Featured Story Archives

Bike sits parked on campus.
Jun 27, 2023
  • Jules Norwood


Eight chancellors. More than 50 commencement ceremonies. And more than 130,000 individual Pirates. After 27 years documenting the life and times of East Carolina University, university photographer Cliff Hollis is...

Jun 20, 2023
  • Crystal Baity


Two Honors College students who have known each other since middle school will lead East Carolina University’s Student Government Association through this academic year. SGA President Javier Limon and Vice...

Jun 13, 2023
  • Jules Norwood


André Green has been named dean of the East Carolina University College of Education, effective July 19. Green comes to ECU from the University of South Alabama, where he served...

Espen Spangenburg, left, and a student work in the Spangenburg Lab at East Carolina University’s East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute.
Jun 07, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel


Researchers at East Carolina University have discovered that a muscle in the foot appears fundamentally different from other muscles because of how it behaves without oxygen. Their inquiry is just...

ECU graduate school student Sydney Frank posing for a photo
Jun 01, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Sydney Frank

Sydney Frank always knew she wanted to be one to help others. During her undergraduate psychology education at Villanova, she figured that physical therapy would be the right fit. After...

Robert and Amy Brinkley, left, and Pat and Lynn Lane, right, were honored by Chancellor Philip Rogers for their historic commitment to ECU.
May 17, 2023
  • Kristen Martin
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


In a milestone moment for East Carolina University, Chancellor Philip Rogers on Wednesday announced a combined $30 million commitment to the institution from Robert Gentry Brinkley ’78 and Amy Woods...

Tanisha Grimes, middle, a housekeeping supervisor at ECU, stands with two of her six children on ECU’s campus. Ashawndrea, left, is a rising senior in the clinical laboratory science program and Ashari attends Innovation Early College High School at ECU.
May 10, 2023
  • Crystal Baity


East Carolina University’s Tanisha Grimes keeps pushing every day, striving to be a role model for her six children. Her dedication to family, her job and taking college courses is...

East Carolina University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2023 Friday in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
May 05, 2023
  • ECU News Services


Each one’s journey has been different, but almost 5,000 Pirates now share at least one major accomplishment in common — they are East Carolina University graduates. ECU’s Class of 2023...

May 04, 2023
  • Spaine Stephens

Student: Kayla Gorham

Kayla Gorham breaks into a smile as she perches on the edge of a chair in the second-floor rotunda of Ross Hall, looking out at the green expanse that stretches...

Seven upcoming ECU graduates pose in front of the bell tower.
May 01, 2023
  • ECU News Services


"It just feels like home." The phrase is uttered by countless Pirates every year, whether it's their first time on campus, a return to Pirate Nation after winter break, or...