Waterkotte to lead Office of Advancement
Sandra K. Waterkotte has been hired as Vice Chancellor for the Office of Advancement to direct fund-raising and alumni activities for the University.
With 25 years of development experience, Waterkotte comes to UNCP from the University of Oklahoma, where she served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Development. Supervising 35 employees, she has been with the 25,000-student university since 1995.
At the Norman, Okla., campus, Waterkotte helped direct the $500 million “Reach for Excellence” campaign, which increased OU’s endowment by 250 percent.
A Detroit, Mich., native, Waterkotte is a graduate of Michigan State University. Following an eight-year stint in radio, she worked in advancement for 25 years. At the University of Pittsburgh, she was Associate Director of Development and Alumni Officer, and at Carnegie Mellon University, she was Director of Foundation Relations and Director of Annual Giving.
She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and winner of the District IV, 2001 Audio-Visual Category for producing a video CD for Gift Club Prospects. Waterkotte is also a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP). (More)
Combined Campaign gets underway on campus
Enrollment forms for the 2003 State Employees Combined Campaign have been distributed on campus, according to Bruce Blackmon (Financial Aid), campus SECC coordinator.
Additional enrollment forms and the Partners in Giving brochure, that includes a list of approved charitable organizations, are available by calling Blackmon at ext. 6266 or online at www.ncsecc.org.
The UNCP campus goal for the 2003 campaign is $22,000, Blackmon said, up from the $21,172 pledged last year.
“ I am very excited about this campaign and being coordinator this year,” Blackmon said. “There was a time in my life when my family needed help badly, and this is my opportunity to pay them back. I am doing it!”
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There are local, state and national choices for giving. Locally, the Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Hoke, Cumberland and Moore county United Way organizations are listed. In Robeson County, the Church and Community Center, Southeastern Family Violence Center, Partnership for Children and Girl Scouts (Pines of Carolina) are also listed as qualified charitable organizations.
Forms may be turned in to the Office of Financial Aid via campus mail. The deadline for returning completed forms is November 1.
University launches first comprehensive calendar
On September 26, University and Community Relations launched the University’s new master calendar.
The new University Calendar may be viewed at www.uncp.edu/calendar/ .
The calendar may be viewed as a master calendar or as eight smaller calendars, including academic, administrative, alumni, arts and entertainment, athletics, faculty and staff and student life, said University Web Publisher Lawrence Locklear.
“This project has been on the drawing board for many months, and I believe it is an excellent and useful piece of software,” Locklear said.
University and Community Relations Vice Chancellor Glen Burnette hailed the project as an important one for the university.
“The Office for University and Community Relations is pleased to offer this excellent planning tool for the entire university and the public,” Dr. Burnette said. “The University Calendar is one of many valuable services we offer to keep our public informed of the various events, accomplishments and up-to-date news occurring at UNCP.”
Links to the University Calendar will be added throughout the UNCP web site. A button will be added to the main web site linking to the University Calendar, Locklear said.
“The public can subscribe to each calendar, using their email address and they will automatically be sent reminders of events, as well as notifications of addition/deletions/changes in events,” Locklear said. “The calendar may also be printed and customized for each viewer.”
The University Calendar may be viewed by day, week, two weeks, month or year.
Users will be able to add events two ways: Click the “Add Event” button and enter info for the event. The event will then be on hold until a calendar manager approves it. The second way is to have a calendar manager add the event. This way, the event is immediately added and is not put on hold.
The calendar is for student organization meetings, faculty meetings, GPAC events, HR and UCIS training, athletic events, and every single event on this campus. Also the academic calendar and administrative deadlines (i.e. end of fiscal year, class drop/add begins) should be added.
Numerous calendar managers have been chosen from each division and certain departments. Calendar managers are listed at www.uncp.edu/calendar/managers.htm .
At this time, not all campus events have been added to the calendar. Please be patient while calendar managers add those events.
“Thanks to Tom Jackson and Dawn Albrecht, of UCIS, for providing technical assistance with the University Calendar,” Locklear said. “Thanks also go to calendar managers for making the calendar a reality.”
Blood Sport II blood drive a huge success
The wrestling team, Student Health Services and the Student Government Association worked in conjunction with the American Red Cross on September17 to make the 2nd annual Blood Sport a huge success.
The project raised $825, which will be used to help single-family fire victims in Robeson County. The drive also produced 107 units of useable blood from donations by students, faculty and staff. This year's efforts surpassed the $600 collected last year.
“These combined efforts of teams and organizations continue to emphasize the caring attitude of the University community for Robeson County,” said Wrestling Coach P.J. Smith.
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