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.
Mrs. Deborah Stanton Wiggins Seehorn earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1971 and her Master’s in Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University in 1982. Mrs. Seehorn taught high school for 28 years before joining the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in 1999, where she is presently employed as a Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education Consultant. Mrs. Seehorn received the National Business Education Association’s Distinguished Service Award to an Administrator or Supervisor for Supervision of Business Education. Mrs. Seehorn is a member of Chi Beta Phi National Scientific Honor Society, Alpha Delta Kappa Educational Society, the North Carolina Business Education Association, and the Computer Science Teachers Association, as well as several other professional organizations. She has been recognized as the Orus Sutton Business Education Teacher of the Year and the NC Future Business Leaders of America Advisor of the Year.
The late Dr. Christine M. Shea was a Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research at East Carolina University from 1998 until her passing in 2015. Christine earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature from Nazareth College in 1967. She earned her Master’s in Education from the State University of New York and her Doctorate in Educational Policy Studies and the History of Education from the University of Illinois. Before joining the faculty at East Carolina, Christine taught at Hampshire College, the University of West Virginia, the North Carolina Center for Advancement of Education and Georgia Southern University. In 2004, she was received the Max Ray Joyner Award for Faculty service through Education, a university wide teaching award given to the most outstanding distance education professor.