Our Mission The Office of University Relations communicates: goals, objectives priorities to various external and internal constituencies The office promotes information about faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, research, scholarship, activities and community outreach.
The Office of University Relationscommunicates:
to various external and internal constituencies
The office promotes information about faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, research, scholarship, activities and community outreach.
Beginning with a broad communications plan is your most effective way to communicate your message. University Relations can help you develop your communication goals, create the message, conduct research, develop a timeline and determine the right communications tools—print, Web, traditional media, social media, video, multimedia and more.
Executive DirectorTo Be Determined
Administrative Support:Kelly Baker and Betty Moore
Creative Services Manager:Marybeth Bianchi
Public Relations Manager:Dana Fischetti
Strategic Communications Manager:Mark Hurt
UNCW-TV Manager:Dustin Miller
Basic Necessities for a Speech
Date, time and location of speech
Length of speaking time (such as 1-2 minutes, 3-5 minutes, 5 or more minutes)
Type of speech (i.e., welcome remarks, closing remarks, keynote, other)
Type of audience
students and families
alumni and friends
faculty and staff
board members and other volunteers
elected and appointed officials
a combination of several types of audience members
Approximate size of the audience (for example: small group discussion setting or large auditorium)
Additional helpful information
Which key messages do you think the speech should convey? UNCW’s key messages include:
Emphasis on the journey of learning for students and the connections that students form with faculty and staff
Emphasis on a “sense of place” and the university’s commitment to Southeastern North Carolina
Community partnerships of many types and their value to both the university and the community
Innovation and entrepreneurship and how efforts under these two umbrellas benefit the university and the community
Are there special audience members who should be recognized during the speech or key announcements/facts that should be included in the speech?
What do you hope the speech will accomplish?
Encourage more support for your program/UNCW
Encourage more participation/involvement by your audience
Inform your audience about the university
Serve as a specific call to action – if yes, then what action do you want the audience to take?
The Chancellor prefers to receive speeches and bullet points 5-7 days before events. Please submit speech requests as soon as possible to expedite preparation of remarks.
Contact Andrea Weaver, speechwriter, ext. 2-7631 or [email protected]