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Homecoming 2010: Rock'n in the Purple & Gold
It's Homecoming! Pack your suitcase and bring your family to Homecoming 2010: Rock’n in the Purple & Gold, October 22-23! You won't want to miss any of the great activities the Alumni Association has planned for you or the great fun you'll have reconnecting with friends and former classmates. From Behind-the-Scenes Tours to Classes Without Quizzes, the Homecoming Parade and Alumni Tailgate, there's something for everyone! Click here for complete details about Homecoming 2010, including parking and shuttle information, or to download a registration form.
Special reunions planned for Homecoming 2010 include:


Celebrate Alumni Awards
On Friday, October 22, seven individuals will be honored with Outstanding Alumni, Distinguished Service, and Honorary Alumni Awards. Please join the Alumni Association as we celebrate these individuals' achievements at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Hilton Greenville. A cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. will start the evening, followed by dinner and awards presentations at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 per Alumni Association member and $50.00 per non-member. Patron level tickets are available for $150.00, which includes two tickets at recognition at the event. This year's honorees are:

Outstanding Alumni
Distinguished Service
Honorary Alumni 
Please call the Alumni Center by October 12 at 800-ECU-GRAD or download a registration form  to purchase tickets. Thank you to our sponsors Metrics, Inc.; Shenendoah Graphics; and Southern Insurance Agency, Inc. Nominate someone for a 2011 award.


Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction
Your bid could win you a treasure at the Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction on Thursday, October 14. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Hilton Greenville and includes hors d'oeuvres, Pirate beverages, live entertainment by Scott Mueller '96, and a silent and live auction. Proceeds from the auction benefit ECU student scholarships given to undergraduates that excel in the classroom and serve the University and community. A few of this year's auction items include:
  • four days and three nights in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands with airfare and a golf or spa package
  • flight lessons from Dillon Aviation
  • Coca-Cola for a year
  • a hot air balloon ride for two with champagne toast
  • ESPY Awards package in Los Angeles in July 2011
  • fine art oil portrait from Irene's Art Studio
Click here for a complete list of auction items. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Please call the Alumni Center by October 7 at 800-ECU-GRAD or download a registration form  to purchase tickets.


ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic


The ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic, presented by Hilton Greenville, is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010 at Ironwood Golf & Country Club. Flight times of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. are available and golfers will enjoy breakfast provided by The Fresh Market, lunch provided by O'Charley's, and the 19th Hole Reception provided by Ironwood. Golf packages include green fee and cart, beverage and snack service, golfer's goody bag with polo shirt, and a complimentary ticket to the Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction the night before. 

An exciting addition to this year's golf tournament is that the winning team (lowest gross score) will represent ECU and play at legendary Pinehurst Resort in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship November 5-7.

Get your team together and register today! Call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD or download a registration form.

Thank you to this year's sponsors: The 5th Street InnARAMARK, BB&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NCBob Barbour Honda, Carolina Wealth Management, The East Carolina Bank, ECU Student Stores, ECU Vending, Ralph Finch '67, Golfsmith Golf & Tennis, Institutional Interiors, Jostens, Kelly Companies, Liberty MutualMinges Bottling GroupOccasions Party & Tent Rentals, Overton's, Pirate Radio 1250 & 930 AM, Potash Corp, RA Jeffreys Distributing, University Printing & Graphics, Winslow's, and WITN.


Military Reunion


Are you an ECU graduate and member or veteran of one of the U.S. military branches? Then come home to Greenville and ECU for the military reunion November 6. Activities include a Pirate Battalion Open House, Air Force ROTC Open House, Alumni Tailgate, and Pirate Football: Navy vs. ECU. All military personnel will be recognized during the football game and can order tickets for $20.00 each. Click here for registration information.

The Alumni Association would like to thank all military personnel for their dedication and commitment to the United States and its citizens. Thank you!



Pirate Career Casts
Do you experience stress in the workplace? Learn how to manage stress in the workplace during October's Pirate Career Cast on Thursday, October 14 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A member of ECU's Counseling Services will moderate this Web cast and take questions from participants. Participate online through ECU's Global Classroom or in person at ECU's Science and Technology building. Register today!

