Erin Ward Archives

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 Ward


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 Ward


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 Ward


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 Ward


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 Ward


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...

Nov 02, 2018
  • Erin Ward
  • Jules Norwood


The East Carolina University Board of Trustees approved the university’s tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year during its regular meeting on Friday, Nov. 2. Tuition remains unchanged for...

Oct 23, 2018
  • Erin Ward


East Carolina University seeks to significantly increase its general scholarship offerings for first-year students with the new Chancellor’s Scholars program. While ECU has long championed support for high achievers and...

Ron Clements ’06 and his wife, Patti, in front of their RV.
Oct 18, 2018
  • Erin Ward


During a summer baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks, a foster kid sat in the upper deck of Coors Field enjoying his first ever Major League...

Justin Spears (left), Scott Andrews, Tom Daniel, Jenny Sutton and Chris Denton in front of the new Main Campus Student Center.
Oct 08, 2018
  • Erin Ward


Tom Daniel has been working in construction for decades, but his latest project is by far the closest to his heart. Daniel, a ’92 and ’11 alumnus, is a senior...

Oct 04, 2018
  • Erin Ward


East Carolina University students will travel to Washington, North Carolina, during fall break to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations and aid recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence. The three-day trip, offered...