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May 16, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

Hur receives Fulbright to research, invigorate traditional Korean crafts

About the Award Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach and conduct research abroad. Scholars play a critical role in U.S....

Kamryn Simmons slides with her son, Kamori, on the playground at the Nancy Darden Child Development Center. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
May 14, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

COMPASS, other resources support student-parents

When East Carolina University student Kamryn Simmons sees her 2-year-old son, Kamori, smiling and running into the Nancy Darden Child Development Center, she also smiles. The scene during the spring...

May 09, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Nursing students partner though simulation to care for psychiatric patients

Dr. Tawny Tseng could never predict her path to becoming an East Carolina University nursing professor. A Seattle native, she was a jazz singer and then a dance teacher before...

May 08, 2024
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU researchers lead a new $7.5 million, multi-institutional NSF grant

A $7.5 million grant will help East Carolina University educate students in the geosciences while helping community partners tackle problems that affect agriculture, drinking water, air quality and more. ECU...

May 08, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Service League investment creates nursing scholarships

East Carolina University’s College of Nursing will have Service League Scholars among their Pirate nurses beginning in 2024-25 academic year thanks to a $1 million gift from the Service League...

May 03, 2024
  • Steven Grandy

Spring 2024 graduates celebrate accomplishments

While their journeys are unique, nearly 5,000 Pirate graduates came together to celebrate the completion of an East Carolina University degree during spring commencement on a sun-splashed Friday morning in...

Dr. David MacPherson serves as director of the ECU School of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. (Photo by Steven Mantilla)
May 01, 2024
  • Spaine Stephens

Faculty: Dr. David MacPherson

Dr. David MacPherson brought a world of vibrant and life-changing experiences when he signed on as faculty six years ago at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. His...

The graduate’s time at ECU will follow them throughout the rest of their lives. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Apr 29, 2024
  • ECU News Services

Grad Profiles: Spring 2024

This phrase is often repeated in speeches, videos and alumni messages to new East Carolina University graduates because their time at ECU is an experience they will take with them...

Johnnie Sabin, who is earning a doctoral degree in integrated coastal sciences, visits Greenville’s Wildwood Park. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Apr 26, 2024
  • Crystal Baity

John Sabin, Ph.D., Integrated Coastal Sciences

STATISTICS Name: Johnnie Sabin College: Integrated Coastal Programs Major: Integrated Coastal Sciences Age: 29 Classification/Year: Doctoral candidate (5th year) Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Hobbies/interests: Hiking, scuba diving, boardsports (wake/snow/mountain), photogrammetry, DIY electronics...

Darius Lawton has thrived with research opportunities in the College of Health and Human Performance. (Photos by Steven Mantilla)
Apr 26, 2024
  • Ronnie Woodward

Darius Lawton, Sports Studies

STATISTICS Name: Darius Lawton College: Health and Human Performance Major: Sports Studies  Age: 21 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia Hobbies/interests: Shopping, playing and watching basketball and football, playing videogames, making...