To My Wonderful East Carolina University…Happy 106th Birthday!

Praise to your name so fair, dear old East Car’lina. Your joys we’ll all share. And your friends we’ll ever be. We pledge our loyalty and our hearts devotion, to thee our Alma Mater, love and praise!

I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to East Carolina University, Home of the Pirates! This is my senior year and even though I don’t graduate until this December, I realize, now more than ever, how grateful I am to be in such an awesome place. ECU is the perfect place for people to come, realize their true potential and succeed professionally, academically and socially. Most of the fun experiences in my life have been had here. And while there have been many bumps along the way, I wouldn’t want to be in any other place. ECU was the one and only school I applied to, and I am thankful to God for blessing me to have been accepted into the one place that I wanted to become a part of, Pirate Nation.

Happy 106th Birthday to the university that I, and so many others, call home. Thank you for all that you’ve done and everything that you do! Arrrgh!!!

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, ratified this the 8th day of March. A.D. 1907:

AN ACT TO STIMULATE HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE STATE AND TEACHER TRAINING – SEC. 11. That there shall be established and maintained at some suitable point in eastern North Carolina a teachers’ training school for the training of young men and women under the corporate name of the East Carolina Teachers’ Training School.

In 1920, East Carolina Teacher’ Training School (ECTTS) became a four-year institution and was renamed East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC). Then, in 1951 we became East Carolina College. And finally, in 1967 the school was renamed to be East Carolina University.

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