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SCHOLARS ACADEMY: East Carolina University’s new Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy, a unit of the Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development and part of the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, held its first workshop Feb. 9. An inaugural class of 10 scholars was selected competitively from a pool recommended by the deans. Scholars are Jeannie Golden (Psychology), Jane Painter (Occupational Therapy), Michael Harris (Management), Kylie Dotson-Blake (Counselor and Adult Education), Rebecca Dumlao (Communication), Sharon Rogers (Health Education and Promotion), Kim Larson (Nursing), Paige Averett (Social Work), Gene Dixon (Engineering) and David Collier (Pediatrics). The scholars will attend five, three-hour workshops to learn about community-based research and the resources available to them on campus. Academy coaches will support candidates as they develop their own research plans. Pictured above, engineering professor Gene Dixon studies distributed paperwork during the first academy workshop. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)

This page originally appeared in the March 20, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at