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The ECU College of Allied Health Sciences is pleased to recognize 40 students who will receive
scholarships totaling $190,839.00 for the 2013-14 academic year.

 

Each year, thousands of dollars in academic scholarships are awarded to deserving CAHS
students. This year, however,
was a record year with the largest number of available scholarships,
the largest number of applicants, and the largest dollar-amount awarded.

 

We wish to congratulate all of our award recipients as well as all of our applicants and wish
them all the best in their studies this fall!

 

College-Wide Scholarships

 
Nicole Buscemi - Patriot

Nicole Buscemi, a master's student in occupational therapy, was awarded the Patriot Scholarship

The Patriot Scholarship is based on academic strength, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to a profession in the field of allied health sciences.  Awardees must be a military member or veteran, or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran.

Buscemi is from Burlington, NC, and the daughter of Joan and Michael Daniel.

 
J Poplin Patriot sch 2013

Jonathan Poplin, a doctor of physical therapy student was awarded the Patriot Scholarship

The Patriot Scholarship is based on academic strength, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to a profession in the field of allied health sciences.  Awardees must be a military member or veteran, or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran.

Poplin says he is deeply honored to be selected to win the Patriot scholarship. He is from Charlotte, NC and is the son of Harman and Nancy Poplin.

 
Rachel coppersmith

Rachel Coppersmith, a first-year master's student in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was the recipient of the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation Scholarship. The ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation scholarship is based on academic merit and honors recipients who have contributed significantly to the community.  Preference is given to those who intend to work in eastern North Carolina.

 
amy Petticrew alliance for excellence 2013

Amy Petticrew, a master's student in physician assistant studies, was a recipient of the College of Allied Health Sciences Alliance for Excellence Scholarship.

The scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences based on academic ability, academic major, leadership activities, and extracurricular activities.

Petticrew is from Fayetteville, NC and is the president of the PA class of 2014. She will begin her clinical rotations in spring 2014. Her parents are Kate and Gerald Dietzer.

 
Graham Schenck - Berbecker

Congratulations to Graham Schenck, a first-year PhD student in communication sciences and disorders, for being a recipient of the Berbecker Foundation Fellowship in Health Sciences.

Schenck is a licensed speech-language pathologist and is a native of Bloomington, IL. His mother is Nancy Schenck.

The Berbecker Foundation Fellowship is awarded on the basis of exceptional accomplishment, commitment and skill toward a career in allied health sciences.

 
hannah parrish

Congratulations to Hannah Parrish, a first year doctor of physical therapy student, for being a recipient of the Berbecker Foundation Fellowship in Health Sciences.

Parrish says she is thankful for the award and excited to begin the DPT program.

The Berbecker Foundation Fellowship is awarded on the basis of exceptional accomplishment, commitment and skill toward a career in allied health sciences.

 
Sean Russell - PCMH Aux

Sean Russell, a second-year master's student in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was the recipient of the PCMH Volunteer Auxiliary College of Allied Health Sciences scholarship. Russell is from Greenville, NC and his parents are Thomas and Cynthia Russell.

The award is based on academic merit and an extensive history of volunteer service in health care.  Recipients must also exhibit an interest in a career in a health care setting following graduation. 

 
Rachel Webb - Alliance for Exc

Rachel Webb, a third year doctor of physical therapy student, was a recipient of the College of Allied Health Sciences Alliance for Excellence Scholarship.

The scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in the College of Allied Health Sciences based on academic ability, academic major, leadership activities, and extracurricular activities.

 
Alaina Collins

Congratulations to Alaina Collins, a second-year physician assistant studies student, for receiving the SGM Herman J. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Allied Health Sciences.

The student awardee must be an active, reserve or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the spouse or child of an active, reserve or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces; OR a current CAHS student in the ROTC program.

The scholarship was created in memory of SGM Herman J. Kennedy, father of Dr. Michael Kennedy, associate professor and director of the health services management program in the Department of Health Services and Information Management.

