East Carolina University’s College of Education is pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations from around the state for their extensive contributions to the field of education. The Educators Hall of Fame was initiated in 1999 to permanently acknowledge education professionals and associations who have made distinguished contributions to the field of education through service and mission. Nominations were secured with a minimum $1000 gift to the College for the establishment of the Educators Hall of Fame Endowment Scholarship. Scholarships will be given to outstanding education majors. The awards ceremony is held each Fall.
All of the Hall of Fame Honorees are listed below. To view their info, simply click on an honoree’s name.
Mr. Herbert Carlton received his Bachelor of Science Degree in History from East Carolina College in 1952. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Health and Physical Education from East Carolina College in 1954. Mr. Carlton went on to perform graduate work at three universities. Mr. Carlton was a teacher, assistant coach, and assistant principal at Washington High School in Washington, North Carolina from 1952 until 1958. He began his career with East Carolina as an Assistant Professor in the Social Studies Department in 1958 and served in this role for several years before his promotion to Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the newly formed Political Science Department, where he was a member of the faculty for the next 30 years. Mr. Carlton was the first male recipient of the Robert Jones Outstanding Teacher Award and in 1985 he was recognized as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor with the Teaching Excellence Award.
Beverly Carroll received her Associate of Arts in Accounting from Chowan College in 1968. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and her Masters of Education in Supervision and Reading from East Carolina University in 1970 and 1980 respectively. She currently serves on a number of Wayne County Boards including the Wayne County Partnership for Children, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Goldsboro Family Y and First Citizens Bank. Beverly was named Wayne County Principal of the Year in 2001.
Freddie Rayford Carroll earned his Bachelor of Science in Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966. He earned his Masters of Education in Administration, and Education Specialist Degrees from East Carolina University in 1970 and 1979, respectively. Freddie began his career as an educator in 1966 at Northampton County High School where he taught Physics and Biology. In 1971, he was named Principal of Rich Square Junior High. Freddie went on to serve as Principal of Conway Junior High, Rosewood School, Eastern Wayne High School and Clayton High School. In 1990 he was named Wayne County Principal of the Year, and in 1996 the Wayne County Educational Employees named Freddie Carroll Boss of the Year.