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Dr. Jon Kornegay discusses the challenges Duplin County faced during Hurricane Florence. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 28, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

HURRICANE RELIEF

When Hurricane Florence brought devastation to the Carolinas, students, faculty and alumni from the Brody School of Medicine made sure they were in position to serve the region’s patients and...

Entrance to East Carolina Universityh
Sep 25, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

RAISE ME

East Carolina University has a new tool to use in its effort to help students earn a college degree. RaiseMe is a platform through which high school and community college...

Makayla Harris (left), Madison Weeks and Erin Mackey are the current Gordon Darragh scholarship recipients. Their four-year scholarship covers tuition, fees, room and board, and emphasizes leadership development. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Sep 21, 2018
  • Erin Ward

ATTRACTING HIGH ACHIEVERS

A lesser-known scholarship at East Carolina University valued at up to $100,000 aims to attract high achieving students on par with North Carolina State’s Park Scholarship and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship...

ECU alumna Nia Franklin has been named Miss America 2019.
Sep 10, 2018
  • Erin Ward

MISS AMERICA

Nia Franklin, a Winston-Salem native and East Carolina University music composition graduate, was crowned Miss America on Sunday night. Franklin is the 92nd Miss America and the first winner to...

Communication major Kathryn Dawson interned this summer at CBS’ “48 Hours.”
Aug 21, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

BEHIND THE SCENES

Kathryn Dawson contributed to what happens behind the camera as an intern for CBS’ “48 Hours” this summer. The East Carolina University senior is majoring in communication with a focus...

Dr. Tom Irons gives first-year medical students at the Brody School of Medicine a historical tour of Greenville.
Aug 09, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

MEDICAL STUDENT BUS TOUR

Groups of first-year medical school students boarded an ECU bus on Aug. 1, knowing only that they were going to get a tour of Greenville. What they actually received was...

Kenneth Lowery II receives his coat during the Brody School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Aug 03, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

2018 WHITE COAT CEREMONY

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University officially welcomed the most diverse class of medical students in its 42-year history during its annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday...

East Carolina University sign
Jul 03, 2018
  • Erin Ward

EXPANDING MEMBERSHIP

In order to better connect and engage with alumni, the East Carolina University Alumni Association is transitioning from its current transactional, dues-based membership model to one that includes all Pirate...

Jun 14, 2018
  • Angela Todd

BEGINS JULY 1

All forms of tobacco use will be prohibited within 100 feet of buildings on East Carolina University’s main campus and everywhere on its health sciences campus under a new tobacco...

ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton, along with presidents and representatives from 14 eastern North Carolina community colleges, signed a co-admission agreement during a ceremony on June 5. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jun 06, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

BREAKING BARRIERS

East Carolina University and 14 community colleges in the surrounding region have signed a co-admission agreement designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative degree completion program....