2009 Awards Ceremony Program
Transcript of 2009 Awards Ceremony Program
Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Friday, October 16, 2009Hilton Greenville
MenuSaladSpinach served with candied walnuts, sweet red onions, and balsamic strawberries, tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette and topped with crumbled goat cheese
Main CourseSliced beef tenderloin medallions with a sherry mushroom sauce
Baked stuffed shrimp with ginger and aioli sauce
Chef ’s selection of vegetables
Carmelized onion rissotto
Freshly baked rolls and butter
Coffee and iced tea
DessertSinfully chocolate layer cake filled and iced with chocolate ganache
Alma MaterPraise to your name so fair,Dear old East Car’lina,your joys we’ll all share,and your friends we’ll ever be. We pledge our loyalty,and our heart’s devotion,To thee, our Alma Mater,love and praise.~Harold McDougle ’44
WelcomePaul J. Clifford, President and CEOEast Carolina Alumni Association
InvocationYvonne Pearce ’82, SecretaryEast Carolina Alumni Association
Dinner and Musical Performance
Introduction of Chancellor Steve BallardErnest Logemann ’68, ChairEast Carolina Alumni Association
RemarksSteve Ballard, Chancellor
Presentation of Awards
Distinguished Service Awards
Dale Engelbert ’82presented by Sabrina BengelJewelle Rogers ’56presented by Linda Lynn Tripp ’80, ’81
Honorary Alumni Awards
Dr. Jesse Peelpresented by Tarrick Cox ’96, ’07Steve Keenpresented by Justin Conrad ’96
Outstanding Alumni Awards
Bruce Biggs ’66presented by Dave Englert ’75Maj. Gen. William Holland ’75presented by Doug Morgan ’88Dr. Garrie Moore ’85presented by Marian McLawhorn ’67, ’88, ’97Dr. Jerry Wallace ’56presented by Carl Davis ’73
Distinguished Service AwardsDale W. Engelbert ’82 lives a life of service in her community of Princeton, NJ and for her University. She is active in the Alumni Association’s New York Metropolitan Chapter, in which she serves as vice president and treasurer. She is a former board member of the Alumni Association, hosts summer outings at her home for alumni and incoming freshmen, and was on the planning committee for the first New York Metro scholarship fundraiser. In her
community, Engelbert volunteers in the public school system, with the Arts Council of Princeton, for a number of health care organizations, and in her church. She is also co-author and co-designer of Sacred Spaces, Princeton Parties, Gatherings and Celebrations. Engelbert and her husband Kurt are avid supporters of the University as Centennial Pirates of the Alumni Association, members of the Pirate Club, annually contributing to the College of Arts & Sciences, and having endowed a scholarship in the School of Business in memory of her late brother.
Julia “Jewelle” S. Rogers ’56 epitomizes East Carolina’s motto of service. From her many years as a school teacher and realtor to her dedication to her alma mater, Rogers lives to serve. She is a member of the East Carolina University Educator’s Hall of Fame, one of the College of Human Ecology’s Centennial Legacy Leaders, and is past president of the Friends of Joyner Library Board. Along with husband Charles Rogers, a 2008 Honorary Alumni Award recipient, she is a Centennial Pirate in the Alumni Association, a member of the University’s
Circle of Excellence, an event sponsor for ECU’s Women’s Roundtable, a board member of the Friends of Laupus Medical Library, a board member and season ticket holder of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, a member and benefactor season ticket holder of the Friends of the School of Theatre and Dance, and serves on the College of Human Ecology Advisory Council. The Rogers’ are also Kick Off to Victory scholarship level members of the Pirate Club, season ticket holders of football, men’s and ladies basketball, and baseball. They also participate in the Skip & Lunch series and helped with the Lady Pirates Scrapbooking Project.
Honorary Alumni AwardsIn memory of his parents Helen and J. Woolard Peel, Dr. Jesse R. Peel has adopted East Carolina University as his own through generous contributions—both monetarily and in service to advancing the University’s mission. In his effort to advance ECU, Dr. Peel established the J. Woolard Peel University Scholar Award, the J. Woolard and Helen Peel Distinguished Professorship in Religious Studies, the Dr. Jesse R. Peel Distinguished Professorship in Social Diversity in the College of Education, and The Institute for Social Diversity Fund. He helped the University establish the Chancellor’s Diversity Council, Thomas Harriot College’s Center on Diversity and Inequality Research, and set up a Core Competencies Program in the Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Peel is a member of the Chancellor’s Diversity Council, is an honorary member of East Carolina’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and received the Thomas Harriot College medallion in recognition of service to the College.
