University Advancement & Alumni Relations

UNCW Parents Council

Parent Council video
"The Parents Council has given me a behind the scenes glance at what goes on, and it’s just been fascinating.”

Robert Abbotts '85

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. The Parents Council was created almost a decade ago and works hand-in-hand with the university administration, ensuring you are an informed parent.

The group meets twice during the academic year, with one meeting during Family and Alumni Weekend in the fall and another during the spring semester. Between meetings, members serve as ambassadors in their geographic area to prospective UNCW students. Active participation in the UNCW Parents Council is a rewarding way to share in your student’s college experience.

Parents Council Mission:

  • Involve UNCW parents in campus and regional activities that promote the university
  • Enrich their students' college experience
  • Foster student career opportunities
  • Support the financial needs of the university
  • Make the college process a positive one for parents and their students

How Members Participate:

  • Attend two meetings per year on campus with the chancellor, academic leaders and senior administration
  • Host or attend summer events for incoming students and parents throughout the state
  • Serve as ambassadors for the university by identifying future UNCW students in your own communities
  • Work together to increase philanthropic support for all of our Seahawk students

Parents Council Meeting

Parent Council member, Thomas Tousignant, demonstrating the Paddle Board Igniter at the February 2016 meeting 

Brasacchio Family "Our children deserve access to unlimited opportunities, and our gifts provide the experiences that enhance their resumés and future."

Tom '88 and Jill Brasacchio
Parents Council Members




2017 Summer Sendoff Receptions
June 21 - Eastchester, NY
June 29 - Studio City, CA
July 13 - Morehead City, NC
August 2 - Raleigh, NC
August 3 - Charlotte, NC
August 8 - High Point, NC 

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

Current Members

Brenda and Robert '85 Abbotts

Matthews, NC

Paula and Scott Ayscue

Huntersville, NC

Marianne and Joe Beattie

Rockville, MD

Jackie and Marty Berger

Raleigh, NC

Whitney and John Boylan

Raleigh, NC

Maggie and Jeff Braddy

High Point, NC

Jill and Tom '88 Brasacchio

Wake Forest, NC

Peggy and Chuck Brescia

Cary, NC

Catherine and Russ Britton

Wilmington, NC

Samantha Brown '87

Fuquay Varina, NC

Sandra and Steve Byrd

Raleigh, NC

Veronica and Ash Canihan

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Emily and Barry Cobb

Raleigh, NC

Jamie '87 and Gary '87 Combs

Wilmington, NC

Leigh and David Coriale

Chevy Chase, MD

Kathleen and Michael Crump

Hickory, NC

Hilary and Adam Diskin

Nashville, TN

Catherine '84 and David Floyd

Wilmington, NC

Pat and Dan Hardy

Southern Shores, NC

Brenda and Chris Heck

Charlotte, NC

Grace and Charlie Huebscher

Chevy Chase, MD

Rhonda and Bill Kessinger

Summerville, SC

Kee and Jim Marshall

Charlotte, NC

Louise and Stephen McCoy

Raleigh, NC

Clifton and Christina Metcalf

Matthews, NC

Lorraine and Tom Myers

Raleigh, NC

Lynn and Donald Newberry

Smithfield, VA

Marti and Laurence Nicolaysen

Raleigh, NC

Melanie and Keith Pauley

Reisterstown, MD

Cathy and Wes Pierorazio

Norwood, NJ

Susan and Tom Rabon

Holly Springs, NC

Ingrid and Donovan Reid

Charlotte, NC

Margaret and Marvin '83 Robison

Wilmington, NC

Monica and Jim Rolquin

Wilmington, NC

Karen and Bob Rosser

Raleigh, NC

Logan and Steve Saleeby

Raleigh, NC

Angie and Jim Shoff

Charlotte, NC

Angela and Jeffrey Simmons

Hickory, NC

Theresa and Steve Starkey

Raleigh, NC

Darcia and Bill Sterling

Chapel Hill, NC

Betsy and Will Stewar

Chapel Hill, NC

Jeri and Clyde Stroup

Raleigh, NC

Georgia and Al Thomas

Wilson, NC

Emily and Crom Tidwell

Nashville, TN

Amy and Bill Whitley

Raleigh, NC

Lara and Fred Whitt

Greensboro, NC

Sandra and George Williamson

Durham, NC

Elizabeth and Rob Zucker

Raleigh, NC

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