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.
Jananne earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Elementary Education from East Carolina University in 1989 and 1990 respectively. She taught in Currituck County from 1990 to 1994 and in Pitt County from 1995 to 2005. Jananne is now an independent consultant and Program Director at AWAKEN Church in Greenville where she coordinates programs for Inner City Youth. She has been honored with the “Making a Difference Award” by the Gainesville, Georgia Housing Authority and “Community Hero Award” from Women Source. Jananne is member of the Learning and the Brain Society, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the Reading Recovery Council of North America
Representative Warren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from East Carolina College in 1960 and her Master’s degree in Education from East Carolina University in 1974. Representative Warren taught school in Bethel, Williamston, and Farmville, before becoming Pitt County’s first full-time female principal. Representative Warren was also the first woman elected to the Pitt County Board of Commissioners and one of the first women from Pitt County elected to the NC General Assembly.
She represented District 8, Pitt and Martin Counties, in the State House of Representatives from 1999 to 2012. During this time she served on numerous committees including Agriculture, Education, Appropriations, Commerce, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Public Utilities. Education and Health Care greatly improved under her watch and leadership. She was instrumental in securing funding for the East Carolina Heart Institute, the Family Medical Center, the ECU Dental School, and other needs for eastern North Carolina.
Mr. Welborn received his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Elon College in 1957 and his Master of Arts in Education from UNC Chapel Hill in 1959. He served in the US Air force for 4 years, taught at JH Rose High School for 3 years, and taught at East Carolina University for 30 years. Mr. Welborn was a member of the American Football Coaches Association, North Carolina Coaches Association, and North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.
Jim earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s in Adult Education from East Carolina University in 1975 and 1978, respectively. He earned his Doctorate in Education from North Carolina State University. Jim is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Sigma Pi. He came to work at East Carolina in 1981 after working for the North Carolina Attorney General. From 1981 until 2001, Jim worked in the Department of Student Life – University Residence Life, Continuing Education and Career Services where he served as both Assistant Director and Director. From 1991 until today, he has served as the Associate Dean of the College of business.