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.
WIlma W. Daniels
Photos by UNCW/Jamie Moncrief