Sears to deliver commencement address

ECU professor Sam Sears was recognized for his work with cardiac patients with the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

ECU professor Sam Sears was recognized for his work with cardiac patients with the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

 

East Carolina University professor Sam Sears, winner of the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award, will deliver the keynote address at ECU’s annual fall commencement, Dec. 13. The event begins with a processional at 10 a.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Sears is director of the ECU doctoral program in health psychology. His research has focused on coping strategies for patients who are living with implantable cardiovert defibrillators. He is widely considered the world’s leading expert on the psychological implications for patients living with the life-saving heart devices.

For additional information about commencement, visit http://www.ecu.edu/commencement/.