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. The point of contact for alumni within the Honors College administration is Associate Dean Kevin Baxter.
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.
Membership is automatic for all alumni of the Honors College or University Honors Program. Individuals become members of the Alumni Society following the successful completion of two semesters in 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 completing this online form so as to be kept informed of future Honors College Alumni Society news and events.
Honors College Alumni Society Board of Directors
President: Hardik Patel ('06)
Vice-President: Linda Quick ('05)
Graduate Representative: Steven Asby ('03, '06, '15)
Graduate Representative: Jessie Chirico ('14)
Graduate Representative: Brittany Coleman ('16)
Graduate Representative: Erika Dietrick ('16)
Graduate Representative: Davidson Gillette ('08, '12)
Graduate Representative: Adrian Modzik ('15)
Student Representative - Junior Class: Rachel Eker
Student Representative - Senior Class: Zoe Hinton
Alumni Society Fine Arts Gala (Fall 2016)
The Honors College Alumni Society will once again host the Honors College fine arts gala to showcase Honors students creativity in the arts. For pictures of last year's incredible performances, please visit our Flickr page or view the video footage from the first and second half of the event.
The Ink Pot and Quill
The Honors College produces a bi-annual newsletter to share information and updates with our communities of stakeholders. Past newsletters may be viewed at the following page: The Ink Pot & Quill
Donations to Honors College
The HCAS acknowledges that the fantastic programming that is provided for Honors College students comes through the hard work of the Honors College staff and the financial support provided by the generous donors to support the breadth of programs offered to our students. As the student population of the Honors College has grown to its full complement of students, there is a strong need for additional endowment funds to support the Living-Learning Experiences, Academic Priorities, and Study Abroad.
We hope that you will join the Honors College Advancement Council, Honors College Parent Association, and the Honors College Alumni Society members in making a gift to one of the Honors College funds detailed below. Your gift will impact current and future classes of Honors College students. It will be instrumental in supporting the delivery of unique Honors College programming that has broad reaching benefits to the entire university.
The Richard R and JoAnn Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences
Dr. Richard Eakin, Chancellor Emeritus and Interim Dean of the Honors College, retired from the Honors College on June 30, 2013. In honor of Dr. Eakin's many contributions and his leadership role in the development of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Richard R. and Joann Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences. All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students and the living-learning programming series.
Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting 'Honors College' as the fund and 'Richard R. and Joann Eakin Fund for Living-Learning Experiences' as the second fund using the drop-down menus.
The Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities
Marilyn Sheerer served as the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at ECU until stepping down on August 15, 2014 and was a huge initiator in founding the Honors College. In honor of Provost Marilyn Sheerer's many contributions and leadership role in the support of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities. All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students and faculty by providing for research opportunities, technology, and other academic needs.
Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting the 'Marilyn Sheerer Fund for Academic Priorities' as the fund using the drop-down menu.
The Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad
Dr. Michael F. Bassman, named the first Distinguished Honors Professor Emeritus after previously serving as Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Honors Program, retired in June, 2014. In honor of Dr. Bassman's many contributions and his leadership role in the development of the Honors College, a priority fund has been established: the Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad. All contributions to this fund will directly support Honors College students by helping defray expenses for students to have the opportunity and experience of studying abroad.
Gifts may be made through the online giving website by selecting 'Michael F. Bassman Fund for Study Abroad ' as the fund using the drop-down menu.
If you wish to make a gift using a different giving option, please contact Nate Evans, Honors College Major Gifts Officer, at (252) 737-5232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.