The closing ceremonies were held in the K.E. White Center. Dr. Linda Hayden, Director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research Program, opened the ceremony. The guest speaker, Dr. Farrah Jackson Ward, is the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at ECSU.
A graduate of North Carolina A&T, Dr. Ward completed her Master’s and Ph.D. in Mathematics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Ward served as coordinator of the M.S. in mathematics graduate program and coordinator of the mathematics education program during her time in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at ECSU. In 2010, she was named chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, a position she held for six and a half years. Prior to being named Provost at ECSU, Dr. Ward served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.