Category Archives: EC Scholars

Honors College Convocation Poem

By Kristalyn Gill, senior EC Scholar Where the roots reach, branches climb.   Arriving at the land of purple and gold, I found a school with an old soul and a young heart Where dreams dare to expand and a … Continue reading

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Learning medicine in Nicaragua

By Conor Pumphrey, sophomore EC Scholar and Early Assurance in Medicine The summer following my junior year of high school, I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua with St. James United Methodist Church. Though the … Continue reading

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ECU She’s the First Chapter represents at national summit

“To become powerful, I only need one thing: an education.” One of the visiting She’s the First (STF) Scholars, Carlota from Peru, started her STF Summit presentation with this quote from Malala. What better way to affirm why 200+ high school and college students from … Continue reading

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Japan: An ‘inexhaustible variety of life’

By Josh Butler, a junior EC Scholar Studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan, and the surrounding areas was an experience second to none that involved cultural immersion coupled with intellectual stimulation. Few places demonstrate values directly opposite to that of the … Continue reading

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Traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun

By Patrick Twisdale, senior EC Scholar The Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, or as the Japanese call it Nihon (日本国), was the country that I went to for a study abroad over the summer. A group of us flew … Continue reading

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