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About the UNCW Alumni Association

Our Mission

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

The association serves all Seahawks, requiring no fee to receive benefits or participate in chapters. We engage alumni with one another, and in the life of the university and its students, through regional, affinity, reunion, student and career-based programs. We encourage alumni to get informed of opportunities to connect; be involved as event attendees, volunteers, mentors, employers and ambassadors; and invest in UNCW by giving back philanthropically.

Our Team

Phone: (800) 596.2880   |   Email: alumni@uncw.edu

Lindsay LeRoy
Lindsay LeRoy

Executive Director, UNCW Alumni Association
(910) 962.2684
leroyl@uncw.edu

Colleen O'Neil
Colleen O'Neil

Director of Alumni Engagement Programming
(910) 962.2455
oneilc@uncw.edu

Samantha Cleary
Samantha Cleary '15
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
(910) 962.7488
clearys@uncw.edu

Rita Cronin
Rita Cronin '23
Student Ambassador Coordinator
(910) 962.2682
croninr@uncw.edu

Georgia Rowe
Georgia Rowe '22
Administrative Specialist
(910) 962.2682
roweg@uncw.edu

 

 

 

Wise Alumni House

Wise Alumni HouseThe Wise Alumni House is one of the four cornerstones of Wilmington's historic mansion district. Renowned architect Burett H. Stevens designed the house for Delgado Cotton Mills President Edwin Cameron Holt. The 7,484 square foot home was completed in 1909 and cost $11,000 to build. In 1916, it was sold to heiress and philanthropist Jessie Kenan Wise. Miss Jessie lived there until her death at age 98 in 1968. The home was then deeded to UNC Wilmington to further the school’s charitable and education programs.

Today, the Wise Alumni House remains a beautiful, historic landmark, symbolizing the unity between the past, present and future of UNCW and the Wilmington community.

Board of Directors

The UNCW Alumni Association Board is an elected group of alumni volunteers that help guide and advise the association.

Alumni Board of Directors members on campus

Executive Committee

Stephania BloodworthChair
Stephania Bloodworth '00
Cameron School of Business
Chief Operations Officer, Cape Fear Realtors

Mike CrockerVice Chair
Mike Crocker '94
Cameron School of Business
Associate Director, Enablement and Effectiveness, PPD

Erica JonesSecretary
Erica Jones '96
College of Arts & Sciences
Project Manager, PPD

Riley StevensonTreasurer
Riley Stephenson '15

Cameron School of Business
Associate Vice President, Wealth Manager, Rockefeller Global Family Office

Alison EnglishPast Chair
Alison Baringer '04
College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director, NC Azalea Festival

Current Members

Term '24

Racheal BeattyRachael Beatty '13
College of Health & Human Services
Project Manager, Atlantic Research Group

Connor BennettConnor Bennett '13
Cameron School of Business
Vice President, Bennett Brothers Yachts

Mike CrockerVice Chair
Mike Crocker '94
Cameron School of Business
Associate Director, Enablement and Effectiveness, PPD

Darion JeraldsDarion Jeralds '10, '14M
Cameron School of Business
Indirect Sourcing Leader, General Electric

Neal LeeperNeal Leeper '95
Cameron School of Business
Owner/Broker-in-Charge, Marathon Property Solutions LLC

Nick PianovichNick Pianovich '20
Cameron School of Business
Owner/Founder, Alley-Oop Culture Exchange

Kim SousaKim Sousa '94
Cameron School of Business
Founder/Principal Marketing Consultant, iMAKE YOUR MARKeting

Riley Stevenson Treasurer
Riley Stephenson '15
Cameron School of Business
Associate Vice President, Wealth Manager, Rockefeller Global Family Office

Term '25

Robert AbbottsRobert Abbotts '85
College of Arts & Sciences
Partner/Senior Advisor, Government Relations, Hoyt, Kisling, & McDowell

