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The Seahawk (digitized), 1948-1999

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The Seahawk (digitized), 2000-2006

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2007-Present: Coming Soon




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Wilmington College began as a temporary college center under the Division of Extension at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1946. After the passage of a public referendum in March 1947, Wilmington College gained the local support and property tax levy to earn permanent status. On September 4, 1947, Wilmington College officially opened. Classes were held in New Hanover High School from 4 to 9 p.m. Reportedly, over 200 students enrolled, and there were 17 faculty members. Due to prevailing segregation laws, Wilmington College was for whites only. Williston College opened for African American students on the same day at Williston Industrial High School with 6 part-time instructors and 26 students. The New Hanover County Board of Education operated both colleges. (See From These Beginnings: Wilmington College, 1946-1969).


Admissions application for Wilmington College

List of students registered at Wilmington College, 1946-1947


 Star-News article 9-4-1947©Copyright Wilmington Star News, September 4, 1947





"We Just Growed Up" plaque "We Just Growed Up" plaque

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The first event of 9/11: Reflecting on a Decade commemorative programming was organized by a UNCW graduate student and held on September 9, 2011. More than 1,500 UNCW students, faculty and staff came together on Hanover lawn to create a representation of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The participants held up the names of the 2,977 victims of the 9/11 attacks. Photographs of this event were taken from a bucket truck and the event garnered recognition in the local press.

Reflecting on a Decade website

Victims of 9/11 Commemorated by 1,500 Seahawks on UNCW Lawn

WECT -- Local news coverage of the 9/11 commemoration

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The university announced the establishment of the Wilma W. Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity & Tolerance on August 23, 2012. Former NBA star and successful businessman Magic Johnson was named keynote speaker.

Mr. Johnson spoke to a packed audience of local middle schoolers and college students in Trask Coliseum on October 11. The lecture was part of a week-long celebration and study of diversity.

Wilma W. Daniels, chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees and local businesswoman, funded the inaugural lecture as a gift to the university. The Wilma W. Daniels Lecture Promoting Diversity & Tolerance series is an ongoing partnership between the Daniels family and UNCW.

Press Release-Magic Johnson announced as keynote speaker

Wilma W. Daniels Distinguished Lecture website

Chancellor's Report to the Board of Trustees includes commendation of Magic Johnson's lecture -- October 26, 2012

Video -- Magic Johnson's Lecture -- October 11, 2012

Wilma Daniels












WIlma W. Daniels

Photos by UNCW/Jamie Moncrief

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On August 18, 2003--when the Education Building was still under construction--UNCW leaders shared plans for the NC Teachers Legacy Hall with the media and public. At a news conference, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo recognized three donors for their generous contributions. The donors were Grace Burton, Cooperative Bank, and Progress Energy.

Legacy Hall, housed in the atrium of the Education Building, honors P-12 education and teaching excellence in the state.

Legacy Hall

News Release, August 18, 2003

UNCW Campus Communique

UNCW Magazine – Fall/Winter 2003

UNCW Magazine – Spring 2005

Connections – The Magazine of the Watson School of Education—Spring 2004

Feb. 24 University Archives Spotlight about Legacy Hall

University Archives Building History Website -- Education Building

History of the Watson College-From Watson College

NC Teachers Legacy Hall Visitors Guide-From Watson College

Legacy Hall DesksLegacy Hall Desks in 2008




Legacy Hall DonorsLegacy Hall Donors in 2008