Category Archives: Honors College

EC Scholar Finalist for Truman Scholarship, One Of Most Prestigious Scholarships in America

As she wraps up her junior year, preparing for finals, pursuing research, and strengthening a globally travelling wellness organization, EC Scholar Jocelyn Bayles is competing as a top finalist for the Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders. The Truman Foundation identifies young people at an important inflection point in […]

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ECU’s Women in Computer Science Wins PearlHacks Hackathon

ECU’s Women in Computer Science organization, founded by EC Scholar Tiffany Nguyen, recently won PearlHacks, a weekend-long hackathon (computer programming) for female and non-binary college students held at UNC-Chapel Hill. Participants work in teams of up to four to ideate and create incredible projects in just 24 hours, with the help of excellent mentors, workshops, and tech talks. Tiffany is […]

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EC Scholar Takes 2nd in 2019 Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge

  Two EC Scholar-founded startups took top places in the final round of this year’s Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge (PEC), the Miller School of Entrepreneurship’s signature business pitch competition. SweetSip finished in second place, garnering $10K in competition earnings. “This company was created through my drive and love for business in high school,” said founder Grace Krell, a freshman. “…When I […]

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The Makers Art Residency: An Outlet for Creative Expression

My name is Tanner Ruffin, I am a second semester sophomore, a psychology major, and a film photographer. I entered the ECU Makers program as little more than a hobbyist. I began taking photos about a year ago using a film camera that I bought from a thrift store. Upon applying to the Makers program, I had very little confidence […]

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