College of Education inducts 21 in Educators Hall of Fame
Twenty-one educators and education advocates from across North Carolina were inducted Oct. 18 in the East Carolina University Educators Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees are the late Myron Mooney Angell of Swansboro; Joanne Bath of Greenville; Dr. James H. Bearden of Greenville; Aaron J. Beaulieu of Wake Forest; Beverly Watson Carroll and the late Freddie Rayford Carroll of Goldsboro; Sarah Faucette of Chocowinity; Nicole Garris Vinson of Greenville; Lou Anna Hardee of Greenville; Kathy Gibson Harrell of Greenville; Dr. Sam H. Houston, Jr. of Raleigh; Martin Scott Hutchins of Gastonia; Dr. Patrick C. Miller of Snow Hill; Dr. Elton Lee Newbern, Jr., of Enfield; Dr. Linda Ann Patriarca of Greenville; the late Dr. Christine M. Shea of Greenville; Dr. Judith Joyner Smith of Snow Hill; Frankie Lynn Taylor Tucker of Raleigh; Jananne Ransdell Waller of Flowery Branch, Georgia; Dr. James R. Westmoreland of Greenville; and the late Grace C. Whitehurst of Conetoe.
The College of Education’s annual induction ceremony raised more than $40,000 for student scholarships.
Each inductee was sponsored with a monetary gift of $1,000 or more in support of the Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment. Annual interest from the endowment is used to fund merit-based scholarships for ECU College of Education students.
Following the induction ceremony in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, a reception was held in Speight Building where inductees, family members and guests could view the Educators Hall of Fame wall.
Created in 1999, the Educators Hall of Fame has recognized the service and contributions of more than 443 individuals who have impacted the lives of others, the field of education and the College of Education at ECU. The annual event has raised more than $540,000 toward an endowment goal of $1 million for scholarships.
For more information, contact Terah Archie in the College of Education’s Office of Community Relations and Outreach, at Archiet15@ecu.edu or 252-737-1257.