Alumni Board Chair and Executives Returning for Second Term

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Glenda Palmer Moultrie ’79

The chair of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors has returned for a second term. Glenda Palmer Moultrie ’79 of Derwood, Maryland began her second year as chair on July 1, along with the rest of the executive committee. Moultrie graduated from East Carolina University in 1979 with a bachelor of science in therapeutic recreation. She is the owner of L&L Travel and Tours. As chair, Moultrie will lead an organization that serves more than 165,000 East Carolina alumni worldwide.

“I am honored to serve another term as chair. Serving another term will enable our board to finalize some loose ends from the past year and continue our vision moving forward in the years ahead,” Moultrie said. “I would like to thank everyone for supporting our board of directors. Know that my commitment to our Pirate nation runs deep. I am forever a Pirate!”

Moultrie and the board plan to continue their work engaging students and young alumni, along with expanding regional chapters and affinity groups. “If we weren’t blessed to have dedicated alumni around the country engaging other alumni in their area, our association could not grow,” she said.

“I am honored to have Glenda return for a second term as chair,” Heath Bowman, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations, said. “Over the past nine months, I have been fortunate to work closely with Glenda and to observe her steady and confident leadership of our association. As we prepare to undertake new and exciting projects in the coming year, I know that the entire Pirate alumni family will benefit from Glenda’s veteran leadership at the helm.”

The rest of the executive committee also will remain for another year. John Israel ’82 of Norfolk, Virginia will serve as vice chair. Oliver “Tim” Willis ’12 of Durham will serve as treasurer. Mark Garner ’77 of Greenville will serve as secretary.

Joining the board as new members are Crystal Dailey ’97, ’03 of Frederick, Maryland, Ron Hinton III ’14 of Raleigh and Sarah Proctor ’04 of Wilmington.

The East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised on 28 members who serve three-year terms. Members serve on a volunteer basis. Meetings are held four times a year. The mission of the East Carolina Alumni Association is to inform, involve and serve members of the East Carolina family throughout their lifelong relationship with the university.

Meet Us in Charlotte, Wake County, and DC!

Ahoy there, Pirates! Do you want to meet fellow East Carolina University alumni in your area this summer? The East Carolina Alumni Association has several events this month around the Pirate Nation!

The Charlotte Chapter is holding an interest meeting this Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Old Mecklenburg Brewery located at 4150 Yancey Road. No registration is required. If you’ve been looking for ways to get more involved and stay connected to ECU, this is a great way to start! If you can’t make it and still want to be involved, e-mail charlotte.nc@alumni.ecu.edu or follow the Charlotte Chapter on Facebook.

The Wake County Chapter is holding a casual meetup next Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Blackfinn Ameripub in Morrisville, NC. These meetups are held twice a month alternating between Morrisville and Raleigh. There’s no need to sign up ahead of time but e-mail raleigh.nc@alumni.ecu.edu  or follow the Wake County Chapter on Facebook for more information.

Finally, join us for a professional happy hour in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Flight Wine Bar located at 777 6th Street NW. Be sure to follow the DC Metro Chapter on Facebook!

All of the alumni association’s upcoming events can be found here.

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Members, Buccaneer Buffet Registration Open Now!

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Registration for Buccaneer Buffet 2016, served up by Dowdy Student Stores, is now open to current members of the East Carolina Alumni Association!

Join fellow alumni and fans at the alumni association’s official tailgate for each home football game at ECU. Enjoy catered food from local restaurants, included beverages, live entertainment, door prizes and more!

New this year, we’re offering members a VIP (Very Important Pirate) experience! Members will be allowed to enter a half-hour early. This means members will be the first to try our featured craft beer at each tailgate, another new offering this year, among our many other amenities. Buccaneer Buffet always begins three hours before kick-off (so members can enter three-and-a-half hours before kick-off). Members will also receive member appreciation gifts at certain events.

For members of the alumni association, tickets are $15 for ages 11 and up and $5 for ages 10-3. For non-members, tickets are $25 for ages 11 and up and $10 for ages 10-3. All children 2 and under are free. Prices include NC sales tax. Member pricing is good for alumni association members and their dependents 22 years of age and younger.

Not a member? Click here to join and get immediate access to Buccaneer Buffet and our many other member benefits. Non-members can register starting August 1. As always, Buccaneer Buffet is open to all friends and fans of East Carolina.

Buccaneer Buffet is held at Johnson Soccer Stadium, which is located behind Clark-LeClair Baseball Stadium, off of Charles Boulevard. This site is fully accessible, paved, tented, and has indoor restrooms. This site is served by the university’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) shuttles.

Tickets purchased prior to August 18 will be mailed to your address. Tickets purchased after this date will not be mailed and can be picked up at the door.

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees MUST bring photo ID with birth date! Members should bring their membership card to take advantage of member benefits. 

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Some tailgates may sell out quickly, so make plans to purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets may be sold at the door if space is available.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Programs Megan Howard ’07 at howardme14@ecu.edu or 252-328-5557.

