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The $5 million gift is a significant step toward ECU’s comprehensive fundraising campaign that now totals more than $200 million.
Dec 13, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

EXTRAORDINARY DONATION

An extraordinary $5 million gift to East Carolina University from an anonymous organization will support leadership initiatives across the university. The gift was awarded Wednesday to the BB&T Center for...

Dec 12, 2018
  • ECU News Services

SAILING ON

East Carolina University's graduating class of fall 2018 includes more than 2,200 students who will receive their degrees during Friday's commencement ceremony. Among them is a 72-year-old Charlotte resident, Henry...

Tay Peed will receive her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in creative writing and a certificate in business and technical communication.
Dec 12, 2018
  • Lacey L. Gray

THE NEXT SHONDA RHIMES

From the young age of 10, when she learned how to type, Nataja “Tay” Peed has loved writing fiction. Peed said her mom shared one of her first short stories...

Steve Dellinger started earning his degree from ECU in the 1960s. Thanks to online classes he was able to graduate 50 years after his original senior year.
Dec 12, 2018
  • Rich Klindworth

FINISHING HIS DEGREE

“It’s never too late” is a common phrase that is said to give hope. At 72 years old, the Class of 2018’s Henry Stephen (Steve) Dellinger embodies the true meaning...

Kinsley Tate has completed ECU’s new integrated B.S./M.S. biomedical engineering program.
Dec 12, 2018
  • Jules Norwood

EARLY ADOPTER

Kinsley Tate, one of the first engineering undergraduate students to complete East Carolina University’s integrated bachelor of science/master of science program in biomedical engineering, will join more than 2,200 students...

Dec 12, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

READY FOR THE NEXT ADVENTURE

As a student, East Carolina University’s Jacqueline “Jackie” Trotta has been part of the beginning of a successful coffee shop that employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in her...

Shydeik Wood is a first-generation student from Wilmington who became involved while at ECU to get a sense of belonging on campus.
Dec 12, 2018
  • Michael Rudd

FIRST-GENERATION GRADUATE

“Involvement is the key,” said Shydeik Wood, a College of Business student who will graduate this fall with a concentration in marketing. During his time at ECU, Wood lived by...

ECU’s Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, left, talks with migrant workers about coping with stress during a focus group held at an Edgecombe County farm in September.
Dec 11, 2018
  • Crystal Baity

IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH

Hurricane Florence had made landfall less than two weeks before a group of migrant workers gathered at sunset on an Edgecombe County farm to talk with East Carolina University researchers....

An aerial view of ECU underwater archaeologists and graduate students mapping the site along a baseline divided into a 10-meter square grid unit. (Photos courtesy of ECU and Centro de Buceo Embajadores y Embajadoras del Mar.)
Dec 04, 2018
  • Lynn B. Harris

PRESERVING MARITIME HISTORY

East Carolina University underwater archaeologists and graduate students from the Department of History’s Program in Maritime Studies recently returned from a research expedition to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica....

ECU dancers perform in the first ever Fall Dance.
Nov 29, 2018
  • Bri Deel

FALL DANCE 2018

East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance is making history this semester. Fall Dance 2018 will be the first time that the dance department has put on two main-stage...