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 who are ECU Alumni are listed below. To view their info, simply click on an honoree’s name.
The late Myron Mooney Angell was born and raised in Mocksville. He graduated from Davie High School and East Carolina University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Education Administration, and advanced certificate in Science Education. From 1962-1965, Myron served with the Army Security Agency overseas in England. Myron taught at Swansboro High School as a science teacher from 1969 – 1993.
Mr. Alan Bailey is an Associate Professor and Head of the Teaching Resources Center at ECU’s Joyner Library. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in 1984. In 1993, he received his Master of Library Science degree from East Carolina University and in 2003 he received a second Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University. He began his career as a school media coordinator at Sandhills Elementary School in Carthage, North Carolina and later at Micro Elementary School in Micro, North Carolina. Mr. Bailey went on to serve as branch manager of Greenville’s George Washington Carver Library and Coordinator of Evening Services for the Pitt Community College Learning Resources Center. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bailey served in several roles with Joyner Library, including Personnel and Staff Librarian. Mr. Bailey has received numerous awards including the 2013 Roadbuilder’s Award for Academic Librarianship presented by the North Carolina Association’s Round Table for Ethnic Minority Concerns.
James Bearden earned a Bachelor of Science from Centenary College of Louisiana, a Master of Arts from East Carolina University and his Doctorate from the University of Alabama. After serving as a Lieutenant in the US army for two years, he returned to East Carolina University as an instructor in the School of Business. Dr. Bearden was named Dean of the School of Business in 1968, a position he held for fourteen years. In 1982, he was named Assistant to the Chancellor for Public Service Activities. Since 2002, Dr. Bearden has served as the Director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development. He is a member of many academic and honor societies, a two term National President of Beta Gamma Sigma and a founding member of Sigma Beta Delta.
After graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Aaron worked for Pittard, Perry & Crone and the Pitt County Public School System where he served as the Director of Accounting, Chief Financial Officer and Associate Superintendent of Operations. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Durham Public Schools.