

Mandy Hill Cook '99, '02M, who 

earned a doctorate in marine science 
from the University of South Florida 
in December 2006, is the 2007 Young 
Alumna of the Year, The award recognizes 
her outstanding work as a researcher in 
marine mammal acoustics. 

Cook grew up in Morgantown, W.Va., 
hundreds of miles from the sea, but when 
she arrived at UNCW as an undergradu- 
ate student, she quickly discovered a 
passion for the coast. 

She fondly recalls "the times I spent in 
the field conducting research for class 
projects, such as dolphin photo-identifica- 
tion surveys and field trips to the beach to 
study intertidal communities." She earned 
undergraduate and graduate degrees in 
marine biology from UNCW in 1999 and 
2002, respectively. 

Winter 2007 

"Dr. Donald Kapraun (professor of biol- 
ogy) was one of my favorite professors, 
because he brought so much excitement 
and passion into the classroom," she 
said. "He found a way to make every- 
thing interesting and taught in a way that 
made it easy to learn. His enthusiasm 
was contagious." 

At Florida, Cook studied behavioral and 
auditory measurements in toothed whales. 
She recently moved to Hillsboro, Ore., 
to join her husband, Ted '98, who is a 
research and development engineer with 
Intel Corp. She hopes to continue study- 
ing marine mammals and to teach at the 
collegiate level. 

stories by Andrea Weaver 



Feb. 9-10 

The three UNCW Alumni 
Association Award 
winners will be recognized 
Homecoming Weekend 
during the banquet and 
scholarship endowment 
gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 
Feb. 9. Tickets for the 
formal event are $100, 
and proceeds will go 
toward the association's 
goal of endowing its entire 
scholarship program. 

Homecoming Weekend 
includes reunion 
gatherings for alumni 
who graduated between 
1978 and 1983 at 7 p.m. 
Friday, Feb. 9, at Wilson's 
Restaurant and at 9 p.m. 
Saturday, Feb. 10, in the 
Warwick Center Ballroom. 

Saturday events include 
a pregame tailgate at 
5 p.m. under the tent 
outside Trask Coliseum. 
The Seahawks take on the 
William and Mary Tribe 
at 7 p.m. Half-time and 
postgame socials will be 
held under the tent. 

For complete homecoming 
information and special 
packages, please visit the 
association Web site at 
or call 800.596.2880. 

UNCW Magazine 



by Todd Olesluk '99 


Dixon Putnam and Melissa Bucci take pride in their 
work as well as their alma mater. They work at Shell Island 
Oceanfront Suites at Wrightsxille Beach and are excited to be 
part of a new UNCW Alumni ^Association membership benefit. 

Putnam came to UNCW in 1992 to play baseball for the 
Seahawks and graduated in 1996 with a degree in service 
leisure management (commercial recreation). He has found 
career success in the service industr}-, assisting in the open- 
ing of more than 150 restaurants in eastern North Carolina 
in the point-of-sale industr)-. 

In 2006, Putnam was promoted to director of group sales for 
Shell Island Oceanfront Suites from his position at the Hilton 
Wilmington Riverside, which is a sister propern; Putnam and 
his wife Katy, who has a master's degree in elementan.' educa- 
tion from UNCW and is a first grade teacher at Sunset Park 
Elementan,' School, have a son, Nathan. 

Bucci graduated from UNCW in 2006 with a communication 
studies degree. Working throughout her college career, she 
moved from ser\-er to front-of-the-house manager at Rossi's 
Italian Restaurant. In her last semester, she had an I8-hour- 
a-week internship at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside where 
she learned all aspects of hotel sales and catering. Bucci was 
hired as inside sales coordinator and was promoted to cater- 
ing sales manager for the Shell Island Oceanfront Suites Sales 
and Catering Department. 

Bucci and Putnam arc among 35 UNCW alumni and stu- 
dents employed at Shell Island Oceanfront Suites during 
their peak season, which is offering a new benefit to all 
active members of the UNCW Aluiuni .Association: \ear- 
round discounts of 5 to 10 percent off the regular room rates. 
In addition, the association will reccixc annual donations 
from Shell Island to support its undergraduate and graduate 
scholarships. Similar discounted room rates are available to 
alumni at Wilmington area Comfort Suites and Courtyard by 
Marriott hotels. 

Other benefits ol alumni association mcmhcrship arc: ihc 
Seahawk Reward Program with .American Home Mortgage, 
■Alumni Loan Consolidation Program. Alumni Tra\cl Benefit 
Program and Geico Car Insurance Program. 

^■our Seahawk pride in L'NCW enhances and supports 
these programs that make the UNCW .\lunuii .Association 
what It IS lotla\ and whal u will grow lo lonioirow. Seahawk 
pride is a lamiK allair. 

24 UNCW Magazine 

Winter 2007 

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15 receive alumni 

The UNCW Alumni Association annually 
awards 13 undergraduate and two 
graduate scholarships, each valued at 
$1,500 a year. 

The 2006-07 recipients are: 
Matthew Spivey of Garner, Wilmmgton 
College Alumni Scholarship; Evan 
Huntley of Odenton, Md., Hugh Hcnr)' 
Fox '48 Alumni Scholarship; Jennifer 
Trepper of Car); Gerald H. Shmn 
Alumni Scholarship; Amanda Stauffer 
of Wilmington, Jim Humphries Memorial 
Scholarship; Kristin Hardy of 
Wilmington, LewasAViley Aluinni 
Endowed Fellowship; Marc Murphy 
of Wilmington, E Daniel Lockamy '65 
Alumni Scholarship; Melissa Milstead 
of Wilmington and Ricky Henderson 
of Wilmington, Del., Alumm Association 
Athletic Scholarship; Heather Creech 
of Kenly, Patricia Corcoran Smith '72 
Scholarship; Brendon Murphy of Four 
Oaks, Lyndsay Morton of Jackson- 
Ndlle, Michael Harrington of Norwood, 
Emily Hall and Charles Hall, both 
of Smithfield, UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion Scholarship; Caroline Thompson 
of Wilson, Bob King "66 Scholarship. 

The UNCW Alumni Association supports 
the largest number of scholarships of 
any single entity on- or off-campus. 
Currently five of the scholarships are 
endowed. The association's goal is to 
endow all of the merit scholarships 
with enough funds to pro\ide at least 
$3,500 to each recipient. In addition 
to individual contributions, proceeds 
from the UNCW Seahawk license plate 
program support scholarships. 

Winter 2007 


Members of the African American 
Graduate Association volunteered at 
frestnman Move-In and on Dec. 15 
hosted their fall Senior Sankofa in the 
N.C, Teachers Legacy Hall. An AAGA 
Homecoming Package is available 
and includes tickets to the men's 
basketball game against the College 
of William and Mary, a focus group 
breakfast, step show and annual 
luncheon. To learn more about AAGA, 
contact chapter leader Gia Todd 
Long '91 at 


More than 40 alumni and friends 
from the Atlanta area gathered for a 
reception Nov. 8 at Maggiano's Little 
Italy in Buckhead to meet Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo and learn about 
the university's accomplishments. A 
pregame social will be held Jan. 31 
at the Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic 
Station, then alumni will take Marta 
to downtown Atlanta to watch the 
Seahawks in CAA action against 
the Georgia State Panthers. Events 
for the year will be planned at 
the social. 


Alumni from the Boston area met 
Nov. 5 at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill 
to discuss forming an affiliate chapter 
to promote Seahawk pride in the New 
England area. For more information, 
contact Danielle Roudebush '97 at 

Communication Studies 

A focus group met Oct. 26 in an effort 
to revitalize the Communication Studies 
Alumni Chapter, established in 1996. 
In the past, alumni members established 
the Dr. Betty Jo Welch scholarship, 
participated in Communication Studies 
Day and the annual banquet and served 
as guest speakers in a variety of classes. 
The group discussed how the chapter 
may serve the Communication Studies 
Department and how the department 
can help foster alumni professional and 
personal development. More information 
can be obtained by contacting Frank 
Trimble at or David 
Bollinger at 


Alumni will gather for a happy hour 
networking social at 6 p.m. March 16 
at the Tarpon Bend (www.tarponbend. 
com) in Ft. Lauderdale. To RSVP, 
contact South Florida chapter 
leader Rich Dzicek '89 at rich@infinity 


Do your drivers fly though the air? 
Does your putter fly straight into a 
cage? Joel Smith '85 is looking for 
disc golfing Seahawks to organize an 
affiliate alumni chapter and a tourna- 
ment/social event for fun and possibly 
fund raising. For more information, 


Alumni and friends are planning a 
networking social April 6 at Porters 
Bar and Grill, 1032 Riverside Ave., 
Baltimore. Upcoming events will be 
finalized. Maryland Alumni Chapter 
members want to start a customized 
UNCW license plate program. A one- 
time $50 tag fee will be charged in 
addition to the regular motor vehicle 
fee; $25 will be returned to the UNCW 
Alumni Association to support under- 
graduate and graduate scholarships. 
For more information, or to RSVP for 
the social, send an e-mail to 
chapter leader Jeff Lee '02 at jeff@ 


Richmond Chapter leader Sam Mintz 
'02 is working with the Virginia DMV 
to start a UNCW customized license 
plate program. Alumni interested in 
participating should contact Mintz at Alumni 
interested in attending the 2007 CAA 
Tournament in Richmond should con- 
tact Todd Olesiuk '99, assistant direc- 
tor of alumni relations, at olesiukt@ or 800.596.2880. 

Wilmington College 

More than 25 Wilmington College 
Alumni Chapter members and friends 
were greeted at a September 
luncheon by Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo who presented an update on 
university accomplishments. 

UNCW Magazine 




Ernest B. Fullwood '66, one of first 

black students at Wilmington College, 
reiired Dec, 31 as senior resident Superior 
Court judge of the Fifth Judicial District, 
He was the first black to hold this position 
and one of only three in state histor)'. 


Drusilla P. Farrar '73 was nominated 

b\' a former student for Who's Who Among 
Americas Teachers, 2005-06. She leaches 
K-5 music at Pine Valley Eiementar>- School 

in Wilmington, 

John W. Coker Jr. '75 is m his i3th 

year as the pastor of First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville, which has sent six 
mission teams to the Mississippi Gulf Coast 
to aid in Hurricane Katrina recovery. 

Willa W. Hughey '75, a nurse in 
the radiation oncology department with 
FirstHealth of the Carolinas, was chosen to 
take part in the 2006 Institute for Nursing 
Excellence program held in May at the 
Trinit\- Center in Salter Path. 

Paul J. Lupica '78 graduated in May 
with a Master of Divinity degree from 
Bethel University/Seminary of the East. 
He is partnering with a ministry called 
Walking in Light which serves families at 
a housing complex in Worcester, Mass. 
He leaches special education at Forest 
Grove Middle School, 

Richard Beitel Jr. '79 is a partner in 
Total Offshore Yacht Sales. WrighisviUe Beach. 


Velva Bellamy Jenkins '80 is execu- 

li\e director for marketing and community 
relations al Brunswick Community College. 

Max Pope '81 M is the principal of Pilot 
Elemeniary School in Jamestown. He was 
featured in the Aug. 2, 2006. edition of the 
janKsiown iVcivs. 

Polly Ann Smith Ritchie '81 retired 

in June 2006 from Southwest Middle School 
in Jacksonville afier 34 years of as a teacher 
of exceptional children, 

Stan Andrews '83, '91 M is a senior 

clinical research associate with Colorado 
Prevention Center in Denver. 

Bonnie Yale Hardin '83 is a registered 

nLtrsc/ca^c manager uiih Regency Hospice in 
Myrtle Beach. 

Col Joseph Irrerea '83 is the Marine 

Corps senior service advisor for the Joint 
Reserve Intelligence Unit at the Pentagon, 
He served two tours of duty in Iraq 

A memorial plaqtie honoring Donald 
W. Southerland '83, the founder of 

Pcnderlea lioineslead Museum, was 
unveiled Nov. -i. 2006, al the museum's 
annual Homestead Day. 

Dan Dunlop '84 was promoted to execu- 
tive vit.1 pnsujrni of Jennings, a marketing 
and branding agency in Chapel Hill, He will 
lead the company's healthcare divisitm, 

Scott Semke '84 is the vice president 
ol siippK I liain in.m.igenicnt for Polo 
Kalpli 1 aurcn 

Sheree E. Harrell '85 is ihe .nMur ni 

Nanny-On-Call which was voted the number 
one nanny agency in 2006 by \V'iliniJii;f(Ki 
Parcni \f(i^i(-mi' 

Harry McClaren '85 is vice presid. nt, 

Hovernmeiii prugrams, hir the Iimi Wnrih 
based Bell Helicopier Texiron Elizabeth 

Grubb McClaren '83 minLi imm 

26 UNCW Magazine 

commercial graphics and does consulting 
through her business Designs4U. They 
reside in Southlake, Texas, 

Brian Tracey '86 was featured in the 
UNCW alumni spotlight in the May 4, 2006, 
edition of Lumina News. He is a sales repre- 
sentative for Brame Specialty Company, 

Jerry D. Boyette '87 is a senior vice 
president with NetREIT in San Marcos, Calif. 

Richard C. Inlow '87 practices law in 
Wilmington, focusing on state, federal and 
international taxation and estate planning. 

Jennifer Robinson Mangrum '87 

is an assistant prolessor and founding faculty 
member of the Department of Elementary 
Education in the College of Education at 
NC State University. 

Doug McConnell '87M is the execu- 
tive director of the Masonic Home for 
Children in Oxford, He was profiled in a 
feature story in thejune 26, 2006, edition 
of the Henderson Daily Dispatch. 

Ken BurriS '88, founder of ems Group 
in Greensboro, represents Andersen Racing 
in the acquisition and representation of 

marketing partners. The team plans to 
campaign multiple cars in the Indy Racing 
Leagues Indy Pro Series, the Star Mazda 
Championship and the Hankook Tires 
Formula Ford 2000 Series. 

Douglas M. Swain '88 was promoted 

to district manager for Coastal Area 
Floorcnvering with Shcrwin Williams Co 
m Wilmmgliin 

Kelly Place Phillips '89 is a reading 

specialist at Camp Lejeune Schools in 
Jacksonville, She is pursuing a Master of 
Arts in Education degree, specializing in 
reading, at East Carolina University, where 
she was awarded the Becky Ledford 
Memorial Scholarship. 

Jacqueline A. Ray '89 is the owner 

ol J. Iia\' Realty She and her husband, 
Glenn Ray '89. reside m Whiieville 


Matthew Kenney '90 is the owner of 

Appraisal Resources of the Triangle. LLC, 

Lorie Ann Herington Morgan '90 

was featured in ihe book tUc sinners: WO 
job Piofilfs to inspire Young VVoiHfii, as one of 
100 real women whose career achievements 
are an inspiration to girls and young women 
exploring their career options. Lorie is a pat- 
ent attorney for a pharmaceutical company. 

Kenneth E. Zentner '90 celebrated his 

I Oth year as one of the top producers of life 
msurance sales with American International 
Group in Wallerboro. S.C. 

Brian Barndt '91 , who had a bean 

transplant in 2005. won gold medals in the 
100-meter individual medley. 100-meicr 
backstroke, 100-meier breaststroke and 
50-meter backstroke at the 2006 U.S. 
Transplant Games held in June in Louisxille, 
Ky He competed in the 30-39 age group. 

Joseph Collins '91 performed in Gloss 
Menagerie on Broadway in 2005, was in the 
New York premiere of Apartment 3A and 
originated the role of Father Edmund 
LeBlanc in the world premiere of Custody 
o/llif Eyes al the Cleveland Playhouse. His 
recording of John Farris' book Phantom 
Nights won the Earphone Award. Audiophih 
magazine's top honor. 

Kelli Miller '91 , supervisor of the Hildred 
T, Moore Aquatic and Fitness Center with 
Washington Department of Parks and 
Recreation, was featured in an Oct. 12, 2006. 
article in the Washington Daily News. 

Terry Ray '91 is pursuing a Master of 
Public Administration degree at the 
Uni\ersity of Kansas. He recently served 
as senior military advisor and planner for 
reconstruction and development at a 
regional command headquarters in eastern 

Dewayne Varnam '91 . a sanitarian 

with the Brunswick County Health Depart- 
ment, was featured in an Aug. 2, 2006, 
article in the Wilmington Star-News titled 
"Fossil hunting: A lifelong thrill for native," 

John WalstOn '92 was selected 
for Who's Who in American High School 
Teachers for 2005. He teaches science in 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. 

Horace Love Jr. '93 of Dallas. Texas. 

is president of Choices & Consequences 
N'ioience Prevention Educational Program 
and speaks nationally to youth and adults. 
He is a ser\'ice representative with the Social 
Security Administration. 

Ben Nigro '93 is head swimming and 

diving coach and Brook Butler Nlgro 

'94 is the diving coach for the Purple Eagles 
of Niagara University. 

Wendi Pferffer Willis '93 was promoted 

to regional sales and marketing manager 
o\er N,\SCAR SpecdParks h\c locations. 

Christine Stump Wilson *93 is a 

medical technologist with PhyAmenca 
Government Services at the Naval Hospital 
at Camp Lejeune 

Judith A. McMullin '94 of jackson\illc 

earned a master's degree in health education 
and promotion in May 2006 from East Caro- 
lina University 

Detective Sgt Gant Montgomery '94. 

bead of the Narcotics Enforcement Division 
for the city of Beckley, W.Va., was profiled in 
the Oct, 7, 2006, issue of the Register- Her aid. 

Nicole Dickens '95 of Lillington is the 
drug treatment court coordinator with the 
Administrative Office of the Courts in 

Cumberland County. 

Laura Jennings '95 is the assistant 

principal at D.C. N'irgo Middle School in 
Wilmington, She is pursuing a master's 

degree in school administration ai UNCW. 

Christopher L'Orange '95 is a market 

research manager with .Addison Whitne\' 
Inc. in Charlotte. 

Heather D. Patti '95 of Racine. Wis.. 

IS a senior restoration ecologist with 
Cedarburg Science. LLC. She is a certified 
professional wetland scientist. 

Chase Brockstedt '96 is a partner in 

the h\\ lirm Murpb\, Spadaro ilj; l_andon in 
Wilmington, Del 

Vern Granger '96 is senior associate 
director of undergraduate admissions at NC 
State University 

Robert B. Partin Jr. '96 is the head 

coach o[ the mens basketball team at 
Wakefield High School in Raleigh, which 
won the 200t> state championship. 


Trudy WMer '96 and Walker r.,^ 

"^^'fer Golder '85. VOM 



Greg Wahl '96 was promoted to storm- 
water project manager at the S.C. Office of 
Ocean and Coastal Resource Management- 

Trudy Wilder '96 a biologist with the 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, received the 
first James F Parnell Conservative Award 
presented at the 13th annual meeting of 
Audubon North Carolina. She was cited for 
her creativity and leadership in maintaining 
nesting sites for waterbirds along the North 
Carolina Coast. The award is named for 
retired UNCW professor James Parnell. 

Tony Butler '97 owns and operates the 
Web site He was profiled 
in the May 4. 2006, edition of Lunjinti NVus 
as a member of the Wrightsville Beach 
Merchants Association. 

Shelton C. Caulder '97 is the overseas 

sales supervisor with American Greetings 
Corporation at Tamuning, Guam. Dawn 

Hofer Caulder '95 is a sixth and 

seventh grade science teacher at Si. Anthon>' 
Catholic School. 

Ciuuloiic Business Journal recognized GIna 
N. Might '97. senior director of market- 
ing and visual communications with the 
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, as one 
of the "40 Under 40" award recipients for 
2006, The award recognizes 40 people under 
the age of 40 who are making major strides 
in their careers and having a significant 
impact on their communities. 

Brent Pearson '97, head softbali coach 

ai Fikc High School in Wilson, and his wife, 
Renee, tennis coach at his rival high school, 
were featured in an Aug. 5, 2006, article in 
the Wilson Daily Times titled "Pearsons all 
mixed up as they begin coaching." 

A first- and second-grade teacher ai \'irginia 
Williams Elementary School, Heather 
Phelps '97 was selected as a 2006-07 
Tcichcr of the ^'car in Brunswick County. 

Challa Restall '97 is an associate with 
.■\kcrnian SenicrliUs litigation practice in 
Tampa, Fla. 

Anthony T. Santos '97 is a marine 

observer with MRAG .Americas based in 
Honolulu. Hawaii He monitors protected 
species affected by fishmg efforts in U.S. 
waters of the North Pacific and American 
Samoa Isles, 

Poetry by CaHoS Toomer '97 can be 

read online at 

Weston Aiken '98 is vice president 

oi technology with First Research Inc. 
in Raleigh. 

Michael Brook '98 is human resources 
director lor Turner Construction's North 
Carolina and South Carolina operations. 

This 486.5-pound marlin brought 
Chuck Walker '67, left, and 
the crew of the Skirt Chaser a 
second-place win and a $281, 147 
prize in the 48th annual Big Rock 
Blue Marlin Tournament held in 
June at Morehead City. Brother- 
in-law Mickey Corcoran '70 was 
a member of the crew. 

Ashley Parker Davenport '98 

received a Master of Science in Nursing 
degree with a concentration in nurse 
anesthesia Carl R. Davenport '97 is a 

project manager with Barbara Mulkey Inc. 

Paul ForSter '98 is the assistant mens 
soccer coach at UNCW. 

LaShawn Davenport McDuffie '98 

received a master's degree in nursing Ironi 
the Uni\'ersit\' of Phoenix tnjuly 

Scott Mickle '98, president and founder 
of AEC Marketing Solutions, was named 
one of the "40 under 40" rising stars of the 
design and construction industrj' by Building 
and Design Magazine. 

Ronald D. Tyler '98 is pursuing a Ph d 

and board certification at Virginia Tech 

University CaHa Guiterrez Tyler '99 

is pursuing a master's degree in biology, also 
at Virginia Tech. 

Jennifer Fornera '99 received a 

master's degree in counselor education in 
August and is a guidance counselor with 
Duval Countv Schools in Florida. 

Jeremy Hllburn '99 earned a Master of 
Arts degree in social studies education from 
Columbia University 

Stephanie Banks Packer '99 is 

pursuing a masters degree in school admin- 
istration at UNCW and is an N C. Principal 
Fellow recipient for the Class of 2008 

Julie Stanford Price '99 graduated 

from Pepperdine Lini\ersiiy in August 2006 
with Master of Business Administration 
degree. She is a senior project manager with 
Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

Christine Randle '99 is an account ex- 

ecutn'c with DPR Group in Germantown, Md, 


Matthew Bigham 'DOM is a volunteer 

with the Peace Corps serving in Mongolia. 
He teaches English at a high school in 
Baruun-Urt. He told about his experiences 
in the "Cape Fear Voices" column in the 
Aug. 4. 2006. edition of the Wilmington 
Strti-Neus titled Tm teaching, but I'm 
learning, too." 

Tracie Davis '00, '03M is ihc town 

administrator in Bch'ilte. 

Mary Beth Lyczkowski Ingram 

'00 is an exercise physiologist at Palomar 

Robert B.Part/n '96 


Medical Center Reggie Ingram '96 is 

a teacher at Temccula \'aliey Unified School 
District. They reside in Temecula. Calif. 

Bethany Bush Jarvah '00 is self- 

cmplo)'ed as a photographer 

Stacy MintZ '00 was promoted to a 
mortgage banker with First Citizens Bank 
scr\'ing Brunswick County, 

In June. Allison MorrlS '00 began a 
two-year term with the Peace Corps as an 
environmental educator in Belize. 

Nikki Williams-Trawick '00 and 
Evans Trawick Jr. '01 own and 

operate Priddy Boys Restaurant in Monkey 
Junction. They are the parents of Jarettt 
Evans, born Nov. 30. 2005, 

Christy B. Wood '00 is co-owner 

of the Honolulu. Hawaii, branch of All 
Fund Mortgage, 

loulia Koukourouzova Boxley '01 

opened a branch of Club Z! In-Home 
Tutoring Services in Wilmington, 

Sarah Johnson Colonna '01 is in 

the first cohort enrolled in the master's 
degree program for women's and gender 
studies at UNC Greensboro. 

Raymond Congo '01 teaches utin 

at Bob Jones High School and resides in 
Huntsville. Ala. He was featured in a 
stor)' in the Sept. 26. 2006, edition of Tlif 
Huntsville Times. 

Miriam Berrospi-Kish '01 teaches 

in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is 
pursuing a masters degree in Spanish at 
UNC Charlotte. She resides in Concord. 

Jason S. Edwards '01 made his 

Hollywood directorial debut with his 
documentary Blood, Sweat & Gears, which 
was selected for the Cackalacky Film 
Festi\al in Charlotte, 

Kimberly Brooks Shaver '01 

received National Board Certification and 
was named Teacher of the Year for Central 
Elementary School in Albemarle. She resides 
in Richfield. 

Marjorie A. Titus '01 received a 

Master of .■'irts degree in applied geography 
and a certificate in urban planning/ 
economic development in May 2006 from 
UNC Greensboro, She is a disaster recovery 
planner with Innovative Emergency 
Management Inc. in Morrisville. 

Ryan Autry '02 was promoted to 
commercial analyst with PPD in Research 
Triangle Park, 

William B. Boyden '02 received a 

Master of Science degree in medical surgical 
nursing, adult acute care nurse practitioner, 
in May 2006 from the University of Michigan, 
Ann Arbor. He resides in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Martin Camacho '02 is an acute care 
nurse practitioner with the Department of 
Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the 
University of Pennsylvania. He also has a 
faculty position with the Acute Care Nurse 
Practitioner Program in the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Nursing. 

Jennifer Clifton Champion '02 is a 

marketing officer \\ith First Citizens Bank. 

Maria Greene '02M is the principal 

of Gregory School of Math. Science and 
Technology in Wilmington. 

Brandon HilliS '02 is a graduate intern 
for CBS Collegiate Sports Properties. He 
resides in Charlottesville. Va. 

Stacy Mintz '00 

Winter 2007 

UNCW Magazine 



A software developer with PPD. Greg 
Huff '02 is pursuing a Master of Science 
degree in computer science at L'NCW" He 

and Christy Whitfield Huff '02 

reside in Wilmington with their daughter, 
Sarah CaiiHn. 

Dave Minella '02 was promoted to 

senior account executive, public relations, 
with Stem Advertising and Public Relations 
in Piltsburgh, Pa. 

Debra Pazderski '02 received a 

Master of Science degree in school psychol- 
ogy in May 2006 from Roberts Wesleyan 
College in Rochester, N'->'.. and has an 
internship in the Onslow County School 
District for the 2006-07 school year. 

Daphne C. Watkins '02 received a 

PhD, m heahh education in May 2006 
from Texas .\&M L'niversity and was 
awarded a training grant from the National 
Institute of Mental Health to conduct 
research on psychosocial tissues and 
menial health. She is a research fellow at 
[he Uni\ersii\' of Michigan. 

Paul W. Bowes Jr. '03 is the founder 
and CEO of Neo Capital Management, LLC. 
He resides in Haw River. 

Jeff Bradley '03 is employed by Cubic 
\\ TS. a defense contractor, as a software en- 
gineer working on AV-8B Harrier jet fighter 
simulators at the Marine Corps Air Station. 
Cherr\' Point, 

Martin J. Conley III '03 obtained his 

N.C. CPA license and accepted a position as 
controller with Givens Estates in AsheviUe. 

Matthew C. Huneycutt '03, '04M 

rcceucd his CPA designation from iHl 
N.C. Board of Certified Public Accounuuii 
Examiners He is senior associate with 
Dixon Hughes, PLLC in Southern Pines 

Beth Lacey '03 participated in a remote 
sensing and in situ study of Red Sea corals 
from the Golden Shadow, a ship owned by 
the Piince of Saudi Arabia, She completed a 
Master of Science degree at Nova Southeast- 
ern University and works for the universiiv's 
Division of Student Affairs and the under- 
graduate Biology Department. She resides in 
Plantation, Fla. 

Lijcguatding: A Memoir of Secrets,. Suimming 

and the Souih bv Catherine McCall 

'03M was published b\ Harmon\ Books. 

Laura E. Rogers '03 is a mortgage loan 

oflicer wuh BB6^T in Pnrismouth, Va. She is 
a graduate of BB&Ts Management Develop- 
ment Program. 

Belinda F. Simmons '03 teaches first 

grade M LmLi.iln Sehool. She 
resides in SuppK 

Tiffany Tobe-Williams '03 is an 

assistant principal at Johnson Elcmentan,' 
School She is pursuing a master's degree in 
si.hiH>l adminislration at LNCW. 

Angela Breedon '04 is a jumor in the 

Howard Liniversiiy School of Dcntisin., 

Sarah E. Brophy '04 was pronu.ied in 

Iieiuhls man.ii;er/ira\el toodinator uilh isP 
spi'rl> sIk resides m \"nnston-Saleni, 

Jessica L. Carroll '04 is a processing 

assistant 111 the Cnuiinjl Information 
and Ideniilieaiuui Division oi the N.C. 
Stale Bureau ol hnesug.iiion She resides 
in Claylon 

Virginia Burks Chafin '04 is a 

regislned nurse uiih \Lv\ini Healthcare 
anti is pursuing a Master iil Science degree 
m nursing at UNC-Chapcl Hill. 

William Fields '04 is enrolled m the 

London School of Economics niasicr's 
degree program 

28 UNCW Magazine 

Sandra B. Harrison '04 is the assistant 

director ol alumni programs and special 
events at The College of William and Marv-, 
She resides in Williamsburg. Va. 

Falling Room, a book by Eli Hastings 

'04M. was published b\ the Lniversiiy of 
Nebraska Press. His storj- "Out of the Blue" 
is being produced as a short feature film b)' 
Westbound Films. 

Krista Holland '04M is the pre-K 

director uiih New Hanover County Schools. 

Brad HutchenS '04 was promoted to 
sales representative with Hertz Equipment 
Rental Corporation in FayeitcviUe. 

Lauren H. Lambert '04, '05 of 

Wrighlsvillc Beach was promoted to 
account e.\ecuti\ e w ith Blu Zeus Interactive 

Jessen NoviellO '04 landed a role in 

ihe t hcii s He resides in Los .Angeles. 

Julia Strachan '04 of Kings Mountain 
IS enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts degree 
program in performing arts management at 
N.C. School of the Arts 

Sarah van Schagen '04 is an editorial 

assistant at Grisr an en\ ironmental online 
magazine, and a freelance writer based in 
Seattle. Wash 

Allison Weeks Thomas '04 is 

pursuing a Master of Arts degree in illustra- 
tion design at the Savannah College of .Art 
and Design. 

The film. Bummin' It: The Life and Times 
oj Oyster Bumminf,. is the work of several 

UNCW alumni Andy Bader '05 was 

the producer/cincmaiographer. Justin 
Cioppa '05 the wriier/co-director. 
Jim Mahorney '04 pla\cd the lead role 
of Oyster Bummins, and Kevin GIIMgan 

'04 pla\ed 0\siers arch nemesis. 

Stefanie Daldone '05, creative coor- 
dinator lor Berhn Cameron United m Ncu- 

York Cit>. and Colleen Screen '06 

territory sales manager for Phillip Morns 
USA in Myrtle Beach, participated in the 
UNCW .Advertising Chapters third annual 
U.AC Advertising Panel. 

Richard Davis '05. news director for 
WA.A\' radio, is one of the founders of Griitv 
Guerilla Theatre in Wilmington. 

Susan Fritzen '05M of Wilmington is 

a real estate de\elopineni manager with 
Biltmark Corporation 

Kristin Greer '05 is national casino 
markeiuii; coordinator for Harrahs Hotel 
and Casmo in AUanlic City. N.J. 

Megan McGrath '05 was promoted to 

promotions assistant [orW'GNI with Cumu- 
lus Broadcasting 

Kate Shanahan '05 was named to the 

Raleigh Convention Center Commission. 
She is an account executive at MMl Associ- 
ates Inc.. a Raleigh-based marketing and 
public relations firm. 

The film Lemonade Stand, shot h\ Andrea 
Redder '05 with art direction bv Matt 
Gurkin '06. was accepted for the 2006 
Cucalorus Film Festival. 

The film The Dull was wniien and directed 

bv Joel Davenport '06 produced bv 
Tina Fuchs '03, shot by Andy 
Bader '05 and edited by Brandon 

Leonard '06 The film placed third in 
the narra[i\ c caiegor)- at the Gate interna- 
tional Student Festnal 

Laura C. Hoffmann '06. senior 

project manager at Key Bank N.A. in 
Brunswick. Ohio, earned a Master of 
Business Administration degree in May 
2006 from Baldwin Wallace College. She 
ser\'es on the Emerging Leaders Council 
for the ^'VVCA of Greater Cleveland. 

Michael Krayer '06 was named Male 
Scholar .Athlete of the Year by the Colonial 
.Athletic .\ssoci3iion. 

Clifton Owen '06 is a residential loan 

specialist uiih National C;ii\ Mortgage. 

Richard Sceiford '06M is executive 

director of the Carolina Civic Center in 

Chris Tice '06 is an application 
developer w ith Signals technology team in 
Wilmington, assisting clients in the creation 
of custom Web applications. 


Sarah L. Tart '86 and Jeffrey A 

Lacinski vui.Vpril 15,2006. 

Gail York '95 and Charles Sutton on 
Jan. 5. 2006. Gail received an educational 
specialist degree in adult education from 
Appalachian Slate University in .August 
2006 She plans to enroll in the doctoral 
program in educational leadership at .\SL - 

Rosemary Ferguson '96 and Todd 

R Banks on May 13, 200e>- Rosemar\- is 
director of communications of Davidson 
Lnited Methodist Church- 

Jeffrey C. Dean '97 and Margaret 

E O Cont'r on June 10. 2006. He is a 
marketing representative for The Hartford. 

Brandy R. Lichtenberger '97 and 

David Foster on May 13. 2006. She works in 
owner relations for Baker Motor Company 

in Charleston. S C 

Michael P. Burke '98 and Emily a 

W'eisenbach on Get. 8. 2006. Michael is a 
litigation associate at Cravaih. Swainc & 
Moore in New York City. 

Olivia Goode '98 and Brian McGarry 
on July 19. 2006. Olivia is an adult nurse 
practitioner in Reston. Va. 

Thomas C. Hall '98, '06M and 
Haley Y. Phillips '99 on Ma> 27. 

200b. TC is a business banker with BB&T 
in Rockingham, and Haley is a teacher in 
RiehiTtond Couniv Schools. 

Holy HigginS '99 and Seth Wilcher on 
Dec. 11. 2005. Holly is a grant manager with 
the Universitv of Gec»rgia and leaches ai 

Georgia's Technical Colleges. 

Amanda L. Bost '00, '04M and 

\ance W. Danielson on May 19. 2006. 
Amanda is a clinical regulator^' specialist 
with PPD in Wilmington 

Amy L. Goodwin '00 and Laurence 

L. Miller '05M on May 20- 2006 Amy 
is a clinical research associate with PPD in 
Research Triangle Park, and Laurence is 
pursing a PhD in behavioral pharmacologv 
at I'NC Chapel Hill. 

Michael Kulawiak '00 and Helen Than 
on .April 1, 2006. He is a credit policy and 
procedure coordinator for West America. 

Jennifer Stewart '00 and Christopher 
A DiekscN on SepL 1 7. 2005 Jennifer is 
clinical regulator, associate with .Adhere.x 
Technologies Inc. 

Cynthia L. Stewart '00 .md John 

C. Pearson '00 >mi March 18. 2005. She 
IS employed by Bank of .America, and he is 
cmplovcd by Cintas. 

Ebony Freeland *01 and Kevm Brvam 

on Sepi "J, 200o Ehonv is a professional 
development program manager for the 
National .Association for College .Admission 
Counseling in N'irginia 

Lindsay L. Littell '01 and Matt S. 

Weaver '01 on May 20. 200b Lindsay is 
an outpatient therapist with .AS.AR and Mall 
IS an assistant vice president with First 
Citizens Bank Thcv reside in Moores\ille. 

Amanda Darrigrand '03 
and Justin Duffy '03 

Heather Elle" 

'^'"^berly Melnick '02 

^.Winter 2007 


Amanda E. St. Hilaire '01 and Nathan 

A. Grubich on Sep. 10, 2005. They reside in 
Ludingion, Mich. Amanda is the owner of 
Red Door GaIIer\'. 

Katherine A. Turpin '01 and Michael 

p. Stokes on Feb- 18, 2006. Katherine is a 
civil service employee at Camp Lejeune. 

Emily Baker *02 and Kristoffer Parker 
on Sept. 16. 2006. Emily is a registered 
nurse with Duke University Hospital. 

Shane A. Burke '02 and Blancaj. 

Tosado on June 17, 2006. Shane is a 
financial analyst with New England Pension 
Consultanis in Boston. 

Heather Ellett '02 and wmiam McNeil 
on May 29, 2005. Heather is an ice-skating 
instructor and administrative assistant at 
Rick Side Ice Arena in Gurnee, HI. 

Heather L. Kozak '02 and Jason M. 

Thornton '03 on July 2. 2006. Heather is 
the aquarium curator at Tybee Island Marine 
Science Center, and Jason is a mental heahh 
assistant with Coastal Harbor Treatment 

Mandy Magrath '02 and Huw d 

O'Callaghan on May 7, 2006. Mandy 
graduated in May 2006 from Florida Slate 
University's College of Law and is an 
attorney in the Public Defender's Office in 
Tallahassee. Fla. 

Kimberly Melnick '02 and Harris 

Lineberger on Aug. 19, 2006. She is a junior 
trader with Bank of America in Charlotte, 

Mary Ann Smith '02 and Clinton S. 

Roberson '01 on Sept. 30, 2006. Mary 
Ann ib an accountant with Earney and 
Company CPA, and Clinton is as project 
manager with Intercoastal Diving Inc. 

Amanda L. Darrigrand '03 and 

Justin D. Duffy '03 on Aug 20, 2005 

Amanda is an administrative assistant 
with Financial Freedom, and Justin is the 
manager of Hester Farms. They reside in 
Alpharetta. Ga. 

Elizabeth A. Grissom '03 and 
Jeremy T. Somers '01, '03M on 

March 18, 2006. Elizabeth is a mortgage 
banker with RBC Centura Bank, and Jeremy 
is a senior accountant with Dixon-Hughes, 
PLLC. They reside in Graham. 

Christina W. Smith '03 and Patrick 

Q, Scheper on June 17. 2006. Chrisima is a 
trust officer with BB&T in Raleigh. 

Marcus W. Canady '04 and Melody 

E. Jewell on Sept. 9, 2006. Marcus is an 
accountant with Deloitte and Touche. 

Kimberly L. Hills '04 and Thomas 
E. Carpenter '02 on June 24, 2006. 

Kimberly is a doctoral candidate in neuro- 
biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Thomas 
is employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of 
North Carolina. 

Brianne Owen '04 and Shawn E. 

Williams on Aug. 12, 2006. Brianne is an audit 
associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Jessica Rickert '04 and Forrest N. 

GoodSOn '05 on Aug. 5, 2006. Jessica is 
a fifth grade teacher at Lynn Road Elemen- 
tary School, and Forrest is a business analyst 
with Glaxo Smith Kline. 

Ashley M. Breedlove '05 and Randy 

K. Naleimaile on April 22, 2006, Ashley is 
the deputy clerk of superior court in New 
Hanover County 

Clifton H. Eddens '05M and 

Katherine E. Crowley on Sepi. 23, 2006. 
Clifton manages the interventional cardiol- 
ogy department at New York- Presbyterian/ 

Winter 2007 

Weill Cornell Hospital. He also plays drums 
m Off the Chan, a rock band he formed to 
play benefits for medical causes. 

Jason T. King '05 and Anna P Cauley 
on June 24, 2006. Jason is a health/physi- 
cal education teacher with Wayne County 

Charles B. Rippetoe '05 and Emtly 

B. Hands on Nov 5. 2005 

Lisa A. Spane '05 and John B. 

Foster '03 on June 1 , 2006. Lisa is 
employed by Cape Fear L>B/GYN, and John 
is a webmaster with USA Attachments. 

Craig A. Warren '05 and Amy E. 

Bruison on Aui; I 2, 2006, Craig is an 
accutinKini wiih Pitt. Pcrrs- and Crone Inc. 

Amber Grogan '06 and Jason 

Hacker '06 on June 10, 2006. 


To Haywood A. '87 and Deborah 
Ridgely Barnes '89 twm daughters, 

Emor\ Elizabeth and Mary Milbourne, on 
Dec. 5, 2005, Ha^'wood is a partner in the 
law firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP in 

To Lisa Yoos Council '90 and her 

husband Da\id, j dauL^hicr, Breannon Mack- 
enzie, on June 12, 2000. Lisa is employed by 
the Wilson County Health Department, 

Jo Mark C. Worsley '90 and his wife 

Tanis, .1 son, Noah, on April 3. 2006. Mark 
was promoted to sion- manager with Target 
in Elgin, S.C, 

To Laura C. Covington '91 and her 

husband Joseph Nnonan, a son, Owen, on 
Aug. 9. 2006, Laura is a Ladies Professional 
Golf Association assistant professional at 
Pine Lake Country Club and Queens 
University in Charlotte 

To John "Burt" '93 and Kristen 
Grady Kilpatrick III '91 , a son, Lucas 

Christian, on June 20, 2006, A math teacher 
with New Hanover County Schools, Burt is 
in the Principal Fellows Program at LNCW 
where he is pursuing a Master of Science 
degree, Kristen leaches chemistry at Coastal 
Carolina Conimunii\' College. 

To Cammie Parker Viverette '93, 

'95M and husband Chris, twins, David 
Joseph and Kaylee Grace, on Nov, 29, 2005. 

To Lisa Gallagher Esposito '94 and 

her husband James, a daughter, .Alexandra 
Nicole, on Aug, 24, 2006. 

To Drew B. '94 and Debra Moss 

Phillips '96, a son, Damon Drew, on 
Sept. 1 1 , 2006, Drew is the owner of D&D 
Medical in Raleigh, 

To Marcus '96 and Crystal Parrish 

Smith '95, a daughter, Kinsley Elizabeth, 
on July 26, 2005. Marcus is a vice president 
for investment banking with A.G. Edwards, 
and Crystal is a stay-at-home mom. They 
reside in Richmond, Va 

To Rick '95 and Tiffani Payne 

StinSOn '99. a daughter, Elizabeth "Ella" 
\icioria, on Feb 7, 2005, Rick is a loan 
officer with Olympic Mortgage Consultants 
Inc. in Wilmington. 

To Jeffrey J. '97 and Kristen Oeser 

Herrett '02, a daughter, Shelby Clare, 
on July 6. 2006, Kristen is a customer care 
representative with Verizon Wireless, and 
Jeffrey is a chef with Bald Head Island 

To Nancy Feeney McGuire '97 and 

her husband Brian, a son. Hayden Lee, on 
July 8, 2006. 

To Kristen Freccia Behm '98 and 

her husband Chriiitophcr, a daughter, 
Josette Catherine, on June 15, 2006, Kristin 
is a senior clinical team manager with PPD 
in Wilmington. 

To Krrstine Ferrara Carlson '98 and 

her husband Chris, a son, Matthew Douglas, 
on July 27, 2006, Kristine works in commu- 
nity relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield 
of North Carolina. 

To Chris C. '98 and Roxanne 

ClariuS Long '95, a daughter. Haley 
Elizabeth, on Aug. 15, 2006. Chris is a 
supervisor with the insurance premium tax 
unit of the N,C- Departmcni of Revenue, 
Roxanne teaches at the Goddard School, 
They reside in Raleigh, 

To Maj. Brent Orr '98 and his wife 
Erin, a son, Rile\' OBricn, on March 2, 
2006. Brent is an attack helicopter 
battalion executive officer with the U.S. 
Army Aviation Branch. 

To Wendy Royal Cabral '99 and her 

husband Kenny, a daughter. Lenscy Taylor, 
on Jan. 29. 2006, Wendy is the principal at 
North Duplin Elementary School. 

To April Barefoot Tisher '99 and her 

husband Christopher, a son, Nicholas 
Christopher, on Sept, 22. 2006. 

To Ryan K. '00 and Elite Maldonado 

Houghton '01, a son, Kristopher Jose, on 

Feb. 5. 2006, 

To Melissa Sumner Rountree '00 

and her husband Kenneth, a daughter, 
Abigail Paige, on June 20, 2006, Melissa 
is the assistant business manager at Rivers 
Correctional Institution in Winton, 

To Meredith Moore Steadman '01 

and her husband Gary, a daughter, Kathryn 
Blair, on Dec. 17, 2005, Meredith teaches in 
Chesapeake Public Schools. 

To Troy M. Coughlin '02 and his wife 
Karla. a son. Alec Kristopher, on June 18, 
2006. Troy is a network administrator with 
Consolidated Apparel Group in Rouses 
Point, N,Y, 

To George T. '02 and Julie Scott 

Thorne '99, a daughter. Greyson Marie, 
on Jan. 6. 2006, George is president of 
Thome Realty Inc. in Rocky Mount. 

To Chad N. '03 and Jodi Francis 

Leary '02. a daughter, Jilhan Taylor, on 
April I 2, 2005. Chad is a science teacher 
and athletic coach ai Manteo High School, 
and Jodi is a nurse case manager with the 
Dare County Health Department. 

To Matthew J. Currin '03M and his 

wile Shannon, a son, Hayden James, on 
July 2, 2006. Matthew was promoted to chief 
financial officer at Cape Fear Farm Credit. 

To Matthew G. '03 and Tosha 
Burchette Willard '03, a daughter. 

Bailey Grace, on March 31, 2006. Matthew 
is an outside salesman with the Contractor 
Yard m Wiimington- 

To Summer Talbert Safrit '04 and 

her husband Sleffie. a daughter, Mia Lynn, 
Sept. 2, 2006. 

To Eli '04 and Heidi Belcher 

ThompSOn'04. a son, Asher. on Feb. 3, 
2005. Eli is a graphic design artist with Im- 
age Monster, 

To Lee '05, '06M and Catherine 
Hinton Casteen '00. a daughter. 

Natalie Claire, on May 18. 2006. Lee is a 
staff accountant with Ernst & Young LLP in 
Raleigh. They reside in Holly Springs. 

To Justin M. '06 and Mariah Coburn 

Hayes '05. a son. Madden Dixon, on 
June 15, 2006, Justin is employed by 
Winston Salem Health Care Pharmacy. The 
famil)' resides in Winston Salem. 


Walter M. Clewis '73died.Aug. 1,2006 
Jesse L. Hayes Jr. '82 died July 24, 2006. 
Jamie C. Albright '01 died Aug 18, 2006. 


Derrick A. Sherman 9i died Aug 31, 

2006- UNCWs Sherman Emerging Scholar 
Lecture Series was established in honor of 
him and his late wife, Virginia. 

John A. Marts, a professor of accounting 
in the Cameron School of Business, died on 
Oct, 1.2006. 


UNCW Magazine 


Alumna and 

fornier admissions 

counselor climbs higher 

in education career as 

Assistant to the 
President at UMES 

by Andrea Weaver 

nspired by the example of several role models 
'at UNCW, Wilmington native Rolanda Burney "99 
has built a successful career in higher education. She now 
serves as the special assistant to President Thelma B. Thomp- 
son at the University of Mar\'land Eastern Shore (UMES). 

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor's 
degree in English, Burney returned home to Wilmington and 
took a job in retail. 

"My real interest lay in public relations, so I sought oppor- 
tunities to learn more about the field and obtained an 
internship at UNCW," she recalls. "I worked with Mimi 
Cunningham in uni\crsit\' relations and with Joe Browning in 
sports information. " 

With their encouragement, Burney applied for a position as a 
UNCW admissions counselor and landed the job. Her super- 
visor encouraged Burney to enhance her skills as a researcher 
and writer by going to graduate school. She completed her 
master's degree in English in 1999. 

"UNCW helped me discover who I am, and gave me entree 
into the world of higher education," Burney said. "I had good 
mentors there who ha\e stayed in contact with me." 

She left UNCW to serve as assistant dean of admissions at the 
University of Virginia. She moved from there to Livingstone 
College in Salisbun,; where she was first dean of enrollment 
management and. later, the associate vice president for enroll- 
ment management, liurnev acce|Hed her current position at 
UMES in ]ul\ 200(-i. 

More than 4,000 students attend UMES, Maryland's his- 
torically black 1890 land-grant institution. UMES emphasizes 
baccalaureate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, health 
professions, sciences, and teacher etliu.uion The iini\ersit\ is 
coinniillcd lo niecliiig regional economic dcvelopnienl needs. 

statewide workforce development needs, the international 
development priorities of the nation and commercialization 
and entrepreneurial \entures of the universit); through engage- 
ment activities and partnerships. 

"We do a great job with all students, " Burney said, "but 
take special care to encourage students who have burgeon- 
ing potential." 

As special assistant to the president, she has many signifi- 
cant responsibilities. Burney series as a representative for 
the president as requested, responds to verbal and written 
communications, drafts letters and proposals, serves as 
secretary to the Board of Visitors, the Executive Council 
and the E.xecutive Cabinet, coordinates executive leadership 
training and works with the President's Committee on Hon- 
orarv- Degrees to identify and research potential candidates, 
among other duties. 

One of her most exciting assignments has been to attend 
meetings on Capitol Hill with Dr. Thompson on behalf of the 
Council of the 1890 Universities. "We met with several key 
officials in Washington to request assistance for equitv lund- 
ing for the land-grant universities. " she said. 'It was exciting, 
because this group of college presidents and administrators 
really revealed to me another side of higher education admin- 
istration, and I felt as il we're truK' making a dillerence." 

L'NCW nurtured Burne\'s interest m lifelong learning. She 
has applied for graduate school at L'MES to pursue a doctor- 
ate in organirational leadership and management. In her rare 
spare time, Burnc\ cnjo\s \isitiiig Wilmington lo see LimiK 
and liiends. 

"I am proud of UNCW and honored to he an alumna, " she 
said "1 like to tell people that I'm a mo\er. a shaker and a 
wa\e maker! " 

30 UNCW Magazine 

Winter 2007 


I or decades of UNCW classes to come, the name James 
Fulcher '02 will be associated with innovative art. This fall, 
the artist's aquatic creations were unveiled as a permanent fix- 
ture in the new Herbert and Syhaa Fisher Student Center. 

"We needed to make a significant visual statement given the 
grandeur of the space. James' work is the perfect addition," 
commented University Union Director Carolyn Farley. 

Interestingly, before the reveal, few people were aware of 
Fulcher's talent. He said, "I never took any studio art classes in 
college. None of my professors ever knew 1 did this." 

Fulcher, who graduated with a communication studies degree, 
first began "whittling sea creatures out of wood" in the mid- 
1990s during his four-year stint in the army. "When I was in 
the woods, I would carve relief designs, and they made me feel 
like I was back at home," he said. 

Most of Fulcher's designs are inspired by his hometown, 
Atlantic, N.C., where for over 100 years his family has been 
part of the commercial fishing industry. 

"I used to watch old fishermen tell stories and whittle and 
when they were done talking, they would give you a beauti- 
ful pelican or fish. Watching them made me analyze things 
around me and go, 'I could make something out of that.' Now, 
this is how I express myself creatively," he explained. 

Fulcher said the pieces he created for the Fisher Student Cen- 
ter are "fashioned out of old surfboards beyond repair" which 
he chisels with a knife and then paints with vibrant acr^'lic 
paints in his home garage overlooking the water. 

"My art definitely has to do with my experience at UNCW. I 
shaped these pieces by envisioning the seascapes and the surf 
I enjoyed when I was here," remarked the avid surfer. Fulcher 
now resides in Cedar Island, from which he commutes 20 min- 
utes daily by boat to work as an electrical technician with the 
U.S. Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman. 

Regarding his contribution to the Fisher Student Center, 
Fulcher said, "The whole experience is very special to me. I 
get attached to every piece. After spending 40 to 60 hours with 
each one, it's like giving up my child. 

"This is my way of showing my appreciation to UNCW," said 
Fulcher. "I loved my years here. This school has really been 
instrumental in all of my success. I owe them a lot." 

treasures , 

in old surfboaras 

by Joy C. Davis '07 

EZach sea creature and coral reef scene James 
Fulcher '02 created for the Fisher Student Union 
display was specifically crafted to "reflect the 
indigenous population of the local beaches near 
UNCW." Blue crab, sailfish and flounder are just 
a few of the marine animals Included. 

Winter 2007 


Donis Noe Smith '86. '94M 91 0.792.0805 

Vice Chair 

Jason Wheeler '99. '03M 910.231.8887 


Beth Terry '00 910.509.2000 



Marl< Tyler '87 910.313.3333 

Past Chair 

Ed Vosnock'71 910.675.2788 

Board Members 

Jennifer Adams 'OOM 910.799.5878 

Sherry Broome '01 M 91 0.799.3678 

Crystal Caison '84 910.790.2250 

James Carroll '90 919.781.9470 

Cara Costello '97, ■03M 910.772.6993 

DruFarrar'73 910.392.4324 

Kimberly Wiggs Gamlin '90 919.989.8221 

Patrick Gunn '00 770.783.0333 

Enoch Hasberry III '98 910.347.2612 

Gayle Hayes '89 910.791.1862 

Trudy Maus '91 . '97M 910.793.4298 

Joanie D. Martin '91 910.431.2692 

Marcus Smith '96 804.864.4861 

Kelly Stevens '84 910.686.4372 

Robert Warren '74 910.395.5842 

Patnck Whitman '05 910.815.6906 

African American Graduates Association 

Gia Long '91 910.617.5600 

Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Sarah Hall Cam '99, '05M 910.270.1512 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 910.297.0752 

Florida Chapters 

Kevin Snyder '98 386.323.8806 

Ft. Lauderdale 

Rich Dzicek '89 954.568.4600 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Jams Norns '81 910.509.9608 

Past Chair's Council 

Tom Lament '80 910.392.3033 

UNO Wilmington Alumni golf outing at Echo Farms Golf Course. 










Alumni Association Board 

of Directors Meeting 


Men's Basketball Pregame Social 


Wilmington College Alumni Luncti 


Wilmington Concert Association 

Bulgarian State Opera: 

Puccini's Turandot ■* 


Arts in Action: Tempo Libre * 

Thalian Hall 


Cultural Arts Building 

Inaugural Celebration 

6 Wilmington Concert Association 

Jonathan Biss. piano * 

19 Leadership Lecture Series 
Edward O Wilson - 

'The Future of Life" * 7 p.m. 

20 Arts in Action 

Joe Goode Perfonnance Group * 




North Carolina Symphony * 


Alumni Awards and Scholarship 

Endowment Gala 




Men's Basketball Pregame Social 


Arts in Action: Shemekia Copeland ■* 


Leadership Lecture Senes 

Charies Fishman - 

"The Walmart Effect" * 7 p.m. 


Wilmington College Alumni Lunch 


Wilmington Concert Association 






Arts in Action: Stefon Hams * 
"Afncan Tarantella: Dances with Duke" 

North Carolina Symphony * 
Bnan Reagin, violin 

Alumni Golf Tournament 
Magnolia Greens 

Nortfi Carolina Symphony * 
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano 

Moscow Festival Ballet's Don Quixote * 

* All perfomiances are at 8 p.m. unless otherevise 
indicated. Staned events are held in Kenan 
Auditonum. Events may require admission charges 
or reservations. For tickets and additional 
information, call 910.962.3500 or 800.732.3643. 
or visit 


14TH Annual 


Get your foursome together, and join the UNCW Alumni Association 
for a fun-filled day during the 14th annual Cape Fear Golf Classic. 

Thursday, April 26 XS>/ Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation VO/ Registration: Noon \^f Shotgun Start: 1 p.m. 

Format: Captain's choice using 1 percent of team's total tiandicap. 

Individuals: $140 
Teams: $550 

• Includes cart and greens fee, range balls, 
alumni goodie bag, Chick-fil-A^ lunch, 
course beverages and dinner 

Gold Sponsors: $750 

• Includes team pacl<age plus greenside 
signage for your business and a table for 
promo items during registration and 
awards dinner 

Teal Sponsors: $850 

• Includes team package plus tee signage 
for your business, table for promo items 
during registration and awards dinner 
and radio and print advertising 

Tee Sponsors: $250 

• Signage on tee 

Cart Sponsors: $200 

•Signage on green or cart 

Deadline for entries and sponsorships is March 30. 

Chance to win a two-year lease 
on a 2007 Hummer from 
Rippy Automotive! 



Team Captain 

Team Name 




■ Zip- 




. E-mail. 

UNCW Alumni Association Member? 

Individual Entry Fee (SI 40) 

Team Entry Fee (S550) 

Corporate Gold Sponsorship ($750) Corporate Name 

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Internships build confidence 


Dazzling opportunities 
for learning 


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Students take in a lecture 
at ttie Computer Information 
Systems (CIS) Building's 
Financial Markets Room 
at UNC Wilmington. 

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As 1 write this, the campus is kish with spring color - fuchsia and crimson azaleas, white 
Cherokee roses, pink cherry blossoms and lacy cream dogwoods. Witnessing firsthand the 
beauty of the campus were members of the 2007 freshman class who visited March 31. Ne.xt 
year's class of about 1,950 freshmen promises to be the best ever, with increases in average SATs 
and high school GPAs. We are also pleased to see more students from our eight-county service 
region applying, being accepted and enrolling at UNCW. 

This has been an extraordinary spring for UNC Wilmington. The university has been forever 
changed with the opening of the first-class Cultural Arts Building and its performance venues 
and gallery space. The Computer Information Systems Building is operational, complete with 
ticker tape in the trading room. Admissions is now m a renovated Hinton James Hall, where 
campus tours originate at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. In August, 600 students will move into 
the new Seahawk Landing apartments, and we will break ground for the new $31 million School 
of Nursing Building. 

Spring has been extraordinary in another way - a surge of contributions from generous donors. 
This magazine has more details about several wonderful gifts, but let me single out two. Thanks 
to Mark Griffis and David Robertson, every academic department now has an endowed scholar- 
ship. Their $1 million gift raised their total contributions to UNCW to more than $1.6 million. 

BB&T Corporation made a gift of more than $1 million to establish the Moral Foundations of 
Capitalism program, which includes the BB&T Global Capitalism Lecture Series in the Cameron 
School of Business. The gift will support the BB&T Student Managed Investment Fund, allowing 
finance majors and MBA students to invest significant real dollars as they learn how to manage 
stocks and bonds. 

Such donor investments in UNCW are shaping our campus into a remarkable center for 
education, discovery, outreach and enlightenment. We are in the early stages of a comprehen- 
sive campaign, which is about much more than money. The campaign is a strategy to position 
UNCW as the highest quality, mid-size, masters university in the state. We intend to be the ideal 
alternative to the mega flagship university. We are grateful to all of our donors and supporters 
for helping us reach our goal. 

As we work to give our students the most powertul learning experience possible, we have not 
overlooked the importance of ensuring access to higher education for those of limited economic 
means. We have announced a new financial aid program called Seahawks SOAR that will allow 
at least 500 students to attend UNCW at little cost to them. The financial aid package is a 
creative mix of federal and state grants, scholarships and loans, and a portion of tuition increase 
dollars designated for this purpose by student members of the tuition increase committee. 

Throughout this issue, you will learn of the many great things happening at UNC Wilmington. 
As always, 1 encourage your calls, letters and e-mails, and appreciate your continued support for 
this great university. 

All the best. 

Rosemary DePaolo 





During an emergency, minutes spent 
locating tine person In distress could 
mean tlie difference between life and 
death. Now, with new technology and 
a strong partnership with New Hanover 
County, an emergency call to 91 1 
provides the caller's location at UNCW 
down to the room number. 

In February 2007, the campus E-911 
system went online, connecting directly 
to the county emergency call center. 
When a dispatcher answers a 91 1 call 
from UNCW, the system automatically 
identifies the location. Including street 
address, building name and room num- 
ber. It also provides Geographic Informa- 
tion Systems (GIS) maps to police, fire 
or EMS with the fastest response route. 

"We are the only entity in the county that 
can provide this level of detailed Informa- 
tion," said Bill Vereen, director of tele- 
communications. "Our system Is a model 
for other campuses. This state-of-the-art 
technology ensures the highest level of 
safety and emergency response for our 
campus community." 

The four-year, $90,000 implementation 
required assigning street addresses to 
numerous campus buildings, install- 
ing and testing hardware and software, 
manually entering system data, training 
personnel and assigning a physical loca- 
tion to 6,300 campus phone numbers. 

2007 Razor Walker Award recipients, left to right, back row: 

George Koseruba, James Wallace, Walter Anderson. 

Seated, left to rigtit: Robyn Render, Millie Ravenel and Elsie Leak 

Honorees share unwavering commitment 
to children and youth 

The Razor Walker Awards, presented 
annually by the Watson School ol 
liducation, recognized in .\pnl si-\ 
individuals for their vision, tenacily, 
courage and sacrifice. Their willing- 
ness to walk the "razors edge" is 
making a difference ever\' da\" in the 
li\ cs of North Caixtlma's children and 
N'outh. The 2007 honorees are: 

Walter C. Anderson, a retired 

engineer who \olunteers al souih- 
port Elementary School; 
George M. Koseruba a pedia- 
trician who woiLeil Willi the New 
I laiuner C oiinl\ lleallli ncparmicnt 
in the U)40s to set up clinics to 
pnnide infant care and iniinuniza- 
iions for children from poor families; 
Elsie C. Leak, associate supeiln- 
Icndenl lor curriculum and school 
iclorm lor the stale l")e|iartmenl ol 
rublic Inslruclion who loughl to 

close the achievement gaps for North 
Carolina students; 

Millie Ravenel, founder of the N.C. 

Center lor International Under- 
standing at LINC Chapel Hill that 
coordinates North Carolina in the 
World, the statewide K-12 global 
education moxcmeni; 
Robyn R. Render, vice president 
Ku mioiniation resources and ehiel 
mlormalion ollicer ol the l^NC 
sxslem who works to ensure that all 
ol the states universilv students are 
prepared to live in a dixerse. global, 
liigliU icclinological conimunity; 
James Wallace, founder and chief 
executive ollicer ol Intracoasial Really 
which launched the non-prolit Teach- 
er's I uikI 111 200t to ,iwaid giants lo 
public and prixate elementarx school 
teachers to purchase materials for 
their classrooms. 



Tuition increase offers 500 students 

opportunity to 

Beginning fall 2007, the Seahawks Sup- 
port Opportunity Access and Respon- 
sibility (SOAR) program will guarantee 
to meet the financial aid needs of 500 
students whose families" income falls 
within a range of up to one and a half 
times the poverty level as defined by the 
federal government. 

Students are often weary of tuition 
increases, but the UNCW Student Gov- 
ernment Association (SGA) believed 
so strongly in the potential value of 
Seahawks SOAR, they unanimously ap- 
proved the resolution and accompany- 
ing raise in tuition. 

"We were all reluctant to vote for any 
tuition increase until we saw this pro- 
gram," noted Kaitlin Helms, former 
student body vice president. 

Seahawks SOAR is funded by $81 of 
the 2007-08 tuition increase of $192 for 
in-state and $220 for out-of-state stu- 
dents. According to the SGA resolution, 
the landmark program is a "giant step 
for UNCW, in that it will allow us to 
provide 100 percent of the financial aid 
needed for four years to our university's 
most disadvantaged students." 

UNCW is one of approximately 40 
universities nationwide offering such 
a program. SOAR is just one way the 
university is responding to the fact that 


more than half of UNCWs total enroll- 
ment qualifies for some form of finan- 
cial aid. 

"If you can get into UNCW, we will 
provide the resources for you and help 
you finish college," said Helms. "It is 
not only money. The plan provides a 
faculty mentor relationship, tutoring 
resources, a personal financial aid advi- 
sor and other incentives to both make 
the grade and graduate in four years. 

"This program could determine il stu- 
dents go to college at all. 1 will gladly 
pay additional tuition for someone else 
who might not otherwise be able to go 
to college," said Helms. 

students of UNCW's Theatre Department 
present the very first production of Tom 
Shoppard's "15-Minute Hamlet" in the 
mainstage theatre during the grand opening of 
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showcasing the cultural arts 
with special performances and 
exhibits, a private reception 
and public tours marked the 
inauguration of the UNCW 
Cultural Arts Building in 
January. The building is home 
to the departments of music, 
theatre and art and art history. 




performs July 28 

This year's Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive and Residency at UNCW 
will culminate in a premiere performance by the internationally acclaimed 
company Saturday, July 28 at Kenan Auditorium. 

The celebration will begin with a private pre-performance reception 
at 7 p.m., followed by a premiere performance by the Carolina Ballet at 8 
p.m. and will conclude with a post-performance dessert reception with 
the artists. To attend the performance and dessert reception, tickets are 
$25 to S32 for reserved seating, $12 for students or free to UNCW stu- 
dents with valid ID. 

The Raleigh-based Carolina Ballet was launched in 1997, under the 
direction of Artistic Director Robert Weiss, former principal dancer for 
the New York City Ballet. Internationally recognized for his creative and 
energetic choreography, Weiss, in a few short years, turned Carolina 
Ballet into one of the top-10 ballet companies in the country. 

Tickets to this premiere performance can be purchased at the Kenan 
Auditorium Box Office, 910-962-3500 or 800-732-3643. More informa- 
tion is available at 





Carolina Ballet in "The Four Temperaments," choreography by George Balanchine, 
©The Balanchine Trust, photo by Russ Howe 

iiERSoo" UNCW Magazine 


trimming the trans fats 


by Brenda Riegel 

This spring, all university campus din- 
ing facilities converted to a zero grams 
trans fat fr)'er oil (defined by the FDA 
as 0.5 grams per serving or less). This 
decision was made as part of campus 
dinings ongoing commitment to pro- 
viding healthy options and m response 
to research showing students are more 
concerned than ever with their intake of 
trans fats. 

Campus dining worked with suppliers, 
dietitians and chefs to identif)' an oil 
that provides the same great taste stu- 
dents prefer, hut m a non-hydrogenated 
com and sunflower oil version contain- 
ing zero grams of trans fats. 

"We are committed to identifying and 
providing a wide range of choices to 
help our students manage their con- 
sumption of trans fats and saturated 
fats," said JP Fesperman, director of 
campus dining. "After an in-depth re- 
view, it's clear that this new oil offers the 
best combination of value, performance, 
tasle and health profile." 

Some of the other healthy options of- 
fered by campus dining include vegetar- 
ian entrees, sushi, low-fat and fat-free 
dressings and grab-and-go salads and 
wraps. The Campus Dish nutritional 
informational kiosk located inside Wag- 
oner Dining Hall provides nutritional 
information for each day's menu items. 

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tips are available on the "fresh and 
healthy" section of the campus dining 
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Community members as well as students, faculty and staff may 
apply for a passport and have their photos taken on the campus 
of UNC Wilmington. In October 2006, the university was designated 

as a regional passport application acceptance agent by the U.S. 
Department of State, only the second UNC campus to be selected. 


le university encourages international 
'educational experiences. Obtaining a 
passport is one of the first steps toward 
such a journey to any foreign country. 
This is especially true in light of new 
regulations requiring all persons, in- 
cluding U.S. citizens, traveling by air 
between the United States and Canada, 
Mexico, Central and South America, 
the Caribbean, and Bermuda to present 
a valid passport. 

The UNCW passport office is centrally 
located on campus in the Auxiliary Ser- 
vices Department in the Warwick Center, 
where university ID cards are issued. 

e passport agency is a natural fit for 
us, said Richard Fauson, director of 
auxiliar)' services. "We already take pho- 
tographs and issue identification cards. 
Now, we can provide even more services 
to our students, the university as a whole, 
our community and region." 

Br}'an Foster '05 is a computer program- 
mer at the university and was one of the 
first people to apply for a passport through 
the UNCW office. He found the process 
extremely convenient. 

"It can be hard to get downtown during 
the regular 9 to 5 hours," Foster said. 
"For students, faculty and staff, it's so 
easy to just run across campus during 
lunch or a break between classes and 
take care of everything." 



Wilmington-area residents are also finding 
UNCW a convenient place to apply for a 
passport, and the word is spreading. 

"AAA is sending people to our office 
for passports, as well as PPD and North 
Carolina Rep. Mike McInt}Te"s office," 
said Sandy Ellington, UNCW One Card 

Unlike the downtown post office, the 
only other passport office in the city, no 
appointments are necessary at UNCW. 
The UNCW passport office is open 8 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More 
information is available at www.uncw. 
edu/ba/onecard/passports.htm or 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 



Melissa Milstead 

Anna Raynor 

Milstead exemplifies scholar-athlete 

Melissa Milstead received numerous accolades as a student-athlete. 
For the second consecutive year, she w/as named the CAA's Women's 
Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year She was the 2006-07 recipient 
of UNCW's Chancellor's Cup Award for Academic Excellence. 

Milstead won first place in the Undergraduate Research Paper Divi- 
sion at the Technology and Social Sciences Annual Conference in Las 
Vegas. Her presentation was titled "Environmental Education Curricu- 
lum to Accompany K-2 Field Trips to Airlie Gardens and the Benefits 
of Environmental Education at the Elementary Level." 

Her paper, which included input from local first grade teachers and 
the Airlie Gardens environmental education office, will be the only stu- 
dent paper published in the group's bi-annual journal In January 2008. 

A three-time recipient of the CAA Commissioner's Award and Golden 
Seahawk Award, Milstead swam on the 200 freestyle relay and 400 
medley relay teams that set school records at the CAA Champion- 
ships. She registered a perfect 4.00 grade point average in her double 
major of elementary education and psychology. 

Raynor qualifies for third NCAA appearance 

Senior standout Anna Raynor, one of the most decorated student- 
athletes in university history, finished fourth in the NCAA Outdoor Track 
and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. 

The Benson, N.C., product was also named recipient of the Dr. 
Thomas V. Moseley Award as the school's outstanding student- 
athlete in 2006-07 and was selected as the Southeast Region 
Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross 
Country Coaches Association. 

Raynor captured her third consecutive Colonial Athletic Association javelin 
title in late April and then successfully defended her "Championship of 
Americas" title at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia. 

The versatile thrower finished second at the NCAA East Regionals in 
Gainesville, Fla., to earn her third trip to the nationals. 

UNCW claims CAA 
r men's track title 

The Seahawks entered the final day of 
the CAA men's track and field cham- 
pionship trailing front runner William & 
Mary, but rallied with a strong second 
day effort to claim its eighth confer- 
ence title. UNCW finished fourth on the 
women's side. 

Senior Zeickia Ledwell captured both 
the 110 and 400 meter hurdles events. 
In the 110 hurdles, Ledwell earned his 
fifth career conference championship. 
In the 400, he edged junior teammate 
Ernest Asante for his sixth career con- 
ference title. 

Joining Ledwell with conference cham- 
pionship titles were sophomore Matt 
Miller, who won the decathlon and the 
men's 4x400 relay. The 4x400 relay 
squad of Ledwell, sophomore Jared 
Clark, junior Uri Robinson and junior 
Chris Courson gave UNCW its fourth 
consecutive relay title with a time of 

With his 4x400 relay championship, 
Ledwell moved into a tie with former 
Seahawk standout Xzavier Chisholm 
with seven CAA titles. 

While the Seahawks posted four first- 
place finishes, it was their depth that 
delivered their eighth conference title. 
Sophomore John Carr added second- 
place finishes in the 100 and 200 meter 
sprints, while Asante finished second 
to Ledwell in both hurdles events. The 
men's 4x100 Relay team, consisting of 
junior Mo Peacock, junior John-Tyler 
Evans, senior AJ Kaschak and Carr fin- 
ished second. 

Junior Travis Midgette, who won the 
long jump one day earlier, finished sec- 
ond in the triple jump. 



teams make 
big splash again 

The men's swimming and diving team, 
which went 7-4 in the dual meet sea- 
son, won its sixth title this semester 
behind veteran leadership and several 
talented newcomers. The Seahawks 
closed out the CAA Swimming & Diving 
Championships with 573 points for a 
55-point victory over host institution 
George Mason. 

Senior Eric Boyer captured the 100 
freestyle gold and swam legs on the 
CAA-champion 200 medley relay and 
200 freestyle relay squads. Newcomer 
Rob Anderson set a freshman record 
in the 100 breaststroke, and rookie 
Bennett Rainey matched the freshman 
mark in the 400 individual medley. 

On the women's side, the Seahawks 
came in close second behind Wil- 
liam & Mary. Seniors Melissa Milstead 
and Sara Beth Schooley turned in 
their usual reliable performances, and 
young guns Danielle Mortensen and 
Caitlin Kirsteier served notice that the 
Seahawk women could be a force for 
years to come. 

Mortensen won the CAA title in the 
1 ,650 freestyle and set school records 
in the 500, 1 ,000 and 1 ,650 freestyles 
in one of the top individual seasons 
in Seahawk history. Kirsteier won the 
100 butterfly at the CAA meet with a 
record time. All told, the women's team 
set nine school records, including new 
standards in the 200 medley relay, 400 
medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. 

"I was extremely pleased with the per- 
formances of both teams," said coach 
Dave Allen, who wrapped up his 30th 
season. "We had so many freshmen, 
and many of the other teams thought 
that since we lost several folks that 
we'd be in the middle of the pack. We 
_ certainly didn't feel that way. 

"Our alumni are delighted. They have 
a lot of ownership in the program and 
are so proud of everything we've ac- 

Women's golf 

punches NCAA ticket with 

first CAA title 

Freshman Ashley Tait earned medal- 
ist honors with a 1 -over-par 73 on the 
final day to spark UNCW to its first 
Colonial Athletic Association Women's 
Golf Championship and the league's 
automatic NCAA berth. 

The Seahawks led wire-to-wire to 
blow away the 10-team field by 17 
strokes, setting a tournament record 
for team scoring. UNCW finished with 
a 306-297-307=910 scorecard, easily 
outdistancing second-place Georgia 
State at 31 5-31 0-302=927. 

The victory marked the first for the 
Seahawks since joining the CAA in 
women's golf last year. UNCW won 
Big South Conference crowns in 
2002, 2003 and 2004, but tied for 
second last season in its CAA debut. 

"It's great to finally get a CAA cham^ 
pionship," said Cindy Ho, the CAA's 
Coach of the Year 

Tait, who began her collegiate career 
at Tulane before transferring following 
Hurricane Katrina, entered the final 
round tied with teammate Carmen 
Perez-Narbon on the individual lea- 
derboard and played consistent golf 
to match the individual tournament 
low set by JMU's Jayme Langford in 
2004. UNCW's team score of 910 was 
also one less than JMU's total in the 
2004 tourney. 

