Jules Norwood Archives

May 22, 2024
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Brinkley-Lane Scholar: Faith Occhipinti

For Faith Occhipinti of Fuquay-Varina, the sense of community at East Carolina University and within its Honors College made her educational decision an easy one. “I chose ECU because of...

Oct 19, 2023
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ECU student teams launch startup ideas for entrepreneurship challenge

More than 70 teams participated in the first round of the seventh annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge, competing for $170,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the East Carolina University College...

East Carolina University students look at a chalkboard of messages during a mental health awareness event in February. (ECU photo by Rhett Butler)
Sep 11, 2023
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Everyone’s journey is different.  East Carolina University offers a wide range of mental health and well-being resources, and now, Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) is raising awareness and connecting the...

Bike sits parked on campus.
Jun 27, 2023
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Eight chancellors. More than 50 commencement ceremonies. And more than 130,000 individual Pirates. After 27 years documenting the life and times of East Carolina University, university photographer Cliff Hollis is...

Jun 13, 2023
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André Green has been named dean of the East Carolina University College of Education, effective July 19. Green comes to ECU from the University of South Alabama, where he served...

Kim Kenyon, head conservator for the Queen Anne’s Revenge project at East Carolina University's West Research Campus, looks over a canoe recovered from Lake Waccamaw.
Jun 08, 2023
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The Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) Conservation Laboratory at East Carolina University’s West Research Campus is home to thousands of artifacts from the 300-year-old wreck of Blackbeard’s ship. Now it’s also...

Rukiya Van Dross is developing a first-of-its-kind immunotherapy for cancer and is the founder of Claradele Pharmaceuticals. Research like hers could benefit from the work of NCInnovation, a nonprofit created to foster innovation in North Carolina.
May 23, 2023
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Thanks in part to university research, North Carolina has great potential for research and development but trails other states in commercializing that research, according to NCInnovation, a nonprofit formed to...

ECU Brinkley-Lane Scholars
May 18, 2023
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Taylor Greene

For 18-year-old Taylor Greene, East Carolina University and the Brinkley-Lane Scholars program represent opportunities — for academic and extracurricular activities, for travel and for connections. “I chose ECU because everyone...

Stepping out of her shell during her time at East Carolina University led senior Wrenn Whitfield to find her home at ECU.
May 01, 2023
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STATISTICS Name: Wrenn Whitfield College: Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Majors: Biochemistry, concentration in biology; Business administration minor; Entrepreneurship certificate Age: 22 Classification/Year: Senior Hometown: Kinston, North Carolina ...

Todd Fraley, former interim dean of the East Carolina University Honors College, was appointed dean of the college of Friday by the ECU Board of Trustees. (ECU photo by Cliff Hollis)
Apr 28, 2023
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Todd Fraley has been appointed dean of the East Carolina University Honors College, where he has served as interim dean since the retirement of David White last June. The ECU...