Students, family members, and faculty gathered at the fourth annual ECU College of Health and Human Performance Excels event on Feb. 1 at Club Level, Dowdy Ficklen Stadium.
This event recognized freshmen and transfer students with a GPA of 3.0 and above. Students received a certificate signed by the Chancellor and a HHP tee shirt. A total of 255 HHP students were identified: 12 on the chancellor’s list, 106 on the dean’s list and137 on honor roll.
Provost Sheerer commended students on their success and encouraged them to continue. “We are proud of your accomplishments as freshmen and want to see you at ECU as a sophomore,” she said.
Summer Long of Wilmington is an exercise physiology major. “Being recognized for my hard work is encouraging,” she said.
The crowd of nearly 300 received a warm welcome from Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance.
Eliza Monroe, public health studies major, of Raleigh said the event was a good networking opportunity. “It was also educational for me,” she said. “I learned about HHP organizations that I did not know existed,” she continued.
Whitney McFarland, of Fairmont was the guest speaker. McFarland graduated from ECU in 2009 with a bachelor of science in health education and promotion and in 2012 with a master of arts in health education.
McFarland is a public health educator at the Robeson County Department of Public Health. In her spare time she enjoys competing in pageants and has held several titles including Miss Fairmont, Ambassador titles, and Miss Lumbee 2011-2012.