Community engagement symposium set for June 11

A Monitoring and Measuring Engagement Symposium will be held June 11 at the East Carolina Heart Institute, 115 Heart Dr.

The program will include presentations and working sessions focused on tracking and measuring community engagement practices. Dr. Barbara Holland, an international expert, will discuss monitoring and measuring design and data tracking strategies.

The symposium is sponsored by the new Office of Public Service and Community Relations.

To register, go to  For additional information, contact Beth Velde at or call 252-737-1377.


ECU alumni selected for NC Sports Hall of Fame

Two East Carolina University alumni are among eight new members of the NC Sports Hall of Fame. Dr. Jerry McGee and Mr. Henry Trevathan will be inducted May 10 at the North Raleigh Hilton.

Both inductees graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s in health and physical education in the College of Health and Human Performance.

McGee ’65 is the president of Wingate University and a native of Rockingham.  He enjoyed officiating college football games for 36 years, working over 400 games, including three national championship games.

Trevathan ’55 is a retired football coach who led Wilson Fike High School to three consecutive 4-A state football championships.  He also coached on the staff of East Carolina University and NSCU football teams.





National Hurricane Center director to keynote ECU conference

Bill Read (Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Bill Read, director of the National Hurricane Center, will keynote the third annual North Carolina Hurricane Workshop at East Carolina University May 23.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Murphy Center on campus.

The event will focus on communication and emergency management, featuring explorations of the topic through interactive sessions with expert panels in social media and emergency communications, communications with maps and graphics, news media interactions with the emergency management community and lessons learned from Hurricane Irene.

Featured also will be displays of research project results by East Carolina University researchers in natural and coastal hazards and sustainable tourism.

The workshop is hosted by North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, East Carolina University’s Center for Natural Hazards Research and the Renaissance Computing Institute’s Engagement Center at ECU. It is co-sponsored by North Carolina Sea Grant.

Registration is open through May 18. The workshop is free, but registration is requested because lunch is provided. For registration and more information, visit .

For additional information, contact Donna Kain at 252-328-6023,, or Michelle Covi at 252-737-1772,