Educators Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees
East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize 26 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 18, 2014.
We were honored to receive an address at this year’s ceremony by Jessica Ballance, Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipient.
The 2014 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below.
|Name||Induction Year||ECU Alumni?||Plaque Inscription|
|Alan R. Bailey||2014||yes||Advocate for reading, literacy,
and lifelong learnin
|Nancy Jane Glaser Bray||2014||yes||Consummate Educator and Mentor
French, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics
”All I ever Wanted Was to be a Teacher”
She Made a Difference.
|Suzanne J. Brooks||2014||yes||Dedicated Education Philanthropist
COE Professional Advisory Board Member
ECU Foundation Board Member
|Herbert R. Carlton||2014||yes||East Carolina College, B.S. 1952, M.A. 1954
Social Studies Department, Assistant Professor 1952-1964
Political Science Department, Associate Professor 1964-94
|Anne Barker Faulkenberry||2014||yes||Outstanding Educator, Advisory, & Coordinator
Positively Impacting the Students & Teachers
Of Eastern NC Through
ECU’s Innovative Partnership East
|Dr. Diane L. Frost||2014||37 years in service to student success
Asheboro City Schools
|Barbara P. Glatthorn||2014||A Believer in Education|
|Kathryn Carroll Gower||2014||yes||They may forget what she said,
But they will never forget
How she made them feel.
A Special Educator, Wife, Mother, and Friend
|Bruce Elliot Gray||2014||yes||Teacher, Coach, Assistant Principal,
Served students of Pitt County Schools
|James Henry Jones||2014||Through Vision, Leadership, and Fair Play
He Transformed the Educational Landscape
in Northampton County
NC’s1st Black School Board Chairman
|Jena Gurganus Kerns||2014||yes||Her Dedication to Student Success
and Her Love of Literature
Kept her Motivated and Appreciated
During Her 30 Years of Teaching
|Dr. Jerry Edward McGee||2014||yes||President – Wingate University – 1992-2015
His Visionary and Bold Leadership
Ushered in an Era of Growth, Success
and Prominence for Wingate University
|Debbie Metcalf||2014||Servant Leader * Beloved Mentor
A Master Teacher Who Believes Each Student is a Star!
We all learn in different ways.
Let your strengths shine!
|Cynthia Parker Miller||2014||yes||Teaching and studying
at a distance is an
effective educational strategy.
|Dr. Dorothy Hiott Muller||2014||A Dedicated and Respected Advocate of Education
And Leadership Excellence
|Jane B. Reel||2014||yes||I strived to make learning a fun adventure for “my kids”
and for myself.
“A little nonsense now and then
is relished by the wisest men.”
|Deborah Wiggins Seehorn||2014||Providing Leadership, Inspiration, and Vision for
Mathematics, Business, and Computing Education
|DeAnne Smith||2014||yes||Beaufort County Schools Educator
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person
you may be the world.”
|Gail Dillahunt Smith||2014||yes||“By the Grace of God I Am
What I Am”…A Dedicated Wife,
Mother, Grandmother and Educator
J.H. Rose Teacher of the Year 2005-2006
EC Teacher of Excellence 2006
|James Russell Smith Jr.||2014||yes||Teacher, Administrator, Teacher Educator
And Textbook Author
|Patricia H. Smith||2014||yes||Northampton County Educator
“A woman guided by God in
life and love”
|Mary Ann Southern||2014||“Train up a child in the way he
should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
|Betty S. Speir||2014||yes||A Lifetime of Service
Champion for Education
and for East Carolina University
|Becky Howard Taylor||2014||yes||Special Educator Dedicated to
Helping Students Succeed
Strong Advocate for Education
Sylvan Learning Franchisee
NC State Board of Education Member
|Frank Pleasant Teague Jr.||2014||Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, NC
Wake Forest University BA History
Captain United States Army; Devoted Teacher
A Dedicated, Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather
Wife: Charlotte; Sons Frank III and Dwain
|Sherryl Ezzell Tipton||2014||yes||“A Tradition of Dance Excellence”
Combining a Love of dance with innovative education
methods encouraging students that…
dreams can come true
|Gwen Goodson Jeffreys||2014||yes|
|Dr. Gene Daniel Lanier||2014||yes||"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
|Dr. Patrick C. Miller||2014||yes||Greene County School