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Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo presents a gift to Chris and Bert Abrons at the Abrons Student Health Center dedication. UNCW / Jamie Moncrief.

Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo joined Chris and Bert Abrons and guests to dedicate the Abrons Student Health Center on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. The Wilmington couple established a planned gift that will provide the university with $1.5 million.

Bert and Chris Abrons donated $100,000 to UNCW to fund premium payments on a $1.5 million life insurance policy. The UNCW Division of Student Affairs is the beneficiary of the policy.

Dr. Bert Abrons is a local physician in private practice who has worked at UNCW Student Health. His wife Chris (MALS 2005) and their daughter Rachel (BSW 2005) are UNCW alumni. 

Until 2011, DePaolo Hall was named Westside Hall. The building opened in 1970 and was extensively renovated in 2005.

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Click on thumbnail. UNCW / Jamie Moncrief.