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The Women's Roundtable


Women's Roundtable News



     I've said many times that although all ECU graduates certainly do not call NC home, they certainly make wherever they land a better place. This is particularly true of ECU Women's Roundtable members. Pick up any ECU publication as well as local and national ones and you will read about the accomplishments of our members.
Not only are our members successful in professional and volunteer roles in their communities and beyond, they also give back to ECU. Individual memberships in the Women's Roundtable support ECU's Access Scholarship program by providing financial assistance to bright young women who otherwise might not be able to attend ECU. Since its founding, the membership of the Women's Roundtable has provided more than $50,000 for Access Scholarships. In addition, I am pleased that one of our founding members, Kay Chalk, has endowed the Kay Chalk Women's Roundtable Access Scholarship and that the Women's Roundtable board of directors is committed to endowing the Kathy A. Taft Memorial Women's Roundtable Access Scholarship in memory of founding member Kathy Taft.
In 2013 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Women's Roundtable. In honor of this event we will recognize 10 Incredible Women who will join our 107 previously recognized Incredible ECU Women. We are accepting nominations until October 1, 2012, so please take time to nominate an ECU woman! Before that, please join the Women's Roundtable for the first time or renew your membership, and get involved to find your very own individual "purple passion."
And as always...go Pirates!


Mary Plybon, Chair


Contribute to the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery

Joyner Library and Joyner Library's Advancement Council are seeking to honor ECU alumna, Women's Roundtable founding chair and community leader Janice Faulkner by creating the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery in Joyner Library. This multi-use community facility will exemplify Faulkner's credo of "service has no bounds." Click here to learn how you can support this campaign.


Women's Roundtable Member Featured in Our State

Women's Roundtable member Wendy Perry '78 was featured in the February edition of Our State magazine. Read about her unique cakes here!


Women's Roundtable Members Lead Through Volunteering

Davis, DeborahDeborah Davis '79

Davis is the chief operating officer at MCV Hospitals, part of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, and member and treasurer of the Women's Roundtable board of directors. She was appointed to the ECU Board of Trustees in April 2011.

Angela Allen

Angela Allen '81

Allen is vice president for Global Business Services at IBM. She is a member of the Women's Roundtable board of directors, and was appointed to the ECU Foundation board of directors in October 2011.

Virginia Hardy

Virginia Hardy '93

East Carolina University vice chancellor for students affairs, Hardy is a member of the Women's Roundtable board of directors. She was appointed to the ECU Foundation board of directors in October 2011.


Other Women's Roundtable Members in the News

Read here about Nancy Ballard's visit with Women's Roundtable member, Nichole Cerimele, executive director of KEEN New York. She is an inspiring young woman who is making a difference in the lives of young people with disabilities.

The Women's Roundtable was featured in ECU Today! Click here to read about the impact of the Women's Roundtable.

Click here to read The Daily Reflector's coverage of the Women's Roundtable event on October 14, 2010.

Read more about featured Women's Roundtable members and their involvement with the Women's Roundtable here.

Click here to read the great article about the Women's Roundtable in EC Alumni!


Women's Roundtable newsletter archives

January 2010
January 2011
May 2011

Mary Plybon