Alumni Archives

Feb 20, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Pirates Meet In Vegas

Whether it was current East Carolina University students, former students like track and field three-time Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt, or ECU alumni working in the sports industry, “Go Pirates!”...

Feb 19, 2024
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU’s University Writing Center, celebrating 40 years of writing excellence

This year marks the 40th anniversary of East Carolina University’s University Writing Center, a free resource that has helped countless students, faculty, staff and community members become better writers in...

Feb 12, 2024
  • Steven Grandy

Love in Pirate Nation

Pirates come to ECU for quality higher education, but some end up with a two-for-one deal. Discover how these five couples met their partner for life. The Volkans Name: Josh...

Feb 12, 2024
  • University Advancement

Black Alumni Chapter honors ECU graduates

Three outstanding East Carolina University alumni were honored with awards Saturday by the ECU Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Chapter (BAC). The awards, presented during the Black Student Success Summit, celebrate individuals who demonstrate...

Feb 08, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Making the Sale

Richard Twilley ’89 is sold on his belief in East Carolina University and the potential for the university to become a national leader in sales education. Through a $4.5 million...

Fourteen ECU faculty and staff are Treasured Pirates. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Feb 06, 2024
  • Crystal Baity


Hardee recognized for 55 years of service Lou Anna Hardee has worked for every East Carolina University chancellor since Leo Jenkins and seven deans in the College of Education, where...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Zakaib turned to medicine during pandemic

Mohsen Zakaib’s path to service through medicine became clear during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service during the pandemic forced him into new opportunities he says he wouldn’t have...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Ulffers aims to serve people of eastern North Carolina

Abby Ulffers ’23 is a Brinkley-Lane Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in public health. She aims to “grow into a physician who has a platform to serve the...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Castañeda fulfilling a long-time dream with medical school

The idea of becoming a physician was planted in Eduardo Castañeda at 7 years old through interaction with his mother’s cardiologist. He took it upon himself to show Castañeda around...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Volunteering, children’s hospital experience led Smallwood to medical school

Baseball brought Christian Smallwood from Melbourne, Florida, to ECU. Surgery to correct season-ending injuries brought a career in medicine into focus and he is on course to become a physician...