 

Dom Clemmons-james ORNC KailaHiguchi
    
Clemmons-James                             Higuchi

Three of the four recipients of the Operation Re-entry North Carolina Research Fellowship were from the College of Allied Health Sciences:

  • Dominiquie M. Clemmons-James – Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies
  • Kailia Higuchi – Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Matthew Putts – Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies
  • Meghan H. Lacks – College of Human Ecology  

To qualify, a student must be a PhD student enrolled in ECU in good academic standing.  Students were awarded based on an evaluation of academic records, recommendations, experience and other relevant criteria.  Financial support may include, but is not limited to, salary funding.   Operation Re-entry North Carolina is a university-wide research initiative in support of military service personnel, veterans and their families. Through pilot research programs, it advances post-deployment care by developing new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for military blast injury, traumatic brain injury, balance and gait disorders, substance abuse and behavioral health. 

 

 

 

Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies Scholarships


 
KellyDewald - Lambeth

Congratulations to Kelly Dewald, a second-year master's student in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies, for being the recipient the 2013 Beth Lambeth Memorial Scholarship.

The Beth Lambeth award is a student-nominated award given each spring semester to a graduate student who exhibits exemplary leadership, scholarship, character, and enthusiasm for the rehabilitation profession.

The faculty in the department of Rehabilitation Studies extends our heart-felt appreciation and congratulations to Kelly for all the things she represents to our graduate programs.

 

 

Department of Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarships



 
jessica holder - smithscholarshipapril2013v1

Jessica Holder, a rising senior in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, has been awarded the W. James and Susan T. Smith Scholarship.  Holder is from New Bern, NC.  She is the daughter of Douglas & Peggy Holder who are retired teachers who both taught for 30+ years in Craven County.

The scholarship recognizes more than 30 years of academic contribution to ECU by Dr. Susan T. Smith, professor emerita and former chair of clinical laboratory science, and her late husband, Dr. W. James Smith, who taught cell biology and biochemistry in the ECU Department of Biology from 1966 until 1999.

Susan Smith is a clinical laboratory scientist and biochemist who taught clinical chemistry, immunology and serology and laboratory information systems at ECU from 1972 until 2001.

The scholarship was awarded based predominantly on demonstrated financial need, and secondarily on academic performance in the CLSC courses and potential to contribute to the profession of Clinical Laboratory Science. 

 
Brittany stewart - humiennyscholarshippicapril2013

Brittany Stewart, a rising senior in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, has been awarded the Stas and Brenda Humienny Scholarship.

Stewart is from Charlotte, NC and her parents are Paula and Deven Stewart.

Stas and Brenda Humienny are both 1979 graduates of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science.  The couple wanted to contribute to the education of future students and give back in appreciation for what they have received through the years. 

The scholarship is awarded based on academic performance, financial need, an interest in the clinical chemistry department of the laboratory and a record of community service.

 
ASCP - mayvillebapril2013

Bryan Mayville, a rising senior in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science has been chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Richard Early Award.

The award is given by the North Carolina Section of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and recognizes the best clinical laboratory science students training in North Carolina. It consists of compensation for a student membership to the AACC and complementary attendance at a local section event. Mayville will be formally recognized at the event and receive a certificate.

The award is named after Dr. Richard Early for his numerous contributions to the local section over his career. Dr. Early served several times over the years as Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Mayville is from Tawas City, Michigan, and is completing his clinical rotations at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro. His parents are Dee and James Mayville.

 

 

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Scholarships


 

Cady Lee Schrader, a second-year communication sciences and disorders student, was awarded the Tanya Johnson McDowell & Riley Floyd Scholarship in Speech Pathology.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to a graduate student who is pursuing a master's degree in the clinical practice of speech-language pathology at ECU. The recipient will share McDowell's passion for children and "never give up" attitude.

Frank and Renee Floyd of Raleigh established the Tanya Johnson McDowell & Riley Floyd Endowed Scholarship in Speech-Language Pathology in honor of their 10-year-old daughter, Riley, and her speech language pathologist, Tanya McDowell. McDowell, a 1987 ECU graduate with a master's degree in speech language and auditory pathology, met Riley when she was 2. She was non-verbal and exhibited a severe form of childhood apraxia of speech. McDowell persevered, and through sheer determination, creativity and hard work, Riley now is able to speak in sentences and express her wants and needs.

 

Lindsay Warren, a second-year communication sciences and disorders student, was awarded the Meta Downes Scholarship.

