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Exciting things are happening at UNCW. We have a new chancel- 
lor, James R. Leutze, who is bursting with energy and ideas for our won- 
derful university. He's committed to making UNCW a superb under- 
graduate institution and to positioning our marine biology program as one 
oi the premier programs in the nation. 

We have a new alumni affairs director and new basketball coaches 
for our men's and women's programs. The calendar is brimming with the 
events they have planned. We're ready to share the excitement. 

New students, staff, and faculty from many parts of the country and 
from other nations have joined us as well, bringing with them fresh 
perspectives and new ways of doing things. 

New emphasis on international study has already resulted in 
UNCW's first formalized study abroad and exchange programs with 
universities in foreign countries. This means our students will have 
regular opportunities to live and study in countries like Equador and 
Great Britain. 

And our alumni and parents associations are stronger than ever. 
This past year 1250 alumni donors invested $77,000 in UNCW while the 
parents of UNCW students raised $32,000 from 522 donors. We are 
building a strong base of support to enable the university to provide even 
better programs and services. This devotion to UNCW is unsurpassed. 

We have a lot to be proud of. UNCW Magazine has been updated to 
reflect these accomplishments and the pride we take in our university. 
Examine it, read it, savor it. Let us know what you think. Your input is 

We look forward to bringing you stories that reflect the best of the 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

- The Editors 





A profile of Sen. Henson Barnes, class of '58 

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What a bargain! The cost of an education at UNCW 



One UNCW alumnus shares firsthand information about life 
in Saudi Arabia 



How reports and sports come together 



Mapping strategies for UNCW's participation in the world community 




Volume 1 Number 1 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement. 

Editor I Allison Relos Contributing Editors / Mimi Cunningham, Renee Brantley 

Editorial Advisory Board / F. Douglas Moore, M.Tyrone Rowell, Howard Lipman, Carol King 

Design / Modular Graphics Printing / Drummond Press 

Cover photo by Curtis Studio, Wilmington, N.C. 


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Drug Research 

Robert Hakan, assistant 

professor of psycho logy and 1980 
graduate of UNCW, received a 
research award from the National 
Institute of Drug Abuse to study the 
effects of dnigs on the brain. The 
$467,181 award is the largest ever 
received by a UNCW faculty 

Hakan's research will focus on 
the nucleus accumbens region of the 
brain that is believed to stimulate 
the pleasurable feelings associated 
with using dnigs. Morphine, nico- 
tine and alcohol are among the 
drugs studied in Hakan's research. 

Editor and Author 

Carole Fink, associate professor 
of history, attended the second 
conference of the International 
Society for the Study of European 
Ideas Sept. 3-8 in Leuven, Belgium. 
During the conference scholars in 
the humanities, arts, and social 
sciences from Europe, Asia, the 
Middle East, and America discussed 
the theme, "A Comparative History 
of European Nationalism: Toward 
1992". Fink's presentation was 
entitled "The Historian as Patriot". 

Fink has also been invited to 
join the international editorial board 
of a new journal, Contemporary 
European Histcrry. The journal, 
published in Great Britain by 
Cambridge University Press, will 
focus on the history of Europe since 

Aid to Chile 

William M. Wadman, UNCW 
associate professor of economics and 
1989 Fulbright lecturer to Chile, 
returned to Chile this summer to 
negotiate a $10 million grant for the 
Chilean Ministry of Health. He 
served as a representative of the 

U.S. AID team. The grant will assist 
in improving primary health care to 
poor rural and urban communities in 
Chile. President Bush is expected to 
sign the agreement with President 
Patricio Aylwin on his visit to South 
America in November. 


Sequencing Science 

A three-year, $ 1 .47 million 
grant has been awarded to UNCW 
by the National Science Founda- 
tion. One of five awarded in the 
nation, the grant will support a pilot 
center to improve the scope, 
sequence, and coordination of middle 
grades and high school science. 

David Andrews, associate 
professor of science education in the 
School of Education and associate 
director of the UNCW Science and 
Mathematics Education Center 
(SMEC), will direct the project. 
Other UNCW faculty involved in 
the project are Carolyn Dunn, 
associate professor of biology, and 
Charles Ward, director of SMEC. 

The pilot project will focus on 
the spacing and proper sequencing 
of science concepts and topics 
taught in grades six through eight. 
The concepts will be tested and 
evaluated in seven North Carolina 
schools before the curriculum 
revisions are recommended nation- 

The program could lead to fewer 
dropouts from science, more stu- 
dents pursing upper level science, 
and a more scientifically literate 

Scholarship Endowment 

Estell C. Lee, former owner and 
president of Almont Shipping 
Company and 1955 graduate of 
Wilmington College, has presented 
a $ 1 million fully funded life insur- 
ance policy to the UNCW Founda- 

tion. Payable to UNCW upon her 
death, the money will be used for 
scholarships in two areas, 80 percent 
to the Cameron School of Business 
Administration and 20 percent to 
the College of Arts and Sciences. 

In addition, Lee has made a 
separate cash contribution of more 
than $140,000 to the UNCW 
Student Aid Association that will go 
towards athletic scholarships. 

Lee cunently serves on the 
Board of Directors of Wachovia 
Corporation, Carolina Power 6k 
Light, Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, 
and the UNCW Student Aid 
Association. She is also a member of 
the N.C Board of Transportation. 


Drug Testing 

In accordance with directions 
from the UNCW Board of Trustees, 
a mandatory drug-testing policy has 
been developed for all UNCW 
athletes. Implementation began in 
September, with all athletes receiv- 
ing a personal briefing by university 
attorney Paul Eaglin along with a 
copy of the eight-page policy 
statement for each player. 

Testing may be done by random 
sample or based on reasonable 
suspicion. The policy also allows 
pre-season testing of an entire team. 
Tests may be done for a variety of 
drugs, including anabolic steroids, 
diuretics, cocaine, and marijuana. 

Eaglin explained that test results 
will be confidential. First-time 
offenders will be counseled and 
given dnig rehabilitation as well as 
being subject to weekly testing. Upon 
second offense, the additional step of 
notifying the player's parents may be 
taken, and the player is also subject 
to being suspended. The third 
offense will cause eligibility to be 
canceled, which could lead to loss of 

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Dedicated to the 
Citizens of North Carolina 

Baptism, blueberries, and bills 
mean a lot to this man. So do 
democracy and civic duty. Son of a 
preacher and one of 1 1 children, this 
North Carolina statesman knows 
the value of persuasion and persis- 

Senator Henson Barnes of 
Wayne County, president pro tern of 
the North Carolina Senate and 
1958 graduate of Wilmington 
College, is dedicated to making a 
difference in the lives of North 

"You have to have the desire to 
serve and a little fire in your stom- 
ach to fight for what you believe in," 
said Barnes about the traits of a good 
politician. "You have to realize that 
other people are just as smart as you 

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"You have to have the 
desire to serve and a 

little fire in your 

stomach to fight for 

what you believe in." 

are and believe in their ideas just as 
much as you do. 

"Compromise is extremely 
important in politics - not in your 
principles, but in how you accom- 
plish your goals," Barnes said. 
"You've got to develop a consensus, 
make good solid decisions and 
inspire others to follow." 

Barnes' introduction to politics 

goes back to his Bladen County 
boyhood when his father was active 
in local elections. 

"My father got involved in the 
school merger and also hauled 
people to the polls to vote against 
beer. And a lot of the politicians 
came to see Daddy while they were 
running for office. I was always 
around politics," said Barnes. 

With a law degree from UNC 
Chapel Hill, Barnes went to 
Goldsboro to practice law in 1961. 
"They elected me to the House of 
Representatives in 1975 and in 1977 
1 ran for the North Carolina Sen- 
ate." He became president pro tern 
in 1989. 

His legislative duties include 
appointing all Senate committees 

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and chairs of committees, assigning 
offices and seats to Senators, 
handling the administrative business 
of the General Assembly, and 
presiding over the Senate in the 
absence of the Lt. Governor. Prior 
to his presidency, Barnes served as 
chair of the Senate Judiciary Com- 

Barnes believes in the demo- 
cratic process and the quality of the 
people who serve in the legislature. 
"Every year I have served, I'm 
convinced of the validity of the 
system of democracy. You're not 
able to move bills fast, but it was 
designed that way for public input," 
Barnes said. He added, "Time and 
time again, I'm continually 
impressed with the people 
who run and work in the 
General Assembly." 
They're committed to 
doing their jobs well. 

Serving in the 
military was a powerful 
influence on Barnes' life. It 
taught him detennination. "I 
learned if you're going to go after 
something, go after it hard." Barnes 
served three years in the Korean 
War with the 11th Airborne as a U.S. 
Army paratrooper in addition to 
serving in the 187th Regimental 
Combat Team. 

Graduating with an associate 
degree from Wilmington College 
was another important experience. 
"Let me tell you about Wilmington 
College," Barnes began. "Hour for 
hour, I learned more at Wilmington 
College than I did at the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Wilmington College was an out- 
standing school. It really prepared 
me well for my third and fourth 
years of college." Barnes earned a 
bachelor's degree in political science 
as well as a law degree from Caro- 

"I ran into President Randall 
after I'd been at Chapel Hill two 
years," Barnes said. "He told me, 

'Henson, we're going to have to put 
you on salary. You've been the best 
PR we've had.' He had heard from 
my professors at UNC that I was 
high on praise for Wilmington 

Job opportunity and education 
are essential to North Carolina's 
livelihood, as Barnes sees it. This 
translates into better roads and 
better schools. 

The Highway Trust Fund bill, 
supported by Barnes, was passed by 
the General Assembly last year. "It 
is the largest amount of money 
appropriated for building roads in 
the history of North Carolina," said 

"Every year I have served, 

I'm convinced of the validity of 

the system of democracy. You're not 

able to move bills fast, but it was 
designed that way for public input/' 

Barnes. It requires 52 percent of the 
new roads built in North Carolina 
in the next 1 2 years to be built east 
of Raleigh. "We need roads as good 
as those in the Piedmont," he said. 
"We're last in wages in the eastern 
part of the state. Good roads will 
bring good jobs." 

But highway construction isn't 
the only answer to the state's 
problems. "To progress, education 
must improve," Barnes affirmed. 
"North Carolina is too good to be 
ranked where we are with our public 
schools. We have some of the finest 
colleges and universities in the 
entire world. It's incongmous that 
our public schools are ranked last." 

As one solution to this problem, 
Barnes wrote the School Account- 
ability Act (Senate Bill 2), which 
calls for the restructuring of schools 
and the transference of authority 
back to local school boards. The bill 
states that, "Any school system that 

can show improvement can qualify 
for differentiated pay for teachers 
worth up to seven percent of their 
salaries," Barnes said. "This will 
make our schools accountable and 
our teachers proud." 

Other bills that Barnes authored 
include the First in Flight bill, 
legislation that created the license 
tags depicting the Wright Brothers' 
historic plane flight, and the Driving 
While Impaired bill passed in 1983, 
that increased the penalty for drunk 
driving. "At the time North 
Carolina led the country in drunken 
driver arrests and Governor Hunt 
asked me to run the DWI bill," said 
Barnes. As a result, the Tar Heel 
state passed the toughest 
drinking law in the 
country in the early 80s. 
Gearing up for this 
year's election in 
November, Barnes will 
be traveling around the 
district meeting folks. "You 

must get a good cross-section of 
people involved in a campaign. 
Then the word gets out," said 
Barnes. "Too many times we try to 
campaign just with media but that's 
shallow support. You've got to get 
out and let folks get to know you." 

This may be the last time Barnes 
gears up for a campaign. "I expect 
after this term I'll probably not run 
for the Senate again. I'm the senior 
partner in a five-man law firm and I 
own a blueberry farm in Bladen 
County," he said. 

While his service in the Senate 
may be coming to a close, his future 
chambers may be in the courtroom 
and the berry fields. 

Family values are as important 
as political values to Senator Barnes. 
He is married to the former Kitty 
Allen. They have two daughters, 
Rebecca and Amy, who are both 
third year law students. The 
Barneses were selected as United 
States Family of the Year in 1985. 

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What do your tuition and fee 
dollars buy at UNCW? 

Your "purchase" includes a 
student-centered education, a 
commitment to teaching, fine 
research facilities, a variety of clubs 
and activities, and pleasant places to 
live on campus. 

"This is a place where students 
come first at all levels," said Chan- 
cellor James R. Leutze. "From the 
bookstore to the athletic programs 
to the library, teaching and working 
with students is our reason for being 

Tuition and fees cover only 16 
percent of the cost of a UNCW 
education. The state of North 
Carolina contributes nearly 70 
percent, and approximately 14 
percent is comprised of gifts, grants, 
contracts and other sources. 

As state funds become increas- 
ingly scarce, however, private 
monies will become more important 
if UNCW is to retain its levels of 
excellence. The UNCW Board of 
Trustees confirmed this priority by 
establishing a new standing trustee 
committee on university advance- 
ment. This committee will take the 
lead in securing and coordinating 
the search for private dollars. The 
UNCW Foundation and Endow- 

ment currently have assets of 
approximately $5.9 million. 

"We will have to have a capital 
campaign as soon as possible to 
increase the university's endow- 
ment," said Leutze. A capital 
campaign is an organized intensive 
fundraising effort to secure extraor- 
dinary gifts and pledges for a specific 
purpose during a specificed period of 
time. The endowment consists of 
donated private funds that are 
invested. The interest earned goes 
toward programs and resources that 
enhance the university. Need-based 
and merit-based scholarships, faculty 
development, chaired professorships, 
and research equipment can be 
funded through a strong endow- 

This, in turn, attracts dedicated 
students and outstanding faculty, 
and enables the school to be a 
positive force in the community. 
"As we prosper, the community 
prospers. It's a symbiotic relation- 
ship. We co-exist and we need to 
work very closely together," said 

Investing in UNCW, whether 
you're a parent, student, or donor is 
the investment of a lifetime. Satis- 
faction guaranteed. -A.R. 

Meet The 

Co-chairs Of 

Family Weekend 

Carol and Michael Rose of 
Potomac, Maryland, have always 
been active, involved parents. 
They've been participants in their 
oldest son Marc's high school soccer 
career, for instance, shuttling him to 
games and helping establish a 
Washington, D.C area regional 
tournament for college recruiters. 
So it should come as no surprise, 
now that Marc is a senior and soccer 
team captain at UNCW, that they 
are members of the Parents Council 
and co-chairs of this year's Family 

Carol and Michael spend many 
weekends alternating travel between 
two campuses. Another son Greg is 
a junior at the University of Maryland. 

Interest in their sons' achieve- 
ments is something they hope to 
bring to the Parents Council and to 
family Weekend. It is also some- 
thing they hope is contagious among 
other UNCW Parents. 

"We've always been involved 
parents and hope to channel our 
interest through the Parents Coun- 
cil," said Michael Rose. "With other 
parents doing the same, we can all 
stay a little closer to our sons and 
daughters while, hopefuly, enriching 
their college experience just that 
much more." 

Maryland and D.C. 
Parents Take Note 

Many of you have received "A 
Parents Guide to UNCW". In 
putting together the handbook, the 
parents representatives for your area 
were omitted. Please take a few 
moments to jot their names down in 
your handbook. 

Mike and Carol Rose 

9800 Avenel Farm Drive 

Potomac, Maryland 20854 



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The stranger asked me what my country was 

My country knows no exile, no "abroad" 

I told her: "M)> country is anywhere I meet 

a stranger 1 can share friendship and love with 

M31 country is an idea flowing with light 

It is not bound to a flag, or a piece of earth 

Yve left behind the tranquil motherlands 

to those grown used to a settled life 

Yve raced the winds on every horizon 

The winds and I have sworn companioiiship 

"An Answer" 

by Ahmad al-Mushari al-'Udwani 

Kuwaiti poet (b. 1923) 

translated by Hilary Kilpatrick and Charles Doria 

Facts Not Fables 

by Allison Rclos 

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UNCW alumnus Roger Fipps 
knows no strangers and has raced 
the winds on every horizon. His 
home for eight years was the desert 
kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Now 
back in the states, Fipps '71 and 
'75, shares some of his experiences 
from living on the Persian Gulf. 

"The Saudi people are ex- 
tremely hospitable. I was always 
treated well," he said. The Saudis 
are also very conservative, adher- 
ing to strict Islamic doctrine. 
Violators of the Koran, the basis of 
Islamic law, are not tolerated. For 
example, "Criminals are usually 
beheaded the next day for capital 
offenses," said Fipps. 

Several Islamic customs were 
foreign to Fipps. One pronounced 
difference was the treatment of 
women in Saudi society. "Several 
times I was invited to dinner with 
Saudi families. I ate with the 
father and sons. The wife and 
daughters were not allowed to sit 
at the table. That was very awk- 
ward," Fipps said. 

In addition, the nightlife in 
Saudi Arabia was quite limited 
because theaters, bars, and night- 
clubs aren't allowed. Public 
entertainment violates the Islamic 
country's doctrine. "Personal 
interaction was the main form of 
entertainment," said Fipps. "Most 
of my friends were Americans 
working in Dhahran. We'd get 
together and watch videos or just 
talk. The Westerners didn't mix 
much with the Saudis outside of 
work because of the cultural 
differences. At the heart of that 
was the Islamic religion," said 

Working for an American 
CPA firm that contracted with 
Arabian American Oil Company 
(ARAMCO), Fipps transferred 
from Raleigh, N.C. to Dhahran in 
1980 to run ARAMCO's financial 
audit. He left the firm in 1982 and 
went to work for the OLAYAN 

GROUP, one of the wealthiest 
family-owned corporations in 
Saudi Arabia. After working with 
them for six years, he left the 
company in 1988 to return to the 

In May 1990, Fipps rejoined 
the OLAYAN GROUP. He is 
currently financial vice president 
of Crescent Diversified, Ltd., an 
equity investment company of the 
OLAYAN GROUP, and lives in 
New York City. "I'm responsible 
for financial accounting and 
reporting as well as treasury 
operations," Fipps said. 

"I learned I was a typical 

American who knew 

nothing about the world 

and the Middle East. In 

contrast, I think the Saudis 

understood Westerners 

quite well." 

Elaborating on the living 
standards in Saudi Arabia, Fipps 
said it ranged from either extreme. 
There are the superwealthy, such 
as the royal family, professional 
people, such as Western-educated 
doctors and lawyers, and the lower 
class which includes many small 
business owners. And about 100 
miles outside of any major city 
many Arabs live very simply in 
villages, much as they did years 

The rest of the population is 
made up of internationals. "A lot 

of the ordinary labor is imported 
labor," Fipps said. With an esti- 
mated native population of about 
seven million, Saudi Arabia relies 
on as many as five million foreign- 
ers to form its industrial base. 

"With all of their oil money, 
the Saudis can afford to bring in 
labor from all over the world to do 
the "menial" tasks like collecting 
garbage or working as tradesmen," 
said Fipps. Many other highly 
skilled internationals come to 
Saudi Arabia to take upper level 
jobs and to avoid paying income 
taxes. As a result, the Saudi labor 
force is made up of many nationali- 

Asked how the Saudis viewed 
their royal rulers, Fipps said, "They 
wouldn't normally talk about their 
feelings toward their government. 
I think King Fahd, the head of 
state, was popular overall." He 
added that Saudi Arabia is home 
to many tribes or clans and that 
the views of the strongest clan 
prevail. "The Sunni Moslem sect is 
in control now," said Fipps. They 
favor a return to Islamic funda- 
mentals but aren't fanatic in their 
beliefs like members of some other 
Muslim sects. 

Living in Saudi Arabia was a 
real learning experience for Fipps. 
"I learned I was a typical Ameri- 
can who knew nothing about the 
world and the Middle East. In 
contrast, I think the Saudis 
understood Westerners quite well. 

"It was a very broadening 
experience. Being there gave me a 
much wider perspective of the 
world and what's going on. In the 
U.S. everything's based on one 
culture. But in Saudi Arabia I 
could be talking with a Saudi one 
minute, someone from London the 
next, and a few minutes later with 
someone from Japan or Lebanon." 

UNCW alumni - going places 
and going strong. Where in the 
world will they turn up next? 



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by Ben Trittipoe 

UNCW Sports Information Intern 

Over the years, collegiate 
athletes have gained the reputation 
of being less than stellar in the 
classroom. The image of the "dumb 
jock" is quite prominent today and, 
in some situations, quite true. 

That is not the case, however, at 
UNC Wilmington. More than 70 
percent of Seahawk athletes gradu- 
ate within five years. This places 
them at the top of the UNC 
system's graduation rate, according 
to the last two UNC Board of 
Governors reports. Nearly 46 
percent of all undergraduate students 
in North Carolina's public universi- 
ties graduate in five years and 26.5 
percent graduate in four years. 
UNCW student athletes also 
consistently rank among the top 
three schools in the Colonial 
Athletic Association in graduation 

The student-athlete at UNC 
Wilmington understands that 
academics come first and sports are 
secondary to their college experi- 
ence. The coaches and athletic 
administrators do everything they 
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In the UNCW Athletic 
Department Policies and Procedures 
Manual, it is written that the 
department is "concerned first with 
the academic endeavors of the 
'student' before the athletic accom- 
plishments of the 'athlete' . . . The 
academic and athletic successes of 
each student-athlete are positive 
results of the department providing a 
balance of academic guidance and 
athletic development." 

Pat Howey, assistant athletic 
director for academics and compli- 
ance, oversees a broad system that 
works to keep student-athletes on 
target for graduation. Howey works 
closely with each coach and helps 
them monitor each player's progress 
in class. 

"Each (athletic) team is charged 
with monitoring study halls and the 
academic success of the players, but 
there is a lot of teamwork between 
them and me," said Howey. "The 
coaches know the players better 
than anyone and they can tell how 
an individual is doing. I help by 
making sure each athlete is enrolled 

in enough hours to maintain his or 
her eligibility and see that they are 
making progress toward a degree." 

The university's minimum 
academic standards must be met by 
all athletes. They must maintain a 
1.2 grade point average with 6-26 
hours attempted, a 1 .5 GPA with 
27-58 hours, a 1.8 GPA with 59-88 
hours, and a 2.0 GPA with more 
than 89 hours. Players are expected 
to participate in team study halls 
until they prove they can maintain a 
certain GPA on their own. 

Chancellor Leutze, an adilete 
himself at Syracuse University, 
believes that academics and athletics 
can live in harmony on a collegiate 
campus as long as one thing is 
stressed: academics come first. 

"I truly believe in the concept of 
the student-athlete, where the 
student comes first," said Leutze. "It's 
important not to take advantage of 
the student-athlete, using him or her 
only for athletics, because without a 
degree, he or she is being short- 

"I support a strong athletic 
program that goes hand in hand 

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with a solid learning environment, 
and you need a good support system 
in order to have that. We're just 
kidding ourselves if we think an 
athlete won't sometimes need 
special assistance. It's a big job, but 
the university needs to help where 

Men's soccer coach Jackie 
Blackmore, who personally super- 
vises a mandatory twice-weekly 
study hall for freshmen and athletes 
with minimum averages, emphasizes 
education over sports. "The most 
important thing for these players is 
to get their priorities in order," said 
Blackmore, who is in his fifth year as 
coach of his alma mater. 

"In order to be a success, you 
have to set aside time to study. The 
biggest problem freshmen have 
when they come to college is that 
they have a great deal of freedom, 
which they are not accustomed to. If 
they learn early what is important 
and learn how to structure their 
time, they can be successful both 
academically and athletically." 

New women's basketball coach 
Sheni Tynes agrees with Blackmore. 
"Learning to discipline themselves 
and how to manage their time are 
two of the biggest things students 
need to learn when they first go to 
college," said Tynes. She requires all 
freshmen and those players with low 
GPAs to attend weekly study halls. 
"If they can learn to do those two 
things well, they will be successful in 

Tynes added that the women's 
basketball team misses few classes. 
When on the road, she makes sure 
that time is reserved for study 
purposes. "I know a study hall in 
Hanisonburg, Va. is not the same as 
sitting in class in Wilmington, but 
we'll try to give them all the help we 
can," she said. 

Men's basketball coach Kevin 
Eastman, also new on campus this 
year, said the athletic admin- 
istration's commitment to academics 

was one reason the UNCW job was 
so attractive to him. 

"Our administration is commit- 
ted to graduating our athletes and so 
am I," said Eastman. He noted that 
freshmen and also all players with a 
GPA lower than 2.5 will be required 
to spend time in study hall. "I 
believe we can be successful by not 
breaking the rules and having 
players graduate. It bothers me more 
having to make a call to a parent 
after four or five years and tell them 
their son won't graduate than it 
would to lose three or four more 
games a year." 

Last spring, the athletic depart- 
ment gave the student-athlete more 
help. Athletic Director William J. 
Brooks and the General College 
Advising Center each made avail- 
able $ 1 ,000 to establish tutorial 
services specifically for athletes, 
which supplemented the Math Lab 
and Writing Place services available 
to all students. This new tutorial 
service, headed by Assistant Dean of 
Arts and Sciences John Stokes, 
enabled student-athletes to obtain 
help with classes they were having 
difficulty with. "I think the program 
was a big success," said Brooks. 

This fall, the advising center is 
making available a two-tape set 
entitled Where There's a Will, 
There's an A. Each hour-long tape 
makes common-sense suggestions on 
how to improve study habits and 
test-taking skills. 

"Those who have used the tapes 
in the past and followed through on 
what they had to recommend have 
had pretty good success," said 
Stokes. "We hope the athletes will 
do as well." 

Academic success does not go 
unrewarded. UNCW awards the 
Chancellor's Cup annually to the 
outstanding male and/or female 
student-athlete graduates. Each 
recipient must be among the top in 
his or her class academically, 
possessing at least ,i 5.0 GPA, and 

must be a top athlete, bringing 
outstanding recognition to the 

The UNCW coaches vote on 
the nominees and a recommenda- 
tion is sent to the chancellor for 
approval. Last year's recipients were 
tennis player Mark Kinkema, now a 
graduate marine biology student at 
the University of Michigan, and 
golfer Mary Thomas, who plans to 
work in marine biology at Sea 
World in Florida. 

Student-athletes are also 
recognized within the conference. A 
lettering athlete with a cumulative 
or two-semester GPA of 3.2 or 
better is named a CAA Scholar 
Athlete and is presented a certificate 
of accomplishment. Twenty-two 
Seahawk athletes received that 
honor for the 1989-90 academic 

The College Sports Information 
Directors of America (CoSIDA), in 
conjunction with telephone mag- 
nate GTE, issues Academic All- 
America recognition. Athletes who 
are starters or key reserves for their 
teams with at least a 3.2 cumulative 
GPA are nominated, then voted on 
by the CoSIDA membership. 
Baseball players Paul Mun and 
Calvin Ganett were first-team 
selections in 1982 and 1987 respec- 
tively. Ganett, the Chancellor's Cup 
recipient in 1987, was a second- 
team player the year before. 

Various coaching organizations 
also recognize athletes for their 
academic achievements. Goiters 
Mary Thomas and Nina Van Drumpt 
have each been selected Academic 
All-America by the U.S. Golf 
Coaches Association in recent years. 

Greg Bender, a three-time CAA 
Scholar Athlete in men's basketball, 
was the Chancellor's Cup awardee 
in 1989 in addition to being nomi- 
nated tor the prestigious Rhodes 
Scholar program. 

Academics and athletics - 
UNCW has the best of both. 


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The Welcome Wagon of the 
1990s may need to have sushi, 
salsa, and sangria in its gift basket 
and be versed in 1 3 languages it 
it's to properly greet newcomers to 
the neighborhood. With the 
explosion of technology and world 
trade, our neighbors today aren't 
just the people next door, but are 
the people in the next hemisphere 
or continent. 

If UNCW is to be a good 
neighbor and participate in the 
world community, it's imperative 
that the university learn all it can 
about other cultures. Economic, 
social and political survival are at 
stake. "We really don't have a 
choice. We can't sit back or we'll 
be left behind," said Denis Carter, 
associate dean of the Cameron 

School of Business Administration 
and an advisory council member 
for UNCW's International Pro- 

UNCW is becoming globally 
involved through the concerted 
efforts of the Office of Interna- 
tional Programs. Established in 
July 1989, OIP is responsible for 
developing study abroad agree- 
ments. The programs' objectives 
include modifying UNCW's 
existing curricula to encompass 
non-Western and global issues, 
offering a major in international 
studies, creating minors that focus 
on geographic areas such as 
Europe, Latin American, or the 
Middle East, and establishing 
student and faculty exchanges 
with universities around the world. 

"It's important that students 
and faculty have contact with 
individuals from other societies 
and cultures because it gives them 
the opportunity to learn new ways 
of doing things. It's a mind- 
opening experience," said Gary 
Faulkner, director of UNCW's 
Office of International Programs 
and assistant dean in the College 
of Arts and Sciences. "Chances are 
that our graduates will work for 
organizations that have a global 
scope so global knowledge is 
extremely important." 

Twenty-two international 
students are enrolled at UNCW 
this semester and come from such 
homelands as Kenya, Venezuela, 
the People's Republic of China, 
Jordan, and Sweden. At the same 

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time, some UNCW students are 
overseas. One UNCW junior, 
Julea Harless, is studying at 
University College of Swansea in 
Swansea, Wales, and two MBA 
graduates, Jim and Rene Mueller, 
are enrolled at Leicester Polytech- 
nic in England. 

"Being from North Carolina or 
the United States you don't get 
any international perspective," 
said Harless. "By going to school 
in Wales I'll learn about Europe, 
about how different people live, 
and about different cultures." 

"We'll be concentrating our 
studies on the economic and 
political changes in Eastern 
Europe," said Jim Mueller. "I 
anticipate important political and 
economic changes in the European 
Community 1992 and great 
opportunities for American 
businesses," Rene Mueller said. 
"The more we can learn about the 
changes in Europe the better for 
the U.S. economy." 

The international students at 
our campus are excited about their 
learning opportunities too. Marie 
Capecchi, a citizen of Venezuela, 
is studying seaweed propagation 
techniques in the marine biology 
graduate program at UNCW. "My 
goal is to do joint research be- 
tween the United States and 
Venezuela," she said. After being 
here three months, Capecchi finds 
the environment and the people 
very nice. "I look forward to seeing 
the differences between where I 
live and here." 

George Malahias, a freshman 
from Zimbabwe, plans to pursue a 
degree in music at UNCW. "Our 
university back in Zimbabwe isn't 
as advanced as UNCW. The 
facilities here are good. Back home 
we're faced with shortages and a 
lack of foreign exchange," he said. 
George lives with a family in 
Wilmington while he attends 

Raymond Oluoch, a freshman 
accounting major from Kenya, is 
impressed with how friendly the 
people are in Wilmington. He 
smiled when asked about some of 
the questions put to him about his 
country like, "Do you wear clothes 
in Kenya?" and "Do you live in a 
city?" Oluoch comes from Nairobi, 
the modern capital city of Kenya 
with a population of 835,000. 

Jim McNab, chair of the 
Department of Foreign Languages 
and Literature and member of 
UNCW's International Programs 
Advisory Council, sees a lot that 
the university can do to enhance 
the international presence on 
campus and the level of awareness 

"I'd like to see half of 

our students have an 

international experience in 

their college careers and 

at least five percent of the 

faculty teaching, studying, 

or doing research abroad 

in any one year." 

of world affairs. "We've got to 
increase the number of interna- 
tional cultural events on campus. 
The continuing education compo- 
nent has to develop tremen- 
dously," McNab said. 

This includes mini-courses, 
institutes, and summer-intensive 
courses of interest to the non- 
traditional learner. Examples 
would be classes in international 
trade for regional business execu- 
tives or a course in Japanese 
culture for people planning to visit 
or move to Japan. "These courses 
would serve as community out- 
reach programs and could be the 
line through which graduate 
programs or planning are di- 
rected," said McNab. 

Particular issues that need to 

be addressed by the Office of 
International Programs include 
increasing the number of interna- 
tional students at UNCW, teach- 
ing English as a second language, 
and offering more courses in 
interdisciplinary studies. These are 
courses that are designed to draw 
from a variety of discrete subjects. 
"Our environmental studies 
program at UNCW is an excellent 
example of an interdisciplinary 
program already in place. We need 
to extend that concept to the 
humanities and social sciences. 

"Ten years from now I see a 
curriculum in which the interna- 
tional component is required of all 
our students and I see 20 to 30 
percent of our students spending at 
least one semester abroad," said 

Faulkner is even more ambi- 
tious. "I'd like to see half of our 
students have an international 
experience in their college career 
and at least five percent of the 
faculty teaching, studying, or 
doing research abroad in any one 
year." Faulkner added, "If a uni- 
versity has an active and viable 
international program, 10 percent 
of the student body ought to be 
made up of international students. 
That means 700 for UNCW - 
that's adventurous. I'd be happy 
with 400!" 

The spin-off of the interna- 
tional dimension at UNCW would 
benefit the community as well. 
"We'd like to have arrangements 
for students to live with families 
and to encourage our international 
students to become active in the 
community," said Faulkner. It's all 
a matter of reaching out. 

With the emphasis on interna- 
tional study, UNCW is beginning 
to explore new territory. "It's a 
good time to be at UNCW," said 
McNab. -A.R. 



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Rebecca Blackmore (Becky) 75 

Vice Chair 

Jeffrey Jackson (Jeff) '83 


John Baldwin (John) '72 


W. Robert Page (Bob) 73 


Cape Fear Area 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Carl Dempsey '65 799-0434 

Mary Harris '81 270-3000 
Robert Hobbs '84 

Dru Kelly 73 392-4324 

Norm Melton 74 799-6105 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Marvin Robison '83 395-61 5 1 

Jim Stasios 70 392-0458 

Wayne Tharp 75 371-2799 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

Triangle Area 

Sonia Brooks '80 362-7539 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

Randy Gore 70 832-9550 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 

Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Onslow County Area 

Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Winston-Salem Area 

Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 

Richmond-Metro Area 

John Barber '85 804-747-9551 

Charleston, SC Area 

Patricia Corcoran 72 803-849-01 59 





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Thu. - Sun. 



Triangle Chapter Social 
Alumni Board Meeting 


UNCW closed for Christmas 


Pre-game Social, George Mason 
Pre -game Social, Easr Carolina 


Homecoming 1991 

Hospitality Events 
Pre-game Social, Navy 
After-game Dance 
Pre-game Social, Richmond 


CAA Men's Basketball Tournament 
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond Chapter Hospitality 

CAA Women's Basketball Tournament 
James Madison Convocation Center 
Hanisonburg, VA. 


Inauguration of Chancellor Leutze 

Azalea Festival 



Setting the Record Straight 


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The CAPE FEAR Chapter 

If you are a Cape Fear area 
alumnus, we hope you attended the 
shrimparoo held October 13 at 
Wagoner Hall. Volunteers are now 
needed to fomi planning commit- 
tees for the coming year. If you are 
interested, call Jessieheth Geddie 
'63, Cape Fear Chapter president, at 

The TRIANGLE Chapter 

The Triangle Chapter will hold 
its first event of the year on Tuesday 
evening, November 27 at the 
Haywood Hall house in Raleigh. 
Alumni and parents in the Triangle 
area will be invited to this special 
get-together, as well as area legisla- 
tors. If you are a Triangle-area 
alumnus and haven't received an 
invitation, please contact the 
Alumni Relations Office at 919- 
395-3751 or one of the following 
event organizers: Don Evans : '66 at 
872-2338, Nancy Pugh '75 at 834- 
4841, Susan Gerry '87 at 833-1361, 
or Barry Bowling '85 at 846-5931. 

The TRIAD Chapter 

Attention all UNCW alumni 
living in the Winston-Salem, 
Greensboro, or High Point areas!! If 
you are interested in helping build 
this chapter, please call one of the 
following organizers: Debbie Barnes 
'87 or Haywood Barnes '87 at 919- 
772-7889. Plans are being made for 
a fall function. We need YOU! 
Call the Alumni Relations Office 
today at 919-395-3751. 

The CHARLOTTE Chapter 
Plans are underway for establish- 

ing an alumni chapter in the 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg County 
area. Two very enthusiastic alumni, 
Kip Kiser '88 and Ray Warren '79, 
want to hear from you. Call Kip at 
704-553-7003 or Ray at 704-347- 
7800. Support your alma mater by 
getting involved in organizing a 
local alumni chapter. 



All Onslow County alumni 
should watch for upcoming informa- 
tion on our first fall event for the 
year. Plans are in progress for 
electing new officers. If you are 
interested in getting involved in 
your local chapter please call Bob 
Joos '81 at 919-347-4830 or the 
Alumni Relations Office at 919- 



The Richmond-Metro Chapter 
will host a reception/social during 
the CAA Basketball Tournament 
this spring. We need dedicated 
Seahawk fans in the Richmond area 
to support their alma mater. If you 
are interested in serving on a 
planning committee, please call 
John Barber '85 at 804-747-9551 or 
the Alumni Relations Office at 91 9- 


The UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion will host four pre-game socials 
during the 1990-91 basketball 
season. Many local supporters, 
faculty, staff, and friends of the 
university attend these socials. Each 
function costs the Alumni Associa- 
tion approximately $3,000. 

After much discussion with our 
most consistent supporters, the 

Alumni Association Board of 
Directors voted to charge an 
admission fee to the pre-game socials 
beginning this year. This will 
provide funds to cover the costs 
rather than using alumni donations 
raised during the year. 

Non-members will pay $5.00 
per person. An active alumnus with 
a membership card will pay half 
price or full price plus one free guest. 

An active alumnus with a 
membership card and gold seal will 
be admitted free with one guest. 
Active alumni who contribute $100 
or more annually to the association 
receive a gold seal on their member- 
ship cards. 

Guests in addition to those 
mentioned above will pay $5.00 per 
person. Children under 1 2 are 
admitted free. 

Please consult the Alumni 
Calendar of Events and make plans 
NOW to attend each of the upcom- 
ing pre-game socials! If you have 
questions concerning membership 
cards, please call the Alumni 
Relations Office at 919-395-3751. 


UNCW Ambassador n. 1 . An 
ambitious, motivated, bright, 
aggressive, admirable, and well- 
rounded student who is familiar with 
UNCW and represents it to all 
publics, including faculty, staff, 
parents, administrators, alumni, and 
prospective students. 

Ambassador activities include 
giving tours, assisting in alumni and 
parents telefund programs, as well as 
hosting social events for alumni, 
parents, faculty, administrators, and 
friends. These activities make the 
Ambassador program a unique 
leadership experience. 

If the Ambassadors can be of 
service to you or your organization, 
please call the Alumni Relations 
Office at 919-395-3751. 



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7 Globe Watch, 7:30 p.m., PBS 

"Greece Turns West" hosted by Chancellor Leutze 

10 Minority Visitation Day 

12 Ten Cities: A Symposium 
Bryan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

14 Globe Watch, 7:30 p.m., PBS 

"Crossing the Pyrenees" hosted by Chanc. Leutze 

1 7 Alumni Board Meeting 

"Starting a Small Business" - seminar 

Cameron Hall Auditorium, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (OSP) 

18 "The Rise of Charlie Chaplin" 12:30 p.m. 
Luncheon Matinee - Hawks Nest/ Kenan Hall 
UNCW Office of Special Programs (OSP) 

1 9 UNCW Wind Ensemble Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

2 1 Globe Watch, 7:30 p.m., PBS 

"The Austrian Way" hosted by Chanc. Leutze 

23-24 Women's Basketball at Yellow Jacket Invitational 
(Georgia Tech, Pepperdine, East Tennessee 
State, UNCW) 

24 Men's Basketball - UNC GREENSBORO 

25 Women's B. Ball at UNC Asheville 

26 Men's B. Ball - CAMPBELL 

28 Globe Watch, 7:30 p.m., PBS 
"New Thinking in Hungary" 
hosted by Chanc. Leutze 

29 Men's B. Ball at UNC Charlotte 

30 UNCW Choral Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


1 Men's B. Ball at Appalachian State 

3 Ten Cities: A Symposium 

Bryan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

4 Men's B. Ball - STETSTON 

5 Women's B. Ball - BAPTIST 

6 Jazz Concert, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

7 Honors Recital, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Wilmington Boys' Choir - Hawks Nest 6 p.m. 
dinner, 7 p.m. program (OSP) 

8 Women's B. Ball - CAMPBELL 

10 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

"Walk-In" Messiah, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

1 5 Men's B. Ball - NORTH CAROLINA A&T 

24-3 1 MERRY CHRISTMAS / UNCW closed 


2 Men's B. Ball - CHARLESTON 

3 Women's B. Ball - HOLY CROSS 
5 Women's B. Ball - AMERICAN 

9 Women's B. Ball - 


1 2 Men's B. Ball - GEORGE MASON 

14 Ten Cities: A Symposium 

Bryan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


1 9 Men's B. Ball - at Richmond 

26 Men's B. Ball - EAST CAROLINA 

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THE 60'S 

David J. Stanaland '62 is a 

teacher at West Brunswick High 
School in Brunswick County and 
lives in Shallotte, NC. 

James T. Bellizzi '68 is self- 
employed as a doctor of chiropractic 
medicine in Leland. Dr. Bellizzi 
resides in Wilmington. 

THE 70'S 

David Michael Choate '70 

owns Kitchen & Lighting Designs in 
Jacksonville, NC. 

Michael W. Lewis 71 serves as 
minister of education and evange- 
lism at Wrightshoro Baptist Church 
located on Castle Hayne Road in 
Wilmington. He and wife, Sylvia, 
have two children, Kristen and Jon, 
and live in Castle Hayne, NC. 

Patricia A. Corcoran '72 is a 

health consultant for the Charleston 
County School District in Charles- 
ton, SC. She earned her M.Ed, from 
UNC Charlotte this year. 

W.R."Bob" Page III '73 is with 
Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance in 
Wilmington. He was elected 
treasurer of the NC Association of 
Life Underwriters at their annual 
convention held recently in Atlan- 
tic Beach. He will also serve on the 
association's board of directors for 

Larry W. Wilkerson '73 is a 

principal for McDowell County 
Public Schools in Marion, NC. He 
was promoted from principal at 
Glenwood Elementary School to 
principal at East McDowell Junior 
High School. 

Jean Sumner Chance '74 is an 
elementary school teacher for the 
Conval School District in W. 
Peterborough, NH. She was nomi- 

nated as a candidate for New 
Hampshire Teacher of the Year last 
year. She and husband, Timothy 
Charles Chance '74, a teacher for 
the Nashua School District in New 
Hampshire, have an eight-year-old 
son, Christopher. 

Nancy Rendin Saucier '74 has 
joined Azalea Insurance Services, 
Inc. as a producing agent in 

Phyllis Barnhill Wicker '74 is a 

math/computer teacher for St. James 
Middle School in Myrtle Beach, SC. 
Phyllis received her master's degree 
in secondary education from USC in 
August 1989. 

Cynthia Scott DeFusco '75 is 

human resources manager with 
Tuscarora Marketing Group in 
Chapin, SC. She resides in Colum- 

Nancy Broghamer Doran '75 is 

living in Fort Thomas, Kentucky 
with husband, William, and two 

William R. Jones, Jr. '75 is 

district manager for Thulman 
Eastern in Wilmington. He and 
wife, Pamm '75, president/owner of 
Airlie Mortgage Company, have a 
year-old son, "Tripp". 

Holly Stimson Hutchins '76 is 

health-fitness director at Clemson 
University Y.M.C.A. She and 
husband, Tom, along with sons, 
Will and Jeremy, live in Seneca, SC. 

George Irving '76 is employed 
with Corning Glass in Wilmington. 
He and wife, Rinda, '76 owner/ 
operator of Kid Kare, a day care 
center, live in Winnabow with 
brand new baby Ryan George, eight- 
year-old twin daughters, Rachel and 
Rebecca, and two-year-old son, 

Nancy Robertson Cummings 

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'77 resides in London, England, with 
husband, Samuel Cummings, M.D., 
a physician with the US Air Force. 

Belinda Foss Hall '77 is a 

medical transcriptionist for New 
Hanover Memorial Hospital in 

Cheryl Williamson Johnson 

'77 earned her education specialist 
degree from Georgia Southern 
University in June and is an art 
teacher for the Effingham County 
Board o( Education. She resides in 
Springfield, GA. 

Rick McKoy '77 is district sales 
manager, Raleigh region, for Gen- 
eral Mills, Inc. He and wife Beth 
Memll have two children, Jana, six 
years old, and Parker, four years old. 

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert W. 
Clary '78 was deployed recently to 
South America and the Caribbean 
and serves with Commander, South 
Atlantic Force, Roosevelt Roads, 
Puerto Rico. During his five-month 
deployment, he will participate in a 
number of exercises and visit several 
South American countries as well as 
Puerto Rico and Aruba. Clary, who 
joined the Navy in 1978, earned his 
master of science degree in '84 from 
the Naval Postgraduate School in 
Monterey, CA. 

"Jay" Joseph W. Taylor III '78 

has been appointed by Governor Jim 
Martin to a four-year term on the 
N.C. Structural Pest Control 
Committee. The committee regu- 
lates pest control applicators in NC. 
Taylor is president of Jay Taylor Ter- 
ro Exterminating Company, Inc., 
and lives in Wilmington with wife, 
Robin Rogers Taylor '87, and two 

Tami E. Cralley '79 is president 
of Harper Propane Service Inc. in 
Mt. Vernon, IL. Tami is also a 
certified public accountant. 


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THE 80'S 

William C. Bridges, Jr. '80 is an 

associate professor at Clemson 
University and resides with wife, 
Mary Noland Bridges '80, a math 
teacher for Pickens County Schools, 
in Central, SC. 

Lisa G. Monk '80 is a medical 
technologist for East Cooper 
Community Hospital in Mt. Pleas- 
ant, SC. She is a supervisor for the 
second shift. 

Chris Shove '80 is professor of 
regional and city planning for the 
University of Oklahoma. He was 
selected as an Outstanding Young 
American of 1989 for significant 
professional and community service. 
Chris resides in Norman, OK. 

B. Garrett Thompson '80 has 

been named city executive of BB&T 
in Cary, NO 

Donna Fuller Coleman '81 is 

employed with Coleman Supply 
Company in Southport, NO She 
and husband, William, live at 
Caswell Beach with children, 
Kathleen and William. 

Kathryn JoAn Hamilton '81 is 

marketing representative with Obici 
Memorial Hospital in Suffolk, VA. 
Prior to joining the hospital she was 
associated with CIBA-Geigy 
Phannaceuticals as a medical sales 
representative. She and husband, 
Lawrence M. Grossman, reside in 
Portsmouth, VA. 

Ella Jayson Schwartz '81 is 

administrator ot employee benefits, 
financial services/products for 
Cambridge Financial Services, Ltd 
in Richmond, VA. 

Kimberlea Elmore Trezona '81 
is a teacher for Wake County 
Schools. She and husband, Mark, 
reside in Raleigh, NO 

Jan Hendrickson '82 received 

her law degree from the Mississippi 
College School of Law in 1986 and 
is with the Public Defender's Office 
in Vero Beach, FL. 

Elizabeth V. Hughes '82, a 

flight attendant with USAir, lives in 
Hanover, VA. 

John M. Matthews '82 is a park 
ranger with the High Point Parks 
and Recreation Department in High 
Point, NO 

Joni Carter Wiggins '82 is a 

training specialist for Rose's Stores 
in Henderson, NO She has been 
recognized several times by Rose's in 
the Human Resources area and has 
won trips to various places through- 
out the country. She and husband, 
John, reside in Hope Mills. 

Marine 1st Lt. Kenneth W. 
Cobb '83 is a naval aviator. He 
received his "Wings of Gold" this 
past summer marking a culmination 
of 18 months of flight training. 

Kenneth Dahlin '83 is the 
assistant waterways management 
officer for the U.S. Coast Guard 
Group in New York. Dahlin gradu- 
ated from Coast Guard Officer 
Candidate School in March 1990. 

Sara Cooper Donaldson '83 is 

an agent with State Farm Insurance 
Companies. She and husband, 
Mark, reside in Pittsboro, NC with 
their three children, Adam, Andrea 
and Lyle. 

Allen P. Hunt, Jr. '83 is 

director of finance for the State 
Education Assistance Authority in 
Richmond, VA. He lives in Glen 
Allen, VA. 

Marvin 0. Robison '83 is 

specializing in life, disability income, 
and group health insurance with 
George Chadwick Insurance 
Agency in Wilmington. He is 
manied to Margaret Taylor Robison, 
director of auxiliary services at 

Tammie Hayes Ferguson '84 

substitute teaches for the Burlington 
City Schools and Alamance County 
Schools. She and husband, Chip, 
live in Burlington, NC. 

Len W. McBride '84 is county 
executive director of the Orange 
County USDA-ASCS. He is living 
in Hillsborough, NC. 

Sally Jane Moore '84 received 
the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 
degree this past May from the 
College of Veterinary Medicine at 
NCSU. She is associated with Scotts 
Hill Animal Hospital, Scotts Hill, 

Melinda Tuttle Sass '84 teaches 
high school for Elizabeth City- 
Pasquotank County Public Schools. 
She and husband, Ronald, reside in 
Elizabeth City, NC with their two 

Hugh Fitzhugh Caison '85 is a 

phamraceutical representative for 
Roche Labs. He and wile, Nan Fish 
Caison '83, a lab supervisor at New 
Hanover Memorial Hospital, live in 

Navy Lt. Kathleen J. Chimiak 

'85 has completed the Military 
Justice Legal Officer Course at the 
Naval Justice School in Newport, 
RI. Completion of the course allows 
Chimiak to provide para-legal 
advice and basic legal assistance 
services. She assists in performing 
the administrative duties of a unit 
legal officer. 

A. Dudley '85 is an associate on 
the accounting staff in the business 
services department of Fisher and 
Company Certified Public Accoun- 
tants in Wilmington. 

Stephanie Jackson '85 is an 
accountant with the N.O Depart- 
ment of Transportation in Raleigh. 

Donald P. Keating, Jr. '85 is an 

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account executive with Chivas 
Products, Ltd. out of Sterling 
Heights, MI where he is responsible 
for the Chrysler Corporation 
account. Chivas manufactures 
interior soft trim products such as 
cup holders, door panels, interior 
lighting and miscellaneous trim 
products for the auto industry. 

Dewey H. Lewis '85 has been 
promoted to chair of the math/ 
science division of the College 
Transfer Program at Coastal Caro- 
lina Community College in Jackson- 
ville, NC His division has 22 full- 
time faculty members and up to 15 
part-time faculty. Dewey resides in 

Richard Eugene Allen Loren 

'85 is a clinical psychology intern 
with the Department of Behavioral 
Medicine 6k Psychiatry at West 
Virginia University Health Science 
Center in Morgantown, WV. 

David Anthony Piepmeyer '85 

is a manufacturing engineer with 
General Electric (Aircraft Engines) 
in Wilmington. David is currently 
enrolled in the MBA program at 

Wilbur Christopher Aydlett 

'86 received the Master of Divinity 
degree from Duke University in 

Charlene Anne Clark Core '86 

serves as an emergency 911 
telecommunicator for the New 
Hanover County Sheriffs Depart- 
ment. She and husband, Michael, a 
UNCW police officer, reside in 

Terri Lee Cousins '86 is a 

marketing services representative 
with Shoney's Inc. in Antioch, TN. 

Thomas Mark Ely '86 is 
marketing sales account manager of 
technical services for Vanarsdale 
Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based 
software services firm. 

Kristy Crutchfield Garrison 

'86 is a teacher with the Durham 
County Schools. She and husband, 
Chris, reside in Durham, NC. 

Brian D. Garvis '86 is assistant 
store manager for Firestone Stores 
and acquisitions specialist for W.H. 
Frank Associates in Great Falls, VA. 

Lisa Gilpin '86 is a medical 
technologist at New Hanover 
Memorial Hospital. She and 
husband, Mike Gilpin '89, a certi- 
fied recreation therapist for The 
Oaks in Wilmington, live at 
Wrightsville Beach. 

Brenda Devereux-Graminski 

'86 graduated from the University of 
Maryland in May with a master's in 
nutritional biochemistry. She and 
husband, Jerry, are expecting their 
first child in November. They reside 
in New Haven, CT. 

1LT (P) Richard M. Livingston 

'86 is a platoon leader with the US 
Amiy. He and wife Dana Farley '87, 
along with new son, Matthew Ryan, 
live in West Germany. 

Michelle Conley McLaughlin 

'86 is a 2nd Lt. with the United 
States Army Reserve. She will be 
entering the UNCW School of 
Nursing in January 1991. 

Navy Lt. j.g. John E. Pasch '86 

was recently commended while 
serving with Patrol Squadron-Five, 
Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, 
FL. He was recognized for his 
outstanding perfonnance of duty, 
professionalism, and overall dedica- 
tion to the service. 

Cama M. Eby Rice '86 is a third 
grade teacher for Loudoun County 
Schools. She and husband, Christo- 
pher Tyler Rice, live in Leesburg, 

Paul G. Thompson '86 is a sales 
supervisor with Standard Register 
Company in Wilmington. 

Robert Craig Warner, Jr. '86 

works in operations with 20/20 
Recycle Centers in Corona, CA. He 
and wife, Angela Leigh Mahaffey, 
live in Corona. 

Gary Nelson Combs '87 is a 

certified registered nurse anesthetist 
for Iredell Memorial Hospital in 
Statesville, NC. He received his 
Master of Science degree in allied 
health science with a certification in 
nurse anesthesia in August 1990. 

Deborah DeTommaso '87 is a 

certified personnel consultant with 
SENC Technical Services in 

Matthew C. Donoghue '87 is 

employed with American Airlines 
in Monisville, NC. 

Eddie Games '87 is athletic 
director for Craven County Recre- 
ation Department in New Bern, 


Amy Grimsley '87 lives in 
Chicago, IL where she is a flight 
attendant with American Airlines. 

Marguerite McGillan Krause 

'87 has been promoted to training 
instructor for Claims Administration 
Corporation in Rockville, MD. She 
and husband, Jeffrey, reside in 
Gennantown, MD. 

Paula Clodfelter Mobley '87 is 
a senior lab technician with EN- 
CAS Laboratory. She and husband, 
Richard, reside in Greensboro. 

Rhonda Nobles Thompson '87 
is personal lines manager for Indus- 
trial Underwriters, Inc. in 

George S. Ubing '87 serves as a 
sales consultant with E & J Gallo 
Winery In Miami, FL. 

Norma A. Warwick '87 is a 
GS-9 Recreation Center Director of 
three facilities located in the 
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D. Mitchell Wells '87 is vice 
president/city executive with the 
NC State Employees Credit Union 
in Manteo, NC. Mitch and wife, 
Stacey Thrower Wells '88, are 
expecting their first child this 

Angela Denise Wicker '87 

received her master's degree in social 
work from East Carolina University 
in May. She is a social worker with 
Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro. 
(Denise sends a special thank you to 
all of her professors who helped 
guide her in the right direction! ) 

Holly Sides Allnutt '88 is 

marketing coordinator for Law 
Engineering, Inc. She and husband 
Steve Allnutt, '87, have just bought 
their first home in Columbia, MD. 

Paige Benson '88 is associated 
with the accounting firm of 
Lowrimore, Warwick & Company 
in Wilmington. 

Clayton S. Boss '88 is a sales 
representative with Alfred Williams 
& Company in Raleigh, NC. 

Brian 0. Cottom '88 is a teacher 
at Randolph Junior High School in 
Charlotte, NC. 

Adam Collier Derbyshire '88 
received his MBA from UNC 
Charlotte in May 1990 and is a 
financial analyst with Teledyne 
Allvac in Charlotte. 

John Marc Dreyfors '88 

received his master's degree in 
environmental management from 
Duke University in May. 

Lloyd Hinnant '88 is a com- 
puter programmer with Abbott 
Laboratories in Rocky Mount. He 
resides in Macclesfield, NC. 

James Earl Jones '88 is assistant 
manager/loan officer for Southern 
Bank & Trust in Ahoskie, NC. 

Christopher Kevin King '88 is 

an air traffic controller for the 

Jacksonville, Rorida Air Traffic 
Control Center. 

"Kip" Larry Lee Kiser, Jr. '88 

is an account manager with Acacia 
Mutual in Charlotte, NC. 

Richard H. Morgan III '88 is 

operations manager for Franklin 
Veneers, Inc., in Franklinton, NC. 

Mathew S. Shanklin '88 is 
director of athletic marketing for the 
University of Arkansas. He is 
responsible for all marketing, 
promotions and corporate sponsor- 
ships for the university's athletic 
department. Prior to joining the 
University of Arkansas, Shanklin 
was assistant marketing director for 
East Carolina University. 

Rhonda M. Yadack '88 is a 

commercial loan officer for NCNB 
in Jacksonville, NC. 

Michelle L. Yates '88 is an 

eligibility specialist for the 
Mecklenburg County Department of 
Social Services. She will be entering 
the MBA Program at UNC Char- 
lotte this fall. She and husband, 
Wesley Greene Yates '88, a com- 
mercial artist, reside in Charlotte. 

Marisa Clair Airman '89 is sales 
coordinator and representative for 
Bespak in Cary, NC. She resides in 

Patrice Brazell '89 received a 
graduate assistantship to Bowling 
Green State University in Ohio and 
is working on the MFA in Creative 

Brad Dent '89 is director of the 
Chapel Hill Tech Center and is in 
his second year of the MSW pro- 
gram at UNC-CH. He has been 
placed with the five-year Military 
Governmental Cardinal Mental 
Health Demonstration Project in 
cooperation with the Rumbaugh 
Clinic in Fayetteville where he will 
serve as in-home social worker. 

Susan Renae Dodson '89 is 

working on her master's in English 
at Radford University in Radford, 
VA. She received a fellowship at 
Radford to teach English 101 and 102. 

Kristin D. Esterly '89 is a 

claims adjuster with Integon Corpo- 
ration in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Carla Garrison '89 is projects 
manager for the National Travel & 
Tourism Awareness Council in 
Washington, DC. 

Donald Lee King, Jr. '89 is a 

field representative with Wachovia 
Bank in Goldsboro, NC. 

Robert James Lackey '89 is 

store manager for Food Lion in 
Lincolnton, NC. 

D. Todd Little '89 is a sales rep 
with Little Hardware Company in 
Charlotte, NC. He and wife, Lisa 
Wright Little, are expecting their 
first child in early November. 

John F. Norman III '89 is 

multi-lines claims adjuster for GAB 
Business Services in Raleigh, NC. 
He resides in Cary. 

Jeff Padlo '89 is a sales represen- 
tative with Georgia-Pacific Corpora- 
tion in Birmingham, AL. 

Howard Perch '89 earned his 
MSS in exercise physiology in July 
1990 and is exercise physiologist - 
director of educational components 
for Industrial Wellness & Rehabili- 
tation in Mobile, AL. He lives in 

Joy W. Phillips '89 is an 

elementary physical education 
teacher for Lee County Schools. She 
is also tennis coach and assistant 
softball coach at Lee Senior High 
School in Sanford, NC. Joy is 
working on her master's degree in 
P.E. at Campbell University. 

Laura Leigh Raper '89 is 

working on her master's in social 
work at East Carolina University. 

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FALL 90 

THE 90'S 

C. Robert (Bob) Clopper '90 is 

a management trainee with Toys 
"R" Us. He and his family reside in 
Waldorf, MD. 

Ruth A. Decker '90 attends 
Duke University pursuing her 
master's in health administration. 

Carmen R. Kelly '90 is a social 
worker with Bowden's Nursing 
Home in Wilmington. 

James Kraft '90 is an invest- 
ment broker with A.G. Edwards & 
Sons in Cincinnati, OH. 

Beth Lynge '90 is a sales 
representative with American 
Airlines. She lives in Gary, NC. 

Gregory Toussaint '90 is a 
second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. 


Ella Jayson Schwartz '81 to 

David Schwartz living in Richmond, 

Kimberlea Elmore Trezona '81 

to Mark A. Trezona living in 
Raleigh, NC. 

Joni Carter Wiggins '82 to John 
L. Wiggins living in Hope Mills, 

Hugh F. Caison '85 to Nan 
Fish Caison '83 living in 

Charlene Anne Clark Core '86 

to Michael Keith Core living in 

Linda M. Rohrbach Donoghue 
'86 to Matthew C. Donoghue '87 
living in Monisville, NC. 

Brian D. Garvis '86 to Patricia 
H. Mehlhaff living in Great Falls, VA. 

Cama M. Eby Rice '86 to 

Christopher Tyler Rice living in 

Leesburg, VA. 

Eddie Games '87 to Susie 
Games living in New Bern. 

Marguerite McGillan Krause 

'87 to Jeffrey J. Krause living in 
Germantown, MD. 

Holly Sides Allnutt '88 to 
Steve Allnutt '87 living in Colum- 
bia, MD. 

Margaret C. (Kay) Andrews 
'88 will marry Art Hall '88 in 
Raleigh on December 8. 

Brian 0. Cottom '88 to Dana 

C. Beane '89 living in Matthews, 


Lloyd Hinnant '88 will marry 
Rhonda Yadack '88 next May. 
Lloyd resides in Macclesfield, NC 
and Rhonda is in Jacksonville, NC. 

Richard H. Morgan III '88 will 
marry Janine Gardner in December. 
He resides in Franklinton, NC. 

Kristy Crutchfield Garrison 

'86 to Chris Garrison living in 
Durham, NC. 

Joy Mitchell Brownlow '89 to 

Ray Dudley Brownlow living at 
Emerald Isle, NC. 

Mike Gilpin '89 to Lisa Gilpin 

'86 living at Wrightsville Beach. 

Sherry Lynn Brisson Jones '89 
to James Earl Jones '88 living in 
Ahoskie, NC. 

Laura Leigh Raper '89 to Jeffrey 
Alan Hanis. 

Gregory Toussaint '90 engaged 
to Sharon Collins, cunent UNCW 
student. The wedding is set for 
December 29. 


David Michael Choate '70 
announces the birth of his daughter, 
Merrick Elizabeth, March 25. 

Johnny C. Hester '70 and wife 

announce the birth of their son, 
Adam, February 23, 1990. 

Kathy Teer Crumpler '76 and 
J. Cameron Crumpler '76 announce 
the birth of their son, James Cory, 
February 1989. 

George Irving '76 and wife, 
Rinda, '76 announce the birth of 
their fourth child, Ryan George, 
May 14. 

Belinda Foss Hall '77 and 
husband, David, announce the birth 
of their daughter, Heather Rowan, 
May 1. 

Raymond A. Warren '79 and 

wife, Leigh, announce the birth of 
their first child, Ashley Elizabeth, 
August 29. 

Lisa Martin Worley '81 and 

husband, Tim, announce the birth 
of their daughter, Catherine Cailyn, 
December 17, 1989. 

Gregory Scott Brooks '84 and 
Teresa B. Brooks '85 announce the 
birth of their second baby girl, 
Suzanne Renee, June 16. 

Tammie Hayes Ferguson '84 

and husband, Chip, announce the 
birth of their first child, Sara Dawn, 
May 22. 

Melinda Turtle Sass '84 and 
husband, Ronald, announce the 
birth of their daughter, Kaylin 
Marlene, May 22. 

Richard M. Livingston '86 and 
wife, Dana Farley Livingston '87, 
announce the birth of their son, 
Matthew Ryan, May 24- 

Susan Cutrell Murphy '87 and 

husband, Randall, announce the 
birth of a daughter, Hayley Susan, 
March 19. They have one other 
daughter, Kirby. 

Janice Faye Wynn Puckett '87 

of Wilmington has two-year-old 
identical twin daughters, Jenna and 

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Joy Mitchell Brownlow '89 and 

husband, Roy Dudley, announce the 
birth of their son, Tyler Mitchell, 
May 20. 

Dianne Cecelia Longo '89 and 
husband, Richard, announce the 
birth of their son, Nicholas, April 
30. Captain Richard Longo taught 
ROTC at UNCW before being 
transfened to Fort Sill, OK. 

C. Robert (Bob) Clopper '90 

announces the birth of his son, 
Charles Bryant, May 15. 


Johnny C. Hester '70 is the 
operations environmental affairs 
manager for Cogentrix in 
Lumberton, NC. He is responsible 
for air and water quality for eight 
power plants in NC, VA and PA. 
Hester has two sons, John, a fresh- 
man at UNCW, and eight-month- 
old Adam. 

Tamara Reavis Tripp 78 is 
cunently attending State University 
of New York Health Science Center 
in Syracuse. She is a full-time 
student in the RN/MS Nursing 
Program. Tripp completed require- 
ments for the nursing in May 
1990. She will finish requirements 
for the M.S. in nursing with a 
concentration in gerontology in 
May 1991. During the 1989-90 
academic year, Tripp served as 
president of the undergraduate 
student body at SUNY. This 
academic year she will serve as 
treasurer of the Graduate Student 
Council and President of the 
Student Association for the College 
of Nursing. The RN/MS program at 
Syracuse is designed tor nurses with 
associate or diploma degrees in 
nursing and leads to the awarding of 
a B.S. and master's degree in nursing 
with a clinical nurse specialist 
concentration in three years of full- 
time study. 

FALL 90 

David Wilson Freshwater '85 is 

the owner and operator of a restau- 
rant called Laguna Aqua Dulce 
which is located in Cantinay 
Cuartos Boca de Rio, Isla Margarita, 
Sucre, Venezuela. David reports that 
his restaurant has the best fried 
mackerel steaks in the Caribbean 
and the only place in the Caribbean 
where one can get grits with stewed 

Wayne H. Smith Jr. (Skip) '87 

is assistant director of the 
Alzheimer's Research Center at 
Duke University in Durham. His 
work as a research neuroscientist at 
Duke's University Medical Center 
has aided recently in the testing of a 
new protein which could someday 
be used in the diagnosis and treat- 
ment of Alzheimer's Disease. 

Kathy Teer Crumpler '76 

received her master's in public 
health from the UNC School of 
Public Health in 1985 and is serving 
as the health and safety programs 
supervisor for the Onslow County 
Schools in Jacksonville, NC. 
Following her graduation from 
UNCW in 1976, Kathy taught 
French for three years at Sunset Park 
Junior High School, worked two 
years in French West Africa as a 
rural medical assistant in the Peace 
Corps, taught one year as interim 
lecturer in UNCW's HPER Depart- 
ment, and trained health volunteers 
for the Peace Corps in the Central 
African Republic. She and husband, 
J. Cameron Crumpler '76, and new 
son, James Cory, live in Hampstead, 

The Honorable Raymond A. 
Warren '79 has recently been 
appointed by Governor Jim Martin 
to serve as a Superior Court Judge in 
Mecklenburg C 'ountv. Warren, a 
1983 UNC-CH Law School 
graduate, was elected from 
Mecklenburg County in 1984 to 
serve in the State House of Repre- 
sentatives. Prior to Judge Wanen's 


he was 
with the 
Charlotte law 
firm of 
Hicks, Hodge 
and Cranford 
where he practiced general civil law. 
Judge Wanen will be on the state- 
wide ballot in next month's general 
election. He and wife, Leigh 
Berryhill, live in Charlotte with 
two-month old daughter, Ashley 

Ralph A. Rouby '67 is execu- 
tive director/administrator of 
Piedmont Lutheran Health Care 
Center in Greer, SC. He is respon- 
sible tor establishing and directing 
the overall operation of Piedmont 
Lutheran's internal and external 
activities. Owned by Lutheran 
Homes of South Carolina, the 
health care center provides two 

levels of care 
I to individuals 
age 10 and 
older. The 
facility has 
132 beds dual- 
licensed tor 
and/or skilled 
patients. Services include registered 
and licensed practical nurses, 
doctors, pharmacy services, dentists, 
physical therapy services as well as 
ancillary services including church 
services, arts and crafts, and a variety 
of social and cultural programs. 

In Memoriam 

David C. Rhyne '87 died on 
June 7, 1989, of cancer at his home 
in Cary, NC. 

Aimee Clara Couvillon '89 
died August 24, 1990, in an automo- 
bile accident near her home in 
Shallotte, NC. 



The University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington 


Dkision of University Advancement 


Wilmington, NC 28403-3297 

Permit No. 610 
Jacksonville, FL 


As we enter the decade of the 90s, we face new challenges in higher 
education. Everywhere you look changes are taking place. Changing demo- 
graphics are impacting enrollment patterns; restricted resources are prompting 
expanded cooperation between all levels of education; heightened competition 
in the world marketplace requires turning out graduates with good basic 
education skills who will be prepared for a lifetime of learning. Adaptability is 
the key to survival in the new age and here at UNCW we are placing this 
institution in the vanguard of the education movement. 

This university is in the process of examining its image and determining 
how it can best serve its publics. We are developing new programs to cultivate 
national and international relationships. More evening classes are being offered 
to accommodate the educational needs of working students and retired people, 
and to make better use of our facilities. We are conducting national searches 
for an athletic director and a vice chancellor for the Division of University 
Advancement to ensure we retain people with the highest qualifications who 
can take us confidently into the future. 

In April, we will host a two-day symposium on the reformation of public 
education and work force preparedness. Leaders in school reform will address 
the state of public education at the local, state and national levels. 

UNCW is called to serve people in their search for knowledge. We must 
endeavor to be a purposeful, accessible learning community that meets all 
students' needs as we strive to become a true regional force in the Southeastern 
United States. 

- Chancellor ]arnes R. Leutze 




How do we look? Are students and faculty attracted to us? 
UNCW has a date with the future. 


A career that suits her to a tee 


Retaining and maintaining our most valuable resource 


Dig a little, dream a little 


Reviving and resolving difficult questions 



What on Earth do we do? 



Volume 1 Number 2 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement. 

Editor I Allison Relos Contributing Editors / Mimi I "unningham, Renee Brantley, Patsy Larrick 

Editorial Advisory Board / F. Douglas Moore, M.Tyrone Rowell, Howard Lipman, Carol King 

Design / Modular Graphics Printing / Drummond Tress 

Cover photo by Curtis Studio, Wilmington, N.C 


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Social History 

A book by UNCW assistant 
professor of history, Michael 
Seidman, has been published by the 
University of California Press. 
Workers against Work: Labor in 
Paris and Barcelona during the 
Pop ular Fronts (1936-38) is a 
comparative social history of the 
Spanish Revolution in Barcelona 
and the French Popular Front in 
Paris. The book examines why a 
workers' revolution occurred in 
Spain and not in France in 1936. It 
also looks at the strengths and 
weaknesses of the working classes in 
Paris and Barcelona. 

Seidman joined the UNCW 
History Department in fall 1990 as a 
specialist in French history. He has 
traveled and studied extensively in 

Humanities Fellow 

Jon Huer, associate professor of 
sociology and anthropology at 
UNCW, has been named an 
Appalachian Humanities Fellow for 
a yearlong appointment. He was 
one of 20 fellows named this year. 
The fellows will participate in 
several seminars and presentations 
centered around the theme, "The 
Springtime of Nations," that deal 
with developments in Eastern 

Huer plans to write a book on 
recent events in Eastern Europe with 
particular emphasis on how the 
American model of government 
compares to governments of coun- 
tries that are rejecting communism. 

Economic Indicators 

UNCW economics professors 
Claude Farrell and William W. 
Hall, Jr. have developed an ex- 
panded set of economic indicators 

for Brunswick, New Hanover, and 
Pender counties. This is in conjunc- 
tion with their work in the business 
school's Center for Business and 
Economics Services. 

The indicators are indexes that 
compare the cunent level of eco- 
nomic activity in these counties 
with the average level in 1982. This 
expanded information is valuable to 
public officials and business owners 
who are planning for the future 
growth and development of South- 
eastern North Carolina. 


Crime Prevention 

The UNCW Campus Police 
Department has been awarded 
"Superior Achievement in Crime 
Prevention" by the Office of the 
Governor and the Department of 
Crime Control and Public Safety 
Crime Prevention Division. The 
award is one of five presented 
annually to city, county, and campus 
law enforcement agencies. UNCW 
is the only campus police depart- 
ment in North Carolina to receive 
the distinction twice. 

Officer Hunter Davis accepted 
the award on behalf of the depart- 
ment. He also received an indi- 
vidual award for "Outstanding 
Achievement in Crime Prevention". 

Davis has been with the 
UNCW campus police since 1987 
when he started as a student security 
guard. In 1989, he became a police 
officer and progressed to the crime 
prevention officer position he 
currently holds. 


UNC Wilmington's drug and 
alcohol abuse prevention program, 
Alternatives!, has been recognized 
for its outstanding efforts in die tight 
against dnig and alcohol abuse. It is 

the only college program to be 
honored this year by the North 
Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Con- 
trol Commission and the Governor's 
Highway Safety Program. 

Accepting the award were 
Diane Reichard, acting coordinator 
of Alternatives!, and Christine 
Stump and Heather Houston, 
UNCW students and Alternatives! 
peer educators. 

Student Affairs 

Richard H. Mullendore, 

UNCW associate vice chancellor 
for student affairs, has been elected 
to a two-year term as president of 
the National Orientation Directors 
Association (NODA). NODA 
focuses on developing successful 
student orientation programs and 
implementing national orientation 
standards. The groups's objective is 
to assist students in their transition 
to college life and to improve 
student retention rates. 

Mathematical Sciences 

Maria Blanton, graduate student 
in mathematics at UNCW, has been 
awarded the Sylvia and B.D. 
Schwart: Graduate Fellowship for 
academic year 1990-91. The 
nomination letter submitted in her 
behalf by the Mathematical Sci- 
ences Department cited Blanton's 
excellent grades and first-rate 
performance as a graduate student in 
addition to her superb performance 
in teaching introductory mathemat- 
ics and tutoring students. Blanton is 
the fourth recipient of the Schwart: 
Fellowship, established in 1987 to 
provide a grant equal to resident 
tuition and fees for the full academic 
year. This is the first graduate 
fellowship to be established at UNC 



How do we look? 

Are students and faculty attracted tons? 

UNCW has a date with the future. 

UNCW is at a turning point in 
its career. The school's priorities are 
being reassessed in the face of new 
challenges. Its institutional image is 
being examined to determine how 
best to define, develop, and market 
the university. 

"We're pulling together a group 
of individuals from the university 
and the community to look at our 
marketability," said Chancellor 
James R. Leutze. "We need to know 
what our cunent image is, what 
image we want to project, and how 
to increase our visibility. We need 
to find out what people think about 

One reason for increasing 
UNCW's visibility and enhancing 
its academic curriculum is student 
retention. "Recent studies show 
that students like to stay at schools 
that are well-known and that have 
strong academic reputations," said 
Chancellor Leutze. "Part of this has 
to do with their friends having a 
positive impression of where they 
attend school." 

Recruiting faculty is another 
reason for strengthening UNCW's 

institutional image. "It will become 
increasingly difficult to attract and 
retain outstanding faculty with the 
graying' of the professoriat," said 
Chancellor Leutze. "In this market 
UNCW has to work harder to 
attract professors from a shrinking 

"We need to know what 

our current image is, what 

image we want to project, 

and how to increase our 

visibility. We need to find 

out what people think 

about us." 


"We also hope that as we 
become more visible, more people in 
Southeastern North Carolina will 
seek out the university," said Leutze. 

Improving the university's 
outreach services in the region will 
be a direct result of increased 
visibility. "We want to be accessible 
and to provide support for the public 

schools, community colleges, and 
government agencies in the region," 
Chancellor Leutze said. For exam- 
ple, he's proposed that the university 
serve in the role of facilitator for 
planning in Southeastern N.C. for 
the year 2010. UNCW would 
provide the desired expertise, 
counsel, and technical support in 
planning for such areas as industrial 
development, education, and marine 
and coastal management, he said. 
"Twenty years is just one generation 

Promoting the university has a 
lot of other benefits. It would 
generate a variety of subsidiary 
activities, according to Chancellor 
Leutze. These include funding for 
faculty to attend conferences and to 
bring distinction to the university, 
hosting events at UNCW that bring 
favorable attention to the university, 
and publicizing the school's excep- 
tional programs that are already in 

UNCW will be 50 years old in 
1997 and is poised to pursue new 
paths of education excellence. 



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word out about the latest trends and 

"If people can't come to New 
York to see the latest in fashion, 
we'll bring fashion to them," said 
Crook. She books shows through- 
out the country that spotlight the 
newest lines of clothing, accessories 
and cosmetics. In turn, the manu- 
facturers of these items donate 
samples and door prizes to be given 
away at the shows in addition to 
buying advertising space in Made- 
moiselle. "The ads sell the maga- 
zine," Crook said. 

The continued success of these 
on-location events makes Mademoi- 
selle unique. "These shows are the 
longest ninning promotional events 
of any of the fashion magazines. We 
started doing these in 1973," said 

One of the highlights of a 
Mademoiselle fashion show is the 
"makeover" session. Volunteers 
from the audience are selected tor 
hair and cosmetic makeovers. "It's 
really neat when we do the 
makeovers and get feedback from 
the women. They tell us how we've 
boosted their confidence and self- 
esteem. It's great to know that 
we've made them feel better about 
themselves." Some of these women 
are then photographed and featured 
in an issue of Mademoiselle. 

Working on location requires a 
team effort. Crook and her six co- 
workers are responsible for lining up 
the models and seeing that they 
have all the clothes and accessories 
they need. The merchandising staff 




also sees that the music, banners, 
and props are delivered and the 
advertisements for each event are 
run in the appropriate issues of 
Mademoiselle and other media. 

"Normally we'll send two editors 
to commentate at the show, a stylist 
to choose the clothes and accesso- 
ries, a hair stylist, a makeup person, 
and a photographer." The models 
are often hired from local agencies. 

Crook, a 1989 UNCW graduate 
with a degree in marketing, has 
always wanted to work for a maga- 
zine. During the summer of 1988, 
she met with a publisher in New 
York who gave her some leads. She 
followed these up and landed a job 
as senior sales assistant in September 
1989 at Town and Country, an 
upscale lifestyle magazine. 

In this position, Crook was 
responsible for gathering statistics 
about the magazine's target audi- 
ence, affluent men and women ages 
40 and older. In addition, she acted 
as a liaison between the sales staff, 
the production department, and the 
marketing staff. "Together we 
determined the appearance order of 
ads in the magazine," said Crook. 
Advertisers who committed sizable 
amounts of money to the magazine 
and whose ads ran frequently were 
able to designate which pages would 
carry their ads. "My experience at 
Town and Country was a great way 
to see how a magazine runs from the 
inside out," Crook said. 

Crook joined Mademoiselle's 
merchandising staff a year later. 
"Most people come here from a 

fashion background, but I was 
interested in the business aspect," 
she said. Crook and her colleagues 
market the magazine to young 
women between the ages of 18 and 
34 who are career oriented, single, 
and have disposable incomes. "Now 
I'm able to really get involved in 
promoting a magazine by working 
with marketing proposals and 
working with a particular store's 
merchandise." She also gets to do 
some traveling. "I really like being 
on the outside," she said. 

Moving to the Big Apple was a 
big step for Crook, a long-time 
Wilmington resident. "I began to 
realize that I had to look out for 
myself, I had to meet the right 
people and prove myself if I wanted 
to succeed," she said. "I was deter- 
mined to work for a magazine." 

Life in Manhattan took some 
adjusting to also. "New York is very 
fast-paced. Sometimes it can get on 
your nerves," she said. But the 
variety of people and entertainment 
more than compensate for the 
hectic lifestyle. "My friends and I 
like to go to Broadway plays, the 
ballet, the opera, or to nightclubs in 
Greenwich Village to hear blues and 
jazz music," said Crook. She enjoys 
bike riding or jogging in Central 
Park too. 

Crook plans to make a career in 
fashion and has high hopes for her 
future. "I want to grow with the 
magazine whether it be in selling, 
public relations or special events." 
And she'll do it with style. 

Allison Relos 


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How Can We Best 
Serve Our Students? 

Retaining and mdntaining 
our most valuable resource 

by Allison Relos 



Student retention is the number 
one priority on today's college 
campuses. Administrators and 
parents alike want to know what 
motivates students to stay in school 
and what contributes to a successful 
academic career. Why? "Because 
serving students' needs in the best 
possible way is fundamental to a 
university's mission," said Bill Bryan, 
UNCW vice chancellor for student 

Dick Mullendore, UNCW 
associate vice chancellor for student 
affairs, believes that a college or 
university inherits an ethical 
commitment every time a student is 
admitted. "What we've told that 
student by letter of admission is 'You 
can make it here.' Realistically, not 
all students can make it here 
without some help. We need to do 
all we can to integrate the academic 
and social components of college to 
contribute to the student's success," 
said Mullendore. 

By accomplishing their aca- 
demic goals, students are more likely 
to graduate and go on to other 
achievements. A successful college 
experience can set the stage for a 
positive life experience, said Bryan. 

"The more successful we are 
with our students, the better the 
return in terms of our image, alumni 
base, and recruiting new students," 
added Mullendore. "Ifwefailto 
retain students we're wasting 
taxpayers' money by letting a lot of 
talent walk away." 

The percentage of students who 
enroll at UNCW and graduate in 
four years is estimated at 22 percent, 
said Bob Fry, UNCW director of 
institutional research. Approxi- 
mately 40 percent of freshmen 
enrolling at UNCW graduate in five 

At UNC Charlotte 24 percent 
of freshmen graduate in four years 
and 45 percent graduate in five 
years; at East Carolina University 19 
percent graduate in four years and 38 

percent graduate in 5 years; and at 
Appalachian State University 28 
percent graduate in 4 years and 50 
percent graduate in five years. 
These figures were supplied by 
UNCW's Office of Institutional 

Turning Point 

According to Bryan and 
Mullendore, a freshman's first six 
weeks at school are critical to that 
student's retention. "The more you 
can involve them in activities and 
organizations the better the chance 
that they'll stay," said Bryan. "And 
the development of a significant 
relationship with some member of 
the institution, someone they can sit 
and talk with, is extremely impor- 

This is especially true where 
faculty' are concerned. The real 
hook for creating a bond with the 
students occurs in the classroom. "It 
makes all the difference when 
faculty take a special interest in their 
students as individuals in and 
outside the classroom," said Bryan. 
Inviting students to their homes or 
to the University Union for a cup of 
coffee contributes to positive student 
response and retention. As an 
institution, UNCW is looking at 
ways to encourage and support 
faculty in these kinds of activities. 

The Division of Academic 
Affairs has developed the Freshman 
Seminar to help retain students with 
special learning needs. "Students 
who come through special admis- 
sions who do not predict a 2.0 grade 
point average are required to take 
this class to learn good study habits 
and to become adjusted to a univer- 
sity atmosphere," said David Miller, 
assistant vice chancellor of academic 
affairs. "We've had very good 
success with this program." Comple- 
tion of the course counts as one 
credit hour and goes towards 

Parental involvement is vital to 

student retention as well. Informing 
parents about the opportunities and 
services available to their students, 
positions them to take an active role 
in their son's or daughter's educa- 
tional experience. 

What characterizes the quality 
of campus life at UNCW? Both 
Bryan and Mullendore were quick to 
say, "Friendliness!" A responsive, 
caring approach is taken with the 
students and each one is treated as 
an individual. Study skills work- 
shops, leadership training, 
intramurals, and academic counsel- 
ing are just some of the ways this 
caring attitude is demonstrated. 

Plans for enhancing student 
retention include devising a seminar 
for all new students that would give 
them an in-depth look at the 
university. "It would teach them 
how to negotiate complex institu- 
tions, how to be assertive, and what 
their rights are as education consum- 
ers," said Bryan. 

An enrollment management 
task force made up of faculty and 
administrators is also being organ- 
ized to take a critical look at "the 
way UNCW does business," said 
Mullendore. "We'll be looking at 
what's in place to help our students 
be successful and what's preventing 
others from achieving success." A 
final report will be submitted to 
Chancellor Leutze by December 

Examining the spectrum of 
student life at UNCW is essential to 
improving retention rates. "It's not 
just what happens in the classroom, 
but what happens in the bookstore, 
traffic office, dining hall, or library 
that makes a difference," said 
Chancellor Leutze. "All of these 
things in aggregate contribute to 
each student's experience." 

By improving the quality of 
student life and strengthening 
student retention, UNCW is 
building a solid base for its future. 



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Treasure Island is alive and well 
atUNCW. And you don't 
need a map, a schooner, or young 
Jim Dawkins to take you there. Just 
set your sights on Randall Library 
and drop anchor in Special Collec- 
tions. You'll discover a wealth of 
rare and unusual finds. 

"Exploring Special Collections 
is serendipity in a way - unexpected 
hut totally delightful," said Lana 
Taylor, special collections librarian. 

Housed in the Helen Hagan 
Rare Book Room of Randall Library, 

by appointment during the week 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The jewels of the collection 
include: an 1831 fore edge printed 
book, which refers to a scene printed 
on the fanned edges of the pages, 
Civil War documents, a North 
American wildflower book with 
waterflower renderings by Mary 
Vaux Walcott, 1 7th century books 
detailing the history of science, and 
the collected works of Galen of 
Pergamon, one of the great physi- 
cians of antiquity, printed in 1604- 

under the auspices of the New 
Hanover County School Board," 
Taylor said. "We even have the cap, 
gown, and hood worn by John T. 
Hoggard, second president of 
Wilmington College." 

As one might imagine, preserva- 
tion is paramount to maintaining 
the collection. Papers and photo- 
graphs are stored in acid-free folders 
and boxes. Plastic clips and rust-free 
staples replace paper clips and 
standard staples. Books and manu- 
scripts are shelved behind locked 



the collection embraces bygone eras 
in a variety of media. Books, manu- 
scripts, photographs, artwork, maps, 
and personal journals make up the 
bounty of the collection. Many are 
old and in fragile condition. Others 
represent limited editions or one of a 
kind items. 

"The things in Special Collec- 
tions need tender, loving care," said 
Taylor. Because of their scarcity and 
fragile condition, the pieces aren't 
checked out like those in the general 
collection. But they can be viewed 

Valuable books on local history 
by authors such as Isabelle Williams, 
Ida Brooks Kellam, Elizabeth 
McCoy , and Billie McEachern are 
also found in Special Collections. 
"These women were local historians 
who kept their great-great grandfa- 
thers' memories alive," said Taylor. 

Historical archives detailing the 
history of Wilmington College and 
UNCW are housed in Special 
Collections too. "Correspondence, 
files, and photographs go back to the 
early days of the school when it was 

glass doors. Documents and litho- 
graphs are framed or filed and 
interleaved with acid-free paper in 
large flat drawers. In addition, the 
temperature and humidity in the 
rare book room are closely con- 
trolled to prevent mildew damage. 

One significant group of 
materials within Special Collections 
consists of approximately 2,400 78 
rpm phonograph records of late jazz 
and big gand greats such as Louis 
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and 
Glenn Miller. The records were 



donated to Randall Library in 1988 
by Nick Ponos, a retired business- 
man and musician in Wilmington. 
"They represent a nice slice of music 
history from 1926 through 1979. 
This collection is a great adjunct for 
the UNCW music program," said 
Taylor. Special Collections also has 
a good sheet music collection with 
commissioned works for Laura 
Harriss Howell and Fannie B. 

The North Carolina Visual Arts 
and Artists Collection is significant 

get inquiries from as far away as 

Designated in 1969 as the rare 
book room by Helen Hagan, former 
director of Randall Library, the 
Special Collections room was 
named for Hagan upon her retire- 
ment in 1973. Most of the pieces in 
the collection were donated, left as 
legacies, or bought with funds from 
supporting foundations, while other 
items were brought in by people in 
the community. These are reviewed 
by Taylor and her colleagues to see 

"My mother instilled in me a love 
for reading, a thirst for knowledge, 
and a desire to study the past." This 
influence led her to earn a bachelor's 
degree in history from UNCW in 
1978. She went on to earn her 
master's degree in library and 
information sciences from N.C. 
Central University in 1985. 

While Randall Library's modern 
computers and databases provide 
rapid access to a wealth of informa- 
tion, the search for information in 
Special Collections is more deliber- 


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President Andrew Johnson. 

to the Special Collections holdings. 
It is the primary depository in the 
state for information on North 
Carolina artists. The collection 
contains exhibition catalogs from 
the North Carolina Museum of Art 
and the Southeastern Center for 
Contemporary Art, announcements 
of gallery exhibitions, calls for entry 
in statewide art competitions, 
newspaper clippings, and art calen- 
dars. "We index each piece of 
information by artist and location of 
the exhibition," said Taylor. "We 

Watercolor rendering of native 
American wild/lower from the book 
North American Wild/lowers, 1925. 

how well they would fit into the 
existing collection. 

Taylor immerses herself in her 
work and can't imagine doing 
anything else. "I like the sense of 
history I get by working here. How 
many people can go to work and 
thumb through a book that was 
printed in 1604?" she said. "When 
you're working with this material 
you get lost in it." 

Taylor's affinity with Special 
Collections comes as no surprise. "I 
didn't just back into it!" she said. 

Lana Taylor poses with a oversized 
book from Special Collections that 
includes drawings and color plates of 
beasts, plants, and animals by Mark 

ate. The materials found here are to 
be savored and pondered. 

"When you walk through the 
door, you step into another world," 
said Taylor. "There's a certain 
ambiance here. You can taste, 
smell, and feel the stories these 
things have to tell. And there's a 
treasure for everyone." 



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Reviving and Resolving 
Difficult Questions 

Candace Gauthier confronts 
moral dilemmas and quality of life. 
She represents clients she never 
meets and deals with death on a 
daily basis. "It's so exciting - it never 
depresses me!" And so it is with a 
medical ethicist. 

Gauthier, assistant professor of 
philosophy at UNCW and volun- 
teer medical ethicist, examines 
issues of right and wrong in the 
delivery of health care. "My focus is 
always on the patient's rights." 

She brings this perspective to 
the classes she teaches, Bioethics 
and HIV and AIDS: Issues for 
Science and Society. "My work as a 
medical ethics consultant at New 
Hanover Memorial Hospital helps 
me incredibly with my teaching. It 

gives me wonderful insights into the 
emerging issues in medical ethics," 
she said. 

Today's hot issues include 
physician-assisted suicide, medical 
care for HIV-infected individuals, 
living wills, and anonymous blood 
testing. Grappling with any of these 
requires consideration of certain 
principles of medical ethics, accord- 
ing to Gauthier. 

The principle of beneficence 
states that health care providers and 
related professionals should act 
toward patients and clients in a way 
that does no harm, prevents harm, 
and promotes good. 

Respect for autonomy is a 
principle that upholds that fully 
competent adult patients and clients 

be able to make decisions concern- 
ing their own medical treatment. 

The principle of justice states 
that health care resources should be 
distributed in a just and equitable 
manner among all members of 

Interpreting these principles is 
another matter. "Harm" means 
different things to different people. 
"Some see death as harm and some 
see a painful existence as harm," said 
Gauthier. This becomes a compli- 
cated matter when a physician who 
has sworn to "do no harm" must 
make a judgment call as to the best 
treatment for his patient. 

Fidelity, voluntary informed 
consent, and confidentiality are 
other principles that govern rela- 

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tionships in the health care system. 
Fidelity means that patients and 
clients should be provided with 
complete, relevant, truthful infonna- 
tion regarding their condition and 
treatment options. Voluntary 
informed consent supports a 
patient's right to agreement prior to 
treatment. Confidentiality means 
that health care providers and 
related professionals must not reveal 
information about their patients and 
clients or their conditions. 

All of these come in to play in 
today's issues. "The North Carolina 
Medical Society is trying to get the 
legislature to eliminate informed 
consent for testing," said Gauthier. 
"Some physicians want to do away 
with anonymous testing and begin 
confidential testing. The problem 
with this is that the names of those 
tested are reported to the State 
Division of Health Services. These 
people may later be discriminated 
against based on the test results." As 
Gauthier sees it, this is a breach of 
the confidentiality ethic. 

The living will, or advance 
directive, is another controversial 
issue. In this instance, a person fills 
out and has witnessed a document 
attesting to the kind of medical 
treatment desired. But interpreta- 
tions become muddied here too. 
The big question is, should someone 
in a persistent vegetative state 
receive artificial feeding or respira- 
tion? "About 10,000 people in the 
United States are in a persistent 
vegetative state and are being tube 
fed. The truth is, they will never 
recover. How then do you define 
quality of life? Are these persons 
being done more harm than good by 
being artificially sustained? And 
what about the money it costs to 
keep them alive? Yes, even money 
can be considered an issue in 
medical ethics," she said. 

Gauthier's work at New 
Hanover Memorial Hospital 
includes holding an ethics confer- 

ence each semester for the internal 
medicine residents, leading monthly 
discussions with critical care nurses, 
serving on the Infant Care Review 
Committee, and serving as a 
consultant for the Neonatal Inten- 
sive Care Unit. She's also helping 
develop a hospital ethics committee. 
As a member of the Infant Care 
Review Committee, Gauthier's job 
is to make sure that everyone 
involved in a case has all the 
information needed to assist in 
decision making. "My role is to 
point out and address the ethical 
issues and to give my opinion as an 
ethicist," said Gauthier. "I play 
devil's advocate and point out 
what's missing, but I don't make 

"About 10,000 people in 
the United States are in a 
persistent vegetative state 

and are being tube fed. 

The truth is, they will never 

recover. How then do you 

define quality of life?" 

medical decisions or clinical 

As medical technology ad- 
vances, the decisions become more 
complex. "The technology used to 
keep people alive creates so many 
problems. Who lives, who dies, and 
who decides?" she asked. "And as 
this technology becomes more 
expensive, cost will become more of 
an issue too." 

To protect your medical and 
ethical rights, Gauthier urges people 
to ask lots of questions. "Take 
control of your health care. Don't 
let the physician make all of the 
decisions. Ask what certain treat- 
ments have to offer, what the long- 
term results are, and what the cost of 
the care is. Before you agree to a 
procedure or drug, find out about it. 

Most hospitals have a library," she 
said. A good journal recommended 
by Gauthier is Hastings Center 
Report which writes about ethical 
issues in lay terms. 

In addition to her teaching and 
work as a medical ethicist, Gauthier 
chairs the university's Committee 
for the Protection of Human 
Subjects. This is a federally man- 
dated committee that evaluates all 
of the research at UNCW on 
human subjects. This includes the 
psychology attitude surveys and the 
memory studies conducted with 
children in the Department of 
Psychology, and the patient surveys 
conducted by the School of Nursing. 

She also serves on another 
federally mandated committee, the 
Institutional Animal Care and Use 
Committee. Twice a year she 
inspects campus facilities that house 
animals used in experiments. "I 
check for cleanliness, adequate heat 
and light, and room for movement. 
I also need to be concerned with the 
humane treatment of the animals 
and how they're euthanized," said 
Gauthier. The animals include rats, 
fish, voles, frogs, and toads. 

In addition, Gauthier speaks to 
professional organizations and 
special interest groups. Last May she 
addressed the National Conference 
of the Perinatal Social Workers 
Association. She was recently 
invited to address the state confer- 
ence of the North Carolina Chap- 
lains Association. "I learn so much 
from every group I talk to," she said. 

Gauthier is enthralled with her 
work and derives great satisfaction 
from helping people. "Even though 
I deal with sad issues, they're 
essential to understanding the 
human experience," she said. 
"Almost everyone will be sick and 
require health care. Everybody will 
die. If I can make people's lives and 
deaths easier and better, then I've 
succeeded in making a difference." 

Allison Relos 



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Recipe for Destruction 


Mega-gallons of pesticides 

Tons of sulfur emissions 

Epic proportions of dying 


Vast quantities of solid 


Blend well. 

Dump in natural resources. 

Bury for 20 years. 

Remove when ready to be 


A steady diet of junk food has 
had disastrous effects on Mother 
Earth. What was once a well- 
defined heavenly body is now a 
planet of polluted natural resources. 

By teaching students environ- 
mental ethics and by developing 
their expertise in the sciences, 
UNCW is producing future leaders 
with the potential to effect positive 
environmental change. 

"Depletion of the ozone layer, 
deforestation, accelerating birth 
rates - what is the carrying capacity 
of the world? What are we going to 
do with all of our waste?" asked 
David Webster, chair of UNCW's 
environmental studies curriculum in 
the Department of Biology. "I think 
human ingenuity can develop ways 
to minimize destruction to the 

"Our graduates are getting in on 
the ground floor of environmental 
occupations. They'll be the ones 
calling the shots in the next 10 
years," said Webster. "Environmen- 
tal studies is a fairly new field. With 
the education they receive at 
UNCW, our graduates will catapult 




up the job ladder." 

UNCW is the only school in 
the UNC system that offers a 
multidisciplinary environmental 
studies program, according to 
Webster, and one of only 40 or so in 
the country. Students completing 
the program are well versed in many 
areas and may work in such diverse 
fields as land use planning, waste 
water treatment, landscape architec- 
ture, environmental safety, or 
forestry. Curcently, there are about 
80 students enrolled in the environ- 
mental studies curriculum at 

The program was established in 
1972 in reponse to student demand, 
said Paul Hosier, UNCW assistant 
vice chancellor for academic affairs. 
Faculty recognized a need for 
broadening students' training in the 
sciences and organized a committee 
to address this need. The environ- 
mental studies curriculum was a 
direct outgrowth of this committee 

Twelve academic disciplines 
contribute to the environmental 
studies cuniculum. Effective fall 
1991, students coming into the 
program will be able to choose from 
four tracks of concentration: biol- 
ogy, chemistry, earth science, and 
environmental science. Additional 
academic departments that contrib- 
ute to the curriculum include: 
economics, marine science, manage- 
rial science, mathematical sciences, 
physics, political science, psychol- 
ogy, and sociology. "The breadth of 
jobs our students are trained to 
occupy is quite remarkable," 
Webster said. 

Why Now? 

Our environment has under- 
gone dramatic changes for the last 
three billion years. Why the 

urgency to study it now? What's 
creating this demand? 

"All the resources in the earth 
are limited, whether you're talking 
about diamonds or coal. Because 
they're limited, the earth has 
evolved very delicate ways to recycle 
these elements through the environ- 
ment. And we have altered every 
one of them," Webster explained. 
"People are starting to realize that 
the Earth as a living system has 
rights too." 

"People are starring to 

realize that the Earth as 

a living system has 

rights too." 

Consider these facts. The 
United States makes up five percent 
of the world population but con- 
sumes 25 percent of the world's 
resources and generates 25 percent 
of the world's waste. "The city of 
Los Angeles produces enough trash 
to fill up the Rose Bowl stadium 
every day," Webster remarked. 

During the past decade, the 
world's sea level has risen an average 
five percent because of global 
warming. This has been attributed 
to a buildup in the atmosphere of 
carbon dioxide and other gases 
generated by cars and industry. The 
implications are that low lying areas 
will eventually become submerged. 
"The highest point in Wilmington is 
30 feet above sea level," said 
Webster. "A three or four foot rise 
means we would lose all the beaches 
and many of the housing develop- 
ments would be underwater." 

Deforestation is also accelerat- 
ing at an alarming rate. Fourteen 
percent of Europe's forests now show 

signs of injury linked to acid rain 
and air pollution. "The Black Forest 
was virtually eliminated by the 
industrialization of Europe," said 
Webster. Similar growth reductions 
are occuning throughout America's 
Appalachian Mountains. 

An entirely different philosophy 
and mandatory changes must occur 
if we're to stem the tide of this 
environmental typhoon. "It's going 
to take a grassroots organization to 
keep environmental issues in the 
forefront of public awareness. That's 
where we're lacking in this country," 
Webster said. "It's also going to take 
a ground swell of commitment at the 
local, state and national levels to get 
the funding and policies we need to 
protect our environment. Strong 
politicians are going to have to pass 
tough laws that might not get them 

Webster was appointed as chair 
of the environmental sciences 
cuniculum because of his broad 
training in the biological sciences. 
He is also well-trained in field 
studies, according to Hosier, and 
does extensive research on endan- 
gered species and habitats. "I've 
always been interested in the effect 
man has on the environment," 
Webster added. Webster has high 
expectations for the environmental 
studies program at UNCW. "I hope 
it will rival our marine biology 
program. Give us 10 or 20 years to 
be the best EVS program in the 

Eliminating fossil fuels, improv- 
ing energy efficiency, reversing 
deforestation, and enforcing strin- 
gent recycling are fundamental to 
the Earth's ecological diet. With 
regular exercise of the political 
process and large consumptions of 
education, our planet home can 
become environmentally fit. ■ 




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Rebecca Blackmore (Becky) 75 

Vice Chair 

Jeffrey Jackson (Jeff) '83 


John Baldwin (John) 72 

W.Robert Page (Bob) 73 



Cape Fear Area 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Carl Dempsey '65 799-0434 

Mary Hams '81 270-3000 
Robert Hobbs '84 

Dru Kelly 73 392-4324 

Norm Melton 74 799-6105 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Marvin Robison '83 395-6151 

Jim Stasias 70 392-0458 

Wayne Tharp 75 371-2799 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

Triangle Area 

Sonia Brooks '80 362-7539 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

Randy Gore 70 832-9550 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 

Barry Bowling '85 846-593 1 

Onslow County Area 

Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Winston-Salem Area 

Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 

Richmond-Metro Area 

John Barber '85 804-747-9551 

Charleston, SC Area 

Patricia Corcoran 72 803-849-0159 




Alumni & Distinguished Citizen 
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Alumni Board of Directors Meeting 
Hospitality Events 
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Pre-game Social, Richmond 



CAA Men's Basketball Tournament 
Richmond Coliseum 
Richmond Chapter Hospitality 



CAA Women's Basketball Tournament, 
James Madison Convocation Center 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 




Installation of 

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Azalea Festival 






Alumni Board of Directors Meeting 

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Annual Giving Update 

This year's UNCW Annual 
Giving Campaign is moving along, 
full steam ahead. Presently we have 
over $60,000 pledged from 544 
alumni. This number represents 
three months of intensive telephone 
calls from our student callers. This 
year we are expecting our alumni to 
donate over $80,000. 

If you have not been contacted 
by mail or telephone, you may be 
one of the many "lost" alumni. 
Please complete the update form in 
this issue and tell us where you are 
and what you are doing. 

Parents, you should have 
received your solicitation letter by 
now. Our student callers will be 
contacting those of you who have 
not responded by mail. 

We look forward to a banner 
year and to meeting many of the 
fundraising goals we have set. 



Pre-Med and Pre-Dental 

In the last five years, 85 percent 
of UNCW pre-medical and pre- 
dental students who applied to 
medical and dental schools were 
admitted, according to Ned Martin, 
UNCW chemistry professor and 
pre-medical advisor. Seventy-eight 
percent of UNCW students who 
applied to medical and dental 
schools in 1989 were accepted, 
compared to 63 percent nationwide 
and 58 percent statewide. 

Alumni board member Jim Spears (center) chats with Triangle area alumni at a 
reception honoring Chancellor Leutze at Haywood Hall, Raleigh. 

Cape Fear Chapter alumni discuss Seahawk basketball strategies with Coach 
Kevin Eastman (bottom left) during their fall shrimparoo. 

Charlotte alumni pose for posterity during the pre-game social of the UNCW and 
UNC Charlotte basketball game in November. 



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THE 60s 

Charles L. Dudney '67 retired 
Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. 
Army resides in Waimes, Belgium. 
Dudney, who served in Europe 
during WWII, Korea during the 
Korean Conflict, and in Vietnam, is 
the recipient of a number of service 

THE 70's 

Patricia Lewis Carroll '7 1 received 
her MBA from UNCW this past 
August. She is a mathematics 
teacher for EA. Laney High School 
in Wilmington. 

Brenda Davis Cox '74 is a 

librarian with Richlands Elementary 
School in Onslow County. She and 
husband, Donald, live in Richlands 
with son, B.P. 

Derma Lambert '75 spent a month 
in Togo, West Africa conducting 
medical missionary work. She 
cunently lives in Charlotte. 

John Cameron Allen '77 is produce 
manager for Hill's Food City in 
Elizabethtown, NC where he resides 
with wife, Barbara, and two chil- 

James R. Peterson '77 has been 
named controller for Strickland 
Insurance 6k Realty, the holding 
company for Atlantic Casualty 
Insurance Company, Atlantic 
Indemnity Company, Strickland 
Insurance Brokers and Premium 
Payment Plan. 

Glenn Raynor '77 is the manager of 
environmental affairs at Dixie 
Cement in Knoxville, TN. He, wife 
Kathy '77, and two sons reside in 

Robert W. Clary Jr. '78 is a Lieu- 
tenant Commander with the U.S. 
Navy living with his family in 
Puerto Rico. 

Chester L. Mosley '78 is banking 
officer for United Carolina Bank in 

Leonard Devaney '79 is a recent 
graduate of the University of 
Montana School of Law and is an 
assistant attorney general in Nome, 

Terry Evans '79 has been named an 
assistant vice president at First 
Citizens Bank in Jacksonville, NC, 
where he serves as vice president 
and program director for the Jack- 
sonville Kiwanis Club and is board 
president for the Onslow/Camp 
Lejeune Developmental Center. 

THE 80's 

Leslie R. "Becky" Cram '80 is an 

actress/singer residing in Austin, TX. 
She has appeared on segments of 
Unsolved Mysteries and has had parts 
in industrial and feature films. 

S. Cory Gore, Jr., '80 has been 
named vice president of mortgage 
lending for First Hanover Bank in 
Wilmington. Gore, licensed in NC 
as a general contractor and real 
estate salesman, serves on the 
Wilmington Board of Realtors, the 
Mortgage Bankers Association and 
the Society of Real Estate Apprais- 
ers. He is a past president of the 

UNCW MBA Board of Governors. 

Thomas Lamont, Jr. '80 has been 
promoted from assignment editor to 
news director for WECT-TV 6 in 
Wilmington. Lamont also teaches 
part-time in UNCW's Department 
of Speech Communication. 

Marion A. Eppler '82 is an assistant 
professor at Middlebury College in 
Middlebury, VT. In addition to her 
teaching responsibilities, she is 
setting up an infant perception 
research laboratory. Eppler finished 
work on her Ph.D in Experimental/ 
Developmental Psychology at Emory 
Univesity in August. 

Robert D. Quigley '82 has been 
promoted to area supervisor with 
N.C.Management Company/Pizza 
Hut where he will be supervising 
restaurants in Wilson, Greenville 
and Washington. He and wife, 
Donna Stanton '81, along with 
children, Stephanie and Michael, 
will reside in Ayden, NC. 

Carlton Fisher '83 is general 
manager of Coastal Realty in 
Wilmington. He was elected 
president of the Wilmington Board 
of Realtors for 1991 and serves on 
the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E., 
Downtown Area Revitalization 

Eva N. Lightner '83 M.Ed., is a 
teacher at East Arcadia School in 
Riegelwood, NC, where she was 
selected the Bladen County Teacher 
of the Year for 1990-91. 

Marine Captain Darrell L. Thacker 

'83, recently participated in Opera- 
tion "Sharp Edge," a non-combatant 
evacuation operation while serving 
with the 26th Marine Expeditionary 
Unit at Camp Lejeune. The opera- 
tion, the largest conducted by the 




Navy and Marine Corps team, was 
organized to initiate protection of 
American citizens and foreign 
nationals from the port city of 
Buchanan Liberia and U.S. Embassy 
in Monrovia, Liberia. 

Jennifer Simmons Aycock '84 is 

promotions director for TV 48 in 
Greensboro. She resides in 
Burlington, NC. 

Elizabeth Gandy Cassidy '84 is a 

reporter/writer for the Davie County 
Enterprise Record. She and hus- 
band, Kenneth Todd Cassidy '86, 
reside in Mocksville, NC. 

Lisa J. Moore '84 is an assistant vice 
president and business banker for 
First Hanover Bank in Wilmington. 

Stephen C. Sutton '84, store 
manager of Harris Teeter at Long 
Leaf Mall in Wilmington, received 
the corporation's Distinguished 
Manager Award recently. 

John "Keith" Webster '84 received 
his master's in Industrial Psychology 
from UNC Charlotte and is a 
productivity analyst with First 
National Bank in Baltimore, MD. 

John P. Wright III '84 is a vice 
president at First Citizens Bank in 
Raleigh. He and his family reside in 
Clayton, NC. 

Rose Jacqueline "Jackie" Beamon 

'85 is senior teller for the State 
Employees' Credit Union in Beau- 
fort, NC. 

Heather Dittenmayer '85 is com- 
mercial claims coordinator for 
Yancey Insurance Agency in 

Troy Mangum '85 recently moved 
to the United Kingdom after 
working at the Christian Youth 
Hostel in Amsterdam. Mangum 
traveled this summer to England, 
the Netherlands, Belgium, Ger- 

many, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, 
Greece, Turkey, and Austria. 

Donna Y. Meacham '85 has been 
promoted to supervisor in the 
Business Management Services 
Department of Lowrimore, Warwick 
& Company Certified Public 
Accountants in its Wilmington 

James J. "Jay" Meyer, Jr., '85 has 

been named city executive for First 
Citizens Bank in Salisbury, NC. In 
this capacity he will be responsible 
for all banking operations. 

Amanda D. Miller '85 has been 
promoted from sales representative 
to account manager with Nestle 
Foods Corporation in Charlotte. 

Paul H. Williams '85 is serving a 
16-month tour with the Army in 
Sinop, Turkey and will be stationed 
at Vint Hill Farms, VA, April 1991. 

Kenneth Todd Cassidy '86 is 

product development manager for 
Wiltek Medical, Inc. in Winston- 
Salem. He and wife, Elizabeth 
Gandy Cassidy '84, reside in 
Mocksville, NC. 

Allan Kent Cheatham '86 is a 

manager/partner with Consolidated 
Cleaners, Inc. in Raleigh. He and 
wife, Cynthia Lynn Wilson 
Cheatham '86, live in 
Knightdale. Cynthia is admissions 
counselor for Phillips Junior College 
in Raleigh. 

Penny Green Cobb '86 is a corpo- 
rate credit analyst with Qualex Inc. 
She and husband, Jeffrey L. Cobb, 
reside in Raleigh. 

David M. Fair '86 received his 
master's in College Union Adminis- 
tration at Western Illinois Univer- 
sity in 1987 and is coordinator of 
residence education at East Carolina 

Ronald J. Hunt '86 is a sales agent 
for Wilmington Seacoast Properties. 

Sara E. Marks '86 is director of 
patient relations for University 
Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She resides 
in Canboro. 

Michelle Mink '86 is enrolled full- 
time in the telecommunications 
program at the University of 
Colorado - Boulder. 

Paul McCombie '86 has been 
elected banking officer of Wachovia 
Bank and Trust Company in 

Pembroke Nash '86, staff appraiser 
for Cooperative Savings and Loan 
Association in Wilmington, has 
been elected president of the 
Coastal Carolina Chapter of the 
National Association of Real Estate 

Debra Rogers Nielsen '86 was 
promoted to sales administration 
manager with Biomed, Inc. in 
Warsaw, IN. 

Erin Philpy '86 is a paralegal with 
the law f inn, Jones, Preston & 
Brillo, in Chincoteague Island, VA. 

