Cornerstone A PUBLICATION FOR THE ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THOMAS HARRIOT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
“I was... contented with a private life for the love of learning that I might study freely.”
An Advocate for History Above the Rim and All Over the Map Building New Tomorrows Finding Opportunity in All Things Dean Emeritus Remembered and Celebrated Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series
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Welcome from the Dean
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Special Honors
Charles Calhoun: An Advocate for History
Burrell Montz: Above the Rim and All Over the Map
David Weismiller: Building New Tomorrows
Cover Photo: Wright Auditorium arches
10 Shirley Carraway: Finding Opportunity in All Things 12 Dean Emeritus Remembered and Celebrated 13 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series 14 Student Spotlight: Tiffany Hoi-Yan Lee 15 The Impact of Giving 16 Annual Honor Roll of Donors
Cornerstone is a publication for the alumni and friends of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University. It is produced by the Department of University Publications in collaboration with Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. General editor and writer Lorraine H. Robinson Layout and photography Five to Ten Design, Inc. 1
WELCOME From the Dean Like individuals, institutions are most reliably judged for their real health, functionality, and success in times of challenge and stress. Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, like the higher education spectrum across North Carolina has faced two years of declining budgets, but in spite of the recent bleak picture, East Carolina University’s academic cornerstone remains strongly committed to its mission and to serving its ever-increasing constituencies including students or regional and global communities. Alan White Dean, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
From where has come the strength to persevere – and to succeed – in these times? American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Emerson could have been writing for Harriot College: what lies within us is the eternal fire of liberal arts education, a liberating power to think and act creatively. Who we are – whether College administrators, faculty, staff, or students – collectively and collaboratively – is a community of free human beings inspired to respond to the moment, to the challenge at hand. I have said it before: the liberal arts are absolutely timely. But the essence of who we are and how we conduct ourselves in the context of twenty-first century education, however, remains a fundamental polestar for us. Swiss writer and architect Max Frisch wrote, “Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.” Even in this austere period, Harriot College has unfolded and blossomed, true to its core values: the liberal arts are timeless.
What you are about to read in this electronic issue of Cornerstone are engaging stories. Our Distinguished Professorship is superbly represented by the History Department’s scholarteacher Charles Calhoun. Burrell Montz is charting a new course over in the Geography Department. And as the College (along with the rest of the university under the leadership of David Weismiller) embarks on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools validation and accreditation process, we are looking both inward and outward: to refine our mission, to deliver the best possible education, and to measure continually our own progress toward our lofty goals. Advancement Councilor Shirley Carraway is a glowing example of vision and service. This year’s student spotlight focuses on the multi-faceted Tiffany Lee. For the first time, you will hear directly from our Development Officer, Jennifer Tripp. And you will be proud of the long roster of donors whose private giving enhances and helps to expand on Harriot College successes. Be sure that your name is there! In closing, it still remains hard to believe that Keats Sparrow, former dean, is no longer with us. In February, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences – his College – sponsored a campus-based celebration and commemoration of Keats’s life and career. The tributes from onand off-campus speakers at the event confirmed that Keats was, like Thomas Harriot, a broadranging polymath with astonishingly diverse interests and areas of expertise. Harriot College, with its own polymathic goals, is healthy, functioning well, and enjoying many successes. So, read and enjoy!
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Distinguished Professor Special Honors
1994 Distinguished Professor
2003 Distinguished Professor
1995 Distinguished Professor
2006 Distinguished Professor
1996 Distinguished Professor
2007 Distinguished Professor
1997 Distinguished Professor
2008 Distinguished Professor
2001 Distinguished Professor
2009 Distinguished Professor
2002 Distinguished Professor
2010 Distinguished Professor
Dr. Stan Riggs, Geology
Dr. Tinsley Yarbrough, Political Science Dr. Peter Makuck, English
Dr. Mark Brinson, Biology
Dr. Paul Gemperline, Chemistry Dr. Bodo Nischan, History
Dr. C. W. Sullivan III, English
Dr. Robert C. Morrison, Chemistry Dr. Robert R. Christian, Biology Dr. Steven J. Culver, Geology
Dr. Charles W. Calhoun, History
Dr. Jeffrey Carl Johnson, Sociology
H arriot C ollege of A rts and S ciences D istinguished Professor Committee Criteria: Because each field has special qualities that characterize exemplary work, the committee’s evaluation shall allow for disciplinary differences. Primarily, however, an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor shall: • hold the rank of professor; • have at least five years of service at East Carolina prior to the academic year in which the award is made; • have an outstanding teaching/advising, research/creative productivity, and professional service record: • demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and (if appropriate) graduate teaching and advising; • be a recognized, national/international leader in the field demonstrated through publications or creative productivity, contributions to professional organizations, and national/international honors; • reflect through various forms of high-quality service a genuine concern for the department, College, and University; and • be a model scholar of his or her liberal arts discipline. Department chairs are eligible for nomination. Nomination Procedure: Before February 15, a department chair may nominate one professor from his or her department for the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship.
If the nominee is the department chair, the nomination process should be initiated by the chair of the Personnel Committee. The nomination package shall include only the following: • a nomination letter of no more than two pages from the chair written after the chair has consulted with the department’s personnel committee; • the professor’s current vita; • letters from three departmental colleagues attesting to the professor’s high level of performance in teaching/advising, research/creative productivity, and professional service; and • letters from three eminent faculty members from other universities attesting to the professor’s national or international contributions to the field. Limitation: Because a Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship represents a lifetime distinction, the award shall be bestowed on a winner only once. Announcement: The Dean shall announce the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at the Harriot College’s fall convocation and feature the winner in the Harriot College’s newsletter. The College office shall also publicize the award throughout the University and to the University’s many constituencies.
(Unanimously approved by the College Chairs, October 2 1, 1993. ADDENDUM # 1: In August 1994, the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Pitt County accepted an invitation from Dean Keats Sparrow to become a co-sponsor of the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship and its public lecture. ADDENDUM #2: In August 1996, the College Chairs unanimously approved three changes recommended by the 1995-96 Distinguished Professor Nominating Committee. Revised 8/96. ADDENDUM #3: In April 1997, the College Chairs unanimously approved four changes recommended by the 1996-97 Distinguished Professor Nominating Committee. ADDENDUM #4: In February 2008, the College Chairs unanimously approved two changes recommended by Dean Alan White. Revised 2/08.) 3
What makes a professor “distinguished?” Since the program’s early development (dating from 1993) and inception in 1994-1995 with the announcement of Stan Riggs as the College’s first named distinguished professor, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences has blazed the academic way at East Carolina University with the College (now Harriot College) of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor designations. In recognition of a scholar’s teaching and advising, research and creative productivity, and professional service, Harriot College’s distinguished professors are national and international leaders in their fields, are renowned teachers, and are models of their liberal arts disciplines. Since the distinction is bestowed only once in a scholar’s career, the professorship honors lifetime achievement. In August 2009, Dean Alan R. White announced at the College’s convocation the selection of Professor Charles W. Calhoun, Department of History, as the 2009-2010 Distinguished Professor. Entering Yale University, Calhoun had initially thought to pursue political science, but his exposure to great history professors – a seminal force in his undergraduate education – drew him to the discipline of history. While at Yale, Calhoun consciously took courses that examined all periods of American history, but a junior year seminar on the Democratic Party from presidents Cleveland to Wilson raised questions that have stayed with him 4
and informed his research throughout his career. Upon completion of his baccalaureate degree, he had been accepted into law school; but his jurisprudence “advocacy” was outweighed by his passion for political history, so he taught for a year in an independent school so that he could apply to graduate school at Columbia University. At Columbia, Calhoun was exposed to the great American historian John Garraty, an influential scholar, a dedicated teacher, a fine advisor, and a superb editor. After Garraty returned Calhoun’s first two dissertation chapters – marked up – Calhoun submitted a second version, at which point Garraty stated that Calhoun knew what he was doing and to come back when the dissertation was finished! Calhoun was drawn to the subtle and not-so-subtle complexities of America’s Gilded Age, a fascinating period that can get lost between the period of the American Civil War and the onset of World War I. The Gilded Age is when America began a particularly rapid movement toward cultural diversification (through immigration), toward urbanization, toward industrialization, and cumulatively, toward an interconnectedness that characterizes contemporary American (and, indeed global) society. Self-described as a “dying breed,” political historian Calhoun asserts that while social and cultural history are recent developments in the field, politics has long
defined American culture. Significant political decisions in their period (what has been done and what has not been done, policy-wise) shape every aspect of modern life. Still an active researcher whose work informs his teaching, Calhoun states, “the best scholars make the best teachers. Students benefit when professors are committed to real scholarly engagement – to the discovery of knowledge as well as to the transmission of knowledge.” Calhoun’s latest book came out in the summer of 2010, but this was preceded by another ten books and dozens and dozens of chapters, articles, papers, presentations, and reviews. Originally brought to East Carolina University in 1989 to serve as chair of the History Department, Calhoun moved back into the research arena and into the classroom in 1992. He comments generously that he is in a department of distinguished scholars in their fields and that his own selection as Distinguished Professor is really representative of high standards of the department as a whole. His enthusiasm and dedication are obvious: “History is so much more than what I do. I have a complete commitment to my discipline – it is who I am, and I really feel that I have no choice in the matter. It is both my vocation and my avocation.” Calhoun observed that over a hundred years ago, John Bassett Moore (professor of international law at Columbia University 1891-1924) remarked, with delight, that Columbia University was paying him for what he loved to do. What jurisprudence may have lost as its “advocate,” the discipline of history has certainly gained with its 2009-2010 Distinguished Professor, Charles Calhoun. His wife, Bonnie, shares his dedication to the field: she teaches history at Greenville’s Oakwood School; and his daughter (in preparatory school in New York) is considering history as her major in college.
