Two ECU students receive Retired Faculty Association scholarships

Skylar Mills

Anna Taylor

Two East Carolina University students — one undergraduate and one graduate — were selected for the Retired Faculty Association of the East Carolina Alumni Association scholarships.

Skylar Brooke Mills, an elementary education major from Greenville, received the undergraduate scholarship. She is a member and recruitment committee chair for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program. She spends time tutoring students at Chicod School, and volunteering at the Pitt County Shrine Club, Z Kids Ministry, and at NC Teaching Fellows recruitment events.

The  graduate recipient is Anna Meredith Taylor or Rocky Mount, who is studying speech-language pathology.  Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2010. She volunteers as a TOPsoccer coach, a challenger baseball assistant coach, and as a volunteer at the Creative Living Center and MedLink Volunteer Center/Tar River Mission Clinic.

The ECURFA Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship are awarded to children of ECU faculty, active or retired, who have been accepted as a freshmen or are currently enrolled full time at ECU, or who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in graduate school at ECU, respectively. Recipients are chosen based on academic merit, a grade point average of at least 3.0, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership potential, and any other qualities deemed appropriate by the scholarship selection committee.

The purpose of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association is to provide retired faculty with a continuing link to the university and to colleagues and friends through social activities, receptions, and group travel. It provides an opportunity to give back to the university through an endowment fund, which established the Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Watson, Assistant Director for Alumni Communications at 252-328-4902,, or the East Carolina Alumni Association at 800-ECU-GRAD.