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May 29, 2018
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Francesca DeFranco

When it comes to her career aspirations, Francesca DeFranco refuses to be boxed into a corner. She wants to combine a love of nursing and law into a future career...

May 29, 2018
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Nia Gilmore

Nia Gilmore is poised to take hold of every opportunity that comes her way at East Carolina University — on campus and beyond. Gilmore, 17, is one of ECU’s newest...

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Apr 10, 2018
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Ernestine Wilkins couldn’t recall having ever won anything — until Brody School of Medicine student Shahzeb Khan chose to honor her for the impact she had on his path as...

Dr. Phyllis Horns, vice chancellor of the health sciences division, will step down after nearly 10 years in the role.
Mar 14, 2018
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An East Carolina University leadership mainstay, who has filled many shoes at the university—from student to vice chancellor—has announced her intent to rejoin the faculty. After serving as vice chancellor...

Dec 08, 2017
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A champion for quality health care in the East and a face of university leadership and service has announced his retirement from the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. Dr....

Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, is congratulated after accepting the James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 03, 2017
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  Dr. Gregory Chadwick, dean of East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine, was awarded the 2017 Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service on Friday,...

Author Colson Whitehead reads from and fields questions about his novel “The Underground Railroad”.
Oct 05, 2017
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead read from his acclaimed novel “The Underground Railroad” to a packed Wright Auditorium Wednesday evening, Oct. 4, the second guest in the Thomas Harriot College...