Perez-Narbon wound up tied with 
Georgia State's Joanna Klatten for 
second, both finishing 1 0-over-par 


Roi'iaiG Ssii'd, former 
director of thie National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's (NOAA) 
National Sea Grant College 
Program, was honored 
with the 2006 Presidential 
Rank Award, the most 
prestigious federal award 
given to senior profes- 
sionals. "Researchers of 
Dr. Baird's stature and 
expertise are of immense 
value to North Carolina 
marine sciences," said 
Daniel Baden, director of 
the Center for Marine 
Science. Baird is working 
with a team of experts 
from NCAA's National 
Severe Storms Laboratory, 
National Weather Service 
and Sea Grant to improve 
the forecasting of the impact 
of inland storm flooding on 
coastal communities. 

John Bennett, 

professor of health and 
applied human sciences, 
became president of the 
National American Alli- 
ance for Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation and 
Dance (AAHPERD), the 
largest health promotion 
organization in the world, 
in March. In February, 
Bennett received the 
Southern District Honor 
Award from AAHPERD, 
having been honored 
previously in 2001 and 
2004. Bennett is emblem- 
atic of his message: 
skillful, fit, joyful lifelong- 
learning. "I believe in 
savoring every moment 
of life," he said. "People 
tend to ask me why I'm 
so energetic, and I turn 
and ask them, well, 
why not?" 

Larry Cahoon, professor 
of biology was selected a 
BiosciEdNet (BEN) Scholar. 
One of 21 scholars selected 
nationwide, Cahoon was 
invited to the inaugural 
National Science Digital 
Library (NSDL) BEN National 
Leadership Training Insti- 
tute. The mission of the 
BEN Scholar program is to 
identify leaders in under- 
graduate education and to 
provide them with access 
to high quality resources 
through the NSDL and 
BEN Portal programs. In 
turn, by sharing this infor- 
mation and training with 
colleagues and students, 
BEN Scholars will advance 
teaching and learning in the 
biological sciences. 

Cara Cilano teaches 

courses that bring English 
students in contact with 
non-U. S. and non-British 
English language literatures, 
particularly from the Indian 
subcontinent. In January, 
Cilano began serving as a 
Fulbright lecturer at Yanka 
Kupaly Grodno State Univer- 
sity in Grodno, Belarus. She 
will be a visiting research 
associate at the Institute of 
Islamic Studies at McGill 
University, Montreal, Quebec, 
Canada for 2008. 


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professor of philosophy 
and religion and professor 
of history, has written Coat 
of Many Colors: Religion 
and Society along the 
Cape Fear River of North 
Carolina, a comprehensive 
history of the Cape Fear 
region from the perspective 
of its religious communities. 
Conser said, "Recognition 
of this diverse religious past 
is not only enlightening, it 
can also help present-day 
residents of the Cape Fear 
identify sources of strength 
and hope as they confront 
new and unanticipated 
issues in the 21st century." 

associate professor of art, 
was asked to present her 
research for her new book. 
Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du 
Bois and the Struggle for 
African American Identity 
and Memory, at the 
Sorbonne, University of 
Paris, in March. She was 
invited to launch the book 
and participate in a panel 
discussion by the Wood- 
row Wilson International 
Center for Scholars, an 
event co-sponsored by 
the National Gallery of Art, 
the Smithsonian's African 
American Culture Museum, 
Howard University and the 
University of Maryland. 
Kirschke's book examines 
the visual art featured in 
Du Bois' magazine. The 
Crisis, its impact on African 
American identity and 
cultural realization, and 
Du Bois' use of art as a 
means of bringing about 
political action. 

The latest documentary 
from Professor of Educa- 

, Too White to 
be Black, Too Black to be 
White: The New Orleans 
Creole, premiered as part 
of the celebration of Black 
History Month. A multi- 
talented filmmaker, 
Martinez tells stories of 
race in America from the 
inside out - capturing the 
joys of shared history, 
community and culture 
with the pathos of isolation, 
rejection and loss of 
opportunity that mark the 
American experience of 
race-related marginalization. 

associate professor of 
chemistry, received the 
2006 Henry Dreyfus 
Teacher-Scholar Award 
for national excellence in 
research and teaching at 
an undergraduate institu- 
tion. One of seven profes- 
sors chosen nationwide 
and the only professor 
fi-om North Carolina to be 
honored, Messina will use 
the $60,000 grant to fund 
undergraduate researchers 
studying quantum dynam- 
ics of proton transfer and 
tunneling in enzyme active 
sites. The award, based 
on accomplishments in 
scholarly research with 
undergraduates and a 
demonstrated, compelling 
commitment to teaching, 
will be expended over a 
five-year period. 

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by Joy Davis '07 

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Landfill manager Sam HaweS '94 stands with part of his team, 

Shannon Culpepper '05, New Hanover County Department of 
Environmental Management environmental program assistant, and UNCW EVS 
intern Richard Sitter '07, Beside the landfill itself, the team oversees 
a state-of-the-art wetlands system that recycles the landfill runoff. 

Shannon Culpepper '05 works at a 
landfill and loves it. 

Few people would consider working 
with trash part of the American dream, 
but Culpepper, New Hanover County 
Department of Environmental Man- 
agement (NHCDEM) environmental 
program assistant, said she "feels 
privileged to work at this type of 

From childhood, Culpepper has 
aspired to work in an environmen- 
tal field. "As a child, 1 remember 
1 had this box called 'Trash to 
Treasures' that you would use to 
recycle things other people threw 
away. My interest in the environ- 
ment has just always been a part 
of who 1 am," she recalled. 

Unfortunately, aspirations alone are 
worth little in today's competitive 
employment market. In fact, many 
employers now require entry-level 
applicants have an increasing amount 
of relevant work experience in addi- 
tion to a college diploma. 

The University of North Carolina 
Wilmington Environmental Studies 
(EVS) Department is responding to this 
demand head-on with its comprehen- 
sive internship program. 

Like Culpepper, more than 90 percent 
of the department's 200-plus students 
participate in internship and practi- 
cum learning opportunities all over the 
world before graduation. They enroll in 
the internship program even though it 
is not a degree requirement, making it 

the largest non-mandatory clinical 
program at UNCW. 

"They don't have to do this, but they want 
to because the experience is invaluable," 
noted department chair Jack Hall. 

"Most people hear our department title 
and immediately think 'science,' but we 
aim to educate students about environ- 
mental issues as they relate to various 
fields. This includes careers in environ- 
mental law, politics, economics, manage- 
ment and more," Hall said. 

UNCW EVS internship agencies include 
government organizations, educational 
institutions, research programs, and 
private and non-profit organizations that 
give students the opportunity to tailor 
their internship to their sometimes 
unconventional career goals. 

Under the guidance of EVS internship 
coordinator, assistant professor and 
attorney Robert Cutting, Culpepper 
became interested in an internship wdth 
the NHCDEM after researching the 
program for her EVS senior seminar. 

The NHCDEM Municipal Solid Waste 
Landfill Division, a unique waste- 
water treatment system modeled by 
other municipalities and industries, 
offered Culpepper the opportunity to 
gain experience few in the world possess. 

Unlike most solid waste management 
facilities, the New Hanover County 
Secure Landfill utilizes constructed 
wetlands to treat landfill wastewater, 
termed "leachate." The NHCDEM oper- 
ates the only system of this type in North 
Carolina and one of only a few in the 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 


in the world. Naturally occurring 
micro-organisms in the wetlands break 
down and remove the harmful sub- 
stances in the landfill leachate. 

Sam Hawes '94, NHCDEM landfill 
manager, calls the unique system "a 
significant portion of our post-closure 
plan to transform the site into a 
wilderness park in 20 to 30 years." 
New Hanover County hopes in mere 
decades, families will enjoy rolling 
green hills, ponds teeming with fish, 
a maze of hiking trails and an environ- 
mental education center on the same 
grounds that once managed their trash. 

UNCW EVS graduates are an integral 
part of NHCDEM operation. Hawes, 
an EVS alumnus, has guided approxi- 
mately a dozen EVS interns during his 
12 years with the NHCDEM, including 
Culpepper and Richard Sitter '07, 
spring 2007 intern. The NHCDEM 
invites students to "learn about any 
and every aspect of this environmental 
work they may be interested in - 
sampling, environmental education, 
budget forecasting, recycling, air 
pollution control, the list goes on," 
said Hawes. 

"Learning daily in the field from people 
who know where I am coming from as a 
student confirms this is what 1 want to 
do with my life," Sitter noted. 

Now in the position her mentor first 
held, Culpepper said, "The main thing 
1 got out of my internship was to under- 
stand this uncommon waste manage- 
ment system, so when I interviewed 
for a full-time job at NHCDEM, I was 
already ahead of the curve. In the 
future, il I do move on to another land- 
fill, I have this knowledge that others 
don't have. It is invaluable for me." 

In addition lo providing knowledge, the 
responsibility ol an EVS internship 
eni]iowcrs students who have lilllc 
prolessional experience. 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 


With a model of the county landfill occupying part of the laboratory, UNCW 
EVS intern Richard Sitter '07 and Shannon Culpepper '05, New Hanover 
County Department of Environmental Management environmental 
program assistant, prepare containers for water sampling. 

This confidence is reinforced by 
internship project portfolios, which 
yield physical evidence of skills. 
Portfolio artifacts may include 
on-site photographs, field notes, 
independent assignments and 
other items that can provide an 
additional advantage in 
professional interviews. In 
turn, the majority of EVS 
internship participants 
secure positions in 
graduate school or 
a professional sector. 

EVS internships also 
provide much-needed 
assistance to employers 
with a limited staff. 

"Interns are immersed 
into our staff and treated 
as employees and co- 
workers from the moment 
they are hired," remarked 
internship supervisor Jennifer 
Butler, outreach and education 
coordinator for the City of 
Wilmington Stormwater Services. 

"It is definitely a win-win situation. 
I really value the knowledge, 
creativity, enthusiasm and different 
personality that each intern brings to the 
position. 1 simply could not do my job 
without them. They have all been fantastic 
she said. 

"This leels like ihc nghl ihing lo ilo. ^ou can 
just eliminale a generalii>n ol waste, hul u is 
good to know what we are doing is iniiiinn:i 
the impact on the en\ iroimicnt, ' saiil Siller. 


misconception that if you have a degree, 
you are good to go. Really, the education 
gives you the tools to problem solve, but 
an internship shows you how to apply them." 

- Matt Allen '98 

Environmental studies 
takes unique approach 

The UNCW Environmental Stud- 
ies (EVS) Department is tine larg- 
est in the state - twice the size of 
the program at UNC Chapel Hill. 

"People find out this is some- 
thing you can actually get a job 
in. The environment is always 
in need of improvement. In this 
changing world, people have to 
pay for clean water and air, and 
that is where we come in," 
department chair Jack Hall said. 

UNCW EVS has embraced an 
interdisciplinary design by 
collaborating with the faculty of 
other departments like psychol- 
ogy and economics to provide 
more diverse course offerings. 

"As an environmental profes- 
sional, you wear many different 
hats. Through EVS, I got 
experience with everything from 
sampling to public relations," 
noted Melissa Elefante DuMond 
'99, an environmental planner 
for ARCADIS, an international 
consulting and engineering firm. 

"My EVS professors always 
really stood out to me. It wasn't 
just class lectures. They per- 
sonalized it, integrating their 
own experiences and scenarios 
into discussions. That was 
really motivating," said Matthew 
Allen '98, Wilmington General 
Electric Center of Excellence 
manager of security and emer- 
gency preparedness. 

The breadth of the department 
initially attracts many students, 
but Hall noted, "what draws 
them in is the work in the field 
- so many love it." 



by Andrea Weaver 

For UNCW students like Liam Glover and Michael Woodard, the new Computer Informa- 
tion Systems (CIS) Building connects their creativity with tangible learning experiences. 

Glover, a junior from Wilmington, uses a digital pen to spin a three-dimensional dragon 
displayed on an electronic drawing tablet in the building's digital arts lab. 

High-tech tools such as state-of-the-art computers, hardware, software, sen^/ers and 
plasma TVs define the classrooms, labs and "sandboxes" - special meeting rooms 
designed for small group projects - inside the 51 ,731 -square-foot CIS Building. Its classic 
Georgian exterior beautifully blends with the nearby campus buildings while its modern, 
glass-and-steel interior showcases the power of technology 

"The Computer Information Systems Building symbolizes the convergence of knowledge and 
technology at UNC Wilmington and represents the collaborative spirit that increasingly char- 
acterizes our academic programs," Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said. "When our students 
enter this incredible building, their imaginations soar." 

The building houses the Department of Computer Science from the College of Arts and Sciences 
and the Information Systems and Operations Management Department from the Cameron 
School of Business. Together, these departments offer a Master of Science in Computer Science 
and Information Systems. Through this intensive program, students prepare to take on leadership 
roles in the development and implementation of computer and information systems. 

The opportunities that technology facilitates appeal to Woodard, a senior finance major in the 
Cameron School of Business. The financial markets room dazzles him and other students by 
displaying an endless stream of information via a stock board and ticker, three plasma TVs, a central 
viewing screen and dual monitors at every workstation. Inside the adjacent Edward Jones Financial 
Lab, students and faculty have access to the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, enabling 
them to conduct real-time financial transactions with funds provided by BB&T Corporation (see 
sidebar) and other donors. 

"This room allows our professors to tie a lot of information together and to present us with different 
perspectives. In this room, we can learn to manage financial resources, practice, get feedback and do 
it again. We can practice our skills right as we learn them," Woodard said. "It allows professors to move 
from teaching to coaching. No other room in North Carolina has the ability to do what we can do in here. 
This room is going to spark us to take our learning to the next level. That will make us better students, 
better alumni and better citizens, and that is the legacy of a great university." 

$1 million gift 

supports business ethics 

Recognizing the need for strong ethics in 
business leaders, BB&T Corporation made 
a gift of more than $1 million to UNCW to 
establish the Moral Foundations of Capi- 
talism program within the Cameron School 
of Business. 

The gift will establish the BB&T Student 
Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), which 
will in turn provide annual proceeds to 
establish and fund the BB&T Global Capi- 
talism Lecture Series, the BB&T Institute for 
Global Capitalism and Ethics and several 
additions to the curriculum focused on 
teaching the moral underpinnings of the 
nation's economic system. 

$150,000 gift supports 
financial lab 

Edward Jones and more than 50 of its N.C. 
financial advisors teamed up to donate 
$150,000 to UNCW to support a high-tech 
financial lab in the CIS Building. 

The lab houses a trading terminal students 
and faculty from the Cameron School of 
Business will use to trade stocks directly 
with the New York Stock Exchange, 
NASDAQ and other markets. Advanced 
finance students, working with business 
faculty and volunteer financial advisors, will 
use the lab to manage the SMIF. Endowed 
at $1 million, it is one of the largest student 
managed funds in the nation. 


UNi-^ Magazine 



by Joy C. Davis '07 

In the mid-1980s a colorful group of college students in 
a tangerine-hued van scoured the roadway for food signs. 
Ignoring the lack of air conditioning and a radio, they 
passed the time joking with their instructor and singing 
James Taylor and Eagles tunes. 

They were the UNCW Forensics Team from the then- 
Division of Speech Communication in the Department of 
Creative Arts. The van and its passengers were on their 
way to a forensics competition - an exercise where 
individuals compete in a variety of oratorical events. 

The adventure yielded more than trophies. For then- 
forensics coach and instructor Frank Trimble and 
undergraduate student Rick Olsen '87, it was the 
beginning of a unique, long-lasting friendship. 

"When you spend hours and hours in a van 
together, you get to know people," Olsen 
said. "We have our roadside diner stories, 
and we got stranded in the snow. It 
built camaraderie." 

Since their days in the tangerine 
van, Trimble and Olsen have 
shared many journeys. 


Olsen followed Trimble in pursuing a career in communica- 
tion studies. 

He earned his Ph.D. and returned to his alma mater to teach 
as Trimble advanced to department chair. 

As the communication studies program evolved, so did their 
friendship. Through the years, Trimble and Olsen have collab- 
orated in community theatre, as professors, fellow basketball 
fanatics and band members, and they remain good friends. 

"If there was a word for that, it would be fluidity. Our rela- 
tionship moves from layer to layer so well. That is rare," 
Trimble noted. 

"I truly respect Trimble. As a student, I sought him out and 
took ever)' one of his courses that 1 could fit into my class 
schedule," Olsen said. 

"I remember one time when he was teaching organizational 
communication, he arranged for Professor Carole Tallant to 
come into class during the middle of the lesson and say that 
she had lost her wedding ring in the classroom. Tallant, 
upset about the ring, wants to stop class and look for it. but 
Trimble won't let her. They start arguing in front of the class. 
When she left, he simply turned to us and said, 'OK, now let's 
talk about what just happened,' going on to use the situation 
to teach the deconstruction of power, control and conflict. 
Now, that's the way to teach," Olsen recounted. 

Trimble recalled his mutual respect for Olsen. "I saw that fire 
in Rick. I noted early on his natural affinirv- for teaching. 
On those van rides, he would spend so much time helping 
others I would have to remind him, Bv the way. Rick, 
are you spending time on your own stuff?'" 



In many ways, the relationship between Olsen and Trimble 
reflects the unique nature of the UNCW communication 
studies community. The faculty and staff "have access to 
one another you may not find at other institutions," Trimble 
said. Specializing in sub-disciplines that range from rhetori- 
cal theory to television production, they collaborate seam- 
lessly, producing a family of communicators and giving 
students a positive, well-rounded experience. 

True to the days in the tangerine van, there is always an ele- 
ment of fun. In 1998, Olsen and Trimble joined with other 
university colleagues to form a rock and roll cover band for a 
faculty talent show. 

"It was only going to be a one-time gig," Olsen explained. 

Now the well-established band, called The Schoolboys, 
which includes communication studies associate profes- 
sor Bill Bolduc, management and marketing department 
chair James Hunt and Wilmington community member Carl 
Edwards, plays regularly at community venues and 
UNCW events. 

"I think the band is a great extension of what we do at 
UNCW. We try to be positive role models, and it creates a 
greater sense of community," Bolduc said. 

"It is always a funny 

compliment when 

students come up 

and say 'You guys are 

actually good,' " 
Trimble laughed. 


While they both enjoy 
participating in The School- 
boys and other hobbies, Olsen 

and Trimble agree that their mutual dedication to enhancing 
communication is a driving force in both their friendship and 
their careers as educators. 

Beginning in July, the colleagues will have the opportunity to 
communicate with each other on another level when Olsen 
succeeds his former professor and coach as department chair. 
"Over his 24 years at UNCW and 13 years as chair, Frank has 
personified 'servant leadership.' His work to get us into Leutze 
Hall is probably the most obvious contribution, but he has 
been absolutely central to our development from a small divi- 
sion of liberal arts into one of the largest departments on cam- 
pus," Olsen said. 

Tallant remarked, "I think it is just wonderful that the mantle 
is being passed from Frank to Rick. They are both role mod- 
els who embody everything this department strives for. Rick 
will bring a new and different energy and find his own way 
to help the department. Frank is ready to dive head first into 
other things." 

Trimble is planning to return to the role of full-time professor. 
"I look forward to spending concentrated time on specific 
issues like community outreach and university enrichment 
projects," he said. The multi-talented leader is excited about 
exploring what he calls a public speaking support program, 
which would include one-on-one speech assistance to 
students in speech-vmting and delivery. 

"I look forward to the future," Trimble said. "Rick 
is strongly suited to manage the department." 

Olsen said, "Bottom line, Frank will be on the bat 
phone, on speed dial. He has been a consultant 
throughout my life - all this history makes it nice. 
This process has been packed with 'full 
circle' moments." 

Rick Olsen, left, 
and Frank Trimble, right 

Art of storytelling 
used to address 

Frank Trimble knows the power 
of a good story. 

Relying on his art as a storyteller, Trimble has crafted a 
profound story: a composite, fictional representation of 
research findings on stigma and the dilemmas faced by 
women with HIV. The story, "HIV-Related Stigma in Five 
Voices," upholds his legacy - that great storytelling requires 
unusual sensitivity and skillful construction. 

In September 2003, Trimble was contacted by Wilmington 
resident Elizabeth Woodard, clinical assistant professor 
at UNC-CH School of Nursing, concerning her desire to 
disseminate research addressing psychosocial and socio- 
cultural needs related to the experience of stigma in HIV- 
positive women. The contact fostered an extraordinary 
collaboration between Woodard and colleagues from 
UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center (NHRMC) and UNC Wilmington. 

A panel of NHRMC nurses, social workers and program 
administrators suggested transforming the research 
findings into an easy-to-understand narrative, in DVD form, 
that patients could view when waiting for clinical appoint- 
ments. The NHRMC panel recommended that Woodard 
and her research team seek the resources to produce the 
DVD from nearby UNCW. 

Led to the UNCW Television Production Studio and 
video-editing suite in the Department of Communi- 
cation Studies, Woodard met Trimble. Trimble identified 
the need for artful use of disclosure - imparting the 
necessary information that the science required in a 
way that would convey understanding, acceptance and 
respect for the stories of these women. 

Trimble's skill in scripting the monologues, the narrator's 
explanations, his stagecraft as well as his commitment 
to keeping the demographics of the actors true to that 
of the research participants resulted in an unique DVD 
widely used by health care providers and referenced by 
scholars and researchers. 

Trimble was invited to co-author the article "From 
Synthesis to Script: Transforming Qualitative Research 
Findings for Use in Practice" published in the December 
2006 issue of the medical journal Qualitative Health 
Research. Requests for both the DVD and the article have 
been received from health care organizations and from 
individuals worldwide. 




Kris Amatuli '07 modestly deflects 
praise for becoming the first phonatfion 
caller in UNCW history to raise more 
than $130,000 in gifts and pledges in a 
single semester. 

"It has nothing to do with me," 
Amatuli said. "When I call alumni, I 
talk with them about the campus and 
about what's going on at the university 
now. They start telling me about when 
they were here and, once those gears 
start turning, the nostalgia takes over." 

According to calling center manager 
Melissa Derrick, Amatuli's success as 
a caller is directly related to her own 
enthusiasm for UNCW. 

"Kris loves UNCW, and she conveys 
that in her conversations with donors," 
Derrick said. "She was an inspiration 
to our other student callers and they, 
in turn, motivated her to excel." 

The entire calling center team had an 
outstanding year, said Janell Seymour, 
director of annual giving. They inspired 
donors to contribute nearly $460,000 
in gifts and pledges to support schol- 
arships, programs and services across 
campus, she said. 

"Our student callers really connected 
with alumni, parents and friends," 
Seymour said. "The university truly 
appreciates our callers' dedication and 
our donors' generosity." 

Amatuli, who is from Garner, N.C., 
graduated in May with a double major 
in environmental science and Spanish. 
She plans to pursue an engineering 
degree at N.C. State University. She 
enjoyed helping UNCW raise funds 
because she wants future students 
to have exceptional opportunities to 
learn, just as she did. 

"I'm really proud of this school. It has 
small class sizes and tough courses," 
she said. "I was accepted at UNC 
Chapel Hill, but I felt more at home 
at UNCW. I saw my advisor every 
day in the Student Recreation Center. 
He wrote my mom a thank you letter 
because she donated to the Environ- 
mental Studies Department. It's just so 
personal at UNCW." 

When the phonathon begins again in 
August, Amatuli will be on the other 
end of the line. A UNCW student will 
call her to reminisce and to request a 

"I plan to give. As a recent graduate, 1 
know I won't have much money, but 
I will give something because I care 
about UNCW." 

Rcmindci: Ij you made a pledge dining the 
phonathon, please submit your payment 
by June 30, 2007. Donors also pledged 
more than $61,000 in matching gifts. 
Please remember to contact your human 
resources office to obtain the appropriate 
jorms if your company matches gifts 
to charitable organizations. Need more 
infonnation? Contact the Office of Annual 
Giving at 910.962.7613. 

Student makes history 

as phonathon caller 

by Andrea Weaver 

Kris Amatuli was the first 
phonathon caller in UNCW history to 
raise more than 5130,000 in gifts and 
pledges in a single semester. 


20 scholarships created with 

$1 million gift 

For the first time in UNCW history, every academic department has at 
least one endowed scholarship to award to deserving students. 

Philanthropists Mark Griffis and Dave 
Robertson estabhshed 20 new schol- 
arships in December, purposely giving 
many of them to departments that previ- 
ously did not have a single scholarship 
to offer students. Their $ 1 million gift is 
the largest single commitment a donor 
has made to scholarships at one time in 
university history. 

"Without a doubt, one of the highlights 
of my eight-year tenure as chair of the 
Department of Foreign Languages and 
Literatures was the day I learned that 
Mark Griffis and Dave Robertson had 
created a $50,000 endowed scholar- 
ship for foreign language students at 
UNCW," said Spanish professor Denise 
M. DiPuccio. 

The donors named the scholarship in 
honor of Gabriella "Gaye" Hieb, co- 
founder and executive director of the 
Coastal AIDS Resource Effort (C.A.R.E.) 
in Wilmington. 

"Griffis, Robertson and Hieb have set a 
fine example of global and local citizen- 
ship for all of us to follow," DiPuccio 
said. "It will be a pleasure to award this 
scholarship to students who match their 
academic excellence with compassionate 

Jack Hall, chair of the Department of 
Environmental Studies, looks forward 
to using the William Burr Scholarship to 
recruit and retain talented students. "We 
are thrilled to be able to offer this scholar- 
ship to one of our many outstanding stu- 

dents," he said. "It will allow us to reward 
some of our most deser\'ing students and, 
hopefully, to attract new students. This is 
a great addition to our department, and 
we are indebted to the donors for their 
thoughtfulness and generosity." 

Griffis and Robertson, who have a resi- 
dence in Wilmington, named the new 
scholarships for friends, the children 
of friends and other individuals impor- 
tant to them. None of their endowed 
gifts are named for themselves. Their 
philanthropic legacy at UNCW includes 
a total of 29 scholarships, funding for 
an art gallery, gifts for three one-time 
awards, a catastrophe relief fund and 
a $100,000 challenge gift to generate 
support for UNCW Alumni Association 
scholarships. Their total contributions to 
UNCW exceed $1.6 million. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said, 
"With their incredible generosity, Mark 
Griffis and David Robertson have made 
the stellar education UNCW offers 
more affordable for more students now 
and in the years to come. L'NCW is 
extremely grateful for their friendship 
and dedication." 

Community service is so important to 
the donors that each scholarship agree- 
ment requires recipients to volunteer. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo presented 
Marli Gritfis, left, and David Robertson, nght, 
with a Soaring Seahawk statue at a scholarship 
recognition luncheon in January. The two 
established 20 new scholarships that will be 
endowed at 550,000 each. 

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^Harris Teeter 

,_. I iinoss Center 

Dan Marett of Harris Teeter announces the 
donation of S350.000 to ttie fitness center located 
in UNC Wilmington's Student Recreation Center. 

The UNC Wilmington Parents Council presented 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo with a check for 

Wilmington Society 
members recognized 

UNCW formally recognized members 
of the Wilmington Society for the first 
time in university history during a 
March reception hosted by the UNCW 
Foundation Board. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo pre- 
sented custom-designed, commemo- 
rative lapel pins and certificates to 
several donors whose lifetime giving to 
the university exceeds $100,000. She 
thanked them "for a lifetime of dedica- 
tion to UNCW." 

A different commemorative pin was 
distributed to members of the Chan- 
cellor's Club, donors who contribute 
$2,500 or more within a fiscal year. 

Donors provide 

significant gifts 

to UNCW 

Harris Teeter Fitness Center 

Harris Teeter and the Dickson Foun- 
dation Inc. donated $350,000 to the 
university to support student health 
and wellness. In April, UNCW dedi- 
cated the Harris Teeter Fitness Center 
in the Student Recreation Center. Tim 
McNeilly, campus recreation director, 
said, "The university will use this 
generous gift to update and maintain 
the fitness center equipment, and to 
enhance the exercise classes and other 
programs we offer." 

Hodder Hall of Mentors 

Wilmington residents Jim and Katie 
Hodder established a retained life 
estate agreement to give their house 
and property to benefit the university. 
The gift supports the UNCW Center 
for Marine Science, where the Hodders 
were active donors and volunteers. 
The couple's contributions to UNCW 
exceed $350,000. The university held 
a celebration in their honor in January; 
Jim Hodder passed away in April. "The 
Hodder Hall of Mentors is the largest 
tiered lecture classroom at CMS, and it 
is envisioned as a place of recognition 
for mentors in all walks of life," said 
CMS Director Daniel Baden. 

Parents Colonnade Campaign 

On behalf of the UNCW Parents Council, 
Landis Bullock presented a check 
for $190,000 to the university in 
January. The gift supports the Colon- 
nade Campaign, a fund-raising initia- 
tive to construct a columned, covered 
walkway between the Fisher Student 
Center and the Burney Center. Chan- 
cellor DePaolo said, "UNCW has the 
most engaged, energetic, enthusiastic 
parents of any campus in North Caro- 
lina. Your generosity extends far beyond 
your own children, as demonstrated by 
this remarkable gift." 

Osher Reentry Scholarship 

The Bernard Osher Foundation awarded 
a $50,000 grant to the university to 
establish the Osher Reentry Scholar- 
ship Program. The program is designed 
to serve students who have collegiate 
credits from a four-year institution, 
but who have not been enrolled in 
an educational degree program for at 
least five years due to circumstances 
beyond their control. Additional quali- 
fications include financial need and 
high academic standing. Osher Reentry 
Scholars may be enrolled as full-time 
or part-time undergraduates at UNC 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 



Wise House closes for renovations 

Wise Alumni House closed in mid-April for interior renova- 
tions and roof replacement. 

The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust provided $197,500 
to renovate interior finishes including wainscoting, walls and 
wood floors. The university plans to invest $250,000 to replace 
the slate roof and the support structures under it. In addition, 
Wilmington resident Janice Kingoff '77 provided a gift to fund 
the repair of the stained glass window that illuminates the 
foyer and staircase. 

The renovations, scheduled for completion in fall 2007, are 
part of the preparations for celebrating the historic houses 
centennial celebration in 2009. 

"The Wise Alumni House is a Wilmington treasure, and the 
UNCW Alumni Association sincerely appreciates the help and 
support the university has given and received to renovate it," 
said Donis Smith '86, '94M, outgoing association chair 

The family of Jessie Kenan Wise donated the house to the 
university in 1968, and it has served as the UNCW Alumni 
Association headquarters since 1994, a year after the organiza- 
tion committed $400,000 to preserve and update the house. 
To learn more about the architecture and history of the house, 

The UNCW Office of Alumni Relations has been relocated 
temporarily to 10 S. Cardinal Drive. The mailing address 
and all telephone numbers remain the same. 

Vick Griffin, location manager for the film Bolden! talks to guests at the Wise Alumni House in April 
during a break between filming scenes. Production of the movie, a biographical account of the life of 
African American cornet player. Buddy Boiden, was filmed on location at the Wise House and in New 
Orieans. The Wise House underwent a temporary transformation into a 1800-era brothel set in Louisiana. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo poses with the 2007 UNCW Alumni Award winners: Frank Capra Jr., Citizen of the Year; 
Mandy Hill Cook, Young Alumna of the Year; and Maj. Gen. Thomas Dyches, Alumnus of the Year. The awards were 
presented at the scholarship endowment gala held Homecoming Weekend. Approximately 310,000 was raised as part of 
the association's efforts to endow its entire scholarship program. Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 awards. 
More information and nomination forms are available at 

Freshman Sarah Richter, 

center, carries on the UNCW 
tradition. Her parents Jamie 
and Jeff Richter graduated 
from UNCW in 1983 and 1982, 
respectively. She was one of 
80 university legacy members 
among the freshman class, 
whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) 
are UNCW alumni. 

Norelius departs, 
interim appointed 

The UNCW Alumni Association 
bids a fond farewell to Alumni 
Relations Director Caroline 
Norelius, who joined the uni- 
versity in January 2005. Claire 
Stanley, external and donor re- 
lations director in the Division 
for University Advancement, 
will serve as the interim alumni 
director while a national search 
IS conducted. More information 
is available at 


M Chair 

rr Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 910.231.8887 


'*' Vice Chair 

Marl< Tyler '87 910.313.3333 



^ Secretary 

Q Beth Terry '00 910.509.2000 


\J Treasurer 

^ Marcus Smith '96 804.644.1935 


^ Past Chair 

ft Donis Noe Smith '86. '94M 910.792.0805 


QQ Board Members 

C;^ Sherry Broome 'OIM 910.799.3678 

1 Crystal Caison '84 910.790.2250 

|!I> James Carroll '90 919.781.9470 

^ CaraCostello '97, '03M 910.772.6993 

^ DruFarrar'73 910.392.4324 

Kandice Kelley '04 910.619.5085 

Kimberly Wiggs Gamlin '90 919.989.8221 

Patrick Gunn '00 770.783.0333 

Enoch Hasberry II! '98 910.347.2612 

Gayle Hayes '89 910.791.1862 

Trudy Maus '91, '97M 910.793.4298 

Joanie D. Martin '91 910.431.2692 

Sandra McClammy '03 910.228.0072 

Melissa Blackburn Walton '87 910.350.3145 

Robert Warren '74 910.395.5842 

Doug Yopp 910.228.7802 

^J 2 African American Graduates Association 

Z _ Enoch Hasberry '98 910.347.2612 


1 ^ Cameron School of Business Chapter 

TJ_ Sarah Hall Cain '99. '05M 910.270.1512 

^^ ^ ^ 


^ O Cape Fear Chapter 

OcO Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 910.297.0752 


Florida Chapters 

Kevin Snyder '98 386.323.8806 

Ft. Lauderdale 

Rich Dzicek '89 954.568.4600 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Jeanne Harmon '01 910.792.1516 

Past Chair's Council 

Tom Lament '80 910.392.3033 'i 


The Afncan American Graduate Association 
held its bi-annual Senior Sankofa on May 11. 
Members of the alumni chapter were on hand 
to watch graduating seniors of minority status 
receive their ceremonial medallion. To learn 
more about AAGA. contact chapter leader 
Enoch Hasberry '98 at 


Alumni gathered in June at Jillian's Boston to 
discuss the formation of an affiliate chapter 
support and promote the Seahawks. More 
information can be obtained by contacting 
Danielle Roudebush '97 at dlroudy@hotmail. 
com or Meredith Hoxie at 

Cameron School of Business 

More than 200 Cameron School of Business 
alumni returned to campus for Business Week 
in March. About 100 alumni enjoyed appetizers 
and networked at a mixer in the new Computer 
Information Systems Building. Robert "Chip" 
Leavitt '91 M and Todd Sammons '83 were 
recognized as the school's 2007 outstanding 
alumni for their personal achievement and 
service to the community and to Cameron 
School. Alumni interested in serving on the 
Strategic Planning Committee or volunteenng 
for upcoming events should contact Sarah Hall 
Cam '99 at 

Cape Fear 

A field of more than 120 golfers participated in 
the 14th annual Cape Fear Golf Classic in April. 
The event raised more than $5,500 for the Ger- 
ald Shinn Scholarship named for the professor 
of philosophy and religion who taught at UNCW 
from 1967 to 1995. The scholarship provides 
SI. 500 to an incoming or currently enrolled 
undergraduate student and an additional $500 
for books. All alumni and fnends thank Jason 
Brett '01 and J.D. Terry '99 of First Horizon 
Home Loans for co-chairing the golf committee 
that put on this wonderful event. 

More than 100 alumni and friends watched the 
Seahawks take on Northeastern University at 
Brooks Field during the ninth annual Grand 
Slam Jam on May 4. The pregame cookout was 
sponsored by K38 Baja Grill. Kristin Dunn '97,, is the chapter contact. 


Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo greeted more 
than 40 alumni at Maggiano's in "uptown" 
Chariotte. She led an informational dinner 
updating alumni on UNCW's goals and suc- 
cesses. Please contact the alumni relations 
office at 

Communication Studies 

"Career Builders' was the theme for Communi- 
cation Studies Day 2007 on March 23. During 
two panel discussions, a cross section of recent 
graduates shared stories and insights from their 
experiences in graduate programs and profes- 
sional positions. The Communication Studies 
Society hosted its fifth annual Dress for Success 
Fashion Show, and communication studies 
students networked with visiting alumni during 
a social gathering. More information on the 
chapter is available by contacting Frank Trimble 
at or David Bollinger at 

Crew Club 

A group of approximately 20 dedicated Crew 
Club alumni and 12 current crew club members 
met for their annual rowing and networking social 
the weekend of St. Patrick's Day. They met at the 
UNCW boathouse for a row, had lunch at PT's 
Olde Fashioned Grill, toured campus and finished 
the evening with dinner at Front Street Brewery. 
More information on this annual gathering can 
be obtained by contacting Jennifer Triplet! '97 
at or Curt Browder '92 at 


Alumni held networking socials in Ortando and 
Fort Lauderdale in March and discussed plans 
for future events. More information can be 
obtained by contacting Kevin Snyder '99 at in the Orlando area or Rich 
Dzicek '89 at 
in Fort Lauderdale. 


A group of alumni met at Porters Pub and Grille 
June 26 to plan a networking social event for 
Sept. 7. Those planning to attend should bring 
business cards to share with others. Events for 
2008 in Baltimore will be discussed. Chapter 
members want to start a customized UNCW 
license plate program in Maryland. A one-time 
$50 tag fee would be charged in addition to the 
regular motor vehicle fee: $25 would be returned 
to the UNCW Alumni Association to support 
undergraduate and graduate scholarships. 
For more information, or to RSVP for upcoming 
events, contact Jeff Lee '02 at jeff@leefinancial 

New York 

For the second straight year, more than 30 alumni 
gathered for a networking social at the Tonic Bar 
in Manhattan. Former Student Ambassadors 
attended the social and all were please to see 
the exciting highlights of UNCW. More information 
can be obtained by contacting Gerry Marano '01 
at or Joshua Torek '01 at 


More than 100 alumni and friends gathered 
on June 16 for the annual Durham Bulls 
baseball event hosted by the Triangle Alumni 
Chapter. Alumni interested in participating in the 
2008 event should send an e-mail to alumni@ 


Alumni living in Virginia interested in obtaining a 
customized UNCW license plate should contact The license plates would 
support the UNCW Alumni Association's under- 
graduate and graduate scholarship programs. 

Wilmington College 

Members of the Wilmington College Alumni 
Chapter should mark their calendars for the 
following gatherings: July 18. Aug. 15. Sept. 
19 and Oct. 17. Contact Jim Medlin '52 at 
910.791.5259 for more information. 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 




David E. Allen '69 completed his Doctor 
of Arts in Education in October 2006. He 
is the General Electric grant coordinator 
with the New Hanover County Board of 
Education and an adjunct professor with 
Strayer University in Virginia. 


Sue S. Hammond '71, historian at 

Fifth A\cnuc United Methodist Church, 
was featured in UNC-TVs North Carolina 
Now segment focusing on Wilmington's 
connections with China. She told the story 
of Charles Jones Soong. a Chinese ship 
stowaway who was baptized at the church 
in the laie 1800s and whose children were 
instrumental in transforming China and 
Taiwan, Playing flute. Sue also performed 
her original song, Cliincsc Hymn in Memory 
of Madame Chiang Kai-sheh. as background 
music during the segment, 

Michael W. Lewis '71 was recognized 
in December 200b for 25 \'ears of service at 
Wrightsboro Baptist Church where he 
is minister of education, outreach and 
senior adults. 

Writing under the name Barbara Chenoweth, 
Barbara Boob '76 of Raleigh authored 
Monstcifix. a rh\ming picture book for 

cbildrL-n ages 2 lo 3. 

James M. Johnson Jr. '76 was 

appointed chief probation officer for the 
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District 
of North Carolina. 

The owner of Ben & Jerri's Charleston, 

S.C , E. Fred vom Lehn Jr. '76 is the 

only two-time winner of Ben iSi Jerrys Social 
Mission Award that acknowledges the 
company's extensive work in the community- 
Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley commended 
Fred for giving tourist-generated 
money back to the community. 

Ray Warren '79 i^ the state 

policies director for the Marijuana 
Policy Project, the leading organization 
seeking reforms to legalize medical 

marijuana use. 

David Lynch '80 retired from the 
Jacksonville Recreation and Parks 
Department where he was assistant director. 
He was a city employee for 26 years. 

James D. Montague Jr. '80 is the 

head baseball coacii at North Lenoir High 
School and led the team to consecutive 2-A 
state championships in 2005 and 2006. 

Pam Whitlock '80 director of 

sponsored programs at UNC Wilmington, 
was elected president of the National 
Council of University Research Adminis- 
trators (NCURA) and will serve a one-year 
term. She is also serving her third year 
as faculty for the nationally recognized 
Fundamentals of Research Administration 
workshop sponsored by NCURA. 

Francis X. DeLuca '81 was named 

state director of the Americans for 
Prosperity Foundation of North Carolina. 

Jerry Allsbrook '82 was promoted 

to chief markelmg nlhcer with Boddie- 
Noell Enterprises Inc. and has strategic 
marketing responsibility for the company's 
357 restaurants 

Charles E. Ponton '82 was elected 

Master ot Wilmiiigloii Lodge No, 319 
Ancient, Free iSi Accepted Masons, one of 
the oldest Masonic lodge in North Carolina, 
Charles is the owner-broker of Ponton 
Realty and lives in Wilmington with his 

wife, Wanda Costin Ponton '85. and 

two sons, Noali ami t .ileh, 

Dennis Tobin '82 is superintendent of 
the HarJ\sioii FuuiKship School District in 
Hamburg, NJ, He was featured in a Dec. 1 1, 
2006, article In the New Jersey Herald 

Marcia J. Avedon '83 is senior vice 

president, human resources and commu- 
nications, with Ingersoll-Rand Company 
Limited, based in Montvale. NJ. She was 
also elected an ofhcer of the company and 
will serve as a member of the company's 
Enterprise Leadership Team 

Dan Dunlop '84 was named president 

and chief executive ofhcer of Jennings, a 
Chapel Hill-based marketing and branding 


C. Dean Home '84 was promoted to 

assistant managing partner with Pittard 
Perry & Crone Inc. He serves as director 
of technology, chair of the inspection team 
and member of the business development 
and marketing committee. As a certified 
valuation analyst, he assists clients in 
business valuations. 

H. E. (Mac) McClaren '85 is vice 

president lor gmcrnment pmgrams at Bell 
Helicopter and is responsible for the presi- 
dential helicopter replacement program, 

Eagle E\c and immanm(.l aircraft programs. 

Karen Tart Tomczak '86 is 

chief information officer with the N.C, 
Department of Health and Human Ser\iccs, 

An exhibit of works by the late Jeanne 

D. DavieS '87 hangs in Hoggard Hall at 
UNCW Jeanne willed a collection of her 
works and those of local artists to Randall 

Shirley Prince '87M was named 2007 

North Carolina Superintendent ot the Year 
by the N.C. Association of School Admin- 
istrators and the N,C. School Board Associ- 
ation. She has served as superintendent of 
schools in Scotland County since 1999. 


William P. Heitman '80 was 

elected to the First Flight Society Board of 
Directors. He is a captain with Canadair 
Regional Jet, United Airlines Express, and 
is the author of two aviation books. 

Erika Hayes-Gower '88 is a sales 

associate with the Loldwell Banker Howard 
Perry and Walston Crabtree office. She lives 
in Raleigh with her husband. Sonn\'. and 
five chdilrcn 

L. Markham Hibbs Jr. '88, business 

editor of Cciricvct Coimlx Ncvvs-Tlnies, was 
the 2006 recipient of the Carteret Count)- 
Hospitality Associations Jack Goldstein 
Hospitalit)' Award for dedicated service to 
the promotion of tourism. 

James R. Juma '89 was Employee of 
the Month for June 2006 and Employee of 
the Year for 2006 at New Hanover Health 
Network where he is a nursing assistant. 


Donna Chandler Kornegay '90 

earned a PhD. in ctmnselor i.'!on at 
NC State Lni\ersitv She i> scll-einpl(i\ clI as 
a therapist ant! resides in Purham widi her 

husband. Dexter Kornegay '90 
Daniel R. Norris '90 is the author of 

CiAiolina BciiLli, liiuigi:), and /cons from a 
Bygone Era. He teaches biology at Cape Fear 
Community College, 

Cliff Wilkins '90 was promoted in 2006 
i.i iicuiL'iiani enlonel with the U.S, Army 

John L. Belt '92 earned a Master 
of Education Administration degree in 
December 2006 from Franciscan University. 
He is the Science Department chair for 
Indian Creek Local Schools in Ohio. 

Mark J. Bieberich '92 was promoted 

to vice president, (.omnuinRations infra- 
structure research, at Yankee Group in 
Severn, Md, He is responsible for all market 
research of global communications infra- 

Matt Fish '92 is a basketball coach at 
Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, 
Ariz.; director of Steven Hunt, Eddie 
Johnson and Matt Fish camps; and coach/ 
facilitator of Phoenix Suns camps. He resides 
in Chandler, Ariz. 

John H. BrunjeS '93 is a research 
scientist with the Kentucky Department of 
Fish and Wildlife Resources migratory bird 

Gabe Wood '93 had roles m One Tree 
HiU, Surface and the feature film Asy/ii'". 

A kindergarten teacher at Forest View 
Elementar\ School in Durham, JameS 
Barnhill '94 received National Board 

Philip E. Berger Jr. '94 u as elected 

district a[torne\ lor iLidiual ITisirict 17A He 

and his wife, Jodie Church Burger 

'96 reside in Eden with their two 

Pamela Watson 

Heath '94eanud 
/ a masterN degree in 

/ healthcare adminiiilration 

in May 2006 from UNC 
Chapel Hill 

Meghan McHugh 
Sauer '94 '95 is a middle 

/ school science teacher with 

Vance County Schools. 


SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 


Kim Falcone Sousa '94 was 

appoinied marketing director of Richard D. 
Kimball Company Inc , a leading buildmg 
systems engineering firm. She is a member 
and past president of the Boston Chapter 
of the Society for Marketing Professional 
Services, current chair of the Marketing/PR 
Committee of the American Council of 
Engineering Companies of Massachusetts 
and a member of the board of directors 
of the Women's Transportation Seminar. 
She participated in the Transportation 
Committee for MassGAP. the Massachusetts 
Governors Appointment Project. She is chair 
of the Andover Housing Board of Trustees. 
The mother of two resides in Andover. 
Mass-, with her husband. Jay 

Lee Ann Walker-Cooper '94. who 

is in her sc\en[h \car on the LPGA Tour, 
obtained sponsorship from Lonesource Inc. 

Rose D. Brown '95 was appointed 
director of community development for the 
Triangle Chapter of National Black MBA 
Association. She is market support manager 
for Humana Inc and is pursuing a doctorate 
in healthcare administration from Universit\ 
of Phoenix. 

Ginger R. Garner '95 of Emerald isle 

is the founder and president of Professional 
Yoga Therapy Studies, the only recognized 
post professional school of \'oga therapy 
for licensed health care professionals in 
the United States, Her Web site is livin- 

Eric Johnson '96 works in sales with 

Europa Sports I'roducls in Charlotte. 

Stacy A. Wood '96 is a senior program 
manager with WildBlue Communications. 
She resides in Centennial. Colo. 

Kelly Crisp '97. '01 M is a member of 
the nui^RLil duo. Rosebuds, which released 
its third CD tilled \iglil oj ihc Furies in April 
2007. The Web site is w^\'w.ihcrosebuds com 

Stephaney Shehane Leskinen 

'97 'OOM IS J R-MMah.issoLiatein 
rapid deicction of microorganisms at the 
.Advanced Biosensors Laboratorv' and Center 
for Biological Defense at the Lniversity of 
South Florida 

Anthony T. Santos '97 is a marine 

obser\er \Mth MR-AG .-\mericas working in 
.Vmcncan Samoa and the Hawaiian Islands. 

Ben Branch '98 completed an 
iniernship in family practice in Charleston, 
S C , and is a resident in physical medicine 
and rehabilitation at Marianjoy Rehabili- 
tation Hospital in Chicago, HI 

April D. Wall '98 is a National Board 
Cernried Teacher leaching lirsi grade 
al Alderman ElLniLnlar\ 'school in 

Lt j g Leah Harman '99 is ihe 

small hoat and diving operations officer 
at Southeast Fisheries Science Center in 
Miami, Ela.. and works with the Fisheries 
Assessment. Monitoring and Ecology 
(FAME) unit conducting \isual reef (ish 

Cliff R. Smith '99 '03M grukuued 

Irxni \ irgini.i (. >.li...i;r .'I ( isU-op.itlne 
Medicine wnh a Doelur nl eKieopathic 
Medicine degree. 


Scott Grissom '00 i^ an agent wiih 

N.-nli I .irolin.i I .irni Bure.ui Mutual 
Insurance Company and Southern Farm 
Bureau Life insurance Company in 
\'ance (.jiunly. 

Justin Howard '00 i^ an associate 
with the law lirm Helms Mulliss Wicker in 

Jim Hundley 'OOM is the chief executive 
olfice o\ WjiL-rhTu.' Marine Construction & 

Consuliiii'.; in W ilniington. 

Vivien D. Porter '00 passed the licensed 
clinical social worker e.\am in December 
2006. She is a psychotherapist with Behav- 
ioral Health Care of Cape Fear \allev Health 
System in Fayeiteville 

Allison K. Ragon '00 coordinates 

orienlalion aiKJ lirsl-\ear student programs 
al Lehigh University She resides in 
Allentown, Pa. 

Melissa E. Raymer '00 received a 

M.isliT nl I\ -^LienLC degree from NC 
Central L ni\er^-it\ She was employed with 
Perkins Librar\'-Duke University and has 
accepted the position of public services 
librarian with Cape Fear Communit)' 

Andrew Weaver '00 .md Lauren 
Venters Weaver '00 have relocated to 

Charleston, S.C. Drew left the U.S. Marine 
Corps as a captain and is a logistic analyst 
with Eagan and McAllister .\ssociates. 
Lauren is involved m the South Carolina 

Mentor foster famiK- program 

Benjamin M. Whitlock '00 '05M 

is a certified public accountant and 
is employed by McGladr\- iSc Pullen 

Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock '00 

'03M IS [nirsuing a Pli D. ai the Medical 
College ol \ irginia. She is a lecturer in the 
gerontology program at UNC Witmington. 

Kevin B. Williams '02 earned a 

Masler ot Social Work degree Irom the Joint 
Masters of Social \\ork Program through 
North Carolina A&T Llnivcrsiiy and UNC 
Greensboro. He was awarded a Child 
Welfare Education Collaborative Schol- 
arship, He is a foster care social worker wuh 
Rowan Coiuu\ Siuial Ser\'ices. 

Travis Cook '01 promoted to on- 

premise key account manager for Jackson 

Dan Guy '01 is a communication 
spiLiahsi wuh Progress Energy in Raleigh, 
managing employee communications for the 
customer and market services division. 

Joni Marr '01 is a wellness coach in 
\SiniliT>ip I iiiverMiy's Depariineiii of Health 
ami Plu'-ual Fdiication, She is pursuing a 
master's degree in physical education from 

Randy Mickle '01 new home sales 
counselor lor Rvland Homes in Noblesville. 
Ind-. was named Rookie of the Year at the 
2006 Builders Association of Greater India- 
napolis annual Merchandise and Marketing 
Excellence Awards 

Brandon A. Mills '01 is an e-commercc 
specialist lor Performance-Education, com. a 
site providing educators with resources for 
teaching and free lesson plans. He resides in 
Ithaca, N.V 

David Minella '02 is jn advertising and 
public relations manager for ShopBot Tools 
in Durham, 

Lindsey Pearce Reiner '02 earned 

National l>i>.ird Rather L ertihcation and 
teaches m Neu Haniner County Schools. 
Todd E. Reiner '02 is a mortgage loan 
counselor wuh Wachovia. 

Collin Beck '03 of Garner is the opera- 
tional manager for Labor Finders. 

Kimberly BertelS '03 earned a Master 
of Science m Nursing with a concentration 
in neonatal nurse practitioner from East 
Carohna University. She works at Medical 
University of South Carolina. 

Stephan Caldwell '03 is an an director 
with Marketsnian \d\ ertising in Raleigh. 
His Web site is, 

Susan Crispell '03 is an account 
assistant wuh Talk PR in Wilmington 

Liz Hair '03 is working in the Department 
of the .\rnn Iniernship Program at the 
L S Army Corps of Engineers .\sheville 
Regulntorv' Field Office. 

Arnar Stefansson '03 is a marketing 

niana:;>r wuh ll,ilnniui I hi in Revkia\ik, 

Iceland His wile. Elizabeth Unger 

'02. is pursuing a|it-< tlegu r al the 

rniversil\' ol Icclaiid 

Faydra Stratton '03M had her storv 

tilled "My Fragile \" posted to the Web 
version of .Vewswcck in February 2007 
Her sior> "First Fall" was in the premier 
issue of Tlic .Ania'in Bricfmsc. published ni 
December 200f«. and "Miracles" appeared in 
ihe Fehruar\ 2007 issue ol Rriu ' 

Bob '01 '05M and Dawn Carroll 

York '99 '03M are the owners of 
Mas.<iibori» Home and Ciarden, Dawn is also 
a coastal biologist with Coastal Planning and 
Engmeenng m Wilmingtvui, 

Jennifer Baker '04 was promoted to 

vice president for business banking with 
Bank of America in Fairfax, Va. 

Maggre Jo Wingfield Consey '04 

regisiLTcd nurse at Hunimgion Hospital in 
Huntington. NY., is enrolled in the adult 
health nurse practitioner program at Stony 
Brook University in Long Island. N.Y. 

Dana Rohrbacher '04 established the 

Silver Pearl Professional Concierge Ser\ice 
in Wilmington. Her Web site is silverpearl- 
concieriic com 

Christy "Michelle" Stephenson 

'04 earned a Master ol Education degree 
from North Carolina Central Universit)* in 
December 2006, She is a speech-language 
patholctgist at Johnston Memorial Hospital 
in Smithfield 

M. Kay Hovious '05 Ls the co-owner 
of SolarHair Saion, a lull-ser\ice hair and 
tanning salon, which is managed by her 
children. Shan Cox Martin and Gar>- Cox. 
She IS also the officer manager for Ra\'mond 
James Financial Scr\'ices in Wilmington. 

Anna Kooiman '05 is the morning 

ncu-- aiuiun .u W NW 0-T\' Channel 24 in 

K'Ud.' Ohio 

Kathleen M. Karlon 05 '06M 

is a math/statistics analyst with the U.S. 
Department of Commerce. She resides in 

\le\andria. \a 

Elizabeth MacChainnigh '05 

graduated from Savannah School ol Art & 
Design in Peccmher 20tio with a Masier of 

\rls ijtiirce in hisionc preserwxtion. 

Kate Shanahan '05 is director of 

markeiing and membership ser\'ices at 
the Stale Club, a private club on NC State 

I [ii\, r-.ii\ -. i.\ntennial Campus. 

Brad BallOU '06 is pursuing a masters 
degree in political management at George 
Washington L'nivcrsity and is a staff 
assistant in Sen, Flirabeth Doles office in 
Washington. DC, 

Brandon L. Boswell '06M. who is 

K;;,ilK hlinJ puhliviud \h iVr sonuJjoHmrv 
.>ri (dr K.M.i .'/ I i(< , a bi>ok ol inspirational 
I hrisuan luinior developed Irom his 
graduate thesis thai encourages people wiih 
physical di.s.ibilities to K>llow their dreams, 

Christy Chambers '06 is the siafiing 

ailnimisirati>r with I idelity Investments in 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 



Bernadette Jay '06 is a reporter with 


Steven M. Nelson '06 is the devel- 
opment director for Coastal Christian 
High School, assistant regional director 
for Halo Hoops Ministries Inc. and is 
enrolled in the Duke University Nonprofit 
Management Program, He also volunteers as 
the discipleship group leader at St. Andrews 
Covenant Presbyterian Church. 

Kai Oliver-Kurtin '06 is a marketing 

assistant with Arcadia Publishing in Mount 
Pleasant, S.C. 

Brian D. Williamson '07M rcLcivcd 

the 2007 Presidents Award from ihc North 
Carolina Chapter of the National Association 
of Social Workers. 


Cheryl Barela '92 and Michaci l 

Fekete on Sept. 30, 2006. Cheryl is a senior 
clinical research project manager with ICON 

Clinical Research in Aberdeen. 

Michael Persian! '94 and Danielle 

Michaels on Aug. 4, 2006. Michael is 
the general manager of Ruby Tuesday in 

Allyson Kane '95 and Jonathan 

KIme '94 on June 3, 2006. 

Julie Scott '95 and Martinez Steverson 
on No\'. 4. 2006. Julie is an assistant vice 
president with BB&T m Wilson. 

Stacey Gillings '98 .md Roosevelt 

Richard '97 on Nov 4, 2OO6. Staccy is an 
assistant operations manager with the VIF 
Program, and Roosevelt is the communit\' 
program manager with Triumph, LLC They 
reside in Morrisville. 

Meghan McCleery '98 and Daniel 

J. Odonzzi on Oct. 21, 2006. Meghan is 
director of alumnae affairs at Peace College. 

Amy M. Piner '98 and Tim B. Howard 
onjune 17, 2006, Amy is a physical 
therapist with PT Services of Wilmington, 
She earned a doctorate in physical therapy 
from East Carolina University in 2006. 

Kristy Oakley '99 and jimmy R Long 
on Oct. 21, 2006. Kristy is a clinical 
research coordinator at Duke University 
Medical Center. 

Jason L. Brown '00 and Angela 

A. Alniand on Nov. 11. 2006. Jason is a 
commercial real estate portfolio specialist 
with SunTrust Bank in Raleigh, 

Mary Wilkinson '00 and Joseph W. 

Casper '02 on Nov. 11. 2000. Mary ib 
an assistant vice president and commercial 
portfolio specialist with SunTrust Bank, and 
Billy is a coordinator with Verizon Wireless. 
They reside in Wilmington. 

Lisa M. Bryan '01 and Shawn R. Padgett 
on May 6, 2006. Lisa graduated from the 
registered nurse program at Coastal Carolina 
Community College. 

Brooke Davis '01 and James M. 

Fulcher '02 on Apnl 29, 2006. Brooke 
is a retail banking officer with Sound Bank, 
and James is an electronics technician with 
Wes Tech International. They reside in 
Morehead City. 

Keith "Huck" Huxley III '01 and 

Heather L- Rcid on July 23, 2005. He is a 
corporate sales account manager with Office 
Depot. They reside in Charlotte. 

Charles C. Blanton '02 and Melissa j. 

Pudiwitr on April 1, 2006. 

Andrew R. Farrell '02 and Laura M. 

Kmec '02 on Scpi »-). 2OO0 Andrew is 
a dentist with Spclios and Associates, and 
Laura is a speech language pathologist with 
CCA Rehab Inc Thcv reside in Raleigh. 

Casey L. Goforth '02 and Steven J 
Lockler on July 29, 2006. Casey leaches in 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. 

Kristen R. Hull '02 and Stephen J Hill 
on Mav 27, 200h. Krisien earned a Master 
of Arts Degree m Educational Leadership 
- educational media, instructional 
technology and computers - in May 2006 
from Appalachian State University, She is 
a technology facilitator and computer lab 
teacher at Union Cross Elementary School in 

Mariana Molina '02 and Br>an Deweese 
on Nov. Its, 2OO0 She works in major 
account ser\iccs with ADP They reside in 

Jason Thornton '03 .md Heather 
Kozak '02 on juK 1 lOOi-^ 

Kelly Swicegood '04 and J. Michael 

Landcn Jr. on Dec. lb, 2006. Kelly is a staff 
accountant with VisionAIR Inc. 

Nancy L. Bell '05andjarman Sullivan 

on April 14. 2006. Nancy teaches in Clinton 
City School.^ 

Jennifer M. Hanes '05M and Todd 

M. Sullivan '98 on Sept 30, 2006. 
Jennifer is the director of development for 
Cape Fear Botanical Garden, and Todd is 
vice president of Sullivan's Highland Euneral 
Service and Crema[or\-. They reside in 

Tina L. Marburger '05M and Ted j 

Hawkins on .April 21, 2007 Tina is a senior 
accountant with Ccntro-Watt Thc\ reside in 

Noelle Pate '05 and Joshua Inman 

'04 on Oct. 21. 2006. Thcv both arc 
employed by Starpowcr Talent Compe- 
tition, Noelle as manager and Joshua as 
vice president of marketing They reside in 
EdgewattT, Md 

Hannah Justice '06 and james m. 

Anderson onjune 24, 2006, Hannah 
teaches seventh grade special education in 
Williamson County (Tenn.) Schools. They 
reside in Franklin, Tenn. 

Amy McNeill '06 and Philip Holmes on 
JuK' 29, 200o. .-XiTiN- IS a first grade teacher at 
Rockv Point Primary- School. 


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To Jack N. Allen '80 .md his wife 

Tania. a son, John, on Aug 9. 2005. 
Jack is ihc director, supply chain, for 
Scientific .Atlanta 

I.. Mathew S. Shanklin '88 and his 

uilc Nhchelle. J daughter. Izahella Grace, 
on Dec. 7, 2006. Mathew is associate athletic 
director at the LIniversily of -Arkansas. 

To Jeff Radio '89 and his wife Irish, 
a daughter, Paisle; Eliana, on Oct 3. 2006, 
.A regional sales manager with American 
Medical Systems, Jeff earned a Master of 
Business Administration degree from 
Georgia Stale University. They reside in 

To Steve Hailey '92 .md his wife 

Jennifer, a daughter, Luidsc\ Nicole, on 
Dec, 26. 2006. 

To Holly Price Roberson '93 and 

her hushand Douglas, .i >i'ii h'hn William 
loseph. on May 19. 2006. Holly is the 
Suffolk bureau chief for the V'irginitln-Pilot. 

T.i Allison Price MacKenzie '95 

and her husband J -on William 
[Ethan, on May 23. 2006. Allison is a school 
counselor with Lexington District 4 in 
South Carolina 

In Jennifer Baughan Mertus '95 

and her luishand David, a sou, t^ole Daniel, 
on May 24. 2tl06. lennifer is an attorne> and 
lau professor at \Miitlier Law School. 

lo Pamela Hartman Ritchie '95 

'04M .ind her husband Scott, a son. Luke, 
born on laii 12. 2006. 

bi Tracy Zettel Miceli '95 and her 

busb.uul Inn .1 d.iu,i;bl,i Mu hole Ashlyn, 
on tlcl IK, 2006. Irae) is an account service 
executive with Ulue Cross and Blue Shiekl ol 
Norlh t. arolina 

lo Angle Lawrence Ashley '96 md 

her htishand |ell. .1 son. Davis, on Sept 2H, 

lo Cara Hayes Costello '97 ami her 

luisb.uid I' .1 son li.ui s |i>si pit. on Nov 
22. 20l>i> 

To Van (Trey) '97 .md Jill Davis 

Gunter '05M, ,i dauglmt. I'aMon t.iaee, 

on IllU 1 1. 2006, 


To Channing '97 and Melissa 

Hogan Hill '98 .i daughicr CLnrc nil SL-pl 5, lOOi^ 

To Jackie Howell Hudson '97 .md 

licr iuisli.iiui l.imiL , .1 tl.iii,i;liUi, Madison 
C.raycc, on Aug l*-). 200(i, Jackie is a first- 
grade icachcr at Meadow Elcmentan' in 

Inhnston Coiiiiu 

lo Matt N. '98 uid Jennifer L. 

Fagan '00. a daugluer. Allison 
Mululli on May"-). 200(i. Jennifer is the 
online niaikeiing manager for Ncwland 
Coniiminilie^. and Mall is senior s\'5ieins 
engineer and m r\ ii e manager for Stralegit 

To Lesia Straughn McKenzie '98 

ami luT lutsliaiul Brian, a son, Hriggs. on 
Oct. I 1 , 200h I esia is \ lee picsidenl. 
Inisiness hanker, with l-irst t ilizens Bank 

lo David T. '98 and Rhonda Powell 

Pedersen '97 a son, Owen David, on 
Aug l"^', 20l'^ n.ivid IS the regional husiness 
dcvclopiiiciu manager lor Medfusioii. ami 
Rlioniia is an aecoiini e\eeuiivc with BUCs:! 
llu-\ resule in Uakich 

lo Carey Tulak Running '98 and her 

luishand Mike, a daugliier, Tavion lihzaheth. 
on Jan. 22. 2007. 

To Melissa Grady Anderson '99 and 

her hushand Phdip. a son. D\lan, on Dee 
20. 2006. 

ToTressa Hollingsworth Dunn '99 

and her luishand t h.ules a s,>ii Hut. k .-n 
March 24. 200f> 

To Robert N. Jennings '99 and his 

wife .-Xngelina. a son, Noel Jackson, on !sepi 
20, 2000. Robert is an associate auorncv 
wilh Davis 6r Hiimhen 

To Amy Jarrell Falle '00 and her 

hushand Craig, a son. Nicholas Sean, 
on Oct. 1 1 . 200f>. Amy is a computer 
tomography technologist with Carolinas 
Healthcare System 

To Jeremy Morgan '00 and his wife 

Mar\, ,1 d,ui:,;hi> I I niih t.raee. on Sept, 22. 


lo Allison Edmonds Oxendine '00 

and her hushand darruk, a daughui. t-raie 
Caroline, on leh 17, 2007 Allison is the 
regional director ol the Pines of i aiolm.i 
Ciirl Seoul Council in Sanford 

To Autumn Beastey Johnson '01 

.uul hei luishand lelix. a daughlei, Harper 
Maria, o\\ Dec I*>, 200c \uuimn w.ts 
promoted to uiiiizaiion management coordi- 
nator Willi the Barry Robinson Center. 


To Shemekka (Coleman) Miles 

'02 and her husband Tyrone, a son. Corcn 
lahmonti. on Oct. 20, 2006, 

].. Nathan '02 mJ Kristen Waller 

Agner '03 .1 ~>'ii s|ni,ccr on scpi 14 

200d. Nathan is an eii;hth j^rade social 
studies teacher in Brunsw ick County. 

To Leann Brumfield Heath '04 and 

her husband cdeuii a s,,n kvlec Dale, 
on Oct. Iti, 2000. Leann is a behavior 
technician wiih HomcCare NLinagement. 

To Ruby Cashawn Wallace '06 a 

sou. sk\K-i, on Dei 12, 200o 


Allannah M. Franklin '00 died 

ii.s : V looii 

Michael P. Foucht '01 dud 

I , h . :oo" 

Jessica M. Abate '05 dud 

Ian I T 2lXi7 

SUMMER 2007 UNCW Magazine 

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Breaking ground 

for future generations 

by Brian Brooks '07 

Earnest Fullwood '66, the first black graduate of 
Wilmington College, asserts that life is not about 
boundaries but about learning and breaking new 
ground in the process. 

In 2006, Fullwood retired as senior resident Superior Court 
judge of the Fifth Judicial District after ser\ing 18 years in the 
New Hanover and Pender county courts. 

A native of Wilmington, Fullwood enrolled at Wilmington 
College in 1962 during the integration movement, when 
black students were being accepted into predominantly 
white colleges. He said he lived in a segregated society, but 
still "went outside and played, ran around with friends, went 
to church and attended school daily." 

Fullwood said he didn't feel deprived of an education growing 
up. To this day, he credits his guidance counselor with telling 
him to attend Wilmington College. 

Fullwood expressed that his educational qualities were not a 
major factor in his consideration for admission, but rather the 
fact that the school felt it was ready to accept black students. 
To him, it was clear that he had to go to college, and like most 
first-year students, he wondered how he would stack up to 
others. He has no doubt that he met, and possibly exceeded, 
the expectations of other students seeking admission. 

At Wilmington College, Fullwood was involved with the radio 
club and ran for student council \'ice president. Although he lost 
the election by two votes, he found the margin "pretty amazing" 
and noted it as a "huge personal accomplishment." 

During his entire time as a student at Wilmington College, Full- 
wood could only recall one incident in which he encountered 
a racial issue. "One day while I was waiting for the bus in the 
circle, three guys came by in a vehicle. They yelled something 
derogatory. I really didn't think much of it," Fullwood said. 
"The very next day, William Randall, who was the chancellor 
at the time, called me into his office and told me he had been 
informed about the hazing. He said if anything like that ever 
happened again, 1 was to report it immediately. Never again 

did an incident occur in my four years on campus. Apparently 
someone on the faculty thought it important enough to press 
the issue." 

After lea\'ing Wilmington, Fullwood began studjing law at How- 
ard University, but left to ser\e in the Army. When he returned 
to the classroom at NC Central University, Fullwood found 
himself changing his dreams of medicine to those of law. 

"My earliest remembrance of entertaining the idea of doing law 
was in seventh grade; I was in a class and called upon to speak. 
Afterwards, my teacher told me, 'you'd make a good lawyer.' 
That was special to me, and I remembered that." 

Still, in high school and college, it was beyond his thinking 
that he would be head of New Hanover County's Fifth Judicial 

Fullwood credits good teachers with pushing him to where 
he is today, but he maintains learning occurs because of the 
effort of the student and said the best students do not need 
teachers at all. 

"The first job," he said, "is to put yourself in the best position 
you can possibly get in." 

At this point in his life, Fullwood feels ver)' fortunate, citing his 
good health. He also noted, "Fve enjoyed a good reputation." 

Now that he is retired, Fullwood said he does not want to do 
anything career wise right away. "Many people have goals and 
reach them later in life. Changing goals is fine as well, but not 
having a goal at all is bad. I have worked hard and enjoyed life. 
Now I want to enjoy my retirement." 

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Winter 2008 
Volume 18, Number 1 



Sharing success 

Honors Prognun provides 

18 GEL 


60 years of learning 







On the cover: 

Becky Parker O'Daniell '86 
is president and principle 
shareholder of Atlantic Quest 
Corp.. parent corporation to four 
premier area restaurants. Inc- 
Magazine or recently cited Atlantic 
Quest among the 5,000 fastest- 
growing companies in the nation, 
O'Daniell is the exemplification 
of engaged Cameron School of 
Business alumni who share their 
expertise with students. On the 
pier at the Oceanic Restaurant in 
Wrighlsville Beach, guests enjoy 
one of the finest ocean views on 
the eastern seaboard. 
Photo by Jamie fvloncnel 

Freshman Gogo Alata Lomo-David gets a "wave" flowing across Trask Coliseum as 
the Class of 201 1 gathers for Convocation on Aug. 20. The students started their 
program at the UNCW Clock Tower before making the trek to Trask for greetings 
from university leaders. Photo by Jamie Moncnet 


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The holiday season always causes me to pause and reflect on the many things for which I am 
thankful, and at UNCW, we are thankful for so many things. 

We are thankful that we have continued to excel as a university. We improved in nine out of 
10 of our progress measures; the other one is holding steady. We moved up in the U.S. News 
& World Re]^on rankings as one of the Souths top public master's universities. The quality of 
our student body also continues to improve - preliminary information indicates that for the 
first time in UNCWs histor)', the average SAT of our new freshmen puts us third in the UNC 
system, behind only UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. 

We are thankful for our donors who gave a record $9.7 million last fiscal year, including four 
gifts of at least $1 million each. In a Star-l>ie\'is article about our fundraising achievements, 
reporter Mark Schreiner brilliantly captured the impact of private giving: "Big donations strap 
booster rockets to the resources provided by state taxpayers." 

We are thankful for our visionary founders and how their dream has flourished. 

On Sept. 4, UNCW celebrated its 60th anniversary. With the help of Don Blake, student body 
president in 1946-47 when we were the Wilmington College Center of the University of North 
Carolina, we looked back at how far we have come. Dan Thorpe, 2007-08 SGA president, 
helped us envision our future. I invite each of you to view the celebration in its entirety at by clicking on the 60th anniversary' celebration. 

Having been blessed with so much, it is important that we also give back. UNCW students, 
faculty and staff have an extraordinar)' record of public ser\'ice that takes a variety of forms. 
Last year, our students completed more than 35,000 hours of volunteer community service 
hours, wdth an economic impact value of $660,586. In September, our student chapter of 
Habitat for Humanity broke ground on the UNCW Habitat House. Our pre-vet students 
organized free rabies shot clinics. On a personal note, I am honored to chair the Cape Fear 
Area United Way 2007 campaign with a goal of raising $2.3 million. 

Throughout this issue, you will learn about the many impressive things happening at UNC 
Wilmington. As always, I encourage your calls, letters and e-mails, and appreciate your 
continued support for this great university. 

All the best. 

"^^ [os-< 

Rosemary DePaolo 


10,375 applications for fall 2007 admission 

1 ,943 were accepted as freshmen 

1157 average freshman SAT, the highest ever for UNCW and third highest in UNC system 

3.74 average freshman GPA 

11,911 students enrolled for fall 2007 

1,200 graduate students, largest number ever enrolled 

60 new faculty members hired from 1,500 applicants 


Daniels is 
newest trustee 

The UNCW Board of Trastees 
welcomed its newest member 
in August. Windell Daniels of 
Wilmington was appointed by 
the UNC Board of Governors to 
a four-year term ending in 20 11 . 

Daniels is the president of United 
National Tours and Daniels 
Development Company in 
Wilmington, fie is co-chair of 
the City of Wilmington's Ten- 
Year Tlomeless Plan, chair of 
ffousing Economics Opportuni- 
ties Inc., immediate past presi- 
dent of the Greater Wilmington 
Chamber of Commerce and 
member of the Wilmington 
Housing Authority Board of 
Commissioners. He sponsors 
UNCWs annual Youth Entre- 
preneurship Program with the 
Cameron School of Business and 
the Upperman African American 
Cultural Center. 

John A. "Sandy" McNeill Jr. 
of Whitexdlle was elected 
board chair, M. Terry Coffey of 
Wilmington was elected vice 
chair, and Wendy E Murphy of 
Wallace was elected secretary. 

Lvi3,i niiii;^ beyond the classroom 

Khaled Hosseinis Kile Runner knit new Seahawks together before they entered the 
classroom this fall. 

As the focus of Synergy, the UNCW Common Reading Experience, this best-selling 
novel is enabling students to experience life under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. 
Chancellor Rosemar)' DePaolo said, "Synergy supports the university's mission to 
foster intellectual curiosity, imagination, critical thinking and thoughtful expression.' 