Steve P. Keen is founder of Adam’s Auto Wash, and founder and owner of Adair LLC, a real estate development venture, and Atlantic Coast Deliveries, a yacht delivery company. A former Navy SEAL, Keen is a member of the Wayne County Military Affairs Committee. He is a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Rosewood First Baptist Church, is a York Right Mason with the Goldsboro Masonic Lodge, and is a member of the Wayne County Economic Development Commission, both the Wayne County and Greenville-Pitt County Chambers of Commerce, and member of the ECU Educational Foundation’s Executive Committee. He has been a member of the Pirate Club for 23 years, is a member of the VanSant Society, and the Order of the Cupola. Adam’s Auto Wash is a partner in the Pirates Supporting Pirates program. Keen is the proud parent of two East Carolina graduates.
Outstanding Alumni AwardsBruce A. Biggs ’66 is owner and president of Biggs Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC Truck in Elizabeth City, NC. As a community leader, Biggs is an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, the United Way, the Lions Club, the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, and the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He is involved with the College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University, the Albemarle Food Bank, and the Elizabeth City Tourism Board. As a prominent member of the North Carolina auto industry, Biggs has served the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association for more than 25 years, including a term as chairman. He is also a Forever Pirate in the Alumni Association.
Major General William “Dutch” L. Holland ’75 is Commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The 9th Air Force comprises five wings in the eastern United States and three direct reporting units with more than 350 aircraft, and 24,000 active-duty and civilian personnel that covers Central and Southwest Asia and the Horn of Africa. Maj. Gen. Holland entered the Air Force in 1976 after receiving his commission through ECU’s ROTC program. He has commanded at squadron, group and wing levels, and has served in several joint and Air Staff assignments. Maj. Gen. Holland is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours and has received a number of major awards and medals. He is also a member of the Alumni Association.
Outstanding Alumni AwardsDr. Garrie W. Moore ’85 is vice chancellor for student affairs at City University of New York (CUNY System) where he is responsible for a wide array of services and programs designed to empower and motivate students as they pursue their academic goals on the University’s 19 campuses. Prior to taking his current post at CUNY, Moore served East Carolina as associate provost/vice chancellor for student affairs, vice chancellor for student life, tenured assistant professor in allied health sciences and community health, assistant to the chancellor and EEO officer, and an adjunct professor. Although he resides in New York, Moore remains actively involved with East Carolina as a member of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center Development Board and Executive Committee, a Parents Council Member, and is a member of the Alumni Associaiton.
Dr. Jerry M. Wallace ’56 is president of Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. Dr. Wallace has enjoyed a long career at Campbell, beginning in 1970 as an adjunct professor of sociology. He then served as chairman of the department of religion and philosophy and Tyner Professor of Religion, was appointed dean of the University and director of graduate studies, was named vice president for academic affairs and provost, and then
assumed the role of president in 2003. As an ordained minister, Wallace served as pastor of the Elizabethtown Baptist Church from 1960-1975 as well as holding interim pastoral posts in central and eastern North Carolina prior to his career in academia.
MissionThe East Carolina Alumni Association will inform, involve,
and serve members of the ECU family throughout their lifelong relationship with the University.
Board of DirectorsExecutive Committee
Ernest Logemann ’68, ChairCarl W. Davis Jr. ’73, Vice Chair
Justin Conrad ’96, TreasurerYvonne Pearce ’82, Secretary
Sabrina Bengel, Immediate Past ChairPaul J. Clifford, President and CEO
DirectorsDiane Davis Ashe ’83, ’85
Lori Brantley ’02Bill Burnette ’96
Virgil Clark ’50, Board Member EmeritusRick Conaway ’68
Tarrick Cox ’96, ’07Adrian Cullin ’03, ’04
Garry Dudley ’92Dave Englert ’75
Pat Lane ’67Charlie Martin ’68
Marian McLawhorn ’67, ’88, ’97Michael McShane ’66
Doug Morgan ’88Steve Morrisette ’69Brenda Myrick ’92
Jim Newman, Jr. ’68, ’74Harry Stubbs ’74, ’77
Joanie Tolley ’65Linda Lynn Tripp ’80, ’81
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