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Each year, dozens of students at Beaufort County Community College benefit from scholarships offered by the BCCC Foundation, but it does much more.
Eleven-year-old Ross Pennington came to East Carolina University with no experience but was playing the guitar by the end of his first class at the annual summer Guitar Festival and Workshop.
"Enrique's Journey," the true story of a Honduran boy's journey to find his mother, has been selected as the 2015 Pirate Read at East Carolina University.
The six departments and schools that comprise East Carolina University's College of Human Ecology will soon migrate to other colleges under a reorganization plan intended to reduce costs and strengthen resources.
The clinical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been recognized for significantly improving patient care through the use of their electronic medical record system.
One year after launching, East Carolina University's Tools for Advanced Manufacturing (TAMV) has empowered veterans throughout eastern North Carolina with the skills and tools needed to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.
A researcher at East Carolina University has been studying what parents of children with autism spectrum disorder know and how they make decisions about genetic testing.
Summer is here and that means that schools are letting kids out for the year. But that poses an important question for many parents: How can I keep my kids busy? ECU professor Ashley Norris in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations has provided the following tips for inexpensive...
Construction projects on three sides of main campus are underway that will change the appearance and the flow of people around East Carolina University. Officials said the campus that emerges in three years will be a denser environment with a new signature gateway and ECU's first parking deck.
East Carolina University professor Yizhen Zhao was one of 35 recipients selected from 134 application for a Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
An East Carolina University psychiatrist has published research that shows what adolescents in eastern North Carolina think of electronic cigarettes and how they're using them.
An Honors College student from Vanceboro is the third consecutive East Carolina University student to be awarded a prestigious scholarship and internship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
An agreement among five universities has confirmed the multi-institutional mission of the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute and established East Carolina University as the administrative campus of the state university system's program to better understand the North Carolina coas
An East Carolina University School of Music graduate student is one of nine winners in the 2015 Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition.
With Memorial Day weekend ushering in the start of summer, many people look forward to trips to the beach, pool parties and home barbecues. The East Carolina University Center for Sustainability and Students for Sustainability offer tips for celebrating a "greener" summer season.
Two East Carolina University professors are the first to receive the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Early Career Award recognizing exceptional performance by tenure track professors.
An East Carolina University pediatric surgeon has been named an outstanding medical leader by the international Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
The family of a Pitt County man who died of cancer a few months before completing his bachelor's degree has been awarded a posthumous degree from East Carolina University.
An East Carolina University information and computer technology senior is one of 10 students picked nationwide to support a worldwide education and training event this summer.
East Carolina University will host one of four regional input sessions for the public, faculty, staff, students and alumni to give their thoughts on the qualities most needed in the new University of North Carolina president.
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University was recognized again this year for the high percentage of its graduates pursuing residency training in family medicine.
Sunshine lighted the smiles of graduates as they marched into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for the 106th spring commencement at East Carolina University today. And even as clouds from Subtropical Storm Ana rolled in overhead, spirits stayed bright.
This spring, East Carolina University Honors College students spent time learning way outside the classroom - on the Appalachian Trail, 15 feet underwater and behind a camera lens in eastern North Carolina.
A nurse specialist in vascular surgery has been selected by her peers as this year's top nurse at ECU Physicians, the group medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
The East Carolina University College of Nursing, Vidant Medical Center and Pitt County Schools have teamed up to honor a profession that saves lives and improves the health of millions.
East Carolina University will use a $100,000 grant from the State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) Foundation to fund up to 20 summer internships for undergraduates interested in careers in leadership positions in rural North Carolina communities.
An organization at East Carolina University honoring medical students who exemplify humanism and professionalism expanded this year to include resident physicians.
A personal finance class at East Carolina University has inspired students to save a combined $100,000 each semester for the past five years.
An innovative East Carolina University program is planting ideas - and vegetables - with some Pitt County Schools students.
The North Carolina General Assembly is currently considering the Modernizing Nursing Practice Act, which seeks to remove certain practice barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. The legislation would remove costly physician supervision requirements for Nurse Practitioners, Certified...
Achievements of East Carolina University's faculty and staff took center stage at the sixth annual Founders Day and University Awards Celebration on April 29 in Hendrix Theatre.
Scott Jones, a doctoral candidate at East Carolina University, spent Monday showing middle and high school students different types of aquatic insects and telling them about his research of population and community ecology.
East Carolina University enjoyed a day of sunshine and fun April 23 during Barefoot on the Mall, an annual outdoor event sponsored by the Student Activities Board.
The Women's Roundtable at East Carolina University plans to endow two new undergraduate student scholarships through a two-year, $300,000 fundraising campaign.
Some seventh-grade students in Martin and Pitt counties have found even the tiniest of creatures can become addicted to sugar and caffeine - and energy drinks can be lethal.
East Carolina University leaders say work is continuing on the development of Heritage Hall, a permanent place where people of historical significance to the university will be recognized.
Students and residents representing three of East Carolina University's health sciences programs recently participated in the university's first interprofessional virtual patient case.
Innovations in medical education were showcased and shared April 22 as health sciences faculty and learners from across East Carolina University gathered at the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU to celebrate the Brody School of Medicine's inaugural Brody Medical Education Day.
Young visitors enjoyed hands-on science activities at East Carolina University April 21 as part of Earth Day celebrations. The Earth Day Expo included live animals and plants, interactive demonstrations and lab work that kept children engaged in topics related to biodiversity.
About two dozen East Carolina University students have designed a potential fix for dying cell phones and other mobile devices on campus: solar-powered charging stations.
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