APPRECIATION: ECU recognizes military service


Walter Pories, Steve Duncan and Sheldon Downes are among nine members of the ECU community who will be honored through induction into the Distinguished Military Service Society at ECU on Oct. 26. For additional information on each of the three, click on the individual's photo or name.

Military appreciation events scheduled

Oct. 24, 2012

By Crystal Baity
ECU News Services

The purple and gold will honor the red, white and blue as East Carolina University hosts several military-related events leading up to Veterans Day. Read more...

Recovery outpaces expectations

Oct. 24, 2012

By Jeannine Manning Hutson
ECU News Services

When Army First Lt. Nathan Rimpf assists officials with the opening coin toss at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Oct. 27, his family and friends from Raleigh will be in the stands cheering for him. And cheering his ability to walk onto the field. Read more...
With scholarship funding

Oct. 24, 2012

By Crystal Baity
ECU News Services

A military scholarship in East Carolina University’s College of Allied Health Sciences has received the second largest donation in its history.
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association has donated $10,000 to the Patriot Scholarship, which ECU Development Officer Pat Frede started in 2008 with an anonymous donation of the same amount from a former naval officer. Other donations the past four years have helped endow the scholarship, which has been awarded to two students so far.

Patriot coin
The most recent recipient, Trey Elam, an ECU ROTC member, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy after receiving his master’s degree and now works as an occupational therapist.

“His military leadership and training was quite evident since he was appointed as the student liaison to the dean’s office and served as president of our college’s Student Leadership Council,” said Dr. Stephen Thomas, dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences.

PAVER DEDICATION:  The Office of Military Programs will host a ceremony from 2 - 3 p.m. Nov. 9 to dedicate the engraved brick pavers added to the Memorial Walk for 2012. The pavers honor individuals who have provided service in support of national defense. Each 6 x 9 inch paver will be engraved with the honoree's name and service details. Proceeds are used for Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships at ECU. Pictured above, ECU Masonry workers John Phillips, James Boyd and Ron Causey install pavers at the Freedom Walk on campus. Click here for more details about the paver campaign.

Photos by Cliff Hollis


Military Appreciation 2012

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