Archie Raynor '86 is the branch 
manager and retail banking officer at 
Centura Bank's Hampstead, North 
Carolina office. 

Kimberly A. Skipper '86 is a 

realtor/sales associate with Art 
Skipper Realty in Yaupon Beach, 

B. Devaul Lanier '87 is employed 
with R&E Electronics where he i^ 


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responsible for commercial sales of 
telephones, telephone switching 
systems, security and alarm systems, 
cable television systems, local area 
networking and hospital communi- 
cation systems in the Wilmington 

Stephanie Loftus '87 is weekend 
anchor and week-night news 
reporter for WWAY- TV 3 in 

Marty Melvin '87 has joined 
WJKA-TV in Wilmington as a 
production assistant. He prepares 
commercials for broadcasting and 
performs production duties on the 
station's news program. 

Eric Tilley '87 is employed with 
Tape Inc. as a regional manager in 
their industrial products division. 
His responsibilities include sales and 
service of industrial accounts in the 
Southeastern U.S. 

Paige Benson '88 is an accountant 
in the business management services 
department of Lowrimore, Warwick 
& Company in Wilmington. 

David K. Clack '88 is a staff accoun- 
tant with Black & Bass, PA Certi- 
fied Public Accountants in Clinton, 

Kimber Gasquez '88 has been 
promoted to development supervisor 
with River Enterprises in Wilming- 

BUI I. Hall '88 is a teacher and 
coaches football and baseball at 
Northwood High School in 
Chatham County. He resides in 
Cameron, NC. 

Laura J. Macholz '88 is controller/ 
office manager for McGuire Proper- 
ties in Charlotte. 

Anthony William Nellis, Jr. '88 is a 
Platoon Leader/Executive Officer 
with the U.S. Army in Germany. In 

1989 LT Nellis graduated from Air 
Defense Officers Basic Course and 
from Airborne School. He received 
the Army Commendation Medal 
and is cunently serving a three-year 
tour of duty in Germany. He 
manied Edwanna Sutton, cunent 
UNCW student, in June. 

Korene Z. Phillips '88 is a banking 
officer at First Citizens Bank, 
Wilmington where she serves as a 
commercial loan officer at the Plaza 
East branch. 

Barbara Wilson Venters '88 is a 

counselor at Raleigh Women's 
Health. She and husband, Wayne 
Victor Venters III, live in Raleigh. 

Colleen Whilldin '88 teaches and 
coaches volleyball and softball at 
Elise Middle School in Robbins, 
NC. She resides in Southern Pines. 

Vikki Gehring '89 is warehouse 
manager/purchasing agent for 
Allstate Glass in Fayetteville where 
she resides with husband, Malcolm 
Bullard. She also serves as financial 
advisor for Region V with Alpha Xi 

Ruth Jones Kavanaugh '89 is a 

supervisor with Food Lion. She and 
husband, David T. Kavanaugh, live 
in Charlottesville, VA. 

Michael Morris '89 was recently 
promoted from sales representative 
to territory manager for Schlage 
Lock Company in Memphis, TN. 

Gary Nail '89 is health/physical 
education teacher, head varsity 
baseball coach, and assistant varsity 
football coach at North Stokes High 
School in Danbury, NC. He and 
wife, Nora "Eugenie" Roberts Nail 
'89, live in King, NC. Eugenia is a 
special education teacher at South- 
eastern Stokes Junior High School 
in Walnut Cove, NC. 

M. Jane Wiggs '89 is national 
executive manager for the Profes- 
sional Construction Estimators 
Association in Charlotte. 

James A. Wilson '89 graduated from 
the Charlotte Police Training 
Academy and N.C Basic Law 
Enforcement Training in September 
and is a police officer with the 
Charlotte Police Department. 

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Patricia L. Carroll '90 MBA, is a 
mathematics teacher at E.A. Laney 
High School in Wilmington. 

Michael Edwards '90 is a sales 
representative for Carolina Phone & 
Alanns Inc. of Wilmington. 

William Walker Golder III, 1990 
graduate with a Master of Science in 
marine biology, is wildlife manager/ 
biologist of Audubon's N.C. Coastal 
Islands Sanctuary System out of 
Wrightsville Beach. 

Russell Hill '90 is employed with 
Copy Systems as a representative for 
Canon copiers in the Wilmington 

Navy Ensign Shawn P. Murphy '90 
has completed the Officer Indoctri- 
nation School at the Naval Educa- 
tion and Training Center in New- 
port, RI. 

Vonda N. Nelson '90 has joined 
Sun Brokers of Wilmington as a 
customer service representative. 

Laurie Pandich '90 is a develop- 
ment assistant tor North Carolina 
State University in Raleigh. 


John "Keith" Webster '84 is 

engaged and will be married June 8, 




Penny Green Cobb '86 to Jeffrey 
Langdon Cobb living in Raleigh. 

Anthony William Nellis, Jr. '88 to 
Edwanna Sutton, current UNCW 
student. LT. Nellis is serving a 
three-year duty in Germany. 

Mary Churchill Tettelbach '88 to 

Navy Lt. Clayton Tettelbach living 
in Whidbey Island, WA. 

Barbara Wilson '88 to Wayne 
Victor Venters III, living in Raleigh. 

Vikki Gehring '89 to Malcolm 
Bullard living in Fayetteville. 

Ruth Jones Kavanaugh '89 to 

David T. Kavanaugh living in 
Charlottesville, VA. 

Gary Nail '89 to Nora "Eugenia" 
Roberts Nail '89 living in King, 



Glenn Raynor '77 and Kathy Britt 

Raynor '77 announce the birth of 
their second son, Brian Michael, 
November 29, 1989. 

Marvette Rowan Livingston '78 
and Buddy Livingston '80 an- 
nounce the birth of their son, 
Howard M. Livingston III (Tripp), 
June 28, 1990. 

Tommy Manning '80 and Anne 
Winslow Manning '80 announce 
the birth of their third child, Crystal 
Leigh, September 16, 1990. 

Karen Talbert '80 and husband 
Sterling Schermerhom announce 
the birth of their daughter, Margaret 
Grace, October 10, 1990. 

Wendy Smith '84 and husband 
Thomas Bugbee, announce the birth 
of their son, Thomas Newton 
Bugbee, Jr. September 1. 

David M. Fair '86 and wife Toni, 

announce the birth of their son, 
James Edward Fair, August 25, 1989. 

Debra Rogers Nielsen '86 an- 
nounces the birth of her soil, 
Kenneth Stuart, July 1989. 

Mitch Wells '87 and Stacey T. 

Wells '88 announce the birth of 
their daughter, Dylan Leigh, Octo- 
ber 18, 1990. 

In Memoriam 

Arthur Rowe Sawyer, Sr. '68 died 
of a heart attack January 3 1 , 1990. 

Sherry H. Little '77 died November 
15, 1990, as the result of an 
automobile accident near Raleigh. 
Little received her master's degree 
from ECU and taught physical 
education and coached the girls' 
volleyball team at Bethel Elemen- 
tary School. She was responsible for 
implementing a physical activities 
program titled "Every Child a 
Winner," which made her school a 
national demonstration site for the 


Rebecca Fancher '78, sixth-grade 
teacher at Roland-Grise Middle 
School in Wilmington, has been 
recognized for her teaching excel- 
lence in the field of language arts. 
She received the award from 
Governor Martin during the annual 
Governor's Business Awards in 
Education luncheon October 1 5 in 
Raleigh. Becky resides in Wilming- 
ton with husband Jack, and daugh- 
ter, Katie. 

Gary K. Shipman '77 received the 
1989-90 Addison Hewlett, Jr. 
Award for outstanding pro bono 
service during ceremonies held on 
the campus of UNCW last October. 
The New Hanover Pro Bono 
Program, co-sponsored by the New 
Hanover County Bar Association 
and Legal Services of the Lower 
Cape Fear, provides high quality 
civil legal representation to low- 
income and indigent residents of 
New Hanover County. Shipman, 
who received his law degree from 
Campbell University, was recog- 
nized for his many hours of pro bono 
assistance. He practices with the 
Wilmington law firm of Shipman, 
Lea and Allard. 

Abigail Stuckey Saxon '86, an 
English teacher at EA. Laney High 
School in Wilmington, is a recent 
winner of the Sallie Mae National 
Award. The award, sponsored by 
the Student Loan Marketing 
Association of Washington, D.C., 
honors 100 of the nation's most 
outstanding elementary and second- 
ary school teachers for outstanding 
leadership and performance as first- 
year teachers. In addition to receiv- 
ing $ 1 ,000 and a certificate of 
recognition, she will be featured in 
an upcoming issue of Newsweek as a 
teacher tribute recipient. 

Eric Tilley '87 is a regional manager 
for the industrial products division 
of Tape Inc. out of Charlotte. Tape, 
based in Green Bay, WI, manufac- 
tures pressure sensitive and water 
activated package sealing materials 
for the industrial market and mailing 
material for the consumer market. 
Tilley 's responsibilities include sales 
and service of industrial accounts in 
the mid-southeastem U.S. which 
includes Virginia, West Virginia, 
North Carolina, South Carolina, 
and Eastern Tennessee. 



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Edward Hill '88 has been hired as 
the director of parks and recreation 
for the town of Carolina Beach. In 
this position he will he responsible 
for developing youth and adult 
recreational activities and supervis- 
ing and maintaining playgrounds, 
athletic fields, public parks, and 
other recreational facilities. Hill 
earned his bachelor's degree in parks 
and recreation management and 
worked for the city of Havelock, 
NC. Past activities include working 
with the New Hanover County 
Senior Games, the Special Olym- 
pics, and the National Youth Sports 
Coaches Association. His goals are 
to upgrade facilities, beautify the 
town's lake, and to develop more 
activities and cultural programs for 
the area. 

Thomas Johnson Beckett '90 is one 
of five students selected from the 
entering class at ECU School of 
Medicine to receive scholarships 
and fellowships through the Brody 
Scholars Program. The program, 
established by the Brody family of 
Kinston and Greenville, provides 
scholarships to students who have 
demonstrated exemplary academic 
performance and leadership skills. 
Fellowships carry annual awards of 
$2000 over the next four years. 

Steven D. Krichmar '90 has been 
named partner in the audit practice 
in the Boston office of Coopers & 
Lybrand, an international account- 
ing and consulting firm. Krichmar, a 
CPA, joined the firm in 1981 and 
specializes in providing services to 
high technology and financial 

services clients, in particular invest- 
ment companies and their servicing 
agents. The Boston office of Coopers 
& Lybrand has more than 1,300 
employees and is the largest ac- 
counting and consulting firm in 
Boston and New England. 

Lawson Greenwood, a science 
teacher at Hoggard High School, 
was recognized as New Hanover 
County's Outstanding Secondary 
Teacher during First Union Na- 
tional Bank's Annual Outstanding 
Educator Awards this past Novem- 
ber. In addition, she was named 
Teacher of the Year by the New- 
Hanover County Board of Educa- 
tion. Greenwood began teaching 
several years ago as a second career. 
Previously, she had worked on 
chemical technology, cancer 
research and muscular research 
before earning her teaching certifi- 
cate at UNCW. Winning the award 
for Outstanding Secondary Teacher 
was Anne Bowen, wife of Frank 
Bowen, former director of UNCW 
Alumni Affairs. Bowen, who 
teaches at Williams School in 
Wilmington, was runner-up for 
Teacher of the Year. Both educators 
received a hand blown crystal apple 
and $1000 to be used tor individual 
professional development and 
special educational projects in the 
school system. The county school 
board presented Greenwood with 
$500 and Bowen with $250. 


As of December 1, 1990, 

UNCW had recycled 38,730 

pounds of paper since the 

inception of its recycling 

program in July 1989. 


The pageantry of academic 
ceremony will cap three days of 
events when UNCW's Chancellor 
James R. Leutze is officially installed 
April 5. All alumni and friends of 
the institution are urged to mark 
your calendars now and make plans 
to attend morning tea from 8:30-10 
a.m., Friday, April 5 on the lawn of 
the quadrangle in front of Hinton 
James Hall, followed by the installa- 
tion convocation at 10:30 in Trask 

Preceding the installation 
ceremonies will be a two-day 
symposium on the topic, "Public 
Education: America's Real National 
Debt," funded by a $25,000 grant 
from the Z. Smith Reynolds Founda- 
tion. While details were not final at 
press time, national figures in the 
school reform debate are expected to 
participate in the seminar. 

A highlight of the installation 
will be the unveiling of a ceremonial 
mace. This crafted symbol of the 
institution and the region it serves 
will subsequently be used in 
UNCW's academic ceremonies. 

Events finalized to date include: 

April 3-4 

Education Symposium 

April 4 

Ball to honor the installation of 
Chancellor Leutze, sponsored by 
the Friends of the University, newly 
completed Union Center, 6:30 p.m. 
$50 per person ($25 of which is a 
tax -deductible contribution to 

April 4 

Campus Dance tor students, gazebo 
and recreation field 

April 5 

Morning tea 8:30-10 a.m. 
Installation Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. 
Trask Coliseum. 






23 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


1-11 Spring Break 

2-4 Men's CAA Basketball Tournament 

4-25 How to Create Bonsai, Office of Special 
Programs (OSP) 

7-9 Women's CAA Basketball Tournament 

7 - 4/18 Astronomy: Introduction to the Night 
Sky, OSP 

8-9 Swim Team Tournament 

9 Seahawk Track and Field Invitational 

Pre-Retirement Planning, OSP 

14 Seahawk Baseball - UNC CHARLOTTE, 
3 p.m. 

15 Organ Recital, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 
23 Wilmington Track and Field Invitational 
29 Easter Vacation 


3 Campus Hosts National 2-Day Symposium 
"Public Education: America's Real National 

4 Ball to honor the Installation of 
James R. Leutze as Chancellor 

5 Installation of Chancellor James R. Leutze 

Breakfast 8-10 a.m. on the lawn 
in front of Hoggard Hall 
Installation ceremony, 
Trask Coliseum, 10:30 a.m. 


Jazzfest, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

16-30 Financial Planning: Tools and Techniques 
for Your Lifetime Security, OSP 

19-20 Women's CAA Tennis Tournament, 
Richmond, VA 


Last Day of Classes 

27 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

27-28 Seahawk Baseball - ECU, 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. 


1 1 Commencement 

14-17 CAA Baseball Tournament, Greenville, NC 

20 First Session of Summer School Begins 

29-6/1 NCAA Track and Field Tournament, 
Eugene, OR 


1 6-29 Office of Special Programs/UNCW Alumni 
trip to Greece 

24-28 Summer Institute for CPAs, OSP 

25 Second Session of Summer School Begins 

The University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington 

Division of University Advancement 
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297 




Wilmington, NC 
Permit No. 444 




The UNCW mace was introduced at the installation ceremony for Chan- 
cellor James R. Leutze on April 5, 1991. It will be carried by the faculty marshal 
at all formal academic ceremonies including commencements and convocations. 

Designed by Jeff Morvil, a Wilmington artist, and created by Marvin Jensen, 
a Penland, North Carolina sculptor, the UNCW mace incorporates elements 
and materials important to the history of the school and region. The boss, or 
symbolic head, represents the essence of education, the flame of learning. It was 
designed to embody humankind's timeless pursuit of knowledge and quest for 

Below the boss are four official seals important to the school's formation and 
history. They represent: the County of New Hanover, Wilmington College, the 
University of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina at Wilm- 
ington. Four bands are found on the shaft and symbolize the four schools of 
academic concentration within UNCW: the College of Arts and Sciences, the 
School of Education, the School of Nursing, and the Cameron School of 
Business Administration. 

The tenninus, or end piece, consists of a long leaf pine cone to symbolize the 
long leaf pine tree which was, and still is, a vital part of southeastern North 
Carolina's heritage. The long leaf pine is also the state tree. 

The boss and tenninus are cast bronze that have been gold plated. The shaft 
is made of live oak, a tree indigenous to the area, often associated with strength 
and endurance. Years ago, the wood from this tree was preferred tor ship build- 
ing, not only in this area but up and down the east coast. The four bands on the 
shaft, consisting of gold-plated bronze, were designed to reflect the dentation in 
the Georgian architecture used throughout the UNCW campus. The inlay in 
each of the bands is made up of mother of pearl and symbolizes the university's 
ties with the ocean. 

Contrary to popular belief, the mace dates back to ancient times. First used 
as a weapon, archaeological evidence indicates that it was also used ceremonially 
in the Chalcolithic Era, 4000-3100 B.C.E. Findings reveal that Mesopotamian, 
Egyptian, and Mayan civilizations used the mace as a weapon and regarded it as a 
sign of power. 

During medieval times the mace was used as a battle weapon by bishops. 
Usually made of iron or steel, the medieval mace was designed to pierce armor. 
This accommodated the canonical nile that forbade priests to shed blood by 
using sabres or swords. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the mace protected 
royal personages and later came to be identified with royalty. Today's ceremonial 
mace symbolizes the flame of learning, humankind's pursuit of knowledge, and 
quest for truth and wisdom. 





Chancellor rekindles university pride and excellence 



UNCW basks in the glow or installation 


New concepts for the new age 



Deciphering the cost of college textbooks 


Worming the way towards natural reets 



Exploring New Frontiers in Television 


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Volume 1 Number 3 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement. 

Editor I Allison Relos Contributing Editors / Mimi Cunningham, Renee Brantley, Patsy Larrick 

Editorial Advisory Board / Jane Smith Patterson, M.Tyrone Rowell, Howard Lipman, Carol King 

Design / Modular Graphics Printing / Drummond Press 

Cover photo by Curtis Studios, Wilmington, N.C. 


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University Advancement 
Jane Smith Patterson has been 
appointed by Chancellor Leutze to 
serve as interim vice chancellor for 
the Division of University Advance- 
ment. Patterson assumed her duties 
Febmary 1 1 and is expected to serve 
approximately six months. She is a 
partner in SUNAO Associates of 
Raleigh, a company of consultants 
that specialize in acquisitions, 
competitiveness, and quality 
improvements of organizations. Prior 
to her association with SUNAO, 
she was vice president of ITT 
Corporation's telecommunications 
division and served the state of N.C. 
as Secretary of the Department of 
Administration from 1979-85 under 
the Hunt administration. She is 
serving in the place of Dr. F. Dou- 
glas Moore, who resigned as Vice 
Chancellor for University Advance- 
ment effective February 22. Chan- 
cellor Leutze hopes to have Moore's 
successor in office by July 1 , 1 99 1 . 

Nursing School Dean 
Dr. Marlene M. Rosenkoetter, 
dean of the UNCW School of 
Nursing, has been elected to the 
board of directors of the Wilmington 
YWCA. She has also been ap- 
pointed chair of the Community 
Relations Committee of the New 
Hanover County Board of Health 
and a member of the Health Promo- 
tions Committee for 1990-92. 

W.C. 's First Professor 
The first professor at Wilming- 
ton College, Adrian D. Hurst, died 
January 22 of heart failure. Hurst 
began his tenure as a math professor 
at Wilmington College in 1947 
where he taught until his retirement 
in 1968. In 1982, he established the 
Adrian D. Hurst Award to be given 
annually to the math major with the 

highest overall grade point average. 
UNCW's Alumni Association 
recognized him posthumously as 
Distinguished Citizen for Service to 
the University 1990 at the annual 
awards banquet during the home- 
coming activities on Febmary 1. 
Also recognized at the banquet were 
John W. Baldwin, Jr. as Distin- 
guished Alumnus 1990 and Estell C. 
Lee as Distinguished Citizen for 
Service to the Community 1990. 

New Trustee 

Connie S. Yow of Wilmington 
was named to the Board of Trustees 
at UNCW to fill the unexpired tenn 
of the late Peter Fensel. Her term 
ends June 30, 1991. She was 
appointed by the UNC Board of 
Governors January 10, 1990, in 
Chapel Hill. 

Scholarship Endowment 

Wilmington Shipping Com- 
pany has established an endowed 
scholarship at UNCW in memory of 
Earnest W. Newman, a fomier vice 
president of the company. Annual 
earnings from the $10,000 endow - 
ment will provide tuition and fees 
for fall and spring semesters. It will 
be awarded annually to a junior or 
senior business student with a 
proven academic ability and a career 
interest in international business. 
Newman, a 1961 graduate of 
Wilmington College, served on the 
Board of Directors for Wilmington 
Shipping from October 1980 until 
his death in 1990. The scholarship, 
being given in Newman's memory, 
will be used to promote interna- 
tional study at UNCW because of 
his interest in overseas business. 


Greek Row 
The UNCW Greek system held 
a ground-breaking ceremony on 
January 26, 1991, for Olympus Park, 

the university's Greek Row. Olym- 
pus Park is being built near the 
corner of Racine Drive and Market 
Place Way. The complex will 
include three fraternity houses, each 
designed for 1 7 men, and five 
fraternity suites and eight sorority 
suites, housing 24 people each. The 
9.7 acre development should be 
completed by August 1, 1991. 
Study Abroad 
An academic program, 'Au- 
tumn Study in Paris" is being offered 
to full-time sophomore, junior or 
senior students in Fall '91. The 
program, sponsored by the UNCW 
Department of Foreign Languages 
and Literature, provides 1 5 credit 
hours including classes in art and 
literature at the University of Paris. 
The cost is $4,900 and includes 
everything but airfare and some 
meals. Students will stay with 
families in Paris. Dr. James McNab, 
chair of the Foreign Languages and 
Literature Department, will lead the 
orientation of the program. When 
students reach Paris, Dr. Edward 
Costello, director of the Paris 
Semester program will be the 
program leader. 

Music Degree 
The Fine Arts Department at 
UNCW will offer a bachelor of arts 
in music education beginning Fall 
1991. Cunently students of music 
earn the Bachelor of Arts Degree in 
music with a concentration in 
general music or pertonnance. Dr. 
Joe Hickman, associate professor of 
music at UNCW, said that the 
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education 
will allow students to go directly 
from undergraduate study into 
professional music teaching with an 
excellent chance of placement 
without first earning a graduate 



"Fireball Leutze." That's what 
everyone who knows him calls him. 

After his first six months in 
office, Chancellor James R. Leutze 
has made himself a welcome part of 
the UNCW family. As a matter of 
fact, you can feel the positive, 
upbeat mood around campus. He 
came to the University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington a deter- 
mined man with a vision of an 
outstanding university and a set of 
goals to achieve this. 

These goals were compiled in a 
joint effort with the university 
community. Priority was given to 
maintaining the momentum of the 
university and to promoting the 
university as a vibrant, growing 

Improving, reinforcing, and 
creating an academic atmosphere 
are also aims of the university. 
Promoting ties with the state's 
educational system and raising the 
visibility of the university are 
important in connecting the 
university with the community. 
Leutze is also planning for the future 
by setting priorities that will allow 
the university to raise funds to 
support endeavors that will establish 
it as a regional educational force. 

The students, faculty, staff, 
alumni, and the community are 
among the many constituents with 
whom Leutze has already estab- 
lished a close, working relationship. 
He has spent much time touring the 

Leutze Sparks the 
UNCW Community 

campus, meeting people, listening, 
and getting a sense of the place. 

He has now been in every 
building on campus, including the 
residence halls where he spent the 
night in Graham Hall after attend- 
ing a Seahawk basketball game. He 
spent an entire day with Ken Lemon, 
former UNCW Student Govern- 
ment Association president, going to 
classes and meetings with him. 

Every Monday afternoon Leutze 
reserves the time between 3 and 5 
p.m. to meet students. These sessions 
have been a tremendous success with 
students who line up outside of his 
office to take turns sharing thoughts, 
ideas, and suggestions with him. 
Students like the idea of knowing 
that he cares enough to take time 
out of his schedule to listen to them. 
One student said, "He's on our side." 

In retrospect, everyone around 
UNCW agrees that Leutze has 
worked extremely hard to make the 
university more visible both nation- 
ally and internationally. He keeps a 
high profile. Since he anived at 
UNCW, he has strived to connect 
our university to the region. A major 
long term goal for Leutze is to make 
UNCW a southeastern regional 
facility. This facility will allow all 
communities in southeastern North 
Carolina to take advantage of 
UNCW's quality academic leader- 
ship. He is making this goal clear 
through numerous speaking engage- 
ments, radio programs, and televi- 

sion appearances. He even creates, 
produces, and hosts his own show, 
Globe Watch, an international affairs 
series that airs on public television. 

Leutze has been working to 
improve the status and reputation of 
our university. He has asked the 
LJNCW Advancement Committee, 
UNCW Faculty Senate, and UNCW 
Board of Tnistees to prepare a "needs 
list" that will include wants and needs 
of the university for fund-raising 
purposes. This list is important in 
improving the status of the university. 

Leutze said, "Once you attend 
school here you have a strong vested 
interest in what happens to the 
university. Status is important to the 
alumni. When the university im- 
proves, their degree takes on greater 
meaning." Leutze is doing everything 
in his power to make UNCW a place 
to be proud of, not just a place from 
which to graduate. Leutze is every- 
where, spreading the word about the 
university, "the best kept secret in 
North Carolina," and laying the 
groundwork for the future. When 
asked if Leutze spreads himself too 
thin, senior Mike Dmmmond said, "I 
think for a normal person he spreads 
himself too thin, but Dr. Leutze is an 
exceptional man. He's doing a great 

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Chancellor Leutze being sworn in by 
North Carolina Chief Justice James G . 
Exum, Jr.; UNC President CD. 
Spangler, Jr. looks on. 

Installation: The Ceremony 

James R. Leutze - military 
historian, host of the international 
affairs television program Globe 
Watch, and higher education 
administrator - was officially in- 
stalled as chancellor of the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Wilming- 
ton in ceremonies Friday, April 5. 

Presiding over the academic 
convocation was University of 
North Carolina President CD. 
Spangler, Jr. Administering the oath 
of office was Chief Justice of the 
North Carolina Supreme Court 
James G. Exum, Jr. 

Before an audience of approxi- 
mately 1 50 delegates of student 
organizations, universities and 
learned societies; some 300 UNCW 
faculty members; and 2,000 others, 
Leutze outlined five areas he plans to 
emphasize at UNCW during the 
coming decade: undergraduate 
teaching, marine science, interna- 
tional affairs, public outreach, and 
environmental concerns. 

First among these is energetic 
devotion to undergraduate teaching. 
He stated that in terms of historic, 

present and future direction, it is 
clear that UNCW is primarily an 
undergraduate teaching university. 
Leutze called upon all faculty to 
"give the undergraduate student a 
high priority." 

"This does not mean that we 
don't require that our faculty remain 
professionally active. It means that 
we must honor and recognize tine 
teaching just as we do those who 
excel in other areas of professional 
accomplishment," he said. 

Leutze cited the coastal location 
of UNCW as the reason for the 
university's "obligation to address 
creatively the marine sciences field . 
. . . water, whether the salt of the 
Atlantic or the fresh of the Cape 
Fear, is of vital importance to the 
people of North Carolina." 

He said that marine science will 
be the jewel in UNCW's crown, "tor 
it is here that we make our most 
significant contribution to the state 
and the nation." 

In a recuning theme of Leutze's, 
he pointed out that greater interna- 
tionalization of students is critical it 

the university is to continue its role 
as a molder of citizens and leaders. 
In the area of public outreach, 
Leutze emphasized the role ot the 
university as a cooperative partner in 
solving society's problems, such as 

Leutze cited the coastal 

location of UNCW as the 

reason for the university's 

"obligation to address 

creatively the marine 

sciences field ." 

poverty, providing inspired leader- 
ship tor towns and counties, and 
work force preparedness. He called 
for creative cooperation with 
enlightened business leaders and a 
partnership with industry "it our 
graduates are to keep American 
industry ahead in the competitive 
world that is now growing ever 

Noting that UNCW's campus is 



UNCW bash in the $ow of imtaMon 

an excellent laboratory tor studying 
the environment, Leutze rounded 
out his areas of concern by pledging 
to "use our professional expertise to 
assist in addressing botanical and 
biological stresses brought about by 
rapid growth in the area." He noted 
that the Cameron School of Busi- 
ness Administration can help chart 
"the future of tourism and the proper 
mix of profit and environmental 
respect." He called upon UNCW to 
"imitate Dr. Suess's memorable 
character, the Lorax, that speaks not 
just for the trees, but for the air and 
the land and the sea on which our 
prosperity has been built." 

Installation ceremonies culmi- 
nated a four-day series of cultural, 
educational, social, and ceremonial 
events that began April 2. Leutze, 
who became chancellor of the 
university in July, 1990, is the fifth 
chief administrator of UNCW and 
its second chancellor. 

These ceremonies marked the 
first such activities in more than 2 1 
years when Dr. William H. Wagoner 
was inaugurated as president of 
Wilmington College on May 1, 

- Mimi Cunningham 

Chancellor and Mrs. Leutze join 
students in their celebration of the 
installation at the residence life gazebo. 
This event preceded the Friends' black-tie 
hall at the university center. 

The UNCW Gospel Choir performs at the morning tea the day of installation 


spring sun shone brightly 
on a campus that had been groomed 
to perfection. Large green and gold 
banners bearing a bold "UNCW" 
hung from street lamps. A new 
infonnation directory was built at 
the Randall Drive entrance to 
campus and an oak tree sapling was 
planted outside of the new Univer- 
sity Center. Classes were cancelled 
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. What was all 
of the excitement about? James R. 
Leutze was installed as UNCW's 

Friday, April 5, marked the 
official installation ceremony of Dr. 
Leutze. The week preceding the 
actual installation was filled with 
special events including symposia 
sponsored by the School of Nursing 
and the School of Education, a Free 
Expression Celebration between 
Kenan and King halls given by the 
Fine Arts and Communication 
Studies departments, a reception at 
the U.S.S. North Carolina hosted 
by the UNCW Board of Trustees, 
and a black-tie ball given by the 
Friends of the University in the 
University Center ballroom. 

The day of the ceremony began 


a morning tea under 


ge tents 

set up on the front lawn of campus. 
Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and 
the community were invited. Music 
was provided by the UNCW Gospel 
Choir and the UNCW Jazz En- 
semble. Campus tours were given by 
the UNCW Ambassadors. 

The installation ceremony 
began at 10:30 a.m. in Trask 
Coliseum. The procession began 
with the UNC Board of Governors 
and the Leutze family who were 
followed by faculty, student and 
guest delegates. A bagpiper and the 
faculty marshal then led in the 
platform party. 

A luncheon for platform 
members, invited guests, and the 
installation committee followed the 

An event like this does not 
happen everyday. UNCW pulled 
out all of the stops to see that the 
installation of Dr. Leutze was a 
memorable one. The ceremony 
celebrated not only Chancellor 
Leutze 's arrival but the arrival of the 

Kim Brady 
Student /ntem 


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Education and Nursing 

9 jft I BB3HWS1CI New concepts /< rr the new age 

Public Education 

During the week of installation, 
a symposium entitled "Public 
Education: America's Real National 
Debt" was held on the UNCW 
campus. It focused on the future of 
education and the role of the 
university in public education 
excellence. Several nationally 
known speakers were featured. 

Dr. Barbara R. Hatton, deputy 
director of the Ford Foundation's 
Education and Culture Program in 
New York City, lectured on "Public 
Education Reform: Tine Unfinished 
Agenda." A tornner professor and 
dean of the School of Education at 
Tuskegee University and Atlanta 
University, she is also a member of 
the National Board for Professional 
Teaching Standards in New York 

Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, founder 
and president of Forecasting 
International, Ltd., gave his keynote 
address on "Educational Renais- 
sance: Improving Schools for the 
21st Century." As a pioneer in 
corporate, industry, demographic, 
and lifestyle forecasting, he is 
considered one of the foremost 
futurists in the nation. He was 
recently selected by People magazine 
as "one of the 25 most interesting 
people in America." 

"Reducing the Debt: Imple- 
menting Creativity in Our Schools" 
was the lecture topic by Dr. Teresa 
M. Amabile, professor of psychology 
at Brandeis University. She special- 
izes in the study of social environ- 
ments and the effects they have on 
the verbal, artistic, and problem- 
solving creativity of children and 

Former Mississippi Governor 

William F. Winter, spoke on 
"Education: Where Do We Go 
From Here?". As governor from 
1980 to 1984, Winter made im- 
provement of education in Missis- 
sippi his top priority. In 1982 as a 
consequence of his efforts, the state 
passed a nationally acclaimed 
Education Reform Act with 
emphasis given to early childhood 
programs, evaluation of student 
performance, and accreditation of 
schools. Winter is currently chair of 
the Kettering Foundation. 

The education symposium was 
funded by a $25,000 grant from the 
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, as 
well as monies from the UNCW 
Distinguished Scholars Fund, the 
UNCW School of Education, and 
the Consortium for Advancement of 
Public Education. 

Wendy Wheeler 

Student Intern 

Symposium Features 

Innovative Concept in 


"Differentiated Practice: A 
Model for the Future?" was the topic 
of a one-day symposium held 
Wednesday, April 3, in conjunction 
with activities for Chancellor 
Leutze's installation. It was spon- 
sored by the UNCW School of 
Nursing and the North Carolina 
Nurses Association in cooperation 
with the Wilmington Area Health 
Education Center. 

JoEllen Koerner, vice president 
for patient services at Sioux Valley 

Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., 
delivered the keynote address. She- 
has been active in implementing 
differentiated nursing in Sioux 
Valley Hospital and across South 
Dakota and is a frequent consultant 
of large scale organizational change. 
Historically, most nurses with 
different levels of education have 
been classified the same and have 
been used interchangeably. How- 
ever, the changing needs of health 
care demand more. Differentiated 
practice is a model proposed to 
distinguish nurses' job responsibili- 
ties based on education and experi- 
ence. Its objective is to increase job 
satisfaction among nurses, to deliver 

higher quality patient care, and to 
improve the time and money 
management of health care organi- 

Marlene M. Rosenkoetter, dean 
of the School of Nursing, said, 
"This is an important, innovative 
concept for all levels of nurses, 
hospital administrators, and physi- 
cians. It is an opportunity to demon- 
strate in the work place what we 
have known for years, namely, that 
what nurses do should be based on 
education, experience, and compe- 

Amber Braswell 
Student Intern 



University Center Grand Opening 

UNCW is pleased to announce 
the newest addition to campus. The 
grand opening of the University 
Center was March 13, followed by a 
three-day celebration. The official 
ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 
noon on the 13th. The exterior of 
the 42,000 square foot building was 
wrapped in yellow ribbon. Dark 
clouds moved in and a storm broke 
out right at noon but the bad 
weather did not dampen spirits. 
Hundreds of people turned out and 
scissors were distributed to help do 
the honors, only indoors. 

The Fort Bragg Parachute Club 
was scheduled to parachute from 
helicopters onto Brooks Field but 
they had to cancel due to the 
weather. However, local radio 
station SURF 107 did a live broad- 
cast from the University Center and 
free pizza and prizes were given 
away. There was a reception for 
Gladys Fanis, a local watercolorist, 
whose work was on exhibit in the 
center's lobby. Indoor miniature golf 
was set up in the 6,000 square foot 
ballroom and comedian Henry Cho 
was featured in the Center Stage 
Cafe, a coffee house and snack bar. 

Thursday March 14, the 
celebration continued with a 
campus-wide scavenger hunt and an 
outdoor recreation fair sponsored by 
the Discover Outdoor Leadership 
Center. In addition, UNCW 
students displayed informational 
posters describing their academic 
research projects. A College Bowl 
question and answer game chal- 
lenged other students. The band, 
Chairmen of the Board, entertained 
a packed house with beach music 
while later that night a traveling 
murder mystery troupe presented 
the "Mysteries on Campus" Dessert 

The last day of events, Friday 

March 15, was equally as action 
packed. There were climbing 
challenges on a low ropes course 
that elicited group trust, communi- 
cation, and decision-making. A 
pertonnance was given by the Cleff 
Hangers, an acapella music group, 
and UNCW alumni staged a talent 
show. The grand opening celebra- 
tion concluded with a dance in the 
ballroom. Music was provided by the 
band Risse. 

Prizes were given away all three 

days in post office boxes and 
vending machines. The new game 
room held tournaments and clinics 
in billiards, ping pong, foosball, and 
video-games were free. 

There was excitement in the air, 
not only because of all the fun 
things going on, but also because of 
the beautiful new center that will 
provide our growing university with 
some much needed space. 

Kim Brady 

Strident Intent 

Mace Makers 

Mace designer Jeff Morvil with art 
director Allison Relos. 


he university's ceremonial 
mace was unveiled at the installa- 
tion of Chancellor James R. Leutze 
April 5. Designed by Jeff Morvil and 
crafted by Marvin Jensen, the mace 
was months in the making. 

Morvil, a Wilmington graphic 
designer and illustrator, made 
several different sketches of the 
proposed mace before coming up 
with the final version. "I was 
anxious to work with UNCW on 
this project because I've always had 
an interest in three-dimensional 
sculpture and woodworking," 
Morvil said. A winner of numerous 
design awards, Morvil designed the 
Wilmington 250th anniversary logo, 

the 1989 Azalea Festival poster, and 
is developing a logo for the Cape 
Fear Museum, formerly the New- 
Hanover County Museum. 

Jensen, a metalsmith and 
sculptor working in Penland, North 
Carolina, is studio and program 
coordinator for the Metals, Iron, and 
Sculpture departments at the 
Penland School of Crafts. He 
participates in many regional and 
national competitions and shows his 
work at numerous invitational 
exhibitions. He also gives lectures, 
demonstrations, and workshops on 
sculpture techniques and has been 
published in various art journals. 
Jensen's work is in the pennanent 
collections of The White House and 
the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Marvin Jensen, sculptor of UNCW 
mace . 




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TOTAL $225.70 1 

by Allison Rdos 

That's funny. I had $250 when I walked in 
here. How could I have spent that much? I 
only bought five books - there must be a 
mistake. "Excuse me. I think you overcharged 
me. This receipt can't be right - 1 only bought 
five books. What? You've got to be kidding! 
There must be a mistake. Let me see the 

There's no mistake. College textbooks cost 
a small fortune these days. Who's to blame? A lot of people believe the 
college bookstore is the culprit. But a closer look will tell you it just isn't so. 
Many factors beyond the bookstore's control contribute to the price of 

While retail bookstores choose the inventory they carry, the faculty 
determine the book inventory canied by the UNCW campus bookstore. 

"Which books we stock is out of our 
control," said Margaret Robison, 
UNCW director of auxiliary 
services. "We buy what the profes- 
sors tell us to buy," said Charlie 
King, UNCW assistant vice chan- 
cellor tor business affairs. The 
Division of Business Affairs includes 
the Department of Auxiliary 
Services that manages the operation 
of the bookstore. 

Prices range from $50 for a 
hardback book to $7.95 for a 
paperback book, said Arnold Siko, 
bookstore manager. The average 
cost of books per student is $230 
each semester. 

Used books are ordered when- 
ever possible. "We belong to 
PUBNET, an electronic ordering 
system that connects us with all used 
book wholesalers in the U.S.," said 
King. "We place orders first for used 
books and once that supply is 
deleted, we order new books from 
the publisher." 

King said that the UNCW 
textbook inventory averages 24 to 
27 percent in used books versus the 
average 10 to 18 percent found in 
most bookstores. "We're able to 
stock more used books because we 
buy back books from students," said 
King. However, the bookstore can 
only purchase students' books that 
professors agree to use again the 
following semester. If the professor 
requests another book, the market 
for the cunent book disappears. 

The cost of textbooks could be 
reduced significantly is there was a 
three-year policy on using them, 
added King. 

Book Policy 

There is no university policy on 
reusing textbooks, according to 
Dave Miller, UNCW assistant vice 
chancellor tor academic affairs. "We 
do not have a policy that says a 
faculty member has to teach from a 
book for more than one semester, 
although academic departments may 
encourage it. Most faculty teach 



two semesters from the same hook," 
said Miller. Asked about whether 
there were plans for such a policy, 
Miller said, "No one has ever pushed 
for a book reuse policy." 

Bob Appleton, chair of the 
Accountancy and Business Law 
Department, is a member of the 

"It's hard to understand the 

reason for changing books 

after one semester. You 

pay $40 for a new book 

but can only resell it for 

$10 or $15." 

Kathy Riley, student 

UNCW bookstore advisory commit- 
tee. From a faculty point of view, 
Appleton said, "Faculty need to 
select cunent books that are the best 
books for the course. They seldom 
pay attention to price." 

Melton McLaurin, chair and 
professor in UNCW's History 
Department, supports the idea of a 
book adoption policy with certain 
provisions." I feel that a three-year 
book policy is acceptable for basic 
studies or survey courses. When 
teaching upper level courses taught 
every two years, faculty should be 
given the flexibility to experiment 
with new texts," he said. There may 
be new books in print that weren't 
available prior to the three-year class 
cycle, he added. 

James Megivern, chair of the 
Philosophy and Religion Depart- 
ment, believes faculty should have 
the freedom to decide which book 
would be best to use in their course. 
"From my own experiences, often 
times after choosing a book it turns 
out quite differently when you begin 
to use it. I'd hate to be saddled with 
a book I didn't like for six semesters. 
A mandatory book-adoption policy 
becomes a quality issue. The book is 

a principle medium between the 
instructor and the student. If the 
instructor doesn't like the book, that 
comes through." 

Kathy Riley, a UNCW senior 
majoring in biology, supports a 
policy requiring the use of a book for 
two concurrent semesters. Com- 
menting on the 
cunent situation, 
she said, "It's hard g 
to understand the 
reason for changing 
books after one 
semester. You pay 
$40 for a new book 
but can only resell 
it for $10 or $15. 
Sometimes you 
don't get any 
money back. If 
there's new material 
coming out, professors should just 
add this to their lectures rather than 
require a new book." 

"Book rental makes more sense 
than buying books. Most people are 
going to turn around and sell their 
books anyway," added Barry Gra- 
ham, senior communications major. 

Several North Carolina univer- 
sities, including Appalachian State 
University, Western Carolina 
University, and Fayetteville State 
University, have adopted book 
rental systems. The program at 
ASU began in the 1 940s to accom- 
modate the fixed budgets of WW II 
soldiers who were returning home to 
attend school, said Roby Triplett, 
manager of the ASU bookstore. 
Today, ASU students pay $48 per 
semester to rent hardback books 
required for their course work. They 
obtain the books by presenting a fee 
card and their course schedule at the 
bookstore. Bookstore staff select the 
particular books, code the books 
with the last four digits of the 
student's social security number, and 
sign out the books on the student's 
fee card. At the end of the semester 

the books are turned back in or 
purchased by students at a 20 
percent discount. "The average 
student rents four books a semester," 
Triplett said. 

The operation of a book rental 
system requires a policy on book use. 
At Appalachian, each department 

"I'd hate to be saddled 

with a book I didn't like for 

six semesters." 

James Megivern, chair, 
Philosophy and Religion 

uses a book for three years. "This 
isn't unreasonable. Books usually 
change every three years anyhow," 
Triplett said. "Hardback textbooks 
can be supplemented with newer 
paperback books - our paperback 
textbook department does over $ 1 
million in sales each year." 
Production Costs 
The College Sune Journal reports 
that the retail price of a typical 
textbook is detennined by a number 
of factors. Statistics compiled by the 
American Association of Publishers 
give the following price breakdown 
for textbooks: Royalties paid to 
authors account for 11.6 percent of 
the cost of a textbook. Another 
1 1 .3 percent can be attributed to the 
publisher's marketing expenses 
which include salaries and promo- 

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tional materials. The editing, design 
and printing production of the hook 
add 39.1 percent to the cost. The 
publisher's net income adds an 
additional nine percent. Part of this 
is used for reinvestment, expansion 
of service, and profit. The typical 
college bookstore markup adds 

Textbook Cost Breakdown 

are increasingly popular with 
instructors. However, these sophisti- 
cated teaching tools add to the 
overall cost of books. 

Tear-out pages, computer 
diskettes, and audio cassette tapes 
are part of many textbook packages. 
These items, though convenient, 
make it impossible to 
resell a book. "Once a 

net income 

Local, state 

and federal 





Editing, design 

and print 


Source' American Association of Publishers 

another 20 percent while local, 
state, and federal taxes on a book 
come to nine percent. 

Rich Mastrovich, customer 
service representative with John 
Wiley 6k Sons Publishers in New 
York, explains why book prices have 
increased. "Books have changed 
stylistically over the past 20 years, 
and these changes have contributed 
to their increased costs. Books have 
been made more visually appealing," 
he said. "Color photographs, better 
use of artwork, and larger page 
fomiats are being used so students 
can see and understand increasingly 
complex information. There's also a 
growing demand for more study 
guides. Students and faculty want 
more problems and solutions that 
they can apply in their learning." 
Mastrovich added that computerized 
testing materials, newsletters, 
overhead transparencies, and videos 
now accompany most textbooks and 

page has been removed, 
the textbook is consid- 
ered incomplete and 
does not qualify for 
resale. As tor tapes and 
diskettes, it would be 
impossible for us to 
check the condition of 
each one of these to see 
if they qualify for 
resale," said Robison. 
The trend to include 
non-reusable elements 
in textbook packages 
contributes to a weak 
used book market, 
added King. 

Late orders or 
overstocking of books in the book- 
store also contributes to their higher 
cost. "If we receive last minute book 
orders, we have no time to search 
wholesalers' inventories for used 
books," Siko said. "If we have to 
Federal Express them in here, that 
costs a lot of money too, especially 
since books weigh so much." 

Ordering too many books often 
results in a surplus ot inventory. 
These books take up floor space that 
could be used to sell soft goods that 
absorb much of the overhead costs. 
"The textbooks are necessary - that's 
why we're here," said Siko. But the 
bulk of the book business is con- 
ducted for only six to eight weeks of 
the year. For the remainder of the 
year, the bookstore relies primarily 
on sales of soft goods like clothes, 
cards, and gifts. 

When possible, new surplus 
books are returned to the publisher. 
However, the bookstore doesn't get 

all of its money back. Sometimes it 
receives a partial refund. Often it 
receives a credit towards another 
purchase. Credit can be a problem 
because some publishers are so 
obscure that the likelihood of doing 
repeat business with them is remote. 
"We have credits going back three 
years that we've never been able to 
satisfy," said Robison. "That's money 
we'll never recapture." 

Operating Costs 

In order to cover its operating 
expenses, the UNCW bookstore 
marks up the price of books by 28.5 
percent. By the time salaries, 
utilities, freight and an annual 
$75,000 loan repayment on the 
bookstore building are met, a seven 
percent profit is realized by the 
bookstore. "We are a self-supporting 
auxiliary service. We built this 
facility in 1985 at an original cost of 
$1.3 million," said Siko. The loan 
will be satisfied by the year 2000. 
According to state law, the UNCW 
bookstore must return any profits it 
makes to the inventory and expan- 
sion of the store and to the scholar- 
ships it supports. An expansion is 
anticipated in the next 24 months. 

Cunently, forty-four $125 
textbook scholarships totaling 
$5,500 are distributed annually to 
each academic department on 
campus. They are awarded to a 
student of the department's choice. 
In addition, the bookstore annually 
funds four in-state tuition and tees 
scholarships through the UNCW 
Student Government Association. 
The bookstore also contributes 
$30,000 annually to minority 
scholarships. Meanwhile, back at 
the bookstore .... "Well, it's still a 
lot of money to spend on books but I 
can see why now. I guess I just didn't 
realize what was involved. Now I 
know. See y'all later." I never really 
thought about it - why books cost so 
much. Wait 'til I tell my friends 
about this! 




Castles in the Sand 

Worming the way towards natural reefs 

Day by day, inch by inch, 
giant sandcastles are being built 
just below the ocean's surface. 
These submerged sanctuaries are 
the work of worms and serve as 
colonies for their larvae's meta- 

Made of sand and a secretion 
of proteinaceous cement, the reef 
settlements of adult sandcastle 
worms consist of interconnected 
tubes. The worms' larvae attach 
themselves to these tubes and 
metamorphose into adults. By 
identifying the cues or stimuli that 
determine where larvae settle, 
scientists may someday be able to 
plan and control the building of 
natural reefs. 

Joe Pawlik, assistant professor of 
biology at UNCW, has studied the 
sandcastle worm for eight years. He 
was recently featured in the interna- 
tional research journal Science for an 
important discovery he and col- 
leagues made about the behavior of 
the larvae of reef-building worms. 
"Not only do the larvae respond to 
chemical cues in deciding where to 
settle and metamorphose, they also 
respond to physical cues," he said. 
The chemical cues consist of acids 
associated with the cement worms 
use to build the tubes. The presence 
of these acids induces larval settle- 
ment and subsequent reef building. 
The physical cues have to do with 
the rate of water flow in which the 
larvae move. 

Understanding the worms' reef- 
building behavior could greatly 
impact coastal management and 
fisheries. Applying the control 
elements of chemical and physical 
cues in the building of reefs could 
assist in preventing coastal erosion 
and could provide habitats for fish 

and cnistaceans. 

Pawlik has studied laboratory- 
raised larvae in a controlled labora- 
tory flume, a long trough through 
which water flows at a constant rate. 
His experiments revealed that worm 
larvae tended to metamorphose in 
fast-flowing water rather than slow- 
flowing water. The results suggest 
that larvae respond first to proper 
flow conditions and then to chemi- 
cal cues that induce metamorphosis, 
said Pawlik. This is significant 
because it is the first time naturally 
occuning chemical compounds and 
water flow associated with larval 
settlement have been isolated and 

Once the larvae have settled 
and have undergone their rapid 
metamorphosis, the young adult 
wonns begin building their own 
tubular homes, adding to the colony 
that fonns large reefs. "The wonns 
build these reefs very quickly, usually 
in a matter of months," Pawlik said. 

Pawlik began researching 
chemical and physical cues of 

marine invertebrates while 
earning his doctorate in marine 
biology from Scripps Institution 
of Oceanography at the Univer- 
sity of California, San Diego. In 
1983, he began to focus his 
research on the sandcastle worm, 
Phraginatopoma lapidosa calif arnica, 
because of its tendency to grow in 
groups that are close together. 
Pawlik joined the UNCW 
faculty in January 1991 . "UNCW 
is an up and coming university 
that is committed to marine 
science research. I came here 
because I felt I could contribute 
to the biology program," he said. 

In addition to his research, 
Pawlik teaches invertebrate 
zoology to UNCW undergraduates. 

joe Paivlik, assistant professor of 
biology at UNCW, shown here with 
the January 25 edition of Science. 
Pawlik is the first UNCW faculty 
member to have an article featured in 
the prestigioits journal. 

In the future, he plans to work with 
graduate students as well, focusing 
on the study of settlement behavior 
of marine invertebrates. Pawlik also 
writes journal articles about marine 
organisms and the chemicals they 
produce to defend themselves. 
Allison Relos 

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The Discovery Channel: 
Exploring New Frontiers 
in Television 

by Allison Relos 

Popcorn - check. Soft drink - 
check. Remote control - check. 
Viewing guide - check. 

Dim the lights, hunker down in 
your favorite chair or section of the 
sofa, and prepare to he transported 
to the rain forests of the Amazon or 
the cockpit of a F-14 Tomcat. Hold 
onto your seat while you travel back 
in time to visit the domain of the 
dinosaur or zoom forward to glimpse 
the world of tomorrow. 

Television - the transporter of 
cultures, the reflector of time. Its 
signals can jolt, dull, or jam the 
human circuit board. Its cathodic 
message can electrify or paralyze 
your very soul. 

The Discovery Channel brings 
out the best in cable programming. 
Its documentary-driven, action 
packed format makes television 
entertaining, educational, and 
infonnative. "Discovery presents an 
open window to the world by 
bringing world class non-fiction 
programming to viewers in the 
United States and other countries," 
said Eric McLamb, vice president of 
communications at The Discovery 

McLamb, class of '78, is respon- 
sible for developing and maintaining 
relationships with core media 
including TV consumer media, as 
well as trade and advertising media. 
His main interest is in the top 50 
markets like New York City and Los 
Angeles, but he penetrates all 

markets through a comprehensive 
public relations program. This is a 
big job considering Discovery is the 
nation's fifth largest cable network 
reaching over 54 million cable 
subscribers in the U.S. alone. "We 
have distribution agreements 
throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, 
and Japan," said McLamb. "We are 
also partners in The Discovery 
Channel-Europe which is based in 
London, and we have just made 
agreements to launch Discovery in 
Israel and Korea." 

McLamb also works to reach 
companies whose products could be 
advertised to tie in with particular 
subjects being featured on The 
Discovery Channel. 


The media must also be courted 
by Discovery. "Our goal is to 
partner ourselves with all media so 
that they'll depend on us to give 
them accurate and meaningful 
infonnation," said McLamb. 

A good relationship with the 
media takes time to cultivate. "It's 
a matter of developing a tremendous 
amount of mutual respect. The 
relationship between the public 
relations person and the reporter is a 
valuable commodity. My staff has 
learned that PR stands for personal 
relationships. We always have to 
remember that," McLamb said. 

To get the most for the Discov- 
ery public relations dollar, McLamb 
said it's important to know when to 
pressure the media. "You have to 

Eric McLamb 78 

Vice President of Communicatiom 

The Discovery Channel 

know their deadlines and you have 
to be sensitive to their markets. We 
send press kits to help guide the 
reporter through the logistics of the 
upcoming program or publicity 
event. We follow this up with a 
phone call to ask if the press kit was 
received and to pitch coverage of 
the event." 

The payoff is solid coverage that 
reaches the general public and 
Discovery's business constituents. 
This results in increased advertising 
revenues, higher ratings, and 
increased value for cable systems 
and subscribers. As a result of the 
network's PR initiatives, Discovery 
may be able to bring in higher 
revenues or stimulate interest with 
new advertisers. 




"We take Discovery articles that 
have run throughout the entire 
country and determine through a 
special system the physical monetary 
value of those placements. If we 
generate a story, for example, in The 
Detroit Free Press we tabulate and 
compare what it would have cost to 
have bought that space in the 
newspaper," said McLamb. 
That Special Touch 

The promotional materials that 
tie in with a particular Discovery 
show or series go a long way in 
generating media and advertiser 
interest. "When we use premiums, 
we make sure that they really serve 
their purpose. They need to be 
cause-related, while directly and 
significantly delivering the intended 
message," said McLamb. 

Discovery received interna- 
tional recognition for its "Africa" 
press campaign in 1989 that used 
elephant head mugs and stuffed toy 
elephants to help promote Safari 
Live: Africa Watch and Ivory Wars. 
These programs included a weekend 
of live programming from Kenya's 
Maasai Mara Game Reserve and a 
one-hour original Discovery produc- 
tion on elephant poaching. 
Specialty Markets 

The Discovery Channel doesn't 
draw the line at entertainment 
programming but also delves into 
educational programming. Assign- 
ment Discovery is a very significant 
part of Discovery's operations, 
according to McLamb. This daily 
educators hour consists of commer- 
cial-free segments that are classroom 
tools for teachers. The show can be 
taped and incorporated into teach- 
ers' cumculum plans. "For $1 25 a 
year, schools can receive a special kit 
that helps them use Assignment 
Discovery more effectively, including 
our monthly study guide called 
Spectrum. This includes study plans 

and suggestions for all grade levels," 
McLamb said. "Nationally recog- 
nized associations that represent 
parents, school administrators, and 
teachers assist us with the program's 
development." In fact, the Texas 
State Teachers' Association uses 
Assignment Discovery to train 
teachers in new teaching methods, 
and the California Teachers' 
has endorsed 
Discovery for 
use in the 

Library is 
product that 
will be 
launched by 
the network in 
May. It 
Discovery documentaries with 
background study material and will 
be marketed on compact disks and 
computer software. "It's just like a 
video encyclopedia designed to let 
people learn at their own pace. 
Many hour's worth of information 
are included in each package," said 
McLamb. The disks come with an 
instructional text and software that 
interface with a compact disk 
player, said McLamb. This product 
will be targeted first to schools and 
then to the general public. 

McLamb has come a long way 
since his days of being the editor of 
the UNCW yearbook. "I knew what 
I wanted - 1 dreamed of being an 
executive in public relations who 
could benefit not only the U.S. but 
the globe," he said. "Going to 
UNCW gave me a solid foundation 
to do this. The professors I encoun- 
tered there taught me how to work 
and interact effectively with 

people," McLamb said. He credits 
JoAnne Corbett, Elizabeth Pearsall, 
Sandra Harkin, B. Frank Hall, and 
the late Betty Jo Welch for their 
influence on him. 

People skills are essential to 
McLamb's work. "Our roles are 
similar to those of the White House 
or State Department spokespeople. 
My relationship and my 

Eric McLamb on location with The 
Discovery Channel in Kenya 

department's relationship with the 
company are important to the 
company's image," he said. "We're 
on the tiring line everyday, whether 
it's with the media or partners of the 
company. They get a lasting 
impression of Discovery when they 
work with us. Our job is to make 
sure Discovery is properly and 
tnithfully represented to our con- 
stituents," he said. 

McLamb has made some 
discoveries about himself since 
joining the network in 1988. He 
enjoys taking a personal interest in 
promoting the programming of 
Discovery. "I believe that what I'm 
doing impacts the public in a very 
positive way," he said. Obviously 
McLamb has tuned in to the right 

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Rebecca Blackmore (Becky) 75 

Vice Chair 
Jeffrey Jackson (Jeff) '83 



John Baldwin (John) 72 


W.Robert Page (Bob) 73 



Cape Fear Area 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Carl Dempsey '65 799-0434 

Mary Beth Hartis '8 1 270-3000 

Robert Hobbs '84 256-2714 

Dm Farrar 73 392-4324 

Norm Melton 74 799-6105 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Marvin Robison '83 395-6151 

Jim Stasios 70 392-0458 

Wayne Tharp 75 371-2799 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

Patricia Corcoran 72 452-4684 

Cheryl Dinwiddie '89 392-6238 

Triangle Area 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

Randy Gore 70 832-9550 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 

Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Onslow Cotmcv Area 

Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Winston-Salem Area 

Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 

Ric/irnond-Metro Area 

John Barber '85 804-747-955 1 

UNCW awarded 1 ,215 degrees at its 42nd commencement exercises held Saturday, 

May 10, including some 1,140 bachelor's degrees and 75 graduate degrees. 

Adm. William]. Crowe, jr. , (above) eleventh chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

under President Ronald Reagan, delivered this year's commencement address. 

Commenting on the state of the world, Crowe observed, "To conclude because we have 

serious problems that we are going to the dogs is nonsense . Previous ages have faced 

more disease, racism, and poverty than your generation. The globe since its beginning 

has faced terrifying changes, but it is still revolving on its axis. " 

He quoted Art Bucnwald by saying, "I don't know if this is the best of times or the 

worst of times, but it's the only time we've got," and urged the class of 1991 to "direct 

your talents to improving our condition without moaning about our problems . " 

He added, "One of our most urgent challenges is quality leadership. There is no dearth 

of sound ideas, but there is a scarcity of leaders who can translate thought into action. " 

In remarks that were liberally sprinkled with quotes from Abraham Lincoln, Paul 

Harvey, George Burns, fane Bryant Qumn, and even a cab driver, Crowe urged the 

graduates to keep an open mind throughout their lives, have a sense of humor, and 

know the "greatest joy a human can know . . . the ecstasy of completing a job well 


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MBA Chapter 

Attention all MBA graduates ! ! 
After many months of hard work 
and planning, dedicated graduates of 
the Cameron School of Business 
Administration MBA program have 
organized an MBA Chapter. This 
group has been very active in 
developing lines of communication 
with all UNCW MBA alumni. The 
chapter's first two functions, a fall 
dinner meeting and Homecoming 
Barbecue luncheon were successes 
with over 40 in attendance at both 
events! Plans are underway for the 
development of an MBA Alumni 
Directory and for establishing 
services and awards for prospective 
MBAs and new MBA graduates. 

Committees for the MBA 
Chapter are being formed at this 
time. If you are a UNCW MBA 
graduate, we need you! Call one of 
the following officers for more 


Matthew Hunter 


Peggy Baddour 


Cheryl Dinwiddie 


Eric Brandt 

... or call the Alumni Relations 
office, 919-395-3616. 

UNCW Friends Black 
Tie Fundraiser Draws 
Capacity Crowd 

April 4th event held in celebration of 
Leutze's installation 

Over 273 UNCW Friends 
and supporters danced the night 
away at the Friends of UNCW Ball 
held in celebration of the installa- 
tion of James Leutze as UNCW 

The black tie event was held on 
April 4 in the new University 
Center Ballroom and was the first 
ball held as a fund raiser by the 
group. A capacity crowd enjoyed an 
evening of delicious food and 
wonderful music, but the most 
important aspect of the event was 
that proceeds of $4,500 were 
donated back to the university. At 
the annual Friends Tea on April 24 
at Kenan House, Friends Treasurer 
Margaret Palmer presented Chan- 
cellor Leutze with a check for $4,432 
to complete the $10,000 endow- 
ment established by the Friends in 
1989 tor a named scholarship fund. 
In addition, $2,542 from The 
Friends annual membership drive 
assisted seven university depart- 
ments with equipment purchases 
that included a slide projector for 
the Department of Fine Arts; an 
overhead projector for the Depart- 
ment of Biological Sciences; a 
videoset series lor the Department of 
Mathematical Sciences; a letter 
machine for the Department of 
Residence Life; a computer hard disk 
for the Department of Philosophy 
and Religion; a child-size manne- 
quin for student CPR training in the 
Department oi Health, Physical 

Education and Recreation. Randall 
Library received funds to microfilm 
back issues of the campus newspa- 
per, The Seahmuk. 

The Friends of UNCW began 
in 1963 as the Friends of Wilming- 
ton College. At that time, the 
college's most desperate need was 
expanding its library. With the help 
of this group, Wilmington College 
increased its library holdings from 
1 1,000 to 50,000 in a short period of 
time. Through the Friends' efforts, 
the library also received its accredi- 
tation. As the college expanded its 
educational programs to become a 
university, the Friends broadened 
their support to other educational 
areas. Each year the Friends solicit 
requests for needs from the campus 
community and their funds buy 
equipment that otherwise could not 
be purchased through meager state 

Some of the prior gifts that have 
been provided by the Friends 
include a Stein way concert grand for 
Kenan Auditorium, a library for the 
Center for Marine Science Re- 
search, flags representing the 
homelands of our international 
students, and equipment for WLOZ, 
the student radio station. 

Friends membership is open to 
anyone. If you would like to know 
more about the group, write to them 
at P. O. Box 3131, Wilmington, NC 



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The 60s 

David R. Ansell '67 is employed 
with Ecobank Transnational Inc. 
and resides in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Sam L. Garner '67 is executive 
director of the Thalian Association 
in Wilmington. 

Lenwood M. King, Jr. '69 retired 
last June and resides in Wilmington. 

The 70s 

Mike Barham '74 passed the CPA 
exam last November and is a state 
cash management officer with the 
State Controller in Raleigh, NC. He 
resides in Garner. 

Clement (Neal) Bell 74 is working 
on his master's degree at Hunter 
College and is an alcoholism 
counselor at Bayley Seton Hospital 
on Staten Island. He resides in New 
York City. 

Dennis Fullerton '74 has been 
recognized as Eastern Region 
Salesman of the Year for U.S. Intec 
Inc., a manutacturer of single-ply 
commercial rooting applications. 
The company is based in Port 
Arthur, TX with manufacturing 
facilities/distribution throughout the 

Forrest Frazier '76 is environmental 
manager for Amoco Oil Company 
in Houston, TX. 

Charles Madison Young '76 is a 
chemist for Baxter Health Care 
Corporation in Marion, NC. 

Cindy Efland Hale '77 is senior 
electronic delivery specialist for 
IBM. She and husband Jim reside in 
Roanoke, VA with 10-month-old 
daughter, Morgan Taylor, and 4- 
year-old son Hunter Travis. 

Eugene Street Simmons '77 is 

director of phannacy at Chatham 

Hospital in Siler City, NC. 
Simmons, married to the fonner 
Catherine Chitty of New Bern, is 
vice president of the Lions Club of 
Siler City and publicity chairman of 
the Chatham County Democratic 

Terry L. Harris '79 is a chemist/ 
sales representative with Chemtreat, 
Inc. in Rockingham, NC. 

Mark L. Stone '79 is a vice presi- 
dent and commercial loan officer at 
First Citizens Bank in Asheville. 

The 80s 

Tom Lamont '80 has been pro- 
moted from assignment editor to 
news director at WECT TV-6 in 
Wilmington. Lamont also teaches 
part-time in UNCW's Communica- 
tion Studies Department. He and 
wife Donna, administrative assistant 
in UNCW's Graduate School, reside 
in Wilmington. 

Patricia Melvin '80 has been named 
assistant to the county manager for 
New Hanover County. An em- 
ployee of the county since 1973, she 
has a master's degree from Webster 
University in St. Louis, MO. 

Wallace Ashley III '82 works for 
the N.C. Department of Revenue as 
an administrative officer in the 
Withholding Section of the Indi- 
vidual Income Tax Division in 

Julia Pruett Dameron '82 is ac- 
counting manager with Power Pro 
Equipment in Lancaster, PA. 

Amy Nan Waller Evans '82 is 

medical technologist/lab supervisor 
for Southeastern Nephrology 
Associates in Wilmington. 

Martha Pecora Norman '82 is a 

parole officer with the Wilkes 
County Probation Office in 
Wilkesboro, NC. 

T. Michael Satterfield '82 is a 

resident attorney for the law firm of 
Kirkman, Whitford & Jenkins in the 
firm's Wilmington office. He will 
concentrate in environmental and 
business law. 

Teresa Alward Davis '83 is em- 
ployed with Sears in Wilmington as 
a loss prevention supervisor. She is 
married and lives in Burgaw, NC. 

Jeff Jackson '83 is branch manager 
with Centura Bank in Kernersville, 

Tim P. Jackson '83 is assistant vice 
president with NCNB in 
Swansboro, NC. He resides on 
Emerald Isle. 

Gregory Scott Brooks '84 is director 
of operations for Royal Plans Inc. in 
Greenville, NC. 

Jeffrey P. Carver '84 has been 
named a vice president at First 
Citizens Bank in Newton Grove, 
NC. He serves as city executive in 
Newton Grove where he has full 
management responsibilities. 

James R. Grant '84 was recently 
promoted to research associate III 
working in the Immunology Depart- 
ment at AMGEN Center in Chan- 
nel Islands, CA. 

Linda Grissom '84 is a registered 
nurse with Durham Obstetrics and 
Gynecology, P.A. She, husband 
Ken, and children Heather and Tara 
live in Durham, NC. 

Robert T. Abbotts '85 is senior 
physician recruiter for the Depart- 




ment of Radiology for Kron Medical 
Corporation in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Harry E. McClaren '85 is a Major 
in the United States Marine Corps. 
A pilot, he was recently deployed to 
the Persian Gulf aboard the USS 
Tarawa as commander of the ship's 
Cobra and Huey helicopters. 

Rebecca (Becky) Swiggett Mitchell 

'85 is a unit counselor for Charter 
Colonial Institute for Child & 
Adolescent Psychiatry in New York. 
She and husband Craven W. 
Mitchell, an alumnus and nuclear 
power operator, live in Saratoga 
Springs, NY. 

Martha Davis Wilkie '85 teaches 
special education at Bonlee Elemen- 
tary School in Chatham County. 
She and husband, Mike, live in 
Goldston, NC. 

Meredith Casey Bourne '86 is 

assistant vice president/product 
manager for BB&T in Wilson, NC. 
Bourne resides in Tarboro. 

Catherine Culp '86 serves as an 
agent coordinator for Contel 
Cellular in Lexington, KY. 

Angela Kiesel King '86 is head of 
the chemistry /physics department of 
Rutherfordton Senior Central High 
School in Rutherfordton, NC. She 
and husband Kim '87 live in 

Chris Lane '86 is branch manager of 
the new Myrtle Grove Wachovia 
Bank in Wilmington. He and wife 
Cricket, '84 reside in Wilmington. 

Paul McCombie '86 has been 
elected banking officer at Wachovia 
Bank and Tmst in Wilmington and 
serves as manager of the Market 
Street office. 

Jennifer L. Owens '86 is a hydro- 
logic technician with the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers in Wilmington. 
She was recently promoted to the 
environmental branch dealing with 
environmental compliance as it 

relates to the archaeology and 
biology of government owned lands. 

John D. Riddle '86 is a Coast Guard 
Ensign and recently reported for 
duty with Training Squadron-Two, 
Naval Air Station Whiting Field in 
Milton, FL. 

Amy Lynn Tiller '86 works in 
laboratory inventory control for 
Applied Analytical in Wilmington. 
She plans to attend graduate school 
in theology and is a part-time radio 
announcer for local radio station 

Jim Wells '86 is manager of Duron, 
Inc., in Columbia, SC. 

Jerry D. Boyette '87 has been 
promoted to assistant branch 
manager with Olde Discount 
Stockbrokers in Raleigh, NC. He 
was recognized as top sales producer 
for 1990 in the Raleigh office for the 
second consecutive year. 

Mark C. Gatlin '87 is a commercial 
loan officer at First Citizens Bank in 
New Bern, NC. 

Kimberly Lyons Gillikin '87 is an 
account manager for Applied 
Analytical Industries in Wilming- 

Deborah Elizabeth Hage 87 is a 
data review chemist with Triangle 
Laboratories Inc. in Durham, NC. 
She resides in Raleigh. 

Kim Alan King '87 is vice president 
of marketing for Lakeside Mills, Inc. 
in Rutherfordton, NC. He and wife 
Angela K. '86, reside in 

Robin Christine Latta-Smith '87 is 

a drapery coordinator for Morcison's 
Ethan Allen Galleries. She and 
husband U.S. Marine Corps Captain 
Robert Craig Smith reside in 
Evanston, IL. 

Jeffrey B. Mims '87 is owner of 
African Art Imports out of Raleigh, 
NC and has spent the last several 

years traveling from London, 
England, to Cape Town, South 

Richard K. Olsen, Jr. '87 earned his 
master's at Penn State and is 
cunently teaching at Radford 
University in Radford, VA. He 
plans to pursue his Ph.D. 

Lori Ann Lane Streblow '87 is 

social services director for Guardian 
Care of New Bern, NC. 

Jonathan R. Babson '88 is serving as 
director of operations for Gentry 
House at Independence Mall in 

Michelle Susan Daniels '88 is an 

accounting specialist with the N.C. 
Department of Environmental, 
Health & Natural Resources in 

Stella J. Dunn '88 is employed with 
the Pitt County Schools in 
Greenville, NC. She is a physical 
education/health teacher and girls' 
softball and basketball coach. 

L. Markham Hibbs '88 has joined 

Industrial Underwriters of Wilming- 
ton, an independent insurance 
agency specializing in commercial 
and industrial insurance, as assistant 
vice president. 

Jim L. Keffer '88 is sales manager 
for Keffer Jeep Eagle in Matthews, 
NC. He and wife Sandra Morrow 
Keffer '88, a special projects coordi- 
nator for Carolinas Medical Center, 
reside in Matthews. 

Sheri Lynn Davis Taylor '88 is a 

partner in the firm of Clement 
Goodson 6k Company, CPAs. 

Sheila Viola is sales manager with 
the Blockade Runner Resort Hotel 
at Wrightsville Beach. 

Stacey D. Grabman '89 is a shelter 
care assistant with the Navy/Marine 
Corps Family Service Center in 
Okinawa, Japan. 

Rachel Blanche Kni»ht '89 is 


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production coordinator for Lewis 
Advertising in Rocky Mount, NC. 

Randi L. Little '89 is a representa- 
tive with M&M/Mars Inc. in 
Asheville, NC where he covers the 
western part of the state and areas in 
South Carolina. 

Donna Lynn Ludwig '89 is a 

graduate student at East Carolina 
University in school psychology and 
works for the Wilson County 
schools as a graduate student school 

Robert R. Oakley '89 is a printer 

with Impel Marketing in Durham, 

Debi Simmons '89 is management 
development/training coordinator 
for Piedmont Associated Industries 
in Greensboro, NC, a management 
development and rescue company. 

Carol M. Tremblay '89 joined the 
Wilmington Star-Neivs recently as a 
photographer and graphic artist. She 
was formerly employed as publica- 
tions coordinator with St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, 

Joy Lynn Owens Usher '89 is a 

fourth grade teacher in Penderlea, 
NC. She and husband Charlie reside 
in Watha. 

The 90s 

Suzette Renee Shipley Bolden '90 

teaches high school mathematics at 
Southwest High School in Jackson- 
ville, NC. 

Vicki Bridgers '90 has joined 
Habitat tor Humanity ot Greater 
Miami as the 1991 Jimmy Carter 
Work Project Administrator. She, 
new husband Henry, and six 
children reside in the Miami area. 

Colleen S. Dougherty '90 is a 
graduate assistant at West Chester 
University in West Chester, PA 
where she is working on her master's 

in counseling for higher education. 

Carvie Gillikin '90 works at Shell 
Island Resort at Wrightsville Beach 
as sales manager. 

David F. Kesler, Jr. '90 has been 
named a commercial loan officer at 
First Citizens Bank in Southport, 


Eddena Raynette McLean '90 is a 

sales associate with Best Products in 
Greensboro, NC. 

Hans J. Miller V0 is an 

antiteixorism officer in the U.S. 
Marine Corps in Springfield, VA. 

Carolyn Stutzman '90 is employed 

by Jones County as an Environmen- 
tal Health Coordinator. She lives in 
New Bern, NC. 

Gary H. Wells '90 works as a sales 
representative with CBM, a com- 
puter group, in Wilmington. 

Les Welter '90 is a media technician 
at Harvard University in Cam- 
bridge, MA. 

Daniel Wheeler '90 is employed 
with Ajino Moto USA as a quality 
assurance lab technician in Raleigh, 
NC and is enrolled at Wake Tech- 
nical Institute in the Industrial 
Pharmaceuticals Program. 


Teresa Anne Home '76 to William 
Everett Bell living at Wrightsville 

Martha Davis Wilkie '85 to Mike 
Wilkie living in Goldston, NC. 

Jim Wells '86 to Michelle Munn 
living in Columbia, SC. 

Kimberly Lyons Gillikin '87 to 
Carvie Gillikin x )0 living in Wilm- 

Sheila Viola '88 is engaged to Jim 

Rachel Blance Knight '89 will 
marry Vince McKnight on June 15. 

Robert R. Oakley '89 to Ramona 
Oakley living in Durham. 

Joy Lynn Owens Usher '89 to 
Charlie Juston User, Jr. living in 
Watha, NC. 

Vicki Bridgers '90 to Henry 
Bridgers living in Homestead, FL. 

Laura Lockwood Stirling '77 and 

husband Roger announce the birth 
of their daughter, Tamsin Elyse, 
October 30, 1990. 

Terry L. Harris '79 and wife 
Tammy were expecting their first 
child in April. 

Frankie Clayton Trask '81 and 
husband Bill have a son, Cameron, 
bom June 4, 1989. 

Martha Pecora Norman '82 and 
husband Rick announce the birth of 
their daughter, Olivia Rose, January 
15, 1991. 

Rebecca Mitchell '85 and husband 
Craven W. Mitchell announce the 
birth of their son, William Wood 
Mitchell III (Trey), December 28, 


Meg Williamson '85 and husband 
George announce the birth ot their 
son, Justin Hunt, December 13, 

Karla Lee Kepner Stith '88, resident 
of Pearl City, HI announces the 
birth of her daughter, Michaeline 
McTafferty, on December 6. 

Les Welter '90 and wife Pamela 
announce the birth of their daugh- 
ter, Nia Annalisa, August 3, 1990. 

In Memoriam 

Jerry Wayne Ramsey '69 died 
December 30, 1990. Prior to his 
death, he was director of the Cape 
Fear Council ot Governments in 




Janeice (Jan) Baker Tindall 71 was 

sworn in December 3 as District 
Court Judge for the 1 7A Judicial 
District of Rockingham and Caswell 
counties. Tindall, who ran in the 
Democratic Primary' in May of last 
year, went on to win in the Novem- 
ber general election. She earned her 
law degree from the UNC Chapel 
Hill School of Law in 1982 where 
she received law school honors for 
Best Overall Performance, Best 
Brief, and Best Oralist in Mandatory 
Moot Court competition. From 
1982 to 1986 she served as assistant 
district attorney for the 17A District 
prosecuting cases on the District, 
Juvenile and Superior court levels. 
For the last four years she has 
been in private law practice in 
Reidsville, N.C. concentrating in 
criminal, domestic, personal injury 
cases, and estate planning and 
resolution. Her professional mem- 
berships include: 17A Judicial 
District Bar, Rockingham County 
Bar Association, N.C. State Bar, 
N.C. Bar Association, N.C. Acad- 
emy of Trial Lawyers, and the 
American Bar Association. Active 
in the Reidsville Lions Club, 
Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, 
and the Rockingham Community- 
College Foundation, she is a mem- 
ber of the Woodmont United 
Methodist Church of Reidsville 
where she serves as a trustee and 
former chair of the Administrative 
Board. Tindall is the mother of two 
children, Bnana, age 19 and Austin, 
age 16. 

Daniel E. Jensen '67 obtained his 
Master's of Science Degree in 
environmental science and is 
director of health for 1BC, Inc. in 
Whittier, CA. Currently he is 
president of the California State 
University Environmental Studies 
Association and holds memberships 
on the Academic Council for 
Environmental Studies, the Associa- 
tion of Environmental Professionals, 
and the Planning Committee for 
Southern California Symposium on 
Environmental Ethics. 

He has completed a hydrologi- 
cal study of the Upper Owens River 
located in the Eastern High Siena 
Nevada, Inyo County, Ca., and is 
working on a solid waste manage- 
ment program for a university of 
32,000 students. In addition, he is 
researching the possibilities of 
adapting a wastewater treatment 
facility for wastewater reclamation 
to be used in landscape inigation. 

W.R. (Bob) Page '73 is the recipi- 
ent of the prestigious National 
Quality Award for 1990. Page, CLU, 
ChFC, with Jefferson Pilot in 
Wilmington, was given special 
recognition for having qualified over 
the last nine years for this distinc- 
tion. The award is granted annually 
by the National Association of Life 
Underwriters and the Life Insurance 
Marketing and Research Associa- 
tion to qualifying representatives in 
recognition of the superior quality of 
life insurance service rendered to the 

Laura "Lolly" Lockwood Stirling 

'77 has been living in Japan for the 
last four years. Prior to leaving for 
Japan she was employed as a hospital 
representative for Sandoz Phanna- 
ceuticals in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Since her stay in Japan she has been 
studying the Japanese language and 
teaches English to Japanese business- 
men at a local university. She has 
also traveled extensively in the Far 

East with her husband, a manager 
with Hercules and Sumitomo 
Chemical. Their first child, daughter 
Tamsin Elyseand, was born October 
30, 1990. 

Braxton Melvin '77 was recently 
promoted to manager of planning 
and control, and serves as the 
assistant project general manager for 
Florida Power & Light's $630 
million Martin Power Plant Project 
in Juno Beach, Fla. Melvin, who 
lives in Palm Beach Gardens with 
wife Diane and sons, Nathaniel and 
Joshua, is past president of the Palm 
Beach Gardens Athletic Association 
and was recently elected to the City 
of Palm Beach Gardens Recreation 
Advisory Board. 

Bill Russ/Ttavel & Tourism Review 

Estell Lee, class of '55, being sworn in as 
North Carolina's new secretary of 
economic and community development. 


Approximately 100 parking 
tickets are given out each 
weekday at UNCW. 

The average SAT score for 
entering UNCW freshmen in 
1990 was 926. 

The U.S. Postal Service on 

campus handles 1,500 pieces of 
first-class student mail per day 
and 800 student packages per 

The Student Health and 
Wellness Center sees an average 
of 70 patients a day. 



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25 Wilmington Boys Choir 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

29-6/1 NCAA Track and Field Tournament, 
Eugene, OR 

3 1 Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble 

(ArtsFest '91 ) Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


2-6 UNCW Department of Psychology hosts 
National Convention on Animal Behavior 
Society, Kenan Auditorium 

3-7/26 John Torres, Jr. sculpture exhibit 

Kenan Hall, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

7 Frank Kimbrough Trio - jazz (ArtsFest '91) 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

8 Mrs. North Carolina Pageant 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

10-8/2 Weekly Summer Science by the Sea 
day camp, OSP 

11 New World String Quartet (ArtsFest '9 1 ) 

Cushion Concert for children 
Kenan Auditorium, 2 p.m. 

1 3 UNCW Student Orientation 

14-15 New World String Quartet (ArtsFest '91 ) 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

16 UNCW Student Orientation 

1 8 Mozart Choral Evening (ArtsFest '9 1 ) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

20 UNCW Student Orientation 
20-7/2 Summer Institute for CPAs, OSP 

21 N.C. Brass Quintet ( ArtsFest '9 1 ) 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

25 Second Session of Summer School begins 


13 Big Band Dance ( ArtsFest '9 1 ) 

University Center Ballroom, 8 p.m. 

25-28 "Fiddler on the Roof " 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

28-8/2 North Carolina School for Alcohol 
and Drug Studies, OSP 


3 UNCW Alumni Triangle Chapter Picnic 

Durham Bulls Baseball Game 
Durham Athletic Park, 5:30 p.m. 


Fall Semester 1991 Begins 

For ticket infomwtion on ArtsFest '91 and other events in Kenan Audiumiim call l'800'732-3643 

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 



The University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington 

Division of University Advancement 
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297 




Wilmington, NC 
Permit No. 444 


To Continue Receiving UNCW Magazine 

Dear Reader: 

You may be surprised to learn that our alumni mailing list increases by approxi- 
mately 1 ,000 people each year. The rapid growth is due to the increasing student 
enrollment at UNCW More students mean more alumni! Our current mailing 
list consists of over 19,000 alumni, parents, and friends of the university. 

As a way of communicating with our constituents, the University Advance- 
ment office puts together and distributes UNCW Magazine. It is a quarterly 
publication that informs our readers about the exciting activities on campus and 
highlights alumni achievements. 

In the past, we have mailed the publication to all 19,000 constituents of 
record. However, the rising costs of producing and mailing the magazine are 
making this prohibitive. As a result, we will continue mailing each year's fall issue 
to all 19,000 constituents. In an effort to keep printing and postage costs at a 
minimum, the remaining three issues will be mailed to those who have 
contributed to the annual hind or other university programs during the current 
or previous fiscal year. We are proud of the transition from the UNCW Today 
tabloid to UNCW Magazine. We look forward to your continued support. Your 
feedback and suggestions are appreciated and welcomed. 

If your giving is not current and you would like to continue receiving UNCW 
Magazine, please send your contribution today. It is the easiest way to stay in 
touch with your classmates and UNCW! Thank you. 


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Meeting the demands of the high-tech work place 



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Driven by excellence and programmed for success 


A sylvan sanctuary in our own backyard 



UNCW's Student Health and Wellness Center 



Speaking out for children 



Volume 2, Number 1 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement 

Editor / Allison Relos Rankin Contributing Editors I Mimi Cunningham, Renee Brantley, Patsy Larrick 
Editorial Advisors I M. Tyrone Rowell, Carol King 

Cover photo - Venus flytrap, Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve by Phillip Loughlin 
Printed on recycled paper. 


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Athletic Director Named 
Paul Miller has been named 
new athletic director for UNCW He 
came to UNCW from Louisiana 
Tech University in Rustin, LA where 
he served for a year as assistant to 
the president for athletics and for 
four years as athletic director. He has 
held positions with Missouri, West 
Virginia, and Salem College. 

Miller replaces Bill Brooks, 
UNCW's athletic director for the 
last 33 years. 

Teaching Award Recipients 

Four professors have been 
awarded the first Chancellor's 
Awards For Excellence in Teaching, 
established this year by Chancellor 
Leutze. The winners from the 
College of Arts and Sciences are: 
William Overman, professor of 
psychology; Carole Tallant, associate 
professor of communication studies; 
and Michael Wentworth, associate 
professor of English. 

John Garris, associate professor 
of management science in the 
Department of Production and 
Design Sciences, is the winner from 
the Cameron School of Business 
Administration. The School of 
Education winner is Bradford 
Walker, assistant professor of curricu- 
lar studies. 

Each recipient was honored with 
a presentation in their respective 
area and received a $500 check. 

A similar $500 award was estab- 
lished this year by the Student 
Government Association. The 
award is given to the faculty member 
receiving the most student votes. 
The first winner of this award is 
Gerald Shinn, professor of philosophy 
and religion. 


Minority Affairs 
The Office of Minority Affairs 
has become a part of the Division of 
Student Affairs. This change will 
give the office a stronger support 
structure by placing it within the 
division charged with serving 
students. The office will report to Bill 
Bryan, vice chancellor for student 

Minority Affairs will continue 
under the direction of Ralph Parker 
who has held that position since 

Miller Named Enrollment 

David K. Miller has been named 
to a newly created position as 
UNCW's enrollment manager. He 
will supervise the areas of admis- 
sions, records and registration, finan- 
cial aid, general college advising, and 
orientation. This position brings 
together the key functions of student 
recruitment and retention. 

Miller has been with UNCW 
since 1965. He began his career with 
the university as a physical education 
instructor, and progressed to full 
professor in 1978. Since then he has 
worked in the Office of the Dean of 
the College of Arts and Sciences and 
in the Office of the Vice Chancellor 
for Academic Affairs while continu- 
ing to teach. 


NOAA Grant 
UNCW has received a grant of 
$2.38 million from the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- 
tration (NOAA) to continue scien- 
tific work at the National Undersea 

Research Center at UNCW The 
amount is an increase from 1990 
funding and brings total grants from 
the agency to nearly $12.6 million. 
The grant will allow the center 
to continue undersea research in the 
Southeastern United States and the 
Gulf of Mexico and expand to the 
Flonda Keys. Funds for UNCW's 
research habitat, Aquarius, were also 
included in the grant. 

NASA Renewal Grant 
Professors Richard Dillaman 
and Robert Roer of the UNCW 
Center for Marine Science Research 
have received a renewal grant of 
$48,500 from NASA for their 
research on space flight osteoporosis. 
This is a condition that causes loss 
of bone mass in astronauts who 
spend extended periods of time in 
the weightlessness of outer space. 
Dillaman and Roer's research 
centers on decreased blood flow to 
the extremities as the cause for space 
flight osteoporosis, which they have 
tested on rats by simulating weight- 
less conditions. 

Z. Smith Reynolds Grant 
The Z. Smith Reynolds Founda- 
tion has given a grant of $75,000 to 
UNCW to formalize planning for 
regional service, a goal announced 
by Chancellor Leutze in July 1991. 

The grant, in conjunction with a 
revamping of the Office of Special 
Programs, the university's external 
affairs ami, will allow UNCW to 
plan work in the areas of economic 
and community development, 
human resource development, and 
preservation of the region's natural 

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Parents 4% 




. record number of 2,243 
donors contributed over $850,000 to 
the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington during the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1991. Alumni, 
parents, friends, trustees, corpora- 
tions, and foundations were all part 
of this major effort to assist the 
campus in meeting the needs of over 
7,000 students. 

In addition to these private gifts, 
the university's Office of Research 
Administration received $5,477,746 
in contracts and grants for activities 
dealing with local, state, and 
national concerns. 

Most of the annual fund donors 
contributed in response to direct 
mail appeal or telephone calls from 
students who worked over 100 
evenings in the advancement office 
as part of the campaign. There was a 
good response to this year's theme, 
"Buy UNCW a Cup of Coffee." 

The importance of the annual 
fund drive becomes even more criti- 
cal as the university looks for ways to 
lessen the impact of mandatory 
tuition increases to be effective this 
fall semester. Scholarships play a key 


Private Gifts to UNCW 
FY 1990-91 

role. At UNCW, all merit-based 
scholarships depend on private gifts. 
Through the annual fund, new 
scholarships were endowed this past 
year while others were awarded 
through annual gifts. Other programs 
such as support for the wildflower 
preserve, faculty development, 
museum collections, books for 
Randall Library, and individual 
achievement awards were made 
possible with these gitts. Some 
donors have even established no- 
interest student loan funds. 

Through the use of its founda- 
tion and endowment, UNCW can 
assist individual donors in determin- 
ing their own ways to help the uni- 
versity. Others are including the 
university in their estate plans to 

create scholarships or other signifi- 
cant programs of interest. Some 
have chosen to create major gifts 
through the use of life insurance. 
Still others have chosen to set up 
trusts to fund programs of personal 
interest and of interest to the univer- 
sity. Often this is done in honor or 
memory of someone. The university 
advancement office is available to 
discuss these options and other 

The University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington is a major 
success story and much ot this can 
be attributed to the generous 
support of people who wanted to be 
part of the school's growth. The 
students, faculty, and physical facili- 
ties make our donors proud to be 
associated with UNCW. 

Thanks for your part in a 
successful year. We look forward to 
the 1991-92 campaign being even 
more popular. 1 

M Tyrone Roivell 
Interim Vice Qxancellor 
Division for University 


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Reform in Science Education 




Science - the why and how of 
things. Remember your grade school 
days when you were required to 
memorize plant and animal phyla or 
know the periodic table by heart. 7 
Can you hear your younger self 
saying, "Why are they teaching us 
this? I'm never going to use it!" 

UNCW, in conjunction with 
East Carolina University, recently 
received a $1.47 million grant from 
the National Science Foundation to 
restructure science teaching and 
learning methods at the secondary 
school level. The goal is to bring 
excitement and hands-on learning 
to science subjects and to make 
science relevant to students' lives. 

"This program is focused on a 
guided inquiry approach to learn- 
ing," said David Andrews, co-direc- 
tor of the N.C. Project for Reform in 
Science Education and associate 
professor of science in UNCW's 
School of Education. "This new 
method allows students to set up 
experiments and to develop 
hypotheses that help them under- 
stand how scientists investigate 
problems." As a result, students 
discover scientific concepts for 
themselves. They acquire problem 
solving and critical thinking skills 
that enable them to verbalize these 

concepts and relate them to various 
events in daily living. 

Why is science education 
reform needed. 7 According to 
Andrews, most high school gradu- 
ates have a limited understanding of 
science and technology. Over one- 
half of the students in the United 
States don't take another science 
course after tenth grade. "This is 
hurting us in the world market place. 
Many of today's jobs involve 
computers and high-tech instrumen- 
tation. Without a solid understand- 
ing of science to draw from, our 
students may not be able to compete 
in the job market," said Andrews. 

The reform project is based on 
the model developed by the 
National Science Teachers Associa- 
tion (NSTA). Referred to as the 
Project of Scope, Sequence and 
Coordination of Secondary School 
Science, the plan 
advocates that all 
students, beginning in 
sixth grade, study 
science every year 
until graduation. 
Existing science 
curriculums require 
students at all grade 
levels to memorize 
scientific terminology, 
symbols, and equa- 
tions. The new 
method of teaching 
science begins by 
introducing sixth 
grade students to 
basic scientific 
phenomena before 

introducing them to abstract theo- 
ries and terminology. It continues to 
build on these concepts throughout 
their middle and high school 
careers. "These repeated experi- 
ences in different contexts will show 
them how to make connections to 
phenomena in the world and 
universe. It will increase their 
wonder - they'll be curious and want 
to seek out new information," 
said Carolyn Dunn, the project's 
director for instructional design and 

As opposed to the traditional 
"layer cake" approach in which 
science is taught in year-long 
discrete segments, the NSTA project 
calls for spacing out and coordinat- 
ing the study of several sciences. 
Several units covering four areas of 
science will be covered during the 
academic year. Included are biology 

Mary Jessup, a lead teacher for the N.C. Scieiice Refonn 
Project at Noble Middle School in Wilmington, assists students 
in their study of fossils. 

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chemistry, earth/space science, and 
physics. As students progess through 
their school careers they continue to 
visit these sciences at higher levels of 

classroom. "They're teaching devel 
opmentally. In the past we've too 
often tried to teach things to 
students before they were ready," 
said Dunn. This new instructional 

A UNCW student teacher uses new teaching methods to demonstrate the theory of 
continental drift to sixth graders at Noble Middle School. 

By teaching the sciences as part 
of an integrated whole, students gain 
a better understanding of how the 
sciences fit together as one body of 
knowledge. And by relating scien- 
tific phenomema to everyday 
occurences, teachers will empower 
students to have control over their 

For example, a unit on energy 
could apply biology to the study of 
ecosystems; chemistry to energy in 
the human body; earth and space 
science to the study of the universe; 
and physics to the study of rockets. 
Drawing from the world around 
them and from each of their experi- 
ences, learning becomes ingrained in 
the student's mind. 

Another benefit of the reform 
project is that it gives teachers a lot 
of flexibility in how they present 
the instruction material thereby 
enabling them to reach different 
ability levels of students within the 

approach lets teachers and students 
learn together and talk about what 
they've discovered. The teacher is 
no longer the "sage on the stage, but 
a guide on the side," said Dunn. 

Students' learning will be eval- 
uated with written tests asking them 
to explain some activity within a 
unit. They will also be graded on the 
journals they keep and on homework 
assignments. Standardized tests will 
be administered as well to measure 
students' recall of information. Their 
scores will be adjusted to reflect the 
difference in teaching methods. In 
addition, perfomiance based tests 
will be given to measure students' 
problem-solving skills. 

Only five awards for reform in 
science education were made 
nationally. These include Baylor 
College of Medicine, the University 
of Iowa, the California State Depart- 
ment of Education, and the Univer- 
sity of Puerto Rico. North Carolina's 

is the only project being imple- 
mented statewide. 

Seven school systems within the 
state have been selected as test sites 
for the program. The objective was 
to come up with a cross-section of 
students representative of different 
races, socio-economic, and ethnic 
backgrounds. These include 
Buncombe County schools, Char- 
lotte-Mecklenburg County schools, 
Guilford County schools, New 
Hanover County schools, Pitt 
County schools, the Winston- 
Salem/Forsyth County schools, and 
the Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools. 

"Any school, rich or poor, urban 
or rural will be able to implement the 
new curriculum," said Dunn. 
"Initially, it won't require expensive 
or sophisticated materials although 
as we move up to higher levels of 
abstraction we'll need to budget to 
buy more expensive equipment to 
illustrate these concepts." 

A curriculum development staff 
comprised of university scientists 

The teacher is no longer 

the "sage on the stage, 

but a guide on the side." 

and science educators along with 
lead teachers at project schools is 
developing activities to match the 
framework of the project. "We're 
really involving teachers and solicit- 
ing their input. They're helping in 
the creative process," said Andrews. 
In the past, a typical curriculum was 
designed without involving the 
teachers - they were just asked to 
implement it. By getting their input 
the committee can discern it the 
instructional material is really suit- 
able tor a particular unit and if the 
teachers will use it. 

Family and community involve- 

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Sandi Klein, science teacher at Virgo Middle School in Wilmington, teaches her students 
about oxidation. Klein is one of three lead teachers in the New Hanover County school 
system and serves as a liaison between UNCW and the teachers in her school who are 
implementing the new methods for teaching science. 

ment are also vital to the program's 
success. "We're developing activities 
for families and other support groups 
that will enrich and extend the units 
being covered in the classroom," said 

The sixth grade science curricu- 
lum was the first to be developed. 
It was field tested this past spring in 
classrooms across North Carolina. 
Full implementation of the sixth 
grade pilot materials will begin in the 
fall, said Andrews. Meanwhile, the 
committee is beginning to develop 
the curriculum and activities for 
grades seven and eight which will be 
introduced into the classroom 
during the '92— '93 academic year. 
Funding for the refonn project will 
last through the development of the 
eighth grade curriculum. Afterwards 
application will be made for another 
grant to take the project through the 
high school grades. 

The impact of the reform 

project is great. "We predict more 
minorities and females will begin to 
study science at advanced levels as 
a result of this new approach to 
teaching. On a broader level, the 
refonn project will lead to a more 
scientifically literate society," said 

"No longer will students be 
restricted to looking for the 'right 
answer' They'll be encouraged to 
explore and gather evidence to sup- 
port their hypotheses," said Dunn. 
"We're not going to give them 
answers - we're going to teach them 
how to ask better questions about 
the world around them." 

Allison Relos Rankin 

For more information about the N.C 
Project for Refonn in Science 
Education call David Andrews at 



Dr. David Andrews, 

Assoc, prof, of science education, 

UNCW School of Education 

Project Co-director, P.I. 

Dr. Charles Coble, 

Dean of the ECU School of Education, 
Project Co-director 

Dr. Helen Weaver, 

UNCW Director of Curriculum 

Dr. Floyd Mattheis, 

ECU Director of Implementation 

Dr. Charles Ward, 

UNCW Director of Project Networking 

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, 

UNCW Director of Instructional Design 
and Materials 

Ms. Karen Hill, 

UNCW Director of Project Component 

Dr. Roy Forbes, 

UNCG Director of SERVE (Southeastern 
Regional Vision for Education) 
Director of Project Evaluation 

Bill G. Aldridge is executive 
director of the world's largest 
science education organization, 
the National Science Teachers 
Association. He spearheaded 
the national reform of secondary 
school science. Based in Wash- 
ington, D.C., Aldridge has 
worked with Congress and other 
government agencies in design- 
ing support programs for science 

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"Unlike a printed textbook, text on disk 
can be customized for each specific 
class. And the cost is substantially less/ 

While textbook costs continue 
to spiral, one UNCW instructor has 
devised an innovative and inexpen- 
sive tool for teaching. Hal Lander, 
English faculty member, has replaced 
the traditional textbook for fresh- 
man composition with a "book" he 
devised on computer diskette. 

"I couldn't find a textbook I 
liked to use in my freshman composi- 
tion course so I developed some 
exercises, reading passages, and tips 
on writing and made my own book," 
said Lander. 

This book, which includes the 
course syllabus, assignments, and 
sample writings, is copied onto 
diskettes supplied by each student. 
Students can read these books on 
the computers in labs in Morton 
Hall or Randall Library or on their 
personal computers. 

Homework is written and 
turned in on another disk, as 
opposed to turning in an assignment 
on paper. "During class, I pass one of 
my diskettes around and have the 
students save their assignments to 
it," said Lander. Lander grades and 
edits the assignments on diskette. 
He then recirculates this master disk 
in class so students can print off his 

Students are enthusiastic about 
this new teaching approach, said 
Lander. "If I need to know some- 
thing, I don't have to track down the 
teacher - everything I need to know 
is right there on the disk," said 
student Tracy Durham. "Working 
from diskettes is a lot different than 
working f om a book. It's exciting to 
work out problems on the 
computer," said Kevin Hayden, a 
student majoring in social work. 
"Doing school work on the 
computer parallels how society is 

advancing technologically," said 
Cyndy Moore, freshman accounting 
major. "It gives us exposure to skills 
we'll need in the job market." 

Collaborative learning among 
Lander's students has increased as a 
result of computer- assisted teaching. 
"The students interact more with 
each other. They become more 
involved with problem solving in 
their writing through this interac- 
tion. This builds confidence. Assign- 
ing group tasks on the computer has 

fostered this envi- „^ 

ronment," said 

Lander likes 
working from 
diskette because he 
no longer has to 
carry around stacks 
of papers to grade. 
"A master disk 
makes it easier to 
keep a permanent 
record of everyone's 
papers and to track 
the progress the 
students are making 
with their writing. 
At the end of the 
semester when I'm 
evaluating how well 
each student has 
done, I have all of their 
work in front of me in chronological 
order without the clutter of papers." 

Creating and inputing the 
instructional material on the 
computer disk is no small feat. 
"Hundreds of hours have gone in to 
designing this disk - I've really got a 
small book here!" said Lander. 
Unlike a printed textbook, text on 
disk can be customized for each 
specific class. And the cost is 
substantially less. The 5 1/4" disks 


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sell for $1 each at the UNCW book- 
store while the average price of a 
freshman composition textbook is 

In addition to teaching English, 
Lander is the coordinator of 
compuster-assisted instruction in the 
English Department and stays 
abreast of new software packages. 
He presents workshops to faculty 
who are interested in using comput- 
ers to support their teaching. 

As students become more 
computer literate and have 
increased access to computers on 
campus, Lander plans to use disks in 
all of his courses, including literature 


"I encourage colleagues in all 
disciplines to create their own books 
on disk. It saves time and money 
during the semester - you don't have 
to deal with all those handouts. And 
a book on diskette gives students a 
handy reference tool," Lander said. 

Traditional learning tools are 
quickly becoming obsolete. Today's 
books and notebooks are tomorrow's 
diskettes and computer files. 1 



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b\ Allison Relos Rankin 

Computing services run the 
gamut at UNCW From a central 
computing facility referred to as the 
VAXcluster or mainframe to micro- 
computer labs found in classroom 
buildings, the university community 
has access to a wealth of computer 

Communications networks 
available to faculty, students, and 
staff allow users with VAXcluster 
accounts to send messages or log 
onto computer systems around the 
world. The university is connected 
to BITNET, a communications 
network of over 2,000 computers at 
more than 400 universities and 
research centers throughout the 
United States, Canada, Europe, and 
Asia. Access to Internet, which 
connects government, industry, and 
education on several networks, is 
also provided. Messages can be sent 

to colleagues around the world for a 
minimal cost to the university. 

Massive storage space for saving 
and working with information is 
made possible through the univer- 
sity's VAXcluster with its 1 2 giga- 
bytes (1 billion characters) of mass 
storage space. "The VAXcluster 
allows us to pool our computer 
power to share among academic and 
administrative users," said George 
Quinn, UNCW director of comput- 
ing and information systems. 

Videotext is one of the newest 
programs available on the VAXclus- 
ter. It serves as the information data 
base for university activities. Contin- 
ually updated, it includes, among 
other information, tacts about the 
university, current news releases, 
campus news, a calendar of events, 
and a faculty, staff and student direc- 
tory. Videotext can be accessed off 

campus by dial-in modem. On 
campus it can be entered by those 
with access to the VAXcluster and 
via dedicated terminals in Randall 
Library, the University Center, and 
Wagoner Hall or any general use 
terminal or microcomputer in labs or 
offices connected to the VAXcluster. 

UNCW's Videotext is inter- 
connected with similar systems at 
North Carolina State University 
the University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill, Appalachian State 
University and the University of 
North Carolina at Greensboro. Plans 
are underway to complete connec- 
tions with all of the campuses in the 
UNC system. 

Another on-campus use of the 
VAXcluster is the grading of student 
tests and faculty evaluations. The 
VAXcluster also provides authorized 
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to the Cray Y-MP8/432 supercom- 
puter, located in Research Triangle 
Park, N.C., one of the largest super- 
computers on the east coast, said 

The administrative function of 
the VAXcluster includes support 
of a total management information 
system: the Student Information 
System that deals with students' 
records; the Financial Records 
System that handles university 
accounting and purchasing; and the 
Human Resources System that 
records personnel information. A 
new Alumni Development System 
is in the process of coming online 
and will he completed in the near 

The academic function of the 
VAXcluster supports course work, 
research, and communication by 
students in nearly all departments. 
Several microcomputer and terminal 
labs are available across campus for 
general student use. This fall 
semester a new general access micro- 
computer/terminal student lab will 
be available in Belk Residence Hall. 
The lab will provide processing on 
eight-station networked stand-alone 
microcomputers; or the microcom- 
puters can emulate VAX terminals 
and connect to the campus data 
network. This will provide access for 
the students, from their residence 
hall, to all computing and library 
resources on and off campus. 

Students in the Cameron 
School of Business Administration 
have opportunities to use dedicated 
microcomputer hardware and soft- 
ware in computer laboratories in 
Cameron Hall. A variety of packages 
is used to support classroom and 
research activities in database 
management, financial and account- 
ing spreadsheet analysis, computer- 
assisted design and project 
management, expert systems, graph- 
ics, word and data processing, and 
statistical analysis. 

Student teachers at UNCW 
learn the fundamentals of using 
computers in the classroom by train- 
ing in the microcomputer laboratory 
operated by the School of Education 
and the Science and Mathematics 
Education Center. Hands-on experi- 
ence in word processing, database 
management, and spreadsheets is 
offered. Teachers use the lab for 
workshops and courses covering 
topics such as programming, 
computer graphics, and math tool 

Other departments and schools 
using computers in their course work 
include English, psychology, chem- 
istry, political science, sociology, fine 
arts, athletics, and biology as well as 
the School of Nursing and the Grad- 
uate School. UNCW's Center for 
Marine Science Research maintains 
links with colleagues and databases 
via Internet and NASA Life 
Sciences LIFENET a powerful fluid 
dynamics package used to model the 
flow of plasma and materials in 

"The university has been able to 
combine its resources to serve both 
administrative and academic needs," 

UNCW has 
recently provided 
the New Hanover 

County school 

system with access 

to the VAXcluster. 

This enables 

public school 

faculty to log onto 

Internet, allowing 

them to interact 

with K-12 teachers 

across the nation 

and around the 


said Quinn. "The university's 
administration continues to provide 
the support for UNCW to stay 
abreast of the latest computing tech- 
nology available for our students, 
faculty, and staff." 

According to Quinn, 202 
courses at UNCW required work 
completed on the VAXcluster 
during the 1990-91 academic year. 
This amounted to 6,108 student 
VAX accounts. Thirty-five student 
workers assisted in the campus 
microlabs last year, logging 14,925 
hours and recording 41,952 contacts 
with users. 

Supplementing the university's 
central computing center is the 
SEQUENT computer in the Depart- 
ment of Mathematical Sciences. It is 
the primary- instructional system for 
course work in mathematical and 
computer sciences. A Silicon Graph- 
ics and a SUN SPARCstation 1 
workstation support mathematical 
modeling and other research 
conducted by UNCW mathematics 

Randall Library relies heavily on 
its stand-alone computer system, the 
LS-2000. It supports an online circu- 
lation system and an online public 
access catalog (OPAC) for searching 
its collection of 340,000 hard bound 
volumes and other holdings. It is also 
capable of searching the holdings at 
all the UNC system libraries. Locally, 
Compact Disk- Read Only Memory 
(CD-ROM) databases are available 
for searching various subject indexes 
on the computer. And access to 
more than 9,000 libraries nationwide 
is provided by the Online Computer 
Library Center (OCLC) available 
through Randall Library. Micronet, 
another communications network, is 
accessible through the library. It 
provides teleconferencing capabili- 
ties linking universities and public 
schools in North Carolina. 

Computing services at UNCW- 
the future is now. 1 


U M C W 


by Phillip Loiighlm 

Fog writhes upward from the 
tranquil surface of the tiny pond . . . 
mist on glass. The hazy shadows of 
tall pines and cypresses take fonrt 
against the lightening sky. There is 
the stillness of those moments when 
the day and night creatures trade 

The metallic blink of the camera 
eye disturbs the quiet. With the 
unnatural sound, other man-made 
disturbances become noticeable. 
The roar of the nearby highway 
increases with the beginning of the 
morning rush hour. Two joggers 
laugh as they pass on the dewy path. 

An observer watching the sun 
rise over the pond in the Herbert 
Bluethenthal Memorial Wildilower 
Preserve might easily be in any forest 
in Southeastern North Carolina. In 
the solitude of dawn, it is easy to 
forget that the preserve is only a 10- 
acre plot in the middle of theUNCW 
campus. As the day progresses 

though, the daily sounds of campus 
life filter through the foliage. The 
thump of high-powered car stereos 
and the calls and shouts of students 
remind one of the proximity of the 
"real" world. 

Initiated with a donation from 
the widow of Herbert Bluethenthal, 
a resident of Wilmington, the 
preserve was set aside 
in 1973 by the UNCW 
Board of Trustees. It 
contains a varied 
sampling of local plant 
environments. One 
may choose to walk 
through the pine 
forest to view the long 
leaf pines. At the 
other end of the 
preserve one can 
observe the swampy 
pocosin or the gum 
and cypress lowland. 
Following the well- 
tended trail through 

A sylvan 
in our own 

the thick brush of the canebrake, the 
sojourner will top a hill and look 
down onto a tiny pond. Just past the 
pond, there is an open meadow 
where, during the late spring and 
summer months, insectivorous 
plants such as the pitcher plant and 
venus flytrap, await their prey. 

In the spring a sense of newness 

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pervades the woods, emanating from 
the buds and new greenery of the 
maples and gum trees. The lush 
undergrowth of the canebrake can 
be fully appreciated in the summer, 
while cattails expand and burst in 
the marsh of the pond and the 

In the late summer and early 
fall, wildflower lovers may view the 
colorful blossoms of Autumn 
Gentian or Blazing Star. 

Even in the starkness of winter, 
the preserve has a kind of majesty: 
the bare grey trunks of deciduous 

trees stand like fumbled columns in 
some mad architect's dreamscape. 

The preserve also offers an 
opportunity to bird watchers. 

Native songbirds flit among the 
branches of the turkey and blackjack 
oaks. Crows caw from the tops of the 
pines. Herons stalk the shallow 
edges of the pond for minnows and 
frogs. Hawks cruise silently above 
the treetops, scanning the ground for 
inattentive squirrels. A careful and 
quiet observer might spot an owl 
resting from the night's hunt in the 
branches of a tall cypress. 

The area provides a home to 
some wildlife, although the 
construction of residence halls and 
roads has limited the variety to 
smaller creatures. Squirrels play tag 

around the trunks of hickory trees, 
chattering and screeching. Their 
nests dot the treetops. Lizards and 
blue -tailed skinks, disturbed from 
sunning themselves, scurry for shel- 
ter beneath the carpet of dead leaves 
at the approach of human footsteps. 
Turtles' heads protrude like peri- 
scopes from the surface of the pond. 
Along the muddy bank, a line of 
tracks like tiny human hands indi- 
cate that a raccoon passed by during 
the night, probably pausing for a 
drink. Tunnel-like trails, worn by the 
passage of rabbits through the "cat 
claw" briars, 
bring to mind 
images of Joel 
Harris' "Br'er 

animals, too, 
find a place in 
the preserve, 
which is open 
to visitors 
seven days a 
week. Biology 
classes come 
on plant iden- 
tification field 
trips. A literature class may visit 
while studying Thoreau to get a 
sense of how Walden must have 
been. A poet may use the surround- 
ings to work out a troublesome line. 
Individuals find a quiet place to 
study, meditate, or just to be alone 
with their thoughts and nature. 
Couples walk the wooded paths 
together, sharing secrets and, 
perhaps, plans for the future. 

The rising wind rushes through 
the tree tops. The whispering sigh 
muffles the intrusive outside sounds, 
blowing away the noise of civilized 
life. The camera eye focuses on the 
swoop of a sparrow hawk - the grace- 
ful curve of the wings, the lethal 
design of the raptor's beak, the 
translucent tips of wing feathers - all 

could be captured in l/250th of a 
second. But the eyelid does not 
blink. The camera mind does not 
want to disturb the beauty again. 
The moment passes as the hawk 
disappears into the treetops. 


