Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 2011: ECSU Foundation recognizes eight honorees for their service

ECSU Foundation recognizes eight honorees for their service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--The Elizabeth City State University Foundation announces eight honorees who will be recognized for their service at the fourth Foundation Scholarship Gala which will be held at 7:00 pm on March 12 at the K.E. White Graduate and Continuing Education Center. The categories of the awards and the honorees follow:

Faith Based Community:
The Rev. Vonner G. Horton, senior pastor of Oxley Hill Missionary Baptist Church Horton
A member of the ECSU Board of Trustees

Col. Thurinton W. Harvell, Sr., a 1988 alumnus
United States Army

Community Service:
Mrs. Edna Gray Randolph, a 1945 alumna
Trustee Emerita, ECSU Board of Trustees
Trailblazer for ECSU National Alumni Association, Retired Educator

Community Service:
Mr. Philip R. Johnson, Regional Manager
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC

Community Service:
Danny and Carol Flowers
Business Owners, Flowers Printing

Education/The Arts:
Dr. Roger Hathaway, a 1973 alumnus
Director, Office of Education
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

Mr. Leonard Carmichael, a 1972 alumnus
Member, ECSU 1969 CIAA Championship Basketball Team
Retired Educator

Mr. Matthew Lewis, Jr., a 1964 alumnus
Retired Executive, Verizon
Executive Director, Geraldine Wright Lewis Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Master of Ceremonies for the event is WAVY-TV news anchor Don Roberts. Nnenna Freelon, a world renowned jazz singer, composer, producer, arranger and six-time Grammy Award-nominee will perform for this black tie event. Tickets for the event are $100 per person and are available at the ECSU Cashier’s Window and in the main office of the ECSU Division of Institutional Advancement located in ECSU’s Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building. For more information, call 252-335-3225. More information is also available on the university website: http://www.ecsu.edu/administration/ia/foundation/gala/index.cfm
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