Service, Honors, Professional Activities
December 2010/January 2011
The 2010 Fourth Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, include Jeremy Rogers with Building Services – Automotive Services, Glen Wynn and Jacob Yow with Grounds Services, and Joel Crisco with Utilities Services – Steam.
Eleanor Cook (Academic Library Services) received the $500 ABC-CLIO 2010 Vicky Speck Memorial Leadership Award, presented for exemplary leadership and contributions to the Charleston Library Conference. The organization is an award-winning publisher of references titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources and books for professionals.
Debbie O’Neal (English) was awarded the Carolina TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Distinguished Service Award for her work as a board member and teacher educator, as well as her scholarly contributions to a variety of publications. She will serve as treasurer of Carolina TESOL, the professional organization for English as a second language teachers in North and South Carolina.
Kirk St. Amant (English) and co-editor guest-edited a recent special issue of the journal, Technical Communication. Entitled, “Legal Issues in Global Contexts,” the issue included an introductory essay by St. Amant and co-author, “Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Re-considering Content in an Age of Globalization.”
The faculty of the Geriatric Division in the Department of Family Medicine hosted the biannual Geriatric Symposium Oct. 8. The theme was “Hidden Illnesses in the Elderly” and this year registered the highest attendance in its history.
Aaron Lucier (Campus Living) was named the Equality NC Foundation 2010 Equality Champion for the Eastern Region, the first champion awarded. Lucier is the ECU advisor for the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered Student Union, president of the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization, a volunteer for the disaster action team with the Pitt County Chapter of the American Red Cross and an active community member working with issues related to social justice, HIV/AIDS and social connections for the GLBT community. As a college housing professional, he has served as the chair of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International's GLBT Concerns Committee, and in 2008 was awarded the association's Judy Spain Award for his work with GLBT issues and students.
Larry Nash White (Education) was selected as the guest editor of Vol. 48, No. 1 of the journal, Libraries and the Cultural Record, an interdisciplinary double peer reviewed journal that explores the significance of collections of recorded knowledge—their creation, organization, preservation, and utilization—in the context of cultural and social history.
Liz Fogarty (Education) received the 2010 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award, recognizing significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education. The award was presented Nov. 12 at the NAGC Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
The 2010 Housekeeping Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipient was Jackie Smith for service.
The 2010 Facilities Services Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipients include Johnnie Turner with Grounds Services, Ray Schmit with Utilities Services – HVAC and Phillip Wingate with Building Services – Lockshop for Service.
The 2010 Fourth Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Betty Jenkins and Brian Price with Academics, Cassandra Anderson with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Barbara Taft-Dixon with Health Sciences Campus / School of Medicine.
The 2010 Campus Operations Awards for Excellence recipients are Gina Shoemaker for Leadership and Suzy Goodson for Service.
Richard Bamberg (Allied Health) was the recipient of the 2010 Journal of Allied Health Editor's Award presented at the annual conference of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in October. The recipient of this award is selected by the Editor of the JAH each year based on contribution to the journal. Bamberg has been a member of the JAH Editorial Board for the past 15 years and became a contributing editor for the JAH for its Potential Patterns section in 2008.
Eleanor Cook (Joyner Library) received the ABC-CLIO 2010 Vicky Speck Memorial Leadership Award at the Charleston Library Conference. ABC-CLIO is a publisher of reference titles, academic and general interest books, electronic resources, and books for librarians and other professionals. The $500 award is in honor of Editorial Director Vicky Speck and is given for exemplary leadership and contributions to the Charleston Conference.
Kathryn M. Kolasa (Family Medicine) was one of eight selected to receive the American Dietetic Association 2010 Medallion Awards for service to ADA and the dietetics profession. Winners will receive their awards at an honors breakfast Nov. 7 during the ADA's Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston.
The 2010 Third Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Gloria Daniel and Douglas Griggs with Academics, David Barnes with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Herman Jenkins with Health Sciences Campus/School of Medicine.
Alice Arnold (Art) was awarded the North Carolina Art Education Association's Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Oct. 22. It was the second time she had received the award.