The Bluethenthal Wildflower 
Preserve is open seven days a week, 
every day of the year. Students, 
faculty, staff, and the general public 
are welcomed to visit. The preserve 
is located just behind the University 
Union. Adjacent to the parking lot 
that serves the preserve, a trail leads 
to the well-marked pathways. 
There, people may hike through the 
woods or just stop and relax on one 
of the benches that dot the walkways. 
Pamphlets that contain a map of 
the area and some basic information 
are available at the entrance. While 
tours of the preserve are intended 
to be self-guided, guided tours may 
be arranged by contacting the 
UNCW Department of Biological 

Food and beverages are permit- 
ted inside the preserve and the area 
around the pond is a great spot for 
picnics. Trash cans are provided and 
visitors are encouraged to use them. 
Visitors are also requested not to 
remove or disturb any plant or 
animal life. 

The preserve is dedicated to the 
preservation of the rich and varied 
flora of Southeastern North Carolina 
and has been designed to provide a 
place of contentment and pleasure 
for those who enjoy and appreciate 
our native plants. New plants are 
added regularly and contributions 
are welcomed. Anyone interested in 
volunteering time to the main- 
tenance of the preserve is asked to 
call biological sciences professor 
David Sieren at 395-3197. i 




U N C W 

There's a 


in the house 

UNCW Student Health & Wellness Center 

Walking by the old student cafe- 
teria you might just hear the rumble 
of construction work. The building is 
being renovated to become the new 
home of UNCW's health services. 
Currently housed in the Burney 
Student Support Center near the 
Student Union, the Student Health 
and Wellness Center will move to its 
new location in late October. 

The center provides diagnosis 
and treatment for students' basic 
health problems. They can visit the 
center for common ailments such as 
colds and flus, minor injuries, and 
general medical problems. A wide 
range of laboratory tests is also avail- 

In addition, the wellness center 
handles weight control and nutrition 
counseling, crisis intervention and 
referral, and contraceptive counsel- 
ing. The center takes an active role 
in informing students about sexually 
transmitted diseases, a major issue 
facing college students in the 1990s. 

The staff at the wellness center 
makes an effort to stress the im- 
portance of good health to students 
with every visit and to discuss the 
problem that brought the student to 
the center. The wellness center often 

refers students to the LivWELL 
Center, its outreach program, for 
health education programs. 

When the treatment needed by 
a student exceeds the capabilities of 
the Student Health and Wellness 
Center, they are referred to local 
specialists at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center or Cape Fear Hospi- 
tal. Any costs incurred become the 
responsibility of the student. 

Dr. Kathleen Jewell is the direc- 
tor of the wellness center. She des- 
cribes her job as "part-time clinical 
and part-time administrative." She 
supervises all of the workers at the 
wellness center and oversees its 
operation, in addition to seeing 
patients on a one-to-one basis. 

The Student Health and 

Wellness Center sees 

between 7,000 and 8,000 

patients each school 

year, close to the total 

number of students 

enrolled at UNCW. 

She is in her third of a five-year 
contract with the university. Jewell 
enjoys her work at the university, 
despite the long hours she puts in. 

Bill Bryan, vice chancellor for 
student affairs, works closely with 
Dr. Jewell to see that students are 
provided with high quality health 
care during their years at UNCW 
Bryan believes that health education 
is equally important as health care. 
He wants the students to become 
responsible and knowledgeable 
about their own health. 

Despite the high qualify of its 
sendees, the wellness center has a 
recurring problem with the number 
of students it is able to see on any 
given day. "We are understaffed - 
demand outstrips supply," Jewell 
explained. She also cited the limited 
number of examining rooms as a 

Despite its limitations, students 
coming into the office on any given 
day without an appointment are 
generally seen during that day. 
Students arriving late in the after- 
noon are seen during the next work- 
ing day. 

The Student Health and Well- 
ness Center sees between 7,000 and 

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8,000 patients each school year, 
close to the total number of students 
enrolled at UNCW. This is a small 
number compared to other universi- 
ties in the state. For example, East 
Carolina University sees 50,000 
patients a year, three to four times 
the amount of students it enrolls, 
according to Jewell. 

Between 1989 and 1990 the 
wellness center saw a 33 percent 
increase in the amount of students it 
treated. Jewell attributes this rise to 
the upgraded efficiency of the 

Dr. Kathleen Jewel 

center's operation. Instead of using 
examination rooms to give allergy 
shots, take medical histories, or 
handle referrals, students are seen in 
the center's inner hallway. This 
cuts down on the amount of 
privacy students are allowed but 
Jewell says most students don't mind 
if it means they can be seen more 

The wellness center is sup- 
ported by a portion of student fees 
paid by all enrolled students ($49 per 
semester for students enrolled in six 
hours of classes or more) . This allows 
students to use the majority of the 
wellness center's services free of 
charge. There is a small charge, 
however, for allergy shots, pap 
smears, and contraceptive exams. 

Jewell believes that minimal 
charges for such services as preg- 
nancy tests, mono and strep tests 
might reduce demand for services 
used the most by students. She esti- 
mates that currently 1,000 strep 
tests alone are administered each 

In a recent student survey, 7 1 
percent of students surveyed said 
they would be willing to pay min- 
imal charges for services. Bryan has 
reservations about charging students. 
He is concerned that students who 

has six examination rooms and one 
check-in room. The new center will 
have seven examination rooms, two 
check-in rooms, a treatment room, 
and a room for treating allergy 

Breathing treatments, check-ins, 
blood drawing, and other procedures 
that take up valuable exam room 
time at the cunent center will have 
space designated for them in the new 
center, freeing other exam rooms for 
more extensive patient visits. 

In addition, the new center will 
be equipped with a pharmacy, some- 
thing students have been wanting 
for years. It will be managed by 
UNCW's Margaret Robison, direc- 
tor of auxiliary services. She expects 
the pharmacy to open by fall 1992. 
Final decisions concerning the 
details of its operation have not been 

In addition, the wellness 

In addition, the new center will be equipped with a 
pharmacy, something students have been wanting for years. 

need health care might stay away if 
they were required to pay for health 

This survey also indicated that 
72 percent of the students rated the 
treatment given by the wellness 
center as superior or excellent, and 
82 percent said UNCW's health 
services fulfilled their needs. 

These positive feelings about the 
Student Health and Wellness Center 
can only increase when a new, reno- 
vated center opens this fall. 

The entire second floor of the 
old cafeteria has been gutted to 
make room for offices, examining 
rooms, and a pharmacy. This new 
location will also house the 
LivWELL Center which handles 
health education, and the Student 
Development Center, the univer- 
sity's counseling service. 

Currently the wellness center 

center's new location will be 
equipped with a health reference 
library filled with books and video- 
tapes that will be available to 

Jewell hopes to expand her staff 
when the new center opens. She will 
assess the center's operation in its 
new location and then decide the 
number and type of staff members 
she needs. She currently has one 
physician's assistant, one full-time 
and one part-time nurse. 

They are all allowed to diagnose, 
treat, and prescribe medications. Dr. 
Jewell is required to approve their 
medical determinations. 

The Student Health and Well- 
ness Center will be able to expand its 
services in its new location and fulfill 
the needs of UNCW's students with 
greater ease and speed. Ml 

Carolyn Busse 



U N C W 




Judy Page, guardian ad litem. 

by Carolyn Basse 

A growing number of children 
these days are born with crack 
cocaine in their systems. They begin 
life with two parents who are 
addicted to drugs, controlled by 
substance abuse and unable to take 
care of them. 

These children are typical of 
the clients Judy Page '84 sees in her 
work as guardian ad litem in New 
Hanover County. "A guardian ad 
litem is a court- appointed volunteer 
that represents minors, children 
under the age of 18, who have been 
abused or neglected," she said. "The 
purpose of the guardian is to look at 
the situation objectively, to inter- 
view and meet with all the children 
involved and the parents and the 
relatives . . . Our primary role is to 
look at what's best for the children," 
she added. 

Guardians work for the children, 
advocating for the placement that 

will give the child a stable, perma- 
nent home. The guardian makes a 
recommendation to the child's 
lawyer before court proceedings as to 
what would be in the best interest of 
the child's future. The lawyer argues 
the child's case in court. That is, 
whether they should remain in the 
parents' custody or be turned over to 
a relative or guardian. A guardian ad 
litem does not take active custody of 
the children they work with. 

The guardian ad litem program 
in North Carolina was created in 
1983. They are the only volunteer 
workers in the North Carolina judi- 
cial system. 

Last year 1 ,803 new cases of 
child neglect and abuse were 
reported in New Hanover County 
and 617 cases were substantiated 
when neglect or abuse was proven. 
Approximately 60 of these cases 
went to court and had a guardian ad 
litem appointed. This was in addi- 

tion to the ongoing cases that hadn't 
been closed. 

Cases go to court only after the 
Department of Social Sendees has 
exhausted all of its efforts to keep 
families together and to work on 
problems internally. Page is one of 44 
guardians that handle cases in New 
Hanover County. The guardian ad 
litem office in Wilmington works 
with about 400 children per year, 
amounting to approximately 200 

Page said that most of the cases 
she handles involve parents who are 
substance abusers. "When people 
are under the influence of drugs they 
become irresponsible and the chil- 
dren end up suffering," she said. 

"They are unable to take care of 
their kids. They don't make sure they 
are fed. They don't see that they are 
clothed. Many times their kids go to 
school hungry and dirty. They're 
often left to fend for themselves." 

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She added that in the majority 
of cases the families have low 
incomes or no incomes at all and 
that local communities can help 
break the poverty cycle by pro- 
viding more job training programs 
for parents. "Everybody tells them to 
get a job, but it's not that easy. They 
need skills," she said. 

An example of a case Page deals 
with is children born with crack 
cocaine in their systems. "The early 
stages of a case require the biggest 
investment of time," she said. "This is 
when I get to know the children I'll 
be representing." Once establishing a 
rapport, Page begins to discuss the 
problems they have been having. 
When the case closes, Page stays in 
touch with families to see that every- 
thing is going well and to make 
formal reports to the court docu- 
menting that the judge's stipulations 
have been carried out. 

She said the most difficult cases 

the best indicators of a problem 
is the way children react to the 
person accused in an interpersonal 

Page is well suited for her 
volunteer work as a guardian ad 
litem. She earned her degree in 
special education from UNCW in 
1984- Her experience with children 
goes back to her high school years. 
She volunteered as a counselor at a 
summer day camp for the mentally 
disabled. "I had a sister that I took 
with me. She left early because she 
was crying - she was scared," Page 
said. "I always felt comfortable with 
special needs kids. They are people 
who happened to be born in this 
world as they are. They didn't ask to 
be bom like that." 

In addition to working as a 
guardian ad litem, Page is a teacher 
of behaviorally and emotionally 
disabled children at Mary C. 
Williams Elementary School in 

"A guardian ad litem is a court-appointed 

volunteer that represents minors, children 

under the age of 18, who have been abused 

or neglected/' she said. "The purpose of 

the guardian is to look at the situation 

objectively, to interview and meet with all the 

children involved and the parents and the 

relatives . . . Our primary role is to look at 

what's best for the children." 

are those that involve very young 
children. "You have to be objective 
about how much of what they say is 
reality, and how much is based on 
what other people say ... I keep 
observing and asking and listening 
until I feel comfortable with my 
recommendation." Page said one of 

Wilmington. Her class consists of 
students who are unable to succeed 
in a normal classroom - they cannot 
sit through classes, get along with 
other students or the teacher. 

Page's class is designed to teach 
behavior management. This means 
that the children are taught to 

control their behavior in a classroom 
setting. Behavior management 
differs from behavior modification, a 
program that teaches behavior 
change in all the settings children 

The highly structured class is 
based on earning points for complet- 
ing assignments and for behaving 
well in class. "We aren't taking away 
points, we encourage the students to 
earn them," Page said. As time goes 
on, more students will need pro- 
grams like the behavior management 
class she teaches, according to Page. 
"We have a new breed of children 
in the school systems now," she said. 
"It anyone is going to continue to 
teach in the school systems and be 
successful at it, they'll have to know 
not only how to teach but how to 
discipline." She cited the rising 
number of dysfunctional homes and 
increased drug use as major causes of 
problems for children in the school 

Prior to working with students 
with behavioral and emotional prob- 
lems, Page worked with a class of 
children who had various problems 
including the mentally handicapped, 
learning disabled, behaviorally 
and/or emotionally handicapped. 
She taught them in a single class 
because they functioned oh similar 

Does she make a difference in 
the lives of the children she teaches? 
Page believes she does. "I provide an 
opportunity for them to receive 
some knowledge in academic areas 
that would not be accessible to them 
in regular placement." 

Page has hope for the children 
she works with, both in and out of 
the classroom. "No matter how 
awful it is, they can make it if they 
have the right motivators in their 
lives." Maybe that motivator is 
Judy Page. I 




Meet Your New Alumni 
Association Chair 

As the 1991-92 school year begins, so too does the work of your UNCW 
Alumni Association. Like the university, the alumni association has made 
great strides hut the greatest accomplishments are yet to come. As the associa- 
tion's chair, it is my goal to involve more alumni in the exciting progress of our 
university by tapping each person's unique talents and interests. There are 
numerous ways for you to become involved! 

Alumni association board meetings are held quarterly, with the February 
meeting designated as a general meeting open to all alumni. The board 
consists of 2 1 elected members who serve three-year terms, a representative 
from each of the alumni chapters, and representatives from the current 
student body. Members include people working in the judicial system, educa- 
tion, banking, civil service, and business. Graduates from the classes of the 50s, 
60s, 70s, and 80s serve and we anticipate election of one or more representa- 
tives from the 90s. 

The association currently sponsors eight chapters in North Carolina and 
Richmond, Virginia. Chapter events are held throughout the year. We also 
host several pre -game socials during the Seahawk basketball season. These 
get-togethers are a fun way to meet with classmates and rekindle school spirit! 

Homecoming plays a major role in bringing alumni back to UNCW It 
presents opportunities for friends to reminisce about their college days and to 
become familiar with our ever-growing alma mater. As part of the homecom- 
ing festivities, alumni awards are presented to outstanding alumni and friends 
of the university. And we are considering adding class reunions to the home- 
coming festivities. Look for future announcements. 

The alumni association is also active in supporting UNCW faculty and 
students through special departmental funding and scholarships. Another key 
program we support is the UNCW Ambassadors, students who distinguish 
themselves by serving at many university functions. 

As you can see, your association plays an important part in the life of the 
university and we hope to do more. Our fund raising has more than doubled in 
the past three years and we hope to reach the $100,000 mark this year. 

We have the opportunity to do great things in the coming years. I invite 
each of you to become more active in your alumni association and in chapter 
activities. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Please teel free 
to write to me in care of the UNCW Advancement Office if you have 
comments or questions concerning the UNCW Alumni Association. 

Don Evans 

Evans, newly elected chair oj the UNCW Alumni Association. Board, lives in Raleigh 
and is a 1 966 graduate of Wilmington College. He was a charter member of the Triangle 
Chapter of the alumni association and served as its president for two years. Evans is 
employed uith Northern Telecom as new products program manager. 






Don A. Evans (Don) '66 

Vice Chair 

John Baldwin Qohn) '72 


Patricia Corcoran (Pat) '72 


W. Robert Page (Bob) '73 


Cape Fear Area 


Frank Bua '68 
Carl Dempsey '65 
Maty Beth Harris '81 
Robert Hobbs '84 
Norm Melton '74 
John Pollard 70 
Marvin Robison '83 
Jim Stasios 70 
Wayne Tharp 75 
Avery Tuten '86 

Triangle Area 
Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Randy Gore 70 832-9550 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 


Cape Fear Chapter 
Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

MBA Chapter 
Cheryl Dinwiddie '89 392-6238 

Oivsloai' County Chapter 

Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Richmond-Metro Chapter 

John Barber '85 804-747-955 1 

Triangle Chapter 
Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Winston-Salem Chapter 

Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 

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Alumni Scholarship Winners 


Pictured below are the recipients 
of the 1991-92 Alumni Scholarship 
Awards. Each winner is entitled to 
one year's basic in-state tuition and 
fees. The scholarships are made 
possible through the Alumni Associ- 
ation Annual Fund. 

Amy Hooker 

Communications major. Wants to become 
a public relations officer for a privately - 
owned business. 

Cyndi Moore 

Accounting major. Aspires to become a 
Certified Public Accountant. 

Mai Nguyen 

Marine Biology major. Plans to pursue a 
teaching/research position. 

Valerie Melvin, Grady Richardson, 
Mary Zaley, Donna Laufer, 
Kathleen McCann 
Melvin -Mathematics major. Plans to 
pursue master's and doctorate in 
mathematics and teach at the college 
level. Richardson -Political Science 
major. Aspires to become an attorney and 
politician. Zaley -Psychology major. 
Plans to pursue her Ph.D in clinical or 
counselling psychology. Laufer-Fihe Arts 
major. Plans to pursue a master's in art 
and teach studio classes at the college level. 
McCann -Psychology major. Plans to 
pursue graduate degrees and become a 
psychologist who works with adolescents. 

Kathleen Schlichting 

Master's of Elementary Education. 
Teacher at Wrightsboro Elementary School. 
UNCW alumna - graduated cum laude 

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The 70s 

Robert McCorkle '71 has been 
named vice president and manager 
of the Plaza East Branch of First Citi- 
zens Bank in Wilmington. 

John E. Russ, Jr. '72 is an account 
representative with Mann & 
Watters Inc., an employee benefits 

Robert A. Warren 74, grounds 
supervisor for UNCW has recently 
received certification as a Certified 
Plantsman by the N.C. Association 
of Nurserymen. This recognition is 
awarded following an intensive test- 
ing program on many aspects of 

Rebecca W. Blackmore '75 is asso- 
ciated with Boyle, Carter and Black- 
more in the practice of law in 

Iris Rouse Clover '75 is a teacher 
for the Fort Bragg schools. She and 
husband, Michael W. Clover, have a 
seven-year-old son, Charles. 

Wayne Tharp '75 is vice president 
for First Investors Savings Bank 
located in the Leland Shopping 
Center in Leland, NC. Tharp joined 
the bank in 1987 and served four 
years as vice president and manager 
of the Shallotte office prior to trans- 
ferring to the Leland office. 

Gail S. Russ '76 is an assistant 
professor of management and quan- 
titative methods at Illinois State 
University. She and husband, Jerry 
Ferris, a professor at the University 
of Illinois, make their home in 

David N. Smith '76 has joined the 
staff of Lowrimore, Warwick & 
Company Certified Public Accoun- 
tants in its Wilmington office as 
manager in the audit department. A 
member of the National Association 

of Accountants, the Construction 
Financial Management Association, 
and the N.C. Association of Certi- 
fied Public Accountants, Smith 
earned his MBA from UNC Chapel 

Kevin T. Ferguson '77 is branch 
manager with S. A. Allen Inc. in 

Judy R. Tharp 78 president of the 
Cape Fear Employees' Credit Union 
in Wilmington, has received the 
Credit Union Executive Society's 
1991 Management Achievement 
Award. The award recognizes 
Tharp's abilities to successfully 
manage the credit union in an inno- 
vative fashion, showing measurable 
results beneficial to members and 

Francis G. Csulak 79 is director of 
the National Oceanic and Atmo- 
spheric Administration's New York 
and New Jersey (Region II) office 
out of Red Bank, NJ. 

The 80s 

Isaac Reynolds, Jr. '80 is a master 
scheduler with Black & Decker in 
Asheboro, NC. 

Jim Tomosunas '80 is president of 
Coastal Instrument & Electronics 
Company in Burgaw, NC. 

Glenn A. Warren '80 was promoted 
to field marketing manager with 
United States Surgical Corporation 
in Raleigh. 

Donald Craig Swinson '81 is a 

bankcard officer with First Citizens 
Bank in Wilmington. 

Dan Kempton '82 is a software engi- 
neer for Data General at Research 
Triangle Park. He, wife Lisa, and 
family reside in Raleigh. 

Dennis A. Clark, Jr. '83 is a senior 
hydrogeologist for Groundwater 

Technology Inc. in Marietta, GA. 

Neil Thomas Phillips '83 has joined 
United Carolina Bank as assistant 
vice president and office executive of 
the Shallotte South Office. He is a 
member of the Chamber of 
Commerce of Loris, SC, the Loris 
Lions Club, and serves as chairman 
of the Loris Bog- Off Festival Parade. 
He and wife Fonda Fonnyduval have 
a son, Andrew Timothy. 

Darrell L. Thacker '83 returned 
recently from a seven-month deploy- 
ment to the Mediterranean and west 
coast of Africa while serving with the 
26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 
Camp Lejeune and New River, NC. 

Valvria Blanding Clark '84 is an 

elementary education teacher in 
Nashville, TN. 

Emma Catherine Brown Floyd '84 

teaches for the Onslow County 
schools. She and husband, Vernon 
David Floyd, LTNCW alumnus and 
owner of Atlantic Marine at 
Wrightsville Beach, reside in Wilm- 

Barbara Bailey Healy '84 has been 
selected 1991 North Carolina 
Mother of Young Children. She and 
husband Mike Healy who attended 
UNCW also, live in Raleigh with 

FALL 91 


FALL 91 

their two sons, David Michael and 
Charles Timothy. 

Douglas V. Nance '84 and M.S. '91 
has been accepted into the Palace 
Knight program of the U.S. Air 
Force. The program is an "earn- 
while-you-learn" project designed to 
assist students pursuing doctorates in 
science or engineering. He will he 
working in the Aerodynamics 
Branch of Wright Laboratory's 
Armament Directorate at Eglin Air 
Force Base, FL and attending Geor- 
gia Institute of Technology. 

Jonathan S. Guyer '85 has been 
promoted from senior auditor to 
assistant vice president for United 
Carolina Bank in Whiteville, NC. 

R. Berry Love, Jr. '85 is assistant 
collection manager with United 
Carolina Bank in Whiteville, NC. 
He and his family live in Whiteville. 

Major Harry McClaren '85 partic- 
ipated in offensive operations in 
Kuwait during Desert Storm/Desert 
Shield. Major McClaren resides in 
Oceanside, CA with wife Elizabeth. 

Angela Benson Newman '85 is 

completing her Ph.D. in produc- 
tion/operations management from 
the University of Georgia. She 
resides in Wilmington with husband, 

Allen Keith Newman and is 
employed as a lecturer at UNCW 

Scott Rodden '85 has been 
promoted to associate formulator at 
Applied Analytical Industries in 

Shannon Parks Stephens '85 is an 

associate formulator in the Formula- 
tions Development Division of 
Applied Analytical Industries in 

Jimmy Dale Yarborough, Jr. '85 is 

employed by USAir and lives in 
Elkridge, MD with wife Angela 
Williamson Yarborough. 

Andy J. Bilodeau '86 has been 
named assistant vice president at 
First Citizens Bank in Raleigh. 

Sandra Grainger '86 has been 
appointed branch manager of the 
Cape Fear Employees' Credit Union 
in Wilmington. 

Kim Heine '86 is a paralegal for the 
law firm of Henry & Hatcher in 
Lake Kiowa, TX. 

Julie Hieronymus '86 is a customer 
service and marketing representative 
with Sun International Trading Ltd. 
in Wilmington. 

Brett Carlton Knowles '86 has been 
elected banking officer at Wachovia 
Bank of N.C. in Wilmington. 
Knowles joined Wachovia in 1988 as 
a management trainee in Laurinhurg 
and was promoted to dealer credit 
manager in Laurinburg and trans- 
ferred to Wilmington in 1990 as a 
dealer credit manager in sales 

Jerry Boyette '87 has been promoted 
to assistant branch manager with 
Olde Discount Stock brokers in 
Raleigh. He was recognized as the 
branch's top salesman for 1990. 

Jeffrey Rogers '87 is assistant 
manager of operations at Big Lots in 
High Point, NC. 

A. Denise Wicker '87 received her 
master's degree in social work at 
ECU in May 1990 and works at 
Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro as a 
social worker. 

Joe Benton '88 has been named 
relationship manager for NCNB in 
Wilmington. He handles commer- 
cial loans out of the main office in 

James A. Jackson '88 graduated this 
spring from Southwestern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, 
TX and resides in Tallahassee, FL. 

Lee S. Johnson '88 is vice presi- 
dent/city executive for the State 
Employees' Credit Union in Laurin- 
burg, NC. 

Daniel J. Madio II '88 is assistant 
branch manager of the First Union 
National Bank in Wilmington. 

Kevin R. Neal '88 has been named a 
branch automation educator at First 
Citizens Bank's data center in 

Beverly Raines Shelton '88 is a 

marketing representative for Copy 
Systems Inc. in Wilmington. 

Reggie Stanley '88 has been 
promoted to banking officer by the 
BB&T Board of Directors in Wilm- 

Anthony Young '88 is a pilot in the 
U.S. Air Force at K.I. Sawyer Air 
Force Base in Michigan. He is 
married to Cynthia Meyers Young 




Karen Anne Zack '88 is a program- 
mer/analyst for Stanford University 
in Stanford, CA. In this position she 
provides technical support and 
consulting in various aspects of 
computing to the School of Educa- 
tion and seven independent labs on 

Jennifer A. Neely '89 is a sales 
specialist with First Union Home 
Equity Corporation in Greenville, 


Brooks R. Pierce '89 has recently 
been promoted to banking officer at 
BB&T in Wilson, NC where he is a 
financial analyst in business loan 

Mary Beth Young '89 is a commer- 
cial lender with Branch Banking & 
Trust in Rocky Mount, NC. 

The 90s 

Ginger Azar '90 teaches science for 
the Orange County Schools in 
Garden Grove, CA. 

Darrel Best '90 has joined Copy 
Systems, a Canon office products 
dealer in Wilmington, as a marketing 

Margaret Lea Eaddy '90 teaches 
English as a second language to 
Mexican students at North Duplin 
Elementary School in Calypso, NC. 

Lewis E. (Buddy) Gambill '90 is a 

teacher at Williams Elementary 
School in Wilmington. 

Shelley Garrison '90 is an elemen- 
tary upper grade teacher for the 
Irvine School District in Irvine, CA. 

FALL 91 

Lee Kirkland '90 has joined the real 
estate appraisal firm of Worlsey, 
Glenn & King in Wilmington. 

John Schoolfield '90 MBA is 

employed by the State of North 
Carolina, Marine Fisheries. 

Suzi Sherfield '90 has recently 
joined Sun Brokers Inc. in Wilming- 
ton where she is a data entry 

Sherry Lynn Palmer Williams '90 

MBA is liaison counselor/case 
manager for the S.C. School for the 
Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg, 
SC. She and husband Roger C. 
Williams reside in Greenville, SC. 

Bain Williams '90 is assistant 
manager at Sherwin-Williams in 
Whiteville, NC. 

Kelly Northam '9 1 has been 
appointed by North Carolina's 
Secretary of State Rutus Edmisten as 
Education Coordinator for North 
Carolina notaries public. 


Roy Brinkley Turner 79 toAngela 

Carol Babb living in Wilmington. 

Emma Catherine Brown Floyd '84 

to UNCW alumnus Vernon David 

Floyd living in Wilmington. 

Angela Benson Newman '85 to 

Allen Keith Newman living in 


Jimmy Dale Yarborough, Jr. '85 to 

Angela Gwyn Williamson 

Stanley Crowder '87 to Sherry Lynn 

Hess living in Wilmington. 

Jeremy Lynn Jones '87 to Wendy 

Gay Williams '90 living in Long 

Beach, NC. 

Jennifer A. Neely '89 to Burt 

Sampson '89 this past July. 

Ginger Azar '90 was married this 

past summer and lives at Laguna 

Beach, CA. 

Shelley Garrison '90 married Capt. 


Christopher Holzworth this summer. 

John Schoolfield '90 to Susan 


Dan Kempton '82 and wife Lisa 
announce the birth of their son, 
Nicholas Daniel, October 31, 1990. 

Valvria Blanding Clark '84 and 

husband John, announce the birth of 
their twins, Matthew Jonathan and 
Jasmine Valerie, March 8. 

Kim Heine '86 announces the 
birth of her second child, Zachary 
Stephen Heine, January 15. 

Alison Shoulars Warren '86 and 
husband Glenn Warren '80 
announce the birth of their son, 
Henry Wilson Warren, May 5. 


Charlie King, rormer assistant 
vice chancellor for business affairs, 
left UNCW in June to become vice 
president for business affairs at 
Radtord University in Radford, VA. 
Chosen from a pool of more than 
160 individuals, King will oversee 
1 1 areas including food service, 
physical plant, purchasing, budget 
and finance, and campus police at 

He began work at UNCW in 
1975 as assistant dean of students for 
residence life. Over the years he was 
promoted several times and held 
such positions as director of housing 
and business sendees. During his 
career at UNCW he assisted in the 
planning of more than 1,500 new 
housing spaces, expansion of the 
university union complex, and 
construction of several new buildings 
including a cafeteria facility. 

King and wife Sherry, adminis- 
trative assistant to the UNCW vice 
chancellor for student affairs, have 
two children, Ashleigh and Garrett. 






Seahawk Volleyball 


Wilmington Concert Association 


presenting the N. C. Dance Theatre 


Seahawk Soccer 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 



Jazz Concert 

Seahawk Volleyball 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 



Travelearn trip to Ireland, 


Seahawk Invitational Cross Country Meet 



North Carolina Symphony featuring 



Ashley Putnam, soprano 



Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

MBA Alumni Chapter 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Dinner & Business Meeting 

UNC Charlotte Invitational 

Tar Heel Invitational 

Cross Country Meet 

Cross Country Meet 

Charlotte, NC 

Chapel Hill, NC 


Individual Income Tax Refresher, DPS 


"Tax Planning - Closely Held Corps," 
Division for Public Service (DPS) * 


"What Every CPA Should Know About Tax 
and Non-Tax Aspects of Life Insurance and 


Friends of David Walker dance concert 

Related Products," DPS 



Travelearn trip to China, DPS 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

"Corporate Income Tax Return," DPS 


Monty Alexander's Ivory and Steel tour, 
jazz with a Caribbean influence 


Jazz Concert with Frank Bongiorno 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Travelearn trip to Galapagos Islands 


Seahawk Soccer 

and Ecuador, DPS 

4 p.m. 


Miss New Hanover County Pageant 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

* Division for Public Service, form 

erly the Office of Special Progran\s 

The University of 

North Carolina at Wilmington 

Division of University Advancement 
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297 





Wilmington, NC 

Permit No. 444 


Winter Coastal 

Fifty- six squadron pelicans 
snake toward the pinking sun 
and tiny eiders turn tail 
up to duck for tidbits. 
What greensilver magic 
this briny bowl of riplets 
coming home to shock my feet 
into December. 
No Christmas here. 
Just Spring strolling across 
a winter day. 

The sea kale dares to creep 

toward the ocean 

secure in the reach of sentinel oats. 

The sea kale shivers here 

too young to know this 

is not spring. 

I came in April with friend and pocket 

to pick plump leaflets 

tasting of pepper-spinach. 

I come alone on Christmas Day 

bewildered to see the sea kale 

brave before the crippling cold. 

She will die before her time. 

When softest lavender 

sips the pink of sunset and 

lies down blue silk 

across the silver bed of Neptune 

When duneshadow bleeds gray 

like sleep across a warm sand blanket 

When sand and seaspray cling 

like thirst to mouth and eye 

I turn my face to the Evening Star 

and savor her wine. 

Night drags itself across the beach 
on heavy slippered feet 
weights the restless waves 
into timid curtsies. 
The spotched seagulls one-legged 
hunched in dingy wintercoats 
sudden leap into flight 
windward into the dunes 
winging the last breath 
of dusk. 

Dawn Evans Radford 
Class of '92 




How animals contribute to our health 



Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! 


Life before and after a double -lung transplant 


Soccer anyone? 



Photographs by Walker Colder 



When bad things don't happen to good people 



Back in the USSR 


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Volume 2, Number 2 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement 

Editor I Allison Relos Rankin Contributing Editors I Mimi Cunningham, Renee Brantley, Patsy Larrick 
Editorial Advisors I M. Tyrone Rovvell, Carol King 

Cover photo - Tricolored Heron by Walker Colder 
Printed on recycled paper. 



U N C W 



Kaylor Returns to Teaching 

Norman R. Kaylor, dean of the 
Cameron School of Business Admin- 
istration, has announced that he will 
step down as dean effective June 30, 
1992. He will return to the faculty as 
a full-time member of the Depart- 
ment of Accountancy and Business 

Kaylor, 58, joined the UNCW 
faculty in 1971 in what was then the 
Department of Business and 
Economics. He was instrumental in 
the formation of the School of Busi- 
ness Administration, which was 
organized July 1, 1979. He became 
the first and only dean of the school. 
Today, the Cameron School of Busi- 
ness Administration has 1,300 
declared undergraduate majors in its 
program and a faculty of 60. 

Leiry appointed to Hazardous 
Waste Commission 

Jack B. Levy, professor and chair 
of the Chemistry Department at 
L7NCW, has been named a member 
of the N.C. Hazardous Waste 
Management Commission. Levy was 
appointed to the Commission by 
Rep. Dan Blue, speaker of the N.C. 
House of Representatives. He will 
serve a two-year tenn expiring June 
30, 1993. 

A member of the UNCW 
faculty since 1968, Levy has served 
as Chemistry Department chair since 


Schweitzer Chair Selected 

Edward M. Walsh, president of 
the University of Limerick, Limerick, 
Ireland, has been selected chair of 
the Selection Committee of the 

Albert Schweitzer International 
Prizes. The prizes are presented at 
UNCW every four years to three 
individuals who reflect Schweitzer's 
philosophy of "reverence for life" and 
who excel in one of his areas of 
expertise, medicine, the humanities, 
and music. 

This announcement comes as 
organizers of the prizes are making 
plans for the fifth Albert Schweitzer 
International Prizes ceremonies 
which will take place March 18, 
1993, on the campus of UNCW 

New Director of Annual Fund 

Margaret Taylor Robison, an 
employee of UNCW since July 1982, 
and most recently director of auxil- 
iary services, has been named direc- 
tor of annual fund in the Division of 
University Advancement. 

She will be responsible for 
managing an extensive telephone 
solicitation effort, making fund-rais- 
ing calls, and developing a donor 
research program. She will also be 
actively involved in the university's 
upcoming capital campaign. 


Provost Approves Minors 

Minors in chemistry, gerontol- 
ogy, and science, humanities and 
society were approved November 14 
by Provost Charles Cahill, said 
Carolyn Simmons, dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences. The 
three minors will appear in the 1992- 
93 catalog. The earliest a student 
could graduate with the minors 
would be Fall 1992. 

The latter two minors are inter- 
disciplinary. The gerontology minor 
consists of courses from the curricula 
of sociology, psychology, health, 

physical education, recreation, 
philosophy, religion, and English. 
The science, humanities, and 
society minor focuses on an under- 
standing of why and how research is 
done, an appreciation of complex 
scientific, technological, and societal 
problems and achievements within a 
philosophical and historical context. 

Sealiawk Basketball Radio 

UNC Wilmington's 27-game 
men's basketball schedule will be 
carried live this season on Wilming- 
ton's WAAV Radio (980 on the AM 
dial) . WAAV plans to continue its 
broadcasts of the North Carolina 
State University games, but UNCW 
dates will pre-empt Wolfpack 

International Programs 

The Office of International 
Programs is pleased to report that 
UNCW has approximately 70 inter- 
national students this academic year. 
This is twice as many as in the past. 
About one-half of these students are 
seeking degrees. 


Student Health and Welhiess 

In the Fall issue of UNCW 
Magazine it was incorrectly reported 
that the Student Health and Well- 
ness Center employs one full-time 
and one part-time nurse. The center 
employs one full-time and one part- 
time nurse practitioner. The physi- 
cian assistant and the nurse practi- 
tioners are allowed to prescribe 



Have You Hugged Your Pet Today? 


Pharmacies aren't the only 
places that dispense medical 
prescriptions. Our four-legged 
friends and kindred creatures supply 
"medicine" that money can't buy. A 
wag of the tail, a contented purr, or a 
"peck" on die cheek go a 
long way in alleviating anxi- 
ety and despair or relieving 
bouts of loneliness. 

Pet animals are so 
effective in influencing 
people's well-being that 
they're being used now in 
professional counseling and 
rehabilitation programs 
throughout the country. 
"Pet-facilitated therapy 
(PFT) has demonstrated I 
remarkable results in 
changing behavior pat- ^ 
terns of a variety of per- 
sons including the crim- 
inally insane, alcoholics, the elderly, 
cardiac patients, children, blind 
persons, and the mentally disabled," 
said Marlene Rosenkoetter, dean oi 
UNCW's School of Nursing. She has 
researched and written about the 
effects of pets on people since 1975. 

Pets can be looked to as indica- 
tors of life patterns within the home, 
Rosenkoetter explained. In fact, 
many UNCW nursing students learn 
how to observe companion animals as 
barometers of the family system. An 
abused pet, or one that is dirty or 
underfed, for instance, may suggest 
more serious problems within the 
family unit. Animals, dogs in particu- 
lar, can also reflect the mood of the 
family, be it sadness, happiness, or fear. 
Dogs' behavior can tell a lot about 
what's going on within the family 
dynamics, according to Rosenkoetter. 

'Animals are an important part 
of the lives of many people. As 
health care providers, if we are going 

to address the health of those indi- 
viduals and the health of the family 
system, then we need to address all 
components," she said. Including the 
family pet as a part of the family 
health history is an important part of 

Dennis Bowes and Damian visit with a friend in a nursing facility 

nursing care that has been frequently 
overlooked. This human-animal 
bond can influence a nurse's assess- 
ment of the patient's well-being. 

Dennis Bowes, a Wilmington 
pet therapist, and his wife, Susan, a 
registered nurse, train pets to be 
therapeutic agents. These animals 
are taken to nursing homes, domes- 
tic violence shelters, and hospitals. 
They visit with people and allow 
people tit stroke and cuddle them. 
This interaction between person and 
pet has demonstrated positive results 
in people's recovery time and in their 
emotional well-being. 

Currently, the Boweses, who 
guest lecture at UNCW, are training 
their nine -month- old pet Dobennan 
pinscher Damian to work with 
abused children, children with 
cancer, retarded people, and residents 
of nursing homes. "When you bring 
a dog into a long-term care facility, it 
improves the residents' attitudes, 

they reminisce," said Susan, who is 
the nursing director at a local facility. 
"Most of the residents have had pets 
in their lives. As a result they 
become more responsive — they 
talk more, and they use their 

muscles more when they 
instinctively reach out to 
pet an animal." Animals 
also have a calming effect, 
particularly on people who 
are sick or have been 
abused, added Dennis. 
Children benefit a 
great deal from pets, said 
Rosenkoetter. They learn 
responsibility by taking 
care of a pet. As care 
providers, they learn to 
nurture, discipline, and 
begin to understand the 
importance of diet and 
exercise. Through their 
pets, they may also experience life 
stages such as birth and death. 
Shy people or people with 
speech difficulties respond wonder- 
fully to pets, Rosenkoetter said. 
Someone who is self-conscious may 
be able to communicate with their 
pet without risking humiliation. 
Someone who is lonely or depressed 
can benefit from a companion animal 
just by having "someone" to talk to. 

"By being protective, loving, and 
nonjudgniental, animals listen, 
cuddle, and in effect say, 'You're not 
alone. You have me and I care,'" she 
said. "Pets foster positive feelings 
while giving the person an opportu- 
nity to be needed." 

Our animal friends bring us love, 
joy, constancy, and comfort. Their 
companionship is good tonic for a 
variety of ailments. And best of all 
they're habit forming! 

Allison Rcl's Rankin 


U N C W 


oh my I 

by Allison Reins Rankin 


ildlite in urban America? 
As development continues to grope 
and grind its way through our heart- 
lands and as nature sanctuaries are 
destroyed or altered, humans have 
fewer opportunities to view wildlife. 
However, a new discipline, urban 
wildlife management, is paving the 
way for people and animals to 

Something about animals 

and nature stir our very 


"We're establishing urban 
animal sanctuaries that make cities 
more hospitable to wildlife and 
urbanites more appreciative of 
wildlife," said Eric Bolen, dean ot 
UNCW's graduate school and a 
professor of wildlife biology. "We're 
doing our part to increase the 
survival of species while learning 
about our fellow creatures. Some- 

thing about animals and nature stir 
our very souls, Bolen observed. 

Strategies for embracing wildlife 
in urban environments include 
designating places where animals 
can be seen passively. "Cemeteries, 
school campuses, parks, and rooftops 
of high rise buildings offer ideal 
spaces for urban wildlife manage- 
ment," said Bolen. 

"Rooftops are the biggest single 
available unused square footage in 
the commercial districts of cities," 
Bolen said. "Most are very flat and 
conducive to nesting birds." 
Nighthawks, killdeer, and terns 
commonly build nests on roofs. In 
London, rooftop gardens with pools, 
trees, and lawns attract several 
species of wild birds including herons 
and mallards. 

Cemeteries in Boston make up 
approximately 35 percent of the 
city's open space. Here 95 species of 
birds have been noted including 
game birds, hawks, and herons. 
Twenty species of mammals have 
also been recorded including 

raccoons, striped skunks, foxes, 
woodchucks, muskrats, cottontail 
rabbits, oppossums, and gray squir- 
rels. Additionally, Central Park in 
New York City harbors, in season, 
about 200 species of birds. 

School campuses offer optimum 
landscape settings for wildlife, 
despite heavy human traffic. The 
UNCW campus, for example, is 
noted for its large population offish 
crows. Normally these birds are 
thought to live in rural environ- 
ments, but the city of Wilmington 
and UNCW have an unusually large 
population of these birds, Bolen said. 

Window ledges of skyscrapers 
provide readily accepted sites for 
various bird species, such as the 
endangered peregrine falcoln. This 
may be due to the availability of prey 
species such as pigeons. 

The variety and placement of 
vegetation impacts the success of 
wildlife habitation. Stratification is 
key. Using different plants that grow 
to various heights creates a versatile 
habitat that attracts all kinds of 
animals. Take birds, for instance. 
"Some feed in the treetops, some 
feed on the ground, and you've got 
everything in between. Wildlife sorts 
itself out in terms of vegetative 
structure," Bolen noted. A well- 
designed backyard, then, can be a 
minature wildlife sanctuary. 

An example of effective vegeta- 
tion stratification can be found on 
the White House grounds in Wash- 
ington, D.C. "It's very small in 
acreage yet because of the diversity 
ot plant lite, an oasis has been 
created in a highly urbanized area. 
There are many species on the 
White House lawn that you won't 
find one block away," Bolen 

It's important to remember that 
the tenn "wildlife" applies not only 
to birds and mammals, but also to 



It's important to 

remember that the term 

"wildlife" applies not only 

to birds and mammals, 

but also to insects, 

reptiles, and amphibians. 

insects, reptiles, and amphibians. 
"We create a hierarchy in our mind 
although there's no biological basis 
for that," said Bolen. "The migration 
of the monarch butterfly is, biologi- 
cally, every bit as wondrous as the 
migration of the Canada goose, but 
the butterfly isn't conceived of as a 
biological wonder. It's thought of as 
lovely, but nonetheless not that 

Parks and school campuses 
make wonderful places for instruct- 
ing students about the contributions 
of animals and the importance of 
wildlife. Insects, in general, make 
wonderful animals for close study. 
They can be observed easily in or 
outside of the classroom. "They can 
be put in a terrarium and studied 
year round. Predators, plant eaters, 
and scavengers can be placed in a 
single community and studied as a 
microcosm of an ecosystem, in the 
same way you could study an aquar- 
ium stocked with fish. "Insects 
shouldn't be sold short — they're 
very instructive," Bolen noted. 

Universities are beginning to 
formalize their curriculums in urban 
wildlife management. Syracuse, the 
University of Arizona, the University 
of Maryland, and Colorado State 
University all offer coursework in 
this area of study, although no school 
offers a specialized degree. Two years 
ago, Bolen taught a course at 
UNCW on wildlife ecology and will 
teach it again if there's a demand for 
it. "One of my goals is to write a 

college textbook on urban wildlife 
management. Of all the wildlife 
management textbooks, the one I 
helped write, the second edition of 
Wildlife Ecology and Management, 
is the only one that even has a chap- 
ter on urban wildlife," he said. 

Bolen stays abreast of the latest 
research on urban wildlife manage- 
ment by attending symposiums 
featuring the work of international 
scientists. The concept of urban 
wildlife management has spread 
across Europe, he said. The British, 
for example, are building under- 
ground toad 
tunnels that are 
used by toads 
on their way to 
breeding grounds. 
These tunnels 
prevent them 
from being 
crushed by cars. 

Urban wildlife 
managers not only 
facilitate the thriv- 
ing of species, but 
also respond to 
problems that arise 
when animals and 
humans share the 
same habitat. Birds 
living near airport 
runways, deer and 
coyotes inhabiting 
large cities, and 
geese that foul golf 
courses present 
potential problems to 
humans; while reflec- 
tive glass windows, 
industrial pollution, 
and genetic mixing 
between wild and 
domestic animals 
present hazards to 

The issues 
involved in balancing 
urban wildlife and 

human interaction are challenging. 
But by working to nurture nature in 
the city, the human spirit can find 
refuge and our animal friends a 

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Taking Risks 




B>' Carolyn Basse '92 

"We're ready for you, Howell." 
The words he had been waiting for 
were finally coming over the line. 
After two long months of waiting, a 
matching lung donor had been found. 
He raced to the hospital last October 
8, 1990, to undergo hours of intricate 
transplant surgery. 

Howell Graham, class of '85, 
suffers from cystic fibrosis, a disease 
that primarily affects the lungs. It 
causes them to overproduce the 
mucous that lines them. Mucous 
clogs the lungs, providing an envi- 
ronment for inflammation and 

Graham was diagnosed with the 
disease at age two. Since then, he 
has performed an hour of therapy 
each day to keep his lungs clear. 
Despite therapy, during his last year 

Howell Graham at the helm of his Boston whaler. 

before surgery Howell found himself 
in the hospital four times, for two or 
three week intervals to clear up lung 
infections. His condition was taking a 
slow, downward decline. 

Graham's doctors, members of 
the pulmonary staff at Memorial 
Hospital, UNC Chapel Hill, 
presented him with the option of a 
lung transplant. Because of the risk 
involved, the decision did not come 
easily for Graham. "They told me I 
had a 50/50 chance of survival" he 
said. "It was a very scary decision to 

"CF isn't like other diseases," he 
said. "They can't predict what's 
going to happen at certain stages. 
They can't tell you how long you're 
going to live," he added. 

After weighing all the risks, 

Graham decided to go ahead with 
the surgery because the quality of his 
life was not what he wanted it to be. 
"It got to be such a grind," he said. "I 
couldn't do the things I wanted to. 
My back was up against the wall." 

So he quit his job and left Wilm- 
ington for Chapel Hill to wait for a 
lung donor. He had made the deci- 
sion, and now all he could do was 
wait. For the next two months he 
spent his days in a physical fitness 
program to get in the best shape 
possible before surgery. 

If everything went well, 
Graham's operation would be the 
first successful lung transplant in the 
Southeastern United States. 

For the first few days after the 
transplant his condition was touch 
and go, while his doctors waited to 



see if the new set of lungs would he 
rejected by his body. 

It's been over a year since his 
transplant, and Graham's lungs, from 
a 31-year-old Florida man who died 
in an auto accident, have given him 
a second chance at life. His surgery 
has opened the door to more trans- 
plants like his. Graham has found 
himself swamped with over 200 
cards and letters. A hospital press 
conference led to statewide news 
coverage and a front page story in his 
hometown paper, the Wilmington 
Morning Star. 

Publicity was hardly something 
Graham was used to. In fact, very 
few people even knew he had CF. 
"Most of my friends didn't know," he 
said. "I was afraid to tell them 
because I thought it would affect our 
relationships. I was afraid they would 
leave me out of things." 

Graham is quick to downplay 
what he's gone through. "My friends 
still look at me as if I'm a hero," he 
said. "I just did what I had to do." 

His health since the surgery has 
improved dramatically. The func- 
tioning of his lungs has improved, 
moving from 28 to 105 on a scale of 

to 100. That means that his lungs 
are performing above the average 
100. "When one of the doctors saw 
the results, he thought they were for 
the wrong patient," said Graham. 

"My energy level is unbeliev- 
able," he said. "The number of things 

1 can do now that I couldn't before 
the surgery is amazing," he added. 
"It's given me a new lease on life." 

Four months after his surgery 
Graham went back to work full-time 
at a Wilmington real estate agency 
while attending classes to become a 
real estate appraiser. 

And he's working to see that 
others get the same chance he had. 
He has become a member of a local 
transplant support group and makes 
regular media appearances to 

promote organ donation. "Most 
people don't realize how important 
organ donation is," he said. 

"If it wasn't for organ donation I 
couldn't have had this opportunity. I 
want other people to have that same 
opportunity." Since his surgery, 
doctors at Memorial Hospital have 
completed many more successful 
double-lung transplants. 

carrier virus. Once the normal gene 
copy reaches the cell, the cell repro- 
duces itself with normal gene copies. 
This process reverses the damaging 
effects of the defective gene. 

Last September two separate 
groups of researchers used this 
process to cure cystic fibrosis cells in 
the laboratory. They inserted nomial 
gene copies into cells taken from 

'They told me I had a 50/50 chance of 

survival. It was a very scary 

decision to make." 

Graham grew up, for the most 
part, in Charleston, South Carolina, 
the son of a marine lieutenant 
colonel. Graham came to UNCW 
and Wilmington in 1982. "I fell in 
love with Wilmington," he said. "I 
chose UNCW because the classes 
were small. If you had a question 
professors were willing to sit down 
and talk with you," he said. 

There are roughly 30,000 cases of 
cystic fibrosis in the United States 
today. Among young Americans, CF 
is the most common fatal genetic 
disease. One in every 20 Caucasians 
carries a defective gene for the disease. 

A child is born with the disease; 
it becomes active when a child 
inherits two copies of the gene, one 
from each parent. CF is diagnosed in 
one of every 2,000 births and half of 
CF patients die by the age of 20. 

In the future, cystic fibrosis 
patients may not have to go the 
dangerous route that Graham did. 

Two years ago researchers found 
the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. 
The discovery has opened the door 
to the possibility of a revolutionary 
new medical treatment, gene ther- 
apy. Gene therapy works by inserting 
a nomial copy of a defective gene 
into a diseased cell. The gene is 
carried to the cell by a harmless 

cystic fibrosis patients and found 
that they functioned normally. 

Doctors envision using gene 
therapy for cystic fibrosis by carrying 
nomial gene copies to the lungs with 
a nebulizer, a machine that turns 
liquid medicine into a mist that can 
be inhaled. 

The latest round of research not 
involving gene therapy is taking 
place at the same hospital where 
Graham had his surgery. Researchers 
are testing existing drugs in the war 
against mucous. 

The first, as reported by the 
Raleigh News and Observer, is 
amiloride. The drug, a diuretic, is 
currently used as a treatment for 
high blood pressure. In a pilot study 
the drug diluted the mucous in the 
lungs of CF patients when inhaled 
through a nebulizer. This was the 
first test of a drug that targets the 
primary defect in cystic fibrosis 
patients. Amiloride is now undergo- 
ing a broader study. 

It's been over a year since 
Graham's transplant. He has 
returned to the normal life. If you 
happen to be out cruising the water- 
ways near Wrightsville Beach, you're 
likely to see Graham in his Boston 
whaler, indulging in one of his 
favorite hobbies, boating. 


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U N C W ^^ A T H L E T 

kicks ry sh 

by Angela Melcher 

L'NCW Sports Information Intern 

Gerard Schwenk appreciates 
many aspects of the game of soccer. He 
enjoys competing against opponents, 
the camaraderie of his teammates, and 
scoring game-winning goals. But he 
also likes perfonning in front of a 
crowd, competing with a female, and 
throwing his partner in the air. 

That's why Schwenk has 
combined all of these favorite tasks 
into a dual role this year at the 
University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington. When he isn't playing 
forward on the soccer team, 
Schwenk works out daily with the 

varsity cheerleading squad, becom- 
ing one of the few student-athletes 
in the country to participate in the 
two activities. 

The senior communications 
major from Alexandria, Va. began 
playing soccer at age five. He went 
on to star at Mount Vernon High 
School in Northern Virginia and was 
recruited by UNCW head coach 
Jackie Blackmore, 74. 

For 16 years Schwenk has been 
kicking soccer balls and scoring 
goals. He still finds the game enjoy- 
able, but is happy to have found the 
new pasttime of cheering. "Playing 
soccer as long as I have, it's become 


Gerard Schwenk eludes George Mason defender. 

second nature to me. I look at soccer 
as a job, but cheerleading is so new 
and fresh," he said. 

Schwenk never thought about 
joining the cheerleading squad, 
much less actively pursuing a spot on 
it. He simply became involved last 
year after watching some acquain- 
tances during a practice session. 

"Two friends, Mark Lyczkowski 
and Jim Padison, cheered their fresh- 
man year," Schwenk said. "I went 
with them to practice one day and 
became interested. I've never been 
in a situation before where I could 
compete with a girl. It intrigued me 
and made me want to get involved." 
Schwenk, however, was uneasy about 
explaining the new-found interest to 
his teammates. "I wasn't shy about my 
ability to cheer," he explains. "I was 
more nervous because of my friends 
on the soccer team. They didn't really 
understand what it was about, but as 
soon as they did, they were real 

Blackmore knew nothing about 
Schwenk's decision to cheer until after 
the athlete made junior varsity squad 
last season. "I didn't know about it, but 
I talk about things like that with the 
team," Blackmore said. "They know- 
that if they take care of their school 
work first and soccer second that they 
can do anything else." 

There was a period when 
Schwenk had to adjust to the many 
differences between the two sports. 
"The hardest thing to get used to in 
cheering was the attitude," Schwenk 
said. "In other sports, it's accepted 
when something bad happens it's 



okay to get back and take out your 
frustrations on the field. In cheering, 
you can't do that. You have to keep 
your temper calm and collected and 
always have a smile on your face." 

Despite the differences, there are 
many similarities between playing 
soccer and cheerleading. Schwenk 
thinks they complement each other. 
"In each activity, you have to be able 
to control your body in space with 
others around you and you have to be 
able to distribute your weight prop- 
erly," he said. "The endurance is the 
same, not necessarily required by the 
sport but by the coach." 

Schwenk has cheered for only a 
short time, but he has shown rapid 
improvement. After cheering last 
year with the junior varsity team, he 
made the varsity and is one of five 
newcomers on the squad in 1991-92. 
To polish his cheerleading skills, 
Schwenk traveled with his team- 
mates in late April to the Universal 
Cheerleading Association (UCA) 
national competition in San Antonio, 
Texas. "The fact that he is on the 
varsity team and went to nationals 
after only cheering a year lends to the 
caliber of athlete he is," said cheer- 
leading director Michael Lee. "He 
can just pick things up and excel." 

During the UCA summer camp 
at East Tennessee State University in 
August, Schwenk and the rest of the 
Seahawk squad were invited to work 
next summer at the different camps 
across the country. It was during this 
camp that Schwenk experienced one 
of the difficult sides of cheering. 

On the second day of camp, 
Schwenk and his first varsity partner, 
senior Crissy Shue, were performing 
a stunt. When Shue jumped up, 
Schwenk failed to catch the soles of 
her feet with his hands. Shue then 
fell backward and Schwenk couldn't 
catch her before she hit the floor. "I 
didn't feel well and it was hot when 
we were doing the stunt," Schwenk 
said. "Crissy landed on her shoulder 

Gerard Schwenk and cheerleading partner 
Crissy Shue. 

and bruised her collar bone. It was 
the lowest feeling because she 
trusted me and I violated that trust." 

Shue, a senior from Lexington, 
N.C., was reluctant to place the 
blame on her partner. "It was our 
fault because we didn't have a spot- 
ter," she said. "I just went off the 
back. A lot of the mistakes have to 
do with not communicating. You 
have to trust the guys underneath." 

Soccer is Schwenk's first love, 
but cheering has opened several 
doors for him. "I get to see the games 
up close and I got a contract to work 
all summer just teaching kids how to 
cheer," he said. 

Both on the field and on the 
court, Schwenk is respected by 
coaches and teammates alike. "He's 
a very hard working individual and a 
very coachable athlete because he 
tends to place the pressure on 
himself instead of me," said Lee. "I 
have a great deal of respect for him 
because he's such a good athlete and 
he does well in the classroom too." 
Blackmore echoes Lee's sentiments, 
noting Schwenk's penchant for hard 
work and perseverance. "Qualities 
that stand out the most are his deter- 
mination, enthusiasm and work 

ethic," Blackmore said. "He goes 100 
percent after things that interest 
him. He's willing to work hard at it." 
After attending soccer practice, 
Schwenk changes clothes, takes a 

"The hardest thing to get 

used to in cheering was 

the attitude." 

short rest and then it's off to prepare 
for cheerleading. "I don't know how 
he does it," says Shue. "I know he's 
tired when he comes in from soccer 
practice, but he doesn't show it. He 
never lets the fact that he's practic- 
ing all day ruin the workout — he 
just gives it his all." 

Being busy often means having 
difficulty finding time to study. But 
Schwenk uses effective time 
management skills to stay involved. 
"When I was in high school I played 
football, soccer, and baseball," 
Schwenk said. "If I didn't have some- 
thing that would force me to study 
all the time, I would just sit on the 
couch and do nothing." 

This season, Schwenk gained a 
part-time starting position as 
forward. He got his first collegiate 
start in UNCW's 2-2 tie with 
Methodist College on Sept. 12. "I 
wanted to improve myself to the 
level that Coach Blackmore wanted 
me to play," Schwenk said. "Since it 
was my last season, I looked forward 
to giving 150 percent for every game. 
It was easy to stay motivated for 
soccer because practice was so 
intense and there was always compe- 
tition on the team." 

Competing is one thing 
Schwenk does well. He will remem- 
ber his playing years at UNCW with 
fondness and hopes others follow his 
unique lead. "People shouldn't be 
afraid of what they don't know," he 
says. "When you don't worry about 
what people will think, it usually 
turns out for the best." I 


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Walker Golder, 

undergraduate class of '85 and graduate class 
of '90, is a biologist and manager of 1 North 
Carolina wildlife sanctuaries for the National 
Audubon Society. He is responsible for 
maintaining stable and diverse populations of 
colonial vvaterbirds from Ocracoke to the 
Cape Fear area. Nesting in colonies, these 
birds include pelicans, herons, egrets, ibises, 
gulls, terns, and skimmers. Golder's work 
involves conducting habitiat research and 
management projects, fund raising, land 
negotiation, and accounting. He also 
observes and monitors birds and their habi- 
tats, particularly during the spring nesting 
season. He uses photography to document 
his observations. Golder's color photographs, 
as well as those taken by UNCW biology 
professor James Parnell and UNC Chapel 
Hill visual communications professor Rich 
Beckman, were featured in a 1991 calendar 
published and designed by Beckman. 

The 1992 calendar is now available 
and can be obtained by writing to: North 
Carolina Coastal Islands, P.O. Box 5223, 
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. 

For further information about this or 
regional activities of the National Audubon 
Society, call 919-256-3779. 

Laughing Gull 



Walker Golder 



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Do you feel safe .... at UNCW? 

by Allison Relos Rankin 

People traipse about the UNCW 
campus all hours of the day and 
night without thinking twice about 
their personal well-being. After 
numerous conversations with the 
staff in the Division of Student 
Affairs and the officers in the 

A UNCW police officer on his nightly rounds 
with students. 

Campus Police Department, I can 
assure you that this safe environ- 
ment is no accident - much effort is 
put into making UNCW one of the 
safest campuses in North Carolina. 

Over 8,000 students attend 
UNCW; we have a faculty of 41 1 
and a staff of 563. Hundreds of visi- 
tors come to our campus each year. 
That's a lot of people to be 
concerned about. 

Chief Billy Dawson of the 
UNCW Campus Police and his staff 
of 16 sworn police officers and 17 
security officers have the primary 
responsibility for campus safety. 
They coordinate their efforts with 
the UNCW Dean of Students 
Office, Division of Student Affairs, 
and with the UNCW Safety Depart- 
ment. Together they address such 
issues as safety in the residence halls 
and sexual assault prevention, as 
well as outdoor, traffic, fire, labora- 
tory, and office safety. 

"We encourage everyone, espe- 
cially students, to be conscious of 
what they're doing," said Dawson. 
"A lot of problems arise from 
complacency." Students propping 
open normally-locked exterior doors 
to residence halls or giving out door 
lock combinations are prime exam- 
ples of carelessness. 

often have a false 
sense of security on 
a college campus 
and let down their 
guard," explained 
Dean of Students 
Pat Leonard. "They 
need to be aware of 
the consequences." 

"Thefts could 
be decreased by 85- 
90 percent if we 
stops to talk cou y get tne 

students to lock 
their doors," said Dawson. "In the 
last 1 3 years, there have been no 
forcible entry crimes in the residence 
halls — they've all been crimes of 

"We have a lot of students who 
leave their room doors unlocked 
while they're in class or just down 
the hall," said John Johnson, 
UNCW associate dean of students 
and director of residence life. "This 
results in theft, usually committed by 
other students and not by people 
outside of the university." 

Sexual assault prevention is the 
number one safety priority on 
campus. "It's one of our biggest 
programmatic efforts and always will 
be," said Leonard. However, this is 
not the case on some campuses. 
Articles in the latest issues of Ms. 
magazine or The Chronicle of Higher 
Education tell that college students 
are retaliating against rapists by writ- 
ing the rapists' names on bathroom 

stalls. They're writing descriptions 
and other messages to warn other 
females because these victims feel 
that the university does not respond. 
"I think if you look at the way we 
handle sexual assault, we take the 
opposite approach — we're very pro- 
active," said Leonard. 

Leonard and her staff work very 
closely with campus police in 
educating students about sexual 
assault, particularly acquaintance 
rape. Crime Prevention Officer 
Hunter Davis and Jacqueline Skin- 
ner, assistant dean of students, meet 
every semester with students in resi- 
dence halls and present programs on 
prevention. They also take programs 
off campus to share with commuter 
students. "Communicating with 
them and being pro-active is so 
important," said Davis. 

Information about sexual assault 
and phone numbers to call for help 
are posted in restrooms on campus, 
including residence halls and 
academic buildings. And a peer 
education group, STAR, Student 
Team Against Rape, makes presenta- 
tions to students about sexual assault 
prevention. "Students talking to 
students are much more effective 
than you or I out there telling them 
about rape," said Leonard. 

Added security measures 
include door peepholes in UNCW 

A UNCW officer has his liands full 
directing traffic during a class change 




apartments, lighted entryways to all 
residence halls, and night reception- 
ists in the residence halls. These 
persons work from 8 p.m. until 4 
a.m. checking IDs to make sure 
students belong there. In addition, 
all visitors to the residence halls are 
required to have escorts. Also, for 
the first time this year, door access 
control devices have been installed 
on the side doors of the all-female 
residence hall on campus. If a door is 
propped open for more than 30 
seconds it sounds an alarm, alerting 
someone that the door is open. 

Alcohol abuse is the underlying 
factor in approximately 90 percent of 
the crimes committed at UNCW 
Most of these involve vandalism, 
theft, and fighting. "Underaged 
drinking provides a whole backdrop 
of alcohol-related problems," said 
Leonard. Alternatives!, UNCW's 
to educate 
students about 
prevention in 
this area. 

As far as 
outdoor safety is concerned at the 
university, landscaping and lighting 
play important roles. Sidewalks on 
campus have good clearance and are 
not bordered by any tall or dense 
vegetation. In regard to lighting, "I 
believe we have the best lit campus 
in the UNC system," said Dawson. 
"As a campus we've done everything 
from a physical standpoint to make 
people feel safe." 

Other safety services include the 
Seahawk Shuttle, a van that trans- 
ports students to different parts of 
campus. It operates Sunday- 
Thursday from 6 p.m. until midnight 
and 6 - 9 p.m. on Fridays. Campus 
police also provide an escort service 
to walk people to their cars or build- 

A u>ell~lightal UNCW campus. 

ings. The service is available daily 
from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m.; afterwards 
it's contingent on police officer avail- 

According to Leonard, one 
thing parents can do to help protect 
their students is to remind them 
about simple safety points — lock 
the doors, close the window blinds, 


lock up bicycles. 

Traffic safety is another concern 
on campus. This includes coordinat- 
ing the flow of pedestrian traffic, 
automobiles, bicycles and motorcy- 
cles. "We post officers during every 
class change at the intersections of 
Randall and Crewes drives and at 
Riegel Road and Hamilton Drive to 
facilitate the movement of traffic," 
said Dawson. His staff also directs 
traffic for all campus events like 
basketball games, commencement, 
and symphony performances and 
provides security for all these and 
other functions. 

"We logged 4,000 hours of over- 
time last year among 14 officers," 
Dawson said, "and responded to 

30,000 service calls." This included 
jumping cars, unlocking car doors, 
bringing people gasoline, and trans- 
porting and escorting people. 

Fire, laboratory, and office safety 
come under the direction of John 
Geddie, director of campus safety. 
Accident prevention is his depart- 
ment's responsibility. "UNCW won 
the Governor's Award of Merit of 
Safety and Health in 1990, the third 
year in a row," Geddie said. The 
award is given to those institutions 
and governmental departments that 
achieve 80-90 percent compliance 
with the state's Safety and Health 

In order to review and evaluate 
campus safety programs and campus 
facilities, the Chancellor's Safety and 
Advisory Committee was formed in 
1986. It conducts yearly walk- 
throughs of campus to size up safety 
features, particularly lighting. Made 
up of people from various university 
departments, the committee meets 
several times a year to review safety 

Safety at UNCW has many 
dimensions. Its applications are 
broad. So when you visit campus, 
walk across a parking lot at night, sit 
in traffic after a basketball game, or 
visit with your son or daughter, 
remember what goes into your sense 
of security. Somebody's watching 
(out for) you. 





Dosha Krotova 


lasnost is alive and well. Dasha 
Krotova, a junior majoring in 
psychology, is here to prove it. A citi- 
zen of the Soviet Union, Dasha 
enrolled at UNCW after completing 
two years at Moscow State Univer- 
sity. She came to Wilmington to 
experience what it would be like to 
attend an American university. She 
left her homeland four days before 
the attempted overthrow of 

"Being open to information 
changed the people's consciouness 
and led to the fall of Communism," 
Dasha explained. This transition to a 
new form of government will be 
tough, she added, but the people who 
live with this do not consider it terri- 
ble — it's part of life. "Morale was 
getting very low. I was glad to see the 
people resisting," she commented. 

"One of the goals of my country 
is to increase business activities. The 
Russian people are ready to move to a 
market economy. I am afraid that this 
will turn our quality of life into a 
superficial existence of making 
money, we'll become too materialistic, 
too Western," she said. 

Asked how she would compare the 
United States to the USSR, she said, 
"I wouldn't make that comparison." 
She explained that despite the mate- 
rial shortages, the cultural heritage 
of the Soviet Union is much richer 
than that of America. "Just listen to 
our operas and classical music or 
watch a ballet," said Krotova. 

Even the forms of casual enter- 
tainment seem to differ between the 
two countries. When young people 
get together in the Soviet Union, it's 
not at a restaurant or a night club. 
"We perform home theater, read 
poems, play musical instruments — 
there's more interaction there than 
there is here," she said. 

The old architecture, especially 
churches, winter sports like cross- 
country skiing and ice skating, and 
the colors and lines of the Soviet 
landscape make Dasha homesick for 
her country. Eating differently has 
been an adjustment too. "I need 
fresh vegetables, seafood, and 
fruits — I feel like I am disintegrat- 
ing!" she said. 

Higher education is prized by 
the Soviet people. "Lots of people 






want to get to college. It's less a 
question of being fancy — it's more a 
question of being educated," said 
Dasha. Most people study to be 
economists or to work in foreign 
affairs, she said. There's not a lot of 
private business. However, many 
people strive to work in coopera- 
tives, businesses made up of small 
groups of people who depend on one 
another for their resources and skills. 

Dasha learned of UNCW 
through her father. He is a physics 
professor at Moscow State Univer- 
sity. He had heard of UNCW 
through colleages of his at the 
National Science Foundation in 
Washington, DC. Dasha's mother is 
an English professor. 

The future is bright for Dasha. 
Her immediate goal is to get her 
driver's license while her long-tenn 
goal is to do some more traveling 
and perhaps one day settle in 
Leningrad to begin a psychologist's 
practice. But wherever she goes, 
she'll take with her the experiences 
and friendships she's made at 









Don A. Evans is a 1966 graduate of 
Wilmington College with a B.A. in 
business. He received his M.B.A. 
degree from Campbell University in 
1984. Evans is employed with 
Northern Telecom, Research Trian- 
gle Park, as new products program 
manager. His son, Alan D. Evans, is 
a senior at UNCW 

John Baldwin, Jr. is a 1972 graduate 
of UNCW with a B.A. in history and 
political science. He is employed 
with General Electric, Castle Hayne 
as a schedule analyst and is married 
to the former Jane Allen, a 1974 
graduate. Baldwin was the recipient 
of the 1991 Alumnus of the Year 

Patricia Corcoran is a 1972 gradu- 
ate of UNCW with a B.A. in health 
and physical education. She 
received her M.Ed, in health 
curriculum and instruction from 
UNC Charlotte in 1990. Corcoran 
was the Elementary Teacher of the 
Year in 1986 for New Hanover 
County. She also received the 
Governor's Excellence in Education 
Award that same year. 


W. Robert Page (Bob) (CLU) is a 
1973 graduate of UNCW with a 
B.A. in history and political science. 
Page is associated with Jefferson- 
Pilot Life Insurance Company in 
Wilmington and is married to the 
former Betty Thompson, a 1978 
UNCW graduate. Page is a char- 
tered life underwriter and a char- 
tered financial consultant. He is 
currently serving his second term as 
treasurer for the N.C Association of 
Life Underwriters. 

Family Weekend 

19 9 1 

Family Weekend was a tremendous 
success with over 600 parents, grandparents, 
and students in attendance. The weekend 
began with a reception giving parents the 
opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and 
administrators. Informational sessions were 
held Saturday morning giving parents the 
opportunity to learn and ask questions on 
various topics such as "Career Planning for 
the 1990's," "Money Management and the 
College Student," "Home Away from 
Home," "Leadership Skills," "Entrepreneur- 
ship," and "Studying Abroad" to name just a 
few. Family Weekend is designed to make 
parents feel more a part of their son's/daugh- 
ter's education. 

If you missed this year's Family Week- 
end, you will not want to miss out next year! 
Watch for the date of Family Weekend 1992 
in the next issue of UNCWMagazine. 


19 9 2 
Homecoming 1992 will be February 12- 
16, 1992. This year both students and alumni 
will participate in many events. The festivities 
will include a parade, a bonfire, and the 
annual Alumni Association Awards banquet. 
There will be a pre-game social in the Hawk's 
Nest followed by the basketball game and the 
crowning ot the homecoming queen during 
half-time. After the game, alumni and 
students will be entertained by the band 
Chairmen ot the Board in the University 
Center ballroom. 

Don't miss Homecoming 1992! Watch 
for details in the mail or call the Alumni 
Office at 919-395-3616 for more information. 



25 Basketball Pre-game Social 

Hawk's Nest, 5:30 p.m. 

UNCW vs. Waiiam and Mary, 
7:30 p.m. 



Alumni Board of Director's Meeting 

MBA Chapter Luncheon 

Basketball Pre-game Social 
Hawk's Nest, 5:30 p.m. 

UNCW vs. George Mason 
University, 7:30 p.m. 

Homecoming Dance following game, 
University Center ballroom 

29 Basketball Pre-game Social 

Hawk's Nest, 5:30 p.m. 

UNCW vs. East Carolina University, 
7:30 p.m. 


7-9 Men's CAA Basketball Tournament 
Richmond, Virginia 

19 MBA Chapter Round Table 



TBA Baseball Pre-game Tailgate 


2 Alumni Board of Director's Meeting 

16 Commencement 

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The MBA Chapter 
The MBA Chapter hosted a 
very successful round table luncheon 
discussion with Charles C. Dean, Jr., 
president and founder of Dean 
Hardwoods, Inc. this past Septem- 
ber. Dean Hardwoods is a family- 
operated veneer and lumber business 
specializing in imported woods. The 
company is the largest importer of 
Burma teak in North America. Dean 
Hardwoods has been meritoriously 
cited for its work by major American 
boat builders including Bertram, 
Chris Craft, Hatteras Yachts, and 
SeaRay. Dean revealed how he 
successfully diversified his business 
to accommodate changes in the 
boating industry. 

A round table discussion is 
planned for March 19 with Bertram 
Wolfe of General Electric. Please call 
the Alumni Office at 919-395-3616 
for more details. 

New MBA Chapter officers for 
the year are: President - Peggy 
Baddour '88; Vice President - Eric 
Brandt '88; Secretary - Cheryl 
Dinwiddle '89; and Treasurer - Ron 
Downing '85. 

The CAPE FEAR Chapter 

The Cape Fear Chapter hosted a 
reception in honor of Vsevolod 
Marinov this past October at Kenan 
House, home of Chancellor and Mrs. 
Leutze. Marinov is Moscow bureau 
chief of Wilmington's Independent 
Opinion Research & Communica- 
tions, Inc. He played a significant 
part in the defeat of the Soviet coup 
last September by letting people 
from the Russian government head- 
quarters use his Moscow-based FAX 
machine to send out President 
Yeltsin's decrees and declarations, as 
well as to receive messages about the 

public's mood. 

Following the reception, Mari- 
nov shared his involvement in the 
coup attempt at a presentation on 
the UNCW campus. 

Future plans for the Cape Fear 
Chapter include a golf tournament. 
If you are interested, call Jessiebeth 
Geddie, '63 at 919-395-3054 or the 
Alumni Office at 919-395-3616. 

The TRIANGLE Chapter 
The Triangle Chapter hosted a 
cookout this past August in conjunc- 
tion with a Durham Bulls baseball 
game. Special guests were new 
Athletic Director Paul Miller and 
new Head Baseball Coach and alum- 
nus Mark Scalf. Approximately 100 
people enjoyed a late afternoon of 
hotdogs, hamburgers, homemade ice 
cream, and baseball. 

If you are a Triangle area alum- 
nus and would like to get involved, 
call Chapter President Barry Bowling 
'85 at 919- 846-5931 or the Alumni 
Office at 919-395-3616. 

The CHARLOTTE C/wpter 
The Charlotte alumni gathered 
this past August for a cookout at 
Lake Wylie in Mecklenburg County. 
Alumni enjoyed barbecue and all the 
trimmings in a perfect setting by the 
lake. If you are interested in helping 
establish this chapter, please call Kip 
Kiser '88 at 704-333- 0728, Ray 
Warren '79 at 704-376-3200, or the 
Alumni Office at 919-395-3616. 


The Richmond-Metro Chapter 
will assist in hosting a reception/ 
social during the CAA Men's 
Basketball Tournament this spring in 
Richmond. Dedicated Seahawk fans 
and alumni in the area are needed to 
support their alma mater. If you are 
interested in serving on a planning 
committee, please call John Barber 
'85 at 804-747-9551 or the Alumni 
Office at 919-395-3616. 






Don A. Evans (Don) '66 


Vice Chair 

John Baldwin Gohn) '72 



Patricia Corcoran (Pat) '72 



W Robert Page (Bob) '73 


Immediate Past Chair 

Rebecca W Blackmore '75 



Cape Fear Area 
Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Carl Dempsey '65 799-0434 

Dru Farrar '73 392-4324 

Mary Beth Harris '8 1 270-3000 

Robert Hobbs '84 256-2714 

Norm Melton '74 799-6 105 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Marvin Robison '83 395-6151 

Jim Stasios 70 392-0458 

Wayne Tharp 75 371-2799 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Triangle Area 
Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Randy Gore 70 832-9550 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 


Cape Fear Chapter 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

MBA Chapter 
Cheryl Dimviddie '89 392-6238 

Oralcni' County Chapter 
Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Richmond-Metro Chapter 
John Barber '85 804-747-955 1 

Triangle Clmpter 
Bam- Bowling '85 846-5931 

Winston-Salem Chapter 
Debbie Barnes '87 722-7S89 


Tommy Bancroft '58/'69 


Mike Bass '82 


Brad Bruestle '85 


Ernest Fullwood '66 


Ray Funderburk 73 


Gayle Harvey 78 


Deborah Hunter 78 


Mary Thomson '8 1 


(Area code is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 





The 70s 

Dale P Lewis 70 has been named a 
vice president at First Citizens Bank 
in Wilmington. 

W.R. "Bob" Page 73 was elected 
treasurer of the N.C. Association of 
Life Underwriters June 14 at its 
annual convention in Asheville, NC. 
Page joined Jefferson-Pilot in 1973. 

D. Stephen Wells 73 is employed 
with Centura Bank in Rocky Mount, 
NC. He is a 1991 graduate of the 
Stonier Graduate School of Banking. 

Martin J. Pelland 74 is owner/broker 
of MARPELL Realty in Hope Mills, 
NC. He, wife Roberta, and two chil- 
dren Matthew and Laura reside in 
Hope Mills. 

Lynda Lennon 76 is an instructor/ 
resource specialist in the Literacy 
Learning Lab at Fayetteville Techni- 
cal Community College in Fayet- 
teville, NC. 

Sharon Townsend Miggans 77 is a 

scientist with Alcon Labs in Ft. 
Worth, TX. She and husband Jim 
Miggans reside in Grapevine, TX. 

Former student trainer Jeff 
Porter 77, currentiy assistant 
trainer with the Atlanta Braves, 
took part in the 88th World 
Series last fall. During his days at 
UNCW, Porter served as a 
student trainer for Tracey James. 
Porter graduated with a degree 
in physical education. 

Giles K. Almond 78 is owner of the 
accounting firm, Giles K. Almond, 
CPACFP in Charlotte, NC. 

Glenda Davis Grady 78 is a proba- 
tion/parole officer with the N.C. State 
Department of Corrections in Samp- 
son County. She lives in Rose Hill 
with husband Dwight and two 

Gwendolyn Taylor Hawley 79 

received her master's degree in public 
administration in 1983 from East 
Carolina University. She is district 
administrator for the N.C. Judiciary in 
Jacksonville, NC. 

Mark Lyman 79 is a casework super- 
visor in the Child Protective Services 
Division of the Rhode Island Depart- 
ment of Children, Youth and Fami- 
lies. In 1982, he earned his M.S.W 
from Virginia Commonwealth 
University and is currently complet- 
ing his M.B.A. at Providence College. 
He and wife Laurie live in Warwick, 
RI with children Shannon and Eric. 

Robin Romblad 79 is program 
manager for Sprint in Atlanta. She 
lives iri Tucker, GA. 

The 80s 

John A. Dixon '80 is a pharmaceuti- 
cal sales manager with Rugby Labora- 
tories. He and wife Angela Croom 
Dixon '85, public relations officer of 
Boys and Girls Homes of N.C, reside 
in Wilmington. 

Christopher Taylor '80 is the district 
manager for NEXXUS in Winston- 
Salem, N.C. 

Major Joel E. Janecek '8 1 recently 
reported for duty at Marine Corps 
Combat Development Corps, Marine 
Corps Base, Quantico, VA. 

Guy Pushee '8 1 is owner of Tavemay's 
Jewelers in Wilmington. 

David J. Storey '81 and M.Ed. '91 is a 
counselor with New Hanover County 
Juvenile Services. 

David S. Lee '82 is a health physicist 
for the N.C. Division of Radiation 
Protection and has just been elected 
1992-93 president of the N.C. Chap- 
ter of the Health Physics Society. He, 
wife Julie, and son Brooks Page reside 

in Knightdale. 

Paul Jones '82 has been appointed to 
the position of property and sales tax 
accountant in the Tax Department of 
Burroughs Wellcome Company in 
Research Triangle Park, NC. 

Karen Phillips Bullard, M.Ed. '83, 
teaches the academically gifted at 
Ashley Elementary School in 
Cumberland County. She and 
husband Mark live in Fayetteville, 

Stephen C. Hambalek '83 is 

employed with Dewberry & Davis as 
an environmental specialist working 
with wetland delineation and envi- 
ronmental assessments. He and wife 
Shelly Ray '85, a programmer analyst 
for The Nature Conservancy, live in 
Burke, VA. 

Martha L. Hamel '83 is an attorney 
with Welch law firm in Myrtle Beach, 
SC. She is married to Kirk H. Gruber, 
a supervisor with the Worsley 

M. Lance Thompson '83 is office 
manager for Ocean Lakes in Myrtle 
Beach, SC where he resides with wife 
Marjorie and new daughter Chandler. 

Michael Bright '84 works as a 
customer support representative for 
C&W Copier Services in Wilming- 
ton. Prior to joining C&W he was in 
the Navy from 1985-1991 and served 
on board the submarine, USS John C. 
Calhoun. He and wife Jennifer B. 
Bright '88 reside in Wilmington. 

Rose Jacqueline Beamon '85 is 

senior teller with the State Employees' 
Credit Union in Beaufort, NC. 



U N C W 

Former Seahawk pitcher Carl 
Willis '90 is now a relief pitcher 
with the World Champion 
Minnesota Twins. Willis played 
at UNCW from 1980-83. He 
made four appearances in the 
1991 World Series. Willis started 
the year hy working in Portland 
for the Twins' AAA club and 
was called up after seven days of 
work in the Pacific Northwest. 
He went on to post an 8-3 
record and 2.63 earned run 
average (ERA) with the Twins 
during the regular season, and 
didn't allow a run in three 
appearances in the American 
League Championship Series. 
Willis made 50 appearances 
while with the Seahawks. He 
compiled a pitching record of 
20-16 in 290 2/3 innings and 
had an ERA of 4.09. 

J. Stanley Hill '85 is senior accoun- 
tant with Watts, Scohie 6k Wakeford 
in Raleigh, NC He and wife Sherry 
reside in Knightdale with their two 

Merle Peedin '85 is a branch 
manager for Carolina Builders in 
Raleigh. His wife, Kay Todd Peedin 
'85, was a bookkeeper for Ken Drugs 
prior to the birth of their daughter 
this past March. They reside in Wake 
Forest, NC. 


Meredith C. Bourne '86 has been 
promoted to vice president by the 
BB&T Board of Directors in Wilson, 
NC. Bourne received her M.B.A. 
from Campbell University. 

Paula Huffman Brown '86 has been 
promoted to manager of Distributed 
Systems in the Information System 
Engineering section of Westinghouse 
Savannah River Company. She and 
husband Phillip reside in Aiken, SC. 

Emily Maureen Adcock Davis '86 is 
a pharmacist for Eckerd Drugs. She 
and husband Boyce Duane Davis 
reside in Gastonia, NC. 

Sandra Grainger '86 has been 
appointed branch manager of Cape 
Fear Employees' Credit Union's 
Wilmington office. Prior to becoming 
manager she had served as operations 

Lynne Marie Spooner Hornaday '86 

and M.B.A. '91 is chief accountant 
with Applied Analytical Industries. 
She and new husband Nonnan Page 
Hornaday, Jr. reside in Wilmington. 

Beverly Elm Johnson '86 is a 

programmer analyst for Mecklenburg 
County. In this position she writes 
data processing programs for Human 
Resources, Mental Health, Substance 
Abuse and Detox. She and husband 
Joe Johnson, former chief of police at 
UNCW now director of public safety 
at UNC Charlotte, live in Charlotte 
with daughters Brittany and Jillian. 

Janis McDonald '86 is an associate 
chemist with CIBA-GEIGY. She and 
husband Timothy (attended 
UNCW) live in Greensboro, NC 
with new son Patrick Ian. 

John E. Pasch '86 has recently 
attained the rank of lieutenant in the 
Navy. He serves with Patrol 
Squadron-Five, Naval Air Station in 
Jacksonville, FL. 

Sandra Rogers '86 is departmental 
secretary for the Department of Soci- 
ology 6k. Anthropology at UNCW 

Stuart C. Sioussat '86 has been 
elected banking officer at Wachovia 
Bank of N.C. in Wilmington. Sioussat 
is branch operations manager at the 
Oleander Drive office. 

Edward E. Troublefield '86 is in 

resource management with Royal 
Crown Leasing out of Faison, NC. 

Amy L. Utberg '86, former executive 
meetings manager for the Greens- 
boro-High Point Marriott, has been 
transfened to the St. Louis Airport 
Marriott as an executive meetings 
manager with the sales and catering 

Blayne B. Burmahl, Jr. '87 is 

owner/manager of Saltwater Surf 
Shop in Jacksonville, NC. 

Jamie Louise McLean Combs '87 is 

a certified critical care registered 
nurse at Iredell Memorial Hospital. 
She and husband Gary Combs '87, a 
certified registered nurse anesthetist 
at Iredell Memorial Hospital, reside in 
Statesville, NC. 

Michael Downing '87 is self- 
employed in the area of real estate 
commercial property development 
and speculative investments in Fayet- 
te ville, NC. 

Robert Gurganus '87 is a rural 
carrier with the U.S. Postal Sendees in 
Shallotte, NC. 

Jeremy Lynn Jones '87 is control 
room operator for Cogentrix in 
Southport, NC. He and wife Wendy 
'90, an elementary physical education 




teacher at Waccamaw Elementary, 
reside in Long Beach. 

Jennibeth Kennedy '87 is school- 
community relations coordinator for 
Lee County Schools in Sanford, NC. 

Doris Diane Deaver Pettit '87 is 

employed with Metropolitan Life 
Insurance Company. She and new 
husband Alvin Petitt reside in 

Paul Williams '87, an electronic 
technician with the U.S. Army, is 
stationed at Vint Hill Farms Station 
in Warrenton, VA. He returned this 
past summer from a 10-month tour of 
duty in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and 

Gloria Junkins Yount '87 is director 
of staff development and public rela- 
tions for Brunswick County Schools- 
Central Office. This past summer she 
was selected as a member of the 24th 
IDEA Fellows Program for School 
Administrators, a non-profit founda- 
tion designed to offer professional 
development to educators. 

Jennifer Bender Bright '88 is owner 
of Avantage Distinct Fashions at 
Northwoods Shopping Center in 
Wilmington. She is married to 
Michael Bright '84. 

Anthony A. Capehart HI '88 M.S. 
was awarded his Ph.D degree in 
neurobiology and anatomy from 
Wake Forest University's Bowman 
Gray School of Medicine this past 
summer. Capehart is now in postdoc- 
toral training at the University of 

Reynold Carrera '88 works as 
purchasing agent and warehouse 
manager for Keller's, Inc. He and wife 
Atlanta Koska Carrera '86 live in 
Wilmington with children Lana Eliza- 
beth and Christina Marie. 

John David Griffin '88 is a research 
associate in the Department of Physi- 
ology at Ohio State University. He 

received his master's from Ohio State 
in 199 1 and is currently working on 
his Ph.D. 

Sharon Kauffman '88 is a kinder- 
garten teacher at South Lexington 
Primary in Lexington, NC. She and 
husband Scott '90, a sales representa- 
tive with Scott-Smithkline Beecham 
Consumer Brands, reside in Winston- 

Maribeth Bee Nobles '88 is a phar- 
macist with Rite Aid Phannacy. She 
and husband Ronald live in Dunbar, 

Susan Elizabeth Hannan Scruggs 
'88 is a flight attendant with U.S. Air 
Group Inc. and is based out of the 
Baltimore -Washington International 
Airport in Baltimore, MD. 
Terri S. Willett '88 is a staff accoun- 
tant with Worsley Companies in 

Jeryl Lynn Brown '89 is a telecom- 
municator for the City of Durham 
Police Department in Durham, NC. 
DeeDee M. Jarman '89 teaches 
physical education at Brinson 
Elementary School in New Bern, NC. 
She and husband Errol D. Jarman 
reside in Kinston. 

Morgan Wells Magdanz '89 is direc- 
tor of the Sylvan Learning Center in 
Charlotte, NC. She and husband 
Gregory William Magdanz '86, 
regional account representative with 
General Electric, live in Charlotte. 
Lisa Mazzaro '89 is a doctoral student 
at the University of Connecticut. 
Jay Thomas Wolfe '89 is manager of 
Roti-Stats in Laguna Beach, CA. 

The 90s 

Mark Boggis '90 works in the Naval 
Security Group with the U.S. Navy in 
Homestead, FL. He is working on his 
master's degree in public administra- 
tion at Troy State University and is 
tutoring at Miami-Dade Community 

Denise Taylor Bridgers '90 is director 
of accountancy at Taylor Manufactur- 
ing in Elizabethtown, NC. She and 
husband Jeff live in Elizabethtown. 

Steven L. Calhoun '90 is a registered 
representative with Equitable Finan- 
cial Services in Rocky Mount, NC. 
Calhoun also serves as president of 
the Alumni Corporation Board for 
the Delta Sigma Phi Chapter at UNCW 

Karen Davis '90 is a manager for 
A&G Sportswear's new Wrightsville 
Beach Store. Employed by the 
company for two years, she was previ- 
ously a buyer for women's wear and 
gifts at A&G's Hanover Center store 
iii Wilmington. 

Carmen Rachelle Kelly Johnson '90 

is social service director at the Brit- 
thaven of Wrightsville, a long-term 
nursing care facility at Wrightsville 

David F. Kesler, Jr. '90 has been 
named a banking officer at First Citi- 
zens Bank in Southport, NC. 

Barbara Yates Lupton '90 is an envi- 
ronmental technician with Weyer- 
haeuser Southern Environmental 
Field Station, New Bern, NC. She 
manages the bioassay laboratory and 
assists in fish sampling for dioxin and 

Joanna Mazzaro '90 is a marketing 
assistant with Trial Lawyers of Amer- 
ica in Alexandria, VA. 

Marie McMenamin '90 is employed 
as an advertising copywriter for 
Thomas Scientific in Medford Lakes, 
NJ. She lives in Swedesboro, NJ. 

Emmitt A. Ray II '90 is southern 
regional director for Delta Sigma Phi 
in Indianapolis, IN. He is responsible 
for all chapters in Florida, Alabama, 
Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Okla- 
homa, New Mexico, and Colorado. 
Rob Sappenfield '90 is employed 
with Continental Industrial Chemi- 
cals in Charlotte, NC as an account 



U N C W 

Jeff ("Salami") Silverman '90 

worked for Dick Thomburg who 
campaigned to fill the unexpired U.S. 
Senate seat held by the late John 
Heinz. Thornburg served the state of 
Pennsylvania as governor and was 
appointed by Presidents Reagan and 
Bush as U.S. Attorney General. He 
left the U.S. attorney general position 
to run for Heinz' seat. Silvennan 
resides in Pittsburgh. 
Christine J. Slemenda '90 is in her 
second year of law school at N.C. 
Central University and works as a law 
clerk with the patent law finn of 
Richard E. Jenkins in Durham. She 
resides in Chapel Hill, NC. 
John R. Stetz '90 is a sales and 
service representative for Mann & 
Watters Employee Benefits. 
Al Gwilliam '9 1 works as assistant 
fann manager at a catfish farm in 
Tiburon, California. 
Kevin Wells Holton '91 is a sales 
associate for Jefferson-Pilot Life Insur- 
ance Company in Wilmington. 
Gregory Hal Turnage '9 1 has joined 
the staff of McGee Reprographics and 
Drafting Supply Company where he 
will be responsible for customer 
support for AutoCAD and DCA in 
the company's new CAD Division. 
Christine Marie Ward '91 is a sales 
representative with the Lewis 
Agency Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance 
Company, Wilmington. 


B. J. Fusaro 73 and husband Michael 
Brondoli announce the birth of their 
son Matthew Peter Fusaro Brondoli, 
December 15, 1991. 
Sharon Townsend Miggans 77 and 
husband Jim were expecting their first 
child in December. 

Wayne Steele 77 and wife Elaine 
announce the birth of their first child 
Gregory Anthony, September 4, 1991 . 
Mark Lyman 79 and wife Laurie 
announce the birth of their second 

child Enc William, June 1991. 
Mary Noland Bridges '80 and 
husband William Carroll Bridges '80 
announce the birth of their son 
William Taylor, October 8, 1990. 
David S. Lee '82 and wife Julie 
announce the birth of their son 
Brooks Page, February 17, 1991. 
Martha L. Hamel '83 and husband 
Kirk H. Gruber announce the birth of 
their son Aaron Stephens Gmber, 
Septembers, 1990. 
M. Lance Thompson '83 and wife 
Marjorie announce the birth of their 
daughter Chandler LeAnn, June 1, 

Stewart McLeod '84 and wife 
Tammy announce the birth of twin 
daughters Hilary Anne and Caroline 
Lacy, September 2, 1991. 
J. Stanley Hill '85 and wife Sherry 
announce the birth of their second 
child Kathleen Alexis, April 10, 1991. 
Merle Peedin '85 and wife Kay Todd 
Peedin '85 announce the birth of 
their daughter Chelsea Amanda 
(Mandy), March 9, 1991. 
Janis McDonald '86 and husband 
Timothy announce the birth of their 
son Patrick Ian, August 13, 1991. 
Sandra Rogers '86 and husband 
Alvin announce the birth of their 
second son Adam Daniel, November 
5, 1990. 

Mary Pendleton Turner '87 and 
husband Dennis announce the birth 
of their daughter Mary Katherine 
"Katie", May 5, 1991. 


Roy Page '84 and Joan Page '85 have 

moved from Wilson, NC to Okla- 
homa City, OK. 


John A. Dixon '80 to Angela Croom 

Dixon '85 residing in Wilmington. 

Deborah Lynn Roseboro '83 to 

Gregory Sergei Lorris living in Mt. 

Pleasant, SC. 

Emily Maureen Adcock Davis '86 to 

Boyce Duane Davis living in Gasto- 

nia, NC. 

Lynne Marie Spooner Hornaday '86 

and M.B.A.'91 to Norman Page 

Hornaday, Jr. residing in Wilmington. 

Jerry Dean Boyette '87 to Deborah 

Sue Kleiner living in Tampa, FL. 

Jamie Louise McLean Combs '87 to 

Gary Combs '87 living in Statesville, 


Jeremy Lynn Jones '87 to Wendy 

Jones '90 living in Long Beach, NC. 

Doris Diane Deaver Pettit '87 to 

Alvin Petitt III living at Wrightsville 


Maribeth Bee '88 to Ronald Sha 

Nobles living in Dunbar, WV 

Susan Elizabeth Hannan Scruggs 

'88 to Wesley Harland Scruggs living 

in Laurel, MD 

DeeDee M. Jarman '89 to Enrol D. 

Jannan living in Kinston, NC. 

Denise Taylor Bridgers '90 to Jeff 

Bridgers living in Elizabethtown, NC. 

Carmen Rachelle Kelly '90 to James 

K. Johnson living in Wilmington. 

In Memoriam 

B. Frank Hall, founder of the Philoso- 
phy and Religion Department ot Wilming- 
ton College and UNCW, died June 30, 
1991, at the age of 83. Hall attended 
Davidson College and Union Theological 
Seminary in Richmond, Virginia where he 
earned his doctorate of theology. He served 
as minister of Presbyterian churches in 
Motehead City, N.C, St. Louis, Mo., and 
Pearsall Memorial Church in Wilmington 
as well as the Little Chapel on the Board- 
walk at Wrightsville Beach. Hall also served 
as moderator of the Synod ot N.C, served 
on a number ot Presbytery, Synod and 
Assembly boards, and on boards of thtee 
colleges and two seminaries. For 20 years, 
Hall also wrote a Sunday column tor the 
Wilmington Star News. 







Seahawk Men's Tennis vs. High Point 


Seahawk Women's Basketball 


Seahawk Women's Tennis vs. Campbell 



Cameron School of Business — 


Seahawk Men's Basketball 

Business Week Keynote Address 



UNCW Gospel Choir 


Guitar Concert — Rob Nathanson 

Kenan Auditorium (TBA) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Seahawk Softball vs. Charleston Southern 


UNCW Music — Robert Murphrey Recital 


Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Seahawk Women's Basketball 


Seahawk Softball vs. St. Andrews 


UNCW Gospel Choir 


Kenan Auditorium, 1-9 p.m. 


Seahawk Baseball vs. North Carolina State 


Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

North Carolina Symphony — Broadway Pops 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


North Carolina Symphony with 


Seahawk Baseball vs. Richmond 

Philippe Entremont - Piano 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


UNCW JazzFest Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Seahawk Men's Basketball 


"Belize and Guatemala — The Legacy of the Maya" 
Division for Public Service 



Travel and Adventure Series 


Seahawk Women's Basketball 


Seahawk Baseball vs. UNC Chapel Hill 



Seahawk Men's Tennis hosts Azalea/Seahawk 

20-22 UNCW Theatre Perform a nu- 


"House of Blue Leaves" 

Seahawk Women's Golf hosts Azalea/ 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Seahawk Invitational 


Seahawk Men's Basketball 


Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 



"Wizard of Oz" 

American Theatre Arts for Youth 


"Britain behind the Scenes" - Hal McClure 
Division for Public Service 

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Alummus lays down the law 


Comic hero for the 1990s 


Easts meets West in the Cameron School of Business Administration 



Capital gains realized in D.C. 


Its distinctive existence 



Consultants help students hone their composition skills 



Former Seahawk pitches for championship Twins 



Volume 2, Number 3 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division of University Advancement 

Editor I Allison Relos Rankin Contributing Editors / Mimi Cunningham, Renee Btantley, 

Patsy Larrick Editorial Advisors / M. Tyrone Rowell, Carol King 

Contributing Writers/Joe Browning, Constance Fox 

Cover photo — Melton A. McLaurin by John Domoney 
Special thanks to Buzzy and Margaret Jones of Wilmington for the use of theit riverfront garden in taking this photo 

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Vice Chaiicellor for 
Advancement Named 

William George Anlyan, Jr., 
associate director of development, 
North Carolina Museum of Art in 
Raleigh, was recently named vice 
chancellor for advancement at 
UNCW Anlyan will supervise the 
Division of University Advancement 
which is responsible for fundraising, 
constituency relations, including 
alumni and parents, as well as news, 
and publications. The appointment 
is effective April 1 , with one ot his 
priority assignments being to head up 
a capital campaign for UNCW, the 
university's first. 

A 1974 graduate of Guilford 
College, Anlyan holds a juris doctor- 
ate from Duke University School of 
Law, awarded in 1979. He and his 
wife, Elaine Russos, have two daugh- 
ters and a son. 

Vice President Dawson to Teach 

Dr. Raymond H. Dawson, vice 
president for academic affairs and 
senior vice president of the 16- 
campus University of North 
Carolina, resigned from his position 
March 3 1 and accepted an offer to 
join the political science faculty at 

Dawson joined the staff of 
former UNC President Bill Friday in 
1972 as vice president for academic 
affairs and participated in long-range 
planning, personnel, and tenure 
decisions for the university system. A 
summa cum laude graduate in 
history from the College of the 
Ozarks, Arkansas, Dawson holds a 
master's degree in political science 
from Vanderbilt University and a 
doctorate in political science from 
UNC Chapel Hill. 

Associate Vice Chancellor for 
Academic Affairs 

Chancellor Leutze named Dr. 
Denis Carter associate vice chancel- 
lor for academic affairs. Carter will 
serve as a transitional member of the 
Office of Academic Affairs, continu- 
ing in this position after July 1 . 
Formerly, Carter was associate dean 
of the Cameron School of Business 

Sports Information Director in 
Winter Olympic Delegation 

Joe Browning, UNCW sports 
information director, was one of 12 
press officers who assisted with inter- 
national press coverage of the U.S. 
team at the XVI Olympic Winter 
Games in Albertville, France. USA 
team press officers coordinated inter- 
views with American athletes, 
coaches and staff, distributed infor- 
mation about the U.S. team to inter- 
national media, and staffed an office 
at the Main Press Center in La 
Lachere during the Games, February 

In his fifth year as athletic publi- 
cist for the Seahawks, Browning has 
assisted the U.S. Olympic Commit- 
tee with three Olympic festivals and 
worked at last summer's Pan Ameri- 
can Games in Havanna, Cuba. 


High Graduation Rates for 
Seahawk Athletes 

UNCW had the highest five- 
year graduation rate for all student- 
athletes of any of the constituent 
UNC institutions for freshmen 
entering in 1986. In addition to lead- 
ing the system in 1986 statistics, 
UNC Wilmington ranked second to 
UNC Chapel Hill in highest five- 
year graduation rates for classes 
starting in the three previous years. 

For all student-athletes who 
entered UNCW in 1986, 75 percent 
graduated within five years. UNC 
Chapel Hill's rate was 71.4, with 
other institutions ranging from 21.3 
to 55.2 percent. In 1983, 1984, and 
1985, UNCCH topped the five-year 
graduation rates, with UNCW 
coming in second each of those 
years. These findings were released 
in the Sixth Annual Intercollegiate 
Athletic Report to the UNC Board 
of Governors at its February 14 

Students Attend Saxophone 

Two music students from 
UNCW were chosen to attend the 
North American Saxophone 
Alliance's Region Seven conference 
February 28 through March 1 in 
Blacksburg, VA. 

Senior Brad Davis of Charlotte 
and Sophomore Benny Hill of Wilm- 
ington were selected to attend based 
on a recording and a letter of recom- 
mendation from their professor, 
Frank Bongiorno. Davis and Hill are 
members of Equinox, a Wilmington 
band, as well as UNCW's wind and 
jazz ensembles. 


Menorah Presented 
On December 10, 1991, B'Nai 
Israel Synagogue of Wilmington 
presented UNCW's Chancellor 
Leutze with a menorah to be used at 
Kenan House during holiday seasons 
or at any other functions of religious 

The menorah is a candelabra 
that is lighted for the eight nights of 
Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. 
This Jewish holiday celebrates the 
victory of the Maccabees over the 
Greeks and Syrians in the year 125 





Professor, Attorney, Superior Court Judge 

In September 1962, two 
teenagers stepped onto the campus 
of Wilmington College and added a 
piece to the school's history. Ernest 
Fullwood and Marshall Collins were 
the first two black students to attend 
what has become the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington. 

Nearly 30 years later, Fullwood 
can look back at a full career, first as 
a college professor, then as a lawyer, 
and now, one of North Carolina's 
elected superior court judges. 

Fullwood didn't have to travel 
far to attend Wilmington College, 
then a day school. He was raised in 
Wilmington, the son of a barber and 
a domestic. Fullwood is a graduate of 
what was Wilmington's all-black 
high school, Williston. 

"At the time, most of the kids 
didn't have the families who had 
money to pay for college," said Full- 
wood. "More importantly, they 
didn't have parents who knew a lot 
about colleges." 

So Fullwood, and other students 
like him, relied on guidance coun- 
selors to help them make choices 
about college. "My guidance coun- 
selor called me in one day and said, 
'We've got a scholarship to Wilming- 
ton College, and that's where you'll 
go,' so I said yes." 

Looking back on his years at 
Wilmington College, Fullwood has 
positive things to say about the 
school and its students, faculty, and 
administrators. "I really don't 
remember having any problems," 
said Fullwood. "Of course, at first, I 
didn't know anyone but Marshall." 

From UNCW, Fullwood contin- 
ued on to law school at North 
Carolina Central University and 
graduated summa cum laude. 

Instead of practicing law after gradu- 
ation, Fullwood spent four years 
teaching law at N.C Central. "The 
dean took a chance on me," he said. 
"He thought I could handle it." 

Even today, students at NCCU 
know Fullwood, who worked with 
the moot court team and taught the 
moot court class during his years as a 
professor at the university. The 
school honored him by naming its 
moot court competition and court- 
room after him. 

In moot court competition, 
students argue cases based on points 
of law, like those that are argued in 
an appellate, or perhaps, the 
Supreme Court. Its judges are third- 
year law students and law professors. 
When the competition reaches its 
final stages, lawyers and judges from 
the community, including Fullwood, 
preside over the courtroom. 

And Fullwood is well suited to 
that role. In 1988 he left private 
practice after winning a spot as one 
of three superior court judges based 
in New Hanover County, North 
Carolina. Fullwood generally serves 
North Carolina's first judicial divi- 
sion, which covers the state's first 
eight districts. The area spans the 

eastern seaboard of North Carolina, 
from New Hanover County in the 
south to Currituck County in die 
north. The district extends west as 
far as Sampson, Nash and Halifax 

Superior court operates on the 
level between the appellate courts, 
where cases are argued solely on the 
basis of legal questions, and the 
lowest, district court, which operates 
without a jury. As a superior court 
judge, Fullwood hears cases appealed 
from the district courts, felony cases, 
and civil cases involving more than 

Every six months he travels to a 
new district. The North Carolina 
constitution mandates that superior 
court judges serve in a different 
district every six months. "It brings a 
commonality to the law," said Full- 
wood. "Judges who rotate don't have 
alliances to either the issues or the 
litigants. When I go into a district I 
don't know the local politics. I'm not 
interested in the local politics." 

And with each new district 
comes a new courtroom style and a 
new way of doing things. "It's the 
same law all over the state but 
people are different and they have 
different ways of doing things. It's a 
meshing together of styles that 
makes the system work." 

Fullwood stresses fairness when 
discussing his role as a judge. "The 
most that a judge can be is fair to 
the litigants and fair to the public," 
said Fullwood. 

Fullwood's wife, Cynthia Malloy, 
works as a lab technician at a Wilm- 
ington hospital. They have three 
children, Shelley seven, Remie 10, 
andNadia 15. 

Carolyn Buss.e 


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vjreen JVLaii 

Avenger of Nature 

Comic Hero 

by Teresa McLamb 

Darkness covers the Green 
Swamp's massive oaks and cypress. 
Hidden within are two figures 
preparing to toss unmarked 55- 
gallon drums from the back of their 
truck. Thousands of miles away, 
deep inside the earth, a slumbering 
mass stirs, troubled by something it 
does not yet comprehend. At that 
moment, but many miles from the 
swamp down the Cape Fear River, a 
drunken poet undergoes a mysteri- 
ous transformation. Suddenly sober 
and alert, he stares at his new body: 
terrifying, unrecognizable, even to 
himself. The poet is not in control as 
he is transported to the dark swamp. 
Is he aware of his actions as he wraps 
green tendrils around the offending 
toxic dumpers, strangling their 
breath and saving the Cape Fear 
River from poisoning? 

You can find the answer when 
D.C. Comics issues the first book of 
Green Man, a creation of UNCW 
English assistant professor, Dr. 
Richard Hill. Hill's idea and scripts 
for at least four books based on the 
mythical Green Man were 
purchased in January. 

Introduced to the Green Man 
through the writings of John Fowles, 
Hill found the pagan figure so visu- 
ally arresting that he thought some- 

thing had to be done with him. He 
changes shapes; he's always differ- 
ent, but he's always botanical. Often 
depicted in literature and architec- 
ture as a human face melded with 
leaves, the Green Man represents 
renewal and rebirth. The images 
appear in such diverse places as 
Gothic cathedrals and English pubs. 
In London alone, there are some 30 
pubs bearing his name, according to 
William Anderson's 1990 book 
Green Man. Anderson even notes 
the existence, although rare, of a 
Green Woman on various buildings 
and in paintings by Botticelli. While 
his Green Man's role has changed 
through the ages, he is believed to be 
a fierce defender and protector of 
nature. This is the persona of Hill's 
comic hero. 

"Nature is violent and indis- 
criminate; at least he's discriminate," 


Richard Hill 

he says of his hero who often 
employes violent acts to protect the 
environment and wildlife. "We're 
past the point of taking the bad guys 
in to the cops." Green Man has one 
purpose: to protect Mother Earth at 
all costs. "He is a force of nature, so 
he is not hampered by ethics." This 
is unusual for comic book charac- 
ters. Superheroes usually are not 
merciless; therefore, the concept is 
troubling to some people, including 
D.C. Comics, says Hill. 

Green Man may be merciless, 
but perhaps with justification and 
with results that many environmen- 
talists would applaud. Endowed with 
a command over all of nature's crea- 
tures, the Green Man of Hill's first 
comic book saves himself and a 
school of tuna by having them all 
swim in the same direction to escape 
a net and then sink the ship that is 
attempting to catch them. Histori- 
cally, the Green Man myth has 
delivered the message that taking 
care of nature is not a matter of 
manners. Nature will let us know 
when things go wrong and we'll live 
or die with those results, says Hill. 
We create deserts, oil spills, famine. 
So why should Green Man who is 
the avenger of nature be lenient 
with us? Hill answers by saying, 
"Green Man's punishment will be 
much harsher than notes to our 
mothers." He emphasized that 
Green Man is "literally a part of 
Earth itself and has all the force and 
fury of nature." 

Throughout the four books, Hill 
also gives Green Man sensitivity, 



intelligence, and knowledge of the 
modem world through the borrowed 
body of a poet named Toole who is 
as famed for his work as for his 
drunkenness. Although Toole serves 
as the medium for Green Man, he 
has no control over his actions. 
Were he to be caught, Toole would 
be the one to suffer prosecution or 
pain — not Green Man who could 
abandon Toole's body. Yet, his 
discovery is unlikely, because it is 
inconceivable to law enforcement 
authorities that an ordinary man 
could accomplish the deeds 
attributed to the superhero. The 
perpetrator, therefore, might well 
remain a mystery. Or maybe not. 
Although he's been an avid 
observer of the adult comic book 
industry for several years, this is 
Hill's first attempt at working in the 
medium. "I didn't see any other way 
to tell the story about a living green 
man," he says. Also, Hill has 
followed the career of his Navy 
buddy, Denny O'Neill, "who almost 
single-handedly brought adult 
themes to the comic book industry." 
O'Neill also made certain that Hill 
had a tie to the industry by placing 
him in several comics. Batman's 
karate teacher was named Richard 
Hill. In one Wonder Woman comic, 
she is shown reading Hill's first 
novel, Ghost Story. With this kind 
of exposure to the comic book 
venue, Hill decided to offer his 
Green Man idea to D.C. As a divi- 
sion of Time -Life Warner, the 
company has the potential of 
expanding Hill's idea into movies 

and retail offerings as they have with 
Batman and Superman. 

Meanwhile, Hill has revised the 
script of his first book to incorporate 
more action, frequently switching 
between locations and subjects, a 
device suggested by O'Neill. 
However, the first book's publication 
date has not yet been set because an 
artist hasn't been found. D.C. "is 
likely to wait for months to find the 

explores the Green Swamp and 
culminates on Bald Head Island. 
Describing himself as a writer 
who also teaches, Hill said he was 
hired at UNCW because the univer- 
sity was looking for a tenure-track 
professional writer. He continues to 
write and now shares his knowledge 
of the art with students in magazine 
and screen writing courses. This fall 
he will teach a graduate -level course 

He emphasizes that Green Man is "literally a part of 
Earth itself and has all the force and fury of nature." 

right one," Hill explains. "The fans 
know the artists, and they are just as 
devoted to the artist as to the writer. 
The artists have more influence." 
The creator and artist even share 
creation credit because the writer- 
creator writes it, but the artist- 
creator gives it visual form. Hill 
described working in this medium as 
a "delight." 

