Positions

Overview

  • Sammy the Seahawk has been a fixture at UNCW events, always ready to pump up the crowd and cheer on the Seahawks. He's got a great sense of humor and loves to interact with fans, whether he's taking selfies or high-fiving kids.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-11-01 Polymer versus Titanium Clips in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.Surgical technology international.  43. 2023-11-01
    2023-09-01 This is a Test of AuthorsWe did it.  45:41-57. 2023-09-01
    2023-08-01 Artificial Intelligence and the College StudentJournal of AI.  6:23-35. 2023-08-01
    2022-04-01 Flying Forward: The Evolution of Sammy the SeahawkThe Seahawk Review.  25:41-56. 2022-04-01
    2021-03-01 Canadian Raptor Studies -- UNCW JournalUNCW Journal.  23:13-18. 2021-03-01
    2021-03-01 The Effects of Rising Ocean CurrentsJournal of New England Colleges.  13:35-36. 2021-03-01
    2021-01-01 The Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems: A Case Study of Southeastern North CarolinaCoastal Conservation Journal.  13:19-30. 2021-01-01
    2020-04-01 The Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems: A Case Study of New EnglandCoastal Conservation Journal.  10:15-25. 2020-04-01
    2020-04-01 The Science of Mascot Design: A Case Study of Sammy the SeahawkJournal of Mascot Design.  20. 2020-04-01
    2019-09-01 The Imagined World of SeahawksSea Digest.  42-56. 2019-09-01
    2018-02-01 I saw a fishCambridge Scholars2018-02-01
    2016-08-01 Being a Seahawk is fun.Palgrave Macmillan2016-08-01
    2016-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk and the Art of SportsmanshipJournal of Sportsmanship.  25. 2016-04-01
    2016-03-01 Seahawks and more Seahawks-TestHawksnest Books2016-03-01
    2014-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk: A Symbol of Unity and School SpiritUNCW Student Life.  20. 2014-04-01
    Mascots for the 21st Century
    Running with the TidesWorld Oceanography

    Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-03-01 An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Marine Tourism in Wilmington, NCJournal of Coastal Tourism.  8:250. 2023-03-01
    2023-02-01 Sammy the Seahawk and the Fight for Recognition -- Cape Fear WeeklyJournal of Mascot Psychology.  34. 2023-02-01
    2020-09-01 Becoming the Perfect AirBnB HostCape Fear Hotels (online)2020-09-01
    2017-01-01 Sammy the Seahawk and the Psychology of Mascot RecognitionJournal of Mascot Psychology.  15. 2017-01-01

    Audio-visual Document

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk and the Power of BrandingBranding Quarterly. 2020-04-01
    2020-02-01 Sammy the Seahawk Goes Green, Can it Last?Bird Review. 2020-02-01
    Sounds of Spring.

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-03-01 Birds of Fort Fisher.  World Birds. 2023-03-01
    2023-02-01 Life on the Edge of the Cape.  Simon & Schuster. 2023-02-01
    2019-03-01 Is Time Running Out for School Spirit?.  Simon & Schuster. 2019-03-01
    2017-03-01 A Comparison of Carbon Sequestration in Salt Marsh and Mangrove Ecosystems.  Ed. 32.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2017-03-01
    The Hot Month.  Collins Publishing.

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    First Chapter.  .
    Review of Richard Holmes "The Life Cycle of the White Tailed Eagle".  New York Times.
    Section on Raptors.  .

    Document

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-06-01 New York MomentsOnline Cityscapes. 2023-06-01
    2023-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk: A Cultural Icon of Coastal CarolinaCarolina Culture. 300. 2023-04-01
    2023-02-01 Changing Times for the School Mascot -- New York Times. 2023-02-01
    2023-01-01 Review of Smokey Robinson's "Tears of a Mascot"Washington Post. 2023-01-01
    2022-02-01 Patagonian Mystery -- Short Fiction of South AmericaDell South America. 2022-02-01
    2021-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk Takes Flight: An Exploration of Mascot PerformanceJournal of Mascot Performance. 2021-04-01
    2021-02-01 The hunt for the Ivory Billed WoodpeckerInternational Birding. 2021-02-01
    2020-05-01 Is the Seahawk population rebounding?International Birding. 2020-05-01
    2015-02-01 The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Communities in the Southeastern United StatesEnvironmental Science and Policy. 2015-02-01
    Eco-Tourism is the New ThingNewsletter of the Cape Fear Watershed.
    Kenya and its Coastal Wetlands.
    Latvian LoreEuropean Poetry.
    Life Could be a Dream, If Only.
    Swedish Subculture in Birding behaviors -- Encyclopedia OrnithologyEncyclopedia Britannica.