David L. Smith (Foreign Languages and Literatures) was selected to serve as a research ambassador for the 2010/11 academic year for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German national agency for support of international academic cooperation. In its second year, the program is honoring 18 individuals who have completed a long-term research project in Germany at the doctoral level or above. In August, ambassadors participated in a two-day seminar addressing the latest developments in German higher education and research. They then returned to their campuses where they will serve as liaisons for DAAD to promote research opportunities in Germany.
The 2010 Third Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients include, for service, James Boyd with Building Services – Masonry, Ty Moore with Grounds Services and Randy Martin with Utilities Services – Steam; and, for leadership, Eric Norris with Utilities Services – Electrical.
An article by Martha Alligood and L.M. Burhans (Nursing), “Quality nursing care in the words of nurses,” was selected as the editor’s Choice and the editorial page in Journal of Advanced Nursing.
David Birch (Health and Human Performance) will receive the Outstanding Research award from the American School Health Association in October.
Biology professors John Stiller and Baohong Zhang were awarded funding from the USDA for their project, “Strengthening the Global Competence of ECU Faculty and Students.” The grant will fund student and faculty travel to China, along with collaboration on biotech projects with Chinese researchers.
Lee Toderick (Information and Computer Technology) will receive international recognition from the EMC Academic Alliance program for his outstanding work preparing students for a global and diverse workforce. In addition to teaching storage technology, Toderick successfully prepares students for careers in the global information technology industry by focusing on three critical areas: global collaboration, leadership, and industry certification. During the Spring 2011 semester, Toderick will partner with EMC Academic Alliance member universities worldwide to teach the information storage and management course. Students will work with their international teammates to complete projects, and will gain valuable experience working in remote teams across cultures and time zones.
Sociology professor Jeffrey C. Johnson was named the 2010 Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, an award conferred upon a professor whose career exemplifies commitment to and love of knowledge and academic life as demonstrated by outstanding teaching and advising, research and creative productivity and professional service.
Yash Kataria (Medicine) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Amritsar Medical and Dental Alumni Association of North America at the group’s annual meeting Aug. 14-18 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Scott Gordon (Exercise and Sport Science) served as one of four expert panelists on Doctor Radio, a national radio show that broadcasts on Sirius XM Satellite, July 2. The topic of the program centered on various aspects of exercise and was hosted by veteran journalist Perri Peltz. Gordon spoke about the modern human genome as an evolutionary product of surviving the active hunter-gatherer lifestyle that existed well over 10,000 years ago. Today’s sedentary lifestyle promotes the unhealthy expression of genes that otherwise naturally expect the body to move. Accordingly, chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have risen to epidemic proportions in the past century, during which time technology has eliminated the need for most daily physical activity.
Lawrence E. Babits (Maritime History) and former graduate student Joshua B. Howard received the Army Historical Foundation book award four outstanding achievements in writing on U.S. Army for their book, “Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse.” The foundation recognized Babits, Howard and additional award winners at the 13th annual members’ meeting June 13 at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Va.
The ECU College of Education’s Project HEART/WellnessCorps was selected for inclusion in the America’s Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation publication, “Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State Programs in the United States.” Nominated by the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, it is one of 52 programs featured in the publication.
Nathan Richards (Maritime Studies) and Tom Allen (Geography) and will conduct an archeological inventory of submerged cultural resources from WWII naval conflicts between German and Allied naval vessels. An $80,000 grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, along with matching funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will fund the project.
Debbie Metcalf (Education) received a Lucile Cornetet Individual Award for professional development from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation. The award will enable Metcalf to attend and present mathematics teaching strategies at the Council for Exceptional Children’s International Conference in Riga, Latvia.
Cecelia R. Valrie (Psychology) received a K01 mentored career development award for her project, “Using Electronic Diaries to Assess Sleep and Pain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease.” The five-year award promotes faculty diversity and re-entry in biomedical research and will total approximately $618,000.
The 2010 Second Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients include, for spirit, Roy Peterson (Grounds Services) and for service, Patrick Sherrod (Utilities Services – Plumbing).
The 2010 Second Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Shannon Daniels and Mitchell Lane with Academics, Verna Taft with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Robert Godley with Health Sciences Campus/School of Medicine.
