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.

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