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College of Education Alumni & Friends,

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators and allied practitioners by encouraging and nurturing professional growth; emphasizing and supporting scholarships, research, and creative activity; and servicing all areas of professional education. The College of Education would like to thank our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who show their appreciation of this mission with their time and money. Donations are essential in helping the College of Education continue to be one of the best in the country. To view the College of Education Funding Priorities, click on: Funding Priorities.

Listed below are a variety of ways that you can support the College.

Please consider supporting the excellence of an ECU College of Education education. Gifts from alumni and friends provide the support that ensures our tradition of excellence. You can make a contribution to the ECU College of Education in any of the following ways.

annual fund

Annual Fund.
Make a gift every year. Make a difference every day.


planned giving
Planned Giving
. Leaving a legacy


matching gifts

 Matching Gifts. Support East Carolina through mutually beneficial relationships.


Credit CardCredit Card - Make a secure online donation


PledgePledge - Complete this Interactive Pledge form and mail


- Make Checks payable to ECU Foundation, Inc. with fund name in memo line


draftBank Draft - Automatically Transfer Gifts

stocksStock Transfer - Download the guidelines for making gifts of stock


Faculty/Staff GivingFaculty/Staff Giving - Supporting the things we treasure


Thank you in advance for your gift to the College of Education. You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift from ECU's University Development Office, as well as a receipt.

With the loss of the NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship program, which supported over 200 of our students each year, and the increase in tuition, there has never been a more critical time to provide funding for our students who dream of becoming influential educators.There can be no greater goal than to provide students with the opportunity to receive an excellent education.
The Educators Hall of Fame recognizes and highlights the service of those educators to whom East Carolina alumni and friends are most grateful. This permanent recognition is displayed prominently in the Speight Building. Donations to this fund support a four-year scholarship offered to incoming freshmen who have intentions of majoring in education.
Where do I send my check?

East Carolina University
c/o College of Education Office of Development and Communications
Mail Stop 504
Greenville, NC 27858

Does my company participate in a matching gift program?

Many employers will match their employees' charitable gifts, doubling or tripling the value of their gifts. Some employers match the gifts of retirees and/or spouses. Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program.

How do I direct my gift to a college, school, department, or program of my choice?

Contact Kendra in the Office of Development and Communication.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, to the full extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.

Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?

Yes, soon after your gift is received, you will receive a printed receipt for your gift.

I have more questions about making a gift. Who should I contact?

Call the College of Education's Office of Development and Communication at (252) 737-1257.

Give to the Department of Your Choice

Give to one of the 6 departments within the College of Education: 

  • Elementary and Middle Grades Education
  • Higher, Adult and Counselor Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Interdisciplinary Professions
  • Literacy Studies, English and History Education
  • Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology
  • Special Education, Foundation and Research

Mailing Address:

Contact the Office of Community Relations and Outreach
College of Education
Mail Stop 504
Speight 244
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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Community Relations and Outreach

Terah Archie
Terah Archie
Director of Community Relations and Outreach
Mailstop 504
Speight 244
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-737-1257


East Carolina University’s College of Education welcomed visitors from Hiroshima University Sept. 18-21.

On: 23 Sep 2016 14:48
The international educational exchange and partnership has existed for 20 years, allowing faculty and students from ECU, Pitt County Schools and Hiroshima University to share and learn from each other. Each summer two Pitt County teachers and an ECU faculty member are invited to go to Hiroshima, present at a conference and meet graduate students who will come to ECU in the fall. While in Greenville, the Hiroshima University graduate students visited classes at Elmhurst and Wahl-Coats elementary schools and C.M. Eppes Middle School. They Continue reading →

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COE alumna named Executive Director of Student Academic Success at NCCU

On: 23 Sep 2016 13:07
COE alumna Kesha T. Lee recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Student Academic Success at North Carolina Central University after serving as Director of Student Disability Services for the past eight years.  In her new role, Kesha will lead all retention and student success initiatives for first and second year students within the University College at NCCU.

