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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

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

Dianne Connor
Dianne Connor

Administrative & Budget Associate
(910) 962.2682
connord@uncw.edu

Arie Gee
Arie Gee

Assistant Director, Regional Programming & Engagement
(910) 962.2681
geea@uncw.edu

Vacant
Assistant Director, Reunion & Affiliate Programs

 

Wise Alumni House

Wise Alumni House1713 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403

The 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. The Alumni Association office is located in the house, and it serves as the venue for several alumni events throughout the year.

Alumni are able to reserve the Wise Alumni House for events for themselves and their children. For details, please contact Conferences Services at (910) 962.7119 or clconferences@uncw.edu.

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Board of Directors

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

Alumni Board of Directors members on the Wise House porch

Executive Committee

Stephanie LanierChair
Stephanie Lanier '03, '07M
College of Arts & Sciences
Co-Founder and Broker-in-Charge
Lanier Property Group

Lynn WhitesellVice Chair
Lynn Whitesell '97M

Cameron School of Business
Managing Partner
Jackson Consulting Group

Brian TracySecretary
Brian Tracy '86
College of Arts & Sciences
Sales Representative
Southern Medical Surgical Inc

Alison EnglishTreasurer
Alison English '04

College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director
NC Azalea Festival

Brad HeathPast Chair
Brad Heath '96, 07M
Cameron School of Business
Vice President of Operations & Marketing
Family Home Medical Supply

At-Large Members

Term '19

Dawn McKernan Dawn McKernan '07M, '11Ed.D
Watson College of Education
Principal
Rocky Point Elementary School

Brian Cruz Brian Cruz '96
College of Arts & Sciences
Business Development
Unofficial Cardboard, Inc.

Danielle BryantDanielle Bryant '02
Cameron School of Business
Human Resources Director
Amex Foster Wheeler USA Corp.

Deborrah NewtonDeborrah Newton '83
College of Arts & Sciences
Owner
Newton Law Firm

Cedrick BarrettCedrick Barrett '00
Cameron School of Business
Finance Director
YMCA of Wilmington, Inc.

Gus Fennell Louis "Gus" Fennell, Jr. '00
Cameron School of Business
Regional Sales Director
Victory Capital

Term '20

Alison English Treasurer
Alison English '04

College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director
NC Azalea Festival

Dwight Campbell Dwight Campbell '79
College of Arts & Sciences
President/CFO
Container Products Corporation

Kelly CrowleyKelly Crowley '13M
Watson College of Education
Teacher
New Hanover County Schools

Chris FrederickChris Frederick '03
Cameron School of Business
Assistant Vice President/Portfolio Analyst
First Citizens Bank

Stephanie LanierChair
Stephanie Lanier '03, '07M

College of Arts & Sciences
Co-Founder and Broker-in-Charge
Lanier Property Group

Kimberly McNeill Kimberly McNeill '86, '97M
College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Director of Human Resources
Liberty Healthcare Management, Inc.

Term '21

Racheal BeattyRachael Beatty '13, College of Health & Human Services, Clinical Research Associate, PPD

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

Mike CrockerMike Crocker '94, Cameron School of Business, Global Sales Effectiveness Manager, CommScope

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

Neal LeeperNeal Leeper '95, Cameron School of Business, Owner/VP, Marathon Property Solutions LLC

Dawn LennsDawn Lenns '83, Cameron School of Business, Retired Human Resources Director

Brian Tracey Secretary
Brian Tracy '86

College of Arts & Sciences
Sales Representative
Southern Medical Surgical Inc

Lynn Whitesell Vice Chair
Lynn Whitesell '97M

Cameron School of Business, Managing Partner, Jackson Consulting Group
 

Honorary Lifetime Members

James C. Stasios '70
Ed Vosnock '71
John W. Baldwin Jr. '72
Shanda Williams Bordeaux '92
Robert S. King '66
 
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Other Representatives

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews '13, Communication Studies President, College of Arts & Sciences, Marketing Manager, Logan Homes

Shelley Blake Shelley Blake '96, Triangle Area President, College of Arts & Sciences, General Counsel, Go Triangle

Stephania Bloodworth Stephania Bloodworth '00
African American Graduate Association President

Cameron School of Business
Business Operations Manager
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

David Hoxie David Hoxie '77
Triad Area President

Cameron School of Business
Controller
Kernersville Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep

Dana Mann Dana Mann '07, Charlotte Area President, Cameron School of Business, Internal Auditor, Hearst Corporation

Juliana NesbitJuliana Nesbit '06
Watson College of Education President

Watson College of Education
Teacher
Topsail High School

April QueryApril Query '03, '06M, '17 EdD
Cape Fear Area President

College of Arts & Sciences
Regional Marketing Representative
College Foundation, Inc

Livingston SheatsLivingston Sheats '13M
Cameron School of Business President

Cameron School of Business
Tax Manager
RSM US LLP

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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

UNCW Legacy

A UNCW Legacy is a student with a parent, grandparent or sibling who has also attended UNCW.

Legacy Admissions

On the UNCW application for admission, prospective students can indicate that they have a parent, grandparent or sibling who attended or is currently attending UNCW. Students will not be admitted solely on their legacy connection, however, the Office of Admissions does consider this as a tipping factor during the application review.

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 also taken into consideration.

Legacy Celebrations

The Legacy Pinning Ceremony takes place during Family & Alumni Weekend and during the ceremony, legacy families are honored with a commemorative pin. The Future Seahawks Legacy Reception on Seahawk Preview Day celebrates incoming legacy students and their families visiting campus.

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