David L. Smith (Foreign Languages & Literatures) has been named a 2010-2011 Research Ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. ECU faculty or graduate students interested in conducting research in Germany or in establishing collaborative ventures with universities or businesses in Germany should contact him.
Justin B. Moore (Public Health) was named a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, acknowledging high standards of professional responsibility, achievement, participation and continuing professional development.
Derek Alderman (Geography) was appointed by Provost Marilyn Sheerer as research fellow in cultural and heritage tourism for the ECU Center for Sustainable Tourism, a division of Research and Graduate Studies. Alderman will provide instructional support and student advising for the newly approved master of science in sustainable yourism, the first interdisciplinary degree of its kind to be offered in the nation. He will also conduct research and coordinate network opportunities for affiliated faculty, organize tourism-related panels and sessions at professional meetings and public programs, and participate in engagement and outreach efforts with community groups and state agencies.
The 2010 Housekeeping Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipient was Jackie Petway for service.
The 2010 First Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are William Ebron and Helen Ward with Academics, Earl Andrews with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Ann Battle with Health Sciences Campus/School of Medicine.
The 2010 Facilities Services Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipients include for leadership, Terry Little with Grounds Services, Recycling; and Gray Hamill with Facilities Services, Health Sciences Campus Controls; and for service, Royce Thigpen with Utilities Services, Steam.
Another Campus Operations, Facilities Services employee has been identified as a member of the ECU CORS Site Team, which worked to expand the network of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) in eastern North Carolina. Members of the ECU CORS Site Team were recognized as Centennial Awards for Excellence recipients in the category of Ambition during the University Awards ceremony April 27. The members of the ECU CORS Site Team should have included Artis Moore, a Facilities Services steam maintenance technician. Although he was not recognized during the awards ceremony, he has since received his medallion and certificate.
Eduardo Leorri (Geological Sciences) and Xiaoping Pan (Biology) were awarded Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, which provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. For the 2010-11 academic year, the Powe Award Committee received 114 applications and awarded 32 grants.
Leonard Trujillo (Occupational Therapy) was selected as a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a designation that recognizes significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of association members.
ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard received the Pro Patria award from the N.C. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve group, Department of Defense during a ceremony March 20 in Greensboro. ECU was recognized in the public service category for its outstanding support to its reserve and National Guard employees as well as its record of outreach to the state’s military service members and families.
The East Carolina Association of Nursing Students (ECANS) was honored for recruiting the most members to join its national association in 2009-2010. The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) awarded ECANS the Project In Touch grand prize for recruiting 191 new members. ECANS advisors are Kathleen Simpson, clinical associate professor of nursing, and Krista Horne, clinical assistant professor of nursing.
Jeffrey Ferguson (Medicine) served as co-chair of the International First Aid Science Advisory Board, a task force co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. The group included more than 70 members from emergency healthcare organizations worldwide. He continues work with the First Aid Subcommittee of the American Heart Association, the group responsible for developing AHA training material for first aid, CPR and AED courses.
Linda Darty (Art and Design) received the best in show award for a work entitled “Surfacing” at the International Juried Exhibition of Enamels in San Francisco. At the International Enamelist Conference, she served as keynote speaker.
The Enso String Quartet, for whom Melissa Reardon (Music) is violist, received a Grammy nod for Best Chamber Music Performance for a recording of the complete string quartets of Ginastera.
Deborah Thomson (Communication) won the Ray Camp Award for Outstanding Research with a paper entitled “Performing Breakfast: Millsberry.com and Online Cereal Advergaming,” a work presented at Carolinas Communication Association Annual Convention in Wilmington.
In March, David L. Smith (Foreign Languages and Literatures) completed his term as president of the Philological Association of the Carolinas. PAC encourages scholarship on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars by hosting an annual convention in the region. It also publishes the peer-reviewed journal "Postscript" (www.pachome.org).
Peter Romary (Student Legal Services) was selected to receive the John L. Sanders Student Advocacy Award given by the UNC Association of Student Governments. The award recognizes individuals who advocate for the best interest of the state's students. He received the award during the annual UNC Association of Student Government meeting at the N.C. Central University Alumni Center in Durham.
