If you're an East Carolina Department of English alum, you are our most treasured resource. Thanks for coming back to (digitally) visit! If you're here to learn about our alumni, you're in the right place--read on!

We value our alumni for their friendship, contributions, and support, and we recognize the importance of maintaining connections with our graduates. To keep you informed of what's happening within the Department and your fellow alumni, we've compiled some resources on this page to help you stay connected.

If you'd like to learn more about what we've been up to lately, please visit the English News Blog. Or, connect with the East Carolina University English Alumni page on LinkedIn or with us via social media ( ECUEnglish on Facebook; @ECUEnglish on Twitter; ecuenglish on Instagram; ECUEnglish Department on YouTube). Be sure to check out our alumni spotlights series and let us know if you're willing to be featured.

We love to showcase alumni accomplishments and achievements, so send us an email at to let us know your news and how you're doing!  

Alumni News

PhD alum Janine Butler
PhD alum Janine Butler published in Rhetoric Review
ECU English’s PhD alum Janine Butler (2017) has published an article, “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access,” in the journal Rhetoric Review. Read her work here: Janine’s work at ECU focused on accessibility and multimodality. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute

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Alumna Spotlight! Lindsay K. Saunders
Lindsay K. Saunders Spotlight A graduate of ECU, earning her Master’s degree in Technical and Professional Communication, Lindsay has used her education and talents to pursue an extremely interesting career in international work.  Through hard work, she has achieved her dream job of working at the American Embassy in Lusaka Zambia for the United States Government.  Lindsay agreed to be

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ECU English faculty, graduate students, and alumni present at 11th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference
Twelve members from the Department of English at ECU presented their research, shared their expertise, and participated in collaborative/interactive workshops at the 11th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference held October 4-8, at the University of Dayton. The conference theme, “Rhetorics, Rights, (R)evolutions,” asked participants to “bridge feminist rhetorics with feminist activism and advocacy to bring about social change.” The conference

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Alum leads search, rescue team into hurricane zone
“As West Texas team leader for TEXSAR — Texas Search and Rescue — Dawn Keller of Gardendale said the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston was the most destructive she’d seen in a first-world setting.” Dawn Eli Keller is an alumna of the Department of English. Read full story from OA Online Photo credit: TEXSAR — Texas Search and Rescue

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Join ECU Alumni Lindsay Saunders and her fundraising campaign Speak Up
Check out and take advantage of this opportunity to help ECU alumna Lindsay Saunders!! Saunders is a grassroots advocate with “RESULTS-a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together, we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.” Saunders is “participating in Speak Up, a fundraising campaign to support RESULTS and the work that [she

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What our alumni are up to

Gary Redding (BA)

Sarah Castle (BA)

Catherine McCabe (BA)

Jared Price (graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Kristy Woodson Harvey (MA)

Stacey Cochran (MA)

Brandon Sneed (MA)

Christina Eftekhar Mayr (MA)

Jamie Johnson (MA)

Laura Wright (MA)

Christina Mayr (’06 English, ’08 English), Diana Ray (’05 Psychology, ’06 Criminal Justice), and Bridget Todd (’07 English) speak at the Arts & Sciences Beyond Your Degree Alumni Panel in Spring 2017.

Alumni Resources

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ECU Alumni Association

ECU Job Postings

The East Carolinian

ECU Arts Central Ticket Office

ECU Athletics Tickets

Pirate Athletics

ECU Merchandise