ECSU recalls founding fathers during 123rd anniversary
Kesha Williams March 13, 2014
Elizabeth City State University students, staff, faculty and alumni celebrated the
institution's 123rd anniversary on March 7. Donnice Brown, an out of school youth
administrator for the mayor's office in Baltimore Maryland, was the speaker for ECSU's
Founders Day assembly. Brown is the great-granddaughter of the institution's second
president, Dr. John Henry Bias and his wife, Frances Lane Bias. Brown also serves
on the ECSU Foundation board.
During the ceremony, Chancellor Becton presided over the Memorial Candlelighting Ceremony.
Mr. ECSU, Brandon Jones, lit candles in memory of students, faculty and alumni who
passed away in the last year. Wreaths rested beneath the stage in memory of Hugh Cale,
Dr. Peter W. Moore and Dr. John Henry Bias, the university founders.