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
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Honors College Alumni Society Board of Directors
President: Hardik Patel
Vice-President: Emily O'Farrell
Graduate Representative: Shelby Barry
Graduate Representative: Cheryl Munro
Graduate Representative: Linda Quick
Graduate Representative: Nicholas Thompson
Student Representative: Corrie Hansen
Student Representative: Deepa Ramaswamy
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 Programmer Analyst at the Pitt 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.
Emily O’Farrell’s passion for the health sciences drove her to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at East Carolina University, Class of 2013. She currently works at Duke Raleigh Hospital Orthopedics Unit with aspirations to return to school for the Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree. Eventually, she hopes to work in a university as a nursing professor.In her time away from work, she is an avid reader. She also enjoys running, and art projects. She was so excited to join the Honors College Alumni Society because the Honors College had such a positive impact on her undergraduate career that she wanted to stay involved as much as possible after graduating. The Honors College has already become such an important aspect of the university, and it is an honor to be a member of the growing network of professionals it has created.
Shelby Barry obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration from East Carolina University in May of 2013. She also is pursuing her MBA from East Carolina University and expects to graduate in December of 2014. Currently she is a full-time student and a part-time nanny. After graduation 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.
Cheryl Munro received a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Psychology from East Carolina University in 1991 and a Masters of Teaching from Liberty University in 2014. Currently, she is working as teacher in the Henrico County Public School System, and has been there since August, 2013. Before her current vocation, she has worked as a Water Fitness Trainer at the YMCA in Richmond, Va. She also worked as a 1st grade teacher at Lakeside Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. Cheryl joined the Honors College Alumni Society to aid in its mission of connecting Honors Alumni to the Honors College and providing a helpful support system based on service and leadership.
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.
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 in the Cardinals farm system 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 is currently a junior in the nursing program here at East Carolina. 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, 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.”
Deepa Ramaswamy is currently a first semester senior working on obtaining a Public Health Studies degree. She aspires to go to medical school and become a physician one day in the future. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time include scuba diving with the ECU Scuba Club, singing along with the radio, volunteering with her sisters of Gamma Sigma Sigma, and traveling. The main reasons she became an active member of the Honors College Alumni Society is because she wanted to be a voice for the student body. She states, “The Honors College has provided me with so many opportunities, and I wanted to make sure that we all stay connected throughout our different journeys. Additionally, I wanted to connect previous Honors College Alum with the current students within the program because I feel that they have consistently provided us with guidance and support within the three years of my participation in this program.”
Stay Connected and Share Your Updates!
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!