The fifth event in the Incredible Women Series will focus on leadership, service and philanthropy while also recognizing the careers and community service of several East Carolina University alumnae.
Eleven women will be honored during the Oct. 13 event that will begin at 11 a.m. at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville. Their backgrounds are varied – from the the two college friends who started a worldwide public relations firm to a museum director whose goal is to inspire students through art.
“It’s very humbling for me to look at this group of women. They’re giants in their fields,” said Gail Herring, chair of the Women’s Roundtable.
During the event, the following women will be inducted into the “Incredible ECU Women” group, joining the 117 previous inductees:
- Angela Allen ’81, Raleigh, retired IBM Executive;
- Alta Andrews ’74, Ayden, director of Community Partnership and Practice in the ECU College of Nursing;
- Charlene Bregier ’82, Charlotte, director of the Hinson Art Museum and Visual Arts coordinator at Wingate University;
- Mary Chatman ’90, ’96, ’12, Savannah, Georgia, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Memorial University Medical Center;
- Karen Evans ’80, Washington, D.C., lawyer partner with The Cochran Firm;
- Sarah Evans ’01, Darien, Connecticut, partner at J Public Relations and 7th and Wit;
- Paulina Hill ’04, Charlestown, Massachusetts, principal at Polaris Partners;
- Annette Peery ’96, Greenville, associate dean of the undergraduate program in the ECU College of Nursing;
- Jamie Sigler, ’01, San Diego, California, partner at J Public Relations and 7th and Wit;
- Cathy Thomas ’79, ’86, Raleigh, branch manager with Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services;
- Linda Thomas ’81, Charlotte, retired director of Human Resources Business Partners at Duke Energy.
The proceeds of the event will benefit ECU students through the Women’s Roundtable Access Scholarship Endowment Fund and the Women’s Roundtable Honors College Endowment Fund.
“We promise that you will be inspired, you will be motivated; you’ll hear from students who have benefitted from these scholarships and what it has meant in their lives and how it has changed their lives, because many of these students are first generation college students in their families,” Herring said.
Updates on university initiatives and an opportunity to connect with community and university leaders and volunteers will also be available during the event.
The Women’s Roundtable at ECU was founded in 2003. Its mission is to support ECU and create a culture of giving by raising money for its scholarships and to build a sense of community through leadership, service, networking, mentoring and philanthropy.
Tickets are on sale now for the event. Individual tickets cost $100 and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit www.ecu.edu/womensroundtable/incrediblewomen for ticket and other information.
“Ultimately we’re raising money for scholarships and providing an opportunity for someone to earn a college education who otherwise would not have that chance,” Herring added.
To make a charitable gift to The Women’s Roundtable, Access Scholars or Honors College, or East Carolina University visit www.ecu.edu/give.