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the ECU communication sciences and disorders undergraduate program who is enrolled in the ECU on-campus graduate (MS) program for speech-language pathology. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student and is based on financial need, merit (academic & service), or both. 

Meta Downes was an associate professor of speech-language pathology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for 36 years, and was honored for her work numerous times by ECU and the North Carolina Speech, Hearing and Language Association.

Downes, who mentored hundreds of speech language pathologists, died Feb. 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 73. The scholarship was created in her memory.

 

Kathryn Waugh, a second-year CSDI student, was the recipient of the James & Carol White Speech Pathology Scholarship for Graduate Students.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time ECU graduate student in speech pathology. Qualifications include: US Citizenship, resident of the state of Maryland, uses the SpeechEasy, or is in the process of getting a SpeechEasy, a GPA of 3.2 or greater, and a demonstrated commitment to a career in speech-language pathology with an interest in stuttering.

 

Kathryn Ballenger, a second-year CSDI student, was awarded the Lina Edwards Wheeler Memorial Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology.

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving second-year students pursuing a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders who demonstrate leadership capacity and commitment to public service. 

 

Kelly Sullivan, a second-year CSDI student, received the Robert and Mary Muzzarelli Scholarship.

This award honors a second-year ECU CSDI student who has exemplified service activity to benefit the profession and the community. The student must also maintain good academic standing and show demonstrated leadership qualities and potential.

 

 

Department of Health Services and Information Management Scholarships

Jasmine Harris - Burevitch scholarship 2013

Jasmine Harris, a rising senior in the health services management program, was the recipient of the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Health Services Management.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Health Services and Information Management in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU who have a demonstrated commitment to the study of and to a career in health services management in eastern North Carolina.

Louise O. Burevitch, a North Carolina native, is the second largest donor to ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences.

Burevitch, who attended ECU for a short time in 1935, wanted to contribute to the charities and organizations that meant something to her, and ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences has been one beneficiary of her incredible generosity.

She always remembered going to ECU, and she chose healthcare because nurses and healthcare providers are an important part of her life.

Through her generosity, Burevitch created three scholarship programs in the College—the Louise O. Burevitch Endowed Scholarship in Health Services Management, the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Occupational Therapy, and the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Physician Assistant Studies.


 

The ECU College of Allied Health Sciences is pleased to recognize these students who will receive scholarships for the 2013-2014 year.  All three students are entering the first class of the MS, Health Informatics and Information Management in fall 2013.

Freddie Engle  Nacole Everette  Rhonda Joyner - Healthport Scholarship
                        Freddie Ingle                                                          Nacole Everette                                     Rhonda Joyner

 Congratulations to Freddie Ingle for being the recipient of the Peggy Wood scholarship.

The scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Peggy Wood, former chair of the Health Information Management Department, who retired in 1996. Mrs. Peggy Wood had a profound influence in the field of health information management.  She chaired ECU's department of health information management for 26 years.

This scholarship, honoring her tradition of service and excellence, is awarded annually to a deserving health informatics and information management student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and who demonstrates a commitment to the profession.

Nacole Everette is a recipient of the HealthPort Scholarship.  The scholarship assists deserving students who demonstrate a commitment to the health informatics and information management profession.  

HealthPort is a provider of release of information (ROI) services and audit management and tracking technology.  Currently, HealthPort serves over 10,000 healthcare facilities, which includes physician practices, and over 1/3 of the hospitals nationwide.

Rhonda Joyner is also a recipient of the HealthPort Scholarship.

 

Harris - AUPHA 2013

Congratulations to Darian Harris for being the recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration Programs (AUPHA) to a incoming or third year Health Services Management (HSM) student. 

 
 

 

Department of Occupational Therapy Scholarships

 
Brittany Robertson

Brittany Robertson, a 2nd year occupational therapy student, was awarded the Freedom Scholarship.

The Freedom Scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the ECU Department of Occupational Therapy who is a military member or veteran or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran of the Armed Forces of the US.  It is based on academic strength, demonstrated financial need, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to the profession of occupational therapy.

The Freedom Scholarship in occupational therapy was created in memory of Nathan William Black, a 2003 graduate of the occupational therapy program who died at age 32. He also earned a doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Augustine and worked in home health specializing in geriatric rehabilitation. He was a passionate ECU and New Orleans Saints fan.

