East Carolina University professor Dr. Melanie Sartore-Baldwin was named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni (Early Career) by Texas A&M University Oct. 25 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
This award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon alumni who earned his or her degree within the past five years and recognizes significant contributions to their fields in the areas of teaching, research, or service.
“Dr. Sartore-Baldwin joined ECU immediately after her work at Texas A&M,” said Dr. Stacey Altman, chair of the ECU Department of Kinesiology, housed in the College of Health and Human Performance. “Since then she has represented her alma mater and the fine program she was part of at that institution.”
A 2007 graduate of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M, Sartore-Baldwin was among five alumni recognized. One award is presented to an early career graduate.
“From her day-to-day meaningful interactions with students in the classroom and office to her research that has resulted in her selection as a NASSM fellow, her achievements are many,” continued Altman.
“Perhaps most impressive is an unwavering commitment to integrity and authenticity while pursuing social justice through her professional and personal life. She is indeed deserving of this award.”
Sartore-Baldwin began teaching at ECU in 2007. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/exercise science from Western Illinois University in 2000. She received a dual master’s degree from Indiana University in 2003.