Hartwell H. Fuller was born and raised in the Pinetops area of Edgecombe County. He graduated from South Edgecombe High School and earned a BA from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton) in Wilson, an MA from East Carolina University, and an EdD from NC State. He taught at Rocky Mount Senior High and Wilson Technical Institute before joining the newly formed Edgecombe Technical Institute in 1968. He spent the next thirty five years serving Edgecombe Community College in various roles with the last ten years as president from 1994 to 2004. He was also active in numerous community organizations. Fuller died in 2010.
Inducted into Hall of Fame 2011