Excitement is soaring through the UNCW campus as we anticipate the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. Last year over 10,400 donors made a gift, helping the university surpass its year-end goal!

When alumni and parents partner with UNCW, we are able to alter lives in the classroom, across the nation and around the globe.

This newsletter is dedicated to showing you how.


Killing brain tumor cells through undergraduate research
Gifts in Action
Biology major, Maria White, led a student honors project focused on using an animal virus as an oncolytic agent for brain tumors. The most frequent brain tumor in humans is GBM. White's results showed that an equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) was successful at killing the brain tumor cells. Groundbreaking discoveries like this are possible thanks to donors who provide funding for lab equipment and other research supplies.

Learn more about research happening in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Bringing social justice to diverse classrooms

Calling Award winning teacher, professor, and author Dr. Sonia Nieto spoke to students in the Watson College of Education about the joy of teaching students of diverse backgrounds. Gifts from alumni and parents enabled UNCW to bring this distinguished presenter to campus. Nieto's presentation focused on what teachers can do in their classrooms to embrace students of diverse backgrounds and help create a more tolerant society.

Click here to watch Dr. Nieto's full-length presentation.


Opening the doors of opportunity for persons with disabilities

Calling Nearly 1 in 5 persons in the five county area surrounding UNCW has some type of disability. But alumni and parent donors aren't letting that stop them from golfing, gardening and cycling.

Last year, gifts to the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences helped purchase an adaptive bicycle used at UNCW's Annual Accessible Recreation Day.

By supporting the College of Health and Human Services, UNCW donors are helping individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and productive lives.


Reflections on Steve Jobs by someone who worked with him

Calling Alumni and parent donors gave business majors the unique opportunity to hear from Tom Looney who in addition to working with Steve Jobs at NeXT, had executive stints at software giants Oracle and Microsoft. Looney, who is also a proud UNCW parent, hosted just one of the many sessions offered during the 31st annual Business Week, where students heard from prominent alumni and executives about their experiences in the business world. Annual gifts to the Cameron School of Business make this annual event possible.

See the complete list of Business Week sessions.

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Mark Your Calendar:
September 27-29

Alumni Honor Roll

Families of UNCW students and alumni and are invited to the university for a weekend of games, food, entertainment and fellowship. Register today!


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