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Phil Dixon to Address Graduates

Phil Dixon, former chair of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees and a noted Greenville attorney and civic leader, will be the featured speaker at the university’s fall commencement, Dec. 17.

About 2,200 candidates who have completed required course work during the fall semester will be eligible to receive degrees at the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. in Minges Coliseum on campus. The public is invited and no tickets are required. Participants in the event should be at the coliseum by 9:30 a.m.

Dixon served on the ECU board from 1993 to 2001 and was chairman from 1999 to 2001. He was named to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors this year. Among his awards are “Citizen of the Year” from the Pitt-Greenville Chamber of Commerce, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from ECU and the Distinguished Service Award from the Greenville Jaycees.

Schedules for unit ceremonies are included in the Campus Calendar, p. 11, and can be found at

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 9, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at