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What is going in the building across College Road from UNCW?

Judy Royal

The former Stonewall Grill at 620 S. College Road, which was previously Kohl’s Frozen Custard, isn’t going to be another restaurant. The University of North Carolina Wilmington bought the building in 2006 and is now making it the new home and meeting place for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. It will be complete in June. UNCW is one of 119 universities and colleges in the country designated as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, with more than 1,000 members.

According to Charlie Maimone, vice chancellor of business affairs at UNCW: In June 2007, the Bernard Osher Foundation endowed the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW with $1 million to continue expanding educational courses and diversity programming. Last month, UNCW received a $1 million endowed scholarship for re-entry students to UNCW. The scholarship program provides funding of $2,000 per year for recipients, which the foundation defines as those who have experienced a cumulative disruption in their education of five or more years and who want to resume their undergraduate university studies to complete a degree. The scholarship is intended to benefit students who have considerable years of employment ability ahead of them, ideally ages 25-50. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic promise and a commitment to completing their degrees.

UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is currently located in the Airlie Commons/Woodlands Bank Building, 1612 Military Cutoff Road, so the move will bring it much closer to UNCW’s main campus.

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One Response to “ What is going in the building across College Road from UNCW?”

  1. On May 15, 2010 at 5:32 pm allison wrote:

    I’ve been at UNCW for four years as a undergraduate and two as a graduate student, all as a non-traditional student – and I’ve never heard of this program. Wow.

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