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Living-Learning Community

The 2017-2018 ELLC is now FULL   Applications can still be accepted for students who wish to be on a waiting list, but all bed spaces are currently full.Welcome!

The College of Education Living-Learning Community (LLC) gives first-year education students a unique residential learning experience that connects College of Education faculty and staff members and classroom learning with residence life to ease the transition into the ECU community and contribute to their success within the College of Education and beyond. Students will enjoy the typical first year experience of dorm life with the added benefit of living with other students who are also going into the education field. In addition to in-hall discussions and guest speakers, students in the LLC will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside the University environment, attending cultural events, teambuilding ropes course, and social activities in and around the ECU community. These activities help students become comfortable with the residential and academic aspects of University life in a short period of time.

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Betty Abernathy Scholarship

The Abernathy scholarship is a four year $20,000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding high school senior with a demonstrated commitment to the study of and a career in science education. The scholarship is modeled after the ECU Maynard Scholarship and as so, recipients will have a required on campus living component for the freshmen year, a four year programmatic component, and specific criteria for receiving funds.

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Student Spotlight

Alexandra Karlos

2016 James. H. and Connie M. Maynard Scholar

Alexandra Karlos

Hometown: Fuquay Varina, NC
High School: Holly Springs High School
Intended Major: Elementary Education
Reason for Choosing Education: I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. Several members of my family have been educators and from a very young age I had a passion for reading and learning as much about the world as I could. I went through the classic lining up American Girl dolls to play school and loved every second of it. As I got older, I really started to form close relationships with my teachers and truly be inspired by them, both academically and personally. I volunteered at a local elementary school junior and senior year and having the opportunity to help mentor students, motivate them to achieve to their highest potential and watch their progress couldn’t have made me happier. That sort of love and passion is what ultimately drove me towards this career and I’m hoping to inspire future students as my teachers did for me!
Why ECU: I chose to attend East Carolina University’s College of Education because it was the perfect fit. As soon as I stepped on campus for my first tour two years ago, something clicked. It was exactly what I had been looking for and the campus instantly felt like home. Everyone was so genuine, helpful and friendly and that sort of support system, one where people really seemed to care about me as an individual, combined with the opportunities available to me here were unlike any others I could find elsewhere.
Favorite thing about ECU: Since moving in, I’ve loved being able to realize how much I’ve changed and matured as a student over the course of a few short months. ECU has helped to make me become more independent, self-motivated, responsible, and overall more comfortable with myself as a person..