Friday, February 4, 2011

1986 Class President excited for return to UNCW at 25 Year Reunion

When Tim Dellinger ’86 was growing up in Durham, NC in the early 1980’s he knew that he wanted to go to college at the beach. What he found upon his arrival at UNCW was so much more. He found a world of learning, both academically and personally, that made him the man he is today. The close knit community of Galloway Hall was a place where he made lifelong friendships that helped him to realize that “there was a lot more going on in the world than what I had previously imagined.”

During his time at UNCW, Tim says that with the help of his friends, advisors and professors he grew up. He was elected and served as Senior Class President in 1986 where he learned that “surrounding yourself with great people helps you make the right decisions” and has carried that with him throughout his life.

Today Tim lives in Durham, NC with his wife Jeanne and their three children and is the President of Advantage Newspaper Consultants. His company is a full service marketing firm that works with both independent publishers and major newspapers across the country.

Tim and his family often return to their beach condo in Wrightsville Beach and are looking forward to coming back to UNCW for Homecoming. On Saturday, February 19, 2011, the UNCW Alumni Association will host numerous events for alumni to enjoy. He plans to attend the Cameron School of Business Alumni Breakfast and see how the program has changed. He has fond memories of his entrepreneurship classes with Dr. Harper and hopes to catch up with him and other professors when he is back on campus.

In anticipation of the 25 Year Reunion for the Class of 1986, during the Alumni Homecoming Celebration, Tim stated, "Homecoming 2011 is more than just the chance to see all of the changes at UNCW.  It is more than just a time to visit old haunts and hangouts. (This) Homecoming is a milestone opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and together remember the fun, the excitement, the activities of being a Seahawk during (our) college years, and explore how UNCW has defined us over the past 25 years."

Join Tim and fellow Seahawks for the Homecoming festivities and register today!

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