Elizabeth City State University hosted a grand opening and dedication ceremony March
7 for the Walter N. and Henrietta B. Ridley Student Complex. Standing left to right
for the ribbon cutting is Mr. James Stratford, Student Government Association President;
Miss Carleta Ricks, Miss ECSU; Dr. Helen M. Caldwell, Professor Emeritus & former
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Mr. Walter Davenport, chairman of the ECSU Board
of Trustees; Chancellor Mickey L. Burnim; Mr. Phillip G. Freelon, president of The
Freelon Group Architects. Funding for the Student Center resulted from the UNC Bond
Referendum passed in 2000 by the citizens of North Carolina.