Pirate Profile Archives

Bonnie Chen, a College of Nursing student, in her hometown in Taiwan during the summer break before her senior year.
Jun 30, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Bonnie Chen

Bonnie Chen was too little, just weeks old, to remember leaving Taiwan for North Carolina. She has returned back to visit her family nearly every year since because family is...

Jun 26, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

Student: William Bauer

William Bauer left his campus tour of East Carolina University knowing it was the school for him. “Really, I think it was the campus that made me choose it. I’m...

Guyla Evans prepares students to fill the growing need for professionals to conduct tests and run medical labs as interim director of ECU’s clinical laboratory science program.
Jun 12, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Guyla Evans

As a high school student, Guyla Evans had to decide on a career path. “I always knew I wanted to do something in health care,” Evans said. “Like a lot...

ECU graduate school student Sydney Frank posing for a photo
Jun 01, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Sydney Frank

Sydney Frank always knew she wanted to be one to help others. During her undergraduate psychology education at Villanova, she figured that physical therapy would be the right fit. After...

May 04, 2023
  • Spaine Stephens

Student: Kayla Gorham

Kayla Gorham breaks into a smile as she perches on the edge of a chair in the second-floor rotunda of Ross Hall, looking out at the green expanse that stretches...

Apr 10, 2023
  • Spaine Stephens

Student: Temilade Aladeniyi

Temilade Aladeniyi is a people person — and she’s using that trait to make a difference in the lives of all those she meets. Aladeniyi, who goes by “Lade,” is...

Faculty member Alessandro Didonna poses for his Pirate Profile portrait.
Mar 29, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Alessandro Didonna

Alessandro Didonna learned a valuable lesson when he came to interview for a position at East Carolina University. “We took off, got to Greenville, but because of a storm over...

ECU senior Reyna Crooms poses for her Pirate Profile portrait.
Mar 28, 2023
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Reyna Crooms

East Carolina University senior Reyna Crooms’ passion for journalism began in a high school classroom and is now carrying on as she prepares to graduate in May.  Crooms grew up...

Mar 09, 2023
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Connor Butzine

East Carolina University College of Business student Connor Butzine is looking to the future as he prepares for graduation in May. He has spent time reflecting on his choice to...

ECU photography by Cliff Hollis
Mar 01, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

Student: Elena Uzun

Why not? That’s the can-do attitude that Elena Uzun took on when she asked herself if she wanted to pursue an MBA degree from East Carolina University and the Thomas...