As a senior, what’s your best memory from the past four years?
It’s hard to pick just one memory, but I am going to have to start at the beginning of my journey here at East Carolina, the acceptance letter. My dad and I were driving home from getting groceries for Thanksgiving dinner; he told me to check the mail, so I pulled up to the mailbox and pulled out a thick envelope addressed to me from East Carolina University. I was so excited I turned off the car right there at the end of the driveway to open it. I GOT IN!!!
So you are proud to be a Pirate?
Of course! There are so many things about this university that I am proud of. I’m proud to be a part of the staff that helps run this university. I’m proud that ECU graduates more teachers than any other school in the state. I’m proud that ECU has the third-largest transit system in the state after major cities like Charlotte and Raleigh, and that all the busses are driven by students. I’m proud to volunteer my time with the past, present, and future East Carolina Pirates. I’m proud of our nursing program and wonderful medical school. I love the spirit and pride of our fans at ECU football games. Whether it’s the jingling of the keys at kickoff, fans painted purple and gold from head to toe, or the way everyone makes a hook at “First down Pirates…aaaarrrrgggghhh!”, there is something about special about being a Pirate.
What are your plans for the future?
After I graduate in May, I am hoping to get an internship with the Admissions office. This internship would have me traveling for six weeks visiting high schools up and down the East Coast, promoting ECU and recruiting students to come and join the Pirate Nation. As a soon-to-be graduate of East Carolina, I feel a duty to give back to the school that has been my home for the past four years. I have loved every second of being a Pirate and I want to let others know what a great school it is and the awesome opportunities it has given me.