Educators Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees

East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize 19 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 26, 2013.

We were honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Katie Stanley, Scholarship Recipient.

The 2013 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. 

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Dr. Sunday A. Ajose2013Mathematician, Mathematics Educator, Teacher, Scholar
Above all else, always a kind, gentle caring mentor and friend
Beatrice Forrest Little2013yesShe was always passionate about being an elementary school
teacher. She loved her students as though they were
family. Many times the young lives she touched came to say
"thank you" as adults.
Gertrude Flagg Dalzell2013A Loving Mother and Dedicated Teacher
who has meant to much to so many.
Dr. Delilah Ann Jackson2013yesDedication to the Education of others is her passion.
Her love for the profession is her motivation to impact the
lives of students, staff and the community.
Dr. Richard R. Eakin2013East Carolina University
Dr. Dudley Eargith Flood2013yesTeacher, Principal,
State Level Administrator,
Civic Leader, Public Speaker
Bonnie Taylor Galloway2013yes"A Teacher affects eternity;
he can never tell where his influence stops."
Henry Adams
George R. James2013yesTeacher, Coach, Principal, Counselor, and Strong Advocate
and Leader for the Francis M. Barnes Scholarship Trust in
Martin County and eastern North Carolina.
Margaret Lillian Joyner Hendricks2013yesDepartmental Chairperson,
Coordinator, Supervisor-Teacher
Above all Dedicated to Making A Difference
Betty M. Lamb2013yesHer legacy as a Nurse and Teacher
will live forever in the hearts
of the Health Occupations students whom she taught.
Susan Roberts Lanier2013yesB.S. '62, M.A.Ed. '70
Dedicated Teacher and Mentor for over 30 years.
Encouraged scholarship, citizenship, and a love for learning.
Dr. Christopher Douglas Locklear2013yesA career dedicated to public education
and serving the people of eastern North Carolina.
Forever a Pirate.
Dr. Sara B. McCraw2013When Sara smiled, she Reminded us to Love, Connect,
Be our Best, Teach and Inspire.
She made everyone she met feel like an All Star.
Debbie Cohen O'Neal2013Educator, Adventurer, Mother, and Friend.
An inspiration to everyone she met.
A tireless worker who always did what she loved and loved what she did.
Her presence will be missed throughout the world.
Dr. Lon O. Pierce2013yesOver his 45 Years of Service as a Computer Operator, Soldier,
Teacher, Secondary Supervisor, Vocational Director, Regional
Coordinator, Mentor, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, and
Assistant Professor, he was blessed to work with many wonderful
students and co-workers. Sponsored by Dr. Ivan Wallace
Dr. William Arthur "Art" Rouse2013yesLeading with a vision
of compassion and service to others
Ray Vaughn Spain Ed.D2013Visionary Pioneer for Education,
dedicated champion of champions for schools & communities
and positive innovator for progressive change
Dr. Katalin Szucs2013Program coordinator, mathematics lab director, 
mentor to numerous lab assistants and graduate students,
but most of all, a teacher at heart who inspired her students.
Representative Edith Doughtie Warren2013yesTeacher, Principal, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Education Advocate,
Leader, Pitt County Commissioner, Legislator.
Keeping the best interest in her heart for the students and
citizens of NC as an Educator and Legislator.