Jonathan R. Day, "Jon", is currently President of Jon Day & Associates, Inc., a local commercial real estate brokerage firm that has been in existence since 1997. Prior to owning his real estate firm, Day worked at Collice C. Moore & Associates as a real estate appraiser, Aldridge and Southerland Realtors, and Blount and Ball Realty Company. Day is a 1975 Graduate of East Carolina University where he earned his bachelors of science in Business Administration. Day is a Realtor, and graduate of the Realtors Institute. Outside of his work, he is a member of the Greenville Comprehensive Planning Committee, a Rotarian, and Past Chairman of the Greenville Greenway Committee. Day and his wife, Terry L Day, reside in Greenville, NC. Day has previously served on the Investment Committee, the Audit Committee, and Executive committees at the Foundation. Currently, as Chairman, Day serves on all committees.
Vincent Robert Jones, "Rob", is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the little bank and has held this position since 2002. Prior to his work at the little bank, Jones held various roles with the North Carolina National Bank and Bank of America. Jones is a 1978 graduate of East Carolina University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Outside of his work, Jones is involved with the ECU College of Business Advisory Committee and serves as a Board Member for the Kinston Community Health Center. Jones and his wife, Joan Adams Jones, reside in Greenville, NC. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Jones serves on the Executive, Audit, Investment, and Strategic Planning committees.
Stacy Brody earned her degree in journalism from University of Maryland, College Park in 1983. Since that time, she has spent her life devoted to serving her community. Formally, Brody served on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) Board of Directors. She has also been involved with the local Boys and Girls Club and the Ronald McDonald House. Brody currently volunteers at W. H. Robinson Elementary School in Winterville, and the Special Care Nursery at Vidant Medical Center. Brody and her husband, Hyman, reside in Greenville. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Brody serves on the Executive and Development and Donor Relations committees.
David S. Brody graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from University of Pennsylvania- Wharton. Brody has partnered in a number of successful business endeavors including Brody Brothers Dry Goods and Eastern Carolina Coca-Cola, where he serves as managing partner. Outside of these endeavors, Brody serves on the Board of Directors with the Yadkin Bank and NC Museum of Art. In 2015, he was awarded the ECU Honorary Alumni Award because of his outstanding leadership and commitment to the University. He has also been awarded the North Carolina Association Trustee of the Year award. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Brody serves on the Investment, Stewardship, and Strategic Planning committees.
Cassandra B. Burt attended East Carolina University in the early 1980's after which, she became a long-time employee of Hastings Ford. During her time there, she served in the accounting office as well as in the office manager role. She is currently an active member and treasurer of the Seaside Arts Council in Swansboro, North Carolina. She spends a great deal of time volunteering throughout the community. Burt and her husband, Travis, are passionate about their work with the local Boys and Girls Club of Morehead City. They also take pride in supporting youth sport programs, and volunteering with Hope Mission. The Burt's are also passionate members of the Pirate Club. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Burt serves on the Development and Donor Relations committee.
Yonnie Butler earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from East Carolina University in 1987. He then went on to earn his master's degree from Elon College (now University) and his Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Duke University. Butler now serves as the Executive Director of Business Development with Wake Forest Innovations. Throughout his career, he has been involved with project management, contract research for biopharmaceutical companies, sales, consulting, economic development, and academia. Butler has formally served on the Board of Directors or held a leadership role with the ECU Alumni Association, the Boy Scouts of America, Duke University, and Elon University. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the ECU College of Engineering, NC Parks & Recreation, and the City of Mebane. In past years, Butler has received multiple awards from the ECU Alumni Association and the Boy Scouts of America for his service and dedication to these causes. Butler and his wife, Judy Hill Butler, currently reside in Mebane. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Butler serves on the Engagement and Stewardship committees.
Angela M. Cayton studied accounting while at East Carolina University and received both her bachelors and master's degrees in 2001. She is currently a partner at Cayton & Associates where she works as a Certified Public Accountant. Cayton is involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as with the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Cayton serves on the Audit and Budget committees.