October's Pirate Career Cast:
November's Pirate Career Cast:
  • Thursday, November 4: "Online Applications: The Challenges and How to Overcome Them," 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Not able to participate? Pirate Career Casts are archived for your convenience and you can subscribe to our podcast  so you'll always have access to valuable career information.


A Pirate's Life for Me!
Listen every Friday at 6:00 p.m. as the Alumni Association brings you interviews with accomplished alumni and news from the Alumni Association and University. A Pirate's Life for Me! airs in eastern North Carolina on Pirate Radio 1250 & 930 AM and across the Pirate Nation on www.PirateRadio1250.com. This month's guests are:
  • Friday, October 1: Tommy Spaulding '92, New York Times bestselling author of It's Not Just Who You Know and president of Spaulding Companies LLC
  • Friday, October 8: Stacy Hickman '87, production manager and White House transmission pool producer for FOX News in Washington, D.C.
  • Friday, October 15: Christine "Chris" Joyner Greene '57, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient
  • Friday, October 22: Roy Turner
  • Friday, October 29: Brig. Gen. Catherine Chilton '81, 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient
Every episode of A Pirate's Life for Me! is archived and you can subscribe to our podcast so you'll never miss a show!




Pirate Voyages
Pirate Voyages combine your love of learning with sense of adventure. Take a vacation with fellow Pirates to expand your horizons and broaden your knowledge of the world. The Alumni Association has partnered with AHI Travel and Go Next to offer travel opportunities at affordable prices. Enjoy the exotic Mediterranean, the grandeur of St. Petersburg, and the mysteries of the Mayan  ruins. Book your Pirate Voyage today!


Coach of the Year
To college football fans, pride and support for their team is everything—donning team colors; following favorite players as they reach milestones on the field; dedicating countless Saturdays to watching their alma mater do battle. Every season, fans commit time and energy into each game hoping for the win, the same way coaches invest in their players and communities by encouraging sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and excellence. Today, Liberty Mutual Insurance launches its annual Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, honoring the coaches who give back to their teams, schools and communities, on and off field.

Fan votes help determine the finalists, and ultimately, the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year winners. Now through December 4, Pirate fans can vote for Ruffin McNeill '80 at www.coachoftheyear.com.


CBS College Sports
Follow East Carolina Athletics with the Pirates Mobile iPhone App! Don't miss out on your favorite Pirates sports while you're on the go! The Pirates Mobile iPhone application allows fans easy access to up-to-the-minute news, scores, schedules, rosters, and streaming audio and video for the 2010-2011 school year. Whether you follow ECU football or baseball, soccer or tennis, you're covered. For just $4.99 a year you'll get headlines with breaking news by sport from ecupirates.com; scores, including score updates, schedule and venue information, and results from past events; complete schedules for each sport by date, time, location, and opponent with home and away team rosters and athlete bio information; and on-demand audio and video clips as well as streaming audio for live events. Download the Pirates Mobile iPhone App today!



