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Friends of the College
The Honors College considers the parents, guardians, and families of our current students and alumni as an extended part of our family. Thus, a growing number of volunteers, advocates, and donors have emerged from this important group of stakeholders. The Honors College is proud to engage the families of our students and support a variety of initiatives. The point of contact for parents and families within the Honors College administration is Dean David White.
The Honors College collects contact information on a
voluntary basis for parents and guardians of our current Honors
students and alumni. This contact information is added to a special distribution
list so that interested family members can stay connected to the
opportunities and pertinent news items coming from the Honors College
and East Carolina University. Parents and guardians who wish to be added to this distribution list may contact Dean David White.
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
The organization creates a link between the Honors College and parents/families of prospective, current and former students. This type of inclusion is set forth to establish goodwill and connection to the Honors College and the University. In addition, parents can serve as resources for assisting with recruitment and outreach, volunteers for Honors College events, and career advisors and facilitators for current Honors students. Through the organization parents will be more informed of the opportunities and connections available to their students through the Honors College.
HCPA membership eligibility is automatic upon admission and matriculation of a student to the Honors College at ECU. Any parent, grandparent, or guardian wishing to join the HCPA must formally opt in and request to be added to the membership list. This can be done by simply sending an email to the HCPA at firstname.lastname@example.org at which time you will be added to the distribution list for newsletters and announcements.
More details about membership can be found in the HCPA Constitution.
Chair: Ed HarveyVice-Chair: Lisa GoltermannMember At-Large: Nathan HowieMember At-Large: Lynn WhittingtonMember At-Large: Tammy Worthington
The HCPA also maintains an e-mail address independently of the Honors College administration. If you wish to contact the officers by way of that e-mail account, please direct said inquiries to email@example.com. This e-mail account is also in place so that parents of prospective parents can communicate directly with parents of current or former Honors College students to gain helpful perspectives and insight into the experience. The HCPA also communicates directly with its membership on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
The current HCPA Constitution, which outlines the charter, is available as a PDF for review.
Events for Spring and Summer 2017 will be announced soon!
To be announced!
The HCPA 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 and Honors College Parent Association 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.