Although he joined the UNCW 
staff just last fall, Hill is no stranger 
to the area. He actually set the scene 
of his first Green Man book near the 
Cape Fear River because of his 
previous experience living near the 
river. "I was a visiting writer at 
Southeastern (Community College) 
in 1983 and '84." While working on 
a piece about the Maco Light, he 
became aware of illegal dumping in 
the area. That locale appears in his 
latest novel, Sweet Memory Will 
Die, which is due out in September. 
Set around Hallsboro, a small town 
in Columbus County, the mystery 

in nonfiction. 

Hill has written seven novels, 
including Riding Solo with the 
Golden Horde which was accepted 
as his doctoral dissertation at Florida 
State University. He has published 
more than 100 screenplays, televi- 
sion scripts, short stories, articles, 
and essays. Two short stories are 
currently being developed for public 
television. His feature articles and 
book reviews have appeared in 
Harper's, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Play- 
bay, Omni, and Village Voice. 

Hill accomplishes much of his 
writing at his secluded home site 
near Hampstead where he and his 
son, Patrick, enjoy the natural beauty 
that Green Man fights to protect. 

Teresa A. McLamb is a graduate 
student in English at UNCW, a free- 
lance writer, and a corisidtant in busi- 
ness communicatioiis and public 
relations. Slie holds a B.A. 
ismfrom l/NC Chapel Hill. 


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Women in business positions before China's 

cultural revolution were unusual; now 

. . . "about halt sometimes more than 

half the business students 

are females/' 

Who's Hu? 

You may have already seen her 
bicycling across College Road en 
route to campus with coattail flying 
in the wind and a warm smile across 
her face. Dr. Yi-fen (Grace) Hu is 
visiting professor of accountancy at 
the Cameron School of Business 
Administration. She is originally 
from Shanghai, China, an area 
known as early as the 1930s as "New 
York City in the East" for its modern- 
ization and Western influence. 

Western culture, however, is not 
foreign to Hu who teaches manage- 
rial accounting classes for under- 
graduates and an international 
accounting class for MBA students. 
Her early education began in a 
Catholic school and her first loves 
were music and English. Encouraged 
by her father, she decided to pursue a 
business career and attended Shang- 
hai Jiao-Tong University, graduating 
in 1950. After marriage and eventual 
relocation to Chengdu, Sichuan 
Province, Hu became director of 
accounting in a major chemical 
company where she worked for 16 
years. Women in business positions 
before China's cultural revolution 
were unusual; now, ". . . about half, 
sometimes more than half the busi- 
ness students are females," she says. 

China's move to an open trade 
policy in the late 1970s created a 
demand for teachers of Western 
accounting methods. As a result, Hu 

became associate professor at the 
Southwestern University of Finance 
and Economics in Chengdu. For the 
last 10 years, Hu's primary responsi- 
bility has been to design and develop 
new, foreign-related accounting 
courses, teach each one a few years, 
then pass it on to younger teachers. 
After completing the process she 
begins anew, ever welcoming the 
opportunity to travel. "After all" she 
says, "to better teach international 
accounting, one needs to BE inter- 
national ... in order to touch and 
feel the cultures!" 

Hu has drawn from visiting 
professorships to Australia and the 
U.S. and years of experience in 
China as a basis for recent research 

entitled "A Comparison of Account- 
ing Education Systems in Australia, 
The United States of America, and 
The Peoples Republic of China." 
This work has been accepted for 
presentation at the Seventh Interna- 
tional Conference on Accounting 
Education in October of this year. It 
will enhance her own course work 
and contribute to the increase of 
international business relations for 
many countries. 

Hu is grateful for the easy access 
to new educational books and mate- 
rials in the U.S., many of which are 
still difficult to obtain through 
China's Foreign Exchange. She also 
corresponds regularly with professors 
in other countries to exchange ideas 
and share her information. Hu sees 
herself as still being a "new profes- 
sor" in many ways because she is 
always in the process of learning, 
even as she teaches others. 

Hu's decision to come to the 
University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington was the result of her 
\isiting friends and relatives in the 
area five years ago. The local busi- 
ness community learned of her 
expertise through a friend of hers at 
UNCW. She was soon asked to make 
several presentations on the Chinese 
economy. Having been so graciously 
received by former Wilmington 
Mayor Berry Williams, the Wilming- 
ton World Trade Group, UNCW 




Dr. Yi-fen Hu stands with her "big green bicycle" in front of Cameron Hull. 

business professors, and local 
accountants, Hu agreed to come 
back to the Port City, but only after a 
return trip to China. She still recalls 
feeling "so homesick" at the time 
and eager to see her husband. 

During her four- semester stay at 
UNCW she has been delighted to 
see so much improvement in the 
UNCW business school. "Interna- 
tionalization of the business curricu- 
lum is very important . . . boundaries 
are expanding," she says. Last 
semester three new courses were 
offered in this area, including Inter- 
national Trade and Finance, Interna- 
tional Marketing, and International 
Management. Hu was excited to see 
more emphasis placed on interna- 
tional business. Eager to know more, 
Hu even sat in on a few of these 
classes in her spare time. 

Much effort has been made on 
the part of the faculty and members 
of the business school to gain accred- 

itation for the Cameron School of 
Business Administration. Self-study 
reports have been filed, the curricu- 
lum has been expanded to include 
international dimensions, and the 
evaluations have thus far been posi- 
tive. Hu now feels "a part of it all" 
and believes strongly that she will 
see UNCW accredited before she 
leaves in May of this year. Her next 
teaching adventure will take her to 
Hawaii for the summer and from 
there she will return home to China. 
"I have gained knowledge, expe- 
rience, and most of all, friendship 
here," says Hu. She admires our 
"outgoing . . . erudite and very inter- 
national Chancellor Leutze" and 
comments on how fortunate we are 
to have him. Leutze has the same 
quality she hopes students will gain 
from knowing her — the love of 
culture. "This causes you to think 
globally ... be more open-minded 
and, therefore, open to new 

things, "she says. Hu looks forward to 
taking Leutze's video collection on 
"countries around the world" back 
home to share with her friends. 

Everyone has welcomed Hu 
during her stay. She shared Thanks- 
giving with Bob Appleton, chairman 
of the Accounting Department, and 
his family. An MBA student she 
didn't even know brought her 
Christmas dinner directly from 
China! His family had just returned 
from a visit there and he immedi- 
ately thought of her and wanted to 
wish her a Merry Christmas. The 
mere sight and smell of rice wrapped 
in fragrant bamboo leaves gave her 
that "home away from home" feel- 
ing. "But," she adds, "all of the 
people here are so warm . . . always 
ready to help and some just go 
beyond ... a step farther. They are 
not expecting anything from it 

She received a card with Merry 7 
Christmas, carefully written in 
Chinese characters, from a student 
thanking her for being such a good 
teacher; another sent a letter 
expressing regret that she is not a 
permanent professor here. On 
Valentine's Day she received red and 
white balloons from one of her 
classes. The invitations to socials, 
dinners, and concerts are endless 
and Hu regrets lacking time to 
attend each one. 

Dr. Hu finds that even the 
motorists on College Road are 
friendly while they're stopped at the 
light. They smile, wave and motion 
for her to cross and this makes a 
"stranger feels so welcome here." So 
be on the lookout next time you 
approach the stoplight at Randall 
Drive and look for the tiny Dr. Hu 
on the big green bicycle — and 
continue the Wilmington custom of 
never showing "cold faces" to 

Beverly R. Bower 


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Many college students don't get 
practical field experience in their 
major before graduating from 
college. They take the courses 
needed to satisfy their degree 
requirements and then send out 
resumes by the dozen, hoping some- 
one will take a chance and hire 

At UNCW, faculty and adminis- 
trators recognize that education goes 
far beyond what students learn in 
the classroom. All of the schools and 
many of the departments within the 
College of Arts and Sciences offer 
students experience in their fields 
through internships or other hands- 
on work experiences. 

In a tight job market, internships 
give students practical experience 
that they can offer to perspective 
employers plus the chance to see if 

"It's the best introduction 

to political reality that any 

student ever gets." 

the career they're preparing for is 
really the one they want. 

For political science majors, 
perhaps the most exciting place to be 
living and working as an intern is in 
the heart of the country's governing 
system, Washington, D.C. Students 
can also complete internships in 
Wilmington while taking classes at 

the university. They earn credit by 
working at Charlie Rose's Wilming- 
ton office, the New Hanover County 
Planning Office, and at various 
lawyers' offices. 

Since 1981, top political science 
students from UNCW have spent a 
semester living and working as 
interns in the nation's capital. The 
majority of students work for South- 
eastern North Carolina's two 
congressmen, Charlie Rose and 
Martin Lancaster. One student has 
worked for Senator Jesse Helms and 
another will work for him this fall. 

"It's the best introduction to 
political reality that any student ever 
gets," said Lee Johnston, political 
science professor at UNCW and 
director of political science intern- 
ships. Johnston, the 1989 winner of 
the UNCW Board of Trustees 
Teaching Excellence Award, began 
the internship program when he 
came to UNCW in 1977. 

"Most of the students who go to 
Washington get 'Potomac fever,'" 
said Johnston. "They don't want to 
come back — they want to stay and 
become staff assistants." 

Senior Christine Bricker spent 
Fall semester '90 in Washington, 
working for Congressman Charlie 
Rose. For a young woman who grew 
up on her family's farm in Ohio and 
spent most of her summers working 
there, Washington was a big change. 

Congressman Charlie Rose and Christine 

"It was a big decision, but I 
decided to go for it," she said. 
"When I got there I couldn't believe 
I had doubted it. I was on cloud nine 
the whole time I was there," said 
Bricker. "They used to call me 
'Smiley' at the office." 

Bricker, who says she "thrives on 
law" and has always wanted to be a 
lawyer, chose the Washington 
internship to see if she might like a 
career as a congressional staff 
member instead. She left Washing- 
ton wanting to become a federal 
government lawyer. She will attend 
law school in the Fall. 



Senior Samantha Gallman 
spent Fall semester '9 1 interning for 
Congressman Martin Lancaster. 
Gallman, a political science major 
who wants to teach high school 
social studies, sought out the intern- 
ship to broaden her knowledge of 
American government and to make 
her lectures more interesting for her 

Samantha Gallman and Congressman 
Martin Lancaster 

students. "I thought it would enable 
me to bring more to the classroom," 
said Gallman. "There were just so 
many questions left out of the text- 
books," she said. "I felt that there 
was much more to learn." 

For students like Bricker and 
Gallman, there are tough require- 
ments to meet before they can go to 
Washington. For starters, they must 
have a "B+" (3.5 or better on a scale 
of 4.0) average. The Political 
Science Department requires intern- 
ship candidates to be of junior stand- 
ing and they must have completed 
courses covering library research, 

computer and analytical research, 
and advanced courses in American 

Beyond basic requirements, 
Johnston looks at each student indi- 
vidually. "They must have a legiti- 
mate reason for wanting to go to 
Washington," he said. "They must 
be self starters." 

Once students arrive in Wash- 
ington, they find themselves working 
alongside congressional staff 
members. They answer letters and 
phone calls from the congressmen's 
constituents about the status of 
legislative bills and why their 

excited to be there that I couldn't 
even remember what he talked 
about," she said. 

Afterwards, she walked down 
onto the floor of the House and met 
or "got to stand next to" many of the 
most influential members of 
Congress. "It was a night I'll never 
forget," said Bricker. 

Gallman attended the 1991 
Democratic Gala, the party's kickoff 
of the presidential campaign season. 
"It was just like a pep rally," she said. 
"It gives you a good patriotic boost to 
attend something like that." 

After sending students to the 

The Political Science Department requires internship 
candidates to be of junior standing and they must 

have completed courses covering library 

research, computer and analytical research, and 

advanced courses in American government. 

congressman voted the way he did. 
Developing a response usually 
involves studying the Congressional 
Record, talking with congressional 
committee staffers, and doing 
research at the Library of Congress. 

"The work really requires you to 
become familiar with who does what 
in Congress," said Gallman. 

While the interns do their share 
of clerical work and running for 
coffee, they are also exposed to 
significant daily activities. "I may 
have been filing papers," said 
Bricker, "but I was studying them 
and listening to all the conversations 
that were going on around me. I 
believe the internship was what you 
made of it." 

Outside the office, Bricker's 
most memorable evening was 
attending a speech by President 
George Bush to a joint session of 
Congress. Representative Rose gave 
her the office's only ticket. "I was so 

capital year after year, Johnston 
decided to try an internship himself. 
He spent part of the Summer of 
1988 in Washington, working along- 
side college -aged interns in Charlie 
Rose's office. "After sending students 
up there for so many years I wanted 
the chance to try it myself" 

Johnston hopes that UNCW's 
presence in Washington will some- 
day expand. His goal is to broaden 
the program so that students from 
other disciplines may share the 
Washington experience. 

Students can contact Johnston 
for information about political 
science internships. Information and 
help in selecting general internships 
can be found at the Career Planning 
and Placement Center in the 
University Union. 

Carolyn Bussc 

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U N C W 

The South: Its D 

From the baked earth of Mississippi cotton fields to 
the loamy soil of tidewater Virginia, the South holds a 
unique place in ,\inerican history and culture. 

Its predominant Protestantism, 
agrarian heritage, and economic 
individualism make it distinct. The 
land and its people are at the core of 
its existence. And the duality of 
blacks and whites has probably done 
more than anything else to give the 
Southland its own identity. 

Melton McLaurin, UNCW 
history professor and author of 
several books about the South, has 
studied race and its influence in 
shaping Southern and American 
society. In his last two books A Sepa- 
rate Past: Growing Up White in 
the Segregated South and Celia: A 
Slave, race is the common theme. 
"Celia, takes place in an antebellum 
period and Separate Pasts in the 
period of segregation. They both 
focus on, what has been in the past, 
one of the 'identifying' features of 
Southerness: the Souths deviation 
from national norms in race relations 
whether in slavery or in segregation," 
said McLaurin. "The racial views 
held by white Southerners in both 
periods did not differ markedly from 
those held by whites elsewhere in the 
nation. Racial relations practiced, 
however, differed considerably. 

"Race remains the basic 
unsolved problem in American soci- 
ety, in my opinion," McLaurin 
continued. "And it's connected to 
every major issue that we're going to 
look at in the 1992 presidential elec- 

tion. Race is related to economic 
problems in the United States, 
educational problems, social prob- 
lems — to any big issue you want to 

These problems have more to do 
with ideology than differences in skin 
color, writes Barbara J. Fields in her 
essay, "Ideology and Race in Ameri- 
can History." Over time, "(race) 
became the ideological medium 
through which Americans 
confronted questions of sovereignty 
and power . . ." 

This power struggle is 
evidenced, according to McLaurin, 
in a two -or three -tiered system of 
economic opportunity. "One of the 
things that bothers me very much is 
this rapidly growing gap between the 
haves and have nots . . . and in the 
South, as in the nation, that takes on 
racial overtones," said McLaurin. 

You see it in the 200-point 
discrepancy of SAT scores between 
whites and blacks, said McLaurin, in 
addition to the high rate of violent 
deaths among black men and the 
large discrepancy in income between 
blacks and whites. "That does not 
bode well for society," he said. 

"If you have large segments of 
people who do not see a future in a 
society, who do not see that they can 
buy in, you're going to have big trou- 
ble. And blacks have never been 
included economically. I'm not talk- 

ing about the South. I'm talking 
about American society as a whole. 
It's been a problem that's impacted 
the South more because there are a 
larger numbers of blacks, but Ameri- 
can society has never allowed blacks 
into the economic mainstream and 
that's still a major problem. When 
you look at what the sociologist 
Julius Wilson termed the 'truly disad- 
vantaged' you see that race is 
involved. I'm alarmed at the tact that 
so many blacks are outside the 
economic structure." 

Awareness of Distinction 

While growing up during the 
1950s in the small town of Wade in 
Southeastern North Carolina, 
McLaurin became aware of the 
disparity between whites and blacks. 
He befriended many of the black 
customers who frequented his grand- 
father's store and realized that their 
realities were very different from his 
own. In his book Separate Pasts he 
writes, "That this extended period of 
close association with blacks came 
during my adolescence magnified the 
impact of that experience on me. It 
came at a time when I had begun to 
question the values and beliefs of my 
society. My association with blacks 
would continue, as did the question- 
ing, until I left Wade." 

As a youth McLaurin began to 
ponder the "other" culture, the black 
culture. "The 'other' is always 
intriguing. In the South that I grew 
up in, you had a very, very well- 
defined 'other.' The clarity of that 
definition was made possible, in part, 




NCTIVE Existence 

Melton A. McLaurin 

because of the difference in skin 
color. I think it's been an intriguing 
aspect of Southern life for all 
Southerners, white and black. It's 
been a part of the reality,"McLaurin 

In Separate Pasts McLaurin 
recounts how he wrestled with the 
impoverishment of Wade's blacks. "I 
responded with anger to the undeni- 
able reality of their extreme poverty 
. . . The connection between their 
poverty and their race was all too 
obvious. Their presence was an 
indictment of segregation, an 
inescapable accusation of my 

McLaurin writes of the guilt 
whites shared over segregation. 
"Perhaps I felt more keenly than 
most whites the guilt produced by 
the clash of segregationist doctrine 
and practice and the readily 
perceived human dignity of individ- 
ual blacks. I doubt it. Since my 
awareness of the conflict arose from 
contact with blacks, it seems reason- 
able to assume that most white 
Southerners who had similar 
contacts, and many did, experienced 
the same emotional reactions, the 
same doubts. Some, perhaps most, 
suppressed their feelings, but it is 
hard for me to believe that they 
never experienced them." 

Today's South 

In its struggle to overcome this 
ethical dichotomy, Southerners — 
black and white — have continued 
to draw on their common heritage 
and shared customs, be they speech, 
religion, or music. 

The author Jonathan Daniels 
once defined the South as a place 
where "all nice children say 'no 
ma'am' and 'yes m'am.' " McLaurin, 
echoed his sentiments. "Using 
maam and sir is still considered being 
respectful of social order. It recog- 
nizes the generational differences 
between members of society without 
necessarily deferring to individuals. I 
think that's positive. 

"The South continues to be 
much more religious than the rest of 
the nation," said McLaurin, 
"although it's been an overwhelm- 
ingly homogenous view of religion. 

But I think it's true that as one 
moves upward socially in the South, 
one continues to retain a religious 
identification. That's frequently not 
the case in the rest of the country . . . 
It's very usual for a Southerner to 
invite a visitor to go to church. 
Northerners would see this as 
outside the bounds of proper conver- 
sation. Southerners are not trying to 
impose their religious beliefs on 
anyone — they're trying to welcome 
you into that circle." 

That circle of shared experience 
is expressed in the homespun lyrics 
of country music, songs from the 
heart that express the pain or joy of 
simple living. This distinct form of 
Southern folk culture is of special 
interest to McLaurin. "Country 
music is a Southern art form, it's 
working class music," he said. "The 
use of language is absolutely 
phenomenal." McLaurin's latest 
book, You Wrote My Life: Social 
Themes in Country Music, is due 
to be released in the Fall. 

Much of McLaurin's future writ- 
ing will probably deal with racial 
themes, he revealed, and he may 
even try his hand at fiction. In the 
classroom, he will continue to 
encourage his students to examine 
"ideas of innate differences." As 
for himself, "I hope I continue 
questioning everything and don't 
always accept the prevailing 
wisdom." 1 

Allison Rankin 


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Composition Skills 

The Writing Place. The right 
place for students working on 
papers. The Writing Place, located 
on the second floor of Morton Hall, 
helps students improve their compo- 
sition skills. 

"When I first came here in 
1985, there was a slow, steady stream 
of English majors, but now we get 
students majoring in biology, nurs- 
ing, and the fine arts," said Deb Gay, 
office manager ot The Writing Place. 
"Since the 'writing to learn' 
approach has been integrated into 
non-traditional areas, students come 
to us from all curriculums." 

Director Tom MacLennan 
became a writing consultant as a 
doctoral candidate at State Univer- 
sity of New York at Buffalo in 1975. 
According to him, writing centers 
were originally conceived as "gram- 
mar labs," places to receive tutorial 
help with spelling, word usage, and 
punctuation problems. MacLennan 
later discovered that students' writ- 
ing problems were more complex 
than simple grammatical errors. 
Students wanted to know how to 
start, organize, develop, and focus 

"The major difference between 
the labs of the sixties and today's 
writing centers is in the consultant- 
client relationship," said MacLen- 
nan. "Our consultants no longer act 
as editors or tutors, but as 
coaches and cheerleaders. The 
good coach raises questions 
and encourages the student to 
succeed. We try to make the 
student feel at ease. We strive 
for 'inter-subjectivity' (i.e. 
successful collaboration) , to 
help a student develop the best 
possible paper. A good consult- 
ing session ends with both 
student and consultant having 
learned something. 

"A consultant empathizes 
with the writing student who is 
struggling to articulate experi- 
ence. Consultants are trained to 
draw out the student's own thoughts 
and feelings, not to write the paper. 
Many students underestimate the 
color of their life experiences and 
consider them to be trivial and not 
worth writing about. Our objective is 
to get them to toss aside this way of 
thinking. We help de-mystify the 
writing process and make it a bit more 

funded by the Department of 
English, College of Arts and 

Jason Bradford is a pre-engi- 
neering freshman from Dallas, Texas. 

George Fishbwm revises one of his stories by applying the word 
processing skills he learned in The Writing Place. 

credits "strong 
support dating 
back to the 
1970s" with pro- 
viding the success- 
ful, popular, and 
free services of 
The Writing Place 
that many students 
have come to 
depend on. It is 

LaVonia Lewis hones her creative skills in The 

Writing Place. 

During a visit to The Writing Place, 
he said, "I'm not really creative. The 
consultants give me new ideas about 
my papers that I couldn't come up 
with by myself, general ideas to help 
me later. Overall, they help me write 

"The best thing about The Writ- 
ing Place is that it's so easy to come 
here — it doesn't take long and it can 
only help you — it sure has helped 
my grades a lot! This would be good 
to have in high schools." 

Like most students, Jason first 
came to The Writing Place after his 
instructor recommended the service 
to her students. That instructor was 
Jane Kirby, a UNCW graduate 
student and teacher's assistant. 
Kirby had noticed that many 
students have problems with focus 
and organization in their writing. 
"Sometimes students wander 
around in the dark. They don't know 




where to start, which focus to take. 
As a consultant myself, I have 
helped with papers in all stages. An 
important part of writing is getting a 
good start. Consultants help get 
students on track, to find a starting 

"The main goal of The Writing 
Place is to improve communication, 
written and oral. The skills gained 
are of inestimable worth to students 
and consultants." 

Other students and instructors 
have served as consultants in The 
Writing Place. Mary Dewayne- 
Lander, a UNCW lecturer, has 
worked there as a paid teacher and as 
a volunteer. While instructing an 
undergraduate "Writing for Teachers" 
class, she assigned her students to be 
consultants in The Writing Place. 

"I felt that the experience would 
build their confidence and help 
them develop their own writing abil- 
ities. These students would one day 
be pursuing careers teaching and 
helping others, so I thought they 
needed this experience. And I firmly 
believe that students learn best from 
other students. 

"Most of them resisted it," she 

Office Manager Deb Gay and director 
Tom MacLennan 

added. "They felt 
unqualified and lacked 
confidence in them- 
selves ... To a person, 
all my students later 
reported having much 
more confidence and 
having improved 
their ability to iden- 
tify problems in their 
own writing." j 


Michael Kendall, * 

a junior English " Consultant Janet 

education student and 
consultant, claims that his work in 
The Writing Place has helped 
prepare him for a teaching career. He 
had considered not working during 
the Spring '92 semester, but felt he 
would miss the benefits of consult- 
ing: "Meeting different people, help- 
ing them improve their writing, the 
camaraderie with the other consul- 
tants, and learning from them when- 
ever I run into my problems have 
been valuable to me." 

According to Office Manager 
Gay, Writing Place consultants "act 
as guides, rather than teachers or 
tutors. They get excited when a 
student returns with an A on a 
paper. That's the biggest reward — 
not money. Many of our consultants 
are volunteers." These include 
professors, undergraduate and grad- 
uate students, and teachers and writ- 
ers from the community. 

Director MacLennan keeps a 
"Smile File" of letters from former 
consultants and consultees. He 
makes notes of consultants' sugges- 
tions for improvements. He listens to 
suggestions, tries them, and if they 
work, makes them policy. 

MacLennan would like to see 
more writing-process research gener- 
ated from The Writing Place, partic- 
ularly that which centers around the 
influence of gender and learning 
style on consultations. Recent writ- 
ing center research suggests possible 
differences between male and female 

Fitzgerald works with student Jessica Wong. 

learning styles and approaches to the 
consulting process. 

He also believes that writing 
centers can help solve many educa- 
tional ills because writing is at the 
heart of learning in all disciplines, he 
said. As an officer in the Southeast- 
ern Writing Center Association 
(SWCA) , he stays abreast of 
research and developments in writ- 
ing education because, "A large part 
of academic writing combines theory 
with practice." His article on this 
subject, "Buberian Currents in the 
Writing Center," will appear in 
Theory in the Writing Center, a 
collection of essays to be published 
in 1993 by the National Council of 
Teachers of English. 

This spring at the SWCA 
conference in Williamsburg, 
Virginia, MacLennan and consultant 
Kirby will co-present a paper about 
their research in The Writing Place. 
Their topic investigates the impact 
of Martin Buber's theories of collab- 
orative communication in the writ- 
ing center (Buber was a twentieth- 
century philosopher known for his 
study of effective communications). 
The paper echoes Kirby's and 
MacLennan's attitudes toward The 
Writing Place: "It's impossible to put 
a price on the ability to communi- 
cate. Communication is what The 
Writing Place is all about." 

Dawn Evans Radford 



U N C W 

Former Seahawk Pitches for 
Championship Twins 

Field of 

Carl Willis leaned over the 
microphone in the spacious ballroom 
of the University Center and 
addressed his remarks to the crowd 
assembled, many of them his former 

"Everybody says that your 
college years are the best years of 
your life," he said. "Well, I'd have to 
certainly say that they were the best 
years of mine." 

Willis, who earned his bachelor's 
degree in parks and recreation from 
UNC Wilmington, was honored 
recently after becoming the first-ever 
Seahawk athlete to play on a world 
championship team. 

The Yanceyville, N.C., native 
enjoyed the best season of his nine 
years in professional baseball in 
1991. After starting out the year in 
the minors, he joined Minnesota's 
big league club three weeks later and 
played a key role in helping the 
Twins capture the World Series 
crown over Atlanta. 

Willis, 31, returned to campus to 
be honored for his accomplishments 
since leaving the Port City in 1983. 

"I guess it was about 13 years 
ago that I was in high school and I 
got a letter from (former coach) 
Bobby Guthrie about UNCW" the 
big, burly righthander recalled. "I 
was a typical high school athlete 
headed for stardom. 

"I had some professional scouts 

come to see and asked 
me where I wanted to 
go to school. I said 
North Carolina. To 
my surprise, a hand 
ful of them told me 
about a coach in Wilming- 
ton named Bill Brooks and what a 
great baseball man he was. 

"I went home, dug that letter 
back out and thought, well, maybe 
that's a good place for me to go. It 
turned out that it was." 

The rest is history. 

He started out with Detroit and 
reached the big leagues for the first 
time in 1984. He later had brief 
stints in the majors with Cincinnati 
and the Chicago White Sox. 

Through it all, he never forgot 
those early years at Brooks Field. 

"I remember I didn't get many 
people out my first couple of years," 
he said. "I had a lot to learn. Coach 
Brooks and Coach Guthrie spent a 
lot of time with me and worked a lot 
with me. I came here throwing a fast 
ball and didn't have much of 
anything else. I had to learn on the 

"For the years I was here, Coach 
Brooks, Dr. Scalf and Coach Guthrie 
. . . they were Seahawk baseball. 
They were committed to us and we 
tried to do the best we could." 

The teams Willis played on went 
83-72 and he closed out his four 


with a 20-16 record and a 4-09 

earned run average. He improved 

each season and posted a 7-4 record 

with a 2.79 ERA in his senior year in 


What made the events of the 
past year so special for Willis was the 
way they all happened. Before last 
season even started, he was consid- 
ering retirement, hanging up his 
cleats once and for all and returning 
home for good. 

"I didn't know if I wanted to 
continue. I finished school and 
decided to give it one more shot. In 
my wildest dreams, I never thought I 
would be in a World Series. 

Through it all, Willis has had 
one constant — his family. He met 
his wife, the former Rachel Butters, 
at UNCW and they are the parents 
of Alexandria, 4, and Daniel, who 
was born December 20. 

"It was much tougher on my 
family than it was for me. They've 
been great. I'm glad this year 
happened and we could enjoy it 




UNCW Graduate 


Assistant Trainer 

Ironically, Jeff Porter has never 
met Carl Willis. Even so, the two still 
have a great deal in common. 

The pair of UNC Wilmington 
alumni took part in one of the 
biggest sporting events in the world 
last spring when professional base- 
ball's World Series took place in 
Atlanta and Minneapolis. 

Porter, who earned his bache- 
lor's degree in health and physical 
education in 1977, is an assistant 
trainer with the Atlanta Braves. He 
graduated from UNCW before 
Willis, a member of the world cham- 
pion Minnesota Twins, began his 
collegiate career in 1980. 

For Porter, it's been a long run to 
the top of his profession. It's a run 
that's included stops with the 
Denver Bears (AAA), the 
Jamestown, N.Y., Expos (A), the 
Memphis Chicks (AA) , the Indi- 
anapolis Indians (AAA) and, finally, 
the resurgent Braves. 

But it all started in 1977 when 
the Long Creek, N.C., native served 
three years as a student assistant for 
former UNCW trainer Tracy James. 

"I have many fond memories of 
my days there," Porter said by tele- 
phone recently, busily preparing for 
the start of spring training. "I pick up 
the paper and always look for the 
ball scores. When I come home for 
the holidays, I try to go the basket- 
ball games if I can. 

"I'm indebted to Tracy James 
and to UNCW because that's where 
I got my start." 

Porter enjoyed the national 
spotlight thrust on the Braves during 
last year's dramatic run at the world 

championship. When Atlanta 
defeated Pittsburgh for the National 
League crown, the Burgaw High 
School graduate was excited. 

"It was something going into the 
dugout before the game and hearing 
the fans with the chant and seeing 
the 'Tomahawk Chop.' It would be 
95 degrees and you still had goose 
bumps. When we started the season, 
we would have 2,000 fans and they'd 
be booing. It was just unbelievable." 

The league championship series 
was just a tune-up for what would 
become one of Porter's biggest 

"It was something going 

into the dugout before the 

game and hearing the 

fans with the chant and 

seeing the 'Tomahawk 


"Being in the World Series is one 
of the biggest thrills for anyone asso- 
ciated with sports," he said. "I told 
my wife that you always dream of 
being in game seven of the World 
Series. We came up on the short 
end, but to get to game seven, that's 
been the highlight of my sports 

Porter, who has a good sense of 
humor, says there's a simple reason 
why he became a trainer and not a 
professional baseball player. 

"The last time I played baseball 
was in my freshman year in high 
school," he recalled. "If you can't hit, 
you can't play." 






Don A. Evans (Don) '66 


Vice Chair 

John Baldwin (John) '72 



Patricia Corcoran (Pat) '72 



W Robert Page (Bob) '73 


Immediate Past Chair 

Rebecca W Blackmore '75 



Cape Fear Area 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Carl Dempsey '65 799-0434 

DruFarrar'73 392-4324 

Mary Beth Hartis '8 1 270-3000 

Robert Hobbs '84 256-2714 

Norm Melton '74 799-6105 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Marvin Robison '83 395-6 1 5 1 

JimStasios'70 392-0458 

Wayne Tharp '75 371-2799 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Triangle Area 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Randy Gore '70 832-9550 

DanLockamy'63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 


Cape Fear Chapter 

JessiebethGeddie'63 ' 350-0205 

MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Dinwiddie '89 392-6238 

Onslow County Chapter 

Robert Joos "81 347-4830 

Richmond-Metro Chapter 

John Barber '85 804-747-9551 

Triangle Chapter 

Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Winston-Salem Chapter 

Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 


Tommy Bancroft '58/'69 799-3924 

Mike Bass '82 791-7704 

BradBruestle'85 251-3365 

Ernest Fullwood '66 762-5271 

Ray Funderburk 73 791-8395 

Gayle Harvey 78 343-0481 

Deborah Hunter 78 395-3578 

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(Area code is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 



U N C W 



Homecoming '92 

"A Night with 
the Stars" 

Homecoming 1992 was a week- 
end to remember! The annual 
Alumni Awards Banquet was held 
Valentine's night. This year's Distin- 
guished Alumnus was Frank Bowen. 
Also honored was Coach Bill Brooks 
as the Distinguished Citizen of the 
Year for Service to the university. 

Saturday morning found many 
students up early preparing for the 
mid-morning Homecoming parade. 
The star attraction was this year's 
Homecoming Court and Men's 
Basketball Coach Kevin Eastman. 

The Chairmen of the Board 
band entertained approximately 400 
people in the University Center Ball- 
room following the basketball victory 
in Trask Coliseum. The Homecom- 
ing dance was a tremendous success 
with a mix of students and alumni. 

Homecoming '92 was a weekend 
to remember!! 

Cape Fear Chapter 

The Cape Fear Chapter is 
currently planning an alumni/ 
parents golf tournament and river 
cruise for early this Fall. If you would 
like to volunteer to help with alumni 
events, please call the alumni office 
at 395-3616. 

Watch your mailbox for more 

The Homecoming Court is introduced at the after-game dance- Stephanie Ames, far left, was crow'ned the Homecoming Qiteen. 

Bill Brooks, former UNCW athletic director and coach, left, is 
pictured with alumni board member Frank Biui and Brooks' 
wife Margaret. Brooks was recognized as Distinguished 
Citizen of the Year for Service. 

Frank Boieen, center, winner of tins year's Distinguished 
Alumnus Award, is pictured with his wife Anne and alumni 
hoard member Wayne Tharp. 

Family Weekend '92 


October 2-4, 1992 • Watch for details late this summer. 





The 60s 

B.R. (Ron) Staton '63, CPA, is vice 
president, treasurer and chief finan- 
cial officer of Comprehensive Home 
Health Care in Wilmington. 

Bettie Cavenaugh '65 is the adminis- 
trative director of pathology laborato- 
ries at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center. Cavenaugh has 
recently been elected to a second term 
as president of the Coastal North 
Carolina Chapter of the Clinical Labo- 
ratories Management Association. 

Jenifer Charita Buder Britt '68 

teaches third grade at Wallace 
Elementary School in Wallace, NC. 

Daniel K. Martin '68 has been 
promoted to chief probation officer 
for the Eastern Judicial District of 
North Carolina. He and wife, Cathy 
Currin Martin '69 are living in the 
Raleigh area. 

The 70s 

Dale E Lewis 70, assistant vice presi- 
dent of First Citizens Bank, has been 
named city executive in Havelock, NC. 

Francis B. Gigliotti 74 is food service 
manager for the Marriott in Palm 
Harbor, FL. 

James A. Poteat Jr., 74 is self- 
employed as an environmental 
consultant in Hampstead, NC. 

Timothy Griffin Hoggard 77 is 

employed by Shands Hospital in 
Gainesville, FL, in the Pharmacy 
Department where he is a teaching staff 
pharmacist. He and wife Martha Pate 
Hoggard 77, have two children, Max 
and Molly, and live in Micanopy, FL. 

Beverly Russell Stenzel 78 is a sixth 
grade social studies teacher for Wake 
County Schools. She and husband, 
Gregory B. Stenzel '86, head golf 

professional at the Raleigh Country 
Club, reside in Raleigh, NC 

Helen B. Hatch Chiverton 79 works 
at New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center in the Trauma Neuro ICU as a 
staff RN. She and husband William 
Scott Chiverton, Jr. '83, a teacher at 
Myrtle Grove Middle School, reside 
in Wilmington. 

The 80s 

E H. (Hugh) Heaton '80 is employed 
as an analyst with American Airlines 
in Pvaleigh, NC. 

Philip Thomas Padgett '80 is a 

teacher with the Onslow County 
Board of Education in Jacksonville, 
NC where he is head baseball and 
football coach at Southwest Onslow 
High School. 

Granville Earl Smith '80 is pastor of 
Oleander-Devon Park United 
Methodist Churches in Wilmington. 

Victoria J. Woodell '80 is a resource 
teacher with Moore County Schools 
in Southern Pines, NC. 

Garry W. Cooper '8 1 is director of 
parks & recreation for Pamlico 
County Parks & Recreation. He and 
wife Canessa Cooper have a daughter 
and reside in Bayboro, NC. 

John Marmorato '81 is a sales repre- 
sentative with Smith Engines & Irri- 
gation in Graham, NC. 

Matthew Michael Wight '81 is a 
high school teacher and varsity soccer 
coach at Hoggard High School in 
Wilmington. He and wife Sharon 
Brown Wight '8 1 , a first grade 
teacher for the New Hanover County 
Schools, have a son Andrew Patrick. 

Kimberly Howe Barbour '82 is a 

psychology instructor at Cape Fear 
Community College in Wilmington. 

C. Richard (Doc) Lawing '82 is a 

sales representative with Medline 
Industries in Lake Waccamaw, NC. 

Margaret (Lorrie) Macon Davis '82 

is a flight attendant with USAir in 

Eric E Hubbard '82 is a model with 
Directions Modeling Agency in 
Fayetteville, NC. 

Stephen J. Poulos '82 is working on 
his master's degree at Appalachian 
State University. He is a graduate 
assistant in ASU's Health Promotion 

JoAnn Kirkman Everette '83 is a 

courier with Federal Express in Rocky 
Mount, NC. 

Kenneth G. Paul '83 is the revolving 
credit officer/manager of Central 
Revolving Credit for Southern 
National Bank in Lumberton, NC. 
He and wife, Angela Pettigrew Paul 
'85 live in Lumberton. 

Capt. Darrell L. Thacker, Jr. '83 is a 

USMC pilot based in Jacksonville, 
NC. He was awarded the Navy 
Achievement Medal for service in 

Dan Dunlop '84 is station sales 
manager tor WCHL Radio Station in 
Chapel Hill, NC. Dunlop received his 
master's in political communication 
from Appalachian State University in 

Michael J. Lawrence '84 is employed 
with Hanover Design Service. He 
and wife Mary Petelinkar Lawrence 

'84, a physician's assistant, reside in 


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Raymond Carraway Murphrey II 

'84 is a technical writer with Sykes 
Enterprises Inc. in Cary, NC. 

Janet S. Petri '84 is an investigator for 
the Defense Investigative Service in 
Fairfax, VA. 

Robert T. Bartholomew, Jr. '85 is a 
territory manager for Campbell Soup 
Company out of Wilmington. 

Robin Swart Caison '85 is fiscal 
director for Cape Fear Substance 
Abuse in Wilmington. 

Anna Rebecca (Becky) Ferrell '85 

has recently been named assistant 
vice president at First Citizens Bank 
in Raleigh, NC. 

Henry Eugene Miller III '85 is busi- 
ness development manager for Miller 
Building Corporation and is vice pres- 
ident of MckN Equipment Rentals. 
He resides in Wrights\ille Beach. 

Monica Williams Price '85 is a staff 
RN with the Brunswick Hospital in 
Bolivia, NC. 

Chuck Rouse '85 is audit manager 
for Stancil & Company CPA's in 
Raleigh, NC. 

Jeff Barton '86 is athletic director for 
the town of Southern Pines, NC. He 
is married to Kathy Moore Batton. 

Ande Creekmore '86 was recently 
promoted to assistant manager of 
Olde Discount Stockbrokers in 
Raleigh, NC. 

Nancy Burkhart Creekmore '86 is a 
loan administrator for DLTB, Inc. in 
Raleigh, NC. 

James D. Finley '86 is sales and 
merchandise manager for the Army 
and Air Force Exchange Service in 
Racliff, KY. 

Frederick (Freddie) W. Lewis Ed '86 

has been named manager of the Long 
Leaf branch of First Citizens Bank in 

Kathleen Flaherty '87 is a supervisor 

account administrator with 
CompuChem at Research Triangle 
Park, NC. She resides in Cary. 

Eddie Gaines '87 is athletic director 
for the Craven County Recreation 
Department in New Bern, NC. 

Mark Clayton Gatlin '87 has been 
named an assistant vice president at 
First Citizens Bank in New Bern, NC 
where he works in the commercial 
loan department. He is currendy 
enrolled in the graduate program at 
East Carolina University. 

Susan Gerry '87 is a programmer/ 
analyst with Computer Sciences 
Corporation in Raleigh, NC. 

Nancy Canfield Hoggard '87 is 
staff RN-IV Therapy at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center in 

Zeb Franklin Johnston '87 works as a 
sales rep with Tandy Corporation in 
Raleigh, NC. 

Robin C. Latta-Smith '87 is owner of 
Classic Fabric Designs in Evanston, 

Kathleen (Kathy) Louise McDon- 
nell '87 is store manager for Pic 'N 
Pay Shoes in Zebulon, NC. 

Ward A. Miller '87 is controller for 
EPS in New York, NY. 

Peter C. Rooney '87 is has been 
promoted with Continental Insur- 
ance to marketing/business accounts 
dealing exclusively with the Commer- 
cial National Brokerage House in 
New York City. 

Christopher Eric Schenck '87 is an 

investment banker for J. W Gant in 
Austin, TX. 

Sharon Simmons '87 works as 
manager of Pineapple Beach in North 
Myrtle Beach, SC. 

Josette Corbi Smith '87 lives in 
Cairo, Egypt, with husband and chil- 
dren. She is employed with Cairo 

American College as a French 

Craig Alan Wade '87 is a manage- 
ment consultant with Deloitte & 
Touche in Clayton, NC. 

Lisa L. Wilson '87 is a sales represen- 
tative with Old Dominion Box 
Company in Wilmington. She resides 
in Wrightsville Beach. 

Joe Benton '88 has been promoted to 
assistant vice president at NCNB. He 
manages commercial loans out of 
NCNB's main office in Wilmington. 

Stacie Lynn Breeden '88 is a medical 
claims processor of Biomedical Home 
Care in Clayton, NC. 

Durward B. Clemmons III '88 and 

MA '91 is self-employed as a paralegal 
in Burgaw, NC. 

Kevin W Fischer '88 is a R E. teacher 
and head football and baseball coach 
at Southeastern Stokes Junior High 
School in Walnut Cove, NC. 

Patrick D. Millar '88 is an education 
counselor for the N.C. National 
Guard in Raleigh. 

Michelle Susan (Suzy) Daniels 
Moser '88, CPA, is an accountant 
with the North Carolina Department 
of Environment, Health, and Natural 
Resources. She and husband Mark 
Sean Moser live in Wilmington. 

Kristy M. Russ '88 graduated from 
Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, this past 

Kimberly (Kym) Mcintosh Smith 

'88 is the territory manager for Dale 




Carnegie Systems in North Little 
Rock, AR. 

Jessica Barnes '89 is employed with 
CompuChem in Raleigh, NC as a 
FDT Account Administrator. 

John M. Berry '89 is employed with 
Denison University as union program 
coordinator/activities advisor. Berry 
earned his master's degree from 
Southern Illinois University at 
Carbondale in 1991. 

Michael Gilpin '89 is a recreation 
therapist at New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center in Wilmington. 

Susan Ellen Holth '89 works in the 
Nuclear Assessment Department for 
Carolina Power & Light Company at 
Southport, NC. She is working on her 
master's degree in human resource 
development at Webster University. 

Jean Joyner '89, formerly with the 
University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington's Advancement Office, 
has joined Lower Cape Fear Hospice 
as volunteer coordinator in Pender 
County, NC. 

David Todd Little '89 is a sales repre- 
sentative for Little Hardware 
Company in Charlotte, NC. 

Daniel Schweikert '89 is an associate 
programmer for IBM in Research 
Triangle Park, NC. He resides in 

Mary Jo Steinhoff-Williams '89 is 

administrative assistant/business 
manager for Cape Fear Academy in 

Dan Wheeler '89 is a machine opera- 
tor with Bristol Meyers in Raleigh, 

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ation director for the city of Arch- 
dale, NC. 

Celeste E. Bulley '90 is employed 
with Olsten Services in Durham, NC 
as an interviewer/recruiter. 

Jodi Ann Davis '90 is a math/science 
teacher at Camp Lejeune Depen- 
dents' Schools at Camp Lejeune, NC. 

Melissa Goldman '90 teaches third 
grade for the Wake County (NC) 
public schools. 

Carmen Kelly Johnson '90 is a social 
worker for Cornelia Nixon Davis 
Health Care in Wilmington. 

Jeffrey B. Leech '90 is assistant direc- 
tor of alumni and parent relations at 
Albion College in Albion, MI. 

Richard O. McGuinness '90 is a 

computer programmer with New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
He and wife Connie Loy McGuin- 
ness '83, assistant controller with 
American Crane Corporation, reside 
in Wilmington. 

Mitch Norwood '90 is manager of 
Kinderton Country Club in 
Clarksville, VA. 

Candace Wallin Bart '90 is a staff 
nurse at Duke University Medical 
Center in Durham, NC. 

Jeffrey R. Bodenheimer '90 is recre- 

Brenda Bonner Pate '90 has joined 
the Audit Department of United 
Carolina Bank in Whiteville, NC. 

Karen L. Robinson '90 is employed 
with Holiday Delta Corporation in 

Kimberly Louise Snyder '90 is a 

mental health case worker with the 
Guidance Center in Bradford, PA. 

Amber Braswell '91 is employed with 

Management Concepts Inc. in 
Garner, NC. 

Aaron Samuel (Ron) Cauble '91 

was promoted recently to assistant 
food service director for ARA Food 
Service at Christian Brothers Univer- 
sity in Memphis, TN. 

M. Eugene Clemmer '91 is an 

account executive with Page East Inc. 
in Wilmington. 

Jacob E. Cooke '91 teaches biology at 
Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC. 
He and wife Elizabeth reside in 

Elizabeth Batson Erickson '91 

teaches English for the Brunswick 
County (NC) school system. 

Jeffrey W. Felton '91 is an accoun- 
tant with Nucletron Corporation in 
Columbia, MD. 

Christopher (Cris) Kelly Mercer '9 1 

is a teller with First Citizens Bank in 
Fayetteville, NC. 

Lara Alaine Muffley '91 works at 
The Nature of Things Pet Center in 

Douglas V. Nance '91 MS is a 

research aeronautical engineer with 
the USAF Armament Directorate, 

Laurie Poteat '91 is an advertising 
specialist with Sun International in 

Melissa McGowan Pressley '91 

works with Executive Marketing 
Leader Consultants in Seattle, WA. 

Angela Lee Robbins '9 1 is attending 
graduate school at the University ot 
Georgia in the Department of Student 
Personnel in Higher Education. 

Elaine Shappell '9 1 MBA is supervi- 
sor of accounting for the City of 
Wilmington's finance Department. 

Russ E. Tyndall '91 is a systems an- 
alyst with Unisys in Elizabeth City, 


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Helen B. Hatch Chiverton 79 to 
William Scott Chiverton, Jr. '83 

living in Wilmington. 

Margaret (Lorrie) Macon Davis '82 

to Timothy Brian Davis living in 

Darrell L. Thacker, Jr. '83 to Vicki 
Olmstead '91 living in Surf City, NC. 

Raymond Carraway Murphrey II 

'84 to Colleen Patricia Moore living 
in Durham, NC. 

Fredrick Alan Airman '85 to 

Jennifer Louise de Roche living in 
Carolina Beach, NC. 

Robin Swart Caison '85 to Donald 
H. Caison, Jr. living in Wilmington. 

Julie Jowers Mohan Uehling '87 to 

David Edward Uehling living in Cary, 

Leslie Capps Milligan '88 to Richy 
Milligan living in Greenville, SC. 

Michelle Susan (Suzy) Daniels 
Moser '88 to Mark Sean Moser living 
in Wilmington. 

Carmen Kelly Johnson '90 to James 
Kenneth Johnson living in Wilmington. 

Tina Renee Buder Wallace '90 to 

Thomas Lanier Wallace II living in 
Leland, NC. 

Tamara Lynette DuBose '9 1 to 
Andy Ray Craven '90 living in 

Melissa McGowan Pressley '91 to 

Bobby Ray Pressley living in Seattle, 

Russ E. Tyndall '9 1 to Mylinda Smith 
living in Elizabeth City, NC. 


Hobby D. Greene 78 and wife Janie 
Irving Greene '80 are the proud 
parents of triplets, two boys, Jackson 
McLane and Adam Hobby, and a girl, 
Molly Elizabeth, born this past Valen- 
tine's Day. 

Robert T. Bartholomew, Jr. '85 and 
wife Carolyn Clark '88 have a daugh- 
ter, Katherine Elizabeth born January 
14, 1992. 

David Todd Litde '89 has a son Luke 
bom November 5, 1990. 

In Memoriam 

Ken Rene' D'Aubour 71 died 
November 10 in Wilmington. He was 
the former owner and operator of High- 
wood Park Displays in Wilmington. 

Brian Rex Benson 73 died in a plane 
crash this past February in Raleigh, 
NC. Benson worked for the Triangle 
J. Council of Governments, a regional 
planning group, where he had been 
responsible for developing a comput- 
erized mapping system. He earned his 
master's degree in landscape architec- 
ture from NCSU, had completed all 
course work toward his doctorate in 
geography and was working on his 
dissertation at UNC CH. He lived in 
Durham with his wife Kathiyn. 


Kenneth W Cobb '87, a Marine 1st 
Lt. with the Department of the Navy, 
is part of a 2, 100 member unit 
embarked aboard five ships of the 

Navy's Landing Force Sixth Heet for 
a six-month deployment to the 
Mediterranean. Cobb will be partici- 
pating in various operations and 
training exercises designed to chal- 
lenge the mission readiness of the 

Eric Tilley '87 is regional manager for 
Tape, Inc. out of Green Bay, WI. 
Tilley, who lives in Charlotte, is a 
part-time actor and recently played in 
In a Child's Name which was filmed 
in Wilmington and starred Valerie 

Michelle S. Pape '90 is a sales repre- 
sentative with Polyfelt, Inc. an inter- 
national geo-synthetic textile 
company, in Kansas City, MO. Pape, a 
marketing graduate, is responsible for 
all sales activities in the mid-west. 

Tess Elliott '91 represented North 
Carolina at the Miss USA Pageant 
held this past February in Wichita, 
KS. Elliott, who graduated in Decem- 
ber with a degree in communication 
studies, was one of the 10 finalists in 
the pageant. 

Eric A. Brandt '88 MA, account 
representative for Metlife's Wilming- 
ton branch office has qualified for the 
Million Dollar Round Table, an 
award recognizing Life Underwriters 
tor professional quality service and 
production. Only two percent of Life 
Underwriters across the country 
achieve this status. 






25 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 

Season Finale 

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 
Thalian Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. 

26-5/1 Elderhostel 

Division for Public Service (DPS) 

30 American Theater Arts for Youth 

"Wizard of Oz" 
Kenan Auditorium, 10 a.m. 6k 12 p.m. 


2 Seahawk Baseball 

3 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 
Children's Concert 

Thalian Hall Ballroom, 3 p.m. 

3-8, Elderhostel (DPS) 


& 24-29 

7,14 Gbbe Watch VllI: A New World and Its 
21,28 Challenges with host Jim Leutze, 

North Carolina Public Television, 8 p.m. 


31-6/5 Elderhostel (DPS) 


3-6 NCAA Track and Field Championships 
Austin, TX 


Cantabile Trio (ArtsFest '92) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Shangai Quartet (ArtsFest '92) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Student and Parent Orientation 

Session One 


Elderhostel (DPS) 


Student and Parent Orientation 

Session Two 


Donald Davis, Storyteller (ArtsFest '92) 

University Center Ballroom, 8 p.m. 


Student and Parent Orientation 

Session Three 


Transfer Student Orientation 


Big Band Dance (ArtsFest '92) 

University Center Ballroom, 8 p.m. 



Metropolitan Opera featuring John Gilmore 

and Diane Kesling (ArtsFest '92) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


Department of Fine Arts 

"Oliver" (ArtsFest '92) 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 



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Moss Named UNCW 

Provost & Vice Chancellor for 

Academic Affairs 

Marvin K. Ross has been named 
UNCW provost and vice chancellor 
for academic affairs. He is the former 
associate vice chancellor for marine 
sciences at the University of Califor- 
nia, San Diego, and served as the 
deputy director of the Scripps Insti- 
tution of Oceanography at La Jolla 
for five years prior to coming to 

A native of Burlington, N.C., 
Moss earned a bachelor of science 
degree in mathematics and physics 
from Elon College in 1955; a master 
of science in nuclear engineering 
from N.C. State University in 1957; 
and a doctorate in physics from N.C. 
State in 1951. 

Moss will replace longtime 
provost Charles Cahill, who will 
return to teaching in UNCW's 
Chemistry Department. 

Marsliall Retires 

UNCW Registrar Dorothy 
Marshall retired on May 29 following 
43 years of service to the university. 
Murrie Lee has been appointed 
acting registrar until a new registrar 
assumes office. 

Teaching Award Recipients 

Five professors have been 
granted the Chancellor's Excellence 
in Teaching Award. The winners 
from the College of Arts and 
Sciences are: Timothy Ballard, 
professor of biology; Donald Furst, 
associate professor of fine arts; and 
Carol Pilgrim, associate professor of 

Carol Chase Thomas, associate 
professor of special education, is the 

winner from the School of Educa- 
tion. The Cameron School of Busi- 
ness Administration winner is K. 
Douglas Hoffman, assistant professor 
of management and marketing. 

The winners were honored in 
presentations in their respective 
areas and each received a $500 

William Overman, professor of 
psychology, was honored with a simi- 
lar $500 award from the Student 
Government Association. The 
award is given to the faculty member 
receiving the most student votes. 


George E. Bair 

George Bair, retired special assis- 
tant to UNC Wilmington Chancel- 
lors William Wagoner and James 
Leutze, died on March 27 after a 
short illness. Bair was instrumental 
in the establishment of Wilmington 
Excellence, an organization devoted 
to improving the quality of life in 
New Hanover County. He also 
served on the Community Advisory 
Committee for the N.C. Center for 
Public Television Black Issues 
Forum. In addition, Bair worked 
closely with students in the develop- 
ment of UNCWs radio station 

Bair came to UNCW in August, 
1982, following two years of service 
at UNC General Administration as 
special assistant to then President 
William Friday. Previously, he had 
been director of North Carolina's 
educational television program from 
1969 to 1980. He retired from 
UNCW in 1991. 

Arnold Kimsey King 

Longtime UNC official Arnold 
Kimsey King died April 1 at the age 
of 90. Kins; was instrumental in 

getting UNCW (then known as 
Wilmington College) admitted to 
the UNC system. His work with the 
Board of Governors resulted in the 
establishment of the first graduate 
program at UNCW m 1978. 

King was a member of UNC 
Chapel Hill's faculty for nearly 40 
years and served in a variety of posts, 
including associate dean of the 
Graduate School. In 1964 he joined 
UNC's General Administration and 
became vice president of institu- 
tional studies. In 197 1 he was named 
special assistant to then President 
William Friday, a post he held until 
his retirement in 1986. 

King Hall, which houses 
UNCW's School of Education, was 
named in his honor in 1970. 


UNCW to Publish New 
Humanities Journal 

Beginning this fall, UNCW will 
publish the first issue oiNorth Caro- 
Una Humanities. The journal, to be 
published twice yearly, will provide a 
forum for humanities scholars both 
inside and outside North Carolina 
and will be written for a general 
audience. Dr. Melton McLaunn, 
professor of history at UNCW will be 
the journal's managing editor. 

Mitchell Named SGA President 

UNCW senior Joseph Mitchell 
has been elected Student Govern- 
ment Association president for a 
term running through April 1993. 
Mitchell, a history major from 
Greensboro, N.C, has been a 
member of student government 
since his freshman year at UNCW 
He has served as a representative at 
large as well as the organization's 
student services coordinator. 







The Capital Campaign far UNCW 

On April 8, 1992, Chancellor Leutze announced the kickoff of 
UNCW's $15 million capital campaign, the school's first. Designed to 
culminate on the university's 50th anniversary in 1997, the capital 
campaign will raise money to enrich the educational and cultural offer- 
ings at UNCW. Dan Cameron and Robert Warwick will serve as co- 
chairs of the campaign's steering committee. Cameron is former 
president of Atlantic Telecasting Corporation in Wilmington and is 
involved in commercial and residential real estate development, 
Warwick is managing partner of McGladrey & Pullen Certified Public 
Accountants and Consultants and is chair of the UNCW Board of 

Running a university is like 
running a business. It must be 
competitive, offer quality goods and 
services, and satisfy consumer needs. 
If UNCW is to thrive in the market- 
place of higher education, it must 
offer an attractive package to 
students and employees. 

"To maintain a margin of excel- 
lence the university has to go out to 
the public and solicit funds for all of 
those things that make education 
better, that offer opportunity to 
attract better people, to attract 
better students," said Chancellor 
James R. Leutze. The capital 
campaign is the vehicle for accom- 
plishing this. 

The objective in conducting a 
capital campaign is to build future 
support. "I think UNCW has 
evolved to become an important 
part of the educational system in 
North Carolina . . . this campaign 
will put us on course for building 
endowment for the next century," 
said Bill Anlyan, vice chancellor, 

Division for University Advance- 
ment, and campaign manager. 

"What's happening to colleges 
and universities now is that there's a 
lack of funds to run them properly. 
UNCW needs a substantial endow- 
ment to attract and retain quality 
professors and to upgrade the curri- 
culum," said Dan Cameron who is a 
member of the UNCW Foundation. 

The foundation is a charitable, 
nonprofit corporation established for 
the sole purpose of managing private 
monies that support the university. 
Money given to the endowment can 
be earmarked for special programs. 
"Of course the best gift is unre- 
stricted funds because that can be 
used in the university's area of great- 
est need at the discretion of the 
foundation," Cameron added. 

These private donations are 
invested and a percentage of the 
interest goes toward UNCW's 
faculty /staff development and 
recruitment efforts. "We're in a 
competitive environment for faculty 

and staff and we need to supplement 
what the state pays in salaries in 
order to attract the best employees. 
We also need to be able to offer 
scholarships to the best students," 
said Bob Warwick, campaign co- 

The whole funding picture for 
state universities is changing, 
according to Chancellor Leutze. "It's 
becoming increasingly clear that the 
state is never again going to pick up 
as large a share of funding for state 
universities as it did in the 1970s and 
'80s, he said." This means that an 
increasing portion of private giving 
will have to supplement tuition 

People are just getting used to 
the idea of supporting public univer- 
sities because it's a relatively new 
phenomenon, Leutze observed. 
"Alumni and others must realize that 
private giving is important. Also, we 
hope that we have friends and 
donors in Wilmington, people who 
are not alumni, who believe in the 
university's mission. 

"Alumni should be the back- 
bone of the campaign . . . because 
foundations and other donors often 
ask, 'What's the level of alumni 
giving. 7 ' Contributors want to know 
the depth of alumni loyalty to the 
university. On the other hand, it the 
alumni aren't supportive, that sends 
a signal of indifference." 

"It's important for us to build 
our alumni relations program so that 
we enfranchise all alumni, beginning 


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with those folks that graduated from 
Wilmington College," added 

Instilling commitment to the 
campaign is a crucial part of the 
overall strategy. "I've had several 
faculty call me and offer assistance 
in any way they can be used, and I'm 
sure, in the overall strategy, they will 
become some of the best salespeople 
we have. If we can get the faculty 
and the alumni to really back this 
campaign, then I don't think we'll 
have any trouble meeting our goal," 
said Cameron. 

Marketing the Campaign 

The capital campaign is essen- 
tially a means of forming, 
partnerships within and 
outside of the university. 
"Certainly a campaign 
encourages people to buy 
into the university, to take a 
vested interest in it so 
people feel they have a 
stake in its success. That 
not only means that they 
provide further support, but 
it also means they take a 
greater interest in what's 
going on at the university," 
Leutze said. 

A primary area to benefit from 
the campaign will be faculty devel- 
opment, according to Anlyan. "At 
the heart of any institution is its 
faculty and clearly it's the excellence 
of the faculty . . . that enables a 
school to attract the best scholars 
and students," he said. 

However, faculty resources are 
stretched thin when it comes to 
completing research requirements 
for UNCW. Financing a single 
research project can cost as much as 
$10,000. "Faculty are told that they 
have to do research, but there aren't 
funds available to underwrite travel 
and materials costs. As a result, 
faculty members pay tor research out 
of their own pockets. We want to 

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Robert F. Warwic 

minimize that as much as we can," 
Leutze said. 

Campaign gifts also give the 
university the ability to react quickly 
to changing conditions. "The 
budgeting process for a state institu- 
tion is very complex. Sometimes that 
means it can very cumbersome . . . 
making it difficult to operate a 
dynamic educational institution like 
UNCW Having private, unre- 
stricted funds would give us a certain 
amount ot flexibility," said Anlyan. 

The Campaign Team 

A very capable team has been 
assembled to spearhead the cam- 
paign. "If you want to know why I'm 

involved — 70 years old and looking 
for an easy way out — I would have 
to say it's the magnetism of Dr. 
Leutze. He's a very difficult person 
to turn down!" said Cameron, long- 
time community leader and success- 
ful businessman. He and his brother 
Bruce were instrumental in getting 
the Cameron School of Business 
Administration established at 

Warwick's involvement with 
UNCW goes back to the days he 
attended Wilmington College prior 
to graduating from UNC Chapel 
Hill in 1 958. A member of the Board 
of Trustees for three years and a 
foundation board member for 15 
years, Warwick has seen 
the school come into its 
own. "I think we have a 
great opportunity right now 
for UNC Wilmington to 
take another step up as a 
major university in our 
state," he said. 

At the helm of the 
campaign is Chancellor 
James R. Leutze, who 
according to Cameron, "is 
not bashful at all about 
asking for money!" 
Daniel D. Cameron "People like to be part 

of a winning team and a winning 
strategy," Chancellor Leutze mused. 
"People back winners, they back 
successful products, successful indi- 
viduals . . . and that's why they'll 
support our super faculty and superb 
programs," Leutze said. 

"Our capabilities are only 
limited by our imagination and our 
energy," he continued. "We're selling 
a great product. The more people 
know about us and how good we are, 
the easier it will be for them to grasp 
our potential." 

The capital campaign for 
UNCW — charting the currents of 

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Academic Enhancement $9 million 

Endowment for Scholarships 

Science Laboratories and Equipment 

Faculty Research and Development Fund 

Honors Program 

Center for Teaching Excellence 

Technology Fund 

Campus Improvements $4 mil lio n 

Myrtle Grove Property 

Arboretum and Landscaping 

Fine Arts Facilities 

Education Facilities 

Athletic and Recreation Facilities 

General $2 million 

Unrestricted Endowment and 
Operating Monies 

U.S. Congressman Charlie Rose speaks at the 

June 22 dedication of the Aquarius, NOAA's 

refurbished undersea research laboratory. It is an 

integral part of UNCW's greatly enhanced marine 

research program, that has been studying the 

health of the only coral reef ecosystem m the 

continental United States, for the past 1 years. 

The Aquarius provides living quarters for 

aquanaut- scientists. From its laboratory, scientists 

can conduct extensive underwater research for 

weeks at a time. The laboratory will be deployed in 

the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary in early 

1 993. The research is being headed up by the 

National Undersea Research Center at UNCW. 

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the Beauty and Ingenuity 

of Humankind 

Photos hv Renee Brantley 

The museum logo, an Ashanti doll, is worn 
at the small of the back by Ghanan womeii 
to ensure the birth of a beautiful child. 

Suku dance mask, Zaire 

The UNCW Museum of World 
Cultures is not housed in a musty 
and stale building that few students 
know exists. It is unique in that, 
different collections are strategically 
located within the sunlit entrances 
and busy halls of 14 buildings on 
campus. According to Dr. Jerry 
Shinn, museum director, the curious 
placement of these artifacts in high 
traffic areas promotes a certain type 
of "unobtrusive learning" where 
students can "bump into another 
culture" each time they enter a 
different building. 

The museum evolved out of a 
trip Shinn made in 1967 with a 
colleague, Bernard Boyd, who was a 
professor of religion at UNC Chapel 
Hill. Boyd invited Shinn to go on an 
excavation in Israel. Returning with 
a collection of pottery and other arti- 
facts, Shinn placed them on display 
in UNCWs Randall Library for 
students to see. With growing inter- 
est and the addition of various 
collections from all over the world, 
the UNCW Museum of World 
Cultures was born. 

Indonesian masks and temple 
flags, wooden statues from the South 
Pacific Islands, pre-Columbian 
pottery, and colorful "story telling" 
quilts from Thailand are only a few 
cif the items on display throughout 

The newest collection from 
Africa is housed in Hinton James 
Hall. Pictures, native costumes, 
textiles, and open books line the 
walls beneath a sweeping cover of 
colorful flags from many nations. 
Other unique items range from 
handcrafted jewelry to dried 
calabash gourds, which were once 
broken into pieces by African brides 
on their wedding day. The number of 
gourd pieces were believed to predict 
the number of children the woman 
would bear. The African collection 
captures the essence of the museum 
for Shinn and provides a visual 
example of how he would like to see 
future collections displayed. 

Privately funded, the museum 
operates on a budget that averages 
$6,000 per year. A small percentage 
of this revenue is generated from the 
purchase of museum memberships. 
But yearly fund-raisers like the 
Museum of World Cultures Auction 
in November, a military show in July, 
and a toy show in May help supple- 
ment the museum's income and 
attract the public eye. 

Many of Shinn's colleagues and 
even some students make up a group 
of donors who actually contribute 
artifacts or lend personal collections 
to the museum. Local newspapers, 
radio, and television also help to 
highlight museum activity. 



One of the most popular events 
funded by the Museum of World 
Cultures is the Bernard Boyd Memo- 
rial Lecture. Held only every few 
years, this lecture features a promi- 
nent scholar of religion and is named 
after Shinn's colleague who inspired 
the idea for the museum. 

Indonesian masks and 
temple flags, wooden 
statues from the South 

Pacific Islands, pre- 
Columbian pottery, and 
colorful "story telling" 
quilts from Thailand are 
only a few of the items on 
display throughout 

Shinn, who remembers Boyd as 
being student-oriented, has carried 
on the tradition. Every semester 
enthusiastic student workers and 
volunteers refinish display cases, put 
up displays, and help to research and 
catalog the artifacts. Shinn has 
clearly developed "a following" both 
inside and outside the classroom and 
admits that, "Without my students, 
I could do nothing. 
The museum would 
not exist." 

With funding 
offset by donations 
and labor provided 
by volunteers, the 
museum collections 
have grown to such 
proportions that 
storage space pre- 
sents a problem. 
Three small rooms 
on campus are 
presently being used 
to store items but 
Shinn envisions the 

day when every- 
thing can be acces- 

One of his 
goals is to have a 
dedicated facility 
on campus that 
would serve as the 
hub of the 
museum. It would 
provide a place for 
researching, pair- 
ing, labeling, and 
cataloging incom- 
ing artifacts. There J 8th century ceramic 
would be room to build new display 
cases and repair old ones. A refer- 
ence library would house books, 
videos, films, and music for student 
and faculty use. 

Upcoming events sponsored by 
the Museum of World Cultures 
include guided tours for the Associa- 
tion for University Women from 
Chapel Hill and a special display for 
the Columbus Quincentennial. 
Some of the pieces for this 
display in Randall Library will be on 
loan from a donor in Newton, N.C. 
while other items have been part of a 
display in the Mint Museum in 
Charlotte, N.C. In addition, Emilio 
Moreschi, a collector of early maps, 
will lecture on 15th century naviga- 
tion. Other collections that will be 
during the 
nial include 
colonial art 
from South 
artifacts and 
sacred church 
panels, and 
some pre- 
art and 

Shinn is 

Museum Director Gerald Shinn and Indonesian 
artifacts displayed in Alderman Hall 

roof tile, Clwui 
about future growth and expansion 
of the museum. He and his students 
are eagerly preparing for yet another 
display. Thanks to the generosity of 
Naomi Yopp of Wilmington, a new 
display case is being constructed for 
use in the University Union. William 
Penna, an old school buddy of 
Shinn's, also contributed money to 
go towards a display case that will be 
used in Kenan Auditorium. Shinn is 
grateful for the addition of much 
needed space these cases will 

The long term goal of the 
museum is to feature something 
from every culture in the world. 
"Because so many cultures are dying, 
this dream can never really be 
reached, but it does give us some- 
thing to work toward," said Shinn. If 
the effort to save even a small 
portion of those worlds results in 
teaching and opening the minds of 
others, we will all benefit. 
BeverKi R. Bower 

The Museum of World Cultures is 
open to the public during nonruil operating 
hours of the university. Admission is free. 
Visitors are welcomed to take a self-guided 
tour through the various buildings. Guided 
tours led by UNCW Ambassadors can 
abo be scheduled and are available upon 
request. The basic tour lasts about two 
hours but guests are encouraged to pause, 
look, and read for as long as they wish. 


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In a small room where 
symphonies are born and a conduc- 
tor's dreams are given life, Steven 
Errante sits at a keyboard composing 
and recording musical scores. Much 
like the composers who have gone 
before him, Errante wrestles with 
timbre and tone. As the music takes 
form, notes emerge. Emotions stir. 
The feeling is captured on paper. 

For the last several centuries, 
composers have used dip pens and 
slow- drying India ink to inscribe 
their music. This was a toilsome task 
that required meticulous penman- 
ship. Revisions and corrections were 
"erased" by scraping the dried ink 
away with a razor's edge. As a result, 
it often took months to produce 
large orchestral works and to notate 
each instrument's part. 

Today, computers and computer 
software provide a rapid and efficient 
means to transcribe and teach 
music. When coupled with an elec- 
tronic keyboard, computer technol- 
ogy enables the composer or the 
student to see what notes have been 
played by looking at the computer's 

Scales/On keyboard 
Major and nat. minor 

[nt>Ht problem] 

Enter this scale: nat mln desc. 

these buttons function the same as In 

Play: [eHarnple)[icreen] "Chfrck: [erTortjfnrnujer] 

This representation of a keyboard on the computer screen is used to 
teach scales. Using a mouse, the student clicks on the appropriate 
piano keys and then clicks on the "enors" box to detennine accuracy 

video display terminal. This informa- 
tion can be saved to the hard drive 
or to a floppy disk and can be printed 
out for the player to review. Revi- 
sions can be made on screen with a 
simple maneuver of the computer's 

In addition, computer technol- 
ogy enables the player to hear what's 
noted on the screen, otherwise 
known as aural proofreading. "You 
can listen for patterns and nota- 
tion — it's a wonderful composing 
tool," said Errante, UNCW music 

"Finale," a music-publishing 
software package designed for the 
Apple Macintosh computer, holds 
great promise for enhancing the 
creative process of composing music. 
"It was designed to assume many of 
the purely mechanical tasks such as 
copying out the parts for each indi- 
vidual instrument and recopying the 
entire score as revisions are made. 
This allows more time for creating 
rather than copying," said Errante. 

The craft of composing remains 
intact, however, according to 

Errante. "I still 
sketch music with 
pencil and paper. 
When the music 
begins to solidify, I 
compile all of my 
transcripts and 
enter them into 
the computer. This 
way I can print 
clean draft copies 
of a musical score 
and sketch in revi- 
sions instead of 
piecing together 

bits and pieces of paper or recopying 
the entire score by hand," he said. 

Errante also noted that produc- 
ing draft copies on the computer 
provides an interesting history of the 
evolution of a work, one that may 
not have been possible with the pen 
and ink method where revisions 
were often made by scratching away 
old notes. 

Years ago music students learned 
about music theory and composition 
by working at the piano. Today, 
students at UNCW get "hands on" 
experience by using a computer 
keyboard and a mouse. Errante's 
creation of a music drill software 
program has been fundamental in 
helping music students develop their 
writing and aural skills. "It's been 
two years in the making — I expen- 
mented with the concept in my 
music fundamentals class," he said. 
The program offers students drills in 
note reading, key signatures, inter- 
vals, scales, melodic dictation, 
chords, harmonic dictation, and 
transpositions. Students can even 
hear what they're playing. 

"The program allows students to 
drill themselves. It supplements what 
they learn in class," said Lori White, 
assistant professor of music at UNCW. 

"It's like having a teacher there 
feeding you endless questions on 
music theory," said Ellen Robison, an 
instructor of rudiments of music and 
music theory. The students can use 
the computer disks in any of the 
computer labs on campus. Of course 
when they're working with this 
program they must wear headphones 



Steven Errante demonstrates the music skill drills program that he designed for the computer. 

so they don't distract the other 

Tim Otto, a junior finance 
major, thinks the music skill drills 
program is an ideal way to introduce 
someone to music theory. "It's addic- 
tive!" he said. "You stick with it 
because you don't want the 
computer to get the best of you." It 
rates students by the amount of time 
it takes them to complete each exer- 
cise and by the number of correct 
answers. "It's given me a better 
appreciation for music," Otto said. 

Tandy Lowder, a junior voice 
major, said the program has really 
helped her with accuracy and speed 
in reading and counting music. "I've 
made good progress with my theory 
skills," she said. 

Errante's currently working on a 
revised edition of his software pack- 
age that will incorporate rhythm and 
tie in with a theory text book that he 

Another software package that 
Errante is exploring enables a 
composer to write electronic music 
by recording sounds — vocal, elec- 
tronic, or environmental — onto a 

computer and manipulating the 
sound waves. "This is a very sophisti- 
cated kind of music composition," 
Errante said. 

Student interest in electronic 
music has always been strong at 
UNCW, he observed. Synthesizers, 
or keyboards that can electronically 
duplicate the sounds of different 
musical instruments, have opened 
up all sorts of possibilities for compo- 
sition. "Technology is changing — 
students don't just produce hand 
written musical scores — they 
produce cassette tapes that are digi- 
tally recorded directly from their 
synthesizers," said Errante. These 
synthesizers feature all of the instru- 
mental sounds in a multi-part work. 
They even make it possible for a 
musician to change the key or tempo 
of a piece. This capability puts 
composers more in touch with their 
music, Errante noted. 

Jay Manley, a junior majoring in 
classical guitar, recently composed a 
piece for acoustic instruments and 
programmed his synthesizer to repro- 
duce these sounds. "I recorded 
multiple lines of music from my 
keyboard and was able to hear the 
different parts of the piece. This gave 

me an idea of how the different 
timbres or tones would work 
together," Manley said. While this 
realism is very satisfying to his work 
as a classical composer, Manley also 
enjoys creating new and unique 
sounds on his synthesizer. 

James Brown, another music 
student at UNCW said using a 
synthesizer has made an extreme 
difference in his playing. Trained as a 
trumpet player, he has learned 
keyboard skills and has made great 
strides in composing. "It's like having 
a little recording studio with a small 
symphony orchestra," he said. "My 
world has become three-dimen- 
sional instead of two-dimensional. 
Musicians who aren't using this tool 
are really at a disadvantage." 

In addition to teaching music 
fundamentals and composition, 
Errante teaches upper- and lower- 
level music theory, counterpoint, 
orchestration, and piano. He is also 
conductor of the Wilmington 
Symphony Orchestra, a position he's 
held for six years. A graduate of the 
University of Michigan and the Juil- 
liard School of Music, Errante came 
to UNCW in 1986 from the Univer- 
sity of Richmond where he was a 
tenured professor of music and con- 
ductor of the Richmond Symphony. 

While camping, hiking, and 
photography are Errante's hobbies, 
music remains his passion. "It's a 
powerful kind of communication," 
he said. "I enjoy conducting the 
most because there are so many 
variables for instrumental color. 
When you teach music, you show 
students the fundamentals, how to 
appreciate music. It's like teaching 
an airplane mechanic how to fix 
engines. When you perform, it's like 

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n November 15, 1861, Victor 
Malga (or Malya) , a Spaniard living 
in Pendleton, S.C., wrote to his 
family in Mataro, Spain. "We are 
feeling the terrible effects of the war," 
he said. "For a year now no one has 
earned a penny, and on the other 
hand, prices have risen, since much 
food, clothes, shoes, etcetera have 
reached an exorbitant price, and 
many families are suffering the 
consequences ot the blockade." 

His letter was placed aboard the 
steamship Nuestra Sefk/ra de Regla, one 
of few ships leaving America, in hopes 
that it would find its way to Spain. 

Malya's letter never reached his 
family. The Regla was seized during 
the Civil War by Union forces in 
1861 and used by the U.S. Navy until 
the war ended. All correspondence 
on the ship was removed and later 
used in a court case to decide if the 
ship's Cuban owners were owed 
monetary compensation for the 
ship's loss. 

When the court case ended, 
Malga's letter, and 800 other letters 
and documents, a portion of which 
were written in Spanish, were placed 
in America's Northeast Region 
National Archives. They were 
forgotten until 1990, when the hull 
of the Regla was discovered along the 
western shore of the Cape Fear River. 
A team of underwater archaeologists 
from the North Carolina Aquarium 
at Fort Fisher identified the wreck 
with the help of a group of Pender 
County middle school students led 
by academic enrichment teacher, 
Charles Baker. 

Mark Wilde -Ramsing, a member 
of the archaeological team, wanted 


to know what the ship's name meant 
in English (Our Lady of Regla, a town 
in the province of Havana). He 
contacted the faculty in UNCW's 
department of Foreign Languages 
and Literatures for assistance. 

That initial contact led to a six- 
month project for the department. 
Three professors, Drs. Joann and 
Terry Mount, and Dr. Carlos Perez, 
and two foreign language seniors, 
Susan Ball and Marta Roller, took on 
the task of translating the Reghi's 
Spanish documents that had been 
stored in the National Archives for 
the past 100 years. 

They sorted through photo- 
copies of the documents and began 
the tedious task of transcribing all 
1 83 pages into readable Spanish and 
then translating them into English 

Deciphering Documents 

Translating the documents 
turned out to be a task few of them 
had tackled before. "The students 
learned a lot," said Joann Mount. 
"We don't have courses at the under- 
graduate level that deal with things 
like this." 

Much of the ink used in compos- 
ing the original documents had faded 
with age or had bled through the 
pages. Some of the document papers 
had darkened with age, resulting in 
photocopies that were nearly black. 

"I don't know how we did it!" 
said Roller. "It was a lot ot guesswork." 

The handwriting of many of the 
letters was difficult to read and many 
contained misspellings. The ship's 
captain, Ignacio Reynals, who 
Mount described as poorly educated, 


Nuestra i 

often left out silent letters in words, 
or combined several small words into 
one big word, or divided big words 
into several smaller ones. 

Once the correspondence was 
translated, the group was able to 
help piece together the history of the 
Regla and visualize what life was like 
for Hispanics living in South 
Carolina during the Civil War. "It 
was like reading a novel," said Roller. 
"I learned a lot about a community 
that very few people knew existed." 

Many letters described the daily 
lives of their authors, "One of the 
letters I translated was from a man 
who had left two pairs of shoes some- 
where and wanted them sent to 
him," said Joann Mount. "Another 
told of a baby cutting teeth." 

A prevalent theme was blockade 
running. "Numerous letter writers 
wanted someone to break through 
the blockade because they needed 
materials',' said Mount. "They needed 
staples like flour and molasses just to 
get by." Several letters hinted at the 

The remains of the Neustra Senora de Regla or 
the west bank of the Cape Fear River 





deRegla ,, ; : : v|p 

need for supplies; others made 
blatant propositions. 

A letter from Hall and Company 
in Charleston, S.C. to Rigalt Dardel 
and Co. in Havana, Cuba, reads: 
"... we propose two expeditions 
under the Spanish flag, one with salt 
and the other with coffee . . . For our 
part we will invest up to $2,500 if it 
can be insured against sea risk and 
war risk ..." 

Captain's Log 

The Nuestra Senora de Regla was 
built in New York City in 1861 as a 
ferry boat for Havana, Cuba. The 
ship's completion came at a perilous 
time. The Civil War had broken out 
in April of that year. In order to 
reach its Cuban destination, the ship 
had to travel along the Southern 
coast of the United States where 
President Lincoln had ordered a 
blockade of all Southern ports. 

Captain Reynals was concerned 
about what would happen to his ship 
if he needed to stop at any Southern 
ports. Its foreign ownership made it 
neutral, but would blockaders honor 
its neutrality? 

In addition, the Regla was 
designed to be a ferry boat, not an 
ocean going vessel, and Reynals was 
unsure of how it would handle the 
long, turbulent voyage. 

Despite his concerns, Captain 
Reynals and a crew of 22 began their 
voyage to Cuba on October 12, 
1861. Just one day into the journey, 
the ship had to return to New York 
with engine trouble. Two days after it 
set out again, the Regla encountered 
a storm and was blown ashore at 
Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina. 


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The USS Commodore Hull, as the Regit was known during the Civil War 

The crew threw coal and fresh 
water overboard in an attempt to 
lighten the load and thus free the 
boat. Once the boat was freed the 
crew discovered the engine was 

The Regla managed to limp to 
Georgetown, S.C, where it was 
boarded by Confederate soldiers who 
demanded Reynals turn over all 
Northerners on board. When 
Reynals refused, he was taken as a 
prisoner to Charleston. The Spanish 
consul in Charleston arranged for 
the captain's freedom. To repay the 
consul, Reynals agreed to deliver 
several bundles of letters to Cuba. 

By the 24th of November, the 
Regla was able to leave Georgetown, 
only to have its journey to Havana 
interrupted again. After three days 
at sea the ship was boarded by 
Federal Quartermaster Captain 
Rufus Saxton, who offered to 
purchase the Regla for use by the 
Union forces. 

Captain Reynals refused, saying 
he didn't have the authority to sell 
the ship. The next day, Union 
commanding general William Tecu- 
mseh Sherman ordered the Regla to 


be searched amid rumors that 
Confederate letters were on board. 

A carpet bag placed on the ship 
by the Spanish Consul was searched 
and found to have a false bottom. It 
contained letters that included refer- 
ences to blockade running and may 
have led to the Regla's seizure by 
Union forces the following day. 

The Regla served the U.S. Navy 
until 1865, first as a transport for 
Union troops and supplies. After 
being renamed the Commodore Hull 
and outfitted with arms, the steamer 
served in the Albermarle Campaign 
patrolling the sound waters of North 

After the war, the Commodore 
Hull was sold to private interests in 
Wilmington and renamed the 
Waccamau.: It was used as a passen- 
ger and freight carrier on the Cape 
Fear River until it was burned by 
schoolboys in 1886. 

The U.S. Supreme Court even- 
tually awarded $144,000 to the 
Regla's original owners, the Havana 
Bay-Mantanzas Railroad Company 
of Cuba, for the loss of their vessel 
and its sen-ices. 

Carolyn Basse 

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UNCW's Classroom of the Future 


by John Matthews 

Finishing his lecture on West 
African culture, Andrew Clark, 
assistant professor of history at 
UNCW, pauses to take questions. 
The response is enthusiastic: one by 
one, students from Cape Fear Com- 
munity College, New Hanover High 
School, and Hoggard High School 
receive answers to their various ques- 
tions. What makes this class unique 
is that none of the students had to 
leave their own campus to participate. 

These students are part of a new 
two-year pilot program jointly funded 
hy Southern Bell and Northern Tele- 
com. These companies are commit- 
ted to improving education in North 
Carolina through "distance learning." 
The project, called "Vision Carolina," 
includes two interactive video net- 
works: one in the Charlotte area and 
the other in New Hanover County. 

Site locations for the Wilming- 
ton area's network include UNCW, 
Cape Fear Community College, New 

New Hanover 

Medical Center 

New Hanover 
High School 

High School 

Hanover and Hoggard high schools, 
and New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center, with UNCW serving as the 
network's hub. Each of these sites 
includes a classroom interconnected 
by two-way, full motion video that's 
transmitted over fiber optic cable to 
the other sites. The classrooms are 
equipped with video cameras, moni- 
tors for viewing the other classrooms, 
and audio equipment. The audio 
and video signals are coded into laser 
messages and sent through under- 
ground fiber optic lines to a receiving 
site where it is decoded into a video 
monitor and speakers. Since the 
students have microphones at their 
desks, they can talk back and forth 
with the speaker at the sending site, 
making the class interactive. 

UNCW's fiber optics room is 
located on the second floor of 
Randall Library and is administered 
by Russell Rivenbark, a telecommu- 
nications equipment technician at 
UNCW and program controller for 
the network. 
have responded 
to this new 
said Rivenbark. 
"The high 
school students 
have gotten 
used to it and 
seem to enjoy 
it. Students 
here at the 
university react 
positively, but 
we've only had 
the network on 
line since last 
November so 

Cape Fear 




not everyone is aware of it. Hope- 
fully, that will change as additional 
courses and special events are added 
to the schedule." 

This past spring semester a vari- 
ety of courses and lectures were 
offered, including a criminal justice 
class taught from New Hanover 
High School, an engineering class 
taught from Hoggard High School, a 
lecture series on pharmacology 
broadcast from Cape Fear Commu- 
nity College, and a lecture series 
originating from UNCW that 
focused on world events. 

Model Programs 

"We are trying to find new 
models for curriculum development 
that will stress partnership and coop- 
eration among educational institu- 
tions," said Everard Smith, assistant 
director for the Division for Public 
Service at UNCW and the site coor- 
dinator for UNCW's fiber optics 
room. "One such course proposal 
under development is entitled Intro- 
duction to Science, Humanities, 
and Society. This interdisciplinary 
course will be broadcast from 
UNCW to the other site locations in 
Wilmington and will be taught by Dr. 
Patricia Turrisi, assistant professor of 
philosophy and religion, and Dr. 
Thad Dankel, professor of mathe- 
matical sciences. Also, medical resi- 
dents and hospital resource 
personnel will participate." 

New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center (NHRMC), one of the first 
sites to begin broadcasting, will use 
fiber optic technology to present 
lectures on various health issues and 
preventive medicine. These topics 
will interface with the nursing 
programs at UNCW and Cape Fear 


Community College. NHRMC is 
sponsoring a series of eight seminars 
on adult health care issues that will 
be aired from Hoggard High School 
June 16 to August 4. NHRMC is 
also planning to build an alliance 
with other hospitals that have access 
to the fiber optics program. Doctors 
will be able to make diagnoses using 

has a video conferencing network 
located in the Research Triangle 
Park. Once the New Hanover 
County network is interconnected 
with MCNC, the region will have 
access to the CONCERT network, 
which links together major research 
universities across North Carolina, 
including N.C. State University, 

Students sitting in the fiber optics classroom at UNCW participate in a class originating front 
New Hanover High School. 

the technology of the network. 

"The idea and goal of this net- 
work is to maximize the educational 
and medical resources in our region 
and to branch out to rural areas that 
don't have full access to the services 
of a university or hospital," said Bob 
Tyndall, interim dean of UNCW's 
School of Education. Tyndall is also 
executive director of CAPE, the 
Consortium for the Advancement of 
Public Education, a non-profit 
corporation created by educators 
and business leaders to improve 
educational quality in Southeastern 
North Carolina. CAPE was instru- 
mental in taking the fiber optics idea 
from concept to reality. 

"CAPE hopes all the school 
systems and community colleges in 
the region will be able to share the 
university's resources," he said. 

New Horizons 

What does the future hold for 
fiber optics technology? The next 
step involves establishing a fiber link 
to MCNC, or the Microelectronic 
Center of North Carolina. MCNC 

UNC Chapel Hill, Bowman Gray, 
and Duke. 

"Also, we will have access to the 
Mecklenburg County network and 
its 11 sites," said Jane Patterson, chair 
of the Cape Fear Educational Part- 
nership Network and director of the 
Division for Public Service, which 
oversees operations of UNCW's 
fiber optics room. "Hopefully, over 
the next decade we will see fiber 
optic cable extended to rural areas, 
even into people's homes. Students 
will be able to take classes without 
having to leave their living rooms." 
Patterson emphasized these last two 
goals were long-term and that 
there were obstacles in the way 
including complicated billing proce- 
dures that stem from access and 
transmission fees. 

One interesting aspect of the 
New Hanover County network is 
that it includes technology developed 
at UNCW George Quinn, director 
of computing and information 
systems for UNCW, and his staff were 
part of a task force that developed 
the EPN, or Educational Partnership 

"Hopefully, over the next 

decade we will see fiber 

optic cable extended to 

rural areas, even into 

people's homes. Students 

will be able to take classes 

without having to leave 

their living rooms." 

Network On-Line Scheduling 
System. This system, which operates 
off of the university's VAX computer, 
allows each site coordinator in the 
network to automatically schedule a 
course or event. Once a course is 
approved by the EPN curriculum 
committee, it is entered on the 
system by the originating site coordi- 
nator and is sent as an electronic 
mail message to Rivenbark, program 
controller for the network. Rivenbark 
uses this information to program a 
microcomputer on the network 
to connect the sending and receiving 

The EPN on-line scheduling 
system has proved very effective and 
is now available via dial-up access to 
the community at large. Anyone 
with a microcomputer and modem 
can call (919) 350-4065 and view 
the EPN schedule on-line. 

Plans to upgrade the New Han- 
over County network are already 
underway. A new codec, the machine 
that codes and decodes the audio and 
visual signals, will arrive in August. 
This will enable the system to 
upgrade to a two-channel capability. 

Meanwhile, representatives 
of institutions belonging to the 
Cape Fear Educational Partnership 
Network meet with the network 
management group to discuss ongo- 
ing operations and future expansion 
needs of the network. 

UNCW's "Classroom of the 
Future" — making tomorrow's 
education possible today. 



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We try not to talk a lot 

about the business at home, 

but we do have a lot of 

common interests and discuss 

new banking regulations 

and things happening in the 

community. Basically, we help 

each other understand the 

developments that relate to 

both credit unions and savings 


The daughter of a small town- 
grocer in Southeastern North 
Carolina grew up loving people and 
learning how to run the family busi- 
ness. Her brother's best friend grew 
up helping neighbors and kin. As a 
young boy, he loved to explore the 
woods and beaches of his native 
Brunswick County. She graduated 
from UNCW in 1978 with a bache- 
lor's degree in management. He 
majored in management also and 
graduated from UNCW in 1975. 
They were married in 1977. 

Today Judy and Wayne Tharp 
are in the banking business. They 
share not only childhood memories, 
but banking interests as well. 

You see, Judy is president of 
Cape Fear Employees Credit Union 
of Wilmington while Wayne is vice 
president of First Investors Savings 
Bank in Leland. 

"We're competing in the same 
neighborhoods!" Wayne revealed. 
Many of the members of Cape Fear 
Employees Credit Union (CFECU) 
are residents of Leland and employ- 
ees of DuPont, the credit union's 
original sponsor. Most of Wayne's 
clients live in Leland and rural 
communities in Brunswick County. 

"One issue that's causing a lot of 
controversy between the two indus- 
tries is taxation," he said. (Credit 
unions are tax exempt and savings 
banks are not.) "We're both so 
committed to our businesses and our 

Alumni Couple Says 
Mutual Understanding is 
their Most Valuable Asset 

Wayne Tharp, vice president 
First Investors Savings Bunk 

Judy Thaip, president 

Cape Fear Employees Credit Union 

stake in the taxation debate that 
we've drawn the line on discussing it. 
It's a very volatile subject!" 

While a credit union is a 
nonprofit organization that serves its 
members, most commercial banks 
are stock-holder owned and operate 
to make a profit. These banks serve 
the general public. 

Risk and Return 

Judy took a leap of faith when 
she began her career with the credit 
union. After working for one year as 
an administrator with a government 
agency, Judy was anxious to find a 
job that would capitalize on her 
management and accounting skills 
as well as her love for people. "I 
answered an ad in the Wilmington 
paper that was looking for an ener- 
getic person who was willing to take 
on a challenge and work hard for a 
little bit of money, with the return 
being a prosperous career," said Judy. 
"I didn't even know what a credit 
union was!" she said. "But I really 
felt well prepared, given the educa- 
tion I had received at UNCW" 

Judy is responsible for imple- 
menting policy set out by the credit 
union's board of directors which is 
elected by its 5,000 members. She is 
charged with planning the credit 
union's financial future. "I'm pretty 
adept with a personal computer, so I 
do financial projections and spread 
analyses as well as develop budgets. 
That's my thing — I really enjoy 
crunching numbers," Judy said. "But 
I'm also people oriented, which 
might be considered an odd combi- 
nation of interests!" 

Wayne's background in banking 
goes back to 1976 when he landed 
his first banking job working as an 
adjustor for a consumer finance 
company. It was there that he learned 
how to collect the money people had 
been loaned. "That's good experience 
for anybody in this field . . . because 
they can learn all of the things to 
look for when deciding whether or 
not to loan someone money," he 
said. He did that for 18 months. 

He then was branch manager, 
specializing in management and 
appraisal, tor Security Savings and 


I 1 


Loan in Leland. "I loved dealing 
with real estate and appraisals!" He 
did that for nine years before taking 
a job with First Investors Savings 
Bank, a small community savings 
institution headquartered in 
Whiteville, N.C. With First 
Investors, he was responsible for 
starting a new branch in Shallotte. 
He was so successful, that in April of 
1991, Wayne was assigned to start 
another branch in Leland. 

"I've always worked in small 
savings and loans — I enjoy getting 
to know my customers," he said. 




Wayne is the sole lending officer at 
First Investors and also works to 
recruit new business for the bank. 
He implements policy set out by a 
paid board of directors. As a branch 
manager with First Investors, Wayne 
administers all types of loans includ- 
ing mortgage, consumer, and 
commercial loans. He manages the 
office in addition to being the chief 
contact person for questions regard- 
ing construction of the branch's new 
building which should be completed 
by the end of the year. "Public rela- 
tions is a big part of my job, too," 
Wayne said. 

Credit Union vs. Savings Bank 

As a nonprofit and tax-exempt 
organization, the credit union's 
mission is different than a savings 
bank's because its goal is to build 
profit. "We return the profits to the 
members in the form of better 

savings and loan rates in addition to 
free checking," Judy said. 

In contrast, a savings bank pays 
taxes as well as dividends to its stock 
holders. It can also retain a portion 
of its earnings to invest in future 
growth of the bank, as in building 
new branches. 

Innovation is key to remaining 
competitive in the banking business. 
Cape Fear Employees Credit Union 
demonstrated this when it fought to 
diversify its field of membership in 
1985. "We were, if not the first, one 
of the first credit unions in North 
Carolina to diversify," Judy said. 
Originally, the first and only sponsor 
company of the credit union was 
DuPont in Leland, N.C. "However, 
DuPont began laying off employees 
the first year we opened and we were 
losing members, so we had to look 
for other sponsor companies," said 
Judy. Cape Fear Employees Credit 
Union now serves 14 member 

"The board of directors and I 
went to the N.C. Board of Regula- 
tors for permission to diversify . . . 
but we met with some resistance 
because the idea was new to their 
way of thinking," said Judy. "It took a 
few months for our plan to be 
approved, but we prevailed." 

"Diversifying our sponsorship 
was a matter of financial survival," 
Judy continued. "Even though we've 
expanded beyond serving one 
company, the majority of credit 
unions still serve one individual 
company which makes them some- 
what vulnerable. If something goes 
wrong with the company, some- 
thing's probably going to go wrong 
with the credit union ... It can be a 
risky business. So it's wise for credit 
unions to broaden their operating 
base, if possible," she explained. 

First Investors knows the impor- 
tance of innovation as well. "Ours 
was the first community savings bank 
chartered in North Carolina," said 
Wayne. This designation, awarded in 

April 1992, gives the bank more flex- 
ibility in making consumer loans for 
car buying or home improvement. 
"Previously we were required to com- 
mit 70 percent of our loans to mort- 
gages and 30 percent to consumer 
loans. Now we can apply 40 percent 
of our loan money to consumer 
loans," said Wayne. "This flexibility 
enables us to better help our 
community of borrowers." 

Knowing their Market 

Both Wayne and Judy agree that 
the success of any bank lies in its abil- 
ity to react to change, its ability to 
network with other institutions, and 
its awareness of community needs. As 
administrators, they believe active 
participation in civic and profes- 
sional organizations is also important. 

And they practice what they 
preach. Wayne is busy building sup- 
port for the beginning of the North 
Brunswick Chamber of Com-merce. 
In addition, he's active in his church, 
Grace Methodist, and is just com- 
pleting two three-year terms on the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board 
ot Directors. He has also been a mem- 
ber of Toastmasters, the Brunswick 
County Homebuilders Association, 
the South Brunswick Board of Real- 
tors, and has served as president of 
Hope Harbor Home, the domestic 
\iolence shelter in Brunswick County. 

Judy, meanwhile, is a board 
member of the North Carolina 
Credit Union League and serves as 
secretary, in addition to chairing the 
league's Public Affairs Committee. 
Last year, she was one of three credit 
union professionals in the United 
States to receive the Credit Union 
Executives Society Management 
Achievement Award. Judy also 
served six years on the UNCW 
Alumni Association Board. 

The Tharps are dedicated to 
their professions, their community, 
and to their university — you can 
bank on it. 

Allison Rankin 



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The TRIANGLE Chapter 

The Triangle Chapter will once again sponsor a cook-out at the Durham 
Athletic Park prior to a Durham Bulls baseball game. The event is scheduled 
for August 22. Make plans NOW to join your friends and bring the whole 
family! Watch your mailbox for more information or call Barry Bowling, presi- 
dent of the Triangle Chapter (846-5931). 

The MBA Chapter 

The MBA Chapter will hold its annual dinner on Saturday evening, 
September 19, 1992. If you are an MBA graduate of UNCW, you will not want 
to miss this opportunity to join your past classmates for an evening of fun and 
food! More details will be mailed late this summer. For more information, call 
the Alumni Relations office at 395-3616 or Cheryl Hunter at 392-1803. 

The CAPE FEAR Chapter Golf Toimunnent 

The Cape Fear Chapter will sponsor a golf tournament on Saturday, 
September 26, 1992 at the Cape Golf Course located between Wilmington and 
Carolina Beach. The cost will be $75 per person and will include green fees 
and carts, breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages on the course, and prizes! 
Corporate teams are encouraged! If you are interested in playing or need more 
information, please call the Alumni Relations office at 395-3616. 

Setting the Record Straight 


Please photocopy and return this form in order that we may update our alumni files. Thank you. 
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Business address. 

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John W. Baldwin Jr. Qohn) 72 


Vice Chair 

Marvin Robison (Marvin) '83 



Dru Farrar (Dru) 73 



Randy Gore (Randy) 70 


Immediate Past Chair 

Don A. Evans (Don) '66 



Cape Fear Area 

Tommy Bancroft '58/'69 799-3924 

Rebecca Blackmore 75 762-5033 

Brad Bruestle '85 251-3365 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

Mary Beth Harris '8 1 270-3000 

Norm Melton 74 799-6105 

Patricia Neuwirth 392-9121 

W. Robert Page 73 763-1604 

John Pollard 70 256-3627 

Jim Stasios 70 392-0458 

Mary Thomson '81 763-0493 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Triangle Area 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 

Cape Fear Chapter 
Deborah Hunter 78 395-3578 

MBA Chapter 
Cheryl Hunter '89 392-1803 

Onsl<Ki' County Chapter 
Robert Joos '81 347-4830 

Richmond-Metro Chapter 
John Barber '85 804-747-955 1 

Triangle Chapter 
Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Winston-Salem Chapter 
Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 


Mike Bass '82 
Gayle Harvey 78 
Gary Shipman 77 
Kim Tuten '86 


(Area code is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 





The 60s 

Gail Tucker Buckley '69 is a Span- 
ish/French teacher for the Forest 
Area Board of Education in 
Marienville, PA. In 1989, Buckley 
received a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship 
to study for five weeks in Argentina. 
In 1988 she also studied for several 
months in Spain. She and husband 
William D. Buckley 73 live in 
Cookshurg, PA. 

The 70s 

John Keeley Howarth 72 is a 

teacher/coach for Caldwell County 
Schools in Lenoir, NC. 

Edwin L. Martin 72 is employed 
with the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, NOAA, in Pasadena, 

William D. Buckley 73 is director of 
dual diagnosis services for Clarion 
Psychiatric Center, First Hospital 
Corporation in Clarion, PA. Buckley, 
who received his M.S. from Clarion 
University of Pennsylvania in 1991, 
was recently named state and nation- 
ally approved Certified Addiction 
Counselor Diplomat by the Pennsyl- 
vania Chemical Abuse Certification 
Board. He and wife Gail Tucker 
Buckley '69 reside in Cooksburg, PA. 

Tom Hodges 73 has joined WJKA 
TV-26 in Wilmington as an account 

Zorie Brown 74 is employed with 
Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilm- 
ington where she directs and imple- 
ments hospice care programs within 
nursing homes in a six-county service 
area. Brown, who has worked with 
Hospice for 10 years, is in graduate 
school at East Carolina University. 

Larry H. Graham 74 has been 

elected to the local board of 
Wachovia Bank of North Carolina in 
Goldsboro. Graham is secretary and 
vice president of finance at Mt. Olive 
Pickle Company. 

Ralph A. Olson 74 is a principal for 
the Wilkes County school system in 
Wilkesboro, NC. 

Timothy David Nifong 75 is assis- 
tant attorney general for the N.C. 
Department of Justice in Durham. 

Susan Joyce Taylor 75 is a liaison 
teacher for Cherry Hospital/River- 
bend School in Goldsboro, NC. 

Teresa Anne Home 76 is in gradu- 
ate school at East Carolina University. 
She is working on her M.S. in rehabil- 
itation counseling and vocational 
evaluation in the School of Allied 
Health Sciences. She and husband 
William Bell, a building contractor, 
reside in Wilmington. 

Jill Arthurs Kutsch 77 is senior 
claims representative for State Fann 
Fire Company in Kinston, NC. 

Paul Wesley Dempsey 78 is a phar- 
macist with Rite Aid Phannacy in 
Mars Hill, NC. He also coaches the 
Mars Hill College women's tennis 
team. He and wife Paula have two 
sons, Joel and David. 

Stanley Harold Harts 79 is a clerk- 
carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in 
Rocky Point, NC. A genealogist, he 
has published three books on his 
family's history and is presently work- 
ing on five more. 

The 80s 

Tricia Schriver '80 is a teacher for 
Alternative Education in Chambers- 
burg, PA. She received her master's in 
education this past May from Ship- 
pensburg University in Shippensburg, 

Hannah Vaughan Brawley '8 1 

M.Ed, has joined First Union 
National Bank in Wilmington as a 
mortgage specialist. 

Alice Ward Allen-Grimes '82 is an 

environmental scientist with the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk, 
VA. She and husband Jess Grimes, an 
architect, have a five-year old son 

Herbert C. Fisher '83 is general 
manager for Coastal Realty. He and 
bride Julie Ann Elkins Fisher '83, 
employed with Vocational Rehabilita- 
tion, reside in Wilmington. 

Scott Brooks '84 serves as chief oper- 
ating officer for Royal Plans, Inc. in 
Greenville, NC. He has just become a 
partner in the Greenville Racquet 

Lisa Moore '84 has been named assis- 
tant vice president of Central 
Carolina Bank's Oleander office in 

David A. Piepmeyer '85 is an engi- 
neer with General Electric in 

Kimberly Sue Worley Sellers '85 is 

owner/partner of Mill Work Special- 
ties, Inc. in Whiteville, NC. 

Melany A. Wayne '85 has joined 
Alliance Federal Credit Union as 
branch manager of the credit union's 
University Landing branch. 

Steven M. Hill '87 is a weapons 
assignment officer in the United 
States Air Force in Panama City, 

Mary Euie Croll '88 is assistant 
manager of Hudson Belk in Raleigh, 

Lelia Robin Weeks Poe '88 is 

employed with Sylvan Learning 
Centers. She and husband Charles 
Christopher Poe live in Wilmington. 


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George H. Smith HI '88 is store 
manager for Toys "R" Us in Spout 
Spring, VA. 

Lewis H. Swindell IV '88 received 
his juris doctorate from Wake Forest 
University in May 1991. He is associ- 
ated with the law firm of Everette, 
Everette, Warren & Harper in 
Greenville, NG 

Marti Lynn Gombar '89 teaches 
physical education for Camp Lejeune 
Dependents' Schools in Jacksonville, 


Hunter D. Houck '89 is employed 
with Nexxus in Wilmington. Wife 
Thelma Home Houck '88 is assis- 
tant manager tor Tradewinds Apart- 
ments m Wilmington. 

Cheryl Dinwiddie Hunter '89 MBA 

is operations manager for A.G. 
Edwards 6k Son. She and husband 
Matthew C. Hunter, Jr. '89 MBA, 
employed with CP6kL, live in 

Amy Ingold '89 is social director for 
the Greensboro City Club in Greens- 
boro, NG 

Anne Kennedy '89 has been 
appointed to assistant training officer 
at Southern National Bank in 
Lumberton, NG 

James A. Wilson '89 is a police offi- 
cer with the Charlotte Police Depart- 
ment in Charlotte, NG Wilson was 
promoted recently in the N.G 
National Guard to the rank of 1st. 

Michael Wilson '89 MBA is director 
of education for Miller-Motte 
Business College in Wilmington. 
This past April, Wilson was awarded 
the "Dean of the Year" Award in 
Charlotte at the annual North 
Carolina Association of Inde- 
pendent Colleges & Schools 

Convention. He and wife Cheryl 
Lynn (Crouch) Green reside in 

The 90s 

Candace Irene Wallin Bart '90 is a 

staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive 
Care Unit at Duke University Medi- 
cal Center. She and husband Robert 
Drayer Bart III reside in Durham, NG 

Jennifer Ann Brown '9 1 is assistant 
production manager for Southern 
Fann Publications in Raleigh, NG 
She edits, proofs and designs maga- 
zines. Southern Farm produces 10 
agricultural magazines per month 
which are distributed throughout 10 
states and Canada. 

Jeffrey F. Collier '90 is a dive instruc- 
tor with the Royal Caribbean Cruise 
Line out of Miami, FL. 

Stephen E Evans '90 is a social stud- 
ies teacher and athletic trainer at 
Bartlett Yancey High School in 
Yanceyville, NG He and wife 
Tommie Jean Coates Evans reside in 
Semora, NG 

Jeffrey Dean Hall '90 is marketing 
manager for Stevenson 6k Vestal 
MFC, Inc. in Burlington, NG 

Thomas L. Hatch, Jr. '90 is a 

teacher/coach at Anne Chesnutt Jr. 
High School in Fayetteville, NG 

Denise Marie Jenkins '90 is associate 
manager of Oh! Brians Coiporation 
in Wilmington. 

Jennifer G. Guidice '91 is adminis- 
trative assistant for First Union Mort- 
gage/USAA in Charlotte, NG 

Chris Helms '9 1 has completed basic 
law enforcement training as a require- 
ment for a park ranger position at 
Jones Lake State Park in Elizabeth- 
town, NC. 

Missy Hudson (Melissa) '91 is a 
recreation therapist with The Oaks at 
New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center in Wilmington. 

Carolyn Lassiter Jenkins '91 teaches 
home economics at Williston Middle 
School in Wilmington. 

Tim W. Johnson '91 MBA is senior 
engineer for DuPont in Wilmington. 

Jennifer Wescott Kostyel '91 is an 

eighth grade teacher at Noble School 
in Wilmington. 

Mary King Newton '9 1 is a sales and 
import assistant with Down Island 
Traders in Wilmington. 

Adam G. Thomas '91 is a copier 
sales representative for Copy Systems 
in Wilmington. 

Stephanie B. Wagner '9 1 is a staff 
nurse in the cardio- thoracic surgical 
unit at Wake Medical Center in 

Traci A. Lavengood '92 is a manager 
trainee with The Continental 
Companies -Washington Duke Inn in 
Durham, NC. 


Herbert C. Fisher '83 to Julie Ann 
Elkins Fisher '83 living in Wilming- 

Lelia Robin Weeks Poe '88 to 

Charles Christopher Poe riving in 

Hunter D. Houck '89 to Thelma 
Home Houck '88 living in Wilming- 

Cheryl Dinwiddie Hunter '89 MBA 
to Matthew C. Hunter, Jr. '89 MBA 
living in Wilmington. 




Candace Irene Wallin Bart '90 to 

Robert Drayer Bart III living in 
Durham, NC. 


Ann Stephenson White 77, 

husband Frank, and 6-year old 
Amanda announce the birth of 
Brianna Noelle, December 12, 1991. 
They also announce the adoption of 
eight-year old Christina Elizabeth. 

Wallace Ashley HI '82 and wife Jan 
are the proud parents of twins, a son, 
Wallace Raines, and a daughter, Eliza- 
beth Stone, born March 25. 

James L. Keffer '88 and wife Sandra 
Morrow Keffer '88 have a new 
daughter Stephanie Nicole, born 
Apnl 23. 


James Stasios '70, CLU, ChFc, sales 
manager for Jefferson-Pilot Corpora- 
tion in Wilmington, has been granted 
the LUTC Fellow professional desig- 
nation. LUTCF is conferred upon life 
underwriters who meet training, 
membership and ethical standards 
jointly set by the Life Underwriter 
Training Council and the National 
Association of Life Underwriters 
(N ALU) . The designation marks an 
agent's long-term commitment to 
professionalism on behalf of clients, 
establishes the agent's competence 
and business experience, marks a 
commitment to NALU's Code of 
Ethics, and frequently leads to addi- 
tional professional development. 
Stasios will be honored September 23 
in Atlanta during the 1992 annual 
convention of N ALU. In the profes- 
sion for 13 years, Stasios is a member 

of the Wilmington Life Underwriters 

Billy G. Dover Jr. '79 is a lieutenant 
with the Reedy Creek Fire Depart- 
ment at Walt Disney World. In this 
capacity he serves as a fire 
fighter/paramedic, ACLS, BCLS, fire 
inspector and instructor. Dover also 
serves as fire inspector for the Winter 
Park Fire Department and teaches at 
the Orlando-Orange Fire Training 
Bureau and Seminole Community 
College. He, wife Tina and their 
three children Lillian 13, Ida Marie 
10, and William 5 reside in Winter 
Park, FL. 

Terrell L. Evans '79 has been 
promoted to retail banker at First 
Citizens Bank in Richland, N.C He 
will be responsible for assisting retail 
customers with loans and other bank- 
ing services. Evans serves on the 
board of directors of the Richlands 
Chamber of Commerce and is fonner 
president and current advisory board 
member for the Onslow/Camp Leje- 
une Developmental Center. He and 
wife Shirley '78 live in Jacksonville. 

John Haskins '80 has succeeded Dan 
Kenney as head basketball coach at 
Pembroke State University. Kenney 

resigned this spring to become head 
basketball coach at Winthrop College 
in Rock Hill, S.C. Haskins, who 
played four years for the UNCW 
Seahawks in the early 1980s, served 
as assistant coach at Pembroke State 
for three seasons. Pembroke State, 
one of UNCW's sister institutions, 
will leave the National Association 
for Intercollegiate Athletics and the 
Carolinas Conferences for the 
National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion, where they will compete in Divi- 
sion II. This season, Haskins and the 
Pembroke Braves will open their new 
affiliation as a member of the Peach 
Belt Athletic Conference. 

