Friday, July 9, 2010

UNCW Alumnus knows what it takes to Do Good

For many, starting their own venture, being their own boss and putting ideas out there for the world to see is a scary thing. While numerous UNCW alumni are entrepreneurs, we found out about a unique business concept, and the man behind it, that is sure to get attention in the Wilmington area.

Ryan Crecelius '06 completed his real estate courses while earning a criminal justice degree at UNCW. Utilizing his mentors, both at school and while employed with Coldwell Banker as a realtor, he picked apart the real estate market to find ways that it could do more for our community. A little over a year ago, Ryan used his experience, knowledge and understanding of peers to put his ideas in motion. Do Good Real Estate was born, a forward-thinking company that donates 20% of their commissions to local charities such as the Wilmington branch of Habitat for Humanity, the Surfrider Foundation, and any other cause that is near and dear to their clients heart.  Their mission of 'creating tomorrow's community' allows a seller or buyer the opportunity to make an impact in Wilmington's future and that's an idea that appeals to many.

Working with the new UNCW Entrepreneurship Center, Ryan enjoys staying in touch with UNCW and fellow alumni. His memories of professors and school days include the countless opportunities to get advice and counseling, regardless of whether it was school related or not. He appreciates the support he received from career services and how welcoming they were to his differing needs as a student and alumnus. Also an active member of the Young Brokers Council, Ryan helps to plan community events such as a Dunk Your Broker BBQ, which accommodated more than 400 people this past spring. We're so proud to have alumni like Ryan, working to make our community better for future generations.

Are you interested in finding out more about what our alumni are up to? Stay posted to see more highlights on alumni each week during our Seahawk Summer Feature!


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