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Chalk (center) with Williamson (left) and King

Amy Britt Askew and Stephen Douglas Craft III were married Sept. 20 in Kinston and live in Greenville. She is office manager of Hometown Pharmacy of Greenville. Nichole Dunn ’05 ’08 is a student counselor at Edgecombe Community College. She was a rehabilitation counselor at Vocational Rehabilitation in Rocky Mount. Jeff Gaddis is a maintenance sales consultant at the Greenville office of Piedmont Air Conditioning. He previously worked with a property management company. Erin Marie Sowell and David Charles Davis of Greenville were married Nov. 1 in Wilmington. She is an advertising executive with Inner Banks Media. 2004

After a 33-year career, W. Kendall Chalk ’68 MBA ’71 retired from BB&T in September and the bank honored his 33 years of service, most recently as CCO, by donating $250,000 to East Carolina to endow two scholarships in the Access Scholarship program. The contribution creates the first two endowed Access Scholarships, which are given to students with the best academic potential and the least financial resources. The grant is the latest in a long list of gifts to East Carolina from BB&T. Three of the five executives who helped transform a regional farm lender in Wilson into the nation’s 14th largest bank are graduates of ECU’s business school and the MBA program. Of the three, only President and CEO Kelly King ’70 ‘71 still goes to the office every day. Henry Williamson ’69 ‘72, Chalk’s predecessor as CCO, retired earlier. All three are active supporters of the university. Ken Chalk is a former chair of the ECU Foundation board and currently is co-chair, with King, of the board of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development within the College of Business. “I am very grateful to my associates at BB&T, the executive management team, and the board of directors for this recognition,” Chalk said about the grant. “The Access Scholarship program is essential to help students who could not otherwise afford higher education to attend ECU and become successful leaders in their communities.” BB&T has contributed more than $1.6 million to date in support of ECU’s efforts to become the best leadership university in the state.


Jason Matthew Eldridge and Kendra Nicole Clement ’06 were married Oct. 18 at the Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons, and they live in Mount Airy. He is a graphic artist with Encore Group in Winston-Salem, and she is a court counselor with the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Stokes County. Michael Holt is a vice president and commercial banker in the Greenville office of The Little Bank. He worked for First Citizens Bank and Albemarle Bank & Trust. Marian Ione Lowe ’04 ’06 of Raleigh and Darryl Ross Kennedy ’05 of Goldsboro were married Oct. 25 in Winston-Salem. A 2001 debutante and member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Omicron Nu honor societies, she is an early intervention service coordinator for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in Smithfield. He is a project manager for Hine Sitework in Goldsboro, where they live. Kristie Michelle Petterson of Pfafftown and Jonathan Bruce Comer of Yadkinville were married Dec. 6 in Winston-Salem and live in King. In Winston-Salem, she is an R.N. at Forsyth Medical Center, and he is a quality engineer for BE Aerospace. William Lee Percise II of Snow Hill is an attorney with White & Allen, a regional firm based in Kinston. He received his law license on Sept. 8. Erica Lynn Stocks and Christopher Brian Evans were married Aug. 2 at Yankee Hall Plantation and live in Greenville. She is self-employed. 2003 Christina Lynn Crawford ’03 ’08 and Frederick Casey Edwards of Ayden were married Oct. 4. She works for Pitt County Schools. Dena Marshall and Jeremy Konkel of Apex had a son, Nolan Adam, on May 2. She is assistant director of public affairs at the N.C. Medical Board. Leigh Ann Potter and Kelly Christopher Hodges ’04 of Wilmington were married Oct. 11 in Greenville. She works at Cape Fear Academy, and he is a project superintendent with Harold K. Jordan Construction. Benjamin Taylor Williams and Jeanne Nicole Horne Williams ’04 of Pinehurst had a daughter, Kenley Nicole, on Sept. 6.

East Spring 2009  
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