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Dr. James Pinkney

Dr. James William "Jim" Pinkney, 66, of Greenville and Washington died Monday, April 13, 2009.

After serving in the US Army, Jim received a BA degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris; an MA degree from Hollins University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He spent 10 years in the Counseling Center at the University of Nebraska before moving to the ECU Counseling Center in 1983. In 1992, he joined the faculty in the Department of Counselor and Adult Education. He retired as a Professor Emeritus, after 25 years of dedicated service as a teacher, presenter, and author. In 2008 he was named a Distinguished Reviewer by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Duane and Lucina Pinkney.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; brother, Ron and wife Judy; nieces, Beth, and Sara and her husband Joe; great nephew Carson; and his many friends at the River and in the Jungle.

A loving husband, colleague and friend, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions can be made to the Joseph Ciechalski Counselor Education Scholarship Fund, ECU College of Education; the ECU Education Foundation; or the charity of one's choice.