“We are ECU. We have been given a spirit, a goodness, a compassion for others, a knowledge to affect the community, why aren’t we doing more?” Clark said. “Take that spirit with you. Be better, do more, dream big. And do whatever it takes to make a difference in the lives of others.” Students shown are those Ron Clark brought from his academy to the corporate awards banquet.
ECU’s College of Education has been awarded a $1.19 million, five-year grant to help produce additional math and science teachers to combat a shortage of STEM teachers. Here, Mellisa Dowland talks to a group about a mud dauber nest found on the wall at Eastern Elementary.
Students Ashley Algard, Heather Aycock, Jaclyn Caryl, Allie Marinello, Logan Mosely and Alexa Weis (shown) along with faculty members Debbie Metcalf and Dr. Stacy Weiss visited four schools, a homework club, a center for students with significant behavioral difficulties and an after school program for students with autism. The trip was part of a pilot study to explore international practicum teaching experiences and learn more about the education system for students with mild and moderate disabilities.
Graduate Grace Perry, her mother Sarah Perry, and grandmother, now all ECU alumni. Third-generation ECU graduate will teach special needs children.
An East Carolina University researcher, Dr. Tammy Lee, is looking into how elementary school students view themselves as scientists and engineers when wearing lab coats. Shown in the picture, (far back row left to right standing) Phillip Hollifield, Anthony Asencio, Darelys Ramos-Romero, Sheilyn Zenil Serrano, Lauren Brewington (teacher), Jair Monter Tellez, Reanna Jackson, Dr. Tammy Lee (professor), Shemiracle Spellmon, Dylan Eakes (desks left to right) Jamil Carmon, Kaymei Lozano-Cabrera, Beatriz Lara Velazquez, Yozmin Nobles, Evan Castro at Pactolus School.