College of Education Inducts 18 into Educators Hall of Fame

The 2017 inductees to the ECU College of Education's Educators Hall of Fame.

The 2017 inductees to the ECU College of Education’s Educators Hall of Fame.

The College of Education at East Carolina University held its 19th annual Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Fletcher Music Center. A group of 18 educators and education advocates were recognized during an event that raised over $27,000 for student scholarships. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in Speight Building for inductees and guests to view the Educators Hall of Fame wall.

College of Education Dean Grant Hayes speaks at the Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 28, at Fletcher Music Center.

College of Education Dean Grant Hayes speaks at the Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 28, at Fletcher Music Center.

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.

Since 1999, the Educators Hall of Fame has recognized the service and contributions of over 469 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 $574,000 toward the endowment goal of $1 million for Educators Hall of Fame Scholarships.

This year’s inductees are:
Joseph B. Atkins of Oxford, MS
Alan R. Bailey of Ayden, NC
Cindi Branch Brown of Winterville, NC
Michael Landreth Donnell of West End, NC
The late Regina Figueiredo-Brown of Greenville, NC
Sharon Harris Floyd of Greenville, NC
Lawrence Jay Hodgkins of Washington, NC
Gwenlyn Goodson Jeffreys of Greensboro, NC
Megon Ann Clayton Mancini of Concord, NC;
Dionna Leigh Draper Manning of Winterville, NC
The late Ernest Roy McNair, Jr of Washington, NC
Rodney Lynn McNeill of Winterville, NC
Karen Catoe Meetze of Greenville, NC
The late Miriam Grace Sexton Mitchell of Charlotte, NC
Sarah DeRitter Mitchelson of Greenville, NC
Tara Wooten Parker of Greenville, NC
Sandra Kay Eldridge Seay of Winterville, NC
Edison Earl Watson of Raleigh, NC.

Educators Hall of Fame inductees and their families look at the Educators Hall of Fame Wall inside the Speight Building at the ceremony reception.

Educators Hall of Fame inductees and their families look at the Educators Hall of Fame Wall inside the Speight Building at the ceremony reception.

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 Archiet15@ecu.edu or 252-737-1257.

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