Measures of Success

TuttelDr. J. E. “Betsy” Tuttle-Newhall is the chair for the Brody School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, making Brody the first medical school in the Southeast to have a female in that position.

Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Campbell has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Dr. William H. Hendrix Psychology Faculty Excellence Award for excellence in scholarly achievements, teaching and mentoring activity, and service to the profession. 

WoodrowDr. Kevin Woodrow, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in clinical health psychology, treats fellow veterans in a residential substance-abuse treatment program at a VA medical center in Wyoming.

Brettelyn KnellSenior Brettelyn Knell received the Community Impact Award from North Carolina Campus Compact for her dedication to leadership and community service.

Shark expert and doctoral student Chuck Bangley's research rose to the forefront in the national news after a series of shark bites along the North Carolina coast last summer.

BinkleyAlumnus Howell Binkley won a 2016 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design in a Musical for Hamilton

Chancellor Steve Ballard received the Leo M. Lambert Engaged Leader Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact for his efforts to make ECU known as a leadership university, focusing on student success, service to the state and regional transformation in eastern North Carolina.

Marquita Hall, a nurse specialist in vascular surgery, was selected by her peers as the 2015 top nurse at ECU Physicians.

Sharon RogersAssociate professor Sharon Rogers invented and secured a U.S. patent for Sportscale, a device that weighs athletes and assesses their hydration needs to help prevent dehydration.

Yamaha performanceGraduate student and tuba player Zachary Grass was the only low brass instrumentalist to win the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition.

Tops in distance education
ECU's programs in business, criminal justice, education, and nursing were listed in the U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Best Online Programs.

Most valued investments
Each year, the prestigious EC Scholars program awards 20 incoming top academic achievers who have demonstrated a commitment to service with an Honors College scholarship for four years, along with a stipend for study abroad, with a total value of approximately $62,000.

No. 1 in nursing
ECU's College of Nursing targets a high-need profession and prepares the largest number of new nurses among North Carolina's four-year universities.

From classroom to field
ECU's medical family therapy doctoral program boasts a 100 percent job-placement rate for its graduates, with 60 percent of new professionals working as university faculty and the remainer in research, policy, or administrative roles.

Serving those who serve
Military Times ranked ECU among its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" for its support of service members, veterans, and their families. ECU also earned the designation as a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs.

Engineers for local industry
Ninety-five percent of engineers graduating from ECU's new College of Engineering and Technology are offered jobs within 90 days of graduation.

Great benefit
A new training course and flight simulator used by U.S. Army and Air Force cadets is helping develop the nation’s future military leaders. A state-of-the-art flight simulator located in Wright Annex can provide a computer model of public airports or military landing fields anywhere in the world.

Targeting childhood obesity
MATCH Wellness, a program that uses a nutrition, physical activity, and technology curriculum to meet educational and wellness goals, was created by an ECU alumnus and is on track to expand to 100 NC schools by 2018 and to eventually reach students in eight southeastern states.

Strengthening community
ECU's work at the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center in Greenville won the prestigious C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

A life of service
Dr. Carmen Russoniello, director of ECU's Center for Applied Psychophysiology, was awarded the 2015 James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service for his work using biofeedback in the treatment of wounded warriors with PTSD.

A national model for dentistry
Fourth-year ECU dental students learn by doing in eight Community Service Learning Centers providing dental care to underserved areas across North Carolina, an innovative model for dental education drawing national attention.

Big impact on small business
ECU’s Small Business Institute brings current and future entrepreneurs together, offering specialized assistance to regional small business owners while providing students with hands-on entrepreneurial experience.

Addressing health disparities
Researchers in the Brody School of Medicine are part of a multi-institutional team receiving a nearly $9.5 million grant to tackle health disparities related to uncontrolled high blood pressure in the rural South. The project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute in partnership with the National Institutes of Health.

Future millennial campus
ECU's planned East Carolina Research and Innovation Campus will provide space for the university, high-tech industries, and other partners to discover and produce new innovations.

Novel cancer treatment
Physicians at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine are the first in the mid-Atlantic region to offer a new treatment option for pancreatic cancer that uses a novel catheter-based system to allow the physician to deliver high doses of chemotherapy directly to the pancreatic tumor.

Discovery and innovation
The ECU Innovation Design Lab, funded in part by a $300,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, features a new MakerBot Innovation Center for 3-D design and prototyping, one of only three in the Southeast.