List of Tau Chapter Awards from the University and Community
The following is an (incomplete) list of awards that Tau Chapter and its Brothers have received from ECU and the local Greenville community.
- 1 Community Awards to Tau Chapter
- 2 University Awards to Tau Chapter
- 3 Alumni Association Awards
- 3.1 Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal
- 3.2 Distinguished Service Award
- 3.3 Outstanding Alumni Award
- 3.4 Honorary Alumni Awards
- 3.5 Honorary Doctorates
- 3.6 Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Award
- 3.7 Alumni Association Scholarships
- 4 Notes
Community Awards to Tau Chapter
- American Red Cross Certificate of Appreciation 1987
- United Cerebral Palsy Certificate of Appreciation 1988
- Relay for Life, South Atlantic Division All Star Team 2008
- I Downed a Dozen Donuts for Diabetes, 2nd Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge supporting JDRF 2010
- Community Service Corporate Award 2015
University Awards to Tau Chapter
Wall of Honor
- East Carolina Wall of Honor 19371
Student Organization Awards
- Student Organization of the Year 2002
- April Paul - Outstanding Senior Leadership 2006
- Courtney Tysinger - Perseverance Award 2007
- Rhonda Lofton - Perseverance Award 2008
- Katherine Burley - Make a Difference Award 2008
- Krissy Eron - Unsung Hero Award 2008
- Stephanie Wood - Student Organization Leader of the Year 2009
- Student Organization of the Year 2009
- Excellence in Service Group Award 2010
- Dr. David L. Batts - Outstanding Faculty Advisor 2006
- Krista Wilhelm - Outstanding Faculty Advisor (ODK) 2009
- Continued Support of Leadership Initiatives 2019
First awarded in 2006, the ECU Elite Pirate program is a premiere recognition program designed to honor the top student leaders at East Carolina University while making a positive change in the ECU community. The purpose of this advanced leadership program is to provide students that have extensive leadership experience with the necessary tools in order to recognize how to engage in the leadership process to create positive sustainable change for the ECU community. Elite Pirates are Leadership Ambassadors for Student Affairs, the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement, and East Carolina University. The Elite Pirates are also charged with representing ECU at city functions by working closely with the Greenville City Council. Only 11 students are eligible to receive this award each academic year.
- April Paul - 2006
- Courtney Tysinger - 2007
- Anthony Jones - 2010
- Ryan Cook - 2012
- Morgan Randolph - 2016
The EC Scholars program is a merit scholarship program established in 1998 that attracts high-ability students to East Carolina University who have the promise and capability to become scholars and leaders in eastern North Carolina and beyond. This is the most prestigious scholarship offered at East Carolina University and is offered to the top students in of ECU’s entering freshman class. EC Scholars exhibit outstanding academic performance, engagement in the community, effective leadership skills, and embrace a study abroad experience.
40 Under 40
In April of 2015, the Division of Student Affairs of East Carolina University premiered the 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. This award was created to recognize emerging leaders that received their start at East Carolina University, as well as those who have used their ECU experiences to make significant impacts in their respective professions, local communities, and on the world.
- April Paul Baer - 2017
- Ashley Yopp - 2018
- Anna Logemann - 2019
- Homecoming Skit 3rd Place 2001
- Homecoming Skit 2nd Place 2002
- Homecoming Float 3rd Place 2006
- Homecoming Banner 3rd Place 2011
Alumni Association Awards
Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal
First awarded in 2002, the Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal is designed to be the most prestigious award ECU may bestow on an individual. This award is given to those that have demonstrated extraordinary service to ECU and/or society. The namesake of the award is considered the father of East Carolina University.
- Dr. Leo W. Jenkins - 2004 (posthumous)
- Robert Morgan - 2004
Distinguished Service Award
First awarded in 1982, the Distinguished Service Award recognizes uncommon and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and/or the University as a whole. A maximum of three award recipients may be given each year.
- Dr. Richard C. Todd - 1983
- James Hicks - 1989
- David Englert - 1990
- James A. Walker - 1992
- Jack S. Everton - 1993
- Frank Ceruzzi - 2003
- Phillip Dixon - 2006
- Robert Morgan - 2011
Outstanding Alumni Award
First awarded in 1940, the Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes alumni with a minimum of five years of work history, outstanding and uncommon achievement in one’s profession, in civic affairs, and/or politics. Recipients are recognized to serve as role models for students and other Alumni. Before 1983, there was only one recipient per year (if any) and since 1983 a maximum of four awards may be given each year.
- James Whitfield - 1953
- Robert Morgan - 1955, 19652
- Z.W. Frazelle - 1956
- William Greene - 1963
- Robert Mays - 1973
- LaVerne Stricland - 1974
- William Howard Rooks - 1976
- Larry Byrd - 1977
- Edward Marvin Slaughter - 1979
- Lester Ridenhour - 1983
- Phillip Dixon - 1984
- Charles Woods - 1985
- C. Ray Pruette - 1986
- Dan Guy - 1995
- Claude Hughes - 1998
- Hugh Cameron - 2000
- Gary North - 2008
Honorary Alumni Awards
First awarded in 1988, Honorary Alumni status is an honor extended to individuals who did not attend ECU but have adopted the University as their own through uncommon and outstanding service, substantial and continuing commitment, and loyalty. Prior to 2002, multiple awards were granted per year. A maximum of two awards may be given each year.
- Clauda Pennock Todd - 1988
- [Leo Jenkins|Dr. Leo W. Jenkins]] - 2007 (posthumous)
First awarded in 1983, the honorary doctorates were given to recognize the outstanding efforts by both Chancellor Leo W. Jenkins and Senator Robert B. Morgan in establishing the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, as well as their efforts to the general advancement and expansion of East Carolina University.
- Dr. Leo W. Jenkins - 1983
- Robert B. Morgan - 1983
Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Award
First awarded in 1984, the Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Award is designed to be the most prestigious award presented to seniors during annual commencement exercises. The award is to recognize academic achievement at East Carolina, service to both the University and the community, and leadership qualities and potential. A maximum of five awards may be given each year.
- Donna Zekonis - 1989
- Caroline Orth - 1991
- Amanda Hines - 1994
- Charity Adams - 1996
- Rachel Mehaffey - 2014
Alumni Association Scholarships
First awarded in 2005, the Alumni Association of ECU annually sponsors a series of scholarships to students with high academic merit, dedication to service, and great leadership qualities and potential.
- Elwyn Thompson III - 2005
- Sam Cahill - 2009
- Cara Beth Carr - 2011, 2012, 2013
- Max Braunstein - 2014 (The New York Metro Alumni Chapter Scholarship)
1 The Wall of Honor recognizes the year when all honor organizations were founded at ECU. Phi Sigma Pi is the first organization listed, however, the year is incorrect.
2 Robert Morgan was the first two-time recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award.