Featured Alumni from The College of Human Ecology

  Lisa Taylor is dedicated to helping people that are typically deemed “less fortunate.” Taylor graduated from East Carolina in 2010 with a bachelor of social work degree.
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  Carl Cogdell (BSW 1994 and MSW 2013) chose to be a Social Worker because in his words “Social Work is a profession that allows others to effect a positive change in the life of others. read more...
           
  Originally, I chose ECU primarily due to its Interior Design program.  In addition, my father is an alumni of ECU’s medical school and I was raised in Eastern North Carolina, so it was a natural fit. read more...   Study hard, get the most out of each and every course, and make your time at ECU worthwhile. It is all right to have fun, but, do not let your fun ruin your future.
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  I began teaching at Nash Community College on 08/01/13 as a Criminal Justice Instructor.  This is a very exciting time for me and this new position is something I have wanted to pursue for some time. read more.    I am the Regional Visual Merchandising Manager for the Mid-Atlantic-Southeast &  Northeast Regions for J.Crew. Past positions at J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger and gap have lead me to wear I am today. read more...
           
  Mary Christine Parks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
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  Pam Vetter is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided individual, family, and group counseling services for an array of settings including a non-profit organization, community mental health, medical center, and private practice. read more... 
           
  I chose ECU because it was one of the only schools in NC with an accredited Interior Design program. read more...   ECU chose me. I immediately fell in love with the beautiful campus and rich array of academic programs available for students. read more...
           
  I wanted to give back to the community and eventually create my own foundation.  Which I have, and it is called the Vonta Leach Foundation. read more...   Dr. Huff also works as an Extension Specialist with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service to promote human development and family life education across the State. read more...
           
  The motto enriching lives and enhancing communities has always been a part of who I am, but throughout my time at ECU I really began to understand and value what it meant. read more...   I chose East Carolina because of my major.  I found out about the field of child life when I was in high school and researched schools that had the program. read more...
           
  Spencer Barrick started his own web-based business in Wilmington, N.C., called  EyeBar, LLC.  EyeBar is a website and iPhone app that streams live video of the action at clubs, restaurants, and bars. read more...   Liz Morgan landed her first job as a case management coordinator for Martin General Hospital in Williamston, N.C. Liz is responsible for seeing new patients and performing initial case assessments. read more...
           
  Nicole Dwyer graduated ECU in 2007 with a degree in Interior Design. Since graduating, the tools she learned have helped her gain opportunities and aspirations she never thought she’d have. read more...   Jessica Hallman-Holton graduated with a master’s of social work from the College of Human Ecology in 2003. She’s currently in private practice as a licensed clinical social worker in Greenville. read more...
           
  Chris Budnick keeps his eyes and ears open for new and innovative trends in treatment and recovery for people with alcohol and other drug disorders. read more...   Keeley Pratt, who earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and her PhD in medical family therapy, is a postdoctoral scientist at the Research Triangle Institute International near Raleigh, NC. read more...
           
  Amy Blanchard graduated from ECU in 2004 with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and in 2008 with doctorate in medical family therapy. read more...   Brandy Bennett ’00, hospitality management, was an exceptional ECU student, who was chosen to represent the College of Human Ecology and East Carolina University at the American Embassy in Canada.
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  Kristi Forbes ’91, merchandising, is vice president of leasing at AmericasMart, the largest market center in the United States, bringing together wholesalers and retailers worldwide. read more...  

Eva Chan just landed her first job by drawing from her experiences at ECU. During her time at ECU, Chan studied various avenues of design including residential, hospitality, commercial, universal and sustainable.
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  Barbara Lee ’80, baccalaureate social work, currently serves as a clinical supervisor for Precision Health Care Services in Kinston, North Carolina. read more...   Stephanie Mull ’00, nutrition science, is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics who is energetic and passionate about influencing the lives of people. read more...
           
  Ted D. Sauls ’97, B.S. criminal justice, is a captain on the Greenville Police Department. At ECU, Ted focused on long-term career goals in law enforcement.
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  Brian Stewart ’88, criminal justice, is currently the chief court counselor in District 3A-Pitt County, Court Services Division with the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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  Perry Dunbar ’98, hospitality management, has been promoted to director, implementation for Marriott International.
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  Morgan Oliver ’06, hospitality management, made history by becoming the youngest executive chef of Omni Hotels Corporation in 2007 at the age of 24.
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  Denise Boineau ’82, fashion merchandising, began her career working for two department stores, Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, D.C.
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  Sabrina Colquitt ’99, hospitality management, has a passion for meeting planning. Since 2006, she has worked for Chicago-based BCD Meetings & Incentives.
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  Dana McQueen decided to become an interior designer at the tender age of five.
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  Stacey Statham scored a job she loves. A May 2010 ECU merchandising graduate, Stacey is now a sales and design consultant with Furnitureland South, in Jamestown, N.C.
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  Jennifer Stein is a 2001 graduate of East Carolina University’s merchandising program and is the Director of Regional Support for the Jones Apparel Group Ladies Suit Division.
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  A 1995 graduate of the School of Social Work at East Carolina University, Dionne Dockery has continued to thrive in her chosen professional field.
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  Christina McAlpin Taylor is a 2003 graduate of East Carolina University’s Family and Community Studies Program in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations.
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  Douglas J Morgan, Jr. is a 1988 graduate from East Carolina University’s Department of Criminal Justice. He is a retired Special Agent in Charge for a federal investigative Office of Inspector General and a former Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Internal Revenue Service’s Internal Affairs Division.
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  Geoff Marett is a 2006 graduate of East Carolina University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program; he also received a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from ECU in 2004.
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  Hilary White started her interior design business in 2005, one year after graduating from ECU's interior design program. She has since expanded the business to included her furniture company, Liv-Chic.
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  Patrick Meadors (Phd, LMFT) was a member of the first graduating class in the doctoral program in Medical Family Therapy at East Carolina University.
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  Jeff Bass graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management in 1998. Shortly after graduation Jeff found a job at Benvenue Country Club, in Rocky Mount, NC as the Club House Manager.
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