Community Engagement Archives

Jan 05, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Lawyer Nurse

Dr. Mitzi Pestaner, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing’s baccalaureate education department, took the long way to get to exactly where she needed to be – making the...

Jan 04, 2024
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU-led team researches responses to rapid population growth

Dr. Samantha Mosier, associate professor of political science in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, will spend the next year serving as the principal investigator leading a team of 38 people...

Dec 14, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

ECU College of Nursing, ECU Health inaugurate academic practice partnership

East Carolina University and ECU Health are launching an initiative to increase the number of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners serving as advanced practice health care professionals in ECU...

ECU Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner graduate Karmen Harris is working to create opportunities for nurses in forensic care for victims of crime and abuse. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Dec 10, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Karmen Harris, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

STATISTICS Name: Karmen Sokolosky Harris College: Nursing Major: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Age: 36 Classification/Year: Graduate student Hometown: Beaufort, NC Hobbies/interests: Drinking coffee Clubs and Organizations: Beta Nu Chapter of...

Dec 06, 2023
  • Steven Grandy

ECUPD officers Sugg, Davis participate in swearing-in ceremony

The East Carolina University Police Department (ECUPD) held a swearing-in ceremony on Monday in TowneBank Tower as Jason Sugg was promoted to chief of police and Amy Davis was promoted...

Dr. Leigh Cellucci, CAHS associate dean for academic affairs and professor of health services and information management, walks on a Roman road with Bulgarian peer Dobrinka Georgieva, professor in speech language pathology, at the Medical University of Plovdiv. (Contributed photos)
Nov 30, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


Faculty members from East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences are expanding the university’s mission of service past the state’s borders — across the Atlantic to the Black Sea...

Nov 28, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

ECU alumna receives national award recognizing her excellence in teaching

East Carolina University alumna Ainsley VanBuskirk thought she was attending a typical school assembly at Greenville’s Pactolus Global School, where she teaches first grade. However, the assembly was called to...

Nov 21, 2023
  • Rich Klindworth

Let’s Connect connects rural students to higher education information

ECU and Wayne Community College co-hosted Let’s Connect for middle and high school students. Assistant principal Randy Meisenhelder looked over the crowd of about 60 Spring Creek High School students...

Nov 16, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


Erin Baginski lives about as far from eastern North Carolina as a person could drive to, but she’s every bit a Pirate and represents a pair of very successful partnerships...

Nov 15, 2023
  • Meaghan Skelly


In a celebration of diversity and cultural richness, East Carolina University is set to enchant audiences with its production of the musical “Once on this Island” through Sunday in McGinnis...