Markus T. Jucker '82 recently 
received his Ph.D. in microbiology 
from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. 
Jucker is employed by Research Asso- 
ciation, College of Veterinary 
Medicine at Virginia Tech where he is 
working in the area of vaccine devel- 
opment. While at Virginia Tech, he 
received the Sigma Xi research grant 
and has had research published in 
American Review of Respiratory 
Disease and in Plasmid. Jucker is a 
member of Phi Sigma, American 
Society for Microbiology, and the 
American Association for Advance- 
ment of Science. 



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18 Say Amen Gospel Jubilee (ArtsFest '92) 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

23-26 Oliver! the Musical (ArtsFest '92) 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


8 UNCW Alumni Board of Director's meeting 

1 5 The Kingsmen 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

20 Fall Semester 1992 begins 

22 UNCW Alumni Triangle Chapter cook-out 

and Durham Bulls baseball game 


5 Seahawk Soccer 


5-6 Piney Woods Festival 

Hugh MacRae Park, Wilmington 

8 Seahawk Volleyball 


1 2 N.C. Symphony 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

1 9 MBA Chapter dinner, UNCW campus 

25-26 Historic architecture tour with Ed Turberg 
New Bern, Bath and Washington, N.C. 
Divison for Public Service (DPS)* 

25 Friends of David Walker Trinidad Steel Band 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

26 Cape Fear Alumni Chapter golf tournament 
The Cape golf course 


1 UNCW Jazz Ensemble 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


3 Wilmington Symphony 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

3-4 Riverfest 

5 Travel and Adventure Series: 

New England, DPS, 
Kenan Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 

8-11 Historic architecture tour with Ed Turberg 
Asheville, Biltmore Estates, DPS* 

1 6 N.C. Symphony 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

1 7 Seahawk Soccer 

2 1 Glasnost Ballet 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

23 Seahawk Volleyball 


For ticket information on ArtsFest '92 and other events in Kenan 
Auditorium call 1-800-732-3643, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 

*For more information, call Deborah Hunter at 395-3578. 



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a Wilmington artist and a member of the Seahawk Club's 
Board of Directors. The modernized logo incorporates 
UNCW's school colors: green, representing the ocean, and 
gold for the sandy beaches that line North Carolina's coast. 
Navy blue has been added to the logo to distinguish 
UNCW's colors from those of conference rivals William 
and Mary and James Madison, whose school colors are 
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UNCW's chancellor hosts a far-reaching television series 



A profile of Katherine Bell Moore 


Giving a scholarship 'is like giving a new life' 


Falling in line at UNCW's new Leadership Center 



A great lady reveals her past 

Volume 3, Number 1 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division or Universiry Advancement 

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Distinguished Teaching 
Professorships Awarded 

Chancellor James R. Leutze pre- 
sented three distinguished teaching 
professorships during the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington's first 
convocation ceremony in recent histo- 
ry, held Sept. 9. 

They were awarded to Grace 
Burton, professor of curricular studies 
in the School of Education; Lee 
Johnston, professor of political science; 
and Gerald Shinn, professor of philos- 
ophy and religion. All three are previ- 
ous recipients of the UNCW Board of 
Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. 

The professorships, designed to 
foster UNCWs commitment to excel- 
lence in undergraduate teaching, 
include a $5,000 per year stipend for 
three years. 

Teaching Award Recipient 

Timothy Ballard, assistant profes- 
sor of biological sciences, has been 
granted the Board of Trustees Teaching 
Excellence Award, which includes a 
cash prize of $1,500. The board based 
its choice on the recommendation of 
an anonymous committee made up of 
UNCW faculty members. 

Best known for his rigorous, two- 
semester anatomy and physiology class, 
Ballard was nominated by more than 
70 students. 

Ballard, who joined UNCW in 
1988, received a bachelor's degree from 
Appalachian State University and a 
doctorate from the Bowman Gray 
School of Medicine at Wake Forest 
University. He has also worked in col- 
laboration with Cape Fear Community 
College to provide the first joint class 
for students at UNCW and CFCC, a 
laboratory cadaver course. 

Grant for Education 

The Odyssey Project, created by 
UNCWs School of Education and 
Gaston County Schools, was one of 
1 1 school reform plans chosen from a 
pool of 686 applicants nationwide to 


receive funding by the New American 
School Development Corporation. 

Bob Tyndall, interim dean of the 
School of Education, was instrumental 
in writing the grant application and 
developing the proposal. Under the 
plan, one elementary, one middle and 
one high school in Gaston County 
will be restructured into five age 
groups. Students will advance once 
they possess the knowledge, skills 
and attitudes needed to progress to 
the next level. 

N.C. Living Treasure 

Master Gunsmith John Braxton 
has been chosen as the 1992 North 
Carolina Living Treasure by the 
UNCW Institute for Human Potential. 

Braxton, who is from Snow Camp 
in Alamance County, is a self-taught 
machinist and ritlesmith who is con- 
sidered a leading authority on North 
Carolina Long Rifles. His restorations 
and replicas of early firearms can be 
found in many museums and state and 
federal parks across the United States. 

USAir Tournament 

USAir will be the top corporate 
sponsor for the USAir East Coast 
Basketball Classic, an NCAA Division I 
basketball tournament to be held Dec. 
18-19 at UNCWs Trask Coliseum. 

Auburn will tip oft against 
Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 

18, followed by UNCW vs. Alabama 
State at 8 p.m. The championship 
game will be decided at 8 p.m. 
Saturday Dec. 19, preceded by a 
consolation match at 6 p.m. 
Tournament tickets are $20. 

Greek Life Coordinator 

Robert Smith has been named 
new Greek life coordinator. Smith 
came to UNCW from DePauw 
University, where he was the assistant 
dean of students. 

UNCWs First Patent 

A streamlined bacteria test creat- 
ed by UNCWs biology department 
was awarded the university's first 
patent in August, No. 5,137,810. 

Dr. Ronald Sizemore and Jerra 
Caldwell, '86, invented the test while 
Caldwell was working on a marine 
biology project as an undergraduate. 
Ann Kendrick, assistant professor of 
biology, spent a year independently 
verifying their results. 

The new process could replace 
the conventional gram stain for 
bacteria, a test used routinely by 
hospitals to diagnose and treat bac- 
terial infections. 

The test, which uses a product of 
wheat germ, is easier to perform than 
the traditional gram test and produces 
results that are easier to read, giving it 
a high market potential. 

Schiveitzer Prizes 

The 1993 Albert Schweitzer 
International Prizes will be awarded 
the week of March 14 at UNCW. 
Every four years, the Schweitzer prizes 
are granted to individuals worldwide 
who reflect Schweitzer's philosophy of 
"reverence for life." Prizes are awarded 
in the areas of medicine, humanities 
and music, die three areas in which 
Schweitzer excelled. 

Winners are chosen by a secret 
committee from the nominations of an 
international nominating council. 

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Globe Watch host Chancellor ]ames Leutze in the square of Madrid's royal palac 

It's a job we'd all like to have. 
You get to meet exciting and influen- 
tial people and visit places most peo- 
ple only dream of seeing. 

Besides being the chancellor 
of the University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington, Jim Leutze is the host 
and co-producer of Globe Watch, 
a television series produced for the 
past nine years by the UNC Center 
for Public Television. In roughly 
eight half-hour episodes each year, 
Leutze and Globe Watch travel to 
countries all over the world, uncov- 
ering their histories firsthand and 
taking a close look at the issues they 
face in today's world. 

Globe Watch started as a studio- 
based show. In its fourth season, 
Globe Watch ventured out of the 
country to our closest neighbors, 
Canada and Mexico. Since then, 

Leutze and producer Maurice Talbot 
have journeyed as far as the former 
Soviet Union and Eastern Europe 
and to our neighbors close by in the 
Caribbean. In the series set to air 
next spring, Globe Watch visits the 
Asian Pacific Rim to study Singapore, 
Indonesia and Malaysia. 

For Leutze, putting together a 
series of Globe Watch episodes 
involves much more than standing in 
front of historic buildings and reading 
a script. Leutze is involved in every 
step of the process, starting with the 
most important decision: where to go. 

Choosing locations for Globe 
Watch is a full-time job. "I'm always 
looking for ideas, things that I might 
be able to apply to Globe Watch," said 
Leutze. "It's always a bit ot a chal- 
lenge to guess, when we start produc- 
ing a series in one summer, what peo- 

ple will be thinking about when the 
show airs nine months later." 

Leutze and Globe Watch's execu- 
tive director, Richard Hatch, use 
brainstorming sessions to choose the 
countries they will visit and the sub- 
jects they want to cover. They turn 
their work over to the show's writer, 
who fleshes out their ideas. 

Meanwhile, Talbot makes 
arrangements for travel, lodging and 
funding. Because the show is on 
a tight budget (most of its financial 
support comes from N.C. Public TV 
viewer contributions) Globe Watch 
relies on in-kind support to make its 
trips possible. Airlines, hotels and 
other travel services provide free 
accommodations to Globe Watch in 
exchange for acknowledgment at 
the end of the program. 

Talbot sets up interviews and 



sites to visit 
before leaving 
the United 
States, and 
everyone hopes 
things go 
according to 
plan once they 
arrive. Unfortu- 
nately, that 
doesn't always 

Combine a 
tight shooting 
schedule, a tight 
budget and the 
cultural differ- 
ences encoun- 
tered in other 
countries, and 
Globe Watch 
becomes quite 
an undertaking. 

When the 
team traveled to 
Trinidad several 

years ago, the government allowed 
them come into the country, but 
once they were there, refused to let 
them film. 

Cultural differences can also 
throw a monkey wrench into sched- 
ules. "When we got to Greece, we 
found that because of their polite- 
ness, they told us everything would 
be fine," Leutze said. "But when we 
arrived, we found out that none of 
the interviews we had been counting 
on had been set up." 

But in other countries, perhaps 
the ones the producers don't expect 
to be problem free, things go surpris- 
ingly well. For example, Globe Watch 
had no problems filming in Soviet- 
controlled Estonia in 1991. 

"Some countries, even if they are 
trying to help, aren't very efficient, 
and some are," Leutze said. Despite 
the obstacles, somehow the team 
always gets what it needs to put 
shows together. 

Although the subject matter for 
each show is laid out before the Globe 
Watch team arrives in a country, 

]im Leutze prepares to narrate a segment of his Globe Watch series. 

Leutze frequently rewrites much or all 
of his scripts on location. 

Several times the team has had 
to almost start over on the produc- 
tion of a series when an important 
news event outdated the subject mat- 
ter of a show or series of shows before 
they were aired. 

In recent years, Globe Watch has 
been on hand for some of the world's 
biggest stories. When the crew visited 
Estonia in May 1991, "we thought we 
were going to do the program on the 
independence movement in Estonia," 
Leutze said. "Then the Soviet coup 
happened on the 19th of August." 
The pace of events meant the Globe 
Watch crew had to pack up and go 
back to Estonia, this time to cover 
the coup's effects on the country. 

When the crew traveled to 
Berlin in 1989, there was little talk 
of German unity. "We had barely 
gotten off the plane in the U.S. 
and the Berlin wall had fallen," 
Leutze said. "We went back and 
chipped out a chunk of the wall for 

spent filming 
the show are 
tilled with 
12- to 14-hour 
work days, 
usually with 
no days off. 
"We have 
filmed in 
front of many 
historic build- 
ings and have 
never been 
inside them," 
Leutze said. 

In total, 

spends about 
two weeks in 
each country 
Globe Watch 
stays a few 
weeks longer to film the background 
scenes shown during Leutze's narration. 
When the near-finished versions 
of the series have been put together, 
Leutze records his background narra- 
tion and then sits in on the show's 
final editing. All together, it takes 
nearly a year from the time the film- 
ing begins tintil the show actually airs. 

Globe Watch is available by satel- 
lite feed to all public television sta- 
tions in the United States, about halt 
ot which air it. Tapes of the show, 
accompanied by teaching guides, are 
also distributed to public schools in 
North Carolina and are available to 
out-of-state teachers. 

A recent agreement will allow 
viewers from all over the world to 
see Globe Watch. TVOntario, one ot 
the world's largest television distribu- 
tors, began distributing copies of 
Globe Watch (in English and French 
dubbed versions) last spring. 

"So no matter where you are in 
the world next spring," Leutze said, 
"you just might be able to tune in to 
Globe Watch" 
Carolyn Busse 

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Considering the accomplish- 
ments of Katherine Bell Moore, it's 
not surprising that the '73 UNCW 
grad was a non-traditional student. 

Very non-traditional. 

Honored as one ot five Women 
of Enterprise in the nation in 1990 by 
the Small Business Administration 
and Avon, Moore's story has been told 
in Good Housekeeping. She's appeared 
on Good Morning America and Sally 
]essy Raphael. Most recently, she was 
one of 50 business success stories fea- 
tured in the June issue of Entrepreneur. 

But when Moore graduated from 
Wilmington's Williston High School 
in 1959, Wilmington College had 
not yet been integrated. So she com- 
pleted a two-year teaching degree at 
Norfolk State College in Norfolk, 
Va., where she married and had a 
son, Ira, now 30. 

She longed to return home, 
though. "When I saw an opportunity 
to come back to Wilmington and fin- 
ish college, that's what I did," she 
said. "I've never wanted to live any- 
where else." 

Wilmington College had estab- 
lished an open-door policy toward 
black students in the fall of 1962, but 
when Moore entered UNCW as a 
part-time student in the late 1960s, 
she was virtually alone. "I don't 

remember a single black student on 
that campus," she said. "I was there in 
a sea of white faces, really, trying to 
find my way." 

Luckily, she ran into little overt 
hostility. Mary Davis, who worked in 
the office of Dean of Students J. 
Marshall Crews, helped smooth the 
way for her. Moore, who majored in 
English with an emphasis on drama 
and speech, counts drama professor 
Terry Rogers, English professor James 
Collier and the late speech communi- 
cation professor Betty Jo Welch 
among her favorite teachers. 

At UNCW, Moore learned 
important lessons in both written and 
spoken communication — crucial 
skills in teaching, business and civic 
leadership. She had been teaching 
full time for a dozen years when her 
second husband asked her to help 
him with a combined moving and 
delivery service in the late 1970s. 

It soon became apparent that 
Moore's husband wasn't practical. 
He charged only $500, for instance, 
to move an entire hardware store on 
short notice. When the marriage 
broke up, what is now Eastern 
Delivery Service was $80,000 in debt 
and Moore had an 18-month-old baby 
and 15 -year-old son to care for. 

Moore likes to say she solved 




: Moore '73 turned obstacles into opportunities on her path to entrepreneurial success. 

several problems at once by plunging 
into the business head first. She 
solved her child care problem by 
bringing Leelee, now 15, to work with 
her, and her debt problem by making 
the business turn a profit. 

She decided to drop the moving 
end of the business and specialize in 
courier deliveries. And she got lucky: a 
similar business in the area closed down 
just when she was starting up. "They 
were so generous," she said. "They 
called me and gave me their customer 
list. So I had a real shot in the arm as 
to where to look for business." 

The service fills a niche in the 
delivery market not met by overnight 
couriers. Using her service "is like 
hiring a taxicab to carry a parcel door 
to door," Moore said. 

Understandably, costs reflect 
that. A delivery run to Raleigh from 
Wilmington, for instance, will cost 
more than $ 1 00. Even when people 
hear her price tor a delivery, "you'd 
be surprised at how often we get the 
job," she said. "They'll scream bloody 
murder, but they'll take it." 

In an emergency, costs can be 
relative. "When a whole shift will be 
standing idle for want of a part, 
they'll say, 'I didn't ask you how 
much it cost, just go get it,' " she said. 
"No two days are ever alike in here. 
There are times when you wish you 
knew what to expect when you come 
to work. But it's never boring." 

It has been years since Moore has 
made a delivery personally. Now 16 years 
old, the business is well established; 
annual sales were $800,000 in 1991. 

Moore was appointed to the 
Wilmington City Council in June 
1991, elected later the same year and 
named Mayor pro tern in July. Even so, 
she considers her selection as one ot 
five Women of Enterprise as her most 
significant honor. "These are women 
who are successful entrepreneurs and 
who have succeeded against tar greater 
odds," said Moore, who counts herself 
the least of the five. "Those women 
were unbelievable." 

Mary Ellen Poison 



Making a Personal Investment 

Eddie Godwin HI Scholarship recipient Clinton Rex Hardy, jr. says there's never a dull 
moment in coaching and teaching. 

Giving a 
"is like giving 
someone a 
new life" 

story and photos by 
Mary Ellen Poison 

As a senior at New Hanover 
High School, Clinton Rex Hardy, Jr. 
thought he had so little chance of 
winning a scholarship that his par- 
ents had to cajol him out of wearing 
an old sweatshirt to the school's year- 
end awards ceremony. 

Now a first-year football coach 
and health teacher at Laney High 
School, Hardy was astonished when 
he received the Eddie Godwin III 
Scholarship, which paid his tuition 
and fees to the University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington. 

"1 was an average student," said 
Hardy, a December '91 UNCW grad- 
uate. "I thought I'd get a football 
scholarship before I got something 
like that." 

At UNCW, scholarships come 
in all shapes and sizes. Some are 
designed to attract exceptional schol- 
ars who might not otherwise come to 
UNCW; others focus on future pro- 
fessional specialties, like teaching or 

business. While about a third of all 
scholarships come from corporate 
donors, the majority come from indi- 
viduals or groups of individuals. 

"By far and away, most of our 
scholarships are need based," said Ty 
Rowell, associate vice chancellor for 
University Advancement. "A critical 
need is for more merit scholarships. 
We need to be able to seek out and 
recruit the best academic students we 
can convince to come here and study." 

Rowell reasons that good students 
enhance the university experience for 
everyone. "You reach out and influence 
people if you're a strong person. If 
you're a positive role model, you influ- 
ence in a positive way." 

About 740 scholarships were 
awarded to UNCW students during 
the 1990-91 academic year — most to 
students who merited a scholarship 
based on a combination of academic 
excellence and financial need, said 
Joe Capell, director of financial aid. 

But there are merit-based pro- 
grams as well. Since 1986, UNCW's 
Office of Admissions has awarded 
25 scholarships annually to minority 
students from North Carolina 
through its Minority Achievements 
Awards. Every minority applicant 
who applies to UNCW is considered 
for the award. 

For some students, it means the 
difference between choosing UNCW 
and another school. "Many of our 
award winners tell us that the award 
was the deciding factor," said Diane 
Zeeman, director of admissions. 

The award recipients have also 
provided an unexpected fringe bene- 
fit for the university: "They go back 
to their hometowns and talk it up 
to their friends, and so they become 
sort of a walking advertisement for 
UNCW and the scholarship," 
Zeeman said. 

That ripple effect has not gone 
unnoticed by university officials, who 

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want to beef up the institution's 
merit scholarship base. As the only 
public university in Southeastern 
North Carolina, UNCW has a spe- 
cial mission to serve the surrounding 
region, said Margaret Robison, direc- 
tor of development for University 
Advancement. Without the incen- 
tive of scholarships, the best and 
brightest students may leave the area 
for college — perhaps never to return. 

Additional scholarships would 
give more students an incentive to 
remain. "If you can educate people 
here at home, they're more likely to 
stay here," Robison said. 

It costs about $15,000 to endow 
a basic scholarship, enough for an 
academic year's tuition and fees year 
after year. It's a substantial gift for a 
significant purpose. "If there's some- 
one you want to honor in your fami- 
ly, that's something that will be here ■ 
forever," Robison said. 

When Eddie Godwin III died 
unexpectedly of a heart attack in 
1986, more than 100 individuals, 
businesses and organizations helped 
create an endowment in memory of 
the man who had given so much to 
the Wilmington community. Godwin 
managed the Babe Ruth youth base- 
ball program for years, carrying on the 
tradition of his father, Eddie Godwin, 
Jr., for whom Wilmington's Godwin 
Field is named. 

The Godwin endowment is 
unusual in that it doesn't fall into 
any of the typical scholarship cate- 
gories. The ideal recipient has 
decent grades, has been active in 
extracurricular activities and has par- 
ticipated in high school athletics — 
but not necessarily as a star athlete. 
The award is earmarked for graduates 
ot New Hanover High School, 
Eddie's alma mater. 

Hardy, whose scholarship was 
renewed for each of the four years he 
attended UNCW, fit the bill. Hardy 
played baseball, basketball and foot- 
ball in middle school and football in 
high school, but he says teaching and 
coaching are more fun. "There's 
never a dull moment," he said. 
"That's what people should look tor 

in a career — something new every 
day. And education is definitely 

For some, a scholarship can 
mean the difference between com- 
pleting an education and dropping 
out of school. Lavonne Adams, who 
graduated from UNCW in May, was 
in the middle of a divorce that would 
leave her without the money she 
needed to complete her master's 
degree in creative writing when she 
learned she had won the B.D. and 
Sylvia Schwartz Graduate Fellowship. 
Chosen by a committee of three 
nominators, the fellowship paid 
tuition and fees for her last year of 
school. "For me, it meant the differ- 

B.D. and Sylvia Schwartz 

ence between staying in school and 
not staying in school," said the mother 
of three, who plans to teach and write. 

The Schwartz fellowship was 
the first scholarship specifically ear- 
marked for graduate students. "We 
looked around and UNCW didn't 
have one," said B.D. Schwartz, a 
former state senator and a member of 
the boards of trustees of both 
Wilmington College and UNCW, 
where he served as chairman. "We 
just thought if we started a precedent, 
people would follow." 

Winning the fellowship certainly 
caught the attention of Adams, who 
hopes someday to have the money to 
endow a scholarship herself. "It's like 
giving someone a new life," she said. 

Occasionally a scholarship goes 
begging for lack of a candidate. The 
R&.E Electronics Scholarship was cre- 
ated about 10 years ago to award 
$1,000 annually to a local minority 
candidate majoring in pre-engineering. 

Even with the incentive the 
R&E Scholarship afforded, candi- 

dates were hard to find. Broadening 
the choice of majors to include other 
technical fields has helped some, but 
potential recipients unaware of the 
R&E scholarship may have been lost 
to other schools — or to a university 
education in general. 

"I think awareness probably was 
one of the areas that wasn't addressed in 
the past," said Ed Mayorga, president of 
RckE Electronics. "Since Dr. Leutze 
came on board, I sense a new focus." 

That focus includes making the 
best use of the scholarship resources 
available. "I think it's important for 
UNCW to concentrate on attracting 
qualified minority students," said 
Mayorga. "And the scholarship is giv- 
ing those individuals the opportunity 
to succeed." 

The contributions of a small 
group of former teachers is proof that 
you don't have to be rich or famous 
to endow a scholarship — just persis- 
tent. In 1981, members of the Beta 
Phi chapter ot Delta Kappa Gamma, 
an honorary society for women edu- 
cators, made an initial gift of $3,000 
toward a scholarship that would be 
given annually to a financially needy 
woman in her junior or senior year 
who planned to become a teacher. 

Each year since, the chapter has 
kicked several hundred more dollars 
into the kitty, working toward an even- 
tual goal of $10,000 — enough to endow 
an annual scholarship indefinitely. 

The scholarship fund represents 
"a lot of $30-a-month-type investments 
from the whole group," said Beta Phi 
chapter treasurer Jan Cagle. "We're 
really excited about it from the stand- 
point that we're almost ready to give 
someone the (first scholarship)." 

The decline in interest rates in 
recent years means the Beta Phi chap- 
ter's scholarship won't cover the full 
cost of a year's tuition and fees — but it 
will probably be enough to fund a $500 
award annually. "Hopefully, we could 
use the scholarship to encourage some- 
one who really wants to teach, but tor 
whom the financial part of it is 
difficult," Cagle said. "People shouldn't 
think they can't go to college because 
of money. The money is there." 




Challenges in line at UNCW's new Leadership Center 

Story by Carolyn Busse 
Photos by Lee Pridgen 

Cathy Bryson stood backwards 
on the edge of the platform with her 
eyes closed. "Just do it," she told her- 
self. After all, she was only falling a 
few feet. 

Sixteen of her co-workers stood 
below her, facing each other in two 
rows of outstretched arms, 
looking something like a 
human zipper. 

Did she trust those 
people enough to believe 
they would catch her, keep 
her from falling all the way 
to the floor of the pine for- 
est? She did. 

It was a moment Bryson 
probably won't soon forget. 

"It feels like you're 
tailing forever," she said. 
"It's exciting and scary at 
the same time." 

Bryson had just com- 
pleted the "trust fall," one 
of 16 elements of UNCW's 
new jungle gym, the chal- 
lenge course. Nestled on 
five acres of tall pine forest 
on the north side of cam- 
pus, the course challenges 
its users to work through 
progressively difficult 
obstacles, similar to those 
you might encounter 
while hiking or mountain 

Completed just this 
spring, the course is just 

one element of the UNCW 
Leadership Center, whose programs, 
as its name suggests, are designed to 
turn UNCW students into tomor- 
row's leaders. "When universities 
were first created, the idea was to 
educate leaders," said Cathy 

UNCW student Cathy Bryson swings from one low platform 
the Leadership Center's Challenge course. 

to another on 

Birmingham, the center's director. 
"Over the years they have become 
so specialized that they can no longer 
focus on that goal." 

The only one of its kind at a 
North Carolina university, the center 
is a pioneer in leadership develop- 
ment for students of all 

The center's "outdoor" 
branch focuses on hands-on 
experience in an outdoor 
setting, which has the 
potential to have a greater 
impact on students than a 
classroom lecture. "People 
learn leadership by doing," 
said Birmingham. "The con- 
sequences of poor leadership 
are immediate if you're cold, 
wet and hungry." 

Besides offering rentals 
of outdoor equipment to 
students who want to ven- 
ture out on their own, the 
center offers hiking, canoe- 
ing, rock climbing trips and 
day excursions to the chal- 
lenge course. 

The course is made up 
of a series of "high" and 
"low" elements and is loose- 
ly modeled after a military 
obstacle course. Unlike the 
physical demand of military 
courses, challenge courses, 
first built in the 1960s, 
focus on the mind. 

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Steven Getzeoman, left and Benjamin Sperling, right, on the high challenge course. 

"Most of the challenge is up in 
your head," said Brock Snyder, '90, 
program coordinator for the 
Leadership Center. "The goal is to 
help people become better problem 
solvers, develop leadership skills 
and be better team members." 

Today's courses, like the one at 
UNCW, are designed to be used by 
groups ranging in size from 10 to 18 
people. Groups spend a day moving 
through 16 elements, beginning with 
simple, low-to-the-ground obstacles 
and then working up to the tougher, 
high-altitude elements. When not 
participating directly, group members 
watch and spot each other. 

Birmingham, Snyder and a num- 
ber of trained students have guided 
numerous groups through the course's 
challenges since its completion. A 
typical day on the course begins with 
low elements and simple warmup 
games such as "All Aboard," which 
challenges everyone to stand on a 
platform that measures no more 
than 2 1/2 feet square. 

Other low elements are built 
into the trees. There is a series of 
low-to-the-ground wires strung 
between the trees for teams of two to 

walk across. They stand facing each 
other holding hands and walk side- 
ways. The further they walk, the far- 
ther apart the wires become. The 
challenge is to see how far they can 
go without falling flat on their faces. 
And there's a 10- by 6-foot "spider" 
web to climb through before its 
openings close. 

The high course is centered 
around a platform users get to by 
maneuvering their way up a steep 
climbing wall. Extending out in all 
directions from the platform is a 
series of cables, ropes and wooden 
beams that reach out into the sur- 
rounding pines. Because the high 
course is 35 feet off the ground, 
safety is a top priority. Everyone is 
securely harnessed to the course 
with a belay system, a series of ropes 
and pulleys. 

High elements include a rappel 
station to maneuver down and a high 
balance beam. For the bravest mem- 
bers of the group, there's the "Burma 
Bridge," a high wire to walk across 
with only two loosely strung ropes to 
hold on to. The "heebie-jeebie," 
another high wire, challenges group 
members to walk sideways with just 

one loose rope in front of them. 

When the team members finish 
all the obstacles, they are each har- 
nessed to a huge pulley and leave the 
course by gliding through the trees 
on the "zip line." 

Off the course, the Leadership 
Center's original two-semester class, 
Emerge, helps students develop their 
self confidence and gives them a sup- 
port network that lets them branch 
out into other parts of the university 
and the community. During the 
group's weekly meetings, students 
study personal development and 
group and leadership skills with 
guest speakers from various areas of 
the university. 

UNCW Volunteers!, another 
outreach of the center, places 
UNCW students in volunteer posi- 
tions in a variety of agencies through- 
out New Hanover County. 

Last year, student volunteers 
tutored more than 300 children in a 
local dropout prevention program, 
and it is estimated that the dropout 
rate in the county decreased by 1 per- 
cent due to their efforts. 

"We try to give students a 
good volunteer experience now, 
so they'll continue to volunteer 
when they leave UNCW," said 

Whether inside or out, the 
Leadership Center is turning out suc- 
cessful students: this year's Student 
Government Association president, 
Joe Mitchell, and vice president, 
Ziggy Nix, are both graduates of the 
center's Emerge program. 





Wise House 


Owned by the University of North Carolina at 

Wilmington for more than 20 years , the Jessie Kenan 

Wise House has a storied history. 

by Mary Ellen Poison 

Lawrence Lewis, Jr. remem- 
bers the Christmas Day the Kenan 
clan gathered to watch him fire his 
brand-new .410 shotgun off Miss 
Jessie's front porch. 

"Actually, my Uncle William 
Kenan, Jr. wanted to see me shoot 
it," said Lewis, then a boy of about 
1 1. It was a family tradition to 
gather at the Market Street homes 
of Jessie Kenan Wise and her sis- 
ter, Sarah Graham Kenan, for the 
holidays. "I was beside myself 
wanting to shoot my new gun and 
my grandmother was beside herself 
trying to get us to the Christmas 
dinner table," Lewis recalled. "She 
finally said, 'Oh William, take him 
out on the porch and let him 
shoot it.'" 

While his Uncle William 
smiled and his Grandmother Wise 
covered her ears, Lewis fired the 
gun off the porch of Wise House at 
1713 Market Street. 

The volley stopped traffic. 

More than 50 years later, 
UNCW's Wise House, with its soar- 
ing Ionic columns and Neoclassical 
Revival flare, is still capable of stop- 
ping traffic. 

Designed by renowned architect 
Burett H. Stephens, the house was 
built by Delgado Cotton Mills 

]essie Kenan Wise 

President Edwin C. Holt and his wife, 
Delores, in 1908-09. A 1911 photo- 
graph of the mansion shows only a 
few spindly trees in the front yard; 
the massive brick wall enclosing the 
property had not yet been built. 
When Jessie Hargrave Kenan 

Wise House as it appears today. 

Wise bought the house from the 
Holts in 1916, she was in her mid- 
forties. Although she had other 
homes in Wrightsville Beach and 
| Blowing Rock and frequently trav- 
J eled, Wise House would be her pri- 
y mary residence for more than 50 
JL years. 

Small in stature — she had to 
= stand on tiptoe to reach the 
f kitchen wall telephone — but 
°:. indomitable in character, "Miss 
g Jessie," as she was called, was one of 
-S four children of William Rand 
| Kenan of Kenansville and Mary 
| Hargrave of Chapel Hill. The oth- 
8 ers were William, Jr., who discov- 
e ered the commercial process for 
^ making carbide and acetylene gas 
I that led to the founding of Union 
| Carbide; Sarah, who married her 

cousin, Graham Kenan; and Mary 
Lily, who married Henry M. Flagler 
and died when she was only 5 1 . 

Mrs. Wise loved to entertain and 
was the most outgoing of the three 
surviving Kenan siblings, said 
Thomas Kenan III, whose grandfa- 
ther was Mrs. Wise's first cousin. "She 
was a wonderful hostess," Kenan said. 

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"I can remember 
having lunch with her. 
She loved shad roe and 

bacon on toast." 

- Thomas Kenan III 

"I can remember having 
lunch with her, and she 
loved to have shad roe and 
bacon on toast." 

Even though she was 
an heiress, Mrs. Wise was 
not above mending her 
own table linen and bed 
sheets. "She would darn my 
socks," Lewis said. "And she 
did exquisite petit point." 

For many years, Mrs. 
Wise lived two doors down 
from Kenan House, Sarah 
Graham Kenan's home at 1 705 
Market Street, now the UNCW 
chancellor's residence. Thomas W. 
Davis, general solicitor for the 
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, lived 
in the house between the two sisters. 

The house has since been torn 
down, but at the time poor Mr. Davis 
was the butt of a standing joke. "Each 
of the sisters had a brick wall around 
their homes," Lewis said. "And they 
called the neighbor between them 
'Walled Off Davis." 

While Mrs. Wise's house was not 
as large as Kenan House, it was built 

Louise Wise Lewis and young Lawrence Lewis , Jr. 

in the same era and on a grand scale. 
Such a huge house required a sub- 
stantial staff. The chauffeur, Levi 
Daniels, had been a stable boy when 
Mrs. Wise ordered a Pierce Arrow 
from the factory in Buffalo, N.Y. 
Daniels, then about 17, "was sent to 

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the factory to learn how to drive," 
Lewis said. "And he brought the car 
back to Wilmington." 

But it was the cook, Anna 
Borden, who ruled the roost at Wise 
House. Borden's parents had been 
slaves and later house servants at 
Liberty Hall, the Kenan family home 
in Kenansville. For years, she was the 
only servant to live on the Wise 
House property, in the carriage house 
behind the mansion. 

"She made beaten biscuits every 
single morning," Lewis said. Using a 
baseball bat to pound the dough, 
"she'd roll it up into a ball and pound 
it till it was flat. Then she'd roll it up 
into a ball and beat it again." 

Along with the beaten biscuits, 
grits were served at breakfast each day. 
"Sunday morning, it was grits and 
lamb chops," he said. "No variation." 
Lewis remembers his grand- 
mother's dining room as dark, 
shadowed by the porte cochere 
on the east side ot the house 
and a wall covering of a 
hunting scene taken from a 
French tapestry. "The furni- 
ture of her day was heavy 
Jacobean oak that almost 
looked black," he said. 
"Even when she was alone, 
she ate all three meals in 
the dining room." 

Crisscrossed with dark 
wooden ceiling beams, the 
dining room is paneled in 
dark mahogany. The black 
marble fireplace on the east 
wall is unusual in that the top 
board is wood, grained to match 
the marble in the rest of the man- 
tle. The floor is trimmed with the 
most elaborate of several inlaid bor- 
der patterns in the house. The hunt- 
ing-scene wall covering is intact 
under layers ot wallboard and wallpa- 
per installed when the house was 
used for filming in The Young Indiana 
Jones Chronicles television series. 
Although no piano was kept 
there, the east front parlor was called 
the music room. Mr. Lewis and his 
sister, Mary Lily Flagler Lewis Wiley, 
donated its Adams-style furniture to 




the Cornwallis House after Mrs. 
Wise's death in 1968. 

Even stripped of its rich furnish- 
ings, the east front parlor is a beautiful 
room. A white marble mantlepiece is 
visible through the French double 
doors; on the ceiling is a rose medal- 
lion molding. The walls are trimmed 
with picture and chair-rail moldings, 
and the floor is bordered with inlaid 

On the other side of the house is 
a long living room with two fireplaces, 
one on the west wall and the other on 
the north. It had originally been two 
smaller rooms, but Mrs. Wise remod- 
eled it because she liked large rooms, 
Lewis said. 

One of her favorite seats was a 
hard, uncomfortable Victorian sofa, 
he said. A favorite hobby in later 
years was to "work from one Sunday 

to the next on the New York Times 
crossword puzzle." 

Mrs. Wise was also "crazy about 
clocks," Lewis said. "She had as 
many as four striking clocks in one 
room. At midnight, you'd practically 
jump out of bed because every clock 
would go off at once." 

Just behind the living room was a 
tiny room with a fireplace, where his 
grandmother would go to nap. "Mrs. 
Wise had this wonderful capacity of 
being able to put her head down on 
the sofa and go to sleep for about 20 
minutes and wake up and be as bright 
as a penny," Lewis said. "Once she 
did that, she was spry for the rest of 
the evening." 

Lewis believes that his grand- 
mother's ability to nap kept her 
young — plus the fact that she walked 
every day. Mrs. Wise also liked a 

The wedding party of Lewis' mother, Louise, on the front steps of Wise House. 

drink in the evening — never more 
than two, though. 

Not one to let an 
immovable object stand in 
the way of a breath of fresh 
air, Mrs. Wise unstuck the 
window herself. 

"During Prohibition, she had a 
wonderful bootlegger, and she was 
always terrified that someone would 
steal her liquor," Lewis said. So she 
had George Kidder of Wilmington 
Ironworks equip a small room off the 
pantry with steel plates for the floor, 
walls and ceiling, bars on the win- 
dow and an iron door. The room was 
kept locked and opened only when 
Mrs. Wise wanted a drink — and 
then only long enough for the liquor 
to be poured, Lewis said. 

Her bedroom upstairs was on the 
front west side. In a delightful touch, 
the wooden mantles in both front 
bedrooms are supported by columns 
that match the Ionic columns on the 
front of the house. 

Two handsome watdrobes are 
built into the hall, which leads 
through double doors with arch- 
paned glass to a small foyer — once 
Mrs. Wise's sewing room — over- 
looking the narrow, decorative 
balustrade over the front entry 

Up a narrow staircase is the 
attic. With its down-scaled stage, 
sloping walls, gabled windows and 
window seats, it's a child's paradise. 
Completely finished in unpainted 
pine beadboard, it looks much as it 
must have when Lewis played there 
as a child. "My grandmother was 
very thoughtful," he said. "She 
didn't know what to do with my 
sister and me, but she thought we 
would probably enjoy playing on 
a stage." 

In their prime, the grounds were 

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Wise House as it appeared before World War U . 

a wonderland, too. Old photographs 
show banks of azaleas framing a beau- 
tifully manicured lawn decorated 
with elaborate statuary. On the side 
of the house was a circular sunken 
garden, graced by a centuries-old 
Roman well with a wrought-iron top 
and iron bucket, Kenan said. The rim 
of the garden is still visible through a 
tangle of morning glories. 

Before World War II, Mrs. Wise 
frequently accompanied her brother 
and sister on Randleigh, the custom 
rail car William, Jr. had built to his 
specifications in 1926. Lined with 
American walnut, the all-steel car 
was 85 feet long, Mr. Kenan, Jr. 
wrote in his memoir, Recollections by 
the Way. Inside were two large and 
two small bedrooms, large dining and 
observation rooms, bathrooms, a 
kitchen, a butler's pantry and "crew 
quarters sufficient for three men." 

The furnishings included Czech- 
oslovakian glassware, Bavarian china, 
carpets and blankets color matched 
for each room and Irish bed and table 

Among the pleasure trips the 
threesome took were a 1927 excursion 
to the West Coast and Yellowstone 
Park, a 1929 trip to the Canadian 
Northwest, a 1931 journey to New 
Orleans, trips in 1933 and 1940 to 
Havana, via Miami, and a 1933 jour- 

ney to the World's Fair in Chicago. 

Mrs. Wise kept her good health 
until almost the end of her life. One 
day when she was quite elderly, she 
decided she wanted a certain window 
open. It had long since been painted 
shut, Lewis said. Not one to let an 
immovable object stand in the way of 
a breath of fresh air, Mrs. Wise 
unstuck the window herself. 

"She was the most self- 
disciplined lady that I ever saw in my 
life, with an absolutely ferocious tem- 
per that she only lost once in a year 
or so," Lewis said. 

If Mrs. Wise had a fierce temper, 
she could also be very generous. One 
day when she was in the mountains, 
she was walking into town from her 
Blowing Rock cottage when a storm 
blew up. A farmer in a broken-down 
truck gave her a lift. "The next day 
she bought that farmer a brand new 
truck," Lewis said. 

After Mrs. Wise died in 1968, her 
grandchildren deeded the house to the 
University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington. The donation was 
intended to further the charitable and 
educational programs of the school, 
but in the years since, the university 
has had all it can do to maintain the 
property in its current state. 

The exterior of the house was 
painted in 1987 and there is fresh 
evidence of repair work in one of 
the back bedrooms, but a full re- 
novation will be costly. Plans to 
renovate the house for meetings and 
seminars, temporary office space and 
housing for university guests will go 
forward as soon as UNCW raises 
the roughly $717,000 needed to 
complete the project. That money 
must come almost entirely from pri- 
vate sources. 

For years, Jessie Kenan Wise's 
beloved home has slumbered in the 
shadow of its sister and contemporary, 
Kenan House. The time has come to 
give Miss Jessie's house its due. 

The Wise House foyer. 







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19 St. Petersburg, FL. AAU 

7:30 p.m. 


24 Cuban Junior Nationals 

7:30 p.m. 


1 at North Carolina State 

7:30 p.m. 

4 at Fairfield Invitational 

Fairfield vs. Brown 

6 p.m. 

UNCW vs. Florida ln'1 

8:30 p.m. 

5 at Fairfield Invitational 

Consolation Game 

6 p.m. 

Championship Game 

8 p.m. 

1 3 Barton 

2 p.m. 


Auburn vs. Louisiana Tec 

h 6 p.m. 

UNCW vs. Alabama State 8 p.m. 


Consolation Game 

6 p.m. 

Championship Game 

8 p.m. 

29 at Miami 

7:30 p.m. 


5 at Campbell 

7:30 p.m. 

9 at Richmond 

7:30 p.m. 

1 1 at James Madison 

7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

23 at William and Mary 

7:30 p.m. 

27 at Old Dominion 

7:30 p.m. 


2 p.m. 


3 at Appalachian State 

7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

1 3 at American 

7:30 p.m. 

1 5 at George Mason 

8 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


3:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

27 at East Carolina 

7:30 p.m. 


6-8 at Colonial Athletic Association 


Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va. 


The University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington conferred 
the honorary doctor of letters to Ida 
Howell Friday and the honorary doc- 
tor of laws to William C. Friday for 
their long and distinguished service 
to the people of North Carolina at 
formal convocation ceremonies 
Sept. 9 in Trask Coliseum. 

Chancellor James R. Leutze also 
presented distinguished teaching 
medallions to 1 5 past Trustee 
Teaching Excellence Award recipi- 
ents and to 10 previous Chancellor's 
Teaching Excellence Award recipi- 
ents. A picnic lunch followed on the 
grounds beside Trask Coliseum. 

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Left to right: Cyndi Moore, Bill Clark, Debbie Permenter, Grady Richardson, Janelle Ross, 
Jennifer Wasson, Maria Bnrdette. 

Alumni Scholars 

Seven UNCW undergraduates 
and one graduate student are the recip- 
ients of UNCW Alumni Association 
scholarships tor the 1992-93 academic 
year. The awards will cover in-state 
tuition and tees and have an approxi- 
mate value of $1,302 each. 

The scholars are: Jesse Lafayette 
Bunch III of Enfield, a graduate stu- 
dent working on an MBA; Maria 
Kent Burdette of Jacksonville, a 
junior majoring in elementary educa- 
tion; William M. Clark of 
Coshocton, Ohio, a senior majoring 

in history with teacher certification; 
Cyndi L. Moore of Wilmington, a 
sophomore majoring in accounting; 
Debbie Leigh Permenter, a sopho- 
more majoring in elementary educa- 
tion from Wilmington; Janelle Beth 
Ross of Burgaw, a sophomore major- 
ing in elementary education; George 
Grady Richardson, Jr., a sophomore 
majoring in political science from 
Wilmington; and Jennifer Leah 
Louise Wasson, a freshman majoring 
in business administration with a 
minor in art from Wilmington. 

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Vice Chair 

Marvin Robison (Marvin) '83 



Dru Farrar (Dru) '73 



Randy Gore (Randy) 70 


Immediate Past Chair 

Don A. Evans (Don 




Cape Fear Area 

Tommy Bancroft '58/'69 


Rebecca Blackmore 75 


Brad Bruestle '85 


Frank Bua '68 


Jessiebeth Geddie '63 


Mary Beth Harris '81 


Norm Melton 74 


Patricia Neuwirth 


W Robert Page 73 


John Pollard 70 


Jim Stasios 70 


Mary Thomson '81 


Avery Tuten '86 


Triangle Area 

Glen Downs '80 


Don Evans '66 


Dan Lockamy '63 


Jim Spears '87 



Cape Fear ChapU 


Charles Wall 77 


MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Hunter '89 


Onslow County Chapter 


RichmondMetro Chapter 

John Barber '85 804 747-955 1 

Triangle Chapter 

Barry Bowling '85 


Triad Chapter 

Debbie Barnes '87 



Mike Bass '82 


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Deborah Hunter 78 


(Area code is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 








John "Jack" Gross Ashby of 
Wilmington was an executive account 
representative for 
38 years with 
GTE Corp. and 
attended the 
University of 
North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill. 
Ashby has also 
served as chair- 
man of the New 
Hanover County 
Commission and is currently chairman 
of the New Hanover International 
Airport Authority . 

George B. Autry 
of Chapel Hill is 
president of MDC 
Inc. Born in 
Wilmington , Autry 
received undergradu- 
ate and juris Doctor 
degrees from Duke 
University and 
attended the George 
University Graduate School of Public 
Law. Autry was named a Richardson 
Foundation Congressional Fellow and 
later became chief counsel and staff 
director of Sam Emits U.S. Senate 
Subcommittee on Constitutional 

Thomas B. Rabon, Jr. of Leland is 
state director of 
affairs for AT&T 
in Wilmington . 
Rabon received a 
B.A. in political 
science from 
UNC Chapel 
Hill in 1976. A 
former member of 
the N.C. House 
of Representa- 
tives , Rabon has served on the Steering 
Committee of the Tar Heel Circle in 
Washington , D.C. , and has served on 
a number of boards, including the Z. 
Smith Reynold's Foundation and UNC 

Triangle Alumni Chapter President Barry Bottling {left) and Robert and Lydia Walton at the 
Aug. 22 Durham Bulls cookout. 



About 60 UNCW alumni, friends 
and spouses attended the second 
annual Durham Bulls Cookout for the 
Triangle Alumni chapter Aug. 22 in 
Durham. Other recent alumni events 
include the Cape Fear 
Alumni Chapter Golf 
Tournament Sept. 26. 
About 80 enthusiastic 
golfers turned out at 
The Cape Golf and 
Raquet Club for the 
all-day affair. 

Hold space on 
your calendar for the 
USAir Basketball 
Classic Dec. 1849. 
Events include a black- 
tie dance from 8 p.m. 
to midnight Dec. 16 in 
Wagoner Hall and a 
casual banquet from 6 
to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 on 
the Battleship North 
Carolina Memorial. 

Members of the Triangle 

UNCW Alumni Chapter 

enjoy the fun at the 

Durham Bulls game and 


Tickets tor the dance are $50 per 
person or $100 per couple. Banquet 
tickets are $15. For more information 
or tickets, please call (919) 395-3571. 

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The '60s 

Bobby R. Whaley '63 was recently 
elected vice president of Wachovia 
Bank of North Carolina in 

George M. Crouch '69 is a sales 
manager with Communication Man- 
agement Services living in Columbia. 

Sheldon Wayne Johnson '69 is vice 
president or Willis Corroon Corp. of 
North Carolina in Charlotte. 

W. Sandy Dew '69 is the president of 
Dew Oil Co. in Delco. 

The 70s 

Edward E. Maready 70 is senior vice 
president and chief financial officer 
for Cooperative Savings and Loan in 

Patricia Anne Neuwirth '72 6k '90 is 
the manager of New Hanover 
Regional Medical Center's traffic 
injury prevention program and lives 
in Wilmington. 

Norman Melton 77 is the marketing 
teacher-coordinator at North 
Brunswick High School. He was 
recently selected as the 1991 
Marketing Education Teacher of the 
Year by the N.C. Marketing 
Educators Association. Melton lives 
in Wilmington. 

William Fred Taylor 76 is an audit 
partner with Coopers and Lybrand 
living in Raleigh. He is married to 
Connie Sue Taylor 78, a contract 
negotiator with Northern Telecom. 
They have two children, Karen, 5, 
and William, 2. 

Gene N. Borowski 77 is a pharma- 
cist at North Lake Pharmacy and 
lives in Gaithersburg, Md. 

Deborah Hunter 77 is a field execu- 
tive for the Catawba Valley Area Girl 
Scouts based in Hickory. 

The '80s 

Hugh Heaton '80 is a planner with 
American Airlines living in 

J. Denny Pugh '80 is a project man- 
ager with ProCon Inc. and lives in 

Pamela J. Whitlock '80 is a contracts 
and grant officer for UNCW and 
lives in Wilmington. 

Jeff W. Gri:;le '81 is the vice 
president of operations for South 
Atlantic Services and lives in Castle 

David Jan Storey '81 & '90 is the 
director of Pitt Regional Juvenile 

Fax Rector, Jr. '81 is the director ot 
information systems for the 
Wilmington Star-News, Inc. and lives 
in Chadbourn. 

Margaret O'Leary Amsler '83 

recently returned from her 12th 
research season in Antarctica. She 
is a staff research associate at the 
University of California at Santa 
Barbara. Her husband, Charles 
Dunkle Amsler '83, is pursuing post 
doctorate work at the University of 
Illinois at Chicago. 

R. Craig Stevens '84 is a branch 
manager with Anixter Brothers, Inc. 
in Morrisville. 

Thomas Strong Fanjoy '84 is a sales 
agent with Fonville Morisey Realtors 
living in Raleigh. He is married to 
Jennifer Mason Fanjoy '84, a sales 
associate/flight attendant with 

John R. Barber '85 has been promot- 
ed to senior manager at KPMG Peat 
Marwick in Richmond, Va. 

Peter W. Leahy '85 graduated from 
the University of South Carolina, 
Columbia, with an MBA in Finance 
and International Business in May. 

Morris R. Marshburn '85 is the man- 
ager of general services for McGladrey 
&. Pullen's New Bern office. 

Todd Jones '85 is a consultant man- 
ager for the N.C. Department of 
Transportation living in Garner. 

Marcia Mann Kelly '85 is an internal 
manager with Old Northwest Agents 
living in Raleigh. 


Raleigh resident 
Edward G. Lilly, 
Jr. was formerly 
executive vice pres- 
ident and chief 
financial officer for 
CPS'L. Lilly 
received a B.A. in 
economics from 
Davidson College 
and an MBA from 
the Wharton 
School. University of Pennsylvania. A 
Davidson College Trustee from 1979 
to 1 988 , Mr. Lilly has also served on 
the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors 
and as a Peace College Trustee. 

Eunice T. MacRae of Wilmington is 
a graduate of 
UNCW. Mrs. 
MacRae has 
worked as an ele- 
mentary school 
teacher and as a 
stewardess for Pan 
Airlines. She has 
served on the 
Board of Trustees 
for Bellamy 

Mansion Inc. and as a board member 
of the N.C. Education & Historical 
Foundation . 

Julia T. Morton of Lmville received a 
B.A. front L'NC Greensboro, where 
she was Phi Beta Kappa. She was 
awarded an hon- 
orary Doctor of 
Hitman Letters 
from Lees-McRae 
College in Banner 
Elk. Ahomemafi- 
er, Morton served 
on the UNC 
Board of 
Governors from 
1973 to 1989, 
four of those years 

as vice cliainrtan. She has also served 
on the boards of trustees for Lees- 
McRae College and UNCG . 

Garland B. Garrett, Jr., vice presi- 
dent of Cape Fear Music Co. in 
Wilmington , 
received an associ- 
ate degree from 
College (now 
UNCW) in 1963 
and a B.A. in 
business adminis- 
tration from 
Virginia Tech in 
1965. He has 
served as board 
chairman of First Hanover Bank and 
is a former member of the board for the 
state Department of Transportation . 





Rountree III 

received B.A. 
and Juris Doctor 
degrees from the 
University of 
Arizona in 1 955 
and I960, 
respectively. A 
Rountree ivas the charter president of 
the Sertcnna Club and has served as 
president of a number of organiza- 
tions , including the New Hanover 
County Bar Association, the UNCW 
Student Aid Association and Cape 
Fear Country 

C. Heide Trask. 

who attended 
UNCW when it 
was Wilmington 
College , has spent 
his career in farm- 
ing and real estate 
development. He 
has served on the 
Board of Deacons of First Presbyterian 
Church, the boards of the YM CA, 
Oakdale Cemetery and the N .C. 
Soybean Association; and as a trustee 
for New Hanover County Arboretum- 
Chairman of the UNCW Board of 
Trustees. Robert F. Warwick is a 
managing farmer 
with McGladrey 
& Pullen CPAs in 
Wilmington. A 
J 955 .graduate of 
College , Warwick 
received aB. A. 
from UNC 
Chapel Hill in 
J 958. He is a past 
president of the 

Greater Wilmington Chamber of 
Cumn\erce and the Committee of 1 00 
and past chairman of the UNCW 

Eugene E. Wright, Jr., a Fayetteville 
physician, gradu- 
ated from 
Princeton in 
1973 and 
received an M.D. 
from Duke 
University in 
1978. Dr. Wright 
has served on the 
Fayetteville State 

Board and was a charter member o/ 

the Fayetteville Technical Institute 

Foundation Board. 

Keith A. Lankford '85 & '86 is a 
zoning/development specialist with 
the Carrboro Planning Department 
living in Chapel Hill. 

Linda McKinney Williams '85 is a 

sales representative tor Ortho Pharma- 
ceutical living in Charlottesville, Va. 

V.W. Blalock '86 is a branch opera- 
tions manager of Wachovia Bank and 
Trust Co. living in Wilmington. 

Navy Lt. David Earl Simmons '86 
served a six-month deployment to 
the Persian Gulf aboard the guided 
missile cruiser USS Gridley, whose 
home port is San Diego, Calif. 

David Whightman '86 is a senior 
claims representative with Aetna Life 
and Casualty Co. living in Charlotte. 

Sarah Elizabeth Marks '86 is director 
of Patient Relations for UNC 
Hospitals living in Durham. 

Steve Allnutt '87 is a Realtor with 
Long & Foster living in Columbia, 
Md. He is married to Holly Sides 
Alnutt '88, a marketing coordinator 
for Law Engineering, Inc. 

Jeffrey N. Rogers '87 is the assistant 
managet of merchandising with Big 
Lots living in Siler City. 

Marine Cpl. Robert L. Tugwell '87 
was recently deployed for six months 
to Okinawa, Japan with the Sth 
Marines 2nd Marine Division from 
Camp Lejeune. 

Elizabeth Jean Schedler '87 is an 
account manager with Catolina 
Freight Carriers living in Leland. 

Marine 1st Lt. Kenneth W. Cobb '87 
recently returned from a six-month 
deployment with the 24th Marine 
Expeditionary Unit to the Mediter- 
ranean. He is stationed at Camp 

Chris Conway '88 is vice president 
of sales for MarPat Co. living in 
Spinnerstown, Pa. 

Allyson Michelle Creech Foltz '88 
is a clinical research associate with 
Pharmaceutical Product Develop- 
ment, Inc. in Wilmington. She is mar- 
ried to William Gavin Foltz '87. 

Donald E. Gamble '88 is the 
Southeastern U.S. director for Elgin 

Industries in Longwood, Fla. 

Sharon Kay Blackburn '88 is a senior 
accountant with Murray, Thomson 6k 
Co. living in Wilmington. 

Angela Ruth Johnson 'S8 is a 
personal banker with Wachovia Bank 
and Trust Company living in 

Lynn L. Mclver '88 is a senior 
accountant with Murray, Thomson 6k 
Co. living in Wilmington. 

Lora Brown Pierce '89 is a teacher 
at Dixon Middle School living in 
Maple Hill. 

Laurie F. Warner '89 is the supervi- 
sor in the general accounting services 
department of Murray, Thomson 6k 
Co., living in Wrightsville Beach. 

The '90s 

Randy Gerald Hill '90 is a wildlife 
enforcement officer with the N.C. 
Wildlife Resources Commission liv- 
ing in Durham. 

Robert J. Hollis '90 is a staff accoun- 
tant in the audit department of 
McGladrey and Pullen living in 

Kevin Smith '90 is a computer opera- 
tor with GTE Data Services living in 

Carl Blake Willis '90 is a pitcher 
for the Minnesota Twins. He and his 
wife, Rachel Butters Willis '86, 
have two children, Daniel Shelton, 
4, and Alexandria Blake, six months. 

Vonda Nelson '90 has been promot- 
ed to export sales coordinator for Sun 
International in Wilmington. 

W. Benjamin (Ben) Burrows '90 

has been named city executive of 
United Carolina Bank in Wallace. 

Francis A. Slater '90 is a market 
research manager with Glickman 
Research Associates living in 
Newfoundland, N.J. 

Wendy L. Ahrens '91 is a research 
assistant with Coastal Area Health 
Education Center living in 

Jennifer Laskey '91 is a first-grade 
teacher in the Durham County 

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School System. She is engaged to 
W.D. 'Trey' Jones '91, who works in 
contract sales tor Triangle Office Equip- 
ment. They both live in Chapel Hill. 

Jill Marie Lasky '91 is a third-grade 
teacher at Moore School in Forsythe 

Victoria Pfeiffer '91 is in the MBA 

program at the University of Georgia. 
She was an account executive at 
WGNI-FM radio in Wilmington 
prior to enrolling. She is married to 
Eric Pfeiffer, a nuclear health physics 

Scott Hagan '91 is a police officer for 
the city of Wilmington. 

Cynthia J. Rosich '91 is an environ- 
mental scientist with Douglass 
Environmental Services, Inc. living 
in Raleigh. 

Stephanie Ballengee Wagner '91 is a 

staff nurse in the Card io -Thoracic 
Surgical Unit at Wake Medical 
Center in Raleigh. 

Robin L. Walker Tomlinson '91 is a 

sixth-grade communication skills 
teacher at Tabor City Middle School. 
She lives in Whiteville with her hus- 
band, Jon. 

Nancy Balkema Alexander '90 is the 
director of the dental program at 
Cape Fear Community College living 
in Wilmington. 

Michael Thomas '92 is the registrar 
in the curatorial department of the 
Battleship North Carolina living in 


Jeffrey Scott Wooten '85 to Lisa 
Ann Barefoot living in Wilmington. 

George Herman Smith III, '89 to 

Donna Abernathy living in 
Appomattox, Va. 

Kerry "Allan" Daniel '89 to Sarah 
Elizabeth Camlin living in 
Georgetown, S.C. 

Trina Oretha Davis '91 to Clarence 
Lazelle Smith living in Castle Hayne. 

Victoria A. Jones '91 to Eric Pfeiffer 
living in Athens, Ga. 

Christine Marie Ward '91 to 

William Ellis Rivenbark living in 


To Erin Laughter, '86 and husband 
Brooke Philpy, a son, Lawson Brooke, 
May 3, 1992. 

To Teresa Kay Allen Harper, '88 

and husband Randall R. Harper, a 
son, Allen Randall Harper. 


Lillian Parker Cherry Moore '91 

died Aug. 12, 1992. Prior to her 
death she was a computer operator at 
the UNC School for Public Health. 


Two UNCW graduates scored 
second and third in the state on the 
November 1991 Uniform CPA 
Examination and were honored at the 
N.C. Association of Certified Public 
Accountants' spring banquet in 
March. Robert Joseph Hollis '90 of 
Wilmington received the Silver 
Katharine Guthrie Memorial Award 
for the second highest grade on the 
exam. Hollis, who earned a bachelor's 
degree in education from UNCW, 
also earned the American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants Certif- 
icate of Performance with High Dis- 
tinction for his performance. He is 
staff accountant in the audit depart- 
ment for McGladrey and Pullen in 
Wilmington. Garland Atkinson 
Boyd '92 of Wilmington was awarded 
the Bronze Guthrie award for his 
third-place score on the CPA exam. 
Boyd is project manager/cost accoun- 
tant with Interactive Control Tech- 
nology in Wallace. He received a B.S. 
from the University of New Mexico 
and an M.S. in systems technology 
from the Naval Post Graduate School 
and a B.S. in accounting from UNCW. 

Janet Toedt 77 &. '90 has been named 
one of the Great 100 Registered 
Nurses in North Carolina for 1992. 
Toedt is director of special care ser- 
vices at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital 
in Wilmington. She is responsible tor 

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Connie S. Yow, 
owner-partner of 
Interior Collecnoivs 
m Topsail Beach 
and Yow 

Enterprises , a real 
estate and develop- 
ment company, is 
a Wilmington resi- 
dent and a gradu- 
ate of Wilmington 
College. Yow has served as board 
member and president of UNCW 
Friends and as an officer and board 
member of the Junior League of 

Joseph P. Mitchell III of 

Greensboro is a senior at UNCW and 
student body 
president. An ex- 
officio member 
of the Board of 
Trustees , Mitchell 
has been active 
in Student 
Government and 
has served as a 
Active in his 
church, Mitchell is a Dean's List stu- 
dent and a member of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon fraternity . 

the post-anesthesia care unit, the 
ambulatory surgery department, the 
intensive care unit and the 
endoscopy department. 

Stephen M. Reilly '89 works with 
the Office of the General Counsel, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture and 
lives in Rockville, Md. He received a 
Juris Doctor with Honors from the 
UNC School of Law in May '92. 
Reilly's article, "What Employers can 
do to Correct Imbalance in 
Employment Contracts," was pub- 
lished in the July 1992 issue ot the 
Defense Council journal. 

Eric Brandt '88 is an account repre- 
sentative with Metropolitan Lite's 
Wilmington office. He was recently 
honored for sales achievement that 
placed him in the top 10 percent ot 
all sales personnel at Met Lite. Brandt 
lives in Lake Waccamaw with his 
wife, Ruth, and their two children. 







I UNCW Band Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Seahawk Soccer AMERICAN, 1 p.m. 

I I Seahawk Volleyball CAMPBELL, 7 p.m. 

13-15 Lady Seahawk Fall Invitational Golf 
Topsail Greens Country Club 

14-15 Christmas Fantasia Arts and Crafts Show 
Trask Coliseum 

19-22 UNCW Theatre Performance 
Rumors by Neil Simon 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

21 Minority Visitation Day, 12-5 p.m. 

Seahawk Swimming DUKE, 2 p.m. 

23 UNCW Music Percussion Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

26-27 Campus closed for Thanksgiving holiday 

28-29 Nutcracker Ballet 
Kenan Auditorium 

30 Aspen Wind Quintet, Wilmington Concert 
Association, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


1 Seahawk Women's Basketball DUKE, 7:30 p.m. 

3 UNCW Jazz Ensemble Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

4 UNCW Honors Recital 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Seahawk Swimming CHARLESTON, 7 p.m. 

5 Commencement 

7 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: Walk In 

Messiah and Christmas Carol singalong 
Kenan Auditorium, 3 p.m. 

11-12 Wilmington Merchant's Assoc. Children's Play 
Kenan Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

16 USAIR East Coast Classic Black Tie Dance 
Wagoner Hall, 8 p.m. 

American Theatre Arts for Youth Tom Thumb 
Kenan Auditorium, performances at 10 a.m. 
and 12:15 p.m. 

1 7 USAIR East Coast Basketball Classic Banquet 
Battleship North Carolina Memorial, 6 p.m. 

18-19 USAIR East Coast Basketball Classic* 
Auburn vs. Louisiana Tech 
UNCW vs. Alabama State 

24-3 1 Campus closed for Christmas holidays 

30 Seahawk Women's Basketball 



1 UNCW campus closed for New Year's holiday 

2-3 Holiday Inn Women's Basketball Beach Blast 
Kansas State vs. New Hampshire 
UNCW vs. Davidson 

1 2 Seahawk Women's Basketball 

CAMPBELL, 7:30 p.m. 

19 Alexei Sultanov, pianist, Wilmington Concert 
Association, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

22 Seahawk Women's Basketball 
GEORGE MASON, 7:30 p.m. 

23 Seahawk Swimming 

TECH (men), 2 p.m. 

24 Seahawk Women's Basketball 
AMERICAN 3 p.m. 

26 North Carolina Symphony Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

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*Complete men's basketball schedule is listed on page 14. 
For ticket information to USAIR East Coast Classic events, call 395-3571. 


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Sailing May 23, 1993 from Miami to the Western Caribbean, with stops in Cozumel 
and Playa del Carmen, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Enjoy a private 
UNCW cocktail party on board while the Ecstasy flys the university flag. 

All rates are per person and include airfare to Miami plus roundtrip transfers, 
7 nights' double occupancy on ship, eight meals and snacks daily including two 
bountiful late-night buffets. Gala Captain's Dinner, entertainment, full gambling 
casino, nautica spa program, swimming pools, duty-free shopping on board, and 
many other extras are included. A portion of each cruise fare will benefit the 
UNCW Alumni Association. 

Please make checks payable to: 

In Travel, c/o UNCW Alumni Cruise 

117 Greenville Loop Road 

Wilmington, NC 28409 

(919) 799-8825 or FAX (919) 799-7473 

Final payment due March 1, 1993. No charge for cancellations 61 days prior to departure. Cancellations 30 to 60 days: $100 per person; 4 to 
29 days: $200 per person; 3 days or less: no refund. Name changes within 60 days of departure are subject to a $25 service charge. 

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Ura 74, a color lithograph by Handoku Ito 

Japanese printmaker Handoku ho produced this lithograph during a week in 

residence on the UNCW campus in the fall of 1992. The print, which makes use of 

local elements, notably long-leaf pine needles, is part of the artist's Uta series. Loosely 

translated, Uta means "dream" in Japanese. A limited number of original prints of 

Uta 74 are available for sale from the Department of Fine Arts . 




World renowned glass sculptor receives award at UNCW 



Japan's Handoku I to visits campus 


UNCW's new provost shares some thoughts 



Alumnus Ray Buchanan's mountaintop experience 



A new journal opens its doors 

Volume 3, Number 2/3 

UNCW Magazine is published quarterly by 
the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Division ot University Advancement 

Editor I Mary Ellen Poison Contributing Editors / Karen Spears, Carolyn Busse, Mimi Cunningham 

Editorial Advisers / William G. Anlyan, Jr., M. Tyrone Rowell, Carol King Choplin, Mimi Cunningham 

Contributing Writers / Joe Browning, Rhonda EzzelL, Laura Keeter, Jim Clark, Jeff Holeman 

Design / Modular Graphics Printing / Edwards & Broughton Co. 

On the cover: Macchia Forest, from the show, "Dale Chihuly: Installations 1964-1992" 
Seattle Art Museum, June-August 1992 

Printed on recycled paper 





The 1992-93 UNCW men's bas- 
ketball team posted its best 
start in school history, claiming early 
victories over N. C. State, Auburn 
and Miami and picking up votes in 
the CNN-USA Today Top 25 poll 
tor the first time. 

The Seahawks kicked off the 
season with a 96-84 win over N.C. 
State at Reynolds Coliseum in Ra- 
leigh, marking UNCW's first-ever 
triumph over an Atlantic Coast 
Conference opponent. After drop- 
ping an 89-76 count to host Fairfield 
in the title game of the Independent 
Mortgage Classic in Fairfield, G inn., 
the Seahawks returned home to cap- 
ture the championship of the inau- 
gural USAir East Coast Basketball 
Classic at Trask Coliseum (more, 
Happenings and Events, p. 19). 

The Seahawks, featuring only 
three seniors, continued to roll after 
the holidays with an impressive 88- 
73 verdict in late December over 
Miami, which upset No. 10 
Georgetown in their very next game. 
UNCW began its Colonial Athletic 
Association slate by splitting a pair 
of games in Virginia. 

The Seahawks snapped a seven- 
game losing streak to conference 
power Richmond with an 83-80 
overtime victory, then dropped a 
99-83 decision to James Madison 
two nights later. 

But perhaps the sweetest vic- 
tory came late in the season, when 
the 'Hawks topped conference pow- 
erhouse James Madison 89-85 be- 
fore a hometown crowd. 

— Joe Broirnin? 

UNCW's Tim Shaw is double- 
teamed during the Auburn game. 

Schweitzer Winners Announced 

A Benedictine monk, a 
United Nations peace advo- 
cate and a world leader 
in the effort to prevent 
blindness have been cho- 
sen as the recipients of 
the 1993 Albert Sch- 
weitzer International 
Prizes. The prizes, pre- 
sented once every tour 
years, will be awarded 
during a week of 
celebratory activities 
March 14-18 (Calendar, 
p. 24). 

The winner tor music is Brother 
Dominque Catta, a Benedictine 
monk who has been instrumental 

in creating a new form of reli- 
gious music in West Africa that 
blends African melo- 
dies with the traditional 
Gregorian chant. 

Robert Muller, 
"the philosopher of the 
United Nations," is 
winner of the prize tor 
humanities. The life- 
long advocate of a 
world without borders 
served 38 years with 
the UN and became 
the first chancellor of the UN-es- 
tablished University tor Peace in 
Costa Rica. 

Winner ot the prize tor medi- 

cine, Sir John Wilson turned 
handicap into opportunity when 
he was blinded in an accident at 
the age ot 12. Wilson traveled ex- 
tensively throughout the develop- 
ing world in the 1950s and 1960s, 
documenting causes ot prevent- 
able blindness. His work led to the 
founding of several worldwide agen- 
cies to prevent disabilities. 

The three prize recipients will 
each receive bronze medals and a 
cash award ot $7,500 in ceremonies 
March 18. The awards ceremony 
and reception following will cap a 
week ot free events in honor ot 
the Schweitzer Prizes. 




for Teaching 

The UNCW Board of Trust- 
ees is seeking nominations for 
its 1993 Teaching Excellence 
Award, which carries a $1,500 
cash prize. 

Current taculty members who 
have been teaching at least halt 
time for five semesters or more are 
eligible. The nominee must have 
demonstrated a mastery of and en- 
thusiasm for the subject taught, reso- 
luteness in maintaining high aca- 
demic standards, a genuine interest 
in each student's intellectual and 
creative development, an ability to 
foster respect for diverse points ot 
view and an openness to learning. 

Nominations may be submit- 
ted by faculty members, enrolled 
students, alumni or others in the 
larger community served by the uni- 

All letters of recommendation 
should be limited to one page and 
must be received no later than 
Wednesday, March 31, 1993, by 
the Chancellor's Nomination Com- 
mittee, Alderman Hall, UNCW, 
Wilmington, NC 28403-3297. 

The committee, designated by 
the chancellor after consultation 
with the Faculty Senate, will re- 
view the nominations and make a 
recommendation to the chancel- 
lor. He will present the recipient ot 
the Teaching Excellence Award to 
the Board of Trustees in July. 

Top 25 

UNCW was named one ot the top 25 regional universities in the South 
in U.S. News & WorldReport s guide, America' s BestColleges , released 
in October. The ranking placed the University ot North Carolina at 
Wilmington in the same academic league as such respected institutions as 
Wake Forest University, the University ot Richmond and George Mason 
University. UNCW tied for 23rd place with Meredith College and East 
Carolina University in a pool ot 147 colleges and universities from across the 
South. Its top-quarter ranking dovetails nicely with UNCW's formal goal to 
become the best teaching university in the Southeast by the year 2000. 

alumni association 
Supports Wise house 

It looks as though Miss Jessie's 
house will finally get its due. 
The UNCW Alumni Asso- 
ciation Board of Directors has se- 
cured a $350,000 loan commit- 
ment from United Carolina Bank 
to cover renovations to the long- 
time home of Jessie Kenan Wise. 
The Neoclassical Revival man- 
sion was donated to UNCW by 
Mrs. Wise's heirs in 1969. 

The renovation will cover 
general construction 
work, repairs to walls, 
ceilings and floors, 
the installation of a 
new kitchen, cornice 
repairs and access for 
the handicapped. 
Wise House will be 
used for alumni-re- 
lated functions while 
additional work to 
restore its former 
glory ensues over a 

period of several years. 

Wise House was profiled in 
the Fall 1992 issue of UNCW 
Magazine. The story, written by 
Magazine Editor Mary Ellen 
Poison, won a 1993 Award of Ex- 
cellence from the Southeastern 
District of the Council for Ad- 
vancement and Support of Edu- 
cation, the world's largest non- 
profit education association. 


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World Renowned Qlass Sculptor 
Receives Award at UNCW 

Dale Chihuly creates his designs in glass 
of artisans at his Seattle studio. 

ith the help of a skilled team 


A patch covered his let: 
eye and his curly brown 
hair hung in an un- 
manageable array around his 
head. But when world-renowned 
glass artist Dale Chihuly walked 
toward the podium at a black-tie 
gathering in University Center 
Ballroom, it was his shoes that 
really stood out. 

Red, blue, orange and every 
color in between, they were com- 
pletely covered with paint: the tall- 
out from his artistic work. Chihuly 's 
paint-splattered shoes bore witness 
to just how demanding designing 
glass sculpture can be. 

"Creating art with glass is a 
very physical thing," Chihuly 
said. "It's like a workout — the 
bigger the project, the more 
physical it is." 

A Washington state artist 
whose works have been displayed 
in more than SO museums world- 
wide, Chihuly was named the first 
National Living Treasure in rec- 
ognition ot his achievements. 
The award, which will be given 
every two years, is an outgrowth 
of the North Carolina Living 
Treasure Award founded by Dr. 
Jerry Shinn, professor of philoso- 
phy and religion at UNCW. 
Chihuly was chosen through a 




Macchia Forest, 

from the show 

"Dole Chihuly: 
^ Installations 

1 964-1 992," on 
\ display ot the 
I Seattle Art 
I Museum. 




UNC Wilmington 

North Carolina 

WILMINGTON NC 28403-9972 



think that it was' the glass that 
was so mysterious, and then I dis- 
covered that it was the air that 
went into it that was so miracu- 
lous," he said.The crafts of various 
cultures and shapes found in na- 
ture inform his artwork. Among 
his major series are Navajo Cylin- 
ders, inspired by Native American 
textiles; The Pilchnck Baskets, in- 
spired by Northwest Coast Indian 

respond very quickly," Chihuly 
said. "I like working fast and the 
team allows me to do that." 

Among the most difficult 
challenges Chihuly and his team 
have faced was the creation of a 
series called the Niijima Floats. 
Inspired by fishing net floats once 
used by Japanese fishermen, 
Chihuly first encountered these 
glass objects as a child, when they 

drifted onto beaches near his 
home in Tacoma. He saw them 
again on Niijima, a Japanese is- 
land where a glass school similar 
to his own was established by a 
former student. 

The finished art works are 
huge: some reach up to 40 inches 
in diameter. The floats are also 
the heaviest pieces Chihuly has 
made. A finished float can weigh 
about 60 pounds. The first of his 
works that can be shown out- 
doors, pieces from the series were 
recently displayed in the court- 
yards of the Honolulu Academy. 

"I don't like to work quite 
this big, although I like the fin- 
ished piece," Chihuly said. He 
said it was almost scary to watch 
the production of the floats be- 
cause it pushed the natural limits 
of the medium — and the team 
- "a little too far." 

What fascinates Chihuly 
about the process ot working with 

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World Renowned Qlass Sculptor 
Receives Award at UNCW 



patch covered his left 
eye and his curly brown 
hair hung in an un- 

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Dole Chihuly creates his designs in glass with the help of a skilled team 
of artisans at his Seattle studio. 

in more than 80 museums world- 
wide, Chihuly was named the first 
National Living Treasure in rec- 
ognition of his achievements. 
The award, which will be given 
every two years, is an outgrowth 
of the North Carolina Living 
Treasure Award founded by Dr. 
Jerry Shinn, professor of philoso- 
phy and religion at UNCW. 
Chihuly was chosen through a 



Macchia Forest, 
from the show 
"Dale Chihuly: 
1964-1992," on 
display at the 
Seattle Art 

national nomination process ini- 
tiated by Gov. Jim Martin, who 
presented the award to Chihuly 
Nov. lOatUNCW. 

Introduced to glass in the 
early 1960s while a student in in- 
terior design at the University of 
Washington, Chihuly later ex- 
perimented with glass blowing in 
his basement studio. By melting 
sheets of stained glass in a rudi- 
mentary kiln and using a piece ot 
plumbing pipe, Chihuly managed 
to blow a bubble, a feat that 
amazes him to this day. "I used to 
think that it was the glass that 
was so mysterious, and then I dis- 
covered that it was the air that 
went into it that was so miracu- 
lous," he said. The crafts of various 
cultures and shapes found in na- 
ture inform his artwork. Among 
his major series are Navajo Cylin- 
ders, inspired by Native American 
textiles; The Pilchuck Baskets, in- 
spired by Northwest Coast Indian 

baskets; the naturally inspired Sea 
Forms and Flower Forms; and the 
Macchia series depicted here and 
on the front cover. 

In 1 976, Chihuly lost his 
depth perception when his left 
eye was blinded as a result of an 
auto accident. He creates his art 
at the Boathouse studio on 
Seattle's Lake Union with the 
help of a team ot glass artisans. 
Some ot his assistants have been 
with him for about 20 years. 
"Glass blowing is a very spontane- 
ous, fast medium, and you have to 
respond very quickly," Chihuly 
said. "I like working fast and the 
team allows me to do that." 

Among the most difficult 
challenges Chihuly and his team 
have faced was the creation ot a 
series called the Niijima Floats. 
Inspired by fishing net floats once 
used by Japanese fishermen, 
Chihuly first encountered these 
glass objects as a child, when they 

drifted onto beaches near his 
home in Tacoma. He saw them 
again on Niijima, a Japanese is- 
land where a glass school similar 
to his own was established by a 
former student. 

The finished art works are 
huge: some reach up to 40 inches 
in diameter. The tloats are also 
the heaviest pieces Chihuly has 
made. A finished float can weigh 
about 60 pounds. The tirst ot his 
works that can be shown out- 
doors, pieces from the series were 
recently displayed in the court- 
yards of the Honolulu Academy. 

"I don't like to work quite 
this big, although I like the fin- 
ished piece," Chihuly said. He 
said it was almost scary to watch 
the production ot the tloats be- 
cause it pushed the natural limits 
ot the medium — and the team 
— "a little too tar." 

What tascinates Chihuly 
about the process ot working with 

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glass is its capacity to evoke an in- 
tense emotional response. When 
asked why he chooses to work with 
the medium, he said, "Isn't it obvi- 
ous, this is no ordinary material. 
The list of qualities that are peculiar 
to glass is endless." 

At the banquet, where the 
artist received a bronze medal de- 
signed by UNCW tine arts associ- 
ate professor Steven LeQuire, 
Chihuly presented a video of his 
work set to the music ot the popu- 
lar B-52's song, Roam. Its words 
seemed to suit his nomadic style: 
"Walking through the wilderness, 
roam it you want to, roam around 
the world." 

Chihuly has in etfect made 
his own pilgrimage through the 
wilderness by helping to establish 
the studio glass movement. In 
1 L )71 he began the Pilchuck Glass 
School near Stanwood, Wash., 
with a $2,000 grant from the 
Union ot Independent Colleges 
and a land donation from John 
and Anne Gould Hauberg. Each 
summer the school, which 
Chihuly calls "an international 
glass communications center," 
attracts teachers and hundreds ot 
students from around the world. 
Its annual budget is more than $1 

Chihuly enjoyed his North 
Carolina visit so much he lingered 
in Wilmington an extra day. "I've 
been such a nomad all my life," he 
said. "I don't think I'll ever lose the 
desire to travel to a beautiful place 
- one more archipelago, an- 
other ring ot standing stones, 
another glass-blowing session 
in some exotic spot, or just one 
more trip to Venice to see the 
full moon over Grand Canal." 

Rhonda Ezzell is a December 1992 
UNCW graduate. 


Japan's Handoku Ito Visits Campus 


Japan may have carved a 
name for itselt in the world 
of automobiles, camera 
equipment and Nintendo, but 
when Handokti Ito visited 
UNCW last tall, he wielded a 
much earlier form of Japanese 

Ito is best known tor Ukiyo-E, 
a form of Japanese woodcut. An 
a ward- winning, internationally 
recognized printmaker, the artist 
also works in lithography and 

Woodcut is the oldest tech- 
nique in printmaking, older than 
etching or engraving. To make a 
woodcut print, Ito cuts the design 
he wants onto a cheap type ot 
plywood, then cuts away what is 
to be left white in the print, leav- 
ing the image surface in relief. 

Ito's style is particularly 
unique in that it is a mixture ot 
old and modern printmaking 
techniques. "Even though he uses 
traditional tools, he uses a per- 
spective that's more Western, 
more modern: a linear perspec- 
tive," said Donald Furst, an asso- 
ciate professor ot art who helped 
bring Ito to UNCW. 

Ito led workshops on campus 
and lectured at St. John's Muse- 
um ot Art during his Aug. 30- 
Sept. 5 residency. Apparently, 
Japanese students are no more im- 
pressed with the strengths ot 
time-honored technology than 
American students. "Our gene- 
ration's attitude: Woodblock is 
old; old is not good," Ito told the 
St. John's audience. 

UNCW students and faculty 



were exposed to some of the ad- 
vantages of "old technology" 
when the artist demonstrated 
how he used a hand-held press in- 
stead of a mechanical one in print 
studio workshops. The hand-held 
press is more difficult to use, but 
it frees the artist from the size 
limitations of the mechanical 
press. "I tried it on a print I was 
working on, and boy, it takes 
some strength," said Millie R. 
Dodgens, a senior. 

Students who saw Ito at work 
in the print studio praise his art as 
well as his gentle manner and 
personable attitude. Those quali- 
ties stand him in good stead in 
printmaking, a demanding and 
time-consuming process. "It's one 
of those jobs that just doesn't 
end," said Gerald R. Shinn, a pro- 
fessor of philosophy and religion 

who helped bring both Ito and 
glass designer Dale Chihuly to 
UNCW last fall. "It just seems to 
me the only reason someone 
would want to do that is because 

Part of the money from 
the sale of the nine 
lithographs will go to 
bring more artists like 
Ito to UNCW. 

they love it. And (Ito) obviously 

During his week in Wilming- 
ton, Ito created a four-color litho- 
graph measuring 15 by 20 inches, 
shown inside the front cover of 
this issue of UNCW Magazine. To 
produce the lithograph, the artist 

drew on thin sheets of aluminum 
with grease crayons. Each of the 
tour plates was then put through 
a series of chemical processes and 

Nine of the 10 originals Ito 
produced will be sold for $250 
each by the Department of Fine 
Arts. The department, which will 
receive a portion of the money 
from each print sold, plans to use 
the funds to bring more artists 
like Ito to UNCW. 

Ito has exhibited his work in 
Japan, Italy, Germany, South 
America and the United States. 
His work will he on display during 
the Oceanside Arts Fest in June 
and July as one of nine artists fea- 
tured in the William M. Randall 
Library exhibit. 

Laura Keeter is a senior at UNCW. 

Handoku Ito demonstrates some of his printmaking techniques to UNCW faculty and students during 
his Aug. 30-Sept. 5 residency. 






UNCWs New Provost Shares Some Thoughts 


Marvin K. Moss joined 
UNCW as its new pro- 
vost and vice chancellor 
for academic affairs Sept. I, 1992. 
Dr. Moss leas the associate vice 
chancellor for marine sciences at the 
University of California at San Di- 
ego and deputy director of the 
Scripps Institute of Oceanography at 
Lajollafrom 1987 to 1992. Before 
joining UC-San Diego and Scripps , 
Dr. Moss served as director of the 
Office of Naval Research from 
1982-1987 . His many awards in- 
clude the U.S. Navy Distinguished 
Civilian Service Award in 1 987 
(the highest civilian award given by 
the Navy), the Presidential Rank 
Meritorious Governmental Execu- 
tive Award in 1 985 and the Eh m 

College Distinguished Alumni 
Award in 1979. Dr. Moss is a 
Burlington, N.C., native but calls 
Raleigh home. He earned a B.S. in 
math and physics from Elan Col- 
lege, a master's degree in nuclear 
'engineering and a doctorate in phys- 
ics from N. C. State University. 

QYour role here is as pro- 
♦ vost, and you also have 
the title of vice chancellor of 
academic affairs. Is that a dual 
position, or does one encompass 
the other? 

A At most every university 
♦ that has a provost, the 
function of the position is differ- 
ent. At UNC campuses, the pro- 

vost stands just below the chan- 
cellor. The provost is the acting 
chancellor when the chancellor is 
absent — he serves a role some- 
what similar to a vice president to 
a president. But at the same time, 
I have the title of vice chancellor 
for academic affairs. There are 
also vice chancellors for student 
affairs, business affairs, advance- 
ment and public service and ex- 
tended education. So as vice 
chancellor, I have sort of an 
equal role with them, except the 
provost is, in a sense, the unequal 
among equals. He's of the mayor 
of the university. 


What's your involvement 

with the faculty? Do you 



have any say in the direction they 
are moving academically? 

A I have a close relation to 
♦ the faculty, and I have 
been trying to meet with all 400 
or so of them. Any fundamental 
changes in the curriculum are 
normally initiated by the faculty 
. . . they sort of bubble up through 
the faculty committees, then to 
the deans, then to the provost/ 
vice chancellor for academic af- 
fairs for approval. For all hirings 
of new faculty, this office is the 
last sign-off before going to the 
chancellor and board of trustees, 

if required. The chancellor and I 
confer on all decisions. We both 
take them very seriously. 

There are two basic ways to 
enhance quality at a university. 
One is the faculty you hire. So 
you have to be extremely careful 
there and rigorous in your review 
procedures. The other is through 
promotions and tenure. If we ten- 
ure faculty members, they're here. 
So one has to be extremely care- 
ful in this process. We take that 
very seriously and spend a lot ot 
time and energy in the process. 

In addition, we have nine or 
10 directors who report to the 
vice chancellor for academic af- 
fairs — for example, admissions, 
registrar, financial aid, computers, 
the Science and Math Education 

Center and a host of others. In 
essence, anything that deals with 
academic affairs, the buck stops 
here, subject to the approval or 
disapproval of the chancellor. 


Does that include the 
financing of the different 


A Yes, this office is respon- 
♦ sible for distribution of 
all budgets to the deans, depart- 
ments and directories. 

QYou take your 
♦ slice and divvy it up 
among the different depart- 

A That's the ultimate 
♦ disposition. A majority, 
by far, of the university's budget 
comes to academic affairs, some 
70 percent. 

QAs the Cameron 
♦ School ot Busi- 
ness grows, the School of 
Education kicks off the 
Odyssey program and the 
students from the School 
of Nursing continue to 
pass the state licensing 
exam at near the 100 
percent mark, how do 
you plan to deal with the 
distribution of funds as 
funds tighten? Will the 
outside money be taken 
into consideration in the 
department budgets? 
Will some departments 
receive less university 
money and others more, 
based on outside income? 

A^ That's a very 
♦ good question. 
The Odyssey program: 
Even though it is on the 

order of $ 1 5 to 20 million, most 
of those resources go to Gaston 
County. There's some $450,000, 
plus or minus, that will come 
here. There will be significant 
benefits to our faculty, who will 
be able to go to Gaston County 
during the demonstration period. 
It's a nice program in that it will 
help us help North Carolina's 

Not enough Odyssey program 
resources coming back here to re- 
ally impact our budget signifi- 
cantly. So the answer there is no. 
I recently met with the chancel- 
lor and the vice chancellor for ad- 
vancement (Bill Anlyan) over 
lunch to talk about approaching 
foundations and other granting 
agencies to bring in more funds to 
allow us to really excel. 

We will need the help of the 
faculty, the department chairs, 
the deans, my office, Bill Anlyan 
and the chancellor. Hopefully, we 


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will be doing more and more of 

QGov. Hunt recently said 
♦ children will be- a main 
priority in his term. Do you see 
him getting involved by allocat- 
ing more state funds? 

A Being back in North 
♦ Carolina for just a few 
months after being away for some 
14 years, I can't predict, but I cer- 
tainly hope so. I think we have an 
opportunity here with our out- 
standing School of Education to 
come in and help significantly. 

Ot course, one of our former 
vice chancellors, Jane Patterson, 
has left to be one ot Hunt's prin- 
cipal assistants. Hopefully, we can 
get some help from Jane and the 
governor in some crucial ways. 

QWhat do you see as the 
♦ future of the marine biol- 
ogy program ? We have the 
Aquarius getting its final shake- 
downs off the Florida coast. Will 
it be an integral part of the 
department's future. 7 


Yes it will be. The ma- 


♦ rine biology program 
is the largest program on cam- 
pus. We've expanded so much 
— double, triple what it was 
five or six years ago. And that's 
because of the excellence of 
the program and the students, 
who are concerned with the 
ocean, the environment, the 
estuaries and coastlines, as I am 
myself. I expect great things and 
I expect (the program) to grow. 
What we in the adminis- 
tration want to do is to see the 
UNC campuses all pull to- 
gether to make ourselves much 
greater than the sum of the 
parrs, and influence and drive 

national policy in marine sci- 
ence. That's one of my heavy 
agenda items. We're already 
working on it. Give us a little 
time and I think you are going to 
see some things that are really 
positive happen in this area. 

It we can do it, then we can 
help the state and even the in- 
dustrial base of the state. Once 
you get basic marine science re- 
searchers from universities, the 
next step is to develop the tech- 
nology that goes with (the re- 
search). This state needs to come 
on strong in that area. I think we 
can help in a number of ways 
which will boost us economi- 
cally, scientifically, technologi- 

defeat of NCSU, I told the stu- 
dents that I came to the stage 
very humbly and meekly because 
I was an N. C. State graduate 
and former faculty member. I will 
pull for UNCW always, even 
when the are playing State. 

QSome people see space as 
♦ the next frontier, but the 
sea remains a realm uncon- 
quered. Do you see UNCW and 
United States working toward 
tapping into the tesources and 
power of the sea? 



Any sweet and sour feel 
ing over UNCW defeat- 
ing N.C. State in the first basket- 
ball game of the year? 

A Actually, in my com- 
♦ ments at our graduation 
in December, just after UNCW's 

Absolutely. Not only just 
.♦ into the resources and 
powet of the sea, but the role of 
the ocean in the environment. 
We know less about the ocean 
than we do about space. We 
know more about distant planets, 
stars and solar systems in a lot of 
cases than we do about the 
ocean. We can't model even a 
small ocean basin today to pre- 
dict the flow of the water. And 
this is extremely important. For 
example, in global warming, the 




world pumps some 8 billion tons 
of carbon dioxide into the atmo- 
sphere annually. And half of that 
is absorbed by the ocean. We 
don't know what happens to at 
least several billion tons of it. It 
you don't understand the ocean, 
the CO, uptake, the turnover and 
the way the absorbent capacity 
works from a chemical oceanog- 
raphy point of view, (then how 
can you predict) how much more 
and how much longer the ocean 
will be able to absorb these atmo- 
spheric pollutants . . . These are 
the questions that must be an- 

I used to be the head of the 
Office of Naval Research, which 
is the entire research arm of the 
U.S. Navy. The Navy used to do 
a lot of deep water oceanography 
— because it you were going to 
detect Soviet submarines and 
know where they were in case of 
war and that sort of thing, you've 
got to know something about the 
ocean, its characteristics. ONR's 
program has gone from deep wa- 
ter to coastal oceanography be- 
cause the coast is so important to 
the Navy and the population. 
One reason is that the threat in 
the future will probably be from 
small two- or three-man diesel 
submarines — rather than big 
nuclear-powered submarines — 
in terrorist-type activity. 

But understanding the coastal 
ocean and the way sediment is 
transported, the way beaches 
erode, is extremely important. 
The ocean is going to be a more 
important factor than anything 
else in the future. 

I was out on a ship for 10 days 
less than a year ago in four mile- 
deep water, and we were drilling 
over halt a mile into the earth's 
crust — drilling a pipeline four 
and a half miles long through tour 

miles of water. We were seeing 
sediments that were hundreds of 
millions of years old. We could 
really trace the history of the 
Earth. Research like that is very 
important to understanding glo- 
bal change, the natural evolution 
of the earth and what's changing 
today with the environment. 

9^ With the oil spill in the 
♦ Shetland Islands right on 
eels of the one off the Span- 
ish coast, do you see mandatory 
double-hulled ships in the future? 


1 would like to see them . 

Maybe to start, the 
United States should require that 
all petroleum/oil products deliv- 
ered to the U.S. be delivered in 
double-hulled ships. It would in- 
crease our price a little bit, but 
protecting the environment is 
going to be costly. 

Q You've been on the job 
♦ just a tew months. What 
are your impressions of UNCW 
as an institution, a community 
and a future. 7 


As an institution, I'm ex- 
tremely impressed by it. 
I've been around to 95 percent of 
the departments and met with 
the faculty and chairs for about 
two hours apiece, and still have a 
couple to go. There's really excel- 
lent faculty here, and there are 
good courses and curriculums, 
and the faculty takes teaching se- 
riously. There's also a lot of re- 
search that goes on all the time. 
What impresses me is that at 
Chapel Hill, N.C. State, UC-San 
Diego, undergraduates hardly see 
their major professors because 
(the professors) are in the labs. 
Here, many students are co-au- 
thors on research papers. You 

won't find that at N. C. State. It's 
a wonderful opportunity for the 
students; our faculty deserves 
great praise for this. 

The community is very beau- 
tiful here. There is a lot of art and 
culture, and I think there will be 
more. Our Fine Arts Department 
will see to that. I look forward to 
being a part the leadership of 
UNCW. And what do I think oi 
the future? I received a two-line 
letter from an assistant professor 
before I came. I got quite a tew 
letters, but this was one ot the 
most impressive. It said, "Dear 
Dr. Moss: UNCW has a tremen- 
dous potential in its faculty, its 
students and its facilities. All we 
need is tor you and Chancellor 
Leutze to give us the leadership to 
achieve it." 

I totally agree with that and 
look forward to it. 

Jim Clark is a .senior and editor-in- 
chief of The Seahawk, the .student 
newspaper of UNCW. 

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Ever since Ray Buchanan 
retreated to a 
spiritual oasis in the 
foothills of Virginia's Blue 
Ridge, his Society 
of St. Andrew has been 
piling up mountains of 


Ray Buchanan has been to the mountaintop 
more than once. 

A 1972 graduate of UNCW, the Rev. 
Buchanan was in such a hurry to pursue his call 
to the ministry that he dropped out of seminary 
three times and headed literally for the hills. 

On each occasion, Rev. Buchanan found 
himself within a mountain ridge or two of the 
place where he, the Rev. Kenneth C. Home 
and their families would later gather to form the 
Society of St. Andrew, a Christian ministry 
built around the intention of living a simpler, 
biblically inspired lifestyle. 

Two families living in an age-ravaged farm- 
house in Big Island, Va., might never have been 
heard from again. But when a parishioner sug- 
gested collecting one truckload of potatoes and 
distributing it to the poor 10 years ago, the So- 
ciety of St. Andrew suddenly found itself on a 
sort of hunger-relief fast track. 




"When we started the Society 
of St. Andrew, our very existence 
as a community and the way we 
lived was as much the message as 
what we were saying," said Rev. 
Buchanan as he sipped potato- 
garlic soup in a Durham restau- 
rant. But Rev. Buchanan and his 
colleagues found themselves 
caught between living a respon- 
sible lifestyle and sharing their 
message with others. "Right away 
from day one, that tension was 
built in between doing it and 
talking about it." 

Soon after he arrived in the 
Blue Ridge foothills in 1979, Rev. 
Buchanan began serving as pastor 
for four small churches in the area 
(one had a congregation of 
seven). When he and his partner, 
Rev. Home, conducted educa- 
tional programs on hunger, the 
two United Methodist ministers 
found themselves learning from 
their parishioners. 

Someone came up with the 
idea for a small hunger-relief 
project: collecting the perfectly 
edible potatoes, peas and cabbage 
that are harvested but not sold 
because the fruit is too large or 
too small, or simply isn't pretty 
enough. Gleaning such unwanted 
produce dates back to biblical 

field near 

From that first 2,000-pound 
truckload, the project sprawled 
into a collection program that 
spread across the entire state of 
Virginia and the District of Co- 
lumbia. In two months, the group 
salvaged almost 1 million pounds 
of potatoes farmers couldn't sell, 
all of them donated free. 

Today, the Society of St. An- 
drew either distributes or harvests 
food from 48 states, working with 
hundreds of anti-hunger agencies, 
and is slowly branching 
out internationally, with 
programs in Jamaica, 
Kenya and Russia. "Since 
we started in 1983, we've 
distributed over 140 mil- 
lion pounds of food 
through our programs," 
Rev. Buchanan said. In 
1992, more than 24 mil- 
lion pounds of produce 
were distributed. "We're 
not even scratching the 
surface of what's available. 
We're getting less than a 
tenth of 1 percent." 

Studies show an esti- 
mated 32 million Ameri- 
cans go without sufficient 
food at least two to three 
days per month. Most of 
the hungry are children or 
the elderly. 

Rev. Buchanan and his part- 
ners firmly believe hunger can be 
eliminated in the United States 
in the next decade. "I'll be more 
precise," Buchanan said. "The 
United Methodist Church, by it- 
self, could feed every hungry per- 
son in this country in the next 
decade if it decided to do it." 

Through its Gleaning Net- 
work, the Society organizes small 
groups of volunteers to pick over 
fields already harvested by com- 
mercial methods. In 1992, about 
6,000 people participated in the 
gleaning network, which is active 
in half a dozen states, including 
North Carolina. 

The yield can be substantial. 
When a group from Pine Valley 
United Methodist Church in 
Wilmington harvested beans at a 
farm near Rose Hill last year, "ev- 
eryone there was just amazed that 
every plant had something on it," 
said Buck Norton, coordinator of 
the effort. "We went out to a field 

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Teacher David Foote and Durham Academy senior Mary Leigh 
Cherry help glean a field near Benson. 

picking corn our second time, 
and it was just a matter of going 
down the rows and pulling the 
ears off." 

While more people are in- 
volved in the gleaning programs 
than in the Potato Project, they 
harvest far less — lots of 500 and 
1,000 pounds rather than 50,000 
pounds, Buchanan said. But the 
Gleaning Network may he a 
richer ministry, fueling contact 
between people from different 
walks of life. 

Suburban churchgoers or per- 
haps even a congressman or two 
may find themselves working 
alongside kids from poor inner 
city neighborhoods. Or a group of 
church men will take 500 pounds 
of cabbages to battered women at 
a shelter. Then they notice the 
porch is leaking and decide to 
come back the next Saturday to 
fix it. 

"All of a sudden you have 
groups relating to one another 
that never knew they existed," 
Rev. Buchanan said. "And so you 
have all kinds of spin-off minis- 

tries that with the Potato Project, 
never happen." 

Rev. Buchanan's work has 
not gone without notice. He re- 
ceived the Distinguished Alumni 
Award from UNCW in 1985 and 
was awarded an honorary doctor- 
ate by Shenandoah University. 
Most recently, Rev. Buchanan 
and his partner were chosen as 
winners in Maxwell House 
Coffee's "Search for 100 Real 
Heros." The coffee company con- 
ducted a year-and-a- half-long 
search for unsung heros, then ran 
a full-page color advertisement in 
USA Today to honor the winners. 

Originally from Corpus 
Christi, Texas, Rev. Buchanan 
came to Southeastern North 
Carolina during a four-year stint 
in the Marine Corps. He met and 
married his wife, the former 
Marian Kelly of Rocky Point, and 
enrolled at UNCW in 1970. 

Juggling part-time jobs that 
had him working more than 40 
hours a week, Rev. Buchanan 
carried a course load averaging 18 
to 20 credit hours per semester. 

After a 12-hour shift stocking 
groceries overnight at the Winn- 
Dixie, he'd often fall asleep in his 
8 a.m. class. "It really was a blur," 
he said. 

Despite his hectic schedule, 
Rev. Buchanan developed close 
relationships with UNCW's only 
two religion and philosophy pro- 
fessors at the time, B. Frank Hall 
and Gerald Shinn. "I immediately 
fell in love with Jerry — just his 
style, coming in, turning over 
desks and stuff like that to get 
people's attention," Rev. 
Buchanan said. "His non-tradi- 
tional teaching approach really 
caught my eye." 

Part of Dr. Shinn's teaching 
style is to challenge students to 
move beyond their personal com- 
fort zones — the realm of experi- 
ence people build around them- 
selves where they feel comfort- 
able, Rev. Buchanan said. "The 
bigger your comfort zone, the big- 
ger your possibilities are. The one 

Tom Nunalee harvests sweet potatoes 
during a gleaning by members of Pine 
Valley United Methodist Church. 




thing I learned from Jerry is, you 
ought to he expanding that com- 
fort :one every day of your life." 

Like Dr. Shinn, Rev. 
Buchanan thrives on a peripa- 
tetic existence. "Someone once 
described me as a butterfly who 
wants to taste every flower in the 
field before I die," he said, then 
added, laughing, "and it wasn't 
complimentary at the time." 

James Collier, associate pro- 
fessor of English, also influenced 
Rev. Buchanan's philosophy. 
"He pushed me to write. I think 
he was learning at the same time 
because I don't think he'd ever 
taught creative writing," said 
Rev. Buchanan, who wrote short 
story after short story under Dr. 
Collier's direction as part of a di- 
rected study course. He has since 
written thousands of words on 
behalf of the Society of St. An- 
drew. "The quality of my educa- 
tion at UNCW — I would not 
have traded that for any univer- 
sity in the United States because 
of the personal involvement of 
the professors there." 

Ironically, the success of the 
Society's most visible programs 
has made an indelible change in 
Rev. Buchanan's lifestyle, which 
he describes as no longer simple. 
"You can't stay on the road 200 
days a year and live that back-to- 
the-earth lifestyle," he said. 

That will change in 1993, 
when Rev. Buchanan and Rev. 
Home — at the prompting of 
their wives — have pledged to 
spend at least 75 to 80 percent of 
their time in the office — at least 
for the first three months. 

The Buchanans still live in 
the old farmhouse, not far from 
the Society's office, headquar- 
tered in a tin building. The 
house, parts of which date to 
1809, took 40 truckloads of wood 

to heat the first winter the 
Buchanans and Homes lived 
there. Deer, opossum, fox, rabbits 
and skunks are likely to appear in 
the yard in any given week — all 
part of the appeal for Rev. 
Buchanan, whose love of wildlife 
runs to mean-tempered snakes. 
With his partner, he has been 
known to go on week- long hunt- 
ing trips in the dead of winter 
with nothing that he couldn't 
have taken with him in 1840. He 
dreams of pursuing a doctorate in 
Native American spirituality — 
in part because the religion of the 
Plains Indians, for instance, was 

inseparable from their relation- 
ship to the land. 

With all his multi-faceted in- 
terests, this man driven to retreat 
to the mountains has become a 
full-time fund-raiser and promoter 
for his cause. 

"Our overall vision has al- 
ways been a world without hun- 
ger," Rev. Buchanan said. "And 
we want that because we know 
it's possible . . . that's what 
we're after." 

Mary Ellen Poison is editor of 
UNCW Magazine. 



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North Carolina 


A New Journal Opens Its Doors 

Academic journals tend 
to be thin, stuffy vol- 
umes written in arcane 
language by professors for other 

Not so North Carolina Hu- 
manities. Two years in the mak- 
ing and the first of its kind in 
North Carolina, this is one jour- 
nal where you won't have to 
fight your way through thick 
academic prose. 

Tucked into the first issue is 
Normal Fishing, a short work of 
fiction by Raney author Clyde 
Edgerton. There's a look at the 
use of the American flag as a re- 
ligious symbol by UNC history 
professor John Semonche, and a 
glimpse into the Utopian world 
of North Carolina's Love Valley 
by Conrad Ostwalt, assistant 
professor of religion, culture and 
American religious traditions at 
Appalachian State University. 

"If you have an interest in a 
wide variety of subjects, you'll 
find a piece in each issue, maybe 
two or three pieces, that you'll be 
very interested in," said the 
journal's managing editor, 
UNCW Professor of History 
Melton McLaurin. 

The author of Celia: A Slave, 
a historical work reviewed on the 
front page of The New York Times 
Book Review, knows good writing 
when he sees it. 

In the inaugural issue is 

Wendy Gwathney's essay on how- 
typical academic jargon works to 
exclude a broader audience. The 
Duke graduate student in English 
holds a master's degree from 

Polythera, a color lithograph by Donald Furst 

The second issue, due in 
May, will feature short fiction, 
poetry and essays such as Cassie 
Premo's exploration of themes of 
re-creation in Alice Walker's 

Even the journal's cover in- 
vites readers inside. The color 
lithograph Polythera by UNCW 
associate professor of art Donald 
Furst details an open door, re- 

vealing doors within doors. 

The inspiration for North 
Carolina Humanities came from 
several sources. The first was an 
awareness of the sheer numbers of 
excellent humanities scholars in 
North Carolina. "Many of them 
are teaching at small schools like 
Pembroke or Campbell or Elon 
— they're not just at the major 
universities," Dr. McLaurin said. 
"Many of these scholars have 
something to say to a larger audi- 
ence, to the educated public, but 
they have no place in which to 
say it. We felt it was important to 
establish such a medium." 

The last realization was an 
instinctive one. "We really do be- 
lieve that there are large numbers 
of people in North Carolina who 
are interested in humanities is- 
sues and who would read what 
these writers have to say," Dr. 
McLaurin said. 

Subscribers who enroll this 
spring will receive the Fall 1992 
and Spring 1993 editions of North 
Carolina Humanities. Subscrip- 
tions to the twice-a-year journal 
are $15. Write to North Carolina 
Humanities, College of Arts and 
Sciences, UNCW, 601 S. College 
Road, Wilmington, NC 28403- 
3297, or use the subscription re- 
ply form in this issue of UNCW 


■ Mary Ellen Poison 






UNCW is in the midst of a five-year , $15 milium capital campaign to help fund important academic 
and scholarship programs .The university thankfidly acknowledges the following generous gifts. 

AT&T, $135,000 grant 
in computer equipment 
to UNCW. Announced 
at the UNCW Board oi Trustees 
meeting Dec. 16, this grant paved 
the way for a new "technology 
classroom" in Bear Hall. 

The technology classroom, 
equipped with 20 interconnected 
microcomputers, makes it possible 
for students to apply computer 
applications as they are taught. 
Instead of simply taking notes in 
a calculus class, for instance, stu- 
dents can watch as a professor 
charts an equation graphically, 
then use the computer to get the 
same results themselves. 

"In a free global economy, the 
success of U.S. business will de- 
pend more than ever on innova- 
tion and creative application of 
technology," said David Brick, 
senior marketing representative 
for AT&T in Raleigh, who repre- 
sented the company at the trustee 
meeting. "AT&T views this sup- 
port as our share of the invest- 
ment needed to keep America 

The gift was part of $19.5 
million AT&T granted to 90 col- 
leges and universities in 1992. 
UNCW was one of four higher 
education institutions to receive a 
share of $1.22 million awarded in 
North Carolina. 

Guilford Mills, $50,000 
to endow a Guilford 
Mills Scholarship. The 
scholarship will be offered to 
UNCW students majoring in 
economics and computer science, 
with priority going to qualified 
students from the families of 
Guilford Mills employees. 
Guilford Mills, based in Greens- 
boro, has a plant in Kenansville 
in Duplin County. The first 
awards for the Guilford Mills 
Scholarship can be made in the 
fall of 1994. 

Charles F. Green III, 
$50,000 to endow the 
Anne Green Saus 
Scholarship at UNCW. The 
scholarship, established by the 
nephew of Anne Green Saus in 
her honor, will be awarded annu- 
ally to a student majoring in En- 
glish with a concentration in lit- 

Board of Trustees 
Chairman Robert 
Warwick and 
Chancellor James 
Leutze thank David 
Brick of AT&T 
for AT&T's 
$135,000 gift. 

erature and language, primarily 
based on merit. A former teacher, 
copywriter and the author of 
three books for youths, Mrs. Saus 
has an avid interest in literature 
and language. Mr. Green was rec- 
ognized as UNCW's Distin- 
guished Alumnus in 1989. 

B.D. and Sylvia Schwartz, 
$25,000 to create the 
Schwartz Endowment 
Fellowship Fund. The money will 
endow a scholarship for a 
UNCW graduate student, se- 
lected by a committee appointed 
by the dean of the graduate 
school. The Schwartzes, who 
have been involved in the devel- 
opment of the UNCW campus 
virtually since its beginnings, pre- 
viously endowed the first gradu- 
ate scholarship offered at 









John W. Baldwin Jr. (John) 72 


Vice Chair 

Marvin Robison (Marvin) '83 



Dru Farrar (Dru) 73 



Randy Gore (Randy) 70 


Immediate Past Chair 

Don A. Evans (Dim) '66 



Cape Fear Area 

Tommy Bancroft '58/69 ... 799-3924 
Rebecca Blackmore 75 .... 762-5033 

Brad Bruestle '85 251-3365 

Frank Bua '68 799-0164 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 350-0205 

Mary Beth Harris '81 270-3000 

Norm Melton 74 799-6105 

Patricia Neuwirth, 72, '90 392-9121 

W. Robert Page 73 763-1604 

John Pollard 70 395-2418 

Jim Stasias 70 392-0458 

Mary Thomson '81 763-0493 

Avery Tuten'86 799-1564 

Triangle Area 

Glen Downs '80 859-0396 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

DanLockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 


Cape Fear Chapter 

Charles Wall 77 

MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Hunter '89 392-1803 

Onslow County Chapter 

Triangle Chapter 

Barry Bowling '85 846-5911 

Triad Chapter 
Debbie Barnes '87 722-7889 


Mike Bass '82 791-7704 

Gayle Harvey 78 343-0481 

Gary Shipman 77 762-1990 

Kim Tuten'86 799-1564 

Deborah Hunter 78 395-3578 

(Area axle is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 

Robert F. and Catherine 
Warwick, $25,000 to 
create the Robert F. and 
Catherine Warwick Scholarship. 
The scholarship is open to gradu- 
ates of any New Hanover County 
high school and will be awarded 
on the basis of involvement in 
the Fellowship of Christian Ath- 
letes, leadership potential, char- 
acter, scholastic ability and finan- 
cial need. Mr. Warwick, a gradu- 
ate of Wilmington College, serves 
as chairman of the UNCW Board 
of Trustees. 

Family and friends of F.P. 
Fensel, $25,000 to endow 
the Francis Peter Fensel 
Memorial Scholarship. Estab- 
lished by memorial gifts from the 
family and friends of Francis Pe- 
ter Fensel, the fund is intended to 
to provide a graduate scholarship 
in marine biology at UNCW. 
The scholarship will first be 
awarded in the fall of 1993. 

Menzette and Matthew 
Donahue, $15,700 for 
the Matthew Dale 
Donahue Endowed Scholarship. 
Established in loving memory of 
Dale Donahue by his parents, the 
scholarship is open to an under- 
graduate in any academic field of 
study at UNCW. The fund was 
established through the gift of 
300 shares of CP&L stock. The 
first scholarship award will be 
possible in the fall of 1993. 

