UNCW has more than 50,000 alumni, around half graduated in the last ten years and the majority still live in North Carolina. Keeping our alumni connected with UNCW and each other is a focus of the Alumni Association. We get alumni involved through three types of chapters; geographic, academic and affinity. Geographic chapters maintain alumni programming in areas where large numbers of alumni live. Academic chapters bring Seahawks together based on their major and affinity chapters are groups of alumni who shared the same interests and extra-curriculars while at UNCW.
For those looking to get involved, opportunities include serving on a steering committee, recruiting others to become involved, volunteering to help with specific events or simply attending events.
Chartered geographic chapters host three to four events per year in an area, depending on the number of alumni living and working there. Currently these are the Cape Fear Area, Triad Area, and Triangle Area Alumni Chapters, with plans to grow programming in the Charlotte area during the '10-'11 academic year. Events include social mixers, sporting events and dinner meetings. Programming is added as existing events gain support and attendance.
Academic chapters host a variety of networking events on campus and around Wilmington and have a big part in Homecoming. They give alumni an opportunity to reconnect with former professors and classmates while sharing life and professional experiences since attending UNCW.