Help us Welcome Students to ECU!

Alumni, do you remember the excitement of getting ready to come to ECU? Do you want to share your memories of ECU with incoming students from your area? Then join us for a Pirate Sendoff this summer! Help us welcome incoming students and send them on their voyage to campus in true Pirate style.

The East Carolina Alumni Association, in partnership with the Office of Parent and Family Programs, will host a series of 10 Pirate Sendoffs this summer across the Pirate Nation to welcome freshmen and transfer students coming to ECU. Incoming students and their families can meet fellow students, parents, and alumni from their area before coming to campus this fall. Alumni are encouraged to attend to share memories, give advice, and strengthen the bonds of the Pirate Nation!

Alumni can register at PirateAlumni.com/2015SendoffsForAlumni.

  • Greensboro: Thursday, July 16 (this is a change from the original date)
  • Charlotte: Sunday, July 19
  • Raleigh: Thursday, July 23
  • Hillsborough: Saturday, July 25
  • Hickory: Sunday, July 26
  • Fayetteville: Friday, July 31
  • Wilmington: Saturday, August 1
  • Washington, DC: Thursday, August 6
  • Norfolk, VA: Friday, August 7
  • Nags Head: Saturday, August 8

Pirate Sendoffs are free for incoming students; the cost for family members and alumni varies depending on the venue. Refreshments are included. Pirate Sendoffs are held rain or shine. Space is limited so be sure to register in advance!

Alumni, if you know a freshman or transfer student coming to ECU this fall, encourage them to attend a Pirate Sendoff near them! Students and family members can register at PirateAlumni.com/PirateSendoffs.

ECU Networking in the Triad

The East Carolina Alumni Association is coming to the Triad! We’re hosting two networking events in June in Greensboro and Winston-Salem for all ECU alumni. Join us and meet fellow Pirates in your area as you expand your professional and social networks. Don’t forget to register in advance so we know how many people to expect!

The Greensboro Networking Reception will be held Tuesday, June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Libby Hill Seafood Oyster Bar & Patio, located at 3920 Cotswold Avenue. The cost is $15 for current and joining members of the alumni association and $25 for non-members, which includes a dinner buffet and cash bar. Register by June 11. Featured alumni are:

  • Lauren Cooklin ’09, marketing coordinator for Cunningham & Company
  • Debra Wallace ’85 PhD, RN, FAAN, professor / senior associate dean for research and innovation at the UNCG School of Nursing and director at the Center for the Health of Vulnerable Populations

The Winston-Salem Networking Lunch will be held Wednesday, June 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Spring House, located at 450 N. Spring Street. The cost is $15 for current and joining members of the alumni association and $25 for non-members, which includes lunch and beverages. Register by June 11. The featured alumnus is:

  • Ernest Logemann ’68¬†and his wife Martha. Ernest is a CPA and partner-shareholder at Gray, Callison and Co., PA, a member of the ECU Board of Visitors, and a past chair and emeritus member of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors. Martha is owner of Logemann and Co., PA and an executive committee member of the ECU Women’s Roundtable.

For both events, dress is purple and gold business casual. Don’t forget to bring multiple business cards for a door prize drawing and to exchange with other attendees.

Our networking events are open to all alumni and friends of East Carolina. Members of the alumni association are eligible to pay a reduced price. Those who wish to join the alumni association to take advantage of member pricing on these and future events may do so directly on the event registration form available on our website.

Please note that advance registration is required by the stated deadline. Early registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited depending on the venue. Some events may reach capacity before the registration deadline. Our events are contingent upon adequate registration numbers. Events that do not reach minimum registration requirements are subject to cancellation, in which case refunds would be issued.

Our networking events are a great way for alumni to tap into the power of the ECU alumni network and meet fellow Pirates in their area! Each event is led by featured alumni who are leaders in their industries and communities. We hold networking events in various cities throughout the year, so be sure to check out all our events listed on our networking event page!

Upcoming Networking Lunches in Greenville and Greensboro

Tap into the power of the Pirate alumni network! We’re hosting networking lunches this month in Greenville and Greensboro. Come and meet fellow Pirates in your area!

The Greenville event will be Tuesday, October 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City Hotel & Bistro. Register by Friday, October 24. Featured alumni will be:

  • Brenda Myrick ’92, systems analyst in information services at Vidant Health, current member of the ECU Board of Visitors, and former chair of the East Carolina Alumni Association
  • Linda Thomas ’81, director of HR Business Partners at Duke Energy, current member of the ECU Board of Visitors, and president of the Black Alumni Chapter of the East Carolina Alumni Association

The Greensboro event will be Thursday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant. Register by Friday, October 24. Featured alumni will be:

  • Dean Browder ’77, senior vice president of Piedmont Federal Savings Bank and treasurer of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Deborah Hooper ’82, CEO of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Registration ($11 for members and $22 for non-members) includes lunch and beverages. These events are open to all ECU alumni, but members are eligible to pay the reduced price. Those who wish to join the alumni association to take advantage of member pricing on these and future events may do so on the event registration form. Please note that advanced registration is required by the RSVP deadline. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited depending on the venue.

Our networking events are a great way for alumni to build their professional and social networks. Each event is led by featured alumni who are leaders in their industries and communities. We hold networking events in various cities throughout the year, so be sure look for future events listed on our networking event page!