J. Marshall Crews Award
Honors a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of service and leadership that Dr. Crews personified throughout his life. Nominations may be submitted by any faculty/staff member, alumnus/alumna, student or community member.
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
Recognizes alumni who achieved honor and distinction with reputations that extend well beyond the environments in which they live and work.
Young Alumnus of the Year
Recognizes outstanding alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years from UNCW.
Distinguished Citizen of the Year
Recognizes those individuals that exemplify the characteristics of uncommon and outstanding service to the community as well as the university.
Submit completed forms to:
UNCW Alumni Relations
Wise Alumni House
1713 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28403-5906
Email | Fax: 910.962.2685
Alumni Association Awards
Distinguished Alumni Award 2014 Honorees
The UNCW Alumni Association recognizes alumni and friends for their outstanding achievements and their services to the university and community. Award recipients are honored each year during Homecoming.
Distinguished Alumnus - Dr. Anthony J. Cavalieri '75
Dr. Cavalieri has worked as a scientist, humanitarian and environmentalist throughout his life. Beginning his career as a Research Plant Physiologist at Hi-Bred International, Cavalieri has held a role at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. where he advised on development in East Africa, India and Bangladesh. In addition he has served as a conservation agriculture advisor for the Nature Conservancy at which time he worked to develop a sustainable agricultural strategy. Currently Dr. Cavalieri is a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – much of his work is overseeing international agricultural research/program as well as a liaison to agencies in India and Africa. Over the years Dr. Cavalieri has generously supported the Biology Department and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Young Alumna - Susan Chandler Webb '07
Mrs. Webb earned her degree in Business Administration and showed immense devotion to her community during her four years at UNCW, raising over $37,000 as the Pi Sigma Epsilon Wing Fling event coordinator. While working for the Wilmington Group following graduation Mrs. Webb served as an internship advisor for UNCW, as a member of the Cameron Executive Network, vice chair of the Cameron School of Business alumni chapter, and served on the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Currently the area vice president for the Coverbind Corporation, Mrs. Webb continues to participate in chamber functions and UNCW Alumni After Work socials.
Distinguished Citizen - Dr. J. Richard Corbett
After graduating in 1957 from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completing a fellowship in Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1961, Dr. Corbett served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for nine years and eighteen years in Ready Reserve before retiring as a captain. During his time with the Navy, Dr. Corbett served as chief of Radiology at Camp Lejeune for four years. Dr. Corbett joined the New Hanover Medical group after returning to Wilmington and though he formally retired in 1990, he returned only a few months later where he continues to practice part-time. In addition to his work in the field of medicine, Dr. Corbett has created numerous scholarships for UNCW students and medical groups including The Emmett and Gladys Corbett Merit Scholarship and The Thomas J. Burke Scholarship.
Alumni Awards for Professional Schools
Cameron School of Business - Outstanding Alumni Awards
The UNCW Cameron School of Business annually presents the Alumni of the Year Awards to recognize CSB alumni who have achieved honor and distinction within either their professional or personal lives. Standards for consideration include distinctive records of achievement with recognition and reputation which extend well beyond the immediate environments in which they live and work. This record of distinctive achievement should extend over a substantial period of time to assure continuity of performance, stability and maturity. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Cameron School of Business. Nomination forms are posted in the fall and the award is given at the Alumni & Retired Faculty Mixer in the spring.
School of Nursing Outstanding Alumnus Award
The UNCW School of Nursing Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award is presented at the annual Nurses Day Banquet in May. Alumni who are chosen must have graduated in 2008 or prior and exemplify the spirit of excellence in nursing directly working with patients along with providing service to their community. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Nomination forms are posted in the spring.
Watson College of Education Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award
Each year the UNCW Watson College of Education Alumni Chapter recognizes an alumnus who has made significant contributions to education and who represents the commitment to excellence typified by the Watson College of Education. Nominations are accepted from alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Nomination forms are posted in the spring and the award is given at the WCE graduation reception in May.
J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award
The J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award honors a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of service and leadership that Dr. Crews personified throughout his life. Nominations may be submitted by any faculty/staff member, alumnus/alumna, student or community member. The recipient will be awarded a $500 stipend. Nomination forms are posted in the spring and the award is given at the fall faculty meeting in September. See a list of past recipients and other faculty award winners.
The Alumni Association annually presents two awards to graduating seniors at the Cornerstone Award Luncheon prior to May graduation. Any UNCW student, staff, or faculty member can nominate an undergraduate or graduate student by February for consideration.
William A. Bryan Senior Leader Award
This award is presented to the member of the senior class who best exemplifies the ideals of service to others, collaboration, leadership and devotion to UNCW. The graduating senior must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher, be in good standing with the university and exhibit integrity and creativity. The award winner receives an inscribed clock from the Alumni Association.
Rachel Freeman Service Leadership Award
This award is presented to the member of the senior class who best embodies the ideals of service to others, commitment to social justice and collaborative leadership. Recipient receives a cash award of $250 sponsored by the UNCW Alumni Association. The purpose of the award is to recognize the senior on campus who best exemplifies the ideals of service to others, commitment to social justice and collaborative leadership and who has demonstrated their commitment to social justice though community service and servant leadership.