Michael Bassman Thesis Award Winner
Jacob Subash (EC Scholar alumnus) is the winner of the 2014 Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis Award, hosted by Joyner Library. Jacob's research, Protein synthesis regulation in the germ line affects gamete differentiation, was completed under the direction of Dr. Brett Keiper, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry at the Brody School of Medicine. Honorable mentions were awarded to Mukund Patel, for work completed under the direction of Dr. Stefan Clemens, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physiology at the Brody School of Medicine and Chelsea Hughes, for her thesis completed under the direction of Dr. Derrick Wirtz, in the Dept. of Psychology.
Welcome EC Scholars Class of 2017
Nineteen incoming freshmen at East Carolina University were selected for the prestigious EC Scholars Program. The four-year merit scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance, commitment to community engagement and strong leadership skills. Recipients receive a scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, for a total value of approximately $62,000 including the tuition award from the Honors College. For additional information on each individual student that received the honor, please visit the ECU News Services website.
Thomas Vaughan, EC Scholar, Class of 2015 Awarded Hollings Scholarship
Thomas Vaughan, second-year EC Scholar and Honors College student, has been named a class of 2013 recipient of the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship is awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and provides academic assistance (over $25,000) for two academic years to include a summer internship. NOAA receives an average of 900 Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship applications each year from students who meet the criteria and approximately 100 are awarded to top undergraduate scholars from across the United States each year. As part of the award, Thomas will engage in a weeklong orientation program at NOAA Headquarters outside of Washington, DC on May 28-May 31 where he will meet the NOAA Administrators, senior program managers, and NOAA scientists. For additional information on Thomas Vaughan and the Hollings Scholarship Award, please visit the ECU News Services website.