Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Members Elected to the Alumni Association Board of Directors

The UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors, a group of alumni volunteers who help guide and advise the association, elected six new members who began their terms this month.

"We are excited to welcome the incoming class of alumni board members," said Rob McInturf, Executive Director of the UNCW Alumni Association. "Each new board member has a unique area of expertise and we look forward to their participation."

Elaine Andrews '10M, received her master's degree in accountancy and has lived in Wilmington since 1993. Elaine and her husband John own Big Rock Holdings, which operates South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach. Ms. Andrews is very civic minded and takes active roles in numerous community organizations.

Ms. Bryant with current board chair
Sandra McClammy '03, '09M
Lolita Bryant '04, '11M, is a passionate nurse and advocate of life-long learning. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing and is currently the Nursing Supervisor & Administrative Operations Officer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Ms. Bryant is also the former president of the African American Graduate Association.

Ken Dieppa '09M, completed his MBA after his retirement from the military. He is currently a Senior Contract Fulfillment Engineer for General Electric - Hitachi Nuclear Energy and manages foreign and domestic projects and contracts. Mr. Dieppa previously spent two years as the Cape Fear Area Alumni Chapter President.

Mr. Gale speaking at a
COM Studies Reception 
Tom Gale '98, has remained in Wilmington since completing his degree in communication studies. Currently a realtor with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Mr. Gale is a former Communication Studies Alumni Chapter President.

Bradley Heath '96, '97M, moved back to Dunn, NC after completing his MBA to work in his family's business, Family Medical Supply, of which he is now the President and CEO. He and his wife, Christie, a fellow UNCW graduate, fund a Cameron School of Business scholarship.

Mr. West with the Crews Faculty
Award recipient, Dr. Tammy Hunt
Wallace West '63, received his associate degree in mathematics before attending UNC Chapel Hill to attain his bachelors in the same field. He is President of Coastal Carolina Streetscapes, LLC, a family owned business providing full service site furnishings and neighborhood amenities. Mr. West is beginning his second three-year term and is Vice Chair of the board.

About the UNCW Alumni Association

The mission of the UNCW Alumni Association is to be the lead supporter in the university's strategic vision. It's purpose is to connect and involve alumni, students, and friends in the promotion and advancement of the university.

The UNCW Alumni Association provides free membership to all graduates and to individuals who have completed at least one course at UNCW. Membership includes benefits  as well as chapters and clubs for alumni who are close to campus and around the nation.

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