Bri Deel Archives

Aug 27, 2018
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Pirate Profile: Kayla Ridgell

Kayla Ridgell, a student in the East Carolina University master of arts in health communication program, has excelled in her studies and brought a shining personality and contagious smile to...

Mikayla Johnson trained and learned to carry out undergraduate research in the frog lab at the Howell Science Complex.
Aug 20, 2018
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Studying evolution in Peruvian frogs may not interest some, but Mikayla Johnson considers herself lucky. This summer, she was an undergraduate student researcher in the lab of Dr. Kyle Summers,...

Jessica Vargas Hernandez helps build the helicopter simulator with other interns.
Aug 20, 2018
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Designing the inside of a helicopter is just as hard as it sounds, but Pirate Jessica Vargas Hernandez used her skills and knowledge to complete the task through her summer...

Jul 30, 2018
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Pirate Profile: Katelyn Kincer

Katelyn Kincer, a rising senior in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program at East Carolina University, is at the top of her class. “Katelyn has been an amazing student...

ECU graduate student Tyler Beasley will serve as the first graduate student representative for the UNC Association of Student Governments. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jul 17, 2018
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Pirate Profile: Tyler Beasley

Tyler Beasley, a longtime Pirate, has now put East Carolina University on a state-level map. As the first graduate student representative for the UNC Association of Student Governments, ECU can...

From left, Haley Creef, treasurer; Jordan Koonts, president; Lillie Rhodes, vice president; Colin Johnson, speaker of the assembly; and Jessie Jefferys, secretary. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jul 16, 2018
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The new Student Government Association officers of East Carolina University are ready to take on the new school year with plans to improve the experience of being a Pirate. Student...

Student reading
Jul 09, 2018
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The East Carolina University Pirate Read committee has announced the books that all incoming students are asked to read for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. They are “The Last...

Jun 28, 2018
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Pirate Profile: Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez is a graduate student in social work at East Carolina University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from ECU in May. “I’ve always been interested in...