Welcome 2014 Abernathy and Maynard Scholars

The Abernathy and Maynard Scholarships are four-year scholarships awarded to education students. Meet our incoming Abernathy and Maynard Scholars and learn what made them choose education! 2014 Betty S. Abernathy Memorial Scholar Name: Cody Allen Hometown: Pine Level, NC High School: Johnston County Middle College High School Intended Major: Science Education and Chemistry Reason for Choosing Education: I want to major in this field because my teacher really inspired me to help others through teaching and I just have this passion for chemistry. I want Continue reading →

Kenneth McKee ’13 Selected as ASCD Emerging Leader

Kenneth “Kenny” McKee ’13 has been named to the ASCD Emerging Leaders Class of 2014. The ASCD Emerging Leaders program is designed to prepare a young, diverse group of educators for potential influence and ASCD leadership. McKee recently received his master’s degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University’s College of Education in Greenville, N.C. He is employed as an Instructional Coach with Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, N.C. Department of Literacy Studies, English Education and History Education (LEHE) Chair Dr. Katherine Misulis stated that Continue reading →

Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 Featured in EC Alumni Magazine

“The Early Bird Gets the Worm”—After graduating early from ECU, Becky Taylor ’76, ’80 is successfully impacting education  Becky Taylor is no stranger to East Carolina University. Having multiple family members as ECU graduates, Taylor knew that it was where she wanted to attend. “I knew from the beginning that I wanted to go to ECU. My aunt and grandma both graduated from ECU. It was very easy for me to make that decision. I wanted to major in special education, and I knew ECU Continue reading →

Teacher provides help, hope | The Daily Reflector

Teacher provides help, hope | The Daily Reflector. By Jane Dail The Daily Reflector March 13, 2014 This year’s top educator only has been on the job for five years but has won praise for making a difference in the lives of the children she helps mold. Eastern Elementary School third grade teacher Jami Dickerson was named the 2014-15 Pitt County Teacher of the Year at the Pitt County Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year Banquet Wednesday afternoon at Rock Springs Center. Pitt County Schools Continue reading →

Oldest Living ECTC Graduate Dies

Esther Mason Fulcher ’27, 105, of Stacy, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, Sea Level. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, at Atlantic United Methodist Church with The Rev. George Gouge and The Rev. Paul Harris officiating. The interment followed at Stacy Community Cemetery. Fulcher was born in Atlantic on January 1, 1909,to Joseph William and Elizabeth Hill Mason. Most of her life was spent in Carteret County, in Atlantic and Stacy, close to her Continue reading →

Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit Held at Joyner Library

The 9th Annual TRC (Teaching Resource Center) Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit was held on February 8 at Joyner Library. The summit provided a variety of roundtable discussions on current topics for K-12 school media personnel. Facilitated by experts in the profession, these sessions also encourage attendees to bring resources to share. Among those presenting were ECU MLS (Masters in Library Science) faculty Drs. Jami Jones, Gail Munde, Lou Sua, and Elaine Yontz. Several ECU MLS graduates also presented: Joann Absi, Sedley Abercrombie, Joanna Gerakios, Suzanne Rusnak, Continue reading →

Elementary Education Graduate Featured

College of Education elementary education graduate, Whitney Brown ’13, is featured in the article below that appeared on the front page of the N&O yesterday. The article also includes information on the NC New Teacher Support Program (ncntsp.northcarolina.edu) in which ECU serves as a regional partner by supporting 170 beginning teachers throughout 11 counties. For the full story, click here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/08/3600665/teachers-jobs-are-getting-harder.html

IT Alumnus Wins Graduate Distance Fellowship Award

Rob Moore has been selected for a fellowship award from Western Carolina University.  Rob is a 2013 graduate of the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at ECU. He currently works as an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He has worked at UNC since 2004 and joined the School’s Instructional Support team in September 2010. In his current position, he collaborates with faculty on integrating innovative technology to support their work in face-to-face, blended, and Continue reading →