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Office of Annual Giving
Tarrick Cox '96, '07
Sr. Associate Director, Admissions
I have been employed at ECU for 14 years. I joined the College of Education in 1999 and then the Admissions Office in 2008.
I would like to see the Faculty and Staff Campaign reach a 100% annual participation rate. I will continue to encourage my colleagues to give to the F&S Campaign for each gift makes a difference.
Associate Professor, School of Communication
Donor dollars are very important as they allow the School of Communication to offer numerous student scholarships that otherwise would not exist. These funds help us to recruit competitive students and reward our high achieving students. Across the university, donor support also enables students to participate in Living and Learning events that create educational opportunities beyond the classroom. These programs allow students to interact with faculty, alumni, and community members in a manner that enhances their collegiate experience. Without donor dollars, these programs would not be as successful.
Mandee Foushee Lancaster '02, '05
Director, Center for Survey Research
ECU is measured against other universities based on giving participation rates. The faculty and staff campaign directly impacts those rates and with more participation, we can strive to serve those in need on a larger scale and make more of a difference in people's lives.
Tracy Tuten '88, '90
Associate Professor, School of Business
I view donating to the University as a faculty/staff member the way I view whether an investment counselor also invests in the financial product he or she is selling to prospective clients. When the investment advisor invests personally, the client knows that she believes in the product and its value to the client. As a faculty member, I believe in the tomorrow that ECU makes possible for our students. My donation is the tangible evidence of that belief in ECU.
Jim Westmoreland '74, '75, '81
Associate Dean of External Affairs, College of Business
Faculty and staff give every day of their time to make a difference in the lives of individual students.
Many have chosen to give to scholarships, projects within their own departments, or efforts to give our students a better opportunity. With over 60% of our students on documented financial aid, even a cynical person could not miss that needs can go unmet.
When we see specific ways we can help, then I see colleagues offer small amounts through payroll deduction or enough for a student to get a $100 scholarship or award. Some find ways for a student to get a needed book or together faculty and staff find ways to keep a student at ECU.
I am proud to see the many ways we serve---both in our time, talents, and treasures. The results are sometimes the difference in the unknown opportunities, the possibilities and hope, or the yet unseen or not yet imagined futures.