Freshmen received a copy of the book during orientation and were expected to read 
it over the summer. It was integrated into Freshmen Seminar and various other 
courses. The university also hosted a cultural festival highlighting the music, food, 
dance and kite flying of Afghanistan; a showing of the Golden Globe-winning film 
Osama; a presentation by Azar Nafisi, acclaimed author of Reading LoUta in Tehran: 
A Memoir in Books; and campus discussion groups and lectures. 

Students line up to enjoy an an-ay of 
Afghan treats during the multicultural 
Kite Runner festival in September. 
Photo by Joy Davis 

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The university enjoys a strong 
partnersiiip with AT&T. UNCW is 
featured on the cover of the new 
AT&T Real Yellow Pages, and the 
university hosted a reception for 
the new president of AT&T North 

Carolina, Cynthia Marshall. 

at Kenan House on July 26. 

Photo by Jamie Moncrief 

AiCsT i directory showcases UJNC_> W 

In the latest in a series of collabora- 
tions with AT&rT, UNCW is featured on 
the cover of the 2007-08 Wilmington 
edition of the Real Yellow Pages. 

The university also is spotlighted 
inside the director}''s advertisements, 
event listings and community informa- 
tion pages. 

"We are pleased to feature UNCW on 
the first AT&T Real Yellow Pages direc- 
tory for the Wilmington area," said 
Anne Cline, AT&T Real Yellow Pages 
Wilmington sales manager. 

"The directory covers have a little 
different look with the new name 
and logo, and you can still count on 
the AT&T Real Yellow Pages as your 
comprehensive source of comiriunity 
information," Cline said. 

"In addition to the honor of being 
selected for the cover of the inaugural 
edition of the directory, this is also a 
great way to showcase the university 
to more than 188,000 residents and 
businesses in New Hanover County 
and areas of Brunswick. Columbus 
and Pender counties that receive the 
directory," said Cindy Lawson, assistant 
to the chancellor for marketing and 
communications. The feature photo 
shows the columned area between 
Morton and Leutze Halls framed by 
pines trailing Spanish moss. 

The UNCW section of the directory 
provides einergency information to a 
wide audience, including off-campus 
students, parents of area students and 
the community at large. The page 
includes the emergency information 

hotline number, UNCW Police and 
Environmental Health & Safety contacts 
and Web sites for resources such as the 
university's hurricane plan. 

The 2007-08 directory is one of many 
collaborations between the university 
and AT&T. This partnership is built oit 
the strong connection between UNCW 
and AT&T, a generous supporter of 
academic, athletic and regional engage- 
ment programs across campus. AT&T's 
total contributions to UNCW exceed 
$350,000, primarily for student scholar- 
ships and the Watson School of Educa- 
tion's annual Razor Walker Awards, 
presented to individuals who have made 
a significant difference in the lives of 
children statewide. 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


American Signal Corporation 

workers install one of two 

sirens at UNC Wilmington. 

Photo by Jamie Moncrief 



One of UNCW's seven strategic goals is to 
provide a safe campus for learning, 

living and working. Each year, efforts to improve 
safety grow exponentially. Highlights include: 


Public Information Emergency Response 
(PIER) System: This is an emergency information Web 
site ( on a separate server that is 
designed to function even if critical infrastructure on cam- 
pus is destroyed. In certain emergency situations, it also 
may be utilized to communicate with UNCW constituents 
via tools such as e-mail, text messaging and more. 

I StormReady University: UNCW is the first and 
only university in the state to earn this National Weather 
Service designation. StormRead)- communities are better 
prepared to save lives during severe weather through better 
planning, education and awareness. 


Over the past two summers, concrete 
steps have been taken to develop 
UNCW's pedestrian campus. 

According to the university's master 
plan, a pedestrian campus limits traffic 
and parking in the academic core and 
embraces alternative transportation by 
providing walkways, bike paths and 
mass transit. 

"It's more than just using resources - 
land, parking spaces - wisely," said 
Sharon Boyd, associate vice chan- 
cellor for business services. "It is an 
opportunity to increase physical activ- 
ity by improving biking and walking 

conditions. It's improving safety and 
health while reducing congestion 
and traffic." 

"'Walking campuses' correlate to 
better health and better academic 
performance. If students walk 
regularly and significantly, they are 
healthier and perform better," said 
architect Mark Miller in "What Campus 
Factors Boost Academic Performance?" 
{The Greenville Gazette. May 2006). 

As funds allow, an integrated system of 
sidewalks, bike and multi-use paths is 
being developed. 

A. The Racine and Randall Drives 
intersection features raised 
crosswalks for traffic calming and 
better visibility for pedestrians 
and motorists. 

^ Sidewalks added along Wagoner 
Drive create a path of concrete 
and brick walks from Kenan Hall 
to Trask Coliseum. 

^ A multi-use path, with sidewalk 
and dedicated bike path, connects 
residential areas with the academic 
buildings along Reynolds Drive. 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Lm sirens, located on Westside and Schwartz Halls, were 
installed as part of the Seahawk Warning Siren System. 
They will sound in emergencies such as a tornado threat or 
a criminal incident ot extreme nature. 

iJ satellite phones were added for communicating in a 
disaster when other phone and/or radio systems may be over- 
loaded or unusable. 

I O campus streets were named or re-named and OO 
buildings were addressed for the Enhanced-911 system. 
E-911 gives first responders critical location information. 

oU sworn police officers, I security guards 

and numerous support personnel comprise the UNCW 
Police department. 

OO sidewalk lights were improved for better night- 
time visibility. 

0\7 emergency call boxes with direct access to UNCW 
Police are operational. More are under construction. 


card readers were installed as part of the university's 
new secure door access system, which has the capability to 
instantly lock-down a building from a remote location. 

I OO security cameras were installed at Seahawk 
Landing and Seahawk Village apartments, and a comprehen- 
sive camera plan for all residence halls is being developed. 

I J UUU Take 5 candy bars were distributed at campus 
crosswalks to remind pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists to 
"Take 5 seconds to save a life." 

^tyj\j\j ID holders, printed with emergency informa- 
tion, were distributed at the annual UNCW Involvement Carnival. 


r J v^ w students, faculty and staff participated 
in safety workshops last year on topics ranging from active 
shooter protocols to self-defense, emergency preparedness 
and online security. 

ZOU J oUt dollars were awarded to UNCW by the 
U.S. Department of Education for the Collaboration for 
Assault Response & Education (CARE) program. 

888-657-5751 is the toll-free 

UNCW Emergency Information Hotline. 

When you add it all up, these numbers are impressive. 
Yet they represent only a fraction of the university's efforts to 
create a safe campus that students, faculty, staff, alumni and 
the communit}' can enjoy. 

A A well-lit sidewalk between 
tine Dobo Hall and University 
Apartments areas is under 

^ Parking was added off-campus 
and in periplieral areas. 

The City of Wilmington Cross-City 
Trail - from the Cameron Art Museum 
to Wrightsville Beach - will pass 
through the UNCW campus, making 
biking to campus more viable. 

Another vital component of a pedes- 
trian campus is a well-utilized mass 
transit system. 

The Seahawk Shuttle continues to 
expand with routes bringing students 
to campus and moving students, 
faculty and staff around campus. 

In fall 2006-07, 26.6 percent more 
people rode the shuttles than the 
prior year with a similar increase 
spring semester. 

stories by Brenda Riegel 

Visiting campus soon? 

Metered spaces have been added 
near popular visitor destinations 
such as the Cultural Arts Building 
and Randall Library. 

Visitors may insert coins into 
meters for up to two-hour visits 
or purchase an all-day parking 
pass at the visitor parking booth, 
located at the entrance to the 
free visitor parking lot near Alder- 
man Hall. Guests are encouraged 
to begin their visit at the booth 
so they can be informed of their 
parking options by the helpful 
parking attendant. 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 



Squeak visualizes STEM skills 

About 75 teachers of science, technol- 
ogy, engineering and mathematics 
(STEM) and 150 area middle and 
high school students will begin using 
"Squeak" programming language as part 
of an effort to infuse tri-county area 
school systems with a new teaching and 
learning program that promises to 
advance STEM skills. 

The Squeak program was derived from 
the originators' experience at Apple 
Computer and later at Walt Disney 
Imagineering, where they developed a 
similar type of program. Squeak is both 
a full-featured, object-orientated pro- 
gramming language and an interactive 
enNnronment that permits novice users 
to model and \isualize mathematical 
and engineering concepts in fun, easy- 

Squeak grant participants: 
Dan Heywood; Sridhar Narayan; 
Shelby Morge, assistant 
professor of education; and 
Gene Tagliarini, associate 
professor of computer 
science; and graduate J 

student Lucas Gillispie. 

to-manipulate, computerized digital 
images that mimic cartoon-like 
objects and figures. 

UNCW undergraduate student Daniel 
Heywood developed a Squeak simula- 
tion that enables youths to \irtually 
manipulate a canoe crossing a river. 
With Heywoods instrument, students 
can visualize the concepts of relative 
motion and the Pythagorean Theorem, 
before they tackle the equations. 

Participating students and teachers 
will spread their knowledge and skill 
in programming exciting, fun STEM 
experiments and learning models to 
their peers, expanding the deliver}' 
of these quality hands-on learning 
opportunities throughout their 
school svstems. 

"We wanted to pique students' interest 
in the STEM fields at a much earlier 
age. Children often have preconceived 
notions about math and science - they 
dont like them," said Shridar Narayan. 
chair of the Department of Computer 
Science and co-principal investigator 
of the grant. 

Global warming 

can impact coastal 
Carolina economy 

Two side effects of global warming - 
increased sea level rise and more 
intense hurricanes - have the potential 
to significantly impact the economy 
along the North Carolina coast, accord- 
ing to a study conducted in part by 
Christopher Dumas, associate profes- 
sor of economics at L'NCWs Cameron 
School of Business. 

Dumas teamed up with faculty from 
Appalachian Stale, East Carolina and 
Duke universities and the Potsdam 
Institute for Climate Impact Research 
in Germany to analyze data that 
indicate even a one-foot increase in sea 
level could move the shoreline along 
many N.C. beaches inland by as much 
as 100 feet. The study shows that such 
a dramatic change would advcrseh' affect 
property values, tourism and business 
activity, among other sectors. 

Dumas' work spccificalh' focused 
k on the economic impact hur- 
B ricanes could have on the coast 

if their intensity increases. His 
projections, estimating losses 
for businesses, farms and for- 
ests, arc eyc-opcning: 

• Business interruption losses 
in just four counties (New 
Hanover. Cancrei, Dare and 
Beriic) due to increased Catcgor)' 
3 hurricane severity arc pro- 
jected to rise by S34 million 
]icr siorni event in 2030, 
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2080. With no increase in hurricane 
frequenc)'; the projected cumulative 
losses Iroin 2004 to 2080 due to 
increased Category 3 severity in 
these four counties amouni to $1.44 
billion when regional econoinic 
growth is considered. 

Increasing storm inteirsity is 
expected to have serious impacts 

hurricane now causes about $50 
million in agricultural damage, a 
Category 2 about $200 million, and 
a Category 3 about $800 million, 
illustrating how significant an 
increase in hurricane intensity 
would be for this sector. 

Increased forest damage associated 
with an increase in storm severity 
from Category 2 to Category 3 is 
about 150 percent per storm event, or 
about $900 million more in damages. 

Dumas hopes the study will lead to 
additional research "to make hurricane 
evacuation more efficient and effective. 
If we can improve evacuation measures, 
we could reduce business interruptions 

storm events that may occur as a result 
of climate change." 

Climate change 

and penguins 

Remains of ancient Adelie penguin 
colonies show liow climate change 
caused the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to 
advance and retreat over tens of thou- 
sands of years. However, those same 
remains indicate that more than climate 
change has affected the penguins' diet. 

According to UNCW marine ornitholo- 
gist Steven D. Emslie one abrupt shift 
occurred only about 200 years ago. 
Isotopic analysis of peirguin eggshell 
pieces deposited and preserved in the 
frigid, dry environment over the last 
45,000 years show a historic shift in 
prey coincided with the removal of 
baleen whales and krill-eating seals at 
the height of the commercial whaling 

of the National Academy of Sciences 
July 10, 2007, issue, Emslie, with 
researcher William Patterson of the 
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 

ously hunted whales and seals, the 
penguins turned froin fish to the newly 
abundant krill left behind. 

Today, krill abundance and distribu- 
tion are changing. Aggravated climate 
change in combination with fisheries 
that are harvesting large quantities of 
finfish and krill are already stressing the 
Adelie's resources, and options for prey 
are diminishing. 

"We need to take action now to main- 
tain our planet's biodiversity before it is 
too late. More sustainable management 
of our natural resources is key to this 
survival," Emslie said. 

.5, 50%, 1 in 2, 1/2 

All of these numbers symbolize the 
same amount; however, many people 
have considerable difficulty converting 

in small numbers. 

"Numerical relationships are important 
because we use them all the time to 
denominate the risk of disease, the 
probability of rain and in countless 
other ways," said psychology professor 
Dale Cohen. However, "tiy to put 1 in 5 
in a decimal form. It is very difficult." 

With a five-year $691,000 grant from 
the National Institute of Child Health 
and Human Development, part of the 
National Institutes of Health, Cohen is 
investigating how traininj 
ing can affect an individual's "number 
sense" of small numbers. 

By understanding how these quantities 
are processed, visualized or related 
in the mind, educational techniques 
can be developed to help individuals 
acquire a more accurate sense of numbers. 




Mehrtens takes reins of athletics 

After a w hirhvind start, Kelh' Landr)- 
Mehrtens is settlint; into her new role 
as director of atlilctics. 

■ I've spent man)- hours getting to know 
tlie area and the communit)'. We are 
fortunate to have so many dedicated 
supporters who have given so much 
of their time and resources to building 
such a great university," she said. 
"Joining the UNCW family has been 
everything 1 thought it would be." 

Mehrtens was hired in August after 
a national search that attracted 300 
applicants. She left the University of 
Kansas, where she was associate direc- 
tor of athletics and senior woinen's 
administrator overseeing 15 mens and 
women's sports with operating budgets 
of more than SI 5 million. She devel- 
oped KU's Student-.Athlctc Develop- 
ment/Leadership Program and worked 
with the Student-.\lhlete .\d\ ison,' 
Committee to raise SI million to help 
fund women's sports facilities. 

As a student-athlete. Mehrtens had 
a successful collegiate career at the 
University ol .Alabama. She throw the 
discus on the woinen's track team, 
collected .\ll-.American honors in 
1985 ami made ihe Workl l.lni\ersitv 
Gaines and Pan American Teams in 
1987. She finished fourth in the 1992 
U.S. Olympic Trials. 

Mehrtens earned a bachelor's degree in 
commerce and business administration 
from Alabama in 1986 and completed 
her masters degree in education from 
Ilhnoisin 2001. 

She serves on the prestigious NC.A.A 
Division 1 Management Council and 
the Big 12 Strategic Plan Review 
Committee and Championships and 
Awards Committee. 

Winningest coach on 

Winning. Whether it's in the pool or 
in the classroom, it's something to 
which longtime UNCW swimming 
and diving coach Da\e .Allen has grown 

Allen, who begins his 31st season as 
UNCW's swimming guru, welcomes 
strong teams to the Seahawk Natato- 
rium once again in 2007-08. His men's 
squad, which has racked up an un- 
precedented six consecutive Colonial 
Athletic .Association championships, 
will be favored once again. The women 
also return several strong swimmers and 
should be contention lor their lourth 
lillc 111 mul-rehruai"\. 

Since .Allen originated the |iiogram in 
1977-78, the Seahawks have won a 
combined nine CAA crowns. He has 

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Members of the Fistier and Cavenaugti families 
were on hand as UNC Wilmington dedicated 
the new Herbert Fisher Fleldhouse. 

Photo by Jamte Moncnef 


amassed a 349-241 dual meet record 
and been honored as CAA Coach of the 
Year nine times. 

"The opportunit\ to build a program 
from scratch and see it grow to where it 
is todav is most gratifving. " .Allen said. 
"The manv wonderful student-athletes 
1 have had an op|iortunit\' to work with 
and develop lifelong friendships with is 
something that \ou cannot begin to put 
a \aluc on. I feel extremely fortunate 
and am \erA graielul to UNCW for giv- 
ing mc such an oitiiortunitv " 

The veteran coach has produced some 
ol the linest all-around student-athletes 
in the program's hi>lor\. including 1 1 
.MI-.Amcricans and several Chancellor's 
C up recipients. Four of .Allen's pupils 
have been inducted into the UNCW 
.\lhlelK Hall of I ame. 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 

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There's no place 
like home 

UNCW's baseball program has 
a new home. 

Groundbreaking for the Herbert Fisher Field 
House took place in May, and the ribbon 
cutting was held Oct. 19. 

Construction of the $1.2 million, 4,238- 
square-foot facility located across from 
Brooks Field was made possible by gifts from 
Herbert '53 and Sylvia Fisher '50, Dr. Wilham 
P. Nixon Jr. and Bruce Cavenaugh '73. 

The first floor of the new facility is anchored 
by a 600-square-foot locker area. The second 
level has a 350-square-foot team meeting 
room, offices for coaches, a study room with 
computer access and equipment area. 

Men S uBSketbBll expects big turnaround 

Following a topsy-tur\'y \'ear when 
the margin for error was slim at best, 
UNCW men's basketball coach Benny 
Moss is optnnistic the Seahawks will 
reclaim their perch atop the Colonial 
Athletic Association standings. 

"We're expecting a big turnaround," 
said Moss. "We go into every year 
with similar goals. We want to win the 
regular season, win the tournament 
and go to post-season play. Those are 
our goals from day one. It's more real- 
istic this year because we have a senior 
captain who is healthy, plus we've 
added some quality depth." 

Without question, the return of 2006 
CAA Tournament MVP T.J. Carter is 
huge for the Seahawks. After one year 
as "Coach Carter" on the bench, he's 
ready to take big-time shots and lead 
the squad. 

"T.J. was able to see the gaine from a 
different perspective. Sometimes you 
learn by observing, watching and lis- 
tening," Moss said. 

However, the coach doesn't believe 
Carter is a "cure all" for all of last 
year's ailments. 

Seven returning players, including 
fellow seniors Vladimir Kuljanin, 
Todd Hendley and Daniel Fountain, 
must shoulder their share of the load 
to get the Seahawks back m the thick 
of things. All three players made adjust- 
ments last year after Carter went down 
and that should benefit the club this 
season. Balance and depth should be 
the team's strengths. Moss noted. 

"We have nine guys who are in their first 
or second year with the program. There's 
some inexperience there, but we're still 
better balanced overall," Moss said. 

With the graduation of Temi Soyebo, 
junior college playmaker Mario Davis 
and Chad Tomko will split time as the 
team's point guard. Carter, Fountain, 
Montez Downey, Josh Sheets and 
Darion Jeralds give Moss several 
options at the wing position. 

Size and bulk characterize the front- 
court, where Kuljanin and Hendley, 
who both played overseas last summer, 
will be joined by freshmen Jayson 
Aycock, Doininic[ue Lacy and Rob Sikes. 
The five players give the Seahawks one 
of their biggest frontcourts in years. 

With the long-awaited return of Carter 
and a full complement of players. Moss 
feels like he's hit the lottery. It's time, he 
believes, for the Seahawks to cash in. 

"We now have the depth we need to 
survive the unexpected things," he said. 
"It's going to take a more balanced 
approach this year. We have to be more 
consistent at both ends of the floor. 

"We have to hold teams to around 40 
percent shooting from the floor and use 
multiple options, inside and outside, to 
be more consistent. I think we're mov- 
ing in the right direction." 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 



Likeafull moon hsing 

UNCW's Cameron School of Business 
is emerging as one of the top business 
schools in the nation.* To a dynamic 
■acuity committed to learning, Cameron 
adds engaged alumni and accomplished 
executives, passionate about business 
education, eager to mentor students in 
their areas of expertise. 



Some moments never lose 
their sign if ioance .... 

(far right) is pictured with participants in the 
Leadership Development Program: Teresa Murphy, Leah Perry, advisor 
Steve Harper, Paul McCombie, Marjorie Iclnemey and Brad Bruestle. 
Photo from 1984 Fledgling 

A question is raised, the right word is received 
at just the right time - and 3. new dOOr OpenS. 

by Kim Proukou '06M 

UNCW Cameron School ol Business 
professor Stephen Harper remembers 

Uu- l\.\\ thai lormcr student 

came into his 
office with an idea. 

"She told me, 1 am interested in 
accounting. I love computers, 1 want 
to start my own business, and 1 wmild 
like it to be in a food-related area. At 
that time," he said, "she had no clue she 
would ever become president aiul prin- 
cipal sharchoklcr ol ,\llaiilic Quest." 

.Although O'Daniell knew u hal she 
wanted to do, she was concerned about 
sacrificing her interest and t.ilciii in 
corporate accounting. 

"1 know," Harper said, "and inanv 
others will attest to this, veiT lew people 
run the numbers better than Becky." 

Harper, UNCW Progress Energy/ 
Betty Cameron Distinguished Profes- 
sor of Entrepreneurship, addressed 
O'Daniell's tloubts and encouraged her 
to follow her vision. 

Toda)', she is able to gratib her entre- 
preneurial spirit and put her account- 
ing and linancial training to lull use as 
president ol .\llantic t,}ucst Corpora- 
tion, paieni corporation to four of the 
area's signature dining establishments: 
Ciceanic Restaurant, Eddie Romanellis. 
Henrv's and Bhuwaler. 

Beginning w ith the Oceanic Restaurant, 
O'Daniell's pursuit of excellence pro- 
pelled her to learn w hatever w as neces- 
sar)' to better ser\e and improve the 
company, .As president, her leadership 
style has been defined b\ her abilit\ to 
provide process improvement and op- 
portunities that have empowered others 
to advance - empUnees, partners and 
shareholders alike. 

O'Daniell points to team building, a 
core value of .Atlantic Quest, as the 
dri\ ing force behind the corporation's 
abilitx to meet and exceed its goals. 
\et. It cannot be denietl within 
that ellnc, her abilil) to gel things done, 
soK e |iroblems and expand the cajiabili- 
ties ol the coinpam dislinguishes her. 

Becky P. O'Daniell '86 entered UNCW 
with the intention of graduating from 
the young Cameron School of Business, 
estahhshed in 1979. 

"It was so different in 1982," O'Daniell 
said. "When 1 entered as a freshman, in 
the 'old days', there was no Cameron 
Hall; classes were in Bear Hall; that was 
it. The librar)', or quarter of a library, 
was so small compared to what we have 
now. The only thing that hasn't changed 
is that there was no parking then, either!" 

"I remember this like I was still there. 
Walking by a bulletin board in Bear 
Hall was a notice to freshmen, inviting 
us to join the Leadership Development 
Program and participate in a luncheon 
series: Learn How to Be a Leader. Back 
then, I was an mtrovert and, well, actu- 
ally 1 still am, but 1 thought to myself 
T need this'. There were six luncheons, 
one ever)' week, for five to 10 students." 

"The idea was Dr. Harper's," she said. 
"The professors at Cameron took an 
interest in me, gave me opportunities to 
test myself. I was encouraged to study 
and travel abroad; we took a trip to 
Europe. That was a turning point for me." 

The independence and self-actualization 
claimed from her studies, travel and col- 
laborative opportunities would eventu- 
ally bring her back to live and work in 
the place she will always love and call 
home, southeastern North Carolma. 

"This 1 learned from (Dean) Larry 
Clark, love what you do and do what 
you love," she said. "If you don't enjoy 
something, do something else. When I 
graduated, I left Wilmington for Dallas, 
Texas, where I was offered a position 
on an elite team of young professionals 
at EDS, Electronic Data Systems. But, it 
was not long before 1 realized it was too 
corporate for me. 

"I returned to Wilmington, where I 
wanted to be. Then, it took me four 
jobs before I found what I wanted to 
do. I know that kids are afraid to do 

that now, to search out and follow their 
own path, but they shouldn't be. Don't 
be afraid to change; to keep looking for 
what is right for you," she said. 

At Cameron, theory is tested with 

"What distinguishes that school," 
O'Daniell said, "is that you are always 
using what you learn - applying and 
learning basic day-to-day things. 
Always, the real world is present in the 
classroom. You learn not only from 
professors who love the school and 
want you to succeed but also Irom 
those who are out there doing." 

"This is the reason I return to speak at 
Business Week and other events and 
stay involved," she said. "\ want to give 
back the experience that I got - helping 
students relate lessons learned in class 
to what's going on. Look at the impact 
Cameron has had on the region, the 
difference we've made," she said. 

Fellow alumnus and Wilmmgtoman lay 
Taylor '78 serves with O'Daniell on the 
CSB Executive Advisory Board and the 
Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. 

"Becky has had a positive impact on 
so many students," Taylor said. "She 
loves the business school, is enthusi- 
astic about CSB and is truly grateful for 
the education she received. 1 can not 
say enough good things about Becky 
and feel ver\' lucky to count her as a 
good friend." 

To foster an enabling environment for 
private sector-led growth in the region, 
Cameron School of Business has devel- 
oped a new Entrepreneurship and 
Business Development Program under 
the direction of Harper and other 
Cameron faculty. 

The program prepares students for a 
number of career settings: starting or 
helping to start businesses; growing 
emerging businesses as a management 
team member, advisor, banker, investor 
or member of a family-owned busi- 

ness; and corporate entrepreneurship 
- launching or developing new products 
and services - or as Harper explains, 
"helping established organizations 
become entrepreneurial." 

At the end of the spring semester, 
O'Daniell, Taylor and two other 
entrepreneurs served as judges for the 
program's first annual Business Plan 
Competition. Student business plans 
are part of a year-long final project 
that tests students' ability to identify a 
growth opportunity and capitalize on it. 

The entrepreneurs received a booklet 
of the students' plans two weeks ahead 
of the final presentations. O'Daniell 
took a red-eye from Las Vegas to get 
back in time. 

"The students were so excited to have 
the chance to receive real-live feed- 
back on their plans from us, who have 
learned the right way, as well as the 
wrong way, to do things," she said. 

In 2004, as part of its 25th anniversar}' 
celebration, the Cameron School of 
Business recognized five outstanding 
alumni for their contributions to the 
school, their businesses and the 
community-at-large. Dean Clark 
noted that each of the recipients was 
not only a great individual but also a 
great achiever. 

As O'Daniell approached the lectern to 
receive her Outstanding Alumna Award, 
she looked out at the audience. There, 
in the front row, she saw many of the 
professors who had taught her. 

As an architect of structures built to 
last - not legacies - at that moment, 
O'Daniell's thoughts went characteristi- 
cally beyond herself. 

'T thought," she said, "There they are; 
still there, still turning out great 
students from Cameron." 

* UNCW's Cameron School of Business made the 
2008 Princeton Review list of "Best 290 Business 
Schools." The listing highlights the "real world" 
focus of the Master of Business Administration 
degree program. 

WINTER 2008 UNCW Magazine 

^^ looe for learnin 


stories by Bethany K. Nuckolls '08 and Marybeth Blanch! 

Multi-talented, self-possessed students who love 
learning. This is how Bill Atwill describes 
UNCW Honors Scholars Program participants. 

'i'm not sure when they sleep," said Atwill, the 
program's associate director. 

Eight of the 125 freshman enrolled this year 
are varsity athletes. Others are musicians, 
performers, world travelers and community 
volunteers. Classroom instruction is only one 
facet of their education. 

"There are expectations that they volunteer, 
attend cultural events, become full participants 
in the community," Atwill said. 

Now in its 13th year at UNCW, the Honors 
Program has provided 1 ,000 students with indi- 
vidualized, experiential learning opportunities 
that expose them to research and scholarship not 
commonly seen at the undergraduate level. Study 
abroad and service learning are also major com- 
ponents of the program. 

Kate Bruce, program director, takes UNCWs 
number one strategic goal - providing students 
with a superior education - to heart. She encour- 
ages honors students to excel academically, as 
evidenced by their high grade point averages 
and their final research projects. 

"It waves a Qag for UNCW and shows thai ihe 
Honors Program supports that goal," Bruce 
pointed out. "Honors encourages one type of 
enriched learning recognized by the university." 

One type of learning nia) be a bit ol an under- 

I lonors classes offer a wide-range ol sUuK' Irom 
iocused discussion-based seminars to inicrdisci- 
|ilinary studies that are often cross-departmental, 
h cuhiiinates wllh a capslonc pro|ecl. which 
in\ol\es indcpciulem work, close inieraclion 
with a laculU' sponsor and ollcn publicalioii 
aiui presenialions al prolessional conlerences. 

"Honors allows UNCW faculty to experiment 
with innovative pedagogy that they can then use 
in other classes," Bruce said. She has taught such 
innovative courses herself, including an animal 
behavior class, titled Exploring Evolution, which 
incorporated a field trip to the Galapagos Islands. 

The Honors Scholars Program is actively in- 
volved in recruiting new students for UNCW. 
For prospective and incoming freshmen, honors 
students lead informational sessions and tours. 

Only 125 high ability students are accepted into 
the program each year. A majority will graduate 
with University Honors as well as Departmental 
Honors and go on to pursue advanced degrees, 
Atwill noted. 

Featured in the most recent edition of Peterson's 
Guide to Honors Programs and Colleges. UNCW's 
Honors Scholars Program is dedicated to orga- 
nizing service projects, sponsoring public 
lectures and placing honors students "in a 
variety of offices and departments on campus 
\ia work assist and work study." 

As current president of the National Collegiate 
Honors Council, treasurer of the North Caro- 
lina Honors Association, past president of the 
Southern Regional Honors Council and director 
of the UNCW Center for the Support of Under- 
graduate Research and Fellowships, Bruce has 
not slowed her quest to advance UNCW 's Hon- 
ors Scholars Program. 

She said that the program is studying whether 
to pursue a transition (rom Honors Program to 
Honors College to emphasize inieniaiional 
honors experiences for students and eaiK 
participation in research and scholarship. 


Amid the poverty, stench and oppressive 
heat of Haiti, Jennifer Nomides '03 

spent the summer of 2006 conducting 
research on local medical facilities and 
health programs. 

She worked with Family Health Minis- 
tries, a non-profit organization based in 
Durham that partners with the Associa- 
tion of the Peasants of Fondwa (APR) 
which was instrumental in the establish- 
ment of a health clinic, community store 
and schools. 

However, there is still much more work to 
be done, said Nomides, who is in her third 
year at the University of North Carolina 
School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. 

"There was no doctor in the clinic, only a 
Haitian 'nurse practitioner' whose training 
has been minimal," she said. Nomides 
credits her honors experience at UNCW 
for playing a role in preparing her for this 
experience in Haiti. 

Wadson, far left, was one of Jennifer Nomides' 
first patients at the Fondwa clinic in Haiti. Also 
pictured is Widline, another child whose life was 
saved at the clinic. 

IVIartyn Knowles '03 has visited Costa Rica and 
Nicaragua on medical missions providing health 
care in areas lacking adequate resources. 

"It was the honors thesis that 
was the most helpful part of the 
program. Doing that thesis really aided 
me in learning how to actively learn, take 
the initiative and have the confidence to 
creatively design projects on my own, 
which is what I've been doing in Haiti." 

"Back in the U.S., I am continuing to do 
what I can. I have the opportunity to 
work with the chief reproductive endo- 
crinologist at Duke to do cervical cancer 
research in Haiti as part of my MPH 
(Master of Public Health) degree in the 
upcoming couple of years. I cannot put 
into words how excited I am about this 
research. Yet. I look forward to the time 
when I can return to Haiti for good." 


Martyn Knowles '03 knew he wanted a 
career in medicine since he was 13, when 
he shadowed a cousin doing a hospital 
internship in his native South Africa. 

"I saw birth, death and everything in 
between. I knew at that moment there 
was nothing else I could see myself 

doing. Every day in medical school and 
now in internship, I fall more and more 
in love with it," he said. As part of his 
residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, 
he participates in endocrine, trauma and 
pediatric surgeries. 

The ambitious high school student was 
drawn to UNCW because he wanted a 
close relationship with faculty and indi- 
vidualized attention. "I did not want to 
go to a program where I was a number, 
one of 200 in a lecture hall," he said. 

"The Honors Program taught me 
to think outside of the box. There 
is more to college than As and Bs. It's 
the lessons you learn that you carry 
with you the rest of your life. The 
Honor's Program provided a resource 
to pool creativity and gather together 
people interested in learning," he said. 

By the end of his sophomore year, 
Knowles had been accepted to Wake 
Forest University School of Medicine, 
with the stipulation he complete his 
undergraduate degree a year early. He 
did that while managing to win multiple 
Chancellor's Achievement Awards and 
graduating summa cum laude. 

WINTER 2003 UNCW Magazine 


Recognized this past year by several publications as a top public undergraduate 
institution, the university continues its pursuit to soar to even greater heights. 

"The UNCW of toda)- is a fantastic university," said Chancellor Rosemar)- 
DePaolo in her state of the university address in October. "The momentum that 
propels us to soar higher derives from our students" achievements, faculty and 
staff accomplishments and strong support (roni alumni, friends, trustees, volun- 
teer board members and other donors." 

Seven strategic goals established a foundation for progress in 2003, each with 
measurable targets to indicate movement toward achieving the goal. Improve- 
ment has been shown in the each of 10 major progress measures: 

Student-faculty ratio - improved from IS. 2 to 1 in 20(14 to 17.7 to 
I m 2006 

Student-Staff ratio - improved liom 10.9 to 1 in 2003 to 9.9 to 
1 in 2006 

Minority students as a percentage of total enrolled - improved from 
8.1 percent to 10.2 percent for 2006 

Freshman retention and graduation rates - freshman retention 
rate declined from S5.7 percent in 2004 to S3 percent in 2006. but the six- 
vear grailuation rate increased from 61 percent to 65 percent 

Percentage of undergraduates housed on campus - increased 
from 23. 1 in 2004 to 32 percent in 2007 

Average faculty salary - increased to S65,40S for fall 2006 

Research and development expenditures increased from $13 

million in 2004 to SIS. 6 million lor 2006-07 

International enrollment and study abroad participation 

- both showed an increase with 91 enrolled and exchange students in fa 
2006 and 12.3 percent of students in 2OO,'i-06 studying abroad 

University endowment - increased to S.'iO.S million in 2007 

Alumni giving - increased to 13.1 peicenl for 2006 

"As UNC Wilmington soars to even greater heights in ihe luluie, we pledge 
lo slrenglhen our cominilmenl to providing undergraduates with an inlimale 
learning eminmincnl ihat integrates teaching, research and service," said 
Chancellor f")ePaolo. "We will challenge our graduate students, both at the 
masters and doctoral lexels, to engage in high t|ualu\ scholarship in a culture 
ihal losiers innovation and meels ihc nccils ol our region, 

"We will provide a secure and altracti\'e camjius, encourage inlellcctual aiul 
cultural diversity, promote regional engagement and \'alue individual grow ih 
and de\elopment. In these ways LINCW will continue lo prepare its graduates 
lor a lilclimc ol learning, achiexement and ser\ice lor the hcllcnnenl ol sell 
and coininunilN'." 

Wilmington College's first student body president Don Blake listens as current SGA president 
Dan Thorpe greets UNC Wilmington alumni, faculty, staff and students gathered outside the 
Fisher Student Center for the 60th anniversary celebration of UNCW. rimto by Jamio Moncnei 

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From its establishment as Wilmington College in 1 947 / 
with 238 students to its record-setting enrollment of f 
nearly 1 2,000 in 2007, the University of North Carolina 
Wilmington has transformed the lives of more than 44,000 
students over the past 60 years and has had major impact 
on the community it serves. 

This year's freshman class has the 
highest average SAT score in the 
university's history, making it the 
third highest in the UNC system 
behind UNC Chapel Hill and NC 
State University. 

UNCW's faculty, staff and students 
have a half-billion dollar economic 
impact on the Cape Fear region. 

In the 2008 edition of "America's Best 
Colleges" published by U.S.News & 
World Report, UNCW was ranked the 
sixth best public regional university in 
the South. Among the 1 19 public and 
private universities in the South that 
provide a full range of undergraduate 
and master's level programs, UNCW 
improved its overall ranking to 14th. 

For the fourth consecutive year, UNCW 
received the "Best in the Southeast" 
and "Best Value" designations by The 
Princeton Review. 

UNCW is one of only four North 
Carolina public universities included in 
Peterson 's Competitive Colleges 
2008: Top Colleges for Top Students. 

In 2007-08 UNCW students completed 
more than 35,000 hours of volunteer 
community service hours with an eco- 
nomic impact value of $660,586. 

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For the first time in its 60-year history, the University of North Carolina Wilmington 
received five donations of at least SI million each within one year. 

From July 2006 through June 2007, the university's overall fundraising totaled 
approximately $9.7 million, including four gifts of at least $1 million. In August 2007, 
the university received another million-dollar donation. 

"The donors of these impressive gifts were not thinking about making history at 
UNCW with contributions. Instead, they simply wanted to make a real difference in 
the lives of our students and in the future of our region and the state of North Carolina,'' 
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said. 

By Andrea Weaver 

Student Excellence 

Youth Entrepreneurship Program inspires young donor 

Personul fxpcncncc as a young 
cnlrcprciicur inspired Euian Daniels 
to iiecomc inxolved with the Cameron 
School ol Business Youth Entrepre- 
neurship Program (YF.P), which helps 
stutlenls ages 12- Id learn to start and 
manage a business ni a km emnonment. 

Daniels loinuiei.1 Relleclioiis \ ideo at age 
10: "I started out small, very small. 1 had 
one camera, one stand and one light. I 
did weddmgs. lashioii shows ani.1 hulh- 
tla\ parties." 

His business grew and. at age 1 t. he 
was featured on Black Entertainment 
TV as one ol the top 10 teens in (he 
nation. He is now prcsideni ol i')amels 
Protluction Compan\', LLC. 

I ollow ing his experience with YEP, he 
established the Euraii S. Daniels Schol- 
arship to assist incoming freshmen w ho 
are inleresietl m pursuing a tiegree in 
business, .\ mem scholarship, appli- 
eanls iiuisi meel .i nnnuntmi Vo high 
school Ci.P.,\. lo be considcreil. IXmicK 

Left, program supporter 
Euran Daniels speaks 
to students as they 
present their business 
plans at the Cameron 
School of Business 
Youth Entrepreneurship 
Photo by Jamie Monchef 

Right, Mike Waddell. 
professor in the 
Department of Music, 
stands for a solo 
during the Cape 
Fear Jazz Orchestra 
benefit concert for the 
Department of Music. 
Photo by Uiura Johnston 

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hopes that some of the YEP participants 
will apply for the scholarship and 
attend UNCW. 

"This scholarship supports diversity 
and academic merit, two areas in which 
I strongly believe," he said. "These two 
initiatives have been key components of 
my success, and they are key initiatives 
for the university." 

Scholarship supports 
international experience 

Edward Doran and son Guy established 
the Stella Doran International Stud- 
ies Scholarship, the first individually 
funded, endowed scholarship given to 
the Office of International Programs to 
offset students' study abroad costs. 

The late Stella Doran was "a woman of 
the world," her husband said. "She be- 
lieved that you have to go to a country 
to really experience it." 

The scholarship is open to juniors and 
seniors with at least a 3.0 grade point 
average in any major. Junior Amanda 
Case of Candler, N.C., is the first recipi- 
ent. She is enrolled at the University of 
Sterling in Scotland for the fall semester. 

Overall Excellence 

Life insurance gift to 
benefit UNCW 

Marvin Robison "83 and his wife 
Margaret, who worked at the univer- 
sity for 14 years, donated a gift that 
will eventually provide UNCW with 

They made UNCW the beneficiary of 
a second-to-die life insurance policy. 
They are gifting the premium to the 
UNCW Foundation, a non-profit orga- 
nization that supports the university. 
They receive a tax deduction for the 
premium and, in the future, the policy's 
proceeds will not be counted as part of 
their estate for tax purposes. 

"The university gave me an education 
and an opportunity to prepare myself 
for a life that has been successful 
and fulfilling. But even if I were not 
an alumnus of UNCW, I would 
recognize its importance to our com- 
munity," said Robison, past chair of the 
UNCW Alumni Association, former 
president of the Seahawk Club Board 
of Directors and a former Foundation 
Board member. 

Excellence in Regional 
Engagement and Outreach 

Gift supports learning 
for a lifetime 

The Osher Foundation gave $1 million 
to UNCW to endow the Osher Life- 
long Learning Institute (OLLI), which 
provides non-credit university courses, 
seminars, lectures, travel excursions 
and other educational opportunities to 
adult learners. UNCW is the only pub- 
lic university in the state with an OLLI. 

The foundation also provided a 
$50,000 grant to fund the institute's 
programs until the endowment's invest- 
ments generate income. The founda- 
tion previously contributed $100,000 
both in 2005 and in 2006 to establish 
the OLLI. 

To learn more about programs offered 
by the Division for Public Service and 
Continuing Studies, visit www.uncw. 

Gift to enhance 
economic services 

Progress Energy and the Cameron 
School of Business have teamed up to 
enhance research conducted by the 
Center for Business and Economic 
Services (CBES). Progress Energy is the 
first lead partner for the CBES, provid- 
ing $35,000 in support for the centers 
programs and services. The CBES 

compiles and analyzes regional 
economic data. The center also hosts 
the annual UNCW Economic Outlook 
Conference and issues quarterly 
updates about the local economy. 

Computer day camp 
for at-risk youth 

GE Hitachi (GEH) Nuclear Energy 
awarded $50,000 to the Cameron 
School of Business for a computer day 
camp that helps area eighth and ninth 
graders develop technical skills 
essential for their success in high 
school, college and beyond. 

Faculty Excellence 

Jazz professorship named 
for Kenan 

UNCW's Department of 
Music has its first $ 1 
million professorship. 

A $667,000 grant from the 
CD. Spangler Founda- 
tion of Charlotte, matched 
with $333,000 from the 
State of North Carolina's 
Distinguished Professors 
Endowment Trust Fund, 
established the Thomas S. 
Kenan III Distinguished 
Professor of Jazz. 

It will be used to recruit an acclaimed 
jazz performer and teacher specializing 
on a jazz rhythm section instrument, 
such as piano, bass or drums. Over 
the past 15 years, the jazz program 
has received accolades on national 
and international levels for the high 
performance quality of its ensembles, 
as well as the quality and talent of 
individual students. 

The naming honors Tom Kenan and 
his family's connections to, and long- 
time support of, UNCW. 

Tom Kenan 

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Wise Alumni House is wearing its age 
well thanks to extensive renovations 
completed in October. 

With fresh coats ofpaiiil ihioughoul 
the Inst floor, relinishcd hardwood 
floors, a repaired stained glass window, 
a new slate roof and revised decor, the 
historic home is ready to shine for the 
next 1 00 years. 

Constructed ni lOOB-OO, Wise House 
exemplifies neoclassical revival style. 
The lamiK ol Icssic Kenan Wise 
donaud the house lo the unneisiiv 

in 1968, and it has served as the 
UNCW Alumni Association head- 
quarters since 1994, a year after the 
organization commilled $400,000 to 
preserve and update the house. 

Plans to celebrate the house's cen- 
tennial arc being developed. Learn 
more about the houses history and 

aiehileetiuc online at 
aluiiini/w isealunini house. hi ni. 

The William R. Kenan |r. (. harilable 
Trust provided SI '■'T.iOO for ihe 
inlenor leiunalions. In addilion. 

members of the Kenan family donated 
furniture and provided an interior 
decorators services to the iuii\ ersity. 

UNCW invested S250.000 to replace 
the slate roof and the support 
structures under it. In addition, 
Wilmington resident Janice Kingoff "77 
provided a gilt in memor\ ol her 
husbaiul Bdl lo luiul ihe repair ol 
llie slained glass window thai 
illuminates the foyer and staircase. 

To take a virtual tour of the renovated 

Wise Alumni House, visit www.uncvj. 


Robert Mclnturf 

is UNCWs new director 
of alumni relations. 

He will be responsible for the 
management of the alumni office 
and will coorchnate educational, 
service and social activities for the 
UNCW Alumni Association, which 
has about 44,000 members. 

Before accepting the position at 
UNCW, Mclnturf was the director 
of alumni affairs at the University 
of West Alabama where he devised 
and implemented an integrated 
marketing and communication 
plan for the university's National 
Alumni Association that increased 
membership by more than 400 
percent and doubled the number 
of active alumni chapters. 

His previous experience includes 
serving as interim director of 
marketing and communication and 
assistant to the president at West 
Alabama. Mclnturf holds a master's 
degree in advertising and public rela- 
tions from the University of Alabama 
and a bachelor's degree in history 
from West Alabama. 

"I look forward to working with 
UNCWs dedicated alumni to 
enhance the programs and services 
that connect them to the university, 
and to create new traditions for 
celebrating their alma mater and its 
continued success," Mclnturf said. 

Wise Alumni House music room 
features a portrait of Jessie 
Kenan Wise that is on loan from 
the Kenan family. 

Photo by Laura Johnston 

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Meredith and 
Ray Morgan '82 

are greeted byij£ammy C. 
Hawk at the UNCW Alumni , 
Association's Legacy i 

The assod^on^mually 
recognizes freshmen whose 
parents or grandparents are 
UNCW alumni. 
Photo by Jamie Moncrief 




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The Seahawk Territory Alumni 
Recruitment Team (ST.A.RT.) is a 
partnership between the UNCW Office 
of Admissions and the UNCW Alumni 
Association that gives alumni 
volunteers an opportunity to assist 
with student recruitment efforts in 
their area. Alumni are able to share 
their own undergraduate or graduate 
experiences while meeting prospec- 
tive students and their families and 
helping their alma mater. More 
information is available online at 

Celebrate the 

The UNCW Alumni Association in- 
vites alumni and friends to Tealgate 
- Seahawk style - with food, games and 
spirit-filled fun. 

Tealgates start two hours before the tip- 
off of men's basketball games on Jan. 
26, Feb. 9 and March 1 at Trask Coli- 
seum. Advance tickets are $12 for adults 
and $5 for children 6-12; children under 
6 are admitted at no cost. Admission 
includes food and beverages, but not 
game ticket. 

Tickets can be purchased online at 

Get on board 

The UNCW Alumni Association is 
seeking alumni to help its board of 
directors and its six committees. 
Volunteers are needed for the 
following areas: 

Student affairs and young alumni 

Recruitment and retention 


Special events 

Chapter development 

and promotion 

Awards and scholarships 

The association's mission statement 
and strategic plan can be viewed at For more 
information, send an e-mail to alumni* or call 910.962.2682 or 





If you would like to volunteer with the African 
American Graduate Association, please 
contact Enoch Hasberry '98 at ehasberry® 

Cameron School of Business 

Members of the CSB Alumni Chapter had their 
first meeting of the academic year Oct. 20 at 
Wise Alumni House. They discussed the 
strategic planning process, events for the 
spring semester and nominations for CSB 
Alumni of the Year. Chapter members attended 
the CSB Economic Outlook Conference on 
Oct. 9. Business Week will be Feb. 25-29 and 
will include the CSB alumni mixer. 

Cape Fear 

A field of 118 golfers participated in the 14th 
Annual Cape Fear Golf Classic in April. UNCW 
golfers raised more than $5,500 which was 
donated to the Gerald Shinn Scholarship. 
Hoping to build on this success, the golf 
committee invites alumni and friends inter- 
ested in serving on the 15th Annual Cape 
Fear Golf Classic Golf Committee to e-mail 
co-chairs J.D. Terry '99 at jterryOfirsthorizon. 
com or Jason Brett '99 at jbretf@firsthorizon. 
com. On Sept. 29 chapter members attended 
the "Downtown Shakedown" to promote the 
alumni association. For more information on 
the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter, contact Kristen 
"Doc" Dunn '99 at 

Communication Studies 

Forty alumni attended the Communication 
Studies Chapter social on Sept. 7 at the Music 
for Mayfair summer concert which featured the 
Schoolboys, whose members include commu- 
nication studies faculty. Communication Studies 
Day 2008 will be held Friday. March 28. To 
volunteer with the Communication Studies 
Chapter or to sign up for Communication 
Studies Day, please contact Steve Nelson '06 

Crew Club 

Crew Club alumni and students will gather 
March 1 5 for their annual reunion culminating 
with a dinner at Wise Alumni House. Please 
contact Jennifer Triplet! '97 at jltriplett@gmail. 
com or Curt Browder '92 at browderwilliam® if you would like to be a part of this 
annual event. 


A group of dedicated alumni gathered in June 
at Porters Pub & Grille in historic Federal Hill. 
Members discussed the upcoming social 
gatherings as well as the 2008 schedule. 
Please contact Jeff Lee '02 at if you would 
like to join the fun in the Baltimore area. 

School of Nursing 

All School of Nursing alumni are invited to 
attend a luncheon at noon Saturday, Feb. 9 in 
the Fisher Student Center Clocktower Lounge. 
Dean '^/irginia Adams will share news about the 
groundbreaking celebration for the new School 
of Nursing building. If you would like to volunteer 
for the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter, 
please contact Nikki Pitts '98 at nikkimpitts@ 


Alumni and friends should mark their calendars 
now for the CAA Men's Basketball Tournament 
March 7-10. The alumni association will partner 
with the Seahawk Club for the annual Seahawk 
Club "Tent Party" at the Richmond Embassy 
Suites. For more information or to make a 
reservation for the party, contact the association 

Wilmington College 

Seventy-five Wilmington College alumni met in 
June for a luncheon and trolley tour of campus. 
Tyrone Powell, assistant to the chancellor, and 
student ambassadors led the tour, highlighting 
all of the new buildings and improvements on 
campus. Chancellor DePaolo greeted them at 
lunch, expressing her gratitude for their contin- 
ued support of the university. Wilmington College 
alumni meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the third 
Wednesday of each month at Jackson's Big Oak 
Barbeque. For more information, contact Jim 
Medlin '52 at 910.791.5259. 

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A growing number of alumni in North 
Carolina are taking their Seahawk 
pride on the road and supporting 
student scholarships. 

Seahawk license plates are $25 and 
can be personalized for $45. For each 
plate, $15 of the application fee sup- 
ports the alumni association's schol- 
arship program, which awards 15 
scholarships of $1,500 or more to un- 
dergraduate and graduate students. 

Alumni who live in Maryland and Vir- 
ginia are also interested in starting cus- 
tomized UNCW license plate programs. 
More information can be obtained by 
sending an e-mail to 

For Maryland residents, a one-time 
$50 tag fee would be charged in 
addition to the regular motor vehicle 
fee; $25 would be returned to the 
UNCW Alumni Association to 
support undergraduate and graduate 
scholarships. More information can 
be obtained by contacting chapter 
president Jeff Lee '02 at 

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Jason Wheeler '99, '03M 910.231.8887 


Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 ....910.350.3145 


Marcus Smith '96 804.644.1935 

Past Chair 

Donis Noe Smith '86, •94M 910.792.0805 

Board Members 

Sherry Broome '01 M 910.799.3678 

Crystal Caison '84 910.790.2250 

James Carroll '90 919.781.9470 

Cara Costello '97, '03M 910.772.6993 

DruFarrar'73 910.392.4324 

Kandice Kelley '04 910.619.5085 

Kimberly WiggsGamlin '90 919.989.8221 

Enoch Hasberry III '98 910.347.2612 

Gayle Hayes '89 910.791.1862 

Trudy Maus '91, '97M 910.793.4298 

Joanie D. Martin '91 910.431.2692 

Sandra McClammy '03 910.228.0072 

Melissa Blackburn Walton '87 910.350.3145 

Robert Warren '74 910.395.5842 

Aaron Whitesell '06 336.686.1948 

Doug Yopp 910.228.7802 

African American Graduates Association 

Enoch Hasberry '98 910.347.2612 

Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Sarah Hall Cain '99, '05M 910.270.1512 

Cape Fear Chapter 

Kristen "Doc" Dunn '97 910.297.0752 

Communications Studies Chapter 

Steve Nelson '06 910.232.6064 

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Florida Chapters 

Kevin Snyder '98 386.323.8806 

Ft. Lauderdale 

Rich Dzicek '89 954.568.4600 

Triangle Alumni Chapter 

Matt Glova 07 919.719.0888 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Jeanne Harmon 01 910.792.1516 

Past Chair's Council 

Tom Lamont '80 910.392.3033 

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Libby Robertson Brown '66 is the 

author of Mii/nn^i^ Ulm-s. ;i non-ficlion 
account of her life as a successful serial 
entrepreneur. Libby is a co-founder of 
This End Up Furniture Company and 
owner of Fowl Cay in the Bahamas. 
Her books Web site is makingwavcs 

Elaine Blackmon Hanson '67 is the 

author ol CaroUmi Beach, part of Arcadia 
Publishing Company's Postcard History 
Series. Elaine and her husband, Charles 
76, reside in Wilmington, Charles is the 
owner of Charles Henson Painting. 


Rev. Richard H. Powell Jr. '72 

was called as senior pastor/head of staff 
to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church in 
Helotes, Texas. 

N.C. District Court Judge Rebecca 
W. Blackmore '75 was appointed to 
famil)' court for District 5. 

Pamela Gravino Jones '75 was 

promoted to senior vice president of 
mortgage operations with East Carolina 
Bank in Wilmington- 
Billy Peterson '77 was named general 
m.inager of the Renaissance Club at 
Archerfield, a private club neighboring 
Muirfield in Scotland. The club is set to 
open in April 2008. 

A teacher and curriculum support 
specialist at Shallotte Middle School 
and Watson School of Education faculty 
member, Debbie Bowman Lemon 
'78 is enrolled in the doctoral program 
in educational leadership at LNCW 
Her husband Ed '66 and son Trey '01 
work with Herff-Jones. Daughter Yarbi 
Lemon Petty '99 and her husband 
Doug had a daughter, Emily Elizabeth. 
on Feb. 28, 2007. Daughter ChriSSy 
Hewett Flanigan '02 and ht r husband 

Capt. Brian Flanigan '01 live in 

Navarre, Fla., where Chrissy earned a 
master's degree in accounting, and Brian 
serves with the US Air Force 

Rev. Daniel Sonnenberg '78 is 

pastor of worship and community at 
Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian 
Church in Wilmington. He has a Master 
of Divinity degree from Reformed 
Theological Seminar\" in Orlando, 

Fla His wife Elizabeth Stokley 
Sonnenberg '80 is in sales with 
Coastal Marketing. 


Linda Baddour *80, '96M was 

appointed executive vice president 
and chief financial officer of PRA 

Velva Jenkins '80 was appointed 
dean of continuing education and 
workforce development at Brunswick 
Community College. 

Tom Swatzel '80. chairman of the 
Georgetown County, S.C, Republican 
Party and a former Georgetown County 
councilman, was appointed by the 
U.S. Secretary of Commerce to South 
Carolina's seat on the South Atlantic 
Fishery Management Council. He is the 
president of Capt. Dick's Marine. 

Guy Pushee '81 was featured in the 

Aug. 12, 2007, it's a Living" photo 
published in the Wilmington Star-News. 
Pushee is a jewelry designer and the 
owner of Tavernay's Jewelers. 

Scott Absher '82 is the principal of 

North Moore High School 

KJmberly Norman Maifin '83. the 

physician-owner of Flowertown Family 
Physicians in Summerville, S.C, had 
several articles published in Stisfc, Daniel 
Island iWus. Riiiming Times and AA 
Crapc\'inc. She is a winner of the Medical 
Economics Doctors Writing Contest 
and Best of Issue-Nonfiction in the S.C. 
Writers Workshop Anthology, Catfish 
Stew 2006. 

Beth Wheat Baldiga '86 earned a 

Bachelor ol Science in Nursing Irom 
Excelsior College and her national 
certification in school nursing. 

Steven R. Neher '87 is a criminal 

investigator/special agent for the 
Department of the Na\y in Brunswick, 
Ga. He spent five months in Iraq 
supporting the US, Marine Corps. 

Robert "Tre" Walton '87 was 

appointed director of academics at 
Embn-Riddle Aeronautical University 
in Ramsiein, Germany. He teaches 
undergraduate and graduate courses 
in transportation and logistics. 

Jonathan R. Babson '88 is 

senior national salc^ manager uilh 
R.H. Donnelly hic in Cary, 

Mark W. Maultsby '89 works with 
alternative programs with Wake County 
Public Schools and is pursuing a Master 
of School Administration in Educational 


Margaret Eaddy Taylor '90, '03M 

was named 2007-08 Teacher o\ the Year 
for North Duplin Elementary School. 

G. Erickson Wheelis '91 of New 

Bern is a small animal veterinarian who 
released a CD titled Follow. His composi- 
tions can be heard on iTunes, Napster 
and Rhapsody. His Web site is www. 

en c wheel is, com, 

Kelly Andrews '92 is the principal 
at Lee Woodard Elementary in Black 
Creek. N.C. 

J. Michael Boa '92. director of 
communications and marketing lor 
the Casualty Actuarial Society, earned 
the Certified Association Executive 

The author of A Major League Guide to 
Amateur Baseball Trent R. Mongero 
'92 was hired by Sterling Puhhiihing to 
expand the 250-page manual into three 
multi-media teaching books with instruc- 
tional DVDs. The manual will be released 
nationally in January- 2009. This fall, 
Mangero filmed portions of the project 
at Brooks Field. He is a teacher and head 
baseball coach at North Hall High School 
in Gainesville, Ga. His wife Sonya 
Mabry Mongero '95 is a middle 
grades teacher with Hall County Schools. 

Al Pollard '92 of Piano, Texas, is a field 
recruiter for JC Penney. 

Scott Kennedy '93, a courier for 
Carilion Labs in Indian Trail, N.C, is 
pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in 
meteorology at UNC Charlotte. 

Mike Shaw '93 is the boys' basketball 
head coach at Sanderson High School in 
Wake L oinit\'. 

Andrea Bates '94 is a partner with 
Woodcock Washburn LPP in Atlanta 
where she works as a transactional 


Samuel Bobbitt '94 teaches 

and coaches the cross country and 
track teams at Laney High School in 


Shelley Preslar '94 was appointed 
director ol operations lor the Southeast 
region for Invensys Validation Technol- 
ogies at Research Triangle Park. 

Henry Rice '94 was named 2006-07 
Principal ol the Year. He is the principal 
of Pamlico County Middle School 

Richard Whitlow '95 of Zebulon was 
promoted to an investigator with the 
Wake Counlv Sheriffs Office. Susan 
Rivinius Whitlow '95 enjoys home 
schooling the couples two children, 
Matthew. 11 and Julia. 9 

Tina Tighe '95 of Niskayuna. NY, 

was promoted to vice president of the 
Ayco Division of Goldman Sachs. She 
earned a juris doctorate from Albany Law 
School and was admitted to the New York 
Bar .Association 

Melissa K. Batchelor '96, 'OOM. a 

lecturer in the UNCW School of Nursing. 
is enrolled in the nursing doctoral 
program at UNC Chapel Hill, 

Gloria Sellers Foss '97 was named 

2007 Teacher of the Year at Supply 
Elemeniar)' School where she teaches 
third grade 

Rhonda Gregware '96 earned a 
master's degree m elementary education 
from UNCW in 2007. She is a teacher 
with Onslow County Schools. 

Matt Jacobs '97 is the boys' 
basketball head coach at East Davidson 
High School. 

Brian Jackson '97 is the head coach 
of the mens tennis program at Pacific 
University in Forest Grove, Ore. He also 
is an assistant professor in the exercise 
science department and a member of 
the Oregon and American Alliances 
for Health, Physical Education. Recre- 
ation and Dance and the Association 
of the Advancement of Applied Sport 
Psychology. He and his wife Laura 
Jackson '98 hve m Forest Grove 

Gina Morris Stinson '97, '01 M 

earned a Master of Business Admin- 
istration degree from East Carolina 
University in May 2007. She is a psychol- 
ogist with Norwich Therapy Associates. 

Jennifer Woodhead '97M was 

proiTioted to dean ol arts and sciences 
at Brunswick Community College in 
August 2007. 

Amanda Hiatt McAnally '98 is the 

director of public inlorination with the 
Savannah College of Art and Design in 

Rolie "Andi" Webb '98 is a Title 1 

remediation teacher for grades 3-5 in 

Elizabeth Futrell '99 completed 

ctnir^cwork lor a master's degree in 
English education from the School for 
International Training in Vermont. She 
is writing her thesis and teaching 
English as a second language with 
Durham Public Schools. 

Jason LoftUS '99 is a casting director 
with Heer\ Casting in Philadelphia. 
His credits include National Treasure, 
Invincible. Rocky Balboa, Shooter, The 
Woodsman. S Ji ci do w boxer. Cold Case. 
Hack. It's Ahvtjvs Siinnv in Philadelphia 
and What Goes On 

Jimmy Tate '99, '01 M was appointed 
to the Pender County Board of Commis- 
sioners in April 2007. He is the assistant 
to the president at James Sprunt 
Community College in Kenansville. 

David C. Unsicker '99 was appointed 

vice thairmaii ol llie board of The First 
Tee of \\ a program which uses 
the game of golf to promote character 
development David is the general 
manager and director of golf at Echo 
Farms Golf and Country Club Claudia 
Royal Unsicker '91 is a purchasing 
agent uuh Soulhport Boatworks. 


Victor Ebong '00 is an assistant coach 
at Wright Sluc Lhiuersity 

Ursula D. Martinez '01 works for 

the Peace Corps with youth development 
in Honduras. She has a Master of Arts 
degree in reading education from East 
Carolina Untversit)' 

Erin K. Magee '01 was promoted in 
June 2007 to associate environmental 
engineer with Northrop Grumman in 

Newport News, \'a 

Brooke E. Abraham '02M is a senior 
accountant with Trinity Accounting 
Group in Athens, Ga. She is a member of 
the N.C. Association of Certified Public 
Accountants, the American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants and the 
Institute of Management Accountants. 

Joyce Beatty '02M, principal at 
Bclville Elementars School, was named 
2006-07 Brunswick County Principal of 
the Year. She was featured in the fall 2007 
issue of North Brunswick Magazine. 

Ashley Craven '02, who teaches in 
the academicalK' and intellectually gifted 
program with Davidson County Schools, 
received her national board certification 
and was selected Wallburg Elementar)' 
Teacher of the Year. 

Anthony Deninno '02, president and 

founder of S\'mmctr\' Event Solutions 
Inc. (symmetr\'e\ in 
Brooklyn. N.Y.. serves on the board of 
directors of the Carol \L Baldwin Breast 
Cancer Research Fund Inc. 

Luisa C. Martinez '02 is an 

enrollment services coordinator at 
University of North Florida. She has a 
Master of Public Administration degree 
from UNC Pembroke. 

Dave Minella '02 won first place in 
the men's lightweight division at the 
International Natural Bodybuilding 
and Fitness Federation Atlantic Coast 
Natural Bodybuilding Championships 
in High Point. He is the public relations/ 
advertising manager for ShopBot Tools 
in Durham, 

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Lee Moon '02 is an assistant 
h.iskelball coach at Fresno Stale 

I nivcrsil\ 

Terrance Murphy '02 ofSi Louis, 
Mo-. ib a trcdii analvbi with ihe 
healthcare group of US Bank. 

Elizabeth Clauss '03 is a 2007 
graduate ol ihc Uni\xTsiiy of South 

i arolina School of l.av\ 

Helen Carter Esch '03 is pursuing 
a Ph D in biological oceanography at 
the Massachusetts Institute of 
TcchnologvAVoods Hole Occanouraphic 

InsiiiulioTi Program 

Sherrita L. Hedgepeth '03 

completed Army basic training al Fort 
Jackson in Columbia. S.C- 

Brandy N. Penny '03 was appointed 

grade Icwl eh.iir for lirsl grade at Smith 
Flemcnup.' School in Raleigh. 

Jessica H. Warren '03 is a prc-major 

advisor and coordinator ol internships 

and career services at North Carolina 

\\eNle\.in College 

Christine Cathcart '04 is an internal 

auditor with MTV Networks in New 
York, NY, She received inlernal auditor 

^eriHu.ilinn in M,u 2007. 

Rebecca D'Amico '04 is an account 
executive wiili Cm Communications in 
Washington, 15, C- 

Brian D. English '04 is a senior Web 
diAeli>pir uiili speiue li:ukncy Resigns 

in Wilmingion 

Jeff Lennox '04 i^^ .i news reporter 
uilh WIMi 2 News in \^lnle^ Park, lla 

Heather R. Mosier '04 is cnri^lK-d 

al UNCVV in ihc Master of Arts degree 
program in psychology, with a concen- 
tration in applied behavior analysis. 
She is a career coach with Preferred 

Kara B. Still '04M made lu-r dnve 

lorial delnil uilh the lilni Muin-J. She 
IS scll-eniploveil as a script supervisor 
in \S'iliningion. 


Julia Strachan '04 is pursuing 

a Master of f-inc .^rts degree in 
pcrlorming aris management at the N.C. 
School of the .-Vris. This summer she 
was a communications/development 
intern with Theatre Communications 
Group in Manhattan, N.V. 

Lauren Hoke '05 was promoted to 

diMsion coordinator of The Executive 
Stalling tiroup She resides in Raleigh. 

Jim Phillips '05 earned a Master of 
Arts degree in English from NC Stale 
University. He is an English instructor at 

Auldern A^adeiin in Sdcr Cilv, \ C 

Maghan Gerrald Bender '06 is 

an administrator at Atlantic Wealth 

Whitney Fauntleroy '06 is interim 

^ouih Umlei Park Presby- 
len.iii i luiri h m W ilininglon. 

Matt Mumpower '06 is an account 
coordinator with the doss Agenc\' in 

Corey Helm '06 is the chief operating 

oIlKcr Willi Dr\ Corp. a Wilmington- 
based compan\ llial manufactures 
surgical latex sleeves that pro\ide water- 
proof protection for casts, bandages and 

Concluding her lirsi season as a profes- 
sional golier Stephanie Otteson '06 

of Wilson i|ualilied loi an e\einption lor 
200,4 Outamed I I TL'RES Tour 

John Raynor '06 was named the 
South Ailaniic leagues Most Valuable 
Pla\er lor ihc 2007 season. A member 
oi ihe C.reenshoro C.rasshoppers. he was 
recognized bv fiiisihull Ariicricti as ihe 
Ic.igiies bisi .md l.isi,si base runner. 

Shelley J. Smith '06 is an investi- 
gative rcporicr tor the Men }inirtuil- 
Times in Avcr\' Couniv 

Luba Zakharov '06M won a 

-.. Iii'l.iisliip lo .iiteiul ilie Waslnngton 
t iilliiral (. oiij;ress. an Arlisi Trust 
conlerence supporting art ai its source. 
,\piil 1\ !'■>. 2007. m I eavenworlh, Wash 


Sara E. Marks '86 and George F 
Bason Jr on April 2!. 2007 Sara is a 
marketing analvsi with GlaxoSmithKline 
in Research Triangle Park. The two 
reside in Raleigh. 

Laura M. Mediin '93 and Maj. 

Timothy D Forrest on May 5. 2007. 
She is an attorney with LaBarge, 
Campbell & Lyon LLC in Chicago. 

Judd P. Tracy '96 and Marlayna 
Nesic on March 31. 2007. Judd is a loan 
officer with Harboursidc Community 
Bank- The\' reside in Bluffton, S.C. 

Christina B. DiGiovanna '97 

and Kevin Shori on March 31. 2007. 
Christina is a fifth grade math and 
science leacher at Sangarce Intermediate 
School in Sunimerville. S.C, 

Robyn S. Staup '98 and Ruslv Sweet 
on July 7. 2007, She is ihc earth/life 
sciences coordinator wiih Boonshoft 
Museum of Discover\ in Davion. Ohio. 

Marlssa W. Sizemore '98 and 

Jonathan \'irtuoso on June 16. 2007. 
She is a program manager for corporate 
readiness with Blackhauil in 
Charleston . S t 

Tammy R. Dozier '99 and Barry F. 
Scott '99 on March 31. 2007, Tammv 
IS a licensed practical nurse at .Vulumn 

t arc ol \l\rile\e 

Jonathon Jeffries '99 and Rosic 
Kw'ok on .\ugust 1 1, 2007. Jonathon is a 
business analyst with Georgia Tech, 

Arlene Gillings '00 and |ohn O. 

Prue on \la\ li JOOr. Arlene is a CAP 
case manager/social worker with New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center 

Anne Mason '00 and Charles Sutton 
on |uU 7, 2007 \nnc is studying film 
production and acting The\ reside m 

Christina Attinger '01 and 
Jeremy E. Lamm '02 on May 27. 

200o Christina is a Spanish leacher 
at St, Coleman Catholic School, and 
Jeremy is the southeast Florida account 
representative for Ideacom Healthcare 
Communications of Florida. They reside 
in Decrfield PuMch. Fla 

Karrie M. Bartlett '01 and Joshua 
S- Tillcy on June SJ. 2007, Karrie is 
an administrative assistant for mens 
basketball officiating and public 
relations/marketing with the .Ailaniic 
Coast Conference. 

Lori Fuller '02 and Gene Besaw 

on Oci. 21. 200d Thev reside in 
Crcedmoor. N C 

Allison C. Richardson '05 and 

William C Erwin on Ma\ W, 200h. 
.Xllison is an account manager wiib MTI 
Marketing in Carlsbad. Calif, 

Lindsey E. Floyd '05 and Randy 

\anHouten on Ma\ 10. 2007. Thev 
reside in NashMlle, N,C- 

Cassidy Deaton '05 and Damcl 

Sanlord on juK 21 , 2007 Cassidy is a 
registered nurse in the neonatal intensive 
care unit at \Kirion Plant Mease The\ rc-uK in lampa. Fla, 

Bridgette P. Mooza '05 and 

Chrislophcr 1 nra\ on lunc lo. 2007 

Cheryl Blake '06M and Matthew 
Price '05M on March S. 2007 Cher\l 
and M.iitlieu ,ire pursuing tlicir doctoral 
degrees m literature at I lorida Stale 

Andrea Lewis '06 and Tim f . 

Wmtti-iMi M.i\ S 2007. .Andrea iN a 
markeiing assistant with Gregon Poole 
IZquipmcnl Company They reside m 

Roey Rosenblith '07 i 

C ape 1 cai Iholuels. 


^idenl ol 

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To Kim H. Gardner '83 and his wife 
Geri, a daughier, Karsicn Rae, on Jan. 
14, 2007. Kim is a project manager for 
middle Tennessee with Alfred Williams 
and Company. 

To Joseph Collins '91 and his wife 
Kristina GralT, a daughter, Celeste 
MariLza, on Dec. 25, 2006. Joseph is 
self-emplo\'ed as an actor. 

To Luther Jett '93 and his wife 

Laura, a daughter, Lainey. on Sept. 7, 
2006. Luther works m information 
technology with \Vacho\ia Bank. 

To Wendy S. Locante '93 and 

her husband Craig, a daughier. Sylvie 
Sabine, on April 3, 2007. They reside in 
Salt Lake City. Utah. 

To James E. Hicks '95 and his wife 
Nicole, twins, Georgia Margaret and 
Harrison Alexander, on May 17, 2006. 
They join twin sisters Katherine and 

To Steve '96 and Liz Longphre 
Elliott '96, '98M, a daughter. Penny 
Rose, on Sept. 6, 2006. Steve is an 
assistant professor in the UNCW 
Department of Health and Applied 
Human Sciences, and Liz is a research 
analyst with the UNCW Center for 
Marine Science. 

To Devon Jones Mann '96 and her 

husband Morgan, a daughtci. Mollis, 
on April 20, 2007. Devon is a biology 
instructor at the College of Lake 
Counlv. They reside in Gra\'slake, III 

To Amanda Herman Pollock '96 

and her husband Brad, a daughier, 
Emily Claire, in August 2006. 

To Lisa Eller Taylor '96 and her 

husband Scott, a daughter, Jessica 
Renea, on Feb. 2, 2007 The family 
resides in High Point, 

To Donald S. Luquire '97 and his 

wife Shannon, a son. 01i\'er Chase, 
on March 29, 2007. Donald is a 
regional sales manager with Advanced 
Homecare. They reside in New Bern. 

To Kathryn Underwood Melton 

'97 and her husband Brcni, a son, 
Harrison Pollock, on June 9. 2007, 
Kathryn started her own law firm 
in Januan.- 2007 focusing on estate 
planning and advocacy for people 
with disabilities. 

To Gregory K. '98 and Alison 
Setzer Bellamy '05M. a daughter, 

Ella Victoria, on Sept, 28, 2006, Alison 
is a first grade teacher with Pender 
County Schools, and Gregory is 
employed by Southport Boatworks. 

To John K. '98 and Kalicia Parrish 
Gurley '98 a son, Caygen Trace, on Feb. 
20, 2007, John is a supervisor with 
Wyeth, They reside in Selma. 

To William "Trip" '98 and Holly 
Hunt Kolkmeyer '96, a son. Wyatt 
Lee, on Jan. 24, 2007. Holly is a stay-at- 
home mother. Trip is a research fisheries 
biologist with National Marine Fisheries 
Service. They reside in Emerald Isle. 

To Emma Kelly Washington '98, 
'OOM and her husband Tro)'. a son, 
Noah, on Aug. 10, 2007, They reside 
in Greensboro, 

To Kelly Allen '99 and her husband 
Brit Young, a daughter. Savannah Blaire, 
on May 30, 2007. Kelly is an admin- 
istrative assistant with Lee Christian 
School in Sanford. 

To Marty Minchin '99M and her 

husband Christopher Metzl. a daughter, 
Molly Caroline, on Jan 20. 2007. 

To Stephanie Winslow Walters 

'99 and her husband Brannon, twin 
sons, Liam and Charles, on March 28, 

2007, They reside in Los Angeles. 

To Asa H. '00 and Amanda 
Stanfield Bullard '02, a daughter, 
Cassie Amanda, on April 11. 2007. Asa 
is a manager with Bullard Furniture in 

To Lorl Worley Medeiros '00, '03 

and her husband Dennis, a daughter. 
Laila Amelia, on May 3. 2007, Lori is a 
serious adverse event coordinator with 
PPD Inc. in Wilmington 

To Marie Harrod Robinson '00 and 

her husband .Adam, a son, Brod\' .Adam, 
on Aug, 6. 2007 

To Amy Ballentine Baum '01 and 

her husband Nicholas, a daughier, 
Bonnie Claire, on May 29, 2007, Amy is 
a fourth grade teacher with Portsmouth 
Public Schools in Virginia. 


