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 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

Fall Meeting

Saturday, September 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Randall Library, UNCW Campus

Meeting will feature presentations by:
Lucy Holman, University Librarian


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

Jill and Thomas Brasacchio

Wake Forest, NC

Chuck and Margaret Brescia

Cary, NC

Catherine and Russ Britton

Wilmington, NC

Steve and Sandra Byrd

Raleigh, NC

Janet Newton and Sean Cahill

Charlotte, NC

Copie and James Cain

Raleigh, NC 

Ruth and Robert Camp

Raleigh, NC

Emily and Barry Cobb

Raleigh, NC

Jamie and Gary Combs

Wilmington, NC

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

Christina King

Wilmington, NC 

Lorie and Jeff Mast

Lexington, 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

Reiterstown, 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 Monica Rolquin

Wilmington, NC

Melissa Joyce-Rosen and Jacob Rosen

Pittsford, NY


Michael Rota

Apex, NC

Jay and Dawn Russell

Fuquay Varina, NC

Steve and Sheri Saleeby

Raleigh, NC

Angela and Robert Sawyer

Kalamazoo, MI

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

Al and Georgia Thomas

Wilson, NC

Elizabeth and Robert Zucker

Raleigh, NC

Past Meeting Resources

Feb. 21, 2019 Agenda (PDF)
Give More in 24 - April 9, 2019
Abrons Student Health Center
Counseling Center: Presentation (PDF)
University Learning Center: Presentation (PDF)
Chancellor Newsletter

Jan. 27, 2018 Agenda
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 OvertonTo speak with someone about this event, please contact:

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

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