D i s ti n g u i s h e d A cc o m p li s h m e n t s Contributing to the professional realm, Calhoun founded the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE). He served as the organization’s president in 1991 and 1992. He served as chair of the SHGAPE Publications Committee that established the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and is a member of the journal’s editorial and executive boards. In 2006, in recognition of his service to SHGAPE, the society named its biennial best article prize the “Fishel-Calhoun Prize.” Within his area of research, Calhoun has received more than a dozen grants from organizations that include the American Historical Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, ECU, and Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. He has published nine books, with two currently in progress, and has authored nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, papers, book reviews, and book chapters. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency.
BELOW: a selection of Calhoun’s books
ABOVE: Calhoun teaching in Brewster Building at ECU.
Above the Rim
& All Over the Map Burrell Montz Reconnects with North Carolina Roots and Reaches Around the Globe
“But I’m not dead!” In Williamston, North Carolina, Burrell Montz stood at the grave of her maternal great-grandfather and saw her own given name as her antecedent’s family name. The pastor of Williamston’s Memorial Baptist Church (1915-1920) and an acting president of Chowan College (now University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina), William Burrell is one personal map-point for Harriot College’s new chair of the Department of Geography.
Burrell Montz, a vibrant woman with world connections, recalls that she made only a lackluster start in her undergraduate career. She preferred to shoot baskets at the gym of Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) rather than engage seriously with academics. There, a fellow basket-shooter was a “cool” geography professor whose class she took when she – a visual learner – fell in love with the visuals-dominated discipline. A second course with the “blue blazer conservative” geography professor confirmed the abiding geography fascination that would inform and shape her career. Montz’s particular “region” of geography focuses on the social and political aspects of natural disasters and hazards. Her interest is personal as well as professional: her master’s thesis at Oklahoma State University dealt with residential relocation in northeastern Pennsylvania – where her family lived. Following June 1972’s Hurricane Agnes, homes there sustained major damage, and investigating relocation, with its social and policy aspects was, indeed, very close to home.
Headstone of William Burrell, Burrell Montz’s namesake, at Woodlawn Cemetary near Williamston Memorial Baptist Church, Williamston, NC
With her science background and her strong social science interests, Montz has continued to look at the interrelationship of weather “events,” property values (perceived and actual), and hazard area information disclosure. Her researches took her as a Fulbright Research Scholar to the University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) where she worked in the Center for Environmental and Resource Studies;
and across the nation and across the globe, she has looked at the range of behavioral responses by the various entities that would have vested interests – residents, real estate professionals, planners, and local politicians, among others – in hazards response. Her scholarly travels have taken her to Ravello, Italy; the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; and the Escuela Politécnica del Ejercito in Sangolquí, Pinchincha Province, Ecuador.
Lakes Research Consortium, the National Research Council, and the National Geographic Society (a partial listing, only); and her recent presentations number over two dozen. She has collaborated with colleagues from Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has published in Geografický Časopis (Geographical Journal ) of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, one of many journals for which she is on the editorial board. Her respected scholarship is certainly “dominating the boards” in her chosen academic area.
Montz enthusiastically remarks that she has been lucky in her breadth of experience and has enjoyed the role of social science “police officer,” especially in natural science-dense interdisciplinary groups in which she has often participated. Her work on National Science Foundation panels, as a regional planner in Michigan, with the American Meteorological Society, and as director of the national Applied Geography Conference (which she ran for seven years) reflects her own liberal arts emphasis on how and to whom hazards information is both delivered and received. Happy in her work at the University of Binghamton (in upstate New York), Montz was drawn to Harriot College’s Department of Geography because of the department’s diversity, including the planning program; its respected cultural and physical geographers; and its strong collegial relationship with atmospheric scientists.
Supporting her many and varied professional pursuits are Montz’s family: husband Paul, son Cliff who works in internet and digital marketing, and daughter Laura who is in law school. Yes, Burrell Montz is very much alive, is connected by family to the eastern North Carolina coastal plain, and is “all over the map” as chair of Harriot College’s Department of Geography.
Dave Saville, FEMA News Photo
Since her arrival in eastern North Carolina, departmental programs are being developed, especially the bachelor of science in Geographic Information Systems and Technology and the brand new (available online in the fall of 2010) bachelor of science with a concentration in applied atmospheric science. In addition to bringing her own energy to Harriot College, she has brought with her from Binghamton a talented graduate student Gary Monitz who is working with her on sustainability and planning for both acute and chronic hazards. Her national reputation rests upon her enormous scholarly output, including four books and over 110 chapters, refereed articles and proceedings, working papers and reports, editorial products, and book reviews. Her grant receipts are impressive, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center (Boulder, CO), the Great
Greene County, NC - Roads, bridges, farms, and homes all were targets of flooding throughout eastern North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd. The residents of this home near Greenville, NC evacuated as floodwaters rose rapidly along the Tar River.
COMPA R ISON B ETWEEN THE PRESEN T VALUE OF FLOO D I NSUR A NC E PR EM IUMS AND HOUSE PRI CE DI FFERENTI AL S 1 Present Value of Insurance Premiums Under Various Discount Rates
Value of Houses
Annual Flood Insurance Premiums
Sales Price Differential Before Floyd
Sales Price Differential After Floyd
Notes: Flood insurance premium estimates are based on the post Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for single family houses in the flood zone type A without a basement and with estimated base flood elevation of 3 feet or more. The content values of $18,000, $30,000, and $50,000 are assumed for the low, average, and high valued houses, respectively. Deductibles for building and contents are assumed to be $500. Premiums include the federal policy fee of $80 and the increased cost of compliance (ICC) of $6. 1
Effects of Flood Hazards on Property Values: Evidence Before and After Hurricane Floyd. Okmyung Bin, Stephen Polasky. 2003
Building New Tomorrows “Build thee more stately mansions, o my soul, while the swift seasons roll. Leave thy low-vaulted past; shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, ’til thou at length art free, leaving thy outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is participating with the rest of East Carolina University in the upcoming SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) re-accreditation process—a comprehensive campus-wide examination of programs, their delivery, and their effectiveness for students. As David Weismiller, ECU’s Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Research, states, “SACS really stands for ‘Students Are Central to Success.” It is not enough merely to say that an educational institution is doing an excellent job: rather, appropriate accountability demands that educators look at themselves, establish appropriate assessment tools, and engage in ongoing self- and external assessment so that the students who are served are served most effectively and in a manner that meets the rapidly shifting parameters of twenty-first century life. Driven by the federal government’s mandates for educational “justification,” regional accreditation is moving toward an ongoing assurance of quality. Unlike many nations, where a ministry of education [an essentially political body] is, in effect, the certification of quality for educational institutions, the American process of internal and external peer review both democratizes the assessment process and provides our educators with an opportunity to be part of this student-centered process. Harriot College’s fifteen departments, seventeen interdisciplinary programs, and nine auxiliary operations will be a part of an evidencecentered design process, one heavily invested in the critical thinking that is at the core of liberal arts education. The College is also developing methods to increase student engagement and “raise the academic bar” so that challenged students become productive members of a society that demands high levels of compentencies in both knowledge itself and in responsive, creative critical thinking. ECU and Harriot College Tomorrow goals contribute to students prepared for their own tomorrows beyond the academy. Each unit in the College is identifying how it works toward the College’s overall goals and strategic directions (see the criteria table, right). But SACS is much more than dead-end data-collection.
EVI DENCE CENTERE D DESIGN • Leadership • Global Economy • Economic Prosperity • Health • Quality of Life
Claim(s) What do I want or need to say about the student (office, function)?
Evidence What does the student (office, function) have to do to prove that he/she (it) has the knowledge and skills claimed?
