University News Archives

Feb 16, 2024
  • Kristen Martin

ECU selected as partner institution for NC Teaching Fellows

East Carolina University has been selected as a partner institution by the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. “We are excited and honored to be...

Jan 22, 2024
  • Steven Grandy

Taking the Polar Bear Plunge

The sounds of splashing swimming pool water, screams and music are synonymous with summer, but as part of an East Carolina University campus tradition, they rang out on a wintry...

Jan 16, 2024
  • Kim Tilghman

ECU earns prestigious community engagement designation

East Carolina University has earned the prestigious 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification from the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This acknowledgement...

Dec 21, 2023
  • ECU News Services


In 2023, East Carolina University celebrated its first University Day, recorded $85.6 million in sponsored awards and exceeded the $500 million goal of the Pursue Gold Comprehensive Campaign five months...

Dec 15, 2023
  • ECU News Services


The East Carolina University fall Class of 2023 graduates turned their tassels Friday morning during a ceremony held in Minges Coliseum in front of family, friends and well-wishers. The class...

Jordan Anderson took in every opportunity offered to her through the College of Business and Honors College during her time at East Carolina University. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Dec 10, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Jordan Anderson, Business Administration, accounting

STATISTICS Name: Jordan Anderson College: College of Business Major: Accounting Age: 21 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Greenville, NC Hobbies/interests: Strength and conditioning, traveling, spending time outdoors, watching movies. Clubs and Organizations:...

Ashish Sharma and his wife Nidhi have both persevered through tough times. This fall, Ashish joins his wife as a Pirate alumnus, earning two graduate degrees from ECU. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Dec 10, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

Ashish Sharma, Quantitative Economics & Econometrics, Data Science

STATISTICS Name: Ashish Sharma College: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering and Technology Majors: M.S. in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics; M.S. in Data Science Age: 38...

Dec 06, 2023
  • Steven Grandy

ECUPD officers Sugg, Davis participate in swearing-in ceremony

The East Carolina University Police Department (ECUPD) held a swearing-in ceremony on Monday in TowneBank Tower as Jason Sugg was promoted to chief of police and Amy Davis was promoted...

Nov 28, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

ECU alumna receives national award recognizing her excellence in teaching

East Carolina University alumna Ainsley VanBuskirk thought she was attending a typical school assembly at Greenville’s Pactolus Global School, where she teaches first grade. However, the assembly was called to...

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Nov 27, 2023
  • ECU News Services

ECU alum Kelly King to deliver Fall 2023 commencement address

East Carolina University’s commencement ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to celebrate approximately 1,925 members of the fall Class of...