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Our alumni have a lot of great things going on and we love to share the news. Below are some of the most recent things that have been shared with us. We'd love to share your news too! Use the Contact Information form to share your latest achievement.

Megan Lawson
In award-winning elementary math teacher’s class, whole is greater than sum of its parts
On: 20 Sep 2017 13:52
Megan Lawson has undergone a conversion. She was never a good math student. We didn’t particularly enjoy teaching math when she started in the classroom 10 years ago. Today, she is the 2017 Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher for Lenoir County Public Schools. “It was not a good subject for me,” said Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Pink Hill Elementary School for the past five years. “It’s my favorite subject now.” What changed her mind – and focused her career – was her participation in Continue reading →

Dr. Ethan Lenker
Lenker Named Regional Superintendent of the Year
On: 07 Jul 2017 15:48
East Carolina University alumnus and Pitt County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ethan Lenker was named the 2017-2018 North Central Regional Superintendent of the Year by the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance on June 27. Lenker was selected for the award by his fellow superintendents within the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance. Lenker received his Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from ECU in 2006, and was appointed as the Pitt County Schools superintendent in July 2013. As superintendent, Lenker has proven to be a valuable partner for Continue reading →

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‘WHAT YOU WEAR’ Researchers study the impact of young students wearing lab coats
On: 20 Apr 2017 15:21
An East Carolina University researcher is looking into how elementary school students view themselves as scientists and engineers when wearing lab coats. Dr. Tammy Lee, assistant professor of science education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Instructional Technology Education in the ECU College of Education, has teamed up with colleagues at N.C. State University and The College of New Jersey for the study. This spring, 300 fifth-graders and five teachers in four schools in Pitt County have participated. “We know that there is some Continue reading →

Dr. Levy Brown
Alumnus Levy Brown named vice president of student services at Vance-Granville Community College
On: 18 Apr 2017 21:08
Alumnus Levy Brown has been named vice president of student services at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson effective May 15. Brown received an ECU 40 Under 40 Leadership Award in 2016. The Division of Student Affairs created the awards in April 2015 to recognize emerging leaders who received their start at ECU as well as those who have used their ECU experiences to make significant impacts in their professions, communities and in the world. Brown received his bachelor’s degree in communication in 2002 and a Continue reading →

Lauren Ball
ECU Special Education Alumna Breaks World Record
On: 11 Apr 2017 15:21
ECU alumna, Lauren Ball ’15, recently orchestrated the creation of the largest human puzzle piece in the world,   breaking a Guinness World Record. Lauren is currently an Exceptional Children’s Teacher at AG Cox Middle School, in Pitt County where she teaches students with autism and is part of the school’s Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Team.  Lauren organized the event with the help of her school and community, to spread autism awareness during the month of April as part of National Autism Awareness Month.  For many Continue reading →