Category Archives: Volunteering


Passion for Robotics

Pirate has international impact through internship This article was originally published by ECU News Services on January 16, 2019 by Matt Smith. Photos by Matt Smith. Meghan’s involvement with Pitt Pirate Robotics is thanks to her EC Scholar internship. In a football field house full of chatter East Carolina University senior Meghan Lower gathers a group of high school students […]

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EC Scholars Provide Service, Reflect on Four-Year Journey

Over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, 17 EC Scholars traveled to Charleston, South Carolina where they led a service project at the Ronald McDonald House, connected with East Carolina University alumni and reflected on their four-year journey together. The annual senior impact trip also included an outing to Fort Sumter to learn more about the history of Charleston. […]

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Pirates Promoting Community Wellness

By: Tori Chapman, Senior EC Scholar Pirates Promoting Community Wellness (PPCW) is a student led organization with the mission to connect ECU students with volunteer and leadership opportunities for the promotion of wellness locally and globally. Locally, we partner with AMEXCAN to host monthly fitness and nutrition classes open to the public.  The aim of these classes is to share basic […]

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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 team members vary each year, the group has been going to Nicaragua on this trip for over 12 years now. […]

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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 around the world came to spend a weekend in the Big Apple? Social media played an integral part in She’s the First’s […]

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