Interroll Corp., $15,000 to 
endow the Interroll Schol- 
arship Fund at UNCW. The 
scholarship will be offered to un- 
dergraduates, with priority going 
to students from the families of 
Interroll Corp. employees. If no 
students who are children of 
Interroll employees apply, the 
scholarship may be awarded to a 
student from Southeastern North 

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to Honor 
Hubert Eaton 



ape Fear 
nity College 
and UNCW 
have estab- 
~\ lished a scholar- 

i ^ ship program 

■1 ^J^^HHHHl ] ate p r i_4 unert 

A. Eaton. 

Dr. Eaton, a Wilmington 
physician and civil rights leader, 
served eight years on the UNCW 
Board of Trustees, two as chair. 

For many years, Dr. Eaton 
was a controversial figure. His au- 
tobiography, Even' Man Should 
Try, detailed his role in the de- 
segregation of schools in New 
Hanover County. 

A task force made up of com- 
munity leaders, including repre- 
sentatives from Cape Fear Com- 
munity College and UNCW, es- 
tablished the scholarships in 
honor of Eaton for his contribu- 
tions to education. 

The $500 scholarships will be 
awarded annually beginning in 
Fall 1993. Incoming students who 
graduated from an accredited 
high school in New Hanover 
County are eligible for the schol- 

Race will not be a factor in 
determining recipients. Where 
candidates are substantially equal, 
choice will be determined by need. 

First USAir Classic 
Judged a 

There was no shortage of ex- 
citement when the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Wilm- 
ington played host to the first 
USAir East Coast Classic Dec. 

The fun began early in the 
week, when about 200 guests ap- 
peared in their tinery at a glitter- 
ing black-tie event in Wagoner 
Hall Dec. 16. University guests 
and hungry players dined aboard 
the Battleship North Carolina 
memorial at a casual supper held 
Dec. 17, the night before play got 
under way. 

But nothing could top the ex- 
citement of the games themselves 
— culminating in the Seahawk's 
victory over Auburn for the 

In the title game, senior for- 
ward Tim Shaw of Fayetteville 
exploded for 33 points as the 
Seahawks ripped Auburn, 91-80. 


' I ' t 

Chancellor Leutze and his 
wife, Kathy, cut a rug at the 
black-tie dance. 

"Once you get past Tim 
Shaw, there's no difference in the 
other eight," Auburn's Tommy 
Joe Eagles told reporters in the 
press room. "People in other areas 
of the country would kill to have 
a team like this to watch." 

- ■ 



basketball coach 

Jeff Reynolds and 

his wife, Janet, 

chat with guests 

at the USAir 

Classic black-tie 




u h e w 


The 70s 

James Stasios '70 was recently 
awarded the Charles C. Chadhourn 
Award for service to the commu- 
nity by the Wilmington Kiwanis 
Club. He is a sales manager with 
Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. 
and lives in Wilmington. 

Madeline Dunn Bowers 72 re- 
cently received a master's degree in 
education from the University of 
Georgia at Augusta. She is a fifth- 
grade teacher with the Thompson, 
Ga., public school system. She and 
her husband, Michael, have two 
sons, William and Jackson. 

Robert Beeland Rehder 72 is the 

president of William H. Swan and 
Sons, Inc. He lives in Wilmington 
with his wife, Amaryallis Lee 
Rehder 72, a homemaker. 

Carolyn Foss Townsend 72 is an 
RN supervisor at Riverwood 
Health Care Center and lives in 
Biddeford, Maine. 

Benjamin Williams 72 is a man- 
agement analyst with NADEP 
Cherry Point and lives in New 
Bern. He and his wife, Joanie, have 
two daughters: Morgan and Jordan, 
and two sons: Taylor and Zachary. 

Michael Glancy 75 is a disability 
advocate/paralegal with the Glancy 
& Armstrong law firm who lives in 

Robert J. Williams IV 77 is an 
agent with New York Life Insur- 
ance Co. who lives in Fayetteville. 
He and his wife, Sharlene, have 
two children: R.J. V and Palmer. 
They are expecting a third child. 

Clay Fairley 78 is a broker with 
A.G. Edwards 6k Sons in Wilming- 
ton. He lives in Southport with 
his wife, Jan 78, and their three 

Harry Charles Craft III 79 is a 

principal in the Wilmington firm 
of Lanier, Whaley 6k Co. CPAs 
and lives in Wilmington. 

Patricia Lewis Carroll 71 and '90 
received her real estate sales li- 
cense in February 1992 and her 
broker's license in October. She 
lives in Leland and will be affili- 
ated with Tom Rabon Realty in 

Tom Buffington 77 is a com- 
mander in the U.S. Navy who lives 
in Norfolk, Va. He has three chil- 
dren: Cristina and twins Jackson 
and Elizabeth. 

Kay Diane Abeyounis 73 is a 

Spanish teacher at North Bruns- 
wick High School in Leland and 
lives in Wilmington. 

Earl W. Williams Jr. 74 is a mas- 
ter sergeant on active duty with 
the U.S. Army Reserve and lives 
in St. Peters, Mo. He has two chil- 
dren: Ashley and Justin. 

The '80s 

B. Garrett Thompson '80 is mar- 
ried to the former C. Lynne Jack- 
son and lives in Cary. They have 
two children, Rebecca and David. 

Charles Farrar '83 is pursuing an 
M.B.A. at Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity while working as a senior 
human resource consultant for 
Anheuser-Busch. He and his wife, 
Marcia '83, have two children. 

Carol King '83 has resigned as 
UNCW's Director of Alumni Rela- 
tions and is now Director of Devel- 
opment at Peace College in Ra- 
leigh. She married Steve Choplin 
Dec. 12, 1992. 

Kelly Crawford '85 graduated from 
Macon College in June with an 
associate's degree in nursing. A 
resident of Macon, Ga., she passed 
her nursing boards in September 
and works on an as-needed basis at 
Charter Lake Psychiatric Hospital. 

Shelley Ray Hambalek '85 is a 

programmer analyst with The Na- 

Monica and Alden. They live in 
Baldwin, Mo. 

John Marmorato '81 is a territory 
manager with Smith Turf 6k Irriga- 
tion living in Graham. 

Paul Felsher '83 is an engineer with 
EG6kG Rocky Flats living in Boul- 
der, Col. He is married to Nena War- 
ren and received his master's and 
doctoral degrees in nuclear physics 
from Duke University. 

Thomas Hyde '83 is a disabled 
combat veteran of the U.S. Army. 
He is the director of East Coast 
and European sales for Dragon/ 
Raven Inc. and is married to Gilli 
Chamberlain Hyde '85. They live 
in Jacksonville, Fla. 




ture Conservancy. Her husband, 
Stephen Hamhalek '84, is an envi- 
ronmental scientist with Dewberry 
and Davis. They live in Burke, Va. 

J. Stanley Hill '85, a CPA, has 
been named manager with Watts 
& Scobie CPAs in Raleigh. He is a 
member of the American Institute 
of Certified Public Accountants 
and the N.C. Association of Public 
Accountants. He and his wife, the 
former Sherry L. Port of Apex, live 
in Knightdale with their two 
daughters, Kristen and Kathleen. 

Karen Fulkerson Mahn '85 is a 

medical technologist at New Han- 
over Regional Medical Center and 

chairman of the Boys Scouts yearly 
golf tournament. 

John Griffin '88 is completing his 
doctoral degree in neurophysiology 
at Ohio State University and will 
be taking a fellowship position at 
Harvard Medical School. 

Jeffrey Rogers '88 is assistant man- 
ager of merchandising for Big Lots 
and lives in Siler City. 

Aldine Mark Guthrie '88 is a per- 
sonnel manager for a General Elec- 
tric appliances facility in Decatur, 
Ala. He and his wife, Nancy Lees 
Guthrie '82, have three children. 









UNC Wilmington 

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WILMINGTON NC 28403-9972 


social work from East Carolina 
University in 1990 and previously 
worked at Cherry Hospital in 

Archie S. Raynor Jr. '87 has been 
promoted to assistant vice presi- 
dent at Centura Bank in 
Hampstead, where he is branch 
manager. He serves as treasurer of 
the Cape Fear Chapter of the 
UNCW Alumni Association and 


Glen Batten '84 is a branch man- 
ager for BB&T in Wallace. He was 
recently promoted to assistant vice 

Dan Dunlop '84 has been named 
general manager of WCHL radio 
station in Chapel Hill. He is mar- 
ried to the former Alyson 
McKenzie of Winston-Salem. 

Neil Thomas Phillips '83 is busi- 
ness banker for the Shallotte area 
with United Carolina Bank. 
Phillips and his wife, the former 
Fonda Formyduval '84, live in 
Shallotte with their son, Andrew 

• Currie '86 is an assistant per- 
inel officer at Southern National 
ik who Lives in Lumberton. 

nela S. DeHaas Thompson '86 

he director of Health and Safety 
vice for the American Red 
iss, Cape Fear Chapter. She re- 
ved master's degrees in Recre- 
>n Resources Administration 
1 public administration from 
Z. State University in Decem- 
. She lives in Wilmington with 
husband, Harold E. Thomp- 
i, Jr. '85, and their son, Oliver J. 
ompson, who was born April 22, 

ricia Martine; Stott 'S6 is an 
■erse drug effects case manager 
h Burroughs Wellcome Co. who 
lives in Wake Forest. She has two 
children, Kirsten Erin and Zachary 

Amy Tharrington '86 is the man- 
ager of Higgins Offset and Ther- 
mography and is married to Tho- 
mas Tharrington '86. They live in 

Brett A. Barnes '87 is a business 
services officer and assistant vice 



u h e w 


The 70s 

James Stasios 70 was recently 
awarded the Charles C. Chadbourn 
Award for service to the commu- 
nity by the Wilmington Kiwanis 
Club. He is a sales manager with 
Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Co. 
and lives in Wilmington. 

Madeline Dunn Bowers 72 re- 
cently received a master's degree in 
education from the University of 
Georgia at Augusta. She is a fifth- 
grade teacher with the Thompson, 
Ga., public school system. She and 
her husband, Michael, have two 
sons, William and Jackson. 

Robert Beeland Rehder 72 is thi 
president of William H. Swan am 
Sons, Inc. He lives in Wilmingto 
with his wife, Amaryallis Lee 
Rehder 72, a homemaker. 

Carolyn Foss Townsend 72 is ai 
RN supervisor at Riverwood 
Health Care Center and lives in 
Biddeford, Maine. 

Clay Fairley 78 is a broker with 
A.G. Edwards & Sons in Wilming- 
ton. He lives in Southport with 
his wife, Jan 78, and their three 

Harry Charles Craft III 79 is a 

principal in the Wilmington firm 
of Lanier, Whaley & Co. CPAs 
and lives in Wilmington. 

Patricia Lewis Carroll 71 and '90 
received her real estate sales li- 
cense in February 1992 and her 
broker's license in October. She 
lives in Leland and will be affili- 

_._J ...:.U T D_l D l-„_:- 

Monica and Alden. They live in 
Baldwin, Mo. 

John Marmorato '81 is a territory 
manager with Smith Turf 6k Irriga- 
tion living in Graham. 

Paul Felsher '83 is an engineer with 
EG&.G Rocky Flats living in Boul- 
der, Col. He is married to Nena War- 
ren and received his master's and 
doctoral degrees in nuclear physics 
from Duke University. 

Thomas Hyde '83 is a disabled 
combat veteran of the U.S. Army. 

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Benjamin Williams 72 is a man- 
agement analyst with NADEP 
Cherry Point and lives in New 
Bern. He and his wife, Joanie, ha' 
two daughters: Morgan and Jorda 
and two sons: Taylor and Zachar^ 

Michael Clancy 75 is a disability 
advocate/paralegal with the Glancy 
&. Armstrong law firm who lives in 

Robert J. Williams IV 77 is an 

agent with New York Life Insur- 
ance Co. who lives in Fayetteville. 
He and his wife, Sharlene, have 
two children: R.J. V and Palmer. 
They are expecting a third child. 




B. Garrett Thompson '80 is mar- 
ried to the former C. Lynne Jack- 
son and lives in Cary. They have 
two children, Rebecca and David. 

Charles Farrar '83 is pursuing an 
M.B.A. at Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity while working as a senior 
human resource consultant for 
Anheuser-Busch. He and his wife, 
Marcia '83, have two children. 

State Zip 

Dec. 12, 1992. 

Kelly Crawford '85 graduated from 
Macon College in June with an 
associate's degree in nursing. A 
resident of Macon, Ga., she passed 
her nursing boards in September 
and works on an as-needed basis at 
Charter Lake Psychiatric Hospital. 

Shelley Ray Hambalek '85 is a 

programmer analyst with The Na- 




ture Conservancy. Her husband, 
Stephen Hambalek '84, is an envi- 
ronmental scientist with Dewberry 
and Davis. They live in Burke, Va. 

J. Stanley Hill '85, a CPA, has 
been named manager with Watts 
& Scobie CPAs in Raleigh. He is a 
member of the American Institute 
of Certified Public Accountants 
and the N.C. Association ot Public 
Accountants. He and his wite, the 
former Sherry L. Port of Apex, live 
in Knightdale with their two 
daughters, Kristen and Kathleen. 

Karen Fulkerson Mahn '85 is a 
medical technologist at New Han- 
over Regional Medical Center and 
lives in Wilmington. She is mar- 
ried to Joseph Mahn '85, a CPA. 

Lynwood Ward '85 is an English 
instructor at Piedmont Community 
College. He received a master's de- 
gree in English from East Carolina 
University in 1988 and is pursuing 
a master's degree in history from 
N.C. State University. 

Ingrid Dawn Rochelle '87 is em- 
ployed by the N.C. Division of So- 
cial Services in Raleigh as a pro- 
gram consultant in the adoption 

A. Denise Wicker '87 is a clinical 
social worker at Culpeper Memo- 
rial Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. 
She received a master's degree in 
social work from East Carolina 
University in 1990 and previously 
worked at Cherry Hospital in 

Archie S. Raynor Jr. '87 has been 
promoted to assistant vice presi- 
dent at Centura Bank in 
Hampstead, where he is branch 
manager. He serves as treasurer of 
the Cape Fear Chapter of the 
UNCW Alumni Association and 

chairman of the Boys Scouts yearly 
golf tournament. 

John Griffin '88 is completing his 
doctoral degree in neurophysiology 
at Ohio State University and will 
be taking a fellowship position at 
Harvard Medical School. 

Jeffrey Rogers '88 is assistant man- 
ager of merchandising for Big Lots 
and lives in Siler City. 

Aldine Mark Guthrie '88 is a per- 
sonnel manager for a General Elec- 
tric appliances facility in Decatur, 
Ala. He and his wife, Nancy Lees 
Guthrie '82, have three children. 

Kym Mcintosh Smith '88 is a spe- 
cial account assistant with Stan- 
dard Register who lives in Greens- 

Vivian Bowden '89 is an account- 
ing technician at UNCW who 
lives in Burgaw. She married 
Norwood Harold Futrell Sept. 26, 

James Merritt '89 is a fourth-year 
doctoral candidate at Duke Uni- 
versity and presented research at 
the National American Chemical 
Society meeting in August. He 
married Sandra Welfare in 1990. 

James Donald Wells Jr. '86 is a 

sales representative with Cal-Tone 
Paints and Interiors who lives in 

Glen Batten '84 is a branch man- 
ager tor BB&.T in Wallace. He was 
recently promoted to assistant vice 

Dan Dunlop '84 has been named 
general manager of WCHL radio 
station in Chapel Hill. He is mar- 
ried to the former Alyson 
McKenrie ot Winston-Salem. 

Neil Thomas Phillips '83 is busi- 
ness banker for the Shallotte area 
with United Carolina Bank. 
Phillips and his wite, the former 
Fonda Formyduval '84, live in 
Shallotte with their son, Andrew 

Joy Currie '86 is an assistant per- 
sonnel officer at Southern National 
Bank who lives in Lumberton. 

Pamela S. DeHaas Thompson '86 

is the director ot Health and Safety 
Service for the American Red 
Cross, Cape Fear Chapter. She re- 
ceived master's degrees in Recre- 
ation Resources Administration 
and public administration from 
N.C. State University in Decem- 
ber. She lives in Wilmington with 
her husband, Harold E. Thomp- 
son, Jr. '85, and their son, Oliver J. 
Thompson, who was born April 22, 

Patricia Martine; Stott '86 is an 
adverse drug effects case manager 
with Burroughs Wellcome Co. who 
lives in Wake Forest. She has two 
children, Kirsten Erin and Zachary 

Amy Tharrington '86 is the man- 
ager of Higgins Offset and Ther- 
mography and is married to Tho- 
mas Tharrington '86. They live in 

Brett A. Barnes '87 is a business 
services officer and assistant vice 




president with BB&T in Wilmington. 

Margaret McLaurin McGill '87 is 

employed by the Richmond 
County school system and lives in 

Millicent Paige Churchill '87 is 
acting director of the research de- 
partment at the Coastal Area 
Health Education Center and lives 
in Wilmington. 

Kevin Gray '88 is the manager of 
Rose Brothers Furniture in Wilm- 

John Anthony Gaeto is a manager 
with Sherwin Williams Co. who 
lives in North Charleston, S.C. His 
wife, Jennifer Williams Gaeto '89, 
works for Enterprise Leasing. 

2nd Lt. Jeffrey B. Mims '88 is a 

supply officer in the U.S. Marine 
Corps and lives in Carlsbad, Calif. 

Deedee Michele Phillippe Jarman 

'89 is a physical education teacher 
with the Craven County Schools 
who lives in New Bern. 

Bob Lancaster Jr. '89 is a contrac- 
tor with Lancaster Electric Co. 
who lives in Wilmington. 

Kenneth Lasnier '89 is a major in 
the U.S. Marine Corps. His wife, 
Luanne '89, is a program analyst at 
NASA headquarters in Washing- 
ton, D.C. They live in Arlington, 

The '90s 

Eddy W. Akers '90 graduated from 
the physician assistant program o\ 
the Bowman Gray School of Medi- 
cine at Wake Forest University in 

Rob Sappenfield '90 is an account 
executive with Continental Indus- 
trial Chemicals, Inc. who lives in 

Karen Yvonne Owen-Bogan '90 is 

an instructor at Central Carolina 
Community College who lives in 

Mary "Taylor" Harris '91 is an 

account representative with State 
of the Art who lives in Durham. 

Jennifer Lee Hobbs '91 is an ac- 
count executive with Dey Air- 
freight, Inc. who lives in Raleigh. 

Hal Turnage '91 works in the 
CADD division of McGee CADD 
Reprographics directing support for 
hardware and software. He lives in 

Jean Marie Styron '91 is a kinder- 
garten teacher for the 
Mecklenburg County Schools in 
Charlotte. She is working on a 
master's degree in education ad- 
ministration and supervision and is 
engaged to Mike Grumbles. 

Judith Wright '92 is a teacher at 
St. Mary's School who lives in 

Kevin W. DeBruhl '90 is a bank- 
ing officer and the financial center 
manager at the Biltmore office of 
BB&T. He lives in Asheville. 

Jodi Ann Montgomery Davis '90 

i- ,i teacher tor the C '.imp Lejeune 
Dependents Schools who lives in 
Wilmington. Her first child, 
Kaitlin Rebecca, was born Sept. 
13, 1992. 

David F. Kesler '90 is a branch 
manager and assistant vice presi- 
dent with First Citizens Bank who 
lives in Wilmington. 

Lt. JG Shawn Patrick Murphy '90 

is a contracting officer with the 
U.S. Naval Hospital in Groton, 
Conn, who lives in North 
Stonington. He recently estab- 
lished a dental equipment sales and 
service company. 

Gerald Bain Williams, Jr. '90 is a 

manager with Sherwin-Williams 
Co. who lives in Laurinburg. 

Margaret Eaddy Taylor '90 is a 
second-grade teacher with Duplin 
County Schools who lives in 
Wallace. She married Don W. 
Taylor April 12, 1992. 

James Laney '91 is a geologist with 
the U.S. Geological Survey who 
lives in San Francisco. 

Vicki Lynn Brown Thacker '91 is 
a teacher in Yuma, Ari:. She is 
married to Darrell Lee Thacker, 

Jr. '83, a U.S. Marine Corps in- 
structor. The Thackers were ex- 
pecting their first child in late 

Pamela Dee Brock '92 is a second- 
grade teacher in the developmen- 
tally appropriate program at War- 
saw Elementary School who lives 
in Turkey, N.C. 

Flossie Dossenbach '92 has joined 
the staff of Secretary of State Rutus 
Edmisten as an information spe- 
cialist with the N.C. Securities and 
Commodities Division. She lives 
in Raleigh. 

Anne N. Johnson '92 is a staff ac- 
countant in the audit department 
in the Wilmington office of 
McGladrey & Pullen. She recently 
passed the uniform examination for 
certified public accountants. 

Sally Keith Met: '92 is attending 
law school at UNC-Chapel Hill 
and lives in Durham. 




Michele M. Smith '92 is a math 
teacher at Union High School in 
Sampson County who lives in 

Eddie Parrish '92 is a research ana- 
lyst with the Coastal Area Health 
Education Center who lives in 
Wilmington with his wife, Teresa 
Springle Parrish, '92. 

Jacqueline McClain '92 is a special 
education teacher at D'Iberville 
High School in Harrison County, 
Miss. She is a graduate student at 
the University of Southern Ala- 
bama pursuing a master's degree in 


James Odell Pierce 73 to Mary Ann 
Hedden, living in Wilmington. 

Christine Marie Ward '91 to Wil- 
liam Ellis Rivenbark, living in 

Pinckney Hugo Heaton III '80 & 
'84 to Susan C. Gerry '87, living 
in Knightdale. He is a budget ana- 
lyst for American Airlines. She is 
programmer-analyst for Computer 
Services Corp. 

Paul "Buddy" Kelly '84 to Eliza- 
beth Grimes Thomas, living in 
Chapel Hill. He is vice president of 
operations of Construction Equip- 
ment Parts Co. of Goldston. 

Michael Dix '89 to Tracy L. 
Furguson, living in Greensboro. 

James Finley Jr. '85 to Sharon 
Moore, living in Wilmington. He is 
a sales engineer with Snyder Gen- 
eral Corp. 

Angela Ruth Faulk '89 to Everette 
Brown Towles, living in Wilming- 
ton. She is a registered nurse with 
Comprehensive Home Health Care. 


To Deborah Venters Murphy '77 
and husband Stuart Neil Murphy 
'80, a son, Joseph Troy, Nov. 4, 
1992. The Murphys have an older 
son, Stuart Patrick. 

To Nan Fish Caison '83 and hus- 
band Hugh Caison '85, a daughter, 
Margaret {Catherine, June 8, 1992. 

To Marguerite McGillan Krause 
'87 and husband Jeffrey Krause, a 
son, Bradley John Krause, Oct. 18, 

Tess Elliot 

To Mit:i Winstead Daughtry '88 
and husband Chris Daughtry, a 
daughter, Caitlin Francis, Oct. 9, 

To Karen Strong Allen '89 and 
husband Michael (Meto) Joe Allen 

'87, a son, Michael Seth, Nov. 27, 

To Robin Smith Kinney '79 and 
husband Michael R. Kinney '77, a 

daughter, Galen Taylor, June 30, 
1992. They have a son, Evan, and a 
daughter, Kristen. 

To Julie Roseman Goodnight '83, 
and husband Henry Goodnight, a 
daughter, Savannah Marlene, Sept. 
10, 1992. 


Julian F. Williams '57 died Sept. 
23, 1992. Formerly employed as an 
office administrator/manager, Wil- 
liams served as student body presi- 
dent for Wilmington College. 

Carlton Dale Dowless '77 died 
Sept. 28, 1992. Prior to his death, 
Dowless was a psychiatric nurse at 
Mt. Vernon Hospital, where he was 
named Nurse of the Year in 1991. 

Tess Elliot '91 died Sept. 20, 1992. 
She was the reigning Miss North 
Carolina USA and was a top- 10 fi- 
nalist in the Miss USA pageant 
held in February 1992. 


A room at Cape Fear Memorial 
Hospital has been named tor Estell 
Lee '55. A former member of the 
hospital's board, Lee was secretary 
of the N.C. Department of Eco- 
nomics and Community Develop- 
ment during the Martin adminis- 
tration. The room, named the 
Estell Lee Leadership Center, is 
used for hospital-sponsored com- 
munity events and board meetings. 

John Barber '85 and his wife, 
Cheryl Rothenbuescher Barber 

'85, moved to Tokyo in November 
tor a two-year international assign- 
ment with the accounting firm of 
KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Barber 
will work as part of the interna- 
tional tax group as a liaison be- 
tween U.S. and Japanese entities, 
and Mrs. Barber will work with the 
international audit group. 



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PRIZES. All events free and open to the public. 

14 Reception to open Schweitzer Memorabilia 

Exhibit, Randall Library, 3:30 p.m. 

14 Schweitzer Prizes, Organ Concert with John 
Jordan, First Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m. 

15 Schweitzer Prizes, lecture with Dr. James 
Leutze and presentation of Essay Award 
Winners, Cameron Hall Auditorium, S p.m. 

16 Schweitzer Prizes, One-act play about Mrs. 
Schweitzer, I Am His Wife with Lilly Lessing, 
Kenan Auditorium, S p.m. 

1 7 Schweitzer Prizes, Pianist Roya Weyerhaeuser 
and the Wilmington Symphony, Dr. Steven 
Errante, conducting, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

1 s Schweitzer International Prizes Ceremony, 

Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m., 
Reception following, Wagoner Hall 

20 Seahawk Baseball, EAST CAROLINA, 1 p.m. 

24 UNCW Business Week, Keynote Address 

Michael Donahue of Saatchi ck Saatchi 
Advertising, Kenan Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 


1 I larolyn Black well, soprano, 

Wilmington Concert Association, 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

8-12 Easter vacation; classes suspended 

9- 1 I Seahawk Women's Coif, AZALEA- 


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Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

19 Chancellor Leutze appears on North Carolina 

People, 7:30 p.m. WUNC-TV 1 3. Repeats April 
25, 5:30 p.m. 

28 Last day of classes for Spring Semester 


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Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

North Carolina Symphony Pops Concert 
Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

Commencement, Trask Coliseum 

19-22 Seahawk Baseball hosts COLONIAL 

23-30 UNCW Alumni Association 7-Day Caribbean 
Cruise aboard the Ecstasy 


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Kenan Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

12 Big Band Dance with Ftank Bongiorno and 

The 7 O'Clock Jazz Ensemble 
University Center Ballroom, 7 p.m. 

19 Say Amen Gospel Jubilee 
Kenan Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

20 Ensemble Courant Chamber Musicians 
Thalian Hall, Wilmington, 7 p.m. 

24 Ensemble Courant Chamber with Guests 

Thalian Hall, Wilmington, 7 p.m. 

24-27 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way 

to the Forum, Kenan Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

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Volume 3, Number 4 



UNCW's Cameron School of Business Administration 
earns top-notch accreditation, thanks in part 
to its graduates 



A different kind of learning on the Wellness Cruise, 
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Bill Brooks Inducted into State 
Sports Hall of Fame 

f ithout BUI Brooks, UNC 
Wilmington's thriving athlet- 
ics program simply wouldn't he where 
it is today. 

UNCW's Long-time 
athletic director was one 
of 15 sports figures in- 
ducted into the state 
Sports Hall of Fame in 
Raleigh May 6. "I consider 
it probably the most im- 
portant recognition I've 
ever had," Brooks told the 
Wilmington Morning Star. 

A star high school and 
college athlete, the Wil- 
son native played minor league profes- 
sional baseball for the New York Gi- 
ants, then came to Wilmington in 
195 1 to teach and coach at New Han- 
over High School and the fledgling 
Wilmington College. 

In 1956, Brooks became athletic 
director; within two years, he had 
signed his first scholarship player. 

As an administrator, Brooks was 
the architect of UNCW's sports pro- 

grams, notably in baseball. Over a 27- 
season coaching career, he held a .663 
record, with 574 wins and 292 losses. 
Wilmington College won na- 
tional junior college cham- 
pionships in 1961 and 1963. 
Named a National 
Coach of the Year in 1975, 
Brooks oversaw the construc- 
tion of several major sports 
facilities and helped raise 
funds for others, including 
Trask Coliseum. Many con- 
sider his crowning achieve- 
ment to be the orchestration 
of NCAA conference affili- 
ation for the Seahawks, who joined 
the Colonial Athletic Association in 

Brooks, who retired in 1991 , is the 
fifth Wilmington sports figure to be 
inducted into the state Hall of Fame, 
joining former New Hanover High 
School coach Leon Brodgen, pro foot- 
ball legends Sonny Jurgensen and Ro- 
man Gabriel and Harlem Globetrotters 
star Meadowlark Lemon. 


Katharine "Katie" Laing '93 is this 
year's sole recipient of the presti- 
gious Our World-Underwater Schol- 
arship. The award carries a $10,000 
cash prize which can be used for travel 
and research around the world. 

Laing, a May cum laude graduate 
.in biology with an emphasis on marine 
science and a minor in chemistry, has 
conducted research ranging from ma- 
rine algal genetics to ecological studies 
of estuaries and other coastal environ- 
ments. As an OW-U scholar, she will 
also receive diving gear, wet and dry 

suits, underwater 
training and 
equipment, and a 
Rolex diving 

Laing has 
been accepted by 
the Florida Insti- 
tute of Techno- 
logy's biological oceanography, pro- 
gram, but will delay enrolling in gradu- 
ate school until she completes her year 
as an OW-U scholar. 

$191,186 Grant 
Awarded to 
Study How 
Children Learn 

It doesn't take an expert to know 
there are differences between men 
and women. However, it does take an 
expert to know why the differences 
exist. InJune,UNCW psychology pro- 
fessor William H. Overman was 
awarded $191,186 by the National 
Institute of Mental Health to fund 
three years of research to determine 
whether learning differences between 
boys and girls are biological or learned. 

Overman, a specialist in the brain 
and behavior, has developed two game 
tasks which are designed to show learn- 
ing differences. The games, targeted 
for children 18 months to 4 years old, 
teach learning through reward. 

While similar studies have been 
done with adult humans and monkeys, 
Overman's research is the first of its 
kind to be done with children. Similar 
studies done with monkeys have shown 
conclusively that learning differences 
are biologically determined and can be 
reversed with hormones. 

As adults, men tend to be stronger 
than females at mental rotation tasks, 
such as map reading, while women are 
verbally stronger than men. It Overman 
finds that these differences are learned, 
the next step would be to determine 
whether it is possible to teach children 
to be equally good at either task. If the 
study indicates the differences are bio- 
logical, there could be significant medi- 
cal implications, particularly where 
hormones administered during preg- 
nancy are concerned. 

— Amy Brennan 



Master's Degree in Psychology Coming in Fall '94 

The University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington will offer a master 
of arts degree in psychology beginning 
in fall semester 1994- 

The course of study approved by 
the UNC Board of Governors will of- 
fer two concentrations: pre-doctoral 
and substance abuse counseling. The 
pre-doctoral concentration will be a 
general one, with a goal of preparing 
students for entry into Ph.D. programs 
in applied or experimental psychol- 

ogy. The second curriculum is an ap- 
plied concentration with a specific fo- 
cus on therapy for substance abuse 

The state Department of Human 
Resources has identified graduate train- 
ing of substance abuse counselors as 
one of the state's most critical mental 
health needs. Students completing a 
degree in the applied concentration 
will have completed all academic re- 
quirements necessary to be certified as 

a substance abuse counselor in North 
Carolina and would be prepared to 
apply for a state Psychological Associ- 
ate License. 

For more information on the M. A. 
program in psychology, call Dr. Kate 
Bruce, graduate coodinator, or Dr. 
Andy Jackson, psychology department 
chair, at 395-3370. Applications for 
the program will be accepted begin- 
ning this fall. 

— )eff Holeman 

Neuwirth Named 
Alumni Relations 

Pat Neuwirth '72 has been named 
director of alumni relations for 
the University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington. She will serve as 
executive director of the UNCW 
Alumni Association and represent 
the university in alumni relations 
and fund raising. 

Neuwirth holds a bachelor of 
arts degree in health and physical 
education from UNCW and an 
M.Ed, in health curriculum and A 
instruction from UNC Charlotte. | S 
She previously was traffic injury 
prevention program manager for '■ 
New Hanover Regional Medical 
Center in Wilmington. 

A school teacher for 12 years 
in the New Hanover County and ■". 
Norfolk, Va., public schools, "■ 
Neuwirth is married and has four 
children. She assumed the position 
vacated by Carol King Choplin on 
May 10. Choplin resigned in January 
to become director of development 
for Peace College in Raleigh. 

Pat Neuwirth as a 
Wilmington College cheerleader. 

A Message From Your New 
Alumni Director 

As a 1972 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, I am 
honored to have been selected as the director of alumni relations. Having 
been an advocate for UNCW for many years, I am eager to direct my professional 
energy towards serving our alumni base. With approximately 19,000 alumni, we 
are primed for progress! 

Since my graduation, I have enjoyed many of the benefits of being an active 
alumnus. My five years of experience on the Alumni Association Board of 
Directors has also afforded me opportunities to continue to feel grounded with 

UNCW. The pride I feel for the university and its potential is sublime! 
{ j I welcome your comments, concerns, "wish lists" and visions for future 

S alumni activities and events. Your input will enable all of our alumni to 
benefit. The challenges ahead are greeted with spirit and energy. I value your 
support and your active involvement. 

Our No. 1 task for the next four years is to adopt the Jessie Kenan Wise 

House, our future alumni home, as a priority for our giving to ensure its 

successful completion. As sister to the Kenan House, she deserves our 

attention and respect. Join me in helping to ensure the repayment of the 

$400,000 loan to United Carolina Bank. We will reap the benefits for many 

years to come. 

If you have been inactive, I invite you warmly to join the ranks of your 
former classmates, friends, and co-workers and become involved in a soaring 
Seahawk adventure! The Alumni Association needs all of us to be successful. 
Please don't hesitate to call if I can be of assistance to you. 

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UNC Wilmington's Cameron School of Business Administration earns 
top-notch accreditation, thanks in part to its graduates 

By Mary Ellen Polson 

As the owner of a small business that computerizes 
inventory management and accounting systems 
for industrial and construction supply companies, 
Jay Stokley, Jr. '73 sees the inner work- 
ings of literally hundreds of small busi- 

What he learns surprises him. "I'm 
amazed at how little some managers 
know about how their business is gener- 
ated, how it's accounted for, or how it 
grows, because those managers never 
got any formal training," said Stokley, 
who founded Atlantic Computer Corp. 
in Wilmington 1 1 years ago. "I've gone 
in to very successful companies whose 
managers couldn't read a balance sheet 
or an income statement and thought, 
'what could these fellows accomplish if 
they'd had the training?' " 

Stokley parlayed experience gained 
while a business administration major 
at UNC Wilmington into a job that 
eventually led him to found his own 
company. His education "not only 
helped me to build a business, but has 
helped me to manage one also," Stokley said. 

Stokley is just one of hundreds of successful graduates of 
UNCW's business school, since 1983 the Cameron School 
of Business Administration. The program has made a pro- 



"Within two years of graduating 
I was chief financial officer for a 
large medical center. The busi- 
ness school prepared me so that 
from a knowledge standpoint 1 
was able to handle that job." 
- Michael W. Barton '68 

found difference not only in the lives of its alumni, but in 
greater Southeastern North Carolina as well. 

"The Cape Fear region has always had sort of a propri- 
etary interest in the university," said 
Dr. Norman Kaylor, a professor of ac- 
countancy who served as the Cameron 
School's dean from 1979to 1992. "They 
felt like it was theirs — not from a 
dictatorial point of view, but as apride- 
of-ownership kind of thing. 'This is 
ours; we started it.' Especially the busi- 
ness community." 

This year, the accomplishments of 
the Cameron School were formally ac- 
knowledged when the American As- 
sembly of Collegiate Schools of Busi- 
ness accredited the school's undergradu- 
ate and graduate programs. The desig- 
nation places the Cameron School in 
elite company such as the Kenan-Flagler 
Business School at the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the 
Fuqua School of Business at Duke Uni- 
versity. Only 20 percent of the country's 
undergraduate business programs and 
less than half of all M.B.A. programs have earned accredita- 
tion by the AACSB. 

There is other good news. On July 1, Dr. Howard O 
Rockness, formerly associate dean for the M.B.A. program at 



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ke the hi 

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School, joined the business 
school faculty as its dean. It was a two-for-one coup for the 
Cameron School: Dr. Joanne Rockness, professor of ac- 
counting and an associate dean at N.C. State University and 
the new dean's wife, will also join the faculty as Cameron 
Professor of Accountancy. As dean, Howard Rockness will 
oversee a faculty of 55 with responsibility for 1,600 business 
majors and M.B.A. students. 

Business courses were among the first classes offered at 
the tiny community college first known as Wilmington 
College and later the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington. "When I came here in the early '70s, the 
university was about the size our business school is now," 
Kaylor said. Of the 50 or 60 business majors that graduated 
every year, the vast majority were local. "Of course, that's not 
true now. They're coming from all over the state, and we've 
got out-of-state and international students here." 

Because so many of the school's alumni are recent gradu- 
ates, you won't find the names of many UNCW business school 
alumni on the mastheads of national corporations — yet. 

But you will routinely find the names of UNCW 
graduates among the top three scorers on the state 

Certified Public Accountants' exam, among them 
Rachel Vance Dodge '87 (gold medalist), Robert Jo- 
seph Hollis '90, and Garland Atkinson Boyd '92. Oth- 
ers are forging careers in banking institutions and in- 
dustry throughout the Southeast. And, like Stokley, 
many business school graduates have gone on to create 
their own businesses. 

Among the school's most successful entrepreneurs is 
Michael W. Barton '68, the president and CEO of Health 
Horizons Inc. in Nashville, Tenn. Barton, who co-founded 
the company in January 1992 , expects the health care firm to 
own and operate nine outpatient surgery centers from San 
Francisco to Greenville, S.C., by the close of the year. Health 
Horizons' annualized revenues are expected to reach $30 
million this year. 

Barton speaks fondly of UNCW's business program, 
where he majored in accounting. Even in its early years, 
when its complement of faculty was small, the school still 
provided its students with a firm foundation. "Within two 
years of graduating, I was chief financial officer for a large 
medical center," Barton said. "The school prepared me so 
that from a knowledge standpoint I was able to handle 
that job." 

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Barton attributes part of his readi- 
ness to the fact that several of his 
instructors either had work experience 
in industry or were actively engaged as 
business consultants — something that 
continues to be a tradition at the 
Cameron School of Business. "Part of 
the flavor of the classes was in relating 
real-life situations in the classrooms," 
Barton said. 

Almost universally, business school 
alumni praise the practical teaching they 
received as crucial to their later success. 
"In particular in Dr. (Claude) Farrell's 
classes, he had us thinking in terms of 
real-life situations rather than just text- 
book situations," said Brad Donnell 76, 
who owns a small Wilmington printing 
company, Linprint. 

Farrell's tests could accurately be 
described as true or false, but they were 
in reality essay tests, Donnell said. A 
typical test might have two true or 
false questions, and it was up to the 
student to defend his or her choice. 
"He didn't care which side of the coin 
you took, provided you backed it up 
with economic thought," Donnell said. 

Donnell finds he relies on eco- 
nomic theories he learned in school in 
making real-life business decisions. "Es- 
pecially in a small business, you have a 
tendency tor the business to chase you, 
rather than you getting a handle on 
the business," he said. "I think the 
background in the business school gives 
you an opportunity to make the busi- 
ness work better." 

"One thing the UNCW program 
really focused on is team building," 
said Peggy Baddour, '82, '88, whose 
two sisters also hold or are working on 
advanced degrees at UNCW. "That 
helps you work with people when you 
get out in the real world." 

As manager of all personal and 
networked computer systems, Baddour 
works with every department at New 
Hanover Regional Medical Center. 
Having an understanding of how all 
departments work together is crucial 
to the successful management of her 
job, she said. 

Business school was an easy choice 
for Malcomb Coley '86, '89, who de- 
cided to major in accounting when he 
aced the first accounting course he 
took at UNCW. "I thought this was 
going to be an easy major," he said. 
"Boy, did I get fooled." 

Coley, who 
graduated as the 
only minority 
accounting ma- 
jor in his class, 
was impressed 
enough with 
UNCW's un- 
business pro- 
gram to enroll in 
the school's 
M.B.A. pro- 
gram, which he 
raced through in 
a year and a half. 
After teaching 
full time at N.C. 
Central Univer- 
sity in Durham 
and St. Augus- 
tine's College in 

Raleigh tor two years, he sensed he still 
needed further education. "The only 
thing I knew in accounting was the 
theoretical," he said. "1 had no practi- 
cal experience in accounting." 

In search of "the best real-world 
experience," he joined the Raleigh of- 
fice of one of the six largest interna- 


"You being the expert, you better 
know the answer or where you can 
find the answer. UNCW gave me a 
good foundation in accounting and 
accounting principles . " 

— Malcomb Coley '86, '89 

tional accounting firms, Ernst &. 
Young. Rather than crunching num- 
bers, Coley spends most of his time 
interacting with people — "from presi- 
dents of large companies all the way to 
staff accountants," he said. 

Clients tend to view CPAs as ex- 
perts. "You being the expert, you bet- 
ter know the answer or where you can 
find the answer," Coley said. "UNCW 
gave me a good foundation in account- 
ing and accounting principles." 

If he regrets anything about his 
education at UNCW, it's that it didn't 
cover specialization tor different in- 
dustries, such as 
health care or in- 
surance. Coley 
spends about 70 
percent of his time 
auditing the books 
of insurance com- 

Mike Clewis 
'73, a partner with 
the Wilmington 
office of McGlad- 
rey & Pullen, the 
ninth largest inter- 
national account- 
ing firm, used to 
think the same 
way about special- 
ization. After years 
in the profession, 
he's changed his 
mind. "I teel like the 
job ot the university is to give the future 
business or accounting major basic skills 
of learning," Clewis said. "Then let the 
accounting firm, the Du Ponts, or the 
GEs, teach the specifics that need to be 
learned tor that industry." 

As might be expected, local ac- 
counting firms tend to be chock-full of 



UNCW accountancy graduates. Of 10 
certified public accountants on the staff 
of Murray, Thomson &. Co. CPAs, seven 
have degrees from UNCW, including 
both partners, said Mary Thomson '8 1 . 
Three of the six partners in the 
Wilmington office of McGladrey &. 
Pullen have ties to UNCW, said Clewis. 
Among them is UNCW Board of Trust- 
ees Chairman Robert F. Warwick '55, a 
Wilmington College alum. 

Over the years, there's been an 
unusually close relationship 
between the business school 
and the regional business community. 
The families of area businessmen Bruce 
B. and Dan D. Cameron have been 
major benefactors of the school, 
named in their honor in 1983. 
Other benefactors have included 
United Carolina Bank, which en- 
dowed a professorship in banking 
and finance; NationsBank, which 
established the NCNB Scholars 
Program; and Wachovia, which 
endowed the Wachovia Fund for 

Kaylor credits local business lead- 
ers as the driving force behind the 
establishment of a Master of Business 
Administration program at UNCW. 
Discouraged from submitting a pro- 
posal by the University of North Caro- 
lina system, business school leaders 
initiated a survey of area businesses to 
bolster their case. 

"Instead of answering the survey, 
people from a lot of our major firms 
started writing letters to General Ad- 
ministration," Kaylor said. "GA 
thought we were asking them to do 
that. We weren't." 

UNCW got its M.B. A. program in 
1 982. Courses are offered only at night; 
students tend to be employees of large 
area corporations like DuPont, GE and 

Peggy Baddour, who completed 
her M.B. A. in three years of night 
classes, found she became closer to the 
faculty as a graduate student. "The 
classes were a lot smaller and it was 
more intimate; more of a peer-to-peer 
relationship rather than faculty to stu- 
dent," she said. 

The Baddour sisters in front of New Hanover Regional 
Medical Center, where Peggy '82 and '88 (far right) 
is manager of personal and networked computers. 
Linda '80 (center) is at work on an M.B. A. at 
UNC Wilmington; Shirley Prince '74 
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Once Baddour graduated, "I no- 
ticed a significant difference in myself 
on the job," she said. "I had more 
confidence and therefore I could be 
more of a mentor to others." 

Kaylor believes the Cameron 
School should have received its 
AACSB accreditation in 1992. But 
two things happened to delay that: A 
new chancellor, Dr. James R. Leutze, 
had just come on board, and Kaylor — 
after 22 years as either department 
chair or dean — had resigned to return 
to teaching. When Kaylor went to 
Washington, D.C., to collect what he 
expected to be the crowning achieve- 
ment of his career, AACSB officials 
told him, " 'We want you to take one 
more year,' " he said. " 'We just want to 
see that there are no major changes in 
having a new chancellor and a new 
dean.' " 

So another year passed. Associate 
Professor of Management Science John 
M. Anderson served as interim dean 
while the search for a new dean pro- 
gressed. Shortly after it was announced 
that Howard Rockness had been tapped 
for the job, the school received word of 
the accreditation. "It didn't hurt that we 
got someone of Dr. Rockness's stature to 
come in and replace me," Kaylor said. 
"He'll do an excellent job." 

Kaylor foresees a continuing 
relationship between the busi- 
ness school and the region under 
the new dean. "We've always 
looked at our constituents as 
the people of Southeastern 
North Carolina," he said. "Our 
job is simply to prepare people 
to enter the job market and be 

Clearly, the school serves 
its constituency well. "I think 
a solid business program gives 
our community an asset to 
sell to potential businesses and 
other institutions we might 
be trying to recruit to our 
area," said Clewis. "I'm just 
tickled to death at the progress 
they've made and the path 
they've taken." W 

Man 1 Ellen Poison is editor of 
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Stories by Jeff Holeman 

It was 2 a.m., and I had just com- 
pleted my first watch aboard the 
sttipped-down sailboat that 
would be my home for a week. 
Dianne King and Trey Hamlin 
steered the 65-foot yacht into the 
deep waters of the Gulf Stream be- 
tween Miami and the Bahamas. 

It had already been an event- 
ful night. We'd set sail about 
midnight. My partner on watch 
was partially deaf and it was a 
struggle to make myself heard 
above the sound of the wind and 
waves. We'd sailed in circles for 
half an hour — at one point we 
were even headed back to Miami. 

I was too wound up to sleep, so I 
stayed up top. Dianne was at the 
wheel, and Trey went to the galley 
to fix the three of us some hot 
chocolate. I went below to use the 
head, leaving 
Dianne alone on 
deck. Suddenly, the 
boat began to sway 
heavily in the roar- 
ing surf. Down be- 
low, I was thrown 
to the floor as the boat was 
broadsided by a wave. I scrambled 
to get buck on deck. As 1 ran up 
the steps, all i covld see was a ter- 
rified Dianne and the wheel spin- 
ning like the one in the opening 
credits of Gilligan's Island. 

Together, Dianne and 1 man- 
aged to regain control of the boat. 
We breathed a sigh of relief — only 
to erupt with laughter as Trey 
walked up, covered from head to toe 
with hot chocolate. 

We had survived our first night 
on the Wellness Cruise. 





The author underwater 
somewhere in the Bahamas. 

The Wellness Cruise is a tradi- 
tion that bonds dozens of alumni 
who've patticipated over the last 13 
years. Every year, about 16 UNCW 
students join the Rev. Bob Haywood, 
an interdenominational campus min- 
ister at UNCW, and his wife 
Deborah, director of the Liv WELL 
Center tor Health Promotion, on the 
annual spring break event. 

While a week aboard a bareboat 
in the Bahamas might sound like 
pute fun, part of the purpose ot the 
ctuise is to challenge students to 
think and explore. We had met as a 

group a couple ot times before we 
embarked on our cruise, but most ot 
us were more or less strangers as we 
left the dock at Miami. That quickly 
changed as we coped with living at 
close quarters and came to depend 
on one another tor fellowship and 
personal safety. 

Once we arrived and cleared 
customs at Bimini Harbor, we were 
given work assignments tor the week. 
After all, we were the boat's crew. 
There were anchor, trash, deck, din- 
ghy, ladder, and canopy crews. All ot 

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A different kind of learning 
on the Wellness Cruise 

For many college students, 
spring break means beaches 
and booze. A week-long 
bareboat cruise to the Bahamas would 
prove no different for many. But the 
UNCW Wellness Cruise, now in its 
14th year, takes a different approach. 
There's no beer on board, and the 16 
or so students that participate each 
year find they don't miss it. 

"At the end of the week, they 
say, 'you really can have fun without 
alcohol,' " said Deborah Haywood, 
who coordinates the trip with her 
husband, Bob. 

Any student at the University of 
North Carolina Wilmington may go 
on the cruise, co-sponsored by United 
Christian Campus Ministry and 
Liv WELL Center for Health Promo- 
tion. Applications are taken after fall 
break each year, and the cruise fills 
quickly. Students meet at least three 
times in advance of the trip to get to 
know one another and discuss expec- 
tations and guidelines. 

The cruise is centered around ex- 
periential learning and personal chal- 
lenges, emphasizing the six dimen- 
sions of wellness: physical, occupa- 
tional, spiritual, intellectual, emo- 
tional and environmental. Students 
help plan the trip and serve as crew 
while on board. They're discouraged 
from bringing radios and even watches, 
so there are few distractions to inhibit 
students from getting the most out of 
the challenging natural environment 
that surrounds them. 

While the trip is supervised, the 
Haywoods aren't guardians. "I always 
tell them, 'We're not your parents,' " 
said Deborah Haywood, who directs 
UNCW's Liv WELL Center. "We shift 
gears and we're Bob and Deborah." 

"A lot of people wouldn't think 
of sailing with the minister and his 

wife," said Bob 
Haywood. "This and the 
fact that there is no al- 
cohol causes people to 
self select. In turn, this 
often makes for a good 

The challenges start 
as soon as the boat de- 
parts for the Bahamas. 
"One of the things that 
surprises them is we sail 
from Miami at mid- 
night," said Bob 
Haywood. After a dis- 
cussion of safety precau- 
tions, "the captain as- 
signs duties and the stu- 
dents take over as crew. 
They have to face all this 
unknown stuff, which 
scares them. When they 
get there the next day, they're proud." 

Rough crossings aren't unusual. 
"I've always been touched by how stu- 
dents care for one another if someone's 
not feeling well," said Deborah 

Interdenominational campus minister Bob Haywood 
at the helm on the 1 993 Wellness Cruise. 

Haywood. "Just signing up was a 
risk for him. He spent the whole 
week out of the water, or he would 
stand on the ladder and dabble his 
feet. The next year he came back 
Haywood. "It's rare that we cross the and had taken swimming lessons so 
Gulf Stream without someone getting he could jump off the back of the 
seasick. It's nice to see them bond at boat and swim." 
these times by caring for one another." But personal growth isn't the only 

This year's crossing was fairly typi- reason the cruise has been offered for so 
cal, said Anna-Maria Williams, a jun- many years. "A lot of students have 
ior who went on the trip in February, limited life experiences," said Bob 
"It was so rough that it sounded like we Haywood. "One of the things I believe 
were hitting whales." is that students just deserve some won- 

The personal challenges contin- derful memories. Wonderful, unclut- 
ued into the week. Williams snorkeled tered memories." 
for the first time and overcame her fear Perhaps the biggest challenge 

of water. By the end of the week, she comes at the end of the week when the 
had made such an adjustment that she students return to the mainland. "Al- 
was disappointed she had missed seeing most inevitably, when we come back 
a six-foot barracuda spotted by others, and the Miami horizon looms, someone 
Such personal growth experi- will say, 'Back to the real world,' " said 
ences are common. "I remember one Bob Haywood. "Then somebody else 
student who went on the trip who will say, 'No, that's not the real world, 
could not swim," said Deborah This week has been real.' " JH 

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us had to work together; each job 
was important to our safety and well 
being. In addition, we were also as- 
signed cooking and cleaning duties. 
If we wanted to eat, we had to cook. 
Once the work details were as- 
signed, we set sail for Turtle Rocks, 
rock formations and reefs near 
Bimini that stick out of the water 
like basking turtles. This was our first 
chance to snorkel and swim. The un- 
derwater world was breathtaking, 
tilled with colorful fish and barracu- 
das that followed our every move. A 
10-foot-long nurse shark circled us as 
we explored this strange world. 

and even drank some of the milk. It 
was a welcome end to a tiring day. 
After dinner and clean up, we 
headed for the Berry Islands, about 
eight hours across the Tongue of the 
Ocean, a mysterious stretch of deep, 
navy blue water that parallels the 
shallow, azure water of the Bahama 

On day two, we visited Whale 
Cay. Most of us took advantage of 
the opportunity to snorkel in and 
around a submerged barge that had 
sunk offshore. We had to hurry be- 
cause the tide was rising, making the 
underwater currents swift and dan- 

realized I may have saved her life. 
Although we never talk about it, I 
feel that we still share a special bond 
because of this encounter. 

By day three, time had become 
irrelevant. There was a time to swim, 
a time to sleep, a time to eat, and a 
time to do whatever you chose, but 
never time to ask "What time is it?" 

One of the cruise's regular stops 
was at Frozen and Alder cays, two 
beautiful, formerly untouched islands 
that were side by side. When we ar- 
rived, we discovered that a marina 
had been carved into the coral and 
docks were being 

Pictures from the '92 and '93 Wellness cruises. 

From left: Jimmy Kaiser; 

Capt. Joe Schutte, Kim Cavanaugh and Megan MacKenzie; 

Carl Williams and Erin Rechisky; 

Jeff Lewis and Will Rose; 

and Jimmy Kaiser, Will Rose and Jeff Lewis. 

We sailed 
on to Gunn 
Cay for more 
snorkeling and 
beach explor- 
ing. Watching 
a giant manta 
ray swim grace- 
fully through 
the water gave 
me a peaceful 
feeling. We ""* A, 

shells, enjoyed 

a walk on the beach, and were sur- 
prised by several nude sun bathets. 
We set sail to the south end of the 
Bimini islands for the Jokers, a chain 
of islands with a beautiful reef. 

Swimming through the reef was 
like exploring a maze. We collected 
conchs to cook later as conch fritters 
— too many, in tact. We ate leftover 
conch fritters all week. We hiked on 
the beach and collected coconuts 


gerous. We meandered around the 
barge for a short while and headed 
back to the shore to explore for sea 
biscuits and sand dollars. 

Arinn Williams, a sophomore, 
had made it safely to the barge, but 
started to tire and struggle on the 
way back. I took off to help her al- 
most instinctively. She was about to 
go under when I reached her and 
helped her get back to shore. Later I 

constructed for wealthy pleasure 
seekers to park their yachts. The de- 
velopers were even filling in a 
stretch of natural quicksand. It 
seemed a shame that such a beautiful 
place, once open to all comers, had 
been turned into a private playground. 

We climbed to the top of Fro- 
zen Cay and found a cairn, a struc- 
ture made ot piled rocks, where pre- 
vious visitors had left messages for 




others. It was a tradition tor 
Wellness Cruise members to leave 
messages for the students who would 
sail on the next year's cruise. Sure 
enough, we saw messages from other 
Seahawks. Later, we fished and sailed 
a little farther north. 

for me. 1 decided to jump in once 
again and enjoyed every minute of it. 

After exploring the serene re- 
mains of an old English settlement 
that had failed due to a lack of fresh 
water, I went for a spontaneous snor- 
keling session on the other side of 

schools of fish that would let you 
swim in the midst of them. After 
lunch, we traveled to Bimini to take 
a freshwater shower with real soap 
and shampoo — our first of the 
week. (Our daily bathing ritual on 
board had been to use ocean water 


On day 
four, we 
ashore on 
, Cay and faced a testing 
hike through thick foli- 
age in the blistering af- 
ternoon heat. We finally 
reached Big Blue Hole, a 
giant sinkhole filled with 
clear water, in the middle 
of the island. In no time, Bob 
Haywood had jumped off a 20-foot 
cliff into the water. 

I've always been afraid of heights 
and I had to muster all my courage 
just to throw myself over the edge. I 
fell like a rock into the deep pit be- 
low and hit the water with a splash. 
This was just one more challenge in 
what had been a week of challenges 

6y day three, time had become 
irrelevant. There was a time to swim, a time to 
sleep, a time to eat, and a time to do whatever you 
chose, but never time to ask "What time is it?" 

and Joy, a biodegradable 
dishwashing liquid, for soap.) 

Bimini meant the end of 
the trip, but 
it was 
the best 
— ^ shopped, 

got our 

and partied 
at the 
once lived. 
After dinner at 
the Big Game 
Club, we hit 
the Angler for a 
night of dancing. 
I danced until I dropped. Then 
we set sail for home. It was 
strange to get back to the "real 
world." The experiences that I'd 
had throughout the week were 
much more real to me. The world 
I came back to seemed about as 
unsteady as my wobbly sea legs.W 

]efj Holeman '93 was a PR and com- 
munications intern in the Department 
of University Advancement in spring 

the island. 

The spontaneity of the trip 

was partially what made it so special. 

Day five brought an encounter 
with a school of sharks at Market 
Fish Cay. I swam with what at first 
was just one hammerhead and 
shortly turned into a school swirling 
beneath me, attacking a fish. I was 
alone, so 1 returned to the boat in 
case the sharks decided to try to eat 
me for lunch. 

Day six brought us back to 
Bimini for an offshore snorkeling ses- 
sion in and around a big concrete 
ship, the Sapona. It was filled with 


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Id Class Individuals at a World Class Event 

By Mary Ellen Polson 
and Carolyn Busse 

he awards ceremony came off 
with pomp and panoply, and 
all three winners of the 1993 
Albert Schweitzer International 
Prizes gave speeches that revealed 
their exceptional accomplishments. 
But it was the intimate gather- 
ings that took place during 
Schweitzer Week (Match 14-18) 
that revealed the exceptional natures 
of Brother Dominique Catta, Sir 
John Wilson and Robert Muller. 

There were more than a dozen 
opportunities for students, faculty, 
staff and members of the community 
to meet and talk with the prize win- 

ners, beginning with a student-ar- 
ranged reception for the French-born 
Catta, winner of the Schweitzer Prize 
for Music, on Monday March 14- 
Dressed in a simple white cassock se- 
cured by a long black belt, Catta said 
little, apologizing for his lack of En- 
glish through Robert Fessler, a col- 
league who served as an interpreter. 

Despite the language barrier, 
Catta charmed students and digni- 
taries alike with his warmth and wills, 
ingness to listen. Even though he 
spoke only French, "you understood 
what he was saying," said Jeff 
Holeman, a senior who helped orga- 

nize several Schweitzer Week events. 
"He made you laugh. He gave you a 
feeling of ease." 

And when he wanted to reach 
several people at once, Catta 
played his kora. The stringed, drum- 
like instrument is the medium tor a 
new West African musical liturgy 
Catta helped create in his 30-year 
tenure at the Benedictine monastery 
of Keur Moussa, Senegal. Whenever 
"more than a handful of people ap- 
peared, Catta staged impromptu con- 
certs on the instrument, which pro- 
duced a surprisingly light, harp-like 





Looking something like an over- 
sized guitar with a long neck and a 
fat, bulbous base (a dried gourd cov- 
ered with cow or goat skin), the kora 
rests on a stand in front of the per- 
former, who kneels to play. The 
player may choose to perform on sev- 
eral koras arranged in front of him at 
once (there are soprano, alto and 
tenor koras), usually with other play- 
ers. At Keur Moussa, there are whole 
choirs of koras. 

"It is very hard to give an im- 
pression of what it is like at the mon- 
astery, because there are 35 broth- 
ers," Catta told a group of about 30 
in an upstairs room at the University 
Union, through Robert Fessler. "It's 
much more dynamic." 

While Albert Schweitzer was 
moved by the organ music of Bach, 
Catta's great love is for Gregorian 
chant. In his early years at Keur 
Moussa, he discovered chant had 
musical similarities to traditional 
music played on the kora by griots, 
the storytellers of West Africa. "For 
Brother Catta, music is the universal 
language that goes beyond words, 
provided that the music comes from 
the heart," said Fessler, interpreting 
for Catta, "provided that it springs 
from our spirituality, our inner being, 
as a gift for other people." 

Catta performed on a series of 
koras in Kenan Auditorium at the 
Thursday, March 18 awards cer- 
emony, then closed out Schweitzer 
Week on Friday, March 19 with a 
spur-of-the-moment concert ar- 
ranged by WHQR Public Radio, 
held at St. John's Museum of Art. 
The museum's Hughes Gallery filled 
so quickly that museum staffers were 
turning people away almost as soon 
as the doors opened. 

The Schweitzer Week schedule 
included an organ concert, a lecture 
on Schweitzer, a performance by the 
Wilmington Symphony and a one- 
act play on the life of Schweitzer's 
wife, as well as the awards ceremony. 
Despite the busy schedule, all three 

Sir John Wilson (left) and Brother 
Dominique Carta. 

prize winners were available for in- 
formal daytime sessions in the Uni- 
versity Union. 

Robert Muller, winner ot the 
Schweitzer Prize for Humanities, told 
a room full of students that he en- 
tered the French resistance during 
World War II after the Germans told 
him he would be fined if he spoke 
Alsatian. "I do not like to be fined 
for speaking the language of my two 
grandfathers," he said. 

Raised in Alsace-Lorraine, 
(which, coincidentally, was Albert 
Schweitzer's homeland), Muller and 
his family lived on a border that con- 
stantly shifted, placing them at times 
in France and at times in Germany. 
But life straddling a border has its re- 
wards. Muller told the group that it 
was great to be from Alsace-Lorraine 
because "we eat delicious French 
food on big German plates." 

After the war, Muller decided to 
devote his life to peace. He returned 
to Alsace-Lorraine to complete his 
education. While riding on a train, 
he saw an advertisement for an essay 
contest sponsored by the French 
U.N. Association. There wasn't any- 
thing to read on the train, so he 
wrote an essay. It was chosen as the 
contest winner, and Muller joined 
the U.N. Secre 
tariat the fol- 
lowing year. 
He rose to the 
rank of assis- 
tant secretary- 
general during 
his 38 

United Nations and worked directly 
with U Thant, Kurt Waldheim and 
Javier Perez de Cuellar. 

During his stay, Muller visited 
with members of Wilmington's U.N. 
Association, which sponsors a local 
celebration of U.N. Day each Octo- 
ber. "He has a real concern tor the 
people of the world and is full of en- 
thusiasm about the future," said Vir- 
ginia Sherman, president of the local 
association. "He is able to pass that 
enthusiasm on to other people." 

That enthusiasm helped the or- 
ganization attract several new mem- 
bers. Muller challenged several 
young people, one ot the authors in- 
cluded, to learn more about the 
United Nations by joining the local 
U.N. association. 

A few days before he retired 
from the United Nations in 1986, 
Muller accepted the job of first chan- 
cellor ot the University ot Peace in 
Costa Rica tor $1 a year. The univer- 
sity sits on 5,000 acres of virgin 
Costa Rican rain forest. 

Many ot its students come to 
study international relations. "It's a 
new university which has the advan- 
tage of concentrating on one sub- 
ject," said Muller, who 

teaches a class 
on planetary 
law. The uni- 
versity offers 
courses cov- 


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role of non-governmental organi- 
zations and the emergence ot 
world law. 

Although its courses of study are 
far-reaching, the university is tiny, 
with only 60 students. "I tell them 
Jesus had only 12 apostles, so we are 
five times as numerous and we can 
change the world," Muller said. 

The Schweitzer committee 
clearly got two for the price of one 
when they selected Sir John Wilson, 
the winner of the Schweitzer Prize 
for Medicine. Together with his wife, 
Lady Jean, Wilson pioneered re- 
search in the causes of preventative 
blindness in much of the developing 
world. The Wilsons, who began their 
research after the close of World 
War II, have logged more than 1.8 
million miles together, traveling to 
more than 100 countries. 

The Wilsons, who live in Sur- 
rey, England, were instrumental in 
recognizing the causes of river blind- 
ness, a preventable disease that dis- 
abled millions in Africa. In the 
1950s, the Wilsons found whole vil- 
lages in northern Ghana that had 
been blinded by insects that swarmed 
out of the river at night. 

The villagers thought nothing 
was unusual about John Wilson, who 
has been blind since he was 12, but 
found his wife quite odd. "I was in 
my 20s and still able to see," she said. 
In such villages, "you just expected 
blindness like you expected old age, 
it was as matter-of-fact as that." 

The Wilsons enlisted the help of 
the World Bank to isolate the cause 
of the disease and successfully con- 
trol it. They also helped set up more 
than 50 schools and more than two 
dozen farm training centers for the 
blind, mainly in Africa. "And then 
we attended to Asia," John Wilson 
said. "Then we extended it on a glo- 
bal scale. And now we're doing it on 
a much bigger scale with the United 
Nations, doing something about 
avoidable disability. People always 
think the United Nations simply 
looks after wars, which it doesn't do 
very well. But it's magnificent at do- 
ing the social job." 

Robert Muller has worked for the United Nations for most of its history 
and is the first chancellor of the University for Peace in Costa Rica. 

The Wilsons founded the Royal 
Commonwealth Society for the 
Blind in 1950 in a tiny slum office 
with one telephone. 

"When it tang, they'd say, 'can 
we speak to your legal department,' 
and I'd say, 'yes, just a moment,' and 
pass it to John," Jean Wilson said. 
"And then somebody would ring up 
the Caribbean section, thinking we 
were like the Colonial office, and 
he'd pass it to me. It was great fun." 

In their travels, the Wilsons 
have encountered both danger and 
surprising kindness. John Wilson 
found himself in Kenya at the time 
of the Mau Mau uprising. Because of 
the strife between Europeans and Af- 
ricans, his African driver refused to 
drop him at his destination, a school 
for the blind. "He left me at the edge 
of the compound and said 'just walk 
straight down this path and you can't 
miss it.' Well, I did miss it," Wilson 
said. "I got into the middle of a field, 
and I was suddenly conscious of 
somebody walking behind me. And 
he'd got a clinking sort of noise 
when he walked. I thought, oh God, 
this is going to be a man who will hit 
me on the head with a machete." 

Wilson turned toward the man 
and greeted him. He told the man he 

was blind and asked tor help to get to 
the school. "He transferred to the 
other hand something that was obvi- 
ously very heavy, and he took my 
hand and led me to the gate. And he 
said, 'just you wait here until I get 
gone and I'll whistle.' And he ran 
right across the field, whistling. 
There was a tremendous hubbub go- 
ing on inside the compound, because 
there had just been a murder. And 
they reckoned the man who'd helped 
me was the murderer." 

Wilson advocated a mixture of 
optimism and irreverence as the for- 
mula for accomplishment in his ses- 
sions. "Schweitzer, who we are cel- 
ebrating this week, was particularly 
irreverent," Wilson told a audience 
of mostly students. "It the world has 
any future, I think it rests with you 
people in the United States. I truly 
believe the next decade is going to 
be your decade . . . You have the fu- 
ture in your hands, if you've got 
hands big enough to take it." W 

Mary Ellen Poison is editor o/UNCW 
Magazine. Carolyn Busse is a public 
relations assistant in the Division of 
University Advancement and editor of 
Campus Communique. 






UNCW is in the midst of a five-year , $15 million capital campaign to help fund important academic 
and scholarship programs .The university thankfully acknowledges the following generous gifts . 

Donald R. Watson and Carl 
Brown, $1.2 million in 
real property. The dona- 
tion of real estate by former 
Wilmington Pepsi-Cola partners 
Watson and Brown was announced 
at the April 14 meeting of the 
UNCW Board of Trustees by Trustee 
Chair Robert F. Warwick and Chan- 
cellor James R. Leutze. 

The land will be sold to help es- 
tablish two endowed chairs of 
$500,000 each. The university will 
pursue matching funding from the 
UNC Board of Governors Distin- 
guished Professors Endowment Trust 
Fund. The program matches 
$167,000 in state monies with 
$333,000 in private funds. 

Watson, who is a member of 
UNCW's Leadership Gifts Commit- 
tee, will endow a chair in the School 
of Education. Carl and Janice Brown 
will endow a chair in marine science. 
Carl Brown, who is also on the Lead- 
ership Gifts Committee, has served 
as a member of the UNCW Founda- 
tion since 1989. 

Wachovia Bank, $250,000 
to establish the 
Wachovia Initiatives in 
Excellence Fund. The unrestricted 
endowment will enable UNCW to 
develop new programs to support the 
school's commitment to excellence 
in teaching, research, artistic 
achievement and local, regional and 
world service. 

Wachovia Wilmington Area Ex- 
ecutive James Cherry and Wachovia 
Regional Executive Will B. Spence 
presented an initial check for 

$50,000 to Chan- 
cellor James R. 
Leutze March 24 
on the lawn in 
front of Hoggard 
Hall, where the 
UNCW Ambas- 
sadors and Uni- 
versity Advance- 
ment staff had 
spelled out 
"UNCW" and 
"Wachovia" in 
giant letters, us- 
ing an estimated 
25,000 pine 
cones. The pine 
cones, which fell 
on campus during the March 1 3 
nor'easter that swept the Eastern 
Seaboard, were intended to reflect 
the size of Wachovia's gift — each 
one representing a $10 bill. Both 
bank executives were presented with 
large, gold-painted pine cones to 
commemorate the event. 

Wachovia has given generously 
to UNCW in the past, endowing 
the Wachovia Fund tor Excellence 
at the university's Cameron School 
of Business Administration in 
1983. "We feel a responsibility on 
our part to take a leadership role in 
this campaign at the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington," 
Cherry said. The Wachovia gift 
brought the Capital Campaign to- 
tal to $5.9 million. 

United Carolina Bank, 
$100,000 to fund two 
endowed scholarships. 
One scholarship will be awarded 

Wachovia executive 
Jim Cherry holds a 
painted pine cone 
aloft at a press 
Wachovia's gift to 
fund the Wachovia 
Iniatives in Excellence 
Fund at UNCW. 

to a minority undergraduate who 
is pursuing a career in business. 
The other will be awarded to an in- 
coming North Carolina freshman 
who has demonstrated excellence 
in his or her high school career. 
The gift came in concert with a 
$400,000 loan commitment from 
UCB for the renovation of Wise 
House, the future home of the 
UNCW Alumni Association 
(more, inside back cover). 

UCB officials were impressed 
with the potential of the property at 
1713 Market St. "After visiting Wise 
House, Wilmington City Executive 
Jerry Wilkins told me, 'the question 
is not whether we can afford to fi- 
nance the renovation, the question 
is, can we afford not to?' " said 
Rhone Sasser, UCB chairman and 
CEO. "I agreed with him." 
In acknowledging the major gift 
from UCB, Chancellor James R. 
Leutze said, "The university has rec- 


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agnized the critical need to build its 
endowment before we enter the next 
century. United Carolina Bank 
continues to play a leadership 
role in meeting that critical need, 
and we are extremely thankful for 
their generosity." 

The Forty and Eight of the 
American Legion, $42,500 
to endow a scholarship 
program at the School of Nursing. 

The money, raised through 25 years 
at annual fish fries and barbecues, 

Left to right: UNC 
System President 
CD. Spangler, Jr., 
Carl Brown, 
Chancellor James R. 
Leutze, Donald R. 
Watson and Trustee 
Chair Robert F. 
Warwick at a 
reception held in 
honor of Brown and 
Watson April J 3 at 
Kenan House. 

will fund two scholarships each year. 

The name "Forty and Eight" 
comes from the number of men (40) or 
horses (eight) that could tit into 
French rail cars used to transport 
troops during World War I. 

The scholarships are established in 
joint memory of John H. Mclnnis 
(former director ot the honor chapter's 
Nurses Training Committee), Dorothy 
Dixon (former director of the UNCW 
Nursing Department) and Harold 
Sternberger. The scholarships are open 
to students from Columbus, Brunswick, 
New Hanover and Pender counties. 

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Avery Tuten'86 799-1564 

Charlie Wall 77 392-1370 

Shonda Williams '92 799-4715 

Triangle Area 

Johannes Bron 78 251-9665 

Don Evans '66 872-2338 

Randy Gore 70 677-2400 

Dan Lockamy '63 467-2735 

Jim Spears '87 677-8000 

Western North Carolina 
Deborah Hunter 78 (704)322-5594 
Cape Fear Chapter 

Amy Tharrington '87 799-0178 

MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Hunter '89 392-1803 

Onslow County Chapter 

Triangle Chapter 

Barry Bowling '85 846-5931 

Triad Chapter 


Sonia Brooks '80 362-7539 

EricKeefe'88 762-7517 

Tim Rudisill '92 (704) 735-9716 

Kimberly Best-Tuten '86 ... 799-1564 

Executive Director 

Patricia Neuwirth, 72 


(Area code is 919 unless otherwise indicated) 






The UNCW Alumni Association 
has awarded scholarships for the 
1993-94 academic year to nine UNCW 
undergraduate students and one 
UNCW graduate student. The 
awards will cover in-state tuition 
and fees and have an approximate 
value of $1,400 each. 

The winners are Jesse Lafayette 
Bunch III, a graduate student in the 
M.B.A. program from Enfield; Kim- 
berly Ann Aspenleiterof Wilmington, 
a junior majoring in chemistry; David 
Christopher Heller, a freshman from 
Wilmington; Stephen L. Lee of 
Wilmington, a junior majoring in En- 
glish; Cyndi L. Moore of Wilmington, 
a senior majoring in accounting; 
Debbie Leigh Permenter, ase~ ior from 
Wilmington majoring in elementary 
education; Martin Lee Price of 
Wilmington, a junior majoring in ac- 
counting; George Grady Richardson, 
Jr., a junior from Wilmington major- 
ing in political science; Janelle Beth 
Ross of Burgaw, a junior majoring in 
elementary education with a concen- 
tration in mathematics; and Jennifer 
Leah Louise Wasson of Wilmington, a 
sophomore majoring in art. 

The scholarships, which are given 
annually, are based on academic 
achievement and demonstrated finan- 
cial need. Students may re-apply for 
the scholarship each year. Six of this 
year's winners, Jesse Bunch III, 
Cyndi Moore, Debbie Permenter, 
George Richardson Jr. Janelle Ross, 
and Jennifer Wasson, also received 
the scholarship during the 1992-93 
academic year. This is the third 
year in a row that Cyndi Moore and 
Grady Richardson have received 
the scholarship. 

— Amy Brennan 

The TRIANGLE Chapter 

Triangle area alumni will gather tor the annual Durham Bulls game and 
cookout Saturday, Aug. 14 at Durham Athletic Park. The cookout begins at 
5:30 p.m.; game time is 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Barry Bowling, 
(919) 846-5931 or Allen Guy (919) 380-9246. 

The M.B.A. Chapter 

M.B.A. alumni will sponsor the first Cameron School of Business Lifelong 
Learning Weekend Sept. 18-19. The weekend will be packed with Saturday 
workshops, a Saturday night chapter banquet and a Sunday morning golf tour- 
nament. For more information, call M.B.A. Chapter President Eric Brandt, 
(919) 251-0090, or Cheryl Fetterman, project coordinator, (919) 392-1578. 



A get-together for all Jacksonville area alums will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. 
Friday, Sept. 17 at the Days Inn in Jacksonville. For more information, call 
Karen Abbott, (919) 455-0212. 


You won't want to miss Family Weekend Oct. 1-3 on the UNCW campus. 
Highlights include a jazz band reception, sessions with faculty and staff and a 
chance to tour the future home of the UNCW Alumni Association, Wise 
House. It's also Riverfest Weekend in Wilmington, so come prepared for fun! 

• Alumni • Parents • Faculty • Staff • Students • Friends • 


First and foremost, THANK YOU for your overwhelming support of our 
Loyalty Fund giving campaign tor 1992-1993. We successfully reached 
our goal of $350,000 this year, which was an incredible leap above the 
previous year's goal of $150,000. For the new 1993-94 giving year which 
began July 1 , we have set the ambitious goal of $500,000 — a goal which 
will enable us to support the restoration of our new alumni facility, Wise 
House. Your previous support gives us the resolve to know that we can 
reach this goal. 

The Loyalty Fund contributions you make each year enable the 
university to provide for scholarships and other programs that cannot be 
tunded in any othet way. It is critically important to the university that we 
provide these programs. It is only through your generosity that we can 
continue our mission to make UNCW the best teaching university in the 

Although we will be gearing up for '93-94 Loyalty Fund contributions 
beginning September 1, please think about your giving now. Look for 
information by mail and expect to hear from us by phone. Your individual 
support is what helps make UNCW an outstanding academic environ- 
ment for our students! 

For more information about the 1993-1994 Loyalty Fund, please 
contact Loyalty Fund Coordinator Barbie Cowan, University Advance- 
ment, (919) 395-3751. 

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Jerry W. Hartgrove '69 has been 
named Dunn district manager for Caro- 
lina Power & Light Co. He and his wife, 
Barbara, have two sons, Lyle and Alan. 

The 70s 

Sheryl B. Brown '71 has been 
promoted to executive professional 
representative tor Merck, a position 
which less than 5 percent of Merck 
personnel achieve nationwide. A re- 
cipient of the Merck Vice President's 
Club Award in 1992, she lives in 
Wilmington. Her son, Scott, is a stu- 
dent at Hoggard High School. 

Sculptor Nicholas Emanuel Batounis 
'72 is an art teacher tor Gaston County 
Schools and lives in Lincolnton. 

Madeleine Dunn Bowers '72 recently 
received a master's degree in education 
in administration and supervision from 
the University of Georgia at Augusta. 
She teaches fifth grade in the Thompson 
County, Ga., public schools. She and 
her husband, Michael, hav- two sons, 
William and Jackson. 

Thomas F. Montgomery '73 is a su- 
pervisory special agent for the FBI who 

lives in Gulfport, Miss. He is married 
with two children. 

Atlantic Computer President Jay 
Stokley '73 served as president of the 
1993 North Carolina Azalea Festival. 
He lives in Wilmington. 

Gov. James B. Hunt has appointed 
Frederick Aikens '75 as deputy secretary 
for general administration, personnel, 
and motor vehicles for the N.C. Depart- 
ment of Transportation. Aikens, also a 
senior fiscal analyst for the N.C. General 
Assembly, lives in Raleigh. He and his 
wife, Lucy, have two daughters, Natasha 
and Cindy. 

George D. Murray Jr. '75 has been 
named controller and finance manager 
at Dewey Brothers in Goldsboro. He and 
his wife, Phyllis, live in Goldsboro. A 
daughter, Misty Dawn, attends UNCW. 

Forrest W. Frazier '76 is manager of 
environmental affairs for Amerada Hess 
Corp. He lives in Katy, Texas. 

Brenda Tava Moss Esselman '77 is 
the owner of The Farmer's Wife in 
Mooresville, where she lives with her 
husband Dennis William Esselman '77, 
a computer salesman. 

David Wallace '77 is a desktop 
marketing manager for Digital Equip- 
ment Corp. in Winston-Salem. He 
lives in Greensboro with his wife, 
Nancy, and their two children, 

On the May 1993 Alumni Cruise aboard the Ecstasy are (clockwise from lower 
left): Margaret Robison, Kevin and Wendy Eastman; Dorothy Marshall; Richard 
and Carolyn Cook, Ecstasy waiters (in UNCW caps); Robert and Becky Chilcote, 
Diane Zeeman, Mimi Cunningham. Frances Wilkinson and Makenzie Taylor. 

Michael and Elizabeth. 

Mary Best Blanton '77 is a librarian 
at James Sprunt Community College in 

Sharon Mozingo Humphries '78, 
who lives in Fayetteville, is a medical 
technologist for Cape Fear Valley Medi- 
cal Center. She and her husband, Paul, 
have two children, Joseph and Elizabeth. 

Terrell "Terry" L. Evans '79 has 
been named a vice president at First 
Citizens Bank in Richlands. He 
serves as a retail city manager and 
lives in Jacksonville. 

Mark L. Stone '79 of Asheville has 
been named manager of business bank- 
ing at First Citizens Bank in Asheville. 

The '80s 

Stephen Wright '80 of Winston-Sa- 
lem was recently promoted to senior 
contracting officer for the U.S. Postal 
Service Regional Purchasing Center. 

Patricia J. Aselton '81 of Coventry, 
Conn, has been promoted to telecom- 
munications officer with Connecticut 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. 

Stacy Dell Webb '82, who lives in 
High Point, is an estimator/project man- 
ager for Bob E. Ridge Plumbing and 
Heating Co. 

Lynn Barbara Jones '83 is a Social 
Worker II in the adult services unit of 
the Orange County Department of So- 
cial Services. She lives in Hillsborough. 

Ken Morgan '83 has been promoted 
to general accounting supervisor in the 
accounting department at Federal 
Paperboard's Riegelwood plant. He is a 
Certified Public Accountant and lives in 

Auditor Todd Sammons '83 has been 
promoted to vice president of Coopera- 
tive Bank for Savings. Sammons is a 
CPA and lives in Wilmington. 

Michael D. Prudhoe '83 is business 
manager for Cape Fear Ford. He lives in 
Wilmington with his wife, Barbara. 

Helen Ward Stevens '84, '91, has 
been promoted to vice president at 
Southern National Bank. She lives in 
Wilmington and is a commercial lender 
at Southern National's main 
Wilmington office. 

Dan Dunlop '84 has been named 
general manager of WCHL radio in 
Chapel Hill. 





James E. Caison '85 

owns and manages 
ADIA Personnel Ser- 
vice in Fayetteville. 
His wife, Dawn 
Dawkins Caison '85, 
works in computer 
sales for Inacomp 
Computer Center. 
They live in 

Lisa A. Galvin '85 
and her husband, 
Kent, recently re- 
turned from Okinawa, 
Japan, where they were 
stationed for 2 1/2 
years. They live in 
Knoxville, Tenn., with 
their daughter, Alii. 

James L. Meyer, Jr. 
'85, a First Citizens 
Bank vice president, 
has been elected to the 
local board of directors 
for First Citizens Bank 
in Salisbury. 

Karen Emerich 
Duvernay '86 is a re- 
search and test analyst 
for PennCorp Finan- 
cial, Inc. She is mar- 
ried to Denis M. 
Duvernay '86, a fleet 
service clerk for 
American Airlines. 
They live and work in 

Joye Joyner Keith 
'86, who lives in Ra- 
leigh, is a computer 
operator for N.C. Farm 
Bureau Insurance 

Brenda Johnson 
Gandy Brown '86 of 
Wilmington is director 
of employee relations 
for New Hanover Re- 
gional Medical Center. 

Paul McCombie '86 has been elected 
assistant vice president at Wachovia Bank 
in Wilmington. He is branch manager. 

Ann Rotchford '86, who earned a 
Ph.D. from the State University of 
New York at Stony Brook in 1992, will 
direct the 1993 Summer Research Pro- 
grams for Undergraduate Studies at 
SUNY-Stony Brook. 

Jerry Dean Boyette '87 has joined 
Barnett Securities, a division of 
Barnett Bank, as a securities invest- 
ment officer. He and his wife, Debbie, 
live in Tampa, Fla. 


ncle Jim is just one of a cast of colorful 
characters in Dawn Evans Radford's 
novel-in-progress, but he's already 
brought the '92 summa cum laude graduate the 
$3,000 Sherwood Anderson 
Literary Scholarship. Radford 
won the prestigious national 
award on the strength of her 
short story, "Uncle Jim, "based 
on her childhood in a tiny 
North Florida fishing village. 
"Uncle Jim" is part of a 
series of interrelated stories 
about a little girl named Allie, 
who's the subject of a custody 
battle . The custody battle "was 
the first thing I had to deal 
with before I could get into 
the story, because all these are 
drawn from life," Radford said. 
"And it seems that those things I have to deal 
with most in my life are the ones I have to write 
about first." 

Radford finds writing fiction affords her a 
measure of control over the jumble of the past. 
"I can take all this chaos that's in my life, these 
things I don't understand, and I can play God 
with them," said Radford, who's now halfway 
through a master's program in English at 
UNCW. "I can take them and make them start 
and end just like I want them to." 

The Sherwood Anderson prize, open to 
all graduate writing students in the United 
States, is a real feather in Radford's cap, said 
Philip Gerard, director of professional and 
creative writing at UNCW. "In the three years 
I've been directing the writing program here, 
we've nominated students every year and never 

Dawn Radford 

even come close," Gerard said. "The fact that 
she won indicates the quality of her work." 

Radford, who has a college-age daughter, 
was at first reluctant to pursue a formal uni- 
versity education. "I was 
afraid that the institution 
would take my voice away, 
and I knew I had something," 
she said. "I had seen so much 
of what was coming out of 
universities, especially in the 
way of poetry , and it was non- 
sense to me. I was afraid if I 
came to school and tried to 
write the way I wanted to, the 
way I felt that I had to write, 
I wouldn't do well." 

She needn't have wor- 
ried. Her professors have en- 
couraged her to write in her 
natural voice. "I think because I've been here 
that my writing is richer," she said. 

"I feel that writing — any writing — is 
sort of an exposure. Anybody who writes is 
exposing him or herself. I'm doing that in my 
own writing. I'm exposing some very tender 
parts of myself. If somebody comes along who 
has to act as my judge in that circumstance, 
I'm going to be vulnerable to a lot of hurt. And 
I've never experienced any kind of an attack 
here from any of my teachers." 

Radford, a graduate teaching assistant in 
The Writing Place, will use the prize money 
to pay for two workshops this summer — one 
on using computers in the classroom, and the 
other to attend a writer's conference and 
workshop in Kentucky. 

— Mar\ Ellen Poison 

Robert O. Walton III '87 is the 
owner of East Coast Environmental, 
P. A., of Wilmington and Raleigh. He 
and his wife, Lydia Whitley Walton '87, 
live in Wilmington. 

Terry Dean Pope '87 has been 
named county editor for the State Port 
Pilot in Southport. 

Louis M. Dicello '88 is a sales repre- 
sentative for Knoll Pharmaceutical- 
BASF who lives in Raleigh. 

Eric C. Hickman '88 has been 
elected banking officer at Wachovia 
Bank in Fayetteville. He is an agri-busi- 

ness banker at the main office. 

Michelle "Suzy" Moser '88 is en- 
rolled in the master's accountancy pro- 
gram at East Carolina University and 
lives in Greenville. 

James H. Strickland, Jr. '88 has been 
promoted to assistant vice president at 
Southern National Bank. He lives in 
Fayetteville with his wife, Gwendolyn. 

Daniel E. Schvveikert '89 has been 
promoted to senior associate program- 
mer for IBM. He lives in Raleigh. 

Alan Kocsi '89, a lead analyst with 
General Electric, was recently elected to 


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board of directors for GE's trucking subsid- 
iary. He lives in 
Louisville, Ky. 
Eric A. 

Cfc' ^^ Brandt '88 has 

qualified for the 
W Million Dollar 

Round Table. 
He is the ac- 
count represen- 
tative for 
Metlife's Wilm- 
ington branch 

Crook Hawse 
'89 of Charlotte 
is a merchandising editor for Bride's 

Amy Pflug McMonagle '89 received 
her M.S. in library science from Wayne 
State University. She lives in New York 
City, where she is a librarian for the 
Queens Public Library. 

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C. Robert "Bob" Clopper '90 is a retail 
manager for Toys R Us in Waldorf, Md. 
He and his wife, Charlotte, have two sons, 
Charles Bryant, 3, and Richard Michael, 2. 

Robin Reynolds Pasquarello '90 is an 
administrative officer in the controller's 
office of the N.C. Department of Correc- 
tion and lives in Raleigh. She is working 
towards her M.B.A. at Meredith College. 

David VV. Noell '90 has been promoted 
to banking officer by BB&T. He is a busi- 
ness services officer in Plymouth, N.C. 

Angela M. McLamb '91 has been 
named manager of The Money Center in 

David Allen Cook '91 is a graduate stu- 
dent and teaching assistant at the Florida 
Institute of Technology, researching the 
feeding habits of stingrays. He lives in 
Indialantic, Fla. 

While living in Wiesbaden, Germany, 
Paula M. Edwards '91 recently completed a 
master's degree in public administration. She 
worked at American Hospital in Germany. 

Sally Hoke '^1 is a wildlife keeper/ 
aquarist for the New York Aquarium for 
Wildlife Conservation in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
She lives in Staten Island. 

Tracy Y. Honeycutt '92 is a program 
supervisor for the Dunn Parks and Recre- 
ation Department. She recently passed the 
Certified Leisure Professional exam and 
lives in Dunn. 

Jon P. Joyner '92 of Burlington is a mort- 
gage lender- for United Federal. 

Denise Marie Paliwoda '92 is director 
of advertising/marketing for Innovative 
Network Solutions and lives in Bayonne, 
N.J. In March, she helped coach the 
Bayonne High School Cheerleaders to win 
the East Coast National Championship in 
Virginia. She expects to enter graduate 
school in communications this fall. 

Charlotte Pearson '92 of Cary is a clas- 
sified advertising sales representative for 
The News and Observer in Raleigh. 

Michael A. Pruner '92 of Charlotte has 
developed and marketed Expense Man- 
ager, a travel expense software package. 

Leigh Elirabeth Woolard '92 of Chapel 
Hill is an assistant manager for TEIF Outlets. 


Sophia Lora Jeffries '86 to Walter 
Stone, May 2, 1993. She is a systems ana- 
lyst for Computer Sciences Corp. They 
live in Cary. 

Beverly Southerland Fennell '86 to 
Tracy Fennell in March 1990. They live 
in Hampstead. 

David Blair King '88 to Deborah Lynn 
Houser, Feb. 27, 1993. He works for the 
family business, King Tire Service, in 
Roanoke Rapids, Va. 

LeAnne Preslar '88 to Joseph Ballard, 
March 6, 1993. She is a marketing repre- 
sentative for National Health Laborato- 
ries. They live in Wrightsville Beach. 

Lisa Michelle Mills '89 to Kurt 
Harrison Ihly, Feb. 20, 1993. She works 
tor the City of Greenville. 

Elizabeth Ashley Harding '89 to 
Corbin Ivars Sapp '90, June 26, 1993. 

Herbert Marcus Lunsford '89 to Laura 
Ann Griffin, Dec. 5, 1992. 

Robert W. Sappenfield, Jr. '90 to 
Kristie Carole Robinson '89, July 31, 1993. 
They live in Charlotte. 

Kenny Jack Kidd '90 to Yvonne 
Denise Wilson Kidd '91, June 25, 1992. 
She is a teacher for Randolph County 
Schools; he is a sales representative for 
Morrisette Paper. They live in Asheboro. 

Edward Louis Davis '91 to Donna 
Butler Davis '91, Feb. 20, 1993. Edward 
has been promoted to assistant manager 
with Harris Teeter Supermarkets in Flo- 
rence, S.C. Donna is a teacher with the 
Columbus County School System. They 
live in Florence. 

Shannon Lewin Holland '91 to Bobby 
Lane Holland, Jan. 2, 1993. They live in 
Virginia Beach, Va. 

Amy Laura Parker-Tyndall '91 to 
Clifford Collier Tyndall. She works in a 
physician's office and they live in 

Lauren R. Coccia Clemmer '92 to M. 
Eugene Clemmer '91 in May 1993. Lauren 
worked as an art department assistant on 
The Hudsucker Proxy, made at Carolco 
Studios in Wilmington. 


Julie Ann McKean '91 of Charlotte is 
engaged to William G. Davis '92. They 
will marry on Nov. 6, 1993. She received a 
master's degree in human resources devel- 
opment from Webster University in 
March and is a human resource manager 
tor Lida, Inc. 

William Jason Waldrop '91 is engaged 
to Katherine Anne Newing. They will 
marry on Sept. 18, 1993 and live in Char- 
lotte. William is a business analyst for 
Moody's Investors Service. 


To Deborah Schmidt Barnes '87 and 
Haywood Barnes '87, a son, Benjamin 
Haywood, Sept. 21, 1992. She is a claims 
examiner for Integon Corp. They live in 

To Felecia Cox Hayes '88 and Sam 
Hayes, fraternal twin sons, Lucas Bryant and 
Dillon Earnest, Dec. 4, 1992. They live in 

To Ramona Jean Hilton Oakley '90 
and Robert Rexford Oakley '89, a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Jean, Nov. 29, 1992. 
Ramona is business manager for PIP 
Printer No. 275 in Durham. She received 
the Distinguished Service Award from the 
Sales and Marketing Executives of 
Durham. The Oakleys live in Durham. 

To Joy Lynn Owens Usher '8 L ' and 
Charlie Juston Usher, a daughter, Allison 
Paige, Jan. 10, 1993. Joy teaches fourth 
grade at Penderlea Elementary School in 
Penderlea. The Ushers live in Watha. 


James Allen Poteat, Jr. '74- Prior to his 
death he was a Wilmington wetlands con- 

Angela M. Jackson '88 died Jan. 15, 
1993. Prior to her death she was a man- 
ager with Shoney's Restaurant. 

Dr. Harold G. Hulon, UNCW professor 
of educational design and management, June 
21, 1993. Hulon came to Wilmington in 
1963 to otganize and develop the Depart- 
ment ot Education. The World War II Army 
veteran had formerly taught school in 
Durham County and served as principal in 
Richmond and Robeson counties. 



Wise House 

The first phase of renovations to the Jessie Kenan Wise House 

is nearing completion 

and the Neoclassical Revival mansion 

is well on its way to becoming 

a home away from home for all UNCW alumni. 

It will take help from UNCWs alumni, friends of the university 

and the greater Wilmington community to repay the generous loan of $400,000 made 

by United Carolina Bank 

to fund the renovation . 

Watch your mailbox for upcoming events featuring 

Wise House. 

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14 Annual Triangle Chapter Event, Durham Bulls cookout 
(5:30 p.m.) and game (7:30 p.m.), Durham 

UNCW Athletics Alumni Basketball Game, Trask 

Coliseum, 6 p.m. 

Freshman Pizza Party, Trask Coliseum, 10 p.m. 

15 Parent Orientation, Suite Services Building 
15-16 Freshman Orientation, University Center 

16 Transfer Orientation, Cameron Auditorium, 1-6:30 p.m. 

1 7 Comedian Jamie Fox, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

18 Be A Sport day, Gazebo, noon-6 p.m. 
Barbecue 6k Bluegrass, Gazebo, 6-8 p.m. 

19 Classes begin, tall semester 


6 Labor Day holiday, classes suspended 

8 Convocation, Trask Coliseum 

14 Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting, University Center, 
5:30 p.m. 

M.B.A. Alumni Chapter meeting, Cameron Hall, 7:15 p.m. 

1 7 Seahawk Soccer, JAMES MADISON, 1 p.m. 

1 7 Jacksonville alumni event, Day's Inn, Jacksonville, 6 p.m. 

TBA Senior Picnic 


CLASSIC, round robin play with UNCW, UNC Charlotte, 
Xavier and Coastal Carolina 

18-19 M.B.A. Alumni Chapter Lifetime Learning Weekend, 
Annual Meeting Banquet and Golf Tournament 

19 Seahawk Soccer, GEORGE MASON, 1 p.m. 

2 3 North Carolina Symphony Concert, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

23 Charlotte alumni event, Charlotte 

25 Seahawk Soccer, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH, 1 p.m. 

29 Seahawk Soccer, N.C. STATE, 4 p.m. 

30 UNCW Jazz Ensemble, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 


1 -3 Family Weekend, UNCW campus 

2 Wilmington Symphony Orchestra concert, Kenan 
Auditorium, 8 p.m. 

8 Elizabethtown/Whiteville/Lumberton alumni event 
9-12 Fall vacation, classes suspended 

10 Seahawk Soccer, EAST CAROLINA, 1 p.m. 

12 Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting, University Center, 

5:30 p.m. 

M.B.A. Alumni Chapter meeting, Cameron Hall, 7:15 p.m. 

1 5 Charleston alumni event, Charleston, S.C. 

16 Myrtle Beach alumni event, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

1 9 Seahawk Soccer, PEMBROKE STATE, 4 p.m. 

20 Ballet Nacional De Caracas, Kenan Auditorium, 8 p.m. 
21-24 AIDS NAMES Quilt Display, Trask Coliseum 

27 Seahawk Soccer, METHODIST, 3 p.m. 

29 North Carolina Living Treasure announcement 

TBA ECU Bond Rally and alumni event, Greenville 

iO Cape Fear Alumni Chapter Halloween Haunting Dance 


5 Triad Alumni Chapter Event, Greensboro 

6 Hickory Alumni Chapter Event, Hickory 

9 Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting, University Center, 5:30 p.m. 
M.B.A. Alumni chapter meeting, Cameron Hall, 7:15 p.m. 

13-14 Alumni Board Retreat, Fort Fisher Training Center 

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Fall /Winter 1993 

Volume 4, Number 1 

On the cover: North America and 
Pelican Nebulae, an opaque 
watercolor by Sam Bissette 



UNCW approaches its 50th anniversary 


Wayne Rogers '73 makes memorabilia pay 


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Annual Report 

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Nobel Laureate Arias 
Speaks at UNCW 

r. Oscar Arias, former presi- 
dent of Costa Rica and the 
■'' 1987 winner of the Nobel 
Peace Prize, says that 
those with college edu- 
cations have a special 
responsibility to fight for 

Arias addressed a 
capacity crowd, includ- 
ing many college stu- 
dents, in UNCW's 
Kenan Auditorium on 
Oct. 4- The Nobel win- 
ner served as Costa 
Rican president from 
1986 to 1990. A demili- 
tarized country, Costa 
Rica is often viewed as 
an island of peace in the midst of 
war-torn Central America. 

Arias expressed the hope that 
with the conclusion of the Cold War, 
the world's energies would be refo- 
cused on a new definition of security. 

"Today, security must mean more 
than the avoidance of nuclear war; it 

must mean the absence of want," he 
said. "It is time for security to mean 
food for the hungry, books for the 
ignorant, medicine tor 
the sick, freedom for the 
oppressed and work for 
the unemployed. In es- 
sence, the search for se- 
curity begins with the 
search for human dig- 

He went on to warn 
that "no strategy for 
peace and security can 
ignore the fact that the 
world's poor, if left out 
of the world economy, 
> JH will seek alternative 

means of subsistence 
that could jeopardize global security." 
Arias' lecture was the first in a 
series intended to increase awareness 
of the Albert Schweitzer Interna- 
tional Prizes, awarded every four years 
at UNCW. 

— Mary Ellen Poison 

Soar with the 

First in Flight 




Here's your chance to sport 
the Seahawk logo and support the 
UNCW Alumni Association. For 
the same cost as a personalized 
plate, you can own an official 
Seahawk license plate. 

In addition to the regular 
motor vehicle registration fee, 
you'll pay only $25 annually for 
the UNCW license plate. $15 of 
that money comes back to the uni- 
versity for scholarships. The De- 
partment of Motor Vehicles must 
receive orders from 300 people be- 
fore it will strike the first plate. 

If you are interested in buying 
a Seahawk license plate, call Pat 
Corcoran, director of alumni rela- 
tions, 395-3616. 

Professors Honored at Convocation 

hree faculty members were 
awarded distinguished teach- 
ing professorships at convo- 
cation ceremonies, held Sept. 8 in 
Trask Coliseum. 

Recognized were Dr. John Garris, 
associate professor of production and 
decision sciences in the Cameron 
School of Business Administration; 
Dr. Diane Levy, professor of sociol- 
ogy; and Dr. William Overman, pro- 
fessor of psychology. 

The professorships are designed 

to foster UNCW's commitment to 
excellence in undergraduate teach- 
ing. Dr. Robert Toplin, professor of 
history, received the UNCW Faculty 
Award for Scholarship. 

Each distinguished teaching pro- 
fessor receives a $5,000 per year sti- 
pend for three years. Toplin received 
$1,500 for the faculty scholarship 

Among those recognized was Dr. 
Fara Elikai, professor in accountancy 
and business law, who was presented 

with the 1993 Board of Trustees 
Teaching Excellence Award. 

Elikai also received a 1993 
Chancellor's Teaching Excellence 
Award, along with: Dr. Larry E. 
Cable, professor of history; Philip 
Gerard, director of professional and 
creative writing; Dr. Richard A. 
Huber, professor of curricular stud- 
ies; and Dr. Yousry A. Sayed, profes- 
sor of chemistry. 

— Lynn Benson 



Bond Issue 

UNCW students can expect 
some relief for overcrowded 
science labs and classrooms. 
OnNov. 2, North Carolinians passed 
a $310 million bond issue to build 
improvements to North Carolina's 
state universities. Within the pack- 
age was a $ 1 8.5 million science build- 
ing for UNCW and $992,000 to en- 
large and renovate UNCW's Bear 
Hall. The measure passed statewide 
with 53 percent of the vote — 63 
percent in New Hanover County. 

"The bond issue result shows the 
confidence the greater community 
has in the university," said Chancel- 
lor James R. Leutze. "North Carolin- 
ians have always been visionary 
thinkers when it comes to the value 
of higher education." 

UNCW, in partnership with the 
other universities in the UNC sys- 
tem, mounted an intensive effort to 
inform the public about the need for 
the university improvements on the 
Nov. 2 ballot. 

The chancellor thanked all those 
in the university community who 
worked hard on behalf of the bond 
issue, and expressed appreciation to 
the media for its fair coverage. 

The new science building and 
improvements to Bear Hall will help 
to house rapidly growing programs in 
chemistry, physics, biology and earth 

UNCW is among the fastest 
growing campuses in the University 
of North Carolina system. In recent 
years, classroom and laboratory space 
has not kept pace with enrollments, 
which have swelled by 25 percent in 
the last five years. 

— Mary Ellen Poison 

UNCW Plans Documentary 
on the Cape Fear River 

t is made up of 

more than 

6,189 miles of 
stream and passes W 
through nearly a 
third of North 
Carolina's counties. 
From its beginnings 
in Moncure, N.C., 
to its mouth near 
Bald Head Island, 
the Cape Fear River i 
shapes the cities 
and towns that line 
its banks. 

relies on the Cape 
Fear for drinking 
water. Industries 
and municipalities dispose waste into 
it. Pleasure boaters use it for recre- 
ation. As important as the river is to 
the livelihood of North Carolina, 
what do we really know about its 
condition? Not much, say research- 
ers at UNCW. 

That's why the university wants 
to develop a program to study the 
river's water quality and issues that 
will affect its future. 

"Right now, there's no statewide 
monitoring system tor the river," said 
Project Director Elaine Penn. "We 
want to serve as an information source 
so that future decisions about the 
Cape Fear can be made based on 
scientific fact." The university will 
serve as a valuable resource to state 
and local governments and the in- 
dustries that line the river. 

The university's first step is the 
upcoming production of an hour-long 
documentary that will air on public 
television stations across the state, 
and possibly nationwide, next spring. 

Frank Chapman (foreground! observes as Mary Moser 
and Chancellor James Leutze wrestle some white water 

along the Cape Fear. 

Written by Philip Gerard, di- 
rector of professional and creative 
writing at UNCW, the program will 
explore the river's history, with vis- 
its to historic sites like Brunswick 
Town and Moore's Creek, and take 
a look at efforts now under way to 
preserve the river and the things 
that can be done to maintain it for 
generations to come. 

Chancellor Jim Leutze and a 
hearty crew of university staff mem- 
bers, researchers, videographers and 
several reporters spent three days 
last spring traveling down the river 
by canoe and then power boat. The 
group completed initial filming of 
the documentary, collected water 
samples, and studied areas of dis- 
charge along the river's banks. 

"The documentary isn't an ex- 
pose'," said Penn. "Instead, we hope 
to educate people about the river so 
that we can all take responsibility 
for its future." 

— Carolyn Busse 

UNCW Magazine 

A Place 

in History 

Commencement was held on the lawn in front of Hoggard Hall in the late 1 970s. 

UNCW appcoacaes its 50ta amiiyemry 

by Mary Ellen Polson 

It began as a night school, meet- 
ing in high school classrooms. 
Five decades later, the little 
college that began teaching practi- 
cal skills and junior college courses 
to returning World War II veterans 
is a comprehensive university 
teaching aspiring physicians, law- 
yers, biologists and teachers. 

In less than tour years, UNCW 
will be 50 years old. Hard to be- 
lieve, isn't it? 

In 1947, a four-year university 
in Southeastern North Carolina 
was a dream. Today, the 8,150-stu- 
dent UNCW campus covers 640 
wooded acres, with more than 60 

classroom, administrative and sup- 
port buildings along busy South 
College Road. 

The idea for a college in 
Wilmington germinated with the 
New Hanover County Board of 
Education in the 1930s, according 
to From these Beginnings, written by 
UNCW Professor Emeritus J. 
Marshall Crews. 

The dream began to take 
shape at the close of World War 
II, when returning veterans were 
flooding the state's colleges and 
universities. Wilmington was cho- 
sen as the site of a temporary col- 
lege center under the supervision 
of the state's education depart- 
ment on June 22, 1946. 

In actuality, the state created 
two centers: one tor white students 
at New Hanover High School on 
Market Street, and one for black 
students, at Williston High School 
on 10th Street, Crews writes. The 
Williston campus, which trom 1946 
to 1955 was an extension of 
Fayetteville State University, 
would serve as the campus home 
for African-American students tor 
nearly 20 years. 

In the mid-50s, the main 
branch of campus moved into Isaac 
Bear Hall, a former elementary 
school across the street from New 
Hanover High School. 

Most ot the college's first in- 
structors worked tor the New 



David E. Warner speaks to the first 
gathering of Wilmington College 
alumni, in October I 965. 

Hanover County Board of Educa- 
tion, which footed the bill for the 
new college. The one exception 
was Adrian Hurst, then an exten- 
sion instructor in Wilmington for 
N.C. State University. A math- 
ematics teacher, he was the first 
teacher hired at Wilmington Col- 

Officials expected about 
160 students to show up for 
classes at the two campuses 
the first quarter; 238 ac- 
tually registered, Crews 
writes. Taught from 4 
to 9 p.m., courses were 
offered in aircraft en- 
gine repair, brick lay- 
ing and typing as well 
as the general junior 
college curriculum. 

Even though the 
school occupied a bor- 
rowed campus, the be- 
ginnings of college life 
stirred almost immedi- 
ately. The Seahawk, the 
student newspaper, de- 
buted in 1948 — in a 

Members of the 

A/ilmington College Class 

of 1950. 

four-page mimeographed edi- 
tion, Crews writes. The Fledg- 
ling, the college yearbook, 
first appeared in 1950. 

The campus store has its 
origins in a closet in the base- 
ment of the Bear building. No 
books were stocked there — 
they were sold through the 
bursar's office — but there 
was a "snack bar." Crews re- 
called spending 85 cents to 
buy a box of 5-cent Milky 
Way candy bars, which were 
kept in the unlocked closet 
and sold on the honor system. 
The college athletic pro- 
gram was up and running 
quickly, too. William J. "Bill" 
Brooks arrived in 1951 and 
coached a number of sports at 
both New Hanover High and 
Wilmington College. In a ca- 
reer encompassing 40 years, Brooks 
established a standout junior col- 
lege baseball program — the team 
won national junior college cham- 
pionships in 1961 and 1963 — 
helped raise funds for sports facili- 
ties and brought Seahawk basket- 
ball into the NCAA arena in 1985. 

Until 1958, Wilmington Col- 
lege was essentially a locally funded 
extension of the New Hanover 
County Board of Education. In 
1957, the state legislature added 
Wilmington College to North 
Carolina's community college sys- 
tem and appropriated money for its 
operating expenses. 

Thomas Hamilton was the first 
president of Wilmington College. 
He was followed in 1951 by John 
T. I loggard, former chairman ot the 
New Hanover County Board ot 
Education. When Hoggard retired 
in 1958, William M. Randall, for 
whom Randall Library is named, 
became college president. 

The search for a permanent 
campus began early in Randall's ten- 
ure, when the state offered matching 
funds if local voters would tax them- 
selves to pay halt the tab to construct 
the first buildings. 

A move to make Wilmington's 
municipal golf course the campus 
home was swiftly quashed due to 
public opposition. The college's 
board ot trustees, including B.D. 
Schwartz, Frederick B. Graham and 
L. Bradford Tillery, eventually 

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chose a wooded area off the then- 
two lane N.C. 132 tor the campus. 

"The land was basically sand 
and pine trees and ponds. A family 
farm had occupied one section, and 
a pear tree in front of Trask Coli- 
seum is all that remains of that 
farm," said Schwartz in his autobi- 
ography, The Joy of Politics, co- 
written with Mimi Cunningham. 
"It was an ideal site — not far from 
the beach, not in the huh of town." 

By 1961, the first three campus 
buildings — Edwin A. Alderman, 
John T. Hoggard and Hinton James 
halls — opened for the fall semes- 
ter. Aerial photos show the modi- 
fied Georgian-style buildings in a U 

facing College Road, completely 
surrounded by woods on three 
sides. Two parking lots accommo- 
dated cars for both staff and fac- 
ulty. President Randall was fond of 
declaring that the campus was 
"twice the size of Monaco and 
three times the size of Vatican 
city," Crews writes. 

The move to the new site en- 
abled the new college to open its 
doors to both black and white stu- 
dents. The integration of 
Wilmington College was accom- 
plished painlessly in 1962 through 
the combined efforts of former 
president Hoggard (then chairman 
of the college's board of trustees) 

and Wilmington civil rights leader 
Dr. Hubert Eaton, according to 
Eaton's biography, Every Man 
Should Try. 

As the '60s progressed, changes 
unfolded quickly. In 1963, the col- 
lege became a four-year institution, 
graduating its first seniors in 1965. 
The James Walker School of Nurs- 
ing was transferred to the college in 
'65, and the first overseas extension 
program (a summer institute in ar- 
chaeology and Palestinian history, 
taught by the peripatetic Dr. 
Gerald H. Shinn) was offered in 

Fund raising by the Friends of 
Wilmington College, organized in 
1963, was largely responsible for 
bringing the library up to minimum 
standards for accreditation by the 
Southern Association of Colleges 
and Secondary Schools (50,000 
volumes) by 1968. 

In 1968, President Randall re- 
tired. His successor, Dr. William H. 
Wagoner, would stand at the helm 
for more than 20 years, overseeing 
the most dramatic period of growth 
in the university's history. 

Wagoner became president of 
Wilmington College on June 1, 
1968. Just six months later, in De- 
cember, the UNC Board of Trust- 
ees approved Wilmington College's 
entrance into the university sys- 
tem. On July 1, 1969, Wilmington 
College became the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington 
and Wagoner its first chancellor. 

(Apparently parking was already 
at a premium on the rapidly growing 
campus: Wagoner told Wilmington 
Morning Star reporter Alison 
Feldman in 1990 that he got a park- 
ing ticket his first day at school. 
Wagoner bought a parking sticker, 
paid the fine and praised the em- 
ployee, the Morning Star reported.) 

