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ECU Brinkley-Lane Scholars
May 18, 2023
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Darshan Patel

Rocky Mount Academy’s (RMA) Darshan Patel didn’t always know what he wanted to do with his life. “I held on to the belief that I could become a professional tennis...

Mar 15, 2023
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Pirate Nation Gives expands participation opportunities

There are more ways than ever to participate in this year’s Pirate Nation Gives — East Carolina University’s annual day of giving. On Wednesday, look for ways to show your...

Dec 19, 2022
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If one word sums up Pirate Nation in 2022, it's "renewal." Pirates returned to campus with a rejuvenated sense of hope in response to COVID-19. Chancellor Philip Rogers was officially...

East Carolina University Master Patrol Officer William Brown escorts the ECU football team onto the field before a game.
Nov 17, 2022
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Staff: William Brown

No two days are the same for East Carolina University Master Patrol Officer William Brown, but that’s not unusual for the ECU Police officer in his 14th year patrolling campus....

Dec 26, 2021
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Pirate Nation made great strides in 2021. After a rocky 2020, this year brought great promise as Pirates hoped to leave the pandemic behind and start fresh. The pandemic didn’t...

Dec 09, 2021
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RISE29 interns share ideas at semester showcase

New marketing ideas and expansion plans were shared Tuesday as eight East Carolina University RISE29 student teams presented their final projects for regional businesses and community partners at the program’s...

Nov 26, 2021
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Paynter named to 2022 APLU board of directors

An East Carolina University assistant vice chancellor will have the opportunity to shape economic and community engagement efforts at the national level after being named to the Association of Public...

Aug 30, 2021
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A $150,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will expand East Carolina University’s reach to businesses across the state. Launched in September 2020, the College of Business Crisp...

Aug 09, 2021
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East Carolina University students made their impact felt across eastern North Carolina this summer as part of the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Public Fellows Internship program. The program...

Aug 09, 2021
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In its unassuming headquarters just a mile from East Carolina University’s main campus, the nonprofit community action group NC CIVIL plans big things for the West Greenville community. Specializing in...