University Advancement & Alumni Relations

UNCW Parents Council

Who we Are

Dedicated parents who support UNCW with an annual gift of $1,000 or more are invited to join the UNCW Parents Council. Donors at this level are also recognized as Leaders within the UNCW Society. Working hand-in-hand with the university administration, the Parents Council was created nearly a decade ago to ensure you're an informed parent.

The group meets twice during the academic year, once during Family & Alumni Weekend in the fall and also in the spring semester. Members also serve as ambassadors to prospective UNCW students in their geographic areas.

Abbotts family"The Parents Council has given me a behind-the-scenes glance at what goes on, and it's just been fascinating."

Robert Abbotts '85 with family and Chancellor Sartarelli

Parents Council mission:

  • Involve UNCW parents in activities that promote the university
  • Enrich students' college experience
  • Foster student career opportunities
  • Support the financial needs of the university
  • Cultivate a positive college experience for both parents and students

How members participate:

  • Attend two annual meetings on campus with the chancellor, academic leaders and senior administration
  • Host or attend summer events for incoming students and parents
  • Serve as ambassadors by identifying future UNCW students
  • Work together to increase philanthropic support for all Seahawks


Marty Berger

WATCH: Meet Parents Council member, Marty Berger

Spring Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2019
9:30 - noon
DePaolo Hall Room 1017

Meeting will feature presentations by:
Abrons Student Health Center
Counseling Center
University Learning Center


Current Members
Brenda and Robert Abbotts Matthews, NC
Paula and Scott Ayscue Huntersville, NC
Sanjay and Sonali Batish Leland, NC
John and Whitney Boylan Raleigh, NC
Jeff and Marguerite Braddy High Point, NC
Jill and Thomas Brasacchio Wake Forest, NC
Chuck and Margaret Brescia Cary, NC
Catherine and Russ Britton Wilmington, NC
Samantha Brown Fuquay Varina, NC
Steve and Sandra Byrd Raleigh, NC
Janet Newton and Sean Cahill    Charlotte, NC
Ruth and Robert Camp Raleigh, NC
Emily and Barry Cobb Raleigh, NC
Jamie and Gary Combs Wilmington, NC
David and Maureen Coriale Chevy Chase, MD
Hilary and Adam Diskin Nashville, TN
Helene and Henri Durand Charlotte, NC 
Marti and Laurence Nicolaysen Raleigh, NC
Catherine and David Floyd Wilmington, NC
Nicole David Hagedorn Jacksonville, NC
Dan and Patricia Hardy Southern Shores, NC
Charlie and Grace Huebscher Chevy Chase, MD
David and Judith May Durham, NC
Patrick and Maria McLaughlin Morehead City, NC
Clifton and Christina Metcalf Matthews, NC
Lorraine and Robert Myers Raleigh, NC
Donald and Theresa Newberry Smithfield, VA
Jay and Angela Ostendarp  Charlotte, NC
Melanie and Keith Pauley Reisterstown, MD
Mishew and Bill Paynter Raleigh, NC
Carrie and Thomas Perkins Chapel Hill, NC
Susan and Thomas Rabon Holly Springs, NC
Donovan and Ingrid Reid Charlotte, NC
Jim and Annie Roberts Raleigh, NC
Jim and Monica Rolquin Wilmington, NC
Michael Rota  Apex, NC
Jay and Dawn Russell Fuquay Varina, NC
Steve and Sheri Saleeby Raleigh, NC
Angie and James Shoff Charlotte, NC
Sandra Silberman and George Williamson Durham, NC
Angela Simmons and Jeffrey Behmer Hickory, NC
Betsy and William Stewart Chapel Hill, NC
Jeri and Clyde Stroup Raleigh, NC
Al and Georgia Thomas Wilson, NC
Elizabeth and Robert Zucker Raleigh, NC


Past Meeting Resources

Jan. 27, 2018 Agenda (PDF)
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion: Presentation (PDF) and Spring Events (PDF)
Parents Council Update (PDF)

Website Links
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion

Career Center
Campus Life Arts Programs
UNCW Athletics
Office of Student Leadership & Engagement
UNCW Police Department
Hawk Wheels Bike Share


Drummond Parents Council Event - Summer 2017

Unlimited possibilities await your student.

Join us in continuing to make a difference in students' lives by becoming a UNCW Parents Council member. With your participation, you'll be part of an exclusive group of parents shaping the future of this university.

To speak with someone about the parents council, contact:

Elizabeth Overton
Elizabeth Overton

Parents Council Liaison
Leadership Annual Giving
(910) 962-2132

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