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Strategic Direction: The Leadership University

ECU will distinguish itself by the ability to train and prepare leaders.


Buidling Bonds. ECU Students Reach out through Sports, Exercise Kathy Muse
ECU students are reaching out to youth and senior adults through a newly founded ECU student organization called MUVE (Motivating and Uplifting via Exercise). Two ECU students co-founded MUVE last October as a way to help others through exercise instruction, mentorship and leadership activities.
Lessons for Life. ECU Medical Student Uses Art to Teach about Health Doug Boyd
Brody School of Medciine student Parteek Singla's Project JUMPST(ART) uses art to teach local youth about health and healthful lifestyles. Singla is one of six ECU students who are 2012-13 Schweitzer Fellows.


A Huge Honor. ECU Physician Assistant Student Elected to National Board Crystal Baity
An ECU graduate student has been elected to the 2012-2013 board of directors of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is the first student from ECU and North Carolina to represent the Southeast region and its 38 schools.
Chitwood Receives Pair of Recognitions
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., a cardiovascular surgeon at ECU, has been inducted as an honorary member in the German Society for Thoracic, Heart and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Chitwood was also featured in a member spotlight in the spring 2012 Forum, a publication of the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi.
Committed to Service. ECU Students Give Back Through Schweitzer Fellowships Doug Boyd
Six students from the ECU School of Dental Medicine and the Brody School of Medicine have received Schweitzer Fellowships for 2012-2013. Through the fellowship, students commit to a year of service within a community agency, devoting more than 600 hours to local communities lacking access to adequate health services.
Engaged. Students Learn Through Public Service Crystal Baity
ECU's Student Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy is believed to be the first program of its kind and a national model in pairing graduate students, undergraduate East Carolina Scholars and faculty mentors across disciplines to work with community partners on a semester-long, spring project.
Helping, Leading Others. ECU Student Earns Nickelodeon Service, Leadership Award Kathryn Kennedy
Taylor Waters will be featured in this year's TeenNick HALO awards. The award recognizes teens who are "Helping and Leading Others" (HALO). The ECU sophomore founded and is president of the Red Cross at ECU student organization.
National Recognition. ECU Junior Honored for Work with Students with Disabilities Kathyrn Kennedy
The Council for Exceptional Children named Sara Graves, an ECU junior, their 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Member of the Year. Graves studies adapted special education and plans to teach high school.
Outside the Classroom Kathryn Kennedy
Thursday, January 26 marks the beginning of ECU's first Graduate Leadership Speaker Series. Four lectures featuring university administrators and a retired miliary leader are scheduled.
Voices of Leadership. Chancellor's Academy Empowers Students for Success ECU News Service and Chris Stansbury
The Chancellor's Student Leadership Academy is a semester-long academy that focuses on enhancing the leadership skills of students.


Campus Kitchen Transitions to Student Leadership
East Carollina University's Campus Kitchen , part of a national hunger relief effort, works with Aramark to collect unused food from the university's dining facilities to be donated. The program is coordinated through AmeriCorps VISTA, the national service program. However, a leadership team of student volunteers recently voted to decide key positions in Campus Kitchen's hunger relief operations, meaning that eventually their efforts will be student-run.
Leadership for All Crystal Baity
Students in the College of Allied Health Sciences benefit from numerous leadership opportunities.
Raising the Brainpower Bar Mary Schulken
For 10 years Project HEART has placed tutors in schools, on college campuses, and in aftershool programs to help high-risk kids in eastern North Carolina. The program also teaches its tutors how to be leaders and bulid in them a habit of service and helping others.
Students Receive Schweitzer Fellowships
Six students from ECU have received Schweitzer Fellowships for 2011. As part of the program, students commit to a year of service with a community agency, devoting more than 600 hours to local communities lacking access to adequate health services.


A Seat at the Table. Student Leaders Help Set Direction of College Crystal Baity
The Student Leaders Council in the College of Allied Health Sciences began in 2007 and includes two representatives from each college's degree-granting departments who meet monthly, plan leadership activities, and serve as liasons between almost 800 students and about 100 faculty and staff members.
Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series
The Cunanan Leadership Speakers Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville, representing for-profit and non-profit firms, entrepreneurial activities, government, and public affairs. Topics highlight leadership, professional development, ethics, and the role of business in modern society.
Department of Defense Honors ECU with Freedom Award
ECU was honored by the Department of Defense with the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This is the highest recognition given by the U. S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
ECU College of Business Named a Top Business School for 2011
The ECU College of Business has again earned top marks, ranking among the best U.S. business schools for the fourth year in a row, according to The Princeton Review.
Human Performance Lab Saves Lives Karen Shugart
ECU's Human Performance Lab has been approved for use with NCFlex dollars wich means state employees can pay for a Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program with pre-tax earnings allocated to their NCFlex accounts. If major heart disease risk factors are detected through the assessment, flex dollars can also be used to join the fitness facility.
Service that Sustains. Brody Students Teach Others to Help Themselves Doug Boyd
The spirit of service is alive and well at the Brody School of Medicine. Schweitzer Fellows and Brody Scholars organize service projects and educational programs for patients and members of the community.
Symposium to Honor Retiring Distinguished Biology Professors
The ECU Deparmtment of Biology and the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy hosted a symposium to honor two Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors. "With their international prominence in wetlands research, these talented scientists played critical roles in establishing ECU as a leading institution for coastal research," said Jeff McKinnon, biology chairperson.
The Chancellor's Leadership Academy at ECU
The Leadership Academy is an intensive professional development program geared towards staff and faculty who are ready, willing and excited about enhancing their academic leadership capabilities to impact their own lives and development, their communities and ECU.