To Thiane Carter Edwards '01 

and her husband Antwoine, a daughter, 
Elizabeth Grace, on Feb, 5, 2007. Thiane 
is a senior contract compliance specialist 
with Ken Weeden and Associates, 

To S. Chad '01 M and Tiffany 
Calhoun Daniel '01, a son, Brendan 
Kasay, on Dec. 18. 2006. Tiffany is a 
clinical data manager with PPD, and 
Chad is the owner of Breakforth! They 
reside in Burgaw 

To Daniel P. '01 and Michelle Smith 

McGarry '01 , a son. Chase Patrick, 

on Feb. 26. 2007. Daniel is an assistant 
principal with the Upper Darby School 
District in Pennsylvania, and Michelle is 
a realtor with Century 21 .Alliance. 

To Chad N. '03 and Jodi Francis 

Leary' 02, a son. EzekicI Francis, on 
May 29, 2007. Chad is a science teacher 
and athletic coach at Manteo High 
School. Jodi is a school nurse at Manteo 
Elementar)- School 

To Maegan R. Rountree '03, a 

daughter, E\an Elyse, on .April 21, 
2007. Maegan teaches fourth grade at 
Kimberley Park Elementary School in 


To Lisa Fogleman Erisman'06 

and her husband William, a daughter, 
Charlotte Anne, on March 29. 2007. 
They reside in OK'mpia, Wash, 

To James R. Hinkson '06M and his 

wife Amy, a son. Jack Allan, on March 
5, 2007, James is employed by Bancorp- 


To Patrick G. Riley '06 and his wife 

Heather, a son, John Northup. on May 
29, 2007. Patrick is a commercial broker 
with Maus, Warwick, Matthews i&[ Co, 
in Supph. 

To Rosemary Segasture Saylor 

'06 and her husband Da\id, a son. Elijah 
Felix, onJuK' 3. 2006, Rosemar\" is a 
sales rep with Chadsworih Columns in 


Doretha M. Stone, 66, died on July 
21, 2007, Doretha was an associate 
professor of nursing at UNCW. Prior to 
her retirement, she served as senior level 
coordinator and interim associate dean in 
the School of Nursing. 

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UNC Wilmington alumnus 

Jor-EI Caraballo 

(top, in doorway) is touring the 

country with a rape prevention 

group called "One In Four". 

Fellow tour members are, 

left to right, Dan Mollison 

(University of Illinois at 

Urbana-Champaign). James 

Ambrose and JT Newbenry 

(College of William and Mary). 

S dj 

Caring enough to change lives 

According lo national statistics, one 
in four women will survix'e a rape or 
attempted rape before the end ol her 
college experience, but onl\' around 30 
percent report the incidents to police. 

Men often gloss over such numbers, 
believing they are of no value to their 
sex. However, Jor-El Caraballo 07 
noted. ■■,\lthough most people view 
rape as a women's issue, the reality is 
most rapes are committed by men." 

Caraballo is empowering colleges and 
military bases across the country to 
challenge rape myths, support sexual 
assault survivors and promote a safe 
en\ ironmenl. He is one ol lour male 
peer educators on the One in Four 
( lin41 National RV Tour, a non-prohl 
program featured in O! Mciijidcliic ami 
Cosmo Girl, that aims to preveni rape 
with educational programming sup- 
ported by sound research. 

C araballo leanietl about Iin4 thiougli 
his internship w illi the L'NCVV Col- 
laboration lor .Assault Response & 
Iklucalion (C.ARI:). a program "tledicat- 
ed lo mteiAening on a broad s|iecli uiii 
ol N'iolent behaxiors, including 
assault. relalionshi|i abuse, stalking ,nul 
harasMiiein ' with crisis mler\eiilion, 
empalhetic consultation, etiucational 
programming and partnerships w ith 
community organizations. 

"it was perfect when he joined us. 
because at the time, we were hiring 
Adam Tate to start the men's program, 
and they were able to connect on 
men's issues, " said Rebecca Caldwell, 
director of substance abuse prevention 
and education, CROSSROADS and 
CARE programs. 

Tate, UNCW coordinator for men's 
programs and a former member of the 
University of Virginia lin4 student 
chapter, said, "1 learned as much from 
lor-El as he learned from me. When he 
helped me with the Men's Leadership 
Summit and lake Back the Night. 1 
disco\ered he was a great presenter and 
wonderlul person who realK thinks 
oulsitle the box." 

In 2007, when the Iin4 tour visited 
L NCW, "someone commented that 
Jor-El stayed through both presenta- 
tions and seemed capti\ ated, " said 
Caldwell. Im|iressed b\ the presenta- 
tions innovati\e "men educating men " 
approach. Caraballo immedialcK' began 
lo rese.uch the group, 

I am so piiHitl to s,i\ I ,un .i I N(. \\ 
graduate w hen 1 am on that stage 
presenling. II it weren't lor C,\RE, 1 
woukl not have known aboul One in 
I cnir. " he said. 

.Although C araballos stor\ is unique, 
the impact CARE has on its peer educa- 
tois IS nol uncommon. 

substance abuse prevention program, 
are staffed by students who Caldw ell. 
the 2007 UNCW Staff .Award of 
Excellence recipient, called "our 
best ambassadors." 

They spread the messages constantly 
just by being who they are and ulti- 
mately gather skills they can carrv' 
into the workforce," she said. 

"A lot of students volunteer here, and 
their eyes are opened to how great it 
IS to help change people's lives before 
they have a consec|uence. Erom the 
beginning. Jor-El expressed an interest 
111 becoming a counselor, but he did 
not initially think about a career path 
in prevention." 

Caraballo conhrmed, "CARE changed 
the course of my life. Now I ha\ e the 
honor ol changing people's lives. " 

"I will ne\er. ever lorget the hrsi time 
I spoke with a female survivor alter the 
program. It was a moment when ever\- 
thing came lull circle, ll realb solidified 
that this IS w here I am meant to be," 
he said. 

I New amis to establish a lin4stiKlent 
chapter ol m.ile ia|ie pie\ eiition educa- 
tors b\ spring 2008. 

I or more inlorinaiion. \isii www. and www.onein 

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Holmstedt explores combat in Iraq 

by Joy C. Davis '07 

On Sept. 11, 2001, author Kirsten 
Holmstedt '06M watched in shock as 
the World Trade Center Twin Towers 
crumbled to the ground at the hands 
of terrorists. 

In the months that followed, the United 
States entered into a war in which more 
American women would ser\'e in com- 
bat roles than ever before - four times 
the number in Desert Storm. 

Consumed by the humanity of the con- 
flict, Holmstedt remained glued to the 
media and combated questions about 
how she would cope if she were one of 
the young female soldiers on CNN. 

'T wanted to know how they dealt with 
combat," she said. 'T really wanted to 
put myself in their boots." 

This desire led Holmstedt down a 
path she never anticipated: She 
became the public voice for this unique 
community in Band of Sisters: American 
Women at War in Iraq, a nonfiction 
book detailmg the experiences of 11 
female veterans. 

In 2002, 9/1 1 still echoing in her mind, 
Holmstedt made the life-altering deci- 
sion to enter the UNCW Master of 
Fine Arts program. 

"When I started Band of Sisters as my 
graduate thesis, 1 didn't have the experi- 
ence of writing a book. However, I was 
passionate and highly motivated. They 
(MFA professors) built on what I had, 
and gave me the tools to develop as a 
writer. They even helped me find my 
agent and publisher." 

Nationally recognized for fostering a 
rigorous, supportive environment in 
which writers can grow as artists and 
individuals, the MFA program was 
recently named by The Atlantic as 
one of the five top innovative/unique 
programs in creative writing. 

Additionally, Band of Sisters is one of the 
more than 20 published UNCW MFA 
student books. 

In Bcmd oj Sisters, Holmstedt describes 
the impact of her thesis advisor. Depart- 
ment of Creative Writing chair Philip 
Gerard, as "monumental," noting "a 
dnect Imk between his confidence in 
me . . . and m\' abilit}' to make this book 
a reality." 

With Gerard as her mentor, Holmstedt 
composed a work unlike previous 
ptibhcations on female veterans. Band 
of Sisters has gained national attention 
because it does not debate the role of 
women in combat or focus on sexual 
discrimination in the militar)'. Instead, 
it examines war through the eyes of 
female individuals with universal emo- 
tions, challenges and fears. 

"She stood up to some extreme criticism 
early on for this xdsion," said Gerard. 
"Initially these women did not want to 
stand out and rock the boat. They did 
not want to impact the ver)' tight militar)' 
community they valued, but Kirsten 
believed in their stories and bravely 
pursued them." 

In addition to her full- 
time job as a staff 
writer for Coastal 
Carolina Community 
College, Holmstedt 
spent thousands of 
hours traveling cross- 
country to interview 
female veterans and 
their families. The 
results have been 

Ten days after the first 
print, Band of Sisters 
went into its second 
print. Hundreds 
of people have 

gathered at book signings to learn 
more about women like Army Spec. 
Rachelle Spors, one of many women 
severely wounded by improvised 
explosive device (lEDs); Lt. Col. Polly 
Montgomery, a mother and the first 
female commander of a U.S. Air Force 
combat squadron; and Marine Capt. 
Vernice Armour, the first female African 
American coinbat pilot in the histor)' of 
the Department of Defense. 

"Women of all ages e-inail me daily to 
say. Thank you.' Others say, 'You must 
be so proud of yourself.' But I am just 
so proud for these amazing women I 
admire," said Holmstedt. 

Wendy Brenner, creative writing associate 
professor, said, "It's exciting we are able 
to serve the community through her. We 
have so many military students and com- 
munity members in our area. Serving lo- 
cally is a big part of UNCW's mission and 
that is exactly what this book has done." 

Holmstedt hopes to continue ser\'ing the 
community by developing a new book on 
women and the military from a different 
angle. For her, "it is all about the women, 
all about the band of sisters." 


More information about 

Holmstedt and her book is 
available online at 

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On the cover: 

The new tasle for green across the 
UNCW campus includes replacing 
incandescent bulbs with florescent 
bulbs and emphasizing recycling. 

This photo illustration was 
created by Jamie Moncnef 
and Shirl Sawyer, 



Shannon Owens, a member of UNCW Fellowship of Christian University Students, was 
among the students and staff who volunteered with the UNCW Habitat for Humanity Chapter 
to build the Seahawk Cottage on Prices Lane in Wilmington. It was dedicated Feb. 17 and 
turned over to Its new owner, Lataya Smith. Chapter president Naomi Kemper said the project 
"brought our campus together. We got a lot of volunteers out here." Last year, UNCW students 
volunteered 35,000 hours with local, regional and national organizations, which translates Into 
more than $660,000 In economic value. View a multimedia presentation of the construction at 


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As you will see in this issue of L/NCW Magazine, we have much to celebrate, many 
reasons to be proud Seahawks and much to look forward to this spring and beyond. 

Kiplinger's 2008 rankings once again named UNCW as one of the top four "Best Values" 
among public universities in North Carolina. Since 2003, Kip/i?igci"S has rated UNC 
Wilmington in the top five for the state. It is gratifying to know that various independent 
reports consistently recognize UNCW as among the nations best institutions of 
higher education. 

In addition to celebrating another national ranking, we recognized some of our best and 
brightest during Homecoming. Congratulations to Herbert and Sylvia Fisher for being 
selected as Alumni of the Year and to William J. Mayew for being picked as Young 
Alumnus of the Year. Ty Rowell received the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award. 
Look inside for more about this splendid evening. 

With nearly 25 percent of our outstanding campus designated to remain green, we are 
acutely aware of the need for responsible stewardship. Our new Sustainability Committee 
will be looking into ways to implement sustainable practices in all facets of campus life. 
Visit to learn more. A valuable parallel initiative being hosted on 
campus by the SGA in April is a national collegiate sustainability conference. 

Construction and renovation continue to enhance the campus. As of March, the renovated 
University Union, with a new Hawk's Nest, and a renovated Burney Center, with additional 
ballroom space, opened. A covered colonnade links these key elements of the campus center. 
Creative writing has moved into newly renovated Kenan Hall, which boasts a fantastic new 
publishing lab and an editing suite and black box film set for film studies. The CMS 
operations center is underway, and baseball finally has a new place to call home - the Fisher 
Field House. 

On a sad note, the university mourns the passing in December of Frank Capra Jr., adjunct 
professor of film studies, CEO of HUE Screen Gems and UNCW Alumni Association 2007 
Citizen of the Year. Frank was a good friend and strong supporter of UNCW. He wanted 
our students to be successful and to become part of a strong, thriving film industry in 
North Carolina. He will be greatly missed. 

As always, I encourage your calls, letters and e-mails, and appreciate your continued 
support for this great university. 

All the best. 


Rosemary DePaolo 




Christine Lussierwith the n.c. state 

Medical Assistance Team (left) goes through a 
step-by-step explanation to teach Camp BONES 

student Mariah Governor and nursmg 

student Christy Byrne (far right) how to handle 
injured victims during an emergency situation. 

Local middle and high school 
students learn trauma care 

In response to North Carolina's nursing shorianc and diverse heallli care 
needs, a full-scale disaster drill on the LINCW campus provided local minority 
middle and high school students with experience few practicing nurses 
possess - trauma assessment and treatment in a mass casualty situation. 

Held in November, the Category 5 hurricane drill was pari of Camp BONES 
(Brigade ol Nurse l:.\ploriiig Seahawks), a nursing and health academy 
aimed al academically pre|iaring students for college and the nursing and 
heallli science prolcssions. 

"We are giiH)ming ihe next generation of nurses," saitl liraiulv Mcehling, 
lecturer in the LINC" Wilmington School of Nursing. 

Volunteer viclims siillcring Ironi injiu les simulaKxl by ' nioulage" makeup 
cnabletl ( amp BONl'S siuilenls Irom Ine soulheaslern counlies lo triage a 
vvkIc \ariely ol uiiic|ue physical syin|itonis, learn how lo operate a decon- 
laminalion unit and manage the stress of a mass casiiall\' incident. 

A stale parliiership luiwcin ilie IINCW School of Nursing, Soulh basl Area 
lleahb I ihicalion Cenler, New llano\er Regional Medical C entei ami ibe 
Norlh Carolina Slalc Medical Assistance leam (SMAI ), the ilrill enlisted 
approxiinaicK I ISM A I numbers aiul more than 50 nursing sludenls and 
I 4 l.iculU' w ho guided llie ( .imp lUINI s siudcnls ihidugh ihc experience. 


Beginning this spring, 
students will be able 
to earn an American 
Chemical Society 
certified bachelor 
of science degree In 
chemistry and a master 
of science degree in 
chemistry in five years. 




Fir j kit wa ythe high school diploma, then 
it was the bachelor's degree. Today, in many 
fields, it takes a masters degree to get a 
good job. 

Employers require it; students need it. It's a 
reflection of the move toward a more technical 
workforce - worldwide. 

"There is this changing expectation," said 
Robert Roer, dean of UNCW Graduate School. 

To keep pace with the growing marketplace 
demands, UNCW is expanding its offerings. 
Five new graduate programs were offered in 
2007, and over the next several years, eight 
more will be in place. 

Compared to similar institutions (based 
on research expenditures of $18 million) 
UNCWs graduate school enrollment is half 
the norm. 

"Many institutions that conduct the level 
of research we do would have 20 percent 
graduate enrollment. We're approaching 10 
percent," Roer said. "We certainly have the 
capacity to increase enrollment in our current 
programs, but growth will be in the new 
master's programs." 

NEW 2007 


Criminology and public sociology 

International business administration 

Nursing - post-master's certificate 

Educational leadership and administration* 

NEW 2008 

NEW 2009 

Environmental studies 
Coastal and ocean policy 


Film studies 

Therapeutic recreation 

International affairs 

Clinical research and regulatory affairs 

* doctoral degree programs 

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This interactive, iiands-on exhibit 

at the Cape Fear Museum of History and 
Science is designed to expose visitors to a 
sampling of the breadth of ocean research 
that takes place in the Cape Fear region. 

OCEAN presents seven UNCW Center for Marine Science 
research projects in the fields of exploration technology, coastal 
erosion, commercial fishing and biotechnology. The exhibit's 
hundreds of photographs and objects illustrate the scope of 
work marine researchers undertake, from slogging through 
muddy oyster flats, to poring over data on a computer, to living 
underwater on a submerged research laboratory. 

UNCW faculty and staff involved in the exhibit include Dan 
Baden, director. Center for Marine Science: Jennifer Dorton, 
Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program outreach 
education coordinator; Nancy Grindlay, professor, geography 
and geology; Martin Posey biology and marine biology 
department chair and professor; Tom Potts, associate director, 
National Undersea Research Center; Melissa Smith, scientific 
illustrator; Steve Ross, visiting research associate professor; 
Wade Watanabe, research professor; Bill Cleary, geography and 
geology professor; Teresa Thorpe, faculty; Frederick Scharf, 
biology and marine biology assistant professor; Troy Alphin, 
biology and marine biology research associate. 

The exhibit runs through Jan. 4, 2009. UNCW alumni, faculty, 
staff and students can receive $1 off the price of admission or 
buy one adult admission and get one free. An online coupon is 
available at 

UNCW hosted events with 
numerous weli-known 
celebrities in recent months. 
In October, Pulitzer Prize-win- 
ning writer John Updike 
fielded questions following a 
lecture and reading of his 
poems to a sold-out audience 
in Kenan Auditorium as part 
of the Katherine K. Buckner 
Lecture Series sponsored by the 
Department of Creative Writing. 
In November, a tribute was held 
for veteran actor Pat HJngle 
(who played Commissioner 
Gordon in the Batman movie 
series) recognizing him for his 
on-going support of the UNCW 
Theatre Department and the Pat 
Hingle Guest Artist Endowment 
Fund. At the 25th annual Martin 
Luther King Jr celebration in 
January, actor and activist 

Danny Glover read a 

selection of poetry and prose in 
a performance billed as An Eve- 
ning with Langston and Martin. 


Chancellor honored 

for community impact 

The Omicron Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presented its 
Citizen of the Year award to Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo during the 
fraternity's National Achievement Week. 

The award, given to the citizen who has made the greatest contribution 
to and impact on the community is the fraternity's highest honor. 
It acknowledged DePaolo's commitment to inclusion as well as her 
continued outreach to the less fortunate and those who are often over- 
looked within the Wilmington community. The plaque was presented 
by James Jones. 

Others who were recognized included former UNCW trustee Linda 
Upperman Smith, Humanitarian Award; Lilhan Barfield "07, Omega 
Youth Award; UNCW undergraduate students Uri Robinson, Derek 
Waddell and Justin Anderson, Scholarship Award; and development 
director P. Kevin Williamson, Uplift Award. 

hi 2006 the fraternity endowed a 525,000 scholarship to UNCW for 
those seeking degrees in the education field in honor of Ernest Swain, 
now deceased. 

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and staff 

UNCW researchers received more 
than $300,000 for projects having 
strong economic development poten- 
tial that could proxade real solutions to 
problems facing the state and lead to 
creation of new jobs. 

The grants, part of the $3.8 million 
awarded by UNC General Administration, 
coincided with the completion of a 
series of forums asking people across 
the stale what they believe is needed 
from their public university over the 
next 20 years. The UNC Tomorrow 
Commission draft recommendations 
included strong support for more direct 
university in\'olvemcnt in shaping the 
states economic liuuiv. 

"These grants will help us, in 
collaboration with local and state 
agencies and prnaie businesses, to do 
the kind of research that will improve 
existing products and processes and 
create new innovations thai will fuel 
our future," said Sieve Leath, LINC 
Nice pivsitlenl lor ivsearch. 

Sonya Pyott took fourth place in the 
2007 Olympus BioScapes Digital 
Imaging Competition with her image 
(above) of tiny vertebrate cochlea and 
hair cells. A research assistant professor 
in biology and marine biology, Pyott 
studies how sensory hair cells in the 
cochlea, the mammalian heanng organ, 
are regulated by neurotransmiiter 
receptors and ion channels. These 
sensor)' cells proxide a unique system 
to relate the contributions of single 
molecules to the physiolog)' of the cell 
and the behaving (hearing) organism. 

Lawrence Cahoon and Bongkeun 
Song, biolog)' and marine biologx', and 
Christopher Halkides, chemistry 
and biochemistr)-, received $116,507 to 
explore new approaches for using hog 
waste 10 create economically viable, 
valued-added products. 

Lynn Leonard, Center for \kirine 
Science, received $200,000 to work wiili 
a multi-instiiuiional team to develop and 
deploy an emironmenlal monitoring 
pkulorm in the southern r.imlico Sound. 

Cathy Barlow was elected by national 
ballot president-elect of the Teacher 
Education Council of State Colleges ami 
Universities, an organization committed 
10 providing an education of excellence 

for the youth of America. It accepts the 
responsibility of helping to shape the 
future of education in the United States 
b)' the way its member institutions 
educate teachers and other education 
professionals. TECSCU member 
institutions rely upon it for policy 
development, direction and ser\ices to 
improve schooling at all levels. 

Fermin Recarte is the new 

director of Centro Hispano, which 
promotes opportunities that expand 
the university's cultural understand- 
ing and appreciation of the Hispanic 
world. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese 
and Catalan, Recarte holds two masters 
degrees - one in Latin American litera- 
ture from Purdue University and another 
in foreign language education from 
Utah Slate University He expects to 
complete the Doctor of Philosophy 
degree in Afro-Caribbean literature from 
Purdue this year. 

Research professor Michael Mallin 

was elected a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of 
Science, the worlds largest general 
scientific society and publisher of the 
journal Science. The director of the 
Aquatic Ecolog)- Laboratory' at the 
UNCW Center for Marine Science, 
Mallin was honored for "significant 
contributions to aquatic ecology, 
particularl)- tor providing important 
insights into how estuarine ecosystems 
will be altered as global warming 

Rick Olsen '87, communication 
studies department chair, was awarded 
the Board of Tmstees Teaching Excellence 
.Award at the fall facult)- meeting. He 
was also one of three recipients of the 
Distinguished Teaching Professorship 
.Award. Frank Ainsley. geograph>- and 
geolog\-, and John Bennett, health 
and applied human sciences, were the 
others honored. Faculty Scholarship 
.Awards were presented to Dale Cohen. 
psychology; Jeannne Kemppainen. 
nursing; and Michael Seidman, 
history Kathleen Benzaquin, 
le. idling Fellows Prognim director, and 
Diane Melroy, biology and marine 
biologv. were recognccd as Lecturers 
ol the Year tir.iduaie Mentor Awards 
weni 10 Nora Noel, psycholog)-. and 
William McCarthy, histor\. 

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Thomas Simpson JL .A- .E-^^^X. J- 

Before coming to UNCW, I nomas bimpSOn JIL. J^ JiL.^^^% JIL. 
spent three decades helping shape the nation's monetary policy as a senior staff member at 
the Federal Reserve. And for the past four years, he has been working to revive and sustain 
the Central Bank of Iraq. In 2003, he was instrumental in creating more than $2 billion in new 
dinars, the Iraqi currency. He describes his work in the book, Global Financial Warriors. 
Simpson still spends about 20 percent of his working days analyzing Iraq's economy, holding 
conference calls with other experts and advising its Central Bank. At UNCW, he is an Executive 
in Residence in the Cameron School of Business Department of Economics and Finance. 









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by Joe Browning 

Sparked by four determined 
seniors and a spunky freshman, 
the UNCW men's basketball team 
returned the program to its lofty 
status with the school's fifth 
20-win season in 2007-08. 

Seniors T.J. Carter, Daniel Fountain, 
Todd Hendley and Vladimir Kuljanin 
started together in all but two games 
this past season and were joined 
by newcomer Chad Tomko as the 
Seahawks fashioned a 20-13 overall 
record and tied for second place in the 
Colonial Athletic Association at 12-6. 

Carter made a triumphant return 
after sitting out last season and was 
named a finalist for the V Foundation 
Comeback Award following a bril- 
hant senior campaign. The guard from 
Mechanicsville, Md., led the team in 
scoring with 15.8 points per game and 
ranked among the CAAs leaders in 
several statistical categories en route to 
First-Team All-CA.\ honors. Carter led 
the league in free throw accurac)- by 
hitting 85.6 percent of his free throws 
and set a school record with 37 consec- 
utive free throws late in the season. 

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Fountain was the CAAs top long range 
shooter, connecting on 42.4 percent 
of his 3-point field goal attempts and 
ranked second behind Carter in scoring 
with 12.9 ppg. 

Kuljanin, a Second-Team All-CAA pick, 
led the CAA in field goal percentage and 
ranked second in rebounding. He aver- 
aged 12.8 ppg and 9.9 rpg and recorded 
12 double-doubles in his final season 
with the Seahawks. 

Hendley, meanwhile, ranked fourth on 
the team in scoring with 12.5 ppg. He 
was named recipient of the prestigious 
Dean Ehlers Leadership Award at the 
CAAs post-season banquet for his all- 
around leadership ability and contribu- 
tions on and off the court. 

Tomko stepped in and performed 
valiantly as a freshman, averaging 8.6 
points per contest and coming up big in 
key games. He was named to the CAAs 
All-Rookie Team and finished third in 
the Rookie of the Year balloting. 

UNCW continued its long tradition 
of placing someone on the league's 
All-Academic unit when sophomore 
Danon Jeralds, a business manage- 
ment major, collected the honor. 
The Winston- Salem native is the 19''' 
Seahawk to be honored since the award 
was initiated in 1995. 

Benny Moss, UNCW's second-year 
coach, orchestrated one of the best 
turnarounds on the NCAA Division 1 
level. He was runner-up in the voting 
for CAA Coach of the Year and piloted 
the Seahawks to a sweep of eventual 
CAA champion George Mason and road 
wins at GMU, Old Dominion and rival 
East Carolina for the first time since the 
1997-98 season. 

The Seahawks made appearances in 
the Chicago Invitational Challenge and 
ESPNU BracketBusters, matching the 
school record for most games played in 
a season with 33 contests. 

This year's club set seven team records 
and nine individual marks during the 
course of the season. It also tied four 
others, capping a successful campaign 
that saw the Seahawks perched near the 
top of the CAA standings all year long. 

Kelly Mehrtens, director of athletics, is pictured at the 2008 CAA men's basketball tournament awards 
banquet in Richmond with senior forward Todd Hendley, who received the Dean Ehlers Leadership 
Award; T.J. Carter, who was named First-Team All-CAA and was a finalist for the V Foundation 
Comeback Award; Daniel Fountain; and Vladimir Kuljanin, who nabbed Second-Team honors. 
Darion Jeralds, pictured on page 6, was honored on the All-Academic team. 

UNCW women's basketball head coach Ann Hancock, junior forward Sahsha Taylor, director of athletics 
Kelly Mehrtens and freshman forward Brittany Blackwell pose at the CAA post-season awards banquet. 
Blackwell was the CAA Rookie of the Year and received Second-Team and All-Rookie Team accolades. 
Taylor was a Third-Team selection. Senior guard Stephanie Fernald, not pictured, was named to the 
All-Academic Team. 

$ 1 million gift funds academic center 

A $ 1 million gift from Fred Eshelman will support 
construction of a new academic center for student-athletes. 

The funds will help the athletics department initiate plans 
for the building, which will house a computer lab, academic 
and study spaces, tutoring area, locker rooms and offices. 

Eshelman is the founder of PPD, Inc., a leading global contract 
research organization working with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, 
medical device, academic and government organizations. 

"With a dedicated academic center, UNCW will be well positioned for contin- 
ued success in recruiting and graduating true student-athletes who are deter- 
mined to excel in every aspect of their collegiate experience," Kelly Mehrtens, 
director of athletics. 


How would you assess your first few 
months as UNCW's new athletic director? 

What is your highest priority as 
athletic director? 

_ The first seven months have been very 
good. I've experienced many great things in 
my short time here and have been impressed 
with the passion of the people who are 
associated with the program, whether 
they're alums, donors, students or the 
Wilmington community at large. Everyone 
is very passionate and supportive of the 
program, and that's what mal<es it a special 
place for me. We are also fortunate to have 
a high quality group of student-athletes who 
understand and appreciate the opportunities 
they have been given. They truly want to 
excel, both academically and athletically. 

questions for 

Kelly Mehrtens 

In addition to making the academic center 
a reality, one of my top priorities is relationship 
building. It's ven/ important for me to get out 
into the Wilmington community and meet 
those who love the Seahawks. I want to build 
on our statewide reputation and push the 
Seahawk brand as an institution to attend 
if you want to achieve both academic and 
athletic success. 

What are your plans for the future of 
the program? 

The proposed student-athlete academic 
center is very important for our future, and we 
are very appreciative to Dr. Fred Eshelman 
for his $1 million contribution toward the 
facility. The center will help us enhance the 
importance of academics and athletics and 
showcase what being a Seahawk is truly 
about. When parents come to visit, they will 
see a place that features computers, learn- 
ing areas and locker rooms for their sons and 
daughters. Additionally it's important for us 
to look at all of our sport programs and find 
ways that we can help our coaches be more 
successful. We would also like to increase 
the athletic scholarship endowment, so more 
programs can be fully funded. 

Who have been the role models in 
your life? 

My mother, Zella Landry, and my 
godmother, Henrietta Swilley. My mom was 
always there, supporting me in everything I 
did. She always told me I could be whatever 
I wanted as long as I worked hard. She 
challenged me to give my all in everything 
I did and I would find success. She has 
always said life is about choices: you 
choose your state of mind, you choose 
to be happy, you choose to have a 
positive attitude. My godmother was 
the first African-American elected to 
the school board in Panama City. 
Fla. I learned a lot by watching and 
seeing everything she went through 
to get to that point in her career She 
handled adversity with such grace 
and dignity. 

Who have helped to shape 
your career as an athletic 

a.. I've been extremely fortunate to 

work with some great athletic directors 
over the years and four in particular: 


Jeanne Rowlands of Northeastern, Dave 
Maggard of Miami, Ron Gunttier of Illinois 
and Lew Perkins of Kansas. I've taken 
a little bit from each of them as I've 
developed my own style. There have been 
times where I've sat in meetings and used 
their insight or knowledge to address a 
situation or problem. 

^.:, What is the athletic department's 
most critical need? 

; Resources. Resources take many 
shapes. They can be financial resources, 
human resources or physical resources. 

Do you have any plans to add or 
drop any sport programs in the future? 

We don't have any plans right now to 
drop or add any sports. We want to take 
a look at all 19 intercollegiate sports that 
we have and see what we can do to help 
our coaches and student-athletes be more 

What is the athletic department's 
best kept secret? 

::■: . I think it's what our student-athletes 
are involved in away from their respective 
sports. For instance, we had two women's 
soccer players spend time in Africa last 
summer working with children who have 
AIDS. We had one of our men's basketball 
players spend time in South America and 
Taiwan working with Athletes In Action. 
We've had several teams help with the 
Woodlot Project, chopping wood for those 
who need firewood during the winter 
months. There are often stories that folks 
outside the department don't always see. 

Q. How would you describe the staff 
and coaches in the department? 

I,: We have a dedicated staff that works 
long and hard. They work to enhance the 
experience of our student-athletes, and 
many are longtime employees who have 
a great deal of pride and passion for what 
they do. Many times, they go overlooked, 
but I appreciate them and the work they 
do. We also have great coaches who really 
need the tools to succeed. Part of my 
job is to give them the necessary tools to 
accomplish that. 

Q. What do you do to relax? 

a. I enjoy reading, especially motiva- 
tional books. I also like to work out and 
keep in shape. 

Left to right: Calvin Lane, Sandy Dew, Christy Timbers Rife, Michael McDuffie 

Four inducted to Athletics Hall of Fame 

Baseball sparkplug Sandy Dew '69, coaching veteran Calvin Lane, 
men's track and field leaper Michael McDuffie '88 and women's soccer 
scoring phenom Christy Timbers Rife '00 were inducted into the 
UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame in Februar)-. 

Dew played centerfield for the Seahawks from 1966-69 and batted over 
.300 three times. He led the team in stolen bases and runs scored every 
season and was named the team's MVP when the Seahawks won the NAIA 
District 26 championship in 1967. A two-time All-District 26 selection, 
he was an NAIA Honorable Mention All-America and signed with the 
Cleveland Indians following graduation. Dew wound up his career with 
137 hits, 96 runs scored and 30 stolen bases. He is tied for second all- 
time with 10 triples. Dew joins his lather, Eugene, as the only father-son 
inductees in the membership. The elder Dew was a member of the 
1999 class. 

Lane headed up UNCWs successful men's soccer program from 1971-85 
and the emerging men's golf team from 1987-99. In 15 years at the helm, 
he coached the soccer team to a 129-94-19 record, including 10 winning 
seasons. In 1980, the Seahawks went 14-2 and collected the program's 
first national ranking. Lane stepped down from the men's soccer position 
for a brief retirement before being lured back on campus to take over 
the men's golf program in 1987. In 13 seasons with the Seahawk golfers, 
Lane's teams captured nine tournament championships and five runner-up 
finishes in the CAA. 

McDuffie established long jump and triple jump records during his four- 
year stint with the Seahawks. He still holds the indoor (51-3%) and 
outdoor (52-V2) triple jump records. He won the CAA championship in 
triple jump in 1996, 1997 and 1998. In 1997, he became UNCWs first 
participant in the NCAA Outdoor Track cSr Field Championships, just 
missing All-American honors. He was runner-up in the triple jump at the 
1995 Penn Relays and captured the title in 1997. One year later, he posted 
a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships. When it was 
all over, McDuffie collected seven All-East designations. 

Rife set the standard for student-athletes in the women's soccer program. 
She started every game during her four-year career and still holds the 
school record for most games played with 81 career appearances. A 
two-time Team MVP, Rife found the net 53 times for the Seahawks and 
scored a career-best 19 goals during her junior campaign. She still owns 
nine club records, and in 1998 and 1999 was named to the NSCAA/ 
addidas All-Southeast Team and was honored by Soccer Buzz magazine. 
A four-time CAA Scholar-Athlete, Rife was a regular on the Dean's List 
and was named to the NSCAA's Scholar-Athlete squad in 1998 and 1999. 
In her senior year, she won the Chancellor's Cup Award for Academic 
Excellence with a cumulative GPA of 3.651. 


" The university is developing a natural resources 

management plan, with a special focus on 140 acres of 
longleaf pine forest. Trustee Wendy Murphy '93 and her 
husband Dell donated the use of a helicopter for aerial 
photography of campus. 




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Perhaps it's because of the ever escalating price of a gallon of 
gasoline. Maybe it's the result of the information revolution - 
with news media, the cinema and Internet vividly demonstrating 
that individual consumers are global citizens whose actions have 
far-reaching effects on our planet and its inhabitants. It could be 
the culmination of decades of effort by groups and individuals to 
raise awareness and change behavior. To whatever the change 

may be attributed, there is definitely a renewed 

emphasis on green on campus. 

by Brenda Riegel 

"Sustainability isn't new," said Stan 
Harts, UNCW director of environmental 
health and safety and co-chair of the 
university's sustainability committee. 
"But we've now reached the tipping 
point - at UNCW, nationally and 

"The Tipping Point is the moment of 
critical mass, the threshold, the boiling 
point," writes Malcolm Gladwell in 
his book of the same name. Gladwell 
contends that little changes can have 
big - even radical - effects, resulting 
in contagious behavior that suddenly 
spreads like an epidemic. 

Sustainability is gaining momentum, 
and it isn't just about the environment. 
Harts emphasizes that the sustainabihty 
movement at UNCW and around the 
world encompasses environmental, 
economic and ethical issues. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo agrees. 
"Sustainability is not a new concept 
at UNCW. For years, we have worked 
diligently to reduce energy and water 
consumption, with energy conservation 
as our primary focus. Now we must 
implement sustainable practices in all 
facets of campus life." 

To encourage implementation of 
sustainable practices, Chancellor 
DePaolo established the UNCW 
Sustainability Committee, which is 
co-chaired by Harts and Diane Reed, 
assistant director of the Career Center. 

Since its formation in fall 2007, the 
committee has chronicled recent 
sustainability efforts and prioritized 
ongoing initiatives. The members 
now are working to facilitate full 
implementation of identified initiatives. 

One of the outcomes of the committee's 
early work was the realization that, 
although many sustainable practices 
already exist on campus, these 
practices are not universally known. 
One of the ways the committee is 
working to Increase awareness is a Web 
si te , www. uncw. edu/sustainability/. 

"We want to educate the UNCW 
community first, and then we hope to 
branch out to the broader community," 
said Reed. 

Members also are working to educate 
incoming freshmen at orientation and 
through peer educator groups. As the 
peer educator efforts progress, UNCW 
students hope to take their message to 

New Hanover County Schools students, 
according to Reed. "We have so many 
passionate students. They're taking the 
lead on many initiatives," she said. 

The Sustainability Committee, 
comprised of students, faculty and staff, 
also includes several subcommittees 
targeting areas such as waste reduction 
and recycling, academics and culture 
and green buildings and energy. 
The committee is actively seeking 
participation from the campus at large 
in the subcommittees. Reed said the 
committee also would welcome input 
from alumni because the committee 
recognizes not only the devotion alumni 
have for UNCW, but also that alumni 
may have expertise and ideas that could 
benefit the university. Alumni who 
wish to offer input may contact Reed at 

In February, Chancellor DePaolo 
established a new subcommittee to 
conduct an inventory of UNCW's 
natural resources and recommend 
highest and best use guidelines for 
specific natural communities on 
university-owned properties. This 
includes the 140-acre tract of longleaf 
pines on the main campus. 

Along with university practices 
and initiatives, the Sustainability 
Committee also encourages personal 
responsibility. The Web site offers tips 
for living a more sustainable life. A 
recent one suggests having all items 
you order by phone or online held 
and shipped together, rather than as 
soon as available. This small change 
can decrease the amount of energy 
consumed and emissions released 
during shipping and delivery. 

"It takes individuals at home and in the 
workplace making daily decisions to be 
sustainable in their choices and actions. 
Choosing to order recycled paper for 
copiers and printers even if it costs a 

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student Shannon 

Bourne used 


solvents to clean 

the copper plate 

shown here. 

bit more, turning off computers when 
not in use and lights in unoccupied 
rooms, making two-sided copies, taking 
shorter showers and recycUng whenever 
possible. All these actions add up," 
said Harts. 

Don Furst, chair of the art and art 
histor)' department, made the decision 
to use more environmentally-friendly 
cleaners in the printmaking lab. "When 
we clean inks or coatings from our 
copper plates, we use products like 
cooking oil, a soy- and com oil-based 
solvent. Simple Green and Joy dish 
detergent. Safer materials have largely 
replaced more toxic solvents we used 
previously, such as paint thinner, 
turpentine or lacquer thinner," he said. 

While ibe university was closed for 
winter break, heating and cooling \\ as 
limited in a number of buildings on 
campus to lower energy costs. "While 
this created an inconvenience for 
some who planned to work during the 
holidays, it proved to be beneficial for 
the campus. Energy savings of more 
than S 1 5,400 were realized during this 
short period," said Tom Freshwater, 
physical plant director. 

"Green is gold" was the theme of 
Business Week 2008. The annual 
Cameron School of Business event 
highlighted the way green practices are 
evolving into new lines of business in 
today's econoni}-. 

iPrint is a campus-wide 24-hour access 
printing program. Students receive a set 
amount of free prims each semester and 
can print at 31 locations across campus. 
After the free prints are used, students 
pay for each print made. In its first 
year, iPrinl reduced waslclul printing 
by nearly 2,000,000 pages, saving an 
estimated 200 trees. 

Taken singly these choices iiui\ seem 
small. However, the cumulaii\e effect 
of liundreds or even millions ol peojile 
making ihese changes can tip ihe scales 
toward a nunc susiain.ible luunc lot 
ever)'onc. ,^^: 

SGA hosts sustamability 

The Student Government Association 
hosted the inaugural Carolina 
Collegiate Conference on Sustainability 
April 5. The conference focused 
on ways for students to help their 
campuses and communities become 
more sustainable. "The goal of the 
breakout sessions," said Megan Jelley, 
sustainability conference chair, "was 
to educate students about all the 
dimensions of sustainability. With 
three track sessions covering each of 
the three Es (environment, equity and 
economy), students developed a better 
understanding of ways to implement 
sustainable practices in their own lives." 

The conference featured Debra Rowe. 
president of the U.S. Partnership 
for Education for Sustainable 
Development, as the keynote speaker. 
Rowe has worked with university 
leaders for 20 years to integrate the 
idea of sustainability into all levels of 
formal education. 

Growing green: building 
new residence lialls and a 
parking deck 

"The growth of our uni\ersil\ w ill 
impact our campus, but grow th 
aitd sustainability are not mutually 

- Chancellor Roscmaix DcPaolo 
Feb. 26. 2008 

Research shows that students who 
live on campus have higher grade 
point averages, are more involved in 
campus life, feel a stronger connection 
lo ihc universU)' and are more likely 
10 remain enrolled unlil their degrees 
are completed. L'NCW aims lo 
piinide on-campus housing for about 
40 percent of llie studcm body. To 
nieel that goal, ihe ihird phase of the 

universitv's privatized housing project 
will begin construction in May. 

Phase III will include four three-storv' 
buildings housing 662 students as 
well as a four-level parking garage. 
While clearing approximately 13 acres 
of pines is necessan,- to complete the 
project. Phase III will incorporate three 
major innovations that will result in 
signihcantly less en\ironmenial impact. 

The storm water retention system will 
be in storage tanks under the lawns 
between the buildings rather than in a 
large detention pond that would require 
the clearing of additional acreage. This 
underground filtration system also will 
improve the quality and quantity of 
storm water runoff. 

Parking for residents of these buildings, 
as well as for faculty, staff and visitors, 
will be in a four-level garage rather than 
in surface parking lots. The garage will 
result in 75 percent less imper\'ious 
paving space, which reduces storm 
water runoK and land usage. 

The buildings and garage are being 
designed with green building 
features and will be registered with 
the U.S. Green Building Council 
lor the Leadership in Energv and 
Environmental Design (LEED1 
certification. The LEED rating svsiem 
is the nationally accepted standard for 
design, construction and operation of 
green buildings. .According the council's 
Web site. "LEED promotes a w hole- 
building approach to sustainability by 
recognizing performance in li\ e kev 
areas of human and enviromnenial 
health: sustainable site development, 
water savings, energ\ ellicienex. 
materials selection and indoor 
cinironmcnial qnalilx ' 

LIT n ccnilicalion oilers ihird- 
]iariv verification of a building's 
susiainabiliu features. 

Exterior light fixtures 
with energy efficient 
fluorescent bulbs 
were added as part 
of the Bumey Center 

Phase III includes these features: 

' Approximately 100 covered bicycle 
parking spaces will promote alternative 

' Five percent of parking spaces will be 
set aside for low-emitting and fuel- 
efficient vehicles. 

'. Low-flow plumbing fixtures and high- 
efficiency washing machines will reduce 
water usage by 30 percent. 

• A high-efficiency lawn irrigation system 
will reduce water usage by 50 percent. 

'' The energy-efficient heating and air 
system will use refrigerants fonnulatcd 
to minimize ozone depletion. 

( Energy-efficient light fixtures with 
automatic controls and utilization of 
day lighting in 75 percent of spaces to 
reduce demands on artificial lighting 
will reduce energy consumption. 

• Recycled content and locally 
manufactured materials will make up at 
least 20 percent of the material used in 
the construction of the building. 

• More than 50 percent of construction 
waste will be recycled in lieu of being 
deposited in landfills. 

Flavor of the day: 
sustainable initiatives 

Did you know it takes an average of 
3.5 gallons of water and 1.5 kilowatts 
of energy to wash each tray used in 
Wagoner Dining Hall? 

Because of the drought, Campus Dining 
began a "Go Trayless" campaign. 
Students have responded so positively, 
according to marketing coordinator 
Melissa Apperson, "that we have 
eliminated all trays in Wagoner Dining 
Hall and the Hawks Nest. That's a 
substantial reduction in the impact on 
our regions resources." 

Campus Dining is also working to 
reduce in other ways. Bio-pak take- 
out containers were implemented 
at Wagoner Dining Hall in fall 
2007, replacing the previous plastic 
and Styrofoam containers. Bio-pak 
containers are ^6 percent paper, a 
renewable natural resource that can 
be composted and recycled. The 
raw materials used to produce the 
contamers are managed closely; for 
each tree used, another is planted. 

"We recognize the need for social 
and environmental responsibility 
toward farm workers, our customers 
and our communities. That's why we 
implemented the Fair Trade coffee 
program on campus," said Apperson. 
Fair Trade practices aim to provide 
fair prices for products and promote 
improved social and environmental 
sustainability in developing countries. 
Fair Trade coffee is sold at Fair Trade 
Market, Java City at Randall Librar)' 
and seasonally at Einstein Bros. Bagels. 
Additionally, at the request of student 
and community activists, the coffee 
at Fair Trade Market is roasted and 
then sold to the university by a local 
business. Folks Cafe. 

And have you ever wondered what 
happens to the leftovers? Every week. 
Campus Dining donates unused food to 
the Good Shepherd Center. The center 
ser\'es more than 100,000 meals to 
hungr)' men, women and children in 
Wilmington each year. 

Recycling makes tons 
of progress 

Although UNCWs recycling staff is 
small, one part-time and two full-time 
employees, the amount of materials it 
handles each year is staggering. 

In 2006-07, the university Increased 
the amount of material recycled from 
233 tons to 599 tons, an increase of 
260 percent, while the amount of solid 

waste removed from campus to landfills 
decreased from 12,462 tons to 7,723 
tons, a reduction of 62 percent. 

Ten tons of cardboard is recycled 
every week; seven tons ol glass, plastic 
bottles, paper and aluminum, tin and 
steel cans each month. 

Extra efforts are made during Move-In 
when students are unpacking boxes 
plus new items like computers. Plans 
call for a move-out campaign as well. 

"We have had nothing but positive 
responses from students, faculty and 
staff and can barely keep up with the 
materials this campus is recycling," said 
Kathleen Miller, recycling crew leader. 

Student Affairs raises 
sustainability awareness 

The "Galloway Goes Green" campaign, 
educated students on how individual 
lifestyles and choices aflect the 
environment. An upcoming light bulb 
exchange will allow residents to trade 
a traditional bulb for a more efficient 
compact fluorescent one. 

The "Tunnel of Awareness" is an 
annual initiative sponsored by student 
affairs that addresses the third E of 
sustainability: equity. During the event, 
small groups of students move through 
a tunnel that consists of several rooms. 
In each room, students encounter skits, 
videos and other educational materials 
about issues ranging from domestic 
violence to discrimination, body image 
and poverty. After students make 
their way through the tunnel, student 
affairs and counseling center staff 
members lead discussions about what 
the students have just experienced. 
According to Nic Troutman, assistant 
director of residence life, some students 
become very emotional. He said, "This 
is a powerful way to demonstrate to 
students things that may be affecting 
their classmates on a daily basis." 

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by Andrea Weaver 

a rnjf e pertect union . 

The University Union, affectionately known among alumni and 
students as UNCW's "living room," underwent an extreme 
makeover and reopened, along with the renovated Burney Center, 
on March 27. At that time. Herb Fisher '53 gave UNCW $1 million 
to support the union's programs. The gift honors his family, 
and the building is now the Fisher University Union. ■ 

What's new at the U? 

I A new name and an endowment to 
support programs for students. 

i The Town Hall - the brick courtyard 
has been enclosed into a soaring 
space defined by classic archways 
and enormous, teal columns. 

a A better nest - the Hawk's Nest 
features a smorgasbord of choices 
from wood-fired pizzas, Asian and 
Mexican cuisine, national brands 
like Chic-fil-A and Quiznos, and 
the Varsity Grill, a retro section 
inspired by alumnus Herb Fisher's 
original "Varsity, a soda shop and 
grill that ser\'ed as the unofficial 
student center for many years. 

i A student media suite outfitted with 
high-tech equipment for publication 
design and video production. 

i! The Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, 
named for a legendary supporter of 
UNCW by donors Mark Griffis and 
Dave Robertson, provides space for 
showcasing outstanding artwork by 
students and others. 

fi More copiers and storage area at 
Ditto's, the campus copy center, 
and space specifically designed for 
the campus post office - centrally 
located off the Town Hall. 

i A convenience store, an ice cream 
shop, a technology center and a 
travel center make the new Union 
a multi-service stop for students. 

Connections: The colonnades 

The UNCW Parents Council 
provided funding for the colonnade 
that connects Burney and the 
Fisher Center. 

Burney Center: Better than ever! 

The Burney Center, former home 
to the UNCW Bookstore, is now a 
wide-open ballroom that converts 
into three large meeting areas. 
Student sculpture decorates 
the lobby, and the ballroom, at full 
capacity, can seat 1,000, compared 
to 600 at the Warwick Center. 

Sustaining the future 

The Union and Burney contam a 
variety of measures to conserve 
energy and natural resources, 
including specialized lighting and 
hot water heaters that operate on 
demand only. For more informa- 
tion about sustainability efforts at 
UNCW, see the article on page 12. 

The Varsity Grill, a replica of the original eating establishment operated by Herb Fisher, is one of 
several dining choices available in the renovated Hawk's Nest in the Fisher University Union. 

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ABOVE: Marine Gunnery Sergeant Scott Moore waits for 
the tolling of the clock tower with members of the UNCW 
Student Veteran's Organization as students, faculty, staff 
and community members gathered on the UNCW campus 
for a Veteran's Day celebration and remembrance. 

ABOVE RIGHT: Sophomore Danielle Cray and her mother 
Carol are greeted by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo after 
she received the first military dependents scholarehip 
during the veteran's reception hosted by faculty and staff 
as part of UNCWelcome 2007 

RIGHT: Shelly HernanOez, enroiimeni services coordinator 
at MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, works with 
Lance Corporals Joseph Donato (center) and Kelvin Espinal 

(right) at UNCW's New River extension office. 

Celebrating our 




pporisrm^military ^^ 
one student at a time byjoyoavis'o? 





The alarm ringing in his ears. Gunner)' 
Sgt. Scott Vanderwerf stumbles out of 
bed before dawn. Grabbing his breakfast, 
he kisses his wife as she dresses their four 
children before he races out the door for 
Camp Lejeune. 

Following a full work day, he battles rush 
hour traffic to see his family before his 
one-and-a-half hour commute to the UNCW 
main campus. After three hours of class, he 
arrives home, exhausted, to find his children 
asleep and prepares for another hectic day. 

This UNCW hero has been pursuing an 
elementar)' education degree for more than 
a decade. 

Like most militar); Vanderwerf notes this 
t)^e of juggling routine "has just become 
a natural part of hfe." Service members 
and dependants often experience numer- 
ous transfers and deployments during their 
careers, making a college degree seem like 
an unattainable dream. 

Retired Navy chief petty officer and mother 
of two Tamie Bryan '08M noted, "There 
were certain times in my career when 1 just 
could not go to school because of my job. 
I actually wrote a disclaimer on my UNCW 
application because 1 did my undergrad at 
seven different schools." 

Since its infancy, UNCW has been committed 
to makmg a college education a reality for 
military like Bryan and Vanderwerf. When 
the university opened as Wilmington 
College in 1947, it was in direct response to 
the needs of veterans in post- World War II 
America. That first year, 75 of the college's 
students and faculty members were veterans, 
and 60 years later, UNCWs militar)' invest- 
ment continues to grow. 

Active-duty students like Vanderwerf, 
niihtar)' retirees like Br)'an, spouses like 
University College program assistant 
Kelly Moore and veterans like Chancellor 
Emeritus James R. Leutze all share UNCWs 
rich military history. 

"Veterans are a vital part of our university 
identity. Their unique experiences enable 
them to contribute insights and leadership 
that is irreplaceable," said Elaine Hogan, 
University College academic advisor and 
militar)' advocate. 

On admissions applications, more than 300 
current UNCW main campus students iden- 
tified themselves as veterans, but Hogan 
noted, "This data does not reflect the signif- 
icant amount of our campus connected to 
the military. It is easy to track the number of 
students at UNCW who are using militar)' 
benefits to attend, but difficult to maintain 
an accurate count of the numerous 
affiliates not included in that number." 

Because adjusting to university life can 
be especially challenging for this diverse 
group, UNCW focuses on sustaining social 
support systems like the Student Veterans 
Organization (SVO) in conjunction with 
maintaining strategic academic advising 
and financial aid counseling. 

The SVO provides a positive environment 
for academic assistance and social inter- 
action to a population that can often feel 
isolated. Founder and Marine Corps Capt. 
Ernie Kniffen said, "It feels great to see 
new transfer students at a meeting realize 
they are both spouses of deployed mih- 
tary and exchange information. That is the 
purpose of this organization." 

Such support goes beyond formal orga- 
nizations like the SVO. Moore, who has 
moved nine times in 18 years of marriage 
to a Marine, said, "My office has been so 
supportive during my husbands deploy- 
ment. I have a 9-year-old, and he comes 
first. They understand that. They have 
even given me care packages to send to 
the troops." 

Outside the main campus, UNCW 
creatively serves militar}' bases in Onslow 
and surrounding counties in numerous 
ways. Examples include the Division for 
Public Service and Continuing Studies' 
"Train the Trainer," in which faculty 
educate hundreds of local Marine instruc- 
tors on effective teaching methods, and 
Camp Special Time, a program through 
which UNCW School of Nursing and 
recreational therapy students provide 
respite care to militar)- families vwth 
special needs children. 

Nearly 16,000 militar)' affiliates live in 
the Onslow area. Because traveling to the 
main campus can be an overwhelming 
obstacle for many active duty members 
and spouses, UNCW established the 
Onslow Extension Program (EP) office 
at Coastal Carolina Cominunity College 
in 1995. Aimed at providing more acces- 
sible four-year degrees for neighboring 
counties, the program now includes two 
on-base locations at Marine Corps Air 
Station New River and Marine Corps 
Base Camp Lejeune. 

"We participate in joint planning, all for 
the benefit of our militar)'," said Beth 
Barton, UNCW military liaison and EP 
director. "The seamless partnership we 
have has been praised by Erskine Bowles 
(University of North Carolina system 
president) and become a model for other 
UNC schools," she said. 

SPRING 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Veteran uses Master's in Social Work 
to help others fight personal battles 

As a hospital corpsman on the war-torn Middle Eastern front line, Chief Petty 
Officer Tamie Bryan '08M struggled through 110 degree heat to save lives in a 
dirt-floored operating room. Now, thanks to the UNCW Master of Social Work 
(MSW) program, she is rescuing comrades in a new way - this time in her 
own backyard, at Marine Corps Air Station New River Family Services Center. 

"When I returned from Iraq and retired from the Navy, I decided that the 
experiences I had gained from the Navy could still be of value to others. 
UNCW's MSW program is an ideal fit for me." 

MSW students complete 900 required practicum hours at a field placement 
tailored to their professional interests. Bryan, featured in CNN's special 
Iraq medical documentary "Devil Docs," is one of five MSW student interns 
currently answering the need for social assistance on Jacksonville bases. 

"MSW students are an amazing resource here. Currently, the on-base client- 
to-counselor ratio is 70 to 1 , and it needs to be half that," said Beth Barton, 
UNCW military liaison, extension program director and psychology lecturer. 

Jeanne Denny, Department of Social Work lecturer and director of field 
education, noted, "After being immersed in a life of combat, military families 
can struggle to adjust to 'normal' civilian life and deal with substance abuse, 
post traumatic stress disorder, marital Issues and more. 

"All of our military placements are so passionate. And, what they learn is 
universally marketable and valuable to whatever population they choose to 
work with." 

Bryan said, "I am glad UNCW is recognizing the need out there. 

"It is amazing to be on the other side helping military families. My hope is that 
I can keep helping them deal with the stress and sacrifices known only too 
weH by them and those around them." 

Currently ser\-ing nearly 400 students 
with four bachelors and two masters offer- 
ings, the EP enables many to earn a degree 
guided by UNCW professors without 
stepping foot in New Hanover County. 
Demand-driven degree options are targeted 
at meeting local workforce needs, includ- 
ing elementary education and nursing, with 
additional programs in social work and 
business to begin in 2008. 

"I don't think there is another collaboration 
like this in the state," Chancellor Rosemar\- 
DePaolo said. "As the bases grow, our 
involvement must grow as well, and we are 
ready for that." 

Vanderwerf, who also takes classes via the 
EP, noted, "Having access to classes so close 
to home has been a lifesaver. It is clear the 
university is actively meeting our needs." 

In 2007, UNCW established the Militar\- 
Advisor)' Board and the Militar\' Task Force. 
Under the leadership of Johnson Akinleye, 
associate vice chancellor for academic 
programs, the board aims to create the most 
powerful learning experience for UNCW 
active and former militan," service personnel 
by advancing links to militan.- commands 
and connections among on-campus militar)- 
supporters, with initiatives like the annual 
mihtars- welcome reception. 

The task force, according to chair Barton, 
is 'specifically charged with developing a 
network of militar)' personnel, to advocate 
for their needs and to promote a high level 
of awareness about what our militar)' does 
for our region and our world." Numerous 
militar)' surveys, focus groups and personal 
inter\'iews conducted by the university 
help inform task force representatives 
from various UNCW schools and student 
support offices. 

'We want to do ever)'ihing in our power to 
serve our militar)," said Barton. 

For service members like X'anderwerf, this 
deep commitiiicnl is an opporlunin for a 
new life. 

"This degree is alioul more than gaining 
a piece of paper," said \andcrwcrf. "I will 
retire when 1 am 5'J, and after vears of crazy 
schedules aiul depKn iiieiils. 1 will be able 
111 lia\ e a second career because of L'NCW. 
1 will be able lo li\ e m\' dream of leaching 
and sharing the summers wilh iin laiiiiK. 
1 caul wail " 

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Department of Music receives noteworthy gift 

With a $1 million contribution from an anonymous donor, the UNCW 
Department of Music is hitting high notes for scholarships and program support. 

"The impact of this gift mainly will be felt in 

scholarship support for music students," . 

said Frank Bongiorno, chair of the music 
department. "We will be able to provide 
four times the scholarship support for 
students with this gift than we can with 
our current scholarships. The more scholar- 
ships we offer, the more competitive we are 
in attracting the best and brightest students." 

by Andrea Weaver 

The endowment also provides funds for other music department expenses, 
such as recruiting guest artists and maintaining performance and practice spaces. 
The university has named the Beckvvdth Recital Hall, the state-of-the-art music 
performance venue in the Cultural Arts Building, in recognition of the gift. 

Music student Geoff Gillikin 

performs during the inaugural 

concert in the Beckwith Recital Hall. 

$400,000 grant supports nursing initiative 

The N.C. Gla.xoSmithKline Foundation 
granted $400,000 over three years 
to the UNCW School of Nursing to 
support the expansion of a nursing and 
health academy, including the success- 
ful and growing Camp BONES program. 

Camp BONES, or Brigade of Nurse 
Exploring Seahawks, is a nursing and 
health program for underrepresented 
populations of middle and high school 
students, including racial/ethnic 
minorities and males, in southeastern 
North Carolina who have expressed an 
interest in a nursing or health sciences 

career. The intensive four-year 
program uses hands-on, real-world 
experiences to prepare students to 
enter nursing school and, eventu- 
ally, to meet the diverse health care 
needs of the state. Launched in 2006, 
the program now has two cohorts 
of students. 

The grant will provide funds for the 
School of Nursing to expand Camp 
BONES at UNCW and to collaborate 
with Winston-Salem State University 
to replicate the program in Forsyth 
and surrounding counties. 

Willie Stargell Scholarship to benefit nursing students 

The Willie Stargell Foundation created 
an endowed merit scholarship to benefit 
nursing students who plan to special- 
ize in the treatment of patients with 
kidney disease or patients on dialysis. 

The scholarship honors the memory of 
the legendary Willie "Pops" Stargell, a 
star baseball player with the Pittsburgh 
Pirates. His leadership helped the team 
win two World Championships in 
1971 and 1979, with Stargell earning 
National League and World Series 
Most Valuable Player awards in 1979. 
A member of the baseball Hall of 
Fame, Stargell died of kidney disease 
in 2001. His wife, Margaret Weller- 
Stargell, created the Wilmington-based 
foundation to support kidney disease 
research and treatment. 

"The Willie Stargell Foundation 
hosts an annual golf event to 
raise money to assist patients 
living with kidney disease and to 
support the efforts of healthcare 
providers specifically working 
with renal patients. It is important 
to begin these efforts on the front 
end. What better way to begin 
than by making sure nursing 
students are sufficiently prepared 
to work with and understand the 
complexities of medical care 
needed for a person on dialysis," 
said Weller-Stargell, a member of 
the UNCW Foundation Board of 
Directors and a former member 
of the School of Nursing 
Advocate Board. 

SPRING 2008 UNCW Magazine 



Alumni Association 

honors award winners 

by Andrea Weaver 



Alumni of the Year 

Herbert '53 and Sylvia Fisher '50 

1 never dreamed 55 years ago, when 1 was 
attending Wilmington College, that something like 
this would happen to us. We feel honored to be 
able to do what we've done for our school. We 
would do it all over again. - Herb Fisher 

The Fishers created a $2 milhon endowment in 2006 
to support programs and services in the Fisher Student 
Center. Their gift is the largest outright contribution 
from individual donors in UNCW history. In 2007, they 
provided significant support to renovate and name the 
Herbert Fisher Field House, home base for the UNCW 
baseball team. The Fishers attended Wilmington College, 
and Sylvia was the colleges first Homecoming Queen. 
Herb operated the Varsity, a pharmacy, grill and soda 
shop, a block away from the college's original location. 
It served as the unofficial student center lor a number 
of years. 




Chancellor l\oscinar\ flel^iolo: "I am \cr\ gr.ileiul lo 
Herb and S)lvia for demonstrating the true meaning of 
the UNCW experience. They have li\ed il, ami tlic\ liavc 
shown all of us the joy oi giving back." 


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ BillMayew 

Want to nominate someone for the 2009 awards? 

Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 800.596.2880, 
910.962.2683 or for more information. 


Citizen of the Year 

M. Tyrone "Ty" Rowell 

The greatest benefit of my work is to iiave been 
associated with some of the university's founders... 
We cannot forget their contributions to Wilmington 
College and the University of North Carolina 
Wilmington. - Ty Roweli 

Assistant to the chancellor for special projects at UNCW, 
Rowell joined the staff at UNCW in 1974 as a develop- 
ment director and, over the next 30 years, held several 
fundraising leadership positions on campus, including 
senior associate vice chancellor for university advance- 
ment. He directed a successful $25 million capital 
campaign, co-directed campaigns to construct and air 
condition Trask Coliseum, co-directed two successful 
education bond referendum projects on the unixersily's 
behalf, and participated in founding the UNCW Alumni 
Association and annual giving programs. 

Chancellor DePaolo: "For more than 30 years, Ty has been 
wherever UNCW needed him the most: on the front hues, 
behind the scenes and ever)'where in between. UNCW 
would not be where it is today without him." 

Young Alumnus of the Year 

William J. "Bill" Mayew '97, '98M 

I am honored to be recognized with Ty Rowell 
and the Fishers. They embody dedication and 
generosity. I'm here because of people like them. 
My goal is to put myself into the position to give 
back to UNCW and to open doors for someone 
else. - Bill Mayew 

Bill, an outstanding student-athlete, led the mens basket- 
ball team to great success during his years on the court. 
His number 35 jersey was retired in 1997 and, in 2006, 
he was inducted into the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame. 
He earned bachelors and master's degrees in accoun- 
tancy from the Cameron School of Business. He obtained 
a doctorate in financial accounting from the McCombs 
School of Business Administration at the University of 
Texas at Austin in 2006, graduating first in his class. He 
is now an assistant professor of accounting at the Duke 
University Fuqua School of Business. 

Chancellor DePaolo: "You are a wonderful example of 
our young alumni. Bright and determined, you settle for 
nothing less than excellence." 

Herb and Sylvia Fisher 

Chancellor DePaolo 

SPRING 2008 UNCW Magazine 



Denis G. Carter 


Eighty-eight alumni and 
friends gathered Home- 
coming night to pay tribute 
to Denis G. Carter, a 
retired faculty member 
from the Cameron School 
of Business. The Home- 
coming Legacy Scholar- 
ship Dance benefited the 
new scholarship established in Carter's honor. 
Enoch Hasberry '98. chapter president, 
helped to emcee the event which featured 
entertainment by The Four Knights. The 
chapter will help execute Senior Sankofa on 
May 9, celebrating the tradition of students of 
color graduating from their lives at UNCW to 
their new careers. 

Cameron School of Business 

David Cole '72, David Congdon '78 and Herb 
McKim Jr. '85M were honored as Outstanding 
Alumni of the Year during the Cameron School 
of Business Alumni Chapter mixer, held during 
Business Week in February. 

Cole, chairman and CEO of The Warranty 
Group, is responsible for the company's 
business worldwide, including TWG Home 
Warranty Services Inc., TWG Innovative 
Solutions and Resource Automotive, as 
well as The Warranty Group's domestic and 
international underwriting arms, Virginia Surety 
Company Inc. (VSC) and London General 
Insurance (LGI). 

Congdon was named chief executive officer of 
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. in January. He 
had been president and chief operating officer 
since May 1997 and has been a member of the 
board of directors since 1978. 

McKim established the engineering, surveying 
and planning firm of McKim & Creed in 1978 
with his colleague Michael W. Creed. He has 
played a pivotal role in helping the firm expand 

from a two-person structural engineering firm to 
a multi-state, multidisciplinary consultancy that 
has been ranked among the top engineering and 
design firms in the United States by Engineering 
News-Record. Public Worlds and Soutt)east Con- 
struction magazines. 

William Mayew '97, '98M, a Cameron School of 
Business alumnus, was honored as the alumni 
association's Young Alumnus of the Year (see 
story on page 23). 

Cape Fear 

Alumni living in the Cape Fear/Wilmington area 
who are interested in becoming involved in 
or attending local alumni chapter events are 
invited to contact the alumni relations office at 
910.962.2682 for more information. 

Charlotte Area 

Alumni living in the Charlotte area who are 
interested in becoming involved in or attending 
local alumni chapter events are invited to contact 
the alumni relations office at 910.962.2682 for 

more information. 

Communication Studies 

Communication Studies Day was held March 
28 and featured two alumni panel discussions 
and a social for students, faculty and alumni. 
Participating alumni included Joy C. Davis '07, 
Hayley Galloway '05, Calvert Kelsey '06, Sandie 
Sue '04, Evan Vetter '03, Adam Webb '07 Justin 
West '05, Debra Worley '07, Chad Clark '07, 
Megan Coffren '05, Jonathan Guggenheim '04, 
Kelli G. Matthews '04. Steven M. Nelson '06, 
Justin Queen '04, Molly Seidler '05 and Tiffany 
Taylor '05. Chapter leader Steve Nelson '06 is 
looking for alumni to assist with events planned 
for the spring and summer. More information can 
be obtained by contacting the alumni relations 
office at 910.962.2682. 

Crew Club 

Current Crew Club members and alumni 
gathered March 15 for their annual spring 
reunion which featured a rowing social and 
a dinner at the Wise Alumni House. More 
information on the Crew Club alumni chapter 
can be obtained by contacting the alumni 
relations office at 910.962.2682. 

Greater Greensboro Area 

Alumni living in the Greensboro/Triad area 
who are interested in becoming involved in 
or attending local alumni chapter events are 
invited to contact the alumni relations office at 
910.962.2682 for more information. 


More than 40 alumni living in the Triangle area 
attended two alumni socials just prior to the 
holidays in Gary and in Raleigh. Alumni and their 
guests talked about redirecting chapter efforts 
to reach out to the more than 7.000 alumni 
living in the area. Chapter leader Matt Glova '07 
will be working with the alumni relations office 
to plan more events this year. Triangle-area 
alumni are invited to contact the alumni relations 
office at 910.962.2682 to find out how they can 
become involved. 

Watson School of Education 

Watson School of Education alumni are invited 
to the next chapter meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, 
May 15, in the Alumni Lounge of the Education 
Building. A light supper will be followed by 
discussion of chapter plans for summer and fall. 
The Watson School of Education Endowment 
Scholarship, which was established in the spring 
of 2006, grew by approximately 18 percent 
last year. Chapter leader Jeanne Harmon '01 
encourages WSE alumni to show their support 
for the chapter by calling the alumni office at 

About 300 alumni and friends attended the 
Homecoming 2008 Tealgate celebration under 
the tent outside Trask Coliseum prior to the 
men's basketball game against James Madison. 
The 'Hawks won, 99 to 85. 











R. Bryan Padrick '66 was appointed 

10 Trans\'l\ania Communiiy Hospitals 
Board of Trustees. 


Diana Kincannon *72 was a featured 
soloist for the traditional Lessons and 
Carols Candlelight Service at Old Bethel 
Church in Clarke County. 

Robert B. Rehder '72 was named to 
the executive board of directors of the 
Ncusc River Development Authority, a 
non-profit lender in New Bern special- 
izing in business loans to a 10-county 
area in eastern North Carolina. 

Ginger J. Tew '74 retired from the 
Sampson County School System after 
leaching for 33 years. 

Eddie Dees '76 has been mayor of 
Hope Mills since 2005- He was the focus 
of the October 2007 Cape Fear Profile in 
the Fayellcvillc Obsenfis article titled 
"Fddic Decs, a man and his lake." 

Steven H. Everhart '76 is the 

Wilmington district manager for the 
N.C. Department of Environmental and 
Natural Resources Division of Coastal 
Management, His wife, Barbara Burris 
Everhart '75. is a retired teacher. 

Phyllis Williams '76. a special needs 
teacher at Dixon Middle School in Holly 
Ridge, was featured in the Nov. 8, 2007, 
edition of the Topsail Advertiser 

Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. '78 published 
the book Hisloric WHminglon and The 
Lower Cape Fear: An Illustrated Histon,'. 

Walter G. Hatch '78 was certified in 
computed tomography by the American 
Registry of Radiologic Technologisls. 

Angela H. Metts '79, '06M is the 

program director ol Wilmington Early 
College High School. 

Maurice R. Smith '79 was elected to 

the UNC School of Government Founda* 
tion s board of directors. 

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Jonathan H. Faill '80 works for 

the Healthcare Corporation of America 
as the Americans with Disabilities Act 
compliance program director and the 
international division construction 
manager. He is a Cub Scout leader and 
was elected to the Tennessee Democratic 
Party Executive Committee. 

Nancy Woolwine '82 retired from 
Ne\\' Hanover Regional Medical Center in 
April 2007. 

Stewart HobbS '83 is the superin- 
tendent of Stokes County Schools. 

Eva Newkerk Lightner '75, '83M 

received her National Board Certification, 
She teaches in New Hanover County 

Guy T. Neff '84 received his brokers 
license; he is employed by Network Real 

Bradley J. Bruestle '85 was 

promoted to vice president and city 
executive for the Wilmington area with 
East Carolina Bank, 

Martha Davis Wilkie '85 is a ninth 
through twelfth grade English and math 
inclusion teacher at J.F Webb High School. 

James Anderson '86 is group vice 
president of the Precision Metals, Plastic 
and Rubber Segments of NN Inc. in 
Johnson City, Tenn, 

Bobby D. Reynolds '86 was inducted 

into the North C^arolma American Legion 
Hall of Fame in March 2008, 

Brian Tracy '86 is the primary care 
sales representative with Boehringer 
Ingelhelm Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is 
also chairman of the Tower 7AVBLivesurf 
Scholarship to benefit the members of the 
UNCW Surfing Club. 

Rebecca Best Falor '87 earned a 
masters degree in music education from 
Boston University. 

William van der Meulen '87 

earned a Master oi .Administration degree 
from Central Michigan Unuersity in 
December 2007 and was promoted to 
director of enrollment services at Nash 

CoiTimunil\ College. 

Jefferey Rogers '87 is a fourth grade 
math remediation teacher at Liberty 
Elementary School in Randolph County. 
He is pursuing a Master of Education at 
North Carolina A&T University. 

Anita Conrad Benton '88 received 
her National Board Certification in 
adolescence and \'oung adulthood/mathe- 
matics. She is a mathematics teacher with 
New Hanover County Schools. 

Harry L. Brown '88 was selected as 
an international fellow with the Inter- 
national Foundation of Education and 
Self-Help in Scottsdale. Ariz. He will 
teach English as a foreign language at 
Universitaire de Djibouti, Africa. 

Patrick "Jake" Jacobs '88 was 

named 2007-i\s Principal of the Year 
for Johnston Coliiu\' Schools, 

Maria L. Johnson '88 is the principal 

of Richlands High School in Jacksonville. 

Dawn Brinkley Carter '89 ts the 

director of development at Ridgecroft 
School in Ahoskie, 

Marcia V. Cline '89 was the winner 
of the I2th Annual Beach Book Cover 
Competition, sponsored by Dare County 
Arts Council. 


Dr. Thomas J. Beckett '90 joined 

the practice of Souihport Internal 

Arthur C. Tillett '90 was named 
2007-08 Dare County Schools Principal 
of the Year. 

John A. Crumpton '91 M is Lee 

County manager. 

Ann Malys Wilson '91 was named 

Marine Educator of the Year by the South 
Carolina Marine Educators Association- 
She was recognized for her work leading 
the creation of education programs for 
schoolchildren and adults at Myrtle 
Beach State Park. 

Kelly Andrews '92 is the principal 

at Lee Woodard Elementary in Black 
Creek, N.C. 

Tracey Sterling Rogers '92 and her 

husband, Jared Brandt, are the owmers of 
A Donkey and Goat Winery in Berkeley, 
Calif., featuring Rhone varieials and 
Chardonnay. Their Web site is www. 

Jill Carter Swart '92 was 2006-07 
Teacher oi the "lear at Union Elementary 
School in Shallotte. 

Samuel J. Chinnis '92M is an 

instructor in global logistics at Guilford 
Technical Community College. 

Jason S. Douglas '92 is employed by 

REALAX Preferred Associates of Raleigh. 

Linda M. Nelms '92M, '96M is vice 

president of student ser\Kcs at Wayne 
Communiiy College. 

Dean T. Joyner '93 is the owner of 
Bargain Land in Roanoke Rapids, which 
sells fishing and hunting supplies. 

Teresa Rodgers '93 is the transfer 
articulation administrator in the UNCW 
Registrars Office. 

Rick Civelli '94 is the founder of 
Surf Camp at Wrightsville Beach and 
is pursuing a masters degree in coastal 
geology at UNCW He was featured in the 
July 9, 2007, issue of Topsail Magazinc- 

Jeff Gush '94 teaches a juggling gym 
class at Horseheads Middle School in 
New York, According to Gush, it helps 
teach the children hand-eye coordi- 
nation, self-confidence and creativity 
while working both sides of the brain. 
He was featured in the Dec, 14, 2007, 
issue of the Star-Gazellc News. 

