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Distinguished Alumni Award

Outstanding people deserve rewards and recognition.  To that end, the College of Nursing has instituted an annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

This award is designed to recognize ECU College of Nursing alumni who have made exemplary contributions to the nursing profession.  One recipient is selected each year and this person is invited to speak at the College of Nursing homecoming festivities in the fall.  This individual also serves as the School's candidate for the ECU Outstanding Alumni Award.

Honor one of our graduates and colleagues by offering

  • his or her name
  • a brief comment on why you think such an award is deserved
  • summary of accomplishments, such as a curriculum vitae 

Send your nomination to Laurie Evans, College of Nursing, 4165 K Health Sciences Building, ECU, Greenville, NC 27858.

2005 Distinguished Alumni
Deitra "Dee" Leonard Lowdermilk (BSN '66), RN, RNC, PhD, FAAN
   (Also recipient of the 2005 ECU Outstanding Alumni Award)

2006 Distinguished Alumni
Gale Adcock (BSN '78), MSN, RN, FNP

2007 Distinguished Alumni
Diane Adkins Poole, (BSN 81, MSN 88) MSN, RN, CHE

2008 Distinguished Alumni
The College of Nursing recognized the inaugural members of the Golden Lamp Society as recipients of the 2008 award.

2010-2011 Distinguished Alumni
Phyllis N. Horns, RN, DSN, FAAN

2012 Distinguished Alumni
Helen M. Brinson (BSN 71, MSN 79) MSN, RN

2013 Distinguished Alumni
Frances Eason, EdD, RN,CNE, ANEF

2014 Distinguished Alumni
Debra Wallace, PhD, RN, FAAN