Richard Cecil Todd
|Richard Cecil Todd|
Dr. Richard Todd
|Name||Richard Cecil Todd|
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
|Date Inducted||1936, May 6, 1977|
|Roll Number||Σ 58, T 878|
|Birthdate||Dec 29, 1914|
|Spouse||Clauda Pennock Todd|
|Awards||Silver Medallion for 25 years of Distinguished Service as a National Officer and member of the National Executive Council|
Dr. Richard Cecil Todd (29 Dec 1914 - 18 July 1993) was an Alumni Member of Sigma Chapter (Σ 58) at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and an Alumni Member of Tau Chapter (T 878) at East Carolina University. Along with Joseph Torchia, Dr. Todd is best known for guiding the National Fraternity through a period of growth and expansion in the 1950's and 1960's.
- 1 Early Fraternity Life and Career
- 2 Years at East Carolina University
- 3 National Involvement
- 4 Scholarships and gifts
- 4.1 Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship
- 4.2 Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Leadership Scholarship
- 4.3 Richard C. Todd Scholarship in History
- 4.4 Richard C. Todd Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship
- 4.5 Richard C. Todd Scholarships for Outstanding Basketball Players
- 4.6 Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd East Carolina University Endowment
- 4.7 Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Millersville University Endowment
- 4.8 Todd Dining Hall
- 5 Publications
- 6 Awards
- 7 Other Interesting Facts
- 8 References
Early Fraternity Life and Career
Years at East Carolina University
Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Todd took a position as a professor of history at East Carolina University, where he served for 27 years before retiring in 1977. Professor Todd was also director of the History Honors Program for 14 years. Todd was widely regarded by both students and colleagues as an outstanding history professor. In addition to being involved with other on-campus organizations, Dr. Todd served as Tau Chapter Faculty Advisor for many years. In 1977, Dr. Todd became one of the first faculty members at East Carolina University to be inducted by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Over a period of twenty-five years, he served in the offices of National President, Vice President, Counselor, Historian, and Alumni Representative.
- National President (1957-1959)
- Senior Vice President (1964-1966, 1968-1974)
- National Counselor (1955-1957, 1959-1961, 1966-1968, 1974-1976)
- National Alumni Representative (1976-1982)
- National Historian (1962-1964)
Scholarships and gifts
Dr. Todd and Sweetheart establshed several scholarships.
Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Todd established the "Todd Tripod Scholarship" in 1991 to promote the future academic opportunity of Phi Sigma Pi brothers who have excelled in embodying the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship.
Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Leadership Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Todd established the "Todd Scholarship" in 1969 to promote the future academic opportunity of Tau Chapter Brothers of Phi Sigma Pi who have excelled in embodying the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. It is now given to all members of Tau Chapter's Executive Council.
Richard C. Todd Scholarship in History
This scholarship is open to students of East Carolina University and was established in 1974.
Richard C. Todd Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship
Dr. Richard Todd wanted this endowment to reward history undergraduates for service to the profession. Specifically, Dr. Todd intended to reward outstanding leaders and members of the history organization Phi Alpha Theta. 1
Richard C. Todd Scholarships for Outstanding Basketball Players
Dr. and Mrs. Todd established the "Outstanding Basketball Players" at Millersville University in 1970. Dr. Todd played basketball for Millersville and wanted to provide finaicial assistance to these student athletes.
Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd East Carolina University Endowment
Dr. and Mrs. Todd established the endowment at East Carolina University in 1984 to help supply monetary support to all aspects of East Carolina University.
Richard C. Todd and Clauda Pennock Todd Millersville University Endowment
Dr. and Mrs. Todd established the endowment at Millersville University in 1986 to help supply monetary support to all aspects of Millersville University.
Todd Dining Hall
On August 24, 1994 Todd Dining Hall opened its doors to students for the first time. This facility is located on College Hill Drive and can seat 625 people in the main dining room and 125 more people in a private dining room, which is know as Sweetheart's. Sweetheart's is a restaurant style facility with a host and waiters. Sweetheart's features a full buffet, four different salads, a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, deserts, and a soup and salad bar. Sweetheart's is also decorated to create a more relaxing atmosphere.
The building was designed along with the original university architectural style and has red clay tiled roof, arched windows, and elaborate archways. Inside it has a full service kitchen and bakery. The building was paid for by proceeds from ECU Dining Services, a self-supported operation. This is also the first major building to receive its name before completion of construction.
- A brief history of the Kiwanis Club of Golden K : Greenville, North Carolina
- Confederate Finance (won the Mrs. Simon Baruch University Prize)
- Silver Medallion for 25 years Distinguished Service as a National Officer and member of the National Executive Council, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
- May 12, 1966 - One of the Founders and Charter Members of East Carolina University Lambda Eta Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
- 1969 - Distinguished Service Key from Phi Sigma Pi
- 1972 - selected an Outstanding Educator of America
- One of the Founders and Lifetime Members of East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association.
- 1976 –The Richard Cecil Todd – Phi Alpha Theta Room with portrait at East Carolina University’s Brewster Building D Wing – Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
- The Richard Cecil Todd Lecture Series are presented annually by Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
- May 7, 1977 – The Richard Cecil Todd – East Carolina University Flag Pole with Marble Marker – Tau Chapter Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
- 1977- First Faculty Member to inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and First Faculty Member honored as Emeritus Life Member, East Carolina University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.
- 1981 - Distinguished Service Award by Kiwanis Club of Golden K, Greenville, NC
- 1983 – Outstanding Alumnus Award -Tau Chapter Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
- 1983 - East Carolina University Outstanding Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award (first non-Alumnus recipient)
- 1986 - Millersville University Distinguished Service Award
- 1986 - Distinguished Service Award with Gold Medallion and Citation by Millersville University Alumni Association
- Held: Life Membership in Millersville University Alumni Association and Life Membership in Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association
- Directed History Honors Program many years until retirement in 1977
- Senior Citizen of the Year Award - Jaycees, Greenville NC
- North Carolina Senior Citizen of the Year Award
- June 5th, 1993 – the new Admissions House at Millersville University was named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cecil Todd
- May 6th, 1994 - the new Dining Hall at East Carolina University was named in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cecil Todd (first and only building on campus to be named before construction started)
- Served on Board of Stewards – Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, Greenville, NC
- Served on Board of Directors of Kiwanis Club of Golden K, Greenville, NC
- Served on Board of Directors of East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association, Greenville, NC
- Listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Directory of American Scholars Vol., History; Who's Who in American Education; Directory of International biography; and Personalities of the South
Other Interesting Facts
- Dr. Todd is described on the East Carolina University website as, "...one of the department's most caring and generous professors."
Henry W. Olsen, Rho
Daniel B. Lloyd, Rho
|National Vice President|
Vaughn E. Rhodes, Pi
Richard J. Donald, Iota
Richard J. Donald, Iota
Richard Meily, Sigma
|National Alumni Representative|
Paul Allen III, Tau
Michael L. Hosey, Tau
James S. Porter, Kappa
Daniel B. Lloyd, Rho
|Tau Chapter Advisor|
Jack W. Thornton