ECU’s Joyner Library hosts award program for Bassman Honors Thesis Award

Joyner Library at East Carolina University will honor the winner of the 2012 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, on Dec. 4.

Danielle N. Martin is the winner of the 2012 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, which recognizes excellence in research and writing by students in East Carolina University’s Honors College.  The award, in the amount of $500, is sponsored by ECU’s Joyner Library and honors Dr. Michael F. Bassman, associate professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures, formerly associate vice chancellor of the Honors Program, and its first Distinguished Honors Professor.

Martin’s award-winning paper is entitled “The Ever-Changing Social Perception of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States.” The paper has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal, “Explorations: the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina.”

“Joyner Library maintains a strong tradition of supporting undergraduate research on the ECU campus. The Bassman Award, created with the generous support of Dr. Bassman and the ECU community, allows us to further this important work, says Jan Lewis, interim dean of Academic Library and Learning Resources.  “We are especially delighted that Danielle Martin is our winner this year, as she exemplifies the very best of ECU, the Honors College and the EC Scholar’s program.”

The award will be presented at a ceremony in Joyner Library on Tuesday December 4, 2012 in the Administrative Conference Room, Room 2409, 2nd floor of the Library.  Dr. Bassman will be in attendance for the program.

This event is open to the public.  For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.


ECU professor named fellow of American Psychological Association

Dr. Heather Littleton, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University, was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.


Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology that has had a national impact on the field.

Littleton was awarded fellowship status through Division 35 (Psychology of Women) of the APA. Applicants for fellowship through Division 35 must receive letters of endorsement from three current Division 35 fellows, and they must demonstrate evidence of outstanding and unusual contributions that have had national or international impact in the psychology of women. Littleton was one of three individuals named as a Fellow through Division 35.

For additional information, contact Littleton at 252-328-6488 or


ECU Lacross Club hosts Pirate Invitational

The Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Club at East Carolina University held their 8th Annual Lacrosse Pirate Invitational at the North Recreational Complex. Schools from all
over the east coast came to Greenville to participate in the tournament including:

  • Men’s – ECU, Maryland, UNC-W, Virginia, High Point, UNC, James Madison
  • Women’s – ECU, Radfford, Elon, App. State, UNC-W, Heat, Towson, Virginia.

In total, the tournament welcomed 283 visiting student athletes and generated an estimated economic impact of $120,115.20 for the Pitt-Greenville community.

In the finals of the Men’s Division James Madison University defeated the University of Maryland.


ECU Golf Club wins national championship


The East Carolina University Golf Club won the National Collegiate Club Golf Association Fall National Championship Nov. 18 at Sea Island Resort in Sea Island, Ga.

The win marked the ECU club’s third fall national championship in the past four years. ECU. Competition for the title included club sports team from universities such as Arizona, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, NCSU, Ohio State, South Carolina, UNC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Participating club members were Thomas Duty, Faheem Amod, Jonathon Hockaday, Cole Suttle, Brandon Hillgrass, Jamie Moore, Broc Weaver and Scott Tarcey.

Duty led the way for the Pirates by scoring the lowest individual score at the tournament (70, 73,+1 finish).