Philanthropy Archives

Feb 27, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

ECU celebrates historic Pursue Gold campaign

More than 30,000 donors answered the call to support East Carolina University and propelled the Pursue Gold campaign to a historic $526.9 million fundraising record. “The ECU community has demonstrated...

Feb 26, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Ross, Williams support ECU food insecurity efforts

The initial reaction to learning that East Carolina University students experience food insecurity was surprise. For Drs. Dennis Ross and Billy Williams, the second reaction was to fund efforts to...

Feb 13, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Golden LEAF scholarships put ECU students on path to success

Conversation, connections and networking brought East Carolina University scholars and faculty together with Golden LEAF Foundation leadership Feb. 6 to celebrate a long-time scholarship program. This year’s Golden LEAF Scholars...

Feb 12, 2024
  • University Advancement

Black Alumni Chapter honors ECU graduates

Three outstanding East Carolina University alumni were honored with awards Saturday by the ECU Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Chapter (BAC). The awards, presented during the Black Student Success Summit, celebrate individuals who demonstrate...

Feb 08, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Making the Sale

Richard Twilley ’89 is sold on his belief in East Carolina University and the potential for the university to become a national leader in sales education. Through a $4.5 million...

Feb 02, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

New blood bank technology prepares students for modern laboratory work

ECU’s clinical laboratory science students — who after graduation run the nation’s medical labs in hospitals, for public health offices and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry — got a...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Zakaib turned to medicine during pandemic

Mohsen Zakaib’s path to service through medicine became clear during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service during the pandemic forced him into new opportunities he says he wouldn’t have...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Ulffers aims to serve people of eastern North Carolina

Abby Ulffers ’23 is a Brinkley-Lane Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Science in public health. She aims to “grow into a physician who has a platform to serve the...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Castañeda fulfilling a long-time dream with medical school

The idea of becoming a physician was planted in Eduardo Castañeda at 7 years old through interaction with his mother’s cardiologist. He took it upon himself to show Castañeda around...

Jan 25, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Volunteering, children’s hospital experience led Smallwood to medical school

Baseball brought Christian Smallwood from Melbourne, Florida, to ECU. Surgery to correct season-ending injuries brought a career in medicine into focus and he is on course to become a physician...