Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall Archives

Dec 13, 2023
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Jenkins Society inductees’ faithful support boosts ECU’s future

Former Chancellor Leo Jenkins’ belief in the future of East Carolina University was unwavering and magnified by the dedication to the institution he saw in others. Jenkins once said, “there...

Dec 06, 2023
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Positive Influence

Every gift Pat ’67 and Lynn Lane have given to East Carolina University has a central purpose – the students. Their support for ECU students and the institution spans decades and...

Members of the Chi Omega Sorority celebrated homecoming festivities at their Fifth Street sorority house. A current sorority member could be the first recipient of the ECU Rho Zeta Chi Omega Scholarship, which will be awarded in 2024. (Photos by Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall)
Nov 27, 2023
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ECU a launch pad for Bond’s career Stephanie Bond considered only two schools when she was looking for a college. She decided on ECU during her campus tour. “My campus...

Nov 17, 2023
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Ward family holds ECU close at heart

When it comes to East Carolina University, Jim ’74 and Katie Ward have always followed their hearts, and that includes the gifts the Ward family members have made during the Pursue Gold...

Food Lion representatives Kevin Durkee, David Hardee and David Garris join ECU nutrition science faculty Dr. Lauren Sastre and department chair Dr. Michael Wheeler in cutting the ribbon to open the ECU/Food Lion Feeds mobile teaching kitchen and pantry. (ECU Photo by Rhett Butler)
Nov 10, 2023
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When East Carolina University’s new Farm 2 Clinic (F2C) mobile teaching kitchen and pantry hits the road it will deliver more than nutrition to underserved people in the region. The...

Adrienne Steiner-Brett and Ginny Driscoll, assistant professors of music therapy, along with Pitt County Group Homes Foundation President Jacob Parrish and Executive Director Mary Grace Bright receive a plaque for ECU’s new on-campus music therapy clinic. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 02, 2023
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Crowdfunding instrumental to program's success A crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 kicks off Nov. 1 to help fulfill the vision for the new music therapy clinic in East Carolina University’s...

The Bryan family of Vanceboro shares deep ties and long legacy with ECU. (ECU Photo by Rhett Butler)
Oct 17, 2023
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Many families have legacy ties and deep connections to East Carolina University. The late Maude Lena Gatlin Bryan’s life story is so richly connected to ECU that it mirrors and...

Oct 17, 2023
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ECU alumnus Richard Twilley excited for ‘awesome job’ as homecoming grand marshal

Alumnus Richard Twilley ’89 will have a view from the front of the East Carolina University homecoming parade Saturday after being chosen to serve as grand marshal of the Pirate...

Oct 11, 2023
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Faculty, staff donors give ECU time, talent and treasure

East Carolina University’s faculty and staff demonstrate their dedication to the university’s mission in their daily efforts to educate students and manage its programs. Many go beyond their work commitments...

Oct 02, 2023
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ECU is a tradition for Nelson family Zoe Nelson always wanted to attend East Carolina University. The freshman from Wilmington made that plan a reality, following a family tradition in...