Chapman’s ultimate goal is to be a family physician.
“Learning how to communicate with people is a huge part of teaching and being a doctor in the future,” Chapman said. “Nutrition is a vital part of preventative medicine in general and that’s why I’m studying it here.”
Chapman was one of 19 freshmen who entered ECU in August as EC Scholars — the most prestigious academic scholarship program the university offers. Service is integral to the scholars program.
“Tori is a model student in the Honors College in that she is already providing a positive impact in eastern North Carolina. Her contributions of leadership and service reflect the spirit of all honors students as they seek to replicate the generosity of those who have provided critical scholarship dollars to support their education,” Kevin Baxter, associate dean of the Honors College and interim director of admissions at ECU, said.
Growing up in Sylva, a small town in western North Carolina, Chapman said the class, and other service projects, have helped her learn about the needs of the greater ECU community.
Alumni networking breakfast
ECU alumni are invited to a networking breakfast in Greenville on March 11, hosted by the East Carolina Alumni Association.
This event is part of a series of networking events to be held across the Pirate Nation this spring. Attendees can tap into the Pirate alumni network and interact with East Carolina professionals who are leaders in their industries and communities.
The featured alumnus will be Mark Garner, vice president of Rivers & Associates, a civil and environmental engineering company in Greenville. A certified planner, Garner graduated from ECU in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning. Garner is a member of the ECU Board of Visitors, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Pitt County Development Commission.
This event will be held 7:30-9 a.m. at the City Hotel and Bistro at 203 Greenville Blvd. Attire is purple and gold business casual.
Anyone who attended ECU is welcome; membership in the Alumni Association is not required. The cost is $11 for members and $22 for non-members, which includes breakfast food and beverages. Registration is required by Thursday.
Visit PirateAlumni.com/March11GreenvilleNetworking or call 800-ECU-GRAD to register. For more information, contact Christy Angle at Christy.Angle@PirateAlumni.com or 252-328-1958.
- Wednesday: The School of Art and Design’s Ceramics Guild will host their annual mug sale, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Jenkins Fine Arts building.
- Wednesday: In celebration of International Women’s Day, ECU will host a series of discussions, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms 1 & 2. Schedule available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ccsw/News-and-Events.cfm. Event sponsors include the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center and the Office of Equity and Diversity.
- Thursday: Lifetime and Five-Year Achievement in Research & Creative Activity Awards presentation, 4 p.m., East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. Call 328-9471 with questions.