The 1970s saw a period of 
rapid growth, both in the number 
of students who flocked to campus 
and in physical improvements. En- 

Groovin' in the spirit of the '60s at an Alpha 
Delta Upsilon party. 



Who says UNCW never had a football team? 
Here's a scrimmage from spring practice, circa 

rollment nearly tripled, from 1,425 
in 1969 to 4,258 in 1979. UNCW 
added its first residence halls in the 
early '70s, and built several new 
classroom buildings. Trask Coli- 
seum, which dwarfed the school's 
original gymnasium, Hanover Hall, 
was completed in time for the 
1977-78 school year. 

In 1975, in a move intended to 
enhance the university's prestige, 
the Albert Schweitzer Interna- 
tional Prizes in music, medicine 
and the humanities were estab- 
lished. Every four years since, cer- 
emonies at UNCW have honored 
international figures who epitomize 
the philosophy of the humanist 
physician. Among the first recipi- 
ents was Mother Teresa, who later 
won the Nobel Peace Prize. 

The phenomenal growth at 
UNCW continued throughout the 
1980s, a decade which saw rapid 
proliferation of degree programs of- 
fered and the application of in- 
creasingly higher standards for ad- 
mission — in part due to lack of 
classroom space, as noted in a se- 
ries of stories in the Wilmington 
Morning Star. 

The percentage of entering 
freshmen who graduated in the top 
20 percent of their high school 
class steadily climbed, and the busi- 
ness school — scattered in several 
buildings across campus — consid- 
ered capping the number of majors 

it accepted because of 
lack of classroom space. 
In 1984, theUNC 
Board of Governors 
promoted UNCW to 
the status of Compre- 
hensive Level I Univer- 
sity. The designation 
allowed the school to 
add more master's level 
programs, pay higher 
faculty salaries and ex- 
pand its research capa- 
bilities — in general, 
permitting it to operate 
and compete as a top- 
level university. Only 
three other institutions 
in the UNC system — research 
universities UNC and N.C. State 
University and doctoral-granting 
university UNC Greensboro — 
hold higher designations. 

Several master's programs had 
already been established at UNCW 

— notably its highly regarded pro- 
gram in marine biology in 1980. By 
1987, UNCW offered master's pro- 
grams in geology, biology, chemis- 
try, math, English, history, and el- 
ementary, secondary and high 
school education. Another j ne b es / 
seven master's programs 
were added the following 
year (19 are now offered). 
UNCW also offers a Ph.D. 
program in marine biology 
jointly with N.C. State. 

The building boom con- 
tinued in the 1980s. Univer- 
sity Union, a focal point for 
campus activities, opened in 

1983, and the first privately 
built, student-oriented off- 
campus housing complex, 
Campus Edge, went up in 

1984. Late in the decade, 
UNCW doubled the size of 
Randall Library and added 
two important new buildings 

— the Cameron School of 
Business Administration and 
the Social and Behavioral 
Sciences building. 

In 1990, James R. 
Leutze became chancellor of 

a university poised on the brink of 
additional growth and a new matu- 
rity. The top priority: to make 
UNCW the best teaching univer- 
sity in the Southeast. 

When Chancellor Leutze took 
office, UNCW's endowment stood 
at an estimated $5 to 6 million — a 
fraction of the endowment held by 
other schools in the UNC system. 
In 1992, the chancellor and his ad- 
ministrative team embarked on the 
university's first capital campaign, 
designed to raise Si 5 million for 
scholarships and endowed profes- 
sorships within five years. More 
than $9 million has already been 
raised toward this goal. 

With the recent accreditation 
ot the Cameron School of Business 
by the American Assembly of Col- 
legiate Schools of Business and 
UNCW's recent ranking among 
the 25 top regional universities in 
the South, UNCW is well on its 
way toward its goal of teaching ex- 

Mary Ellen Poison is editor o/UNCW 

is yet to come. 

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Wayne Rogers '73 



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By Mary Ellen Polson 

Like most adolescents in the 
early '60s, Wayne Rogers '73 
vividly recalls the cold Feb- 
ruary weekend in 1964 when the 
Beatles first hit the United States. 

The screaming girls at the air- 
port. The din of the Ed Sullivan 
Show audience. The unique musical 
sound that mesmerized an entire 

"We were glued to the tube the 
whole weekend," said Rogers, then 
a 13-year-old seventh-grader living 
in upstate New York. "I remember 
it like it was yesterday, it was such 
a big turning point for me." 

For Rogers, the Beatles were 
the springboard to an unusual ca- 

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reer, one that reflects his love tor 
all kinds of music, not just rock. 
Before he graduated from UNCW 
in 1973, he had made buying and 
selling records and, increasingly, 
rock memorabilia, into a profitable 
business. Rogers has never even ap- 
plied for a job. "The day I gradu- 
ated, my wite quit her job and that 
was it," he said. 

Rogers started out selling any- 
thing related to rock — old and 
rare records, music magazines, post- 
ers, T-shirts, tour books. He sold at 
record shows and Beatles conven- 
tions and advertised in Rolling 
Stone, Creem and Crawdaddy to 
build up a good client list. As a 

member of the concert committee 
at UNCW, he helped bring popular 
and emerging bands to Wilming- 
ton, booking them into Hanover 
Hall on the UNCW campus or 
Brogden Hall at New Hanover 
High School. 

Even though the houses could 
seat no more than 2,500, the com- 
mittee pulled in some name groups. 
"We specialized in grabbing acts 
before they got big," said Wes 
Knape '73, a drama teacher at 
Laney High School in Wilmington, 
who was then chair of the concert 
committee. "If we could pick stocks 
like we were picking bands, we'd be 
rich now." 



On the list were the Nitty 
Gritty Dirt Band, Steely Dan 
(booked for a mere $500) and Yes 
— the night their best-selling al- 
bum Fragile went gold. "We were 
very lucky because we got them 
cheap," recalls Rogers, who kept 
the books. "Fleetwood Mac was a 
cancel, unfortunately, but I 
still have the poster." 

Rogers, who has sold 
memorabilia exclusively for 
the last 10 years now, buys 
and sells merchandise asso- 
ciated with country, shag, 
and rhythm and blues as 
well as rock. Rogers says his 
business "is pretty unique. 
There's no one else doing 
specifically what I do full 
time in the whole world 
that I know of." 

He's a heavy consignor 
to major auction houses 
like Sotheby's and Chris- 
tie's, and buys high-ticket 
items on speculation, 
knowing he'll eventually 
sell them. Much of the 
memorabilia that decks 
Hard Rock cafes from New 
York to Tokyo to Orlando 
has passed through Rogers' 
hands at one point or an- 
other. Hard Rock "has re- 
ally put the memorabilia 
market on the map," Rogers 

Of all rock stars past 
and present, the Beatles by 
far lead the memorabilia 
hit parade, Rogers says. 
Megastars like Sting and 
Michael Jackson owe their 
financial success to the Beatles, 
who paved the way to riches for 

"They were the first group to 
fill stadiums," said Rogers, who 
owns the contract for their 1965 
Atlanta Stadium concert. "If they 
played today, they could be the 
first group to command 95 percent 
of the gate. They just revolution- 
ized the whole entertainment in- 

"I spend a lot of time in En- 
gland. To go back to Liverpool 
and see their roots, where they 
came from, is quite an amazing 
thing. Liverpool hasn't changed 
much. They were working-class 
kids. How they came so far, it's 


rs has sold rock memorabilia to Hard Rock cafes 
New York (above) to Tokyo. 

Rogers believes the Beatles be- 
came such a phenomenon in part 
because their musical roots were es- 
sentially American. John Lennon 
and Paul McCartney patterned 
their singing styles after black 
rhythm and blues artists like Chuck 
Berry and Little Richard. George 
Harrison learned guitar licks from 
rockabilly pickers like Carl Perkins. 
"They all took a little from 
America," said Rogers. 

Today's rock phenoms just 
don't measure up when it comes to 
memorabilia. "The only other rock 
personality that even approaches 
the Beatles in collectibility is Jimi 
Hendrix," Rogers said. "The cur- 
rent personalities are oversaturated; 
there's no mystique about them." 
Surprisingly, Elvis is 
way down the list. "The 
problem with Elvis is, he 
was prostituted after his 
death," Rogers said. Even 
so, Rogers has in his collec- 
tion a Winchester gun cus- 
tom-made for Elvis, priced 
in the five-figure range. 
Some of the hottest 
items are associated with 
artists who were never big 
rock stars. "What's very 
collectible are concert 
posters — for James 
Brown, Ray Charles, Fats 
Domino — the pioneers of 
rock 'n' roll," Rogers said. 
"That's highly desirable 

Rogers has handled 
several sets of clothing that 
sold for more than $10,000, 
including an outfit worn by 
rhythm and blues great 
Otis Redding. "Those items 
from the early days just 
hold a special mystique, 
and necessarily so. They 
should go for more than 
something Madonna wore 
last week." 

Rogers is often asked 
to estimate the value of 
rare items. Apple, the Lon- 
don-based company 
founded by the Beatles, asked 
Rogers to estimate the auction 
price ot an acetate film and record- 
ing of the Beatles. Considered the 
earliest known footage of the Fab 
Four, the film from 1962 contains 
performances of two songs, one ot 
them unknown in the Beatles' rep- 

"I think you'll get it tor 5 or 
6,000 pounds, " Rogers told an 
Apple representative. "It went for 

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15,000 pounds ... With the pre- 
mium, they paid almost $30,000 for 
it. Trice is an arbitrary thing." 

While his buyers are a diverse 
lot, many are baby boomers. "The 
hobby has really come of age in 
the last 10 years for various rea- 
sons," Rogers said. "People want to 
collect the nostalgia of their 
youth, and now they've got the 
money to do so." 

Higher quality — and higher 
priced — items often sell in the 
European market. The Japanese 
also are heavy buyers. Several of 
Rogers' Japanese clients collect 
vintage guitars, but not to play. 
"Vintage guitars from the '50s, '60s 
and 70s are now considered tine 
art," Rogers said. 

There's a big market for 
American collectibles in general 
in Japan. Rogers recently saw an 
entire store in Tokyo that sold 
only things related to Felix the 
Cat, a pre-World War II cartoon 
character. "Felix the Cat is a cul- 
tural hero in Japan," Rogers said. 

While Rogers is the only em- 
ployee of his company, Retro/Ac- 
tive, he has a network of silent 
partners who help find things for 
him — and he's always on the 
lookout for 

Historical, sports and cartoon 
memorabilia also comes his way, 
often as a result of buying or trad- 
ing for rock 'n' roll merchandise 
he wants. "I get bizarre things, like 
Bonnie and Clyde signatures," he 
said. "Those types of things aren't 
things I go after." 

Rogers says he could run his 
business from anywhere — pro- 
vided it has a telephone and a fax 
machine. Auctions keep him busi- 
est from March to October, and 
Rogers is often on the road 
throughout the United States and 
Europe. He spent two months in 
England this year. 

Until a couple of years ago, 
Rogers lived in Wilmington. 
When he's home, he works out of 
his house in Montgomery, Ala. He 
moved to Montgomery to stay 
close to his ex-wife, with whom he 
shares a child. It's an amicable re- 
lationship; the two live on the 
same street. 

At any one time, Rogers might 
have thousands of items in inven- 
tory, many of them jam-packed 
into hi s Montgomery 


Others rest 
in ware- 

"A lot of stuff doesn't take up 
much space because it's paper — 
contracts, autograph books, stuff 
like that," he said. 

One of the most unique items 
he's handled was a 12-page affida- 
vit filed by Paul McCartney in 
1970 to dissolve the Beatles. One 
of only five originals, the copy was 
John Lennon's and contained 
many of Lennon's handwritten, 
personal notes in the margins. The 
affidavit came to Rogers in 1989; 
he sold it two years later for about 
$26,000. The current owner is 
asking a reported $100,000 for it, 
Rogers says. 

There are some items he re- 
fuses to traffic in, however. Rogers 
recently turned down an offer from 
Sotheby's to sell a tooth John 
Lennon lost in 1966. 

"I couldn't believe they had 
the guts to put that out on their 
letterhead," Rogers said. "To get a 
tooth and try to market it, that's 
kind of pushing the envelope." 

"They contacted the right per- 
son, though," he said. "If any one 
could sell it, I could." 

Man- Ellen Poison edits UNCW 
Magazine. Rogers can be reached at 
Retro/ Active at (205) 244-9597. 



1992-93 Annual Report 


i© define the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington: 

Yes, it's the buildings, the 
laboratories and library. But 
it's much more. It's the stu- 
dents and faculty. And it's the 
bicycles they ride, backpacks 
they carry, books they study 
and beaches they frequent. 
Simply, UNCW is the sum of its 
parts — a composite picture. 

Integral to that picture is 
the university's growing repu- 
tation for teaching excellence 
that's grounded in quality 
research. Teaching that turns 
out well-prepared graduates 
and successful alumni. 

Those alumni, their employ- 
ers and the communities 
where they live provide the 
necessary resources to keep 
the university thriving. And as 
the university thrives, so too 
does North Carolina and its 

So, it's the alumni and the 
faculty and the students— and 
the environments in which 
they flourish— that we salute 
with this annual report. For 
they all truly define UNCW. 


The University of North 
Carolina at Wilmington is 
a young university. And, 
yet, it exhibits a maturity. 
A maturity gained from 
meeting its educational 
mission and a maturity 
obtained by support from 
alumni and friends. In fact, 
more than 2,500 of them 
contributed to the 1 992-93 
Loyalty Fund. Throughout 
the following pages, you 
will see how their gifts 
have enriched — and 
defined — this university. 



Contributors who supported the 
university at the level of $1,000 or 
more during the 1992-93 Loyalty 
Fund year earn this distinction. 

lo get a scholarship — that 
was my goal all through high 
school, so my parents wouldn't 
have to take care of anything. 
Needless to say, they were 
happy," says UNCW freshman Tim 
Ellis. What made Tim's parents 
happy and proud is his being 
named a Champion McDowell 
Davis Scholar and receiving a 
four-year, $3,500 annual scholar- 

Tim, a premedical major, was 
a leader in his Hoke County High 
School. In addition to maintaining 
high academic standards, as evi- 
denced by his salutatorian rank- 
ing, he was co-captain of the 
tennis team, a starter on the 
wrestling squad, played baseball, 
was vice president of Key Club 
and served on student council. 

The scholarship is made pos- 
sible through an endowment 
given by the Davis Foundation as 
a result of a bequest of Champion 
McDowell Davis. Davis was a 
former president of Atlantic 
Coast Line Railroad and a trustee 
for Wilmington College. 


mas Bancroft 

ert Warwick 

Marguerite & 

Frank Reynolds 


Adelle & 


Smith Richardson 

ert King 

Margaret Robison 
Sylvia & 

George Rountree III 


Sylvia & 


B. D. Schwartz 

l Baldwin Jr. 

Mrs. Junius Smith 


rge Chadwick III 

Laurence Sprunt 


dolph Gore 

Catherine & 

LaQue Center for 

rles F. Green III 

Robert Warwick 

Corrosion Technology- 

i Phillips 

Monica & 

Lowe's Companies 

l Pollard 

Don R. Watson 

Lower Cape Fear 


Personnel Association 


Henry Weyerhaeuser 

Lucile M Marvin 

Helen & Fred Willetts 



Guy Willey 


vin Robison 

Connie & Lionel Yow 

McKim & Creed 



National Endowment for 

ly Allen 
e Aman 
le & 

Foundations & 

National Science 



William Anlyan Jr. 

AJ Fletcher Foundation 

NC Marine Crescent 

& George Autry 


New Hanover/Pender 

John Baldwin Sr. 

Agency for International 

Counties Medical 




leyward Bellamy 

Applied Analytical 

Pharmaceutical Product 

I. Bires 



y & Samuel Bissette 

ARA Food Services 

Siecor Corp. 

ur Bluethenthal 

Army Corps of Engineers 

Southern Bell 

& Charles Bolles 


Southern National Bank 

:e & Carl Brown 

Cape Industries 

Sprint Cellular 

ell Burney Jr. 

Carolina Power and 

Takeda Chemical 

n & Russell Carter 




Central Carolina Bank 

Tallberg Chevrolet 

s Cheek II 




Centura Bank 

UNCW Alumni 

zette &c 

Coastal Beverage 


Matthew Donahue 

Corning Glass 

United Carolina Bank 

Susan Emerson 

Dominos Pizza 


in Grace 

Exide Electronics Corp. 

Village Companies 


Exxon Education 

Wachovia Bank and 

4atthew Hunter 



>le & James Jackson 

First Union National 

WCM Enterprises 

d Jones 


Wilmington Orthopaedic 

e & Dennis Kahan 

Forty And Eight Society 


a Kempton 

Friends Of UNCW 

Wright Corporation 

bi &: Hugh MacRae 

General Electric 

Z. Smith Reynolds 

tha McEachern 



be Moran 

& Hugh Morton 
vin Moss 

Cilliam Nixon Jr. 

lorn Rabon Jr. 
:rt Renegar 

GTE Foundation 
Guilford Mills 
UNCW Human 
Resources Dept. 

Doctors in the UNCW area are 
working to encourage more 
students like Tim Ellis (left) to 
enter the University's pre- 
medical program. 

Physicians in the New 
Hanover-Pender Counties 
Medical Society have started a 
scholarship endowment to 
provide tuition and fees for 
UNCW premedical students. 
The doctors are building the 
endoivment by having fellow 
physicians pay for services that 
are usually offered as medical 
courtesies and then diverting 
those payments to the endoiv- 
ment. In addition, the doctors 
are designating part of their 
medical society dues to be 
given to the scholarship fund 
and making memorial gifts to 
the fund in the name of a 
colleague who has died. 

Medical society members 
say their fund-raising efforts 
are well worth the effort. The 
UNCW student acceptance rate 
into medical programs nation- 
wide is one of the best among 
member institutions in the 
University of North Carolina 


Members are those who contributed 
SSOO to S999 during the 1992-93 
Loyalty Fund year. 

lou're the first teacher to tell 
me I can pass the CPA exam," 
says a senior in Dr. Joanne 
Rockness' accounting class. The 
student is one among a dozen 
seniors in the class who are ner- 
vous at the prospect of entering 
the business world. Rockness 
feels it's her job to calm their 
nerves by making sure they're 
well educated. 

"I want you guys to be real 
accountants, to get jobs, to be 
leaders out there. Believe in 
yourselves a little more," says 
Rockness, UNCW Cameron 
Professor of Accountancy. As 
UNCW's first endowed professor, 
she's serious about her role in 
preparing students to enter that 
real world. 

Although her credentials as a 
faculty member at Michigan State 
University and as associate dean 
for academic affairs at N.C. State 
University bespeak her research 
expertise, it's the students that 
now motivate Rockness. "I think 
the primary mission of UNCW is 
teaching, and I think it ought to 
be. There's not much difference 
in students anywhere, and 
teaching's what I like to do." 


Robert Galphin 


Thomas Evans Jr. 
Raymond Fraley Jr. 
Jessiebeth Geddie 


Michael Glancy 
Martha Rector 


Fax Rector Jr. 
George Spirakis 
James Weibley 


Kenneth Beasley 

Grace Burton 

Jean & Gordon Coleman 

John Geddie 

Louise Sc Charles Green 

Nancy & Spencer Hall 

Robert Hines 

Henry Holleman 

Parviz Kambin 

Kathy & James Leutze 

Doris & Jack Levy 

Nancy & Edward] illy Jr. 

Kathleen 6v 

Martin Meyerson 
Norman Mills 
Neil Mussehvhite 
Bobby Pate 
James Pomerantz 
Pearl & Tyrone Rowell 
Linda & Yousry Saved 
Mary & C. Shigley 
Carolyn & Roger Simmons 
Lillian iv Percy Smith Jr. 
John Turpin 
John Woodv |r. 

Foundations & 

Benjamin Graham and ( 
Burroughs Wellcome 
Delaney Radiologists Gi 
Delta Kappa Gamma 

Beta Phi Chapter 
ENC-American Chemie 

Federal Paperboard Can 

General Electric 
Hollv Ridge Foods 
1\( O 

Justice for Cyprus 
Land Management 

Merit Consultants 
Philip Morris 




Alena Baker 
Earl Bakers 
Carl Parker Jr. 


Johannah English 
Michael English 
Don Evans 
Elizabeth Fales 
Gene Fales 
Ronald Lipsius 
Gregory Peterson 
Boyce Stanton 
Robert Way Jr. 
Percy Wood 


William Chadwick Jr. 
Donald Diamond 
Elizabeth Godwin 
Deborah Hunter 
Ronald Lipsius 
Wendy Mclver 
J. Samuel Roady 
James Rouse 
James Stasios 
Beverly Wait 
Terrence Wait 


John Mclver 
Dawn Perlotto 
Mark Perlotto 
Daniel Schweikert 
Thomas Swatzel III 
Allen Thomas Jr. 
Mary Thomson 
Marjorie Way 


William Waldrop 


Reuben Allen Jr. 
Gloria & R. Durwood 

Almkuist II 
{Catherine Bruce 
Marian & William Bryan 
Warren Chadwick Jr. 
Becky & Bobby Chilcote 
Samuel Connally 

Carolyn &c Richard Cook 

Mimi & Tom Cunningham 

Raymond Dawson 

William Drane 

Daniel Erwin 

Matthew Farina 

Charlotte & James Fox Jr. 

Kay & Max Fryar 

Clarence Hill Jr. 

I. Paul Ingle Jr. 

George Lamb 

Robert Lamb 

Skip Lyles 

James Megivern 

Nancy & John Monroe 

Alice & Robert Ochs 

William Reilly 

Dorothy & John Scalf Jr. 

Drew Steever 

Rhoda & Charles Steiner 

Charles Swenson 

Makenzie Taylor 

Robert Taylor 

Kirk Wagenseller Jr. 

A. H. Walters 

Marty & Robert Walton Jr. 

Dick Winters 

Mae Zullo 

Victor Zullo (D) 

Foundations & 

Aquatic Safaris and 

Divers Emporium 
Calgon Vestal Laboratories 
City of Wilmington 
Dow Chemical USA 
Dun and Bradstreet 

Corp. Foundation 
Durham Corp. 
Ethyl Corp. 
Gamma Zeta 

Hoechst Celanese 

Jefferson Pilot Corp. 
Light Motive 
Marsh and McLennan 
National Data 

Processing Corp. 
NC Hospital 

Reciprocal Ins. 
New York Times 

Co. Foundation 
NHHS Class of "39 
R J Reynolds Industries 
The Traveling Tree Co. 
Wilmington Art 


(D) denotes deceased 

Navigators are those whose annual 
gifts were $250 to $499 during the 
1992-93 Loyalty Fund Year. 

Soon, Dr. Joanne Rockness 
(left) will be joined by two 
other endowed professors. Last 
spring, Donald R. Watson and 
Carl Brown, long-time 
Wilmington residents and 
partners during their ownership 
of the Wihnington Pepsi 
Bottling operation, donated to 
UNCW a gift of real property 
with an estimated value of $1.2 
million. Using the proceeds 
from the sale of the property, 
UNCW will seek matching 
funding from the UNC Board 
of Governors Distinguished 
Professor Endowment Trust 
Fund to establish tivo endowed 
chairs of $500,000 each. 
Donald Watson will endow a 
chair in the School of Educa- 
tion, and Carl and Janice 
Brown will endow a chair in 
marine sciences. 



Manners supported the university 
last year with gifts of $100 to S249. 

Since its establish- 
ment five years 
ago, more than 45 
students have 
participated in the 
Hmerge header- 
ship Program. It 
has also placed 
600 students as 
tutors in some 70 
agencies in New 
Hanover County. 


Kenneth Bishop 
Roland Blackburn Jr. 
William Blossom 
Eugene Bogash 
Charles Hollis 
Estell Lee 
Robert Munroe 
Elsie Peterson 
Jeremiah Rivenbark Jr. 
Shirley Spears 
Eugene Zeznock 


Judy Adams 
George Allen 
Michael Barton 
Christine Baxter 
Frank Bua 
Madeline Budihas 
Jean Bullock 
Carolyn Brumit 
Myra Burtt 
James Carr 
Gary Chadwick 
Curtis Dale 
Bonnie Daniel 
James Davis 
Jack Dunn 
John Godwin 
Ronald Hearn 
Beverly Hill 
Herbert Houston 
Sammie King 
L. Murrie Lee 
Dan Lockamy Jr. (D) 
John Loftus 
Martha Loughlin 
Rayford Marett Jr. 
Thomas Millard 
Cary Peterson 
Daniel Pittman Jr. 
Peggy Pittman 
Eleanor Poole 
Edward Rivenbark 
Charles Schoonmaker 
William Sibbett 
William Stanfield 
J. David Stillman 
Elizabeth Talley 
Wilbur Taylor 
Eugene Zeznock 


Robert Barbee 
Graham Batson 
Arlee Belch 
Zona Blackburn 
Kann Brown 
lames Burns 

Stephen Burtt 
Anthony Cabeza 
Robert Carter 
Sidney Champion 
Walter Clewis 
Mickey Corcoran 
Patricia Corcoran 
Harry Craft III 
Virginia Craft 
Kathy Crumpler 
Bonnie Daniel 
Thomas Eason Jr. 
Zoe Elmore 
Stephen Everett Jr. 
Clay Fairley 
Jan Fairley 
Roger Fipps 
Paul Fulton III 
Ray Funderburk 
Catherine Garner 
Paul Harrington Jr. 
Terry Harris 
David Harvey 
Gayle Harvey 
Dolores Harvey 
David Haskett 
Robert Hayes 
Grace Hobbs 
Roy Hobbs 
Ernest Holcomb 
Edgar Horton Jr. 
Cherry Horn 
Jerry Hudson 
Suzanne Hufham 
Bruce Jackson Jr. 
Milhcent Jackson 
Joel Johnson 
Robert Joos 
David Kilpatrick 
Janice Kingoff 
Michael La Bazzo 
Charles Livingston 
William Loughlin 
George Matthis Jr. 
Joseph Mayberry Jr. 
David McBroom 
Norman Melton Jr. 
Braxton Melvin Jr. 
Deborah Murphy 
John Murphy Jr. 
Robert Murray 
Linda Nance 
Edward Padrick 
James Poteat Jr. (D) 
Richard Powell Jr. 
Peggy Pratt 
Richard Pratt 
Nancy Pugh 
Philip Rackley 
Peggy Rooks 
Gail Russ 
Jackie Shanklin 
David Small 

Curtis Smith 
Edward Sundy 
Page Sundy 
Connie Taylor 
William Taylor 
Joseph Temple 
Wayne Tharp 
Judy Tharp 
Catherine Thompson 
Antoinette Tucker 
Sharon Walker 
Charlie Wall 
Glenn Wells 
Alexander Wessell 
Donna White 
Robert Williams IV 
Gregory Willett 
Francis Wootton 
Michael Zipser 


Cheryl Adams 
Raul Aizcorbe Jr. 
Cheryl Barber 
John Barber 
Margaret Barclay 
Stephen Barnette 
Robert Baxter III 
Allen Beasley 
Gregory Bender 
Frederick Benton 
Zona Blackburn 
Vivian Bowden 
Allison Brendle 
Thomas Brendle 
Sybil Brookshire 
Cynthia Brown 
Margaret Brown 
Michael Brown 
Blayne Burmahl Jr. 
Lisa Champion 
Carol King Choplin 
Adele Cohn 
Gary Combs 
Jamie Combs 
Stephen Cone 
Matthew Crossman 
Phillip Davis 
Jane Digh 
Michael Dix 
Diana Drakeford 
Herbert Fisher 
Julie Fisher 
James Frazier Jr. 
Charles Gates 
Gary Griffith 
Raymond Groseclose 
Terry Groseclose 
Arthur Hall 
Denise Hall 
Margaret Hall 
James Hankins 

Shirlev Hankins 
Helen Harrell 
Michael Harrell 
Robert Harris 
Mary Beth Hartis 
Robert Hause 
Sayvilene Hawkins 
Jeffery Hayes 
Elena Hiett 
John Hiett 
Steven Hill 
Nancy Hoggard 
David Johnson 
Joel Johnson 
Robert Joos 
Tracy Kane 
Beje Keefer 
James Keffer 
Sandra Keffer 
Melinda Kellum 
Paul Kelly Jr. 
Arthur Kennedy 
[ana Lynn Kesler 
Gladys Lewis 
Barbara Long 
Richard Loren 
Kay Lynch 
Nelson MacRae 
Ruthe Markworth 
Linda Martin 
David McBroom 
John McGraw 
Beverly McKim 
Herbert McKim Jr. 
Linda McKinney 
Kimberly Mee 
Diane Melvin 
Gloria Millard 
Ward Miller 
Victoria Mix 
Paula Mobley 
Christopher Mock 
Ashley Murchison 
Stuart Murphy 
Madeline Myers 
Ellen Newton 
Janis Norris 
Valerie Oldfield 
Paul Owens 
Delton Oxendine 
Linda Oxford 
Ralph Pandure Jr. 
Croix Paquin 
Anthonv Parker 
William Parker 
David Price 
Anna Reece 
Jamie Richter 
Jeffrey Richter 
Athy Robinson 
Christopher Roof 
Mitchell Russell Jr. 
Ralph Ruth 

tian Smith 

Duane Rose 

Jean Bradford 


Connie Ruble 

James Brady 

en Smith 

Thomas Setzer 

Kenneth Braitling 

s Spliedt II 

Keith Stanley 

Bruce Bramer 

am Spohn 

Billy Thanos 

Lila Brand 

am Stephens 

Larry White 

Diane Brann 

cca Summets 

John Britton Sr. 

e Sutton 


Sue & Robert Brown 
Matthew Burstein 

s Taylor 

Lynne &: Richard Adams 

Betty & 

min Thompson 

Evelyn & Charles Agnoff 

William Calloway 

la Tomkins 

Mildred &C 

Betty & Dan Cameron 


Seymour Alper 

John Campbell 


Shearon & 

Fred Caplan 


Robert Appleton 

Judith & Thomas Card 

en Wallace 

Sid Atkinson 

Frank Carter 


Raymond Austin 

Anthony Chiorazzi 

ael Wesnofske 

Ernest Avent 

Natalie Conahan 

a Whitehurst Jr. 

Ravija Badarinathi 

William Cooper 

ss Wolff 

Maxine Barber 

Martha Cosgrove 

rt Woodard 

Linda & Richard Barber 

Barbie & Joe Cowan 

e Zurbruegg 

Patricia & Robert Barker 

Phyllis Cowell 

Mitchell Barnes 

Jean &: William Credle 


S. Renee Barnes 

Bruce Creef 

John Baxter 

Margaret & 

n Cain 

Martha & 

J. Marshall Crews 


Heyward Bellamy 

Matthew Grossman 

y Clark 

Beth & Marc Biddison 

Martin Dalla Pozza 


Mark Birch 

Marion Davis 

i Combs 

Becky & 

Lynn DeLacy 

; ranz 

Noal Blackmore 

John Demane 


William Blair Jr. 

Jack Dermid 


Mary Blank 

Thomas Diener 


Elizabeth & Eric Bolen 

Helen & James Dixon 

am Hudson Jr. 

Maryann & 

A. Frank Douglas 

s Jennings 

Trez Boulware 

Vicki & Ken Dull 

ey Kinkema 

Frank Boushee 

J. William Eakins 

vome UNCW students are being 
driven up the wall — a rock wall 
that is. Hitting that wall is just 
part of a leadership training 
center that's unique to the 

The Leadership Development 
Center — the only one of its kind 
at a North Carolina university — 
challenges students of all majors 
both physically and mentally. 
Part of the two-semester Emerge 
Leadership Program is a session at 
UNCW's Challenge Course, where 
team-building skills are devel- 
oped through exercises such as 
climbing the rock board. 

Giving leadership training a leg 
up is the Branch Banking & Trust 
Leadership Challenge gift. Income 
from BB&T's $150,000 endow- 
ment will go toward leadership 
research and program initiatives 
to provide for the development 
of better student leaders. 


By participating in 
a tutoring program 
for children in 
public schools, 
students in the 
UNCW School of 
Education gain 
valuable teaching 
experience while 
their pupils get the 
extra help they 

Johannah & 

Michael English 
Donna &; 

Terrence Evans 
Gladys & William Faris 
Elizabeth & 

William Feezor 
Bunnie Finch 
Walter Forbis 
Floyd Fowler Jr. 
Richard Frederick 
Jerome Friedlander II 
Mary & Robert Fry 
Joan iv Roger Fry 
James Gaetz 
Williams Gaines 
Philip Gerard 
Judith cv Donald Getz 
Corinne & 

H. William Gillen 
Moronna Gonsalves 
Nancy Griesmer 
Frances Gullyes 
Larry Gunter 
Katherine Guthmiller 
Edward Hagan Jr. 
B. B. Halterman 
R. W. Hamlett 
Sandra Hardin 
Phyllis Harke 
Barbara & 

Charles Harlow 
Pamela & S. Hawes III 
Roger Hemion 
Richard Hemmer 
E. B. Henson 
Theodore Herman 
Margaret & 

Ted Heyward 
L. G. Hieronymus 
Mary & Cyrus Hogue 
Janet Holcombe 
James Holt 

Harriett & Joseph Hull 
Marylil Humphreys 
Rebecca & 

John Huntsman 
Charles Hutcheson 
Winthrop Irwin 
Richard Jackson 
Shirley & 

L. Clyde Jett Jr. 
Dwight Jones 
Rebecca 6v Robert Jones 
Samuel Jones 
Daniel Joseph 
George Joyce 
William Keadey Jr. 
David Keifer 
Wilson Key 

Deborah & Bruce Kinzer 
W. Arthur Kovach 
Jack Kraemer 
Margaret Lair 
Dennis Lajeunesse 
Patsy & Jim Larrick 

Peter Lascell 
G. Martin Lassiter 
Rudolph Lassiter Jr. 
Luther Lawson 
Emory Lee 
David Leeper 
Patricia Leonard 
Blaise Leonardi 
George Lewis 
J. Elmo Lilley Jr. 
Heidi Lindsay 
Don Lizon Jr. 
Virginia Lockamy 
Jean cv John Lovett 
Robert Magnus 
Lois & Doug Malone 
Nancy & John Manock 
Curtis Marshall 
Dorothy Marshall 
James Martin 
Lynda & Ned Martin 
Robert Mashburn 
Minda Massengale 
Karen cv 

Harlan McCulloch 
John McCulloch 
Fred McCurry Jr. 
John McDuff Sr. 
Reeves McGlohon 
Elisabeth & 

James McNab 
James McPadden 
E. M. Mendrick 
Benjamin Miller 
Dorris Miller 
Marshall Milton III & 

Janelle Rhyne 
Carol Minis 
John Minard 
Floyd Mitchell 
W. F. Moody 
Jean & Radford Moore 
Samuel Moore 
Susan Moore 
Jessie Moseley 
Robert Muller 
David Murdock 
Marcia Murphey 
Betty Murrell 
Wayne Neeley 
Dennis Nicks 
Linda Nicks 
Richard Nubel 
Russell Offredo 
Judith Ortiz 
Doug Overcash 
Joan cV Roy Page 
Richard Palmer 
William Patterson 
Bryan Perry 
C. J. Petroff 
Herbert Pippin 
Robert Pittman 
Robert Pleasants 
Harris Plyler 
Mary Ellen &c 

Limes Polsi in 

Dianne Poteat 
Aubrey Price 
Robert Pnvette 
Sam Puglia 
Alice Pujari 
W. E. Ragan Jr. 
Nick Rahall 
Richard Rains 
Kenneth Ray 
Duane Reaugh 
Sam Redell 
David Reese 
Vanessa Robertson 
Jerry Rogers 
William Ronemus 
Marlene & 

John Rosenkoetter 
Dalton Rouse 
Lloyd Rud 
Donald Rudisill 
Elizabeth & Corbin Sapp 
Pamela Sasser 
Kathy Schiele 
Sharon Walker 
Frieda & Walter Schmid 
Enid Schmitt 
Richard Schoonover 
William Schwab 
Donna Scott 
Pamela Seaton 
Marylou Serene 
Stephen Shaffer 
Rudy Shaw 
Paul' Shelby 

Lucy &: Robert Sherman 
W. Ferrell Shuford 
Judy Siguaw 
William Silkstone 
Linda Smith 
Roger Smith 
Norman Sneeden Jr. 
Joe Solomon 
Thomas Stack 
Nancy Stephenson 
Phil Stump 
Charles Sublett 
John Swain 
Charles Taylor 
Wilbur Taylor 
Bobby Tew 
Betty & Ellis Tinsley 
Allan Toomer 
Elbert Townsend 
Susan Traywick 
Martha Twiddy 
James Ungerleider 
Remedios Valera 
M. H. Vaughan 
Shirley Vititoe 
Frances 6V: Elmer Walker 
Nancy & David Wallace 
Bernard Walter 
Bert Warren 
Albert Warshauer 
Edward Watkins 
Gregory White 
William Whittaker 

Charles Wilburn 
James Wilburn III 
Frances Wilkinson 
Eddie Williams 
Joyce Williams 
Virginia Wilmoth 
Charles Wood 
Peter Wood 
Edward Yackey 
Gloria Yarbrough 
George Yeager 
Esther & Thurman Yoppj 
Jeannie Young 
Ruth Zech 
Dianne Zeeman 

Foundations & j 

Abbott Laboratories 
Aetna Foundation 
Alderman School 
Alpha Xi Delta Foundati' 
Black and Decker Corp. 
Bristol Myers Squibb 

Carter Wallace 
Caterpillar Foundation 
Children's Clinic 
Corning Glass Works 

Delta Air Lines Foundati 
Digital Equipment Corp. 
Doxey's Market and Cat 
Hillhaven Rehabilitation 
Hudsucker Pictures 
Jackson Beverage 
Johnson and Johnson 
Johnson Controls Found] 
K & J Sportswear 
Lower Cape Fear Bird C 
National Medical Enterp • 
Nationwide Insurance 

NC Assoc, of Parliameni-Ji 
NC Biotechnology Cent! 
NC State Firemen's Asso 
New Hanover Commiss' 

for Women 
Northern Telecom 
Peat Marwick Foundatic 
Physical Therapy Clinic 
Propeller Club of the U.! 
Resthaven Memorial 

Sara Lee Foundation 
SRI Gallup 

State Farm Cos. Founda. 
UNCW Assoc, of Retirei 

UNCW Bookstore 
Williams Fabricare 
Wilmington Engineers ( I 
Star-News Newspapers | 



Ensigns supported the UNCW Loyalty 
Fund with gifts of $25 to S99. 



Ted Prevatte 

Gorda Singletary 

Dn Barnes 

im Blalock Jr. 
im Breazeale Jr. 


Bnnkley Jr. 

William Aired 

rt Brown 

Paula Baker 

u-th Bryan 

Rodger Blake 

rd Bryan 

Mary Bonin 

y Cates 

Nat Bost 

lia Courand 

Jerry Bron 

rt Cowan 

Gail Buckley 

es Dusenbury 

James Caison 

' Formy-Duval 

Samuel Casey 


Bettie Cavenaugh 

> Godwin (D) 

William Collins 


John Compos 

Id Green 

Harvey Covil 

le Hall 

George Crouch 


Stephen Culbreth 

ham Hall 

Jacquelyn Dempsey 


James Dempsey 

Johnson Jr. 

Judy Davis 

las Lyons Jr. 

J. Carl Dempsey 

ad Mack 

Wilbur Dixon 

olph Mclver 

Diane DuBose 

la Moore 

Barbara Eakins 

i Norton 

John Eakins Jr. 

; Parker 

Robert Foy III 


George Gaddy 

Mary Gaddy 
James Hall 
James Harris 
Hugh Highsmith II 
Larry Honeycutt 
Jane Hubis 
Jon Hughes 
Winston Hurst 
Diane Hyatt 
Sheldon Johnson 
Linda Keifer 
Lenwood King Jr. 
Michael Kushman Jr. 
Joyce Lemon 
Margaret Locke 
Shirley MacKay 
Catherine Martin 
Daniel Martin 
Margaret McDuffie 
Mary McKeithan 
Betty McMillan 
Mary Ann McNair 
Jenny Merritt 
Betty Padrick 
Sarah Page 
Brenda Parker 
James Parker 
Marion Piner 
Barbara Pitts 
Felix Pitts 

t's a meeting of the minds for 
the express purpose of improving 
minds — those of school children 
in Southeastern North Carolina. 
Through the Consortium for the 
Advancement of Public Education 
(CAPE), government agencies, 
educators, private businesses, 
industries and foundations join 
forces to pursue nontraditional 
approaches to public education. 

Serving as host to CAPE, 
UNCW is working to improve 
public schools in its region of the 
state by taking part in a number 
of initiatives: the Reading Recov- 
ery Project to combat illiteracy; a 
fiber optic network to link educa- 
tional programs between local 
schools and hospitals; and techni- 
cal assistance for schools seeking 
to become America 2000 "break 
the mold schools." 


Special Gifts 

In Memory Of 

Audrey Abbott 
T. Earl Allen 
Glenn Avery 
Martha Batson 
Sarah Benton 
Janet Blnethenthal 
Antonius Bombeld 
John Rupert Bryan Sr. 
Daniel A. Clark Sr. 
Hubert Eaton Sr., M.D. 
F. P. Fensel Sr. 
Marcus Goldstein 
Frank Hall 
Grace Hollar 
Bernice Hanchey 
J. Hankins 
J. S. Holman 
Michal Allen Howe 
Mrs. Vestus 

Murrell Hudson 
Mary Blanche Jessup 
Pauline Mahl 

Robert A. Moore Jr., M.D. 
J. H. Perten 
Lewis Clayton Porter 
James A. Poteat Jr. 
Elizabeth M. Poivell 
J. P. Reynolds 
Autie E. Shinn 
David Bryan 

Sloan III, M.D. 
Anthony Surratt 
Pamela Thurston-Hayes 
Julian F. Williams 

In Honor Of 

Alpha Xi Delta 

Michael R. Pendergraft 
PEO Sisterhood: 

Chapter AA 
James L. Pomerantz 
E. Thomas 

Marshburn Jr., M.D. 

Edwin Piver 
Luther Pressley 
Linwood Rogers 
Judirh Russell 
Beatrice Schomp 
Gene Seay 
Lynda Shell 
Jennifer Smith 
Sherrill Strickland Jr. 
Lester Sullivan 
Robert Tenmlle III 
Donna Thigpen 
Thomas Turtle 
Ritchie Watson Jr. 
Margaret Wells 
Doyle Whitfield 
Judith Wilson 
Carrie Worthington 
Ellen Wychel 


Jana Albntton 
Michael Albrirton 
Jeannie Ambrose 
Wallace Ambrose 
John Ambrosiano 
James Anderson 
Caroline Austell 
Vance Barbee 
John Barrera 
Cathey Beard 
Kevin Beard 
Harvey Bedsole Jr. 
Carroll Bickers 
Caryl Bland 
Lyn Blizzard 
Anne Bogen 
Urel Boney 
Harry Borneman Jr. 
James Bowen Jr. 
Madeline Bowers 
Phyllis Brenner 
Reginald Brew 
Cathy Brewington 
Graydon Brewington 
George Bridger 
Nancy Bright 
Gayle Brown 
Horace Brown 
Sheryl Brown 
Zorie Brown 
Robert Browning Jr. 
William Buckley 
Charles Bullard 
Thomas Butler 
Alan Camp 
Pamela Camp 
Katherine Canaday 
James Carr Jr. 
Joseph Carter III 
Sherry Carter 
Calvin Casey Jr. 
Elizabeth Chestnutt 
Ron Choate 
Michael Church 
Haddon Clark III 

Charles Coleman Jr. 
David Congdon 
Gerald Cooney 
Brenda Cox 
Gay Crabtree 
Sara Crawford 
John Crawley 
Martha Crawley 
John Dalton 
Janice Dalton 
Billy Dalton 
Dora Daunais 
John Davenport 
Steven Davis 
Dorothy Dempsey 
Paul Dempsey 
Woody Deyton 
Thomas Dickson 
Frances Dineen 
Charles Donahue 
Daniel Dougherty 
Billy Dover Jr. 
Cynthia Ducharme 
John Easterling 
Dorothy Epstein 
William Everett 
Jefferson Evers 
Rebecca Fancher 
Drusilla Farrar 
Janet Fay 
James Ferger 
Kevin Ferguson 
Robert Finch 
Steven Fisher 
Janice Fladd 
Elizabeth Fowler 
Gregory Fredericks 
James French 
Nancy Gates 
Daniel Geddie 
Stanley Gelbhaar 
Paula Getz 
Marc Gnau 
Jean Godwin 
Stanley Godwin 
Robin Goldstein 
Sharon Goodman 
Ronald Gray 
Mary Griffith 
Kirk Grumbine 
James Hankins Jr. 
Carol Hardee 
William Hardee 
Randy Harrell 
Rita Harrell 
Frank Harrington 
James Harris 
Harriss Haskert Jr. 
Cay Haun Jr. 
Gwendolyn Hawley 
David Heath 
Catharine Hedrick 
Catherine Heglar 
Robert Heinisch 
Lloyd Hekhuis 
Kenneth Hemenway II 
Peggy Hemenway 

Charles Henson 
Paul Herring 
Richard Higgins 
Robert High 
David Hilliard 
Herbert Hoffman 
Nancy Hoffman 
Gwynn Honeycutt 
Brenda Home 
John Home 
Hubert Hufham Jr. 
Gary Huggins 
James Hunter 
Holly Hutchins 
John Hurton 
Nancy Hutton 
David James 
Joan James 
Edith Kaplan 
Robert Keith 
James Kimley 
Terri Kirby 
James Knapp 
Richard Kubb 
Michael Kushman Jr. 
Eleanor Lane 
Robert Lanier 
Ellen LeBlanc 
Lynda Lennon 
Constance Lewis 
Margaret Locke 
Juddye Long 
Patricia Luther 
William Lyman 
James Maides 
Sandra Malpass 
Darlene Marlowe 
William Marlowe 
Judy Matthis 
Suzanne McCarley 
Charles McCarthy 
Suzanne McCarthy 
Sherry McCulloch 
Kenneth McKeithan 
Eugene McKinney 
Jack McMurtrey 
Henry Merntt Jr. 
James Metts Jr. 
Sharon Miggans 
Susan Milholland 
Karen Miller 
Mark Miller 
Susan Miller 
Guy Milliken 
Susan Mitchell 
David Monaghan 
Terry Moore 
Jeannie Moreland 
John Morgan 
Georgia Munroe 
John Munroe III 
Susan Muse 
Cynthia Newton 
Gregory Nelson 
Evelyn Nicholson 
Sandra Nunalee 
James Nunn Jr. 

Frederick Ourt 
Etta Pace 
Rachel Pace 
Betty Page 
W. R. Page III 
Louis Paulter 
Sharon Paulter 
Cheryl Perone 
Allen Perry 
Cynthia Perry 
John Pfaff 
Nancy Philips 
Bradford Piner 
Henry Powell 
Robert Prevart 
Faye Price 
Ralph Price Jr. 
Dennis Redmond 
Janice Reynolds 
Haskell Rhert III 
Forbson Rhodes 
Kathy Riggs 
Robert Ritter 
Henry Rivenbark 
Timothy Roelofs 
William Ruefle 
Frank Russ Jr. 
Joseph Safadi 
Nancy Saucier 
Kathryn Sebian 
Eugene Simmons 
Lynn Simmons 
Gorda Singletary 
Clark Sizemore 
Donna Smith 
Barbara Smith 
Joette Smith 
Robert Smith III 
Hial Spencer 
Marion Spencer 
Keith Spivey 
Stephen Stein 
William Stenger Jr. 
Peggy Stoltz 
Mark Stone 
Mary Stone 
Stuart Stout 
Denise Strong 
Francine Sumpter 
Susan Sutton 
James Thames 
Robert Thomas 
Steven Toomes 
Carolyn Townsend 
Randy Utsey 
Marion Verzaal Jr. 
Edward Vosnock 
Kevin Walker 
Deborah Warner 
Mark Wax 
Eric White 
Floyd White 
Brenda Wiard 
Robert Wiard 
Laura Wicker 
William Wicker 
Gerald Wiggins 

rry Wilkerson 
njamin Williams 
th Williams 
uce Williams Jr. 
leryle Williams 
)nna Williamson 
ibert Williamson 
rbara Wilson 
larles Wilson 
rl Wilson Jr. 
ra Winslow 
nest Woodard III 
;phen Wright 
lomas Wright 
larles Youngblood 


ma Adams 
illiam Adams 
;a Affrunti 
ura Alexander 
mes Alexander 
iren Allen 
ichael Allen 
larles Alio 
icey Almond 
lomas Ames 
eryll Anderson 
miel Antonelli 
san Apke 
idolph Arn 
ick Arnold Jr. 
;nry Arthur 
larles Ashby III 
allace Ashley III 
nis Axton 
oel Baber 
mes Bailey 
even Baker 
arney Baldwin III 
bri Baldwin 
•Anne Ballard 
immie Bangert 
lerry Banner 
ance Barbee 
uth Barber-Rich 
anna Barger 
uth Barlow 
eborah Barnes 
aywood Barnes 
net Barnes 
enneth Barnes 
lary Barnhill 
ammy Basnight 
lyron Bass 
sa Bateman 
ffrey Batton 
athleen Batton 
:ian Beam 
rady Beck 
'anda Bell 
:onard Beller 
3uis Belo 

'alter Bengtson Jr. 
inda Bennie 
laine Benson 

Judith Benson 
Gregory Berry 
Janine Bilodeau 
Daniel Black Jr. 
Koling Blake 
Jesse Blanton 
Tammy Blizzard 
Frances Bolton 
Tammy Bond 
Samuel Boone 
Charles Bordeaux 
Julie Bordo 
Meredith Bourne 
Sophie Bowen 
Eric Brandt 
Graydon Brewington 
Elizabeth Bridges 
Jerry Bron 
Celeste Brooks 
Kathryn Brooks 
Scott Brooks 
Sonia Brooks 
Teresa Brooks 
Amy Brown 
Duane Brown 
Philip Brown 
Robert Browning Jr. 
Bradley Bruestle 
Nancy Bruestle 
Wallace Bryant Jr. 
Karen Bullard 
Ramona Burns 
Lorna Butler 
Suzanne Butterfield 
Allison Byrd 
Robert Cagle III 
Cynthia Caison 
Earl Caison II 
Nan Caison 
Robin Caison 
Mark Cammarene 
Lora Canter 
Mary Cantwell 
Kevin Carr 
Arden Carter 
Keith Carter 
Terry Cascaddan 
Kenneth Catlett Jr. 
John Causey 
Allison Cavenaugh 
Marion Cheek 
Timothy Christmas 
John Christy 
Theresa Clapper 
Michael Clark 
Charles Clayton Jr. 
Carolyn Clemmer 
Karen Cochran 
Terry Cole 
Samuel Collins 
Bethany Connor 
Cyndi Cooper 
John Cowand III 
Brenda Cox 
Kelly Crawford 
Julia Dameron 
Elizabeth Daniels 

Linton Daniels Jr. 
Robert Dash 
Mitzi Daughtry 
Therese Davenport 
Charles Davies 
Jeanne Davies 
Debra Davis 
John Davis Jr. 
Robin Davis 
Linda Del Pizzo 
Kemp Deville 
David Dickson III 
Brenda Dineen 
Mary Doll 
Linda Donoghue 
Matthew Donoghue 
Jo Dove 
Bradley Driver 
Frankie Driver 
Julie Dutcher 
Carol Eakins 
Avis Edmundson 
Susan Edwards 
Sonya Edwards 
Mary Ellison 
Marion Eppler 
Amy Evans 
Terry Evans 
JoAnn Everette 
David Fair 
Thomas Fanjoy 
Andrew Farmer 
Charles Farrar 
Marcia Farrar 
Gregory Farrell 
Debra Farrow 
Roger Farver 
Ruth Ferguson 
Tammie Ferguson 
William Ferguson Jr. 
Jason Fewell 
Benjamin Fields 
James Fields 
Robert Finch 
Donna Firnberg 
Joseph Fish 
John Fitzgerald II 
Michael Fitzpatrick 
Stephen Foster 
Joel Fox 

James Francesconi 
Cynthia Frederick 
James French 
John Freshwater III 
Gordon Frieze Jr. 
Max Fryar 
Lorraine Fullmer 
Dewey Furr 
Joy Futrelle 
Maria Gaddy 
Sheridan Garrison 
Charles Gavins Jr. 
Elizabeth Genshaw 
Dean Gilliam 
Victor Glenn III 
Joseph Gniadek 

Mary Godowitch 
Aubra Goldston 
Eddie Gooding 
Julie Goodnight 
Brenda Devereux 

Charles Gray 
Melvin Green 
Hilda Gregory 
John Griffin 
Jeffery Grizzle 
Andrew Gross 
Mary Gross 
Aldine Guthrie 
Nancy Guthrie 
Allison Haffey 
Richard Hahn Jr. 
Lawrence Halm 
Shelley Hambalek 
Stephen Hambalek Jr. 
Hilda Hand 
Wendi Hanson 
Diane Hardison 
Rita Harrell 
Herbert Harris III 
David Haskell 
John Haughton 
Gwendolyn Hawley 
Pinckney Heaton III 
Susan Heaton 
Jennifer Hedrick 
Sylvia Heinisch 
Terry Hernn 
Brian Herring 
Pamela Herring 
Gregory Hewett 
Leland Hicks 
Edward Higgins Jr. 
Aileen Hill 
James Hill 
Michael Hill 
Rebecca Hines 
Roberta Hobson 
Arthur Hohnsbehn 
Peggy Holbrook 
Denise Holden 
John Holden 
Clyde Holley 
Karen Home 
David Hosier 
Lynn Houser 
Beth Howard 
Nikki Howard 
Robbin Huffman 
Patricia Hughey 
Carole Hunter 
Kimberly Hutchinson 
Timothy Hutto 
Thomas Hyde IV 
Allen Isenhour 
Marianne John 
Cornelia Johnson 
Jill Johnson 
Kathleen Johnson 
Sharon Johnson 
Andrew Jones 
James Jones 

Sherry Jones 
Lynn Jones 
Patricia Jones 
Orea Jones-Wells 
Michael Jordan 
Kay Joyner 
Heidi Judd 
Michele Justice 
Joseph Kapherr Jr. 
Sharon Kauffman 
Donald Keating Jr. 
Joseph Keffer 
Dan Kempton 
Lisa Kempton 
Jane Kenan 
Anne Kennedy 
Virginia Kennedy 
Michael Kenney 
Kelly Kenny 
William Ketcham Jr. 
Perry Key 
Rosemary Kibler 
Debra King 
John Koger 
Janice Konier 
Marguerite Krause 
Marjorie Kunnemann 
Suzanne Lail 
Robert Lambert 
Lucille Lamberto 
Thomas Lamont Jr. 
Rodney Lancaster 
Calvin Lane Jr. 
Kenneth Lasnier 
Luanne Lasnier 
Brian LaSure 
Dawn LaSure 
Regina Lawson 
Dale Lewis 
Debora Lewis 
Jeffrey Lewis 
Danny Linebaugh 
Enola Lineberger 
Laurie Link 
David Little 
Josephine Little 
Marvin Long 
Mary Long 
Thomas Long Jr. 
Stephen Lucas 
William Lyman 
Lorraine Lynch 
Pamela Macior 
Daniel Mahn 
Joseph Mahn 
Karen Mahn 
Anne Manning 
Charles Manning Jr. 
Karen Maraldo 
Nancy Maready 
John Marmorato 
Edwin Martin 
Robert E. Martin 
Frances Massey 
Shirley Mayfield 
Kathleen McDonnell 
Edna McEachern 

Jack McGee 
Penelope McGowan 
Constance McGuinness 
Lynn Mclver 
EJlen McMillan 
Janet McPherson 
Donna Meaeham 
Alison Merritt 
James Merritt 
John Messick 
John Michaux 
John Middleton FV 
Junius Millard Jr. 
Shelly Millard 
Jane Mills 
Jeffrey Minis 
Lisa Monk 
Marsha Monteith 
Nelson Montieth 
Melissa Moore 
Bronwyn Morgan 
Allison Morton 
Leslie Murray 
Cynthia Mustin 
Terri Nelsen-Marks 
Oswald Newman II 
Lester Newton 
Doris Nichols 
Jeffrey Nicklaw 
Ricky Niec 
Maribeth Nobles 
Dolan Norris 
Marcus Norton Jr. 
Katherine Nubel 
Joan Obernesser 
Susan Oldham 
Brian Oleary 
Adrienne Osborne 
Marisa Owens 
Robert Pace 
Rodney Pace 
Philip Padgett 
Debra Pagliughi 
Alexander Paternotte 
Glynda Paternotte 
Janet Petri 
Charlotte Piepmeier 
Bradford Piner 
Jerry Polk 
Marian Polk 
Bert Ponsock 
Patricia Poole-Baker 
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Pamela Prevatte 
Donald Price 
Tanya Puckett 
Frances Railey 
Glenn Ray 
Star Reimer 
Ruth Revelle 
Bruce Rhoades 
Betty Richardson 
William Roach 
Derek Robbins 
Heidi Roberts 
Anthony Robinson 
Jeffrey Rogers 

Richard Rogers III 
Joseph Roney 
Sandra Ross 
Betty Rouse 
Charles Rouse Jr. 
Randy Rousseau 
Romy Rowe-Bayuga 
Thomas Ryan 
Kathleen Sabella 
Pamela Sammons 
Todd Sammons 
Kristie Sappen field 
Stephania Sarvis 
Michael Saunders 
Elizabeth Schedler 
Meredith Schneider 
John Scholz 
Beatrice Schomp 
Tricia Schriver 
Karen Scioscia 
Laura Scott 
Scott Semke 
Nancy Shannon 
Stephen Sharkey 
Gregory Shaw 
David Shehdan 
Beverly Shelton 
Wesley Shoemaker 
Chervil Shuford 
Patricia Sibley 
Scott Sibley 
Jeffrey Siggins 
Eugene Simmons 
Angela Simpson 
Eric Singer 
Kimberly Skipper 
Jason Smart 
Donna Smith 
Granville Smith 
Pauline Smith 
Robert Smith 
Gillian Smook 
Gladys Southers 
Denise Spanos 
June-Marie Spencer 
Cameron Sperry 
Laura Spivey 
David Storey 
James Strong Jr. 
Gregory Stutts 
Charles Sullivan Jr. 
Sherry Sutton 
Stephanie Sutton 
Douglas Swartz 
Lewis Swindell IV 
Annette Taylor 
I >arrell 1 Ii.k ker |r. 
Amy Tharrington 
Thomas Tharrington 
Stephen Thompson 
Robert Thornton 
Elizabeth Thorpe 
June Tilden 
Dan Tricarico 
Michael Turbeville 
Aver\' Tuten 
Kimberly Best-Tuten 

George Ubing 
Jennifer Umbaugh 
Hannah Ungaro 
Scott Urban 
Scott Wahlquist 
Charles Wakild 
Jimmie Waldrop 
John Walker 
Teresa Wallace 
Steven Walser 
Lynette Ward 
Franklin Warf 
Patricia Warrick 
Kimberly Warwick 
William Warwick 
Billy Waters 
Rita Watts 
Becky Webb 
Fred Webb 
Elizabeth Weil 
Lynda Wells 
Thomas Weslake 
Lena White 
|oni Wiggins 
Julie Wright 
Larry Wilkerson 
Jeffery Willett 
Ruth Willett 
Mei Yiu Williams 
Michael |. Williams 
Michael S. Williams 
Adela Williamson 
Larry Williamson 
James Wilson 
Jennifer Wilson 
John Wilson III 
Lisa Wilson 
Mary Wilson 
William Wilson 
James Winegar 
Denise Wood 
Thelma Wood 
Thomas Woodard 
Clyde Wright 
Stephen Wright 
Lee Ann Wrisley 
George Zedlitz 
Kimberly Zuehlke 


William Adams 
Eddy Akers 
Edward Alala 
Denise Albrecht 
Jonathan Amirato 
Pamela Atkinson 
James Bailey 
Diane Bak 
Armanda Ball 
Donald Barham 
Jessica Barnes 
Nancy Barnes 
Burritt Benson III 
Sharon Blackwell 
Kimberly Blair 
Chris Blanton 

ffrey Bodenheimer 

ara Bolick 

lilip Brady 

londa Brady 

ina Bridges 

izabeth Bridges 

lomas Brookins 

illiam Browder 

ian Bullard 

illiam Burd 

ivid Burgess Jr. 

mes Buskirk 

urolyn Busse 

awna Butler 

?borah Cain 

el Cain 

:ven Calhoun 

yson Canter 

Iward Carmack Jr. 

mes Carroll 

eith Casha 

hn Caskey 

aron Castleberry 

;tha Cazel 
j mberly Charles 

ffrey Christenbury 
■urie Christensen 

endy Clark 

larles Clopper 

in Combs 

len Cook 

Ida Costin 

iura Covington 

ark Cregan 

illiam Cunningham Jr. 

ige Davis 

hn DeAntonio 

iristopher Dejong 

san Dohrmann 

mes Drew 
^na Drew 
eborah Duniec 
Jseph Dunmire 
jura Dunmire 
liphne Dunn 
wbert Dunn III 
(.'lie Dutcher 
ffrey Dyar 
Park Easly 
■Ties Evans 
Imes Faircloth III 
ffrey Felton 
rnthia Fischer 
Livid Fletcher 
fan Flynn 
Icardo Fortson 
iiilliam Foster 
..•len Franklin 
' hgela Frazelle 
[ctoria Freeman 
Bary Fry 
lark Fulcher 
tiristie Fuller 
|>mmy Glover II 
Itricia Gniadek-Floyd 
I istie Godwin 

atthew Green 

Carol Griffin 
William Griffin 
Robert Hall Jr. 
Elizabeth Hamilton 
Sheila Hanby 
David Hare 
Mary Harris 
Susan Hart 
Patrick Hartman 
Koreen Hays 
Dennis Hebbard 
James Helms 
Jacqueline Henderson 
John Henry 
Mechele Heroy 
Sally Hoke 
Randy Hollifield 
Tracy Honeycutt 
Elizabeth Hosier 
Pamela Hntz 
Joyce Huguelet 
Kevin Hunter 
Aaron Jackson III 
Pamela Jenkins 
Karen John 
Kenneth Johnson 
Lanell Johnson 
Timothy Johnson 
Willie Jones III 
Jonathan Joyner 
Michele Kammeyer 
Mary Karriker 
Robert Kauffman 
Betty Keane 
Vickie Keeling 
Sally Keith 
John Kilpatrick III 
Champion King 
Dallas Kinlaw II 
Matthew Kirkby 
Angela Kliewer 
Kellie Knox 
Debra Koch 
Candace Kramer 
Wendy Lanier 
Jill Laskey 
Joely Latta 
Judith Laughlin 
Kathleen Leahy 
Robert Leavitt Jr. 
Jeffrey Leech 
Robert Lejarre 
Laura LeMay 
Morton Levee 
William Lewis 
Keith Lintz 
Bobbi Long 
David Lowry 
Eric Luckner 
Robert Mack 
Merle Mackie Jr. 
Anthony Marsicano 
Marsena Maschino 
Donna Mason 
Richard Mason 
Debra Matthews 
Diane Mattlin 

Jamie McBeth 
Richard McGuinness 
Eddena McLean 
Rebecca Meshaw 
Diane Meyer 
David Miller 
Terri Mitchell 
Cristina Mittelstadt 
Thomas Mittelstadt 
Lora Mobley 
William Monroe Jr. 
Shawn Murphy 
Christopher Murray 
Linda Nelms 
Thomas Nelson 
John Norton 
Jenny Ourso 
Karen Owen Bogan 
Robin Pasquarello 
Debra Pearsall 
Tracy Penny 
Debra Perkovich 
Amy Perry 
Guy Pizzuti 
Jennifer Ploszaj 
Lucy Poisson 
Linda Pomerantz 
Mary Poole 
Richard Porter Jr. 
Mary Pragel 
Donald Pressley 
Glen Pugh 
Eric Reisinger 
Elizabeth Rivers 
Andrew Roane 
Angela Robbins 
Daniel Roberts IV 
Richard Rogers III 
Marc Rose 
Sherry Ross 
Harold Russell Jr. 
Jennifer Sanders 
Corbin Sapp 
Elizabeth Sapp 
Robert Sappenfield Jr. 
Paula Schmidt 
Lynda Schreiner 
Michael Schulte Jr. 
Aurethia Scott 
David Scott 
Elaine Shappell 
Philip Sharpe 
Robert Sherry 
Barbara Sich 
Jeffrey Silverman 
Sean Simpson 
David Smith 
Heather Smith 
Kevin Smith 
Rebecca Smith 
Gina Spainhour 
Jill Sprink 
Amy Starling 
Scott Stavrou 
David Storey 
Cecil Sutton 
Kendall Swain 

Angela Sypnier 
Michael Taulbert 
Timothy Teel 
Vicki Thacker 
Tracy Thomas 
Elizabeth Thompson 
Ginger Tomlinson 
Tiffany Tucker 
Sharon Turlington 
Lisa Tysinger 
Clifton Tyson 
Charles Umstead Jr. 
Sharon Umstead 
Cynthia Waller 
Julie Walters 
Julie Ward 
Kay Ward 
Melissa Ward 
Karen Warr 
Richard Warr 
Lisa Wayne 
Courtney Wedemann 
Daniel Wertheimer 
Michael Wessell 
Donna West 
Wendy Wheeler 
Toby White 
Robert Whitley 
Kimberly Wiggs 
Carole Williams 
Carol Wilson 
Polly Wiser-Blake 
Bessie Yarborough 


Martha Adams 

Judy Adcock 

Patricia & Louis Adcock 

Nancy & 

Kenneth Ahlstrom 
Charles Alba 
Judith Alford 
Julian Allred III 
Lucy fie Robert Andersen 
Charles Angelini 
Agnes fie Lyndon Anthony 
Pauline fie 

James Applefield 
Jerry Arnold 
William Atwill 
Penelope Augustine 
David Bachman 
Julius Baggett 
Johnnie Baker 
Burke Barbee 
Joanna Barger 
Pamela fie Walter Barnes 
Kathie fie James Barrow 
Marshall Beane 
Margaret Beatty 
Charles Beck 
Martha & 

William Beery III 
Edith fie Loyd Bell 
Mary fie 

Heyward Bellamy 

Golden Anchor 

Contributors at this level 
have given a lifetime gift 
of $100,000 or wore. 

Mellie Barlow (D) 

Ralph Brauer 

Janice & Carl Brown 

Betty & Dan Cameron 

Louise & Bruce Cameron 

Hynda Dalton 

Will DeLoach 
Orange City, Fla. 

Jean & Harold Greene 

Troy Henry 

James Kenan 
Atlanta, Ga. 

Estell Lee 

Mrs. Ray Lytton (D) 
Jacksonville, Fla. 

Raiford Trask Sr. 

James Wade (D) 

Monica & Don Watson 

Silver Anchor 

Contributors at this level 
have given a lifetime gift 
of $50,000 or more. 

George Diab 

Charles F. Green III 

Rosa Humphrey (D) 

Tabitha McEachern 


Shannon & 

Christopher Benedict 
George Benedict IV 
Charles Bennett 
Kenneth Benton 
Jacqueline & 

Thomas Berry 
Billy Best 
Frances & 

Hugh Betzner Jr. 
Nicole Biancamano 
H. M. Biddle 
Dolly & Ghazi Bidwan 
Harold Blakeman 
Garry Bleeker 
Justin Blickensderfer 
Charles Boney 
Luetta Booe 
Betty & 

Samuel Bookhart Jr. 
Jimmie Borum 
Barbara Boyce 
Kenneth Bradshaw 
Jean & Herbert Bndger 
Mary & William Bridges 
L. M. Brinkley 
Mary & 

William Broadfoot Jr. 
J. Hurley Brown 
Laura Brown 
Sumaleigh Brown 
Ulysses Brown 
Dean Browner 
Pat & Ben Burdette 
Sybil Burgess 
Ramona & Edwin Burns 
Lisa & Thomas Butler 
Randall Bye 
John Cahill 
William Cahill 
John Cameron 
Charles Campbell 
Dorothea cv David Card 
Burton Carlson 
Rick Carlson 
Robert Carlson 
James Carney 
Jennifer & Eugene Casey 
Diane & John Cashman 
Roseanna &C 

John Cashwell 
Rick Cates 
John Caveny Jr. 
Rita X 

William Chambers 
Alfred Cheney Jr. 
Arthur Chesson Jr. 
Tae Choi 
Gordon Clarke 
William Clarke III 
John Clifford 
David Closson Sr. 
George Codwise 
Leslie & James Coggins 
Janice Cokas 
Diane Sc John Collins 
Dale Combs 
Phyllis Comer 

Danny Cone 
Ernestine Copeland 
Wanda & 

Ronald Copley 
Joanne &C 

Wilbur Corbett 
Billy Corey 

Judith & Curtis Cowan 
John Cowand III 
Don Cox 
Don Creed 
Roger Crozier 
Robert Culp 
Yvonne & David Culp 
Richard Daab 
Frank Darazsdi 
Jeanne Darling 
Steve Davenport 
Audrey Davis 
Cathy & William Davis 
Donna & Edward Davis 
George Davis 
Rhonda & Cecil Davis 
Robert Davis 
Malcus Day 
John T. Dees 
John Derbyshire 
Nancy Dew 
Kenneth Digby 
Lucille Dixon 
Ray Dixon Jr. 
Brenda cv Richard Dixon 
Rena Doran 
Rita Dozier 
Paul Drzewiecki 
Ronald Duffey 
Farris Duncan 
Wayne Durham 
Karen & 

Denis Duvernay 
Rebecca Eaddy 
Deborah Easterhng 
Betty Ellis 
Kenneth Elmer 
Maurice Emmart Jr. 
Billy Emory 
Willard Ennis 
Brenda & 

Dennis Esselman 
Bob Ethendge 
Helen Faller 
Carole cv 

P. W. Fastnacht 
Diane Levy & 

Gary Faulkner 
Eileen & Donny Felts 
John Finnerty 
Herbert Fisher 
Matthew Fisher 
Eda Fitzpatrick 
Robert Fleming 
Robert Foard 
Lynda Fowler 
Douglas Fox 
Mary Francisco 
Dail Frye 
Harold Fussell 
Mary & Robert Gaddy 

Karen Gainey 

Joseph Galizio 

Dario Galoppo 

David Garard 

Lisa Garrett 

Cindy Giandenoto 

John Gibbens 

Ilva & Donald Gibson 

Joanne & Melvin Gibson 

Russell Gibson 

Carolyn & 

James Gillespie Jr. 
Vickie & James Gilliam 
Michael Glick 
Harry Goodwin 
Karen cv Daniel Gottovi 
Robert Grace 
Elizabeth Grapentien 
Richard Gray 
Mary Greene 
Richard Greene 
James Grisham 
Lloyd Guffey 
Robert Guglielmo 
William Guide 
Richard Haislip 
Barbara Hajek 
John Hall 
LaRue Hall 
William Hall 
Yvonne Hall 
Jon Halsall 

Jean & Robert Harless 
Ellis Harrell 
J. \\ . Harrington 
Joan Harris 
Ronald Harrison 
John Hartwell 
Carolyn Hathcock 
Frank Hauser 
John Hawken 
Larry Hedgecock 
Joseph Heffernan 
Steve Helms 
Darrell Henderson 
Ila & William Hendley 
Joyce & Leonard Henry 
David Herring 
William Hevener IV 
Charles Hicks 
Elena & John Hiett 
Jodv & Joseph Hill 
William Hill 
Peter Hillyer 
Joey Hines Jr. 
Richard Hinson 
Jill & Harold Hobbs 
Paul Holland 
David Holmberg 
Lawrence Holmes 
Sandra Holt 

Laura & Earl Honeycutt 
Sally Hoover 
Mary cv 

Fredrick Hornack 
Donna & Michael Hosev 
Vicki & 

Norman Hoskins 

Louis & Johnnie Howard 

Marilyn & Lee Howe Jr. 

Carlyle Hughes 

David Hume 

Laura Humphries 

Oliver Hunt Jr. 

Mary & Winston Hurst 

Shirley & Buford Hutchin: 

Francis Ivan Jr. 

Judy & Jesse Jackson 

Louise Jackson 

B. J. & Van Jackson 

Fred Jaeger Jr. 

Robert Jernigan 

Sharon & Douglas Johnso| 

Chris Jones 

Louis Jones 

Peggy & S. Bart Jones 

Timothy Jordan 

John Justice 

Sandra Kalom 

Cary Karoy 

Carol Keith 

Elsie Kelly 

Penelope Kilpatrick 

Wayne King 

Jim Kirkland 

Wolfgang Klahr 

James Klein 

Max Kloster 

Rub\' Knox 

Eugenie fie Detlev Lancastl 

Joyce & Edward Lance 

Francis Lane 

Valeria Lane 

Ronald Lashley 

Judith & Ben Lassiter 

Clinton Lawrence 

Delores Leavitt 

Terry Leese 

Dawn Sc Brandon Lewis III 

Donna & David Lindquisfl 

Charles Littlewood 

Russell Livetmore in 

Ann Lockledge 

Sharon Loftis 

W. R. Logan 

George Long Jr. 

Malcolm Lowe Jr. 

Debbie Ludas 

Louise Lyons 

Linda MacRae 

Richard Maczka 

Oliver Maddux 

Fred Maliga 

Anna Martin 

Mary 6c Lockert Mason I 

Joseph Massey 

Allen Masterson 

Michael Mastrangelo 

Lee Matthews 

Peter McBrair 

Susan McCaffrey 

Martin McCann 

Jane cv Robert McCorklt 

James McDonald Jr. 

Odile &: James McGowa II 

Sandra & Melton McLai ( 


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ccording to am issette 

by Mary Anne Browder Brock 

C V I was a ' wa Y s interested in science, particularly the 
1 sky." Watercolorist Samuel D. Bissette's words 

JL flow evenly into the room, his tone friendly and 
exact as he explains why eight years ago, he delved into 
astronomy — a move which expanded his artistic reper- 
toire and taught him much about the phenomena of the 

Perhaps the largest tangible result of Bissette's turn 
skyward is the 60-piece collection of watercolors and 
sculptures, "The Universe According to Earth," which 
he donated to the University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington in February. The paintings have been on 
display in the university's Randall Library since May. 

Even though Bissette approached astronomy as a 
means to expand his art, he found himself intrigued with 
the science. Finding it necessary to see and under- 
stand the objects and phenomena of 
the sky before he could paint 
them, Bissette bought a 
tracking telescope 
and learned to take 
pictures through 
it with his Nikon 

Before tak- 
ing pictures, an 
must set up his tele- 
scope and align it with 
the celestial north pole 
Once properly aligned, Bissette 
explains, the telescope can be pro- 
grammed to "lock in" on a desig- 
nated object (such as a galaxy or 
nebula) and track, or follow, it across the sky, compensat- 
ing for the earth's rotation. 

To get a good picture, "you must have a perfectly 
clear sky," Bissette said. Another requirement for suc- 
cessful astrophotography is very fast film. People typi- 
cally use film speeds of 100-1000 ASA when taking 
family snapshots or photographs of children in a recital. 

The Milky Way Galaxy, as seen in infrared 

The astrophotographer often makes time exposures be- 
tween 15 minutes and one hour in duration, using film 
with speeds up to 6400 ASA. 

For instance, before he painted Whirlpool Galaxy, a 
bright, face-on spiral galaxy located near the Big Dipper 
in the northern sky, Bissette took a 20-minute exposure 
of the galaxy on 3200-speed film. 

Bissette spent many nights alone with his tele- 
scope, his camera and the stars, and he got most of the 
material for "The Universe According to Earth" him- 
self. When he could not obtain the material himself, 
Bissette turned to other sources, including NASA and 
various observatories around the country, traveling a 
total of 10,000 miles to gather the data he needed for his 
art collection. "When I go into anything," he explains, 
"I go all the way." 

The scope of this collection is vast, 
including realistic representa- 
tions of commonly known 
constellations, silhou- 
ettes of various 
spacecraft, repro- 
ductions of radio- 
astronomy im- 
ages, interesting 
objects on the 
planets and moons 
in our own solar sys- 
tem, and several inter- 
estingly shaped nebulae. 
A nebula is a tremendous 
cloud of space gas. This cloud may 
be composed of various types of dust. 
A nebula that is near a star will light 
up, and if the nebula has fluorescent material, it will glow 
on its own. 

Bissette depicts several well-known nebulae in the 
collection, and one need look at only a few portraits of 
these clouds of space gas to believe that the astronomers 
who named them probably spent hours as children iden- 
tifying shapes in the clouds of the daytime sky. 

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Located near the star Alnitak 
in the constellation Orion, the 
Horsehead Nebula has captured the 
fancy of astronomers for centuries. 
Unlike most nebulae, which are 
visible as glowing masses against a 
dark sky, the Horsehead Nebula ap- 
pears as a dark horsehead-shaped 
cloud of gas and dust. Silhouetted 
against a bright reddish-colored 
emission nebula, it looks something 
like a seahorse. 

Bissette captured two other dis- 
tinctively shaped and appropriately 
named nebulae in his North 
America and Pelican Nebulae, de- 
picted on the cover. Hydrogen pro- 
vides the red glow evident in pho- 
tographs of these faint nebulae, 
which are located in the constella- 
tion Cygnus. 

While most nebulae can be 
seen only with the aid of a tele- 
scope, the caption for Bissette's 
Great Nebula in Constellation Orion 
explains that this nebula, the 
brightest in our sky, may be seen 
with the naked eye. The observer 
may locate it as "a hazy patch in 
the sword of Orion, just below the 
belt of three bright stars." 

Bissette speaks familiarly of 

each object or phenomenon in the 
collection, as if talking of old 
friends. When asked which is his 
favorite, he names the Trifid, a 
nebula shaped like a flower. "And 
the other," he adds quickly, "is the 

That he has enjoyed his meet- 
ings with the stars is evident when 
Bissette talks about his nights at 
the telescope at 2, 3, 4, or 5 o'clock 
in the morning. 

"The feeling you have when 
you're by yourself in a remote area 
and you can see for millions of 
light years is unexplainable," 
Bissette declares. To be able to get 
pictures of objects so far away 
seems even more awe-inspiring and 
fills him with a sense of wonder. 
For instance, to record a pictute of 
the Whirlpool Galaxy — a galaxy 
15 million light years from Earth — 
in a mete 20 minutes is amazing to 
him. "1 think that's a miracle," 
Bissette said. 

Bissette appreciates the feel- 
ings, both psychological and aes- 
thetic, that have accompanied his 
sky watching. He watches and 
guides his equipment, punches in 
the right numbers, and captures on 

A Spiral Galaxy, an opaque water color by Sam Bissette. Massive 
aggregates of millions of stars, dust, gas and other particles, galaxies are 
scattered in countless number throughout the universe. 

film wonders of the universe other- 
wise unavailable to human eyes. 
When asked if he would call this 
"mind-boggling," Bissette tesponds 
quickly: "Mind-boggling is an un- 

When Bissette speaks, he de- 
scribes for the listener what his art 
portrays to the viewer: what we can 
see of the universe is too vast to 
comprehend. Perhaps even more 
significant is the fact that we can 
see only a small portion of what is 

"About 90 to 95 percent of 
what is in the sky can't be seen," 
Bissette explains. Physicists call 
this material "dark matter," and 
several theories about the natute of 
time and the origins of the universe 
hinge on exactly how much datk 
matter is present in the universe. 
Bissette is quick to point out, how- 
ever, that such theories are merely 
that: theoretical. 

"Everything is no more than a 
conjecture," Bissette said. "It's a 
guessing game. The more the scien- 
tists put together, the more of a 
framework they have for their 

But theories can't begin to ex- 
plain the immense grandeur of the 
universe, a reality that Bissette 
finds humbling. One can readily 
believe that this is a man who un- 
derstands the meaning of humility: 
he worked for a year just to learn 
the techniques needed to do this 
kind of painting. 

A resident of Wilmington 
since 1936, Bissette began paint- 
ing about 1970, after his wife and 
daughter gave him art materials. 
They "said I had talked about 
painting and drawing enough," 
Bissette says with a chuckle. He 
took drawing classes at UNCW, 
then studied with Edwin Voorhees 
at St. John's Museum of Art in 
Wilmington. He also spent week- 
long sessions with renowned wa- 
tercolor artist John Pike in 1972 
and 1975. 

Before beginning "The Uni- 
verse According to Earth," Bissette, 



a Wilson, N.C., native, specialized, 
in traditional transparent water- 
color. Wilmington residents have 
long been familiar with his work: 
one of his projects, "North Caro- 
lina Circa 1900," an exhibition of 
35 transparent watercolors, began 
its tour of North Carolina museums 
and galleries at St. John's Museum 
of Art. Bissette also created the 
concept and original art for the 
nine mosaic murals adorning the 
three entrances of Belk Beery at 
Wilmington's Independence Mall. 

Some of the new techniques 
Bissette employed in "The Uni- 
verse According to Earth" include 
using opaque watercolors, painting 
on black acid-free mat board, using 
an air brush, and using special 
techniques for creating a third di- 
mension. In addition to the many 
opaque watercolors and several mat 
board sculptures, Bissette also in- 
cluded an opaque watercolor sculp- 
ture in the collection. 

In this sculpture, Horsehead and 
Teardrop, Bissette conveys the 
three-dimensional nature of two 
unusual formations on the surface 
of Mars. Reminiscent of a topo- 
graphical map, this sculpture was 
based on a photograph from 
NASA's Viking spacecraft. To 
achieve the three-dimensional ef- 
fect, Bissette used opaque watercol- 
ors and pushed them through a 
medicine dropper, using a cotton 
swab as a plunger. He then used a 
knife to sculpt the shapes he 

As he worked, Bissette had to 
remind himself that "art begins 
with good composition." He is not 
sure, though, when he realized he 
had a collection in the making. 

"I kept working and throwing 
away," he said. The collection "just 
evolved." Bissette selected pieces 
for the collection only if they were 
both scientifically accurate and ar- 
tistically satisfying. They also had 
to be complementary to the other 
pieces in terms of color and form. 

Bissette donated the collection 
to UNCW partly because the uni- 

Centaurus Galaxy, an airbrusbed and hand-brushed opaque watercolor by 
Sam Bissette. At the center of Centaurus is a jet of gas, a strong radio 
source and the suspected location of a giant black hole. 

versity had already shown an inter- 
est in it. After Bissette completed 
his collection, a national review 
committee of scientists, artists and 
educators approved it for exhibi- 
tion in planetariums and science 
museums. With the sponsorship ot 
UNCW and the Motehead Plan- 
etarium in Chapel Hill, Bissette 
planned a traveling exhibition tot 
the United States and Canada. Af- 
ter difficulties prohibited that tour 
— specifically the size of the col- 
lection, scheduling problems and 
the difficulty of obtaining corpo- 
rate grants during a recession — 
Bissette donated the collection to 

University officials are quite 
pleased by Bissette's gift, and while 
"The Universe According to Earth" 
is certainly not the only art collec- 
tion ever donated to UNCW, it is 
not a typical donation. 

"It is not unusual for the uni- 
versity to receive quality collec- 
tions," said Tyrone Rowell, associ- 
ate vice chancellor tor University- 
Advancement. "What is unusual 
about this gift is that the art is 
unique in its scope and originality." 
The combination ot art and as- 
tronomy in this collection is one 

Rowell believes will spark people's 
interest in science. 

A second, more eclectic collec- 
tion of Bissette's work is also on 
display at UNCW, in University 
Center through Dec. 17. "The Uni- 
verse According to Earth" will find 
its permanent home in the next 
major building to be constructed at 
UNCW. In the interim, the uni- 
versity will make the collection 
available on loan to educational in- 
stitutions, planetariums, and muse- 
ums interested in showing it. 

"If the collection is going to do 
any good, it needs to be exposed in 
an academic setting and a public 
setting," Bissette said. People in 
today's society place so much em- 
phasis on the material and the im- 
mediate that most do not take the 
time to consider aesthetics, reli- 
gion, philosophy, or science; in- 
stead, we tend to leave these ques- 
tions to the academics. Bissette be- 
lieves there is a need tor more edu- 
cation in these fields, and he hopes 
"The Universe According to Eatth" 
will help. 

Mary Anne Browder Brock '93 holds 
a master's degree in English from 


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$150,000, to be designated the 
Branch Banking & Trust Leader- 
ship Challenge. Additionally, 
BB&.T committed $10,000 as title 
sponsor of the BB&T/Landfall Leg- 
ends of Tennis tournament to fund 
scholarships for UNCW student 
athletes. The bank will also make 
an annual corporate gift of $5,000 
for the next five years toward the 
Chancellor's Club. 

The gift was announced Aug. 
30 at UNCW's Challenge Course 
by BB&.T Senior Vice President 
and City Executive John R. 
Lancaster and UNCW Chancellor 
James R. Leutze. Lancaster climbed 

Bank, $100,000 to cre- 
ate the First Union 
Foundation Cameron School En- 
dowment. Intended to support ex- 
cellence in teaching, interest on 
the permanent endowment will 
fund a faculty fellowship in the 
Cameron School of Business. An 
announcement recognizing First 
Union for the gift, which will be 
given over a 10-year period, was to 
be made in late November. 

ifts to Wise Alumni House 
already total $155,000 (see 
related story , page 1 6) . The 
following institutions and individu- 
als have given substantial gifts to- 
ward the renovation of the Neo- 
classical Revival mansion, the fu- 
ture UNCW alumni house. 

Lawrence Lewis, Jr., a gift of 

Mary Lily Flagler Lewis 
Wiley, a gift of $25,000. 

ARA Services, a gift of 

Mr. and Mrs. John Baldwin, 
$10,000 to renovate Mrs. Wise's 
balcony sewing room. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob King, 
$10,000 for the porte cochere. 

The Friends of UNCW, 
$5,000 to renovate the main stair- 

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey 
Corcoran, $5,000 for the secure 
storage area. 

Tabitha McEachern, a gift of 

ore than $90,000 has 
been raised to fund the 
Cape Fear River Project 
(see related story, page 3). 

The following substantial gifts 
will underwrite a significant por- 
tion of the costs to film a docu- 
mentary about the river, which 
flows through one third of North 
Carolina's counties and is the pri- 
mary water source in the South- 
eastern North Carolina region. 

Applied Analytical, $35,000. 

Grace Jones Trust, $15,000. 

Cape Industries, $10,000. 

Takeda, $10,000. 

DuPont- Wilmington, 

Florence Rogers Trust, 

DuPont-Fayetteville, $5,000. 

Carolina Food Processors, 

Occidental Chemical, $5,000. 








3 at Golden Panther Invitational, 

Miami, Fla. 

UNCWfs. St. Peter's 

6 p.m. 

Florida International vs. 

St. Francis, Pa. 

8 p.m. 

4 at Golden Panther Invitational 

Consolation Game 

6 p.m. 

Championship Game 

8 p.m. 



South Florida vs. 

Georgia State 

6 p.m. 

Grambling vs. UNCW 

8 p.m. 



Consolation Game 

6 p.m. 

Championship Game 

8 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

27 at Thriftway Far West Classic, 

Portland, Ore. (all times P.S.T.) 

Portland vs. Oregon 

7 p.m. 

UNCW vs. Oregon State 

9:15 p.m. 

28 at Thriftway Far West Classic 

Consolation Game 

7 p.m 

Championship Game 

9:15 p.m. 


5 at Charleston 

7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

15 at William and Mary 

7:30 p.m. 

17 at Old Dominion 

7:35 p.m. 

22 at James Madison (TV) 

2 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

29 at East Carolina (TV) 

4 p.m. 



7:30 p.m. 

5 at American 

7:30 p.m. 

7 at George Mason 

7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 

19 at Richmond 

7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 


7:30 p.m. 



7:30 p.m. 

5-7 at Colonial Athletic Association 

Championship, Richmond, Va. 


Interested in serving on the UNCW 

Alumni Association Board of Directors? 

Call Alumni Affairs Director 

Pat Corcoran , 

(910) 395-3616, 

for a nomination form. 

Support a Great Lady 

Join the 

UNCW Alumni Association! 

When you join the UINCW Alumni Association, you not only gain all the privileges of mem- 
bership, you'll soon gain a home away from home. 

Wise Alumni House, the magnificent Neoclassical Revival mansion at 1713 Market Street 
in Wilmington, will shortly become the headquarters for all alumni doings at the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington. The first phase of renovations to Wise House is nearing comple- 
tion, and UNCW's alumni staff is actively soliciting donations to retire a $400,000 loan to cover 
the cost of renoyation that must he repaid within four years. 

To become an active member of the UNCW Alumni Association, contribute $25 or more to 
the UNCW Loyalty Fund. While you're making out your check, consider adding an additional 
designated gift for Wise House. You'll be glad you did. 

Your one-year membership entitles you to a host of benefits, beginning with a year's sub- 
scription to UNCW Magazine. UNCW's award-yvinning alumni journal will keep you informed of 
the many exciting events and achievements at UNCW. as well as the happenings ol your class- 

Your membership also entitles you to discounts to alumni events, like basketball pre- 
game socials. You also receive privileges to shop at the university bookstore, use the resources 
of Randall Library, University Union and University Center, and career planning and place- 
ment services. The alumni association also offers a short-term health insurance program, dis- 
count movie tickets and special travel packages. 

JOIN THE UNCW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION! Show your support for Wise Hous, 

and reap the benefits of an active alumnus by contributing $25 or more to the UNCW Alumni Association 
Loyalty Fund. Send the completed form with your check to University Advancement (address below). 

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"Hard Hat" Events Raise $155,000 for Wise House 

Left to right: Jane Baldwin, past UNCW 
Alumni Association Chair John Baldwin 
'72 and John's mother, Virginia 
Baldwin, at the August Hard Hot party 
at Wise House. 

Gershon Alalerf is the 
recipient of the 
UNCW Alumni Associa- 
tion Athletic Scholarship 
for 1993-94. A sophomore, 
Gershon is a swimmer for 

Hundreds of UNCW alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends 
picked up their hard hats at the door and toured Wise Alumni 
House at "Hard Hat" parties held Aug. 6 and Oct. 2 and 3. In- 
tended as fund-raisers to help retire the 5400,000 debt for renovation of 
UNCWs future alumni home, the parties helped bring in $155,000. 

The first phase of the renovations — which covered refurbishing all ma- 
jor household systems, but not cosmetic items like floor refinishing, interior 
painting and landscaping — will be completed by December. 

Donors can "buy" a piece of Wise House for gifts ranging from $2,000 to 
$35,000 or more. All of the house's nine mantels — available for a donation 
of $2,000 — have been snatched up, as have four of the columns on the 
front portico, Mrs. 
Wise's sewing room, the 
porte cochere, the main 
staircase, and the iron- 
plated storage cabinet 
where Jessie KenanWise 
kept her liquor under 
lock and key. 

Still available as we 
go to press are four por- 
tico columns, the main 
lobby, conference 
rooms and bedrooms, 
the kitchen, the side 
porch and the circular 

Sold! Alumni Association board member 
Jim Stasios '70 with a Wise House column. 


"A Whole iTevy W&'ilil" 

February 9-12, 1994 

UNCW vs. William & Mary 
7:30 p.m. Saturday 

Homecoming Dance : Cream of 8 o u i & 
9:30 p.m.-l a.m. 


More than 30 alumni and their spouses, friends and children 
gathered for the annual Durham Bulls game and cookout Aug. 
14 at Durham Athletic Park, including at left 
(left to right): Jill Laskey '91 , Christy Grimsley, Trey Jones and 
Jenny Laskey '9 1 . 






Our alumni are geared up for an 
other great year. Already, the 
UNCW Alumni Association has 
welcomed the freshman and senior classes, 
our alumni-in-residence, with first-of-the- 
year picnics. We've also supported our bas- 
ketball and soccer alumni with funding to 
assist in their recent Homecoming events. 

Thanks to your support, we've already 
raised more than $150,000 in gifts and 
pledges for Wise Alumni House. We ask 
that you strongly consider designating your 
Loyalty Fund gift this year to Wise Alumni 
House. Our loan repayment will be made 
easier with your help! 

Be sure to mark your calendar for up- 
coming pre-game socials, especially Home- 
coming on Feb. 12. The Alumni Associa- 
tion will also sponsor a raffle for a 17 -foot 
Boston Whaler Montauk. Tickets will be 
on sale during home basketball games. 

Be on the lookout tor a questionnaire 
from Harris Publishing Co., which will pub- 
lish our first alumni directory in late 1994, 
the year of our 25th anniversary. Your 
timely response will help make the direc- 
tory a success. 

"Hats off to our M.B.A. Alumni 
Chapter for a successful Lifelong Learning 
Conference in September, their first. The 
Triangle Chapter hit a home run with its 
annual Durham Bulls game cookout in Au- 
gust. Fayetteville area alumni got together 
for a picnic and a Generals game in early 
August. Cape Fear area alumni had a great 
time at their Halloween bash. Thanks to all 
alumni who attended and supported these 
events. If you're interested in assisting with 
or hosting an alumni event in your area, 
please give me a call. We want to serve our 
alumni and look forward to your participa- 
tion in your alumni program. 

Remember, the alumni association 
needs you and your voice to move forward. 
Renew your affiliation if you have been in- 
active and take pride in your UNCW heri- 
tage. Our Seahawks are soaring; come soar 


See You at the Social 

your res- 
now for 


UNCWiis. Qeorge Mason, 

Saturday, Jan. 8 

Social: 5:30-7 p.m. Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. 

UNCW vs. William & Mary 

Saturday, Feb. 12 

Social: 5:30-7 p.m. Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Feb. 26 

Social: 5:30-7 p.m. Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. 

Depending on your mem- 
bership category, you and 

a guest may be eligible for free or reduced admission to these excit- 
ing social events. 

Active alumni who contribute $150 or more annually are admit- 
ted free with a guest. All other active alumni (those who pay $25 or 
more each year) and their guests are admitted at half price. 

Look for your reservations form in Seahawk Club season ticket 
packages and in alumni association mailings. Reservations are re- 
quired, so reserve your space early. 

Alumni Directory Will Help You 
Find Old Friends 

inding a former classmate can be just like looking for the pro- 

J verbial "needle in a haystack." But not much longer. Soon an 
JL impressive directory of all our alumni will be available to help 
you locate your old friends. 

The new University of North Carolina at Wilmington Alumni 
Directory, scheduled for release in October/November 1994, will be 
the most up-to-date and complete reference on 
more than 14,000 UNCW alumni ever compiled. 
This comprehensive volume will include current 
name, address and phone number, academic 
data, plus business information (if applicable), 
bound into a classic, library-quality edition. 

The alumni association has contracted 
with Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co. to 
produce our directory. Harris will shortly be- 
gin researching and compiling information to 
be printed in the directory by mailing a ques- 
tionnaire to each alumnus. 

The first edition of the UNCW Alumni Di- 
rectory will soon make finding a UNCW alumnus 
as easy as opening a book. Look for more details 
on the project in upcoming issues. 


UNCW Magazine 

UNCW Magazine 



Susan Dail Walters 71 is a Z. 
Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellow in 
Educational Leadership for 1993-94- 
The award carries a $15,000 stipend 
and Walters is in residence at UNC 
Chapel Hill for the academic year. 
Walters holds an M.Ed, in guidance 
and counseling from N.C. State Uni- 
versity and began her teaching career 
in North Carolina. She has taught pre- 
school age children in a child develop- 
ment center, served as a language arts 
and English teacher and as a high 
school guidance counselor. She was 
most recently a counselor for the Fort 
Bragg Schools. 

Evelyn Klimek Nicholson '73 is an 
English teacher in Virginia Beach, Va. 

Debra Lyerly Vincent '74 is a 
chemist with Puget Sound Naval Ship- 
yard and lives in Beltair, Wash., with 
her husband, Carl E. Vincent. 

Margaret Brooks '75 
made her New York re- 
cital debut at Weill Re- 
cital Hall, Carnegie 
Hall, on Oct. 23. A so- 
prano, Brooks has ap- 
peared as soloist with 
the New York Philhar- 

\monic in performances 
of Mendelssohn's Elijah, 
conducted by Kurt 
Masur. She was soloist in 
the nationally televised live perfor- 
mance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasia 
in C minor at Carnegie Hall for its 
Centennial Gala, directed by James 
Levine. She has performed with opera 
companies in New York, New Jersey, 
North Carolina and Florida. Brooks, 
the daughter ot long-time UNCW 
Athletic Director Bill Brooks, is mar- 
ried to Glen Angermeier. 

Rev. Frank D. Russ, Jr. '76 has 
served as rector at St. Christopher's 
Episcopal Church in Elizabethtown 
since July 1991. He holds a master of 
divinity from Southeastern Seminary. 
After completing a year of Anglican 
studies at Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary in Alexandria, Va., he was or- 
dained to the priesthood in 1991. 

Lt. Cmdr. Deborah Ann Dubach 
Headrick '76 recently completed a 
three-year tour of Japan and is attend- 
ing Naval War College in Newport, 
R.I., through June 1994. 

Patricio A. Morillo '78 has been 
elected vice president at Wachovia 
Corporate Services in Winston-Salem. 
He is a senior corporate foreign ex- 
change trader in the Foreign Exchange 

Nancy Lee Dubach Gower '79 is 
an analytical chemist for A.H. Robbins 
Co. in Virginia. She and her husband, 
Perrin W. Gower III '78, recently 
started their own business, Turtle Run 
Geological Associates. They live in 
Aylett, Va. 

Art Paschal '79 was named assis- 
tant principal at Southern Pines 
Middle School in February. Named 
Educator of the Year for the New Bern 
schools, Paschal completed a master's 
degree in education administration at 
East Carolina University in 1992. 


Mary Godowitch '80 works as a 
medical technologist at Duke Medical 
Center and lives in Durham with her 
husband, Jim, and daughter, Julie. 

Baxter "Bucky" H. Miller III '81 
of Lumberton is president of Carolina 
Corners Stores, Inc. and Grayson 
Mountain Water Co. in Lumberton. 

Kitty Nubel '82 has joined the in- 
surance and employee benefits agency 
of Mann & Watters in Wilmington. 
Ms. Nubel was previously a mortgage 
loan originator and branch manager 
with People's Federal Savings Bank. 

Janet E. Aquino '82 has been pro- 
moted to manager of finance and ad- 
ministration, London and Europe with 
ABC News. She will be based in Lon- 
don. She and her sister, Adele A. 
Cohn, co-own The Write Stuff, which 
markets the "Wilmington Has It All" 

Ginger Swaim '83 has been pro- 
moted to assistant cashier/branch man- 
ager at High Point Bank and Trust Co. 
in Jamestown. She is married to Will- 
iam H. Swaim III '81, a purchasing 
manager for High Point Bank and 

Capt. Darrell L. Thacker '83 re- 
cently received the Navy Commenda- 
tion Medal for his service as a weapons 
and tactical instructor. He was recently 
assigned with Marine Air Wing Train- 
ing Squadron 1, 3rd Marine Aircraft 
Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, 
Yuma, Ariz. 

Helen Ward Stevens '84, '90 is 
vice president and a commercial lender 
at Southern National Bank in 
Wilmington. She is married to Kelly 
L. Stevens '85, a mortgage lender for 
United Companies Lending Corp. 

R. Alan Sewell '84 is a teacher and 
coach at Laney High School in 
Wilmington. He and his wife, Vicki 
Floyd Sewell '85, live in Wilmington 
with their two children, Tanner Hous- 
ton and Victoria Day. Vicki is the 
manager of AAA Travel. 

John Wilson Causey '85 was re- 
cently named manager of Roses Stores 
in Jacksonville and also serves as dis- 
trict manager trainer. He and his wife, 
Ginger Morton Causey, live in 

Jennifer Wilson McGuire '85 has 
been promoted from supervisor to man- 
ager of quality control in the pharma- 
ceutical division of Survival Technol- 
ogy Inc. in St. Louis. She lives in 
Fenton, Mo. 

Mark McNairy '85 and his wife, 
Antoinette Linn, design a line of 
women's clothing called "finis." The 
line is sold to about 50 upscale depart- 
ment stores across the country and in 
Japan. The couple live and work in 
New York City. 

Robin Swart Caison '85 is fiscal 
officer of Head Start of New Hanover 
County. She lives in Wilmington. 

Sayvilene Hawkins '85 teaches 
first grade at Malpass Corner Elemen- 
tary School in Pender County. She 
lives in Burgaw. 

Susan Pope Oldham '85 is presi- 
dent and owner of HealthTemps Inc. 
in Smithfield. She has a 2-year-old 
son, James Matthew. 

W.J. "Pete" Peterson, Jr. '86 has 
been elected assistant vice president at 
Wachovia Bank of North Carolina in 
Raleigh. He is a relation loan adminis- 
tration officer. 

Patricia Martinez Stott '86 is an 
adverse drug effects case manager for 
Burroughs Wellcome. She and her hus- 
band, Ronnie Dale Stott, have a 
daughter, Kirsten Erinson, and a son, 
Dale. The Stotts live in Wake Forest. 

Donald Jones '86 is a quality man- 
ager with Con Agra in Turlock, Calif. 

Brett C. Knowles '86 has joined 
United Companies Lending Corp. as a 
loan originator. 

Jessica Moore '86 works for the hu- 
man resources department at UNC 




Chapel Hill. She lives in Burlington. 

Terri Cousins '86 is the manager 
of Wine and Cheese Emporium in 

David Teem '87 and Allyson 
Teem '87 recently bought their first 
home in Clayton. David is a teaching 
professional at Devil's Ridge Golf Club 
in Holly Springs. Allyson is a commu- 
nity development specialist with the 
Governor's Highway Safety Program. 

A. Denise Wicker '87 works as ex- 
ceptional family member program co- 
ordinator and early intervention pro- 
gram coordinator at the Naval Medical 
Clinic in Quantico, Va. 

David Keith Clack '87 is a staff ac- 
countant with Black and Bass, P. A., 
CPAs. He lives in Clinton. 

Mark A. Gray '87 has been pro- 
moted to banking officer tor Wachovia 
Bank of North Carolina in Salisbury. 

Nancy Dare O'Conner '87 is an 
accountant for Precision Walls Inc. in 

Cameron M. Sperry '88, '91 was 
recently named president of the Board 
of Trustees of the North Carolina 
Writers' Network. She is a part-time 
lecturer in the UNCW English depart- 
ment and lives in Wrightsville Beach. 

Patricia M. Collins '88 was re- 
cently promoted to training instructor 
for Dunkin' Donuts Inc. She lives in 
Holbrook, Mass. 

Mary Karen Singletary Sands '88 
is a registered nurse in the intensive 
care unit at Forsyth Memorial Hospi- 
tal. She lives in Clemmons. 

Michelle Susan Daniels Moser '88 
is an instructor at Pitt Community 
College and is enrolled in the masters 
of accounting program at East Carolina 

Rachel Knight McKnight '89 has 
been promoted to assistant financial 
services officer at Centura Bank in 
Rocky Mount. Her husband, Vince 
McKnight '90, is a CPA with Bunch, 
Daughtridge, Green and Hortman 
CPAs of Rocky Mount. 

Scott Howard Urban '89 is a 
teacher for the Columbus County 
Schools and lives in Wilmington. 

Brooks R. Pierce '89 
has been promoted to assis- 
tant vice president of 
BB&T in Wilson. He has 
worked as a financial ana- 
lyst with business loan ad- 
ministration and as a man- 
agement associate. 

As America prepares to watch 
the 1996 Olympics in At- 
lanta, one UNCW alum 
plans to compete. Curt 
Browder '92, men's varsity 
crew coach at University 
North Carolina Chapel 
Hill, is preparing to qualify 
for the U.S. crew team next 

Browder competes na- 
tionally with the Penn Ath- 
letic Club, a group he quali- 
fied for with a "resume" of 
swift times on both water 
and an ergometer (rowing 
machine ) . This summer, Browder and 
his Penn teammates won the Inter- 
mediate 8 event (eight rowers to a 
shell with coxswain) and placed third 
in the Intermediate 4 (four rowers 
without coxswain) at the American 
Rowing Championships in Topeka, 

Browder is hard at work on his 
winter training regimen, which con- 
sists of two hours' rowing on water 
five or six days a week, 90 minutes on 
an ergometer four or five times a 
week, and two hours of weight train- 

ing three times a week. 

"I need to be stronger because of 
the people I'm competing against," 
Browder said. "The aver- 
age rower is 6 foot four 
inches and 200 pounds, 
and I'm only 6 foot one, 
185. I need to be 15 sec- 
onds faster when I go back 
this summer." 

Every competitive 
rower begins at the inter- 
mediate level and works 
his way up. After a vic- 
tory, the rower moves to 
the senior level; two wins 
at the senior level promotes a rower 
to the elite class. Only members of 
the elite class make it to the national 
team. Browder is now at the senior 

Browder will return to the Penn 
team in May to begin preparing for 
the Elite Nationals in June in India- 
napolis, when his senior team will 
compete against top-notch crews. 
Then in July, it's back to Topeka for 
the American Rowing Champion- 

— Jini Clark 


W. Chad Adams '90 is a graphic 
systems and support specialist for Fam- 
ily Health International. He lives in 

Lisa Williamson Wayne '90 was 
married May 23, 1992 and obtained 
her real estate license in March 1993. 
She is a Realtor for PRES Realty in 

John H. Hackney '90 is a biologist 
for CZR Inc. in Wilmington. Hackney 
received a master's degree in public 
health from UNC Chapel Hill in 1992. 

Janice L. Hunt '90 has met the 
requirements to receive the state CPA 
certificate. She is the management ad- 
visory services consultant for Murray, 
Thomson & Co. CPAs in Wilmington. 
She is a member ot the Cape Fear 

Chapter of the N.C. Association of 
CPAs, the American Institute of 
CPAs, and the Institute of Manage- 
ment Accountants. 

Erin L. King '91 has joined the 
Bladen Community College faculty. 
She will teach nutse assistant and geri- 
atric care assisting courses. She for- 
merly worked as a nurse and clinical 
training instructor at Bladen County 
Hospital. She is engaged to Malcolm 
Davis of Bladenboro. 

Thomas F. Nelson '91 is a Peace 
Corps volunteer in the Philippines 
working on an artificial reet project. 

Seth D. Nettles '91 is an assistant 
manager at Southern National Bank in 

Terence E. Ray '91 is an army pla- 
toon leader at Fort Sill, Okla. He was 
married to Carole E. Burkie on April 
21, 1992. The couple have a son, 
Wesley T. Ray, born Dec. 16, 1992. 


UNCW Magazine 

U N C W Aft e g a z i n e 

Melissa Stanley '91 is a staff biolo- 
gist with CZR inc. in Wilmington. She 
previously worked for CZR part time 
while working toward a master's degree. 

John A. Crumpton '91 is the town 
manager in Morrisville. He was most re- 
cently Lee County finance director and 
has served as town administrator for 
Eli:abethtown and Emerald Isle. 

Terri Lynne Craft '91 is manager of 
The Mad Monk in Wilmington and lives 
in Wrightsville Beach. 

Soccer player Paul Cairney '93 has 
been named second-team Academic All- 
American in balloting for the 1993 GTE 
University Division at-large team. He 
received UNCW's highest academic 
honor for student athletes, the Chan- 
cellor's Cup Award. He was also named 
to the Colonial Athletic Association 
second team. 

Robin Lee Wood Jones '93 recently 
married Sgt. Michael A. Jones of Minne- 
sota. They live in Havelock and are ex- 
pecting their first child. 

Tony Klein '93 has joined Federal 
Paperboard's Riegelwood Operations as a 
junior programmer in the MIS depart- 
ment. He previously worked at 
Riegelwood on a work-study program 
through UNCW. 

Pam Gallagher '93 has joined 
Deborah Jamieson and Associates Inc. 
full time after working for the company 
for 2 1/2 years while completing her un- 
dergraduate degree. She will work as 
head of administration. 

Kenneth Earl Riggs, Jr. '93 is a 
fourth-grade teacher at Erwin Elemen- 
tary School in Jacksonville. Married for 
one year, he is working toward a master's 
degree at UNCW. 

Steve Pence '93 is a management 
trainee with Lerner Shoes Inc. He lives 
in Huntersville. 

To Cathey Barber Beard '76 and 
Kevin Stanford Beard '77, their second 
daughter, Knsten Lynn, Jan. 13, 1993. 
They have anothet daughter, Lauren, 
age 5. Kevin is a senior nuclear engi- 
neer at the Savannah River Site in 
Aiken, S.C. The Beards live in Aiken. 

To Tracy Nicklaw Kane '82 and 
John Kane, a daughter, Meghan Anna, 
on July 24, 1992. Tracy is a senior finan- 
cial analyst for Abbott Laboratories in 
Abbott Park, 111. 

To Margaret Smith Yaeger '82 and 
Robert L. Yaeger '82, their second son, 

Jack. The Yaegers also have a 4-year-old 
son, Matt. They live in Raleigh. She is a 
project financial analyst for CP&.L and 
he is CADD systems manager for N.C. 
State University. 

To Barry Bowling '85 and Julie 
Harvey Bowling, a son, Hunter Joseph 
Bowling, April 30, 1993. The Bowlings 
live in Raleigh. 

To Penny Green Cobb '86 and Jef- 
frey Langdon Cobb, a son, Jeffrey 
Langdon Cobb, Jr., March 3, 1993. The 
Cobbs live in Raleigh. 

Mary Christina Grimsley '91 to 
Jonathan Scott Waller '92. Both work 
for First Union Mortgage Corp. in Ra- 
leigh. She is a staffing specialist and he 
is a set-up specialist. 

Jerry Aaron '93 to Tracy Renee 
Clodtelter. He is a sales representative 
for Old Dominion Freight Lines in High 

Grady V. Shue, Jr. '87 to Selina I. 
Baggett '90, May 22, 1993. He attends 
East Carolina University School of 
Medicine and will graduate in 1997. The 
couple live in Greenville. 

Jansen Joelle Lee '89 to Harold 
Lassiter, Aug. 1, 1993. She is an adult 
probation and parole officer with the 
state Department of Corrections. 

Marisa Clair Altman Owens '89 to 
Scott Allen Owens of Canton, Ohio, 
May 2, 1992. She is an account represen- 
tative for Olympia USA. The Owens 
live in Atlanta. 

Jeffrey C. Kafer '91 to Jennifer 
Koont:, July 17, 1993. He is a fourth- 
year medical student at the East Carolina 
School ot Medicine. 

Perry Daniel "Dan" Lockamy '65, 

died suddenly Oct. 16, 1993. Dan, who 
formerly lived in Cary, had been a claims 
adjuster with the N.C. Attorney 
General's office. He had served on the 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of 
Directors since 1984- Survivors include 
his wife, Virginia, and two children, 
Shelly and Troy. On Nov. 13, the 
UNCW Alumni Association voted to 
name its annual graduate scholarship in 
honor of Lockamy, as a memorial to him 
and his family. 