Jack B. Holley '94 is the head football 
coach at Wallace-Rose Hill, 

Monty R. Pendry '94, a certified 

public accountant, is a partner with the 
Gihson & Compan)', PA, 

Michael A. Ray '94 of Wake Forest is 
the Eastern Wake community executive 
with Crescent Slate Bank, 

Kelly Werner '94 is the on-site agent 
fiir The Wcsiin Raleigh Soleil Center 
Residences in Raleigh. She serves as a 
builder consultant and is responsible for 
on-site sales, 

Brian D. McLarnon '95 was promoted 
to tied technical advisor for SUN Oil 
Company's Delaware River Operations. 
He is responsible for the transfer of 
900.000 barrels daily of petrochemical 
shipments along the Delaware River. 

Chris Neal '95 is the head women's 
soccer coach at Elon University. He holds 
the National Soccer Coaches' Association 
of America "Premier" diploma and the 
U.S. Soccer Federation "A" License. 

Denise Mullins White '95 earned her 
National Board Certification. She teaches 
at Dublin Elementary School. 

James C. Williams '95 is an associate 
in [he litigation section of Williams 
Mullen in Wilmington 

Rhonda E. Benton '96 was named 
Brunswick County Schools 2007-08 
Principal of the Year. 

Chase T. Brockstedt '96 is a 

member of the Lewes, Del,, office of 
Bifferato Gentilotti, LLC, His practice 
areas are complex personal injury, 
nursing home neglect, contract and 

business litigation and real estate/land use. 

Karen Williams Burton '86, '96M 

is an AIG specialist and Title I facilitator 
for Pender County Schools. She is also 
a realtor/broker with Laney Real Estate 
in Burgaw. 

Melissa C. Oliver '96 received her 
National Board Certification, She teaches 
at South Smiihfield Elementary School 
in Smithfield- 

Christopher J. Smith '96 is the 

environmental health supervisor for 
Pitt CAiuniy 

Clint D. Williams '96 is the head boys' 
basketball coach at Midway High School 
in Cumberland County 

Douglas Burley *97 is the head 

football coach at Union High School 
in Clinton where he also coaches the 
Softball team- 
Gregory D. Little '97 graduated m 
Ma\- 2007 wiih an Ed D. in curriculum 
and instruction Irom UNC-Chapel Hill 
He is an assistant superintendent in the 
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District. 

Claudia Mather Moote '97 is a pre- 
kmdergarien [eaclier at Ocracoke School. 

Heather Click Phelps '97 was 

named 2006-07 Teacher of the Year at 
Virginia Williamson Elementary School, 

Aimee Paroz Bonar '98 received a 

Ph D in school psycholog)' from Kent 
State Universit)' in August 2007, She is 
a school psychologist with the Trumbull 
County Education Service Center. Her 
second child. Grayson Garth, was born 
June 23, 2007. 

Brennan Liming '98 was named one 

oi two North Carolina Runners of the 
Year by, a Web site 
dedicated to North Carolina trail and 
road running- Brennan has had a number 
of running victories including winning 
the Second Empire Grand Prix Running 
Series in Raleigh, the American Tobacco 
Trail 10 miler, the Battleship Half 
Marathon in Wilmington and the Inside 
Out Sports Turkey Trot 8K- 

Dawn Niles Oswalt '98 obtained 
National Boart! C ertilication as a gener- 
ahst for grades ihrce ihroiigh eight. 

Yolanda A. Pridgen '98 is the 

program manager for childcare resource 
and referral with Sampson County 
Partnership for Children in Clinton. 

Jamie Bond '99 is a personnel coordi- 
nator with Neasc Personnel Services 

Rev Deirdre Hickox Britt '99 us the 

pastor at Hampstead United Methodist 

Wendy R. Cabral '99M. principal at 

North Duplin Llcmcntarv School, was 
named 2007 Duphn County Principal of 
the Year. 

Michael E. Gray Jr. '99 is employed 

by Four Oaks Bank. 

Cynthia Horrell Ramsey '99. '06M 

director of Isothermal Community 
College Polk Campus, has written a book 
titled Boys oj the Battleship, a history of 
the World War 11 exploits of the L'5S 
North Carolina in the Pacific. 

Alizdair Ray the son of Henry A. Ray 

'99 and his wife. Angela, was a winner 
of the Broward Family Life's Cover Angels 
contest and was featured on the cover of 
the January 2008 issue. 

Kristie Sawyer '99 received 
Platinum Quahi) Service Certification 
by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and 
Walston. This certification signifies 100 
percent client satisfaction within the 
previous year, as measured by Leading 
Research Corporation. 

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Jason Wheeler '99, 'OSM 


fvlelissa Blackburn-Walton '87 


Marcus Smith '96 

Past Chair 

Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 

Board Members 

Melissa Andrus '01 
Crystal Caison '84 
James Carroll '90 
Susan Chandler '07 
Cara Costello '97, 'OSM 
Dru Farrar '73 
Kimberly Wiggs Gamlin '90 
Enoch Hasberry '98 
Gayle Hayes '89 
Kandice Kelley '04 
Joanie D. Martin '91 
Trudy Maus '91 , '97M 
Sandra McClammy '03 
Lauren Scott '06 
Beth Terry '00 
Aaron Whitesell '06 


African American Graduates 

Enoch Hasberry '98 


Matt Glova '07 

Cape Fear, Charlotte Area, 
Greater Greensboro Area 

Call us to qet involved. 


Cameron School of Business Chapter 

Sarah Hall Cam '99, 'OSM 

Communications Studies Chapter 

Steve Nelson '06 

Watson School of Education Chapter 

Jeanne Harmon '01 


Crew Club 

Curt Browder '81 
Jennifer Tripplett '97 

Past Chair's Council 

Tom Lament '80 

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Joan Buck '00 was named 2007-08 
Teacher of the Year at Acme Delco 
Elementary School. 

Sandy R. Pittman '00 was voted 

Teacher of the Year by her peers in the 
Orange County School System. For the 
past seven years, she has taught second 
grade at New Hope Elementary School. 

Nathan Powell '00 is a senior equity 
analyst at RiskMetrics Group and lives 
in London. 

Meg Gemmell Sperry '00 is a 

lerriior)' business manager with 
Bristot-Myers Squibb and resides in 
Pendleton, S.C. 

Anne Clinard Barnhlll '01 published 
a book tilled At Home in the Land of Oz. 
My Sister, Autism and Me. 

Clyde M. Crider Jr. '01 M is the lead 

learning manager/talent development 
manager for Caterpillars Building 
Construction Products Di\ision in Car)'. 

Jennifer L. McLaurin '01 M is the 

human resource director with Pender 
County Government, 

Stefan Rest '01 owns an internet- 
based business, which allows him to 
travel between his Puerto Rico and 
California offices. 

Lloyd Willis '01 opened the Lander 
University's 2007-08 Distinguished 
Speaker Series sponsored by Lander's 
College of Arts and Humanities. His 
subject was taken from his soon-to-be- 
published book Environmental Evasion. 
The Literary. Critical and Cultural Politics 
of Natures Nation, 1823-1966. 

Karley A. Askew '02 is the 

circulation manager for Roanoke- 
Chowan Publications, which includes 
the Roanoke -Chow an News-Herald. 
Gates Couniv Index and Rotinoljc- 
Chowan Shopper. 

Charles C. Blanton '02 was 

appointed vice chair for youth of New 
Hanover Democratic Party in April 2007 
and was elected president of the Young 
Democrats of New Hanover County in 

June 2007. 

Jennifer Clifton Champion '02 

was promoted to assistant vice president 
at First Citizens Bank in Raleigh 

Anthony Deninno '02 is president 

of Symmetry Event Solutions, a 
company that works on special events 
and experiential marketing initiatives in 
the U.S. and abroad. He is a volunteer 
and member of the board of directors 
of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer 
Research Fund. 

Monica R. Duncan '02 is a human 

resource technician at the Guilford 
Technical Community College 
Jamestown Campus, 

Christopher L. Grimes '02. a 

healthful living teacher in Wake County 
Public Schools, received a masters 
degree in physical education from North 
Carolina Central University in May 2007. 

Genevieve M. Haviland '02 had 

a paper titled, "Recreational Boating 
Traffic: A Chronic Source of Anthro- 
pogenic Noise in the Wilmington, 
North Carolina Intcrcoastal Waterway" 
published in the July 2007 edition of The 
Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 

John Mauser '02 had a series of 
wildlife photographs titled "Carolina 
in Photographs" exhibited at the North 
Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. 

Terrance Murphy '02 passed Level III 
of the Chiiriered Fmancial Analyst Program 
in June 2007. He is a credit analyst with 
U.S. Bancorp in St. Louis, Mo. 

Timothy D. Roney '02 was promoted 
to district maniigcr lor Ciiifinancial, a 
di\ision nl CitiGroup 

Holly E. Tripman '02 served as 
Cameron Art Museum's registrar, working 
with William Ivey Long and his assistants 
as they prepared the exhibit showcasing 
Long's costume designs 

Andrew J. Whittaker '02 graduated 
Aug 31, 2007, from the US, Coast Guard 
Boatswain's Mate Class "A ' School as a 
boatswain's mate third class. 

Steven Bentsen '03M was appomted 
medical director of Evergreen P.A, and 
chief ol clinical operations at Evergreen 
Behavioral Management Inc 

Benjamin E. Brown '03 is a staff 
writer with The State Port Pilot. 

Kalin Carnahan Lane '03 appeared 

on T\ "s "Wheel ol Fortune" game show 
on Dec 28, 2007. 

Kathleen Morrow '03 earned a 

Master ol Science degree in kelp forest 
ecology from California State University 
Northridge in 2006. She is enrolled in 
the Ph.D. program at Auburn University 
where she is studying coral microbiology- 
She was also accepted as a National 
Science Foundation GK-12 fellow for the 
2007-08 academic year. 

Nick Sargent '03 is a sales agent 
with the Raleigh real estate division 
of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and 


Travis W. Brown '04 received a 
Master of Aquaculturc degree from 
Auburn University and works with the 
.Auburn's Department of Fisheries and 
.■Mhed Aquaculturc. 

Heather L. Clark '04 graduated from 

the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training 
Center in Cape May, NJ. 

Ashley Harp '04M joined the Athens. 

Ga,, ofhcc ol Jackson Spalding, a public 
relations and marketing company. 

Cory Howard '04 and Jonathan 
Guggenheim '04 have formed a local 

comed\ duo known as The SuperKiids! 
The>- perform m the Wilmington area. 

Michelle A. Johnston '04 completed 
a Master of Science degree in Environ- 
mental Health Sciences Department 
within the University of South Carolina's 
Arnold School of Public Health in 2007. 
She was also awarded the Arnold School 
of Public Health's Outstanding Student 
of the Year Award in 2007, Her master's 
thesis titled, "Isolation of Fecal Coliform 
Bacteria from the American Alligator 
{Alligator mississippiensis)," identified 
American alligator fecal coliform 
bacteria to determine if alligators could 
contribute to water quality degradation 
in the South Carolina coastal zone. She 
is continuing her studies as a doctoral 
student at USC after receiving the Arnold 
School of Public Health Fellowship, 
jointly funded by USC and the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 

Ken Luck '04 is an assistant account 
executive with RLF Communications 
in Greensboro He has a masters degree 
in communication studies with a 
concentration in public relations from 
UNC Charlotte. 

Heather R. Mosier '04 is enrolled 
in the applied bcha\'ior analysis master's 
program at UNCW, 

Crystal Nutly '04 transitioned from 

active military life in Connecticut to a 
Coast Guard reservist in North Carolina, 
She plans lo pursue accounting positions 
in the civilian sector, 

Karen E. Pait '04 is a graphic designer 
with The Highlander magazine, 

Corinne E. Saiefsky '04 won the 

title of Miss North Carolina International 


Jessica Claflin '05 works in the 
education department of the Center 
for Birds of Prey in Awendaw. S.C, She 
trains and cares for residential birds 
and W'Orks with the director of education 
in presenting educational programs to 
the public, 

Brian S. Collie '05 is the economic 
developer/count\ planner for Caswell 

Joanne M. Gold '05 is pursuing a 

Doctor of Pharmacology and Master 
of Business Administration at the 
Medical University of South Carolina in 
Charleston, S,C. 

Kimi Faxon Hemingway '05M and 
Ashley Talley '07M were leatured 

readers at reception and book-signing of 
the new anthology Choice: True Stories of 
Birth. Contraception, Infertility, Adoption. 
Single Parenthood, and Abortion- 
Derek Huppmann '05 was commis- 
sioned on March 30, 2007, as second 
lieutenant following completion of the 
Officer Candidates School at Marine 
Corps Base, Quantico, Va. 

Lynn Ingram '05 published her first 
book, Necessaiy Things, a collection of 
creative non-fiction essays. 

William A. Klinger '05 received a 
master's degree in public archaeology 
from the University of South Florida, 

Stephanie McCarn '05 was one 

of three first-year teachers selected for 
Randolph County School's Beginning 
Teacher of Excellence Award. 

Megan Roberts '05 received an 

honorable mention in the 2007 N.C. 
Staie Short Stor)' Contest, Brenda L, 
Smart Fiction Prize, for her short 
stor>' "Corners, ' With her work 'R Like 
Me," she was one of 10 finalists m the 
contest's short fiction competition. Her 
fiction has appeared in the online journal 
971Memi, and her poetry was published 
in the journal Albatross. She is pursuing 
a master's degree in creative writing at 
East Carolina University, 

Candace Williams '07M teaches 
third grade at North Topsail Elementary, 
She was featured in the Nov, 21, 2007 
issue of the Topsail Advertiser. 

Katherine M. Buell '06 trained in 
Niger to become a community health 
education Peace Corps volunteer. 
She is now working to educate locals 
about better sanitation, nutrition and 
health practices, the transmission and 
prevention of HIV/AIDS and other 
sexually transmitted diseases, 

Bree Cottrell '06 is a paralegal with 
The DiLeone Law Group, PC in Raleigh. 

Hannah Hayes '06 was named the 
Softball Coach of the Year in Lumberton. 

Carl Kennedy '06 received a 
full scholarship to the University of 
Washington-Seattle graduate program 
that trains aspiring professional actors. 

U.S. Army National Guard Spc, Andrew 
R. Benton '07 graduated from basic 
combat training at Fort Jackson in 

Columbia, S.C. 

Tilt' Lost Colonv. a documentary by Lisa 
Bertini '07M. was shown at the 2007 
Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington. 
The documentary reveals the life of a 
family in Crusoe Island, an area known 
lor its suspicion of outsiders and subsis- 
tence living along the Waccamaw River. 

Micaela Corlew '07 was crowned 
Miss Black Wilmington USA 2008 by the 
Miss Black NC USA organization, 

Spc Philipp T. Eastman '07 

graduated from Special Forces Candidate 
One-Station Unit Training at Fort 

Benning in Columbus, Ga, 

Jennifer Griggs '07M is the Ocala 

Gainesville Media online director. She 
is in charge of the Star-Banners online 
operations and serves as the Gamesvillc 
Sun's online director, 

Jeffery Horowitz '07 plays center 
jnd powLT lorward lor Hapoel Holon in 
Israels Premier League, 

Marc W, Matalavage '07 took 
first place in the 43rd North Carolina 
Open, played in June 2007 at Raleigh 
Country Club 

Gregory M. Plow '07 professed vows 
to become a Franciscan Friar on July 20, 
2007. On Aug. 1 1 , 2007, he was ordained 
a deacon m the Catholic Church. 

Anna Raynor '07 was ranked third 
in the United States in the javelin throw 
by Track and Field Magazine in the final 
rankings of 2007. She achieved her 
ranking after winning the Penn Relays, 
finishing fourth at the NCAA Champion- 
ships, third at the United Slates Track 
and Field Association Championships. 
Raynor is preparing for the Olympic 
Trials June 27-July 6 at Hayward Field in 
Eugene. Ore. 

Justin M. Williams '07 is training 
to become a community development 
volunteer with the Peace Corps. 

Craig M. Woolard '07 performs with 
his father's band, Craig Woolard Band, in 
the Ktnston area 

Joel N. Ashley '91 and Angie T. 
Thompson on Scpl. 23, 2007 

Kirsten Geiger '92 and Clement 

Michel on Sept. 29, 2007. The couple 
resides Glenwood Springs, Colo. 

Lisa D. Pridgen '93 and Kenneth D 

Rosscr on May 19, 2007, 

Gene T. Aman '94 and Kristel M. 
Tripp on Oct. 20. 2007. 

Kevin L. Borum '94 and Heidi A. Sage 
on Oct h, 2007 

Shannon C. Davis '94 and Brian E. 

Cruz '96 on April 14. 2007. 

Lisa A. Digby '94 and Drake E. Fox 
on March 31, 2007 

Tara A, Howell '94 and Herbert L 
Armwood on June 23, 2007. 

Jennifer E. Jordan '94 and William 

T, McCuislon on May 26. 2007. 

Robert A. Warlick '94 and Jessica N 
Humphrey on Sept 29, 2007. 

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A place ^^ 
1 . to call 

their own 

Charles D. Amsler '83M and wife 
Margaret O. Amiser '83M have 
made the journey of a hfetiine together 
- five times! 

Now when Chuck and Maggie return to 
Antarctica this spring, they will have an 
island to call their own. 

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names, 
which pays tribute to scientists and 
explorers who have devoted their tiine 
and efforts to uncover the continent, 
recently honored the Amslers for their 
work in the area by naming an island 
alter them. 

Despite their near 30 years of focus in 
the area, the Amslers were both amazed 
and humbled by the honor. 

The 1.3-mile-long Amsler Island lies 
between Loudwater Cove and Arthur 
Harbor near Anvers Island. 

A marine algal ecophysiologist and 
chemical ecologist. Chuck is also an 

expert of Antarctic marcoalgae. He has 
been on 11 expeditions to Antarctica 
since his first trip m 1985. 

Maggie was the pioneer of the family, 
however, making her first trip in 1979. 
Fifteen more expeditions followed for 
Maggie, an invertebrate zoologist with a 
focus on crustaceans. 

Amsler Island was close to the couple's 
hearts long before it bore their name. 

The couple was nearly always based at 
Palmer Station, a long-term ecological 
research study center, which was orig- 
inally located on what is now Amsler 
Island. It has smce moved to the nearby 
Anvers Island, where the couple traveled 
in Februars^ to continue their work m the 
chemical ecology of marine organisms. 

Among UNCWs first graduate students in 
the biology program. Chuck and Maggie 
attribute part of their success to their lime 
in Wilmington. 

Chuck and Maggie Amsler are pictured in 
a cove at Amsler Island, a 1 .3 mile island in 
Antarctica named for them because of their 
extensive research on the southernmost 
continent. Bill Baker/University of South Florida 

She is thankful for the opportunity the 
school gave her to make her second 
Antarctic trip. "We would not be here 
without that step in our lives." Maggie 
now utilizes her degree as a research asso- 
ciate in the Department of Biology at the 
University of Alabama at Birminghain. 

Chuck, now a professor in the same 
department, added. "What I learned 
at UNCW has helped me so many 
ways in n\\ research and how 1 teach 
mv students." 







Inger Dickens '95 and Michael 
Singlctan- on Oct. 20, 2007 

Stephany S. Schutte '95 and James 

E. Graf Lin July 7, 2007 The couple 
resides in Leiand 

Ashley L. Thompson '95 and 

Jennifer A. Hawkins on July 7, 2007. 

Kent D. Vaughan '95 and Vera L. 

MacConncIl on Nov. 3, 2007. 

Todd D. Barbee '96 and Susanna C 

Shellcv on .-Vug. 4, 2007. 

Elizabeth M. Adams '97 and 

Stephen G. Marchitcllo on May 6. 2007 

Kia A. Hendrix '97 and Jon A 

Countess on Dec. 9. 2006. 

Gina Might '97 and ThomasJ 
Sheridan on Sept. 22, 2007. Gina is 
the senior director of marketing and 
visual communications for the Charlotte 
Regional Visitors .Authority 

Mark D. Byington '98 and Christina 

M Masters on May 18, 2007 

Martin K. Green III '98 and Mai^- C. 
Rouse on June 2, 2007. 

Louis J. Scarpitti '98 

and Lisa F. Lingle on Sept 15, 2007 

Theodore J. Thornton '98 and 
Laura R. Bailey '02 on |une 23, 2007. 

Kristen L. Ellegood '99 and Michael 
W Shoffner on July 2 1 , 2007. 

Kristin M. Miller '99 and David T 
Hall on May 19. 2007 

Suzanna L. Stogner '99 and \\ illiam 
R West on June 23. 2007 

Sena Allen '00 and Christian 
Preziosi '98M on Oct 13, 2007 Sena 
is a health service coordinator with 
Life Line Screening, and Christian is 
employed by Land Management Group 

Holly N. Jones '00 and William M. 
Owens '03 on June 23, 2007. 

Carolyn M. Link '00 and Brad R 
Williams on Oct. 6. 2007. 

Leah J. Osborne '00 and Jason j 

Deans on Cict. 13, 2007. 

Aaron P. Ward '00 and Natalie S. 
BIythe '02 on April 3, 2007. 

Elizabeth T. Adams '01 and Warren 
S. DuBoseon May U. 2007. 

Amy E. Berrier '01 and Cameron J 

Murchison on Oct. 0, 2007. 

Lakesha R. Hatcher '01 and 

Lenwood O. Golden Jr. on July 7, 2007. 

Rebecca Heine '01 and Michael 
Summcrlot on July 28, 2007. Rebecca 
teaches in Orange County Public Schools 
in Florida. 

Thomas L. Miller '01 and Sarah E 
Cox on July 14, 2007. 

David T. Myers '01 and Emily D 
Nimmo on April 14, 2007. 

Elizabeth S. Perry '01 and Nathan A 

Anderson on July 28, 2007. 

John D. Riggle '01 and Melissa L 
Franchi on May 19, 2007. 

Katie E. Rushing '01 and Robert C 
Tennant onjune 16, 2007. 

Rebecca L. Sandy '01 and Timothy 
R Carroll on April 28. 2007 

Logan G. Sharpe '01 and Sarah R 
Clark on Oct. 6, 2007. 

Amy L. Stack '01 and Charles R 
Jenkins Jr. onjune 30, 2007 

William R. Taylor '01 and Suzanne 
M- Channels on June 23. 2007 

Jana E. Tribble '01 and Gavin i 

Jones on April 28, 2007. 

Karen E. Vause '01 and Frank E 
Beaty IV on Aug 4. 2007. 

Larry B. Ward Jr. '01 and Kara R 
Guzman on Oct 20, 2007 

Amy C. Wiggs '01 and Christopher 
L Roberts on Dec 9, 2000 

Casey L. Alton '02 and Jonathan T 
Cape on Apr. 29, 2007 

Jacqueline 8. Armstrong '02 and 

Eric A. Dale onjune 2. 2007 

Ryan M. Autry '02 and Jennifer 
Sheffield on July 21, 2007. 

Laura R. Bailey '02 and Theodore 
J. Thornton '98 on |une 23. 2007 

Julie M. Burch '02 and Darren N 

Hoover on Apr 28. 2007. 

Jamie L. Brill '02 and Joshua G 

Smith on June 30. 2006 

Grady S. Carpenter III '02 and 

Whilncv M Lee Oil Sept 22, 2007. 

Prudence A. Carver '02 and Kevin 

P Evancic on .Aug 1 I. 2007 

Daniel M. Govoni '02 and Lilhan E 
Thomas on No\' 3, 2007 

Amanda M. Hodges '02 and 

Nicholas A. Nichols on Sept. 29. 2007. 

Laura K. Howe '02 and Bryan T 
Hurdle on Oct. 6, 2007. 

Jeffery T. Horton '02 and Jessica A 
Kley on Nov. 3, 2007. 

David J. Hughes '02 and Margaret S 

Barn.- on Oct 6. 2007 

Cortney L. Johnson '02 ami Bradley 
A. Shallow '03 on Ocl I 3. 2007 

Leslie A. Lingafeldt '02 and Joshua 
C. Pennington on Mav 12. 2007. 

Krista R. Long '02 and Taylor L. 
Jones on June 2 V 2007 

Shannon C. Long '02 and 
Nicholas M. Benson IV '02 on 

April 21. 2007. 

Tiffany Wilkinson '02 and David 

VanDeventer on .Nov 24. 2007. Tiffany 
is a pharmaceutical representative 
with Roche. 

Melody J. Pruitt '02 and Richard E 
Vieth on July 20, 2007. 

Kristen A. Ray '02 and Robert A 
Carter Jr. on Aug 25, 2007. 

Jennifer Reid '02 and Terry S. 
Scholar '01 on April 14. 2007. She is 
a sales analyst with Parata Systems, and 
he is an environmental scientist with 
Eastern Research Group They reside 
in Raleigh. 

Olivia C. Rouse '01, '02M and 

Christopher C. Hutto on July 14, 2007. 
Olivia is the club controller with Toll 
Brothers Inc. They reside in Beaufort. S,C. 

Shannon E. Taylor '02 and Roland 
K. Collins onjune 23. 2007. 

Tom J. Vaughn III '02 and Susan M 
Hume onjune 9. 2007. 

Carrie J. Warwick '02 and Ray S. 
Parker '03 on Sept 30. 2007 

Mary E. Bell '03 and Courtney A 

Di\on on Ocl 13. 2007 

Blake A. Blackwell '03 and Lindsey 
B. Holloman on Sepl 15. 2007. 

Jessica B. Boone '03 and Chadwick 

D. Johnson '03 on Oci o. 2007. 

Cheri E. Boyette '03 and Adam L. 
Van Cleave '03 on July 7, 2007, 

Laura E. Burns '03 and David E. 
Blake on June 30, 2007 

John S. Coleman '03 and Ashley E 
Raynor on Oct 27, 2007 

Jonathan R. Dengler '03 and 

.Amanda L. Ward on Nov 3, 2007. 

Kristi L. Dollar '03 and William J 
Oder on June 9, 2007. 

Jeffrey S. Millard '03 and Amanda S 

Fuhrnun on April 28. 2007 

Hilary B. Gaskill '03 and Richard T. 
Brindley on April 14, 2007. 

Timothy R. Griesbauer '03 and 

Hannah A Mans.ui on |une 23. 2007 

Amy R. Muggins '03 and Shane N. 

Buck '03 on Sept 15,2007 

Erin M. Justice '03 and Joseph Harris 

on Sepl 15, 2007 

Jessica R. Killoran '03 and Bret C 
Brinkmann III on |une 16, 2007. 

Allison F. Lee '03 and Jason E 

Godwin on Oct 0, 2007 

Sarah E. Mayberry '03 and Jeremy 
R. Scott on May 27. 2007. 

Mary K. McNulty '03 and William 

E. Humphries '02 on Aug. 4. 2007 

Susan L. Neese '03 and Marc W. 

Blackwelder Jr on Nov 17, 2007. 

Kimberley A. Peoples '03 and 

Richard C Mangum on June 9, 2007. 

Kenzie E. Pusser '03 and Brett E 

loncs on .Aug 4. 2007 

Bonnie R. Rich '03 and Jeremy P 
Ferguson onjune 23. 2007. 

Stephanie A. Ross '03 and Britton 
R. Williams '03 on Oct 20, 2007 

Michael A. Shusko '03 and Enka J 
Lcichl on Oct 21. 2006. 

Quandra V. Smith '03 and Michael 

Giles on Aug 11, 2007. 

Mary C. Vinson '03 and Scott M 
Chestnult on .Aug. 4. 2007 

Ellen C. White '03 and Steven D 
Ha)'nie on May 6, 2007. 

Meredith A. Whitmore '03 and 

Richard W. larrell onjune 30, 2007, 

Jamie A. Worley '03 and Jason E 
Gallegos on April 14, 2007. 

Carole C. Yoder '03 and Alan B 

Willis on Sepl 22. 2007 

Emily L. Zaiar '03 and Michael J. 
Baucom '03 on Sept 22, 2007. 

Mandi R. Campbell '04 and Paul D 
Campbell 111 on July 14, 2007. 

Jamie M. Cannon '04 and Robert W 
Green im .Aug 4. 2007. 

Tiffany H. Edwards '04 and Jarrett 

W Purdy onjune 2, 2007, 

Katie C. Fancher '04 and Ronald E 

Raganjr. on Sept. 8, 2007. 

Cynthia L. George '04 and Joseph 
M Ruflin on Ocl o. 2007 

Cornelia V. Grose '04 and Sean D. 
Ruttkay '04 on |ulv 29, 2007 

Courtney B. Jenkins '04 and 

Ellsworth R Gaskill III on May 12, 2007. 

Melissa A. Kempler '04 and 

Geoffrev B Nau on June 16, 2007. 

Crawford B. MacKethan III '04 

and lenniler N. Gar\e\ on Oct 13, 2007 

Cassie D. McPherson '04 and 

TiinLUh\ \\ Hoflman onjune 24. 2007. 

Bryan R. Pair '04 and Nichole L. 

Moore on Sept 22, 2007 

Ashley B. Petway '04 and Travis B 
Strongjr. on Oct. 13. 2007. 

Ryan B. Price '04 and Courtney R 
Jones on Oct. 6, 2007. 

Leslie N. Scott '04 and Justin G. 
Boyd on Oct I 3. 2007 

Laura M. Towery '04 and Matthew 
Z Capps on Sepl 15.2007 

Ashley R. Williamson '04 and Corey 
M. Swinson '05 on Mav 20, 2007 

Lauren M. Ariansen '05 and 

Marshall C Evans 111 on Ocl 27, 2007. 

Julia A. Beavan '05 and Wilham T 

Pardue on Aug. II. 2007. 

Nicole M. Berger '05 and Steven B 

Kellvon April 21, 2t)07, 

John C. Bigwood '05 and Kira S 
Collins on May 12, 2007 

Shannon D. Byrd '05 and Lonnie W 
Gordon on July 7, 2007 

Bridget Germana '05, '07M and 

Chrislopher Wells onjune 10. 2006 
Bridget is an assistant editor with 
Jonathan Wood and Associates. They 
reside in Fair Lawn, N J 

Melissa A. Goskolka '05 and 
Benjamin C. Stikeleather '06 on 

July 21, 2007 

Stacey L. Hedrick '05 and Cole D 
Conner on June 23, 2007. 

Heather K. Hill '05 and Christopher 
W Cole on Ocl. 6, 2007. 

Amy E. Johnson '05 and Jason S 

Blount on Ocl 27. 2007 

Tracy R. Johnson '05 and Miles B 

Hall on |une 23. 2007 

Ashley E. Little '05 and David L. 
Mills '06 on Mav 5, 2007. 

Justin M. Long '05M and Kalhryn E 
Bangert on M.iy 19. 2007. 

Joseph R. Lynch '05 and Elizabeth 
K. Waller on Ocl 6, 2007 

Tina L. Marburger '05M and Ted 

J. Hawkins on .April 21, 2007. Tina is a 
senior property accountant with Centro 
Properties Group in Wilmington. 

Lindsay E. Miller '05 and Lt Chris- 
topher M Daniels on Aug. 5. 2007. 

Ginny C. Moore '05 and Timothy R 

Boyer on May 26. 2007. 

Emily D. Morton '05 and Robert A. 
Krause on Oct 20. 2007. 

Kathryn T. Mueller '05 and Daniel 
R. Sausman on Aug. 5. 2007. Kathrym is 
a radiochemist with Progress Energy. 

Tracy L. Smith '05 and Thomas B 
Langslon on Sept, 22, 2007. 

SPRING 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Embracing a 
diverse ufe 






Adrien Lopez's '02 heart beat 

feverishly as she took her seat in front 
of more than 400 representatives from 
79 countries. 

She wondered: "Were these seasoned 
government delegates secretly 
questioning why a North American 
'gringa' was representing Chile? 
Were they asking each other why a 
27-year-old was facilitating a panel 
discussion on global policy?" After 
a brief moment of reflection, Lopez's 
anxiety was replaced with excitement. 
She sat up straight and leaned into the 
microphone with confidence. After all, 
she was a Seahawk. 

Lopez's road to representing the Labour 
Ministry of the Chilean government 
as a development coordinator for the 
International Standards Organization's 
(ISO) Social Responsibility (SR) 
initiative has been one paved with teal. 

"UNCW inspired me to be a global 
activist. From working with UNCW 
Global Serve in Nicaragua where 
more than 12,000 had been killed 
by Hurricane Mitch, to membership 
with the NAACP, to befriending 
students from around the world in 
the International House, the space 
the university allowed for growth and 
discussion made me wonder how I 
could make a difference early on," 
said Lopez. 

Eager to explore life outside of the 
United States, in 2000 the communi- 
cation studies major studied abroad in 
her grandfather's native Spain. Lopez 
highlights the trip as a "priceless expe- 
rience that made me realize anything 
is possible." 

On returning to the mainland, the 
self-proclaimed "leadership nerd" was 
elected as the 2001-02 UNCW Siudcnt 
Government Association (SGA) 
president. Lopez's belief that "part of 
affecting change is valuing diversity 
of all types" permcaled her leadership 
and helped her earn a 2004-05 Rotary- 
Ambassadorial Scholarship to Chile's 
Alberto Hurtado University 

Wilmington Rotarian aiul 2005-07 
UNCW Foundation Board chairman 
Russell La Belle nolcil, ".Adrien stood 
out when she applied to be a Rotary 
Scholar because of her compassion lor 

mankind and her desire to promote 
understanding. As her sponsor, 1 could 
not be more proud." 

While pursing a master's degree in 
social ethics and human development 
in Chile, Lopez organized "Gringas 
por (for) Bachelet" (GPB), a grassroots 
campaign for the election of female 
candidate Michelle Bachelet to the 
Chilean presidency. 

On the same day Lopez celebrated 
Bachelets historic victory, an 
enthusiastic conversation with a 
Chilean official about social change 
opened the door to her role as a Chilean 
advisor to the development of ISO 
26000, an international standard aimed 
at providing guidelines for SR. 

Scheduled for release in 2010, the 
voluntary initiative aims to provide 
guidance on international best practices 
related to the environment, human 
rights and labor, organizational 
governance, consumer relations 
and society development. Various 
organizations from the global 
community, including national 
governments, will create and implement 
SR standards Lopez noted "could make 
a huge impact on the world." 

In less than a year, Lopez has traveled 
to five countries, assisted with the 
writing of SR policy and participated in 
multiple international panels. 

"1 am not surprised .Adrien has become 
a bicultural individual and bridged 
countries. She values serving all people, 
and she is just the kind of person you 
never forget," said UNCW International 
Programs English-as-a-second language 
coordinator Maike Walbiecht. 

Lopez said, "We are more than just 
the borders of our countr)^ We cannot 
li\e by fear. We must step outside of 
our comfort zones to experience new 

'I ,im so proud \\ hen I bump into 
other alums in Latin America. It is 
clear L'NCW is creating truly globally- 
minded people." 

Lo|iez is organizing a network of 
L'NCW alumni m Latin .America. For 
more inlonnalion on these efforts and 
.Adnen's .uhenlures. \ isit: adrienchile. or seahawksouth- 

SPRING 2008 UNCW Magazine 



Megan T. Waller '05 and Benjamin 
G. Bynum on June 16, 2007. 

Blair K. Waters '05 and Stephen T 

Diekinson on Sepl, 22. 2007. 

Tiffanni Y. Whitlow '05 and Gerald 

VV. Speight on May 12. 2007. 

Tiffany L. Williams '05 and Adam B 
Murphy on June 16, 2007 

William R. Wilson '05M and Sarah 
E. Edwards June 9, 2007. William 
joined Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LPP 
auditing practice. 

Rachel D. Allen '06 and Jeffrey A. 

Day '06 on July 21. 2007. 

Ashley N. Batts '06 and Daniel N. 
SarviS '06 on Nov. 24, 2007. 

Nicole L. Bitonti '06 and Derrick 
T. King '06 on Oel. 13, 2007. 

Jonathan W. Brady '06M and 

Lindsey E. Wilkins on Aug. 25, 2007. 

Caroline K. Brock-Blick '06 and 

Jeffrey J Blick on May 26, 2007 

Melissa S. Bucci '06 and Steven 
A. Fallis '04 on Oct 6, 2007 

Michelle E. Cox '06 and Andrew 
J. Peters '05 on July 14, 2007. 

Marissa C. DeLeo '06 and 
Christopher B. Whitehurst '00 

on July 14, 2007. 

Janna E. Dinkins '06 and Justin 
L. Heady '06 on May 5, 2007. 

Crystal N. Ellis '06 and Ivey C. 
Peterson on April 28, 2007, 

Nicole H. Fennell '06 and Steven C 
Underwood on June 23, 2007. 

Ashley D. Haislet '06 and Ezra D 
Elhson March 17. 2007. 

Mindy L. Hill '06 and Derek S 
Brewer on June 16, 2007. 

Sarah B. Jenkins '06 and Bracken 
R. Gentry' on July 28, 2007. 

Jennifer D. Miller '06 and Adam W 
Groee on May 19, 2007. 

Jamie L. Plummer '06 and Michael 
L. Groom on Aug 4, 2007. 

Vickie S. Putnam '06 and Stuart 
T. Wall '04, '05M on May 10, 2007 

Chad C. Raynor '06 and Meagan L 
DailonSept. 15, 2007. 

Kathryn E. Riddle '06 and William 
M. Downer '04 on March 17, 2007. 

Lisa P. Shivar '06 and Wesley R 
Smith on Aug. 4, 2007. 

Ashley M. Smith '06 and Ezekiel R 
Vaughn on May 5, 2007. 

Heather R. Staton '06 and 
Christopher J. Colomb '07 on 

Aug. 11. 2007. 

Stephen C. Tilson '06 and 

Stephanie R. Beeler on Oct. 6, 2007. 

Heather A. Atkinson '07 and Travis 
W. Smith on May 26, 2007. 

Robert M. Boyd '07 and Andrea R. 
Gonzalez on June 2, 2007. 

Ashley Budrys '07 and Stuart 
Johnson on Aug. 4, 2007. 

Rebecca A. Dassau '07 and Lucas 
D. Grant on July 7, 2007. 

Allison S. Dorsey '07 and Joshua 
J. Kennedy '07 on June 16, 2007. 

Dustin L. Efird '07 and Carrie A. 
Sehastian on June 23, 2007. 

Lauren C. Hartford '07 and David 
A. Hill onJune9, 2007. 

Cierra L. Heath '07 and Joshua L 
Dunham on June 16, 2007. 

Courtney M. Hill '07 and Kevin B. 
Brown '04 on Oct. 14, 2007 

Jessica M. Ingland '07 and Daniel 
L. Joyner '05 on July 7, 2007. 

Dana E. Jennings '07 and Michael 
A. Laymon '06 on Oct 27, 2007 

Britni E. Journey '07 and Dustin B, 
Rogers on May 19, 2007. 

Karen L. Kearns '07 and Jeremy L 
Bailey on Aug. 18, 2007, 

Janie A. McGregor '07 and 
Timothy M. McAuliffe '07 on June 

16, 2007. 

Emily J. Norris '07 and Arthur W. 
Miller III '07 on Sept 29, 2007 

Jamie E. O'Brien '07 and Barrett T 
Davis on May 26, 2007 

Amanda B. Peay '07 and Marcus D 
Rau. Jr. on July 14, 2007. 

Georgia M. Phillips '07 and Nathan 

J. Farrior on Apr. 21, 2007. 

Nathan E. Scott '07 and Amber M 
Ehlersonjunc 2, 2007 

Mary E. Suber '07 and MichaelJ, 
Barts on June 16, 2007. 

Katie J. Till '07 and Matthew L. 
Bork '06 on Oct. 20, 2007. 

Kathryn L. Walser '07 and Chris- 
topher K. Little on May 26, 2007. 

Holly D. Williams '07 and Charles L 
Moody Jr. on Nov 10, 2007. 

To Kim Howard Gardner '84 and 

her husband Geri, a daughter, Karesten 
Rae, on Jan. 14, 2007, Kim is a project 
manager with Alfred Williams and Co. 
in Nashville, Tenn. 

To Phillip C. '93 and Chlstina 
Pino-Marina Hughey '93. a 

daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, on 
Sept. 21, 2007. Phillip graduated with 
a Master in Public Administration in 
June 2007 from Harvard University's 
John E Kennedy School of Government 
and is the deputy general counsel of 
the Federal Election Commission in 
Washington, DC. 

To Scott R. '93 and Heide 
Kalinowski Tierney '93, a daughter 

Call, on Sept. 7, 2007 The athletic 
director at Palos Heights Schools, Scott 
is a basketball referee for Division II 
and 111 basketball for three Chicago- 
area conferences. 

To Patricia Busby O'Shaughnessy 

'94 and her husband Andrew, a daughter, 
Lillian Ruth, on July 26. 2007. They 
reside in New York City. 

To Becky Wolf Marks '96 and 

her husband Jamie, a daughter, Riley 
Jeanne, on Dec. 4, 2007. Becky is the 
franchise sales coordinator with Au Bon 
Pain. They reside in Cambridge, Mass. 

To Devon Jones Mann '96 and her 

husband Morgan, a daughter, Hollis 
Catherine, on April 20, 2007. Devon 
teaches biology at the College of Lake 
County. They reside in Grayslake, III. 

To Jennifer Davis Gunter '97 and 

her husband, Robert, a son, Robbie, on 
April 10, 2007, Jennifer is the director 
ofin-home care with AssistedCare Inc. 
in Leiand, 

To Evan J. Kelly '97 and his wife 
JoAnn, a daughter, Teagan Elyse, on 
April 10, 2007. Evan anchors the 6 
and 10 p.m. news broadcasts at KYMA 
Channel 11 in Yuma. Ariz 

To Thomas '98 and Allison Long 

Gale '98, a daughter, Laura Kathryn, on 
Sept. 1 1, 2007. Tom is a broker/realtor 
with Coldweli Banker Sea Coast Realty. 
Allison is an eighth grade English teacher 
at Leiand Middle School. 

To Michael J. '99 and Sarah 
Thomas Haithcock '98, a daughter, 
Liza Kate, on Aug 29, 2007. Sarah is a 
registered nurse at Duke Hospital, and 
Michael is a computer programmer with 
SYSRAD They reside in Raleigh. 

To Olivia Goode McGarry '98 and 

her husband Brian, a sun, Charlie, on 
July 27, 2007. 

To Tommy '99 and Jackie Roberts 

Casey '03, a daughter, Claire Leigh, 
on April 5, 2007. Tommy is a math 
instructor at Cape Fear Community 
College, and Jackie is a certihed public 
accountant v\'ith MeGladrey & Pullen 

To Chad '00 and Andrea Aitken- 
Sprague Corbin '99, a son, Ryan 
Chase, on Jul\- 13, 2007. Chad is opera- 
tions manager at Ferguson Enterprises 
in Jacksonville, Fla. A former teacher, 
Andrea is now a stay-at-home mom 

To Andrew '00 and Andrea Davis 
Quirk '99, a daughter, Addison Grace 
on July 24, 2007. Andrea is a social 
worker with the Onslow County 
Department of Social Services. 

To Elizabeth Hayes Gould '00 and 

her husband Mark, a son, Bennett, on 
Aug. 3, 2007. Elizabeth received a Master 
of Education degree from UNC Chapel 
Hill and is a kindergarten teacher in the 
Alamance-Burlington School System. 

To Laura Lineback Balow '00 

and her husband Edward, a son, Kyle 
Edward on July 25, 2007. They reside in 
Baltimore, Md. 

To Andrew A. Monteith '00 and his 

wife Kristen, a daughter, Corinne Rachael 
on May 19, 2007. 

To Shannon T. Koons '00 and his 

wife Rene, a daughter, Nora Mae, on 
Nov 13, 2006. 

To Susan English Ross '00 and her 

husband Andrew, a son, Connor Andrew, 
on Oct. 15, 2007, Susan is the manager of 
Value Rx Pharmacy in the Piggly Wiggly 
in Warsaw, 

To Joseph C. '01 and Ashley 

Wilson Filice '00, a son, Anthony Paul 
II on Oct. 4, 2006. Joseph is a regional 
sales representative with Reliance 
Standard. They reside in Orlando, Fla. 

To William T. '00 and Molly M. 
Connell Scarborough '00, a son, 

Tyler William, on Oct. 19, 2007 Molly is 
a science teacher at West Warwick Public 
School, and William is employed by 
Fidelity Investments. 

To Tamika Jenkins Rice '01 and her 

husband Marc E., a son, Grady Ehren, on 
Oct. 13, 2007. Tamika is a staff attorney 
with Legal Aid of North Carolina. 

To Tabitha Carter Dickerson'02 

and her husband James, a daughter, 
Kanidyn Noel, on June 15, 2007. Tabitha 
is an English teacher at Jacksonville 
High School. 

To Garrett Droege '02 and Abbey 

Wade '03 a son, Henr^' Ryan, on 
Dee 8, 2007. Garrett is an advisor with 
the JJ Wade Agency and had a role in a 
Tylenol commercial for NASCAR. They 
reside in Davidson. 

To Samantha Donald Thompson 

'02 and her husband Todd, a son, Kaleb 
Michael, on Aug, 15, 2007, Samantha is 
a pre-kindergarten teacher with Duplin 
Count}' Schools. 

To Matthew '98 and Heather 
Lankford Whit '02M, a son, Matthew 
Cohon, on JuK' 29, 2006. Matthew is 
manager of global distribution with 

To Brandi Shortt Milam '05 and 

her husband Johnny, a daughter, Gracie 
Michelle, on Aug 25, 2007. 

To Katie M. Jacobs '06 and her 

husband Harold, a daughter, Sophia 
Ruth, on Oct. 27. 2007. 


H. Douglas Sessoms '50 died 
Feb. 12, 2008. 

Marshall Hamilton '67 died Dec 5, 


Doretha McKnight Stone, senior 
level coordinator and the interim 
associate dean in the School of Nursing, 
diedjuly 21. 2007. 

Claude Farrell, retired professor of 
economics in the Cameron School of 
Business, died Feb.7, 2008. 

Boyd Robison, business counselor 
with the Small Business and Technology 
Development Center, died Jan. 27, 2008. 

Frank Capra (1934-2007) 
The UNCW community was lost a friend 
and colleague Dec. 19, 2007, with the 
passing of Frank Capra Jr., a film industr)' 
leader and a successful champion for 
film-making in North Carolina. 

As president of EUE Screen Gems 
Studios, Capra helped found the LINCW 
film studies program and served as a 
distinguished visiting professor. He 
received an honorary doctorate from 
the university in 1999 and was named 
Citizen of the Year by the UNCW Alumni 
Association in 2007. 

"Frank was always generous with his 
time and with his ideas, whether it was 
teaching, advising students or serving 
on numerous university boards. He 
wanted our students to be successful 
and to become part of a strong, thriving 
film industry in North Carolina. He 
will be greatly missed." said Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo. 

In his memory, the Wilmington film 
community along with the Department of 
Film Studies created the Frank Capra Jr 
Film Studies Scholarship. Contributions 
to the scholarship fund can be made by 
contacting Maria Rice-Evans in UNCWs 
Division for University Advancement. 


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15 UNCW Saxophone Ensembles 
7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall 

16 AtlanteanTrio 

7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall 

18 Lila Downs, Mexican American chanteuse 

8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

25 Cape Fear Jazz Society Scholarship Concert 
7:30 p.m. Beckwith Recital Hall 

26 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
8 p.m. Kenan Auditorium 

27 Wilmington Symphony Orch 
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The foundation of tradition: 

connecting classical style with modern needs 



University of North Carolina Wilmington magazine 


Summer 2008 
Volume 18, Number 3 


in l\\c classroom 

on ctimpiis 

a lasnng uadiium 







On the cover. 

Elaborate Corinthian columns at 
Kenan House, home of UNCW's 
chancellor, are reflective of the 
university's overall classical 
Georgian architectural style, 

PtiolD by Jamie Moncfiel 









With its Greek Corinthian columns and Flemish bond masonry, Hoggard Hall, one of the 
three original buildings on campus, exemplifies the modified Georgian architectural style that 
defines the UNO Wilmington campus. (See story on page 16.) 



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Unlimited potential. Those two words describe our students, our faculty and staff, as well as 
the future of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

If you haven't been to see us in soine time, our beautiful campus is better than ever. In the 
past four years, we built or renovated 14 buildings, and those are just the projects on our main 
campus. Importantly, we have designed the new additions to fit within the classic, Georgian 
architectural style that defines UNCW (see feature, page 16). We just completed a new operations 
building at the Center for Marine Science, and we will break ground this fall on our new School 
of Nursing building. Plans are being developed for a teaching-laboratory building, an expansion 
of our student recreation center and a new academic services building for student-athletes. 

Our financial resources continue to grow. UNCW is fortunate to receive significant essential 
support from the state, but public funding cannot fully meet our needs or goals. We have just 
completed our best fundraising year ever for UNCW, with more than $13.8 million in gifts and 
pledges from generous alumni, donors, corporations, foundations and friends. During the past 
three years, we have raised $29.7 miUion for scholarships, professorships, academic and athletic 
programs, regional engagement and outreach and so much more. Thanks to careful investment 
management of your generous support dollars, UNCW has built its overall endowment to about 
$56 million, more than doubling it in the last five years. 

The university needs these resources to support our primary strategic goal: provide students with 
the most powerful learning experience possible. As you will see in the article (page 20) about 
Shawna Lesseur '08, scholarships and fellowships give students the financial support they need to 
fulfill their potential. Nearly 1,900 students graduated in May from UNCW, ha\ing experienced 
outstanding classes, research experiences, internships and study-abroad excursions in 
nations as diverse as Costa Rica, Japan, Peru and Scotland. They delved into community 
projects, including Habitat for Humanity with our own UNCW-built home, the 
Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics and so many more. 

Although we miss our graduates, we know they will stay connected through the 
alumni association and its activities, including Fall Alumni Weekend/Family 
Weekend Oct. 17-19. 

"We are now ready to welcome a new group of Seahawks to campus. More than 
2,000 freshmen, who will arrive in August, are scheduled to graduate in 2012, 
the year UNCW celebrates its 65th anniversary. I met many of our impressive new 
students and their parents during orientation in June. Their average GPA, 3.75, 
indicates their passion for learning, and so we can expect great things from 
these future Seahawks in the years to come. 

In closing, I invite you to visit UNCW this fall. Watch our student-athletes 
in competition. See a play, tour an art exhibition or attend a concert. 
Listen to a guest lecturer. Talk with our students, faculty and staff. 
Learn who we are now and who we have the potential to become. 

As always, I welcome your calls, letters and e-mails. Your support 
for the University of North Carolina Wilmington is outstanding. 
Thanks for helping us soar even higher. 

All the best. 

Rosemary DePaolo 






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Top: Barbro Osher and Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 
Middle: Provost Paul Hosier and Bernard Osher 

Bottnni: Provosl Hosier, Chancellor DePaolo and 

Irwin "Ike" Belk 

Photos by Jamie Moncrief 


I hree philanthropists received honorary 
Doctor of Humanity degrees during spring 
2008 commencement ceremonies, recognizing 
their exceptional service to UNCW and their 
contributions in furthering educational 
opportunities for students and lifelong learners. 

Honorary degrees 
recognize philanthropists 

Barbro and Bernard Osher have been heavily invoh ed 
in philanthropic work in the United States and Sweden. 
Bernard Osher Foundation, which was founded in 1Q77 
to support a growing national network of lifelong learning 
institutes for older adults, pro\dded SI million to endow 
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. OLLI 
provides non-credit university courses, seminars, lectures, 
travel excursions and other educational opportunities for 
adult learners through the Division for Public Ser\'ice and 
Continuing Studies. The Oshers also established an endowed 
scholarship at UNCW that provides financial assistance for 
non-traditional, re-entry students. 

CurrcnlK llie chic! e.\eculi\e officer ol the Belk Group Inc., 
Irwin "Ike" Belk has been an ad\ ocale for the university 
since the 1960s, when he and other state leaders worked to 
expand the University of North Carolina system that L'NCW 
joined in 1969. In April 2008 Belk helped established a SI 
million distinguished prolessorship to recruit and retain 
outstanding School of Nursing faculty, (."'ther gilts to UNCW 
ha\c supported Bryan .Auditorium in Morion Hall and a 
rccentK- commissioned Seahaw k sculptuic thai will grace 
the front of campus. Belk Hall, a women's residence hall, is 
named for his mother, Marv l.enoia Irwin Belk. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


1 ,642 bachelor's degrees 
243 master's degrees 

1 doctoral degree 
3 honorary doctorates 

percent increase in graduates who studied abroad 



Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo congratulates graduates as 
they line up before UNC Wilmington's first commencement for 
the College of Arts and Sciences. A second commencement 
for the college and a third for the schools of business, education 
and nursing also were held May 1 0. 


"T^zor Walker Awards 

For 15 years, the Watson School of Education 

has honored individuals and companies 

who dedicate themselves to changing the 

lives of youth across the state by presenting 

them with the Razor Walker Awards. 

Top left to right: Elliott Palmer, Chip Leavitt. CEO, Brunswick Electric Membership 
Corp., Byron Bey 

Bottom left to right: Juanita Palmer, Eleanor Wright, H. Elizabeth Miars 

Byron "Barry" Bey. who started the 
aquacuhure program at South Brunswick 
High School in 1987, teaches his students 
the importance of science, en\'ironmental 
awareness, responsibility, citizenship and 
service to the community through the 
hands-on experiences of raising fish and 
restocking overfished waters. 

H. Elizabeth Miars. principal of Rachel 

Freeman School of Engineering, and 
her staff strive to give their students the 
academic background, creative thinking 
skills and vision to build dreams for 
the future. Through these efforts, she 
is establishing a high expectation, high 
achievement learning environment for 
an underser\ed population. 

In 1984. retired educators Elliott and 
Juanita Palmer founded the .African 
American Cultural Complex, a unique 
collection of artifacts, documents and 
displays of the outstanding contributions 
made by African Americans. Through 
structured educational programs, the 
center creates awareness of African 
.American history; offering tours to 
groups from schools, churches and 
community organizations. 

\ founding member of the special 
education facult\- at L'NCW". Eleanor 
Wright was instrumental m dcwToping 
the curriculum for both bachelor's and 
masters programs. Throughout her 
career, she has been an advocate for 
students with special needs in the state, 
w riting and directing grant programs to 
provide special education teachers with 
effective instructional techniques and 
appropriate curricula. 

Brunswick Electric Membership 
Corporation originated the Bright 
Ideas program which provides grants for 
innovative, classroom-based projects in 
grades K-12 that otherwise would not 
be funded. In Brunsw ick and Columbus 
counties. BEMC awarded 532,200 in 
grants for the 2007-08 school year and 
has awarded nearly 5300,000 since the 
programs inception in 1993. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 

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by Lauren Cribbs '08 


Nearly half of the 1 ,000 shoes collected 
at Bradley Creek and College Park 
elementary schools found their way to 
impoverished families who live near 
Managua, Nicaragua, thanks to the 
; efforts of a group of UNCW students. 

"The Nicaraguan people were so 
I grateful for the shoes that we brought," 

said Colleen Tulley '1 1 . "Most of 
them had been standing outside for 
nearly two days just so they could get 
a good place in line. Seeing their faces 
light up as soon as they took a good look 
at the shoes took my breath away! It was 
a true liberating moment when we sold the 
last pair of shoes because we realized 
just how much the Nicaraguan people 
appreciated our contribution." 

UNCW students 
have 'sole' 

The effort was part of the Go Home Barefoot campaign 
sponsored by Manna Project International - Wilmington. 
The remaining 500 shoes were donated to First Fruits, a 
community organization that assists the homeless. In 
addition to Tulley, Meredith Butterton '09, Audrey 
Bafford '10, Sara Casey '10, Nathan Hingtgen '08, 
Stephanie MacConnell '11. Nick Colquitt and 
Alyse Hunsucker '09 traveled to Nicaragua over spring 
break and visited a community called La Chureca. The 
group plans to sponsor a young girl living there who suffers 
from malnourishment. 

In April, the group sponsored a concert by Braddigan, a 
group that tours nationwide to raise awareness of the poverty 
in La Chureca, raising several thousand dollars to support the 

Because of the students' efforts, the Wilmington chapter of 
Manna Project was featured in the organization's newsletter to all 
of its supporters. 

"While we were there, we also taught classes in Eni 

math and art. We learned a lot about the culture an ^ 

to the people. It was amazing, and 1 would go back in a second," 

said Butterton '09 who was community coordinator for the 

Manna Project. 



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Paul Hosier resigned from his posl as 
provost and vice chancellor for academic 
affairs to return to full-time leaching in 
the Department of Biology and Marine 
Biology, effective July 1. Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo credited Hosier as 
being integral to the university's success 
because of his personal interest in the 
recruitment and retention of faculty, 
staff and students. "He has been a strong 
advocate for improving the quahty of 
facilities and pro\iding needed space. His 
work with \ ice chancellors and deans in 
helping prioritize budgets during difficult 
times as well as during those years with 
somewhat better funding has helped this 
university soar." 

Replacing Hosier is Brian R. Chapman 

who was pro\ost and \ice president for 
academic affairs at West Texas .-X&M 
University. At We-st Texas A&M and 
Sam Houston State University, where 
he was dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences, Chapman \\ as instrumental 
in the development of innovative 
academic programs, effective strategies 
for increasing student retention and 
improving student learning outcomes. 
He previously served as professor of 
zoology and graduate coordinator in the 
Universit)' of Georgia School of Forest 
Resources and was on the faculty at 
the University of Oklahoma and Texas 
A&M University-Corpus Christi. He 
received master's and doctoral degrees in 
zoologx' from Texas Tech L'niversit)' and 
a bachelors degree in biology from Texas 
.\&rM Universiiv-Kingsvillc. 

Charles Maimone is the new vice 
chancellor for business affaire, replacing 
Ron Core who held that position since 
2004. Maimone had served in several 
positions at L'NCVV from 1^)86 to IQQo. 
including associate dean of students/ 
residence life, director of housing and 
food services and dircclor of auxiliary 
services. Maimone had been at the 
College of William and Mary since \'^^5 
serving as associate vice president for 
administration and director of auxiliary 
services, lie has a masters degree in 
business adntinislraiion from the College 

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of William and Mary as well as mascei 
of education and bachelor of arts 
degrees from Kent State University. 
He is also a certified public manager. 

Virginia Adams relinquished her 
position as dean of the School of 
Nursing effective June 30. She will 
serve as special assistant to the vice 
provost throughjune 2009, then return 
to the facult)' as professor of nursing the 
following year. Under Adams' leadership 
since 1994, the School of Nursing 
doubled its student population. Adams 
focused on creating opportunities for 
faculty and staff to become engaged 
in applied teaching, research and 
community partnerships, locally as well 
as internationally She is recognized 
statewide for incubating Camp 
BQNES, a program desigired to prepare 

\'Outh interested in nursing and health 
careers. She also initiated continuing 
education programs to address 
Critical issues for nurses in the region. 
Adams was largely responsible for 
demonstrating the need for a School 
of Nursing building, working with 
the N.C. General Assembly to obtain 
a S30.1 million appropriation for the 
buildings design and construction, 
slated to besin in the fall. 

As the new assistant provost for 
international programs, Denise 
DiPuccIo will work to imbue a sense 
of global citizenship in the student 
body, the faculty, the curriculum and 
the local community, as well as to 
increase student participation in study 
abroad programs and the presence of 
international students on campus. She 
was previously chair of the Department 
of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 

Suzanne Blake, emergency 
management coordinator, attended 
speciahzed hurricane training at the 
National Hurricane Center in \4iami, 
Fla. She was one of three emergency 
managers chosen by the North Caroli 
Division of Emereencv Management 

to represent the state of North 
Carolina at the course. Duriiij 
weeklong session, Blake received 
in-depth training on the intricacies 
of hurricanes including forecasting, 
chmate change factors, stonn surge, 
flooding, evacuations and resources 
for decision-making. 

Biology professor Ann Stapleton 

is part of the iPlant Collaborative, 
a S50 million. National Science 
Foundation-funded project led by 
the University of Arizona. It will 
unite plant scieirtists, computer 
scientists and information scientists 
from around the world for the first 
time ever to provide answers to 
plant biology questions of global 
importance and advance all of these 
fields. Stapleton said improving 
communication between scientists 
could lead to major scientific 

Sean Lema, assistant professor 
in the biology and marine biology 
department, found that a sulfur 
compound produced by algae 
can provide odor signals that 
communicate the presence of 
healthy food sources for marine 
organisms. Measuring the compound 
dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) 
and related marine fish patterns 
may help scientists track global 
climate regulation. When released 
from the ocean, derivatives of 
DMSP in the atmosphere promote 
cloud formation. Clouds reflect 
sunlight back into space and cool 
the Earth. "When you see changes 
in global water conditions, you 
will see changes in these chemical 
productions and animals inhabitats, 
and possibly global climate. DMSP 
byproducts are studied C(uite often in 

noted Lema, who collaborated with 
researchers from the University of 
California Davis. Their work was 
published in the March 7, 2008, 
issue of Science Mamzinc. 

Words heard 
'round the world 

W^hen Federal Reserve vice chanman 
Donald Kohn shared his thoughts on 
the state of the American economy 
during an address at the Cameron 
School of Business in February, his 
words were heard around the world. 

The story received widespread 
international coverage with respected 
media outlets such as Reuters. Foibcs, 
USA Today, the Weill Street Journal and 
Bloomberg picking up the story, all 
mentioning the fact he was speaking 
at UNCW. 

Although his review of the state of the 
economy was bleak, he highlighted 
that by mid-2008, the economy 
should begin to benefit from the fiscal 
stimulus package passed by Congress, 
and other economic factors. 

"Lower interest rates will not stop, 
only cushion housing markets," he 
predicted. However, he projected 
more economic stability in late 2008 
to 2009, as the instability of the 
housing market and mortgages begins 
to clear. 

"The most likely scenario is one in 
which the economy experiences a 
period of sluggish growth in demand 
and production in the near term 
that is accompanied by some further 
increase in joblessness," Kohn 

To students and business leaders, 
Kohn emphasized the Feds role in 
maintaining prices and, ultimately, 
national economic stability. He said, 
"We have the tools. As chairman 
Bernanke often emphasizes, we will 
do what is needed." 







Baseball standout Daniel Hargrave and swmming workhorse 
Caitlin Kirsteier receixed the Thomas V. Moseley Award as 
UNCWs top student-athletes for 2007-08. 

Justin Barefoot and Jenny Cauble were honored with the 
Chancellor's Cup Award, Todd Hendley was the inaugural 
recipient of the Soaring Seahawk Award, Bob Lloyd, 
volunteer photographer, was presented the William J. 
Brooks Distinguished Service .Award and the baseball squad 
garnered the Team Leadership .Award. 

Hargrave was one of the catalysts behind UNCWs record- 
setting 44-17-1 season in which the Seahawks earned their 
first national ranking. He finished fourth on the team with a 
.333 batting average and led the squad in at bats and tied for 
the lead with a school-record 71 runs scored. While starting 
all 62 games, Hargrave, an All-Colonial first-team honoree, 
slammed 18 home nms and drove in a career-high 62 runs. 

Kirsteier captured the CAA title in the 100 butterfly and 
swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team at the 
C.A.A swimming and diving championships. She also set a 
conference record in the 100 fly with an NC.A.A "B" 
qualifying time of 53.90 and set school records in the 100 fly, 
50 freestyle and 400 inedley relay. She posted a 3.9 GP.A in 
her major of education. 

Cauble was one of the key reasons for the rapid emergence 
of the woinen's soccer program. .A four-year starter and two- 
time teain captain, she made the All-Conference team all four 
seasons, twice as a First-Team selection, and ranked among 
the top five in seven career statistical categories. An account- 
ing major with a 3.86 GPA, she made the Dean's List ever)- 
setnester and Chancellor's List with a perfect 4.0 
four tiines. 

Barefoot compiled a 3.35 GP.A in his major of e.xercise science. 
He made the Dean's List and received the Seahawk Award, 
Golden Seahawk Award and CAA Commissioner's .Award. 

Hendley was the first recipient of the Soaring Seahawk 
Award, given to an indi\idual who is an cxcmplar\ 
representative of UNCWs student-athletes. .A member of 
the men's basketball team for three years, Hendley served as 
a team captain and \\ as in\ol\ed in numerous communitv 
service activities, traveling overseas the last two summers 
with the .Athletes-ln-.Action ministry. 

A retiree who lives in Wilmington. Lloxd received the 
William J. Brooks Distinguished Service .Award, established 
in TJ*-)! to recognize indixiduals who ha\e coniributed 
their lime and talents lo the bcltcrnicm ol the program. 

The Team Leadership ,\\\aitl wenl to ihe baseball learn 
w hich loggeil approxiinateh 5(iO \ olunleer hours w hile 
remaining solitl in the classroom - lO of its 33 players 
eiHiipiled a ^.0 or heller CiP.A in ihe kill 


UNC Wilmington cruised to its seventh- 
straight CAA IVIen's Swimming and Diving 
Championship. Dave Allen was named Men's 
Swimming Co-Coach of the Year for the fifth 
time, and Marc Ellington was named Men's 
Diving Coach of the Year for the third time. 


T.J. Carter capped a storybook ending 
to his collegiate career with the CAA's John 
H. Randolph Inspiration Award. The award, 
presented by CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager 
recognizes individuals who through strength 
of character and human spirit serve as an 
inspiration to all to maximize their potential and 
ability for success. 

' :i UNC Wilmington earned its second straight 
CAA Women's Golf Championship title and 
an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Golf 
Championship, finishing 13th overall. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


It was just like ol' times for 
"n-enl Mongero '91 as he crouched 
into his fielding stance in the clay 
infield at bucolic Brooks Field, 
sucking up ground balls like a runaway 
Hoover right out of the box. 

M I i I gc«i im i iKiMirii 

with basebalLmanual 

by Joe Brownin 

Only thistimenniffgs were 
slightly different than they were 
when he was the Seahawk 
shortstop almost 20 years ago. 

No fans reclining in the chair back 
seats. No teammates chatting it up in 
the sunflower seed-covered dugouts. 
And none of the repetitive, ear-pierc- 
ing pinging of today's metal bats. 

Breaking the eerie silence, instead, 
on the pristine diamond was the 
clicking and whirring of cameras as 
Mongero, a former college and profes- 
sional baseball player, now high 
school baseball coach turned author, 
participated in the production of his 
latest baseball venture. 

Mongero, who started all 93 games 
during the 1989 and 1990 seasons 
at UNCW and was 1989 CAA Player 
of the Year, wrote and produced the 
DVDs for his first book, A Major 
League Guide to Amateur Baseball 
(w\\', three 
years ago. The 265-page manual, 
with eight instructional DVDs, was a 
big hit for amateur players, coaches 
and parents looking to improve the 
level of their play from T-ball to the 
college level. 

Ray Tanner, head baseball coach at the 
University of South Carohna and USA 
Baseball, was so impressed he wTote 
the forward for the manual. 

"I never thought I'd be doing a project 
the magnitude of this one," said 
Mongero, who batted .302 and stole 
39 bases in his two years with the 
Seahawks. "It was never meant for this 
project to get where it is now with the 
new books." 

Where "it" is right now is an even 
bigger task than penning the first 
book. The "first book" became a 
manuscript and drew the attention 
of two large publishers out of New 
York City which resulted in a one-year 
authoring process for a new three- 
book series wth 10 DVDs. 

"The book I wrote a few years ago 
was a comprehensive baseball manual 
for coaches, players and parents 
(from T-ball through high school) 
in Richmond County, N.C.," said 
Mongero. The 41-year-old high school 
baseball coach, who has had more 
than 70 former players go on to play 
baseball in college, including former 
Seahawks Bryan Britt, Joey P)'rtle '96 
and Ronald Hill, worked three seasons 
as the head coach at Richmond Senior 

High School before moving on to North 
Hall High School in Gaines\alle, Ga. 

"Ultimately I wanted my future 
'Raider' players to be more prepared 
when they got to high school, and I 
also wanted local coaches, players and 
parents at the youth level to have a 
rewarding baseball experience. 

"We printed 200 of the original books 
with eight accompan)'ing instructional 
DVDs, and we gave them away to all 
youth and junior high baseball coaches 
in Richmond County who wanted one." 

Mongero's manual was so well received 
that large publishing houses Sterling 
Publishing and McGraw Hall actu- 
ally engaged in a bidding war for the 
rights to contract Mongero to author 
a sequel. Owned by Barnes & Noble, 
Sterling Publishing won out and urged 
Mongero to use a professional filming 
crew for the new instructional DVDs. 
The tentative title for the three-book 
series is Secrets to Winning Baseball. 

"Being here to film is so much fun," 
Mongero said, grinning like a Little 
Leaguer on opening day. "It's both 
exciting and nerve wracking. It's kind 
of like playing an actual game. 1 get 
a little tongue-tied when the caineras 
start rolling, and then I relax and the 
words begin to flow. It all boils down 
to teaching the game that I learned to 
play right here at UNCW under former 
head coach Bobby Guthrie and current 
head coach Mark ScalL" 

Mongero and a sLx-man crew spent eight 
days in the fall shooting film at Brooks 
Field. Following a detailed script, the 
New York native covered ever)' aspect 
of the game of baseball from the T-ball 
level to the college level. 

He said, "I feel comfortable doing 
instruction on all parts of baseball 
because as a high school coach, you 
have to be able to teach all aspects of 
the game. 

"The books are not just all base- 
ball skills and drills, though. We give 
a lot of insight into the game as a 
whole. We take an in-depth look at 
the role of the parents in the game, the 
college recruiting process, as well as 
the mental side of baseball. We cover 
goal setting, how to implement your 
own program, how to set up practices. 

tryouts, weight training and agility, 
and on and on." 

Mongero, who also coached at 
Wilmington's E.A. Laney High School 
for 1 2 years - nine as head coach and 
three as an assistant - before moxing 
to Richmond County, says the latest 
project has been "a continual learning 

He enlisted a host of former players 
to help demonstrate various skills 
and drills. The group included Hill, 
UNCWs all-time wins leader, and 
other Laney grads and former college 
baseball players Walker Gorham, 
Stephen Batts and Blair Waggett. 

"It's an honor for me to have those 
guys come back and be a part of this. 
I'm thrilled to death to have them 
be involved. Walker just returned 
from serving in Iraq for the past \ear 
and a half and was willing to spend 
his valuable time out here with us 
demonstrating the skills needed to 
play first base." 

Mongero even convinced his wife 
Sonya '96 to let their son, Taber, 
demonstrate skills for the 9- and 
10-year-old age group. 

During the shoot in the Port City, 
Mongero had an opportunity to visit 
with the Seahawk coaching staff and 
players as well as tour the new Herbert 
Fisher Field House. 

"UNCW has a fabulous baseball 
program and a great coaching staff 
These improvements will help them 
recruit the best athletes in the countr}' 
and continue to take this program to 
the next level and eventually to the 
College World Series," he said. 

When the books and DVDs are 
released nationally, Mongero hopes 
they will be a valuable teaching aid for 
coaches, players and parents for many 
years to come. 

"I'm still not sure why I've been 
chosen by God to author these books, 
but 1 hope this information will help 
coaches, players and parents enjoy 
the game of baseball to the highest 
level. It's always been and still is about 
helping kids and parents reach their 
goals while learning to keep the game 
of baseball in perspective." 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 



by Brenda Riegel 

The challenge was to 

create a retreat for 

beginning teachers to 

support and mentor 

them through the ups 

and downs of their first 

year experiences. 

The result was 

"Will It Phase youy, 

an innovative game and 

workshop developed 

by Beth Metcalf '97, 

'05M, UNCW teacher- 

in-residence, and Kelly 

Batts '97, 'OOM, former 

coordinator for Pender 

County Schools and 

current New Hanover 

County Schools 

system-wide mentor. 

Presented with ihe challenge, Baits 
immediately sought assistance from 
her alma mater's First Years of Teaching 
Support Program coordinator, Beth 

creating a scenario-based game and 
workshop that let beginning teachers 
work through potential classroom 
situations in a risk-free setting. 

Based on the game of golf, "'Will It 
Phase You?" focuses on the cycle of 
emotional phases beginning teachers 
experience: anticipation, survival, 
disillusionment, rejuvenation, 
reflection and anticipation. The game 
and workshop are targeted toward 
new graduates as they begin their 
careers, teachers in their first few- 
years in the field and the teachers and 
administrators who mentor theiri. 

'Tn higher education, we are successful 
in teaching strategies and information, 
but it's harder to find a way to work 
through the intangibles, " said Metcalf. 
"How do vou handle the emotional 

"Will It Phase You?" is a creative outlet 
that lets plavers work through some of 

the more difficult facets of teaching in a 
wa)' that people actually enjoy. 

Research shows that many beginning 

December - when they are exhausted 
and mired in the disillusionment 
phase. If they have not experienced 
this game aTul workshop, they ma\' 
not realize rejuxenation - and hope - 
is right around the corner. Baits sees 
the evidence of these cycles in her role 
with New Hanover CahuiI) Schools. 
By January manv teachers who were at 


■^— '- 

the end of their ropes in December are 
suddenly full of ideas and ready tor 
new challenges. 

When beginiTing teachers play the 
game, there are definite "aha" 
moments. As Metcalf and Batis lead 
the post-game workshops, they find 
that many teachers thought they were 
the only ones experiencing the lough 
times. They felt cUscouraged and 
isolated, sure all the other teachers 
were sailing through with no setbacks. 
Then, they reali 
are not unique. 

"The game is based on research about 
their own profession, and they deserve 
to know it,'' said Metcalf. 

■'Players often come to the realization 
that there is more up than down in 
teaching. That tells us the caliber 
and generally positive attitudes of 
the teachers we have entering the 
profession. They are more willing to 
take the dips because they know the 
dips will come to an end," said Metcalf. 

Aiuie Cummings '07 teaches English 
as a second language and English 1 at 
Laney High School in Wilmington. She 
recently completed the "Will It Phase 
You?" workshop at UNCW. 

