Monday, May 10, 2010

New UNCW Alumni

The 79th commencement exercises for UNCW took place on May 7-8 in Trask Coliseum.  An estimated 1,695 undergraduate and 265 graduate students received degrees and joined the already 53,000 proud Seahawk Alumni.

New UNCW graduates have taken advantage of the UNCW Career Services Office while preparing for internships, writing resumes, searching for jobs, and interviewing with potential employers.  The Career Services Office is a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Through career exploration and experiential opportunities, students are motivated to expand their knowledge of themselves and the world of work in a dynamic global community.

Our newest UNCW alumni report that after graduation 80% have either entered a graduate program or found employment within five months.  We encourage you to read about some of these students who have been highlighted for their accomplishments upon graduation.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

UNCW Clock Tower History

Ten years ago, current Assistant Director of UNCW Presents and part-time faculty member Shane Fernando, as class president, led the campaign to raise funds for a 50-foot clock tower for the center of campus. Students, alumni, staff, faculty, the university and community members and businesses contributed to make this monumental task a reality; it remains the largest student organized gift project in the UNC-system.

The UNCW Millennium Clock Tower was dedicated and sounded for the first time at the senior celebration on May 12, 2000. The university's alma mater plays on the carillon each day at noon and 5 p.m. and the Westminster chimes toll on the hour. Today, the clock tower is a significant part of important institutional events such as the annual Trask Trek during freshman convocation and memorial programs of all sorts.

Click below for a multimedia gallery highlighting the UNCW Clock Tower.