We welcome you to the College of Business at East Carolina University. We are proud to be a nationally competitive business school that combines excellent student learning experiences with quality research serving the nation and the world.

Our goal is to create lasting relationships, so we are constantly striving to facilitate the links between our 20,000+ alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the business community through strong lines of communication, exciting networking opportunities, campus events, and more.  Some of our key initiatives include speaker series, educational and volunteer opportunities, alumni receptions, and mentoring programs.



Stay Connected

We hope you'll continue to stay in touch with your ECU College of Business family through the years.  From Facebook to LinkedIn, there are many ways to stay connected!  Make sure you update your alumni profile information as your life and career progresses, so we can keep you informed.  We count on our community of diverse, talented alumni to help us carry on the ECU College of Business core values.



Preston Lovett, Major Gift Officer
(252) 328-9562,

Jim Westmoreland, Associate Dean for External Affairs
(252) 328-0130,


How can I help?

The College of Business Annual Fund plays a significant role as we prepare the next generation of leaders and face challenges posed by the new economy.  Annual Fund gifts are among the most important and valuable to the College of Business because they can be used across every area of the College, wherever the need is greatest.

The Annual Fund supports many important programs not supported by state monies.  Some of the programs sponsored by the Annual Fund include:
- Student scholarships, including two tuition scholarships and ten book scholarships.
- Travel funds for students and faculty to attend course-related conferences and educational visits to corporations.
- Faculty development and recognition, including the COB Teaching Excellence Award and the COB New Faculty Award.
- Seed money for new programs and opportunities within the College.
- Development and printing costs of Stocknotes, our alumni newsletter.


How do I get involved?

Looking for ways to give back?  Consider assisting students as a resource through our Business Alumni Network. You can also attend events either on campus or in your local area, or make a much-appreciated gift online.

We encourage you to browse the links below to see the opportunities available to get involved:

Arrange a tour of your company or organization: coordinate internships/job shadowing

Serve as a Professional to a student

Support COB scholarships

Engage with business students through etiquette dinners and events

Plan a Networking Event

Volunteer to judge a case competition or "shark tank" presentation

Volunteer as a Guest Speaker