Sue Collier has devoted her career to bettering health care in eastern North Carolina. She is a two-time graduate of East Carolina University's College of Nursing, obtaining both her bachelor and master's degrees in that field. She is currently serving as the Clinical Content Development Lead for the American Hospital Association & Health Research Educational Trust. Prior to her current role, Collier was an employed by Vidant Health for 32 years. During her time at Vidant, she held a number of positions, including head nurse for Surgery/Trauma ICU and Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Level 1 Trauma Center. She also served in several executive leadership positions, including Vice President for Corporate Planning and Business Development, and Vidant's first Corporate Vice President for Patient-Family Experience. Outside of her career, Collier has devoted her time to serving the community and has been involved in a number of organizations. She has served or is currently serving as a Board Member for the United Way of Pitt County, the East Carolina University Women's Roundtable, the Carolinas Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Carolina, and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, among many others. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Collier serves on the Budget and Engagement committees.
E. Bradley Evans, "Brad", is a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University. He also received his law degree from Wake Forest in 2002. Upon graduation, Brad and his wife, Elizabeth W. Evans, "Liz", moved to Greenville, NC. He spent his first year of work practicing as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Malcolm J. Howard, United States District Court for Eastern North Carolina. After completing his clerkship, he entered private practice with Ward and Smith, P.A, where his practice concentrates on commercial, business, and estate litigation. Evans is involved in a number of organizations within the community including, Oakmont Baptist Church, the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, where he serves as the president, and the Greenville Rotary Club, among many others. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Evans serves on the Development and Donor Relations, Executive, and Engagement committees.
William P. Franklin Jr., "Will", is a Campbell University graduate and studied business administration and trust management during his time there. Franklin has worked for First Citizens Bank for over 13 years and currently is the Commercial Banking Manager. Franklin is involved in a number of organizations within the Greenville community including the Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce where he is the past Chairman and currently sits on the Board of Directors, and the Greenville Firefighters Relief Fund where he is a Board Member and the treasure. When not working or volunteering in the community, Franklin spends time with his wife, Karen R. Franklin, and his two twin daughters. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Franklin serves on the Investment committee.
Robert J. Greczyn, "Bob" and his wife Kristen currently reside in Cary, North Carolina. He is a 1973 graduate of East Carolina University, receiving his a degree in Psychology. He continued his education at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill where he gained his Master's Degree in Health Policy and Administration. In the past, Greczyn has served as President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, President and CEO of HealthSource, and President and CEO of Principal HealthCare of Delaware. Greczyn is a former member of the Board of Trustees at ECU and has also served on the ECU Board of Visitors. Outside of ECU, Greczyn has served on both the Vidant Medical Center and Healthways, Inc. Board of Directors. Greczyn is a member of the Pirate Club and has been awarded the ECU Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also been named a Distinguished Alumni by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Greczyn serves on the Development and Donor Relations committee.
R. Scott Griffin, "Scott" is the CEO of Practicon, a Greenville based dental supply company that serves dental professionals in the U.S, Canada, and other countries around the world. Prior to his role at Practicon, Griffin received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Wake Forest University. Upon his graduation in 1982, he continued his education at East Carolina University, receiving his Masters of Business Administration Degree in 1984. Griffin is a member of Vistage, a CEO peer group that provides professional development, coaching, and mentoring opportunities and the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Outside of his work and professional development, Griffin sets on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations including, the World Help Organization, the Eastern Carolina Vocational Center, and the Third Street Community Center. Griffin and his wife, Patty, are active member of Covenant Church in Winterville. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Griffin serves on the Audit and Engagement committees.
Donald Lee Hardee, DDS, "Don" obtained his Bachelor's and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. He then completed his residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Hardee has spent time teaching at a number of institutions including the ECU Brody School of Medicine, ECU School of Dental Medicine, and UNC-CH School of Dental Medicine. In 1980 he entered into private practice of general dentistry, where he continues his work today. Dr. Hardee and his wife, Peggy Corbitt Hardee, reside in Greenville where they are members of the ECU Chancellor's Society and are active at First Christian Church and with The First Tee Organization. In past years, Dr. Hardee has been awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Family Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine and from the Dental Residency Program at the School of Dental Medicine. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Dr. Hardee serves on the Development and Donor Relations committee.
Jeffrey "Todd" Kornegay, MD, originally from Duplin County, NC, is married to Jennifer Russell Kornegay. Dr. Kornegay received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in 2002, followed by medical school and residency at the Brody School of Medicine. Since his graduation, he has been a partner at the New Hanover Medical Group in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Kornegay is active with the New Hanover/Pender County Medical Society, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Employee Health Operating Committee, and the North American Outdoor Education Center. He also serves on the Board of the Cape Fear Council. Dr. Kornegay enjoys staying connected to ECU by taking part in the Pirate Club, Doubloon's Circle, Chancellor's Society, and Friends of the Joyner Library. In 2014, Kornegay was named a Healthcare Hero finalist by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Kornegay also holds board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. The Kornegay's are active members at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church in Wilmington. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Dr. Kornegay serves on the Engagement committee.
