Alumni Achievement

The most effective way to increase the value of an East Carolina degree is to showcase the accomplishments of our scores of alumni. The Alumni Association is dedicated to recognizing these individuals through our Awards program, our alumni magazine, Servire, and A Pirate’s Life for Me! radio show. Highlighting alumni achievement brings credibility to the University’s many programs and makes East Carolina desirable to those with similar aspirations.



The East Carolina Alumni Associationis happy to now offer online membership! Want a fast, easy way to showyour Pirate pride? Then take a moment to make a tax-deductiblemembership contribution by joining online and supporting youruniversity and Alumni Association.

Membership is open to every Pirate and every Pirate at heart, with a number of membership optionssure to suit your needs. Your tax-deductible membership contributionensures the continuation of the award-winning programs and services you have come to expect from your Alumni Association. Membershipalso supports future Pirate alumni through scholarships and sponsorshipof two student groups, the ECU Ambassadors and Magnolia Belles.

Take advantage of online membership and join today!

Alumni Tailgate Tickets On Sale July 8!
Leave your grill at home and join the Alumni Association's family-friendly atmosphere at Alumni Tailgate. The premier benefit of membership in the Alumni Association, Alumni Tailgate offers all-you-can-eat buffets, Pirate beverages, games for children, live entertainment, plenty of door prizes, and a chance to see Pee Dee the Pirate and the ECU Cheerleaders, all for just $5 per member! (Children 10 and under are free.)

Alumni Tailgate tickets go on sale for Alumni Association members on Tuesday, July 8 at 8:00 a.m. Be sure to call 800-ECU-GRAD on July 8 to reserve your Alumni Tailgate tickets or fax the registration form to 252-328-4369.

Not a member of the Alumni Association? Join online or call 800-ECU-GRAD to become a member today! Non-member Alumni Tailgate tickets will go on sale August 1, if available.

Summer Outings
Share your ECU experience with incoming freshmen at one of this summer's Freshmen Sendoffs. Scheduled to make stops in cities throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey, these summer outings are the perfect opportunity to meet the newest class of Pirates.

Freshmen Sendoffs are $15 per person; children 12 and under are free. Please call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD to register for a summer outing near you!

Get Ready to Golf!
The East Carolina Alumni Association's ECU Alumni Scholarship Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2008 at Ironwood Golf and Country Club in Greenville. Last year's tournament raised more than $25,000 for student scholarships; let's make history again this year!

Our four-person superball tournament begins with breakfast by ARAMARK at 8:00 a.m. followed by the first flight at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be catered by O'Charley's followed by the second flight at 2:00 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Liz Ellerbe at 800-ECU-GRAD for details. Click here to register to play.

Alumni Association Receives Bronze Medal
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the international association of professionals who advance educational institutions, has awarded the East Carolina Alumni Association a bronze medal for its collaborative program Pirate Career Calls. Sixteen entries were judged in the “Alumni Relations Programs: Collaborative Programs” category and one silver medal and one bronze medal were awarded. No gold medal was given.
  
“This is the first international recognition earned by our alumni program and we are thrilled. This program helps us meet our three-part mission of informing, involving, and serving members of the Pirate Nation,” said President and CEO Paul J. Clifford.
  
Pirate Career Calls are a joint effort between the East Carolina Alumni Association and ECU’s Career Center. Held September through May on the first Thursday at noon, Pirate Career Calls address pertinent trends in the work place as well as topics like salary negotiating, resume writing, management skills, and tips for career advancement. Alumni and friends of East Carolina participate in Pirate Career Calls through a conference call and follow along with the presenter’s power point presentation.

2009 Alumni Awards
The Alumni Association needs your help in identifying alumni and friends of the university who should be recognized as Outstanding Alumni, Honorary Alumni, and for Distinguished Service.
 
The Outstanding Alumni Award is one of the most prestigious offered by the university. Nominees should have a minimum of five years of work history and outstanding and uncommon achievement in their profession, civic affairs, and/or politics.

