Staff Emeritus

Staff Senate and the Department of Human Resources may recognize emeritus status for permanent status retired staff members who have made significant contributions to ECU through a long and distinguished record or service, dedication, leadership and innovation. Nominations are accepted each year with a Nov. 30 deadline.

For more information, please review the details of the Staff Emeritus Criteria, Nomination and Selection Process.

Nominations are now open.

Please submit nomination packets to: by 5:00 pm on November 30, 2023.


Past Recipients


Dr. Paul Gemperline
Jennifer Griggs
Dr. Virginia Hardy
Teresa Tripp
Mary Graves
Nora Tucker


Amy Barber
Susan Chapman
Dr. Vivian Martin Covington
Jolene Evans
Mary Graves
Thomas McConnell
Jean Merenda
Cindy Mills
Nancy Phelps
Dr. Rick Niswander


Bonnie C. Eshelman
Debra Steinmetz
Ellen Hilgoe
Ernest Marshburn
Karen Traynor
Kathy Pruitt
Kay Murphy
Susan (Terri) Gray


Dr. Jayne Geissler
Lori Lee


Ellen Deters
Deborah Hall
Janet Tysinger
Sherrilyn Johnson
Carolyn Erwin
Anita Coburn
Karl Faser
Wanda Wynne

staff emeritus


Scott Buck
Sue Smith Chapman
Janet Johnson
Willie Lee
R Bruce Peterson
Stacie Tronto


Lorre Bullock
Donna Evans
Tammy Garris
F. Clayton Sessoms
Nellie Taylor
Rosie Thompson