The DE offerings through ECU have enabled me to pursue, and nearly complete, my goal to earn my Bachelors degree. Since I work full-time, I was unable to participate in local face-to-face programs that were tailored to traditional students. By creating a completely online program, ECU has created an opportunity for me to learn and grow. The skills I've acquired have enhanced my job performance in ways that my employer has noticed.
Most professors are very aware of the challenges that face non-traditional, DE students. While keeping the course standards high, they ensure that we have opportunities to complete the work required to meet the learning objectives.
I'm attaching a photo of me receiving an Outstanding Senior Award from the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. BGS welcomes DE students and I was delighted to be able to come to campus to be inducted and receive this award.
- Mark Perew
When I decided to return to school I was reluctant to take DE classes. I was worried I would be “alone” in the process. That is just not the case here at ECU, Faculty and Staff at ECU are dedicated to the success of DE learners. The DE community here at ECU is the BEST! Professors are available with dedicated office hours for DE students and are always approachable. ECU also offers a multitude of services for DE students, from Career Services to exam proctoring, to name a few. There is also a student organization for DE students called Distance Education Student Organization (DESO). ECU’s degree completion program changed my life. I’m proud to be a part of the Pirate Nation!
- Christopher Foote
I started college in Aug 1988. I wasn't ready for college... after 3 years I left college and joined the Army. Then came marriage, 2 children and a wonderful career in computer programming.
In 2005, I felt the desire to finish my degree. Not just for my sake but to prove to my children that education beyond high school is important.
While working a full-time job and putting my family first... Thanks to the ECU DE program I was able to finish my Bachelor's degree and am now almost through my Master's program.
Without the ECU DE program this dream would not have been possible - Thanks SO Much!
- Scott Britner
I've been a DE student since 2009. Although I enjoy the face-to-face experience as a student, distant education classes fit perfectly into my current lifestyle. I like the flexibility, and convenience of studying online at East Carolina University. The instructors are helpful and willing to assist the students with learning the material. Also, I like the opportunity of being able to obtain a full degree completely online. I would suggest East Carolina University to anyone who is a working full-time and don't have the time to attend a traditional classroom setting to obtain a degree. I'm looking into obtaining my master degree at East Carolina University after I finish my bachelor's. I'm proud to be a Pirate!!!!
- LaTonya Tillmon