"It was really cool," said Cummmgs. 
"You roll the dice, and the scenarios 

quickly stari 

ubleshooting. It really 

Cummings found the realistic scenarios 
put some things in perspective for 
her. She found herself thinking, "Oh, 
I don't have it that bad." She saw 
improvements after spring break 
but felt she wouldn't fully enter the 
reiuvenation nhase until the end of 

the semestei 

Cummings recommends the game for 
any beginning teacher and thinks it is 
especially valuable for students during 

or what thev 

Batis and Metcalf understand the 
experiences of beginning teachers 
from a research perspective and from 
personal experience. Both women 
earned bachelor's degrees in elemen- 
tary education and master's degrees 
in curricular instruction and super- 

vision from the Watson School. Batts 
was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, 

leachers. Th 

as teachers. 

ratios used m 

own experiences 

Participants play through positive and 
negative scenarios. For example, playe 
might draw? a card that says, "Report 
cards are due next week, and you 
have no idea how to use the required 
software" or "You take your class on a 
field trip and they behave perfectly" 

Although "Will It Phase You?" was 
inspired by a one-time event, Metcalf 
and Batts knew they wanted to develop 
something thev could use over and 

Regional, statewide and national 
emphasis on recruitment and retention 
efforts have sparked interest in 
the "Will It Phase You?" game and 
workshop. With the leadership of 
Dean Cathy Barlow-' and the expertise 
of Christy Shannon and Ron Podra; 
of the UNCW Office of Technology 
Transfer, "Will It Phase You?" is now- 
being marketed and distributed to 
other educators and can be purchased 
online at 

"This is truly partnership at work," 
said Batts of this collaboration, which 
has resulted iii a game that can 
have far-reaching benefits, helping 
schools keep dedicated teachers in the 
classroo,m for vears to come. 

UNCW Magazine 

3!a reel hit 

by Lauren Cribbs '08 

It hasn't been quiet on the set at UNC Wilmington since 1992. 

For the past 16 years, the university has been the backdrop for 

dozens of movie, television and commercial productions. 



More than 300 feature films, televi- 
sion mo\ies and series, coniinercials 
and music videos have been fihned 
in W'ihiiingion, earning it the title of 
HolKwood tasi and placing it on the 
Top 10 list of cities in vvhich to make 

11^ tW 

The drama began in 1983, when 
Academy Award-winning producer 
Dino DeLrturentiis fell in love with 
Wilmintiton durins the filniina of 

lished DECi Film Studios. The studio 
changed hands o\er the years, and in 
1997 Frank Capra Jr., who also worked 
on Fircs(flr(c;', relumed to Wilmington 
to be the CFO of FUE/Screen Gems 
Studios, the largest full-service motion 
picture sludio outside of California. 

.'\ccording to the Wilmington Regional 
Film Commission Inc. the area "has 
continued to be one of the most produc- 
tive and cost-effective filmmaking desti- 
nations in the world." The diverse 

■aws, and UNCW is 
I he campus is often 
iiion managers Iroin 

across the countrv. 

To the exlen 

encourages gooti economic dexelop- 
meni lor ilie region and the state." said 
Sharon l5o)d. associate vice chancel- 
lor for business affairs al I'NC \\. who 
usually gels ihe liisi call Ironi milustr\- 

Since 1992. the campus has hosted 
major ])roductions such as Diviiir 
SccTC(.s ()/ (he V(i-Vci Si.slcrliorK:/, Bolclcn!. 
"Daw'son's Creek" and "Mailock." 
"Dawsons Creek" spent four of its six 
seasons at UNCW"s Alderman ITall, 

High School for James Van Der Beek, 
Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams. 

CWs "One Tree Hill" has filmed 
scenes around campus, including the 
Education Building and Randall Library 
The Education Building also serx'ed as 
the corporate headquarters depicted 
in NBC's "Surface;" other scenes were 

brooks Field, the home of Seahawk 

upcoming HBO series, "Eastbound 
& Down." 

which serves as the chancellors hor 
when ii is noi in the spotlight. Next 
door. Wise Alumni I louse ap|ieared 
the major motion plduie DoUkii! 
anil the TV mo\ie Bkuk M(i,i;i(. 

The uni\ersiiy's abilih' to accommo- 
ilaie so mail) scenes makes it a valuable 
asset to the inmie intluslry. said johnin 
Griffin, tlirecior of the Wilmington 
Regional 1 ilm ( onunission, "Insicail 

colleges, high schools, pri\aie schools 

them here. 

Howe\'er, ha\'ing large-scale produc- 
tions on campus max cause inconve- 
niences. \\ hen agreeing! to iiosi such 

consider potential tlis 
and acti\ ities, narkini 

arrangements, increased traffic anil 
onsite securii\. 

"VVc look al ihe scope of the projeci ami 
the location itself on campus. We lei 
them know w hat our conditions are and 
negotiate from iherc." Boyd said. 

'Fifm companies respect that ihc 
uni\ersity is trxing to gi\e an educa- "'* 
lion and wmks around obstacles to let 
us film," Griffin noted. "I ihink it is a 

professional acl.o 

ihe |iosiii\cs ouiweigli the iiegatixes. 

lilming here shows off ilie lieauiy oi 

our campus. Ii shows filmmakers ihe 

di\ersil\' of campus and the scope of 

The national exposure lor the school 
is anoiliei ailvaiuage ol filming. 
Wagenseller sail! people still \ isii the 
campus lo see "nawsons (reek" loca- 



Ya-Ya bISTEKHu>-.i^ 

louiisis are nut the only star-struck 
visitors to IJNCVV. Many potenliai 
students are drawn iii by the glamour ol 
attending class in buildings from scenes 
ii[ pot-mlar television shows and movies. 

lilmmaking process provides a unique 
learning experience available to IJNCW 
(ilm studies students due in part to the 
legacy leR by Frank Capra Jr., oite of the 
dcnartments fouuLlers. 

Wagenscller uses lilming on campus as 
a learning op]>ortunity for his acting 
students. "People ha\'e this idea that 
acting is glamorous work. It is anything 
but! Of the eight hours on set, six are the 
most borino hours of vour hfe, but the 

■ou actually do some- 
th it," he observed. 

tw(i hours vvl 
thing make ii 

" I he Simpsons protlucer and writer 
L")on Pa\'ne, award-winning New York 

als who ha\e ollercd their expertise to 
students in the classroom as instructors 
and through presentations as pan ol the 
Mo\iemakcrs and Scholai's Series. 

,\lumni olthe |irogram arc making 
names lor themselves securing industry 
positions across tiie country and abroad. 

from camera operators to founders of 
production companies. 

Jessica Buchanan '05 coordinates 
studio film test screenings for the kos 
Angeles-based Nielsen Research Group. 
Previously, she interned with the Braun 
Entertainment Group in Beverly Hills. 
In the Port City, Nate Daniel '07, 
with kcgion Production Services, edited 
a behind-the-scenes special feature 
segment for the upcoming "One Tree 
Hill" DVD release. 

The excellence of UNCWs Film Studies 
Department was recognized by The 
.Academy of Motion Picture Arts 67 
Sciences. The academy, impressed with 
tlie work of UNCVV students, awarded 
scholarships to assist with traveling and 
living costs for students completing 
iniernshiiis in Los Angeles. 

..ou Butiino estab- 
lon with the academv 

-OS Angeles 

so we were not solely dependent upon 
Wilmington for them, but also to give 
our students a shot at a job," Butiino 
said. Competition for this award was 
high, and recei\ ing it ]ilaccs UNCW 
among the best lilm schools in the 
nation, he noted. 





^ DMLl HtCOKD . 








Nelson Oliver, center, directs a scene from The 
Red Cape. 

Stellar student 

Nelson Oliver '08 has dreanned of 
being a filmmaker since age seven. 

More than a decade later, he is now one 
of the most active participants in UNCWs 
Film Studies Department. 

Oliver has served as the director of 
photography on five short films already, 
but his biggest accomplishment so far is 
his current project: The Red Cape. Oliver 
recreated the 1898 Wilmington race riot 
for this short film, and it has proven to be 
a groundbreaking endeavor. 

He is the first student to direct using 
35mm film. The elaborate set included 
two stories, a controlled burn, horses, 
carriages, guns, 100 period costumes 
and the actors to fill those costumes. 
Oliver has also surpassed the highest 
budget student film to date. Previously, 
the highest budget student film totaled 
$12,000. . - 

"This short film is now at $30,000. This is 
truly an incredible feat," Oliver said. 

Oliver attributes this experience to 
UNCWs film studies program. 

"UNC Wilmington has a unique 
opportunity no other schools have" 
Oliver said, describing the generosity of 
the film industry in Wilmington and the 
relationship the university has with the 
industry He also expressed appreciation 
for UNCWs "stellar faculty" and their 
continued support. 

The Red Cape should be completed 
within a year and has drawn the attention 
of several organizations, including the 
North Carolina Museum of History and 
the Cape Fear Museum, 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Roman Corinthian column (Kenan Hi 

incc 2000, eight state-of-the art buildings and two 
apartment complexes have been built at UNCW. 
Keeping a consistent design standard so the new 
buildings blend into the existing campus has been 
a priority, but not always easy to do. 

Over the years, members of the university's board of trust- 
ees, who are tasked with upholding the unique charac- 
ter of UNCW, have held some lively discussions. In fact, 
one recent project, Seahawk Landing, was sent back to the 
architects for revision so that the final design was more in 
keeping with the classic Georgian style. 

So exactly what is Georgian architecture, why is it so 
important at UNCW and is it practical for the university's 

"Georgian architecture is a subset of classical architecture. 
It is the fusion of the high architectural styles of ancient 
Greece and the brilliance of Roman engineering," said 
James Ross, university architect. 

Georgian architecture is marked by an emphasis on 
proportion and balance. Its symmetry is based on mathe- 
matical ratios. 

According to the university's master plan, "throughout the 
campus, the predominant architectural style - from impor- 
tant buildings to lowly utility structures is Georgian. The 
overall consistency of brick fenestration and roof treatment 
provides one of the more memorable and pleasing aspects 
of campus." 

"We continue the tradition of modified Georgian architec- 
ture to perpetuate the charm of our campus. We have a 
consistent, unified look, and newcomers comment favor- 
ably on that," said Ty Rowell, assistant to the chancellor for 
special projects and unofficial university historian. 

When the 600 or so acres that are now the main campus 
were purchased in the late 1950s, architects were hired 
by the board of trustees to design the original three build- 
ings, Hoggard, James and Alderman halls. The plans first 
presented were very modern. Trustees Fred Graham and 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Greek Corinthian 
(Temple of the Winds) 


Raiford Trask opposed the modern 
architectural style and convinced the 
board to reject those plans in favor 
of a more classic, academic style. 

"It took real vision to establish a 
Georgian college campus in the 
middle of what was. then a commer- 
cial pine forest,'' said Rowell. 

In keeping with that vision, most 
buildings display classical elements 
that represent UNCW's modified 
Georgian architectural style. 

Columns, ubiquitous on campus, 
come in five main styles: Corinthian, 
Ionic, Doric, Temple of the Winds 
and Tuscan. Excellent examples of 
the elaborate Corinthian columns 
are found on Kenan House, while 
Temple of the Winds columns 
adorn Hoggard and Alderman 
halls. Wise Alumni House features 
Ionic columns, and Shinn Plaza is 
accented by the Doric version. The 

on newer buildings, including the 
Cultural Arts Building. 

The classical, columnar structure 
that connects Morton and Leutze 
halls is sometimes refeiTed to as 
"The Gates." It was modeled after 
the Propylaea, a freestanding build- 
ing which serves as the gateway to 
the Acropolis in Greece. 

Andrea Palladio, a Renaissance 
architect whose work inspired some 
of the finest classical buildings in 
Europe and the United States, often 
used arched openings, and the 
Palladian window is named for him. 
Westsidc Hall and Fisher University 
Union feature brick arches, while 
buildings such as the Computer 
hilormation Systems Building 
display arched windows. 

hi colonial America, the most 
common Georgian building mate- 
rials were brick and stone. Often, 
red brick walls were contrasted with 
while trim, cornices and detailed 
porticos. All major buildings on 
campus hearken back to those early 

American traditions. Many also 
feature Flemish bond masonry This 
short-long-shori brick style creates a 
subtle yet elegant texture distinction 
over more ordinary brick styles. 

While the key elements of Georgian 
architecture are easily identified 
and incorporated into university 
building designs, there has been 
considerable discussion about the 
ability to maintain the styles" 
classic proportion and s\nnmetr\- 
in buildings taller than two stories. 
Increasing building capacity 
through raising building heights 
while also reducing building foot- 
prints is necessary to best utilize 
available land and to use it in a 
more sustainable fashion. 

According to Ross, it is not only 
possible to have modified Georgian 
buildings of more than two stories, 
there is historical precedent. He 
points to classic structures such as 
The Rotunda at the University of 
Virginia. Built in 1826, it is a stately - 
and multi-storied - academic 
building that originally housed 
the universit)'"s library St. Peters 
Basilica and Buckingham Palace are 
European examples of classical, yet 
multi-storied buildings. 

Since the 1959 Wilmington College 
Board of Trustees eslabhshed modi- 
fied Georgian architecture as the 
style of this campus, it has taken 
the will of the chancellors and the 

guide and maintaiti this consistency 
of design. 

"It doesn't happen by accident," said 
Rowell, "It happens by determined 
will, vigilance and direction." 

Winston Churchill once said, "We 
shape our buildings, and afterwards 
our buildings shape us." So while 
UNC Wilmington's architecture 
echoes the classical, historical past, 
its programs and iniiiatives will lake 
the lessons learned from the past lo 
address the present and future needs 
of students, the state and the world. 


Flemish bond masonry 

Ionic (Wise Alumni House) 

{^delicate balance: 

growth and natural resources 





As it grows, the university must find a balance between develop- 
ment necessar)' to meet its primary academic mission and conser- 
vation efforts to protect its natural resources. 

A report issued in May by the Campus Environmental Stewardship 
Committee recognized the importance of the university's natural 
resources to the cainpus and broader community. 

"In many respects they are just as valuable as the buildings. In 
fact, our natural areas are critical to the educational mission of 
UNCW by providing a living classroom for many of our depart- 
ments," the report stated. 

The committee was formed by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo in 
response to environmental concerns surrounding the health and 
management of natural areas and the growth of the university, 
particularly construction of Seahawk Crossing, four three-story 
residential buildings accommodating 662 students, and a four- 
level parking garage. 

Before construction began, the university obtained all required 
state and local approvals and actually went beyond required 
measures, voluntarily embarking on a wildlife relocation project. 
Nine southeastern five-lined skinks, 51 southern toads, 77 wolf 
spiders and 261 North American millipedes were moved from 
the construction site into the adjacent undisturbed forest. Larger 
animals, such as foxes and birds, were expected to naturally move 
into the undisturbed area. 

The committee studied the campus in general as well as 335 
acres of natural areas including the main campus forest, the 
Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve, the Ev-Henwood property 
in Brunswick County and the Broadfoot property along Middle 
Sound in New Hanover County. 

Among the recommendations were: 

■ immediately addressing the importance of prescribed burns for 
forest management. 

■ establishing a core conservation area of forest on campus. 

■ developing and implementing a campus-wide storm water 
plan, with the possibility of using storm water for irrigation or 
to benefit wetlands. 

■ continuing opposition to any proposed extension of Randall 
Dri\e, as well as a city/county multi-use path transecting the 
forested area. 

University administrators are reviewing the committees recom- 
mendations. The full report is available online at www.uncw. 

This committee is a subcommittee of the broader UNCW 
Sustainability Committee. Roger Shew, subcommittee co-chair 
and professor of geology and geography and environmental 
science, put the issues in sharp focus: "UNCW as a sustainable 
campus is certainly within reach if we can all work together." 

by Brciidii Riegel 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


Shawna Lesseur '08 came to UNCW with a keen 
interest in learning. Thanl<s to an inspiring professor, 
a visionary donor and a university program that 
supports undergraduate research, she discovered her 
dreams and made them a reality. 

Literally researching 
her future 

"UNCW is a place of endless opportu- 
nities thanks to the generous support 
of donors like Mr. Charles F. Green 
III "71 ," she said. "The faculty in the 
English department go above and 
beyond to help students be successful. 
L'NCW prepared me lor my future and 
helped mc light for my dreams. " 

Lesseur graduated in May as an accom- 
plished scholar with a graduate teach- 
ing fellowship and full scholarship at 
the University of Connecticut. 

Discovery: Literar> research 

lincoiuagcil b\ English prolessor 
Keith Newlin, Lesseur delved into a 
thesis for the Departmental Honors 
Program, which gives undergraduates 
the chance to work with faculty 
on graduate level research projects 
in their major field. 

She focused on the works of Eugene 
O'Neill (1888-1953). a four-time 
winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the 
only American playwright to receive 
the Nobel Prize lor Literature. His 
best-known plays include M()iiriiiiit; 
Becomes Eleclia and Loiii; Den s 
/()i(nic\' i)i/(( Niy^ht. 

Opportunity: Scholarship, 
research and travel fellowships 

Lesseur received the Louise Jackson 
Green Scholarship and the Michael 
D. Wcmworth Student Travel 
Fellowshi|5, created and funded by 
Given. .1 tiedicated donor who 
supports 10 differeni funds ai 
UNCW. She also benelueil Ironi the 

Center for Support of Undergraduate 
Research and Fellowships (CSURF), 
funded by the university. (Sec sidebar 
for more information > 

"If it were not tor the Louise Jackson 
Green scholarship, 1 may not have 
been able to graduate in the spring," 
Lesseur said. "That scholarship covered 
all of my college expenses and let me 
remain a full-time student." 

The research and travel funds co\'ered 
trips to England, Scotland and New 
England, including an American 
Literature Association (ALA) 
Conference in Boston. 

"The various places 1 traveled to 
helped me appreciate the literature 
1 am researching, the work of scholar- 
ship, and the passion of writing 
and teaching in unique ways," she 
said. "1 developed a stronger sense of 
self confidence in diverse situations 
and an appreciation for cultures that 
I could never ha\e learned Irom a 
classroom setting alone." 

Reality: Dreams do come true 

At ihe .AL.\ conference, Lesseur mcl 
O'Neill scholar Robert Oowling. 
who later in\ited her to write four 
pieces lor his enc)clopedia, A Ciilical 
Compaitioi) to fuficnc (T.Vcill. 

"1 he research anil lia\ el fellowships 
and scholarship made my educa- 
tion." Lesseur said. "The honors experi- 
ence matle me feel like m\ degree truly 
s\ nihiilized a lile .ichie\ emciu." 


Creating Waves of 

Opportunity for Students 

"Offering students opportunities to 

participate in researchi and creative 

activities in their majors is a hallmark 

of UNCW and a key way that our 

university creates powerful learning 

environments." -Kate Bruce, director 
of the Honors Scholars Program and 
psychology professor 

The CSURF Undergraduate Research 
Travel Fellowship - 2007-08 funding 

from the university: $35,000. Awards 
given: 77 to students in 13 departments. 
Goal: Help students visit locations relevant 
to their research and present their findings 
at conferences, symposiums, etc. 

The CSURF Undergraduate Research 
Fellowship - A prestigious program for 
juniors and seniors: approximately five to 
eight students receive awards each year. 
Renamed in May 2008 for Paul E. Hosier, 
former provost, biology professor and 
advocate for undergraduate research. 

Other Activities - Go-sponsor, with 
Honors Scholars Program, of campus 
undergraduate research showcases 
and the Colonial Academic Alliance 
Undergraduate Research Conference In 

SUMMER .?oo.8 UNCW Magazine 



April 2007; co-sponsor with the honors 
program to send students to a variety of 
research showcases: prepare professional- 
quality posters for students' presentations. 


"We don't have a cookie-cutter approach 
to fundraising at UNCW. We have a great 
willingness to partner with donors, to 
combine their ideas and our expertise to 
create something wonderful to benefit 
students," - Eddie Stuart, senior development 

The Michael D. Wentworth Student Travel 
Fellowship emerged from discussions 
between donor Charles Green and a former 
chair of the English department. They 
wanted to make literature more relevant 
to students by helping them travel to the 
locations where authors lived and wrote or 
the settings featured in their works. 

Green wants his gifts to inspire in students 
"substantial and life-enriching" interests in 
literature, history, classical music and 
other subjects. In Lesseur's case, his 
generosity helped her find an avocation. 
She plans to become an English professor, 

"I will always think of Mr, Green as family," 
she said, "He is truly interested in the 
research, travel, goals and lives of the 
students he helps," 

Make a difference 

Support from scholarships, fellowships and 
programs like CSURF make the UNCW 
experience extraordinary. Donors are a big 
part of that experience. Think about creating 
a legacy at UNCW. You will definitely make 
a difference in students' lives, now and 
in the years to come. Contact University 
Advancement at 910.962.3751 to discuss 
your gift ideas with a development officer 

Gift adds 'flavor' to aquarium project 

Thanks to Adam Mangino '01, '05M the 2008 senior class gift 
graduated from a freshwater aquarium to a sakwater tank. 

Vlangino, a research and devekspmcnt speciahst with Oceans, 
Reefs and Aquariums (ORA), heard about the project from his 
former biology and marine biology professor, lleana Clavijo. 
ORA, based in Florida, seeks to conserve wild reef habitats and 
offer customers and liobbyists an aquaculture alternative to wild- 
collected fish. 

"Providing the fish for the 2008 senior class gift project is a great 
way to give back to my alma mater and to educate students on 
the importance of bupng aquacultured marine fish and corals," 
Mangino said. "It really means a lot to me and is a great way for 
me to honor my former professors, Dr, Clavijo and Dr, Wade 
■Watanabe and my former employer, John Stout at Tropical 
Paradise," Tropical Paradise, based in "Wilmington, is the aquar- 
ium vendor, 

Chris Faulkner '08, senior class president, said "A saltwater 
tank is what the seniors really wanted but, due to cost constraints, 
we did not find it feasible. Adam's contribution is evidence that 
alumni support really does make a difference on our campus." 

The 200-gallon aquarium is installed in Randall Library. More 
than 440 seniors contributed to the university this year, raising 
more than $9,800 to support the aquarium and other areas on 
campus. The Student Government Association contributed 
$3,500 to the aquarium project to offset the hbrary's future main- 
tenance costs. 

Professorship to attract nursing faculty 

A $1 million endowed distinguished professorship was 
established in April to recruit and retain outstanding faculty for 
the School of Nursing. 

Irwin "Ike" Belk, a Charlotte business executive and 
higher education advocate, contributed $417,000, enabling 
the university to receive $250,000 from the CD. Spangler 
Foundation of Charlotte and $333,000 from North Carolina's 
Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund, to endow the 
Irwin "Ike" Belk Distinguished Professorship. 

"Nursing faculty are the key to solving the nursing shortage in 
North Carolina," said Virginia W Adams, former dean of the 
UNCW School of Nursing. "The number of students that we 
may accept is directly related to the number of faculty we have. 
That's why Mr. Belk's gift is so critical." 

Belk's contributioirs to UNC Wilmington include Bryan 
Auditorium in Morton Hall and a recently commissioned 
Seahawk statue for the campus. Work is underway to design 
and develop the statue by sculptor Jon Hair of Cornelius, N.C, 
Belk served 28 years on the governing boards of the UNC 
system; UNCW joined the system during his tenure. Belk Hall, 
a women's residence hall on campus, is named for his mother, 
Marv Lenora Irwin. Belk, 

/ / 

Staying involved with your alma mater is more than just reading this 
magazine, framing your diploma or even visiting campus for a ball game. 
It is about doing all of those things, and more, to maintain your 
connections to UNCW and to share your Seahawk spirit with classmates 
and friends. The alumni association invites you to stay involved with the 
university and gives you many opportunities to join other Seahawks to 
remember and celebrate the UNCW experience. 

SUMMER 200K UNCW Magazine 


what's new 

for 2008-09? 

Building partnerships on 
campus - The UN CW Alumni 
Association wants to make sure alumni 
have many opportunities to interact 
with current students, faculty and staff 
when they return to campus for Fall 
Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. 
The alumni relations staff is working 
with departments across campus to 
team up for major events. The goal: to 
offer you a full slate of activities from 
a departmental reception or a Greek 
picnic to an alumni celebration. 

Strengthening chapters and 

clubs - To truly soar, the UNCW 
Alumni Association wants to expand 
its programs and services beyond 
campus. The goal: to bring the univer- 
sity's outstanding professors, coaches 
and students to your community and 
to give Seahawks a reason to gather no 
matter where they live. 

Although our 48,000 alumni live in 
locales around the world, more than 
10,000 reside in the Cape Fear region. 
Thousands of others have flocked to 
the Raleigh-Durham area, Greensboro 
and Charlotte. With such concentra- 
tions of Seahawks, the alumni associ- 
ation plans to focus on those areas first. 

If you would like more information on 
chapters or alumni events in your area, 
please contact the Office of Alumni 
Relations at 910.962.2682. 

Focusing on reunions - This 
year, the association plans to focus 
on creating several meaningful 
reunions for our alumni and friends. 
The goal: to bring you and your 
friends back to campus and to connect 
you with alumni who have similar 
interests in UNCW. 

Interested in learning about future 
reunions? Please contact the Office of 
Alumni Relations at 910.962.2682. 


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monthly e-newsletter, "Seahawk Spotlight." To receive this 
publication, send your name and e-mail address to alumni® As always, visit for the latest 
information on the university and for 
updates on alumni events, programs and services. 


Fall Alumni Weekend/Family Weekend 
Oct. 17-18 

The alumni association will hold its Fall Alumni 
Weekend in conjunction with Family Weekend. 
Make plans to visit campus - you won't believe how 
thmgs have changed m just the past five years - for a 
weekend of games, activities and fun. 

Homecoming 2009 

The dates haven't been set yet, but you won't want 
to miss Homecoming 2009. If you only make it back 
to campus once a year, this is the time to come. 
Activities include basketball games, a Tealgate and 
the annual presentation of the UNCW Alumni 
Association Awards. 

Office of Wise Alumni House 

Alumni university of North Carolina Wilmington 
Relations 1713 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403-5906 
910.962.2682 • 910.962.2685(F) 

Director Rob iVIclnturf, 

Assistant Director Lindsay Terry, 

Alumni Relations Assistants: Tiffany Bowie '05, bowiet® and Crystal Chapman, 

t nrsc glance, i im uuncan '73 seems like an 
unlikely investor in a rock-and-roll park. He wears 
understated glasses and has neatly trimmed gray ^ 

hair, but his heart beats to a risk-taker's drum. 

An accountant who owns his own firm in Myrtle 
Beach, Duncan and other local financiers first thought 
of building a theme park a few years ago as they 
researched development ideas for large tracts of property 
they owned along U.S. 501 near the coast. They teamed 
up with Hard Rock Cafe International (USA) Inc., broke 
ground in July 2006 and opened the 55-acre, $400 million 
park less than two years later in late April. 

With eye-catching design - from an enormous Gibson 
guitar beside the lake and Led Zeppelin - The Ride's - 
1 20-foot loop to the "gods of rock"' fresco in the entry 
plaza - and big-name musical acts - Kid Rock, Sister 
Hazel and grand opening headliners the Eagles and the 
Moody Blues - a day at Hard Rock Park promises to be a 
memorable experience. 

The park includes more than 50 rides and attractions, many 
equipped with state-of-the-art technology; it is the first major 
theme park constructed in the United States in nearly a decade. 

Duncan is a member of the UNCW Foundation Board 
of Directors and the father of senior Ginny Duncan. He 
doesn't have a favorite ride or restaurant or shop. Instead, 
he is proud of the entire park, which could bring as many 
as3,000jobs tothearea. 

Ay.4m/irBS IVeatvr 




Marion W. Piner '60 and his wife 
Ladee are musicians with ihe DM Concert 

Band, They reside in Urbandale, Iowa. 


Kenneth H. Hemenway II '77 and 
Peggy Hill Hemenway '77 both 
retired from Wayne County Public Schools 
in 2007. 

Phil Robinson '80 is employed by 
Savvgrass Technologies Inc. in Mount 
Pleasant, S.C.. as project leader for 
de\'elopmg new ink products 

Lou Ann Mims '81, '03M is the 

director of the Wrighlsville Beach Museum 
of History 

David S. Lee '82 completed a self- 
directed study of the Hawaiian islands, 
focusing on tropical hsh behavior, 
humpback whale breeding grounds 
and catching a few waves. He is the 
regional permit coordinator for the N.C. 
Depariment of Environment and Natural 
Resources in Raleigh 

After more than 20 years workmg as an 
addictions counselor in Wilmington, 
JoAnne Macco Likens '82 began 
a private practice in counseling and 
hypnotherapy, specializing m smoking 
cessation, weight loss, stress management 
and relationship issues. The Web site for 
Serenity Counsehng and Hypnotherapy is 
wwwscreniiyquest net. 

Sherry L. Matthews '82 is general 

manager of The Sampson Independent, a 
daily newspaper in eastern North Carolina 
She is writing a novel based on a murder 
that occurred in Clinton in the 1980s. 

Vertha Dixon-Wright '83 was the 

2008 recipient of the North Carolina High 
School Athletic Associations Pat Gainey 
Award, which recognizes excellence in 
character, achievement and coaching. She 
is head coach of the girls basketball team 
at New Hanover High School 

Deborah Roseboro Lorris '83 

graduated in Ma)' 2007 with a Master 
of Science in Nursing from the Medical 
University of South Carolina College 
of Nursing. She is a registered nurse 
at the Medical University of South 
Carolina Hospital. 

Jackie Nichols '84, an English teacher 
at Laney High School in Wilmington, was 
one of four Teachers of the Month who in 
Februar)' 2008 were given a new Chevrolet 
Malibu, along with free gas fill-ups, for 
one month. 

A meteorologist with NASA. Sterling 
Ashby '85 received a commendation 
from the Johnson Space Center for 
Outstanding Weather Support during the 
space shuttle landing in April 2008. 

John A. Lasiey '85 of Pembroke 

Pines, Fla., works for Science 
Applications International Corporation 
in support of U.S. Southern Command 
requirements and acti\'ities throughout 
Central and South America. He also 
owns a security consulting firm that 
provides a wide range of aerial and 
ground surveillance consulting to 

contractors, the U.S. Department of 
Defense and foreign governments. 

Cdr John E. PaSCh '86 achieved 
Level HI Certification as a Department of 
Defense acquisition professional program 

Alex Smith '86 was appointed branch 
manager of OTC-Glasgow Hicks Insurance 

Tracy Mills Barnard '87 is the 

co-owner of Bon-Bons Jewelry m 
Greensboro and is happy that her son Erik 
will be attending UNCW in the fail. 

James C. Dean '87 completed the 
Certihed Financial Planner course offered 
through the UNCW Cameron School of 
Business in May 2007 and was awarded 
the CFP* designation in October 2007. He 
is an investment management consultant 
with Raymond James Financial Services in 
Wilnungton and works with his brother, 
Tracy Dean '90 

Jeffrey Rogers '87 is a third- and 

fourth-grade maih remediation teacher at 
Liberty Elementary School in Randolph 
County. He is pursuing a master's degree 
in education at Nonh Carolina A&rT 

Todd L. Brady '88 is a church planter 
in Fayetteville and the lead pastor of The 
River Community Church. His wife Angela 
IS a broker with World Properties Interna- 
tional and children's ministry director at 
The River 

Paul Verzaal '88 is a fraud and arson 
investigator for the Wilmington Police 
Department and also performs polygraph 
examinations. He is a member of the 
American Polygraph Association, N.C. 
International Association of Arson Investi- 
gators and the International Association of 
Financial Crimes Investigators. 

Sheila Whitmeyer '88 is a first-grade 
teacher assistant at Anderson Elementary 
School in Wilmington. She is also an 
independent beauty consultant with Mary 
Kay Cosmetics 

Kevin T. Colaner '89 is the associate 
\ice president for student services at 
California State Polytechnic University, 
Pomona. He was profiled in Kirk Snyder's 
book, The C Quolicnt: W-Tiy Gay Executives 
Ave Evccfling us Leaders and WJuU Evety 
Manager Needs io Know. 

Kimberly Tuttle Gray '89 is the 

principal of Don D. Steed Elementary 
School in Raeford. 

James E. Richardson '89 is the 

Birmingham, Ala , market president for 

Jay Wolfe '89 is director of research 
with Legac)' Sports Group in Newport 
Beach, Calif. His duties include baseball 
contract analysis, historical statistical 
analysis and arbitration case preparation. 


First Flight High School principal Arty 
Tillett '90 was named Northeast Region 
2008 Wachovia Principal of the Year in 
the annual recognition sponsored by the 
N.C, Department of Public Instruction, 
the Principal's Executive Program and 
Wacho\'ia Corp, 

Linda Porter Good '91 added 
music to her leaching license and now 
teaches about 1.000 K-5 students at 
Mclvin Honeycult Elementary School in 

David Scott '91 ts a community 
counsehng program coordinator and 
assistant prolessor at Clemson University 

Michael Williams '91 was promoted 
to captain with the Car)' Police 
Department and ser\'es as commander 
for the Investigations and Family Ser\'ice 
Division Marshae Jones Williams 
'94 is a regional accounuim with G\psum 
Management Company 

Brian Farmer '92. president of 
advisory services at Coldwell Banker 
Commercial TradeMark Properties, 
received the 2008 Silver Circle of 
Distinction award. The award is based on 
closed adjusted gross commission income 
for the previous year and presented 
to Coldwell Banker Commercial sales 
associates nanonwidc 

Kirsten Geiger Michel '92 started 
her own business as destination planner 
and writer. 

Robert E. Sherry '92 is an insurance 
fraud sur\eillance investigator with Global 
Options Group, serving the East Coast 
from New York to Florida. He is an expert 
in surveillance and undercover tactics. 

Alden P. Blake '93 is a technical 

recriuier wuh TEKsystems, and Shelly 
Read Blake '95 is an attorney with 
Blake and \ They reside in Raleigh. 

John "Merge" Blake '93 is the 

branch manager lor Robert Half Inter- 
national's Officeteam and Accountemps 
Divisions in Greensboro 

Jeffrey B. Rivenbark '93 is the 

television news assignment manager with 
WBTV News 3 in Charlotte 

Christopher S. Casieri '94M of 

Titusville, N J , is an associate in the Intel- 
lectual Properly Law Group with the law 
firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. PA. 

Patrick Kay '94 is a manager of 
Accenture. a global leader of consulting, 
outsourcing and strategy work. He resides 
in Huniersville. 

Ganon Baker '95 is the owner of 

Ganon Baker Basketball Services and 
travels worldwide conducting personal and 
team training as well as camps and clinics. 
He has more than 25 top-selling basketball 
DVDs focused on drills and basketball 
training techniques. His Web site is www. 

Jay E. Barker '95, owner and 
president of the J.E.B International 
Tobacco Co., was recognized by 
Cambridge Who's Who for showing 
dedication, leadership and excellence in all 
aspects of business administration, 

Thomas E. Hancock '95M will 
complete his I'h D in biology at Wake 
Forest University during summer 2008, 
He is a visiting biology instructor at 
Salem College. 

Livian Jones '95M was named vice 
president of John S. Clark Company, 
LLC, She will oversee business acquisi- 
tions out of the Mount Airy-based general 
construction company's Wilmington office, 

Carlton V. MettS '95 was promoted to 
center supervisor for the City of New Bern 
Parks and Recreation Department 

Laura R. Owen '95 is homeschooling 
her three children and is a pianist for 
Trinity Baptist Church in Fayetteville, 
where her husband Joshua is pastor. In 
May 2008, he defended his Doctorate of 
Divinity from Southeastern Seminar)' in 
Louisville, Ky 

F. Glenn Pleasant '95 is ihe first 
through fifth grade administrator at Myrtle 
Grove Christian School, where his wife, 

Angela Pridgen Pleasant '95. 

teaches sixth grade science and ad\'anced 
math, and ihcir two children are enrolled. 

Donna Hentosh Williams '95, 
'OOM opened Fitwize 4 Kids, a healthy 
lifestyle center for kids combining 
fitness and nutrition in the Leiand area. 
J. Daniel Williams '96 is vice 
president/business banker with 
Woodlands Bank 

Chris Bartosik '96 is the manager of 
application development with Blue Cross 
and Blue Shield of North Carolina. He and 
his wife, Dana Warwick Bartosik '97, 
reside in Car\' 

Cpt Jones H. Blakely III '96 was 

deployed as a combat ad\ isor to the 
Alghnn N'aiional .Arm\- m ,-\lghamsian. 

Lisa Witmer Hedgecock '96 is 

pursuing a Master of Science degree in 
post secondary and adult education at 
Capella University She works m customer 
service and sales v\"ith Citigroup in 

Shannon L. Hillard '96 and Jesse 

C. Gaither '96 have purchased a 
historic mint-farm in Oregania, Ohio. 
Shannon handles national accounts for 
Crate Farm, and Jesse is the vice president 
of operations for Wilson Buildings, 

A former tennis player, Eric Johnson 

'96 is still active in state and regional 
tournaments. He works in sales wuh 
Europa Sports Products, 

Gregory Leimone '96 is the regional 

operations/sales manager for Elsag North 
America Law Entorcement Systems, 
the leading manufacturer of Automated 
License Plate Recognition. 

Gabe Salazar '96, '06M is a bilingual 
cliniLian at Coastal Horizons' Pender 
County office, which offers substance 
abuse and mental health counseling for 

Christian Pace Verzaal '96 is an ice 

skating instructor and marketing assistant. 

Tony '97 and Jennifer DiLullo 
Butler '95 established Hope from Helen 
Inc., a non-profit charily that supports 
local and global organizations dedicated 
to health, education, animals, the 
environment and individuals and families 
in need. In addition, the couple owns/ 
operates www, Ever)' July 
they sponsor the nationally recognized 
Reel/Sweetwaler Pro-Am Surf Fesi. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 

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Jason Wheeler '99. 'OSM 


Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 

Marcus Snnlth '96 

Past Chair 

Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M 

Board Members 

Melissa Andrus '01 
Crystal Caison '84 
James Carroll '90 
Susan Chandler '07 
Cara Costello '97. '03M 
Dru Farrar '73 
Kimberly Wiggs Gamiin '90 
Enoch Hasberry '98 
Gayle Hayes '89 
Kandice Kelley '04 
Joanie D. Martin '91 
Trudy Maus '91, '97M 
Sandra McClammy '03 
Lauren Scott '06 
Beth Terry '00 
Aaron Whitesell '06 

African American Graduates 

Enoch Hasberry '98 

Matt Glova '07 

Cape Fear, Charlotte Area, 
Greater Greensboro Area 
Call us to get involved. 


Cameron School of Business Chapter 
Sarah Hall Cain '99, '05M 

Communications Studies Chapter 
Steve Nelson '06 

Watson School of Education Chapter 
Jeanne Harmon '01 


Crew/ Club 
Curt Browder '81 
Jennifer Tripplett '97 

Past Chair's Council 
Tom Lament '80 




Kia Hendrix Countess '97 graduated 
from VXalden Univcrsu\' in April 2008 with 
a Master of Science in Nursing, She is a 
registered nurse with Intelistaf and resides 

in Huntsville, Ala. 

Kathleen King McMillan '97 retired 
in June 2007 from teaching with the 
Onslow County Schools, She now tutors 
part-time and enjoys time with her grand- 
children Edward S. McMillan '95 is 
an ATM deposit puller with Pendum 

A certified yoga instructor, Loryn 
Schiraldo '97 is an account director 
with Aquent in New York. NY 

Rhonda Teachey Thompson '97 

is a registered nurse for Hanuwr Medical 

Kara Fuchs Gansmann '98 

graduated m Mny 2007 from the 
University of North Dakota School of 
Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree with 
distinction. She is a bnefing attorney for 
the State of Texas 14lh Court of Appeals 
in Houston. 

Summer Watson Taylor '98 is 

the lead dog/creative director tor Good 
Dog/Bad Dog Creative Design Inc. in 
Brandon, Fla 

Jennifer K. Bell '99M is an assistive 
technolog)' specialist for Clark County 
Schools in Kentucky 

Dawn Hodges "99. language arts 
teacher ai Wilmmgton Academy of 
Arts and Sciences, was a finalist for 
Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted Award 
by the N,C, Association for the Gifted 
and Talented. Hodges is the co-founder 

JoAnna S. Mayer '99 is pursuing 
a Master ol Du'iniiy degree at Duke 

Holly Higglns Wllcher '99 is the early 
childhood mental health educator with the 
Smart Start Colorado Office of Professional 
Development in Denver. 


Jennifer Owens Durham '00 

graduated in May 2008 from the 
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 
with a Master of Public Health leadership 
degree David Durham '00 is an 

associate pastor with First Baptist Church 
of Elon. 

Gilbert A. Payette '00 \ olunteers 
as a naturalist at the Sabine Canyon 
Recreational Area of the Santa Caialina 
Mountains in the Coronado National 
Forest. He also is a sior)'teller and spirit 
program provider for Canyon Ranch 
Resort. His Web site is 

loulia Koukourouzova Boxley '01 

IS the owner and area director of Club 
Z! In-Home Tutoring Ser\'ices in New 
Hanover County. 

William Edgar Jr. '01, vice president 
and commercial loan officer with First 
Carolina State Bank, is the first recipient 
of the Weldone "Red" Kimball Award 
given to employees whose hard work and 
dedication is judged by management to be 

Erica Livingston '01 had the lead 

role in the first national tour of the sketch 
comedy, The Gica[ Amcrkan Tydilcy Park 

Danielle Becktame Richaret 

'01 is the co-founder of the non-profit 
Sustainable Schools Inuiative. 

John P. Van Zandt IV '01 teaches 
English at a local private high school, 
Sagrados Corazones de Manquehue, in 
Santiago. Chile, 

Charles Beckwith '02 directed 

Three \\'(s/il\s, part of the Curan Repertor)' 
Company's Notes from the Underground 
Festival at the Fayan Theater in the Roy 
Arias Theatre Center, New York City. He 
is an editorial photographer in the fashion 
industry and is producing a photography- 
focused radio series called Light and 
Gravity, His Web site is wwAvcharles- 
beckwith com. 

Charles C. Blanton '02 \\as elected 
to a second term as president of the Young 
Democrats of New Hanover County and 
serves as vice chair for youth development 
with the New Hano\'er Count)' Democratic 
Party He is a sales account manager with 
Castle Branch Inc 

Gregory G. Eppard '02 graduated 

in May 2008 from the UNC School of 
Medicine and will specialize in obstetrics 
and gyTiecology, 

Zach A. Galloway '02 earned status 
in the American Institute of Certified 
Planners (.AICP) and is a planner for the 
City of Tallahassee, 

John Rogers '02 is an applications 
developer with Signal, a design, marketing 
and technology firm in Wilmington. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 


A. ^^- 

by £m/7y Jones '09 


The journey for J.R. and Peggy Shute began 25 
years ago while they were students at the University of 
North Carolina Wilmington. Their shared passion for 
aquatic life led the couple to work with rare freshwater 
fishes in Lake Waccamaw and guided them into a 
lifelong dedication to the preservation of imperiled fishes 
throughout the Southeast. 

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After ihey graduated from UNCW in 
1977 with bachelor's degrees in biology, 
they followed different paths of aquatic 
work, yet both remained devoted to 
preserving endangered species. 

"1 can't imagine doing anything else at 
this point. Much of this work requires 
years to see any real results, so a brief 
commitment is not very practical 
anyway! " J.R. stated. 

He became involved in an endangered 
fish restoration project in the Great 
Smoky Mountains National Park, which 
ultimately lead to the development 
of a non-profit organization in 1992, 
Conservation Fisheries. The group's 
mission is to restore fish populations 
that have been destroyed due to 
pollution or habitat destruction. Toda\ 
the organization includes a 5,000 sq. It. 
hatchery in Kno.wille, Tcnn., which 
is dedicated to propagating rare and 
endangered fishes. The association 
also surve\s local streams and rivers 
to monitor the health of rare fish 
populations and produces an electronic 
newsletter that educates the public on 
I heir aquatic endeavors. 

"Conser\'ation Fisheries has been 
instrumental in the recovery of several 
rare and endangered fishes in the 
southeastern U.S. The restoration of 
three federally protected fishes into 
Abrams Creek in the Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park would have to 
rank pretty high as one of our greatest 
accomplishments," J.R. said. 

The organization has assisted the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, National 
Park Service and Forest Service, World 
Wildlife Fund and Nature Conservancy 
in their efforts to protect endangered 
wildlife. Policy makers use its wideh' 
recognized, non-invasi\'c monitoring 
techniques to refine water qualit\' 
standards lor rivers and streams 
throughout the U.S. The association 
is continuing to work on restoring 
additional fishes in other streams. 

Ii has won several awards throughout 
the years including the 2007 National 
Fisheries and llabiiai Conservation 
Award, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
and the 2006 River Champions Award, 
Tennessee Clean Water Network 

Peggs' Shute took a different route in her 
dedication to aquatic life. 

She is the manager of the Tennessee 
Valley Authority Heritage Resources, 
which is responsible for TV.As compliance 
with the Endangered Species Act and 
wetlands regulations and the National 
Environmental Policy Act. They assess 
the potential environmental impacts of 
proposed T\ A projects and operations, 
help identify lands appropriate lor 
inclusion in the T\A Natural Areas 
system (help in managing those natural 
areas), and monitor populations of 
endangered species found on T\'.A lands. 

For her constant dedication and support 
she received two excellence awards: the 
2007 Environmental E.xcellcncc .Award 
for Managemeni Comnhimeni and the 
2007 Environmental Fxcellencc of ihe 
Year .Award. 

J.R. and Peggy Shute ha\e dedic.uetl their 
lives to the aquatic wim Id. lo w Inch ihey 
have both been deeply devoted lor )ears. 
They continue to rescue, restore and 
protect endangered species everyday with 
the same amount of passion ihev shared 
when ihey were students at UNCW. 



Amber McCormick '02 received 
Ccriiiied FmariLKil PUinner' certification 
in 2007. She is a financial planning 
consultant with Fidelity Investments in 

Erin Watkins '02 is the national 
accounts coordinator with Venzon 
Wireless in Wilmington- 
Mary Lee Whitfield '02 received a 
master's degree m elemeniar)' education 
from East Carolina Universily as well 
as a license to teach academically gifted 
children. She is a kindergarten teacher 
with Duplin County Schools. 

Grant W. Foster '03 is enrolled m 

the Gemological Institute of America in 
Carlsbad. Calif. 

Rixky Mouni JcUgiLiin sports editor 
Ben Jones '03 and his staff, which 
includes Jessie H. Nunery '03, 

received second-place honi.>rs for overall 
sports coverage at the N. C- Press 
Associations 2007 news, editorial and 
photojournalism contest. 

Renae Lopez Harris '03 is a 

health educator with the State of North 

Christin IVIizelle '03 graduated in 
May 200S wiih a Master of Fme Arts 
in dim and television producing from 
Chapman University in Orange 
Count)'. Calif. 

Adrienne Parker '03 is the family 
services and volunteer coordinator with 
Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro- 

Wayne County 

Belinda F. Simmons '03 teaches 
first grade at Lincoln Elementary' School 
m Leland, 

Abbey Wade '03 completed work 
on the feature film Vic 27 Club, which 
made its international debut at New York 
City's Tribeca Film Festi\-3l. She lives in 
Davidson with her husband Garrett 
Droege '02 and son Hcnr>'. 

Brandon Williams '03 is a mortgage 
loan officer with NC Bank Mortgage. 
a diWsion of New Century Bank, in 


Ross C. Adams '04 was one of four 
New Hano\-er County Teachers of the 
Month who in Februar>' 2008 were given 
a new Chevrolet Mahbu, along with free 
gas fill-ups, for one month. He leaches 
mathematics at Ashley High School. 

Rebecka Brasso '04 is teaching 

at Randolph Community College after 
earning a Master of Science degree at the 
College of William and Mar)-. She is a 
co-author of the article "The Movement 
of Aquatic Mercur)' Through Terrestrial 
Food Webs" due to be published in 
Science, a research publication, 

Kristen Brigner '04 is a park ranger 
at Goose Creek State Park. Her responsi- 
bilities include law enforcement as well as 
educating groups about the environment. 

Kimberly Hills Carpenter '04 is 

pursuing a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the 
Universily of North Carohna Chapel Hill. 
Eric Carpenter '02 is employed with 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Chapel Hill. 

Janice Ragins Cooper '04 is the 

marketing adminisiraior lor Mid-Ulini 
Credit L'nion in Bloomington. 111. 

Erika S. Veth '04 graduated in May 
2008 with a Master of Arts degree in 
English literature from the University of 
Alaska Anchorage. She is working at the 
university as an adjunct faculty 

Elizabeth H. Bordeaux '05 earned 

a master's degree m histor)- from 
University of North Carolina Chapel 
Hill in 2007 and is pursuing a master's 
degree in librar)' science at North Carolina 
Central University She is a pre-GED 
test and prep instructor at Cape Fear 
Community College. 

Cam Connelly '05 is a field under- 
writer with Hughes &r Associates 
Insurance Agency His Web site is 

Joanne M. Gold '05 is enrolled in 
pharmacy school at the Medical University 
of South Carolina. 

Jackie Harmon '05 is an oyster 

restoration specialist with the Chesapeake 


Phillip A. Maxwell '05 was promoted 
to national training manager for the Home 
Depot account with General Electric 
Appliances in Louis\'i!le, Ky 

Terry Thorpe Rose '05 graduated m 
May 2008 \Mth a Master of Social Work 
from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Bethany S. Smith '05 of Kerners- 
\-ille IS in Albania working with health 
education prolessionals and local teachers 
to promote preventative health education 
and introduce new teaching techniques 
and methods. 

A sixth grade teach at Shallotte Middle 
School. Michelle Bennett '06M 

was named Brunswick County Schools' 
Teacher ol the Year 

Daniel BifaICO '06 will head the new 
Market Street Ad\n5ors office at Cape Fear 
Banks Pine Valley branch. He is also an 
SEC-Registered Series 7 Representative. 

James R. Hinkson '06M is an 

academic advisor in the Sam M. Walton 
College of Business at the University of 
Arkansas-Fayetteville. He also serves 
as an adjunct faculty member with 
the Universily of Arkansas-Fort Smith 
Department of Hisior)'. 

Katherine Miller '06 is pursuing a 

Master of Divinity degree at Columbia 
Theological Seminar)'. This summer she 
is an intern at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian 

Melissa C. Oliver '06. a teacher 
with Johnston County Schools, received 
National Board Certification in 
December 2007. 

Kai Oliver-Kurton '06 received a 
Sih'cr Wing Award and a Silver Wing 
of Merit in the 2008 Mercury Awards 
for outstanding tactics used in public 
relations, presented by the South Carolina 
Public Relations Society of America. She is 
employed by Arcadia Publishing. 

Rubyann Rodriguez '06 is pursuing 
a Master of Business Administration 
degree at East Carolina University. 

Matt Collogan '07 is the environ- 
mental education coordinator at Airlie 

Sarah B. Rose '07 is enrolled m the 
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at 
Campbell University 

Megan Walter '07 is an account 
exeeuti\c in the marketing and adver- 
tising department of the Catevo Group 
in Raleigh 


Gayle Hayes '85 and Ronald 

Woodcock on April 5. 2008. Gayle teaches 
business to sixih. seventh and eighth 
graders at Cape Fear Middle School. 

Harry D. May II '87 and Lisa Land 
Ma) on April 28, 2007, Harry is a pilot 
with Spirit Airlines. The couple resides 
in Raleigh. 

Carmel Kenny '89 and AI Muncey on 
Jan. 1 1, 2008 Carmel is a social services 
coordmator for Heartland o! Columbia. 

Melissa A. Budzinski '94 and 

Darrell S. Coleman on Sept. 2, 2006. 
Melissa is a clinical services manager 
for Diamond Healthcare Corporation, a 
behavioral health management company 

in Richmond, \'a. 

Shannon C. Davis '94 and Brian 
H. Cruz '96 on April 14. 2007. She is 
an account executive with WFMY TV in 
Greensboro, and he is store manager of 
a Starbucks in Elon. Joining them at ihe 
ceremony were George Kelley '92, '93, 
Tim Cordes '91. '97. Erin Isley Cordes 
'99, Angle Brooks-Comer '93 and Ryan 
Finch '96 

Kathleen Phelps '97 and Michael 

Bove on Dec. 15, 2007. Kathleen is an 
account executive for McClalchey 

Wendy E. Worsley '00 and Dennis 
A. Fullertonjr. on May 10, 2008. They 
reside in Leland. 

Margaret Conner '01 and Cameron 
Park on June 1 1 , 2007 Margaret was 
promoted to logistics call center manager 
ai La-Z-Boy and is certified as a supply 
chain professional. The couple resides in 
Dearborn, Mich 

Richard TrUXiliO '01 and Patty Spera 
on March 30, 2008, The couple resides in 
Roanoke, Va.. where Richie is a resident 
ph\'siLian at Carrillion Hospital 

Stephanie D. Brooks '02 and Jason 

P Haw\'er on March 29, 2008. Stephanie 
is a Master of Fine Arts degree candidate 
ai the L'nu'ersity of North Texas 

Lindsey Campbell '02 and Michael 

Holmes '04 on Sept 2. 2007 

Julie Patterson '02 and Chad Unden 
on Nov. 7. 2007. Julie is an enrollment 
services assistant at Forsyth Technical 
Communil)' College 

Melissa Reid '02 and Trevor A. 
Smith '04 on April 14, 2007. 

Brian Chambers '03 and Dana Mei= 
on April 19, 2007 Brian is a planner tor 
the City of Wilmington. 

Sara M. Ellis '03 and Tom Sanborn 
on April H, 2007 Sara was promoted to 
lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard. They 
reside in Jefferson, La. 

Samantha Sanderlin '04andjarrod 
Page on Sept 13, 2007 Saniatha is a 
financial sendees officer with the State 
Employees Credit Union. 

Rebecca Hergenroeder '05 md 
Byron "Trey" King III '03 on 

No\'. 3. 2007. Trey is a sales agent with 
BB&T. and Rebecca is a registered nurse 
in the surgical/trauma intensive care unit 
at UNC Healthcare. 

Martha M. Roth '05 and Raymond 
T, Gephart ill '06 on May 10, 2008 

Christy L. Chambers '06 and Cpl 

Fredrick L Willard on July 21, 2007. 
The couple resides in Raleigh 

William Swain '06 and Rebekah 
Cavcnaugh on Nov 17, 2007, 

Alexis M. Trask '06 and David 

B. Bostic '99 on May 3, 2008. 
Alexis is a registered nurse in the 
emergency department at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center David is a 
licensed contractor and operates Bostic 
Building Corporation 

Jessica M. Ingland '07 and Daniel 
L. Joyner '05 on July 7, 2007, Jessica 
IS the coordinator of advancement services 
with the Campbell University School of 
Pharmacy, and Daniel is the minister of 
families at Ml. Flam Baptist Church. 


To Kimberly Holzer Larsen '86, 
'88M and her husband Donald, a son, 
Daniel Hawthorne, on March 7, 2007. 
Kimberly is a fisheries biologist with 
the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological 
Resources Division, Western Fisheries 
Research Center, in Seattle. 

To Chris '88 md Carol Shooter 

Redmond '90, a daughter, Taylor, 
on June 8, 2007. The couple's business. 
After School Karate Academy, offers daily 
karate instruction and academic tutoring 
for kindergarten through fifth grade in 

To Deborah Jones Bowen '92 and 

her husband Chris, a son, Cole, on Aug. 
25, 2007. Deborah is a kindergarten 
teacher with Wake County Schools, 

To Cheryl Barela Fekete '92 and her 

husband N[ichacl, a son, Matthew Ryan on 
Feb. 11, 2008. Cheryl is a senior clinical 
project manager with ICON Clinical 
Research in Durham 

To Christine Bricker Murphy '92 

and her husband Rob. a daughter. Logan 
Nicole, on Aug. 15, 2007. Christine is an 
attorney with Gordon & SiK-er. Ltd. in Las 
Vegas, Nev 

To William J. Wilson Jr. '92 and his 

wife Lindsay, twin sons, Benjamin Parker 
and Joseph Whitmire, on April 9, 2008. 

To James H. Ramsey '92 and 

his wife Carla, a daughter, Alexandra 
Elizabeth, on Sept. 9. 2007, James is a 
supervisor for Southeastern Freight Lines 
in Raleigh. 

SUMMER 2008 UNCW Magazine 




Dozens of students have become superior 
word Grafters through UNCW's creative writing 
master's program. They have written several 
books and received prestigious literary' awards. One 
prime example of the talent that emerges from this stellar program is Derek Nikitas '00, 
author of Pyres, which was nominated for the prestigious 2008 Edgar Award in the 
category of Best First Novel by an American Author, by Emily Jones '09 

First-time novelist nominated for Edgar Award 

The Edgar Awards, named for the 
famed author Edgar Allen Poe, are 
presented annually by the Myster)' 
Writers of America. They honor 
inystery writers in fiction, non-fiction, 
film, TV and theatre. The awards were 
presented on May 1 in New York. 

"I'm a devout pessimist. When 1 get 
good news, I can't help assuming 
there's been a mistake. I know just 
how many debut mystery books are 
more deserving than mine for this 
honor, but the judges have their 
proclivities. I'li be clapping vigorously 
when one of the olher lour nominees 
is amnuuiced the winner on May first. " 
staled Nikiias, who unfortunately did 
nol receive llic awaril. 

Wendy Brenner, professor in the 
UNCW creative writing deparinu lU 
and Nikitas' menlor, realized inmu' 

ately his natural-born talent lor writing. 
When she received his first writing 
assignment she thought it was brilliant 
and knew his writing would reach 
national readership. She believes 
Pyres intrigues readers because it is 
so beautifully and intimatcK w ritten. 

"This novel is like a dream thai 
haunts you m the daytime, masL|ucr- 
ading as a niemorx of real events, us 
diverse cast of characters so vividly 
and intimately portrayed that }ou 
will begin to see them everpvherc," 
she Slated, "it is not only the concen- 
trated beauty and unreleniing lyricism 
of Nikilas's language thai ensnares the 
reader, but his unllinching immersion 
into ihe unlil corners ol ihc lumuui 
bean and conscience. " 

Nikiias was born in Manchester, 
N.H., and raised in Rochester. N.^'. He 

earned his bachelor's degree in English 
from Slate Universit)' of New York 
Brockport. Several of his short works 
ha\e appeared in Ellay Queen Mysteiy 
Magazine and other magazines. He has 
also been featured in a book length 
anthology Killer Year. He is currently 
pursuing a Ph.D. in English from 
Georgia Stale University in Atlanta. 

Several other graduales ol the creative 
writing |ii"ograin have gone lorth lo 
write published pieces ol lileralurc. 
They include Brian Dcvido, author of 
Even 7'imc / Talk to Liston. a fiction 
novel about boxing; Kristen Holmsiedl, 
Band of Sisters, a ilocunienlar\- of 
women in combat; aiul C indy llorrcll 
Ramsey, Boys oj the Battleship .Vorf/i 
Carolina, a narrative of ihe World 
War II baiileship through the eyes of 
ihc sailors that manned ihe ship. 



To John '93 and Jennifer Olson 
Bryant '94, .1 chuighter, Kaicylin. on 
Dec. 2 1 . 2007. Jennifer is a programmer 
analyst for AAA Auio Club Souch- 

To Timothy K. Otto '93 and his 

wife Calhenne, a son, Andrew Timothy, 
on Jan. 14, 2008. Tim is a Cerufied 
Financial Planner® practitioner with 
Morgan Stanley in Raleigh, 

To Scott Tlerney '93 and his wife 

Heide Kalinowski, a daughter, Cali, on 
Sept. 7, 2007, Scott is an athletics/fitness 
director with Palos Heights Recreation 
Department in Ilhnois 

To Chad '94 and Sheri North 

AyerS '98, a daughter. Kate, on 
April 30, 2007. Shen is a registered 
nurse and Chad is a paramedic Both 
are employed by New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. 

To Clark '94 and Laura Fisher 
McQueen '97, a son, Samuel, on 
Dec. 22. 2007. Clark is a medical sales 
specialist with Endo Pharmaceuticals, 
and Laura is a nurse anesthetist with New- 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. 

To Natalie King Price '94, 'OOM 

and her husband Jason, a daughter, 
Carson Butler, on Dec. 19. 2007. Natalie 
is the president of JBC Developers Inc. 

To Wesley Vaughn '94 and his \vife 
Andrea, a son, Andrew Vaughn, on April 
22. 2007. Wesley is a sales manager with 
Cameo Manufactunng. 

To Vickie Wilkinson Barnes '95 

and her husband John, a daughter, Ella 
Frances, on March 21, 2008. Vickie is 
a teacher at Vance Charter School in 

To Charlie H. '95, '96M and Terry 
Basnight Dail '95, a son, Charles 
Cameron, on June 9, 2007. Charlie is an 
assistant North Carolina state auditor, 
and Terr)' is a controller for N.C. State 

To Tracy Silver Pittman '95 and her 

husband Kelly, a son, G Kell)\ on Oct. 
29, 2007. Tracy is a project manager with 
PPD Inc. 

To Bryan S. Martin '96 and his wife 
Jennifer, a daughter. Kaitlyn, on Jan. 19, 
2007, Bryan is a database/visual basic 
analyst with United Healthcare in Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

To Kevin L. '97M and Barbi Hoff 
Barber '97, a daughter, Laine Winifred. 

on April 22, 2007. Barbi is a senior 
director and Kevin is an accounting 
manager; both are employed by PPD Inc. 

To Paul Calton '97 and his wife 

Meredith, a daughter. Morgan-Kate, 
on Jan. 24, 2008. Paul is the territory 
manager with Gregory Poole Equipment 
Co in Raleigh 

To Lewis D. Conner Jr. '97 and 

his wife Marie, a son, Grant Phillip, on 
May 11. 2007. Lewis is a sales represen- 
tative for PrimeSource Building Products. 

To Mandie Dums Condie '97 and 

her husband Stuart, a son. Noah Robert, 
on April 14, 2007. Mandie is a group 
exercise coordinator with the YMCA in 
Harrisburg, N.C. 

To Dan '97 and Erin Gough Dove 

'96. a son. James, on March 30, 2007. 

To Mark Foxx '97 and his wife Katie, 
a daughter. Campbell Ann. on Nov. 11. 
2007. The family resides in Havre de 
Grace, Md. 

To Paul "PK" Kalish '97 and his wife 
Robin, a daughter, Samantha Brooke, 
on Dec. 19. 2007. PK is a park ranger 
employed by N.C. State Parks. 

To Margaret Merrill Britt *98 and 

her husband Ronnie, a son. Grad)' Br\an, 
on Oli n, 2007 

To Amy Bullock Pace '98 and her 

husband Thomas, a daughter. Aver)' June, 
on April 23. 2007. 

To Jonathan Faires '98 and his 

wife Christa, a son, Brennan Russell, on 
March 2, 2007 Jonathan is the band 
director for Widetield School District 
No. 3 m Colorado Springs, Colo. 

To Andrevtf Onofrio '98 and his wife 
Daniella. a daughter. Isabella Arteaga, on 
March 26. 2008. Andrew is the president 
of Onofrio Construction Inc in Raleigh, 

To Lori Parker Sharpe '98 and her 

husband Matt, a daughter, Sadie Bliss, 
on Feb. 23, 2008. Lori is a second-grade 
teacher at McGees Crossroads Elementary 
School in Johnston County 

To Christopher L. James '99 and 

his wife Piret Roosimae, twins. Tristan Kai 

and Allegra Liis, on Aug. 5. 2007. Chris 
is the associate director for the Sequoyah 
Fund Inc, in Cherokee. 

To Kristy Oakley Long '99 and 

her husband Jininiy. a daughter. Baylee 
Rae. on Dec. 12. 2007. Knsty is a 
clinical research coordinator III at Duke 
University Medical Center, 

To Jason E. McLeod '99 and his 

wife Mary Kathleen, a son, Jason Andrew, 
on Jan 10, 2008. Jason is a commercial 
real estate broker for Maus. Warwick, 
Matthews & Compan\- in Wilmington, 

To Leslie Rogers Moore '99 and 

her husband Troy, a son, Scott Wilson, on 
July 31, 2007 

To Benjamin Romeiser '99 and his 

wife Mina Takasu, a daughter. Maren, on 
Dec. 16, 2007. Ben is a tax manager with 
Deloitte Tax, LLP in Raleigh. 

To Tammy Dozier Scott '99 and 

her husband Barr\', a daughter, Camille 
Justine, on March 1. 2008. Tammy is a 
licensed practical nurse at Autumn Care 
of Myrtle Grove. 

To Amy Gerry Smith '99 and her 

husband Barry, a son. Ethan Barry, on 
Feb. 22, 2008. Amy is an associate for 
Stradley. Ronon, Stephens and Young in 

To Charlie Stack '99, '04M and 
Mackenzie Underwood '99, a 

daughter, Marin, on Jan. 22, 2008. 
Charlie is a senior marketing manager for 
HanesBrands Inc., and Mackenzie is an 
investment anal)'st for Wachovia 

To Parker '99 and Susanna Rabon 
Stevens '01. a daughter, Isabella 
Noelle, on March 15, 2008, The couple 
owns Sea Path Examinations Inc, and 
lives in Wilmington, 

To Richard '99 and Christine Hobbs 
Tuttle '99, a daughter. Bavlcy. on Dcl 
28, 2007 

To Stephanie Winslow Walters 
'99M and her husband William, twins, 
William Brannon and Charles Winslow, 
on March 28. 2007, Stephanie is a profes- 
sional sales representative for Schering- 
Plaugh Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey 

To Mary Currier Williams '99 and 

her husband Da\'id, a son, Colson, on Feb. 
8, 2008. They reside in Midlothian, Va. 

To Chris Cadwallader '00 and his 

wife Suzanne, a son, Harrison, on Sept, 
19, 2007. Chris is a production manager 
with Timmerman Manufacturing 

To Chad 'GO and Andrea Aiken- 

Spargue Corbin '99, a son. R)an Chase, 
on July 13, 2007, Chad is an operations 
manager for Ferguson Enterprises 

To Karl '00 and Jennifer Jones 

Pleasant '00. a son. Reece Anthony on 
Nov 24. 2007 

To Aran Kagan '00 and his wife Holli. 

a son, Noah Issac, on Aug, 11, 2007. 

To Karl '00 and Wendy Darling 

Pittard '00, a daughter, Sarah Madison, 
on Oct 30. 2007 Karl is a chemist with 
BASF The Pittards reside in Lake Jackson, 

To Nicole Roma Thurrell '00 and her 

husband Adam, a son, Levi Bodhi, on Aug. 
8, 2008 Nicole is the associate director of 
admissions at the Academy of Swift River/ 
Aspen Education Group in Cummington, 


To Jeff '00, '01 M and Joanna Lakas 

Wise '00, a son, Colton Riley on April 
28, 2008. 

To Raymond '01 and Heather 
Harvey Congo '01 , a son Slade 

Alexander, on June 5. 2007. Heather is 
an instructor at Wallace State Community 
College m Tanner, Ala. 

To Dawn Haedt Glasier '01 and her 

husband Chad, a son, Gavin Mickey, on 
July 3, 2007. The couple resides in North 
Richard Hills, Texas 

To Caroline Wilkes Hanemann '01 

and her husband Craig, a son, Charles 
Robert, on Aug, 4. 2007. 

To Robert W. Lomax '01 and his wife 
Stacy, a daughter, Mackenzie, on April 
10. 2007. Bert is a biostatistician with 
AAlPharma inc 

To Melissa Gray Quick '01 M and 

her husband Wesley, a daughter, Marley 
Savannah, on Feb 14, 2007 

To Lloyd '01 and Windy Mizell Willis 

'99, a son, Owen Elliott, on April 11, 
2007 Lloyd is an assistant professor of 
English at Lander University 

To Audra Burton Hodges '02 and 

her husband Robert, a daughter, Anna 
Grace, on Jan. 1. 2008. Anna was the first 
baby born at Durham Regional Hospital 
for 2008- Audra is a research data manager 
with Rho Inc. in Chapel Hill, 

To Melissa Smith Wilson '02 and 

her husband Bryan, a son, Tyler Br\'ce. 
on July 26, 2007. Melissa is a behavior 
specialist for Pender County Schools. 

To Adam '03 and Jung Ah Park 
Bono '02. a son, Erra Ki-Eung. on 
June 19, 2007. Adam and lung Ah own 
Beauty Max in Monroe. 

To Jenna Wellons Hilton '03 

and !ier husband Dean, a daughter. 
Molly Bliss, on July 6, 2007, Jenna is 
a third grade teacher with Bladen 
County Schools 

To Joseph '03 and Telle Sumner 

McSpadden '03, a daughter, Zoey 
Claire, on Dec. 12. 2007. The family 
resides in Lawrence\ille. Ga 

To Sharon Duff Knosky '04 and 

her husband jared, a son, Adam Ra\', on 
June 19,2007. 

To Emma Lyons Miner '04 and 

her husband Chad, a daughter, Hannah 
Grace, on Feb. 7, 2007. 

To Scot Fink '05 and his wife Toni. a 

daughter, .^lyssa, on June 8, 2007. Scotl 
is a production manager for Hawkeye 
Renewables m Fairbank, Iowa, 

To Susan Jordan Boyd '06 and 

her husband Bill, a daughttr, Nov, 23, 
2007. Susan is a registered nurse at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center, 


James "Pat" Warren '48 on 

May 2. 2008 He was a member of the 
first class of Wilmington College and 
helped select the schools mascot 
and colors 

Claude McAllister '50 on March 14, 2008 

Kenneth Hansley '63 on Feb 17. 2008 

Jessie L. Campbell '70 on Dec 31. 2007 

Wanda E. McNair '73 on Apnl 14. 2008 

Jennifer N. Fishel '98 on March 14, 2008 

Jonathan R. Cooke '02 on Dec 21. 2007 

Ryan T. Carter '04 on March 15, 2008 


Claude Farrell, retired professor of 
economics in the Cameron School of 
Business, passed away on Feb. 7, 2008. 

Marguerite Hopkins, a lecturer in 

the School ol Nursing, passed away on 
March 17, 2008. 

Boyd Robinson, business counselor 
with the Small Business and Technolog)' 
Development Center, passed awa\' on 
Jan, 27, 2008 

Alice Applewhite von Oesen 

passed away on May 3, 2008. She was 

a charter member and on the 

first board of directors of the Friends 

of Wilmington College (now Friends 


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Joe Browning 
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1 7 Wilmington College luncheon 

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I want to begin this letter by thankiitg all of you for your enduring commit- 
ment to UNCW' Whether you are alumni, friends, donors, the parents of 
a student - or all of the above - you appreciate and represent the qualities 
that make UNCW special. Excellence. Loyalty. Integrity. Teamwork. 
Compassion. Hard work. Leadership. Innovation. These are the 
values that all Seahawks live bv, the true hallmarks of the UNC 

Within this issue of UNCW Magazine, you will find countless examples of the 
ways in which our university and the people who make it unique are soaring 
to greatness. Our students, faculty and staff are entrepreneurs in the class- 
room, in scientific research and in cyberspace (see articles, pages 8-9). Read 
about students with incredible internships and amazing adventures; we have 
students who have trekked miles - even to the world's highest peaks - to 
widen their educational experiences and give back to others. 

When it comes to giving back, alumni, donors and friends are wonderful 
role models for our students. Articles throughout this issue show the iiupact 
of your investments on our campus. From distinguished professorships to a 
scholarship supported by surfers, UNCW benefits from the generosity of those 
who believe in helping us provide students with the most powerful learning 
experience possible. . 

1 invite you to visit cantpus often, and to mark your calendars for 
Homecoming on Jan. 30-31. 

As the fall 2008 semester ends and a new year begins, I look forward to a 
future filled with ever greater accomphshments for UNCW as well as for the 
people who make us special and for the extraordinary rcL 
sen-e. What excites me and, I beheve what inspires all of us, is the reahzation 
that for the Universit}' of North Carolina Wilmington, greatness has no limits 
to prevent us from reaching hidier and higher to become better and better. 

come vour calls. 

You make a tremendous 

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Ground was broken Oct. 23 for the 
S30.1 million, 75,000-square-foot 
nursing building that will be equipped 
with the latest human patient simulation 
technology. It will provide students 
with opportunities to practice their 
critical nursing skills in clinical settings 
that rival the state's best hospitals. Its 
construction is "a crucial component In 
our state's efforts to address the critical 
nursing shortage," said Terry Coffey, 
chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees. 

The General Assembly approved 
S34.5 million for a science teaching/ 
lab building that will be home to the 
psychology department. Chairman Mark 
Galizio said the additional space is 
much needed. 

"I can't begin to express how much this 
building will enhance the psychology 
program. The Social and Behavioral 
Sciences Building was completed in 
1982 when our department had only 
nine faculty and six small research 

laboratories. We now have 33 full- 
time faculty psychology research 
laboratories in seven different buildings 
on and off campus," Galizio said. "The 
specialized classrooms and improved 
laboratory space will enhance our 
capacity to develop cutting-edge 
research programs and allow us to give 
students exciting new opportunities for 
applied learning." 

Due to recent state budgetary concerns, 
$4.3 million allocated by the N.C. 
General Assembly for the planning of 
a teaching laboratory building for the 
future Allied Health Sciences has been 
put on hold as well as $4.3 million for 
an oyster hatchery at the Center for 
Marine Science. 

Adjacent to the academic quad, 
construction is well underway on 
Seahawk Crossing that will house 
662 students and a four-level parking 
garage. Aug. 1 is the scheduled 
completion date. 

At the top 
of its class 

For the 1 1th consecutive 
year, UNCW is ranked as one 
of the top 10 pubUc masters 
universities in the South by 
U.S.News & World Report. The 
publication also placed UNCW 
fifth on its list of "up-and- 
coming" master's universities 
in the South. 

A V.S.News survey of top 
college officials identified 70 
colleges and universities that 
made "the most promising 
and innovative changes in 
academics, faculty, students, 
campus or facilities." UNCW 
was fifth on that list for the 
South, tied with James Madison 
University in Virginia and 
Union University in Tennessee. 
UNCW maintained its No. 6 
ranking among public master's 
universities and 14th among 
all 121 public and private 
universities in the South. 

In addition, the university 
placed extremely well in the 
2008 Forbes special report on 
America's best colleges, coming 
in second among the public 
universities in North Carolina, 
behind only UNC Chapel 
Hill. UNCW also was rated 
second among its peer institu- 
tions, with only James Madison 
University ranking higher. 

UNCW is one of the top 25 
"Best Values" among pubUc 
universities in the nation and 
one of the top three in North 
Carolina, according to K'ip/iiigfrs 
Personal Finance, which ranks 
four-year schools that combine 
outstanding economic value 
with top-notch education. 
Finally, Princeton Rn'inv awarded 
UNCW its 2009 "Best in the 
Southeast" designation. 


