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East Carolina University dean receives UNC's public service award

November 08, 2017

By Kimber Solana

Photo of Drs. Chadwick and Cummings
Service award: At right, Dr. Robin Cummings, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, congratulates Dr. Gregory Chadwick, who received this year’s Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is given by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to one faculty member “who exemplifies public service toward improving the quality of life for everyone in the state.” Dr. Chadwick has served as dean of East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine since 2012. Photo by Rhett Butler with ECU News Services
Greenville, N.C. — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors announced Nov. 3 it awarded Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, with this year's top faculty honor.
    
Dr. Chadwick received the annual Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service, which the UNC system awards to one faculty member "who exemplifies public service toward improving the quality of life for everyone in the state," according to the announcement.
    
"It is a tremendous honor and obviously one that is shared with a huge number of individuals all across the state of North Carolina and in our community service learning centers who worked over the years to develop our school, including our faculty, staff, students, residents and patients," Dr. Chadwick said.
    
A graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Dr. Chadwick has worked to find solutions in providing oral health care needs in North Carolina, especially in rural communities that lack practicing dentists and access to care, according to a news release. Dr. Chadwick came to ECU in 2005 and was named dean in 2012.
    
According to the UNC Board of Governors, Dr. Chadwick is the fourth faculty from ECU to win the award, which started in 2007. ECU is one of 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system.