UNC system president Peter Hans visits UNCW’s Center for Marine Sciences

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNC system president Peter Hans paid the campus of UNCW a visit this afternoon, spending abut an hour at the center for marine sciences.

He spent time talking with students and staff, saying he was very impressed with their continued hard work despite the pandemic.

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The tour was part of a state-wide tour of UNC campuses by Hans who admits he hasn’t been able to visit schools as often as he would like due to COVID.

Despite the challenges, Hans says UNCW has a lot to offer.

“The applications of the research being conducted here, the education provided to our students,” Hans said. “It’s just an extraordinary opportunity for Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina.”

Hans also says he is looking forward to more great things from the Seahawks.