David L. Smith (Foreign Languages and Literatures) completed his term as president of the Philological Association of the Carolinas (PAC). PAC encourages scholarship on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars by hosting an annual convention in the region. It also publishes the peer-reviewed journal, Postscript.
The 2010 First Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients include, for service, Larry Remick with Facilities Services – Health Sciences Campus, Plumbing; and Ed House with Grounds Services – Recycling Services; and, for spirit, Sam Edwards with Utilities Services.
ECU's College of Education received national recognition for its electronic periodical, the Journal of Curriculum and Instruction. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education selected JoCI’s editorial board as the recipient of the 2010 Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education. The award was presented to Patricia Anderson and Terry Atkinson on behalf of the editorial team during the AACTE’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The editorial team includes Atkinson, Amy Broemmel, Diane Kester, Katherine O’Connor, Diane Rodriguez-Luterbach, Sue Steinweg, Elizabeth Swaggerty, and Guili Zhang.
A poster describing the research of Rebecca LaChapelle and Beth Velde (Department of Occupational Therapy) with ECU graduate Skip O’Neal and June Schafford (Caswell Center) won the Best Professional Poster award for excellent presentation of research in the field of behavior analysis at the 2010 North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Winston-Salem. The research is the result of a unique partnership between the ECU and Caswell Developmental Center OT departments. The study was titled, "Use of a Pressure Vest to Reduce the Physiological Arousal of a Person with Profound Intellectual and Physical Disabilities During Routine Fingernail Care."
Linda Darty (Art and Design) received the best in show award for a work entitled “Surfacing” at the International Juried Exhibition of Enamels in San Francisco. At the International Enamelist Conference, she served as keynote speaker.
Work by cinematographer Erick Yates Green (Communication), “As Maltratadas,” screened at the São Paulo International Film Festival in October and at the Montreal World Film Festival in September. Green held a cinematography workshop for the Southern Documentary Fund in November.
Aysel Morin (Communication) received top paper recognition at the National Communication Association in Chicago for his work, "Towards a critical theory of Muslim feminism."
Solo Exhibition by Michael Dorsey (Art and Design), “The Historic Hairdressers,” appeared at the Fayetteville Museum of Art in Fayetteville.
Work by Bob Ebendorf (Art and Design), “New Life” a copper, acrylic and silver brooch, was purchased by the Museum of Art and Design in New York. He presented “Jewelry of the 21st Century” at the same institution in September. In October, he presented “Good as Gold: Lost and Found” at “The Art of Adornment: The American Jewelry Tradition from the Seventeenth Century to the Present” symposium at Yale University. Yale purchased two Ebendorf brooches executed in 2009 for their permanent collection.
Photography by Annie Hogan (Art and Design) is on exhibition in Australia at “Synchronicity” in the Toowoomba Regional Gallery in Queensland and “Disappearers” in Gippsland Art Gallery in Victoria. Hogan had a solo exhibition at ArtSpace in Richmond.
Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. (Music) was invited by Howard University to present the newly-established “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Dr. Billy Taylor at a celebration in the legend’s honor.
Elliot Frank (Music) performed and taught for the Charlotte Guitar Society in April. He performed recitals and taught master classes at the Classical Minds Guitar Institute at the University of Houston in June, the Fort Worth Guitar Guild Summer Festival in July, and at Illinois State University, Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music in October. Frank performed at and directed the the ECU Summer Guitar Festival in July.
Michael Tahaney (Theatre and Dance) was tapped to create and function as coordinating director for a music revue titled, "A Toast to Broadway: The Roanoke Island Revue," performed by 20 ECU Theatre and Dance students at the Roanoke Island Festival Park.
Tae Joon Lee (Family Medicine) was nominated for the medical director of the year award presented by the American Medical Directors Association, a national group representing physicians involved in long-term care. Lee is a geriatric specialist at ECU and medical director at Golden Living Center, a long-term care facility in Greenville. The national recipient of the award will be announced at the AMDA March meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
Elaine Cabinum Foeller (Pediatrics) passed her Child Abuse Pediatrics boards. She is now one of approximately 200 physicians in the U.S. who are certified in this subspecialty.
