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An Old Favorite Returns

By Erica Plouffe Lazure

The Buccaneer is back.

Buccaneer yearbook editor Leigh Carter, a sophomore communication major, leafs through a few old ECU yearbook volumes. Carter and her staff are reviving the ECU yearbook after a 15-year hiatus. Portraits of graduates and ECU administrators will be made in March. The 2006 yearbooks will be available in August. (Photo by Erica Plouffe Lazure)

After a 15-year hiatus, East Carolina University is reviving its yearbook. Yearbook editor Leigh Carter, a sophomore, is excited about the Buccaneer’s resurrection aptly named “Rediscovered Treasure.”

“When you’re in high school, there’s no choice, you go near where you live,” Carter said.

“In college, you get to pick where you go. And where you pick becomes a part of who you are.”

Through news articles and photographs, ECU’s yearbook, said Carter, will capture the year’s key events and issues.

Ryan Snyder, ECU yearbook advisor, said that a $4 student activity fee, approved by ECU’s Student Media Board, would offset the cost of the yearbook. The yearbook will cost $49.95 with shipping, through the Dallas-based firm, Taylor Publishing.

“This is something they can hold on to forever and for a reasonable cost,” Snyder said. The spring 2006 yearbooks, which will be available in August, will not offer advertising space, but student and faculty organizations can purchase pages for their group pictures and messages. Costs for organization pages are $200 to $500.

Efforts are underway to collect articles about and portraits of graduating students and ECU administrators before the April 24 deadline.

Snyder said the 2007 yearbooks will mark ECU’s Centennial and will provide a hallmark for the celebration. Snyder is working with ECU staffers Genevia Hill, Ken Robol and Yvonne Moye, along with a staff of six students, to make the yearbook a reality.

Portraits for 2006 spring graduates and ECU administrators and deans will be taken March 22-24. The deadline for appointments is March 20 at 5 p.m. Call 252-328-9236 for more information.

The Buccaneer web site is http://www.buccaneer.ecu.edu.

This page originally appeared in the March 10, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at http://www.ecu.edu/news/poe/archives.cfm.