College of Education Inducts 12 into Educators Hall of Fame

GREENVILLE, N.C. (1/30/17) – The College of Education at East Carolina University held its 18th Annual Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Fletcher Recital Hall in Fletcher Music Center.   Twelve educators and education advocates from across the state were recognized during an event raised over $20,000 for student scholarships. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in Speight Building so inductees and guests would have the opportunity to view the Educators Hall of Fame wall.

Each inductee was sponsored with a monetary gift of $1,000 or more in support of the College of Education’s Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment. Annual interest from the Educators Hall of Fame endowment is used to fund merit-based scholarships for College of Education students. This prestigious merit scholarship program helps attract more of the best and brightest students to ECU’s College of Education.

2017 HOF Honorees

This year’s inductees are: Ms. Carla Frinsko or Winterville, NC; Dr. Robert C. Hanes of Charlotte, NC; Dr. B. Grant Hayes of Greenville, NC; the late Mrs. Ruth Barnhill Jackson of Greenville, NC; Mrs. Gwenlyn Goodson Jeffreys of Greensboro, NC; Mrs. Peggy Jackson Nelson of Greenville, NC; Dr. Katherine O’Connor of Hillsboro, NC; the late Patricia Peoples of Greenville, NC; Dr. John A Swope of Greenville, NC; Sr. Sandra Warren of Snow Hill, NC; Dr. Kathi Wilhite of Tarboro, NC; and Mrs. Mary Alice Yarbrough of Greenville.

Since 1999, the Educators Hall of Fame has recognized the service and contributions of over 455 individuals who have impacted the lives of others, the field of education and the College of Education at ECU. The annual event has raised over $560,000 toward the endowment goal of one million dollars for Educators Hall of Fame Scholarships.

For more information about the Educators Hall of Fame, contact Terah Archie, in the College of Education’s Office of Community Relations and Outreach, at or 252-737-1257.