Jim Bearden and Adminta Coeyman have each made $5,000 gifts to the Educators Hall of Fame.
Bill and Betsy Baggett gave $25,000 to their existing scholarship fund that supports COE undergraduate students.
Bill and Stephanie Wester gave $20,000 to their existing scholarship fund that supports COE graduate students.
Martha MacDonald established a $25,000 scholarship in honor of her parents who were both educators.
Wayne Staton designated $75,000 of his estate to support the Ellen Boone Staton Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to elementary education students in honor of Wayne’s mother.
Pat and Lynn Lane agreed to fund two $14,000 scholarships next year. Their scholarship recruits and retains teachers in eastern NC.
Julianne Mehegan agreed to fund four $2,500 scholarships each year for four years, totaling a $40,000 investment in our students.
Dr. Bonnie Vause, who earned her masters in special education in 2006 at ECU, has recently published a book titled Fast Escape.
Charlene Evans, a Plymouth High School mathematics teacher for Washington County Schools, is the Northeast Region Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Evans holds a master of arts in education degree in mathematics education from ECU.
Frances Herring, principal of Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School, was named Southeast Region Principal of the Year. As Lenoir County Public School’s Principal of the Year in October, Herring is one of eight finalists from across the state who will interview in April for the title of North Carolina Principal of the Year. Herring graduated from ECU in 2010 with a master of school administration degree.