CAHS Honors Donors at 2013 Homecoming Reception
The East Carolina University College of Allied Health Sciences celebrated the generosity and commitment of the loyal patrons who continue to invest in the future of the College's students with a homecoming reception and building dedication held Friday, Nov. 8.
The lobby was filled with friends of the college and the occasion was the one of the most well attended events, as well as the first donor appreciation event of this kind. Following a time for fellowship and delicious hors d'oeuvres catered by Rock Springs, Dean Stephen Thomas welcomed the esteemed guests and recognized the donors, donor families and current & retired faculty in attendance.
Director of Development Patrice Frede then took the podium to express her thanks to the College's patrons and to present two scholarship checks to Dean Thomas which included $2,000 to the Beth Lambeth scholarship in Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies and $1,600 to the Freedom scholarship in Occupational Therapy. Frede also took a moment to thank the staff at the Medical & Health Sciences Foundation who helped execute the event during her deployment in Djibouti, adding that the event signified not only homecoming for E.C.U. but a homecoming for her as well. As a thank you to Dean Thomas for his unwavering support and kindness during her deployments, Frede presented him with an American Flag that was flown over Afghanistan in 2009-10 and Africa in 2011-12 along with a certificate signed by all of the crew.
Following the presentations, friends and patrons of endowed funds of more than $25,000 were led by members of the Student Leaders Council to tour the college and view the rooms dedicated in honor of their generosity or in memory of their family member or friend.
Each dedicated area in the College will memorialize and honor the individual after which it is named and insure that honoree's name is known to all who enter this college, as someone who has given of themselves to advance the mission and vision of the College.
As the groups toured the college and observed the rooms, several of those in attendance were awed by the changes in technology that have taken place since the College was housed in the Belk Building on Charles Boulevard.
The following rooms have been named in honor or memory of the College's faithful friends:
Main Lobby/Atrium – Louise O. Burevitch
Room 1305 – in honor of Barbara W. Bremer
Room 1310 – in memory of Meta Downes, by family and friends
Room 1310B – in memory of Lina Edwards Wheeler, by the family of Susan Wheeler Parker Wheeler
Room 1310N - in honor of Tanya Johnson-McDowell and Riley Floyd, by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Floyd
Room 1340 –in memory of Jean Elaine Mills by Amos Mills
Room2405 - in memory of Dale Huggins, by Doug Huggins
Room 2410 – in honor of George Hamilton
Room 2410G –in memory of Catherine V. McCulley, by family and friends
Room 3206A – in honor of PCMH Volunteer Auxiliary by Etsil Mason
Room 3206J – in honor of Edwin and Nancy Monroe
Room 3325A – in honor of David L. Ward
Room 3410 – in honor of Susan T. Smith
Room 3425 – in honor of Stas & Brenda Humienny
Room 4355 – in memory of Jennifer Elizabeth "Beth" Lambeth by family and friends
The evening ended with closing remarks from both Dr. Thomas and Frede, thanking each person in attendance for their generous contributions and dedication to the College.
Should you wish to give to the College of Allied Health Sciences or any department in the college, or should you have questions, please contact Patrice M. Frede, the College's director of development at (252)744-3523 or at email@example.com.