The Staff Senate is pleased to announce that applications for the Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship are now open. The Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship was endowed to benefit ECU staff directly by providing funds for those staff members who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at ECU. More information about the scholarship and about Gail Jordan are located below.
Students can file a General Scholarship application for the Staff Senate scholarship opportunities as well as any number of other campus based opportunities via ECUAWard. The on-line scholarship portal is located at https://ecu.academicworks.com. The attached document illustrates how to use the system. Please note that, after completing the General Application, you will need to search the opportunities list for the Gail Jordan scholarship, and click the button to apply. Additional questions will be asked once you choose to apply to the scholarship. If you have questions while in ECUAWard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Applications will be accepted November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016.
Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund
About Gail Jordan Gail Jordan is remembered as an energetic person who enjoyed helping others.
Jordan spent 36 years as a state employee. After four years with the N.C. Department of Revenue, she was hired in 1973 as a secretary in the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at East Carolina University. Following a short-lived move to Raleigh with her husband, Jordan returned to ECU in 1975.
Jordan spent the rest of her career as ECU, rising to the job of assistant to the chancellor in 2004. Upon retiring in 2005, she received the ECU’s Founders Day award for her service to the university. She returned to ECU in 2006 temporarily as assistant to Kevin Seitz, then the vice chancellor for administration and finance.
Although Jordan’s life was cut short by breast cancer at the age of 57, the impact of Gail’s work and life at ECU lives on. As Abraham Lincoln noted, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” Gail put a lot of “life” in her years at ECU, and it’s in her memory that we are establishing the Staff Senate/Gail Jordan Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Purpose of the Fund
The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to full-time SPA, CSS, and non-faculty EPA employees who are taking either undergraduate or graduate level courses at East Carolina University, in memory of Gail Jordan, a long-serving ECU staff employee with ties to all levels of the university.
The intent of the scholarship is to cover the expenses for one or more courses (tuition, fees and books) to a staff employee after the employee has exhausted his/her eligibility for tuition free courses for that academic year.