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Dr. Wafa Badwan ’97 ’05 joined Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Internal Medicine in Huntington, W.Va. She is certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is an assistant professor with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Niki McAdams is a broker associate with Century 21 The Combs Co. in Rocky Mount.
Suzanne Bradham Craft wed Linwood Scott Jones ’91 on Oct. 19 at the Major Benjamin May Chapter House in Farmville. She is a vice president with BB&T managing loan services client support. He teaches in Greene County Schools and is the varsity baseball coach for Greene Central High School. Heather Forshey is environmental health director for San Mateo County, Calif. She was deputy director of environmental health in Santa Clara County and an advisory council member for the Bay Area Quality Management District, Calif. Cheryl Hinton Hooks exhibited her artwork at the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Mount Olive in winter 2014. She is a professor of fine arts at the university. Rick Stout ’95 ’99 is superintendent of Onslow County Schools. He was superintendent of Scotland County Schools.
Charles Paul III was posthumously honored by a Raleigh memorial for Raleigh police officers killed in the line of duty.
Dr. Virginia Hardy, ECU vice chancellor for student affairs, was elected to the ElectriCities board of directors. She is chair of the Greenville Utilities board of commissioners.
Angela Robbins Carapella is the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Florida. She was also chosen as physical education resource teacher for Pinellas County, Fla. Steven Combs is director of the N.C. Criminal Justice Standards Division. He was an assistant special agent in charge for the State Bureau of Investigation in its Jacksonville office. Karin Morrison joined Select Physical Therapy in Greenville, where she is a physical therapist and certified hand therapist.
Kristin Gibson’s artwork was part of the “No Boundaries International Art Colony 2013 Exhibition” at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Rodney Jackson ’90 ’92 is dean of the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies at Davidson County Community College in Lexington. Lori McLelland ’90 ’03 teaches music and theatre arts at Roseleaf Academy in Farmville. Andrew D. Schmidt ’90 ’97, interim executive director for the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau, was elected to the board of directors of the N.C. Travel Industry Association for a two-year term.
Two graduates of East Carolina’s master’s in maritime history program teamed up with colleagues from the University of Hawaii at Manoa to locate the sunken remains of a famous World War II Japanese submarine.
Drs. James Delgado ’85 and Hans Van Tiburg ’95, who work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, mapped and retrieved artifacts from the submarine, the I-400.
It is one of a few "super subs" built by Japan in the closing days of the war. More than 400 feet long with an extended range, the I-400 carried attack aircraft capable of hitting New York. At the end of the war the Americans sunk the I-400 to keep the technology from Russian hands, but that location was lost over the years.
"At the time this thing was sunk, it and its sister ship were the most advanced submarines in the world," Delgado said when the discovery was announced last winter. Delgado is director of NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program. Van Tilburg is coordinator of the program.
Robert D. Teer Jr. received Durham's annual Civic Honor Award. He is the third generation of his family to receive the award.