Assessment Tools and Activities What assessment tools and/or activities will elicit the evidence that I need about the student’s (office’s, function’s) knowledge and skills (outcome)?
Weismiller observes, “Data-collection is just the beginning. It is a catalyst for the best kind of thoughtful, reflective, and continuous change in how we serve our students and how we prepare them to live richly fulfilling lives serving others.” The SACS process provides Harriot College (and other ECU units) with unique opportunities of self-definition and self-assessment. East Carolina University is a SACS leader. ECU’s own exemplary success in the recent interim report (prior to the 2012-2013 sequence of off-site and on-site reviews) has made us an institutional model for all of North Carolina. Dr. Weismiller proudly comments,
“We are contributing to the regional [assessment] conversation with our alreadyin place quality enhancement program. Sister institutions around the state are following our lead in ongoing monitoring of the success of their missions. Only 22% of institutions who submitted interim reports were in compliance. ECU is in that select group.” So what might all this mean for Harriot College? As the College engages in the SACS process, it will be better-positioned to receive resources. The College’s carefully-articulated mission, vision, goals, and priorities and the College’s ability to showcase both its past and present accomplishments and its ongoing commitment to quality-enhancement and long-term teaching effectiveness will, together, bring more resources to Harriot College. The happy “circle” is that bringing more resources to the College will position Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences to serve its students more effectively. The liberal arts education provided by Harriot College has always affirmed that students are central to success: the SACS process provides an important spotlight on how Harriot College and its students live out that success and build toward new tomorrows. LEFT: Weismiller hard at work in his office at the Greenville Centre building.
T h e B aldrid g e Educati o n al Criteria Meet ECU Tomorr ow a nd SAC S Baldrige Educational Criteria ECU Tomorrow
SACS-COC Requirements and Standards
The Leadership University
2.4 - …clearly defined, comprehensive,…mission statement that is specific to the institution and appropriate for higher education. The mission addresses teaching and learning… research and public service.
Customer Focused Excellence
Education for a New Century
2.7.2 - …offers degree programs that embody a coherent course of study …compatible with its stated mission and is based upon fields of study appropriate to higher education.
Organizational and personal learning
Education for a New Century
2.4 –…clearly defined, comprehensive,…mission statement that is specific to the institution and appropriate for higher education. The mission addresses teaching and learning..and research and public service.
Valuing workforce members and partners
The Arts, Culture and Quality of Life
3.7.3 - ..ongoing professional development of faculty as teachers, scholars, and practitioners.
Education for a New Century
3.2.6 - …clear and appropriate distinction…between the policymaking functions of the governing board and the responsibility of the administration and faculty to administer and implement policy.
Focus on the Future
Education for a New Century: Health Care and Medical Innovation
2.11.1 –…sound financial base and demonstrated financial stability to support the mission of the institution and the scope of its programs and services.
Managing for Innovation
Culture of Evidence
2.12 – …has developed an acceptable Quality Enhancement Plan…
Management by fact
Economic Prosperity in the East;
2.5 – …ongoing, integrated, and institution wide research-based planning and evaluation processes…
Health Care and Medical Innovation
4.7 - ...is in compliance with its program responsibilities under Title IV of the 1998 Higher Education Amendments.
Focus on results and creating value
The Leadership University
3.3.1 - …identifies expected outcomes, assesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomes, and provides evidence of improvement based on analysis of the results in each of the following areas:
Culture of Evidence
188.8.131.52 – educational programs, to include student learning outcomes 184.108.40.206 – administrative support services 220.127.116.11 educational support services 18.104.22.168 – research within its educational mission 22.214.171.124 – community/public service within its educational mission
“I don’t want to miss a beat.” Shirley Carraway, Harriot College Advancement Councilor, enjoys learning from new challenges and finding new challenges. In her career and in her whole life, Carraway, has sought out ways to grow personally and ways to improve the situations in which she has found herself. “Each experience is a stepping stone to the next experience.” As a child, Carraway thought that her elementary school’s speech-language professional (then called a speech therapist) was “cool.” But when she entered East Carolina University, her sights were on a business career. After courses in business, however, she found that the business route was not the one which she wished to travel, so she returned to her language passion, earning a bachelor of science in Speech, Language, and Auditory Pathology in 1975. Her work as a speech and language technician stimulated her to think creatively about ways to improve the field as a whole. Carraway saw needs for better coordination among special educators, so she pursued a master of arts in supervision and licensure in administration. From that start, Carraway was recruited to be an assistant principal. In this position, Carraway observed the dynamics of academic administration and again found ways to make things better. Along this part of her life journey, Carraway earned an Educational Specialist Degree – Administration in 1992. Her dedication to a continuous trajectory of improvement led to her becoming principal of Falkland Elementary School in western Pitt County. Her five years of challenges and learning there equipped her for her next career opportunity: principal of Rose High School here in Greenville. Carraway serves as Harriot College Advancement Councilor in the historic Ragsdale Building. 10
A special aspect of her time at Rose High was her development of leadership qualities. As Carraway says, “My leadership role at Rose High really prepared
mentors and models such as North Carolina educator, Dudley Flood. She continues to seek out people who know a lot and to reflect on ways to become better professionally and personally. She wants her legacy to be that she “made things better” wherever she landed. Carraway’s enormous energy and enormous talents are now part of the Harriot College support system, too. Her work on the Harriot College Advancement Council is infused with energy and commitment. “Life is about choices, and then we make the best of the choices that we have made. We move on because life moves on. As for choices, I try, always, to choose happiness,” affirms Carraway. “And I love reading as a leisure activity.” But her reading choices are works that are as intensely energized as she herself is – David Baldacci or Stephen King. Shirley Carraway, with her accountant husband Lloyd Folks, is the proud mother of two sons. The older resides in Grifton, and Carraway says that this feet-on-the-ground guy “keeps me honest.” The younger was just married, and Carraway relished being included with the bride’s family in the delights of wedding planning. Open, engaging, warm, genuine, bright, productive, and happy. Those words describe the person and the life of Shirley Carraway, who energetically embraces challenges. “I don’t want to miss a beat.” Harriot College of Arts and Sciences benefits from Carraway’s many gifts, and she certainly has not missed a beat so far. me for opportunities afterwards.” Concurrent with her work at Falkland Elementary and Rose High, she also served as the SACS [Southern Association of Colleges and Schools] Facilitator for eight Martin and Lenoir County elementary schools. (Readers can learn more about ECU’s involvement with its own SACS process in the feature article that begins on page 8.) Carraway became Pitt County’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and rose to the Associate Superintendent in that school district.. During this time, she also received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Then, from Pitt County, she was tapped to become superintendent of the Orange County school system, a position she held until 2007.
Carraway says that she tries to “find good in everything and something to use from every experience.” And she has had influential
PHOTO COURTESY OF www.jhroseclassof75.com
Returning to her alma mater in 2008, Carraway took on new challenges. She became the Director of Special Projects (responsible for the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy and the development of an Early College High School program); and in 2010 she was selected as Principal Investigator for a Teacher Quality Partnership grant. Funded with resources from the U. S. Department of Education, ECU’s grant was one of only 22 grant awards nationwide in the first wave of funding and is currently one of only two in North Carolina – a stellar achievement for Carraway. The grant is looking at the teacher preparation program offered at ECU and finding ways to help teacher graduates “hit the classrooms as effective teachers in year one” and even more ways to support new teachers in the initial stages of their careers. TOP: Falkland Elementary School in Falkland, NC BOTTOM: J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC Carraway served as principal at both schools.
Dean Emeritus Remembered and Celebrated by Lorraine Hale Robinson On Sunday, February 28, 2010, members of East Carolina University gathered with family and special friends of Keats Sparrow in the Great Rooms of Mendenhall Student Center in order to commemorate and celebrate the extraordinary career of Dean Emeritus Sparrow. The untimely death of Dean Sparrow in early November left a significant void in many places in and beyond the ECU community. As people gathered, they enjoyed a photo retrospective, both personal and professional, of Sparrow’s many activities and signed or wrote individual messages and anecdotes in a memory book presented to Mrs. Sparrow. Dean Alan R. White served host for the occasion and spoke of his own experience – not as Keats Sparrow’s “replacement” but as Dean Sparrow’s successor. Other speakers included Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Professor Gladys Howell (wife of Chancellor Emeritus John Howell and professor emerita, Anthropology), Dr. Larry Tise (History), Dr. Charles Fantazzi (Classics), Professor Maury York (Joyner Library), Dr. Jeffrey Crow (North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh), Professor Michael Dorsey (Art), Dr. Holly Mathews (Anthropology), Professor Alex Albright (English and founding editor of the North Carolina Literary Review), and Dr. Ron Mitchelson (Interim Chair, Department of English). Tributes contained anecdotes ranging from profoundly serious to rollickingly humorous, celebrating the many sides of Keats Sparrow. The high regard in which Dean Emeritus Sparrow was and is held was unmistakable: Sparrow was a skilled and wise administrator, a genuine scholar in more areas than can be listed in a short article, a revitalizer of careers, a supporter of noble causes and institutions 12
such as libraries and historical and literary societies, a visionary about the literary art in North Carolina, a mentor, and – above all, a cherished friend. Dean Alan R. White announced at the gathering that the Premier Lecture on the 2010-2011 Harriot College Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series is being given to honor Keats Sparrow’s memory. The featured speaker will be Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and PBS host. The public is invited to join the ECU community at Wright Auditorium at 7:00 PM on October 6, 2010, for this presentation. For a full listing of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, please see the following page.
