Twenty-six educators and education advocates will be inducted into East Carolina University’s Educators Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.
The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall Student Center.
This year’s inductees from Pitt County are Alan R. Bailey ’84 ’93 of Ayden; Nancy Glaser Bray ’89 of Grifton; Herbert R. Carlton ’52 ’54 of Greenville; Bruce Elliot Gray ’71 ’78 ’82 ’85 of Ayden; Jena Gurganus Kerns ’70 ’78 of Greenville; Debbie Metcalf of Greenville; Dr. Dorothy Hiott Muller of Greenville; Jane Reel ’70 ’78 of Greenville; DeAnne Smith ’86 ’89 of Greenville; Gail Dillahunt Smith of Greenville; Betty S. Speir ’63 of Greenville; and Sherryl Tipton ’78 of Greenville.
Other inductees are Suzanne Brooks ’78 of Keswick, VA; Anne Barker Faulkenberry ’73 ’76 of Trent Woods; Dr. Diane L. Frost of Asheboro; Barbara Glatthorn of Washington; Kathryn Carroll Gower ’80 of Dunn; James Henry Jones formerly of Garysburg; Dr. Jerry E. McGee ’65 of Wingate; Cynthia Parker Miller ’98 ’99 of Newport; Deborah Wiggins Seehorn of Raleigh; James Russell Smith Jr. ’84 ’86 of Morrisville; Patricia Ann Hedspeth Smith ’60 of Conway; Mary Ann Southern ’74 ’76 of New Bern; Becky Howard Taylor ’76 ’80 of Bath; Frank Pleasant Teague Jr. formerly of Kinston;
Each inductee was sponsored and a monetary gift of $1,000 or more was contributed to the Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment on their behalf.
Inductees for whom additional gifts have been made receive a star on the Hall of Fame plaque in the college and recognition at the ceremony. Previously inducted honorees receiving additional stars this year are Gwen P. Jeffreys ’43 of Greensboro and Dr. Gene Daniel Lanier ’55 of Atlantic Beach.
The new members join more than 400 outstanding educators who have been inducted since the program was begun in 1999 by the ECU College of Education.
Annual interest from the endowment is used to fund merit-based scholarships for College of Education students.
The program has raised more than $512,000 for scholarships. The goal for the endowment is $1 million.