Dasha Efrid Little is a 1981 graduate of East Carolina University where she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Art. She continued her education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she received her Masters of Science in Guidance and Counseling. In the years after graduation, Little owned private counseling practices in vocational rehabilitation and life care planning. Little is currently President and CEO of Apogee Solutions, a company that seeks to provide consulting and professional, technical, and program management services to U.S Government organizations. She formed Apogee Solutions in 2002 and has since taken pride in working with our Nation's Wounded Warriors. Little has won numerous awards including being named one of the ECU Incredible Women by the ECU Women's Roundtable, the Women in Business Achievement Award from Inside Business, and the Minerva Award for Leading Women Business Owners in Hampton Roads by the Small Business Institute. She is an active member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector. Outside of her career and other involvement, Little enjoys spending time with her husband, Duane "Kirk", and children. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Little serves on the Development and Donor Relations and Budget committees.
Suzanne Pecheles is a 1981 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied Business Administration. She and her husband, Brian L. Pecheles, currently reside in Greenville, NC. Pecheles is active on the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plains Board of Directors and is a 20 year volunteer with Meals on Wheels. She remains involved at ECU by participating in the Pirate Club and the Cupola Society. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Pecheles serves on the Engagement committee.
Diane Adkins Poole has spent over 40 years serving eastern North Carolina as a nurse, teacher, and leader. Poole received her diploma in nursing from Lenoir Memorial Hospital in 1971, followed by her bachelor and master's degrees from the ECU College of Nursing. After graduation, she held many staff and management positions at a number of hospitals across the region, including the NC Memorial Hospital and Lenoir Memorial Hospital. She served on faculty at Lenoir Community College and at the ECU College of Nursing before spending 30 years at Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) and University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina (now Vidant Health). During that time, she held multiple executive roles including Vice President of Nursing, Chief Quality Officer, and Executive Vice President. Poole was awarded the College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 and was inducted in to the College of Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. Poole retired from her duties in 2011 and has since spent her time with her husband, Carson R. Poole, Jr., traveling throughout the United States. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Poole serves on the Development and Donor Relations, Executive, Audit, and Strategic Planning committees.
Doug Privette, MD, is a 1972 East Carolina University graduate. He attended medical school and completed his residency at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, where he specialized in cardiology. Dr. Privette completed his fellowship at Vanderbilt University in 1981. He returned to Greenville where he practiced cardiology from 1981-2008. He then served as the Director of Regional Development at the East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center for 6 years before entering in to retirement. Dr. Privette actively serves as the Chairman for the Brody School of Medicine Advancement Counsel and was named an ECU Distinguished Alumni in 2013. Dr. Privette and his wife, Terry Privette, have 3 daughters. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Dr. Privette serves on the Investment and Development and Donor Relations committees.
Fernando Puente, MD, received his undergraduate, master's, and doctorate degrees from East Carolina University. Upon graduating from the Brody School of Medicine in 1981, he completed his residency at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine followed by his dermatology residency at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. He then relocated to Raleigh, NC, and opened Raleigh Dermatology in 1990. Since that time, he has opened a skin rejuvenation center and continues to enrich his medical education by attending American Academy of Dermatology conferences. Dr. Puente and his wife, Carol, have been married since 1977 and have 3 grown children. Dr. Puente enjoys distance running and has completed 67 marathons to date. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Dr. Puente serves on the Engagement committee.
Mary Raab, MD, is a 1964 graduate of Misericordia College. Upon graduation, she continued her education at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dr. Raab moved to Greenville, NC, in 1977 where she began her work in the oncology department at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. During her time at Brody, she served as the first female Chief of Medical Staff, the Assistant Director of Admissions, and the Medical Director of Hematology and Oncology Clinic Services. Her goal quickly became to make health care more readily accessible for those battling cancer in eastern North Carolina. Dr. Raab was instrumental in establishing the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville, and helped lead fundraising efforts to establish the America Cancer Society's McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge. The Hope Lodge, which serves patients and their families while receiving cancer treatment, was established in 2002 and is the only facility of its kind in the state. Dr. Raab and her husband William McConnell, are members of the ECU Chancellor's Society, the Leo Jenkin's Society, and the Heritage Society. Dr. Raab has received many awards including the ECU 2015 Honorary Alumni Award, the 2016 Greenville- Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, and the Mother Mary McGann Service Award. She actively serves as the Honorary Chair for the Vidant Campaign, as well as sits on the Wells Fargo Bank Advisory Board. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member Dr. Raab serves on the Development and Donor Relations committee.