Speakers seated (L to R): Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Professor Gladys Howell, Dr. Larry Tise, Professor Maury York, Dr. Charles Fantazzi.
2010–2011 Harriot Voyages of Discovery
Lecture Series September 9, 2010
BREWSTER LECTURE IN HISTORY Dr. Eve M. Troutt Powell Professor of History and Middle East and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
“The Language of Slavery, the Diction of Freedom: Voices from the Nile Valley and Ottoman Empire” October 6, 2010
PREMIER VOYAGES LECTURE In Honor of W. Keats Sparrow Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History
“On the Origins of the Universe” November 9, 2010
JARVIS LECTURE Dr. Matthew Fox
Theologian and Episcopal Priest
“Reinventing Christianity” March 24, 2011
2011 THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE ms. lebame houston
Elizabethan Scholar and Historian for the Roanoke Island Historical Association
“A Briefe and True Report of The Lost Colony Drama in the New Found Land of Virginia”
For further information about the series, visit us online at www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/harriot/voyageslectures 13
Student in the Spotlight Her multicultural heritage taught her at an early age to accept others who are different in belief and culture. Her father emigrated from Hong Kong, and without knowing the English language or American culture, but with determination and tenacity, he pursued his dream of becoming a physician. Because of her father’s medical training, the family was constantly uprooted from state to state. Tiffany spent most of her early life in St. Louis, Missouri, where her father was a neurology resident at Washington University. And from him, Tiffany learned early the virtues of hard work, fortitude, and never giving up on a passion. After moving to Greenville, Tiffany earned her Biotechnology degree concurrent with completing her North Carolina high school requirements. The required time management skills necessary to accomplish the two goals were important tools in her years at East Carolina University. While completing her Biotechnology degree, she worked with Dr. Kori Brewer (Associate Professor and Associate Chief, Division of Research in the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine) and Dr. Jian Ding (Associate Professor in Brody’s Department of Physiology), studying spinal cord injury mechanisms. This research experience equipped her for her successful competition for a prestigious summer research fellowship at Princeton University’s Molecular Biology Department Lewis Sigler Genomic Institute, enabling her to spend a semester at the National Institute of Health’s Neuroscience department during her ECU sophomore year. Tiffany affirms, “Coming to East Carolina University to pursue my interest in Neuroscience was the best decision I ever made. East Carolina University’s Early Assurance to Brody School of Medicine offered me the most flexible education while simultaneously providing me with both the breadth and depth of education that I needed to face the challenges of tomorrow.” East Carolina University not only trains scholars but leaders. While she was a first year student, she was selected to participate in Leadershape® training.* She has gone on to found the ECU Running Club; she was selected to be the President of the National Honor Leadership Society, Omicron Delta Kappa; and she is an executive member of the ECU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Faculty members at East Carolina University also shape students like Tiffany Lee: for her and countless others, Dr. Michael Bassman (named First Distinguished Honors Professor of ECU’s new
Honors College) was available to provide advice; Dr. Tuan Tran (in Harriot College’s Department of Psychology) equipped students to look at scientific research critically; and Dr. Holly Mathews (in Harriot College’s Department of Anthropology) challenged students to look beyond their comfort zone and to reach out to others. “East Carolina University is truly the ‘cornerstone’ of my academic and personal development. After completing my medical training at the Brody School of Medicine and my residency, I intend to return to Eastern North Carolina to give back to the community using what I gained from East Carolina University. And I will always be proud to be a Pirate. Arrrgh!” *a not-for-profit organization that is committed to helping train young adults not only to lead, but also to lead with integrity
The Impact of Giving by Jennifer Tripp
As Director of Development for Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences as well as being a proud member of our alumni community, I am especially aware of the fundamental importance of our annual giving campaign. The College, its fifteen departments and its seventeen interdisciplinary programs all benefit enormously from the gifts made by alumni and friends. Support of the THCAS Annual Fund not only helps our Dean, department chairs, and program directors meet financial goals, but it also builds our academic community by enhancing the Collegeâ€™s abilities to accomplish its diverse missions and by laying the groundwork for future philanthropy. When donors understand the impact of their annual giving contribution, they become our ongoing partners.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund give us the ability to provide a first-class educational experience to students.
Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund give us the ability to provide a first-class educational experience to students, attract and retain outstanding faculty and staff, and expand and enhance our campus. The Annual Fund helps the College to build and sustain a team of gifted faculty and to attract a diverse student body. Unrestricted gifts are particularly valuable because they allow Harriot College to respond more rapidly to the changing needs of College faculty and students and to direct resources to where they are needed most.
THCAS Development office provides multiple giving processes for donors: direct mail, an annual Telefund drive, and continuous online contribution opportunities. Some of you may not be aware of how our Telefund works. Current ECU students call alumni and friends. This personal connection with ECU today is a bridge to donors whose contributions will help to build ECU tomorrow. Such support is vital as Harriot College continues to meet its education, research, and service goals â€” regionally, and increasingly, globally. Every gift is important, regardless of amount. My job as Director of Development (a position long held by Scott Wells who is now the Collegeâ€™s Major Gifts Officer) is to help donors identify how their resources can make Harriot College visions become Harriot College realities. During these challenging economic times, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is grateful to its many donors for providing funds that make possible and enhance so many college-related activates. Through gifts to the THCAS Annual Fund, the College will continue to provide the best liberal arts education possible, giving our students a richer life and a measurable competitive advantage in the twenty-first century. 15
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Annual Honor Roll of Donors
During the past year, hundreds of friends have generously supported Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences with their financial gifts. In these days of shrinking government funding, contributions from institutions and individuals provide expanded programming, academic opportunities, and liberal arts enrichment for students and faculty. The following list reflects gifts made to Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 20 10. To notify us of any changes or to add your name to the list, please contact Harriot Collegeâ€™s Director of Development, Jennifer Tripp, 252-328-490 1. Updated as of July 19, 20 10
