Housekeeping Services employee Jackie Smith with Academics was recognized with a 2015 Housekeeping Supervisor Award for Excellence in the category of service. Housekeepers Awards for Excellence in the category of service were awarded to Karl Gatlin and Tim Wynne with Academics, Earl Phillips with Health Sciences Campus / School of Medicine, and Teresa Grimes with Residence Halls / Student Recreation Center.
East Carolina University is asking all Pirates to step outside and get active through the 2015 Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge competition under way through Oct. 17. The university is competing against 58 other institutions representing 30 states.
Grants up to $1,500 will be applied toward outdoor activities on campus, and individual participant prizes are available. Grants are tied to the number of active participants who log their activities and identify ECU as their institution. For 500 participants, ECU will receive $500. If 1,000 Pirates join in, the grant increases to $1,000. For 1,500 active participants, the grant goes up to $1,500.
Participants may sign up and log in at www.oncampuschallenge.org (select East Carolina University).
Points may be earned for a wide variety of outdoor activities including walking, Frisbee golf, fishing and biking, enjoying a hammock, fishing, gardening, hunting, hiking, backpacking, running or jogging, water activities, outdoor yoga, horseshoes, bird watching and stargazing.
Organized team sports like basketball, soccer and football don’t count in the challenge. Activities must be for a minimum of 30 minutes and take place between Sept. 6 and Oct. 17.
For additional information, contact Mark Parker, assistant director for Intramural Sports and Youth & Family at (252) 328-1575 or email@example.com.
The following Facilities Services employees have been recognized with a 2015 Facilities Services Award for Excellence in the category of service: David Brooks with Building Services – Automotive Services and Shannon Elks with Utilities Services – Plumbing.
The following Facilities Services employees have been recognized with a 2015 Facilities Services Supervisor Award for Excellence: Terry Little with Grounds Services – Recycling Services in the category of service and Neal Thorne with Utilities Services – Steam in the category of leadership.
The 2015 Campus Operations Awards for Excellence recipients are Donna Lilley and Eugene Tashiro with Facilities Engineering & Architectural Services in the category of leadership and Rebecca Bizzell with Campus Operations in the category of service.
The Reade Street Market in the West End Dining Hall will close at the end of spring semester to undergo a $269,000 renovation. The project, funded by dining receipts, should be completed by next Aug. 1, according to project manager Michael Talton.
The project includes renovating the existing convenience store space in the market and remodeling of the attached Subway sandwich shop. A semi-private dining area and meeting room also will be added.
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East Carolina University Technology Transfer Fellow Dr. Carlyle Rogers, a 2013 graduate of the Brody School of Medicine, was honored for creativity and innovation in his career.
Rogers, of Williamston, was awarded the 2015 Howard Bremer Scholarship by the Association of University Technology Managers. The award supports students and professionals new to the field by covering the cost of travel and registration at the organization’s annual meeting.
Rogers attended the organization’s 2015 conference in New Orleans, where he focused his attention on crowdfunding, licensing and valuation of university technologies and copyright issues related to mobile applications and software.
As a technology transfer fellow at ECU, Rogers supports promising new inventions and promotes the university’s culture of innovation and entrepreneurism. “In every university there exists new and revolutionary inventions,” he said, but proper execution is critical to get the inventions from the idea to a commercial product.
“That is where technology transfer becomes important; it serves as the vehicle for executing the development of university inventions to commercial products,” Rogers said.
The role ECU plays in supporting technology transfer is critical because so many eastern North Carolina counties face a declining population, with potential leaders moving away from the area instead of reinvesting in the region, he said.
“To change this pattern, ECU and eastern North Carolina must look to innovation and research as a means to create new industries, new jobs and a way to strengthen the economic fabric” of the region.
Rogers holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the Brody School of Medicine and a B.S. in biology from ECU.
For additional information on ECU’s Office of Technology Transfer, contact Marti Van Scott, director of the Office of Technology Transfer, at 252-328-9545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following Housekeeping Services employees have been recognized with a 2014 Housekeepers Awards for Excellence in the category of service: Phyllis Hart and Ruby Streeter with Academics, Ann Battle with Health Sciences Campus / School of Medicine, and Brenda Hopkins with Residence Halls / Student Recreation Center.
The 2014 Campus Operations Awards for Excellence recipients are Elizabeth Mills with Facilities Service Center and Ruthie Fairbanks with Utilities Services for service and Jeremy Russell with Facilities Services Project Management for leadership.
Sandra May with Housekeeping Services – Academics was recognized with a 2014 Housekeeping Supervisor Award for Excellence in the category of service.
The following Facilities Services employees have been recognized with a 2014 Facilities Services Award for Excellence in the category of service: Danny Braxton with Grounds Services – Recycling, Mike Cox with Grounds Services on Health Sciences Campus, Derrick Anderson with Utilities Services – Plumbing, and Don Wood with Utilities Services – HVAC.
The following Facilities Services employees have been recognized with a 2014 Facilities Services Supervisor Award for Excellence: for service, Mike Deyoc with Utilities Services – Steam and Phillip Wingate with Building Services – Locksmith; and, for amibition, Gene Stano with Grounds Services.