The University Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2012 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The ceremony begins with a processional at 9:00 a.m. Graduates should check in at Gate 2 under the south stands at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium by no later than 8:30 am to line up for the processional.
Many Colleges, Schools and Departments have a tradition of holding unit recognition ceremonies on the campus during Commencement Weekend. Click here to see a listing of unit recognition ceremonies
Our student body shapes our identity and answers the question, What does it mean to be a Pirate? Each student has a unique story, and together they combine to tell the larger story of a university committed to education, leadership, innovation, and quality of life for not only our students, but for faculty, staff, and the residents of eastern North Carolina.
McRae to deliver spring commencement
An East Carolina University graduate who has committed more than 35 years to improving healthcare in eastern North Carolina will deliver the keynote address at the university, spring commencement.
Vidant Health Chief Executive Officer Dave McRae will speak May 4 during the ceremony, which begins with a processional at 9 a.m. in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
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Greenville, NC 27858
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Recipients are Benjamin Joel Aydelette of Greensboro, a psychology major and biology minor with pre-medical concentration; Megan Christine Campbell of Fayetteville, a double major in biochemistry and chemistry; Courtney Blake Evans of Greenville, a nursing major; Brooke Tierra Leigh of Washington, N.C., a chemistry major; and Justin Mark Salisbury of Willington, Conn., a mathematics major and economics minor. Read more...
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High expectations are the key to effective teaching, said Ravi Paul, a management information systems professor in the East Carolina University College of Business.
"I set a high bar of standards for my students," he said. "Challenging students is what enables them to thrive."
Paul is the 2012 recipient of the University of North Carolina Board of Governers Award for Excellence in teaching, one of 17 outstanding faculty members in the UNC system selected for the annual award. He received a commemorative medallion and a $75,000 cash prize for his excellence in teaching. Read more...
2012 Commencement 9:00am
Friday, May 4, 2012 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Address
Ficklen Dr. and W. Berkley Rd
Greenville, NC 27834
Family members, friends, and guests are not required to have tickets for admission to the Commencement Ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests who can be invited.
General parking will be provided in the lots surrounding the stadium.
For more information about 2012 Commencement Ceremonies click here.