Measures of Success

brown1Education professor Abbie Brown is the first exclusively-online professor in the UNC system to receive the UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence.

Research on Peruvian glassfrogs by biology graduate student Evan Twomey was featured in National Geographic magazine.

nursing1ECU’s College of Nursing was invited to join the prestigious National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, and is poised to help meet the needs of the state’s rapidly growing elderly population. Read more.

School of Communication Director Linda Kean was honored with the NCA Health Communication Division’s highest academic honor, the Outstanding Scholar Award.

cardiacappA mobile app designed by ECU physician Dr. Tin Nguyen helps doctors teach patients about heart risks. Read more.

Health education and promotion professor Beth Chaney was appointed to the North Carolina Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force.

The choreographic work of ECU dance professor John Dixon took the national stage in Washington, D.C. on June 7. Read more.

bestdocs1 Forty-seven physicians from the Brody School of Medicine were chosen by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 "Best Doctors in America" list. Read more.

Research by accounting professor Rebecca Fay made the front page of the Journal of Accountancy, the leading journal published by the American Institute of CPAs. 

ebendorf2East Carolina University art professor Robert Ebendorf, an internationally known metalsmith and jewelry designer, received a lifetime achievement award from the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

ECU junior Benjamin Tillett-Wakeley passed requirements to become a Red Hat Certified Engineer.

School of Hospitality Leadership professor David Edgell was awarded the 2014 Board on Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Michelle F. Eble, associate professor in the Department of English, was elected president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in March 2015.

Transforming the Region's economy
ECU and Pitt Community College are partnering on a premier, laboratory-based education and training network for eastern North Carolina's growing pharmaceutical industry with a prestigious $1.75 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. Read more.

Tops in business for eight straight
ECU’s College of Business was ranked in 2015 among the best in the nation for the eighth year by The Princeton Review. Read more.

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. Read more.

Investing in the brightest
The prestigious EC Scholars program each year 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, a total value of approximately $61,000. Read more.

Producing doctors for North Carolina
Brody School of Medicine leads all state medical schools in preparing primary care physicians that practice in North Carolina. Read more.

No. 1 'Best Bang for the Buck'
In the Southeast, 2015 report by Washington Monthly magazine, based on outcomes such as graduation rates and the ability of graduates to land a good-paying job. Read more.

Teachers for rural classrooms

Partnership East, a College of Education program funded by a $2.28 million gift from the State Employees Credit Union Foundation, educates aspiring teachers in rural areas where they live. More than 75 percent teach in North Carolina and 94 percent of those are in the East. Read more.

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. Approximately 65 percent of them stay in North Carolina, the majority in eastern North Carolina. Read more.

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. Read more.

A national model for dentistry

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

Impact on lives
ECU pioneered telemedicine in North Carolina and doctors now lead a statewide telepsychiatry initiative providing cost-effective mental health services to communities in 80 counties, many of which would not have emergency access to mental health services otherwise. Read more.

Aggressive growth of research
ECU grew external research dollars an average of 17 percent from 2011-2014, hitting a record of $38.3 million in 2013, according to the National Science Foundation. Our national peers averaged 3 percent annual growth. Read more.

Cutting edge technology
An advanced Ion Proton DNA sequencing device now allows genetics researchers at ECU to better understand and analyze DNA through enhanced study of genomics. Read more.

World's leading expert
Dr. Sam Sears, professor of psychology, is the world's recognized leading expert on the psychological implications and treatment for patients living with life-saving heart devices. His research work won the highest faculty honor given by the UNC system in 2013, the O. Max Gardner Award. Read more.