Honorary Alumni Award
nominees are those who did not attend East Carolina University but have adopted it as their own through uncommon and outstanding service, substantial and continuing commitment, and loyalty.

Distinguished Service Award nominees should have demonstrated outstanding and uncommon service to the Alumni Association and/or the university as a whole.

All award nominees should have adhered to standards of moral and ethical conduct that would cause the university to be proud to present them as role models for students and other alumni.

Nominations for Alumni Awards are accepted year-round but are due November 1, 2008 to be considered for 2009. Nominate someone today!

Team Pirate Nation
Are you up for the challenge? Get in tip-top shape with trainer Charlie "Choo" Justice '85, '91 and his team of experienced trainers during our 14-week program to train for the 2008 SunTrust Richmond Marathon on Saturday, November 15, 2008.

Team Pirate Nation is an experience like no other with personalized training, weekly groups runs, and lessons on nutrition, running attire, and other related topics. Open to all ECU alumni and friends, Team Pirate Nation is sure to get you in the best shape of your life!

Ladies Football Clinic
Ladies, are you ready for ECU football? Would you like to be able to accurately comment on plays and "talk shop" with the guys? Then plan to attend this year's ECU Football presents the 4th Annual Ladies Football Clinic on Saturday, July 26, 2008 to learn the difference between a blitz and a power sweep, how a tight end and wide receiver have different duties on the field, and much more! Members of the ECU Football coaching staff will spend the morning getting you geared up for football season. Sign up today!

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Upcoming Events
July 10
Pirates take on Washington with Chad Tracy
Washington, D.C.
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July 10
Charlotte Meet & Greet
Charlotte, NC
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July 12
Charlotte Chapter Meeting
Charlotte, NC
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July 12
Freshmen Sendoff
Clemmons, NC
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July 12
Freshmen Sendoff
Arlington, VA
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July 13
Freshmen Sendoff
Clayton, NC
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July 15
Retired Faculty Board Meeting
Willis Building - East Carolina University
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July 24
Freshmen Sendoff
Raleigh, NC
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July 24
Freshmen Sendoff
New Bern, NC
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July 26
Freshmen Sendoff
Princeton, NJ
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July 28
Freshmen Sendoff
Chapel Hill, NC
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July 30
Freshmen Sendoff
Fayetteville, NC
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July 31
Freshmen Sendoff
Rocky Mount, NC
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August 3-10
Pirate Voyage
Disney Land and Sea Vacation
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August 4
Freshmen Sendoff
Wilmington, NC
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August 9
Lake Norman Alumni Chapter Cookout
Statesville, NC
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August 9
Freshmen Sendoff
Charlotte, NC
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August 10
Freshmen Sendoff
Monroe, NC
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Christian Keiber '92



Recently seen on NBC's E.R., 1992 communications graduate Christian Keiber will appear as "Paul Reilly" on TNT's new series Raising the Bar later this year. Keiber and business partner Bryce Campbell own Creative Alley Productions, an independent motion picture and television production company in Los Angeles, Ca. Keiber has appeared in numerous film, television, and theatrical productions including No Way Back, My Favorite Martian, Without A Trace, Cold Case, Charmed, Wasabi Tuna, and Soul's On Fire. While at ECU, Keiber performed with fellow ECU alumni Sandra Bullock and Kevin Williamson.

Sabrina Bengel



After having served as vice chair of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors for two years, alumna Sabrina Bengel has taken the helm as Chair of the Board. Co-owner of The Birthplace of Pepsi store in historic downtown New Bern, NC, Bengel is an advocate for the preservation and beautification of the city of New Bern and is involved in numerous other business and community ventures. She and husband Steve '79 are ardent supporters of East Caroiina and can be seen at many alumni and athletic events. Bengel looks forward to serving the Pirate Nation in her new leadership role and educating alumni and friends of East Carolina on the Alumni Association and the importance of membership.