Educators Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

The College of Education at East Carolina University held its 20th Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the Fletcher Recital Hall in Fletcher Music Center. Thirty-five educators and education advocates were recognized during an event that raised $40,000 for student scholarships. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in first floor of Speight Building and adjoining courtyard so inductees and guests would have the opportunity to view the Educators Hall of Fame wall. Each inductee was sponsored with a monetary gift of $1,000 or more in support of the College of Education’s Educators Hall of Fame Scholarship endowment. Annual interest from the Educators Hall of Fame endowment is used to fund merit-based scholarships for College of Education students. This prestigious merit scholarship program helps attract more of the best and brightest students to ECU’s College of Education.

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Delores Pride Ali2018yesEach day is a chance to be better.
Students deserve the best.
Proud lifetime educator and learner
Robert L. Barrier, Jr.2018yes"Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude."
The experiences he provided as a classroom
teacher and H.S. Counselor, promoted the
idea—"If you can perceive it, you can achieve it."
Dr. David Batts2018yesTechnology Systems Associate Professor
Phi Sigma Pi Faculty Advisor
Tau 1936
Marvin E. Baugh2018yesMarvin E. Baugh
Always Seek Excellence
Be Kind and Love Others
Help Those Coming Behind You
Jessica Lee Chiasson Adams2018yes“The child is truly a miraculous being,
and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”
Maria Montessori
Smile Big…
Lisa Yeldell Barmer2018“Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old
he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6
Michelle Rouse Bowen2018Loving, caring, compassionate
encouraging and patient.
Teaching is the work of her heart.
Julia Dawkins Brickhouse2018yesSpecial Educator
Each individual has the ability and
right to learn and communicate as
an active participant in their world.
Phoebe Moore Dail2018Eastern North Carolina Native
Who Valued Young People and their Education
Her Passion and Commitment to East Carolina University
Were Unwavering
Wilford Morris Davis III2018Teaching was a joy, not a job.
Always remember to keep your fingers
on the home row keys!
Maureen Louise Ellis2018Autograph your work with excellence
and you will always be proud.
Holly Heath Fales2018yesNational Board Certified Teacher
Committed to excellence
in teaching and learning.
Johna Lee Faulconer2018Believer
Cleveland Melvin Hawkins2018yesA true servant leader who believed, with a smile,
that it is amazing what can be
accomplished when it does not matter
who gets the credit.
Elizabeth Baker Hodge2018yesEsse Mutationem 
Be the Change
Amanda Oliver Holton2018“Free the Child’s Potential,
and You Will Transform
Him into the World.”
Maria Montessori
Gwen P. Jeffreys2018yesMy life is enriched by my experience at ECU. 
Graduating from this University has enabled me to grow
spiritually, physically and mentally.
Stephen E. Kirk2018Dedicated Educator
and Life Long Pirate
Eric Kisling2018Lead, Inspire, and Teach
with compassion and Mercy.
Learning is a lifelong road
that never ends!
Johnnie Earl May2018yesProud American Veteran
From Farmer to Trust Officer
His Strong Work Ethic and Integrity
Are his Guiding Principals
Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather.
Katherine E Misulis2018Educator, Leader, Facilitator
Life-long Learner, Friend
Miriam Grace Mitchell2018yesA leader and mentor dedicated to
inspiring her grateful students and
colleagues to realize their
professional and personal potential.
Susan Elizabeth Morgan2018yesDedicated to Promoting
the Educational, Emotional and Social
Well-being of All Students and Their Families.
David Parke2018yesLearning is a life-long adventure.
Do not miss the thrill that comes
with new knowledge.
Diane Terry Sena2018Ms. Sena set high standards for
herself as well as her students.
her legacy is a generation of
successful and grateful graduates.
April Shackleford2018Her mantra is to educator the whole child.
She believes one must MASLOW,
Before one can BLOOM!
Elizabeth Harris Sparrow2018yesBusiness Education Teacher
East Carolina University and J. H. Rose High School
Encouraged excellence in students
Richard Kent Spruill2018For thirty-nine years I taught a smaller number
of things better and instilled an understanding
of and appreciation for the geologic processes
that impact our planet.
Patricia Stallings2018
Rebecca Stell2018“The child is both a hope and a
promise for mankind.”
Maria Montessori
Dorothy Tolson2018
Sherry Smith Tripp2018Licensure Specialist Extraordinaire
Loyal COE Employee Whose Work Always Shows
Perseverance, Integrity, Tenacity and Honesty
Ivan G. Wallace2018Innovative, Visionary, Professor and Chairperson
College of Education, East Carolina University
Advancing Technology throughout
the Business Education Curriculum.
Christine Marie Wilson2018yesWe do not always get to live the life we planned.
It is what we do with the detours that creates
a life worth living and a legacy worth leaving.
Tomegia M. Winston2018yesWe all have a purpose in life.
Education is providing me the
opportunity to fulfill mine.