Stephania Bloodworth Chair
Stephania Bloodworth '00

Cameron School of Business
Chief Operations Officer, Cape Fear Realtors

Wanda ColeyWanda Coley '96
Cameron School of Business
Vice President of Strategy and Execution, United Health Group

Emely De La CruzEmely Collier '06
Cameron School of Business
Vice President International Sales, Schnog Enterprises

Lloyd HinnantLloyd Hinnant '88
College of Arts and Sciences
Digital Ecosystem Manager, BASF

Erica JonesSecretary
Erica Jones '96

College of Arts & Sciences
Project Manager, PPD

Term '26

Paula Edwards AsycuePaula Edwards Asycue '91
Cameron School of Business
Assistant Vice President Regulatory Accreditation, Advocate Health

Melissa BatchelorMelissa Batchelor '96, '00M
College of Health & Human Services
Associate Professor; Director, GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities, George Washington University

Nicolette FultonNicolette Fulton '02
College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts
Deputy Authority Attorney, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

Gia Long '91Gia Long '91
College of Science & Engineering
Information Technology Analyst, New Hanover County

Alex Sotelo '00Alex Sotelo '00
College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts
Deputy Chief, City of Wilmington

Teresa Warner '19Ed.DTeresa Warner '19Ed.D
Watson College of Education
Educational Leader and Teacher, Cumberland County Schools

Network Representatives

Roger HymanRoger Hyman '96
African American Graduate Association President

College of Arts & Sciences
Owner and Psychotherapist, Hyman Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

Alex Wadsworth '08Alex Wadsworth '08
Cape Fear Area Representative

College of Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts
Associate Director of Admissions, UNCW

Stephanie Nmashie '12MStephanie Nmashie '12M
Triangle Area Representative
College of Health & Human Services
Co-Owner, Headquarters Hair Styling Salon

Jerry Hudson '91Jerry Hudson '91
Triad Area Representative

Cameron School of Business
Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank

Christina Logan '20Ed.DChristina Logan '20Ed.D
Charlotte Area Representative

Watson College of Education
Associate Consultant, Credo Higher Education Consulting

Trevor Todd '16
Watson College of Education Representative

Teacher, New Hanover County Schools

Vacant
Cameron School of Business President

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Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Aswani K. Volety
UNCW Chancellor

Eddie Stuart '05M
Vice Chancellor, University Advancement

Lindsay LeRoy
Executive Director, Alumni Association

Adam Fearing
Executive Director, Seahawk Club

Cody Brandon
Student Body President

Jackson Porter
Senior Class President

Cassandra Douglass
Student Ambassador President

Honorary Lifetime Members

Jim StasiosJames C. Stasios '70

Ed VosnockEd Vosnock '71

John W. Baldwin Jr. '72

Shanda Williams Bordeaux '92Shanda Williams Bordeaux '92


 
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Join the Board

Interested in serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors? Submit an application at least 14 days prior to the fourth quarter meeting to be considered for membership in the following year.

Board Application


UNCW Legacy

A UNCW Legacy is a student with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling or spouse who has attended or is currently attending UNCW.

Legacy Students

Prospective students can indicate that they have a family member who attended or is currently attending UNCW on their admission application. The alumni engagement team uses this information to celebrate Seahawks who are making UNCW a family tradition.

Legacy Scholarships

Two Alumni Legacy Scholarships are awarded annually to incoming or currently enrolled undergraduate legacy students to recognize and honor those making UNCW a family tradition. Recipients are selected by the Awards & Scholarship Selection Committee of the association's Board of Directors and funded by the UNCW License Plate Program. The association's Awards & Scholarship Selection Committee also awards 18 other scholarships where a student's legacy affiliation is considered.

Legacy Celebrations

Families are celebrated during the Legacy Pinning Ceremony, and incoming students receive a commemorative pin. The Future Seahawks Legacy Reception on Seahawk Preview Day celebrates incoming legacy students and their families visiting campus.