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.
Robin Calcutt was honored as the Sandhills/South Central Regional Principal of the Year. She is in her third year as principal at New Century Middle School in Moore County. She began in 1984 as a visual arts teacher, and she is also licensed in instructional technology and administration. Robin holds an MAEd in instructional technology from ECU and is pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at ECU as well.
Jen Smyth, a current master of arts in education student studying English education and Teacher Consultant with the Tar River Writing Project, is featured in International Reading Association’s Reading Today Online publication in a story written by Terry Atkinson, associate professor and graduate director in the College of Education. Smyth is also a teacher at the Hertford County Early College High School and was named the North Carolina English Teachers Association’s 2013 Outstanding English Teacher award winner.