Educators Hall of Fame 2024 Inductees

The ECU College of Education inducted 11 people into the Educators Hall of Fame at a ceremony in April 2024 in Fletcher Recital Hall. The Hall of Fame highlights the service of teachers, administrators, and educational advocates in North Carolina and beyond.
The 2024 Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below.

NameInduction YearECU Alumni?Plaque Inscription
Patricia Jean Anderson2024NoElementary Education Professor and Teacher Educator

Faculty Governance Leader

Fostering excellence in education
Perry “Pete” Barnes2024YesAthletic Director, Coach, Teacher and Mentor

Region X NJCAA Baseball Coach of the Year (twice)

‘Thanks to the many friendships I have enjoyed over the years’
Wilton Ray Futrell2024YesFather. Educator. Friend.
Anne Catherine Richards Lewis2024YesHer love of Learning and Teaching enabled her to touch the lives of her students and their families.
Allison Michael Poorman Mallison2024YesElementary G&T Educator, Child Advocator.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Ashley Lynn Harris Matthews2024YesThird Generation Pirate Educator

Changing Young Lives from ECTC to ECC to ECU

A Family Tradition
Jacqueline Ann Nelson Ragland2024YesDo Small Things with Great Love.

– St. Teresa of Calcutta
Bryan H. Setser2024YesHis deep purpose for people profoundly impacted what we could be for self, others and society
Edward Junior Tyer2024YesMankind’s future depends on a quality education for ALL
Martha Traynham Wohlnick2024YesHS Science Teacher, Leader, Coach, World Traveler.

Loving Wife and Mother of Two Teachers

And best of all, Ambassador for ECTC.
Guili Zhang2024NoAn Award-winning National and Global Leader in Education