Graduate Profiles Archives

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

NOT FAR FROM HOME

"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...

East Carolina University College of Business senior Grant Smith's entrepreneurship journey didn't begin at ECU, but he did refine the tools he'll use to flourish after graduation.
May 01, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

STATISTICS Name: Grant Smith College: Business Majors: Entrepreneurship and marketing Age: 22 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina  Hobbies/interests: Tennis, soccer, chess and food. Clubs and Organizations: ECU Club...

After moving more than 8,000 miles from Nepal to Greenville, graduate student Insha Pun prepares to celebrate earning her master's degree in health communication.
May 01, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ON MESSAGE

STATISTICS Name: Insha Pun College: Fine Arts and Communication Major: Communication with a concentration in health communication Age: 27 Classification/Year: Graduate student Hometown: Babiyachaur, Nepal Hobbies/interests: Cooking and working out...

East Carolina University graduating senior Lydia Pinto has made her voice heard on campus, from leading the Pirate scuba club, becoming a two-time Pirate Entrepreneurship finalist and winning Captain of the Ship in 2022.
May 01, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

HER VOICE CARRIES

STATISTICS Name: Lydia Pinto College: Health and Human Performance Major: Recreational therapy Age: 22 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Gold Hill, North Carolina Hobbies/interests: Scuba diving, participating and volunteering in Greenville, leading...

East Carolina University College of Nursing student Esther Olajide took on the extra challenge of a military deployment in Africa while pursuing her degree.
May 01, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

SAILOR, NURSE

STATISTICS Name: Esther Mayowa Olajide College: College of Nursing Major: Nursing Age: 25 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Hobbies/interests: Dancing, reading, exercising, DIY projects/YouTube-ing, cooking. Clubs and Organizations: East...

Leondre Horne embraced campus life and activities while earning his Bachelor of Science in construction management.
Apr 24, 2023
  • Ken Buday

BUILDING A FUTURE

STATISTICS Name: Leondre Horne College: College of Engineering and Technology Major: Construction management Age: 22 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Lexington, North Carolina Hobbies/interests: Sports, eating, trying new restaurants, dog park with...

East Carolina University graduating senior Hunter Holland credits the support at ECU for helping her reach the finish line.
Apr 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

STRIKING A BALANCE

STATISTICS Name: Hunter Holland College: College of Education Major: Special education — adapted curriculum Age: 22 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Burlington, North Carolina Hobbies/interests: Dance, watching Netflix, going to the beach,...

ECU graduate with cap and gown standing in front of the cupola.
Dec 11, 2022
  • ECU News Services

GRAD PROFILES FALL 22: PIRATE RESILIENCY

Resiliency is a common theme for many students that make up Pirate Nation. Hard work and dedication are in their DNA and you’ll often find Pirates lending a helping hand...

Dec 11, 2022
  • Lacey L. Gray

PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF

STATISTICS Name: John Chester Calhoun College: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Major: Mathematics Age: 34 Classification/Year: Graduate student Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida Hobbies/interests: Reading, kettlebell and steel mace...

Dec 11, 2022
  • Ronnie Woodward

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

STATISTICS Name: Morris Jones College: College of Health and Human Performance Major: Physical education Age: 55 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Wilson, North Carolina Hobbies/interests: Coaching football, basketball and baseball, grilling, and...