East Carolina University will recognize excellence in teaching, leadership, research and service at the fifth annual Founders Day/University Awards Day convocation at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Hendrix Theatre in the Mendenhall Student Center.
Presenting the awards will be Peter Hans, chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, Robert Brinkley, vice chairman of the ECU Board of Trustees, and ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard.
Several UNC system award recipients are among the honorees at Wednesday’s event. Samuel Sears, director of ECU’s doctoral program in health psychology, received the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award, the highest faculty honor bestowed by the University of North Carolina system. The honor pays tribute to one faculty member within the UNC system who, during the current academic year, made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.
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