ECU Celebrates 99 Years
By Nancy McGillicuddy
East Carolina University celebrates its 99th birthday this year with the theme “A Legacy of Leadership.”
The official Founders Day is March 8. On this day the university community honors Gov. Thomas Jordan Jarvis, who is known as the father of ECU. Because of his commitment to higher education, the General Assembly on March 8, 1907 chartered East Carolina Teachers Training School, which would eventually become East Carolina University. A memorial service will take place in honor of Gov. Jarvis at 10 a.m. at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in Greenville.
Founders Week runs March 27 to April 1 and includes events for both the university and Greenville community. A complete list of events is available by visiting http://www.ecu.edu/foundersday/.