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East Carolina University Master Patrol Officer William Brown escorts the ECU football team onto the field before a game.
Nov 17, 2022
  • Matt Smith

Staff: William Brown

No two days are the same for East Carolina University Master Patrol Officer William Brown, but that’s not unusual for the ECU Police officer in his 14th year patrolling campus....

Javier Limon has dedicated himself to serving others and hopes to take his love for service back to Washington, D.C.
Oct 31, 2022
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Javier Limon

Javier Limon is ready to move to Washington, D.C., and begin a career in politics. Fresh off his 11-week internship on Capitol Hill this past summer, Limon has gained valuable...

A job as a wedding photographer helped Brittany Thompson learn a lot about communication, setting the stage for her career as a senior teaching instructor at ECU.
Oct 31, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Brittany Thompson

As a wedding photographer, Brittany Thompson saw people during one of the more stressful times of their lives. Little did she realize it would set the stage for her career...

Engineering student Robert Malpass is looking to use his skills in robotics to help the environment.
Oct 10, 2022
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Robert Malpass

Industrial engineering technology major Robert Malpass is combining his love for technology and robotics with his passion for helping the environment. “I started in robotics and gained a passion for...

Oct 02, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Tommi Galaska

The sound of music echoes from a nearby studio where Tommi Galaska sits cross-legged on a chair in a cramped office. “It used to be a closet,” she said. A...

Calli Jon Massengill is an Honors College student who is using her passion for helping others to teach underprivileged and special education students.
Sep 21, 2022
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Calli Jon Massengill

Calli Jon Massengill, a special education major at East Carolina University, knew early she had a passion for helping others learn. “I have always known I wanted to teach and...

Aug 31, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Staff: Ashley Harzog

For Ashley Harzog, it all started with Big Mama. East Carolina University’s new director of alumni relations and outreach for the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences (THCAS) has...

She’s been skydiving and was in a movie, but LuAnn Sullivan is proud of her nearly 34 years working at East Carolina University.
Aug 01, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Staff: LuAnn Sullivan

LuAnn Sullivan was hired at East Carolina University after an interview and one phone call immediately afterward. “You don’t get a job like that anymore,” she said. Now, nearly 34...

Jul 19, 2022
  • Hannah Eccleston

Student: Liz Harris

Liz Harris is combining her love for educating and neuroscience to research and teach others. She chose to attend East Carolina University after a friend from her hometown of Greensboro,...

Dr. Courtney Caiola poses in front of a building.
Jun 30, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Faculty: Courtney Caiola

With degrees in biology and anthropology, a 22-year-old Courtney Caiola set out on an uncertain future. “I came out of undergrad not knowing what I wanted to do,” she said....