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1907 - 2007
Centennial Celebration

ECU Centenial 2007


ABOVE: Edgar Allen Poe Literary Society, ca. 1933. Poe Society was organized in 1911 along with the Sidney Lanier Literary Society to serve as cultural arts sororities. Membership in one society or the other was required. The societies staged plays, debates and other activities for the students. Due to growth in enrollment the Emerson Society was started in 1926. The societies became defunct in 1949.

East Carolina's celebration of the century will commence in 2007 and will continue through 2009 as the university commemorates the official chartering of East Carolina  in 1907 as the first step toward the opening of class in 1909.

Check this page in the coming months for more information about opportunities to be a part of this great moment in ECU history.

The Centennial of East Carolina celebrates
the essence of the university
-service, leadership, ambition, and spirit-
by reflecting on a proud heritage, embracing an ever changing present, and proclaiming a bold and innovative future.