 

Karla Baker, a 2nd year occupational therapy student, was awarded the Freedom Scholarship.

The Freedom Scholarship provides support to students enrolled in the ECU Department of Occupational Therapy who is a military member or veteran or the spouse or child of a military member or veteran of the Armed Forces of the US.  It is based on academic strength, demonstrated financial need, leadership capability and the potential to contribute to the profession of occupational therapy.

The Freedom Scholarship in occupational therapy was created in memory ofNathan William Black, a 2003 graduate of the occupational therapy program who died at age 32.He also earned a doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Augustine and worked in home health specializing in geriatric rehabilitation. He was a passionate ECU and New Orleans Saints fan.

 
Caitlin Davis

Caitlin Davis, a second-year OT student, was awarded the Jessica King Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides support for students enrolled in occupational therapy at ECU and who are pursuing careers in gerontology.

Jessica King was a second year graduate student in the occupational therapy program with a keen interest in older adults. A friend to all her classmates and faculty members, it was a loss to everyone when Jessica died suddenly in 2005. She was 26. While mourning the loss of their friend, Jessica's classmates decided to honor her memory by endowing a scholarship in her name. Those who were nearest Jessica hopes the scholarship will attract more students interested in geriatrics to ECU's program and that the recipient will carry out Jessica's goals and vision.

 

Alison Bailey, a second-year OT student, was awarded the Jessica King Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides support for students enrolled in occupational therapy at ECU and who are pursuing careers in gerontology.

Jessica King was a second year graduate student in the occupational therapy program with a keen interest in older adults. A friend to all her classmates and faculty members, it was a loss to everyone when Jessica died suddenly in 2005. She was 26. While mourning the loss of their friend, Jessica's classmates decided to honor her memory by endowing a scholarship in her name. Those who were nearest Jessica hopes the scholarship will attract more students interested in geriatrics to ECU's program and that the recipient will carry out Jessica's goals and vision.

 

Chelsey McKeel  Monica Powell  Alana Justice  Madeline McCauley  Andrea Sparks  
       Chelsey McKeel                Monica Powell                    Alana Justice                 Madeline McCauley               Andrea Sparks    


Chelsey McKeel, Katie Apple, Monica Powell, Alana Justice, Madeline McCauley, Andrea Sparks, Kathleen Brinkley,
and Alex King were recipients of the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Occupational Therapy.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU who have a demonstrated commitment to the study of and to a career in occupational therapy, and to assist in the research in older adult driving.

Louise O. Burevitch, a North Carolina native, is the second largest donor to ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences.

Burevitch, who attended ECU for a short time in 1935, wanted to contribute to the charities and organizations that meant something to her, and ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences has been one beneficiary of her incredible generosity.

She always remembered going to ECU, and she chose healthcare because nurses and healthcare providers are an important part of her life.

Through her generosity, Burevitch created three scholarship programs in the College—the Louise O. Burevitch Endowed Scholarship in Health Services Management, the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Occupational Therapy, and the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Physician Assistant Studies.

 

Sarah Timmons  Stacia Pomeroy
         Sarah Timmons                            Stacy Pomeroy

Sarah Timmons and Stacy Pomeroy, second year OT students, were awarded the Ruby Grimes Memorial Scholarship in Occupational Therapy.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to students enrolled in the ECU CAHS Department of Occupational Therapy.  Students must be pursuing a degree in the Department of Occupational Therapy, be in good academic standing, and show demonstrated leadership qualities and potential.

 

 

Department of Physical Therapy Scholarships


 

Rachel Webb - Dale Huggins  Rachel Webb - George Hamilton  Rachel Webb - Maydell Edwards

Rachel Webb, a third-year DPT student, is the winner of the Dale A. Huggins Scholarship, the George Hamilton Scholarship and the Maydell Turner Edwards Physical Therapy Scholarship.

The Dale A. Huggins Scholarship was established in honor of Dale A. Huggins.  This scholarship is awarded annually to an ECU physical therapy student who displays an interest in practicing physical therapy in eastern North Carolina upon graduation, and demonstrates financial need. 

George F. Hamilton, former chairman of the ECU Department of Physical Therapy, graciously funded three scholarships for 2013. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving 3rd year DPT students.  Criteria reviewed include performance in the DPT program and demonstrated commitment to the physical therapy profession. 

