Congratulations Class of 2012!
The 2012 Commencement exercises will be this Friday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the East Carolina Alumni Association would like to welcome these graduates to the ranks of alumni! After years of hard work and dedication, these students are now part of the Pirate Nation as proud alumni and graduates. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and encourage them to keep in touch with their alma mater through the Alumni Association.
Robert H. Wright Award Recipients
Each spring, the Alumni Association awards exceptional graduates with Robert H. Wright Alumni Leadership Awards. This award, named for the University's first president, is the most prestigious given to graduating seniors and recognizes academic achievement, service to the University and community, and leadership qualities (both potential and exhibited). Five graduates were selected to receive this accolade. [More
The Alumni Association recognizes that it is through faculty excellence that the University thrives and students are prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow. To honor this arduous work, the Alumni Association annually gives Faculty Awards. These professors share their immense knowledge, guiding young minds through critical thinking, research, service, and decision making. Congratulations to this year's Faculty Award recipients:
Outstanding Teaching Award
Robert L. Jones '58 Teaching Award
- Ms. Patricia A. Clark, Associate Professor for the School of Theatre and Dance in the College of Fine Arts and Communication
- Dr. Subodh K. Dutta, Teaching Instructor for the Department of Chemistry in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
2nd Annual Coach Rock Cancer Research Golf Classic
- Dr. Alan C. Taylor, Assistant Professor for the Department of Child Development and Family Relations in the College of Human Ecology
Thomas “Rock” Roggeman coached with everything he had. That is how he fought cancer, too. Join East Carolina’s Brody School of Medicine in carrying on Coach Rock’s memory and his fight against cancer by supporting the 2nd Annual Coach Rock Golf Classic on Monday, June 18 to benefit the Coach Rock Roggeman Cancer Research Fund at ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. [More
Save the Dates for Auction and Golf
Two fantastic scholarship events are planned for this fall. The annual Pirate's Bounty Scholarship Auction, sponsored by Duplin Winery, and ECU Alumni Scholarship Classic golf tournament will take place on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, respectively. Hilton Greenville is title sponsor for both events, and other sponsorship opportunities are available now! The auction will take place at the Hilton and golf tournament at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Please contact Director of Alumni Programs Tanya L. Kern '02
at 252-328-1958 if you would like to become a sponsor or serve on the Auction and Golf Committee.
Date Correction - Homecoming 2012: ECU, The Greatest Place on Earth!
Last month's ECUpdate
erroneously listed Homecoming 2012 the weekend of October 26-27. The correct date for this year's Homecoming weekend is October 12-13
, with other events available beginning October 8. Please mark your calendar with the correct Homecoming date and check PirateAlumni.com/Homecoming for information about 2012 Alumni Homecoming activities and serving on the Homecoming Planning Committee.
Pack your suitcase and your passport for an exciting adventure with the Alumni Association on a Pirate Voyage! Through partnerships with AHI Travel and Go Next, travel opportunities are available for ECU alumni and friends to travel the world at affordable prices. Set sail this October for an odyssey back in time to the Islands of Antiquity: Athens to Athens. [More
Ground Rules for Teen Drivers with Liberty Mutual
Setting safety ground rules for teenagers is an effective method of engaging them in a conversation about responsible driving. You just might save yourself some stressful confrontations down the road. Be sure, however, not to break the rules yourself if you want to act as a role model. [More
Your Purchases Support the Alumni Association
Support Alumni Association initiatives with every purchase you make with your East Carolina Alumni Association Bank of America Rewards™ American Express® Card with WorldPoints® rewards–at no additional cost to you. Use your ECU credit card for all your purchases–gas, dining out, shopping, travel and everyday expenses–and watch the rewards add up fast. [More