Education Living-Learning Community

Living-Learning Community


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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Scholarship Spotlight

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

Kaylen Maier

2016 James. H. and Connie M. Maynard Scholar

Kaylen Maier

Hometown: Beulaville, NC
High School: East Duplin High School
Intended Major: History Education
Reason for Choosing Education: I want to be a teacher so that I can make a difference. Teachers are some of the most influential people in the world. If I can make a difference in at least one person’s life, then it was all worth it.
Why ECU: I chose to attend ECU because I loved the campus and because I received a scholarship through the College of Education.
Favorite thing about ECU: My favorite thing about East Carolina University is the feel of the campus. I have discovered that ECU is a very diverse community. This makes it easier to learn new things from the people around you.