UNCW Associate Professor Rachael Urbanek Selected as Wildlife Society Fellow

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Rachael Urbanek, associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Environmental Sciences, has received The Wildlife Society Fellows Award.

The Wildlife Society Fellows Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to wildlife resources and the wildlife profession. Fellows act as ambassadors for the Society and serve a lifetime appointment. 

The mission of The Wildlife Society is to inspire, empower and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.

“I am deeply honored to be a part of such an elite and distinguished group of wildlife professionals,” said Urbanek. “As a TWS Fellow, I will continue to contribute knowledge to the wildlife science field through my research and mentor as many students as I can that seek a career in wildlife conservation and management.” 

Founded in 1937, The Wildlife Society is an international network of nearly 10,000 leaders in wildlife science dedicated to wildlife stewardship. Urbanek has been a member since 2002. She was the president of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society from 2019-20 and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Seahawk Wildlife Society Chapter.

-G. Guthrie