Michael Rudd Archives

Apr 14, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

Inaugural Copeland Fellows close out cohort

When applications opened for the first cohort of the Copeland Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship, Mark Copeland ’96 and his wife Tracy ‘95 wanted to provide a program for College of...

Elizabeth LaFave, center, celebrates winning the sixth annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge for her business idea, Invenire, which is latin for to discover.
Apr 11, 2023
  • Michael Rudd


In 2019, East Carolina University graduate student Elizabeth LaFave was analyzing samples for the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey. The relationship soon revealed the museum was suffering the effects of...

ECU photography by Cliff Hollis
Mar 01, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

Student: Elena Uzun

Why not? That’s the can-do attitude that Elena Uzun took on when she asked herself if she wanted to pursue an MBA degree from East Carolina University and the Thomas...

Mar 01, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

Faculty: Linda Quick

Linda Quick first met Cal Christian, chair of the College of Business' Department of Accounting, during her senior of high school in 2001 when he interviewed her for the Honors...

Feb 13, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

ECU School of Hospitality career fair expands for the future

East Carolina University's School of Hospitality Leadership career fair had a new look this year. Traditionally, SHL students, clad in business attire and armed with resumes, pressed the flesh of...

Jan 27, 2023
  • Michael Rudd

Diverse business ideas highlighted at Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

The next Pirate entrepreneur is one step closer to winning this year’s Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge. The second round of the 2022-23 Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge was held Wednesday in the Main...

Dec 08, 2022
  • Michael Rudd

ECU College of Business awards record scholarship dollars

At the East Carolina University College of Business’ annual scholarship ceremony held earlier this semester, 150 students, faculty and COB donors met, networked and celebrated a program that handed out...

Nov 15, 2022
  • Michael Rudd

New national ranking shows Miller School jumping six spots

For the fourth year in a row, the Miller School of Entrepreneurship in East Carolina University’s College of Business (COB) made the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine list of Top...

Oct 26, 2022
  • Michael Rudd

COB alum shares business success stories at annual business leadership conference

More than 1,200 students, alumni and presenters attended the seventh annual Business Leadership Conference held Oct. 20 on the campus of East Carolina University. During the one-day event, College of...

Oct 19, 2022
  • Michael Rudd


A brisk breeze didn’t cool the spirits of more than 50 teams vying to win the sixth annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge (PEC), which kicked off Tuesday on East Carolina University’s...