Category Archives: Student Profile

Pirate Profiles: Ellen Franks

Ellen Franks, a U.S. Air Force veteran and mother of four children, said one reason she chose East Carolina University is because of its support of veterans. “Everyone who works with the student veteran services office is very helpful and respectful,” said Franks. Franks, whose final military assignment was at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, decided to go […]

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PIRATE PROFILES Johnathon S. Spell

Singer Johnathon S. Spell started performing with his church at the age of 3. After his first solo in middle school, he knew that he was destined to be on stage. “I’m happiest when I am performing,” said Spell. “I started singing when I was really little, and I have been in school choir since fourth grade. I’ve always known […]

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Furthering future careers through service

Student Jonelle Romero hopes to become a dentist one day, putting in motion East Carolina University’s mission to serve. As she prepares to help others, she’s also getting a little help herself through the ECU Access Scholarship program that provides grants to students who demonstrate academic potential and financial need. The $5,000 annual award ($2,500 per semester) covers tuition, fees […]

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ECU grad lands prestigious internship

The pomp and circumstance of graduation had barely ended when East Carolina graduate Ryan Clancy moved to St. Petersburg, Florida for an internship with the Tampa Bay Times. The Leesburg, Virginia native received a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing internship at the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper, which is also home to PolitiFact, a fact-checking website that measures the accuracy of […]

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Making positive changes in politics

ECU’s Laurena Grissett is a political Pirate. A junior, Grissett is majoring in political science and security studies. She is active in the Pre-Law Society, the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and ECU Orientation Assistants. “Honestly I wasn’t too interested in politics before I got to college, but I knew I wanted to go to law school, and since political […]

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Why I Chose ECU

East Carolina University becomes home for thousands of students each year. ECU offers such a variety of majors, clubs, and events that any student can find what they are looking for here, but there is something that makes ECU stand out above all other universities. Coming from Rocky Mount, about an hour away from Greenville, ECU gave me the security of being […]

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