OAAS seeks nominations for excellence awards

The Organization of African American Staff seeks nominations for the ECU African-American Awards of Excellence.

The OAAS seeks to achieve a visible commitment of the inclusion and valuing of African -American staff, faculty and students at East Carolina University through the promotion of cultural and professional development, wellness, networking, mentorship, leadership, community outreach, scholarship and economic prosperity.

The inaugural ECU African-American Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding contributions by ECU African-Americans. Nominees for the awards may include current and past ECU African American faculty, staff, students and administrators.

Nominations may also be made for outstanding ECU alumni who serve as community leaders.

Send the nomination letter to Dr. Lathan E. Turner and the OAAS Awards Committee, by Monday, Feb. 4that 5 p.m.  Email nomination letters to turnerla@ecu.edu  or mail to East Carolina University, C/O OAAS Award Selection Committee, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, Mail Stop 426, Greenville, NC 27858.


Awards recognize excellence in service

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.


Student scholarship highlighted in ECU German language program

Michael Veale

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.




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.