This Pirate helps veterans and
others heal through fishing.
East Carolina University junior Matthew Pastino has always enjoyed being on the water.
What advice do you have for other students?
Do everything you can while you are in college.
What is something cool about ECU that you wish you knew during your first year?
I wish I had known that there is a club or organization for anything you could think of on campus. So even if your hobby is unique, there is probably already a club for you to join.
Written by: Sophronia Knott
Photography by: Cliff Hollis
College: College of Health and Human Performance
Major: Recreational Therapy
Hometown: Springfield, Virginia
Clubs & Organizations: ROTC, ECU Fishing, Recreational Therapy
Hobbies & Interests: Fishing
Favorite place to eat: Jimmy John's
Favorite Movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”
Favorite website: bassmaster.com
Favorite place on campus: SRC
Favorite hangout: On the water
Favorite class: The core recreational therapy classes
Favorite band/musician: Zach Brown Band
Favorite TV show: “Wicked Tuna”
Professors who influenced you the most: Dr. Williams
The one thing you cannot live without: Fishing rods
Role Model: My father and uncle
- Matthew Pastino