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Tribute Honors Wilentz

More than 100 colleagues and friends attended a special tribute held Nov. 14 in honor of ECU English professor Gay Wilentz (left). Michael Bassman (right), assistant vice chancellor and honors program director, co-founded ECU's ethnic studies program with Wilentz in 1989. In the past 25 years at ECU, Wilentz has conducted numerous studies in Belize and has compiled the first anthology of literature by writers from Belize. In 2004, she received ECU’s lifetime achievement award for Research and Creative Activity. (Photo by Marc J. Kawanishi)

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 9, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at