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

Memolo Publishes PTA Textbook
Jennifer Memolo (MA, 2003) recently published Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Memolo earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College, her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from East Carolina University and her Associate’s degree in PTA from Nash Community College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Currently, Memolo is a full-time faculty member of the Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant

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PhD alum Janine Butler
Butler’s Article Included in Yearly Best
Dr. Janine Butler’s (2017) article “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access” published in the 37.3 issue of Rhetoric Review has been chosen for inclusion in the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2019, published by Parlor Press. Butler’s article includes research from her dissertation. Go English!

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Schwartz Publishes Article
Jonah Schwartz (MA ’17) recently published a feature article in the November 2018 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. In “Graph Colors vs. the World: Exploring the Empty Valley between Data Visualization and Multicultural Communication,” Schwartz discusses the cultural specificity of color across cultures, focusing particularly on “how color and multicultural communication influence data visualization.”

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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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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