Department of English

Dr. Cara Cilano attends the fall 2015 faculty meeting where she was presented with the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. - Photo by Jeff Janowski

(Photo above) Dr. Cara Cilano sits in the audience during the fall 2015 faculty meeting where she was later presented with the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. - Photo by Jeff Janowski

Faculty Awards - Outreach

At the fall faculty meeting in September, Dr. Cara Cilano received the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award, and Ashley Bissette Sumerel received the 2015 Lecturer of the Year Award.

The US State Department awarded a $1 million, three-year grant to partner with the International Islamic University, Islamabad, an effort spearheaded by Dr. Cara Cilano, Professor of English and Grant Program Director. This is the first such award UNCW has been awarded, fulfilling a mission to promote mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchanges between American citizens and citizens of other countries. Drs. Jess Boersma, Diana Ashe, Carrie Clements, Karl Ricanek and Dan Masters wrote the winning proposal and will be the chief collaborators with their counterparts in Pakistan. See details.

(L-r) Marilyn Sheerer, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor, Ashley Bissette Sumerel, and Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor, present Ashley with her award. - Photo by Jeff Janowski

(L-r) Marilyn Sheerer, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor, Ashley Bissette Sumerel, and Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor, present Ashley with her award. - Photo by Jeff Janowski

Dr. Cara Cilano listens during the awards ceremony. She was named 2015 Distinguished Faculty Scholar during the fall faculty meeting. - Photo by Jeff Janowski

Dr. Cara Cilano listens during the awards ceremony. She was named 2015 Distinguished Faculty Scholar during the fall faculty meeting.

- Photo by Jeff Janowski