University Advancement & Alumni Relations


UNCW Parents Council

UNCW Parents Council

Who we Are

Dedicated parents who support our students with a donation of $1,000 or more each fiscal year, are encouraged to participate in the UNCW Parents Council. The 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 career.


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

Graduates "We wanted to stay involved during our children's years in college,
and the Parents Council gave us a great opportunity to do so. Through the organization, we have been given a tremendous amount of information about UNCW and its programs, making us better ambassadors for the university we all love so much."

Sherry & Craig Myers


Parents Council Meeting

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

Knowing my parents contribute philanthropically to UNCW every year makes me realize how lucky I am to have them in my life. They not only help me, but also the university and other UNCW students with their contributions. 

Abigail Costello '14

Parents Council logo


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


Fall Meeting - Saturday, September 16, 2017
9 - 11:30 am
Location TBD


Group of incoming UNCW students


Unlimited possibilities await your student around each corner.


Please join us to continue to make a difference in students' lives by becoming a member of the UNCW Parents Council. With your participation, you will be part of the select group of parents shaping the future of this university.


To speak with someone about the parents council, contact:

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

Dawn Brinkley Carter
Director of Development for Parent Giving
(910) 962.2659


Past Meeting Agendas

February 2016

September 2015

April 2015

September 2014

April 2014

September 2013

April 2013

September 2012

April 2012

September 2011

April 2011

October 2010

April 2010

October 2009

April 2009

October 2008

April 2008

Meeting Presentations

2.27.16 Kevin Williamson Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Development

9.26.15 Dr. Rob Burrus Dean, Cameron School of Business

9.26.15 Teresa Walker Director of Work Practice  Cameron School of Business

9.26.15 Director, Thom Rakes & Assistant Director, Diane Reed UNCW Career Center

9.26.15 Kevin Williamson Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Development

9.27.14 Dr. Terrence Curran Presentation of Admissions and Enrollment Overview

9.27.14 Dr. Jess Boersma Presentation of General Applied Learning at UNCW

9.27.14 Vice Chancellor Eddie Stuart Advancement Presentation

4.6.13 Dean Hardy Presentation on the College of Health and Human Services

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