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Allied Health Faculty Honored

By Crystal Baity

The College of Allied Health Sciences recently recognized 40 distinguished alumni as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. Those from ECU include: Anthony Bartholomew, administrator for the Department of Surgery in the Brody School of Medicine; Madge Chamness, retired from the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science; Pat Hodson, clinical associate professor of physical therapy; Randy Michael Horton, assistant director of continuing medical education for BSOM; Stas Humienny, clinical instructor of clinical laboratory science; Sharon Shallow, clinical instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Studies; and Marianna Walker, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders and member of the N.C. Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.

They were recognized Oct. 27 during the university’s homecoming at an event sponsored by the ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation. More than 150 people attended the open house including several retired faculty and staff.

“We all have a lot to be proud of,” said Stephen Thomas, dean of allied health sciences, who pinned each recipient during the recognition ceremony.

“We share a common history and experience,” said Beth Velde, professor and assistant dean for special projects. “You are our ambassadors and without you people wouldn’t know the good work of the College of Allied Health Sciences.”

The College of Allied Health Sciences was established in 1967. It is the largest provider of allied health professionals to the state with an enrollment of more than 700 students, of which 61 percent are at master’s and doctoral levels. Its mission is to improve the quality of health through leadership, excellence and innovation in the delivery of progressive baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and continuing education programs, providing professional and clinical services and conducting basic, clinical and applied research.

The college has grown 60 percent in the past five years. There are nine departments: biostatics, clinical laboratory science, communication sciences and disorders, community health, health services and information management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and rehabilitation studies.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at