James Edward and Brenda Kay Abbott Patricia Anne Abbott Beverly M. Adams Marc Stuart Adler Agilent Technologies Foundation Julia Meigs Ahearn John O. and Joyce Dunham Akins Linda M. Albers Maurice Lee Alcorn Jr. Patrice Elaine Alexander Murray McCheyne and Jean Brock Alford Jr. Charles Stewart and Corene Allen Jimmy and Carolyn Wood Allen Robert Ross and Mary Louise Allen William E. Allen Larry D. and Claudia Wingate Alligood Lorie Tetterton Alligood Christopher Greene and Becky Allison American Folklore Society American International Group Billy and Jessica Demiter Anderson and Debra L. Anderson Gerald T. and Bonita Anderson Mitchell T. and Tammy Smithson Anderson Ralph E. and Betty S. Anderson Stephen Henry Eve W. Andrews Terry N. Andrews Pete and Vera M. Angeles Animal Hospital of Pitt County, PA Bill and Connie Jones Armstrong S. Gerald and Sue Arnold Arthur J. Rich Consulting Services Inc. Daphne Jilcott Askew John H. Atkinson Atlantic Coast Communications Inc. George and Sue Flanagan Auld Thomas Edgar and Susan Austin Alfonso R. and Elizabeth Aversa Louise Clate Aydlett Sharon Renfrow Ayers Barry L. and Amelia Kardokus Badders Sam Lewis and Ann Bryan Bagley Lee F. and Nancy Lange Ball Connie Gail Ballance H. Leigh and Mary L. Ballance Bank of America William O. and Christine Barone Barber Norman D. and Judith Underwood Barclay 16
Torrey F. and Julia Manning Barefoot Frank E. and Martha L. Barham Wells James Barker George Sherman Barlow IV Harold Lee and Elizabeth Barnes Woodrow Wilson and JoAnn Heeks Barnes Stephen A. and Janice Boutilier Barnett Junius Cleveland and Deborah F. Barrett Thomas Henry Barrett Jr. John C. and MaryBeth Nichols Barris John Raymond and Frances Parker Barron John Bradley Bartlett Jr. Lee and Sheila Bartolotti Mary Helen Barwick E.D. Bashore Robert G. Bass James H. and Judy Stott Bateman Mark and Amy Michelle Bryan Virgil Edward and Teresa Waldroup Bean Jeffery T. and Emily Edwards Beasley Patricia Cellia Beaver Harold T. and Patricia S. Beck Bobby Neal and Connie Beckom Christian James Bell Robert Dean and Jada Meares Bell Rosa Maria Alvarez Bell Heyward Cuckon and Mary D. Bellamy Daniel Vincent Bellittiere and Rose Sinicrope Laura E. Benjamin Bert L. and Lillian Flanagan Bennett William and Frances B. Bennett James Gerrin Benton Jr. David Allen Bergeron Berkley Chapter 52 OES William A. and Betty G. Berry Benjamin N. and Barbara Best Better World Books Jack Edmund Beverly Richard Alan Bevis Lee Roy and Olivia White Biggerstaff Philip H. and Joan Bilodeau Elizabeth Y. Birdsall David R. and Sylvia J. Bjorkman Leslie and Lois Jennette Blackman Charles E. and Katherine Bland Joseph Austin and Marilyn Sue Blanks
Kenneth and Pamela Weatherman Blocker T. Jean Blocker Neil Anthony and Danielle E. Boardman Boeing Company John Alexander and Aesook L. Bogatko Jason S. Bond Shirley Bone Thomas Richard Boone Gerald O. and Susan F. Bouchard Robert Matthew and Joan S. Boudreaux James Jarman and Sue Bowden Lanny G. and Erma Jean Brown Robbie Lawrence and Beverly Hamm Bowen Jonathan Stivers Bowling Robert Sidney and Beverly Page Boyette Margaret Rose Boykin William Ray and Olivia B. Brannon Ronald Gene and Tiny Mickie Braswell John T. and Nancy Glaser Bray Matthew Paul Brenckle Joseph Daniel and Patricia Steigerwald Brennan Frank Lewis Brewer Benet E. and Susan A. Bridgeman Bridgestone/Firestone Bridgetree Kenneth Warren and Martha Laverde Bright Mark M. Brinson James A. and Barbara R. Britt Johnny Reginald and Deborah Britt Roger and Gillian Mary Brogneaux James L. Brooks Carl S. and Charlotte C. Brow James L. Browder Darryl Keith Brown and Carolyn Capps David Savage and Mary Beth Brown Eugene and Jessamine Calhoun Brown H. Marshall and Patricia Usher Brown Kimberly Shannon Brown Richard Lee Brown David Christopher Bruce David A. and Rodnea Clark Brunson Melonie T. Bryan Shirley B. Bryan Dale W. and Christina C. Buch
Ed and Virginia LeConte Buchanan Stephanie Ann Buck Richard Donovan and Samantha Dunn Buell Betty L. Buffington Alfred B. B. and Marie B. Bulla Thomas Perry and Catherine Sanders Bullard Donald L. Bunch Stephen Andrew Bundy Jr. Michael L. Bunting Brandon Douglas Burch James Douglas and Bonnie Peedin Burch Christopher James Burgess Samuel Adamson and Jimi Ann Burgess Graham J. and Sophie K. Burkheimer Emma J. Burnette Colin Burns Larry and Karleen K. Burns Nathan Stanley and Jeanne A. Burns Robert and Lynda J. Burns Benjamin R. Burton Hugh A. and Agnes R. Burton Brett Charles and Melissa Thomas Byers William B. and Martha D. Bynum Larry D. and Corrinne Byrd Albert Lynn and Margaret Fratzke Cahoon Randall Keith Cahoon Michael and Suzanne Slack Camden J. Everett and Jane Cameron George Richard Campbell Henry Jacob Campbell James Stewart and Dianne Nesbitt Campbell Richard Crissman Capps Alan E. and Jean A. Carlson Herbert R. and Virginia Gray Carlton Steven Jahan Carmichael Carolina Wealth Management Michael R. and Mildred Carpenter Thomas Burgess Carroll and Yvonne L. Ralston William Wright Carroll Donald H. and Jane Carrow Dorothy L. Carter Steven Jeffrey Carter Tony T. and Harriett B. Carter
Christina Caruso Gary Craig and Aimee Casper Thomas McNair Cassell Jack and Patricia Caudill Edward L. and JoAnn L. Cavenaugh Ralph and Brenda Pearsall Cayton Charles F. and Linda Cheney Chamberlain Jeri F. Chappelow James T. and Brenning B. Cheatham John B. Cheatham Seth Andrew Chernoff William Grimes Cherry III Chesapeake Civil War Round Table Jennifer S. Christensen Robert and Carol Christian Edwin Tan Chua Jared F. and Elizabeth D. Cilley Frank Allen and Amanda Manning Clark Frieda Anne Clark John B. Clark Malcolm N. and Susan G. Clark Teresa Nicole Clark James S. and Doris Clarke Henri C. and Jean Haislip Clay Gene and Angela Kirk Cline Byron F. and Anke Lilly Clodfelter David Neil and Joycelyn Clough Coastal Carolina Divers Inc. Hoy Jefferson Cobb Jr. James Franklin Coble Coca-Cola Foundation Christopher Lowell and Corey Coggins
William Estes Cole George Thomas and Olivia Hill Collier Richard and Linda W. Collins Kenneth Ray Congleton Peter T. Connet Wayne K. and Terry Riddle Cook Bonnie J. Cooke Diane Elizabeth Cooper Walter and Debra Cooper William Christopher Cooper Penny Gail Copeland Ruth Ann Copley William Walter and Lynn Forman Coppedge George Bennie and Vicky D. Corbett Charles Hatcher and Connie D. Corbitt Christopher Lee and Lisa Bailey Corbitt CornProducts International Constance Rose Cortopassi Matthew E. and Linda Kay Cosner David William Cotton Robert and Suzanne Berry Cottrell Eric Odell Couch Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Jerry Wayne Cox and Kim Aussant Bell Norman J. and Beverly J. Cox Blount Corbett and Leslie Craft Robert Alton and Emma Lou Crawford Alan Schwartz and Virginia M. Crews Curtis T. and Frances Williams Crickmore Vivian P. Crickmore Laddie Moore and Jamie Crisp 17
