Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CSB Alumni Chapter Speaker Breakfast Series features Bob Rippy

Robert “Bob” Sterling Rippy is a successful entrepreneur and owner of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park in Wilmington. Jungle Rapids is one of the largest family entertainment centers in the state and includes go-karts, miniature golf, laser tag, soft play, climbing walls, and a waterpark. The park has played an important role in bringing tourists to Wilmington since 1987.

The upcoming CSB Alumni Chapter Speaker Breakfast on Thursday, Jun 24 will feature Bob Rippy as keynote speaker. Guests will enjoy an opportunity to network before the catered breakfast and Mr. Rippy's presentation on Tourism and the Economic Environment. Registration is requested before June 22 either online or by calling Kim Gargiulo at 910.962.2587.  

Fun on the water at the Alumni After Work

Hanging out on the deck at Dockside, watching the boats go by with the sea breeze keeping you cool as the sun lowers in the sky. Add in dozens of Seahawks and what do you have? Alumni After Work!

The seasonal event takes place Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 pm and is a great way to wind down with friends while having an opportunity to network with other alumni. Dockside provides free appetizers and the Alumni Association comes ready with fantastic door prizes and give-a-ways. Save time by registering online before the event.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Fitness and more Alumni Benefits

Do you miss running the indoor track or a good game of 3 on 3 at the UNCW Rec Center? During the summer, alumni can enjoy these benefits once again! Sponsored by Campus Recreation, a part of Student Affairs, membership is offered to alumni on a pro-rated basis for the summer- May 10-August 7. Details and pricing is online.

Alumni can also enjoy picking up favorite summer reads at Randall Library. Books on tape, and numerous videos are also available.

Want to find more benefits and services for alumni? Check out our website for all the details.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Congratulations to the class of 2010!

As UNCW celebrates more than 60 years of graduating students, last weekend marked a special time for the class of 2010. During Friday and Saturday, May 7 and 8, four separate commencement ceremonies were held in Trask to honor over 2,000 graduating students. Departments held their own ceremonies throughout the week, as well as events for honors students and various award ceremonies that kept campus buzzing with Seahawk Spirit well into Sunday.

The UNCW Alumni Association hosted a Commencement Celebration for the graduates at the Wise Alumni House on Thursday, May 6. The Class of 2010 joined family and friends for refreshments, door prizes and tours through the historic house and gardens. More than 250 guests filled the Wise Alumni House for the festivities. Take a look at photos on the alumni Facebook page.

Just prior to the Commencement Celebration, participants in the Senior Class Gift Campaign were invited to a Senior Toast at the Chancellor's residence, the Kenan House, hosted by the UNCW Annual Fund. Graduates received a commemorative glass with the Class of 2000 etched on the sides for the special toast.

The UNCW Alumni Association congratulates our newest graduating class and hopes to see you at upcoming events to celebrate with more than 53,000 Seahawk alumni across the globe!