Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
One of the university's staunchest supporters for more than 40 years, Estell Lee was honored for her many contributions, both from a volunteer standpoint and on the financial front.
Lee, who established an endowed scholarship that provides financial assistance for two student-athletes each year, has served as an excellent example of good character and reputation. She has been very active in numerous civic and community organizations, bringing distinction to the university and the area.
She is a driving force in the Seahawk Club and is a longtime member of the UNCW Alumni Association, the Cameron School of Business Executive Board and the UNCW Foundation Board. Her professional affiliations include the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, NC FREE, Wilmington Industrial Development, Inc., and the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.
She contributed her time as a volunteer to the First Baptist Church and Cape Fear United Way. She also chaired several successful fund-raising drives for various community volunteer groups.