Men of Excellence 2017 Nomination - Joal Hathaway

The River City Community Development Corporation hosted the 2017 Men of Excellence awards at the K.E. White Center on the Elizabeth City State University campus.

The Men of Excellence awards is presented by the River City Community Development Corporation to recognize local men selected for promoting the community and/or engaging in community outreach and service. There were 22 men nominated for the awards and nine were selected for the award.

The Elizabeth City State University’s Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) was represented by nominee Joal Hathaway.

Joal’s goals are to help increase the use of computer technology within schools while strengthening technological accessibility for teachers and students. He has represented CERSER at various events including: the Commencement Ceremony of the River City YouthBuild/AmeriCorps, Elizabeth City River City YouthBuild students attending a private screening of the movie “Hidden Figures,” and the Elizabeth City River City YouthBuild visit to the Virginia Air & Space Center Black History Month Celebration.

River City Community Development Corporation leadership through the implementation of programs and initiatives that provide affordable housing, economic and workforce development, health and wellness, cultural awareness and youth empowerment.

2017 Men of Excellence Awardees
Mr. Aubrey Mitchell, Mitchell Funeral Care & Cremation
Mr. Richard C. Olson, City of Elizabeth City
Rev. Kelvin E. McDonald Sr., Olive Branch Baptist Church
Mr. James Robertson, Pasquotank County Senior Center
Petty Officer Eric D. Kiehlmiser, U.S. Coast Guard
Mr. Cecil Perry, Pasquotank County Commissioner
Sherrif Randall Cartwright, Pasquotank County Sherriff’s Office
Dr. Kurt Hunsberger, Pasquotank Community Relations Council
Mr. Mike Goodman, The Daily Advance

Other 2017 Nominees
Mr. William R. Sterritt, Pasquotank County Commissioner
Pastor Timothy Stallings, Jr., The Master’s Touch Church
Rev. Chip Broadfoot, Christ Episcopal Church
Mr. Gabriel M. Adkins, Adkins Catering
Mr. Randy Ferguson, U.S. Coast Guard
Petty Officer Justin W. Rose, U.S. Coast Guard
Mr. Jimmy Adams, Owner, Top’s BBQ
Mr. Henry J. Hathaway, Elizabeth City State University
Attorney David Pureza, Thompson & Pureza, P.A.
Mr. Jason Pharr, U.S. Coast Guard

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research

1704 Weeksville Road, Box 672, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone (252) 335-3696 Fax (252) 335-3790
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