Wells Named a “Woman of Distinction”

Dr. Brenda Wells, the Robert F. Bird Distinguished Professor of Risk and Insurance, has been selected as a 2017 “Woman of Distinction” by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW).

The ECU Women of Distinction Awards are given every two years to recognize the outstanding contributions by women of East Carolina University.  Nominees for the awards may include ECU faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni. Ten women were selected for this prestigious award, one of whom will be chosen to receive the Linda Allred Profiles in Leadership Award.

The awards recognize women who have:

  • distinguished themselves in academic work, career, leadership, public service, or any combination thereof through commitment, determination, empowerment and generosity of spirit and time;
  • contributed to the personal growth and success of others, especially women, through education, research, or public or volunteer service, beyond their expected job responsibilities; and
  • created positive social change, increased equality and fairness for all, and built community.
    Areas in which nominees demonstrate outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to, academics/education; professions; research; health care/services; management/administration; politics; social services; volunteer, charity, community outreach organizations; and athletics.
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