The Maydell Turner Edwards scholarship assists deserving 3rd year ECU DPT students who have provided exemplary community service and have expressed an interest in the practice of geriatric physical therapy.  The scholarship was established in honor of Maydell T. Edwards. Her family and friends knew her to be a strong, independent lady of conviction.  A widow since the late 1960's, she worked until she was in her late seventies, with her last job as a caregiver for a lady ten years younger.  She always kept a garden, but refused to use a power plow.  She insisted on using a mule drawn plow, but without a mule.  She inspired those around her to work hard, practice honesty, and make their own successes by example. 

 

Noelle Jones - George Hamilton  Noelle Jones - Eason  Noelle Jones-McCulley

Noelle Jones, a third year DPT student, is the winner of the George Hamilton Scholarship, the Lyllian Pearl Eason Physical Therapy Scholarship, and the Catherine Virginia McCulley Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy.

George F. Hamilton, former chairman of the ECU Department of Physical Therapy, graciously funded three scholarships for 2013. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving 3rd year DPT students.  Criteria reviewed include performance in the DPT program and demonstrated commitment to the physical therapy profession. 

The purpose of the Lyllian Pearl Eason Physical Therapy Scholarship is to assist deserving 3rd year ECU DPT students who have provided exemplary community service and have expressed an interest in the practice of geriatric physical therapy.  The scholarship was established in honor of Lyllian P. Eason. "Pearl", as her family and friends addressed her, was no stranger to physical therapy as she underwent hip surgeries, requiring physical therapy herself. Although an active lady for many years, she spent the last several years of her life in skilled nursing facilities. Although she couldn't get around on her own, she always had a warm encouraging smile for those who passed by her door. She always had a kind word and thought for every situation. Her family remembers her for the lessons she taught them about strength, the value of family and hard work, taking care of your neighbors, and looking out for those who are in need.

The Catherine Virginia McCulley Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy is based on academic achievement and recognizes a demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in physical therapy.  It was established by Carolyn C. and Michael D. McCulley, of New Bern, North Carolina, in honor of their daughter, Catherine Virginia McCulley, who was an outstanding graduate student and received her master's degree in ECU Exercise Physiology, and was tragically killed in an automobile accident in April 1993.  

 

Julie Jones - George Hamilton  Julie Jones - McCulley

Julie Jones, a third-year DPT student, was the recipient of the George Hamilton Scholarship and the Catherine Virginia McCulley Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy.

George F. Hamilton, former chairman of the ECU Department of Physical Therapy, graciously funded three scholarships for 2013.  The purpose of the scholarship is to assist deserving 3rd year DPT students.  Criteria reviewed include performance in the DPT program and demonstrated commitment to the physical therapy profession. 

The Catherine Virginia McCulley Memorial Scholarship in Physical Therapy is based on academic achievement and recognizes a demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in physical therapy.  It was established by Carolyn C. and Michael D. McCulley, of New Bern, North Carolina, in honor of their daughter, Catherine Virginia McCulley, who was an outstanding graduate student and received her master's degree in ECU Exercise Physiology, and was tragically killed in an automobile accident in April 1993.

 
Michael Odom - Youngs

Michael Odom, a third-year DPT student, received the first Blaise Michael Youngs scholarship. The scholarship is based on academic merit and financial need. The recipient must be a resident of Greenville, NC.

 

 

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Scholarships


Brandon Alspaugh, a second-year PA student, was the recipient of the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Physician Assistant Studies.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a student or students enrolled in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences at ECU who have a demonstrated commitment to the study of and to a career in physician assistant in eastern North Carolina.

Louise O. Burevitch, a North Carolina native, is the second largest donor to ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences.

Burevitch, who attended ECU for a short time in 1935, wanted to contribute to the charities and organizations that meant something to her, and ECU's College of Allied Health Sciences has been one beneficiary of her incredible generosity.

She always remembered going to ECU, and she chose healthcare because nurses and healthcare providers are an important part of her life.

Through her generosity, Burevitch created three scholarship programs in the College—the Louise O. Burevitch Endowed Scholarship in Health Services Management, the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Occupational Therapy, and the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship in Physician Assistant Studies.

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