Educators Hall of Fame 2007 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 Saturday, October 6th, 2007.

We were also honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Howard Lee, Chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

The 2007 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. 

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Joyce Proctor Beaman2007yesDaughter, Sister, Wife, Mother,
Grandmother, Friend, English-French Teacher,
Librarian, Church Organist-Pianist, Author
Beatrice A. Chauncey2007Long time teacher, mentor and friend to numberless students
generous donor of scholarships to music students for many years
with provision for a legacy into the future.
George E. Cooper2007yesTeacher, Principal,
Shepard to Students, Faculty, Staff and Fellow Educators
Respect for Children is his Commitment
Margaret Ruth Darcy2007A woman of dignity, honor, and values,
she lived her life as an example to others, enriching them all
with her humanity and an everlasting love of learning.
Terrie C. DeCresie2007yesStudents rarely remember what you tell them
or show them,
but they remember how you made them feel.
Evelyn Johnson Kirkland2007yesBS-1961 MAEd-1962
Teacher-Pitt, Cumberland and Robeson Counties
Middle School Advocate
Mentor and Church Leader
James Bryant Kirkland2007yesBS Business 1962
Entrepreneur, Education Advocate
Church and Community Leader
Driven by a desire to help others.
Howard N. Lee2007A Visionary, A Statesman, A Leader
A Defender of the Right of Every Child to a Sound Basic
Mary Lilly Rivenbark Mathews2007yesAn inspiration to all of her students
A talented, dedicated educator and diplomat.
Her career spanned three continents and four countries
delivering her gifts of knowledge and love.
Amy Elizabeth Mozingo2007yesA loving daughter, sister, and granddaughter whose heart and life
centered on God, family and friends. Her heart's desire was
fulfilled when she became a special education teacher.
She loved each special angel and dedicated her life to them.
Our angel on earth is now in heaven.
Robyn R. Render2007Using technology as a tool for teaching and learning,
she has advanced access and quality of education.
M. Theresa (Terry) Shank2007yesA Visionary Leader
A Dedicated Teacher
An Accomplished Musician; An Advocate for Education
A Voice for the Arts
Tammy Stephenson2007PTA Leader and tireless advocate
promoting educational opportunities
for all students in Pitt County Schools
Frances Woolard Swain2007yesTeacher, Wife, Mother, and Church Leader
Her objective in teaching was to motivate and help
each student achieve to their ability and beyond.
Carol-Ann Tucker2007yesTeacher of Teachers
Student Advocate and Advisor, Role Model,
Believer in the capacity of the
human spirit to achieve great things
Isabella Wicker2007yesTeacher, Assistant Principal, Principal
41 years of energy, smiles, passion,
professionalism and genuine
advocacy for all children.
Myrtle Harris Wooten2007yesA teacher with over 26 years of experience that encompassed
Bertie and Pitt County; as she accepted the challenges of
teaching she taught her students to accept the challenges of