Portrait honors medical school advocate

PORTRAIT PRESENTED: Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU, Ernest Furgurson III and Jo Aycock, from left, talk about Furgurson and Aycock’s father, the late Dr. Ernest Furgurson Jr. of Plymouth, a noted early advocate of the establishment of a medical school at ECU. Aycock and Furgurson presented a portrait of their father to the medical school Aug. 5.

Upon passage of the bill to create a two-year medical school at East Carolina, Furgurson said, “It will take imagination and unfaltering leadership, but we will use this facility to attain our goal: to apply a remedy to the shortage of doctors that is so urgent and critical in Eastern North Carolina.”

Photo by Cliff Hollis

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  1. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  2. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  3. It was an honor and priviledge to donate my father’s portrait (Dr. Ernest W. Furgurson) to the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Paul Cunningham, Dean of BSOM, and Ms. Kim Scarborough were so gracious and enthusiastic and my brother, Ernest, and I sincerely appreciated their warm reception. Many thanks to Cliff Hollis for the photos. My dad always understood that whenever one pursues a righteous endeavor, there will always be someone to tell you that you are wrong but that we must diligently map out a course of action and have the courage to see it through. He did, indeed, take the road less traveled and made a difference.

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