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ECU College of Education honors scholarship recipients and donors

On: 19 Sep 2016 17:23
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education have received a record amount of scholarship support for the upcoming academic year. This year, more than $550,000 in merit and need-based scholarships was distributed to 106 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education students. The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs. “Attracting the best students and ensuring access to an East Carolina University education rank among our highest Continue reading →

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Dr. Sharon Price Schleigh wins national teaching award

On: 31 Aug 2016 21:11
Dr. Sharon Price Schleigh, assistant professor in the College of Education, Dept. of Mathematics, Science & Instructional Technology Education (MSITE), has been awarded the Summit Ascent Teaching Award. The Summit Ascent Teaching Award is given annually at the National Astronomy Teaching Summit held in San Francisco on August 1. The highly coveted and competitive teaching award honors a distinguished educator who is recognized by their peers and students for excellence in improving the teaching of astronomy across the country. “Dr. Schleigh has helped hundreds of Continue reading →

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Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop

On: 31 Aug 2016 13:39
In the Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Workshop, Fulbright Ambassador Dr. Spencer Salas, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will share his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa in 2013. Flyer with event details: Ambassador Workshop Invitation_Salas Scholars like Salas return to their campuses with new perspectives on their fields and fresh ideas for further international engagement. Faculty and administrators will learn about the benefits of Fulbright and the impact it can have personally and professionally. Find out more about Salas’ Continue reading →

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COE special ed alumnae recognized

On: 09 Aug 2016 14:44
ECU College of Education alumnae Hayley Flynn Mullins was recently was named Coordinator of Special Education for Campbell County Public Schools, Virginia. Hayley graduated in May 2008 with an undergraduate degree in special education, general curriculum with an adapted curriculum add-on. “I am excited for this opportunity as it will allow me to directly oversee our adapted curriculum classrooms and make meaningful changes to curriculum, procedures and processes in order to better student outcomes,” said Mullins. Hayley has already begun actively recruiting ECU graduates and Continue reading →

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Chambers Awarded Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor

On: 04 May 2016 18:00
College of Education’s Dr. Crystal Chambers in the Department of Educational Leadership was selected as this year’s winners of the 4th Annual ECU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. These two awardees were recognized during Research and Creative Activities Week. Students and faculty colleagues nominated many outstanding individuals. A selection committee of faculty and students reviewed nomination materials and awardees were selected based on evidence of success as mentors, which was demonstrated in the nomination letters, and the nominees’ mentoring statements. Dr. Chambers recognized for her Continue reading →

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DAY OF DISTINCTION: COE Awards Day recipients

On: 28 Apr 2016 14:07
East Carolina University’s faculty and staff were presented with awards recognizing their service, leadership, ambition and spirit during the seventh annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 27 in Hendrix Theatre. Provost Ron Mitchelson welcomed the audience to the event and commended the award nominees and recipients for their service to the university. “We offer promises of student success, public service and regional transformation,” Mitchelson said. “The recipients of awards today are helping to ensure that we are making very good on those Continue reading →

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ECU education student receives Fulbright Award

On: 15 Apr 2016 14:40
An ECU Honors College student and triple major Daniel Franch has been named a recipient of an English teaching assistant award from the highly-competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Franch, who is graduating in May with a degree in history, history education and German, is one of 140 students in the United States to receive a $30,000 grant that will support his international experience in East Germany teaching English for a year. Full story:

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College of Education leader discusses teacher retention and recruiting with Rotarians

On: 12 Mar 2016 10:00
KINSTON FREE PRESS – Grant Hayes, dean of the College of Education at East Carolina University, spoke to the Kinston Rotary Club about East Carolina University’s College of Education on Thursday [March 3]. Hayes has been working in education for more than 27 years. Before coming to ECU in July, he was interim dean at the University of Central Florida. “We have a story to tell within our college about the impact that we are making on this state and in this region,” Hayes said. Continue reading →

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