Tom Robinson is a former employee of Food Lion, LLC. Over his 30 years at the corporation, he served in multiple roles including, Store Manager, Purchasing Manager, Director of Category Management, and Vice President of Store Operations. He is a graduate of the East Carolina University College of Business and is an avid member of the Pirate Club. Robinson and his wife, Clarissa, reside in Salisbury, where he is an active member of the Meals on Wheels Organization and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Robinson serves on the Development and Donor Relations committee.
Thomas L. Southern, "Tom" is a 1974 graduate of East Carolina University. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and has since worked in the financial services field. Upon graduation he became employed by Jefferson Standard and in 1983 began work with MassMutual. He and his wife, Mary Ann, are part of the Order of the Wright Circle and avid members of the Pirate Club. Southern has served on the ECU College of Business Advisory Council, and is a former member of the ECU Board of Visitors and the ECU Planned Support Council. Outside of his professional endeavors, Southern enjoys being part of the New Bern Noon Rotary, and the Eastern North Carolina Yacht Club. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Southern serves on the Executive and Investment committees.
Kathy Walker graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Radiology Technology. She worked for many years as the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle, Indiana. Walker and her husband, Dr. Paul R. Walker, relocated to Greenville, North Carolina, and has since become very involved in volunteering with local cancer care and children's organizations within the Greenville area. Walker is also an involved member of the Youth Opportunity Center Foundation and the Cancer Support Community NC Board of Directors. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Walker serves on the Development and Donor Relations, Executive, and Strategic Planning committees.
David L. Ward, Jr., has spent his life and career serving the people of North Carolina. After receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, he continued his education at the Duke University School of Law. Ward has spent his career practicing at Ward & Smith, P.A, a successor to a practice founded in 1895. His practice experience has grown to encompass banking, litigation, trust and estates, and many other phases of business law. Outside of his successful career, Ward has served on the Board of Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina and on the Medlin Commission on the Future of the Courts in North Carolina. In past years, Ward has been inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Bar Foundation Justice Fund Wall of Honor. Ward and his wife, Elizabeth Reese Ward, currently reside New Bern. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Ward serves on the Audit and Investment committees.
Stephen Lamont Wooten, MD, a native to Greenville, attended Duke University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry. He is also a 1981 graduate of Duke University Medical School. Upon completing his residency at the University of Virginia Medical School, Dr. Wooten returned to Greenville where he spent 21 years as a partner with the Eastern Orthopedic Group. In 2007 he became a partner at Orthopedics East and Sports Medicine. Wooten has held many leadership roles including, Chief of Division of Orthopedics at Vidant Hospital, Surgery Department Representative to Vidant Medical Staff, and Surgery Executive Board Member. Currently, Dr. Wooten still resides in Greenville with his wife Cynthia, and is involved in the Anatomy Lecturer for Brody School of Medicine, the Wooten Lab for Alzheimer's Research Board of Directors, and Greenville Evening Rotary Club. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club and the Greater Greenville Community Foundation. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Dr. Wooten serves on the Investment committee.
Dennis A. Young, Sr., earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting from East Carolina University in 1969. Since that time he has held a number of positions including, Staff Accountant with a Certified Public Accountant firm, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer for a commercial mortgage banking firm, President of a health care firm, and Executive Director of the ECU Educational Foundation. Young is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and real estate broker. He and his wife, Ellen G. Young, reside in Wallace, NC, and are active at their church. As an ECU Medical and Health Sciences Board Member, Young serves on the Development and Donor Relations, Executive, and Budget committees.
Hyman J. Brody studied economics at the Wharton School- University of Pennsylvania. He is currently the CEO of BrodyCo, Inc., a commercial real estate firm in Greenville. He and his wife, Stacy Copeland Brody, enjoy being involved within the local community. Brody belongs to the Young Presidents Organization, is a Lawrenceville School Trustee, and has severed as a Board Member on many civic, educational, and medical foundations locally and across the state. Brody first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 1997.
