Welcome to the Student Association of Spanish-Latino Affairs (SALSA)!


The purpose of SALSA is to promote Hispanic awareness throughout campus and the surrounding community. SALSA proudly represents a variety of different cultures and different backgrounds. We encourage unity between all ethnicities, especially Hispanics. At ECU we recognize both the need for unity among Hispanic students and a strong relationship among our community. We acknowledge the value of diversity and distinctiveness of the Latino/Hispanic community and recognize both the need for unity among Latino/Hispanic students and a strong relationship among all undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and community.

Anybody can join SALSA. Stay updated through the social media networks, come out to the programs and meetings, and stay involved. We meet in Bate 1023 on Thursday from 6-7pm. We hope to see you there! 

2014-2015 Officers:

  • President - Jay Garcia
  • Vice President - Annie McCollum
  • Secretary- Jennie Soto
  • Treasurer - Adriana Mendez
  • Sabrosura Chair - Lidia Ortega
  • Volunteer Chair - Kimberly Valle 
  • Advertising Chair(s) - Juan Fernandéz and Tania Lozano
  • Teatro Pirata Chair - Adriana Mendez
  • Curvas Modeling Troupe - Tania Lozano
  • Ledonia Wright Culture Center Liaison -  Astrid La Cruz

About Us:

Community service and outreach contributions of the organization:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Children's Home
  • Hope Lodge
  • Rocking Horse Ranch Marathon
  • Belhaven Health Fair

Awards and recognitions:

  • Campus Election Engagement Project 2014 - Instagram "I Voted" Selfies
  • Campus Election Engagement Project 2014 - 1st Place Grant
  • Biggest Latino/Spanish/Hispanic culture-based organization at ECU

Connect with Us:

Join SALSA on Twitter!

Join the OrgSync for SALSA!

Join SALSA on Instagram!

Join SALSA on Facebook!
Student Association of Latino-Spanish Affairs (S.A.L.S.A)






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Department News

There are a few GA positions available next year looking at enviro anth and climate change issues. If you are interested as an incoming grad student, See for more information.

 Dr. Ewen will be the featured speaker at the HCAS reception. See flyer for details

Gain valuable experience while earning school credit! There are numerous anthropology internship opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students. Students can attain school credit through two undergraduate internship courses, ANTH 4990 and 4991. To see all the possibilities and learn more, click here.
Kristalyn Gill was named winner of the 2015 ECU Study Abroad Photo Contest. Check out the photo of Kristalyn on Mt. Huascaran in Peru!

 Dr, Bailey's article, "A New Online Strategy in Teaching Racial and Ethnic Health and Health Disparities to Public Health Professionals" was accepted by the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. It will appear in the 2016 issue of the Journal.

Excavations in the Western Negev Highlands: Results of the Negev Emergency Survey 1978-89  by Dr. Benjamin Saidel and co-author M. Haimon was published December 2014 by British Archaeological Reports. See here for more.


Haley Drabek translated the Tyrrell Water Management Study finalized in 2014 into 9 separate brochures, one for each proposed water management district. She spent six weeks visiting property owners in each district to explain the benefits of participating in the localized water management district and asking for signatures of intent to join.

Anna Claire researched existing oral history booklets at the Tyrrell Visitor Center and then interviewed elderly Tyrrell County residents who grew up in the county. She taped these interviews for safe keeping at the Visitor Center and is currently writing narrative reports of the collected information, one for each conversation partner. These reports will be bound and held at the Tyrrell County Visitor Center for interested readers. Anna Claire has also been involved with a group of children in the county with a diverse ethnic background. Under Anna Claire's direction the children are currently writing a newsletter that will report on the children's experiences of growing up in Tyrrell County, exploring their favorite places, activities, and hopes for their future.  
East Carolina ranks number one for the second consecutive year as the provider of graduate degrees for the Register of Professional Archaeologists registrants! Read more here

 Dr. Holly Mathews and Dr. Laura Mazow were recognized for their outstanding teaching methods by students during the Spring 2015 semester from the College STAR.

Student response for Dr. Mathews:

"She gives feedback and forces her students to expand their mind and explore alternate theories or explanations. She wants her students to discuss topics in class instead of just listening to her talk the entire time."

Student response for Dr. Mazow:

"We have a small class which allows many opportunities for a lot of class discussion...She always provides feedback and answers to our journal entries and is always available when we need help." 

Congratulations to them both!