Pirate Profile Archives

Jan 06, 2017
  • Sophronia Knott

Pirate Profile: Joel McAuliffe

At age 5, the question "Why is the sky blue?" made East Carolina University senior Joel McAuliffe realize that the atmosphere could be truly magnificent.  "We shouldn't just view the...

Dec 13, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Jessica Shamberger

As a second-year dental student at East Carolina University, Jessica Shamberger is combining her love of public health with her desire to help underprivileged areas. “The mission of ECU’s dental...

Ellen Franks
Nov 22, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Ellen Franks

Ellen Franks, a U.S. Air Force veteran and mother of four children, said one reason she chose East Carolina University is because of its support of veterans. "Everyone who works...

Dylan Ritch
Nov 02, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Dylan Ritch

East Carolina University senior Dylan Ritch of Hendersonville was not always involved in theatre. "When I was younger, I was into sports and I played basketball. Then in high school,...

Oct 07, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Mia Willis

Since high school, senior Mia Willis of Charlotte has had a passion for performing and debating. When she arrived at East Carolina University, her talent and drive only deepened. "I...

Sep 12, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Kristy Cook

East Carolina University graduate student Kristy Cook has always been a Pirate at heart. “When I was 5 years old, I decided I wanted to go to ECU, and I...

Aug 09, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Matthew Pastino

East Carolina University junior Matthew Pastino has always enjoyed being on the water. “My father and grandfather got me into fishing as soon as I could hold a rod,” Pastino...

Jul 19, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Laurena Grissett

ECU's Laurena Grissett is a political Pirate. A junior, Grissett is majoring in political science and security studies. She is active in the Pre-Law Society, the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor...

Jun 30, 2016
  • Sophronia Knott

Student: Johnathon S. Spell

Singer Johnathon S. Spell started performing with his church at the age of 3. After his first solo in middle school, he knew that he was destined to be on...

Jun 07, 2016
  • Amy Adams Ellis

Student: Jim Eubanks

Jim Eubanks is passionate about helping people who suffer from the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide: spine-related disorders. The rising third-year medical student entered the Brody School of Medicine...