Tinglestad named Laupus Library’s 2017 Friend of the Year

ECU’s Laupus Library recognized Dr. Jon Tingelstad, retired professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the Brody School of Medicine, as its 2017 Friend of the Year during a Nov. 14 awards ceremony at the Hilton Greenville.

The award, given to an outstanding member of the Friends of Laupus Library who demonstrates continued service to and advocacy for the group, has only been given once before, in 2013.

Dr. Jon Tingelstad is presented the 2017 Friend of the Year award by Dr. John Papalas, chair of the Friends of Laupus Library. (contributed photo)

Dr. Jon Tingelstad is presented the 2017 Friend of the Year award by Dr. John Papalas, chair of the Friends of Laupus Library. (contributed photo)

Tingelstad, a member of the Friends board since it was first established in 2009, was also recognized for authoring the book, “ECU Pediactics: The First Quarter Century.

“Jon has been a very committed, long-serving member of our board, and is a highly respected Friend of Laupus Library,” said Beth Ketterman, director of Laupus Library. “It was with great pleasure we were able to surprise him with this well-deserved recognition.”

The Friends of Laupus Library provide much needed advocacy and support of the library, the health sciences community and East Carolina University. Friends serve as ambassadors by sharing information about the library’s programs and resources with the community and organizations beyond the library and the university.

Click here for a photo story about Laupus Library and the Friends.

 

-by Kelly R. Dilda, University Communications