James W. Chesnutt, "Jim" and his wife, Judy R. Chesnutt, reside in Washington, North Carolina. Chesnutt obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University. Since that time he has worked with the North Carolina National Bank, Harriet and Henderson, Inc., and National Spinning Co. Inc., where he was the Chairman of the Board and CEO. Chesnutt is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Vidant Medical Center and the Beaufort County Community College. He participates as a member of the Board of Directors for the NC Chamber of Commerce and the Beaufort County Committee of 100. Chesnutt is also part of the ECU College of Business Advisory Council. Outside of his service to the community, he is passionate about his family and work. Chesnutt first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 2003.
John M. Hines is a 1962 graduate of Duke University where he studied accounting. Upon the completion of his degree, he then attended Duke University School of Law. Hines then worked for nearly 20 years as the Managing Partner for White, Allen, Hooten, Hodges, & Hines. During this time he engaged in active practice of tax and corporate law, primarily in Eastern NC. Hines also worked as a co-founder of Eastern Carolina Coca Cola Bottling Company, Inc. ("Eastern Coke"), where he served as President and a Director of Eastern Coke until it was sold to Coca Cola USA in 1992. In 1993, Hines entered the tobacco dealer business by serving as Senior Vice President and Director, of A. C. Monk & Company Inc., a family owned international tobacco dealer firm based in Farmville. Hines spent the next 15 years holding various roles within the family owned business and helped to spearhead and negotiate the merge of several companies which ultimately led to the formation of Alliance One International Incorporated. Since entering into his retirement, Hines has enjoyed serving as a member of the Duke Hospital Advisory Board. Hines first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 1998.
Robert "Roddy" Jones, a native of Raleigh, N.C, attended East Carolina University and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Geography. Upon graduation, he returned to Raleigh to work for the family business, Davidson and Jones Construction Company. He held a number of roles before being appointed President of Davidson and Jones, Inc. in 1973 and served in this role until 1993. He remains active with the company today, serving as chairman. Jones has also been involved with many other aspects of the construction industry including, having served as President of the Carolinas Branch of The Associated General Contactor of America, National Director of The Associated General Contractors of America, Chairman of the Carolinas Construction Training Council and on the State Advisory Council of Vocational Education. Jones is the past Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and has served on multiple education boards around the state. In 1972, Jones received the ECU Outstanding Alumni Award and is a recipient of The Order of The Long Leaf Pine by the State of North Carolina. Jones is former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at ECU and has contributed to the University in a number of ways both during his time as a student, and since his graduation. Jones and his wife, Eve Avery Jones, reside in Raleigh and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Jones first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 2004.
Ledyard Ross, DDS, served in the US Marine Corps First Marine Division after graduating high school. After leaving the US Marine Corps in 1946 he briefly attended Hardbarger Business College before enrolling in then- East Carolina College. Dr. Ross went on to attend Northwestern University Dental School and graduated with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1953. Upon completing his degree, he took over a dental practice in Ayden, NC. In 1959 he returned to school, earning his Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Ross then continued his service in Ayden as an orthodontist until 1991, when his son took over his practice and he entered into retirement. Dr. Ross is associated with beautiful smiles and straightened teeth and is known for using the latest techniques to provide services to the people of eastern North Carolina. Dr. Ross first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 2010.
H. L. Stephenson, III, "Steve", attended the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill for both his undergraduate and law degrees. He then continued his education at the College of William & Mary Law School where he studied taxation. Stephenson has spent his legal career devoted to counseling business owners, managers, and other professionals on a wide variety of legal and business topics. Stephenson works for Ward and Smith, P.A, where he leads the firm's business development and client relationship efforts. Stephenson was named Board Member of the Year for the North Carolina Area Council and Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2014. In that same year, he was recognized as the Pitt County Citizen of the Year by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. Stephenson first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 2001.
Shelby Strother has devoted much of her life to serving eastern North Carolina and East Carolina University. She is the past President of the ECU Alumni Association and the School of Music Alumni Society, a three-term member of the Friends of the Joyner Library, and has severed on the ECU Athletic National Collegiate Athletic Association Self-Study Committee. Before turning her career towards teaching music, Strother served in the health care industry as a nurse. During that time, she was the President of the Friends of the Chowan Hospital and Vice President of the North Carolina Hospital Volunteers. Prior to her retirement, Strother spent 32 years teaching music, most of which time was spent in the Edenton-Chowan School System. During those years, she enjoyed involvement in many choral and symphony groups, both locally and state-wide. Strother has received multiple awards including the ECU Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, the ECU School of Music Alumni Professional Society's Distinguished Music Alumnus Award, and in 2002 was inducted into the East Carolina Educators Hall of Fame. Strother first joined the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation in 2002.