Community Engagement Archives

East Carolina University and Peru Special Olympics delegates prep for a 5K event in Greenville on Global Running Day on June 5. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Jul 11, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Pirates, Peruvians build lasting connection

It was easy for Angel Castañeda Vargas, a student at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences), to summarize how he felt on East Carolina University’s campus...

Jul 03, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Faculty: Dr. Chandra Speight

Dr. Chandra Speight knew early that she was on a mission to make North Carolina better, but it took a few degrees and living a bit of life to find...

Jul 02, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

Economic development program certifies 16 professionals

East Carolina University’s Economic Development Academy certified its largest group with 16 members completing the program this year. The economic development certification provides those in the profession with a competitive...

Jun 27, 2024
  • Ken Buday

High school teachers learn about cybersecurity through unique camp

Dr. Te-Shun Chou explained to the class the ease at which hackers can obtain computer passwords. The class — consisting of a dozen high school teachers — sat in silence,...

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...

NC-STeP
Jun 10, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

NC-STeP-Peds expands access to mental health care for children

Youth across the state now have better access to mental health services as part of the expansion of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP), an initiative of East Carolina...

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...

May 29, 2024
  • Ken Buday

ECU Pharma Conference illustrates growth of industry

The East Carolina University Spring Pharma Conference celebrated its fifth anniversary last week — and celebrated growth in the pharmaceutical industry at the same time. About 200 people attended the...

May 22, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Healthier Lives initiative delivers training, addresses needs

Health care providers of East Carolina University’s Healthier Lives initiative in the Brody School of Medicine continue to use the program to address health care needs for children in rural...

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...