Monday, January 25, 2010

Show your Seahawk Spirit for a chance to win a FREE Homecoming 2010 T-shirt!

Are you Still Rockin' Your TEAL? If so, show us! Upload your photo on the UNCW Alumni facebook page and you can get a chance to win a FREE Homecoming 2010

Many will enter- few will win! Entries will be judged on creativity, individuality and the ability to truly showcase Seahawk Spirit! Contest ends Thursday, January 28. Winners will receive prizes at the All Alumni Celebration during Homecoming.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cameron School of Business Alumni staying connected

Are you a finance major or maybe received a marketing degree? How about international business? Either way, you understand the impact the UNCW Cameron School of Business has made on your life. As an alumni you can help support current students and other alumni with your experiences and professional guidance. How can you do this? Take a look at the CSB Alumni Chapter and you'll find the Homecoming CSB Alumni breakfast, alumni awards, Business Week and many other ways you can get involved and impact others the way you have been.

Know an alum who has achieved honor and distinction within either their professional or personal lives? Be sure to nominate them for CSB Alumni of the Year! The deadline is just around the corner, nominations are due by January 26.

Other great ways to keep in touch with fellow CSB alumni are on the LinkedIn group and the CSB Facebook Page. Share job opportunities, networking socials, photos and more! Your engagement goes a long way in the school's mission to continue as a leading educator in global business!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Alumni Career Services

It’s a New Year, looking for a new career? UNCW is here for you! Alumni have the benefit of using the UNCW Career Center for employment needs and career opportunities. The Career Center has extensive programs to serve those who may be making a career change, reentering the job market, or seeking career development services.

SeaWork Career Web Site - Free access to jobs, employers and resumes through UNCW SeaWork. Search jobs and internships, post your resume for employers to review, sign up for on campus interviews, and explore employers registered for UNCW job fairs:

Career Center Events - Free access to special career events such as the fall and spring Internship & Job Fairs, Graduate & Law School Day, fall and spring Education Job Fairs, Nursing Career Day, Resume Doctor Clinics and more.

Career Counseling - Counseling to explore individual career concerns is available for free within one year of graduation. After one year, alumni may work with career counselors for an annual fee of $50.

Career Assessments - Assessments help you explore your work values, career interests and work preferences. All assessments typically require work with a career counselor.

For more information and other alumni benefits visit

Friday, January 8, 2010

Congratualtions to our newest alumni!

This past December, a record number of students graduated to alumni status at UNCW. The commencement ceremonies held on December 12th saw 1,729 receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees. With the challenge of finding a way to fit all those people and their families into Trask Coliseum, winter commencement ceremonies were split into two ceremonies for the first time.

As more are coming back to complete their degrees and also pursue graduate programs, this trend is likely to continue to grow. UNCW is stepping up to the demand and staying true to it's mission of providing the most powerful learning experience possible. Evidence is shown by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program which is one of the top 25 MFA programs in creative writing in the nation. Take a look at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry which ranks 10th out of more than 650 colleges and universities nationwide in production of bachelor of science graduates certified by the American Chemical Society, according to an ACS committee and you'll see another reason why students are flocking to UNCW.

For more than 60 years UNCW has grown and flourished. We're excited to see what's to come in 2010 and beyond!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

How do you show your Seahawk Spirit?

The UNCW bookstore is a great resource for alumni gear and fun trinkets to show your Seahawk Spirit. On top of that there are many local and online vendors which carry UNCW merchandise. Our licensing department (headed by one of our alumni!) works hard to make these items available for you.

One of our newest UNCW items is the awesome necktie you see pictured here. There are a few different styles available, one in gold and another with Sammy C Hawk on them.

What's your favorite UNCW token? That beloved t-shirt which after 10 years miraculously still has no holes but is so incredibly soft? How about the Sammy C Hawk golf club head cover, so multi-purposed that one of our alumni uses it to protect the gear shift in her SUV? And how cool is it that due to the diligence of one of our recent alumni, we now have TEAL Rainbows- their first collegiate brand! So what's in your closet, car, cabinet or desk at work? How do you show your Seahawk Spirit?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The tragic loss of a dear Seahawk

Our hearts and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Rory Michaelson. The young 23 year old and recent graduate of the Watson School of Education this past December, was tragically killed this Saturday morning from a fire in her Wilmington apartment. Friend of many, Rory had ambitions to teach in the field of special education. More information is available on the WECT News website:

A celebration of her life will be held at 5pm on Thursday, Jan. 7 in the Warwick Center on campus. Her family invites students, faculty and staff to join them in remembering Rory and celebrating her life.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Celebrating in the New Year! Welcome 2010!

As thousands joined the festivities in Times Square, the Wilmington scene had party goers of their own. With the Island of Lights festivities on Carolina Beach, numerous countdowns throughout the downtown bars and parties on the water at Wrightsville Beach many felt the excitement as we entered a new decade!

The new year brings more good times to UNCW and the Wilmington Community- continue the celebration with Homecoming 2010! Filled with reunions, comedy shows, sports and friends, the numerous events have something for every Seahawk! Got the urge for great live music, food and drinks? Head over to the All Alumni Celebration and enjoy the School Boys band, appetizers, beer and wine at no cost! Get more information at!