ECU’s Faulconer lauded for service to Kinston community

East Carolina University senior Lily Faulconer recently received an award for her service as Miss Kinston-Lenoir County 2016.

Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy’02 recognized Faulconer, an EC Scholar in the Honors College at ECU, during the 62nd annual pageant on Feb. 4.

At left, ECU senior Lily Faulconer received a service award from Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy at the Miss Kinston-Lenoir County Pageant held Feb. 4. Faulconer just completed her year as Miss Kinston-Lenoir County. (contributed photo)

At left, ECU senior Lily Faulconer received a service award from Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy at the Miss Kinston-Lenoir County Pageant held Feb. 4. Faulconer just completed her year as Miss Kinston-Lenoir County. (contributed photo)

“Lily has adopted our community as her own – from making us clean and green to accepting an internship with the Down East Wood Ducks,” Murphy said. “Kinston is a better place today because of her investment of time, energy and passion.”

During her tenure as Miss Kinston-Lenoir County, Faulconer promoted her platform of protecting the environment through community clean ups, presentations to faith and business groups, and work in schools.

Faulconer represented Kinston at the 2016 Miss North Carolina Pageant, where she was awarded the Dana L. Reason Evans Quality of Life Award and an N.C. Electric Membership Cooperative STEM Scholarship.

In Greenville, Faulconer pioneered ECU’s participation in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, a waste reduction competition between colleges and universities. ECU took first place in the American Athletic Conference in 2014 and received recognition in 2015 and 2016.

Faulconer chairs the dean’s student advisory council in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and serves as the student representative on the university’s sustainability committee. She is completing an honors internship with the Down East Wood Ducks, the Class A-affiliate minor league baseball team of the Texas Rangers.
Faulconer will graduate in May with dual degrees in political science and multidisciplinary studies. She will pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology concentrating in sports management at ECU before applying to law school with a goal of working in environmental sports policy.

 

-by Crystal Baity