Successful Networking Event in Wilmington

WilmingtonNetworkingOur networking lunch in Wilmington on June 19 was a success! Twenty-five participants were able to get to know one another and share career advice at Dockside restaurant.

After some mixing and mingling and group introductions, featured alumni Scott Diggs ’89 and Melanie Welsh ’86 shared their experiences and how their East Carolina education prepared them for their career. Then participants were able to ask questions and a lively discussion followed.

Welsh is the president of Envision Mortgage Corporation. She says, “It’s exciting to feel the sense of spirit and pride that a person has as an alumnus of ECU whether they graduated 30 years ago or a year ago.” She says she volunteered to speak at the event because she is carrying on the legacy of service that was instilled in her at ECU.

“I believe this networking lunch was an outstanding event,” said Mark Wells ’14. “Networking events are beneficial to every person that attends. Not only do you meet other outstanding professionals in your community, you are gaining an abundance of knowledge from fellow Pirates. I would definitely recommend the networking events to any Pirate alumni, your network can never be too big. I cannot wait to attend the next event!”

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Check out PirateAlumni.com/NetworkingEvents to see upcoming events!

We’re coming to Wilmington!

Ahoy, Port City Pirates! The East Carolina Alumni Association has two events in Wilmington this month. First is a professional networking lunch on Friday, June 19. Then join us for a family-friendly social outing to Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park on Saturday, June 20! Don’t forget to register in advance for either event to secure your spot.

The Wilmington networking lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Dockside restaurant located at 1308 Airlie Rd. This event is open to all alumni and friends of East Carolina. The cost is $12.00 for alumni association members and $22.00 for non-members, which includes lunch and beverages. Attire is purple and gold business casual; don’t forget to bring lots of business cards to exchange and enter in the door prize drawing! Register by Friday, June 12. Featured alumni are:

  • Scott Diggs ’89, business, hotel, and parking consultant
  • Melanie Welsh ’86, president, Envision Mortgage Corporation

Bring your whole crew for ECU Day at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Owner and ECU alumnus Bobby Rippy ’75, ’96 will be giving a Pirates’ welcome, and PeeDee the Pirate will be making an appearance! Come have fun with the whole Pirate family. The cost is $26 for alumni association members and $36 for non-members. Registration includes one water park pass and two dry activities. Children two and under paying with an adult are free. Register by Thursday, June 11 to secure your spot and get our special rate.

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As always, if you have any questions, give us a call at 252-ECU-GRAD (252-328-4723) or e-mail us at ecualumni@ecu.edu. Visit PirateAlumni.com/UpcomingEvents for more information and to register online.

Networking Events in New Bern and Wilmington

The East Carolina Alumni Association is coming to New Bern and Wilmington for networking events in January. Tap into the power of the ECU alumni network and meet fellow Pirates in your area!

The New Bern, NC networking reception will be held Tuesday, January 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lawson’s Landing Café. The café is located inside the NC History Center at 529 S. Front St. The cost is $17 for alumni association members and $28 for non-members, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Register by January 23. Featured alumni will be:

  • Sabrina Bengel, emeritus member and past chair of the East Carolina Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Thomas L. Southern ’74, insurance and financial services at Mass Mutual Financial Group

The Wilmington, NC networking reception will be held Thursday, January 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dockside restaurant at 1308 Airlie Rd. The cost is $17 for alumni association members and $28 for non-members. which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Register by January 27. Featured alumni will be:

  • Scott Diggs ’89, business, hotel, and parking consultant
  • Melanie Welsh ’86, president, Envision Mortgage Corporation

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. Please note that advanced registration is required before the deadline. Early registration is strongly 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 to check out all our events listed on our networking event page!