James Thomas Crocker Horace David and Dana C. Crosson John M. and Sheree L. Crotsley Brenda Jeanne Crouch Judd Forbes Crumpler CSX Corp. Rodney Eric and Christy E. Cubbage Mitch and Moira Devlin Culp Stephen Cummins Tammy Lynn Curtis DAAD Stephen Clark Dabbs Philip Ray Dail Phoebe M. Dail Ronald H. and Anne Sonia Dalrymple Allison S. Danell Mike Forrest and Lianne Pena Daniska Walton Marvin and Alice C. Daugherty Ronnie Clifton and Frances M. Daughtry Frank Kenneth Davies Charles E. and Sue Davis Christian S. and Michelle Sachariat Davis John Adrian and Margaret Williams Davis Kenneth James and Deborah Grafton Davis Robert Christopher and Melody Davis Roger Allen and Anne Kent Davis Samuel Avery Davis John William Dawson Jr. Orville W. Day Jr. Christy L. Deardorff James L. and Stephanie Devereux Russell H. and Iylene Dew Gregory Bruce and Heidi Bullock Dickens William F. and Kathleen M. Dickenson Collett B. and Martha B. Dilworth Michael Dingfelder William Heyser and Cheryl Risinger Diuguid James Kathryn C. Doby Jeffery Lee Donald Susan Van D’Elden Donaldson John Alexander Gill Donovan Neil E. and Donna M. Dorsey Ricky and Rosemary McLean Dorsey Robert W. and Gina Dowd Lee Sheldon Downie Frederic A. and Christine A. Drummond Edward and Sharon Ward Drury DSM Pharmaceuticals Christine L. Dudgeon Brandi Allyson Dudley Wade Glendon and Susan Marske Dudley Harry Ward and Nova Duft Donald and Kay F. Dunlap Edward K. and Faye R. Dunn Jimmy E. and Marjorie Dunn Donald Allan and Betty A. Duprez Subodh K. Dutta Lisa Cooke Eaker Gregory Mark and Mary Lou Edge Mack Allan and Stephanie James Edmondson 18
Don Raby and Jane Edwards Herman Oscar and Brenda Fairless Edwards Jesse Clifton and Lynn Pickler Edwards Timothy Dale Edwards and Scott Hill Gibson T. Edmond and Nancy Thompson Efird David W. and Ellen M Eggerding Mary Celeste Eisele David Dale and Kathryn Elks Ralph Edward Elledge Ashby Dunn and Barbara Davis Elmore William E. and Martha G. Elmore William R. and Joan Elmore Jr. Stephen Carl and Martha Keehner Engelke Edward Eugene and Gloria English Jannie W. Eppes
Kenneth Preston and Cynthia Pittman Ferguson Melanie Suzanne Bennett Ferguson William Heyward and Deborah Keyes Ferrell Fiberglass Innovations, LLC Wade and Elizabeth Hodges Fickling Betsy Helen Fidalgo Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Skip and Mona Kathryn Fisher Frédéric H. Fladenmuller Sandra H. Flaer Matthew Flizen John Walsh and Helen Floyd Mark A. and Sondra Gail Folsom John W. and Cyd Forbis Jack S. and Lottie Forlines Raymond Earl and Geraldine Fornes
Richard E. Ericson Estate of W. Keats Sparrow Edward B. and Tammara Levey Estes Lloyd Thomas and Ann Randlett Eure George O. and Vicki Evans Lewis C. and Nancy Freeman Evans Phillip Tefft and Cindy Putnam Evans Thomas Barnes and Patsy J. Evans Mary Harris Everett Nelson Anthony Everett Janet C. Exline ExxonMobil Foundation John Douglas and Barbara T. Faires Leonard Thomas and Elizabeth Farias Marie T. Farr Mary A. Farwell Donald M. and Mary Yvonne Faulkner Mercer M. and Melissa J. Faulkner John W. and Janet P. Felts
Dwight B. and Grace P. Foster Patricia Lane Fountain Charles A. and Cynthia G. Fox Donald Ray Franks Walter J. and Lynn Fraser Joe M. and Nancy Leggett Frazier Anitra Lemonde Fuller John D. and Susan Fulton Onslow Kesler and Jane B. Gainey Jim Rufus and Nina Galloway Calvin and Rebecca Joyce Gammon David and Gail Rice Gardner Cecil Thomas and Sandra G. Garner Marvin Eli and Gail Gladson Garner Barry W. and Barbara H. Garrison Christopher Joseph and Dana Jackson Gauland Donald L. and Wilma D. Gaylor Paul Joseph and Margaret Cetera Gemperline
General Electric George W. and Pauline Blalock Gentry Guy C. and Sarah Shaw Gentry Herman A. and Joyce W. Gentry Robert Andrew German Haywood P. and Ann B. Gibbs Joseph R. Gibson and Carol J. Cenname William Sidney Gibson Dorothea S. Gilbert Gregory Charles and Sonia S. Gilbert Jesse Edward and Laura K. Gillikin Paul Leon and Laura Harrell Gipson John P. Given III Glace International, INC Milton Alfred Glass Jr. GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Marion Boyd and Pat Godbold Paul William Godfrey and Linda Horton Glenn Thomas Godwin Douglas L. Gomes Carol Goodwillie Lewis Shelton and Jean Hoell Gore William Lewis Gore William and Catherine Kurtz Gowen Bonnie J. Graglia Gary Chester Graham Robert Frank and Parker Graham Frank and Judith K. Grainger William Luther and Mary F. Grant Jasper Lee and Libby Cooke Gray Roger William Greene John Robert and Lisa Whitman Grice Kim E. and Jean J. Griffin Joel Christian and Catherine Whitehurst Grimm William F. and Claire Blalock Grossnickle Stephen Matthew and Ruth M. Grubbs Charles Mitchell and Gina Rouse Gurganus Horace Daniel and Joyce Jarman Gurganus Evan Sterling and Caroline Brayboy Gutshall Kellie Grace Guyton Angela Baldini Hackman Paul W. Hager Lemuel and Connie Edge Hair Todd Alston and Emily Fleming Hales Horace W. and Belinda Hall Monte L. and Carole R. Hall Ralph W. Hall Jr. Harry Vernon and Sharon K. Hamilton James Thompson and Louise Hammond William Preston Sandifer Jr. and Robin M. Hammond Joel Grant and Susan L. Hancock Doug and Jennnifer Gibbs Hanes William W. and Denise Hankins Adam Paul and Rebecca Hardee Harbaugh Gregory A. and Audrey Harbaugh Smith P. Hardison Daniel Flynn and Patricia L. Hardy Allen Stanfield Harper
Brenda B. Harrell James Franklin Harrell II Rita Marie Harrell Thomas Hicks and Pam Harrell Alan Michael and Wanda Aylor Harris Alton R. and Ella Tyson Harris Reuben Harris Edith Camilla Harrison Steven Callaway and Janice Harrison Donald Wayne and Judy Jordan Harritan Miriam Louise Hart Robert Dean and Charlene M. Hartley Thomas Scott and Deborah Harris Hartness John P. Kelly and Karen Jo Haskett Marie Anne Hassel Stanley Oscar and Dolly Overton Hathaway Paul Edward and Bettie Haug Alan Dwain Hawkins Thomas Bernard Hawkins Richard and Gwendolyn Jean Hawley Gene Hazelfeldt John W. and Doris G. Heath and Doris G. Heath Randall William and Paula K. Hemann James R. and Marvis H. Hendrix William Herlie and Shena Cooper Hendrix Charles Edgar Henslee III Janice L. Hepler John G. and Beverly G. Herbert Roger Allen and Sue Harper Herold Willie Nero Hewett Jonathan Philip and Carrie Lyon Heyl Eric John and Allison W. Heyrman Matthew Allen and Stephanie Kirk Hibler Darren Howard Martin and Christy Hickerson Kimberly Smith Hicks Jerry L. Higgins William D. and Karen M. High Christopher Lee and Susan B. Hilbert Mary Rebecca Hill Robert E. and Lynda D. Hill David Franklin and Gloria Kreidel Hinnant Olivia Thompson Hinton Walter William and Dorothy D. Hodder Jimmy Thad Hodges William Phillip and Lisa B. Hodges Gerald E. and Sybil Hodnett John Cordon Hoerter John Christopher Hoffman Jeff and Danielle Lyn Hogan Barry Stephen and Susan Taylor Hoggard Alfred Robert and Jane Holcombe Cliff and Leslie Holcombe David A. and Ann Rigsbee Holec Paul W. and Gail E. Holland T. Dale and Billie Landin Holland James Kevin and Lana Holley William Keith Holley Chadwick Ryan Holliday A. Wayne and Sherry Holloman
Pierre DeLante and Noelle F. Holloman Robert Walker and Deborah A. Holloman Keith D. and Susan T. Holmes Jr. Robert Douglas and Patricia Grand Holsten Helen White Holt Joseph Thurman and Marie L. Holt James Craig Holte Jimmy Allen and Frankie C. Honeycutt Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Kenneth Wayne and Diane Grand Hooper Marion Dubose Hopkins Joseph Phillip and Grace S. Horne George Robert Horvat Billie Douglas Houston and Jenny McArthur Road Randy Keith Houston Sean Patrick and Patricia Flood Howe John M. and Gladys D. Howell John Ricky and Valerie J. Howell John L. Hoyt Carl I. and Marilyn H. Huber George Graham and Carolina Hunt Mitchell Lee and Cynthia D. Hunt Billy J. Hunter Albert L. Hurst Charles Mort and Elizabeth Ann Hurst Darrell W. and Lida Pritchette Hurst Tammy Renee Hurt Briana Catherine Huthwaite Janice Lauer Hutton Albert R. and Judy M. Hux IBM Gregory Lee and Wendy C. Idol Ray Van and Jean Ingold Alfred Oliver and Robin Rene S. Inman Franklin Leroy and Rebecca W. Irvin Allen Gerald Jackson Anthony and Sharon Gray Jackson George S. and Blair F. Jackson Tamika Richardson Jackson Terry and Angela Louisa Janney Linwood Lee and Dixie Lee Jarman Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church Jeffersonâ€™s Flower David Paul Jenkins Jack W. and Sara M. Jenkins Joseph Clyde and Rosamond Hodnett Jenkins Robert Howard and Debbie Jenkins Sallie C. Jenkins Thomas E. and Gail S. Jenkins Howard D. and Susan Jennings Birgit A. Jensen Thomas Bradford and Sherri Lynn Whitley Jernigan James Jay and Brenda Jester Cathy J. Johnson John L. and Rose Graham Johnson Keith Dow and Vaun Tschieder Johnson Samuel Edgar and Jane S. Johnson Wendy F. Johnson Claudia L. Jolls Alvin and Robin Jones 19
