Erin Ward Archives

Jul 11, 2022
  • Benjamin Abel
  • Erin Ward

Black nursing alumnae make scholarships, history with donations

Four distinguished Pirate nurses have reaffirmed their commitment, through generous scholarship endowments, to ensure that underrepresented nursing candidates from across eastern North Carolina get the education and training they need...

Feb 18, 2022
  • Erin Ward

ECU dental clinics get $225K boost from Dogwood Health Trust

A large donation to the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine will allow the school to increase services for low-income patients in two rural clinics. The Dogwood Health Trust...

Jan 28, 2022
  • Erin Ward


Marine Corps officer Lara Gorham left the military to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. When she was accepted into the premed program at East Carolina University for fall...

Jan 27, 2022
  • Erin Ward

Pirate, pro wrestler Summer Rae returns to ring for Royal Rumble

After nearly five years, East Carolina University alumna and wrestler Danielle Moinet is making a surprise return to the WWE ring. Moinet, who goes by the wrestling moniker Summer Rae,...

Jan 18, 2022
  • Erin Ward


Burney Warren grew up in the friendly shadow of East Carolina University’s football stadium. The east endzone was two doors down from his house in Greenville, putting him in the...

Dec 15, 2021
  • Erin Ward

Here are the planned gifts that made a difference at ECU this year

Each year, East Carolina University donors make planned gifts that pave the way for future students, faculty and pivotal projects. This year was no different, with donors supporting areas across...

Dec 10, 2021
  • Erin Ward

ECU speech and hearing clinic donations top $1 million

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. children aged 3-17 have a disorder related to voice, speech, language or swallowing, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Two...

Scholarship Treasure Map: Greenville marks the spot.
Nov 29, 2021
  • Erin Ward


East Carolina University is committed to making education accessible for every student. More than 9,000 undergraduate students at ECU have demonstrated financial need — the highest number of students in...

Nov 15, 2021
  • Erin Ward

A Pirate’s pecan pie recipe

Pecan pie is a Southern staple and a perfect dessert for holiday meals. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we asked a certified pecan expert for her go-to pie recipe....

Nov 10, 2021
  • Erin Ward


The Distinguished Military Service Society honored service to the nation and service to East Carolina University at a ceremony and dinner held at the Greenville Hilton on Friday. In partnership...