David Irwin Archives

Jul 03, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Summer Guitar Festival welcomes international artists

East Carolina University’s 26th annual Summer Guitar Festival and Workshop will be July 11-14 in the A.J. Fletcher Music Center. The event features public concerts and instruction for anyone wanting...

Students participate in a project in the Center of Leadership and Civic Engagement during 9/11 Day of Service activities. (ECU Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Jun 17, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall
  • Steven Grandy

ECU receives first Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose classification

East Carolina University is one of 25 U.S. colleges and universities — and the only North Carolina institution — to receive the first Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose classification. The...

Dr. Nathan Hudson, center, explores the exciting fields of molecular biophysics and biomedical physics with undergraduate and graduate students in his research lab. (Contributed photo)
Jun 10, 2024
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU students and faculty work to explain blood clot formation and disease

East Carolina University’s Dr. Nathan Hudson is leading research to better understand how blood clots form, what impacts degradation of clots and new ways to attack them to help improve...

Jun 06, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Devoted Pirate fan, university advocate Marie Williams has died

Marie ’53 and Walter ’51 ’55 Williams’ names are known at East Carolina University for their longtime loyalty, dedication and devotion to each other and to their alma mater. Marie...

Jun 06, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

Cancer researcher advances to NCBiotech Venture Challenge finals

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, a partner of East Carolina University, held its second regional NC Biotech Venture Challenge on May 23. The semifinal pitch competition with teams representing North...

Jun 03, 2024
  • Michael Rudd

Truist gift leads to Emerging Leader Experience

A $15,000 gift from Truist Center for Leadership Development led to the inaugural Emerging Leader Experience, a two-day deep dive focused on personal and professional development centered on leadership. More...

Two-time ECU alumna Dr. Jordan Griffin returned to the Physician Assistant program as a faculty member to help educate future generations of health care providers. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
May 31, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Faculty: Dr. Jordan Griffin

Dr. Jordan Griffin, a Physician Assistant clinical assistant professor at the College of Allied Health Sciences, is from Macclesfield, North Carolina, in “the tiniest little part of Edgecombe County.” The...

Rose Baker, a second year PhD student in the Rehabilitation Studies program at the College of Allied Health Sciences, is studying how people communicate with older adults. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
May 31, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Rose Baker

Sometimes finding your purpose, and your way to a home you couldn’t have planned for, takes some time. For Rose Baker, a doctoral student in East Carolina University’s College of...

May 23, 2024
  • David Irwin

ECU researcher approved for NCInnovation funding for promising melanoma treatment

East Carolina University’s Dr. Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson, associate professor in pharmacology and toxicology at the Brody School of Medicine, has been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation to continue her...

Kamryn Simmons slides with her son, Kamori, on the playground at the Nancy Darden Child Development Center. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
May 14, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

COMPASS, other resources support student-parents

When East Carolina University student Kamryn Simmons sees her 2-year-old son, Kamori, smiling and running into the Nancy Darden Child Development Center, she also smiles. The scene during the spring...