Caleb Matthew Jones Cherry Jones Gene Douglas and Marcia Jones Jerry Elmo and Brenda Jones Martha Noblitt Jones Randolph Carlton and Deborah Jones Richard Alan and Nancy Jones Stephen Thomas and Wanda Aldridge Jones C. K. and Deborah Gallagher Josey Jr. James M. and Mary Ellen Joyce Jane Long Joyner Jennifer Delores Joyner Kevin and Isabelle C. Juhring Michael Julius and Peggy M. Kachmer Nancy F. Kalinoski Gerhard W. and Karin C. Kalmus Craig Bennett and Cynthia Katzman George Morris Kaupp Lawrence Lee Kearson Daniel Lee and Catherine Keefe Samuel A. and Mollie Howard Keel Jonathan Taylor and Shelley Rainey Keith Racquel P. Keller Sharon Valentine Kellermann Paton Holmes and Anne Kelley Albert Gibert Kennedy Richard B. Kennedy Stephen Anthony Kennedy Timothy Brent and Rita Kesler Rhonda Marcelle Keyes William Christopher and Mary Lynn Cherry Kidd Mark Allen and Primitiva Palitayan Kilgore Paul W. Killian Jr. Jack E. Kimbrell John C. and Rachael Lang Kinard Gary Dewey and Sylvia W. King Gene and Judy A. King Matthew Ryan King Rudy and Linda B. King Owen and Audrey Kingsbury Amy Ann Kinlaw Stephen Leigh Kinney C. Ralph and Sylvia Smith Kinsey Kenneth Earle and Kella R. Kinsey Robert Lawrence and Kathryn Louise Kittrell Gretchen Ann Klein Rufus Henry and Elise Diamond Knott Richard William and Adrienne Koehler Joshua Glenn and Celeste Kohler Christopher Chad and Kelly Tyndall Kornegay Paul Robert Kornegay Willie Daniel and Debra Lynn Kornegay Matthew David and Elizabeth Freeman Kraczon William Alfred and Barbara Harris Kremer Don and Michelle C. Krueger Kevin J. and Tracey Turpin Kunkler Jack Devan and Amy Lail Tak Shun Lam James Edward Lancaster Kevin S. and Samantha F. Lancaster 20
Phyllis Knight Lang Mark and Brenda Neblett Langley Charles Stuart and Tina Ilmberger Lanier Kendra Jamie Latham Reid Douglas and Rosemarie Lawrence Preston H. Leake Alex H. and Sandra Leary Frederick Martin and Donna V. Leary Randall P. and Millie Leblond Darry and Glenda F. Lee Jessica Rachel Leif Daniel and Joy B. Letchworth Beth Lorraine Lewis Lawrence H.and Joyce Ramsey Lewis Stanley Scott and Holley Lewis William D. and Alice Reid Lewis Yong-Qing Li Yumin Li Patricia B. Liebert John Edward and Susan Roberson Liles Kevin Francis and Faith E. Lincicum James Gunn and Stephanie Lindley Edward John Lindquist Shawn William Lipe Robert Eugene and Christina L. Little William Tucker and Vivian B. Little Xuan Liu Brad E. Lockerbie Paulette LaFayee Lofton Ernest Victor and Martha Clayton Logemann Brian and Leonna Elaine Love Howard J. and Susan Tuck Lunin Katina Maria Lynch Kenneth R. and Gerry MacLeod Patrick Tate Maddox Lon E. â€œBertâ€? and Wanda Smith Maggart Linda Kay Mahan Patrick Michael and Angela R. Mallette Liston Edward and Susan S. Malpass William T. and Marvina W. Mann James T. and Rena L. Manning William Norman and Gwen Blount Manning J. James and Nonie A. Marasco Daniel J. Marcucci Howard Stuart and Judi E. Margulies Maritime Museum at Southport James R. and Rhea M. Markello Richard Allen and Kathleen C. Marksbury James Ingram and Linda Martin Robert Lee and Leah Martin Winfred Richard and Regina D. Martin Randall Thomson and Christie Martin Martoccia K. David and Joyce S. Masters Joseph M. Mattheis Clyde W. and Mary Lou Matthews Margaret Morris Matthews Walter Edward and Kathy R. Matthews Richard L. and Lucy Lanning Mauger David Scott McAndrew Suzanne Marie McArdle Donald Lee and Sara Reed McArthur Michael Roy and Susan M. McCammon
Kevin Patrick McCourt Stephen Donald and Elizabeth S. McCuin Susan J. McDaniel Michael and Phyllis Watson McDevitt Otha Dallas McElheney Jr. Donald George McIntyre Janice Emery McKenney Jackie Kevin and Janet McKenzie Jeffrey S. McKinnon James Hampton and Barbara McLean Mitchell Sutton McLean Thomas Francis and Helen Edmundson McLean Philip McPherson Thomas Harold McQuaid Jr. Sue McRae Robert Alonza McRorie George S. and Mardy McSwain David and Carrie Elizabeth Meador Rodney M. and Deborah Medlin Joseph T. Meskey Metrics, Inc. Christian Walden and Caroline M. Mew Stephen Douglas and Alice O. Micham Kimberly Lowery Miller Leslie Hunter and Rosalynn Miller Mark V. and Lauren E. Miller Ruth P. Miller Steven Raymond and Sherry P. Mitchell Thomas Noel and Carolyn Mitchell Ronald L. and Sarah Mitchelson Charles Edward Mittelstadt Jr. Ronald Stephen Mizell William Herbert and Melisa Van Wagner Mizelle Louise M. Mohardt Donald J. Mollenhauer Jr. Alan Brent and Susan B. Monroe Harry B. and Nancy B. Moore Michael Todd and Janet Fasig Moore Andrew T. Morehead Jr. Keith Wilder Morgan Michael Shaun Morgan William Clark Morgan Linly Gerald Morris Robert and Jill A. Morris Timothy C. Morris Sandra L. Morrow William D. Moxley Jr. Lawrence D. and Sheryl S. Moy James Paul and Judith Walker Mueller James H. and Pamela Mullen Thomas W. and Meryl Murphy Robert A. and Debbie Stephenson Murray David and Zynovia H. Nash William David and Sharon W. Nash National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Marty Ray and Kim Nealey Kai and Margery Johnstin Nelson Robert Carl Nelson II and Gwendolyn D. Parker-Nelson Steven Douglas Nelson Benjamin Bradford Nesheim Myron Edward and Vanessa R. Neville Larry W. and June W. Newberry Newmont Mining Corporation
Carolyn Lovegrove Newsome Ronald J. and Mary W. Newton Lawrence M. and Sharon B. Ngugi Anthuan Anton Nguyen Curtis Howard and Marilyn B. Nichols Charles H. and Carol C. Nimitz Alexander B. and Kimberly W. Noe Joseph K. and Janet M. Norris Ricky and Barbara S. Norris NuStar Energy Wallace R. and Tracylynn Nuttycombe William Ennis and Vivian Oakley Matthew Clark and Marcella E. Oathout Joseph Patrick O’Connell John T. and Glennie H. Oglesby Mark and Kimberly P. O’Halloran Mildred Carolyn O’Kelley David W. and Lynn K. Oliker Hubert and Brenda Gay Oliphant Raymond Albert and Rhonda Jean Oliver Robert Richard and Thelma Jean Oliver Lilian Y. Oliviera-McDonald Richard P. and Dena Olsen Thomas Leon and Janice O’Neal Walton Prentiss and Helene O’Neal Patrick Edward and Linda N. Oren Alfred Jay and Elizabeth Vick Orozco John Wright and Rebecca M. Osbourne
Helen T. Palmer Michael Anthony Palmer Burke H. and Ila Parker Michael McDonald and Sandra D. Parker Randall E. and Monica T. Parker Reid Allen and Natalie Williams Parker Shelia H. Parker James Johnson and Judith Myrick Parks John B. Parks Michael A. and Susan A. Pavlak Daniel Richard and Nancy S. Pearson William D. Peden Allison Anne Peel George N. Peele Jr. Marguerite Austin Perry William Percival Perry and Karen Pickles-Perry Anthony C. and Carolyn Anne Petty James Edwin and Frances Newsom Phelps Beverly Williamson Phillips Clifford Hamilton and Sue Bell Phillips Farley A. Phillips Jenise J. Phillips Cynthia Ann Pierce Robert and Samara Hamze Pillsbury Stephen Paul and Brandy D. Piner
Ralph B. Ottinger Bruce and Evelyn T. Overby Santford Vance Overton and Joan A. LaSota Ambrose Lloyd and Johanna Shackelford Owens Mark Dell and Mary Jon Pabst David Wesley and Amy Corman Page Paul Gerard and Debra Pagliughi Dorla Gail Pake
