pirate nation Archives

Jan 10, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Rehabilitation Leader

In time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class of East Carolina University’s occupational therapy program, a large group of nonprofit therapy and rehabilitation hospitals and clinics,...

Jan 10, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Educator and Advocate

A college education provided Meredith College President Jo Allen ’83 a foundation from which she learned, questioned, taught and led in administrations at five institutions. Allen believes in the value...

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...