Founding Chapter Advisor of the Year


Since 2018, Najee Wise has guided students toward successful scholarship and community ownership at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wise earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Wingate University and a Master of Education in Higher Education from UNCW.

In May 2020 Najee Wise was named National Society of Collegiate Scholars Founding Chapter Advisor of the Year.

Wise encourages all students who are eligible to join NSCS and take advantage of greater opportunities. NSCS students invited to membership can benefit from scholarships, internship opportunities, and mentorship.

Najee Wise is an Admissions Representative in the Admissions Office at UNCW.

Najee Wise: Guiding Students Toward Advancement Opportunities

There is no better legacy than enriching others’ lives by helping them take ownership of their individual destinies. “To me, winning this award means that I have made a difference and that I have made an impact…” says Wise, founder of the UNCW National Society of Collegiate Scholars Chapter.

Christine Pesetski, assistant dean of undergraduate studies and director of University College says, “Najee helped establish UNCW’s NSCS chapter as its advisor…he saw the opportunity to help students think about their major and career goals through the lens of a community of scholars.

“By having an NSCS chapter at UNCW, we have joined a network of 320 other colleges and universities, and we have access to a network of community support.”

Regional NSCS advisors receiving the Advisor of the Year Award include:
  1. Richard Fogarty, University at Albany
  2. Sarah Spring, University of Louisville
  3. David Marshall, Cal State San Bernardino
  4. Chip Tuson, The Ohio State University
  5. Jacque Loghry, Northwest Missouri State University
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