Excels event honors student achievement in Health and Human Performance
By Kathy Muse
College of Health and Human Performance
The East Carolina University College of Health and Human Performance celebrated its high achieving freshmen and transfer students at an Excels program Feb. 7 at Club Level, Dowdy Ficklen Stadium.
The event recognized 276 freshmen and transfer students with a GPA of 3.0 and above including 14 on the chancellor’s list, 114 on the dean’s list and 148 on the honor roll.
Health and Human Performance Associate Dean Dr. Susan McGhee welcomed the students and parents who traveled from as far as New Jersey to attend. Her remarks were followed by the keynote speaker, ECU alumnus Justin Waters.
Waters encouraged the students to continue their success at ECU. “You have to define what success is for you,” he said.
“Be a flag bearer for yourself and ECU.”
Waters graduated from ECU in 2009 with a bachelor of science in physical education and in 2011 with a master of arts in education. He is the assistant director of club sports at ECU Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Students received a certificate signed by Chancellor Steve Ballard along with a T-shirt from the college.