Two Receive Chancellor’s Distinguished Emblem Award
Rodnika Jones, left, and Nicole Batotular are the 2018 Chancelloir’s Distinguished Emblem Honorees.
Two seniors were awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Emblem Award Thursday, April 19, during Honors Convocation.
Nicole Batotular Luzayadio and Rodnika Sharice Jones were presented the scholars blazers by Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Thomas Conway and ECSU Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon.
Luzayadio is a Charlotte native. Her parents, Gloria and Gerome, are immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Luzayadio is the first of four children in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree.
She has held several leadership positions at ECSU. She has served as a resident assistant for three years, Junior Class Cabinet Senator, Senior Class Cabinet Senator, and Vice President of the Delta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
After graduation she will attend North Carolina Central University to pursue a master’s degree in public administration.
Jones is a Whitakers, North Carolina native who majored in sociology with a minor in military science. As she graduates, Jones will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army’s Quartermaster Corps.
She is the daughter of Kimberly Daniels and the granddaughter of Margie Tillery.
The Honors Convocation keynote speaker this year was Dr. Peter Eley, an ECSU graduate and former Board of Trustees member. He is currently an associate professor at Fayetteville State University.
During Thursday’s ceremony, 130 awards were given to ECSU students.