Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Alumni Connections

In the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, private giving is very important to maintain and enhance the many excellent programs that encompass the college, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. With private funds, we can offer opportunities to our students and faculty, and provide for research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that would not be possible with public funds alone. The bottom line is that private giving provides the margin of excellence for Harriot College.

Support for Harriot College and its 16 academic departments can make a huge difference in the kind of educational experiences we offer our students. Scholarships (merit and need based), professorships, and program support offer assistance that cannot be funded by the State of North Carolina. To sustain the margin of excellence that Harriot College is known for, we rely on the contributions of alumni, parents, faculty, friends, corporations, and foundations. These gifts are used to fund lectures, equipment, teaching, and additional curricular activities that benefit students directly. Gifts can also be designated for specific initiatives.

Jessica Nottingham, Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach, is dedicated to helping you maintain your close ties, or reconnect with the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and East Carolina University. As an involved alumnus, you have the opportunity to see how your assistance will significantly advance the many priorities of the College, as well as the teaching, research, outreach, and economic development missions of the University.

Our Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach performs the following duties:

  • builds relationships with alumni, parents, faculty and friends
  • cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospective donors and current donors
  • educates constituencies on and off campus about the priorities of Harriot College
  • serves as a resource to prospective donors, current donors, and development colleagues
  • acts as liaison to the Harriot College administration and faculty on development issues
  • manages the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advancement Council and departmental advancement councils
  • manages THCAS donor events and communications, and other alumni and donor activities at the college level
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Nottingham, Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach, at 252-737-1753, or