Educators Hall of Fame 2015 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 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. 

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
James (Jim) R. Westmorland2015yesCounselor, Adult Educator, Encourager
Career Services Director, College of Business Associate Dean
Respect and Integrity Always First
Dr. James H. Bearden2015yesHis 56 Years of Dedicated Service to ECU and His Commitment to Excellence in
Leadership and Education, have made a Difference in the Lives of Many
Dr. Elton Lee Newbern Jr.2015Halifax Community College
1988 - 1998
Nicole Garris Vinson2015yesDedicated to increasing the
quality of instruction for ALL students
Pitt County Schools
Autism Coach
Martin Scott Hutchins2015yesThroughout his career he inspired students
to reach beyond their own limits and left
an everlasting impact in the classroom and the community
Students of HST
Judith Joyner Smith2015yesElementary School Teacher
ECU Associate Professor
Teach. Lead. Inspire.
Myron Mooney Angell2015yesArmy Veteran and Educator
His dedication to the students at
Swansboro High School is much appreciated
and will not be forgotten
Dr. Christine M. Shea2015"A creative champion who
encouraged and appreciated
rigorous scholarship and diversity
at ECU from 1998 - 2015"
Lou Anna Hardee2015Dedicated to providing friendly, quality and outstanding service
to the students, college, university and community.
A True Pirate and Friend to Many!
Freddie Rayford Carroll2015yesA champion for students
and a true mentor for
all educators
Beverly Watson Carroll2015yesAn Advocate for education
in the classroom
in her school
and in her community.
Dr. Linda Ann Patriarca2015East Carolina University
Dean, College of Education
2008 - 2015
Frankie Lynn Taylor Tucker2015yesThe ability to read is a fundamental right.
That I have been able to work with both teachers and students to ensure this right
has been my greatest professional reward.
Joanne Bath2015For believing in the capabilities of all children
mentoring their teachers and parents
modeling kindness and wisdom, and being one of the first
to teach the Suzuki Approach to Learning outside of Japan.
Jananne Waller2015Passionately pursuing God's Best for every child.
Dedicated to the development of unique paths for individuals
to experience a lifetime of creative achievement.
Sam H. Houston Jr.2015yesA visionary educational leader
willing to challenge the staus quo while
working to improve opportunities for school
leaders, teachers and students.
Kathy Gibson Harrell2015yesTeaching a child to love reading is rewarding.
Coaching a teacher to enable a child to love reading is PRICELESS!
Sarah D. Faucette2015yesLet the words of my mouth and the meditation
of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight,
Oh Lord my strength and my redeemer! Psalm 19:14
Grace C. Whitehurst2015yesHer dedication as an educator
and counselor positively impacted
her students and all those with
whom she came in contact.
Aaron J. Beaulieu2015yesDedicated his time to managing
resources spent on
educating our future.