Welcome to ECU
East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association

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Now in Our 29th Year of Service to East Carolina University!

In Memoriam:  Marguerite Austin Perry, 1918-2015

A founding member of the ECU Retired Faculty Association in 1987

Our Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association (ECURFA) is to provide retired faculty with a continuing link to the university and to colleagues and friends through social activities, receptions, and group travel. It provides an opportunity to give back to the university through an endowment fund, which has established graduate and undergraduate scholarships.

Office:  1914 West Arlington Blvd., Room 105 (the ECU Distance Education Proctoring Center), 252-737-2924.


  • NEW!  ECURFA Pre-retirement Seminars .  (Please click here for tentative schedule, beginning October 18.)
  • NEW!  ECURFA Retired Faculty Forum, Fall Schedule; meetings at Family Medicine Auditorium, 2nd floor, 101 Heart Drive, 3:00-5:00 p.m.:
    • October 13, Philip Houston (CEO at QVerity; author of Spy the Lie and Get the Truth).
    • December 8, Al Delia and Lars Larson (Brody School of Medicine; "Diseases of Retired Populations and Access to Health Care").
  • We hold board meetings quarterly, in January, April, July, and October. We also conduct a business meeting of the membership in the spring each year.  
  • We hold a social twice a year for retired ECU faculty members and invited guests.  The Fall Social will be held October 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heart Institute, 115 Heart Drive, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville.  There will be a  small charge of $5.00 per person to help offset expenses; the event will be fully catered.
  • We publish a newsletter, The Golden News, twice a year. 
  • We meet as the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association Dutch Luncheon, usually on the first Thursday of each month.    The October 1st luncheon will be at the Japan Inn, 739 Red Banks Road, at 1 p.m.  Please call Frank Rabey at 252-756-0389 for more information, or consult the Daily Reflector.
  • We organize group travel for ECURFA members and "friends."  Please contact Tom Feldbush for suggestions for trips. 


All retired ECU faculty members (including those on phased retirement) are de-facto members of the ECU Retired Faculty Association; and spouses of deceased members are eligible for associate membership. If you have retired or are the spouse of a deceased member, but have not been invited to join the ECURFA, please call the Alumni Association at 252-328-6072.

By-Laws of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association

Policies and Procedures Manual of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association:

Privileges for Retired Faculty

Parking Policy for Retired Faculty:

Retired Faculty have been issued notices to renew their parking permits for the 2015-2016 school year. Parking and Transportation Services (252-328-6294/6963 office) has sent out letters offering a free Retired Faculty parking permit to park in zones B1, B3, B5, and C. The university has reserved ten parking spaces for retired faculty:

  • two spaces on the 10th Street side of Joyner Library;
  • two across 10th Street from the Brewster Building;
  • two in the circle north of Bloxton House;
  • two west of the old Cafeteria; and
  • two east of the Rivers Building.
  • There are also two B1 lots near the Student Recreation Center: in the old Hardee's lot and behind the townhouses at the corner of Cotanche and 9th streets.

Please click here to read the parking policy for retired faculty.  Please click here to see a map of B1, B3, and B5  parking locations, on page 2 of the map.  As the university is becoming a pedestrian campus, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the Student Transit system to attend events on campus. Riders are expected to have an ECU 1 Card [although a university picture ID card may suffice].

Use of ECU E-mail by Retired Faculty:
Please click on the link above for the policy regarding use of ECU e-mail by Retired Faculty. For additional information, one may ask for help by calling the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 or 800.340.7081.

ECU Scholarship Endowment.

We thank the Office of Alumni Relations and the Division of Academic Affairs, Provost's Office, for their administrative support!

This month's picture:  ECU launches wave glider.

The URL of this Web site is http://www.ecu.edu/ecurfa
Updated: 10/6/2015

Webmaster:  Michael G. Cotter, Asst. Prof. Emeritus, Library Services