Buccaneer Buffet 2016

Sept. 3 vs. Western Carolina
Crave, Aramark, Sweet Couple
Abita Purple Haze

Sept. 10 vs. NC State
GK Café, Aramark, Sandi’s Creative Cakes, Campus Cookies
Sweetwater 420

Oct. 1 vs. UCF
Moore’s Old Tyme Barbeque, Aramark, Campus Cookies
Carolina Brewery Sky Blue

Oct. 13 vs. Navy
Zoe’s Kitchen, Aramark, Sweet Traditions
Catawba Brewing White Zombie

Oct. 29 vs. UConn
Abrams, Aramark, GK Café
Troegs Perpetual IPA

New Heights: ECU Student, Alumnus Volunteer at Air Force Encampment

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Maj. Bailey (left) and Cadet Nance (right) throw Pirate hooks at the 2016 Encampment.

A student and an alumnus of East Carolina University worked together at a recent Air Force event to help local youth reach new heights in confidence and leadership.

Rising senior Jacquelyn Nance and Chris Bailey ’08 volunteered at the 2016 Summer Encampment put on by the NC Wing of the Civil Air Patrol from June 18-25 near Charlotte.

The Civil Air Patrol, an official auxiliary of the Air Force run by civilian volunteers, hosts encampments for youth ages 12-18 as part of its mission to create good citizens who understand the importance of flight. Young cadets got to ride in airplanes and launch model rockets as they learned about aerospace. They also experienced some basic military training on the ground, like survival skills and first aid. Nance helped Bailey organize the flights and other activities, and even got to take a ride in a plane herself.

“The encampment was an amazing experience,” said Bailey, a major who serves as director of operations for the NC Wing. “Helping to mentor young cadets and in a weeks’ time see them develop is the most rewarding experience for me.”

“I like how the CAP develops leadership in students,” said Nance, who is a cadet in ECU’s Air Force ROTC program. “I enjoyed seeing their confidence and self-esteem growing.

While ECU alumni have participated in encampments before, this is the first time a student was asked to volunteer. Nance said she was happy to be a “guinea pig” and hopes other ECU cadets will volunteer in the future.

“It was great,” she said. “It was definitely a different experience. I didn’t know much about the Civil Air Patrol. This gave me an opportunity to learn more. It was really cool to experience another aspect of the Air Force. I also got the opportunity to build leadership skills of my own.”

“I’ve always wanted to be in the military,” continued Nance, who is from the Fayetteville area. “But my mom wanted me to get a college degree first. I came across the Air Force ROTC program at ECU. My mom went to ECU for nursing so she was excited.”

Nance is majoring in recreation therapy and plans to graduate in December 2017. After that, she’ll serve her required four years, and hopes to go into aircraft maintenance or airfield operations. “I like working with planes and people,” she said. “I’m not sure if I’ll do a full 20 years [in the Air Force]. I definitely want to use my major, so maybe I’ll get my masters.”

Wherever Nance’s career takes her, Bailey knows she’s off to a good start at ECU.

“ECU helped to make me a better leader and to put others first,” Bailey said. “ECU allowed me to go after my goals and to help mentor others to achieve theirs.”

By Jackie Drake

Two Pirate Veterans Chosen For No Boundaries Trip

Two Pirate alumni military veterans have been chosen for a trip that will help those wounded in combat gain camaraderie and confidence.

George Kalinowski ’67 and Roger Smith ’04 will head to the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Colorado in August thanks to the East Carolina Alumni Association and our partners at the non-profit No Boundaries.

“I am excited about being selected for the trip and at 71 hope to keep up with the younger guys,” says Kalinowski, who served as a sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War on the Cambodia border from July 1969 to July 1970. He was awarded a Purple Heart due to numerous shrapnel wounds from an RPG round, as well as several other awards. He currently lives in California.

Smith says, “I’m not good in public places, but I like to be outdoors. I figured it was time to do something and get out.” He served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is dealing with several issues including PTSD, traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, stress-related migraines and others. Smith was born to military parents in California and grew up in Japan. His father’s last station brought him to Jacksonville, NC, where he graduated high school and has since returned after his service.

“I didn’t know things like this existed,” Smith said. “I’ve never done anything with Wounded Warriors; they get a lot of press. I’m not trying to be in the spotlight. I like that this is a small group. I think it’s a great opportunity to do things outside and be around guys and girls with similar experiences. I hope I can learn something.”

Kalinowski and Smith will get two of the ten spots available on this trip, which is offered twice a year to combat wounded veterans from around the country. (This is the first year No Boundaries is partnering with the East Carolina Alumni Association). All adaptive sporting activities at the NSCD – which include kayaking, zip lining, rock climbing, and more –  are tailored specifically for veterans’ needs and are supervised by trained staff. There is no cost to participants, since the No Boundaries program is completely covered by donations. Flights, transportation, lodging, meals, and activities are included.

Be sure to follow The Chantey and alumni association social media for more updates on this exciting journey!