Author Archives: Kristen Martin

College of Education Welcomes New Pirate Educators!

The College of Education welcomed 86 State Employee’s Credit Union (SECU) Partnership East students and approximately 245 incoming freshmen during summer orientations in June, July, and August 2014. SECU Partnership East allows students to graduate with a four-year degree from East Carolina University (ECU) by completing their first two years at one of the partnering community colleges and then taking ECU courses online. At the beginning of the second summer session, there were 10 new elementary majors. This fall, 62 elementary majors and 14 special Continue reading →

MSA Student Featured in Regional Local News for Her “Spirited” Idea

Below is an article from The Wake Forest Weekly featuring current ECU College of Education Master of School Administration (MSA) student Amy Light. The MSA degree program prepares individuals to become school leaders and encourages them to serve as problem-solvers, communicators, innovators, collaborators and change agents in their respective schools and school districts. Ms. Light’s spirit rock idea utilizes educational leadership skills taught in the program. Heritage Middle School gets in the spirit By David Allen WAKE FOREST — Showing off their school spirit, Heritage Continue reading →

Dr. William B. Martin Awarded Kappa Delta Pi Honors

Dr. William B. Martin, College of Education Professor Emeritus, was honored this past year for two awards through Kappa Delta Pi International. He was inducted as one of the charter members into the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP). Membership in this chapter is a lifetime honor and is limited to only 100 people. Dr. Martin has also been awarded one of only four KDP Founders Awards that are given out every two years at the KDP Convocation. He received the Dr. Thomas Continue reading →

Dr. Robin Hamilton Receives the 2014 Glatthorn Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Glatthorn Dissertation Award is awarded to the student who has the most outstanding dissertation in the Department of Educational Leadership, as selected by a committee of faculty from the department. The award was established by and is now given in memory of Dr. Allan Glatthorn. On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Dr. Robin Hamilton was recognized for her dissertation, “A Comparative Case Study of Kindergarten Transition Practices and The Impact on Children’s Kindergarten Readiness” under the direction of Dr. William Rouse, Jr. which she completed Continue reading →

Library Science Alumnus Book Signing

Joyner Library will host a reception and book signing for Alan R. Bailey, head of services at the Teaching Resources Center. Bailey, who received his Bachelor of Science in Education in 1984 and Master of Library Science in 1993 from East Carolina University’’s College of Education, published his book Building a Core Print Collection for Preschoolers this year. The book explores how reading aloud is one of the most important steps that librarians, teachers, parents and caregivers can take to encourage literacy skills in preschoolers. Continue reading →

ECU partners in Operation LINK mentoring program

By Crystal Baity ECU News Services Ten-year-old Tyrrek Grizzle took control of his paddle, maneuvering his miniature land mover with ease. He and a teammate moved his robot across a grid and past an opponent to pick up as many green-colored blocks as possible and dump them in a coordinating green basket. The team that filled the basket with the most blocks in the three-minute competition won. Grizzle attended an inaugural weeklong robotics summer camp through Operation LINK, an AmeriCorps school-based science, technology, engineering and Continue reading →

Graduate Students Hold Book Drive for Belvoir Elementary School

By Erica Anderson, Digital Journalist East Carolina University graduate students are helping a local elementary school promote literacy. As part of a community service project, four Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students held a book drive for Belvoir Elementary School on Monday. “The students there are so eager to learn; but, it’s a really rural area and they may not have very many opportunities. The teachers there do so much to help them so we wanted to provide as many resources [as] we can Continue reading →

Academic Success Center Gets a New Look and Location

The College of Education’s newly renovated, 2700 square foot Academic Success Center (ASC) opened in May 2014 in Rivers Building. The ASC houses Academic Advising, the Office of Professional Development and Teaching Fellows/Maynard/Abernathy Scholars and the Education Housing Community. One interesting feature of the new space are the private cubicles. These cubicles allow advisors to privately meet with students for counseling appointments. The ASC also has a spacious, comfortable waiting area for students, as well as a meeting space complete with presentation technology for student Continue reading →

Library Science Alumni Reconnect

On June 16, 2014 Library Science alumni and friends reconnected with their alma mater and learned about the East Carolina University’s Library Science program  at the College of Education and Joyner Library’s Library Science Alumni Event. Jan Lewis, the interim dean for Joyner Library, gave an update on recent library news and changes. Dr. John Harer, the director of the library science program, shared program updates, including the new department name: the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions. Three Library Science alumni spoke to attendees: Greg Needham, the Continue reading →

East Carolina Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients

The East Carolina Alumni Association awards scholarships each year to undergraduate, full-time students who demonstrate leadership and service to the community. This year, three education majors have received scholarships. Brice O’Neil Everett Megan Grace Lavinder Memorial Scholarship Brice is a junior music education major from Greensboro, NC. As a bassoon and saxophone player, he is or has been a member of several music ensembles at ECU, including the Marching Pirates, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble. In the marching band, Continue reading →