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Amy Royster Bridger

Features Editor, Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC;currently Deputy Features Editor, The Palm Beach Post (Florida)

Samuel Simmons

MBA, MD Wake Forest University


Danat Dalenov

Attaché for Department of Asian Security, Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Melanie Jolly

Berkeley Sierra Club, member outreach representative

Stuart Jolly

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army; attended Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS;currently Professor of Military Science, University of Central Oklahoma

Jay Keever

Police Officer at Gibson Island, MD; p/t German instructor at Arundel Community College; "Terrorism Vulnerability Analyst" for the University of Maryland Medical System


Christa Dunn

Spanish language and culture trainer for a bank in Chicago

Melissa Edwards

Conexiones program manager at The Center for International Understanding in The University of North Carolina system, Raleigh, NC.

Ramil Huysenov

MIDEO (Youth Education Center) Baku, Azerbaijan; In fourth year at the Mingechevir Polytechnic Institute in the Faculty of Energetics and Mechanics. Currently attached to the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC (2008)

Jose Mercado

Air Force Captain; Military Attaché, US Embassy in Oman

Carlos Ochoa

Applied Industrial Technologies, Cleveland, Ohio; currently, South Area coordinator for Eli Lilly and Company Pharmaceuticals, Houston, Texas

Yiming Pan

MBA, East Carolina University; Aviva Life Insurance in Boston

Glodeliz Rodriguez

Currently, Director of Consumer Services, Parakletos, Pitt County Health Department; Formerly in management with Wal-Mart

Johnny Rouse

Rural Development Assistant, USDA, Kinston, NC. Currently Realtor, Greenville NC; Head, Pitt County Democratic Party

Suzanne Thomas

ESL Teacher at a charter school in Wilson, NC; currently works for Telemundo, the Spanish-language TV network, in Washington DC

Annette Uhlenberg Ndiaye

Certificate in international health from Boston University with concentration in managing complex humanitarian disasters; Volunteer in Nigeria with Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA)

Man Wang

MA in Geography, University of Albany; currently (since 2003) in PhD Program in Geography, University of Washington, Seattle.


Elizabeth Grant

Account Coordinator, Lancome/L’Oreal Group

Melissa Hensley Coleman

Working for a non-profit organization in MA; plans to enter PhD Program in International Relations at Tufts University

Susan Stark Keuthenkothen

Former Associate Director, Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, now working part-time as community mediation in Greenville, NC.

Qin (Emily) Zhang

MA in Accounting, Ohio State University; sitting for the CPA exam


Chris Goss

Logistics management specialist, in the US Army with the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)

Chrystie Graham


Jeff Palis

Study Abroad Coordinator, Georgia Southern University

Jennifer Perry

Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, ECU

Kensuke Takeuchi

OPT:JCV Industrial America (computer software company), Wayne, NJ; Sanyo Denki Co, Ltd., Nagano, Japan; planning to enter PhD Program in the US

Jim Tomtania

Bank of America management program, California

Kirk Whittig

Farm Science Genetics representative for the Northwest States, as well as CA, NV and UT, Allied Seed (Nampa, ID)

Lindsay Wood Gentile

International Admissions Specialist, Graduate School, NCSU; formerly, International Admissions Assistant, Office of International Scholars and Students, NC State University


Camoosha Bell

Spanish instructor, currently at Craven Community College and ECU; formerly at Pitt Community College, Greenville NC; interpreter, Pitt County Health Department

Caroline Darrow Collie

PhD Program in Christian Ethics at University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Sarah Layman


Gena Max

Study Abroad Advisor, University of South Carolina

Rumiko Yamamoto

Feature writer on the US Economy for the Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Japanese Economic Newspaper) in D.C.


Marie Chiche

Handicap International in UK

Elizabeth Hall


Erdem Cem Kosar

Formerly Ocean Import Specialist, ATA Freight Line, NYC. Currently, office manager for Unilabel Istanbul, a division of Comercial Arque, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Eric Mason Mental Health Case Worker, Washington, NC

Angelica Orta

Admin. Ass't, ABB Inc., Coral Springs, FL

Elise (Mathilde) Suarez

Community Liaison, Human Relations Dept., City of Wilson (NC)

Chengxiu Sun

Ph.D. program in Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, specialization in public financial management

Katherine Hartley Welch

Engineering Services Center, Logistician/Admin. Ass't, US Embassy, United Arab Emirates


Trace Coats

Study Abroad Advisor, International Education, Bucknell University

Elena Coscodan Academy of Public Administration [in Moldova]

Brandi Dudley

Assistant Director for Study Abroad, ECU
Laura Friedrichs

James Landry

Professional musician

Paula Lobsenz

Dea Papajorgji

Vivien Sansour

Director of Peace and Justice, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena CA; Political activist

Marina Viscun

Susan Wentzy

Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Foreign Agriculture Service, Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, DC 

Jason Wynn

International Admissions Counselor and ESL Instructor, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA
Shigeo Yamaguchi
Mianmian Yu
Peng Yu


Mary Grace Baxendale

Formerly,ESL instructor, South Korea; Currently, Program Associate for the Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction, which is a division of the Institute for Defense and Business in Chapel Hill

Andrea Cadwell

Captain in the North Carolina National Guard, deployed to Iraq.

Harmon Driscoll  Entrepreneur, CraftWorld (Southeast Asia)
Melanie Olson Keeter ESL instructor, Greenville, NC
Alisha Lombardi Study Abroad Programs Office, International Programs for Students, Texas A & M 
Christi Russell ESL instructor, Duksung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea; pursuing MBA at ECU

Serhiy Sybirtsev

Ass't Program Manager, CMP. Inc., MI (educational exchanges)


Laura Amerson Director of Operations, CTMG Inc.(Clinical Trial Management Group)
Carrie Carman Spanish Instructor, ECU
Sandeep Gottipamula Business analyst, Bayer Crop Science, RTP, NC
Kati Greene   
Steven Mann Office of Economic Development, ECU
Elizabeth Montgomery Visiting Instructor, Department of Health Education, ECU 
Rachel Parker Intern, Peacebuilding and Development Institute, American University, Washington, DC
Alexander Penn  

Sijia Yang

Wellex Corporation, Silicon Valley-Bay Area, California