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.

UNCW Chancellor with students

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

Parents Council Fall Meeting

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

featuring the following presentations:

Randall Library Resources & Services
Christopher Robinson, Outreach & Engagement Librarian

Virtual Reality / Digital Makerspace Overview and Tour
Jason Fleming, Information Technology 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

Keith and Beth Burns

Durham, 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

Sanji Datar and Atul Nerkar

Chapel Hill, NC

Hilary and Adam Diskin

Nashville, TN

Shannon and Charles Dougherty

Morrisville, NC

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

Christina King

Wilmington, NC

Christine and Andrew Krieman

Raleigh, 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

April and Chad Pearson

Wilmington, 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

Sue and Jim Shearin

Raleigh, NC

Angie and James Shoff

Charlotte, NC

Berkley Stafford

Emerald Isle, NC

Scott and Michelle Stephenson

Hope Mills, 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

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

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