Friday, October 18, 2013

Alumni in the News

  • Chris Cooprider '13, former UNCW tennis standout, won his first professional title at the Turkey F27 Futures Double Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • Logan Hendricks '06 and Kyle Clark '07, made a name for themselves in the film industry during the Big Sky Film Festival in Montana with their documentary, Love at a Certain Age
  • Dave McKenna '03, former baseball player, was named the new Carrollton Central High School softball coach in Carrollton, Georgia. 
  • Deborah Brasic '94 joined Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter as a nurse practitioner. 
  • Jenni Harris '91, assistant to the chancellor for community partnerships at UNCW, has been elected to the board of Leadership North Carolina
  • Kayla Herring '13 accepted a job as enrollment specialist with Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm in Durham, NC. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Alumni News & Notes

  • John R. Bell, IV '01 was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and is serving in his first term in House District 10.
  • Meredith Causey '09, who works as a nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, received the Exceptional Person Award.
  • Nancy Carter '82 recently had her landscape and abstract paintings featured in New Elements Gallery in Wilmington.
  • Michael Bass '13 and Justin Livengood '13 have been drafted by the San Diego Padres; making 89 Seahawks to play professional baseball since 1960. 
  • Corey Heitz '99 is one of 20 individuals nationwide selected to be an AAMC MedEdPortal Faculty Mentor and received the 2013 Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency Scholar of the Year award.
  • Brittany Cox '10 has appeared in the recent Microsoft commercial and has been cast in "A Bad Summer for Tomatoes" filming in Kingston, WA this summer. 
  • Jessica Maher '01 is the special assistant to the president for legislative affairs and responsible for promoting the president's agenda in the U.S. Senate. She focuses on coordinating with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, the Environment and Public Works, the Agriculture and Indian Affairs committees. 
  • Koyah Rivera '00 was recently promoted to the Graduate Registrar/Graduate Student Support Services Manager at the UNC School of Dentistry and has been accepted into the PhD program in Leadership Studies at NC A&T State University which she will begin in the fall. 
  • Jane Howard Crutchfield '03 started a raw food truck and catering business, Triangle Raw Foods, with her partner Matthew Daniels in 2011. They have plans to open a raw, organic, vegan cafe in Durham.
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Congratulations 2013 Outstanding UNCW Cameron School of Business Alumni

The 2013 Outstanding UNCW Cameron School of Business alumni will be recognized at the CSB Outstanding Alumni Speaker Breakfast on Wednesday, March 20 in Madeline Suite at 7:00 am. Recipients will participate in a panel discussion following breakfast as part of Business Week.

Robin Diehl `90 is the chief financial officer and director of the Office of Fiscal Management in the NC Department of Administration. She graduated from NCSU with a master's degree in Accounting after receiving her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, from UNCW. Robin serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association, chairs the National Finance Committee for the American Diabetes Association and was chair of the local Board for American Diabetes Association for several years. She also served on the Utilities Board of Adjustment for the Town of Cary, NC.

Jean English `96 is currently the vice president of IBM Software Demand Marketing. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. Jean is a member of IBM’s Global Marketing and Communication Leadership Team which includes the top 50 marketing professionals across IBM. She is also a member of the Junior League of Raleigh, where she has held multiple Junior League chair positions over the last five years, and currently serves as the Marketing Chair for the 2013 North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball. In addition, Jean serves on the customer advisory board for ON24 and Alliance Tech.

Bill Mayew `97, `98M is an associate professor of accounting at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Bill received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and later, his bachelor's and master’s degrees in Accountancy from UNCW. He received the 2008 Financial Research Association Best Paper Award for his work on the information content of managerial vocal cues during earnings conference calls and also teaching excellence awards in both the daytime and weekend executive MBA programs. Bill’s research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Tickets for the breakfast and panel discussion are $5 and can be purchased online until March 17. This event is hosted by the Cameron School of Business and the CSB Alumni Chapter.

UNCW Alumni Relations/Julianna Rubino, Intern

Friday, January 18, 2013

Seahawk Sweethearts

A degree isn't the only thing that Seahawks walk away with after their final days of class. Aside from the lifelong friendships, many also find their soul mate, the one person who knows them better than anyone else and stands by their side through it all.

In celebration Homecoming 2013, which falls on Valentine's weekend, alumni couples are invited to submit their photos and stories for a chance to win a fantastic getaway package. This video is a product of the submissions received so far. Interested in entering the contest? Entries will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2013 and the final votes will be counted on Feb. 1, 2013. Find contest rules and details!