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ECU holds fall commencement Dec. 13

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Nov. 12, 2008)   —   East Carolina University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 13, in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

The ceremony begins with a band concert at 9:30 a.m., and the commencement program follows at 10 a.m. Graduates and faculty members should check in at Gate 1 by 9:30 a.m. to line up for the processional.

This year's commencement speaker is ECU College of Education Professor Louis Warren, who received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching award given at the university.

Warren, who teaches curriculum and instruction, holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, a master's degree from UNC-Pembroke, and a doctorate in education from the University of Georgia. After teaching in middle schools in rural North Carolina and serving as an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, he joined the ECU faculty in 1994.

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Across campus, ECU's colleges, schools and departments will hold unit recognition ceremonies. They are scheduled as follows:

Minges Coliseum
9 a.m. - Human Ecology
Noon - Education
3:30 p.m. - Health and Human Performance
7 p.m. - Business

Wright Auditorium
9 a.m. - Psychology
Noon - Nursing
3 p.m. - Technology and Computer Science
7 p.m. - Communication

Noon - Biology
3:30 p.m. - Economics

Mendenhall / Great Rooms
10 a.m. - English
4 p.m. - History

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
8 p.m. - Sociology

Willis Building
10 a.m. - Political Science.


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