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Upcoming Events
October 1
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured guest: Tommy Spaulding '92
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October 1
ECU vs. UNC-Chapel Hill Social
Chapel Hill, NC
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October 8
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured guest: Stacy Hickman '87 
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October 9
Football Viewing Parties - ECU vs. Southern Miss
Various Locations
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October 14
Pirate Career Cast: How to Manage Stress in the Workplace
via Web cast
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October 14
Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction
Greenville, NC
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October 15
ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic
Greenville, NC
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October 15
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured guest: Christine "Chris" Joyner Greene '57
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October 16
Alumni Tailgate: NC State vs. ECU
Greenville, NC
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October 16
Football Viewing Parties: NC State vs. ECU
Various Locations
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October 17
Friends of Joyner Library Reception at the Home of Artist Bob Pittman
Oriental, NC
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October 21-23
Golden Alumni Reunion Celebrating the Class of 1960
Greenville, NC
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October 22-24
New Generations Campus Ministries Reunion
Greenville, NC
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October 22-23
Alumni Reunion Celebrating Graduates of ECTC and ECC
Greenville, NC
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October 22-24
Collegians Reunion
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of ECU Athletics Facilities
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of McGinnis Theatre
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Classes Without Quizzes: Social Networking for Alumni
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Homecoming Luncheon
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Bus Tour of Campus
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Walking Tour of Campus
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Classes Without Quizzes: Brig. Gen. Catherine Chilton '81 Returns to Campus
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Classes Without Quizzes: Golden Corral Culinary Center Cooking Class
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Walking Tour of the College of Nursing and Laupus Library
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Classes Without Quizzes: Hurricanes, Oil Spills, Sea-Level Rise, Oh My!
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Classes Without Quizzes: Joyner Library & Special Collections
Greenville, NC
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October 22
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Greenville, NC
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October 22
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured Guest: Roy Turner Jr. '79
Greenville, NC
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October 23
Alumni Breakfast
Greenville, NC
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October 23
Black Alumni Chapter Homecoming Breakfast
Greenville, NC
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October 23
Homecoming Parade
Greenville, NC
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October 23
Alumni Tailgate: Marshall vs. ECU
Greenville, NC
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October 23
Football Viewing Parties: Marshall vs. ECU
Various Locations
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October 27
Networking Breakfast
Raleigh, NC
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October 28
Retired Faculty Association Fall Social
Greenville, NC
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October 29
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured guest: Brig. Gen. Catherine Chilton '81 
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October 30
Away Game Tailgate: ECU vs. UCF
Orlando, FL
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October 30
Football Viewing Party: ECU vs. UCF
Tarboro, NC
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October 30
Football Viewing Parties: ECU vs. UCF
Various Locations
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November 4
Pirate Career Cast: Online Applications
via Web cast
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November 4
A Pirate's Life for Me!
Featured guest: Scott Calise '01, '03
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November 6
Military Reunion
Greenville, NC
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Frank '70 and David Ferree '06



A Realtor® in Myrtle Beach, SC, it was on a trip to Asia that Frank Ferree '70 found the belt he'd been searching for his whole life. After years of wearing ill-fitted belts with homemade extra holes to fit, Frank discovered the "micro-adjust" belt. When his search in America for a similar belt left him empty handed, Frank decided to take matters into his own hands and create Anson Belt & Buckle with Micradjust Technology™. And what better way to start a family company than by bringing in his son David, a 2006 ECU communications graduate, who was working in home remodeling in Myrtle Beach.

Frank and David quickly embraced the entrepreneurial spirit and began a four-year journey into unfamiliar territories of research and product development, industrial design, engineers, patent attorneys, Web designers, and product branding specialists. The Ferrees partnered with Raleigh, NC industrial design firm Laut Design to perfect their products.

The Lord Anson Collection of men's belts is currently available through online sales, but the duo hope to offer their products in retail stores in the future.



ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic Golf Committee



The ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic golf tournament raises funds for ECU student scholarships. With the help of dedicated volunteers, this tournament is a success each year. Led by Committee Chair Linda Tripp '80, '81, 13 individuals helped promote the tournament, put together golf teams, identify tournament sponsors, secure auction items for the Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction, and work the tournament. The Alumni Association would like to thank these volunteers for their arduous work and commitment to student scholarships.

Committee members are: John Carrere '08, Adrian Cullin '04, Garry Dudley '92, Erin Grimsley '97, Angela Hill '01, Amanda Hodges '03, '06, Carol Keech '78, Zack Kelly '06, Amber Lavinder '04, Larry Melton '01, '03, Brenda Myrick '92, Heather Stepp '97, and Kevin Youngs '98, '04.

Player spots are still open for the ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic at Ironwood Golf & Country Club on Friday, October 15. Click here for a registration form or call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD to register your team.

Want to volunteer with the East Carolina Alumni Association? Contact Stephanie Bunn at 252-328-5775.



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