Beverly Vagnerini of the Information Tectinology 
Services Division greets Hillcrest residents as they 
enter a raffle for UNCW items. 

Community partnership expands 

l^isasler preparedness, sex education, afterschool tutoring and computer 
training are just the beginning of what will be ollered at the new 
Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA)-UNCW Community Campus, 
which opened in September in the Hillcrest housing development. 

We want to understand what programs and services the residents want 
and need, and we want to understand the issues that concern them and 
tle\elop solutions together. We want to use this site for both research and 
practical applications to create a model that works," said Kathy McDaniel, 
director of community partnerships at UNCW 

For years UNCW faculty aiul siudeiits have performed needs assessments 
and been involved in educational and service-oriented activities in the 
WHA communities. The new faciiit)' serves as a centralized resource for 
these ongoing services, as well as research and collaboration with public 
housing residents and the surroimding neighbors, including sustainabilil\ 
gardens, food access studies, inlornialiim technology internships and held 
pl.uemcnls through the i">ep.iitment of Social Work. 

In Ma\, the Wfl.-X presented a S10,000 check to the university for the 
Windell Daniels Memorial Scholarship fi>r Public Mousing and Section 
8 residents. Ihe scholarship, established by the WIIA staff and f)oard of 
commissioners, honors the late Daniels, \\'ll.\ commissioner and I'NCW 
trustee, for his passionate work on behalf of \outh. 


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paper usage. 

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Student L'nion thai leatuies bic\ cles. 
skateboards, totes, bamboo shirts and 
clothing made from recxclcil plastics a- 
w ell as other sustainable iiroducis. 

ECOleal mobile is an electric truck 
used to make deliveries to FCOteal and 
health} alternatives vending machine'^ 
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Sammy Seahawk 
and the 
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New light fixtures along Chancellor's 
Walk and at Wagoner Dining Hall will 
result in significant energy savings, 
improved appearance and enhanced 

The new LED fixtures n^eet the 
specification of the International Dark 
Sky Association for preservation of the 
nighttime environment by allowing 
no light to escape beyond 90 degrees 
around the fixture. They also meet 
the standards for energy savings and 
light pollution set by the Leadership 
in Energy and Environmental Design 
program administered by the U.S. 
Green Building Council. 

"Even with the additional fbcture on each 
pole on Chancellors Walk, we expect 
more than a 50 percent energy sa\angs for 
the project," said Steve Pickard, deputy 
director of proiect management in the 


Following a national health trend, 
a new tobacco policy at UNCW 
prohibits smoking v\athin 25 feet of 
entrances to all campus buildings to 
safeguard the health of individuals 
and the environment. 

More than half of the 16 L'NC System 
schools have implemented a smoking 
perimeter policy, and nationally, 43 
college campuses are smoke-free, 
including L'NC Chapel Hill. 

The policy also prohibits smoking 
in all UNCW buildings and UNCW 
vehicles and bans the sale or free 

campus. Student organizatioirs are 
prohibited from promoting tobacco 
products and from accepting event 
sponsorship from tobacco companies. 

Information on the nolicv and 

UNCW Office of Facilities. ''At Wagoner 
Hall, we expect an 80 percent saxings 
,v over the previous lights." 




Wilmington entrepreneur Wilma 
Daniels and Charlotte executive 
Cynthia G. Marshall were 
appointed to serve on the UNCW 
Board of Trustees. 

Daniels will serve the remainder of 
the term held by her late husband, 
Windell, who passed away in 
April. He was appointed to serve 
a four-year term in 2007. Marshall 
will serve out Krista S. Tillman's 
remaining term, which expires in 
2011. Both were appointed by the 
UNC Board of Governors. 

Daniels is a founder and cunent 
CEO of Daniels Development 
Company and o\'ersees the property 
management for William Hooper 
Apartments. She sei-ves on the boards 
of the Greater Wilmington Chamber 
of Commerce, the New Hanover 
Community Health Center and Cape 
Fear Community College Foundation. 

Marshall is president of AT&T 
North Carolina, responsible 
for the company's regulatory, 
legislative and community affairs 
activities within the state. She 
has 27 years of experience in the 
telecommunications industiy having 
held a variety of line management 
and staff positions in operations, 
human resources, network 
engineering and planning and 
regulatory/external affairs. 

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Agnes Hahn, a murder mystery by 
Richard Satterlie was published 
in August by Medallion Press. This is 
the third novel for the Frank Hawkins 
Kenan Distinguished Professor of 
biolog)' and marine biology. A sequel, 
titled Imola, is in the works. 

Tracy Y. Hargrove, elementary 
middle level and literacy education, is 
the 2008 recipient of the UNCW Board 
of Trustees Award Teaching Excellence 
Award and a Distinguished Teaching 
Professorship. John Rice, sociology 
and criminology, also was awarded a 
Distinguished Teaching Professorship. 

Anita R. Veit, sociology and 
criminology, and Roger D. Shew, 

geography and geology, were named 
2008 Lecturers of the Year. Awards for 
Faculty Scholarship went to Steven D. 
Emslie, biology and marine biology, 
and Robert D. Hancock and 
Stephen A. Skrabal, chemistry and 
biochemistry. Graduate Mentor Awards 
went to Carol Pilgrim, psychology 
and Martin Posey, biology and 
marine biology. 

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo 

was appointed to the Higher Education 
Cabinet for The New York Times and 
Chronicle of Higher Education. The 
group of approximately 60 presidents, 
chancellors and state university system 
heads convened for the first time Sept. 
15 in New York City. Members include 
leaders from Colgate University, Purdue 
University, S)Tacuse University, Spelman 
College, Rutgers, Amherst College, Penn 
State University, Cornell University, 
the University of Georgia System, the 
University of Washington and the 
University of Notre Dame. The Chronicle 
and The Times jointly developed this 
cabinet of innovative, forward-thinking 
leaders to envision the future landscape 
of higher education and discuss issues 
that need to be addressed to enact 
change. DePaolo is the only member 
representing North Carolina. 

The Bible Salesman, the ninth novel by 
professor of creative writing Clyde 
Edgerton, hit the bookshelves in 
August. Published by Little, Brown, the 
book has been reviewed favorably in the 
Chicago Tribune, Charlotte Obseiyer, Wall 
Street Journal and O, The Oprah Magazine. 
"How good it feels to throw back one's 
head and howl with a great comic novel," 
humorist David Sedaris said about 
the story of a car thief who picks up a 
19-year-old Bible salesman hitchhiker. 

W. Taylor Fain's book, American 
Ascendance and British Retreat in the 
Persian Gulf Region, was published by 
Palgrave Macmillan in July. "In many 
ways, the book tries to explain the origins 
of the United States' current embroilment 
in the Gulf and Iraq," said Fain, assistant 
professor of histor)'. It examines the 
challenges to U.S. and British interests 
in the Gulf area and the regional context 
from which they emerged, and then 
places them into the larger picture of 
Washington's and London's Cold 'VVar and 
late imperial policies. 

Jose E. Hernandez, associate 
provost for institutional diversity and 
inclusion, will work with UNCW and the 
community to develop, implement and 
manage programs, practices and policies 
that foster structural equity resulting 
in a more inclusive, egalitarian and 
collaborative environment. In supporting 
UNCWs strategic goal of embracing 
and enhancing diversity, he will assume 
a leading role in fostering a climate 
of appreciation for differences within 
members of the student body, faculty and 
staff. He also will serve as adjunct faculty 
in the Watson School of Education. 

Marcio Moreno received the 2008 
Staff Award for Excellence for his service 
to the local Hispanic community and 
his commitment to diversity. As the 
senior assistant director of admissions, 
Moreno has increased significantly the 
number of minority students at UNCW 
and helped with the retention of those 
students once they arrive. In his spare 


time, he teaches two sections of Spanish 
each semester, instructs students in his 
native language, works closely with 
Centre Hispano and helps the Hispanic 
community in Wilmington succeed. 

A movement to protect the Southeast's 
deep-water coral reefs within the 
National Marine Sanctuary Program 
may be at odds with new demands for 
more offshore drillmg. This summer 
and for the past eight summers, UNCW 
research scientist Steve W. Ross and 
a multi-agency team of international 
researchers have explored the seafloor 
off North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Georgia and Florida. Using multi-beam 
sonar and manned submersible vehi- 
cles at depths of more than 1,000 feet, 
the team was able to document 99 new 
species of deep-water fishes. According 
to Ross, one potential value of these 
reefs includes pharmaceutical appli- 
cations that could be astounding. 
"Do extracts from sponges kill cancer 
cells? Will we be able to synthesize the 
compounds we discover in these habi- 
tats in the laboratory? We don't know 
when these resources will reveal impor- 
tant facts or yield applications neces- 
sar)' to us. This is an mhcritance that 
cannot be squandered for immediacy 
and short-term gain," Ross said. 

Susan F. Pierce is the interim dean 
of the School of Nursing and will 
work with the school's transition team, 
Bettie Glenn, Janie Canty-Mitchell and 
Ruthanne Kuiper, until the permanent 
position of director of nursing is filled 
next year. Pierce is a professor emerita 
in the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where 
she has been a faculty member since 
1975 and held numerous administrative 
positions including associate dean for 
administration and planning, associate 
dean for community outreach and 
chair of the Department of Social and 
Administrative Nursing Systems. 

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XaelaA McCoy 

i'll Students 


It's possible more Rainbows® are worn 
at UNCW than any other campus in the 
country, so why shouldn't the university 
have its own distinctive teal version of the 
brand name flip-flops? 

When Ryan Kawamoto '08 mentioned 
this to the chancellor she urged him to 
make it happen. 

"I thought she was joking,' 
in April, "but she wasn't." 

he told the UNCW Board of Trustees 

Although the business administration and marketing major 
was "scared to death," he contacted the marketing director at 
Rainbow Sandal Corp, who responded positively - "Dude, that's a 
great idea." 

It took about a year of negotiations with Rainbow senior 
executives, but the distinctive UNCW teal Rainbows® are now 
a reality and available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore. 
More than 300 pairs were sold in the first two days they became 
available. Ten other schools have since followed in Kawamoto's 
footsteps with similar pitches to the company. 

The young entrepreneur who negotiated an internship with MTV is 
now a production assistant for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." 

"This journey has been surreal," said Kawamoto. "My time at 
UNCW was life-changing. I am just excited to help spread school 
spirit for the campus I love." 

Joy C. Davis 07 

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A 35-day trek through the Himalayas is unfathomable to many, 
but not senior Keelan McCoy. 

"I want to learn through experience, by exploring other cultures 
first hand, I want to see the world," McCoy said. He is well on 
his way. 

Beginning in the town of Ranikhet, India. McCoy and 14 other 
students from across the country followed 150 miles of trade 
routes though the Himalayas in northern India as part of an 
excursion sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership 

Through his journey, McCoy soared to new heights, not only 
16.000 feet up the Himalayan Mountains but in his education as 
well. He took classes from the two accompanying professors in 
environmental ethics, local ecology, Hindi and first aid and was 
the leader of a five-person Independent Student Travel Group. 

McCoy, who has traveled throughout Europe and Central 
America, has no intention of hanging up his hiking boots. He 
said this trip opened his eyes to Third World countries. 

"I am fascinated by their culture and religion," the parks and 
recreation major said. He is making plans to return to India after 
completing wilderness first-responder training, which consists 
of a six-day course in Boulder. Colo. After graduation, he hopes 
to work as an adventure guide in South America. 

Jessica Coslama 09 



Show business can be tough - and expensive - 
Angeles, the largest film market in the country. 

in Los 

But thanks to an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and 
Sciences grant, 10 film studies students made some 
inroads during L,A. internships with professionals like 
the Oscar-winning producer of There Will Be Blood and 
No Country for Old Men. 

As an intern with Dick Clark Productions (DCP). Zack 
Drisko said he "represented DCP by myself at the 
Great American Pitchfest - the national 'speed dating' 
event for story pitches that may become TV shows. 
You can't get that kind of exposure anywhere but L.A. 

"Because of the academy grant, 1 was able to work the 
extra hours to prove myself to the head guys so that 
when I am ready to move out there, people will know 
how hard I will work for them." 

"UNCW is clearly doing good work that can produce 
excellent filmmakers," said Sean Guthrie, with the 
Academy Foundation's Institutional Grants Program. 

To meet the needs of the more than 50 students 
applying for summer internships annually, the film 
studies department also places interns at more than 
a dozen Wilmington film-related companies and plans 
to continue to expand its national and international 
internship programs. Joy C. Davis '07 


Betsy Cline, a senior political science major, is 
well on her way to fulfilling her dream of working in 
television. This fall she interned with NBC's "very 
intense and fast-paced" "Meet the Press" news show 
in Washington, D.C., and did so well she was the only 
intern invited to cover the historic day of the 2008 
presidential election from NBC headquarters in New 
York City 

Among her many opportunities Cline wrote questions 
that Luke Russert used when interviewing presidential 
nominees John McCain and Barack Obama and 
researched information about historic party conventions 
that Bhan Williams used on air. 

Cline is one of only 18 students nationally selected as 
a 2008 National Press Foundation Fellow. She also had 
internships with the Charlotte Observer, USA Today 
Live, the broadcasting arm of USA Today, and MSNBC 
in New York. 

Though Cline has spent some time away from UNCW 
during her undergraduate expehence, she still had 
plenty of time to get involved. She was a 2006 
orientation leader, a UNCW Student Ambassador and 
a resident assistant in Graham/Hewlett. Cline wrote for 
The Seahawk and was named 2007-08 Best Reporter. 

Brett Gordon '09 


Compounds recently patented by 
the director of UNCWs Center 
for Marine Science Dan Baden, 
William M. Abraham of the University 
of Miami at Mount Sinai Medical 
Center and UNCW associate research 
professor Andrea Bourdeiais are 
demonstrating exciting effectiveness 
both as treatments and preventives 
for diseases like cystic fibrosis and 
asthma, infections like pneumonia 
and similar conditions resulting from 
industrial accidents or the inhaling 
of toxic particles. 

The inventions are derived from the 
algae, Karenia brevis, whose cells, 
when disrupted by waves during red 
tide events, release airborne toxins 
known as brevetoxins that constrict 
airways and fill lungs with mucus. 
From these poisons, Baden and 
Bourdeiais discovered the compound 
brevenal, a surprising agent that 
counters the exact effects its 
relatives induce. 

The current patent, granted July 15, 
2008, IS the second the group 
has secured that demonstrates 
effectiveness as a treatment for cystic 
fibrosis, mucociliary dysfunction and 
pulmonary diseases. 
Kim Proukou '06M 

getting the 

message out 

New UNCW text message services 
are putting grades, a campus 
activities calendar, shuttle locations, 
coupons and much more into the 
palms of students' hands. 

Professors Jeu Browil, mathe- 
matics, and Ron Vetter, computer 
science, are founders of Mobile 
Education, LLC, and have part- 
nered with the UNCW Information 
Technology Systems Division to 
pro\ade free interactive text messaging 
ser\ices to students, faculty and staff. 

UNCW student focus groups guided 
decisions about the text messaging 
services offered, while four computer 
science student researchers worked 
on the innovative Mobile Education 

Graduate student Shaun Border 

'03, '07M and undergraduate 
student Wade Grant helped 
establish Outlook Mobile Services 
that enable the campus to remotely 
access university e-mails via personal 
cell phone. Graduate students Bill 
Shipman '05 and Allen Rawis 
'06, '08M refined apphcations for 
user reminders and bus tracking. 
Recent communications studies 
graduate Andrea VanHook '08 
is marketing director for the 
company's coupon system. 

Mobile Education hopes to expand 
services to other schools across the 
countr)'. Vetter said, "This is how 
students are communicating now. 
They are the lifeblood of the 
campus, so we are accommodating 
them where they are." 

"For orientation, we even conducted a 
scavenger hunt with text messaging 
to acquaint the students with the 
campus," said Brown. The scavenger 
hunt - titled Dub Hunt - tied for 
first place in AT&T's big mobile 
campus challenge, netting Brown 
and Vetter $5,000, iPhones and 
national recognition. 

To sign up for Mobile Education 
services, visit 

Joy C. Davis '07 


Buchanan and 
Chancellor DePaolo 

by Joe Browning 

Us been many years since 

Ray Buchanan visited his alma 

niaicr, and tlie 1972 graduate, like 
many others, still mangels at how much 
the campus has grov\Ti and evoh'ed. 

New buildings and construction aside, 
it was a change in attitude that most 
impressed the founder of Stop Hunger Now 
as his mternadonal relief organization 
oversaw the assembly of 100,000 meals in 
Hanover Hall in October. 

i don't get to come back as often, so it 
makes me feel good to see UNCW partici- 
pate in this kind of project, "' said Buchanan, 
the 61 -year-old philanthropist who has 
dedicated his life to curbing hunger. "This 
IS where ever)'thing started for me." 

With UNCWs Student-Athlete Advisory^ 
Committee coordinating the project, nearly 
450 volunteers worked three-hour shifts 
for a total of nine hours to sift ingredients 
into small plastic bags for shipment to war- 
torn Liberia. 

Volunteers from the community joined 
nearly 150 studcnt-athlcies from nine 
teams in a makeshift marketplace. 

Rice, soy, a \cgctable blend and a vitamin 
were carefulK' dropped into an elongated 
funnel, and the concoction was then 
carelull)- bagged, shufllcd into bo.\es and 
loaded in a white panel truck headed to a 
shipping port. 

The L'NCW effort got off the ground early 
111 the fall w hen alumnus and former asso- 
ciate registrar Murric Lee '67 approached 
athletic ck-partment officials about taking 
part In the project. 

i thought it \\ ould be a great way for our 
student-athletes to become visible in the 
public, rhey do so manv things thai go 
unnoticed," he said. 

Members of the athletic teams spent 
much of their day helping in all phases of 
the operation, from unloading raw mate- 
rials to assembling packages to wheel- 
ing box loads of completed meals into 
the trucfa. 

Buchanan was impressed with the 
involvement of so many student-athletes 
during a busy time of year. 

"Student-athletes are role models on 
campus," he said. "They are natural 
leaders, and it's important for other 
students to see them doing something 
like this." 

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, 
Buchanan grew up in the halls of the 
Sociology and Anthropology Building, 
learning under the wings of legendar)' 
professor Gerald Shinn. 

"Gerp,- Shinn was my mentor," 
Buchanan recalled as a whirlwind of 
activity buzzed in the background. 
"E\ en,"thing I've accomplished could 
not have been done without him. I've 
modeled m\- life after him." 

Buchanan, recipient of UNC\\"s 
Distinguished .-Mumni .Award in 1985, 
has found good success in getting 
communities and church-related groups 
invohcd in his personal endeavor. Now 
its time, he says, for college students to 
do iheir part. 

His latest \enture. "L'niversities Fighting 
Hunger," was founded three \ears ago 
and college students, faculty and admin- 
istrators around the countn' now get 
together at an annual summit to discuss 
hunger and it.s consequences. 

Buchanan said. "\\c li\e in ,i global 
eomnuinitv We need to be teaching not 
just Irom books, but also to be part of the 

world community'. There needs to be more 
hunger awareness on campus. 

"I'm lr)'ing to get all universities focused 
on hunger in whate\er wa\" the\' can. The 
UNC system has a chance to be a leader in 
this. It's really about creating a movement 
where we can end hunger in our lifetime," 
Buchanan said. 

He has traveled all around the world in his 
quest to stifle hunger, and he's come full 
circle in that lifelong journev 

"It's not just that we're packaging 100.000 
meals here because that's huge, but that 
our students are participating in the larger 
global community. It's exciting to see 
UNCW part of something so much larger. 

"This ties into all of our altruisuc prin- 
ciples. Nothing we do on behalf of the 
hungr)' is too small to make a difference." 

Buchanan spends most of his ume on the 
road these da\s, raising awareness for the 
cause and researching locations where 
hunger is prevalent in the world. 

"Our society is at risk," he reflected. "The 
United Nations says that the food problem 
is so intense in 33 countries that their 
government is faced with dissolution and 
might be toppled. These include countries 
like Egvpt, Yemen and Indonesia. 

"When we put people on a better path to 
have a better life, then we lake a\\a\ terror- 
ism and \ iolence " 

Buchanan cn|o\ s tra\ cling aiul experienc- 
ing new cultures, but admiltedK called his 
travel schedule "brutal." 

E\en so. Buchanan doesn't see an end to 
what has become a tireless passion for the 
articulate bearded philosojiiier. 

1 won't give it up. " he said. "Being here 
toda\ encr''i:cs me." 


Athletes excel in classroom 

With an outstanding tracl< record of producing top-flight student- 
athletes, UNCW once again excelled in the latest graduation 
success rates released by the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA). 

The Seahawks posted a graduation success rate (GSR) of 90 
percent overall, with nearly half of UNCW's teams racking up a 
perfect 100 percent mark. UNCW stood fifth out of the state's 17 
NCAA Division I institutions, trailing only Davidson, Duke, Wake 
Forest and Campbell in the rankings. 

UNCW also finished second only to William & Mary (95 percent 
GSR) in the listing of the Colonial Athletic Association's 12 schools. 

In the detailed study, UNCW's men's basketball, men's golf, men's 
soccer, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's golf and women's 
tennis teams each achieved a 1 00 percent graduation rate. 

Hoops games to be televised 

Men's basketball games will be televised on five different networks 
during the upcoming hoops campaign. 

The Seahawks, 20-13 one year ago, made their 2008-09 television 
debut on Nov. 19 when they battled Wake Forest. Coach Benny 
Moss and his club then make the first of six appearances on the 
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) Dec. 28 when Richmond 
makes its first visit to Trask Coliseum since leaving the CAA in 2001 . 

UNCW and MASN reached an agreement last season to make 
the Baltimore-based network "The Official Cable Network" of 
the Seahawks. Games also will air on ESPN Regional, Comcast 
SportsNet and WSKY in the Tidewater region of Virginia. 

UNCW TV Schedule: Dec. 28 vs. Richmond (MASN); Jan. 3 at George 
Mason (ESPN Regional/MASN); Jan. 5 at VCU (MASN); Jan. 7 vs. 
William & Mary (ESPN Regional/MASN); Jan. 21 at Old Dominion 
(COMCAST/WSKY); Feb. 4 vs. VCU (ESPN Regional/MASN); Feb. 14 
at Georgia State (COMCAST); Feb. 18 vs. Old Dominion (WSKY); Feb. 
25 vs. George Mason (ESPN Regional/MASN); Feb. 28 at Hofstra 
(Madison Square Garden Network). 

ESPN2 show highlights Seahawks 

UNCW Sports Extra, a fast-paced television show that features 
a unique behind-the-scenes look at Seahawk athletics, made its 
debut this fall and will return in early 2009 on local and regional 
affiliates of EPSN2. 

The 30-minute show is a partnership between UNCW, Time Warner 
Cable and UNCW-TV and is streamed on 

A pair of juniors, Samantha Mifsud and Lucas Haskins, are the 
anchors, and Matt Harris, Derrick Lewis and Faiza El-Hibri provide 
reports from the field. 

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by Katie White '09 

Surfing plays a major role in the culture ... 

UNCW. It's often mentioned as a main reasoi; 

why some students attend this coastal 

university, and for good reason - UNCV\( 

was second in Surfer Magazine's list of top 

five East Coast surf colleges: 

However, surfers nia\' not have the best image in the world - guys 
with long, stringy hair who spend the entire day on their boards, 
riding waves without a care in the world - "slackers" or "bums" who 
do nothing but surl. With the university's prime location next to the 
ocean, the campus should be teeming with these so-called "slackers." 

But its not. 

And the campus comnuuiitv is doing lis patl to shatter ihc surhng 
stereotype and show that surfing can be pan of a respectable 
academic lifestyle. 

William Moore, DeparimciU of History associate professor, said 
surfing is more than a fun spori: "The hisior)' of surfing is lied into 
man\ other large historical issues." 


He has developed Contemporary Issues 
in Historical Perspective - History of 
Surfing, a course that provides insight 
into how surfing began on the East 
Coast and promotes the understanding 
of other historical events that took place 
due to the rise of the sport. 

"In teaching the class, 1 also am teaching 
about the history of Hawaii, the histor)' 
of changing uses of leisure time and 
the development of American popular 
culture," Moore explained. "I knew that 
there was a large population of surfers 
at UNCW and thought that they would 
be interested in learning more about 
the sport. I am hoping that the students 
will gain a greater appreciation for how 
histor)' has shaped the people that they 
have become." 

The course used the recent "Country 
Soul: The Surfing E.xperience in 
Southeastern North Carolina" exhibit in 
Randall Library as a valuable resource. 
The special collections exhibit was 
compiled by Peter Fritzler, a sciences 
librarian and faculty advisor for the 
UNCW Surf Club, with the help of 
Joseph "Skipper" Funderburg, renowned 
Cape Fear Coast pioneer surfer and 
former UNCW student. 

It took five years to create what is the 
first formal display of its size for area 
surfing memorabilia. The exhibit is a 
loose chronology of the history of the 
sport in the region from the 1960s to 
the present, including artifacts such as 
locally made surfboards, photographs, 
clothing and newspaper clippings. 

"I wanted it to be a repository for all 
things surf history - where students, 
faculty, staff and cominunity members 
can come and learn about surf history. 
The West Coast has a huge infra- 
structure to facilitate funding, collec- 
tion, etc. to preserve the history of its 
surfing culture. The East Coast really 
has none," Fritzler said on the impor- 
tance of the exhibit. "I haven't found 
much like this on a localized level, 
especially one supported by an insti- 
tution. It has the potential to become 
what William Moore called a 'center for 
surfing history' It could become some- 
thing permanent in the future." 

The exhibit not only tells the story 
of the "almost overnight" growth of 
surfing, but it highlights many UNCW 
alumni including Hall of Fame surfer 
Will Alhson '76, photography by D.J. 
Struntz '02M and pictures and quotes 
from four longtime friends whose love 
of surfing led them to start looking for 
a way to help surfers in need. 

Those surfing buddies, former UNCW 
Surf Club presidents Josh Vach '87, 
Brian Tracy '86, Tony Butler '97 and 
the club's founding faculty advisor, 
psychology professor Antonio Puente, 
created the Tower 7AVBLivesurf 
Scholarship fund as a way to give 
back and to show appreciation to 
the university. 

"It was really Josh's idea," Puente said, 
"He was doing well with his restaurants 
and wanted a way to contribute." Josh 
Vach is the owner of the local restau- 
rants K-38, Tower 7 and Kiva Grill. 

"I have always loved the beach and the 
area, so after living in California for a 
while, I knew I wanted to come back. 
I started my restaurants and had been 
doing fundraisers for other organiza- 
tions - Humane Society, Surfrider, etc. - 
but I had never done anything for my 
alrna mater. 

"I had such a great UNCW experi- 
ence, and this gave me a way to help 
someone who needed financial help 
on my own terms," 'Vach explained. 
"I teamed up with Tony Butler and 
WBLiveSurf, because I was used to 
doing fundraisers with them." 

Vach approached Tracy, who is the 
primary care sales representative for 
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 
Inc., to write up the scholarship. 
With the help of Puente, the schol- 
arship was complete, and, with the 
university's approval, the first recipient, 
Cody Leutgens, was named in the fall 
of 2008. 

The scholarship guidelines are simple: 
the recipient must be a UNCW Surfing 
Club member/active surfer, an active 
participant in one or more surfing 
related organizations such as the 
National Scholastic Surfing Association 

or the Cape Fear Surfrider Chapter and 
have a minimum of GPA of 2.5. 

"All we want is a deserving student 
who's engaged in the greater surfing 
community we live in," Puente said. 

Tracy, who has been surfing since he 
was 12, explained, "We wanted the 
recipient to have a connection to the 
surf community. We want people to 
understand we're not beach bums. We 
were students who are now successful 
in our careers and still surf - you can 
mix it together." 

Puente noted, "The great part is it's 
not just some guy with no ties to the 
university giving money; it's typical 
students who surf, did okay for them- 
selves and are giving back." 

Stellar surfer 
scores scholarship 

There couldn't have been a better 
recipient for the Tower 7A/VBLive Surf 
Scholarship than Cody Leutgens, whose 
love for the water, waves and rides has 
developed into a stellar surfing career. 

After winning the 2008 Mid-Atlantic 
Regionals in South Carolina, Leutgens 
took the West coast by storm when he 
ripped his way to first place in the 2008 
Surf Industry Manufacturers Association 
Surfing Amenca U.S.A Championships in 
Huntington Beach, California. Leutgens 
set his eyes on the big waves, and it paid 
off when his opponents were struggling to 
approach his topnotch score of 17, the total 
of his two highest waves combined. 

Leutgens was raised in Surf City, N.C., 
and always has had his eyes on the ocean. 
By age 8, he was competing in Eastern 
Surfing Association contests along the 
coast. Leutgens recently tool< on the role 
of captain of the surf team at UNCW 
where he is majoring in communication 
studies. He currently lives in Hampstead 
and plans to continue to hit the contest 
scene hard - that is, of course, after he 
finishes his schoolwork. 

by Emily Jones '09 


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South African teachers hav^ accafes to fa(;_fewel 
resources than their American counterparts. 

After v\'itnessing impoverished 
conditions in Belize schools, Lynn 
Fulton '84, '88 realized 'it's not about 
the resources; it truly is about the 
quality of the teacher in the classroom." 

The Winter Park Elementary School 
principal is one of the first enrolled in 
the new doctoral program in educa- 
tional leadership and administration at 
the Watson School of Education, which 
requires participants to study abroad. 

"The primary purpose of the 
international internship is to make 
North Carolina schools better for all 
students by changing how educators 
think and lead," said John Fischetti, j 
doctoral program coordinator. 


"We want the students in this program, 
who are themselves teachers and 
administrators, to have an experience 
that changes them personally and 
professionally They came back thinkin 
differently That's success," said Dean 
Cathy Barlow. 

Barlow led the study tour of Belize, 
partnering with the University of 
Belize and Galen University colleagues, 
including that country's newly 
appointed assistant to the prime , 
minister for education. Fischctti's 
team worked with Nelson Mandela 
Metropolitan University in South 
Africa. Professor Brad Walker's students 
traveled through Japan, collaborating 
with Osaka University Each group 
visited universities and schools, worked 
with teachers and administrators 
and reflected on the similarities and 
differences compared to their own 
educational systems. 

"ll was an unbelievable experience 
professionally and personally an 
opportunity to lake a look at the 
extreme lack of resources there and see 


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how they are compensating," Fulton 
said. She estimated that Belize is 25 to 
50 years behind the U.S. in terms of 
technology and industry. 

"The poverty is so sad. At first 1 thought, 
I'm not sure 1 can take this. But I began 
to realize these schoolchildren are not 
sad. They're smiling. Their teachers arc 
committed, passionate and innovative 
educators. 1 had to tiiove beyond the 
poverty to the lessons," she said. Fulton 
now is making sure teachers at her 
school have more opportunities to grow 
and develop as learners. 

Rob Morgan, assistant principal at Ashley 
High School, visited a high school in a 
particularly impoverished South African 
ncighboriiood, surrounded by barbed 
and razor wire. "^ 

"The similarities between here and 
there were inimcdiaielv obvious, the 

differences extreme," he said. There 
the principal works with the fi\c drug 
lords who control the adjacent areas 
to protect his school. "By comparison, we 
have police officers and drug dogs in our 
schools. This principal is working with 
local resources in ways we could never 
imagine or consider,"' Morgan said. 

Emafini Primary School in Port Elizabeth 
serves 1.400 students, though ii was built 
for 700, with no heating, air conditioning 
or cafeteria. Parents volunteer when they 
can to cook beans and rice, providing 
some students with their only meal of 
the da\'. There are 40 to 50 children in 
each class, and yet, according to Fischetti. 
there are viriualK' no discipline problems, 
and these highly motivated students take 
national tests that are tougher than North 
Carolina's state tests with an 80 percent 
proficiency rate. 



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Students at schools such as this one 
come from homes where 70 percent 
or more of aduhs are jobless and 
HIV positive. 

'i watched these students going 
about their business despite extreme 
conditions,'' said Morgan, who 
now helps his students focus on 
changing what they can control versus 
complaining about what they can't. 

Debbie Lemon, middle grades 
mathematics instructional facilitator 
with the N.C. Department of Public 
Instruction, has traveled out of the 
countr\' before. "But this was the first 
time I experienced being a minority in 
a culture not my owti, where I looked 
different and didnl speak the language. 
It has made me more tolerant of minority 
students and those who are non-English 
speaking in our classrooms . " 

Lemon found that Japanese children 
develop autonomy, independence and 
accountability at an early age. "By 
the time students reach middle and 
high school, classes are just lectures 
with no real innovative teaching 
methods. The teacher's attitude is that 
the information is here. It's up to the 
student to make every effort to get it," 
said Lemon. 

What most surprised Lemon about I 
Japanese schools was the lack 
of technology: no calculators or 
computers in classrooms, and students 
and teachers far behind in using 
programs like PowerPoint, a classroom 
staple here. 

"This experience has made me 
conscious of making classes more 
interactive and engaging to keep 
students interested. Its refocused 
my attention on the importance of 
relevance and risor," said Lemon. 

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The success of the Ed.D. program in 
educational leadership and 
administration is inextricably linked to its 
international perspective. 

According to Bob Roer, dean of the 
Graduate School, the international 
internship and business components 
of the Ed.D. are not only what make it 
unique, but also what earned it approval 
from UNC Board of Governors. 

"As far as I know the UNCW Ed.D. 
program is one of only a few in the 
country incorporating these elements. 
Other graduate school deans hold it up 
as a model of what they would like to 
accomplish at their universities," he said. 

Denise DiPuccio, assistant provost for 
international programs, praised faculty 
who ensure students have international 
experiences despite the fact that the 
curriculum, especially in education, 
business and nursing, is very prescribed. 
She said, "Watson School of Education 
faculty have been very creative and 
dedicated, making sure they meet all 
standards and still get international 
experiences for their students." 

Creating an educational environment 
that prepares students to be global 
citizens is one of the university's seven 
strategic goals, but the costs associated 
with international travel make it a 
daunting expense for many students. 
They often cannot afford to participate. 

Endowed funds to support travel 
scholarships, study abroad stipends 
and other initiatives help UNCW provide 
students with the most powerful 
learning experience possible and are an 
investment in the teachers, principals 
and administrators who educate the 
region's schoolchildren now and in the 
years to come. 

To establish an endowment or make a 
financial contribution to help students, 
please contact University Advancement 

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You can feel his energy 

as he strikes the drum set. 

The rhythmic sway of the 

music sends vibrations 

through his body, and a wave 

of emotion electrifies the 

crowd. Joe Chambers plays 

the instrument as if his life 

depends on it -you might 

even say he seems possessed. 

"When 1 play jazz, I become pan of 
the music. Possession is the best way 1 
know^ how to describe what that feels 
like," said Chambers. "Music inspires 
people in incomprehensible wa)-s." 

As the first Thomas S. Kenan 
Distinguished Professor of Jazz in 
the Department of Music, Chambers 
embodies a new layer of excellence 
in music at UNCW. The seasoned 
musician, composer and educator 
has mastered a variety of percussion 
instruments ranging from drums to the 
piano. He has performed and recorded 
internationally with jazz 'legends like 
Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. His 
work has been musically sampled by 
artists like the rapper Nas and featured 
on soundtracks including Spike Lee's 
Mo'BcUcr Blues. 

UNCVV jazz studies coordinator Frank 
Jongiorno, who initiated the jazz 
program in the lQ80s. noted, "We were 
looking for someone with the stature 
of Joe who could help us solidify our 
commitiricnt to expanding our program. 
Jazz has the ability to reach out and 
engage people from all walks of life. 
Whether it is big band music for people 
in their 80s or Wynton Marsalis for 
younger generations, the music has a 
wide appeal that can unify" 

Chambers said that he chose to put 
his expertise to work for students at 
UNCW because "you learn jazz through 
apprenticeship, and I am passionate 
alDOUt mentoring well-rounded 

writers. Chambers knows a thing or 
two about apprenticeship. "VVhen he 
was in diapers, the Philadelphia native 
said he "was banging 
and listening to legends like Count 
iasie and Lester Young." He and his 
five siblings experimented with various 
instruments and artistic mediums. He 
believes it was instinct that led him to 
percussion. "1 think there is something 
inside of a musician that just moves 
hiin towards what he is meant to pla)'." 

While a natural force ma)- ha\'e 
guided him, it was the renowned jai_ 
musicians of the '60s New York Cit)' 
music scene that helped Chambers 

develop into a respected artist. At age 21 
he became a house recording artist 
for the Blue Note record label. It was 
during this post that man}- of his more 
than 500 records were crafted, and he 

'Jazz is a hands-on thing. If you truly 
want to learn it, you ha\'e to work at it 
night after night," he said. 

At the beginning of the 1970s, as public 
interest in jazz declined. Chambers took 
this belief to the classroom as a college 
music instructor focused on nurturing 
vouns musicians and teaching what he 



calls "a cosmopolitan form of music 
education with a historical perspective, 
using jazz as a base and integrating the 
classical music idiom." 

For the next three decades. Chambers' 
life continued to ser\'e as an example of 
apprenticeship. While teaching college 
courses off and on in New York City for 
16 years, he also applied his craft with 
Max Roach's M'Boom Repercussion, 
formed the Joe Chambers Quartet jazz 
combo and toured the world as an 
international recording artist. 

When Chambers left his fast-paced 
hfe in the New York jazz scene this 
summer to join UNCW, he said "it was 
hard. The jazz culture and the resources 
you have to build on in that world are 
tremendous. But 1 came to UNCW 
because this is a music program that 
is strong for its size. This department 
wants to train students to be good 
readers and interpreters in a variety of 
musical genres, and 1 think I can help." 

Department of Music Chair Cathy 
Albergo agreed, "We are thrilled to 
have a jazz legend like Joe here whose 
presence touches on every part of our 
vision. I am especially pleased with his 
versatility and desire to connect the jazz 
and classical music programs." 

Although both jazz and classical forms 
of music have many coinmonalities, the 
two genres can often be segregated from 
each other, creating two fields of music 
philosophy It is rare for a university 
music program to strategically integrate 
jazz and classical training in student 
education, but doing so can equal more 
career options in more music fields. 

Because Chainbers wants to see 
students succeed in a competitive 
job market, he has high standards for 
their performance. 

Chris Vclado, a guitar student in one 
of the jazz big band and combo groups 
that Chambers mentors, noted that 
"Joe is ihe real deal. It can be iniimi- 
daling lo know ihal he has pla\ cd with 
people like Sonny Rollins; but when 
he critic|ues us, he treats us like ei|uals. 
You can read the text of a book. Inii 
you can't really understand ii luiiil sou 
experience it like 1 am experiencing 
jazz witii joe right now." 

In alignment with the UNCW music 
department. Chambers views students 
not just as learners, but as educators 
who can play a powerful role in their 

"Music is a vehicle that can infuse 
culture into a community and jazz 
specifically has done this for hundreds 
of years - from its genesis in Africa to 
inspiring the first Broadway tunes. Jazz 
influences are all around us, but people 
don't recognize it like they once did. I 
think if we teach our students well, 
they can help spread music culture 
while they learn." 

Velado said he is fired up about his 
chance to help develop the rich 
Wilmington music culture: "It is 
awesome to be in a combo like this 
and share my music' 

One way Chambers is celebrating the 
university's passion for jazz is with 
Jazz Speaks, a monthl)- performance 
and lecture series designed to educate 
the community about the musical 
genre. Chambers said, "There are 
many misconceptions about what 
jazz is, but how can people make a 
judgment about music if they haven't 
heard it? We want to open the door 
for more people to experience this 
music." Chambers hopes to use his 
music connections to introduce 
Wilmington to famed jazz artists like 
Wynton Marsalis, who will perform 
Jan. 15 at UNCW. 

Chambers also wants to share 
Wilmington's talent with the world, 
b\' expanding the music department's 
international relationships and traveling 
with students to study abroad in the jazz 
hot spots of other countries like Japan. 

Stri\ing to practice what he preaches, 
Chambers continues to challenge 
himself as a musician b\- mastering 
new instruments. In upcoming public 
performances, he will introduce 
audiences to new heals b\ pla\ing the 
\ ihraphone and the marimba. 

lor more inlormation on Jazz Speaks 
and other jazz ]irograms, visit 

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for the soul 

In his junior year, alumnus Sean Higgins '03 became the first ] 

recipient of a Cape Fear Jazz Society Scholarship and, as a senior, | 

received the prestigious William F. Adcock Jr. Music Scholarship. 

When not studying in UNCW classrooms and playing in the practice ; 
rooms, Higgins performed jazz piano in the clubs in Wilmington. His 

hard work and experience won him the top graduate assistantship • 

at Northern Illinois University, with stipend and a space in NIU's i 
pre-eminent jazz combo. Following graduate school, he moved to 

New York City where he became a self-employed musician. [ 

"That was no easy task," he said, "having to compete with the best 
musicians in the world to pay your rent." 

Now a U.S. Jazz Ambassador, Higgins recently completed tours of the Middle East and Russia with 
Aivin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants. These Rhythm Road tours are promoted by Jazz at Lincoln 
Center and funded by the U.S. State Department. He also has played in Shanghai, China - to many 
audiences hearing jazz for the first time. 

Higgins doesn't take his job lightly. 

"I could make or break their whole perception of the music. As a jazz ambassador, I firmly believe it 
is important to always bring my A-game. I try to reach everyone. Jazz drummer Winard Harper told 
me that we musicians are doctors, doctors for the soul. He constantly tries to evaluate his audience 
to determine just what prescription is necessary to give their spirit enough power to keep on going 
through whatever it is they might be going through." 

Now residing in Shanghai, Higgins performs in many places inside and outside the country. He will 
headline the Vladivostok Jazz Festival in November with Alvin Atkinson & the Sound Merchants, and 
his second album as a leader. Three Years' Stories, was scheduled for a November release. It will be 

on the Gape Fear 

Jazz is an American idiom: a musical conversation - both diverse and inclusive - that tugs at the beat 
with a rhythm that swings. At UNCW and in Wilmington, the conversation has been strong historically. 
From Front Street to Wrightsville Beach, jazz spots in Wilmington provide UNCW jazz majors an 
exposure to exceptional music as well as opportunities for performing. 

The Cape Fear Jazz Society (CFJS) brings celebrated jazz performers to Wilmington and advances 
the understanding of jazz and jazz styles throughout the region by scheduling concerts and festivals 
and has collaborated with the UNCW Department of Music to advance the appreciation of jazz. 
Working with former chair Frank Bongiorno, CFJS founded two jazz scholarships. 

Few have been as dedicated or as successful in extending the outreach of the Cape Fear Jazz 
Society as Sandy Evans, who has held a leading role in the organization since its origin in 1997. 
Each year, Evans devotes her organizational expertise and promotional talent to the statewide North 
Carolina Jazz Festival, CFJS's preniier event. The festival traditionally opens with a performance 
by the UNCW Big Band, under the direction of Bongiorno. When not performing, guest artists play 
and practice one-on-one with UNCW jazz majors and offer smaller concerts and seminars to county 

"From the beginnings of the jazz program at UNCW," Bongiorno said, "there has been a connection 
with the community." It is a connection that has nurtured the love of jazz in Wilmington, put the Port 
City on map as a hot spot for jazz - and given UNCW jazz students opportunities to play and perform 
as professionals. 

"The jazz performances we sponsor and the jazz education we promote have helped, I think, to 
provide a world-class experience and exchange of information about jazz within the region in a way 
that you might not expect to find outside of New York, Chicago or California," Evans said. "Now, with 
Joe Chambers here at UNCW, it is a very exciting time." 
by Kim Proukou '06M 


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Tom Kenan stands 
next to Chancellor 
Rosemary DePaolo with 
several family members 
at the unveiling of a 
new portrait of Jessie 
Hargrave Kenan Wise 
at UNCW's Wise Alumni 
House. The portrait 
vi/as painted by Steven 
Poison, left. Also 
pictured are Louise 
Lewis Foster, Mrs. Wise's 
Liza White, her great, 
and Kenan Lewis White, 
her great-granddaughter. 

Kenan professorship named 
for cultural arts aficionado 

The Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Jazz honors a uuc cuhural nts alKion.uio. 

The CD. Spangler Foundation cslabhshed the professorship and named it for Kenan, a dedicated bcncfaetor 
who has supported a variety of arts and music programs at institutions across North Carohna. .-X founder and 
trustee emeritus ol the N.C. School of the .Arts, Kenan is well-known ior his lo\e of the arts, especialK music. 

"Tom Kenan has tlexoled his lile to |inimolini; education, preserving our stale's histor\ and sharing his lo\e of 
the arts with others." Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said, "L'NCW is grateful to have a professorship named 
for a philanthropist who appreciates great music and believes in nurturing \oung performers by providing 
tlicni wilh outstanding lacnlt\ like Kenan Professor of |a;z |oc C hambcrs." 

Kenan, who is vice chairman and tlirector of Plagler S\stem Inc., recenlK secured familv support for the 
university's renovation of Kenan House and W ise Alumni House, now celebrating its 100th anniversary. 

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for UNCW faculty grow with two new professorships by Andrea wea 


Generous donors with strong ties 
to UNCW created two endowed 
professorsliips ttiis fall that will nurture 
outstanding faculty, benefit students 
and, ultimately, produce a wide range of 
services for the Cape Fear region and 
North Carolina. 

"We rely on endowed professorships to 
recruit, retain and recognize outstanding 
teachers and researchers with national 
reputations for scholarship and service 
learning," Chancellor Rosemary 
DePaolo said. "To continue providing 
students with the most powerful 
learning experience possible, we must 
cultivate our faculty." 

The Cameron Family Distinguished 
Professorship of Innovation in the 
Nonprofit Sector 

Betty Cameron and her children, 
in their capacity as directors of the 
Dan Cameron Family Foundation 
Inc., established a distinguished 
professorship to develop and lead 
efforts to improve the effectiveness of 
the local nonprofit sector and increase 
philanthropy The third professorship 
the family has established at UNCW 
will be housed in the Department of 
Public and International Affairs. 

The Camerons have many ties to 
UNCW: Betty and the late Dan 
Cameron served on several university 
boards. In 1983 the university named 
the School of Business in honor of 
the Cameron family and in 1988 the 
business school building was dedicated 
for Dan and Bruce Cameron. 

Enhancing regional engagement and 
community outreach activities is among 
the university's highest priorities. 
According to IRS records, there are 
more than 1 ,200 registered non-profit 
organizations in Brunswicl<, New 
Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties, 
not counting churches and small 
grassroots organizations. 

The Cameron Distinguished Professor 
will interact with leaders of the nonprofit, 
private and public sectors to emphasize 
the importance of collaboration and 
partnerships in building a stronger 
community The professor also will 
enhance students' involvement in 
community and outreach activities. 

"A key mission of our Master of Public 
Administration (MPA) program is to 
prepare students for leadership and 
management positions in the nonprofit 
sector. We accomplish this through 
classroom work as well as extensive 
involvement in applied research projects 
with nonprofit organizations in the 
community," said Tom Barth, professor 
of public administration. "This generous 
gift will allow us to add a national expert 
to our faculty who will equip our graduate 
students and nonprofit managers and 
staff with the cutting-edge knowledge 
and skills to excel as models for the rest 
of the state and country." 

The Cameron professor will further 
develop the Quality Enhancement for 
Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) program, 
a UNCW-led community initiative that 
works to increase the effectiveness and 
sustainability of nonprofit organizations 
while building philanthropy in south- 
eastern North Carolina. 

Sandy and Deborah McNeill 
Distinguished Professorship 
in Nursing 

Trustee John A. "Sandy" McNeill Jr. 
and his wife Deborah established a 
professorship to help the nursing 
school recruit an expert to educate 
and prepare future nurses. 

"Our region's need for health care 
continues to grow as our population 
expands and ages," said Susan 
Pierce, interim dean of the School of 
Nursing. "We need to increase access 
to health care for our citizens. Advanced 
practice nurses expand community- 
based access points to high-quality care." 

She noted that the nursing school 
hopes to increase nurses' skills not 
only in leadership, but also graduate 
programs in mental health, pediatrics 
and gerontology 

Both distinguished professorships will 
be established through a combination 
of the donors' gifts, support from 
the CD. Spangler Foundation and 
matching funds from the UNCW Board 
of Governors Distinguished Professors 
Endowment Trust Fund. 

Together in Education 
with Harris Teeter 

For having the most participants in 
the 2008-09 Together in Education 
(TIE) program in l-larris Teeter's south- 
eastern North Carolina region, the 
Betty Stike Educational Laboratory 
at the UNCW Watson School of 
Education was awarded a 40-inch, 
plasma screen television. 

The Watson School formed a partner- 
ship with Harris Teeter Inc. in 2002, 
making UNCW the first university in the 
TIE program, which allows VIC card 
customers to designate a school of their 
choice to receive a portion of the sale of 
Harris Teeter brand merchandise. 

The TIE program operates August-May 
and participants must enroll annually 
online at or at any 
Harris Teeter location. UNCW's number 
is 5034. 

The Ed Lab provides UNCW educa- 
tion students with opportunities to tutor 
elementary and middle schoolchildren. 
Students practice the methods they 
are learning in courses. Schoolchildren 
receive personalized instruction that 
focuses on their strengths, needs and 
interests. The TV will be a useful tool for 
the tutors and children, director Brian 
Brinkley said. 

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by Andrea Weaver 

Triangle Alumni 
Chsipter soars 

to more success 

Alumni from across the Triangle turned out 
in August and October for a Durham Bulls base- 
ball game and a dinner at Prestonvvood Country 
Club in Car)'. Nearly 100 alumni and friends 
attended the dinner, where they elected chapter 
officers: Matt Glova '07, president; Dawn 
King LaSure '83, vice president; and Nikki 
Howard '96, secretary. 

"UNCW has been an important part of my life, 
and I want to maintain my connections to the 
university," Glova said. "We are all Seahawks, 
and even though we no longer live near campus, 
we need to find ways to connect with each other 
and UNCW." 

During dinner. Chancellor Rosemar\ DePaolo 
inspired alumni with her remarks about the 
university. Many were surprised to learn that 
the average freshmen SAT this year is 1156, the 
highest in UNCW history. They were impressed 
with the construction and renovation that have 
taken place on campus in recent years, and 
proud to hear that UNCW continues to earn 
national recognition for high quality and afford- 
ability from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, 
Kiplinger's and other publications. 

For Jennifer Jarrell '93. the dmncr offered 
her an opportunity to reflect on her days as a 
student at UNCW. A quality assurance specialist 
at Cogenics, an international genomics sers'ices 
company, Jarrell hopes her 7-year-old son will 
consider attending UNCW someday. She is 
looking forward to liomccoming m January 
and plans to spend a week in W ilmnigton 
next summer so that her son can participate in 
MarincQucst, a popular \oiuh summer camp 
sponsored by the iini\ersit\. 

"This event makes me want to go back lo 
school," she said. 'I want to be hack in bioiog\- 
class with Dr Bob Roer (now dean of the gradu- 
ate school). I loved his class. I learned so much 
at UNCW." 

Top, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo and Frederick Aikens '76 at 
the Triangle Alumni Chapter dinner. 

Bottom, Matt Glova '97 and senior Sarah McKone enjoyed the 
Triangle Alumni Chapter dinner in Cary, where he was elected 
chapter president. 

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(from Chancellor DePaolo's remarks at the Triangle Alumni Chapter event) 

• The average freshman SAT is 1 1 56, the highest in UNCW history and 
among the best in the UNC system. 

UNCW students have the second-highest graduation rate in the 
UNC system. 

' UNCW student-athletes posted a 90 percent graduation success rate, 
second highest in the Colonial Athletic Association. 

' UNCW has constructed or renovated more than 1 5 buildings in the 
past four years. The university broke ground on the School of Nursing 
Building in October (see article, pages 2-3). 

• Alumni and other donors have given more than $30 million to 
UNCW during the past four fiscal years, setting fundraising records 
each year. 

Researchers at the Center for Marine Science received a second 
patent for their efforts to derive beneficial health applications from 
algal toxins. They are getting closer and closer to an effective treat- 
ment for cystic fibrosis (see article, page 9). 


• 1 1 straight years on the U.S.News & World Report top 1 list of public 
master's universities in the South. 

' Fifth on U.S.News' first-ever list of "up-and-coming" master's 
universities in the South. 

' One of the top two public universities in North Carolina, according 
to Forbes. 

For more UNCW "points of pride," visit 



jason wneeier 

Melissa Blackburn-Walton '87 

Past Chair 

lth'86, '94M 

Missy Andrus '01 
James Carroll '90 
Susan Chandler '07 
Crystal Danford '84 
Dru Farrar '73 
Enoch Hasberry '98 
Gayle Hays '89 
Kandice Kelley '04 
Neal Leeper '95 
Trudy Maus '91 . '97M 
Sandra McClammy '03 
Lauren Scott '06 
Beth Tenry '00 
Aaron Whitesell '06 ■ 


Cape Fear, Greater Charlotte and 
Greensboro Areas 

'att Glova '07 

Cameron School of Business 

Communications Studies 

il of Education 


African American Graduates 




Jack LoftUS '66 of Atlanta retired as 
senior vice president and chief commu- 
nications officer after 17 years witfi The 
Nielsen Company, a global information 
and media measurement company. 


Buzz Banadyga '72 is a minister/ 
evangelist with the Portland Church of 
God in Portland, Ore. 

Dick Miller '72 was ordained as a 
deacon in the Anglican Church and was 
appointed assistant pastor of Epiphany 
Anglican Church in Lafayette, Colo., in 
January 2008. He has a psychotherapy/ 
counseling practice in Longmont, Colo. 

Robert Rehder '72 was named dean 
of college advancement and foundation 
executive director at James Sprunt 
Community College in Kcnansviile- 

Wanda Ellis McNair '73 passed away 
April 14, 2008. 

Rick Jones '75. 1 5-year coach of the 
Tulane University Green Wave baseball 
team, was named Team USA's national 

baseball coach for 2009, 

Donna Potter '76 and Harold 

Quidley '77 published a coffee table 
book titled NC Wreck Diving. Life in 
the Craxeyard oj (he Atlantic The book 
features 40 photos taken by the couple 
from 1975 through 1985 from the Cape 
Fear area northward to Cape Lookout. 

Jay Tllley '76 was appointed Granville 
County development director by the 
Economic Development Commission and 
is in charge of recruiting business and 
industr)' to the county, 

Shelia Boles '77 retired after 31 years 
in coaching and athletic administration 
at John T- Hoggard High School, where 
she led the varsity boys' basketball team 
to 167 victories in 1 1 seasons and was 
the first Hoggard boys' coach with a 
winning record. 

Sharon L. Lizardo '77, senior deputy 
district attorney in Stanislaus County. 
Calif,, was the lead prosecutor on a 
six-month, high profile home invasion 
and sexual assault trial that resulted in 
the conviction of four individuals on 38 
counts. The work of district attorney's 
office was acknowledged by the county's 
board of supervisors with a certificate of 

Lynn Newborn Nash '77 was the 

Bertie County Arts Council Eeaiured 

Artist of the Month in March 2008. 

Paul Stevens '79 was promoted to 
assistant manager at Peak Fitness in 


Carol Eakins Bonham '83 is an 

honored lifetime member in the 2007-08 
edition of the Biltmore Who's Who 
Registry of Executives and Professionals. 

Alvin D. Brantley Jr. '83 was 

promoted in April 2008 to postmaster of 
the Kinslon Post Office. 

Deborah L. Lorris '83 graduated with 
a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 
May 2007 from the Medical University of 
South Carolina College of Nursing. 

Gary M. Bulloch '84, president and 
CEO of American Stainless & Supply 
in Cheraw, S.C., was awarded the South 
Carolina Ambassadors Award, given to 
individuals who have made significant 
contributions to community and stale 

Stephanie Webb Churn '84 received 
the Outstanding Community Engagement 
Award from the University Park Alliance 
for her vision and direction in estab- 
lishing a learning environment with high 
ideals and an emphasis on providing 
her students and their families access to 
superior educational resources. Stephanie 
is the principal of Mason Community 
Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. 

Jeff Allsbrook '85 was promoted to 

captain in the support services division 
of the Wilmington Police Department 

Caison Enterprises Inc., led by Earl F. 
Caison II '85, was the 2008 recipient 
of the President's Award for leadership 
in business and education partnerships 
presented by James Sprunt Community 

John A. Lasley '85, who retired as 
a lieutenant colonel after 20 years in 
the U.S. Air Force, works for Science 
Applications International Corporation 
in support of U.S. Southern Command 
requirements and activities throughout 
Central and South America He also owns 
a security consulting firm that provides a 
wide range of aerial and ground surveil- 
lance consulting to contractors, the 
U.S. Department of Defense and foreign 

Clarice Hand Williams '85 was 

honored as an Intriguing African- 
American Woman by the Northeast 
Community Development Corporation at 
its 2008 black histor>^ program. 

Karen Williams Burton '86, 'g6M 

is a liigh scliool acaLlciiiically gilicd 
consuUani lor Pender County High Schools. 

Edward C. Gibson '86 was named 

police chief for the town of Burgaw. 

Lt. Col. Roddy L. Adams '87 is the 

commander of the U.S. Army Reserves 
Kinston-based 362nd Quartermaster 
Battalion which includes units in Rocky 
Mount, Wilmington. Winterville and a 
public affairs unit in Garner- 
Pamela L. Macior '87 owns her own 
design firm, Pamela Macior, LLC, and 
does design work in Wilmington and 

Melissa Manley '87 teaches metal 
construction at Cape Fear Community 
College and mixed media workshops 
for adults annually at Artfesl in Port 
Townsend, Wash. Her work was 
published in Crafting Personal Shrines 
and Somerset Studio Magazine as well as 
mctalsmithing books. 

Mark A. McKeithan '87 and Sharon 
C- Ncaly were married April 12, 2008. 

Dale M. Kopczynski *88 is the 

program director for the Down East 
Parinership for Children. 

Julia Stout Siegel '89 and her 

husband Robert, announce the birth of 
twins. Pierce Bryan and Katherine Alexis, 
I on Jan. 2. 2008. The Siegel family resides 
in New York City. 

Todd Thibodeaux '88 is president 
and chief executive officer of the 
Computing Technology Industry Associ- 
ation, the leading trade association for the 
world's information technolog>- industry. 


Jodi Davis '90M received an award 
for outstanding leadership from the New 
Hanover County Girl Scouts. She has 
spent the past 11 years leading two Girl 
Scout troops and serving as a Girl Scout 

Lorie Moore Floyd '90 was the 2008 
UNCW School of Nursing Outstanding 
Alumna and was recognized at the 
Nurses" Day Celebration held on May 8, 
2008, She is the vice president of home 
care services with Liberty Home Care. 

Harvey S. Forbes Jr. '90 is the 

senior vice president at First Bank of 

Ronda Hatcher '90, a teacher at West 

Brunswick High School in Shallotle. was 
selected from a national pool to attend 
one of 27 summer study opportunities 
supported by the National Endowment 
for the Humanities. She attended a 
six-week seminar titled "Authors in the 
Prado; Spanish art and the literature 
it inspired" in Madrid, Spain, in 
collaboration with the staff of the Prado 

Christina L. Russell '90 and Bruce 
E. Ddlon were married Feb 16, 2008. 

Margaret E. Taylor '90 was named 
Rescue Person of the "lear by the Duplin 
Rotary Club. She is assistant rescue chiel 
in Faison and a member of seven rescue 

and educational associations. 

Brian Barndt '91, who had a heart 
transplant in 2005, competed in the Gary 
Kirby Triathlon for Cancer Research held 
June 2008 in Raleigh, swimming the 
300-yard leg of the competition. 

A special education teacher at South 
Brunswick Middle School. Laura L. 
Brooks '91 received the Outstanding 
Young Educator and Leadership award 
from the N.C Association for Super- 
vision and Curriculum Development 
Region 2. 

Peter C. Leighton '91 served as 

2007-08 president of Business Network 
International Miami Dade, an exclusive 
word-of-mouth marketing professional 
referral organization, 

Michael H. Williams '91 was 

promoted to captain with the Gary Police 
Department and will serve as commander 
for the Investigations and Family Ser\'ice 

Vickie Mobley Brown '92 is the 

principal of Meadow View Elementary 
School in the Onslow County School 

James B. Faircloth '92M serves 
on the senior management team at 
Alcrus Financial Corporation, directing 
all corporate branding and strategic 
marketing initiatives. 

Andrew P. Innis '92 of Raleigh is a 
grants manager supervisor with the N.C. 
Division of Emergency Management. He 
has a master's degree in psychology from 
Auburn University. 

Erich J. Kolb '92 and Patricia L. 

Fearmg were married May 17, 2008. 

Dawn Evans Radford '92 published 
her first novel. Oyster Fiuts in October 
2007 with Pottersviile Press. She was 
reappointed by the governor of Florida to 
a second term on the Apalachee Regional 
Planning Council. 

Rob Sherry '92 is an investigator with 
Global Options. He, his wife Brandy and 
son Brayden live in Scranton, Pa. 

Thomas M. Curtis Jr. '93 and 

Maggie E. W'oodlief were married 
April 2o. 2008. 

Christian P. Enojado '93 and 

Stephanie D Gotten were married 
June 7, 2008, 

Ed Moseley '93 and his wife Ali, 
owners ol Rapid Refill, were profiled in 

a June issue of Greater Wihnington 
Business join ual 

Wendy Murphy '93, a member of the 

UNCW Board of Trustees, was appointed 
to Duplin General Hospital's Board of 

Timothy K. Otto '93 and his wife 
Catherine announce the birth of a son, 
Andrew Timothy, on Ian. 14. 2008. 

Debra A. Pikul '93 and Robert L 
Stephens were married May 8, 2008. 

Melissa A. Budzinski '94 and Darrett 

S. Coleman were married Sept. 2, 2006. 
Melissa is a clinical services manager 
for Diamond Healthcare Corporation in 
Richmond. Va 

Genie Riggan Faulkner '94 is the 

principal of Laurel Mill Elementary 
School. She has worked at the school for 
14 years as physical education teacher 
and assistant principal. 

Randy Good '94 is the senior manager 

lor biolog)' programs at Noblis in the 
Center of National Security and Intel- 

Patrick Kay '94 is a manager for 
Acccnture, a global leader of consulting, 
outsourcing and strategy work, in 


Howard S. Meister '94 is a marine 

fish biologist with the South Carolina 
Department of Natural Resources whose 
work has included life historj' studies on 
southeastern U.S. marine fishes, tracking 
the invasive lionfish, characterizing deep 
reefs and diving 3,000 feet underwater in 
research subs, 

Kristen Barry Poythress '94 and 

her husband Todd announce the birth of 
a daughter. Mackenzie, on June 3, 2008. 

Brandi Goertemiller Reynolds 
'94,'05M and her husband John 
announce the birth of a son, Nathan 
Scott, on May 8, 2008. 

Dallas E. Romanowski '94 is 

president oi Cornerstone -Advison.- 
Partners Inc., a management consulting 
firm in Wilmington. 

James Southerland '94 and Kimberly 

Rivenbark were married Feb. 16, 2008. 

Kathy Alstrin '95 is pursuing a 

graduate degree at the University of 
Kansas Department of Special Education. 

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Vickie Wilkinson Barnes '95 and 

her liu^h.iriLi |i»lin jnnoiini_c llic birlh 
oi a daughicr, Hlla Frances, nn March 
21, 2008 A fifth grade maih teacher at 
Vance Charier School. Vickie received 
National Board Ccrlification, 

Kelly Toher Boylan "95 earned 
National Board Certification in literacy. 
She teaches in the Wake County Public 
School S\''^icni. 

Nancy E. Capps '95 and Charhc Ray 
Carroll were married Jan 4, 2008, 

Emily Bradley Helms '95 and her 

husband M Flint announce the birth 
of a daughter. Emma Reagan, on Jan. 

7, 2008 

Anne E. Minard '95 published her 
first book, Philo and Beyond, in April 
2007 and is a frequent contributor to 
National Geographic News, an online 
ser\'ice of the National Geographic 
Society She resides in Cleveland, Tenn 

Ryan J. Overholt '95 and his wife 

Michelle announce the birth of a son, 
Jackson Steeler, on Jan. 18, 2008 Ryan 
handles outside sales for Stock Building 
Supply in Mashpce, Mass, 

Zandra Harris Pinnix '95 received 
a Ph D in biochemistr)' and molecular 
biolog\- in Mav 2008 from Wake Forest 


Beverly Turner '95, a sixth grade 
teacher at Central Middle School, 

received National Board Ccrtihcation. 

Erin Baker VanDreason '95 and 

hiT hiishaiid Luke announce the birth of 
a daughter. Olivia MadaljTin. on Aug 1. 
2007, Erin is an innovation coordinator 

for Wa.hovKi 

Kevin L. '96 and Barbi Hoff 
Barber '97 announce the birth of a 
daughter, Lame Winifred, on April 22, 


Shelly Richardson Casey '96 was 

recognized by the Alamance Count) 
Board of Education as a recipient of the 
Kenan Fellowship. Kenan Fellows are 
public school teachers selected through 
a competili\'e process to participate in a 
prestigious twii-ycar fellowship. 

Mark S. Pierce '96 specializes in 
residential sales at the Centur)' 21 
Mountain Lifest\les' Ashe\illc office. 

Rachele A. Thompson '96 of 

Ru liinonil, \a , is a -^.ile^ ir.uning 
i.le\elopcr lor t arnia\ 

Stephanie M. Willis '96 is the 

jiniuipal oi Cape i^ear Elenientan- 


John W. '96 nid Kimberly Krack 
Zimmerman '97 annouiKc the bmb 
vi a daughter, Lucy Love, on |une 27, 

Chris Bauernfeind '97 is i 

ilmr 111 llu \e\\ liigl.uui Aquar- 
uuiis giant ocean lank. He was 
kaiured in a June 30, 2008. Boston 
iilolh- sior\' on odd jobs titled "He 
plunged led first, right into his 
dream job." 

Scott Davldoff '97 and his wife Jamie 
announce the birth of a daughter, Elliott 
Anne, on Apr. 22, 2008. Scoil is the parks 
and recreation director for Parkland, Fla. 

Natalie L. Page '97 and Jason C Inman 

uere married June 28. 2008. 

Lori J. Peterson '97 has a Wcb page 
dedicated to her ariuork. www.joyfu- 
iariwork com 

Kathleen L. Phelps '97 and Michael 
Bove '97 were married Dec. 15. 2007. 

Tim Reaves '97 received a Doctor of 
Ministry degree from Hood Theological 
Seminar)' in Salisbury; He has been 
serving the Bladen Charge United 
Methodist churches for 1 1 years and is 
chair of the N.C. Conference Commission 
on Evangelism 

Blake S. Rouse '97 and Elizabeth A. 

Sabiston \K'erc married May 24, 2008. 

Hal Wilson '97 was named the 2007-08 
Noriheasi Cieorgia Boys Basketball Coach 
of the "lear b\ the Athens Banner-Herald 
and 2007-08 North Oconee All-Sporis 
Co-Coach of the Year by his peers. As 
North Oconee High School's varsity boy's 
basketball coach, he led his team to 19 
wins last season, after only winning 21 
games during the previous three seasons 

Todd Blumenreich '98 is principal 

of Bcaulorl County Early College High 
School, which opened Aug. 7, 2008. 

Amy N. Butler '98 and James A Tew 

were married April 26, 2008. 

Mark D. Byington '98 and his wife 

Chrisl\ announce the hirih of a son, 
Chase, on Oct. 11. 2007 Mark is an 
assistant basketball coach at the College 
of Charleston. 

Sharon Irving Byrdsong '98M was 

a\^ardcd a doctorate degree in eduL.tlion 
from Regent University 

Anna Maria Cancelli '98, '03M was 

named f'aeultv Member of the ^'ear at 

Coastal t ari>hna Comnuinit\- College, 

Kimberly Greene Engelhardt '98 

and licr husband Brian announce the birih 
of a son, Liam Rcid. on Aug. 18. 2007. 

Jonathan Falres '98 and his wife 

Christa announce the birth of a son. 
Brennan Russell, on March 2, 2007. 

Lesley D. Harrell '98 and Joshua A 

t r.ivcn ucre married April N. 2008, 

Ginger Plyler Hightower '98 and her 

husband Jon announce the birth of a son. 
James Crawford, on Jan. 20. 200S 

Clayton C. Holmes '98 is a member 

,>l llu- ( .ipc Fear l.i:r s,xiet\ and a 
siipporici ol (he imisu pi.' .il UN("\\ 

Michael '98 and Misty Snead 
Lawrence '98 .innounce the birth oi a 
il.iiiglih r Kennedv Paige, on May 28, 2008 

Ellen S. Stone '98 and C ollin I mehan 
uei. m.irned M.ircli 2^. lOOH 

Summer Watson Taylor '98 and 

lu-i luish.iiui s.on l.uMubcil ilu-ii new 
eompaiu s Web site, wuu gtllHJdesigii com. 

Dallas L. Alford IV '99 founded 
Atlantic Financial Consulting in 

Wendy Cabral '99M is director of 
personnel services for Sampson County 

Teresa Cunningham-Brown '99 

is a Cornell Certified Diversity Profes- 
sional, a certification earned at Cornell 
University. She is the director of 
recruitment and retention with Wake 
Count\' public schools 

Denny Deaton Jr. '99 launched a 
new Web site - - that 
allows people to create personal Web 
sites for free. 

Tammy R. Dozier '99 and her 

husband Barr)- announce the birlh of a 
daughter, Camille Justine Scott, on 

March I, 2008 

Sarah L. Henson '99 and Michael T. 
Wimbish uere married May 17. 2008. 

Jon W. Odgers '99 and Michelle A 
Cawley were married June 7, 2008. Jon is 
a server engineer with IBM. 

Margaret A. Jackson '99 is 

pursuing a masters degree m interna- 
tional studies at NC State University 
where she is a resident director leading 
community development for interna- 
tional graduate students. 

Rebecca D. Kearney '99 and Clifton 

[ Owens were married March 20. 2008. 

Joanna S. Mayer '99 is enrolled at 
Duke Pi\inu\ School and is an intern at 
Buckborn Uniied Metlunlisi Church. 

Marci Hempel Raines '99 published 

bcr hrsi liction no\et, Flie .^iiid'ise Girl, 

Shaun D. Richards '99 was awarded 
Best in Show for his mixed media 
painting "Bootleg Romanticism." part of 
the North Carolina .Artists Exhibition in 

Jennie L. Steele '99. a realtor/ 

broker with Iniracoaslal Realiv, \\as 
named to the executive coniminee of the 
Wilmington-Capc Fear Home Builders 
Association's 2008 sales aiul marketing 

Parker '99 and Susanna Rabon 
Stevens '01 announce the birth of a 
daughler Isabella Noelle. on March 13, 


Jennifer L. Walmsley '99 announces 
the birth of a daughter, Taylor Reed 
Askensiedi. on May 31. 2008, Jennifer 
is an eighth grade science teacher ai H.J. 
MacPonald Middle School in New Bern, 

Susan K. Worsley '99 and Casev | 

^.ilem uere married |ul\ 12,2tX>8 Susan 

isenipKned b\ PPP liu 

Garland E. '99 and Rebecca Rider 
Yopp '95 announce the birth of a son, 
t,,i[].iiul Weslcv. on March 7. 2008. 



Tracey E. Barefoot '00 and John C 
Bailey were married April 5, 2008. 

Matt Davis '00 is the president of 
Discount Quality Furnilure. He was 
featured in a June 30. 2008, article in the 
Winsion-SaUm journal . 

Nathan L. Faulk '00 is the basketball 
coach at South View High School in Hope 

Marisa G. Gause '00 was named 
VVaeeamaw Elcnieniary Schools Teacher 

of the Year. 

Scott S. Huntley '00 and Kelly A. 
GaNun were married April 12, 2008. 

Stephania Jackson '00 and Dan 

Bloodworlh II were married March 29, 
2008, Siephania earned a Master of 
Business Administration degree with 
a concentration in accounting in 2007 
from the University of Phoenix. She is 
a hnance and stewardship officer with 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center 

Alejandro Lalinde '00 graduated from 
the Academy of Art University and is a 
director of photography in Los Angeles, 
shooting commercials and music videos 
for rap artists such as LL Cool j and Nas, 

Kristy A. Lohr '00 and Gary J. Bowers 
were married June 0, 2008- Kristy is a 
registered nurse with Arcadia Family 
Practice and Thomasville Medical Cenler 

Charles S. '00 and Shannon Barry 

'07 McHone announce the birth of a 
son, Landen Clarence, on Sept. 18, 2007. 
Charles is a law student at Appalachian 
School of Law and Shannon teaches at 
Russell Prater Elementary School. 

Jennifer Patterson Mickey '00 and 

her husband Charles announce llie birth 
of a daughter. Addist>n Grace, onjuly 
25, 2008. 

Caroline G. Miller '00 and William C. 
Baggett were married Sept, 22, 2007, 

Zachary A. Molihan '00 and Suzanne 

S. Wheeler were married Jan, 25, 2008. 

Karl A. '00 and Jennifer Jones 
Pleasant '00 announce the birth of a 
son, Reeee Anthony, on Nov, 24, 2007. 

Priscilla Johnson Prince '00 was 

named Supply Elementar)' School's 
Teacher of the Year, 

Amy E. Ricks '00 and Croy C 
Scliroeder were married May 17, 2008. 
Amy is an associate buyer with Family 
Dollar Stores in Matthews, 

C. Aaron Ross '00 received his osteo- 
pathic medical degree from Pikeville 
College School of Osteopathic Medicine 
in Pikeville, Ky., in May 2008. He began 
his family practice residency in Bristol, 
Tcnn., in June 2008, 

Kimberly Schuerger Rule '00 and 

her husband Jeffrey announce the birth of 
a sun, Ethan Jeffrey, on March 5, 2008. 

Brian K. Shackelford '00, '01 M 

and his wife Rikki announce the birth of 
a son, Noah Thomas, on Aug, 28, 2008. 
Brian is a manager with Dixon Hughes. 

Wendy E. Worsley '00 and Dennis A 
Fullerton Jr were married May 10. 2008. 

Sona B. Allen '01 and Christian A. 

Preziosi '98M were married Oct. 13. 
2007 Sona is a health service coordinator 
lor Life Line Screening, and Christian is 
the wetlands section manager for Land 
Management Group Inc 

Kristen Beckmeyer '01 and 
Meredith Sullivan '01 opened the 
bakery Coastal Cupcakes in Wilmington. 
Their Web site is www,coaslalcupcakes. 

