The 2012 Fourth Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipient, for service, is Melvin Tyson with Grounds Services – Moving Services.
The 2012 Campus Operations Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Rebecca Bizzell with Campus Operations and Doris Rhem with Housekeeping Services.
East Carolina University junior Michael Veale of Charlotte was selected for an undergraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), marking the fourth year in a row that ECU’s German program has had a student selected for the scholarship.
Veale, a double major in theatre arts and German, is spending the academic year as a student at the Freie Universitat in Berlin.
ECU professor David L. Smith, majors’ advisor and program coordinator in the university’s German program, said ECU’s program is one of only five in the nation to have had an undergraduate receive the DAAD undergraduate award in each of the last four years, and the only program in the Southeast to do so.
Smith said the four scholarships represent approximately $45,000 in external funding for ECU undergraduates.
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.
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.
Members of ECU’s Academic Advising Department won a “best poster” award at the National Symposium on Student Retention, held Oct. 29-31 in New Orleans.
Authors Jayne Geissler, John Trifilo, Elizabeth Coghill and Steven Asby were recognized for their work on “Kudos and Warnings: Managing 55,000+ Flag Notifications to Support Student Success.” The poster highlighted ECU’s early academic alert and response system including assessments by faculty, students and advisors.
The authors were recognized during the CSRDE Best Practices Awards Luncheon, receiving a plaque and $500 award.
At the same conference, Coghill and Geissler presented, “Politics, Logistics, and Support: The Creation and Growth of a Centralized Peer-volunteer Tutoring Center” and were invited to submit a paper that was peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in the conference proceedings.