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Gift Announcements

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Porters Neck Village Establishes Scholarship

Strengthening community connections while providing personal impact. That is the magnitude of the Porters Neck Village Scholarship in Memory of Eileen Rock. The senior living community in Porters Neck has a well-established relationship with UNC Wilmington as its residents take many classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or enjoy Seahawk athletics or arts performances. read more »

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Tate Family Gift Commitment Establishes  Scholarships

Dr. Jimmy Tate ’99, ’01M, ’19M and his sister, Dr. Mary Lisa Robinson, have made a $100,000 gift commitment to establish scholarships in memory of their brother, Harvey Tate, Jr. Their generous contribution will create scholarships to support student-athletes as well as students with a farming and/or environmental background interested in pursuing a degree from the Cameron School of Business. read more »

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College of Health and Human Services Receives $100,000 Grant to Help Fund Human Cadaver Lab

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation SEAHEC Education Legacy Fund grant, in combination with a gift received from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation and two private gifts secured during Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, will fund an on-campus human cadaver laboratory. read more »

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UNCW Professor Joseph Pawlik in marine science lab
"It's a giving back thing."

UNCW Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology, Joseph Pawlik, has turned his passion into a lifelong career as an acclaimed marine biologist, exploring the world’s oceans from the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt to the South Pacific Ocean islands of Fiji to the Caribbean Sea. In 2018, he pledged an estate gift that will create the Joseph R. Pawlik Distinguished Professorship in Marine Biology. read more »

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Town of St. James Partners with UNCW for Endowment

A leading and visionary community, the Town of St. James has given $25,000 to UNC Wilmington to establish the Town of St. James’ Living Shoreline Student Support Fund Endowment. This fund will support students engaged in faculty-mentored research, outreach and applied learning activities to develop knowledge and resources for maintaining, improving and studying St. James’ Living Shoreline. read more »

Justine Reel and Robert Bucciere
Leading the Charge While Leaving a Legacy: Reel and Bucciere Support the CHHS Experience

Justine Reel and Robert Bucciere, both part of UNCW’s E.L. White Planned Giving Society, hope their gifts are a way that they can leave a legacy at an institution that’s become very much like home for both of them since they arrived in Wilmington in 2014. read more »

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Seahawks Give Challenge Raises More Than $372,000 in 24 Hours

In just 24 hours, more than 1,880 donors, including a record number of alumni, showed their support for UNCW during Seahawks Give, the university’s 24-hour giving challenge that has become a spirited tradition. read more »

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Distinguished Merit Scholarships Open Doors to Experiences Like No Other

While many scholarships are tied to an academic area, distinguished merit scholarships are available to students with any interest. To date, 15 UNCW students have received four of these scholarships. Hannah Gage, a former chair of the UNCW board of trustees and the first woman elected chair of the UNC board of governors, recently added a fifth to the list. read more »

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Meyersons Advance Nursing Programs, Research and Innovation in the College of Health and Human Services

Longtime Wilmington-area health care advocates Dr. Martin Meyerson and Deborah Meyerson '94, '01M have made a $500,000 gift that will support a variety of initiatives within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). read more »

Psychotherapy and Assessment Clinic
Alumnus and Oaklawn Foundation Provide $200,000 to Support Psychology Programs

Joe Paight ’83 has made a $200,000 gift to the Department of Psychology to support student scholarships and the department’s General Psychotherapy & Assessment Clinic, which opened in fall 2019 on St. James Drive in Wilmington. read more »

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John Scholz '84 and Dr. Anil Mohin Establish Endowment for LGBTQIA Resource Office, Fund Office's Expansion

“[The office] serves as a foundation for all students to feel accepted and cared for, which further grows the chances of success for those students and for the institution itself,” Scholz said. read more »

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UNCW Receives $10 Million Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

The commitment from David Congdon ’78 and his wife, Helen, will facilitate scholarships and professorships, support research, and advance program technology and equipment. read more »

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Chancellor Sartarelli Endows Scholarship as Part of First “Chancellor’s Challenge”

UNCW’s Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli has donated $25,000 to an endowed scholarship as part of the school’s first “Chancellor’s Challenge” giving initiative. The Challenge, spearheaded by Sartarelli, encouraged graduating students to donate to the university to receive a matching pledge. read more »

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UNCW Receives Largest Corporate Gift Commitment in University History

Quality Chemical Laboratories, along with founder Yousry Sayed and his wife, Linda '87, made a $5 million commitment to support chemistry, biochemistry, biology and marine biology studies at UNCW. read more »

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