UNCW Honors Alumni Supporters

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Alumni Association recently honored four graduates and supporters.

Its award winners this year were PHILIP BROWN (Distinguished Alumnus of the Year); COURTNEY RICKERT (Distinguished Young Alumna of the Year); WILBUR JONES (Distinguished Citizen of the Year); and EDELMIRA SEGOVIA, the first recipient of the group’s Distinguished Diversity Award.

The Distinguished Diversity Award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions in the areas of diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and social justice, officials say.

“In a year like no other, this year’s recipients have gone above and beyond. Greatness is woven into the fabric of their being, and it shows in their everyday work,” says Lindsay Leroy, the alumni group’s executive director.

Rickert is business operations coordinator for Talbert & Bright, Inc., a professional airport engineering and planning consulting firm in Wilmington.

Segovia (above) is director of Centro Hispano in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at UNCW.

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