Jonathan Haywood and Diane Plott John R. and Rebecca Poat Samuel Barber and Susan B. Pond Charles Francis Pooler Wesley F. and Heidi Nichols Pope Richard Matthew Poteat Bertha W. Poulson Joseph William and Joella R. Powell Benjamin G. and Renate Weaver Prescott
Jeffrey S. and Betty Shannon Prevatt Barbara Hinson Price John Phillip and Metta B. Price William Jennings Price Jr. Progress Energy Gerald Prokopowicz Silas Henry and Clyde Williams David Curtis Pugh Jeremy Allen and Jennifer Pulley Laurel T. Purvis Mike David and Rebecca Setzer Putnam Quest Diagnostics Marshall Kirk and Kathy J. Quinn William Howard Rambeau Jr. Gail Ratcliff Marion Eugene and Carolyn Wilson Ratliff Tichina LaDawn Raynor RBC Bank Floyd and Virginia A. Read G. Macon and Grace Drew Reavis Townley R. and Patricia Redfearn Richard S. and Leslie Grein Redfoot Steven Edward and Ann S. Reed Garth Thomas Regan Kenneth Ray Wilson and Christa Ludwine Reiser Larry Duane and Karen R. Reit Helen Michelle Renne Marion K. Renne Isaac N. and Dorothy C. Reynolds John-Paul Barclay and Page Carolina Reynolds William Steele and Sherry Richardson Jonathan Michael Riley William Michael and Delores Lynch Riley David Beaumont and Margaret Roberts Robert Gunn and Eileen Roberts Athy Gravely Robinson Johnie Graves and Lorraine Hale Robinson Diane A. Rodman Gilbert Rodriguez Rodriguez Donald Scott and Amy Cooper Rogers Richard Eugene and Jean Griffin Rogers Jesse N. and Peggy C. Rogerson Rodney L. and Christi Lilley Rogerson Marcy and Peter Romary Marvin Pittman and Lynne O’Neal Rooker Ollie James and Detra Hedgepeth Rose Alton Glenn and Frances T. Ross Chad C. Ross Jeffrey Scott and Lara Jeanne Ross Wendy Alexia Rountree Stephen and Kathleen A. Row Roger Allen and Gayle Gwennap Rulifson Rulifson Dr. and Mrs. John D. Rummel Nicholas G. Rupp James H. Russ Glenn Aaron and Patricia Jane Russell Roger Andrew Russell Stephen M. and Betty Russell Ted Thurston and Debora Salmon 21
Richard Lewis and Cordella E. Samuelsen Guillermo Sanchez and Alicia R. Sanchez SANDOZ Paul L. and Sandra J. Sasser Charles Lawrence Saunders III Thomas C. and Anne Sayetta Neil Wilton Scarborough Michael and Katie Kennedy Schafer Daniel Ray and Karen M. Scharf William and Janet Wingfield Schell Walter Frederick and Charlotte Oâ€™Neal Scheper Robert Allan Schlick Roger C. Schlobin and Margaret A. Novotny Michael Chadwick and Kimberly Schrempp Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Ben and Betty Wright Scott Scripps-Howard Max Dale and Kathryn Scruggs Sharon L. Seago Mark Simon and Lynne C. Seddon Mark Allen Sessoms Paul Andrew Shannon Colin Stuart and Ruth G. Shaw Gregory Scott and Jennifer Sturtevant Shealy Bradley Alan and Hyang Sheffer Tobin Hugh and Beverley E. Shepherd Julie Dee Shirk John T. and Loretta E. Shirtz Scott Montgomery and Karen Selby Shook Thomas Walter and Mary Langan Shubert Brian K. Shul Carol Lynette Shurlow Sandra Humphrey Silence Richard H. and Jean Siler John J. and Jane Buehler Simkovich Thomas and Barbara LaRussell Simler Alvin Maurice Simmons Martin LeRoy Simmons Stephen Hugh and Reide Simonds Christopher Douglas Simpson Jeffrey Neal and Kimberly Shinn Simpson John David and Janet Simpson Malcolm T. and Susan Nash Simpson Matthew Howard and Kelly Slate Carl Delmas and Anita Pat Sloan Stuart Conrad and Dorothy Sloan Anne Ivey Slough Edward Tyson Smith and Georgia Hooks Shurr George C. and Rebecca Smith Rodney Lee Smith Steven Eugene Smith William Ralph and Betty W. Smith Jerry W. and Nancy S. Smither Richard H. Snyder Jack Snypes and Sydney Austin Judith P. Spain Terry Vann and Deborah Sparrow Thomas James Spaulding 22
George Thomas and Regina Speight Debra Ann Spinazzola Roger C. and Mae B. Spivey Mark W. and Theresa H. Sprague Stephen N. and Catherine L. Spruill Anne Marie Spuches Gary Judson and Teresa Owens Stainback George Wiley and Brownie Harrington Stancil Patrick Sidney Stanforth Gary Rogers and Katherine Ellis Stanley James C. and Dona W. Stanton State Farm Eric Dean Steelman Joseph F. Steelman Richard D. and Linda Bennett Steffens
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THOMAS HARRIOT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
DEPARTMENTS Anthropology Dr. Linda Wolfe, Chair 328-9430
English Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Chair 328-6041
History Dr. Gerry Prokopowicz, Chair 328-6587
Political Science Dr. Brad Lockerbie, Chair 328-6030
Biology Dr. Jeff McKinnon, Chair 328-6718
Foreign Languages and Literatures Dr. Frank Romer, Chair 328-6232
Mathematics Dr. Johannes Hattingh, Chair 328-6461
Psychology Dr. Kathleen Row, Chair 328-6800
Philosophy Dr. George Bailey, Chair 328-6121
Sociology Dr. Leon Wilson, Chair 328-6883
Chemistry Dr. Rickey Hicks, Chair 328-9700 Economics Dr. Richard Ericson, Chair 328-6006
Geography Dr. Burrell Montz, Chair 328-6230 Geological Sciences Dr. Steve Culver, Chair 328-6360
Physics Dr. John Sutherland, Chair 328-6739
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS African and African American Studies (Minor and BA)
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Minor)
Asian Studies (Minor and BA in Multidisciplinary Studies)
Multidisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)
Classical Studies (Minor and BA in Multidisciplinary Studies)
Neuroscience (Minor, BA and BS in Multidisciplinary Studies)
Coastal and Marine Studies (Minor)
North Carolina Studies (Minor)
Ethnic Studies (Minor)
Religious Studies (Minor and BA in Multidisciplinary Studies)
Great Books (Minor)
Russian Studies (Minor)
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (Minor)
Security Studies (Minor and Graduate Certificate)
International Studies (MA and Minor)
Womenâ€™s Studies (Minor and BA)
Leadership Studies (Minor)
AUXILIARY OPERATIONS Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee
Harriot Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series
Center for Diversity and Inequity Research
Institute for Historical and Cultural Research (lHCR)
Center for the Liberal Arts
Laboratory for Instructional Technology
Center for Natural Hazards Research
Southern Coastal Heritage Program
Field Station for Coastal Studies at Mattamuskeet
ADVANCEMENT COUNCIL Dean Alan R. White firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Development Jennifer J. Tripp email@example.com
Honorary Co-chairs Mr. Robert L. Jones Raleigh, NC
Chair Mr. Doug Gomes Greenville, NC
Major Gifts Officer Scott Wells firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Secretary Denise Miller email@example.com
John M. Howell, Chancellor Emeritus
Vice Chair Ms. Harvey S. Wooten Greenville, NC
Mrs. Gladys Howell Greenville, NC
Dr. James H. Bearden Greenville, NC
Mr. John W. Forbis Greensboro, NC
Mr. J. Phillip Horne Greenville, NC 27858
Dr. J. Reid Parrott, Jr. Rocky Mount, NC
Mr. Thomas R. Bland Raleigh, NC
Dr. James M. Galloway, Jr. Greenville, NC 27858
Mr. Mitchell L. Hunt Greensboro, NC
Mrs. Marguerite A. Perry Greenville, NC
Dr. J. Everett Cameron Atlantic Beach, NC
Dr. Churchill Grimes Santa Cruz, CA
Dr. Darrell W. Hurst Waynesboro, VA
Mr. John S. Rainey, Jr. Richmond, VA
Dr. Shirley M. Carraway Greenville, NC
Dr. Virginia Hardy Greenville, NC
Mr. Michael McShane Alexandria, VA
Mr. Edward T. Smith Greenville, NC
Hon. Randy D. Doub Wilson, NC
Dr. H. Denard Harris Morehead City, NC
Mr. James H. Mullen, III Greenville, NC
Mr. Tod Thorne Charlotte, NC
Mr. Kurt Fickling Greenville, NC
Mr. W. Phillip Hodges Williamston, NC
Mr. M. Reid Overcash Raleigh, NC
Mr. Glenn C. Woodard, Jr. Atlanta, GA
Dr. Paul Fletcher, Jr. Greenville, NC
Ms. Sherry Holloman Greenville, NC
Ms. Judd Oyler Marietta, GA
Mr. Mike W. Yorke Greenville, NC
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