Erin Shaw Archives

Dr. Mark Williams shares a hug with a friend after a ceremony for the establishment of the Travis and Cassandra Burt Professorship in Cardiovascular Sciences at the ECHI, as Dr. Randolph Chitwood, left, the founder and former head of ECHI, looks on. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Jan 31, 2019
  • Erin Shaw


When Travis Burt felt intense pain shoot down his left arm and an acrid taste fill his mouth, he knew something was wrong. His normally tanned face became deeply flushed...

The new Main Campus Student Center opened on Jan. 7.
Jan 23, 2019
  • Erin Shaw


Jesse Peel. Alice Crawford. Ledonia Wright. These are a few of the names students might notice as they explore the newly opened Main Campus Student Center. The expansive building has...

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


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...

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


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...

Orville and Wilbur Wright fly the first airplane at Kitty Hawk on Dec. 17, 1093. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress
Dec 17, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


One hundred and fifteen years ago, on Dec. 17, 1903, just south of Kitty Hawk, Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful airplane. Their Wright Flyer was the first...

The $5 million gift is a significant step toward ECU’s comprehensive fundraising campaign that now totals more than $200 million.
Dec 13, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


An extraordinary $5 million gift to East Carolina University from an anonymous organization will support leadership initiatives across the university. The gift was awarded Wednesday to the BB&T Center for...

Three officers in front of Raleigh Police Department
Dec 03, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


When Major Karen Riggsbee ’88 was promoted to deputy chief of the Raleigh Police Department this summer, she became one of the top three leaders in an agency that employs...

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


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...

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


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...

Chancellor Cecil Staton honored and recognized philanthropy at ECU with his Chancellor’s Amethyst awards at a ceremony on Nov. 1 in Greenville.
Nov 05, 2018
  • Erin Shaw


At East Carolina University, there are several names on campus that are instantly recognizable. Jenkins and Minges are among them. Students and faculty know the Jenkins Fine Arts Building and...