ECU professor Dr. Melanie Sartore-Baldwin accepts an outstanding alumni award at Texas A&M University. (Contributed photo)
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.
LTC Thomas E. Glockzin is commander of the ECU Air Force ROTC.
Lt. Col. Glockzin
He recently served as the deputy commander, 43rd Airlift Group, Pope Field, North Carolina where he commanded eight squadrons, 13 group staff agencies, and 1,200 personnel supporting five Major commands. At Pope Field, Glockzin also served as chief of staff and directed activities for 85 personnel. He is a master navigator with more than 4,000 flying hours, including more than 200 combat and combat support hours. He earned an undergraduate degree in 1989 in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in 1998 in Aeronautical/Aviation Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster).
LTC Sean Farrar
LTC Sean E. Farrar is commander of the ECU Army ROTC. He recently served as a division chief in the Aviation Test Directorate at the U.S. Army Operation Test Command in Fort Hood, Texas, where he conducted testing of new Aviation aircraft and equipment. At Fort Hood he tested the new Apache attack helicopter and an aircrew protective mask used for chemically or biologically contaminated environments. He is a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot with one combat tour in Iraq, where he served as an advisor and trainer to the Iraqi Police. He earned an undergraduate degree in 1994 in geography from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a graduate degree in 2003 in Individual Counseling from Long Island University.
Two East Carolina University professors in the Department of Kinesiology published articles in the July issue of the Journal of Sport Management.
Dr. Melanie Sartore-Baldwin co-authored, “Hegemonic Masculinity and the Institutionalized Bias Toward Women in Men’s Collegiate Basketball: What do Men Think?” The study investigates men’s basketball coaches’ perceptions and attitudes toward women in men’s college basketball.
Dr. Stacy Warner led an international team of researchers in a study highlighting the factors necessary to retain sports officials. The article was titled, “Officiating Attrition: The Experiences of Former Referees via a Sport Development Lens.”
The Department of Kinesiology is housed in the ECU College of Health and Human Performance.
The East Carolina University Army ROTC program and Boy Scouts of America hosted Operation Scout Out on campus the weekend of Aug. 24-25.
Scouts from across the state participated in activities such as crossing a rope bridge to overcome fear of heights and pulling a Humvee to test their physical fitness. They learned about how soldiers eat in the field, warrior ethos, assisted liter carry and electronic weapons.
Scout leader Lacy Hobgood and Cadet Austin Faulkner led joint operation, designed to teach young scouts the importance of values. Organizers expect to hold the event annually.
Dr. Don Chaney has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion following a national search.
Chaney comes to ECU from the University of Florida, where he served as the assistant dean for distance education and outreach and the associate director for the Center for Digital Health and Wellness in the College of Health and Human Performance. A former faculty member in ECU’s Department of Health Education and Promotion, he has also held appointments at Texas A&M University and the University of Alabama.
Chaney’s research interests include technology integration in health and online learning/professional development. The majority of his publications are related to distance education course development and technological applications.
“I am honored to be back at East Carolina University and leading what I believe to be one of the best, if not the best, faculty in health education and promotion in the country,” said Chaney. “Graduates from our programs in athletic training, school health education, community and worksite health promotion and environmental health are making a real difference in the health of Eastern North Carolinians,” he continued.
Chaney is the past editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Health Studies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1999 in fitness management from the University of North Alabama. In 2000 he received a master’s degree in health education and promotion from Mississippi State University and in 2003 he earned a doctorate in health education and promotion from the University of Alabama.