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Records of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), University of North Carolina Wilmington

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-RG-08

Scope and Contents

This record group includes information by and about the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1960 to the present. CHHS consists of the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), School of Social Work (SSW), and School of Nursing (SON). Administrative files produced by campus offices are predominant in this record group.

Most of the files document growth, development, and accreditation of degree programs in physical education, athletic training, parks and recreation management, nursing, and social work. In addition, there are brochures, course syllabi, and programs from various disciplines, including clinical research, exercise science, gerontology, and public health. Faculty biographical information and faculty scholarly publications represent all three schools. Some clippings feature UNC Wilmington students and professors from health sciences and nursing, while others highlight building construction and other CHHS milestones. Prevalent throughout the record group are accreditation reports, admission bulletins, annual reports, administrative correspondence, graduation programs, news releases, newsletters, photographs, policies, proposals for graduate and undergraduate degree programs, publicity for special events, self-study evaluations, and strategic plans. Topics addressed in this record group include fundraising for Trask Coliseum; the James Walker Associate Degree in Nursing which began as a hospital-based training program; and UNCW Health and Human Services Week.


  • 1960 - 2019


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This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The content described is copyrighted and presented courtesy of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library. This material may be used for educational and scholarship purposes provided: a) proper attribution accompanies any use of the content; b) the use, copy, republication, display, and/or distribution is not for commercial purposes; and c) you may not alter, add to, change, modify, or revise the subject content.

Historical Note

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) was established in August of 2008 and is comprised of three professional schools: the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), the School of Nursing (SON), and the School of Social Work (SSW). Since July 2011, Dr. Charles J. Hardy has served as CHHS Founding Dean and Professor.

CHHS offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs as well as health-sciences student organizations. The college integrates teaching, research, and community outreach. It also partners with human services agencies and health care systems to exchange information and best practices while using resources in an effective, efficient manner. The three schools collaborate across disciplines to improve the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

The James Walker Hospital School of Nursing preceded SON. It was founded in 1901 and was once one of the largest nursing schools in North Carolina. When James Walker Hospital closed, faculty and students transferred to Wilmington College (now University of North Carolina Wilmington) for the Associate Degree in Nursing program. With approval to offer the baccalaureate degree, the Department of Nursing became the School of Nursing. Twenty years after the two-year Nursing associate degree program began at Wilmington College in September 1965, UNC Wilmington’s four-year nursing program opened in the fall of 1985. SHAHS and SSW—former departments of the College of Arts and Sciences—officially opened in July 2010.

CHHS is part of the UNCW campus. SON was based originally in Hoggard Hall, but moved to McNeill Hall in 2010, when SSW and SHAHS opened. SSW began in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences based in Leutze Hall. Social Work transitioned to CHHS when the college was created and moved to McNeill Hall in 2011. SHAHS was housed in Trask Coliseum and Hanover Hall and then expanded to include McNeill Hall in 2011.

The Dean’s office and SHAHS are scheduled to move to Veterans Hall (formerly the Allied Health Building) in 2020, with SON remaining in McNeill Hall and SSW in both McNeill and Veterans Hall.


14 Linear Feet (11 bankers boxes)




This record group is arranged by topical sub-groups as follows: Sub-Group 01. College of Health and Human Services general files Sub-Group 02. School of Health and Applied Human Sciences files Sub-Group 03. School of Social Work files Sub-Group 04. School of Nursing files Sub-Group 05. Faculty biographical information Sub-Group 06. Faculty scholarship Sub-Group 07. Clippings Sub-Group 08. Photographs

Sub-Group 04, Nursing, has been further arranged into chronological series based on administrative history. Sub-Group 05, Faculty biographical information, and Sub-Group 06, Faculty scholarship, are both arranged in four series: 1. Health and Human Services faculty 2. Gerontology faculty 3. Social work faculty 4. Nursing faculty

Record Group Organization

The arrangement of materials in this Record Group was partially determined by original order as received. Because of that, researchers should be sure to check all possible locations for relevant information, including Clippings, Faculty scholarship, and Faculty biographical information.

Acquisition Information

The files in this record group are from various university offices at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Contact the University Archives for detailed acquisition information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Adina Riggins with the assistance of university students Alexandra Ingman and Miranda Sprouse.
Guide to the Records of the College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Miranda Sprouse and Adina L. Riggins
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Part of the University Archives Repository