Educators Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize 20 individuals 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, October 15, 2011

We were honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Pat and Lynn Lane, College of Education Professional Advisory Board Members.

The 2011 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. 

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Alston Winslow Burke2011yesTeacher - Principal - Coach - Mentor
A visionary paving the way for others to
secure a better life through education and athletics.
His motto was "Education is the Answer"
Connie Gay-Lord Mizelle Maynard2011yesDedicated Education Philanthropist
Jo Anne Williams Corey2011yesA loving caring educator
who will live in the hearts
of all the many children that
she taught during her career.
Kurt John-Charles Garner2011yesPitt County Teacher of the Year 2011-2012
Inspiring his students to always
reach their potential.
Naomi Blanchard Bagley Hofler2011yesDedicated teacher, wife, mother,
grandmother and great grandmother
who put others ahead of herself
Joyce Smith Holt2011yesKindergarten Teacher, Church Children's
Leader and Child Advocate
She inspired and nurtured a generation
of North Carolina children
James H. Maynard2011yesDedicated Education Philanthropist
Dr. Diane D. Kester2011yesTechnology pioneer, innovator, and catalyst in
librarianship and instructional technology education
"Technology teaches you patience"
Lewis Patrick Lane III2011yesAlumnus, volunteer, donor and advocate always
seeking to inspire by example fellow alumni,
students, faculty and administrators to set a
high priority of giving back to ECU so that others
can reap the benefits we have received.
Lynn Lewis Lane2011Devoted Advocate of Education
Proven Career Finance Professional
Dedicated to improving higher education
opportunities for students through service
and as a donor.
Barbara Jamieson Mallory2011yesMother of Sara
Principal of Many
Professor of Leaders
Passionate and Imaginative
Dedicated to Excellence and Service
Dr. Margaret Ann Cannon Harris2011yesMy journey has been wonderful in public education.
Through innovation and change in North Carolina's
Public Schools, we have made a difference
in the success of our students.
Cornelia Mattocks Mewborn2011yesShe speaks with wisdom, and faithful
instruction is on her tongue. Her children arise
and call her blessed; her husband also, and he
praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you
surpass them all." Proverbs 31:26, 28-29
Katherine Elizabeth Misulis2011Educator, Leader, Facilitator,
Life-Long Learner, Friend
Dolores Hayes Morgan2011yesTeacher, artist, and musician
"Always pass the attitude test and
let your passion be contagious"
Morgan Holt Harris2011yesThrough my life's journey in teaching, coaching
and public service, if one student's
life was changed - I reached the goal.
Dr. Al Muller2011Professor of English Education
ECU 1976-2011
Master Teacher, Lifelong Learner
Dr. Veronica S. Pantelidis2011Visionary, futurist, mentor
Library Science & Instructional Technology
Virtual Reality in Education Pioneer
COE Distinguished Professor;
35 Years ECU 1976-2011
Merle Thomas Summers2011yesHusband, Father, Banker, Teacher, Administrator
Advocate for Lifelong Learning, Continuous
Improvement and Community Involvement