If you're an East Carolina Department of English alum, you are our most treasured resource. Thanks for coming back to (digitally) visit! If you're here to learn about our alumni, you're in the right place--read on!

We value our alumni for their friendship, contributions, and support, and we recognize the importance of maintaining connections with our graduates. To keep you informed of what's happening within the Department and your fellow alumni, we've compiled some resources on this page to help you stay connected.

If you'd like to learn more about what we've been up to lately, please visit the English News Blog. Or, connect with the East Carolina University English Alumni page on LinkedIn or with us via social media ( ECUEnglish on Facebook; @ECUEnglish on Twitter; ecuenglish on Instagram; ECUEnglish Department on YouTube). Be sure to check out our alumni spotlights series and let us know if you're willing to be featured.

We love to showcase alumni accomplishments and achievements, so send us an email at to let us know your news and how you're doing!  

Alumni News

Cariño Publishes Two New Poems
Ina Cariño, ECU Creative Writing minor graduate (2016) has published two new poems in The Fugue Journal. In addition, Cariño has just successfully defended her MFA Thesis at North Carolina State University. Fugue is managed and edited by graduate students in the English and Creative Writing Programs at University of Idaho in Northern Idaho. Go English!

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Cory to Publish Edited Volume
Department MA grad Jessica Cory (MA, 2012) will her have first edited volume coming from West Virginia University Press in August. The work is a “collection of Appalachian nature writing and a collection of ecocritical essays that explore connections and intersections of the Appalachian region, its environments, and its literature.” Currently, Cory teaches Composition courses at Western Carolina University. Go

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Memolo Publishes PTA Textbook
Jennifer Memolo (MA, 2003) recently published Procedures and Patient Care for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Memolo earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College, her Master’s degree in Creative Writing from East Carolina University and her Associate’s degree in PTA from Nash Community College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Currently, Memolo is a full-time faculty member of the Clarkson College Physical Therapist Assistant

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PhD alum Janine Butler
Butler’s Article Included in Yearly Best
Dr. Janine Butler’s (2017) article “Integral Captions and Subtitles: Designing a Space for Embodied Rhetorics and Visual Access” published in the 37.3 issue of Rhetoric Review has been chosen for inclusion in the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2019, published by Parlor Press. Butler’s article includes research from her dissertation. Go English!

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Schwartz Publishes Article
Jonah Schwartz (MA ’17) recently published a feature article in the November 2018 issue of Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. In “Graph Colors vs. the World: Exploring the Empty Valley between Data Visualization and Multicultural Communication,” Schwartz discusses the cultural specificity of color across cultures, focusing particularly on “how color and multicultural communication influence data visualization.”

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What our alumni are up to

Gary Redding (BA)

Sarah Castle (BA)

Catherine McCabe (BA)

Jared Price (graduate certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Kristy Woodson Harvey (MA)

Stacey Cochran (MA)

Brandon Sneed (MA)

Christina Eftekhar Mayr (MA)

Jamie Johnson (MA)

Laura Wright (MA)

Christina Mayr (’06 English, ’08 English), Diana Ray (’05 Psychology, ’06 Criminal Justice), and Bridget Todd (’07 English) speak at the Arts & Sciences Beyond Your Degree Alumni Panel in Spring 2017.

Alumni Resources

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ECU Alumni Association

ECU Job Postings

The East Carolinian

ECU Arts Central Ticket Office

ECU Athletics Tickets

Pirate Athletics

ECU Merchandise