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UNC Wilmington launches $100 million campaign

Officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington say the school has raised $86 million as part of a campaign to support students, faculty, programs and facilities.

A news release from the school says UNCW began counting gifts toward the campaign’s goal of $100 million on July 1, 2015.

Among the donors are David Congdon and his wife, Helen, who made a $10 million gift commitment to establish the David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems. The programs will be supported within the Cameron School of Business.

There was also a $5 million gift from Quality Chemical Laboratories and founder Dr. Yousry Sayed, along with his wife, Linda, to support the development of new programs related to pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry.

Among the newest programs already established at the school is the bachelor’s degree in coastal engineering, which the school says is the first of its kind in the nation. The program is within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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