Tamara Warner (Psychology) received a Project SCORE award, which will help maximize treatment outcomes for children with sickle cell disease. Warner received a $12,381 grant from Pitt County Memorial Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network to help provide early developmental screenings for children with sickle cell diseases, who have the highest rates of pediatric stroke and are at higher risks for academic difficulties. Children aged 3 to 8 who are seen in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic will receive the evaluations. Project SCORE is an acronym for Sickle Cell - Optimizing Readiness for Education.
Peggy Goodman (Emergency Medicine), at the request of the American College of Emergency Physicians, attended and testified on behalf of ACEP at one of the Health and Human Services hearings on Healthy People 2020. Goodman was also invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the new Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin, Jan. 11. Goodman has known Benjamin for approximately 10 years through her association with the University of South Alabama Medical College in Mobile, from which Goodman graduated.
Irene Hamrick (Family Medicine) participated in the Harvard Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers (for Division Directors) by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Participation was funded by the Leadership Scholar Award, which Hamrick received from the J.A. Hartford Foundation and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs.
Kathryn Kolasa (Medicine) served on an accreditation committee for program in clinical nutrition at University of Sharjah, Dubai, Arab Emirates in January.
Robert Carroll (Physiology) will serve as interim assistant dean for Basic Sciences Academic Affairs in the Brody School of Medicine, in addition to his primary appointment as professor in the Department of Physiology. He will assist Kathleen Previll, interim senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, BSOM, in all areas related to the school's undergraduate medical education and student programs. He will work with departments to help ensure compliance with all standards for accreditation, federal and state educational compliance, program licensure and certification related to medical student education.
Janis Puglisi (Nursing) received the North Carolina Nursing Association Outstanding Mentorship Award at the NCNA convention in October.
Angela Anderson (Registrar) was awarded the Charlie Hendricks Award, at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Asheville. Named in memory the first president of the association, the award honors a member who has made significant contributions to the association above and beyond the call of duty.
Angela Anderson (Registrar) and Rob Lange (Admissions) served on the local arrangements committee for the 38th Annual Meeting of the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Asheville.
Kanchan Das (Technology Systems) was awarded the Distinguished Track Award in the Supply Chain Management Track for his paper entitled, “A Quality Integrated Approach to Strategic Level Global Supply Chain Models” at the Decision Sciences Institute 40th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.
Jane Painter (Allied Health) and Page Riggs (Brain Injury and Neuro-Rehabilitation Programs at PCMH) attended the master training course of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Fieldwork Educators Certificate program in Bethesda, Md. They are now one of five master trainer teams in the Southeast that offer a two-day certificate program for occupational fieldwork educators and academic fieldwork coordinators to advance their fieldwork education skills.
Steven W. Schmidt (Education) was presented the 2009 Early Career Award by the National Commission of Professors of Adult Education at the commission's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The award honors significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field by an individual in the early stages of an academic career.
The 2009 Third Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Mary Cherry and Stanley Smallwood with Academics, Donald Adams with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Betty Little with Health Sciences Campus/School of Medicine.
The 2009 Fourth Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Gloria Daniel and Doris Heath with Academics, Sherrybelle Jackson with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Almeco Thompson with Health Sciences Campus / School of Medicine.
The 2009 Housekeeping Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipient was Valeria Little for leadership.
The 2009 Campus Operations Awards for Excellence recipients, honored for service, are Kathy Oldham and David Williams with Facilities Services.
The 2009 Fourth Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients include, for ambition, George Valentine with Grounds Services; and for service, Stan Wojcik with Building Services – Automotive, Brian Rountree with Grounds Services and Ruthie Fairbanks with Utilities Services.
Tamara Warner (Psychology) was awarded the Project SCORE Award from the Children's Miracle Network and PCMH. The award includes a grant to help maximize treatment outcomes for children with sickle cell disease.
W.E. Hill, Jr. (Environmental Health Science and Safety) participated in the Consultancy Forum in Atlanta, Ga., in October. The forum discussed and evaluated intermediate and advanced courses in environmental health training in emergency response.
