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

Fall Meeting
Saturday, September 15, 2018
8:30 - 10 a.m.
DePaolo Hall room 1017

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

Parents Council members are invited to join us for the Legacy Pinning Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Kenan Auditorium to welcome the newest members of the Seahawk family. 


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

Dawn and Jay Russell

Fuquay Varina, 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

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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