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A Message from the Program Director's Office

Dear Alumni and Friends,

The Neuroscience Program began with humble beginnings in 2004, with only a handful of students that pioneered the way for our majors and minors that are in the program today. In those early beginnings, we sought to implement an interdisciplinary program of study that would serve the needs of a select number of students that desired more than what a traditional degree program offered. It was meant to be first and foremost, a program that enriched students' lives and make them stellar individuals. The costs involved in serving our students was relatively small. Since then, the program has grown tremendously, but it hasn't lost its focus - to produce stellar individuals that lead productive and meaningful lives.

Unfortunately, state budget cuts over the past several years have severely hampered us in the areas of teaching and mentoring, supporting faculty and student research, and rewarding students for their hard work and achievements. Indeed these challenges counter the program's ability to flourish. In order to halt the impact of these challenges, we depend upon the contributions of alumni and friends of the program.

Please consider supporting our efforts in providing students a top-notch program of study at ECU and in the region, where brain science is at the forefront of bettering our understanding of health and disease. To submit your generous, tax-deductible contribution online, please click here. When choosing a designation, please type "Neuroscience" in the search box, and it will show up as: Undergraduate Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Program.

You can also make a gift by check. Please make checks payable to "ECU Foundation Inc." and note in the “memo” section of your check that your gift is intended for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Direct your donation to the following address:
  • Office of University Development, East Carolina University, 2200 S. Charles Boulevard, Mail Stop 301, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
    • For questions about creating scholarships and professorships, stock or estate gifts, specific programs, and suggestions on how you can support the Neuroscience Program at ECU, please contact: Jennifer Tripp, Development Officer East Carolina University, 2200 S. Charles Boulevard, Suite 1109 Mail Stop 301, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Phone: 252-737-4201 Fax: 252-328-4904

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