Wayne Cascio (Medicine) serves on the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee on Particulate Matter, which reviews the science used to determine air quality standards set by the U.S. EPA.
Larry Donley (Career Center) was awarded the Victor Monette Newcomer of the Year Award for exceptional and enthusiastic service to the Southern Association of Student Employment. The award was presented at the National Student Employment Association conference in Orlando, Fla.
Denise Donica (Occupational Therapy) met requirements established by the American Occupational Therapy Association Board for Advanced and Specialty Certification. She is now board certified in pediatrics.
Rosina Chia and Elmer Poe (Academic Outreach) received the American Association of University Administrators Khaladjan International Award for the Global Understanding Project. The award was presented at the AAUA Conference in Washington, D.C.
The College of Education has published the third volume of its online journal, JoCI (Journal of Curriculum and Instruction). The volume focuses on transformative leadership and is available at www.joci.ecu.edu. Since its inception in July 2007, the journal has been accessed more than 23,000 times with visits from 139 countries and territories worldwide. Outside the U.S., the highest number of visits has come from Romania, Malaysia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The editorial team includes Amy Broemmel, Diane Kester, Diane Rodriguez, Elizabeth Swaggerty and Guili Zhang.
John Given and John Stevens (Classical Studies) were honored with the John W. Pope Center's Spirit of Inquiry Award for their course, Ancient Philosophical Literature in Classical Studies. The contest awards North Carolina faculty who teach academically rigorous courses that exemplify the spirit of inquiry, expand students' knowledge and encourage students to think deeply and broadly within an academic discipline. Nominated by students, recipients were selected by a panel of judges. The John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is a nonprofit institute dedicated to improving higher education in the state and in the nation.
The College of Allied Health Sciences was certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration for the bachelor of sciences in health services management program. Certification is a year-long process that requires programs to undergo a rigorous peer review, including a detailed self study, panel review, and face-to-face review with the appointed peer panel and program director and faculty.
The North Carolina Nurses Associated honored Janis Puglisi (Nursing) with an Outstanding Mentorship Award at the organization's annual convention. Also awarded was ECU alumnus Ryan Lewis, with the Rookie of the Year award.
ECU Army ROTC cadets won third place in the ROTC division of the 25th annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., raising $4,340 for the Azalea Charities' Aid for Wounded Soldiers fund.
ECU's student literary magazine, the Rebel, won the Associated Collegiate Press Magazine Pacemaker award at the 88th annual ACP/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas. Faculty advisers were Paul Isom (Student Media) and Craig Malmrose (Graphic Design.
The 2009 Facilities Services Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipients are Jake Isenhour (Grounds Services) and David Skinner (Facilities Services - HVAC, Health Sciences campus) for leadership.
Kanchan Das (Technology Systems) was awarded the Distinguished Track Award in the Supply Chain Management Track for his paper entitled, "A Quality Integrated Approach to Strategic Level Global Supply Chain Models," at the Decision Sciences Institute 40th Annual meeting in New Orleans, La..
The 2009 Second Quarter Housekeepers Awards for Excellence recipients, for service, are Patricia Harrington and Sherry Landry with Academics, Edna Bunn with Residence Halls/Student Recreation Center, and Steve Crandall with Health Sciences Campus / School of Medicine.
The 2009 Housekeeping Supervisors Awards for Excellence recipient was Richard Highsmith for service.
The 2009 Third Quarter Facilities Services Awards for Excellence recipients include Tom Sumerlin with Building Services – Automotive, Atlas Adams with Grounds Services – Refuse Removal, and John Flen with Grounds Services, for service.
Greg Hurley (Music) directs the ECU String Project, a program to help fourth- and fifth-grade students maintain their competencies in string performance, since funding for Pitt County school orchestra programs was cut. The program began last year to supplement instruction in local schools. Funding is provided through a five-year grant funded by the Dana Foundation through the National String Project Consortium.
ECU's Department of Engineering was notified Aug. 31 that its engineering school had received accreditation from the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
ECU was recognized by Bank of America for the effectiveness of its ProCard purchasing card program. Winners of the Dogwood Purchasing Card Leadership Award were announced this summer at the organization's PCard Summit.