Marvin Robison '83 


Vice Chair 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 



Norman H. Melton '74 



Frank S. Bua '68 


Immediate Past Chair 

John W. Baldwin, Jr. '72 



Ca£>e Fear Area 

Tommy Bancroft '58,'69 799-3924 

Rebecca Blackmore '75 762-5033 

Sonia Brooks '80 (919) 362-7539 

DruFarrar'73 392-4324 

Mary Beth Harris '81 270-3000 

Eric Keefe '88 762-7517 

Richard Pratt '71 350-0282 

Jim Stasios '70 392-0458 

Mary Thomson '81 763-0493 

Avery Tuten'86 799-1564 

Charlie Wall 77 392-1370 

Shanda Williams '92 392-4660 

Johannes Bron '78 251-9665 

Tria7igle Area 

Don Evans '66 (919) 872-2338 

Randy Gore '70 (919)677-4121 

Western North Carolina 
Deborah Hunter '78 .. (704)322-5594 


Cape Fear Chapter 

Amy Tharrington '87 799-0178 

MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Hunter '89 392-1803 

Triad Chapter 

Jeff Holeman '93 885-5927 

Triangle Chapter 

Carolyn Busse '92 (919) 967-445S 

Onslou' County Chapter 
SamO'Leary 'S3 .". 451-1879 


TimRudisill'92 (704)735-9716 

Kimberly Best-Tuten '86 .... 799-1564 

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Patricia A. Corcoran, '72 

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Watson, painted by Pete Turner and 
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Spring/Summer 1994 

Volume 4, Number 2/3 



In memory of Donald R. Watson 


Terry Moore's maps a work of art 


Gerasimov looks at education 


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for its alumni and friends. Anyone who has 
ever been enrolled or taken a course at UNCW 
is considered an alumnus. 

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U N C 

UNCW administrators receive 
state, national appointments 

The reputation of UNCW 
grows with the appointment 
of two top administrators to 
state and national programs. 

In February, Chancellor James 
R. Leutze was named to Gov. Jim 
Hunt's Commission for a Competi- 
tive North Carolina, and Dr. Marvin 
K. Moss, provost and vice chancellor 
for academic affairs, was named chair- 
man of the Scientific Advisory Board 
of the Strategic Environmental Re- 

search and Development Program 

The Commission for a Competi- 
tive North Carolina is a centerpiece 
of Gov. Hunt's drive to create a well- 
based, long-term vision for North 
Carolina. It is comprised of 40 ap- 
pointees, including leaders in bank- 
ing, education, journalism, law, real 
estate, manufacturing and service 
sectors and non-profit foundations. 

The commission will focus on 

Coach Eastman leaves for Washington 

After tour seasons coaching the 
UNCW Seahawks, Kevin Eastman 
has headed to Washington State 
University and the Pacific- 10 Con- 

In May, he signed a contract with 
the Cougars for a base salary of 
$110,000, plus incentives, totaling 
more than $ 1 million over five years. 

During his tenure at UNCW, he 
led the Seahawks to a 59-53 record 
and their second highest victory to- 
tal after an 18-10 season, equaling 
the second-most victories in school 

He was the Seahawks' fourth 
coach and has been credited with 
resurrecting the basketball program. 

improving education, economic 
growth, public safety, environmen- 
tal protection and overall quality of 
life in the state. It will set goals for 
achievement levels, establish perfor- 
mance standards for evaluations and 
recommend an organizational struc- 
ture for monitoring performance. 

The SERDP Scientific Advisory 
Board, chaired by Dr. Moss, is com- 
posed ot nine members who are emi- 
nent in the fields of basic science, 
social science, energy, ocean and en- 
vironmental sciences, education and 
national security. 

SERDP funds research, devel- 
opment and system engineering di- 
rected toward the development of 
technologies for the cleanup and miti- 
gation ot nuclear sites, atmospheric 
pollution, surface and ground water 
toxicity. Each proposal that exceeds 
Si million is reviewed and approved 
by the Scientific Advisory Board. 

Chancellor leutze congratulates Dan 
Cameron at homecoming. 

Cameron, Blackmore honored 
at Homecoming festivities 

UNCW honored two promi- 
nent local residents during 
homecoming festivities, 
February 9-12. 

Wilmington native Daniel 
Cameron was recognized as Distin- 
guished Citizen tor Service to the 
University. Rebecca W. Blackmore, 
a district court judge tor New 
Hanover and Pender counties, re- 
ceived the Distinguished Alumnus 

Currently a partner in the 
Cameron Company, Cameron has 

been involved in a wide range of 
community activities including serv- 
ing as chairman ot both the Com- 
mittee ot 100 and New Hanover 
Memorial Hospital as well as mayor 
ot Wilmington. He is a member of 
the UNCW Foundation Board. 

A 1975 graduate of UNCW, 
Blackmore earned her juris doctor- 
ate from the UNC Chapel Hill 
School ot Law. She is a trustee tor 
Wesley United Methodist Church 
and a member of the UNCW Alumni 
Association Board ot Directors. 



Shinn gets 
state award 

For his many contributions to 
the "welfare of the human 
race," UNCW Professor 
Gerald H. Shinn was awarded the 
1994 O. Max Gardner Award. 

Established by the will of the 
late Gov. Gardner, the award is the 
only statewide honor given to faculty 
members by the University of North 
Carolina Board of Governors. It was 
presented on May 13 at the Friday 
Continuing Education Center in 
Chapel Hill, and Dr. Shinn was rec- 
ognized during UNCW's commence- 
ment ceremony. 

"What pleased me was not my 
getting it," Shinn said. "It's that this 
is the first for UNCW. It's nice we 
got one." 

Although Shinn's contributions 
are numerous, he is quick to point 
out that the award does not recog- 
nize his work alone but rather the 
efforts of many individuals at the 

"I don't look at this as a single 
person's accomplishments. It's truly 
a group effort," he said. "I don't take 
credit for all these things." 

The professor of philosophy and 
religion was 
nominated for 
the award by 
James Leutze 
and Dr. Carolyn 
Simmons, dean 
of UNCW's Col- 
lege of Arts and 
Sciences, and 
many individuals 
wrote in support of the nomination. 

Among Shinn's accomplish- 
ments are Parnassus on Wheels, a 
one-on-one effort to combat illit- 

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As he looks forward to retiring in 
June 1995, Dr. Gerald Shinn said he'd 
much rather be remembered by his 
"young'uns" than by a building or 
street named for him. 

To honor his request, UNCW 
Magazine is asking those "young'uns" 
who felt Shinn's influence during his 
27-year career to write down some of 
their favorite stories and memories 
and send them to us for inclusion in a 
future edition. 

Send your stories to UNCW 
Magazine, University of North Caro- 
lina at Wilmington, Division of Uni- 
versity Advancement, 601 S. College 
Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-3297. 

eracy in North Carolina; the Albert 
Schweitzer International Prizes, pre- 
sented every four years; the North 
Carolina and National Living Trea- 
sure Awards programs, which recog- 
nize the creative efforts of individu- 
als; and the UNCW Museum of 
World Cultures, which enlivens 
buildings around campus with arti- 

facts from around the world. 

Shinn explained there is one 
common thread that runs among 
these different programs. 

"I want my young'uns here at 
UNCW to rub shoulders and have 
contact with the great men and 
women of the world, and these things 
do that," he said. 

Achievements are recognized 

Three graduating seniors were 
honored at commencement May 14 
for their achievements while attend- 
ing UNCW. 

Heather Jean Petroff of Wilm- 
ington was given the Senior Leader- 
ship Award, co-sponsored by the 
UNCW Alumni Association and the 
Leadership Center. She received a 
$200 cash award, a plaque and an 
official UNCW lamp engraved with 
her name. 

Mamie Lynn Strickland of Ta- 

bor City was given the Alumni 
Achievement Award for achieving 
the highest grade point average dur- 
ing four years at UNCW. Her aver- 
age was 3.956. 

The Hoggard Medal for most 
improvement went to Kelly Marie 
Brooks of Raleigh. 

A total of 946 degrees were 
awarded during the commencement 
ceremony which featured Dr. Alice 
M. Rivlin, one of the country's top 
economists, as speaker. 

UNCW Magazine 

C W M ss g a z i n e 

Dedicated to the memory of 

^Donald 1?. Watson 

By Marybeth Bianchi 

During his lifetime 

Donald R. Watson was 
characterized as a caregiver 
who loved his family and his com- 

"He just liked to help people," 
said his widow, Monica. 

"The more you give away, the 
more you get. He believed that. 
The more he helped other people 
and the more money he would 
give, he believed it would come 
back, so it was always there to do 
it again." 

He was a successful businessman 
and one who will be long remem- 
bered for his generosity to UNCW 
and the School of Education. 

In March, just before his death, 
Watson made a donation which 
brought his lifetime giving to the uni- 
versity to more than $2 million. It 
established a distinguished professor- 
ship and an endowment for the School 
of Education plus a major merit schol- 
arship program for the university. In 
return, UNCW named the School of 
Education in his honor. 

"Don Watson has done some- 
thing of significance that will have 
an important impact tor years to 
come. He was a man ot vision. Not 
only was he thinking of what would 
help the school in 1994, but he 
looked ahead to 2094," Chancellor 
James Leut:e said when the gift was 

"Don Watson was a real leader 
who was extremely generous with his 

wealth and assets. He believed edu- 
cation .was very important to the 
people of Wilmington and New Ha- 
nover County and that the univer- 
sity was a major factor in the eco- 
nomic development of the county," 
said Robert Warwick, co-chairman 
of UNCW's capital campaign. "He 
wanted to return something to the 
university which had a major impact 
on his business. He was willing to 
share what he had with the university." 
Robert Tyndall, dean ot the school 
ot education, said it's a great honor to 
have been selected from all the pos- 
sible high quality programs available 
as the recipient of such a legacy. 

"One of the goals of the School 

of Education is to build a broad source 

of support in the community. The 

primary goal is for enrichment and 

resources for faculty and students," 

Tyndall said. 

Watson's gift "makes a sig- 
nificant impact on the kinds of 
experiences we can give to stu- 
dents," Dr. Brad Walker, direc- 
tor of student studies in the School 
of Education, said. It will help 
the School of Education bring 
state-of-the art equipment and ma- 
terials needed for the preparation 
ot quality teachers. 

The establishment ot an en- 
dowed professorship is significant for 
a school of this si:e, which is training 
approximately 850 students tor teach- 
ing careers, Walker said. It will allow 
UNCW to draw top national educa- 
tors to enhance the program, which 
he believes is already respected across 
the state. 

"To have someone like Mr. Wat- 
son recognize and feel good about 
our accomplishments gives us a vote 
of confidence," Walker said. 

Before Watson's death, the 
School of Education presented him 
with a resolution which recognized 
the dedication in his "personal, pub- 
lic and business life to advancing 
the quality of life for the citizens oi 

The resolution also pointed out 
that Watson "expressed his belief in 
the mission of the School of Educa- 



tion in producing teachers for public 
schools who are of the highest intel- 
lectual ability, who demonstrate ex- 
cellence in technical competencies 
and who display a deep and abiding 
passion for developing 
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into his own hands and offered him- 
self up as a decoy so his fellow 
soldiers could locate 


about it. That's just how he was," 
Mrs. Watson said of her late 
husband's donation. "1 was delighted 
when he started the scholarship be- 
cause it's something I wanted to do 
for a long time." 

Watson was born in 1926 in 
Kenly, one of eight children raised 
by their mother after their father was 
killed in a car accident. When he 
graduated from high school, he got a 
job at the Norfolk, Va. shipyards, 
"until he ran away and went in the 
Marines," Mrs. Watson said. 

He proved himself early on. 

His unit was pinned down by en- 
emy gunfire during a siege on 
Okinawa. Instead of waiting for the 
tide to turn, Watson took matters 

destroy the en- 
emy. For his effort he was 
awarded the Bronze Star. 

"He was always up for a chal- 
lenge. That probably was just the 
beginning of it," Mrs. Watson said. 
"If there was something he wanted 
to do or needed to do, he did it. I 
guess it just changed to different 
things as he got older." 

After World War II, Watson 
studied accounting at Elon College 
and was a partner in an accounting 
firm in Richmond. In 1966, while 
advising a client about an invest- 
ment, he became involved in a part- 
nership that led him to Wilmington 
and the Pepsi-Cola bottling plant 
from which his wealth was to grow. 

In 1969, the partnership pur- 
chased an interest in die 7-UPplant,and 
that's when he became business part- 
ners wirhCarl Brown. 

"We really did become good 
friends. Not only were we busi- 
ness associates, we were good 
friends," Brown said. The two 
remained partners until Pepsi- 
Cola Bottling Co. was sold to 
the parent company in 1988 
when they realized "it wasn't 
tun to be in business any 
more," Mrs. Watson com- 

Watson's business in- 
terests were diverse. In 
addition to the Pepsi- 
Cola Bottling Co., he 

invested in WMFD ra- 

dio station, later 
merging it with 
WHSL in the 1980s. 
y He also had an in- 
terest in Carolina 
Pipe Company. 
While mak- 
ing money was 
important, Wat- 
son wasn't one to 
keep it all to himself. He was 
heavily involved in the Wilmington 
area community and supported nu- 
merous causes. 

"He always felt if you have the 
ability to do things, you ought to 
take advantage of it and be giv- 
ing," Brown said. "He really did 
have a giving way about him. He 
was very generous. When some- 
thing was shown to him and there 
was need and it would benefit a 
large number of people, he was will- 
ing to go out and work for it." 

Watson served as chairman of 
the United Way's capital campaign 
which raised funds to build facili- 
ties for the Salvation Army, YMCA 
and Brigade Boys Club. As past 
president of the Wilmington 
Chamber of Commerce, he was in- 
volved in the drive to construct a 
new building, and in recognition 
of his efforts the board room was 
named after him. 

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With his business partner, Wat- 
son last year donated property valued 
at approximately $1.3 million. That 

Nixon had at one time served as legal 
counsel to Pepsi and was personal 
friends with the company's chairman. 


contribution was used to establish two 
endowed chairs, one in the School 
of Education and another in marine 

Although he was very success- 
ful, Watson was not the staid busi- 
nessman some might imagine. 

"He was a character. You never 
knew what kind of trouble he was go- 
ing to get into. It wasn't really trouble, 
it was mischief," his wife noted. 

One such incident revolves 
around a business trip to Anaheim, 
Calif., in 1976. 

Watson and Brown took time out 
from the bottlers' convention they 
were attending for a little sightseeing 
drive along the coast heading for 
Mexico. Along the way, they saw a 
sign for San Clemente. 

"We know somebody who lives 
here, don't we?" Watson is reported 
to have asked his friend. They pulled 
into a service station and easily got 
directions to the home of former Presi- 
dent Richard Nixon. After a 30- 
minute wait while a security check 
was run by the Secret Service, Watson 
and Brown got in to see Nixon and 
chatted for about 30 minutes. 

"He was extremely cordial and 
very glad to see us," Brown said of the 
former president. He noted th.n 

"It was just a very memorable time." 

Watson particularly liked to get 
away to the family's 
property in Bruns- 
wick County, where 
he and his father-in- 
law, Hulet Croom, 
would blaze trails in 
the woodlands. 

"He'd get his 
cowboy hat, put on 
his snake boots, 
strap his pistol to 
his side and head for 
the woods," Mrs. 
Watson recalled. 
"That's what he en- 
joyed doing every 
Saturday and other 
days when the 
weather was nice." 

Sometimes he'd 
get crates of old veg- 
etables from the gro- 
cery store and take 
them to the woods to feed the bears 
that roamed there. Other days the 
whole family would go out for a big 

The family was important to 
Watson, his wife said. 

"We always had family get 
togethers at Thanksgiving. We had 

an enormous cookout on the Fourth 
of July. I patted the burgers and he 
cooked them, then we made home- 
made ice cream," she said. 

There was a sentimental side to 
Watson. He liked playing the grand 
piano that takes up a corner of the 
family home. He wrote poetry at the 
birth of each grandchild. 

He enjoyed watching the young- 
sters march in parades and hold races 
on the driveway. Because he worried 
about them falling and skinning theit 
knees on the rough pavement, he put 
in an expansive, smooth concrete 
drive that Mrs. Watson likened to an 
airport runway. 

"He was always thinking about 
the kids," she said. 

And in return, the kids will be 
thinking about him this summer 
when the entire family, 14 children 
and grandchildren, takes a trip to 
Disney World, where Watson al- 
ways got into the spirit of things 

"We're all going to Disney and march in 
the parade, just for him. We're doing it in 
his honor, and he'll he with us 100 

percent of the time." 

- Monica Watson 

and ended up marching in the pa- 
rade and having his photo taken 
with Mickey Mouse. 

"We're all going to Disney and 
march in the parade, just for him," 
Mrs. Watson said. "We're doing it in 
his honor, and he'll be with us 100 
percent of the time." 




A step away from heaven 

Moore finds success as artist 

By Mary beth Bianchi 


elievingihat everyone has 
.the ability to create his 
owir heaven, artist Terry 
Moot e thinks he may have come 
closato achieving that in the sec- 
ond-Jloor studio of his Wilming- 
ton ome. 

'You've got my job, and the 
next step is heaven," he says with 

e thinks he may have just 
abot the best job in the world. He 
is own schedule, works at 
with classic*! music playing 
hse kground and spends the 
day loing what he loves most, 
painting. He tfavels'tp scenic 
coasjal locations ancHr^ee'ts people 
11 walks of life which he says 

ut while he's quick to joke 
his success as an artist, he is 
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"We create our own heaven or 
hell, and it really is that simple. 
We control so much," said Moore, 
42, who graduated from the Uni- 
' Versify of North Carolina at Wilm- 
ington in Dece>rnber 1974 with de- 
grees in philosophy and history. 

"All things are possible. There 
are no limitations, add we can lit- 
erally create our own heaven. That 
doesn't mean we don't get glimpses 
of hell,, but that'^how you grow. 

"I don't think this is the final 
" reason I'm here, but it's part of the 
journey. Once you deliver yourself, 
it will unfold." 

What has been unfolding for 
the past five years is the Waterways 
Collection. It all started when 
MoQje took three months to create 
a colorful, artistically rendered map 
of the Cape Fear coast which 
proved to be popular with local 

"It was very successful," he 
said, and reasoned, "If there's a 
niche for this here, there's a niche 

for it in other places." 

His next map was of the Sa- 
vannah River basin. 

The problem he ran into wi 
his second attempt was finding 
people interested in buying it. 
With maps in hand, he traveled 


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Every map Moore draws is accompanied 
by a poem he writes. 

Georgia and, in his words, "had a 
hellacious time." 

He said "the whole dream al- 
most unraveled" when he found 
there was little interest in his work 
at the art galleries he visited. 

His mistake, he realized after 
his first day marketing his maps, 
was that he was looking for custom- 
ers in the wrong place. The people 
he wanted to reach were those who 
wanted reasonably priced art which 
held a meaning for them. Moore re- 
alized that his maps were popular 
not only with tourists hut also 
coastal residents. 

"Whether you vacation in a 
place and love it, or live in it, it's 
the same thing," he said. So he 
turned to gift shops and similar 
outlets ot which there are now 400 
nationwide selling his maps. 

The maps ot coastal areas which 
Moore creates are no ordinary maps; 
they are works ot art which are very 
accurate in their detail. 

His design is borrowed from a 
concept more than 300 years old. 

"It's a new twist on something 
very old," he said. The maps used 
by early explorers were often lush 

illustrations of the coastal areas 
they traversed. 

Moore works from several dif- 
ferent references including NOAA 
charts, geological survey maps, sat- 
ellite images and aerial photos. He 
visits each site, taking in the sur- 
roundings to get a feel for the 
place, to see what it is people love 
about the area. In addition, he 
does historical research on each 
area, which he uses for the poems 
which make his works more than 
just maps. 

In the past five years since the 
tirst Cape Fear map was sold, 
Moore has been busy creating more 
than 30 other maps of coastal areas 
along the East Coast and Gulf 
Coast. He has done the Great 
Lakes and has moved on to the 
West Coast and even Alaska. 

Last year he trekked 2,300 
miles from Seattle to San Diego. 

"I literally saw every inch of 
the West Coast," he said. 

During his trip, he kept a log 
which outlined what he saw and 
experienced along the way. Back 
home, he is using that information 
to jog his memory and provide in- 

spiration when creating his maps. 

"It all comes back just as clear 
as if you're there," he said. 

A visit to each location is an 
important part of the creative pro- 
cess for Moore. 

"To be in Cape Cod for five 
minutes is more valuable than 
reading about it for a month," he 
said. "To see those trees, to see 
those shadows, to breathe the air is 
such a wonderful feeling." 

It is that feeling which Moore 
tries to convey in each and every 
map he creates, from the vignettes 
of historic places and other things 
which endear the area to people, to 
the words of the poems which ac- 
company the maps. 

Moore also hides a rabbit 
somewhere in each painting. He 
said he started putting the animal 
there "to remind me of how lucky I 
was to do what I love," but now it 
has become an interesting angle for 
marketing as customers search each 
work for the rabbit, which Moore 
admitted he sometimes has a hard 
time finding in his older works. 

The business started with just 
$1,200 and was a "very enlighten- 

Visiting each coastal area before sitting down to paint is an important part of the 
creative process for artist Terry Moore. Each painting includes a poem and corner 
vignettes of historic and important coastal features. 



ing journey," Moore remembers. 
Both he and partner Chip Hopkins, 
who handles the business and mar- 
keting end of things, worked a long 
time with little money coming in, 
but they eventually built up a very 
successful business. 

The Waterways Collection has 
grown to include a line of note 
cards, T-shirts and sweatshirts all 
bearing the colorful maps. The 
company has four full-time employ- 
ees and two part-timers. Last 
Christmas, they opened a sea- 
sonal retail store in Virginia 
Beach and are considering 
opening a store in Norfolk 
full-time to market an ex- 
panded product line of the 
Waterways Collection. 

While he enjoys a com- 
fortable income doing some- 
thing he enjoys, Moore 
doesn't keep all the money he 
makes to himself. 

"We obviously want to be 
successful. We want to make a 
living, but the dreams beyond 
that are what get you out ot 
bed in the morning," he said. 
"We have always hoped our 
success would be the world's 

"We love children's pro- 
grams and ecological programs 
that are not far left. Our total, 
absolute dream is that we'll be 
able to take a percentage of 
what we do and donate to 
those causes." 

Moore said he hopes one 
day to donate the originals of each 
work he has created to various 
charities for fund-raising purposes. 

"That's our goal for them. 
That's why we won't let any of the 
originals go," he said. 

Moore feels he is fortunate to 
be one of the few artists able to 
make a living with their work. 

"It's what it does to your soul, 
your heart, you can't measure. If it 
all unravels tomorrow, it would all 
have been worth it," he said. 

Moore gives much credit to 

UNCW for his successes in life and 
said he was "profoundly influenced" 
by several professors including Dr. 
James McGowan, Dr. Henry 
Crowgey and the late Dr. Thomas 

"There's no school on earth I 
could have attended that would 
have given me more foundation for 
what I've become than they did," 
he said. "They really made it a total 
education. They gave me a good 

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This journey we 
characterize as 
life is so much, 
much more than 
birth and death. 
There are certain 
lessons to learn* I 
keep chasing the 
dream in one 
form or another. 

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foundation in what reality was. 
They helped me have the ability to 
really maximize what my perception 
was, that is, the glass being halt full." 
Moore, who majored in philoso- 
phy and history, said both have been 
instrumental in shaping his lite. 

"I think they've given me a 
quality ot lite I could not have ex- 
perienced it I had taken another 
major," he said. "They gave me 
the foundation to experience life 
to its fullest. 

"People think you go (to col- 

lege) to get the degree and that's all. 
It's all the other things you get that 
are so valuable," he said. Fur him, it 
was his involvement in the UNCW 
Concert Committee that in the 
early 1970s brought the rock group 
Yes to campus and resulted in a 
friendship with band members that 
continues to this day. 

"That's been a really enriching 
part of my life," he said. 

Even though Moore said "the 
very core and being ot what I am is 
involved in art," he set it 
aside during high school 
and college to pursue inter- 
ests in music. He devoted a 
lot of time to the guitar, 
composed music and per- 
formed with several groups. 

In fact, he didn't take 
a single art class while en- 
rolled at UNCW. 

"That's how far away I 
was from it at the time. I 
almost thought the art had 
led me to the music," he 
said. But in time he realized 
that he preferred an artist's 
lifestyle to that of a musi- 
cian's and picked up his 
paint brushes once again. 
Leaving a secure job 
as manager of a paint 
store, Moore embarked on 
his current career path 
with the full support ot his 
wife, Jane. 

"Her belief in knowing 
what I could do as an artist 
meant everything in the 
world to me," he said. 

Looking back down the path 
that led him to where he is now, 
Moore said, "This journey we char- 
acterize as life is so much, much 
more than birth and death. There 
are certain lessons to learn. I keep 
chasing the dream in one form or 

As to the future he says, "1 in- 
tend to do England and Ireland. 
From there and the way I feel the 
universe is the limit. Mars hasn't 
been done yet!" 


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Visiting Russian ambassador comments on education 

By Christy Prevatt 
and marybeth blanchi 

This spring, UNCW has been 
privileged to have on its staff 
Russian Ambassador 
Gennadi Gerasimov as a distinguished 
visiting professor serving both the po- 
litical science and communication 
studies departments . 

Although Ambassador Gerasimov 
studied international laiv at Moscow 
University , he chose journalism as a 
career starting as a contributor to 
New Times Weekly and then moving 
on to World Marxist Review in 
Prague, Czechoslovakia. 

He served as an advisor in the 
Central Committee of the Communist 
party for three years, but returned to 
journalism as a syndicated columnist 
with Novosti Press Agency, spending 
almost six years in the United States 
during the 1970s and 1980s as editor- 
in-chief of Moscow News Weekly. 

When perestroika began, he was 
invited to join the USSR diplomatic 
service as the spokesman for the Min- 

istry of Foreign Affairs and was a 
guest speaker on many American and 
European television programs regard- 
ing Russia and its changing climate. 

After President Yeltsin took office 
m 1991 , Gerasimov was appointed 
USSR and later Russian Federation 
ambassador to Portugal. During that 
time he became known as a promoter 
of small- and medium-size business 
enterprise development for Russia. 

During his semester at UNCW 
he taught a seminar titled "Develop- 
ments in Politics and Communication 
in Russia and the Soviet Union." 


Can you describe the Rus- 
sian educational system? 

A The main difference is that 
it is free. We adopted a new 
constitution by referendum on De- 
cember 12 last year. The constitu- 
tion has articles on human rights. 

Article 43: "Each person shall have 
the right to education: preschool, 
basic general and secondary voca- 
tional education." Secondary voca- 
tional education is just like your 
community colleges. 

"In-state or municipal educa- 
tion institutions shall be guaran- 
teed to be accessible to all citizens 
free of charge. Each person shall be 
entitled, on a competitive basis and 
free of charge, to receive a higher 
education in state or municipal 
educational institutions." 

So it's a tree education in the 

Even mote, when you get to 
the university you get an allow- 
ance. We call it a stipend. 

Basic general education shall 
be compulsory up to seven years 
(about age 15), and then you can 
continue at the university or you 
can go to a secondary vocational 




For instance, it is not necessary 
for you to be in school for 1 1 years 
and then go to school for barbertry 
or beauty salon business. You can 
study beauty salon business after 
seven years, or something else. 

So it's free. It was always free, 
and it's still free. But when I men- 
tion this 1 always add my own com- 
ment. My own comment is, it's 
very good but where is the money? 

In the old system, we had all 
the money with the state because 
the state was the owner of every- 
thing. And the state gave money to 
the universities. Today, the money 
they are getting is only tax money, 
and that's simply not enough 
money for this free education. So 
to continue with this free educa- 
tion I guess we are going to have 
private schools, private universi- 
ties. It's going to happen. It's inevi- 

In our system you must pass an 
entrance exam on a competitive 
basis. So it means that you want to 
be a journalist you apply, you till in 
application. But there may be ten 
people who want to be there, so 
you compete at the exams and only 
the best and the brightest get in. 

But when they get in, they 
have a place in the dormitory, tree, 
and they have stipends, in theory. 
In practice sometimes the dormi- 
tory is difficult to get. And if they 
have good marks, all A's, then 
their stipend is raised 25 percent. 
But if they have C's, bad marks, 
they are taken off the stipend. Pun- 
ishment. The carrot and stick. 

QDo Russians have different 
programs for students of dif- 
ferent levels, like our gifted pro- 

A No. They have special 
schools in Moscow, but in 
general they are not for gifted, they 
are specialized emphasis. 

For instance, I have a daughter 
of 15. In Moscow she attended a 
school with emphasis on the lan- 
guages. She studied English from 
the very beginning. 

But there are schools with em- 
phasis on mathematics, so you 
choose. You ask your child, "What 
do you want to know more about - 
mathematics or literature or tech- 

But in small cities there is no 
choice. It's just one school maybe, 
and they have a program which is a 
unified program for everybody. And 
the same is true for the university. 

Here, as I understand, the stu- 
dent is on his own. He can choose 
this particular subject, that particu- 
lar professor. Not so in Russia. In 
Russia you must get a certain vol- 
ume of knowledge. When you 
graduate as a lawyer or as a journal- 
ist or a physician, you have a cer- 
tain amount of information in you, 
and we know this amount. 

For instance, I noticed here in 
this country one subject which in 
my view is important is ignored in 
school and university which is ge- 
ogtaphy. No geography. I don't 
know why. Maybe it's out of fash- 
ion. Even though you have Na- 

tional Geographic Society, Na- 
tional Geographic Magazine, the 
best photos, and still they don't 
know geography. 

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yond I 

iWhat percentage of students 

seek a higher education, be- 

yondthe seven compulsory years? 

Alt's fairly high. It's one of the 
achievements of the old re- 
gime. We receive a very well edu- 
cated labor force. The old regime 
gave education to many people. 
Old Russia had a lot of illiteracy. 

I don't think there is any illit- 
eracy today. I think it was abol- 
ished after the war. 

QDo you have to go on to a 
university to be assured of 
getting a good job? 

A The paradox is you can get 
good education, but it does 
not automatically mean better 
money. Because, for instance, bus 
driver or garbage collector today 
gets more than the professor. So if 
you are for the money maybe just 
drop out of school after the seven 
classes, forget about your universi- 
ties, and study garbage collection 
tor a week or two. 

QAre all Russians assured of 
a good education regardless of 
social or political status? 

A All students are equal. It's up 
to students to be excellent or 
average students. In the university, 


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peasant children can meet children 
of VI IV ; or example, Gorbachev, 
his family is peasant family, very 
poor. He remembers he was going 
to school barefoot because they had 
no money for shoes. But he went to 

ent story because we are moving to 
a market economy and, then they 
must go to the market and sell 

You see, the phrase "to sell 
yourself is very strange for Rus- 

we must talk in terms of competi- 
tion. Let us talk in terms of coop- 

"I noticed here in this 
country one subject 
which in my view is 
important is ignored in 
school and university 
which is geography. 
No geography. I don't 
know why. Maybe it's 
out of fashion/' 

Moscow University. Upward mobil- 
ity is there. 

QDo the men and women in 
Russia have equal opportuni- 
ties for education and careers in 

A Yes, indeed. We have very 
strange things happening in 
Russia. For instance, almost all our 
teachers are women. Almost all our 
doctors are women. That's a big 
surprise for you. This is women's 
profession. In surgery, we have 
men, maybe 50-50. 

Some people criticize this situ- 
ation because from the very begin- 
ning our boys are surrounded by 
women. Some argue that our boys 
are losing their macho. 

When our students graduated 
in the old days they had jobs wait- 
ing for them. We had no unem- 
ployment. Today it may be a differ- 

sians. It sounds very negative for 
Russians, but we must change our 

There is something that we lost 
which is job security. Now 
everyone is on his own to find it, a 
job, so there may be adjustments. 

QCan you make a comparison 
between Russian and Ameri- 
can students and how they can 
compete in a global marketplace? 
Do you think the Russians have an 
edge over the Americans? Or vice 

A I don't think you can general- 
ize on this. It depends on the 
students. Some Russian students 
are very good and some American 
students are very good. Of course, 
you have an advantage of the lan- 
guage because the world market is 
speaking English. Rut 1 don't think 


Do you think your daughter 
is getting a good education in 
America? Is she learn- 
ing as much in the 
United States as she 
would in Russia? 


She is losing 
:ertam things. 
There are differences 
in programs for in- 
stance. She certainly 
loses in geography and 
history. The emphasis 
is on American his- 
tory. American history 
is, of course, very ex- 
citing, but it's only 
400, 500 years. Rut in 
mathematics I guess 
it's okay, the same 
thing. She misses the 
classes. For instance, 
in our schools the em- 
phasis is on Russian 
literature which is very 
good as you know. Tolstoy, 
Dostoyevski all those names are 
well known. Here, there's no em- 
phasis on literature. You don't read 
fiction these days. 


How does your daughter like 
her school here? 

A She likes it. She 
compares our system with 
your system and she has three big 
differences, and she likes those 
three differences. These differences 
are: here you have less homework, 
less discipline and more fun. I do 
not necessarily agree with her 

In Russia, it they are poor stu- 
dents they come back home and af- 
ter lunch they just sit and two 
hours, three hours, four hours, 
homework, homework but the end 
result is they know their geography. 






UNCW is in the midst of a five-year, $15 million capital campaign to help fund important 
academic and scholarship programs. The university thankfully acknowledges the following 
generous gifts . 

NationsBank, $200,000 to es- 
tablish the NationsBank 
Growing Scholars Program. The 
gift is set up as an endowment 
whose earnings will he used to sup- 
port merit scholarships in the 
university's new honors program for 
academically gifted students. 

To symbolize the concept of the 
program, a grove of live oak trees 
was planted adjacent to Wagoner 
Hall, the campus dining facility. 

Chancellor James Leutze said it 
is his hope "that as these trees grow 
to become strong and outreaching, 

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Chancellor James leutze, trustee chair Bambi 
MacRae and Sid Warner of NationsBank 
ceremonially plant the first of several oak trees at 
Wagoner Hall symbolizing the Growing Scholars 
Program, which NationsBank is supporting. 

the same will be said of the 
NationsBank Growing Scholars 
program as it brings academically 
gifted students to the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington." 

He acknowledged NationsBank's 
"distinguished effort to guarantee 
the growth of the students who at- 
tend UNCW and to help us recruit 
the nation's top students." 

Sid Warner, North Carolina 
Community Banking executive for 
NationsBank, said the gift is "a di- 
rect investment in the students who 
are the future of this community 
and this state." 

Landmark Homes 
Inc., $50,000 to es- 
tablish the Landmark 
Homes Merit Endowment 
Scholarship. The scholar- 
ship fund is intended to 
provide undergraduate 
academic scholarships for 
students attending 
UNCW. The first prefer- 
ence for the scholarship 
will he given to qualified 
high school students from 
southeastern North Caro- 
lina and Horry County, 
South Carolina. Students 
will be selected on the ba- 
sis of strong academic 
standing and solid moral 
character. Their course of 
study must also lead them 
to a career in one of the 
following areas: account- 
ing, marine biology, phys- 

ics, mathematics, chemistry, mar- 
keting, economics, English, el- 
ementary or middle school educa- 
tion, computer science or business 

Bobby Harrelson and Rex 
Stevens of Landmark Homes envi- 
sion that "the scholarship will 
grow over the years and promote 
the means for many of the best 
students in our area to further 
their education at the University 
of North Carolina at Wilmington." 

Donald R. Watson, total life- 
time giving more than $2 
million (see related story, page 4). 
The largest gift to the university to 
date was made in March, following 
the death of Mr. Watson, and was 
announced at the quarterly UNCW 
Board of Trustees meeting. 

The donation will be used to 
establish a distinguished professor- 
ship and an endowment for the 
School of Education plus a major 
merit scholarship program for the 

UNCW named the Donald R. 
Watson School of Education in 
recognition of the donor. 

Lowe's Company, $15,000 tor 
the renovation of Wise Alumni 
House. The contribution will be 
spread over a three-year period. 

Jefferies and Faris Associates 
Architects and Planners, 
15,000, tor merit scholarships in 
the honors program. 


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Loyalty is, by definition, a 
state of allegiance, faithfulness, 
dedication and commitment to a 

At UNCW that purpose is 
education - a continually improv- 
ing higher quality of education. 
The loyalty of alumni, friends, stu- 
dents, parents, faculty and staff, 
through their annual gifts to 
UNCW, is what enables us to 
reach for and attain lofty goals for 
our students and faculty. 

Being ranked among the top 
25 regional universities in the 
Southeast for the second year in a 
row was a wonderful accolade. It is 
proof that our institution is con- 
tinuing to provide innovative and 
outstanding academic and re- 
search opportunities for students 
and faculty. Your loyalty this past 
year is proof that you, our alumni 
and friends, have a vested interest 
in supporting our mission to make 
the education received at UNCW 
comparable to none. 

As we strive to provide ad- 
vanced academic opportunities, 
your loyal support continues to be 
vitally important. 

Your gifts were, in part, re- 
sponsible for our being able to 
award more scholarships than ever 
before. The students that money 
helped to educate are the future of 
our institution and, more broadly, 
our communities. We hope you 
feel a great sense of pride in your 

Our new giving year begins 
on July 1. Look for information in 
the mail and expect to hear from 
us by phone. We thank you for 
your past support and ask for your 
continued efforts to keep UNCW 
the outstanding academic institu- 
tion you helped build. 

For more information about 
the 1994-95 Loyalty Fund, please 
contact Loyalty Fund Coordinator 
Barbie Cowan, University Ad- 
vancement, (910) 395-3004. 

is hosted 
by alumni 

Alumni Association 
hosted its first recep- 
tion for graduating se- 
niors, their parents and 
faculty on May 1 3 as 
part of commencement 
weekend festivities. 

The weather was perfect and the setting picturesque as nearly 250 people 
gathered at Wise Alumni House for the outdoor reception. Tours were given 
of the Neoclassical Revival mansion which is being restored by the alumni as- 
sociation. Refreshments were served on the newly landscaped front lawn. 

Association President Marvin Robison welcomed the guests and gave a 
brief history of the house and the association's fund-raising efforts. Chancellor 
James Leutze unveiled a walnut plaque listing the names of approximately 120 
December 1993 and May 1994 graduates whose parents made donations in their 
honor to Wise Alumni House. The project was coordinated by Jessiebeth 
Geddie, chairman of the alumni association's student development committee. 

Alumni can join the fund-raising effort to pay off the $400,000 renova- 
tion loan by designating a portion of their Loyalty Fund Contribution to the 
Wise Alumni House. The next alumni event is a barbecue on October 22. 

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Wise House comes to life 

Once vacant and neglected, 
the Wise Alumni House is 
coming to life. 
Phase one of the renovation 
project, which began in March 1993, 
has been completed, and some land- 
scaping around the house was done in 
time for the Azalea Festival. Although 
not part of the plan, the floors were cover the cost of ba- 

gether to buy the side 
porch, a $5 ,000 value. 
So far, close to 
$200,000 has been 
raised to help repay 
the $400,000, four- 
year loan from United 
Carolina Bank to 

refinished thanks to Carolco Studios 
which used the house for the filming ot 
"Road to Wellville" starring Anthony 
Hopkins. The film company also put 
in a new front door. 

There are still several pieces of the 
Wise Alumni House available to do- 

sic renovations to the 

The alumni as- 
sociation and the 
Friends of UNCW have been busy pre- 
paring Wise Alumni House for the De- 
signers Showcase, which is planned for 

nors. They range in price from $2,500 April 22 through May 14, 1995. More 

to $30,000. Only two columns, at 
$2,500 each, are still available. The 
UNCW Alumni Association Board of 
Directors put their pocketbooks to- 

than 125 interior designers were invited 
to view the neoclassical revival man- 
sion in May, and about 20 responded to 
the opportunity to show off their deco- 

Come visit us at our new location 

Wise House at 1713 Market Street 

is now officially the home of the 


UNCW Alumni Assoc iation^__ 
You can reach Pat Corcoran, 
alumni director, at 251-2681; Linda 
Brazell, office assistant, at 251-2682; 
and Pat Hawkins, Wise House coordi- 
nator, at 251-2683. 

The front door is always open to 
alumni and friends. Parking is avail- 
able at the rear of the house and 
along 18th Street. Summer hours, 
through August 12, are 7:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m., Monday through Thursday 
and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays. 

In April the UNCW Alumni Association hosted a shrimparoo for 
the Council of UNC Alumni Presidents at the Wise Alumni House. 

rating skills. 

A gala is being planned to kick- 
off the Designers Showcase at Wise 
Alumni House which will be open to 
the public for a small admission fee. 
Special events are planned through- 
out the showcase run. 

During commencement weekend 
in May, a plaque was unveiled at the 
Wise House recognizing the Decem- 
ber 1993 and May 1994 graduates for 
contributions made in support of the 
Wise Alumni House. 

Boat winner 

Jerry Rouse 73 won the 17-foot 
Boston Whaler Montauk raffled by the 
UNCW Alumni Association on May 13. 

The Alumni Association netted 
nearly $12,000 from the event. 

MBA Alumni Chapter small but active 

One of UNCW's smallest alumni chapters is 
becoming its most active. Organized in 1990, 
the MBA Alumni Chapter started off by intro- 
ducing quarterly roundtable business luncheons. The 
events featured presidents and CEOs ot area companies 
who discussed topics ranging from recreational boat manu- 
facturing and sales to foreign business environments and 

The chapter has also assisted MBA candidates pre- 
paring for the final rite of passage before becoming MBA 
alumni. Veterans of the oral boards try to answer as 
many questions as possible to help the candidates know 
what to expect. 

The MBA Alumni Chapter also sponsored a resume 
project which sent participating alums' resumes to more 
than 200 prospective employers. Also, every May, the 
chapter sponsors a dinner honoring graduating MBA 

The chapter conducted its first lifelong learning 
conference last fall, and members helped with orienta- 
tion sessions for incoming MBA students just prior to 
the beginning of the fall semester. 

Factors which account for the liveliness of the MBA 
Alumni Chapter at UNCW include very strong support 
from the university and willingness on the part of the 
220 chapter members to try new ideas and help others. 


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UNCW alumni and friends are to 
be commended on their generous 
support of the Wise Alumni 
House, as renovation progresses and fund- 
raising efforts continue to be successful. 

We have moved in and are officially 
operating from the "classiest" alumni 
house in the South! I invite you to drop by 
and view our extraordinary progress. 

Pre-game socials this year were high- 
lighted by informative briefings from assis- 
tant basketball coach Byron Samuels. It 
was great to get the inside game scoop be- 
fore the tip-off. 

"A Whole New World" was the theme 
for homecoming in February, and it was 
appropriate as we celebrated with young 
and old alumni. Next year's plans are be- 
ing made to highlight our Wilmington 
College alumni at homecoming or during 
the spring with a special reunion event. 

Our alumni chapters, MBA, Cape 
Fear, Triangle, Triad and Onslow, are 
young but eager to obtain your involve- 
ment and support. Mark your calendars for 
August 14 and join us for a Durham Bulls 
baseball game that the Triangle Chapter is 
sponsoring. It is a great opportunity for 
family and alumni fun on a Sunday! 

Please note our newest project, the 
UNCW flag that you can fly proudly at 
your home or business. The association re- 
ceives a small profit from all sales. 

The alumni association invites your 
active involvement in your university and 
alumni programs. An annual $25 contribu- 
tion to the Loyalty Fund assures you the 
opportunity to receive this fine magazine 
and other benefits. 

My door is always open to you for a 
visit and my phone line (251-2681) is 
available for communication related to all 
aspects of alumni or parents' programming. 
Be sure to let me hear from you at my new 
home, Wise Alumni House, 1713 Market 


UNCW Tennis alumni Joan Jordan, Chris Cagle, Steve Walters, Lance 
Thompson, Charlie Ponton, Peo Bedoya, German Alvarez and Kenny House 
participated in the first Currie Cup Tournament, 

Tennis alums meet their match 

Nine UNCW tennis alumni showed they still have what it takes 
when they tied the varsity team for the Currie Cup in the first re- 
union tournament held February 26. The score was 8-8. 

The Currie Cup is named in honor of Danny Currie '77, a former 
tennis team member who died in December 1993 of a brain tumor. 

The tennis alumni also presented Coach Larry Honeycutt '66 
with a UNCW alumni signet ring in recognition of his 23 years of 
dedicated service. 

Participants were Joan Jordan, Chris Cagle, Steve Watters, 
Lance Thompson, Charlie Ponton, Peo Bedoya and German Alvarez. 
Kenny House was honorary team captain. Paul Gemborys coordi- 
nated the event. 

Alumni Directory Will Help You 
Find Old Friends 

Something jogs your memory, and you 
suddenly get nostalgic for those care- 
free college days. You want to remi- 
nisce with your old roommate but you 
have no idea where to call. You've lost 
touch completely. 

Have nti fear, because soon you'll have the 
means to locate all your college buddies right at 
your fingertips. 

The new University of North Carolina at 
Wilmington Alumni Directory, scheduled tor 
release in May 1995, will be the most up-to- 
date and complete reference on more than 
14,000 UNCW alumni ever compiled. This com- 
prehensive volume will include current name, address and telephone 
number, academic data, plus business information (if applicable), 
bound into a classic, library-quality edition. 

The alumni association has contracted with Bernard C. Harris 
Publishing Co. to produce the directory. In mid-July, Harris will be 
mailing all alumni c]uestionnaires. We urge you to complete the 
questionnaires and return them quickly so Harris can complete the 
task of compiling directory information. 

With your UNCW Alumni Directory in hand, reliving those 
college days will be just a phone call away. 





The '60s 

James L. Hall '66 was appointed 
president of the North Carolina Child 
Day Commission by Gov. James Hunt. 

Memory Farrar Brogden '66 is an 
English instructor at Cape Fear Com- 
munity College and is completing her 
master's thesis in English at UNCW. 
She lives in Wilmington with her hus- 
band, Leon, and their two children, Eric 
and Scarlet. 

The '70s 

Connie Jordan Lewis '71 is a 

teacher at Higgins Montessori School. 
She and her husband, Jerry, have two 
children, John and Libby, and live in 

David B. Hilliard '72 is a partner in 
Adam and Hilliard Realty, Wilmington. 

Emily Susan Dail Walters '72 has 
taken a leave of absence from her job as 
a school counselor to complete a doc- 
torate in educational leadership at UNC 
Chapel Hill. 

Haddon M. Clark III '74 is vice 
president of operations for United En- 
ergy in Cary. He is married to Irma 
Sorrell Clark, and they have two sons, 
Manly and Philip, and a daughter, 

Benjamin R. Clayton '74 has joined 
the James E. Moore Insurance Agency 
as a personal and commercial insurance 
agent. He lives in Wilmington. 

John M. Tyson '74 is a candidate 
for judge of the North Carolina Court 
of Appeals. He resides in Fayetteville 
with his wife, Kirby, and four children. 

Brenda Bostic Jones '75 works with 
Applied Analytical Industries in Wilm- 
ington as a laboratory scheduler. 

James M. Jones '75 is second vice 
president and account executive for 
Smith, Barney & Shearson in New Or- 
leans, La., where he lives with his wife 
and daughter. 

Kathy Teer Crumpler '76 is health 
and safety supervisor for Onslow 
County Schools. She is a contributing 
author for a high school health text and 
served on a Centers for Disease Control 
review panel tor HIV/AIDS prevention 
curricula in 1993. 

Deborah A. Headrick '76 was re- 

cently promoted to lieutenant com- 
mander in the Navy while serving 
with Commander Submarine Group 
Seven, Yokosuka, Japan. She lives in 
Newport, R.I. 

Jackie W. Barile '77 and her hus- 
band, Maj. David J. Barile, have moved 
to Quantico, Va., with their two sons, 
David and Frank. 

Gerald S. Clapp '77 is vice presi- 
dent for Justice Insurance Agency in 
Greensboro where he lives with his 
wife, Betsy, and two children, 
Jonathan and Katie. 

Deborah A. Hunter '77 has been 
promoted to assistant director of mem- 
bership services with the Catawba Val- 
ley Girl Scouts. 

Eugene S. Simmons '77 is a 
pharmacist and manager for Mast 
Drug Company in Siler City. He re- 
cently received the Lion's Club 
President's Award. 

David O. Lewis '78 has joined the 
Durham law firm of Bryant, Patterson, 
Covington & Idol. Previously, he was 
with Wishart, Norris, Henninger &. 
Pittman in Burlington. He also served 
as an assistant professor at the 
Cameron School of Business at UNCW 
from 1981-87. 

Douglas L. White '78 is working 
tor the federal government as program 
director for the Yujo Community at 
Yokota Air Base, Japan. He and his 
wife, Lucienne Cassinera, and their in- 
fant son, Dylan, live in Tokyo. 

William R. Ruefle '78 is opera- 
tions manager with the State Ports Au- 
thority in Wilmington. 

Harry C. Craft III '79 has been 
named a principal with the accounting 
firm Lanier, Whaley 6k Co. CPAs in 

Theresa L. Clapper '79 is pre- 
school director for Sacred Heart 
Church in Covington, Va. She and her 
husband, Mike, have three sons. 

The '80s 

Baxter H. Miller III '81 has been 
named president of Carolina Corner 
Stores in Lumberton. 

Wayne D. Moody '8 1 is a forester 
with Corbett Lumber Corp. and lives 
in Whiteville. 

Wanda E. Bell '82 completed her 

master's degree at East Carolina 
University's School of Social Work in 
1992 and works for the New Hanover 
County Department of Social Services 
as a social work supervisor. 

Sherrie Newton Cates '82 is a 
qualified mental retardation profes- 
sional with the Murdoch Center in 
Butner. She is married and lives in 

Joseph D. Fish '82 is a captain with 
the Army in military intelligence. A 
Fayetteville resident, he is an instructor 
at the JFK Special Warfare Center. 

Rvnn Wooten Hennings '82 of 
Charlotte has opened her own com- 
pany, Hennings Communications, offer- 
ing writing and training services to 
businesses. She is married to Kevin 
Hennings, and they live in Charlotte. 

Arthur E. Hohnsbehn '83 of Gar- 
ner is an analyst programmer with the 
Department of Community Colleges in 
Raleigh. He is working toward a 
master's degree in management science 
at N. C. State University. 

Lynn B. Jones '83 is a social worker 
11 in the adult unit of the Orange 
County Department of Social Services. 
She completed 10 years of service with 
that agency in August. 

Thierolf T. Lloyd '83 is quality co- 
ordinator for Dana Corporation. He and 
his wife, Brenda Lloyd '85, live in 
Morganton with their son, Lawson. 

Delton Oxendine '83 recently 
marked his 25th anniversary with Gen- 
eral Electric as an accountant. He re- 
sides in Wilmington. 

Stan C. Andrews '83, '91 is a clini- 
cal research associate with Pharmaceuti- 
cal Product Development Inc. in Wilm- 
ington. Previously he was employed by 
Duke University Medical Center. 

Dan Dunlop '84 received the $500 
Village Pride Award for excellence in 
duties as a sales as- 
sociate for Mall 
Advocate. Dunlop, 
who joined Chapel 
Hill radio station 
WCHL in 1990 as 
an account man- 
ager, was sales 
manager and gen- 
eral manager before 
being named marketing manager of 
Mall Advocate. 

Wayne Johnson '8i has joined 


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Lydall Wescex Division in 
Hamptonville. He and his wife, Emilie, 
and two children, {Catherine and Rob- 
ert, live in Winston-Salem. 

Edgar T. Duke, Jr. '84 is an envi- 
ronmental health specialist with Wake 
County Department of Health. He 
and his wife, Beth, live in Raleigh 
with theit daughter, Samantha, and 
were expecting their second child in 

Bill Estep '84 has joined Pres Re- 
alty in Wilmington as a full-time sales 

G. Monte McCourt '84 received a 
doctor of dental science degree from 
UNC Chapel Hill and has opened a 
family dentistry practice in Statesville. 
He and his wife, Lisa, live in 
Mooresville with their son, Alexander. 

Neil T. Phillips '84 is city execu- 
tive for United Carolina Bank's St. 
Pauls and Parkton offices. He is also 
treasurer of St. Pauls Crimestoppers and 
is a member of the St. Pauls Chamber of 
Commerce Board of Directors. He and 
his wife, Fonda, reside in St. Pauls. 

Joseph M. Mahn '85 is a certified 
public accountant who owns his own 
business in Wilmington. 

Donna Y. Meacham '85 of 
Wrightsville Beach has been promoted 
to consulting manager with McGladrey 
& Pullen in Wilmington. She has been 
with the firm for four years and works 
primarily with medical groups. She is a 
member of the American Institute of 
Certified Public Accountants. 

James L. Meyer, Jr. '85 has been 
named manager of retail banking at 
First Citizens Bank in Goldsboro. He is 
a past president of the Salisbury Lions 
Club and was membership chairman of 
the International Sales and Marketing 
Executives Association. 

Jeffrey D. Clark '85 has been 
named assistant vice president at First 
Citizens Bank in Whiteville. He serves 
as a retail banking manager at the main 
office. Transferred from the Camp 
Lejeune office, he and his family now 
reside in Whiteville. 

Michael Reber Drummond '86 is a 
sales manager for Preferred Packaging. 
He and his wife, Mary Herring 
Drummond '86, live in High Point and 
were expecting their first child in June. 

Douglas S. Gray '86, a lieutenant 
pilot in the Navy, is on joint assign- 
ment with the Air Force at Barksdale 
AFB. He is completing a master's in 
aeronautical science with Embry-Riddle 
Aeronautical University in Bunnell, 

Fla. He has completed two Mediterra- 
nean and one South American deploy- 
ments, including serving in the Persian 
Gulf War, and resides in Shreveport, La. 

Sandra A. Grainger '86 has joined 
United Carolina 
Bank as assistant au- 
' ditor, based in 
Whiteville. Before 
joining UCB in 
January, she was op- 
erations manager 
with Cape Fear Em- 
ployees Credit Union 
in Wilmington. 

Paul W. Jones '86 is a commercial 
pilot for ISO Aero Service and is a pilot 
and captain in the Marine Corps Re- 
serves. He lives in Hubert. 

Stuart C. Sioussat '86 has been 
promoted to assistant vice president at 
Wachovia Bank of North Carolina in 
Wilmington. He 
joined Wachovia in 
1987 as a sales fi- 
nance trainee in 
Wilmington and 
moved on to the re- 
tail banking depart- 
^L 3jg£r'; ment in 1989 as a 

^k -j' 1 ''^^^. retail management 
^^^^ ™ ^^™ trainee. Most re- 
cently he was branch manager of the 
Glen Meade office. 

Christopher K. Beaver '87 opened the 
1 lth annual "Music tor the Lunch Bunch" 
series with a vocal performance at Smith- 
field Presbyterian Church in Smithfield, 
where he serves as music director. He is a 
regular performer for the series. 

Steven R. Neher '87 is a special 
agent with the Naval Criminal Investi- 
gative Service and works out of the 
Camp Lejeune field office. He is mar- 
ried to Allysha Edwards Neher of Hurri- 
cane, W.Va., and resides in Fayetteville. 

Joshua B. Taylor '87 is chief chem- 
ist for Ashley Laboratories Ltd. in Balti- 
more and is the president of the Balti- 
more Boars RFC, a rugby team. 

Paul H. Williams '87 is working on 
a medical technology degree at Sandhills 
Community College and works for 
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. 

Michael C. Willetts '87 is a pilot 
for United Parcel Service in Atlanta. 

Kevin W. Gray '88 has been named 
general manager for Rose Brothers Fur- 
niture in Wilmington. 

Dana Adams '88 has been named 
branch manager for Enterprise Leasing 
in Charlotte. 

J. Blair Denton '88 is plant man- 

ager of Chem-Free Inc. He and his wife, 
Karen Sue Castelloe Denton '89 live in 
Dallas, N.C. They have one son, Zade 
Scott, and are expecting a second child 
in September. 

John J. Hammer III '89 graduated 
from the University of Bridgeport 
School of Law and is currently engaged 
in real estate law and civil litigation 
with the firm of Cohan and Kulawitz 
Attorneys-at-law in Ridgefield, Conn. 
He resides in Danbury, Conn. 

Carol A. Robertson '89 has been 
named youth program director for the 
YWCA in Wilmington. She is respon- 
sible for the summer day camp, after- 
school and year-round programs. 

Julia C. Boseman '89 has opened a 
law office in Wilmington. A recent 
graduate of the N. C. Central Univer- 
sity School of Law, she is a member of 
the local bar, the N. C. Academy of 
Trial Attorneys. 

Robert L. Norris, Jr. '89 has been 
named assistant vice president and re- 
tail branch manager of First Citizens 
Bank in New Bern. He is a member of 
the Lillington Masonic Lodge and the 
New Bern Chamber of Commerce Am- 
bassadors Club. 

The '90s 

E. Marc Biddison III '90 is the 
owner of Source One in Wilmington. He 
and his wife, Beth Biddison '88, who is a 
mortgage loan officer with Wachovia 
Mortgage, reside in Wilmington. 

John M. Gulley '90 is a graduate 
student in philosophy at the University 
of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. 

Andrew S. Houston '90 recently 
passed the Certified Public Accoun- 
tants' examination. He wotks with 
Willitord, High & Co. in Wilmington. 

Kirsten "Kirki" Moore '90 is a cor- 
porate bank officer tor NationsBank in 

Shawn M. Dennis '91 is a systems 
reviewer for Prudential Insurance in 
Roseland, N.J. She lives in Pompton 

Jeffrey W. Felton '91 is senior ac- 
countant at Nucletron Corp. in Co- 
lumbia, Md. He is working on a master 
of business administration degtee in 
finance at Loyola College of Baltimore. 

Jennifer L. Kniolek '91 is a staff ac- 
countant with Apple Computet in Aus- 
tin, Texas. She lives in Cedat Park. 

Meredith L. Moore '91 will com- 
plete a master's degree in counseling in 



July 1994 from Marymount University 
in Arlington, Va. 

Victoria Jones Pfeiffer '91 has 
been named district manager for 
Campbell Foods Taco Bell Division in 
Wilmington. She received her master 
of business administration degree from 
the University of Georgia and lives in 
Yaupon Beach. 

Jennifer M. Ploszaj '91 is a man- 
agement desk consultant for Holiday 
Inn Worldwide in Atlanta. She lives in 
Rosvvell, Ga. 

Angela L. Robbins '91 graduated 
from the University of Georgia in June 
1993 with a master of education in stu- 
dent personnel in higher education. She 
is assistant registrar at East Carolina 
University and resides in Greenville. 

Meredith Serling '91 is an instruc- 
tor at Cape Fear Community College in 

Charles Parker Umstead, Jr. '91 is 
restaurant manager for Hanover Sea- 
food Partners Fish House Grill in 
Wrightsville Beach. 

Jennifer A. Balkan '91 is a third 
grade teacher at Greenbelt Elementary 
School. She lives in Lanham, Md., and 
is working on a master of education de- 
gree at the University of Maryland. 

Charles C. Highsmith Jr. '91 was 
named president and chief executive of- 
ficer of St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus. 

Andrea L. Piner '91 is residence 
hall director and assistant director of 
student activities at Brevard College. 
She also holds a master's in education 
from Southern Illinois University. 

Dawn Marie Zohlmann '91 is a 
credit analyst for National Auto Credit 
in Dallas, Texas. She resides in 
Carrollton, Texas. 

Brian M. Bullard '92 is a chapter 
consultant for Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
in Charlottesville, Va., and works 
with Kappa Sigma chapters through- 
out the South. 

Ensign John T. Caskey '92 is a 
commissioned officer for the National 
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Ad- 
ministration corps assigned to the 
Malcolm BaldYige, a research vessel based 
in Miami. 

Marsha Casteen '92 is assistant 
project manager for Pharmaceutical 
Product Development in Wilmington. 

Carlton G. Hall, Jr. '92 is the 
branch manager for Southern National 
Bank in Winston-Salem. 

Crystal L. Hoel '92 is a sixth grade 
language teacher at Brewster Middle 


As the Class of '94 begins to 
embark into the working 
world, Gene Warren has 
bowed his way out. 

Warren, who earned an Associ- 
ates of Arts degree in 1950 from then 
Wilmington College, retired from Pem- 
broke State University on March 1 
after serving 25'/- years as public infor- 
mation director. 

Listed among his 
credits, Warren served on 
the first student council at 
Wilmington College, 
helping to choose the 
"Seahawk" name and 
school colors. He said the 
nickname came from a 
World War II service 
team named the Iowa 

"They were coached 
by the famous Bernie 
Berman from the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota," Warren remem- 
bered. The colors, he said, came from 
the blue-green of the ocean water which 
was related to the idea of a Seahawk. 

After leaving his impression at 
Wilmington College, he moved on to 
UNC Chapel Hill, where he received 
an English degree. 

"I received a better education at 
Wilmington, though, because of a small 

student/teacher ratio and lots of per- 
sonal attention," he reflected. 

Using his acquired degrees, War- 
ren was hired at the Greensboro Daily 
News as a sports editor and columnist. 
He worked there for 1 3 1 /- years. He then 
moved on to Pembroke in 1968. His 
many years there brought him fulfill- 
ment and respect. The PSU Alumni 
Association honored him 
with the "Distinguished 
Service Award," one of the 
two highest awards given 
by the association. 

Warren recalls an- 
other honor bestowed on 
him in 1990. He was asked 
to represent Pembroke at 
James R. Leutze's chancel- 
lorship inauguration. Even 
though he does not hold a 
doctorate, Warren still 
donned the robes and re- 
galia and sat between the 
chancellors of N.C. State and Chapel 
Hill, "the big boys." 

"I've been working for 53 years — 
since I was 12 years old," Warren said. 
During those long years he left his mark 
on UNCW, the journalism world and 
Pembroke State. He said he knew it 
would be hard to retire, but felt it was 
the right time to do it. 

— Christy Prevatt 

School at Camp Lejeune. She is the 
mother of four. 

Sally M. Keith '92 is a second-year 
law student at UNC Chapel Hill and is 
president of Durham County Women's 

Richard B. Porter, Jr. '92 is general 
manager for Entertainment Group Inc./ 
Reddogs in Wrightsville Beach. 

Anne N. Johnson '92 has been pro- 
moted to in-charge accountant in the 
audit department of McGladrey & 
Pullen. She has been with the firm for 1 
1/2 years. 

Joseph Brent Stacks '92 is a re- 
cruiter/salesman for Thomas Nelson 
Inc. /Varsity Co. in Denton. 

Matthew A. Trudeau '92, a Navy 
seaman recruit, recently completed ba- 
sic training at Recruit Training Com- 
mand in Great Lakes, 111. 

Jennifer Massey-Dale '93 is the 
Southern Wake Services Coordinator 
for the Garner Senior Center, an 
agency of the Council on Aging of 
Wake County. 

Timothy K. Otto '93 has been 
named a retail banker at First Citizens 
Bank in Sneads Ferry. The Durham na- 
tive is a member of the Kiwanis Club of 
Topsail Island. 

Ann Hudson Putnam '93 is house 
director for Alpha Chi Omega at the 
University of Colorado at Boulder. 


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Harry Edward Lemon '66 Co 
Deborah Bowman 78, Nov. 17, 1990. 
She is an academically gifted teacher at 
Shallotte Middle School, and he is princi- 
pal of West Brunswick High School. 

Laurie Kim Myers '81 to Carl James 
Hawk, Jr., in August 1993. She is a DNA 
analyst with Genetic Design of Greensboro. 

Robert T. Abbotts '85 to Brenda 
Zachary, Oct. 23, 1993. He is a Medicaid 
investigator for Mecklenburg County So- 
cial Services. They live in Charlotte. 

Howell S. Graham '85 to Debra 
Hensley, D.D.S., Nov. 20, 1993. He is a 
state certified residential appraiser with 
Joseph S. Robh & Associates in Wilmington. 

Douglas Keith Rickard, Jr. '85 to 
Julia Renee Gallimore, Aug. 21, 1993. He 
is a sales representative for Atlanta Napp- 
Deady in Jacksonville, Fla. 

William Scott Warwick '87 to Kim- 
berly Crowder '88, May 27, 1989. He is 
with AT&T in member service engineer- 
ing in Maitland, Fla. They live in Apopka. 

Laura Lynn Story '88 to Bruce 
Clifford Hutchinson, July 24, 1993. She is 
a dance and drama teacher at Happy Val- 
ley School in the Caldwell County 
School System. They live in Lenoir. 

Paul Christian Breden, Jr. '88 to 
Isabelle Rachel Exposito, Aug. 7, 1993, in 

Karla F. Alston '89 to Kevin Brown, 
Aug. 14, 1993. She is assistant personnel 
manager with National Health Laborato- 
ries in Winston-Salem. 

Deborah Simmons '89 to James Tho- 
mas Bryant in November 1992. She is 
program coordinator for Farr Associates 
in Greensboro and is pursuing a graduate 
degree in public affairs. The Bryants live 
in 1 [igh Point. 

Matthew Stopford Kirkby '90 to Mel- 
issa Victor Melts, Sept. 4, 1993. They live 
in Wilmington, where he is an accountant. 

Kenneth Louis Hoover '90 to Tracy 
Ann Koontz. He is employed by the 
Greensboro Fire Department. They live 
in Greensboro. 

Christine Janette Slemenda '90 to 
Michael S. Sylvester, Dec. 18, 1993. She 
has been practicing law since August 1993 
with Hunter Law Offices in Durham and 
working on a master of business administra- 
tion degree at the Fuqua Sehi >< >\ < >t Business. 

Jacqueline Anne Vink '90 to Thomas 
Dale Wiseman, Jr., July 31, 1993. She is a 
fifth-grade teacher at Rock Ridge Elemen- 
tary School in Wilson. 

Robert K. Mack '91 to Mary C. 

Collins, Sept. 25, 1993. He is a claims rep- 
resentative for Netherlands First of Geor- 
gia Insurance Co. in Charlotte. 

Penny Elizabeth Arrant '92 to 
Steven Scott Perry '91, Aug. 28, 1993. 
She is a computer operator with the New 
Hanover County School System; he is a 
computer consultant at UNCW. They 
live in Wilmington. 

Amy Michelle Peele '92 to Jeffery 
Wayne Sloop '89, Oct. 9, 1993. She is a 
third-grade teacher in the Scotland 
County Schools. They live in Laurinburg. 

Gary Wayne Thrift II '92 to Wendy 
Michelle Burkhart, Sept. 18, 1993. He is 
employed by Jackson Electric in 

Miriam Hope Clark '92 to Brian 
Dixon Campbell, Aug. 21, 1993. She is 
employed with Pharmaceutical Product 
Development Inc. in Wilmington. They 
live in White Lake. 

Dianna Denise Banks '92 to Craig 
Boone Wheeler, Oct. 9, 1993. The Wheel- 
ers live in Wilmington, where Craig at- 
tends UNCW. 


To Lynne Wells Williams '81 and 
Samuel Lee Williams III '77, a daughter, 
Sherry Jeanelle, Jan. 15, 1994. Mr. Will- 
iams is vice-president of H. W. Williams 
Lumber Company of Burgaw, and Mrs. 
Williams is the media coordinator at 
Burgaw Elementary School. 

To Alison Albritton Merritt '82 a son, 
Jeremy Britton Merritt, Feb. 12, 1993. 

To Brian D. Garvis '86 and Patricia 
Garvis, a son, Dylan Mathew Garvis, Sept. 
19, 1993. He was recently named president 
of Mascomm Systems in McLean, Va. 

To Mary Margaret Heath Swain 'S9 
and Douglas M. Swain '88, a son, Joshua 
Douglas Swain, on Jan. 20, 1994. Swain 
was promoted recently to store manager of 
Sherwin Williams in Savannah, Ga. 

To Robin Walker Tomlinson '91 and 
Jon Tomlinson, a son, Jonathan "David" 
Tomlinson, Dec. 16, 1993. 


William Lionel Haste '68 died Feb. 
21, 1994. He resided in Wilmington and 
taught at Dixon Middle School for 29 years. 

Troy Douglas Carr '92 was killed May 
14, 1944, in the line of duty as a N.C. Al- 
cohol Law Enforcement officer. The 24- 
year-old Fayetteville resident began work- 
ing with the ALE in December, 1993. 






Marvin Robison '83 


Vice Chair 

Jessiebeth Geddie '63 



Norman H. Melton '74 



Frank S. Bua '68 


Immediate Past Chair 

John W. Baldwin, Jr. '72 



Cape Fear Area 

Tommy Bancroft '58, '69 799-3924 

Rebecca Blackmore '75 762-5033 

Dru Farrar '73 392-4324 

Mary Beth Harris '81 270-3000 

Eric Keefe '88 762-7517 

Richard Pratt '71 350-0282 

Jim Stasios '70 392-0458 

Mary Thomson 'SI 763-0493 

Avery Tuten '86 799-1564 

Charlie Wall 77 392-1370 

Shanda Williams '92 392-4660 

Johannes Bron 78 251-9665 

Triangle Area 

Sonia Brooks '80 (919) 362-7539 

Don Evans '66 (919) 872-2338 

Randy Gore 70 (919) 677-4121 

Western North Carolina 
Deborah Hunter 78 ... (704) 322-5594 


Cape Fear Chapter 

Amy Tharrington '87 799-0178 

MBA Chapter 

Cheryl Hunter '89 392-1803 

Triad Chapter 

Jeff Holeman '93 885-5927 

Triangle Chapter 

Carolyn Busse '92 (919)967-4458 

Onsloie County Chapter 
Sam O'Leary '83 451-1879 


Tim Rudisill '92 (704)735-9716 

Kimberly Best-Tuten '86 799-1564 


Patricia A. Corcoran, 72 


Area code is 910 

unless otherwise indicated 



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The cost of the flag is $55, plus $4 for shipping. 
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MBA Alumni Chapter meeting 


Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting 


Alumni hoard orientation 


"Educating Rita," Center Stage Cafe 


Last day of classes for summer session 11 



UNCW Board of Trustees meeting 


"Nocturne for a Southern Lady", SRO Theatre 


UNCW Alumni Board of Directors meeting 


MBA Alumni Chapter meeting 


Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting 


Triangle Alumni Chapter event 

Durham Bulls game 


Academic year begins 


Alumni/Freshmen pizza party 

Trask Coliseum 


Classes begin 


1 Seahawk volleyball, PRINC1PIA 

7 Seahawk volleyball, EAST CAROLINA 

8 Men's soccer, CHOWAN, 4 p.m. 

9 Women's soccer, RADFORD, 5 p.m. 
13 MBA Alumni Chapter meeting 

13 Cape Fear Alumni Chapter meeting 

1 6 Seahawk volleyball, APPALACHIAN STATE 

1 7 MBA Chaptet Lifelong Learning conference 

1 7 Seahawk volleyball, COASTAL CAROLINA 

1 7 Seahawk volleyball, EAST CAROLINA 

18 Women's soccer, UNC ASHEVILLE, 1 p.m. 

24 Men's soccer, THE CITADEL, 1 p.m. 

25 Men's soccer, MARYLAND- EASTERN SHORE, 1 p.m. 

27 Seahawk volleyball, CAMPBELL 

28 Women's soccer, CAMPBELL, 4 p.m. 
30 Family weekend 

Cape Fear Alumni Chapter golf tournament 


1-2 Family weekend 

1 Men's soccer, WILLIAM AND MARY, 1 p.m. 

5 t Men's soccer, COASTAL CAROLINA, 4 p.m. 

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Fall 1994 

Volume 5, Number 1 

On the cover: Divers leave Aquarius, 
their underwater home, behind as 
they swim away to a nearby coral 
reef to conduct research. 



10 days underwater in Aquarius 


Alumni offer ways to relieve stress 


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UNCW selected to host NCAA 
Women's Golf Championships 

As an indication of its grow- 
ing academic status nation- 
wide, UNCW has been se- 
lected to host the 1995 NCAA 
Women's Golf Championships May 
24-27, 1995, at Landfall. 

The National Collegiate Ath- 
letic Association selects only out- 
standing universities which have met 
certain levels of achievement in 
specified areas to host this event. 
Among these criteria are the gradua- 
tion rate of athletes in an NCAA 
program and high academic eligibil- 
ity standards for athletes. UNCW 
athletes who entered college in the 

1987-88 school year led North 
Carolina's state-supported universi- 
ties with a 79-percent graduation rate, 
according to a recent report released 
by the NCAA. 

Dating back to 1941, the NCAA 
Women's Golf Championship is the 
oldest collegiate as well as the pre- 
miere and most elite women's tour- 

nament in which 102 of the nation's 
top collegiate women golfers will 
compete. The championship will 
bring UNCW and Wilmington na- 
tionwide television coverage on 
Prime Sports Channel Network. 

Twenty of the top women's golf 
teams are playing in the National 
Collegiate Women's Golf Invita- 
tional Tournament November 10- 
1 3 . The LPGA is conducting a clinic 
in conj unction with the preview tour- 
nament, which will draw collegiate 
teams from as far away as Washing- 
ton and Oregon, including the num- 
ber one team from Arizona State. 

Wentworth is honored 
for teaching excellence 

Dr. Michael D. Wentworth, as- 
sociate professor of English, is the 
1994 recipient of the 
UNCW Board of Trustees 
Excellence Award. 

Among Wentworth's 
accomplishments is a long 
history of exceptional stu- 
dent evaluations of his 
teaching, his leadership as a 
mentor to numerous col- 
leagues and new faculty 
and his philosophy and ap- 
proach to teaching, provid- 
ing more than 20 different 
cross-disciplinary courses during his 
service to UNCW. 

Wentworth has been recognized 
in the past for his teaching including 
a Chancellor's Teaching Excellence 

Award for the College of Arts and 
Sciences, the English Department 
Teaching Excellence 
Award and the Phi Eta 
Sigma Outstanding 
Educator Award. 

Wentworth joined 
UNCW in 1963. Prior 
to that he taught at the 
University of Kansas 
and Northland College 
in Ashland, WI. 

He holds a doctor- 
ate in English from 
Bowling Green State 
University, a master of arts degree 
in English from Eastern Michigan 
University and a bachelor of arts 
degree in English from the Uni- 
versity of Kansas. 

Dr. Wright 
takes place 
as chairman 

Dr. Eugene E. Wright, Jr., was 
named chairman of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at 
Wilmington Board of Trustees in 
August. He succeeds Eunice "Bambi" 

Dr. Wright is a physician spe- 
cializing in internal medicine in Fay- 
etteville. He graduated from 
Princeton University in 1973 and 
received an M.D. from Duke Univer- 
sity Medical Center in 1978. 

He has served on the Fayetteville 
State University Foundation Board 
and was a charter member of the 
Fayetteville Technical Institute 
Foundation Board. 

A Wilmington native, Dr. 
Wright was first appointed to the 
UNCW Board of Trustees in 1985. 

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Faculty honors 
presented at 

UNCW's unique motto 
Discere Aude was the focus 
of Dr. Gerald Shinn's 
speech at Fall Convocation in Kenan 

"Discere, an infinitive, comes 
from a Latin verb meaning to learn 
by discovering firsthand. Aude, an 
imperative, comes from the verb 
audeo and means be courageous. 
Consequently, the essential mean- 
ing of Discere Aude is in order to 
discover truth firsthand, be coura- 
geous!," Dr. Shinn said. "Don't be 
afraid of anything or anybody. What 
a splendid motto for a university 
which has as its task the discovery of 
truth wherever she leads, no matter 
the risks encountered." 

Convocation included the pre- 
sentation of awards to faculty mem- 
bers for outstanding achievements. 

The Distinguished Teaching 
Professorships recognize and reward 
faculty who have made outstanding 
contributions to the instructional 
program at UNCW. Recipients re- 
ceive a $5,000 annual stipend for 
each of three years and a medallion. 
This year's recipients were Dr. Ken- 
neth Spackman, an associate profes- 
sor in the Department of 
Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Carol 
Pilgrim, associate professor of psy- 
chology; and Dr. Luther Lawson, an 
associate professor of economics. 

Dr. Joan D. Willey was the re- 
cipient of the 1994 Award for Fac- 
ulty Scholarship which is given to a 
faculty standout who has made sig- 
nificant contributions to scholar- 
ship, research and creativity. Dr. 
Willey, who received a $1,500 award 
and a medallion, is a professor of 

Distinguished Teaching Professorships were 
awarded to (left to right) Dr. Luther Lawson, 
Dr. Carol Pilgrim and Dr. Kenneth 

chemistry, graduate coordinator for 
the chemistry department, oceanog- 
raphy program coordinator and was 
appointed interim dean of UNCW's 
Graduate School in July 1994. 

The Chancellor's Teaching Ex- 
cellence Awards were presented to 
Dr. Hathia Hayes, associate profes- 
sor of curricular studies; Dr. Luther 
D. Lawson, associate professor of eco- 
nomics and finance; Dr. Melton 
McLaurin, professor of history; Dr. 
Patricia A. Turrisi, associate profes- 
sor of philosophy and religion; and 
Dr. James Johnson, associate profes- 
sor of psychology. 

'94 freshmen 
are praised 
by chancellor 

The 1994 freshman class was 
characterized as the "best 
freshman class we have ever 
had," by Chancellor James Leutze at 
Fall Convocation. 

According to the chancellor: 

• 84 percent of freshmen listed 
UNCW as their first choice, up from 
69 percent in 1991. 

• 40 percent chose UNCW based on 
its academic reputation, up from 20 
percent in 1991 . 

• 78 percent said they plan to gtaduate in 
four years, versus 66 percent in 1991. 

• The number of freshmen who 
planned to transfer dropped 50 per- 
cent from 1993. 

• The average freshman SAT score 
rose to 967, up from 935 in 1993. 
UNCW currently ranks fifth in the 
UNC system for SAT averages. 

$18.5 million science building 
groundbreaking is 'earth-shaking 

UNCW held an "Earth-shaking Groundbreaking" celebration for its 
new science building Septembet 30 during Family Weekend. 

This 100,000-square-foot facility will include such amenities as a clean 
room with specially filtered air and surfaces made from contamination-free 
materials, a vibration-free room for sensitive equipment such as an electron 
microscope and a cold room with walk-in teftigetatots and freezers. 

At a cost of $18,522,900, the science building should be completed in 
apptoximately 24 months. This new construction is a result of the statewide 
bond issue that was passed last November. 

For several years UNCW has operated with sevete space constraints 
thtoughout the campus. In 1991, the university ranked first in having the 
most crowded academic facilities in the UNC system. In fact, since the fall of 
1988, UNCW's student body has increased 25 percent with no increase in 
square footage of academic facilities. Space is at a premium for classrooms, 
faculty offices, work areas for graduate students and science laboratories. 

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New coach, dean share philosophies 

A sense of humor and 
concern about students are 
just a couple of the many 
things two of UNCW's newest fac- 
ulty members share. 

Despite their totally different 
specialties, Seahawk basketball 
coach Jerry Wainwright said both 
he and School of Nursing dean 
Virginia Adams are "more in the 
reality business rather than the 
conceptualization and abstract 
business. Dean Adams has to try 
and get young people trained so 
they can get other young people 
healthy, and 1 mean mentally and 
physically. I am dealing with kids 
at the high end ot mental and 
physical health. 

"I need to keep them there, 
and I need to channel it into long- 
term results rather than the short- 
term rewards athletics is all about. 
If you are a so-called top-of-the- 
line athlete, you also then have 
the responsibility of becoming a 
top-of-the-line citizen. You're go- 
ing to be a citizen long after 
you've been an athlete." 

Coach Wainwright and Dr. 
Adams both agree they won't let 
the high standards set by their pre- 
decessors get in the way of doing 
their jobs. 

"I don't think we're interested 
in past standards," Wainwright 
said. "We're interested in daily im- 

"I'm not about winning or los- 
ing. I'm about progress. We have 
clientele we must be sensitive to. 
It's not the media. It's not the fans. 
It's the young people we work with 
on a day-to-day basis. No young 
person in this program, whether it's 
nursing or basketball, is a finished 
product. All we are is part of their 

Maintaining the high passing 
rate School of Nursing graduates 
have achieved in the past on the 
N.C. Licensing Examination is not 
a goal for Dr. Adams because she 

said the focus of that test lags behind 
what health care is evolving into. 

"What's suggested to me is that 
a lot of the students were good test 
takers, and that doesn't have a lot 
to do with how well these graduates 
will practice. So I'm real careful 
about that. It's a test. I am con- 
cerned that students are able to 
practice in communities when they 
graduate," Adams said. 

"We'll have to be careful when 
people say, 'We expect the school 
of nursing to maintain a success 
rate.' I think it's important because 
that's one of those national param- 
eters we have to look at, but we're 
also in the process of making them 
change some of that. 

"The whole notion of health 
care reform affects the discipline 
of nursing which translates into 
how we educate our students, and 
that will have to be different," Dr. 
Adams said. 

"Everything now is more com- 
munity-based, community-focused. 
So in this baccalaureate program 
we are preparing students to go 
into communities. One project we 
have agreed on is the whole notion 
of comprehensive school health," 
she said explaining that nursing 
students and faculty will be "work- 
ing in partnership with area public 

"I don't think 
we're interested in 
past standards. 
We're interested in 
daily improvement." 

— Jerry Wainwright 

schools setting up school health 
centers that provide care not only 
for students, but the adults around 
them as well." 

With their first year at UNCW 
underway, Coach Wainwright and 
Dean Adams are looking forward to 
working together on many projects. 

Coach Wainwright said he 
hopes Dr. Adams "never loses her 
smile or her sense of humor because 
no job is more important than the 
ability to have fun at it." 

"I know I'm going to have fun 
with him in the next few years be- 
cause we share philosophies. I 
think we can do some projects to- 
gether," Dr. Adams said. 

She comes to UNCW from the 
College ot Nursing at East Tennes- 
see State University where she 
served as interim dean. She holds a 
bachelor's degree in nursing, a 
master's in maternal child nursing 
and a doctorate in child develop- 
ment and family relations. 

Coach Wainwright was assis- 
tant coach for nine seasons at 
Wake Forest University, helping 
to rebuild the Demon Deacon pro- 
gram into an upper level team in 
the Atlantic Coast Conference. 
He is a graduate ot Colorado Col- 
lege and holds a graduate degree in 
exercise physiology. 

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Sports draw Donovan back to alma mater 

It was sports that brought Kevin 
Donovan to UNCW in 1980, 
and sports that brought him 
back again, 14 years later. 

A New Jersey native, Donovan 
said it was his love of surfing that 
lured him to the University of 
North Carolina at Wilmington 
when he was looking for a place to 
further his education. Now with a 
law degree from Wake Forest Uni- 
versity under his belt and several 
years of legal experience in the 
Northeast, he's returned to the 
Cape Fear coast to head up fund- 
raising for the UNCW athletics 
program. This time he's brought his 
wife, Karla, (also a lawyer) and 
their two sons. 

The 31 -year-old practiced cor- 
porate and sports law for about six 
years with the New Jersey firms of 
Purcell, Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy 
and O'Neill, and Ribis Graham and 
Curtin before deciding the legal 
profession was not for him. 

"Trial work was frustrating be- 
cause you felt you weren't doing 
anything of social value," he said. 
"You couldn't get results right 
away." Plus, he said the profession 
required "too much paperwork" and 
resulted in "a lot of wasted time." 

However, his work represent- 
ing the New York Giants and Yan- 
kees did prove fruitful. He became 
friends with Bart Oates, all-pro 
center for the Giants and a law 
school graduate. 

"He encouraged me to get into 
sports athletics administration," 
said Donovan. He tried to find out 
as much as possible about this new 
profession, volunteering with Seton 
Hall University's fund-raising pro- 
gram to gain some experience. 

He found out he liked it so 
much that he decided to leave the 
legal profession where adversarial 
relationships were commonplace. 

"I think I'm more of a team guy 

so this is more suited to my na- 
ture," Donovan said of his new job. 
"This is more team-oriented. 
People work together for the good 
of the university." 

Donovan is happy to be back at 
his alma mater. 

"I got a great education here. 
The attention I got from the fac- 
ulty here I probably would not have 
gotten at other schools," he said. 

Kevin Donovan '84 has returned to 
UNCW to head up fundraising for the 
university's athletic department. 

And he's pleased with 
UNCW's growth and prominence. 

"The big change for me is to 
see changes in the athletics depart- 
ment ... just to see the way the dif- 
ferent sports have grown, especially 
basketball," he said. "A lot of that 
has to do with the chancellor. He's 
brought in good people. 

"Guys like Paul (Miller, ath- 
letic director) and Bill (Anlyan, 
vice chancellor for advancement) 
have brought more national atten- 
tion to chis school. People know 
who UNCW is in different circles 
around the country. I think it's 

only going to get better." 

Donovan's official title is assis- 
tant director of athletics for devel- 

As such he'll be trying to come 
up with new and innovative ways 
to raise money for athletic scholar- 
ships and other student aid. One of 
his first ideas is to develop special 
interest groups within the Seahawk 
Club, which last year raised 
$200,000 for student scholarships. 
For example, a Rebounders Club 
could be targeted at people with a 
special interest in the Seahawk 
basketball program. In return for 
their gifts to the university, they 
would get special treatment at 
games and other perks such as din- 
ner with Coach Jerry Wainwright. 

His ties to Wake Forest Uni- 
versity give Donovan a special 
kinship to Jerry Wainwright who 
left that school to become 
UNCW's head basketball coach in 
place of Kevin Eastman. 

Eastman "laid the foundation 
to get the program to this level," 
Donovan said, and Wainwright "is 
going to bring a lot of experience 
to the table. He's going to be able 
to bring excitement to the program 
just from his personality." 

Donovan said his priorities 
in his new job include obtaining 
major gifts for UNCW's athletics 
program and endowments for 
athletic scholarships. 

"I think that's an area we can 
work on," he said. 

Donovan realizes he's got a 
tough job ahead, but he's looking 
forward to getting out into the 
business community, meeting 
people and making them aware of 
the university's key role in the future 
of southeastern North Carolina. 

"I don't think I'll miss law. To 
work in athletics has always been a 
dream for me, and to come back to my 
alma mater is better," Donovan said. 

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This summer UNCW research 
technician Greg McFall, UNCW 
graduate students Dave Swearingen, 
Brian Chanas, UNC-CH graduate 
student Robin Bolser and UNCW 
graduate and University of New 
Hampshire graduate student 
Katherine Laing spent 1 days doing 
research, under the direction of 
UNCW biology professor Joe Pawlik 
and UNC-CH professor Niels 
Lindquist, aboard the underwater 
habitat Aquarius. 

Aquarius is owned by the Na- 
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad- 
ministration and managed by the 
National Undersea Research Center 
at UNCW. It is the centerpiece of a 
comprehensive environmental research 
program in the Florida Keys aimed at 
better understanding and preserving 
the health of the continental United 
States' only coral reef ecosystem. 

By Greg mcfall 

<&ay I 

We jumped off the Mobile 
Support Base (MSB) into the lucid 
blue water of Conch Reef, Key 
Largo, Fla., on an adventure none 
of us was fully prepared for. The 
first site we saw was the undersea 
laboratory Aquarius. The yellow be- 
hemoth loomed 60 feet below the 
surface, its structure providing shel- 
ter to thousands of fish, inverte- 
brates and six acquiescent 
aquanauts. We went to work set- 
ting up sites where our experiments 
would run for the next 10 days. 

To complete the tasks assigned 
by our surface support crew, we 
split into two teams. Katherine La- 
ing (K.T.) and Robin Bolser se- 
lected a site near the habitat where 
they set up an experiment to dis- 
cern the importance of micro-ref- 
uges to the survival of newly settled 
sponge larvae (eggs). David 
Swearingen, Brian Chanas and I 
constructed a sponge "smorgas- 
bord." By tying eight species of 
sponge to the smorgasbord and re- 
placing them regularly, we at- 
tempted to determine why some 

species occur 
on the reef, 
while others 
are found only 
in mangrove 
habitats. After 
five hours in 
the water, we 
swam back to 
Aquarius for 
the evening. 

our breath, we 
Aquarius one 
by one 

through a rect- 
angular open- 
ing on the 
bottom of the 
undersea labo- 
ratory called 
the "moon pool." 

Chris Borne, our National Un- 
dersea Research Center habitat 
technician, greeted us as we en- 
tered the "wet porch" so named be- 
cause it separates the dry living 
area from the "moon pool." After 
showering with an antiseptic soap 
to remove bacteria from our skin, 
we entered the main living quar- 
ters. We were ravenously hungry 
and slightly dehydrated from our 


We were up at six o'clock, ate 
breakfast and were dressing in the 
wet porch by seven. Team one 
went to a new site called the "Pin- 
nacle" and placed larval traps on 
several sponge species. Dave, Brian 
and I replaced sponges that had 
been rent from the smorgasbord by 
angeltish, filefish and parrotfish. 
We later joined K. T. and Robin at 
the "Pinnacle." 

I'm always astounded at the 
materials used to construct scien- 
tific experiments. The women used 
plastic bottles with pantyhose at- 
tached at the opening. Pantyhose 
worked remarkably well because K. 
T. and Robin could stretch them 
over many sizes of sponge. When 

Divers rest on the gazebo deck outside Aquarius as they prepare 
for their next underwater mission off Key Largo, Fla. 

deployed properly, the "traps" 
floated above the sponge and col- 
lected larvae as they were released. 

We had lunchtime visitors 
from the surface "otherworld." Joe 
Pawlik (UNCW) and Niels 
Lindquist (UNC-CH), the princi- 
pal investigators for this mission, 
came down to see how things were 
going and advise us on upcoming 
tasks. After seeing only the same 
five faces for two days, it was nice 
to have company. 

Since there is a higher partial 
pressure of oxygen in the habitat 
than at the surface, there is a 
greater risk of fire and explosion; 
consequently, open flames are pro- 
hibited. Our meals are prepared at 
a local restaurant and brought 
down in a large metal pressure ves- 
sel, a process termed "potting." All 
of our supplies and dry goods are 
delivered in the same manner. 

Day 3 

What a strange feeling not to 
return to the surface! I have to 
make .i consi ious ettoi i no I to as- 
cend when our dives are over. The 
type ot diving we are doing is 
termed "saturation diving" because 
our body tissues are saturated with 

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Obviously perturbed by the presence of author Greg 
McFall fin the background], this pufferfish tries to 
make a quick getaway as it's captured on film. 

the inert gas nitrogen. If we were to 
return to the surface after 36 hours, 
nitrogen would begin to come out 
of solution and our blood would be- 
gin to fizz like a soda within 1 5 
minutes. If for some reason we had 
to surface unexpectedly, there is a 
recompression chamber on the 
MSB used to treat decompression- 
related maladies. 

Day 4 

Another day, another dive. I'm 
finding that comfort measures are 
very important down here. Spend- 
ing seven hours a day in the water 
takes its toll on your skin. Once 
you get an abrasion or cut on your 
skin, it never has the opportunity 
to heal properly. When a wound 
begins to heal, it gets wet and 
opens again. It has become neces- 
sary to take precautions to ensure 
that we remain injury free. 

Even when you think things 
are going well, you still have to be 
concerned about nitrogen narcosis. 
Narcosis is a physiological malady 
that impairs a diver's ability to 
think clearly. One Aquarius techni- 
cian likened it to drinking a mar- 
tini, but never losing the "buzz." It 
sometimes makes you do things you 
might not ordinarily do. 

Case in point: Brian, Dave and 
I went out this morning to adjust 
the angle of view on the smorgas- 
bord video camera, a relatively 

simple task that we'd done 
often before. To move the 
camera, we had to unplug 
the video lights. This time, 
however, there was an ad- 
ditional factor we hadn't 
counted on - the video 
lights were still on. When 
Brian unplugged the lights, 
he got the shock of his life! 
It just happened that Brian 
had his finger between the 
cord and its receptacle af- 
ter he unplugged it. The 
power should have shut off 
as soon the cord was un- 
plugged, but there was a 
faulty ground fault inter- 
rupter. On land we probably would 
have checked to see if the lights 
were still on before unplugging 
them, but here, narcosis may have 
detracted from that mental edge. 

Day 5 

We're halfway through our 
mission, and things are going great. 
I've noticed that we're all getting 
pretty tired. Robin and K. T. have 
been leaving Aquarius at 5:30 a.m. 
for the last two days. They have 
narrowed down the time of sponge 
larval release to the morning hours. 
Dave, Brian and I have been get- 
ting up around 7 a.m., but stay out 
until 9 p.m. to conduct coral feed- 
ing assays. Niels is using the data to 
learn if sponge larvae are palatable 
to coral. We started a new experi- 
ment today to see if sponges can 
prevent coral overgrowth by releas- 
ing chemicals that kill the invading 

Day 6 

We had an unwelcome guest at 
the smorgasbord! We looked at the 
video monitor of the sponge array 
and right in the middle was a 
Hawksbill turtle. It obviously 
thought this was an "all you can 
eat" buffet with horrible service. At 
first it appeared to ptefet one spe- 
cies of sponge, and then, much to 
our horror, it went on to demolish 
several others. Several times when 

fish approached the sponges the 
tuttle used its flippers to scare them 
away. It was hard enough keeping 
up with the demand from fish, this 
new twist would make it more difficult. 

As we approached, the turtle 
came out to greet us. When it 
turned to make a second approach, 
I saw that it only had one eye. Af- 
ter videoing the turtle for about 
five minutes, we decided to replace 
the sponges on the smorgasbord 
and let it have its fill. 

(Day 7 

Today I had a close encounter 
of the marine kind. We were all out 
at the "Pinnacle." I turned around 
to find Dave and Brian upside 
down, looking under a coral head; 
they had found a pufferfish. I went 
ovet to video the odd creature. 

To anyone who has never seen 
pufferfish, they resemble balloons 
with hundreds of spikes coming out 
of the skin. When perturbed, they 
can regulate the amount of water in 
their tissue and "puff up. In the 
natural environment, they use this 
ability to escape predation; in our 
case they made interesting video 

Because I am the mission 
videographer, I rarely get to be on 
the video. I asked Brian if he would 
video me with a pufferfish. As I 
held the puffer and smiled for the 
camera, I inadvertently placed my 
finger in the fish's mouth; it was all 
the excuse it needed to make a 
hasty retreat. It bit the tip of my 
finger and went on a five-second 
toilet coaster ride as I tried unsuc- 
cessfully to shake it from my finger. 
When it finally let go, it swam 
away, confident in the fact that I 
wouldn't molest marine life any- 

Day 8 

Brian, Dave, Chris and I went 
on a deep excursion at the "Pin- 
nacle" this morning to collect 
sponges. There must have been a 
thunderstorm in the terrestrial 
world because our aqueous environ- 

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ment was cast in darkness. The 
water itself appeared paradoxical 
in nature, to be clear and yet so 
dark. We were not the only ones 
perplexed by the darkness; there 
were nocturnal creatures out at 
noon. When lightning struck the 
ocean's surface, it looked like a 
thousand synchronous camera 

When we entered the habitat 
for lunch, Robin was sitting at 
the table with a big smile on her 
face. Out of all the aquanauts, I'd 
say Robin has narcosis the worst. 
It seems that she laughs at any- 
thing, so I've nicknamed her 
"Bubbles Bolser." She brings lev- 
ity to strenuous situations and is 
a joy to be around. 

All in all I'd have to say the 
panoply of personalities we have 
in saturation couldn't be better. 
Having the right combination of 
people in the habitat can make 
or break a mission. We have the 
distinct honor of being the first 
all-student (and one technician) 
team ever to complete an 
Aquarius mission. 

Day 9 

Well, this was the last day of 
diving and there was much work 
to do. We had to clean up all the 
sites we'd used for the last eight 
days and be back in the habitat 
by noon to begin decompression. 

Since our bodies are satu- 
rated with nitrogen, it will take 
about 19 hours to decompress 
back to surface pressure. We 
have been maintained at a "stor- 
age" depth of 47 feet, which is 
equivalent to a pressure of 35.6 
pounds per square inch (psi). It 
doesn't sound like much until 
you consider that the ambient 
pressure at sea level is only 14-7 
psi. The Aquarius is essentially a 
large pressure vessel that is de- 
pressurized very slowly. The sur- 
face crew opens a series of valves 
that slowly bleed air from the 
habitat, bringing it back to the 
pressure at sea level. 

Shortly after 1 p.m., two habi- 
tat technicians from the MSB came 
down to administer oxygen. Oxy- 
gen acts to displace the nitrogen in 
our tissues and speeds the process 
of decompression. We stayed on 
oxygen for 70 minutes and then 
continued our progression toward 
the surface. It's a slow creep that 
won't be complete until noon to- 

Day 10 

The surface crew woke us up at 
four o'clock this morning to use the 
restroom for the last time. Since 
the toilet operates on a pressure 
differential, there won't be enough 
pressure for it to function properly 
when we reach sea level. We went 
back to bed, but I don't think any- 
body really slept. At 8 a.m. we were 
all up again. It was a bittersweet 
time; we were ready 
to leave, but sad to be 

Chris gave us a 
safety lecture on the 
proper way to exit 
Aquarius and return 
to the MSB. At noon 
Chris, K. T. and I 
were the first three to 
leave. Two members 
of the surface support 
crew came down to 
escort Brian, Robin 
and Dave to the sur- 
face. The pressure in 
Aquarius at that point 
was equivalent to a 
depth of four feet. 

As the first aqua- 
naut to exit the wa- 
ter, I was greeted by 
several safety person- 
nel and a happy sup- 
port staff. The long 
mission was over for 
them, too. The mis- 
sion was a complete 
success, but it 
wouldn't have been 
possible if not for ex- 
cellent support from 
the NURC staff. At 

first glance, it appears that few staff 
personnel were involved, but suc- 
cess of a saturation mission truly is 
an entire staff effort. 

After living in a cold, unfor- 
giving environment for 10 days, 
feeling the sun on my back was a 
welcome sensation. I watched as 
Robin, Dave and Brian surfaced, 
each one climbing the ladder out of 
the ocean and on to the MSB. We 
had shared an ordeal in Aquarius 
that fewer than 300 people in the 
world have experienced. It was fun 
while it lasted, but none of us are 
ready to go back down for another 
10 days. 

Greg McFall, a research techni- 
cian with (JNC W professor Joe Paw- 
lik, has a master's degree in biology 
from UNCW. 

A diver swims by a volcanic-looking coral as he collects 
sponges for the smorgasbord which the researchers created 
to study different sponge species. 

UNCW Magazine 

UNCW Magazine 

Alums give tips to reduce stress 
of achieving 'American dream* 

by Sue Cause 

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security, pride and stability. 

But on a psychologist's list of 
leading stress inducers, the home 
buying process ranks high. It is the 
biggest purchase most people make 
in a lifetime, and it forces potentia 
buyers to examine their goals, com- 
mitment and lifestyle. 

Buying a home can be down- 
right daunting for first-time home 
buyers. It raises a host ot questions 
with the most obvious being — 
"Where do I start.'" 

Real estate sales professionals 
suggest buyers start with them. 
Working with a real estate agent is 
the most efficient way of knowing 
what is on the housing market, 
since brokers list properties for sale 
on the local MLS (Multiple Listing 
Service), and an agent may show 
any house that is listed. A good real 
estate agent can make the A-to- Z of 
home buying a friendly, informa- 
tive event, rather than a process 
riddled with fear and loathing. 

"Ask for a counseling session 
with a realtor so you can know 
what to expect, in what sequence, 
so that there are no surprises," says 
Dave Hilliard '72 of Adams and 
Hilliard Realty in Wilmington. 
"The realtor can hold your hand 
the whole way. You don't want it 
to be a frightening experience." 

Real estate agent Lisa 
Williamson Wayne '90 of Pres 

in Wilmington" 

"You need to focus on 
the area in which you want to live 
and then coordinate with a realtor 
so that you can narrow the search 
down," says Wayne. 

Prequalifying for a home loan 
is another early step, one that 
should be taken before a first- 
time buyer begins looking at a 
home. It involves gathering the 
financial information a lender 
needs to determine how much 
money a buyer can afford for a 
down payment and how much of a 
monthly loan payment the buyer 
can carry. Both lenders and real es- 
tate agents can prequalify buyers. 

Lenders encourage first-time 
home buyers to establish a monthly 
payment comfort zone when deter- 
mining what they can afford. 

"Allow yourself a cushion ei- 
ther in savings or in your cash flow, 
so that if the heat pump goes out or 

if you need a new 
roof a year later you 
can handle it," says 
Stuart Sioussat '86, 
'93, branch man- 
ager and assistant 
vice president 
with Wachovia 
Bank in Wilming- 
ton. "You don't 
want to cut yourself real 
close, because there are so 
many other things that 
homeowners face beyond just 
what your (mortgage) commit- 
ments will be every month." 
Hilliard suggests first-timers 
consider buying less house than 
they are qualified to purchase in order 
to have money for leisure activities. 
"You want what you live in to 
be a home, not a house. If it is just 
a house, it is either one that is not 
affordable or one that creates 
problems. And don't think that 
the house you buy the first time is 
the home you will live in for 20 
years," he says. 

Knowing what you can afford 
before you start visiting houses also 
reduces the chance of lingering dis- 
satisfaction in the home you even- 
tually purchase. 

"We don't want to show a 
house that people cannot afford, 
because that sets them up for disap- 
pointment," notes Wayne. "Even 
when they finally get the home 
that they can afford, and it really is 
a good home for them, they may 
not be as excited as they would be, 
it they had not first seen the home 
they could not afford." 

Knowing exactly what you 
want in a home helps smooth the 
bumps in the house-hunting road. 
Realtors recommend making a pri- 

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UNCW Magazine 

ithin a context of the 

already rich history of the University 

of North Carolina at Wilmington, this 

annual report applauds the university's 
accomplishments and celebrates the 
support of you, its donors, who have 
made those accomplishments possible. 
The loyal supporters, alumni and 
friends of the university make the dif- 
ference — and so, in essence, make the 
history. Your stewardship of the univer- 

sity ensures that its tradition of achieve- 

ment and growth will accelerate well into 

the next century as more promises are 

fulfilled and ideals are realized. 

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Photos and text: 19S5 Fledgling 

The great struggles of World War II had ended and 
hundreds of thousands of Americans were return- 
ing home. Intent on picking up the pieces of their 
lives, many of these veterans decided 
to take advantage of the G.I. Bill and 
attend college. 

But education and government plan- 
ners were quick to see a major prob- 
lem developing — existing college spaces could not 
accommodate all the would-be students. So, it was 
against the background of national and state con- 
cerns and local pride that the citizens of South- 
eastern North Carolina began to focus on creating 
a college in Wilmington. 

Established in 1946 as an extension of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the 
Wilmington College Center was operated by the 
New Hanover public school system. An 
initial class of 186 freshmen shared 
space in two area high schools. 

In 1947, the center officially be- 
came Wilmington College, with T.T. 
Hamilton serving as both college president and 
principal of New Hanover High School. One year 
later, the college moved across the street from New 
Hanover High into the Isaac Bear Building — its 
home for the next 13 years. 


Contributors who 
supported the 
university at the level 
of $1,000 or more 
during the 1993-94 
Loyalty Fund year earn 
this distinction. 

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Tommy Bancroft 
Estell Lee 
Robert Warwick 

Gary Chadwick 
Thomas Evans Jr. 
Jessiebeth Geddie 
Ann Hutaff 
Robert King 
Lionel Yow 

Jane Baldwin 
John Baldwin Jr. 
Lyn Blizzard 
Beth Chadwick 
George Chadwick III 

Mickey Corcoran 
Michael Glancy 
Randy Gore 
Charles Green III 
Janice Kingoff 
Norman Melton Jr. 
John Phillips 

Margaret Barclay 
Tammy Blizzard 
Joseph Brewer III 
Virginia Brewer 
Riley Crawford Jr. 
Cheryl Hunter 
Matthew Hunter 
Eric Keefe 
Victoria Mix 
Marvin Robison 
David Ruth 
Gilbert Smith 
Allen Thomas Jr. 

Bill Green 

Charles & Evelyn 

T. Earl Allen Sr. 

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Gene Aman 
William & 

Elaine Anlyan Jr. 
Edward Barclay Jr. 
Heyward & 

Mary Bellamy 
Hannah Block 
Carl & Janice Brown 
Russell Burney Jr. 
Martha & 

John Clayton 
Samuel Connally 
B. J. Copeland 
Fred Davenport Jr. 
Will DeLoach 
F. P. Fensel Jr. 
J. B. Fuqua 
John Geddie Jr. 
Donald & 

Judith Getz 
Thomas Green 
Nancy & 

Spencer Hall 

Andrew & 

Hathia Hayes 
Don & Nancy Hyde 
David Jones 
Isabel Lehto 
James &c 

Kathy Leutze 
George Lewis 
Lawrence & 

Janet Lewis Jr. 
Edward & 

Nancy Lilly Jr. 

Bambi MacRae 
Tabitha McEachern 
Henry McLauchlin 
Hugh & 

Julia Morton 

Marvin & 

Suzanne Moss 
Joseph & 

Eleanor Neikirk 
William & 

Sandra Nixon Jr. 
Howard & 

Dorothy Norris 
Edward Olszewski 
Sharon Oxendine 
Frances Prevost 
Thomas & 

Susan Rabon Jr. 
Margaret Robison 

Howard & 

Joanne Rockness 
George & 

Sylvia Rountree III 
Peter Ruffin 
William & 

Bernice Schwartz 
Robert & 

Lucy Sherman 
Ellis & Betty Tinsley 

(D) denotes deceased 

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Photos and text: 1957 and 1958 Fledgling 

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In 1957, Wilmington College passed from county 
to state control when the first Community College 
Act was passed and three schools at Wilmington, 
Charlotte and Asheville became state 
schools with separate boards of trustees. 
Dr. William Randall, who had served as 
dean since 1953. was named president of 
Wilmington College. 

"One purpose of education is the at- 
tainment of a mature mind. A mature 

mind is able to recognize responsibilities to indi- 
viduals, to society and to God, and is equipped to 
fulfill these responsibilities in a manner which 
gives the greatest satisfaction of accom- 
plishment, and realizes the utmost of the 
potentialities of the truly educated man." 
Each new accomplishment and each step 
forward spurred more community sup- 
port and pride. ..and more students. 

William Ramlall 

Victor & 

Jane Venters 
Robert & 

Marty Walton Jr. 
Don (D) & 

Monica Watson 
Mary Lily Flagler 

Lewis Wiley 
Guy Willey 
R. Bertram &c 

Ellen Williams Jr. 

Judy Woody Jr. 
Connie Yow 


A. J. Fletcher Fdn 


ARA Food Services 

Arcadian Industries 


Bedford Fair 

Belk Beery 
BellSouth Corp. 
Boney Architects 
Bouquets Limited 
Brunswick Nuclear 

Project I 
Cape Fear 

Community Fdn 
Cape Fear Garden 

Cape Industries 
Carolina Power & 

Carolina Telephone & 

Telegraph Co. 
Central Carolina Bank 

Centura Bank 
Coldwell Banker/ 

Hanover Realty 
Copycat Print Shop 
Dept. of Environ. 

Health & Nat. Res. 

DuPont - Fayetteville 

DuPont- Cape Fear Plant 
Exxon Education Fdn 
Federal Paper Board 
First Citizens Bank 
First Union National 

Florence Rogers 

Charitable Trust 
Forty & Eight Society 
Friends of UNCW 
GE Nuclear Fuel St 

Components Mfg 

Glaxo Fdn 
Grace Jones Richardson 

Guilford Mills 
Harold W. Wells & 

Historic Wilmington 


Hoechst Celanese Fdn 



Jefferies and Faris 

Kiwanis Club Special 

Landmark Homes 

Lucile M Marvin Fdn 
Matlock Company 
McAndersons Inc. 
Monsanto Agricultural 
Murphy Family Farms 
NC Hospital 

Reciprocal Ins 
New Han/Pender Med. 

New Han/Pender 

Medical Society 
Nordic Warehouse 
Occidental Chemical 
Orton Plantation 

Product Devel. 
Randleigh Fdn Trust 

Schaeffer Buick 
Sharpe Architecture 
Smithfield Foods 
Southern Bell 
Southern National 

Spangler Fdn 
Sprint Cellular 
Synthesis Inc 

Architects & 

Takeda Chemical 
Tallberg Chevrolet 
UNC Math and 

Science Network 

USC Development Fdn 
Village Companies 
Wachovia Bank of 

North Carolina 
West Point-Pepperell 


Orthopaedic Group 
Wilmington Shipping 
Wilsons Supermarkets 
WWQQ Radio 

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Members are those who 
contributed S500 to 
S999 during the 1993-94 
Loyalty Fund year. 


Donald Evans 
Elizabeth Fales 
Gene Fales 
Raymond Fraley Jr. 
Marjorie Way 
Robert Way jr. 
Percy Wood 


Ai-lee Belch 
William Chadwick Jr. 
Jim Stasios 
Wayne Tharp 
Judy Tharp 


Brenda Lloyd 
Thierolf Lloyd 
Timothy Parnell 
Fax Rector Jr. 
Martha Rector 
Daniel Schweikert 
George Spirakis 

Lynne Black 
Steve Watters 

Franklin & 

Wendy Block 
Tom Bovender 
Robert Brown & 

Sue Lamb 
Grace Burton 
William & 

Jean Credle 
Vivian Grace 

Thomas & 

Alice Grainger 
Charles (D) & 

Louise Green 
Harold & 

Jean Greene 
James & 

Patricia Hawkins 
Robert &C Jo Jarrett 
Parviz Kambin 
Blaise & 

Juanita Leonardi 
Jack & Doris Levy 
Martin & 

Kathleen Meyerson 
Rebecca Porterfield 
Edward & 

Kathryn Robinson 
Tyrone & 

Pearl Rowell 
Roger &C 

Carolyn Simmons 
Percy & Lillian Smith 
Lynn Stemmy 
Samuel Todd 
Charles & Kay Ward 
Esther Yopp 


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AT&T Fdn 
Archer Daniels 

Midland Co. 
Bitter Blood 

Productions, Inc. 
CBS Entertainment 
Delta Kappa Gamma 

Beta Phi Chapter 

Chemical Society 
First Presbyterian 

Gamma Zeta 


Home Furniture 

Company of 


Jackson Beverage Co. 
Jefferson Pilot Corp. 

Lower Cape Fear 

Personnel Assoc. 
Maola Milk & Ice 

Cream Company 
New Hanover Co 

Firemen's Assoc. 
New Hanover 

Medical Group 
New York Times 

Company Fdn 
Norfolk Southern 

Office Depot 
Putt-Putt Golf & 



International LTD 
Wilmington Rotary 

Sara Lee Fdn 
Smash Video, Inc. 
Tinder Box 




Contributors at this 
level have given a 
lifteimegift of $100,000 
or more. 

Mellie Barlow (D)