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Leadership Forum Hosted

By Erica Plouffe Lazure

ECU’s College of Health and Human Performance recognized more than 80 of its faculty, students and alumni Feb. 22 at a Centennial Leadership initiative.

Glen Gilbert, dean of ECU’s College of Health and Human Performance, said it is fitting that – nearly 100 years after the first class entered East Carolina in 1909 – the study of fitness and personal health is still a key area of focus today.

“I think the early students of ECU would be pleased to see the growth of Health and Human Performance, and the recognition of good health, as a foundation of this institution,” Gilbert said.

The daylong leadership forum featured many of the college’s students, alumni and faculty members. Among them, the keynote speakers were: Nancy Mize, ECU assistant vice chancellor for Campus Recreation and Wellness; Jo Morgan, health education director for Pitt County Health Department; Reggie Edgerton, distinguished professor of physiological science and neurobiology sciences, University of California - Los Angeles; and Trenton Davis, ECU professor emeritus of environmental health.

More than 80 leaders from the college’s advancement council and its three departments: Recreation and Leisure Services; Health Education and Promotion; and Exercise and Sport Science participated in breakout sessions during the afternoon. The leadership forum was followed by a gala celebration at the Greenville Hilton with 300 students, faculty, and friends of the College of Health and Human Performance.


This page originally appeared in the April 4, 2008 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at