UNCG Campus Weekly

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Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recipient will be Rachel Briley

The 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award will be presented to Rachel Briley, Associate Professor of Theatre.

The UNCG Graduate School received many strong nominations for the 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award that demonstrate UNCG faculty members’ commitment to student success and the diverse ways in which faculty engage with their students beyond the classroom.

Briley serves as a tireless mentor to her current and former MFA students. Her former students, writing on her behalf, describe how she gets to know each student’s professional goals and tailors their experience to determine appropriate challenges and experiences that lead them to their chosen career. Colleagues and former students commend her ability to leverage her international reputation to bring well-known experts in the field to UNCG to work closely with her students over a period of several days. The connections she forges have resulted in professional internships and opportunities for her students as they enter the profession and her mentoring continues beyond the degree as she helps her students navigate their careers. She is a role-model for her students who believes that theatre can provide a transformative experience for artist and audience alike.