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).


ECU dental school dean named International Dentist of the Year

Dr. Greg Chadwick (left) was named International Dentist of the Year by the Academy of Dentistry International. Academy president Dr. Tom Brink presented the award. (Contributed photo)

Dr. Greg Chadwick, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, was named International Dentist of the Year by the Academy of Dentistry International at the Academy’s USA Section Convocation held in San Francisco in October. ADI is a global honor society for dentists dedicated to improving the quality of life of people throughout the world.

Chadwick has had broad involvement in many areas of dentistry, from clinical practice and teaching to administration at the highest levels. His contributions to his profession and to society generally, such as military service, clinical expertise, mentorship of young colleagues and honors from learned professional societies are numerous.

Chadwick is a former president of numerous dental organizations including the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Second District Dental Society and the Southern Endodontic Study Group. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a founding member of the Holiday Dental Conference.

Following his presidency of the American Dental Association in 2001-2002, Chadwick became a world figure within the profession by being elected in 2006 to the position of speaker for the Federation Dentaire International World Dental Federation, a position which he held until 2011, presiding over all sessions of the general assembly of the World Dental Parliament.

“The Academy of Dentistry International is not only proud to recognize Gregory Chadwick as one of its distinguished Fellows since 1994, but in recognition of his outstanding merit, it is an honor and a privilege to confer this honor upon him,” said ADI Executive Director Dr. Robert L. Ramus.

A North Carolina native, Chadwick received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and served in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps for four years before entering dental school. After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry, he practiced general dentistry in a community health center before entering his residency in endodontics. He earned a master’s degree in endodontics from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1976 and practiced endodontics in his hometown of Charlotte for 30 years.

Chadwick championed ECU’s School of Dental Medicine in order to increase the number of dentists in rural and underserved areas of North Carolina. One of his signatures on the school is the community service learning centers, which will allow fourth year students to gain experience treating patients in ten dental centers across the state.



ECU sophomore interviewed on NBC-17 TV


East Carolina University sophomore Taylor Waters was interviewed on NBC-17 TV about her selection as recipient of the TeenNick HALO Award from Nickelodeon. The award recognizes teens who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO), according to network sources. She founded and is president of the Red Cross at East Carolina University student organization.

Read more about Waters’ selection and a surprise visit from TV personality Nick Cannon.


ECU receives top N.C. internal audit award

East Carolina University’s office of Internal Audit and Management Advisory Service was honored with the North Carolina Internal Audit Award of Excellence.

The award recognizes commitment and dedication to the profession of internal auditing within state government. It will be formally presented Dec. 12 at the annual State Controller’s Financial Conference in Raleigh.