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Chancellor elect Cecil Staton

Dr. Staton will become Chancellor on July 1.

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awardees Named

Congratulations to Dr. April Blakeslee, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Jacob Hochard, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, for being selected as two of the 35 recipients of this year’s ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards. The awards support research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions and are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Blakeslee and Hochard were selected out of 132 applicants. The $5,000 award, which is matched by ECU, is a one-year grant available until May 1, 2017, and represents public recognition, by their academic peers, of the quality and promise of their research. To read more about the Ralph E. Powe Awards, click here.



College Spotlight: The Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series

The lecture series advances the spirit of exploration and discovery that is the hallmark of the liberal arts and has become the premier intellectual event for students and faculty of ECU, the citizens of eastern North Carolina, and a showcase for the quality of academic life at ECU. Each year, the series features thought-provoking and accomplished leaders from a variety of disciplines who provide insight into important issues in today’s society, and who share their experiences and perspectives.

2016-17 Voyages of Discovery Series
Premier Lecturer Announced - Bob Woodward
Save the Date: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Bob Woodward
Called "the most celebrated journalist of our age" by The Wall Street Journal, Bob Woodward has established himself as a journalistic icon who gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein broke the disturbing news of the Watergate scandal during the Nixon administration.

Currently associate editor for the Washington Post, Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award and his book with Bernstein earned the Post the 1973 Pulitzer Prize.

Additional details for the 10th anniversary season of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series will be coming soon!

Alumni Profiles

 Bradley Beamon 2 ECU did an outstanding job preparing me to be a physician. Our chemistry department and biology department is top notch and prepared me to enter medical school at Brody. (article)


Zach Cooper  Zach Cooper, a 2011 and '14 Harriot College alumnus said his favorite memories of his time at ECU were exploring a new campus, meeting others and experiencing the feeling of having the whole world ahead of him. (article)
Nneka Jones Tapia  Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, who earned her master's in psychology at ECU in 2003, is one of the first clinical psychologists in the country to work as a warden.

 Chris Richardson ECU and their wonderful faculty helped me achieve my goal of being a doctor by providing opportunities for learning and leadership in and out of the classroom. (article)

 Cheryl Sharp One of the most beneficial things about her education at ECU was gaining the ability to evaluate both quantitative and qualitative date, Sharp said. (article)