College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Inducted into Order of Isaac Bear

MARCH 23, 2018

Four faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences were inducted into the Order of Isaac Bear on March 23. The Order, founded in 1988 by former Chancellor William H. Wagoner, recognizes “those who have demonstrated loyalty to UNCW, contributed to the academic quality of the university or had a significant role in uniting the institution and the community.”

The 2018 inductees include: Steven Errante, a professor in the Department of Music and the conductor of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra; Stephen McNamee, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, former chair of the department and former interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Kemille Moore, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, and former dean of University College; and Martin Posey, director of the Center for Marine Science, professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology and former chair of the department.

The Order originally recognized faculty who taught in the Isaac Bear building on Market Street, the original location of Wilmington College. In 1991, the Order expanded its membership to include faculty and staff that had contributed to the development of UNCW. Since its establishment, the Order has inducted 79 members.

-G. Guthrie