    Manual

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-01-01 Collecting and Hatching Green Back Turtle Eggs for Release. 2023-01-01

    Manuscript

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    2020-04-01 Sammy the Seahawk Goes Green: A Sustainability InitiativeUNCW Sustainability Review. 2020-04-01

    Map

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    2014-04-01 UNCW Campus MapNational Geography. 2014-04-01

    Newsletter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-02-01 Fighting for Survival: Raptors of the American SouthSouth East Ornithology Monthly. 2023-02-01
    2020-06-01 Birding in the Swamps of LouisianaBirds of the South Monthly. 2020-06-01
    2019-11-01 Seahawks vs Puffins: Who Gets the Fish?International Birding. 1-345. 2019-11-01

    Newspaper

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    2023-12-01 Protecting the Turtles. 2023-12-01

    Report

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023-07-01 A Report on the Status of Flying Fish in the Habitat of The SeahawkTechnical Reports, North Carolina. 65-87. 2023-07-01
    2023-06-01 Protecting the Turtles of Cape FearBeach Ecology of the Cape Fear. 2023-06-01
    2023-04-01 Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems: a Technical TreatiseTechnical Reports, North Carolina. 8-23. 2023-04-01
    Impact of Tourism in Wilmington, NC on Turtle HabitatsCoastal Research Authority.
    Welch sea eagle cultureHammond House.

    Presentations

    Research Overview

  • While he may not have a PhD, Sammy has spent years honing his skills as a mascot and studying the best practices of his profession. He's always looking for ways to improve his performance and engage with fans in meaningful ways.
  • Investigator On

  • Bridging the Gap: From Fish to Beak 2023-08-01 - 2024-08-01
  • Protecting Seahawk Nests on Campus 2023-01-01 - 2024-01-01
  • Mascots of the New Age - Feathers or Not 2023-04-01 - 2023-07-01
  • Outstanding Local Research 2023-05-01 - 2023-06-01
  • Finding his Wings: Seahawk Maturity 2023-04-01 - 2023-06-01
  • Seahawk Populations Rebounding? 2023-01-01 - 2023-06-01
  • Building a New Ecosystem for Leatherback Turtles 2022-01-01 - 2023-05-01
  • Enhancing Coastal Resilience through Community Engagement 2020-05-01 - 2023-05-01
  • Searching for the RTP Answer 2023-02-01 - 2023-03-01
  • Birds of Paradise 2022-01-01 - 2023-03-01
  • Following the Migration of the Greater Billed Bandicoot 2021-03-01 - 2023-03-01
  • Housing strategies for incoming freshmen 2023-01-01 - 2023-02-01
  • Seahawks on the Rise 2023-01-01 - 2023-02-01
  • Seahawk vs the bald eagle 2021-02-01 - 2023-02-01
  • Seahawks and Osprey: fighting for nourishment 2015-02-01 - 2023-02-01
  • Improving Teacher Training and Classroom Technology 2022-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • The Cape Fear River Parrot: A Study of Nest Sites 2022-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Exploring Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture 2020-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Exploring the ecological impact of Sammy the Seahawk on coastal habitats 2016-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Developing a Sammy the Seahawk mobile app for campus tours and events 2014-01-01 - 2023-01-01
  • Finding the way - training the new mascot 2022-04-01 - 2022-12-01
  • Nesting behaviors of the female seahawk 2020-01-01 - 2022-12-01
  • Community Engagement in Coastal Studies 2021-05-01 - 2022-05-01
  • Living Within our Means 2021-04-01 - 2022-05-01
  • Sammy the Seahawk and sustainable practices: A study of mascot costume materials and carbon footprint 2020-02-01 - 2022-02-01
  • Sammy the Seahawk and campus safety: A study of mascot visibility and emergency preparedness 2020-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Flying Raptors of the Cape Fear 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Saving the Hawks of Ocracoke 2019-12-01 - 2020-12-01
  • Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems 2014-07-01 - 2020-07-01
  • Outstanding Local Research 2020-05-01 - 2020-06-01
  • Nesting Changes in Global Warming 2019-08-01 - 2020-05-01
  • Considering Coastal Retention Options When Floods are Inescapable 2018-05-01 - 2020-05-01
  • Can Our Coastal Ecosystem be Saved? 2018-03-01 - 2020-03-01
  • Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Economies 2016-03-01 - 2020-03-01
  • Can Penguins Fly? 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • If Toucans are Parrots, Are Parrots Toucans? 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Assessing the impact of Sammy the Seahawk on recruitment and retention of student-athletes 2016-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Mascots and Their Role in the 21st Century College Campus 2018-10-01 - 2019-09-01
  • Boosting Mascot Popularity in Business Marketing 2018-03-01 - 2018-12-01
  • Plastics as Nesting Materials: the Dangers 2018-03-01 - 2018-12-01
  • Looking Forward, Can we Meet Regulatory Air Standards? 2017-11-01 - 2018-10-01
  • Best Practices for Sea Hawkery 2017-01-01 - 2018-05-01
  • Sammy the Seahawk and diversity, equity, and inclusion: A program for promoting cultural awareness on campus 2014-01-01 - 2016-01-01
  • community outreach: A program for engaging K-12 students in STEM education 2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
  • What's With Flightless Birds? 2023-01-01 -
  • Mascots on the Rise in the Cape Fear 2022-05-01 -
  • Penguins and Seahawks: A Scholarly Comparison 2021-12-01 -
  • Emus and Seahawks: their musculature 2015-01-01 -
  • Is there a relation: Seahawks and Ospreys of the Mid Atlantic 2015-01-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • Sammy is a master of the art of showmanship, using his platform to inspire and motivate audiences of all ages. Sammy is a natural - he's always ready to show young fans how to do the Seahawk Shuffle or lead a cheer.
  • Full Name

  • Sammy Seahawk