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Honors College Alumni Society

Launched in fall 2013, the Honors College Alumni Society is an incredible opportunity for alumni and current students to connect and remain involved in the Honors community.

The Honors College Alumni Society delivers programs and initiatives to support and to increase relations between our alumni and current students.  Our annual Homecoming event has already become an annual tradition.  Honors alumni and guests converge on the front porch of the Mamie Jenkins Building for refreshments and merriment prior to heading down to 5th Street for the Homecoming parade. 

The Honors College Alumni Society was founded to provide connections among and between Honors alumni and Honors students.  The mission of the Society is to foster a relationship based on the values of service and leadership among these groups.  This is realized through educational and networking programs and direct leadership and support is provided by Honors alumni and the Honors College administration.

The mission of the Society is to foster a relationship based on the values of service and leadership between the Honors College alumni and the Honors College community.

How to be part of the Society?

Membership is automatic for all alumni of the Honors College or University Honors Program.  The Society does not require any payment of membership fees or dues.  Alumni are asked to update contact information by following the link below.  We hope you choose to become involved as an Honors College alumna/us and be an active member of the Honors College Alumni Society.  

Become a mentor, an inspiration, a role model; be a guiding light for those who follow in your footsteps!  Please visit our online form to update your contact information for our alumni database and to be kept informed of future Honors College Alumni Society news and events.

Honors College Alumni Society Events

Stay tuned for information about our next event!

Honors College Alumni Society Board of Directors

President: Hardik Patel
Vice-President: Linda Quick
Graduate Representative: Shelby Barry
Graduate Representative: Erika Churchill
Graduate Representative: Davidson Gillette
Graduate Representative: Nicholas Thompson
Student Representative: Corrie Hansen
Student Representative: Kendall Taylor

Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel received his undergraduate degree in Decision Sciences from East Carolina University and his MBA in Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization from North Carolina State University. He currently is a Systems Analyst at Orange County Government. Outside of work, Hardik enjoys playing and watching golf. He also loves to watch college and professional football in his free time. Hardik became involved with the Honors College Alumni Society because he wanted to build a bridge between the alumnus and current students that can be utilized to create an environment of sustained growth and support.

Linda Quick

Linda A. Quick, PhD, CPA, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at ECU. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from ECU, and her PhD from the University of South Carolina. Prior to entering the PhD program, Linda worked as an auditor for KPMG in Norfolk, Virginia for three years and is a licensed CPA in Virginia. Outside of work, Linda enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, and dog, Ty. Her hobbies include running and watching ECU and South Carolina football and baseball. Linda became involved with the Honors College Alumni Society because of the wonderful experience she had as a student at ECU through the EC Scholars program. She is interested in connecting with current students, keeping in touch with alumni, and spreading the word about ECU’s Honors College.

Shelby Barry

Shelby Barry obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration from East Carolina University in May of 2013 and an MBA with a Health Care Management Certificate in December of 2014. She plans to apply to medical school in hopes of pursuing her dream of being a primary care physician. In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading or playing with her dog and cat. She decided to join the Honors College Alumni Society as a way to remain connected to the Honors College after graduation and to give back to something that had made such a difference during her undergraduate years.

Erika Churchill

Erika graduated from East Carolina University in May 1992 with a BSA in Accounting. She then obtained her J.D. from Campbell University and 1995, and became county attorney for the Greene County, North Carolina. In 2000, she joined the central non-partisan staff as a legislative analyst for the North Carolina General Assembly.  Erika enjoys traveling, reading, and anything related to water.  She became an active member in the Honors College because she believes that one should give back to individuals and organizations that influenced her life.

Davidson Gillette

Davidson obtained his undergraduate degree and master's degree in accounting from East Carolina University where he was an EC Scholar and member of the then-Honors Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant and currently works as a Senior Associate with the Norfolk, Virginia office of the international accounting and finance firm of KPMG. A resident of Virginia Beach, he enjoys reading, tennis, and beach volleyball, and remains a passionate ECU supporter through numerous alumni and university organizations along with Pirate football. Davidson became involved in the Honors College from a desire to remain involved with an institution that meant so much to his own college experience and enjoys meeting and networking with current students and alumni.

Nicholas Thompson

Nick graduated from East Carolina University in December 2013 with a BS in Biochemistry. He then began pursuing a MS in Molecular Biology at The College of William & Mary. In June 2014, he was drafted in the 8th round of the first year player draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He is currently playing for the Peoria Chiefs, the class-a affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and one day plans to become an orthopedic surgeon. Nick enjoys traveling and playing ping pong and other card and board games. He became an active member in the Honors College because he values loyalty and commitment to all influential aspects of his life.

Corrie Hansen

Corrie Hansen is currently a senior in the nursing program here at East Carolina. She will graduate in December 2015. Upon graduation, she plans to work in an intensive care setting before returning to school to obtain her doctorate of nursing practice. She would like to become a family nurse practitioner or a hospital administrator. In her free time she loves to partake in Cross Fit and running, as well as cook new and exciting recipes. Corrie wanted to become an active member of the Honors College Alumni Society out of gratitude. She states, “The Honors College has made East Carolina University feel like a family and a home away from home. Being an out of state student, I’m blessed with all of the opportunities the Honors College has provided me. From service learning trips, to networking, to scholarships, to leadership, I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. Being a part of the Alumni Society is an opportunity to advocate for and give back to a college that has made a positive impact on my life and education.”

Kendall Taylor

Kendall Taylor is a Junior in the Exercise Physiology program and plans to attend the Physical Therapy program at East Carolina University upon graduating from undergrad. She is an Early Assurance Scholar in Physical Therapy and is very committed to serving her community. When Kendall first came to East Carolina University, she we determined to bring Girls on the Run to Pitt Country as her way to give back to her community. She is currently the Co-Director of the program in Pitt County and volunteers her time as a coach at The Oakwood School. Kendall knows the importance in personal relationships and personal stories. She believes the Alumni Society is a great tool to connect people and learn how an education from the Honors College at East Carolina can help everyone give back to the community they live in. She is excited to work with like minded people who put an emphasis on community outreach,  living a positive lifestyle, and being grateful for things in their lives.

Stay Connected and Share Your Updates!

The Honors College Alumni Society is on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - join today to stay connected!

Honors alumni who have moved, updated employment status, or other information to share with our team are asked to provide this through the online alumni update form.  The Honors College Alumni Society will use this information to ensure we can connect with you on the latest news, accomplishments, events, and benefits.  Thank you for keeping us informed!

Class of 2014

The graduating class of 2014 was recognized at an event on May 8, 2014 which included a video tribute and a slideshow celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates.

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