University Advancement & Alumni Relations

UNCW Parents Council

Who we Are

Working hand-in-hand with the university administration, the Parents Council was created nearly a decade ago to ensure you're an informed parent, and to develop essential advocates for the UNCW community.

Parents who support UNCW with an annual gift of $1,000 or more are invited to participate in the UNCW Parents Council. Members are also recognized as Leaders within the UNCW Society.

Parent Council members before touring the new campus housing


Join us in continuing to enhance the student experience by becoming a UNCW Parents Council member with your annual support of $1,000 or more.


If you have questions about giving to UNCW, contact Elizabeth Overton at (910) 962.2132 or by email.


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 academic leaders and senior administration
  • Host or attend summer events for parents
  • Serve as ambassadors by sharing the UNCW message in your community and connecting us to future students
  • Work together to increase philanthropic support for all Seahawks

Spring 2020 Meeting

Feb. 22, 2020 Presentations (PDF)

Seahawk Sculpture Proposal for New Housing Quad

rendering of new Seahawk sculpture for UNCW's campus housing quad

The newly commissioned Seahawk sculpture is sure to become a beloved campus landmark. Planning to be located in the quad of our new housing complex opening in Fall 2020, it will symbolize new beginnings at UNCW. Contact us to see how your family might support this project or make a secure online gift here.


parent resources

Current Members

Brenda and Robert '85 Abbotts

Matthews, NC

Paula '91 and Scott Ayscue

Huntersville, NC

Sanjay and Sonali Batish

Leland, NC

Jeffrey Behmer

Hickory, NC

Susan and Chris Boggs

Weddington, NC

Whitney and John Boylan

Raleigh, NC

Peggy and Chuck Brescia

Cary, NC

Catherine and Russ Britton

Wilmington, NC

Beth and Keith Burns

Durham, NC

Holly and Rob Burrus

Wilmington, NC

Sandra and Steve Byrd

Raleigh, NC

Janet Newton and Sean Cahill

Charlotte, NC

Copie and Jim Cain

Raleigh, NC

Ruthie and Steve Camp

Raleigh, NC

Emily and Barry Cobb

Raleigh, NC

Jamie and Gary Combs

Wilmington, NC

Sanji Datar and Atul Nerkar

Chapel Hill, NC

Shannon and Charles Dougherty

Morrisville, NC

Helene and Henri Durand

Charlotte, NC

Catherine '84 and David Floyd

Wilmington, NC

Debbie and Randy Fortenberry

Summerfield, NC

Nicole and Dave Hagedorn

Jacksonville, NC

Pat and Dan Hardy

Southern Shores, NC

Stephanie '95 and Steve '95 Jones

Ashburn, VA

Christina King

Wilmington, NC

Rick and Julie Knafelz

Charlotte, NC

Christine and Andrew Krieman

Raleigh, NC

Tracey and Chris Lantz

Wilmington, NC

Angie and Neal '95 Leeper

Greensboro, NC

Mary Anne and Steve Lutz

Morrisville, NC

Lorie and Jeff Mast

Lexington, NC

Christina and Clifton Metcalf

Matthews, NC

Wendy and Michael Movsovich

New Jersey

Lynn and Donald Newberry

Smithfield, VA

Marti and Nick Nicolaysen

Raleigh, NC

Melanie and Keith Pauley

Reiterstown, MD

Mishew and Bill Paynter

Raleigh, NC

April '94 and Chad Pearson

Wilmington, NC

Carrie and Thomas Perkins

Chapel Hill, NC

Susan and Thomas Rabon

Holly Springs, NC

Ingrid and Donovan Reid

Charlotte, NC

Diana and Paul Riske

Raleigh, NC

Monica and Jim Rolquin

Wilmington, NC

Melissa Joyce-Rosen and Jay Rosen

Pittsford, NY

Mike Rota

Apex, NC

Dawn '92 and Jay '91 Russell

Fuquay Varina, NC

Sheri and Steve Saleeby

Raleigh, NC

Angela and Robert Sawyer

Kalamazoo, MI

Sue and Jim Shearin

Raleigh, NC

Trina and Clarence Smith

Wilmington, NC

Michelle and Scott '90 Stephenson

Hope Mills, NC

Sandra Silberman and George Williamson

Durham, NC

Betsy and Will Stewart

Chapel Hill, NC

Georgia and Al Thomas

Wilson, NC

Elizabeth and Rob 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

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


To speak with someone about the parents council, contact:

Elizabeth Overton
Elizabeth Overton
Parents Council Liaison
Leadership Annual Giving
(910) 962-2132
overtone@uncw.edu

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