Educators Hall of Fame 2000 Inductees

East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations from around the state for their extensive contributions to the field of education. The Educators Hall of Fame was initiated in 1999 to permanently acknowledge education professionals and associations who have made distinguished contributions to the field of education through service and mission. Nominations were secured with a minimum $1000 gift to the College for the establishment of the Educators Hall of Fame Endowment Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to outstanding education majors. The awards ceremony was held in the Fall of 2000.

The 2000 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below.

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Leona Parson Arthur2000yesDedicated 3rd Grade Teacher for 39 Years
Jones and Onslow Counties
Love of God, Family, Friends, and Children
Was Her Blueprint For A Rewarding Life
Frank E. Barham2000ECU: BS 1963, MA 1966, School Superintendent
Professor Emeritus University of Virginia
Executive Director Va. School Board Association
Pres. National Council of Professors of Ed. Administration
Bobby W. Beasley2000yesTwenty-Nine Years of Dedicated Service
As a Teacher, Principal, Superintendent,
and Valued Friend
In Harnett County Schools
Laura Bilbro-Berry2000yes"In Honor of Her Dedication to the Teaching Profession,
For Her Leadership and Motivation Among Her Peers And
for Her Commitment to the Children of North Carolina"
North Carolina 2000-01 Teacher of the Year
Frances Evelyn Lloyd Bryan2000yesECU Class of 1928
Influenced Generations of Garner 1st Grade Children
Through Her Warm, Dedicated Spirit - 72 Years of Service
"You Must Love Children to Teach"
Emily S. Boyce2000yesTeacher, Counselor, Mentor
Leader and Friend
Pioneer In Library Education
Randall Brooks2000yesECU: BA 1969, MA Special Ed. 1973
MA Child Development 1977
Georgia State University: PhD 1981
Life Long Educator, Exceptional Father
Sam D. Bundy2000yesNC Education, Community & Government Leader
Educator for 43 Years
Including Principal Of Sam D. Bundy School
House of Representatives Member, Noted Speaker
Edward J. Carter2000Teacher - Administrator - Director
Chair - Dean
Educational Historian
Thomas A. Chambliss2000Dedicated Administrator and Professor
Of Education for 32 Years
Found His Greatest Reward In His
Relationships With His Students, Retired 1995
Cleet Clyde Cleetwood2000Teacher/Coach, Principal, Superintendent
and Professor of Education
Retired 1982, Completing 37 Years of
Outstanding Service to the Education Profession
Ann Morton Davis2000yesElementary School Teacher 1969-2000
ECU Outstanding Educator 1995
Making A Difference In Many Lives
Esther J. Draughon2000yesGifted Educator, Writer, and Speaker
Love and Gift of Relating Biblical Teachings
To Life's Experiences
"Obstacles Are Merely A Detour In Life's Journey"
Gail Taylor Edmondson2000yesMotivator, Friend, Mentor, & Visionary Whose Leadership and
Love of Children Led to Snow Hill Primary School Being
Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
2000 Wachovia Principal of the Year
Mary Cook Fawcett2000BS Education University of South Carolina
MAEd UNC-Greensboro
Teacher of the Year - Mount Airy City Schools
Education From the Heart
Allan A. Glatthorn2000Distinguished Teacher and Scholar
Dedicated To the Preparation Of
Strong Instructional Leaders
For Eastern North Carolina
Ann Wicker Harrison2000yesTeacher, Administrator, Counselor, Dedicated
To Nurturing The Growth Of All Learners.
We Are All Richer For Having Known You.
Irene Smith Howell2000Founder of Howell Centers
For Her Commitment, Vision, and Unselfish Dedication
In Making North Carolina A Better Place
For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
Antoinette Jenkins2000Outstanding English Professor
East Carolina University
Who Devoted Personal Time
To Help the Less Gifted Student
Gene Daniel Lanier2000yes"A Book is Easier To Burn Than It Is To Explain"
Fervent Advocate of Intellectual and Personal Freedom
Protecting Our Nation's Libraries and Schools
40 Years of Service, East Carolina University 1959-1999
Donald Yates Leggett2000yesEast Carolina University: BS 1958, MA 1962
Public School Teacher, Coach & Administrator
ECU Associate Vice Chancellor For
Alumni Relations, Retired 1997
Katheryn Coor Lewis2000yesService To The Education Profession
Began in 1945 and Continues With Excellence
"But What About The Children-"
Roscoe Locke2000yesIn recognition and appreciation
for being an outstanding and devoted principal.
Implicating "putting children first" in every school
he has been named the principal to date.
Janie E. Manning2000yesGovernor's Award of Excellence
East Carolina University Outstanding Educator 1996
1986 Wachovia North Carolina Principal of the Year
Mentor, Humanitarian, Leader
Floyd Mattheis2000Extraordinary Science Educator and Mentor
Loving Husband, Father, and Friend
1991 Distinguished Service to Science Ed Award
1996 Robert H. Carlton Award
Dowdy Hardy Miller2000yesExcellent Role Model For Christian Character
Including Integrity, Patience, Courage, Faithfulness,
Hard Work, and Indomitable Sense of Humor.
Warm and Caring Educator and Friend of Children
Vivian Wilson Mott2000Master Educator
In the Field of Adult Education
Who Inspires and Empowers All Students
Valuing Diversity For A Better Society
Jay M. Robinson2000Special Friend of Education
And Educators
In North Carolina
A. Louis Singleton2000yesBoard of Trustees
East Carolina University
1977-1980 and 1983-1987
Retired Attorney
Rose Sinicrope2000ECU Assistant Professor
Of Math Education
"With Deep Appreciation For Teachers
Trained and Endless Lives Touched"
Jane McDuffie Smith2000Middle School Science Teacher
Kidney Donor to Her Student Michael Carter
"There Is Never A Wrong Time To Do The Right Thing"
Margaret Lewis Speight2000yesExtraordinary Teacher
Pitt County Schools - 42 Years
Inspired Children To Excellence
Devoted To Church, Family, and Friends
Lucille W. Stalls2000yesA Dedicated Educator Who Held Students
To High Standards
Each Of Her 38 Years Of Teaching
Florence S. Weaver2000In Addition to Research and Being an Effective
Departmental Chairperson
She Valued Her Students And Enhanced Their Lives
Ruth Allen White2000yesDean of Women
East Carolina University
Kappa Delta Sister and
Special Friend
George E. Williams2000yesAdmired Educator and Coach
Committed To Baseball For All Youth
Epitome of Professionalism
Dedicated Husband, Father & Grandfather
Thomas J. Williams2000yesTeacher, Coach, Principal, Superintendent
A Leader Whose Enthusiasm and Dedication
Inspired Business And Community Involvement
For North Carolina's Public Schools