Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington! You have chosen to advance your education at a university that appreciates the unique experiences and expertise you bring to our graduate programs. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, whether you are here to delve more deeply into scholarly research or to discover and develop new skills that will enhance your professional careers. I wish you success in all of your endeavors.
Your work enriches the teaching-learning partnership that our faculty values so much. Your quest for knowledge inspires their keen interest in scholarly engagement. Take time to build strong connections with your faculty mentors. They will be important advocates and guides for you in the years to come.
You also have access to dedicated and professional staff at UNCW. They provide a plethora of programs and services – including campus and community leadership experiences, cultural activities and civic engagement opportunities – to enrich your education. Get involved on campus and in our community. Our global society needs creative and intelligent graduate students like you to take an active interest in making the world a better place for all of us.
With warmest wishes,
Gary L. Miller
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Graduate School at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Your commitment to advancing your education is admirable; we know you will be excellent role models for our undergraduate students as well as leaders in your chosen professions.
You are joining a wonderful campus community. Our faculty and staff are outstanding, dedicated and experienced educators and mentors who will challenge you to set high goals for your academic career and then will help you meet – and hopefully exceed – them. At UNCW, you will find an innovative educational atmosphere that puts special emphasis on professional partnerships among students, faculty and the community. You will have hands-on opportunities to put your scholarly endeavors and research to work on a variety of issues and topics in real-world settings, preparing you for strong leadership positions.
Congratulations on your acceptance into our competitive graduate programs. The Trustees and I wish you every success as you continue your education at UNCW. Soar to greatness!
George M. Teague
Chair of Board of Trustees