| ||Keri Brockett|
Keri Brockett is a junior child life major from Fayetteville, NC. She has been recognized for her work both in and out of the classroom. Keri has been named to the Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and Chancellor’s List. In her freshmen year she received the First Year Leadership Award for Excellence and has since received the Governor’s Making a Difference Award. and been honored as the 2006-2007 Homecoming Queen. Keri has served the student body as sophomore class president, 2006-2007 Homecoming Queen, and SGA secretary and she is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is active in the community, volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals, Girl Scouts, American Heart Association, ALS, and the March of Dimes. Keri has a sister who is an ECU graduate.
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| ||Hayley Flynn|
Hayley Flynn is a junior special education major and elementary education minor from Greenville, NC. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who has been named to the Chancellor’s List every semester. Hayley is a captain on the women’s varsity cross country and track and field teams where she has been named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team and received the ECU Athletics Award of Academic Excellence and the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal in 2004-2005. She enjoys giving back to her community as a volunteer for NC Special Olympics, Pitt County Special Populations, Operation Sunshine, and Growing Up FIT!.
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| ||Jessica Farmer|
Jessica Farmer, a two-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship, is a junior nursing major from LaGrange, NC. She is an East Carolina Scholar, NC Nursing Scholar, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and has been named to the Chancellor’s List and the Honor Roll. Jessica has completed mission trips to Quito, Ecuador and New Orleans as a Hurricane Katrina volunteer. She volunteers for the American Red Cross, Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life, and several local charities. Jessica’s mother is a 1984 East Carolina nursing graduate.
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| ||Diana Gilga|
Diana Gilga is a sophomore biology major and art minor from Jacksonville, NC. She has been named to the Chancellor’s List twice and once to the Dean’s List. She is an East Carolina Scholar, member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and recipient of the Academic Leadership Award, Scholar of Promise Award, and President’s Volunteer Service Award. Diana tutors for students in Algebra I and II, Anatomy, and Chemistry. She volunteers at the public library, has assisted with blood drives, and is the team captain for a St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser.
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| ||Geoffrey Handsfield|
Geoffrey Handsfield, a two-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship, is a junior physics major and mathematics minor from Morehead City, NC. He has been a member of the varsity men’s swim team for the past three years and serves as swim team captain. His various interests show through his volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics, Humane Society, Project ARISE, and as a physics tutor. Geoffrey is currently the president for the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and secretary for Jones Residence Hall. On SAAC, he helped organize a Thanksgiving canned food drive and a holiday party for underprivileged youth in Greenville and residents of Jones Hall collected school supplies which he took to India to donate to rural schools. Geoffrey’s interests in the community have not affected his ability to excel in the classroom. He is an East Carolina Scholar, has been named to the Chancellor’s List each semester at ECU, and is currently first in class rank.
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| ||Charla Hodges|
Charla Hodges is a junior community health major and ethnic studies minor from Asheboro, NC. In October, she was recognized as an Elite Pirate, which honors top student leaders based on academics, leadership, and community service. She has been named to the Dean’s List three times and the Chancellor’s List once. She is president and chair of special events for Healthy PIRATES, a senate representative for SGA, second vice president of her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta, and a leader in campus wellness education. Charla has volunteered for Give to the Troops, the Eastern NC Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, Greenville Community Shelter, and PICASO, the Pitt County AIDS Service Organization.
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| ||Jessica Kompa|
Jessica Kompa is a junior child life major from North Olmsted, OH. Jessica maintains high academic standards – she has been named to the Chancellor’s List each semester at ECU, is a scholar athlete, has been inducted into the National College Honors Society, and is currently ranked first in her class in the Child Development and Family Relations department. Jessica is a member of the varsity cheerleading team and volunteers her time tutoring fellow student athletes. Her strong commitment to the community and the university is demonstrated through her participation in Special Olympics, Senior Olympics, Children’s Miracle Network, Camp WholeHeart, the ‘Give Kids a Smile’ program, and the Boys and Girls Club.
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| ||Lyndsey Kraynock|
Lyndsey Kraynock is a junior interior design major from Charlotte, NC. She has been inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society. She has three times been named to the Dean’s List and once to the Chancellor’s List. Lyndsey is an ECU Ambassador, Resident Advisor, and East Carolina Friend which allows her to mentor a child by encouraging learning, responsible behavior, and development.