William B. Hodge '01 received a 
Ph,D in plu'sics from Wake Forest 
University in July 2008. He is an adjunct 
assistant professor for Wake Forest 
Winifred M. Hutchens '01 and 
Horace \' Piglord IH were married 
Aug. 9, 2008, She is employed by Dr, 
Stephanie G. Hackney, DDS 

Kristel Wendorf Lassiter '01 was 

accepted into the Master ot Nursing 
degree program at Vanderbilt University. 
Her concentration area is neonatal 
nurse practitioner. She is a nurse in the 
neonatal intensive care unit at Vanderbilt 
Children's Hospital. 

Matt Lutz '01 IS playing the role of 
David in Pari City, an independent 
feature filmed in Wilmington. 

Amanda Cobb McGough '01 

completed her I'h.D in chniLal 
psychology in 2007 and is as a psychol- 
ogist with Carolinas Medical Center in 

Leigh Ann Rushing McPherson'01 

earned her National Board (.^ertihcalion, 

Eileen Normanly '01 spent the 
summer preparing tor her second New 
York City Marathon on Nov 2, 2008. She 
ran for the charitable organization Team 
for Kids that promotes health education 
to battle childhood obesity. She is a 
designer of men's footwear and acces- 
sories for J. Crew. 

Karen Olson '01 received her Ph.D, in 

dcvclopmenlal biology from Washington 
University in St. Louis. She is a clinical 
chemistry fellow at Hennepin County 
Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Abby Rierson '01 and Kevin Milz 
were married May 3, 2008. Abby is a 
senior quality analyst for PPD Inc in 
Research Triangle Park, 

Gina M. Santore '01, '04M and 

Adam M. Gunther were married May 24, 
2008. Gina is a financial analyst for Duke 
University Health System, 

Juan C. SchultZ '01 graduated from 

the U.S Coast Guard Recruit Training 
Center m Cape May. N.J. 

Karie L. Siko '01 graduated in May 
2008 from UNC Chapel Hill with a Ph.D, 
in education focusing on technology, 

teacher education and English education. 

Erica E. Smith '01 graduated from 
Wake Forest University in May 2008 
with a Master of Arts degree. She was 
a delegate to the Democratic National 
Convention in Denver, Colo., in August 
2008 and is the director of the educa- 
tional opportunity center at Surry 
Community College in Dobson. 

Kristy R. Stinson '01 and Gregory 
Haller were married July 14, 2007, Kristy 
is a paramedic for Buncombe County 
Emergenc\' Management Service, 

Kate Boyce Tayloe '01, '07M and 

her husband Jeffrey announce the birth 
of a daughter, Bennett Leary. on Dec. 11, 
2007. Kate teaches at Myrtle Grove 
Middle School in Wilmington. 

Michelle Ottey '01 and Daniel J. 

Urban '03 were married July 14. 2007. 

Kevin L. '01 and Amy Greenwood 

Riley '02 announce the birth of son. 
Peyton Kyle, on May 15, 2008. 

Amy L. Stack '01 and Randall C 

Jenkins Jr. were married on June 30, 

2007, Amy is a kindergarten teacher at 
Pearce Elementary School in Guilford 

Kristen Whalen '01 received a PhD, 
in biological oieanography from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
and Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti- 
tution in May 2008. She was awarded the 
National Science Foundations Interna- 
tional Postdoctoral Fellowship and will 
pursue research at both the University 
of New South Wales, Australia, and the 
University of California. Santa Barbara. 

Matt Weaver '01 passed his certified 
financial planner exam. 

Charles C. Blanton '02 was accepted 

to the N C Central School ol Law 

Stephanie D. Brooks '02 and Jason 
P. Haw\'er were married March 29. 2008. 
Stephanie pursuing a Master of Fine Arts 
degree at the University of North Texas 
in Denton. 

Auburn Carpenter '02, '04M is the 

educatiim projects manager with the 
Texas Slate Aquarium 

Christie A. Coggins '02 and James 

W DeBruhl were married July 19, 2008. 

Allison Daley '02 and Jeremy jester 
were married Sept. 22, 2007. They reside 
in Washington, D.C, 

Gregory G. Eppard '02 graduated 

from UNC School of Medicine in May 
2008 and will specialize in obstetrics and 

James M. '02 and Brooke Davis 

Fulcher '01 announce the birth ol 
a daughter, Sarah James, on Sept 25, 

2008. Brooke is a retail banking officer at 
Sound Bank in Cedar island. James was 
voted the 2008 UNCW Communication 
Studies Alumnus of the Year and is a 
lead electronics technician for Northrop 

Jonathon Glazebrook '02 is an 

account executive at Giant Creative/ 
Strategy, LLC, a lull-service healthcare 
communications agency. 

Meredith Hill '02 and James Miner 

were married March 8, 2008. Meredith 
is a sales support representati\e for 
Experian in Charlotte. 

Audra Burton Hodges '02 and her 

husband Robert S. announce the birlli of 
a daughter, Anna Grace, on Jan. 1, 2008, 

Jeffrey C. Ingram '02 and Valerie E. 
Coleman were married June 21, 2008, 
Jeffery is a pharmaceuticals sales repre- 
sentative with Novaquest Pharmaceu- 
ticals. The couple resides in Gary 

Jenee K. Laplace '02 received 
a Master of Business Administration 
degree from the University of Wisconsin- 
Madison in July 2008. 

Krista R. Long '02 and Taylor Jones 
were married June 23, 2007. Krista is 
a sixth grade teacher at Leland Middle 
School, where she was voted Leland 
Middle School Teacher of the Year, 

Jeff Owen '02 was promoted to super- 
intendent of Fort Fisher State Recreation 
Area and is responsible for staffing, 
training, law enforcement, visitor 
services, natural resource protection and 
environmental education. 

Andy Shelton '02 and Tara Lee were 
married July 12, 2008 Andy is a clinical 
research associate for PPD Inc. 

Kristi L. Sluiter '02 graduated 
from the veterinary school at NC State 
University in May 2007, She is a veteri- 
narian with Capeside Animal Hospital 
in Leland, 

Mary Allison L. Whitfield '02 

received a master's degree in elementary 
education from East Carolina University 
as well as a license to teach academically 
gifted children- 
Allison L. Andrews '03 and John 
W, Albert were married June 21, 
2008. Allison is an English teacher at 
Westchester County Day School, 

Dan Burke '03 is ranked 10th m the 
world for indoor kart racing. 

Tammy L. Byerly '03 and Andrew J. 

Flvnt were married Sept. 8, 2007. 

Leah M. Creswell '03 was named 
Teacher of the Year at Malpass Corner 
Elementary School. 

Brandy N. Grossman '03 and 

Ryan D. Satterfield were niarrieLl 
June 21. 2008. 

Holly G. Grady '03 and Richard E 
Edwards were married June 14, 2008. 
A teacher with Clinton City Schools, 
Holly is pursuing a master's degree in 
curriculum, instruction and supervision 
at UNCW, 

Jeremy Griffin '03 is the senior 
cop\'wriier with Ignite Social Media 

Meaghan Lowery Hardgrove '03 

and her husband William J, announce 
the birth of a son, William "Finn," on 
Oct, 19. 2007, 

Katie A. Hendrix '03 and Brian S 
Hoggard were married April 26. 2008. 
Katie is a project assistant with PPD Inc. 
The couple resides in Raleigh, 

Melissa Gilden Hurdle '03 and her 

husband Brett announce the birth of a 
daughter. Logan Brittany, on Jan, 18, 
2007, Melissa is a research analyst with 
Duke University Medical Center, 

Michael S. Kelly '03 is serving in 
Camp Adar. Iraq, with the 82nd Airborne 
Division of the U.S. Army 

FALL 2008 UNCW Magazine 

Malcomb Coley, left, and three of the men he has honored with scholarship endowments were recognized In November at Kenan House. Pictured are Denis Carter, 
James Bray and Ralph Parker. 

CMentors honored with scholarships 

by Jessica Costanza '09 

''Climb w iiii one hand so thai tlic olher 
hand is free lo iiclp bring someone else up.' 

This inspiring lesson Malcomb Colcy '86. 
'89M learned Irom his mentors at L'NCW 
and is one he lets guide his own lilc. 

A partner in the Assurance and .-\d\isor\- 

Young in Atlanta, Coley is responsible for 
the company's diversity initiatives across 
the Southeast. He strives to help the 
accounting lirm create an 'equitable 
opportunii)' for all through the use of good 
mentors, jiecr advisors and the ncccssar)' 
resources for success such as up-to-date 
trainiu" and lechnologv." 

The 2004 Outstanding Cameron School of 
IHisiness Alunuii ,\\\ard recipient. Colev 
is dedicated lo helping IJNCW students 
get their feet wet in the corporate world. 
He reiurns aniuially to attend Business 
Week, is a member of the Cameron School 
of Business llNccutive .Advisorv BoartI and 

[i\ e scholarships in recognition of his own 
meiuois and to iiix e deser\ ing sludents a 

" I he university given so nnieli to me. 
1 did not get where I am on my own. 1 had 
the stippiMi ol outsianding leachei-s and role 
models. It is a natural thing lo give back. 

provide them with the same experiences I 
had," said Coley 

As a UNCW student. Colcx' worked hard 
10 get a good foundation, good grades, 
participate in extra circular activities, 
acquire leadership roles and create strong 
relationships w ith leachers, Colcy tributes 
much of his success to the skills and 
relationships he de\ eloped as a student. 

Once Cole\' realized he wanted lo be 
involved in public accounting, he started 
networking and developing relationships. 

"Networking is crucial. It allows \ou to gel 
to know people from both a personal and 
pnifessional standpoint, The\' could become 
a mentor or pro\ ide guidance. It also 
provides nou the oiiponuiiily to showcase 
v'ourself. " Coley .said. 

Professors such as Fara I'likai pla\ eil an 

evat CNCW: 

me the ihins's 

ear versus the 
. " ( ole\ said. 

"It was in\ pleasure u> ha\e Malcomb as a 
sludciil. and il coniiniics lo be a |5leasure 
seeing him become so successriil in his 
career. .\s a sliulent. Malcomb w.ts brijihi. 

diligent, tiiorough and unusuallv talented, 
.As a person, he was highly motivated, 
dedicated to self-de\'ciopnicnt. enjoyed 
intellectual challenges and strived to excel. " 
Elikai said. "Throughout the decades since 
he graduated, Malcomb has provided 
distinguished service and contributions to 
the Cameron School of Business and the 
Cniversitx of North Carolina Wilmington, " 

Thanks to his commitment to giving back 
to the L'NCW communit)', Colcy has left 
footprints in the sand for UNCW students to 
lollow lor \ ears to come. 

At the 2008 Stompin' at the Savoy fundraiser, 
he .mnounced a S250,000, 10->'ear commit- 
ment to hiiiil (i\c scholarships, including 
iw (1 new scholarships. Existing .scho'larships 
honor the inspiration and accomplishmeiits 
of his former professor Denis G. Carter. 
Ralph Parker, former director of minor- 
itv affairs at l"NCW. and the late Douglas 
lohnson. who was registrar The new' ones 

career planning and placement, and the 
C^ameron School of Business. 

all I hey ha\e gi\en us. I his is a wav lo iielp 
w ith their indiv idual legacies, which will now- 
live in perpeliiil\ al this great imi\ersii\. Il 
is one of ihe wavs we sa\ thanks' lo iheni. " 
Colcx said 


A medical technologist at New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center, Tiffany N. 
Lewis '03 is enrolled in Duke Univer- 
sily's physician assistant program. 

Heather McEntire '03, guitarist and 
vocaHst, and Nathan Buchanan '03. 

drummer, are members of [he band 
Bellafea. Their debut full-length album 
is titled Cavalcade {Southern Records). 

Brook Morris '03 received a Master 
of Business Administration degree 
in May 2008 from Augusta State 

Kathleen Morrow '03 published 
two research papers from her master's 
degree thesis on kelp forests; one 
was published in the journal Marine 
Ecology Progress Scrit's and the 
other in the journal Marine Biolog)'. 
Morrow received the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration 
Nancy Foster Scholarship, which 
provides funding for four years of 
doctorate research, and a Smithsonian 
pre-doctoral fellowship to study marine 
biochemistry with the director of 
the Smithsonian in Ft. Pierce, Fla. In 
addition to her awards, she presented 
her dissertation research on coral-algal- 
microbial association at the eleventh 
International Coral Reef Symposium in 
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

Brittany Raster '03 and Michael 
Chowbke were married May 10,2008 
Brittany is a program developer and 
manager with the Southern Mississippi 
Planning and Development District Area 
Agency on Aging. 

Jason C. Rollins '03 was promoted 
to marketing manager at Children's 
Healthcare of Atlanta and is pursuing 
a Master of Business Administration 
degree at Mercer University in Atlanta. 

Christy A. Smith '03 and Russell 
A. Slrnmerman '03 were married 
June 21. 2008. Both are employed by 
Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 

Abbey Wade '03 worked on the 
feature him The 27 Club, which made its 
international debut at the Tribeea Film 

William B. Warren '03 and Mildred 

M- Pelletier were married June 14. 2008. 

Leah E. Wetzler '03M and 

Chadwick S, Ashley were married 
June 21, 2008. Leah is a social studies 
teacher, junior varsity cheerleading 
coach and an AVID (Advancement Via 
Individual Determination) elective 

Jessica A. Williams '03 earned 

National Board Certification. 

Lyndsay S. Benson '04 is a member 
of the Wilmington Ladies Tea Walk 
Chapter of Daughters of the American 

Tracey A. Boone '04 is pursuing a 
Master of Arts in Teaching at Oregon 
State University. 

Kimberly E. Burkhardt '04 and 

Kristopher Slozac were married April 5, 

Virginia A. Costin '04 and 
Michael L. Wheeler '05 were 
married June 28, 2008, 

Raven M. Davis '04 and Joshua 
Q. Little '02 were married May 17, 


Katie Gaston '04 was promoted to 
banking officer for CapSione Bank in 


Erin L. Johnson '04 and Keith j 
Lynch were married July 19, 2008. 

Joel Justus '04 is the head varsity 
basketball coach at Woodberr)' Forest 
School in Madison Count)'. Va, 

Carly Camper Kanzler '04 

graduated in June 2008 with a master's 
degree in music education from East 
Carolina University. She teaches general 
music and chorus at Eaton Elementary 
School in Wilmington, 

Kristen D. Lambert '04 and 
Wayne A. Hollowell Jr. '02 were 

niarned June 21, 2008. 

Jennifer Mais '04 is a marketing 
coordinator with St. John's Clinic in 
Springfield, Mo. She earned a Master of 
Science degree in administrative studies 
from Missouri State University, 

Adam C. Matthews '04 is a 

business/information technology analyst 
with the UNCW Office of Admissions. 

Brian E. McCandless '04 and Amy 

Jo Eggleston were married May 17. 2008. 

Melissa G. Meadows '04 and 
Chris N. Rader '01 were married 
May 12, 2007, 

As president of Mantamamma Inc. 
and founder of La Casa de Coco Loco, 
Michelle W. Moore '04M lives on 

a remote tropical island in Panama. 
20 minutes from the nearest village if 
traveling by dugout canoe. La Casa de 
Coco Loco is a retreat that provides a 
nurturing environment to help people 
with life-altering diseases find a level of 
acceptance of the significant changes in 
their lives. 

Donna Raspa '04M is the principal 

of Rosman Elemeniar)' School in 
Trans^'lvania County, 

Tamara H. Rosenbloom '04 and 

Samuel C. Schauf '03 were married 
Ma\' 24, 2008- Tamara is a freelance 
writer, and Samuel is an actuarial 
consultant for Ernst and Young. 

Caden D. Simpson '04 and Kellen 

W Phillips were married May 17, 2008. 
Caden is employed with Archer Daniels 
Midland Co, in Southport. 

Angie L. Smith '04 received a juris 
doctorate degree in May 2008 from 
Florida Coastal School of Law 

Megan Strickland '04 is the varsity 
volleyball and girls" basketball coach at 
West Bladen High School in Bladenboro. 

Ashley Strong '04 is a member of the 
mortgages sales team at Regions Bank in 


Allie Weeks Thomas '04 and her 

husband Billy announce the birth of a 
daughter, London Olivia, on June 2, 
2008, Allie is pursuing a master's degree 
in illustration design at Savannah 
College of Art and Design. 

Erika S. Veth '04 earned a Master 
of Arts degree in English literature in 
May 2008 from the University of Alaska 

The Lifetime channel movie Fab Five. 
The Texas Cheerleading Scandal was 
inspired by the coaching experiences 
of Michaela Ward '04 at McKinney 
North High School, Michaela is now an 
assistant human resources director for 
one of her former cheerleader's families 
and is working on a master's degree in 
human resource management at the 
University of Northern Texas. She was 
featured in a story in the July 31, 2008, 
issue of the Jiicfcsonvi/ie Daily News. 

Bambi C. Weavil '04 is the 

CEO/publisher of Out Impact Inc. 
organizing events and fundraisers for 
nonprofits nationwide. Out Impact Inc. 
co-sponsored UNCW's production of 
Vagina Monologues in February 2008. 
Her online gay publication. Out Impact, 
can be found at 

Ben C. Williams '04 completed a 
teaching licensure add-on program for 
safety and driver education in May 2008 
at East Carolina University. In July he 
started the second year of a two-year 
position as grade level chair for first 
grade at Harris Creek Year-Round 
Elementary School. 

Andrew L. Almeter '05 is pursuing a 
master's degree in cn\'ironmental studies 
at UNCW 

Jason Alston '05 earned a Master 
of Library Science degree in May 2008 
from NC Central University. He was the 
first post-M-L.S. diversity resident in the 
University of North Carolina Greensboro 
University Libraries. 

Elizabeth H. Bordeaux '05 

earned a master's degree in history 
from UNC-Chapel Hill and is pursuing 
a master's degree in librar)' science at 
NC Central University 

Deborah A. Brown '05 and Travis A 
Lemanski were married July 12, 2008. 
Deborah is a history teacher and coach at 
North Brunswick High School in Leland. 

Beth R. Carter '05 is a school 
specialist with Public Consulting Group 
Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in 
the development, training and imple- 
mentation of the EasylEP software, used 
by Tennessee Special Educators. 

Scott A. Chadwick '05 and Jaime C 
Crisp were married July 12, 2008. 

Katherine E. Cottle '05 and Charles 
D. Kemblc were married May 10, 2008. 

Ashley Brooke Cox '05 and Charles 
Justin Whitley were married May 17, 

Founder of ihf Guerilla Theatre 
Company, Richard Davis '05 
opened his own performance venue in 
Wilmington, the 50-seat Brown Coat Pub 
& Thealre. 

Jennifer-Anne Godwin '05 and 
Jonathan E. Thorndyke '04 were 
married April 5, 2008. Jennifer-Anne is 
a teacher instructional support specialist 
with AIG (Academically/Intelligently 
Gifted) program for Johnston County 
Schools. Jonathan is a finance manager 
for Lee Nissan Dealership in Wilson. 

Amanda E. Guld '05 received a Ph D. 

in special education and applied behavior 
analysis and is an educational consultant 
with the Ma)' Institute. 

Bundage J. Guy '05 and Lindsay 

Mangum were married May 17. 2008 

Susan A. Heacock '05 and John 
D. Hitt '03 were married June 28, 2008. 
Susan is an English teacher at Emsley 
A. Laney High School, and John is 
employed at Encore Magazine. 

Christopher M. Hicks '05 received 
a Juris Doctorate degree from Campbell 
Uni\'crsitys School of Law, 

Christopher Keck '05 made his 

television debut in February' 2008 as a 
featured extra on the CW networks One 
Tree Hill, playing guitar behind MySpace 
recording artist Kate Voegle. 

Anna Kooiman '05 is co-anchor of 
the Fox news learn in Charlotte. 

Kristin A. Lesley '05 and Jason B 

Parker were married March 23. 2008, 

Monica L. Lorenzo '05 and Michael 

R, Kress were married |une 14. 2008. 

The couple resides in jersey City. N.J, 

Jennifer M. Mitchell '05 and 
Jody D. Haughland '99, '05M 

were married June 14, 2008. Jennifer 
is employed by First Citizens Bank in 
Wilmington, and Jody is employed by 
Charter Business 

Stephanie L. Moore '05 and 
Christopher M. Allred '03 were 
married June 7, 2008 

Rob Nelson '05 is the owner of Whole 
Armour Designs in Wilmington and 
is active in the community regarding 
water and utility planning, particularly 
low-impact development. 

Russell B. NorriS '05 and Stacey L 
Lemmons were married May 31. 2008- 

Kaleena A. Parker '05 and Robert N. 

Hood were married April 12, 2008. 

Heather L. Rath '05 and Andrew 

Brown were married April 5, 2008, 

James T. Robilotta '05 received a 
master's degree in counselor education 
with an emphasis in student affairs 
from Clemson University, He works at 
Fordham University in New York City 
and performs stand-up and improvisa- 
tional comedy around the city. 

Martha M. Roth '05 and Raymond 
T. Gephart III '06 were married 
May 10, 2008, 

Lisa R. Seaman '05 and Thomas A. 

Lister Jr. were married May 10. 2008. 

Nikki Siebert '05 is pursuing a Master 
of Environmental Studies degree at the 
College of Charleston while working as 
the recycling coordinator for the college 
and the green building coordinator for 
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity 

Joshua S. Sikes '05 is president of 

and information technology specialist 
for the Class of 2009 at the University 
of Alabama at Birmingham School of 
Optometry. He is also president and 
member of the Gold Key Honor Society. 

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rhythm, they P'^'^'^'"^";; .^i„gton, such 
local music scenes >" ^ >1^;.|,, .^d the 

Azalea Fesuval >^''^^" 'I^Harvelsohs 
named afier D^^f t^^ ,, Wilm-ngvon, 

tSr;;;^uWoU.e Bands. 

i„thesludo The iiheir 

lovingly ca led b> '^"^^ ..blues-driven 
^^"-'^''ttE-^SJd stellar reviews 
^'^'''Th Sand radio sulions. and 
;;;^SS:nd .as averaging three 

shows a week- 
opened lor the u ■ . ,,varner 


more than 20 local anists and musicians 
looeihcr for ihc Port Cily Music and Arts 
Festival in August 2008. The lundraiser 
offered the tonmumuy a day ol spellbind- 
ing music and fun wilh local fas oriic. like 
ihe HUSHpuppics. L-Shape Lol. Ten Iocs 
Up Medusa Stone and The Casserole. 
At the end of the day the charity event 
raised $1,200 for the Full Belly Project, 
a non-profit organization whose mission 
i<; to relieve hunger and create economic 
opportunities for developing countries. 

The event also helped raise awareness 
about Harrelsons own non-profit orga- 
nisation. Reality Green Planet, which 
focuses on ennronmental preservation 
and developing a curriculum lor public 
schools that is compatible with the 
21st century. 

■The festixal was something I had always 
wanted to do. It fell good to see people 
come together to help their communiiy. 
Harrelson said. 

The Road has been consistently invohed 
with various charity and benefit concerts. 
Thev have helped raise funds and 
awareness for muscular d> strophy 
cancer research, indixiduals/lamilies 
who have dealt with life-changing events. 
and other causes. Now, they want to 
give back to their alma mater by pla> mg 
events on campus. 


>our community is an c.x-ttn.sion of 
you. II you are lortunatc cnouol, io be 

on thai conimtinil) lo reach ..tu to vou 

>our school oive. so much u.vou.belM" 

mvolved will onK enrich ihaicxperi- " 
cncc, Hanclsoii said. 

Donch stated. •During my attendance at 
L^C\V I discovered my true passions in 
hfe, created everlasting friendships and 
played some rock along the way'^ 

The band is creating new music for a 
second full-length album, uhich will 
feature a more rock feel while still holdino 
on to the bands bluesy roots. 

■'Since our first album, ue have written 
many more original songs, with the 
hope (o one da> soon get into a record- 
ing studio and lay them down. I feel that 
when the time is right and the people are 
ready recording our second album will be 
an electric breeze," Dorich said. Johnson graduated wi.h a 
Iwehelors degree in piofcssional writino 
and minors in creative writing and musk- 
He IS contmuino his dream as a fulltime 
"HLsician. Bassist Andy Dorich gradu- 

a-edw_uh a bachelors degree in environ- 
mental studies and a minor in geogfaphx- 
He ,s one of 1 5 students chosen to be in" 
LNLVVs newest masters program, envi- 
ronmental studies. Vocalist and drummer 
Keiih I larreison expects lo graduate in 
M.^y frort, UNCW with a bachelors degree 
'n English and professionaUvrihm; 




Jennifer Stauffer '05 and Jonny 
Spencer were married May 3, 2008. 
Jennifer is the spa manager at 
Wilmington Plastic Surgerj'. 

Erin M. Toothman '05 and Randy 
C. Combs were married May 17, 2008. 

Lindsey Floyd VanHouten '05 

and her husband Randy announce 
the birth of a son, Logan Joseph, on 
March 6, 2008- Lindsey is a mental 
health associate professional with 
BEARS Inc. in Roanoke Rapids. They 
reside in Nash\-ille, N.C. 

Emily R. Worley '05 and Edgar S. 
Forrest were married June 14, 2008. 

Christopher M. Carraway '06 and 

Jamie K. Register and were married 
May 17, 2008, 

Reginald Clark '06M is the assistant 
principal at East McDowell Junior High 
in Marion. 

Evan Cooper '06 was recognized 

by the U.S. Na\7 Small Business 
Innovation Research Program for being 
manager of the Higher Power Engineer- 
ing's Naval Air Systems Commands 
(NAVAIR) Small Business Innovation 
Research transition program and 
completion of the Navy Transition 
Assistance Program for NAVAIR 
award ees. 

Julia F. Culpepper '06 and Lynn T 

Garner III were married June 21. 2008. 

Sarah G. Dedmon '06 and Benjamin 
G. Caple were married June 7, 2008. 
The couple resides in Killeen, Texas. 

Joseph A. Donovant '06 and Kevin 

Kingston were united on Oct. 1, 2007, 
Joey is a financial services represen- 
tative with Deluxe Financial Services in 

Koula A. Drakulakos '06 and 

Robby G. Pale were married May 31, 

Jason W. Dunlap '06 completed 
U.S. Navy basic training ai Recruit 
Training Command, Great Lakes. III. 

Jessica A, Frank '06 and Clinton 
Wyatt Hutton were married Dec. 15, 

Abby D. Glover '06 and Ronald R. 
Hill III were married Nov. 17, 2007. 

Nancy E. Jones '06 and James 
D. Harder '06 were married July 12, 
2008. Nancy is pursuing a master's 
degree in music at the University of 
North Carolina Greensboro, is the 
organist at the Lutheran Church of 
Reconciliation and teaches piano and 
voice at her studio. Azalea Music. James 
is pursuing a Master of Public Adminis- 
tration degree at UNCW, 

Nora M. Norton '06 and Joel T, Van 
Pelt were married My 24, 2008, 

Stephanie E. Johnson '06 and 
Justin D. King '06 were married 

May 31, 2008. 

Ashley M. Lacey '06 and Lucas 
C. Rush were married Oct. 21. 2007. 
Ashley is a social studies teacher with 
Cabarrus County Schools. 

Sean P. Leahy '06 and Kate A. 
Mercer and were married June 16, 2008. 

Sarah P. Little '06 and Mark T. 

Ruddock were married April 19. 2008. 

Kasey L. Maxcy '06 and Matthew 
A. Hughes '06 were married May 17, 
2008. Kasey is the assistant manager of 
radio administration for ISP Sports, and 
Matthew is an external auditor for Grant 

Todd M. Miller '06 and Sarah B 
Crenshaw were married June 7, 2008. 

Donnaire P. Mills '06 and Kenneth 
A. Hales, Jr. were married May 31. 2008. 
Donnaire is a resource conservation 
specialist with Pitt County Soil and 

Shannon Media '06M, a research 
associate at the Delaware Biotechnology 
Institute's bio-imaging center, received 
the Microscopy Society of America's 
Professional Technical Staff Award 
for her study of viruses in marine 
ecosystems using a scanning electron 
microscope. The award is granted by the 
organization to only four of its 3,000 
members every year and includes a 
travel stipend that allows Shannon to 
attend the society's annual conference 
in Albuquerque where she will present 
her abstract. 

Sarah A. Parker '06 and Joshua E. 

Cox were married June 13, 2008. 

Joe Paull '06 is the online producer 
for, taking video, 
managing online content and aggre- 
gating user-submitted information. 

Kristi Covil Poole '06 and 
Benjamin J. Poole '03 are both 

employed by Nationwide Insurance. She 
is a commercial claims adjuster, and he 

is a non-injur)' liability adjuster. 

Amber Prince '06 and Jesse A. 
Coleman '05 were married May 3, 
2008. Amber is a registered nurse for 
Loris Healthcare System, and Jesse is the 
manager of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at 
Daddy Joe's in Tabor City. 

Allison M. Reese '06 and Samuel D 

Barham were married March 29, 2008. 

Ryan N. Suttles '06 was awarded 
the 2008 Newspaper in Education 
Teacher of the Year Award, an award 
the Burlington Times-News gives to 
educators for creative use of the 
newspaper in their classroom. 

Michelle Saraceni '06 and Ian 
Sheffer '07 were married June 21, 
2008. lan's biology honors thesis titled 
"Statistical analysis of morphological 
variability in a Saprolegnia isolate: 
taxonomic implications" was published 
in the June issue o{ Mycotaxon. He 
is enrolled in the Temple University 
School of Medicine. 

Kendall Spivey '06 and Gram 

Cameron were married June 28, 2008. 
Kendall is a teacher at Brisbane Prepa- 
ratory School. 

Matthew B. Vaughan '06 and Carrie 
Jones were married Aug. 16, 2008. 

Kale Watkins '06 took part in the 
26th annual Tri-Span lOK and 5K in July 
2008. Watkins' completion of the race 
represents the years of progress after a 
skiing accident in 2000 at Lake Tahoe 
left him paralyzed. He is employed by 
PPD Inc. 

Kimberly D. Yates '06 and Sanders 
D, Burgess were married April 26, 2008. 

Meredith D. Blake '07 and Byron F. 
Tedder were married April 26, 2008. 

Lauren G. Crouch '07 and 
Matthew F. Swinnie '07 were 

married June 21, 2008. Lauren is a 
middle school teacher in the Richmond 
County School System, and Matthew 
is with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 

Claire R. Davis '07 and David R 

Franklin were married May 24, 2008. 

Amy N. Denson '07 and Aaron S. 
Decker were married May 3, 2008. 

Pitcher Ryan S. Doolittle '07 was the 

Oakland As 26th-round selection in the 
2008 draft. 

Katie L. Fountain '07 is a librarian at 
the Fair Bluff Community Library. 

Randi N. Futrell '07 and Justin R 
Wood were married April 5, 2008. 

Eric A. Gaither '07 is a state park 

ranger at Falls Lake State Recreation 

Carey R. Ginn '07 and Alan M. 
Hinnant were married March 8, 2008. 

Tiffany J. Glassgow '07M and Kevin 

P Wuzzardo were married April 5, 2008, 
Tiffany is an AIG specialist for Pender 
County Schools. 

Jennifer Honeycutt '07 is the varsity 
volleyball coach at Clinton High School. 

She teaches second- and third-grade 
physical education at Butler Avenue 

Stephie Mullis '07 is an assistant 
wellness director at Magnolia Glen Senior 
Living in Raleigh. She was nominated 
as the Star of the Third Quarter by her 
co-workers. Kisco Senior Living, the 
company that owns Magnolia Glen, is 
sponsoring Stephie to travel to Tijuana 
in October to work with the organization 
Homes for Hope. 

Emily A. Marshall '07 spent the 
summer m pre-service training as a 
special education Peace Corps volunteer. 
She will be working in a day care or 
residential center, tending to the needs 
and education of mentally and physically 
disadvantaged children in Jordan. 

Andrew M. Pate '07 is a financial 
representative with the Mid Atlantic 

Brittany J. Schneider '07 was 

named Volunteer of the Week for the 
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher 
by Island Gazette. '. 

Lindsay N. Potter '07 and Zane 
R. Whitner '07 were married July 12, 
2008. Lindsay is a ninth grade teacher, 
and Zane is an account representative for ; 
Arvato Digital. \ 

Amy E. White '07 and Benjamin Lee 

Reeves were married June 9. 

Kristy Van Etten White '07M is 

an associate scientist 1 with Cirrus 

As the in-house curator of Hampstead 
Art Gallery, Sarah Garriss '08 is 
always looking for new artists. Infor- 
mation is available at www.HampsteadArt- 

Andrew N. Gray '08M and Elizabeth 
S. Poisson were married May 17, 2008. 
Andrew is a private business consultant in 

Donnay F. Hall '08 and Brendan R. 
Elkins '08 were married June 28, 2008. 

Kyle Holt '08 competed in May 2008 
in the second annual Bogue Banks Skim 
Bash at the Sheraton Oceanfront, Atlantic 

Kit Johnson '08 is enrolled at Howard 
University College of Medicine in 
Washington, D.C. 

Thomas C. KnOWles '08 and Jennifer 
M. Ca\enaugh were married June 21, 2008. 

Vlad Kuljanin '08 signed a one-year 
contract to play for Egaleo AO in the 
Greek Al league, the country's top pro 

Caroline M. Neely '08 and Joshua M. 
Beatty were married July 19, 2008. 

David M. Pipkin '08M and his wife 

Adonna announce the birth of a daughter, 
Samantha, on March 31, 2008. David is 
a senior sales representative with Takeda 

Lisa Phillips '04 and Carter 
Derrick '04 were married May 16, 2008. 
Lisa is a registered nurse in the birthing 
suites at Moses Cone Health System. The 
couple resides in Greensboro. 

Jamie L. Smith '08 and Corey D 
Harrison were married June 26, 2008, 

Natalie M. Swanson '08 and Jeremy 
L. Turner were married June 14, 2008. 

Jessica K. Wayne '08 is a production 
and office assistant at the Pender Post 


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7 First Day of Classes 

10 North Carolina Symphony 

15 Wynton Marsalls with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 

19 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday • UNCW Offices Closed 

21 Wilmington College Alumni Luncheon • Jackson's BBQ 

28 Leadership Lecture Series • Stephen Lewis 

30 Alumni Awards Banquet 

31 UNCW Homecoming 

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1 UNCW Homecoming 

5 Buckner Lecture Series • Susan Cheever 

7 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

9 Leadership Lecture Series • Marcelo Suarez-Orozco 

18 Wilmington College Alumni Luncheon • Jackson's BBQ 

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21 Alumni TealGate Pregame Social • UNCW vs. ESPN BracketBusters Opponent 

21-23 UNCW Theatre Presents • Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! 

24 Mozart Festival Opera • The Marriage of Figaro 

26 UNCW Wind Symphony 


6 North Carolina Symphony 

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18 Arts in Action • Hot 8 Brass Band 

21 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

23 Leadership Lecture Series • Sherman Alexie 

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17 Arts in Action • CeU 

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Spring 2009 
Volume 19, Number 2 


UNCW scores 

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On the cover: 

Head Coach Dave Allen led the 
men's swirrming and diving team 
to its eighth straight Colonial 
Athletic Association championship 
title. He was honored as CAA Men's 
Coach of the Year, See story on 

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I want to begin by recognizing the extraordinary alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff featured within 
this issue of l/NCW Magazine. Our men's swimming and diving team is celebrating eight straight conference 
championships (see page 10). Our men's tennis and track and field teams also claimed CAA Championship 
titles. Several UNCW professors earned regional and national accolades, including Kate Bruce, who was 
named N.C. Professor of the Year (p. 6). Our Homecoming festivities in January included an opportunity to 
present achievement awards to alumni Sherick Hughes '97 and Rebecca Scherrer '00 and longtime UNCW 
friend Jerry Wilkins (p. 22). 

The university also received accolades for its commitment to community outreach from the Greater 
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and the Carnegie Foundation, which named UNCW as an "engaged 
university," one of a select group of campuses nationwide recognized for this honor. According to the 
foundation, selected universities demonstrate dedication to working with the communities and regions 
they serve, using their outreach programs to deepen students' civic and academic learning. 

Programs offered through our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are among our most notable community 
initiatives. I invite you to learn more about OLLl and, if you are 50 or older, I encourage you to become an 
active member (p. 18). Your participation is important to UNCW. 

MooM our budget 

Since our founding, UNCW has faced challenges with a soaring spirit. Seahawks always rise to the occasion, 
seeking out creative and effective ways to achieve greatness with average resources. The current economic 
crisis is testing our mettle once again. This year, we had to relinquish 7 percent of our state appropriation, 
or $6.7 million. Thanks to careful planning on our part, we have been able to absorb this reduction without 
affecting students' educational experiences and without eliminating faculty and staff positions. We have 
saved the funds by improving our energy consumption, delaying computer replacements, reducing overtime 
:-'^^' and enacting other cost-cutting measures. 

Unfortunately, UNCW could face the same, or higher, reductions for both of the next two years. Our state 
leaders are dealing with unprecedented fiscal challenges, and we won't know the status of our appropriation 
until later this year when the legislators finalize the budget. All of the UNC system schools are working 
together to encourage the General Assembly to make the reductions as small as possible and to limit their 
duration. We may receive assistance from the federal government's stimulus package, which provides 
significant funding for education, especially for financial aid, but many distribution details remain undecided. 

I promise you that our students, faculty and staff are doing everything we can to continue soaring to 
greatness regardless of the budget situation. For years, UNCW was the least-funded state university and is 
still one of the lowest in the system. Yet, we created an amazing learning experience here in Wilmington. 
We are creative thinkers, and we have really pulled together, so I know we will brave this storm just like we 
have braved all of the other storms that have battered our coast - with the support and commitment of 
dedicated alumni and friends like you. 

The contributions you make to UNCW are always meaningful; in the current economic times, they are 
essential to enhancing the future for our students. Continue to embrace your Seahawk spirit; it definitely 
will help you overcome challenges you may face from today's economic hardships. For inspiration, look to 
the Jones family, a group of amazing alumni (p. 28) who achieved academic success despite limited resources, 
and the Seahawks ice hockey team, who suit up purely for the love of the game (p. 12). 

Finally, we have new ways for you to stay in touch with UNCW. Visit with us virtually through Facebook, 
Twitter and YouTube, and please keep your calls, letters and e-mails coming. Your continued interest in 
UNCW is tremendously important to us. 

All the best. 

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You see it 

people on their 
iPhones, Blackberries 
and laptops actively 
involved on Facebook, 
MySpace, YouTube 
and Twitter. 

by Katie Jordan '09 

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Social networking sites account tor 

50 percent of the top most trafficked Web sites on the 
Internet. The highly popular Facebook, created only five 
years ago, now has more than 175 million active users: 
more than three billion minutes are spent on the site each 
day. Realizing that, UNCW's marketing and communications 
office felt it was imperative for the university to create its own 
online community. 

In August 2008. UNCW launched a Facebook fan page 
and a YouTube page. Both serve as an additional outlet 
of information and networking opportunity for current and 
prospective students, parents and alumni, along with 
anybody else interested in the university. 

"People check Facebook everyday. It is what they are used to 
and what they enjoy. Actually, it makes it easy for us, because 
we now know what they want and where to reach them," 
said media relations specialist Caroline Cropp '99, '06M, who 
manages UNCW's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter sites. 

Facebook provides a direct and personal way for people 
invested in the university to socialize, network and exchange 
information, creating a close-knit online community. Since its 
launch, the UNCW Facebook page has attained more than 
3,000 fans worldwide. Cropp noted a former student, now 
stationed in Iraq, contacted her and was very excited and 
thankful for the new Facebook page. 

UNCW's Facebook presence provides an effective way to 
engage students and others interested in the university. 
As opposed to mass e-mail messages or navigating a Web 
site, Facebook personalizes information, allows for 
more interaction and adds visual stimuli. 

"We are putting information where they are seeking 
information. Also, students are becoming more visual, 
and this is a great way to accommodate that preference," 
Cropp said. 

The UNCW Alumni Association Facebook page was 
designed to specifically reach alumni. 

"Addressees, phone numbers and e-mail addresses are 
often out of date and inaccurate. However, with a Facebook 
page, alumni come to you," stated Crystal Chapman, who 
handles communications efforts with alumni. 

Through Facebook, alumni relations is reaching out to and 
engaging graduates, especially young alumni, ages 25-34, 
who account for the fastest growing demographic of Facebook 
users. Each month the number of fans and visitors at the 
UNCW alumni page increases. With the help of Facebook, 
Homecoming 2009 events attracted more than 1 ,000 alumni. 

YouTube also creates an online connection between UNCW 
and students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and others with 
videos about campus life and academics. Most include a small 
paragraph describing the context of the video as well as room 
for discussion. 

YouTube not only works to engage those vested in the 
institution, but it also serves as a new marketing tool. So 
far, the top viewed video on UNCW's channel is Welcome to 
UNCW with more than 1 ,600 views. After viewing the Welcome 
to UNCW video, one person left a comment that displayed 
strong interest in the university by stating, "I wanna go!" 

Most recently, UNCW began to "tweet." 

Twitter is a fast-growing social networking site that allows 
users to write a message in 140 characters or less. It serves 
as an excellent source for universities to disseminate short bits 
of information instantly, to a large audience. One of the many 
features of Twitter includes a text message function, which 
allows users to create a setting that will send certain tweets 
directly to a cell phone. 

Recent news events have shown that through Twitter photos 
and information can be distributed to a mass audience faster 
than any other source including the news media. UNCW will 
enhance campus-wide communication by using Twitter to post 
information about current events, severe weather updates, 
crisis communication and athletic events. 


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The Greater Wilmington Chamber 
of Commerce recognized UNCW, 
along with Cape Fear Community 
College, with its Regional Champion 
Award. The presentation was 
made in December at the second 
annual Business Achievement 
Awards breakfast. 

The award is given to a company, 
organization or individual that has 
promoted, given to. or otherwise 
positively influenced the community 
as a whole. 

"Our past, present and future 
economic health are fundamentally 
tied to our area educational 
institutions, not to mention the arts 
and cultural resources, athletics and 
other amenities that they provide 
that add to the overall attraction of 
our community," said chamber chair 
Louise McCall. 




At Hillcrest Community Center, 30 UNCW students 
working to reduce the achievement gap between black 
and white students in New Hanover County Schools. 
Twice a week, they offer free tutoring sessions 
reading to a group of 4- to 10-year-olds. 


Jessica MacDonald '08, onsite program coordinator, told the UNCW 
Board of Trustees in February that by mid-term all of the children showed 
a "great deal of progress," doubling and tripling their reading scores. 

This partnership between UNCW and the Wilmington Housing 
Authority is just one of many e.xamples why the Carnegie Foundation 
for the Advancement of Teaching recognized UNCW as an 
"engaged university." 

Steve Demski, \ace chancellor for public serN-ice and continuing studies, 
said the foundation looks for institutions where "community engagement 
is part of their DNA." UNCW is one of 119 colleges and universities 
nationwide to receive the 2008 designation. 

In addition, this is the third year UNCW was named to the President's 
Higher Education Community Senice Honor Roll for exemplary 
service to Americas communities, the highest federal recognition 
a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and 
civic engagement. 

"We are deeply committed to and engaged in our communities," 
Demski told the trustees. "We Hsten to the community and 
design programs to be responsive." 

UNCW is focusing its attention on UNC Tomorrow priorities. 
UNC Tomorrow, spearheaded by UNC System President Erskine 
Bowles, encourages campuses to find creative ways to proactively 
anticipate, identify and respond to needs and challenges the 
state will face during the next 20 years. 

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Inasia McClamy is ready for her 

reading lesson at the Hillcrest 
k. Community Center. 

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Theodore Burgh, associate professor of 
philosophy and reUgion, had his book, 
Lisiaxing lo the Artijacts: Music Culture 
in Ancicnl Palestine (Continuum, 2006), 
selected for the 2008 Wachsmann Prize. 
The award is presented by the Society for 

Kate Bruce, professor of psycholog\; is 
the 2008 North Carolina Professor of the 
Year. Administered by the Council for 
Advancement and Support of Education 
and sponsored by the Carnegie 
Foundation for the .Advancement of 
Teaching, this national award recognizes 
professors for their influence on teach- 
ing and their commitment to under- 
graduate students. Bruce is the founding 
director of the Center for Support of 
Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
and has been the director of the Honors 
Scholars Program since 1999. In 2007, 
she was president of the National 
Collegiate Honors Council. 

Glen Harris, associate professor of 
history, was appointed to the board of 
the North Carolina Humanities Council, 
a statewide nonprofit affiliate of the 
National Endowment for the Humanities 

that nurtures the cultures and heritage 
of North Carolina. Harris is the author 
of numerous articles on topics ranging 
from African American-Jewish relations 
during the first decades of the 20th 
century to postmodern slave narrative 
and interracial marriage. He is research- 
ing and writing the book-length manu- 
script. Intellectual Stniggles. Between 
Blacks and Jews from the 1940s Through 
the 1960s: A Prelude to the Ocean Hill- 
Browns\ille Conflict. 

Sherman Hayes, university librarian, 
retired in December after 37 years 
as a professional librarian. During 
his 1 1 years at Randall Library; 
Hayes expanded Special Collections 
to include the Southeastern North 
Carolina Collection and oral histories 
from World War II veterans, Williston 
High School students and teachers 
and UNCW retired faculty; collected 
and cataloged the w^ork of local artists; 
instituted public programs such as 
Thirst)' Tome and Flash Fiction; assumed 
responsibility for the Museum of World 
Cultures and the North Carolina Living 
Treasures Program; accepted gifts of 



more than $2 million in donated librar)- 
materials since 2000, and recognized 
more than 40 donors as Leadership Grove 
Honorees. In April, Randall Librar\' dedi- 
cated the first floor art wall as the Sherman 
L. Hayes Galler\". 

Music by Jerald Shynett, assistant 
professor of music, was featured in the 
Otte Tree Hill episode "We Three, My Echo, 
My Shadow and Me," w-hich aired Nov. 17. 
ShjTiett adapted and arranged Louis 
Primas "Sing- Sing-Sing, " made famous 
by Benny Goodman. Music instructor 
Mike Waddell was among the musicians 
performing, and UNCW music students 
Kenniih Watts and Will Piner portrayed 
members of the band. The session was 
recorded by Alexander Markowski, 
film studies sound design instructor. 

Antonio Puente, professor of psycholog)', 
received the .American Psychological 
Association's 2009 State Leadership .Award, 
given to indi\iduals for outstanding ser\ice 
to their state and significant participation 
in local or national advocacy and legislative 
efforts advancing the profession of 
psychology. Puente is the author of seven 
books and more than 160 scientific and 
professional articles. In 2005 he founded 
Centro Hispano and ser\'ed as its director 
until 2007. He also maintains a private 
practice in clinical neuropsychology and is 
involved with Tileston Health Clinic where 
he helps provide mental health senices for 
those w ho could not otherwise afford care. 

D. Kim Sawrey. professor of psychology, 
was named an Outstanding First Year 
Student Advocate by the National Resource 
Center for the First Year Experience and 
Studenis in Transition, which recognizes 
faculty members who share the common 
goal of improving the educational experi- 
ence of first-year students. Sawrey ser\ed 
as an advisor for the University College 
for 13 years and chairs the Faculty Senate's 
Basic Studies Committee. He was named 
Outstanding Faculty .Advisor by the 
University College in 1997 and 2007. 

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Despite a tuition increase of $106 for 
resident undergraduate students, 
UNCW remains a great value for those 
continuLng their education. 

"Because we understand die financial 
pressures many families face m the 
current economic enwonment, 40 
percent of this increase will be desig- 
nated for financial aid," said Chancellor 
Rosemar)- DePaolo. "The other 60 
percent wiU be used to address critical 
needs of the university, such as services 
for students with disabilities, new facult)' 
positions, a mathematics lab, operating 
funds for the counseling center and an 
additional advisor for an ever-growing 
number of transfer students." 

"Compared to many other universities in 
the UNC system, UNCW has historically 
been underfunded," said Mark Blackwell, 
student body president. "UNCW is not 
only one of the top values in the state, but 
it also is ranked as one of the top values 
in the nation. Value comes from low 
cost and high quality, and UNCW will 
continue to proWde both to its students." 

UNCW ranks as one of the top 25 "Best 
Values" among public universities m the 
nation and one of the top three in North 
Carolina, according to Kiplinger's Vcrsonal 
Finance. UNCW also ranks as one of 
the 50 "Best Value" public colleges and 
universities in the nation, according to 
The Pnncclon Review. 

Mandatory fees also will increase about 
$77 beginning fall 2009. These fees will 
finance specific university programs 
such as improved health services, 
student activities and Colonial Athletic 
Association requirements. A new debt 
service fee of $256, also effective fall 
2009, wiU finance the expansion of the 
student recreation center 

"The existing recreation center, built in 
the late 1990s, was designed to accom- 
modate fewer than 10,000 students," 
said Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs 
Pat Leonard. "Since that time, UNCWs 
smdent body has grown to more than 
12,600 snidents, and we now have nvice 
the number of snidents living on campus. 
The demand for recreational services has 
far exceeded our ability to provide them; 
this expansion is critically important to 
our students." 


by Katie Jordan 'OS # 

in a sinking 

The current state of the economy is unsettUng to everyone, especially upcoming 
graduates and young alumni. If they are able to get a job in their chosen career field, 
they are often the first to get laid off simply because they have the least experience. 

"We have a flat job market. There is a lot of concern among businesses, and confi- 
dence is low. This doesn't mean that employers have stopped hiring; it just means 
they are hiring at a lower rate, making competition fierce," says Thom Rakes, 
UNCW Career Center director and assistant to the vice chancellor of student affairs 
for technology. 

However, abundant resources, services and events are readily available to all UNCW 
alumni to help ensure a successful job search in such a competitive market. The most 
widely used feature of the Career Center is SeaWork, a system where ever)' student 
and alum has a lifetime account that assists in the job search process. 

Each opportunity presented to the UNCW Career Center is logged into SeaWork and 
updated on a daily basis. On a typical day more than 350 job opportunities are listed 
directly through the system. SeaWork has a close affiliation with and 
utilizes a feature that exposes alumni to approximately 1,000 additional employers 
seeking to fill entry-level positions. Students and alumni can also use SeaWork to 
sign up for on-campus mock interviews, view events and post professional docu- 
ments such as resumes, cover letters and letters of recommendation. 

Career counselors are available every day by appointment or during drop-in hours to 
offer individual assistance, guidance, resume and cover letter review, interview 
practice and job search strategy. 

Numerous year round events sponsored by the Career Center are open to all alumni. 
These include various job fairs, resume review sessions, interview challenges, panels 
on today's hot careers and a job search boot camp. 

"The job search boot camp is an excellent program for alumni seeking assistance in 
the job search process," says Rakes. The one-day event has four stations that often 
perform 30 minute presentations on resumes, job interviewing, job search strategy 
and personal finance. 

Throughout the year, the Career Center organizes an internship and job fair, an 
education job fair, a nursing fair and a graduate and law school da)' along with many 
other specific opportunities for students and alumni to network, make contacts, get a 
name and face in front of employers and gain a head start in the job search process. 

The Career Center at UNCW provides a phenomenal amount of online information 
ranging from job search resources, graduate programs, occupational outlook informa- 
tion, important resume information, interest assessments and much more, completely 
free of charge. 

"Job hunting is a stair-step process. That is why it is important to look for an industn- 
where you really feel that you can learn something. Rarely are recent graduates going 
to get their ideal position. Instead, think about how to get your foot in the door and 
gain meanmgful experience, because in today's market, experience is what is going to 
get you the job," says Rakes. 

Drop in hours arc 2-4 p.m. Monda\' through Friday or by appointment. 






-erat Leiand Middle' 
, oduced Mae C. Jamison, the first 
rRTtierican female in space and founder of 
! medical technology companies, who spoke 
» .he Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Weaver 
won the Region O Council for the Advancement 
of Minorities in Engineering Regional Oratory 
Contest with a speech about Jemison. 

Gearing up for 



Responding to a request by area industries, 
UNCW is taking steps to offer a full-time, 
four-year engineering degree program. It is 
part of the university's plan resulting from 
the statewide UNC Tomorrow initiative to 
respond proactively to the needs of North 
Carolina and the region. 

UNCW already offers a pre-engineering 
transfer program, which allows students to 
transfer after two years and complete their 
degrees at NC State, East Carolina, N.C. 
A&T or UNC Charlotte. 

This fall, the first of three steps will be 
taken to bring the program totally in- 
house. Distance learning classes will be 
offered through NC State, and labs will be 
taught on campus by NC State faculty. 

Next, mechanical engineering faculty will 
be hired, building the program, so UNCW 
will be able to offer a joint degree with NC 
State and eventually its own mechanical 
engineering baccalaureate. There is no set 
timeline; implementation will depend on 
funding and student interest. 

Crisis preparation 

The federal government says UNCW is 
ready for anything. 

UNCW is the first university in the state 
with a crisis mitigation plan approved 
by the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency and the first to be certified as 
StormReady by the National Weather 

The mitigation plan prepares the university 
to be disaster resistant and resilient during 
crisis situations such as hurricanes, winter 
storms, hazardous materials spills and 

As a StormReady university, UNCW 
proved its weather readiness by passing 
a thorough review by NWS officials of 
its communication plans, technology 
systems, staff training, campus education 
and other preparations that can save lives 
during severe weather. 

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to eighth straight title 

In February, the UNCW men's swimming team brought 
home its eighth straight Colonial Athletic Association 
championship. At the same meet, the women's swim team 
exited the championship with a third-place finish and 
broke several school records. 

The big winner was Dave Allen, who was honored as the 
CAA Men's Swimming Coach of the Year for the sixth time 
and the 11 th time overall since starting the program 36 
years ago. He has been named Coach of the Year for both 
men's and women's swimming more times than any other 
individual in the history of the conference. 

Allen literally built UNCW's teams from the pool up. When 
he arrived on campus in July 1977, the university did not 
have a swim team, did not offer swimming classes and 
did not even have a place to swim. The pool would not 
open until September. 

The first team was comprised of five interested students. 
It was not enough to compete, but the second year Allen 
recruited additional swimmers from across the state, 
California, New Jersey and New York. They competed 
and came away with a 9-2 record. Allen credits his early 
success with the fact that his team was unknown, so 
other schools did not take them seriously at first. 

"They just figured that we couldn't be very good," he said. 

The program had a modest beginning. Allen coached and 
taught swimming classes. There was no women's team, 
although several women swam with the men's team. 

"We travelled to all of our meets in a station wagon," 
he said. 

Allen had arrived at UNCW with experience in building a 
winning team - turning the swimmers at Potsdam State 
University in New York into champions. Potsdam's team 
was in last place in its conference when he arrived. 
Watching his team struggle during the championship 
meet, Allen saw the coach and swimmers of first place 
Buffalo State University celebrate and decided that he 
wanted what they had. 

"That's where I wanted to be. I wanted to feel what they 
were feeling," said Allen. 

When he left Potsdam six years later, the team had a 
championship and was ranked 15th in the nation. Allen 
said he stayed at the school out of loyalty to its athletic 
director, but when he passed away Allen decided the time 
had come to move on. The northern New York winters 
had begun to wear on him. 

"It was too cold," he said. 

One evening, he came home to find a flyer 
from his alma mater, Springfield College 
in Massachusetts, about a job opening 
in Wilmington, N.C. He had never heard 
of the city, but got out an atlas and 
was immediately interested in a school 
that was on the coast and in the South. 

"The only Wilmington 1 knew of was in A 

Delaware," he said. ^^ 

During the next 36 years, a women's i 

team evolved out of the men's team and 

brought the university its first swimming 

championship in 1977. Since then, the team 

has brought home nine championships from 

the CAA and two from the Eastern College 

Athletic Conference. Allen credits his 

success to the hard work of both the teams i 

and his coaching staff, who works with the 

athletes year-round, as well as "a lot of luck." .'^ 

"They have a lot of pride in their program. They 
have a lot of pride in their university," said Allen. 

After more than three-and-a-half decades of 
coaching, Allen said many of his colleagues ask 
him how he still does it. He continues, he said, 
because he still loves his job. 

"Coaching is something I've always enjoyed. I get 
a tremendous rush," said Allen. 

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game far Seahawks 

by Andrea Weaver 

A flack of players swooshes across the 
oval ice rink, soaring Seahawks in pursuit 
of prey: an inch-thick, black rubber puck 
that skims across the frozen surface 
faster than a speed skater. 

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Their oversize teal jerseys flap like wings 
as they converge around the puck, 
stealing it from determined defenders, 
pirates from the east. The skaters whiz 
over the ice, batting the puck back 
and forth with their curved sticks. 
Mere seconds pass as they position 
themselves around the goal to set up a 
play. Pass... shoot... UNCW scores! 

Wait a minute... 
UNCW has an ice 
hockey team? 

An outstanding surf club - that's a given 
at UNCW. And everyone knows the 
Seahawks are champion swimmers and 
divers. But, an ice hockey team at the 
big W? 

Yes. And the players are good, too. So 
good that, in January, they clinched top 
place in the Carolina Division of the Blue 
Ridge Hockey Conference (BRHC) for the 
second consecutive year. Teams from 18 
schools compete in the BRHC, including 
Appalachian State, George Mason, N.C. 
State and East Carolina University, 
the Seahawks' top rivals. 


The ice hockey team is one of 26 clubs 
in the UNCW Sport Club Program, 
administered by the campus recreation 
department. Students established 
the club five years ago, and the team 
has found its footing the past two 
seasons, competing in the conference 
championship in 2008. The team's 27 
members range from Northerners who 
grew up playing the game to Southerners 
who grew up watching the Carolina 
Hurricanes compete in Raleigh. Two team 
members hail from California; one player 
is an international student from Sweden. 

Regardless of their backgrounds, they all 
share a commitment to the team and the 
university that helps them make good on 
their dream to play competitive hockey. 

"The support we receive from the 
university and the student body is 
amazing," says club co-president Sean 
Wilen, a sophomore from Annapolis, Md. 
"We usually have 200-300 fans at our 
games in Wilmington." 

The club organizes the games and 
practices, handles travel arrangements 
and provides team jerseys and socks. 
The players provide their own helmets, 
pads and sticks and contribute $650 
each to participate, most of which is 
used to pay for ice time. They are coached 
by Walker Coady, an experienced youth 
hockey coach who spent 20 years with 
the Washington Little Capitals. 

The team plays and practices at the 
Wilmington Ice House, a skating center 
recognized within the industry as one 
of the best rinks in North Carolina. The 
players compete on weekends and fit 
their practice time - once a week, 
10 p.m. to midnight - around their studies. 

"Learning time management is crucial. 
There are no excuses for not getting 
your work done. I'm here for an 
education," says Wilen, a finance and 
Spanish major He also is taking pre- 
medicine courses with the long-term 
goal of becoming a doctor 

To hear Wilen and his teammates talk, 
the UNCW hockey club is as much 
about sportsmanship as it is about 
sport. Dedication, loyalty, leadership 
and teamwork - these are the skills the 
students come away with at the end of 
each season. 

"I've learned how to run a meeting, how 
to organize things, how to recruit players 
and market the team," Wilen says. 

"It is like a business," adds co-president 
Craig Mistarz. "You have to be organized, 
and you have to work well in a team 
environment. You can always achieve 
more as a team than you can as an 
individual. Employers are looking for 
skills like that." 

For Mistarz, a senior accounting major 
from Schererville, Ind., the camaraderie 
he has found with his friends on the 
hockey team reflects his overall UNCW 
experience. The teammates encourage 
each other to give their best effort, just 
as his professors do. 

"I am on a first-name basis with many of 
my professors. They do as much as they 
can to help me and other students. They 
genuinely care about us, and about how 
well we are doing," he says. 

On the ice, the UNCW hockey team is 
soaring to greatness. From last place 
in their first season to challenging for 
conference championships, the students 
have found the keys to success. Off the 
ice, they are grounded in the reality that 
their teal jerseys stand for sportsmanship 
and school pride. They stand for UNCW. 

Mistarz says, "At the rink, younger kids 
watch us. They know we play for UNCW. 
We are role models for them, and we 
sense that as a team." 

"Those little kids do look up to us, how 
we handle ourselves, how we carry 
ourselves," Wilen adds. "It gives us a 
feeling that we might have an impact on 
some people who might want to go to 
UNCW in the future." 

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student Colleen Griffiths examines 

an ultra-thin men's tie. in pink zebra print. ^ 

tliat is part of the historical pieces representing the 1980s. 

Photos by Nate Oxenfeld 

Hidden behind a locked door on the second floor of UNCW's 
Morton Hall, there is a lab lined with secured cabinets holding 
relics of a bygone era. 

behind closed doors 

The room, which models the storage and 
exhibit preparation spaces of an actual 
museum, is used by students in the 
graduate-level public history program to 
polish the skills they will need as profes- 
sionals in the field. 

"This space is a way for students to have 
the experience of working in that back- 
stage space," said William Moore, 

director of public history. The depart- 
ment trains students to work as public 
historians, a field that includes museum 
curators, corporate archivists and 
historic preservationists. 

Every year, the graduate students in 
the two-course sequence work through 
the process of creating a new museum 
exhibit. The first stage involves survey- 
ing public opinion, followed by extensive 
research, planning and collection of 
artifacts. To build the collection, students 
scoured their parents' closets, solicited 
donations and tapped into a department 
fund to buy artifacts on Internet sites 
like eBay. After months of preparation, 
the students mount and label the 
collected artifacts and arrange them in 
an exhibit space set aside on the second 
floor of Randall Library. 

The upcoming exhibit will examine 
the materialism of the 1 980s. Artifacts 
include "historic" relics such as a Cabbage 
Patch Kid doll, a Member's Only jacket 
and a laserdisc copy of Flashdance. The 
students wear white linen gloves as they 
delicately handle the items, just as they 
would in an actual museum. 

During a Thursday night session, many 
of the 20-something students discuss- 
ing the exhibit admit to having little or 
no memories of the decade, just as they 
did for last year's exhibit on early 20th 
century garment workers, they must 
approach the period through research 
and examination of its artifacts. 

Shannon SanCartier, a student in her 
third semester of the program, led the 
night's discussion on the best way to 
present the exhibit's theme. Guided 
by assistant professor Tammy Stone- 
Gordon, SanCartier and the class's 
other students struggled to translate 
their academic research into the clear 
and succinct language that marks a 
successful museum exhibit. 

For SanCartier, the UNCW program stood 
above others she considered because of 
the mix of such practical experiences and 
a firm academic grounding. Unlike many 
public history programs, students are 
required to produce a thesis along with 
their exhibit work. 

"Everything here is designed for when you 
get into the field," said SanCartier. "You 
get hands-on design experience. You get 
a lot of theory and hands-on practice." 

University-level public history education 
grew out of the rapid expansion of the 
number of historical sites and museums 
in the latter half of the 20th century. 
These institutions required professionals 
with a set of skills and knowledge distinct 
from the traditional roles of academically 
trained historians. Graduate level history 
programs prepared students to work as 
scholars and instructors, but included 
little or no instruction aimed at preparing 
students to become historical curators, 
interpreters and directors. 

To meet this need, the University of 
California, Santa Barbara began the first 

public history program in the United 
States in 1 976. Today, more than 60 
universities offer public history tracks, 
programs and departments. 

At UNCW, the department prepares 
students for their future careers by 
requiring them to pursue internships 
during their studies. The department also 
matches students with community orga- 
nizations and small museums which need 
help designing exhibits. This year, the 
department helped the African-American 
Heritage Museum of Wilmington design 
a Web sign and plan the future exhibit 
space when the museum opens. 

The department aims at preparing 
students who can enter the field immedi- 
ately upon graduation. "The real goal 
is employment," said Moore. 

Many of the department's graduates 
have gone on to prominent positions 
in museums across the country. Katie 
Abbott '07M now serves as curator of 
the Ironworld Museum in Chisholm, 
Minn., one of the largest in the state 
that features exhibits exploring the iron 
mining industry. 

Price said after she received her bachelor's 
degree, she knew she wanted to continue 
her education in history, but did not want 
to teach in a formal setting. The program 
both trained her as a historian and gave 
her the practical skills needed to work as 
a public historian. 

"Public historians are asked to wear many 
hats. I not only use my exhibit training, 
but have also been called upon to help 
with the preservation of historic structures, 
collection's care, oral history interviews 
and, trust me, the list goes on," said Price. 

For the students still at UNCW, the work 
goes on to prepare for the new exhibit, 
which will go up at the end of the 
semester. Stone-Cordon said the students 
have a lot of work to do before they 
begin fabricating the exhibit. They also 
welcome donations of artifacts to help 
them along. 

"If any of the alumni have old preppy shirts, 
we'll take them," said Stone-Cordon. 

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When Owen Wexler and his wife Myrna 
retired to Wiknington, they knew they 
wanted a way to become involved in the 
community. For the Wexlers, the University 
of North CaroUna Wilmington provided 
their avenue to a wealth of experiences at 
the university and beyond. 

As a university volunteer, Wexler said he 
has done everything from acting as an 
usher at Kenan Auditorium and assisting 
as a counselor at a universit)' day camp to 
collecting samples on a university research 
vessel. The contacts he made took him 
beyond the university, leading both him and 
his wife to volunteer opportunities with the 
Red Cross, Cape Fear Museum, the Cape 
Fear Jazz Society and other community, 
political and artistic organizations. 

"There's an opportunity to get 
involved in the soup and get 
stirred in," said Wexler. "There's 
a tremendous amount of stuff 
that you can cross generate. " 

A retired professional in the health-care 
services industry, John Hatcher became 
involved in the Cameron School of 
Business Cameron Executive Network. 
The network pairs working and retired 
executive-level professionals with promising 
business majors, mostly junior and seniors. 
Every semester, the net^vork's mentors 
impart their Ufe experiences to the students, 
helping them avoid the stumbles and 
pitfalls facing yoimg professionals. 

"It appealed to me. Id been a mentor in 
my corporate life. I thought I could bring 
something to the table," said Hatcher. "I 
%vish I had the opportunity when I was a 
junior or senior." 

The university offers a wealth of avenues 
to volunteer, said Wexler. The key to 
finding these opportunities, said Wexler, 
"is meeting people and reaching out." 
Once you begin to volunteer and demon- 
strate your abilities, said Wexler, the range 
of options offered expand. 

"The easiest way, if you were a newbie, 
would be to start through OLLl," said Wexler 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 
(OLLI) is the universit)'s bridge to the 
senior community. Through its programs, 
more than 1,000 members take part in 
activities ranging from the PLATO series 
of discussions on issues ranging from 
literature to foreign pohcy; tours led by 
university faculty and other distinguished 
instructors to locations such as Tuscany, 
the Canadian Rockies and the American 
West; day trips to Brunswick Town and 
the North Carolina Theater in Raleigh; 
lunches, cabaret dinners and Simday 
brunches featuring lectures on topics like 
Pakistan, China and Mother Teresa; and 
the Ocean Odyssey program, which offers 
weekly discussions on environmental and 
marine science topics. 

Murray Sherman said the appeal of OLLI 
comes from the diverse background of the 
seniors involved. With membership open 
to any member of the communit)' 50 and 
over, many of the group's members come 
from academic, professional, diplomatic 
and government backgrounds. 

Members of the Adult Scholars Leadership Program (ASLP) host an icebreaker as they kick 
off a new year of classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Wilmington. 

The community the program builds can 
be particularly beneficial to professional 
seniors whose careers have taken them 
to new communities, said Kali Lightfoot, 
executive director of the National Resource 
Center for the Osher Lifelong Learning 
Institutes. One of the side effects of the 
mobility required by many working in 
academia and corporate America is that 
seniors can find themselves isolated in new 
communities, far from family and friends. 

"The nice thing about OLLI is that people 
can take classes with people who are 
interested in the same things they are," 
said Lightfoot. 

"These people are generally very well 
educated," said Sherman. "Just because 
they are retired, it doesn't mean they crawl 
into a hole." 

One of the institute's goals is to reach out 
to retirees from a diverse range of educa- 
tional and socio-economic backgrounds, 
said Karel Dutton, director of continu- 
ing studies at UNCW. For the past three 
years, the institute has worked with the 

WUmington Housing Authority to offer 
classes off-campus on topics like memory 
retention and ways to "energize your mind, 
body and spirit." It also has hired a diversity 
coordinator to develop programs for a 
wider audience of the region's seniors. 

In 1993, Ed Doran and his wife, Stella, 
moved to Wilmington from White Plains, 
N.Y., and began attending events at Kenan 
Auditorium. After they discovered the 
PLATO courses and other activities at the 
university, the tmiversity became an enjoy- 
able part of their lives, Doran noted. 

"We took art classes, photography classes. 
It's been good to us," said Doran. "I met a 
lot of nice people." 

The couple's experience led them to include 
the university in their wills and when Stella 
passed away, Doran said he embraced an 
opportunity to give back to the university. 
He decided to endow a travel scholarship 
that has so far benefited four students. 

"I'm so happy that I did," said Doran. 

Benefits of lifelong learning 

Founded by Bernard Osher, one of the 
world's wealthiest men, the Osher Institutes 
follow a model similar to the Institute for 
Retired Professionals developed in 1962 by 
the New School for Social Research in New 
York at the request of a group of retired New 
York City school teachers seeking a source 
of mental stimulation. 

UNCW's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 
was founded in 2005 with a $100,000 grant 
from the Osher Foundation; a $1 million gift 
in 2007 established an endowment which 
allows the institute to remain financially 
independent and self-supporting. 

UNCW may be eligible for an additional 
$1 million from the Osher Foundation, if 
it can reach 1,000 members by June 30. 
Memberships, beginning at $20 a semester, 
are open to anyone age 50 and over. 

Get involved 

UNCW policy on voluntary service on campus 
1 voluntaryserviceoncampus.htm 

Volunteer opportunities 
L Opps.html 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 
r Karel Dutton,, 
1 962.3644, 

Cameron executive involvement 
f Barb Biehner., 
1 962.3071 , 

Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit 

Organizations (QENO) 
f Steve Demski,, 

College Day 

Randall Library 
f, 962.3760 

Cultural events 

Athletic events 

Alumni association, 800.596.2880 

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Small gift makes a global impact 
on a student 

Amanda Case's '09 life has been forever changed 
by the kindness of a stranger. 

With the Stella Doran International Studies Award 
given by Ed Doran in honor of his late w/ife, Case 
trekl<ed more than 20.000 miles in 2007 to study 
abroad in Scotland and South Africa. 

During her year-long excursion on the other side of 
the globe, the sociology major befriended a former 
African child soldier, explored the rich art districts 
of Paris, observed the poverty of a post-Apartheid 
shantytown. spent New Year's Day on the emerald 
Isle of Mann and saw the world through new eyes. 

"I had never been out of the country before," said 
Case. "You have all of these ideas about what 
things will be like before you leave, but really, I 
learned that we are all pretty similar to people on 
the other side of the world. The roots of so many 
of our social problems are the same." 

Case had always wanted to explore the world, but 
she said it was hard to overcome the many fears 
she had about traveling, namely the cost. 

"It was so expensive to study abroad, but it was 
the best thing I have ever done in my life. That is 
why I am so grateful to Mr. Doran. It means so 
much to me that he gave the gift of travel to 
someone he had never met. and now I am 
determined to give back like that." 

Since her return to the United States, Case has 
emulated her donor's generosity as an intern at 
the Wilmington Housing Authority Hillcrest 
Community Center, where she participates in a 
reading program for diverse children and applies 
her reinforced belief that all people are equal, 
regardless of their race or culture. 

"My time abroad kind of woke me up and gave me 
new direction," said Case. 

After graduation, Case now hopes to teach English 
as second language to students in Asia or serve as 
a community development volunteer in the Peace 
Corps, dreams she said she "may have given up on 
had I not been able to experience life abroad when 
I did." 

To learn how you can change a student's life, visit 


by Andrea Weaver 

A foundatig^ of support for UNCW 

Using an innovative approach to 
the classic work-study program, the 
Landfall Foundation gives scholarships 
to UNCW students who work for the 
Countr)' Club of Landfall and the 
Council of Associations, the Landfall 
properry owTiers' association. 

Since 2005, the foundation has assisted 
66 UNCW scholars, providing 5135,000 
in scholarships. Employees who attend 
Cape Fear and Brunsmck County 
community colleges and Miller Motte 
have received scholarships, too. Overall, 
hundreds of students from regional 
institutions have benefitted from the 
foundation's scholarships since its 
inception in 1996. 

"Landfall residents are blessed to have 
so many LINCW students working for 
the Countr)- Club of Landfall and the 
property owners' association," says 
Carol Cunningham, president of the 
foundation's Board of Directors. "The 
Landfall Foundation recognizes them 
with our scholarship program. These 
scholarships have had a ver)' positive 
effect on the recruitment and retention 
of outstanding employees." 

Steve McCrossan '06, events manager 
at the Landfall Countr)' Club and a 
graduate student at UNCW. says the 
foundation scholarship has helped him 
personally and professionall)-. 

"I wouldn't have gone on to graduate 
school if it wasn't for the scholarship, 
or grant, the foundation gives me," 
says McCrossan, who is earning a 
master's degree in liberal studies. He 
holds a bachelor's degree in political 
science from UNCW. "I wanted to keep 
going to school; I like learning, but 
I couldn't have come back to college 
without their help. " 

He also uses the foundation scholar- 
ships to inspire UNCW students who 
work for him at the club. McCrossan 
says, "It's kind of a recruiting tool for 
me. When I tell them they can get a 
rcimbursciiiciil for their tuition, their 
eyes kuid of light up. This is a great 
opportunity, and 1 tell ihcni to use it." 

The scholarship program is a prime 
example of the unique bond between 
the Landfall community and the 

"Landfall and UNCW have an 
incredible s\Tierg)." Cunningham 
says. "Both benefit from the relation- 
ship. Man)' people who have moved to 
Landfall from out of town have stated 
that the presence of the university was 
a principal reason for mo\ing here. 
UNCW pro\-ides opportunities includ- 
ing continuing education, musical 
concerts and art performances, sports, 
teaching and mentoring." 

In UNCW, the Landfall Foundation 
has a partner equally committed 
to community outreach. The 
foundation's mission is to support the 
arts, education, health and welfare 
of Wilmington and surrounding 
communities. Since it was formed, 
the foundation has donated more 
than $1.6 million to area schools, 
libraries, health care agencies, shelters, 
community programs for children and 
more, including more than 526,000 in 
grants to UNCW programs. 

Many Landfall residents have adopted