Hardee recognized at international convention

Hardee

East Carolina University College of Education administrative staff member Lou Anna Hardee was recognized as distinguished governor for 2010-11 at the Optimist International Convention in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Hardee is governor of  Optimist International’s North Carolina East District, which has more than 1,300 members in 36 clubs. She was presented with a ring as well as a medallion acknowledging her work as a “Builder of Excellence.”

An active member, committee chair and treasurer of the Optimist Club of Greenville, Hardee is former president and member of the board of directors of the Greenville club. In 2008 and 2011, she was named Optimist of the Year. She is a leader in the N.C. East District, serving as immediate past governor, candidate qualifications chair, and lieutenant governor of Zone Three, which has clubs in Greenville, Washington, Goldsboro, Morehead City, and Cape Carteret.

Hardee has worked at ECU since 1968. She is married to Curtis L. Hardee and resides in Greenville.

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Grant supports ECU Arts Smart series

East Carolina University’s Arts Smart series has received a $2,000 grant from Target Stores to support writing across the curriculum for Pitt County students in grades K-6.

Two authors in those grades will be recognized for exemplary writing. The students and their classmates will receive complimentary tickets to one of six titles on the Arts Smart series.

ECU elementary education student Amy Shackleford will support the initiative with age-appropriate course materials and educator support materials, developed in conjunction with the Teaching Resource Center in Joyner Library. Communications major Jessi Hardin will outline a marketing campagin to encourage teacher and student participation.

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College of Education hosts 232 clinical teachers

The East Carolina University College of Education hosted 232 clinical teachers in the Latham Clinical School Network March 14 and March 28.

The event provided activities centered around the theme of Crucial Conversations with clinical teachers regarding Teacher Performance Assessment and Electronic Evidences required for teacher education students. Teacher education students need those materials to complete their portfolios for licensure recommendation.

Sessions were presented by faculty members in the College of Education.

Attendees represented Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Edgecombe, Granville, Greene, Hertford, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson County School Systems.

The event was organized by the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach in the College of Education.

For more information, contact Christa Monroe (monroec@ecu.edu) or call the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach at 252-328-2950.

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ECU grad wins in robotics competition

East Carolina University alumna Elizabeth Pate, a 2011 graduate with a B.A. in physics and a B.S. in science, was a member of the group that took home second place this month in the Palmetto Regional robotics competition in Charleston, S.C.

Pate and her team competed in Rebound Rumble, building robots that could shoot foam basketballs through basketball hoops and balance on a teetering platform. The win qualifies them for national competition.

The competition is the flagship event of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) season in South Carolina. The Citadel and city of North Charleston hosted the 3-day Ninth Annual Competition, which drew 47 teams from eight states.

Pate is a science teacher at South Central High School in Greenville. For additional information, contact Pate at PateE.schs@pitt.k12.nc.us.

 

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Counselors Connect with the College of Education

ECU students and Apple Ambassadors, left to right, Tiera Bunyan, Jessica Milwood and Sara Graves greeted attendees at the Each One-Reach One event. Apple Ambassadors work with the College of Education to recruit prospective students.


The East Carolina University College of Education hosted 36 high school guidance counselors from eastern North Carolina Feb. 2

The “Each One – Reach One” event informed counselors about the university’s teacher education programs and education as a career choice. Participants were drawn from the Latham Clinical School Network, which comprises 36 counties in eastern North Carolina. The counselors represented Beaufort, Cumberland, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Lenoir, Martin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Pitt, Roanoke Rapids, Wayne and Wilson school districts.

Representatives from ECU Admissions, the Honors College and Financial Aid provided information for the counselors to help them assist students in their districts with applications for the university. College of Education personnel shared details about the university’s teacher education programs. They encouraged the counselors to prompt students about considering education as a career choice.

Participants indicated that the workshop was “very organized” with pertinent information. One counselor said, “This was an awesome opportunity. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge.”

For more information about recruitment efforts for the ECU College of Education, contact Laura Bilbro-Berry, assistant director of Teacher Education, at bilbroberryl@ecu.edu or 252-328-1123.

 

ECU education professor Christa Monroe speaks at the event for high school counselors. Seated, left to right, are faculty in the Office of Teacher Education Vivian Covington, Laura Bilbro-Berry and Susan Morgan.

 

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