Educators Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees
East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize 13 individuals 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 are given to outstanding education majors. The awards ceremony was held Saturday, November 6, 2010.
We were honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Dr. William Harrison, current Chair of the NC State Board of Education.
The 2010 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below.
|Name||Induction Year||ECU Alumni?||Plaque Inscription|
|Victoria Doreen Yarbrough Atwater||2010||Teacher, child advocate, educational surrogate parent
Dedicated to the education and rights of
children with special needs
A vigilant supporter to many disadvantaged children
|Charles Snipes Atwater||2010||yes||Businessman, Teacher, Community Servant
Special Interest in children with learning
differences & the disadvantaged
Committed to raising funds to benefit teachers and to advance
innovative teaching methods in the public schools
|Communities in Schools of Pitt County In Memory of Kathy Taft||2010||The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students
with a community of support, empowering them to
stay in school and achieve in life.
|Ella E. Tyson Harris||2010||yes||Daughter, Wife, Mother
Advisor, Mentor, Friend
C.M. Eppes/J.H. Rose
|Dr. William C. Harrison||2010||yes||Visionary thinker, dedicated educator, and
decisive leader who sees infinite possibilities
in the eyes of all children and who works
tirelessly to protect their right to the
promise of education.
|John Smith||2010||yes||Dedicated his time to managing
resources spent on
educating our future.
|Grace W. Hooper||2010||"May I live in a house beside the road,
and be a friend to man."
|Nancy Jane Miller Houston||2010||Outstanding educator and leader.
Her legacy will live on through the many she has touched,
including her two daughters, both wonderful teachers.
|Dr. Patricia F. MacNeill||2010||yes||A Lifelong Learned and Educator|
|Sarah Stallings May||2010||yes||100 years and still serving:
Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
teacher, friend, church leader, artist, poet
and civic leader
|Olive McCallum Smith||2010||yes||Teacher, Mentor, Church Leader
ECU Supervising Teacher
She lives forever in the hearts
of high school students she taught.
|Odell Luther Welborn||2010||Leadership in preparation for life
through Athletics, Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Safety
|Mollie O'Neal McKeithan Young||2010||yes||Teaching Philosophy-A teacher's
job extends beyond instruction. We are not
only educators, but a support system for
our students' success.