University Communications Archives

East Carolina University senior Meghan Lower talks with members of the Pitt Pirates Robotics Club during a club meeting. Lower serves as a junior mentor for the club’s marketing and safety team. The Pitt Pirates Robotics Club competes internationally against other teams in annual robotics competitions. (Photos by Matt Smith)
Jan 16, 2019
  • Matt Smith

PASSION FOR ROBOTICS

In a football field house full of chatter East Carolina University senior Meghan Lower gathers a group of high school students at local C.M. Eppes Middle School. While the room...

Jan 10, 2019
  • Rob Spahr

RESEARCHING HEALTH EFFECTS OF PFAS

A professor at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine has received state and federal funding to study the health effects of potentially harmful chemical compounds that were found in North Carolina...

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Assistant Professor Kymberly Gowdy received a Brody Brothers grant.
Jan 09, 2019
  • Erin Shaw

FUNDING BREAKTHROUGHS

Several East Carolina University medical researchers recently got a funding boost to expand their studies of common health issues, thanks to the Brody Brothers Foundation. This year, the Brody Brothers...

Pregnant women exercising at ECU
Jan 04, 2019
  • Rob Spahr

MATERNAL EXERCISE STUDY

A researcher at East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine was recently awarded a grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to continue her groundbreaking study of the effects that...

An Access Scholarship helped Jonelle Romero attend ECU, and after excelling in her undergraduate classes, Romero is now a first-year student at the School of Dental Medicine. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Dec 21, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP

Jonelle Romero wants to be a dentist. An Access Scholarship helped her attend East Carolina University, where she excelled in her classes, volunteered locally and shadowed an oral surgeon. The...

Division of Health Sciences campus (Photo by Robbie Passell)
Dec 19, 2018
  • Amy Adams Ellis

VISIONARY LEADER

East Carolina University has named Dr. Mark Stacy vice chancellor for its Division of Health Sciences, effective January 1, 2019. He has served in the role as interim vice chancellor...

(From left) Dr. Ronny Bell, chair of ECU’s Department of Public Health, UNC-Pembroke Chancellor Dr. Robin Gary Cummings and Dr. Mark Stacy, dean of ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, sign a memorandum of understanding on Dec. 6, 2018 to formalize a public health partnership between the two schools. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Dec 06, 2018
  • Rob Spahr

PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

Officials from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday morning that will improve research and educational opportunities at both schools...

The Avett Brothers headlined the Hurricane Florence Relief Concert in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Nov. 13. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 27, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

HURRICANE HELP

The hurricane relief show at East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum on Nov. 13 raised $325,000, it was announced Tuesday. Nearly 4,000 tickets were sold for the show, which featured headliners The Avett...

East Carolina University professor Baohong Zhang examines cotton fibers grown in his lab that were modified using gene-editing tools. Zhang’s research into cotton growth and development was recognized this week after he was named a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov 27, 2018
  • Matt Smith

DISTINGUISHED DISTINCTION

In the 1980s and early ’90s, a commercial jingle described cotton as the “fabric of our lives.” Nearly three decades later, cotton truly has been an important fiber for East...

Residential Scholars Samantha Willard and Brandon Fellenstein walk together on ECU’s campus. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Nov 21, 2018
  • Erin Shaw

RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

An ECU scholarship that pays upperclassmen to live on campus is encouraging students to become more involved in the university and local community. The Residential Scholars Program awards students $4,000...