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Fall/Winter 2016

Volume 26 Number 2

FROM THE CHANCELLOR

SEAHAWK SNIPPETS Short stories with big impact.

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FEATURES BUILDING A LIVING SHORELINE Volunteers and Center for Marine Science researchers work to stop erosion.

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SENSATIONAL SEAHAWKS

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Quite simply, UNCW students are extraordinary.

GROWING TURNIPS, DEVELOPING MINDS

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Becoming a student again turned Sarah Ritter into a teacher.

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GOALTENDING Former All-American Paul Cairney has high hopes for the UNCW women’s soccer program.

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INVESTING IN THE VISION Planned giving donors Steve Reilly ’89 and Larri Short believe education and philanthropy go hand in hand.

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MISSION POSSIBLE A Cameron School of Business professor proves shared cognition and Mars travel are not the stuff of sci-fi.

CLASS NOTES THE POWER OF AN IDEA

Cover: Carol Ellis, circa 1967 Inside cover: Carol Ellis, November 2016

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UNCW Magazine Fall/Winter 2016