COE Students Honored for Academic Excellence

COE_Students_HonoredFifty-two East Carolina University freshmen and full-time transfer students with an intended teacher education major were honored during the College of Education ECU EXCELS event on February 7, 2014. The annual ECU EXCELS program recognizes first-time, full-time freshman or on-campus transfer students who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher during the fall semester.

In total, the college hosted 170 honored students and their guests at this event. Dr. Vivian Martin Covington, executive director of teacher education, provided the words of recognition to the award recipients. Students received a Certificate of Academic Achievement and had an opportunity to interact with College of Education faculty while enjoying light refreshments at the event.

The College of Education is delighted to congratulate the following students who attended the ceremony:

Ayla Elizabeth Allen
Ann M. Balance
Kristin Heather Bates
Satoria Respass Bautista
Shannon Raye Baylor
Mollie Anne Bent
Monica Brewer
Brian Curtis Bumgardner
Lauren Ashley Caldwell
Blake William Cauble
Brett Congleton
Sarah Irene Cook
Emily Savannah Curtin
Taylor D. Downey
Katherine Anne Foley
Brianna Katherine Garbacik
Morgan Elizabeth Griffin
Lyndsie Beth Harrell
Amber Madison Heere-MacLeod
Casey Marie Herring
Emily Huff
Heather Noel Huggins
Elizabeth Ann Hughes
Mary K. Hurst
Christy Marie Interrante
Jennifer Nicole Jones
Tonya Darroch Jordan
Kelly Danielle Kirby
Jessica Kaitlin Kues
Mary Katherine Langston
Kaitlin Nicole Lebo
Sarah Ann Marsh
Madison Elyse McCall
Hayley Brooke Meeks
Danielle Mehling
Kristin W. Messina
Emily Kristen Morgan
Justice Morton
Alexandra Grace Perry
Sarah Lillian Rosenfeld
Katie Elizabeth Rountree
Hazelle Sandoval
Rebekkah Jo Scott
Briana Zhane’ Smith
Taunya Michelle Stevens-Johnson
Chelsea Dawn Taylor
Sarah Kathryn Tuttle
Kayla Sarah Twiford
Madeline Steed White
Victoria L. Whitsell
Lauren Fay Williams
Kenyatta Wilson

A video of the recipients is available to view. Any questions regarding the ECU Excels event for the College of Education should contact Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry, Assistant Director of Teacher Education, at 252-328-1123 or