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East Carolina University and Peru Special Olympics delegates prep for a 5K event in Greenville on Global Running Day on June 5. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Jul 11, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Pirates, Peruvians build lasting connection

It was easy for Angel Castañeda Vargas, a student at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peruvian University of Applied Sciences), to summarize how he felt on East Carolina University’s campus...

Jul 03, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Faculty: Dr. Chandra Speight

Dr. Chandra Speight knew early that she was on a mission to make North Carolina better, but it took a few degrees and living a bit of life to find...

Doreen Sarfo, a registered nurse who works at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, moved from Ghana with her family to tackle the College of Nursing’s clinical nurse specialist program. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Jul 01, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Doreen Boateng Sarfo

When most people look for a new place to work, living near a teaching hospital with a strong relationship with a university’s nursing program isn’t usually at the top of...

Jun 28, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

High school students participate in summer art and design camp

East Carolina University’s first residential summer art and design camp tailored specifically for high school students attracted more than 50 students across a tri-state area June 16-21. Each had the...

Jun 26, 2024
  • Ken Buday

Project Kitty Hawk enhances brand of ECU online programs

Sarah Williams had tried online courses at two institutions. Then she found an East Carolina University psychology program powered by Project Kitty Hawk. The strong support and communication she’s receiving...

Jun 24, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Elmore embodies dedication to archives, preservation

An award nominator described Martha Elmore as a consistent mentor, colleague and friend for many archivists. Many is a key word, supported by the fact that Elmore began her service...

Jun 21, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Don’t stop believing: ECU Summer Theatre presents “Rock of Ages”

ECU Summer Theatre is Back! “Rock of Ages” June 26-30 McGinnis TheatreECU School of Theatre and Dance Tickets are $35 for the public, $30 for faculty, staff and seniors, and...

Jun 19, 2024
  • Michael Rudd

Student: Carter Cunningham

On a warm, early evening in late May, East Carolina University graduate student Carter Cunningham stepped onto an empty Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium for a photo shoot, the first...

Dr. Michael Harris, left, and IMBA student Carter Cunningham, on Wall Street during ’23 New York City trip. (Photos by ECU News Services)
Jun 18, 2024
  • Michael Rudd

ECU names Michael Harris new College of Business dean

The East Carolina University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Michael Harris as dean of the College of Business during its June 18 meeting. Harris served as interim...

Students participate in a project in the Center of Leadership and Civic Engagement during 9/11 Day of Service activities. (ECU Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Jun 17, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall
  • Steven Grandy

ECU receives first Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose classification

East Carolina University is one of 25 U.S. colleges and universities — and the only North Carolina institution — to receive the first Carnegie Leadership for Public Purpose classification. The...