College of Education inducts 18 into its Hall of Fame

Eighteen people were inducted into the ECU Educators Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Oct. 28.

The new members are Joseph B. Atkins of Oxford, Mississippi, Alan R. Bailey of Ayden, Cindi Branch Brown of Winterville, Michael Landreth Donnell of West End, the late Regina Figueiredo-Brown of Greenville, Sharon Harris Floyd of Greenville, Lawrence Jay Hodgkins of Washington, Gwenlyn Goodson Jeffreys of Greensboro, Megon Ann Clayton Mancini of Concord, Dionna Leigh Draper Manning of Winterville, the late Ernest Roy McNair, Jr., of Washington, Rodney Lynn McNeill of Winterville, Karen Catoe Meetze of Greenville, the late Miriam Grace Sexton Mitchell of Charlotte, Sarah DeRitter Mitchelson of Greenville, Tara Wooten Parker of Greenville, Sandra Kay Eldridge Seay of Winterville, and Edison Earl Watson of Raleigh.

Members of the 2017 class of inductees to the ECU College of Education Educator’s Hall of Fame include, back row, from left to right, Megon Ann Clayton, a representative of the late Regina Figueiredo-Brown, Joseph B. Atkins, Lawrence Jay Hodgkins, a representative of the late Miriam Grace Sexton Mitchell, Rodney Lynn McNeill, a representative of the late Ernest Roy McNair, Jr., Edison Earl Watson, Sharon Harris Floyd, Michael Landreth Donnell and Alan R. Bailey. Front row, from left to right, Karen Catoe Meetze, Sarah DeRitter Mitchelson, Sandra Kay Eldridge, Tara Wooten Parker, Cindi Branch Brown and Dionna Leigh Draper Manning. (contributed photo)

Members of the 2017 class of inductees to the ECU College of Education Educator’s Hall of Fame include, back row, from left to right, Megon Ann Clayton, a representative of the late Regina Figueiredo-Brown, Joseph B. Atkins, Lawrence Jay Hodgkins, a representative of the late Miriam Grace Sexton Mitchell, Rodney Lynn McNeill, a representative of the late Ernest Roy McNair, Jr., Edison Earl Watson, Sharon Harris Floyd, Michael Landreth Donnell and Alan R. Bailey. Front row, from left to right, Karen Catoe Meetze, Sarah DeRitter Mitchelson, Sandra Kay Eldridge, Tara Wooten Parker, Cindi Branch Brown and Dionna Leigh Draper Manning. (contributed photo)

The event raised more than $27,000 for student scholarships in the College of Education.

Each inductee was sponsored with a monetary gift of $1,000 or more in support of the college’s Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment. Annual interest from the endowment is used to fund merit-based scholarships for education students.

Since 1999, the Educators Hall of Fame has recognized the service and contributions of more than 469 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 $574,000 toward the 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.

 

-by Crystal Baity, ECU News Services