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| ||Aadil Lodhi|
Aadil Lodhi is a senior double major in physics and biology from Fayetteville, NC. Aadil is a three-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship and continues to exemplify what it means to be a well-rounded leader at ECU. He is one of two students who joined campus leadership, including Chancellor Ballard, at the Oxford Conclave in London on Global Ethics and Leadership. He is a Ledonia Wright Cultural Center Scholar and Ambassador. He has received the ECU Individual Award for Outstanding Philanthropy, the ECU ‘Making a Difference’ award, is an Elite Pirate, member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and is president of East Carolina Friends where he was able to recruit a record 73 mentors for children in Greenville and is currently working with Chancellor Ballard on a University-wide mentoring program. Aadil created and organized the ECU chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the East Carolina Honors Organization, volunteers at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, has shadowed physicians, and conducted research at Duke University, the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and the ECU Physics Department. Aadil’s brother, aunt, and two cousins are East Carolina alumni. Aadil was recently accepted to the Brody School of Medicine.
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| ||Ji “Jessica” Lim|
Ji “Jessica” Lim is a senior music (flute) performance major from Duluth, GA. Proclaimed as ‘the most gifted student who has ever entered my studio’ by Dr. Christine Gustafson, Professor of Music/Flute, Jessica is a multi-faceted leader in many ways. A native of Korea, Jessica won the North American sector of the Miss Korea competition and was in the top fifteen finalists for Miss Korea 2006. Her excellence in the studio and classroom has placed her on the Chancellor’s List each semester at ECU. She is an advocate in the Korean-American community as a volunteer, translating letters and legal documents under the aegis of the Compassion Organization, and she is active in the Korean Baptist fellowship at Immanuel Baptist Church.
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| ||Kyla Stone|
Kyla Stone is a sophomore double major in communications and dance education from Robbins, NC. She has been named to the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List since arriving at ECU. Kyla is an East Carolina Scholar, president of Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society, a member of the ECU Ambassadors, and is on the ECU Dance Team. She was the only freshman in her class to receive the ECU Aspiring Leadership Award. Kyla volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club, the Food Bank, and tutors at Belvoir Elementary.
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| ||Steven Thames|
Steven Thames, a two-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship, is a sophomore from Morehead City, NC. He is majoring in criminal justice and pursuing a security studies minor. He has been named to the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List his freshmen and sophomore years. Steven is a member of ECU Ambassadors, Professional Business Leaders of America, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Emerging Leaders Program, Jarvis Leadership Program, Club Swimming, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Collide, and serves on the SGA judicial board.
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| ||Christopher Vo|
Christopher Vo, a two-time recipient of the Alumni Scholarship, is a junior biology major from Fayetteville, NC. He is an East Carolina Scholar and member of the Honors Organization, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi. Christopher was granted an undergraduate research assistantship during his freshman year, received a paid internship from the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates, and has co-authored multiple scientific papers in professional journals. He has volunteered as a mentor with the Third Street Elementary School, American Cancer Society, Growing Up FIT! and ARISE. Combining science and art, Christopher is also a photographer and won the NCSU Entomological Society’s insect photography contest and works as a photographer for ECU’s yearbook, the Buccaneer, and the Science Olympiad.
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| ||Anem Waheed|
Anem Waheed is a junior biology major and anthropology minor from Goldsboro, NC. She has been named to the Chancellor’s List each semester while at ECU. She is an Elite Pirate who has served as a fellow in the University of North Carolina in Washington program and interned at the the National Institutes of Health with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-med honor society, vice president of Golden Key International, and co-president of the Honor’s Council. Anem volunteers at the Health Assist Free Clinic, Wayne Memorial Hospital, and at Belvoir Elementary as a mentor. Anem’s father is a 1997 graduate.
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| ||Meagan Wallace|
Meagan Wallace is a sophomore nursing major from Raleigh, NC. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, has received the Jarvis Leadership Award, and was a Walter and Marie Williams Scholar during her freshmen year. She was the only student representative on the Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Teaching Awards committee and has held offices of leadership in SGA and in the residence halls. She has helped with fundraisers for the MS Society and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, the Humane Society, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.