pirate nation Archives

Jul 10, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Artillery Officer, Proud Pirate

For Maj. Daniel Self ’20, completing an online master’s degree in security studies at East Carolina University helped him to bridge the gulf between his experiences as a fires officer...

Jul 10, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Taste for Success

When Ryan Mitchell ’01 came to ECU, he thought he had seen the last of the family barbecue restaurant in Wilson where he had been working since age 13. “I...

Dec 16, 2022
  • Doug Boyd

Headache Hunter

It might start with an aura — a scintillating scotoma of zigzag lines, opaque circles, rings of colors. You might turn or blink, but it just gets worse. Then the...

Dec 16, 2022
  • Ken Buday

Distinguished Flying

Even though the Navy awarded him one of the military’s highest honors, for Maj. Cory Jones ’06, surviving a midair collision and helping lead his crew to a safe emergency...

Jun 16, 2022
  • Caroline Barnhill

The Art of Giving

Producing art is a passion. Teaching art is a privilege. Ensuring future generations of promising artists have the opportunity to learn and grow? That’s a legacy. And it’s what has...

Jun 08, 2022
  • Spaine Stephens

The Other Dr. Gilmer

When Dr. Benjamin Gilmer ’06 reported to his new job as a rural physician in western North Carolina, he learned he had the same last name as the doctor he...

Dec 23, 2021
  • Gail Benge Kent

Germany 1971

“It changed my DNA,” said Pamela Murphy, describing the life changing experience of living and studying in 1971-72 at East Carolina’s European Study Center in Bonn. The experimental program, operating...

Dec 23, 2021
  • Erin Ward

The TikTok Doc will see you now

TikTok celebrity Makall Lauren had a contact lens stuck in her eye. The college student posted a teary video about her dilemma on the popular social media platform asking for...

Jun 16, 2021
  • Michael Rudd

Growin’ green

Houston Hinson ’02, owner of Cary-based Carolina Turf Organic Lawn Care, will tell you three key influences shaped his company and career: his son Houston III, a book and his...

Jun 16, 2021
  • Crystal Baity

Listen to the flame

A return to Estonia this year gave potter Anne Pärtna ’07 time to explore and try new materials she hopes will soon lead to an art show. Pärtna had a...