Honors College Archives

Two-time ECU alumna Dr. Jordan Griffin returned to the Physician Assistant program as a faculty member to help educate future generations of health care providers. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
May 31, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Faculty: Dr. Jordan Griffin

Dr. Jordan Griffin, a Physician Assistant clinical assistant professor at the College of Allied Health Sciences, is from Macclesfield, North Carolina, in “the tiniest little part of Edgecombe County.” The...

Leah Carr works part time as student lab manager in the College of Education’s Irene Howell Assistive Technology Center. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
May 29, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Student: Leah Carr

A high school history teachers’ influence helped East Carolina University senior Leah Carr embrace the idea of being a teacher, something she never expected to happen. “I would not be...

May 22, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee remembers the evening when her family picked her up at Green Level High School and they were all holding up Pirate hook signs to celebrate her acceptance to...

May 22, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Annika Bhardwaj

Cary native Annika Bhardwaj is excited to start her journey at East Carolina University in the fall. She arrives with many impressive accomplishments and ready to embark on even more...

May 22, 2024
  • Ken Buday

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Chris Kalapurackal

It’s no surprise Chris Saji Kalapurackal plans to major in engineering at East Carolina University. “Ever since I was young, I have always loved building and tinkering,” he said. “These...

May 22, 2024
  • Spaine Stephens

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Diya Thaker

Diya Thaker wants to immerse herself in health care and research locally so she can make a difference globally in the lives of others. Thaker, 17, the daughter of Alpesh...

May 22, 2024
  • Kristen Martin

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Greta Bublitz

For Denver resident Greta Bublitz, East Carolina University checked off several of her boxes, with one of the most important being a strong support system. “ECU and the Honors College...

May 22, 2024
  • Lacey L. Gray

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Eric Sabiston

Eric Sabiston’s dream is to study chronic and autoimmune diseases to improve the lives of those burdened with lifelong illnesses. The son of Kelli and Paul Sabiston, he is one...

May 22, 2024
  • Jules Norwood

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Faith Occhipinti

For Faith Occhipinti of Fuquay-Varina, the sense of community at East Carolina University and within its Honors College made her educational decision an easy one. “I chose ECU because of...

May 22, 2024
  • Kristen Martin

Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Julia Alves

Spending a year in North Carolina as part of an exchange program led 18-year-old Julia Alves to apply to East Carolina University and the Brinkley-Lane Scholars program. “I chose ECU...