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ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion honoring the Golden Alumni

Class of 1959

October 16-17, 2009


It is my pleasure to welcome you back to campus for the 2009 ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion honoring the Golden Alumni Class of 1959. I hope you’ll be able to join your fellow classmates and the East Carolina Alumni Association during Homecoming 2009: 100 Years of Treasured Traditions. The weekend is full of fun activities, including the Homecoming Luncheon, Classroom Experiences, tours of campus, the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Alumni Breakfast, parade watching, a special reunion photo, Alumni Tailgate, Pirates Football, and of course the traditional ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance featuring The Collegians and honoring the graduates of 1959. If you have not been back to campus lately, I encourage you to come back to your alma mater and see how she continues to grow. ECU currently offers 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 73 master’s degree programs, 18 doctoral degree programs, and first-professional degree programs in medicine and dentistry. From modest beginnings as a school for training teachers, ECU has grown to become an emerging national research university with an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students and continues to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and service. I hope you’ll make plans to attend the 2009 ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion honoring the Golden Alumni Class of 1959 today, and I look forward to seeing you in the fall. Go Pirates!

Paul J. Clifford, Charter Life Member President and CEO East Carolina Alumni Association


Friday, October 16 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Hilton Greenville Lobby

Saturday, October 17 9:00-11:00 a.m. Alumni Center 901 East Fifth Street

Stop by and pick-up your reunion materials. This includes an up-to-date agenda, nametag, tickets you purchased, bus schedule, and more. Reunion Confirmation

A confirmation letter will be mailed to you upon receipt of your registration. The reservation deadline is Friday, October 9. Tickets to events will not be mailed. Cancellation and refunds must be submitted in writing (mail, fax, or e-mail) to our office by Friday, October 9. However, the cost of any football tickets cannot be refunded. “No shows” will not be refunded. Special Needs

For individuals with disabilities and/or dietary restrictions requiring special assistance, please contact Betsy Rabon ’86 at 252-328-6072 or toll-free at 800-ECU-GRAD by Friday, October 9 so proper consideration may be given to your request. Alumni Association Contacts

For more information or questions about various activities, please call 252-328-6072 or 800-ECU-GRAD. Betsy Rabon, Alumni Center Coordinator Stephanie Bunn, Assistant Director for Alumni Programs Football Tickets

Tickets to the Rice vs. ECU football game are available as part of the reunion registration and will NOT be sold separately. Football tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be distributed at the reunion and cannot be mailed. Hotel Reservations

The City Hotel & Bistro has rooms for reunion participants for $149/ night. Call 877-271-2616 and ask for the “ECU Reunions” block. Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be provided on Saturday from the Hilton Greenville from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The shuttle schedule will be available at ticket pick-up or online at Alumni Membership

If you’re already a member of the Alumni Association, thank you for your support! If you’re not a member, please consider adding a tax-deductible membership to your registration to take advantage of special member pricing for Homecoming and ECTC and ECC Reunion activities. Help us meet our goal of 10,000 members in 2010!



10 Years After the Flood: A Reflective Conversation 10:00–11:30 a.m. Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theatre

Former Chancellor and 2008 Honorary Alumni Award recipient Dr. Richard Eakin will lead a discussion about the challenging period of East Carolina’s history associated with the flood of 1999. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take this opportunity to commemorate Hurricane Floyd, the character and integrity that led the University through the episode, and reflect on ECU’s perseverance during a time of disaster. Homecoming Luncheon 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Mendenhall Student Center, Great Rooms

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All alumni and friends are welcome to join the Alumni Association for our annual Homecoming Luncheon. University Leader in Residence Tommy Spaulding ’92 will address how East Carolina continues to excel as the leadership university, and plans to take this responsibility to the next level in the future. Parking is available in the Mendenhall parking lot. Explore ECU! Bus Tour of Campus 1:00–2:00 p.m. Bus will depart from the Joyner Library Clock Tower

ECU Ambassador tour guides will lead a lively bus tour, the perfect opportunity to see your old residence hall and favorite hangouts. Walking Tour of Campus 1:00–2:00 p.m. Tour will depart from the Joyner Library’s Sonic Gates (sound columns)

Bring your walking shoes to enjoy an ECU Ambassador-led walking tour of the university’s beautiful east campus. Walking Tour of Medical and Health Sciences Campus 2:15–4:15 p.m. Bus will depart from the Joyner Library Clock Tower (Please note, this is a walking tour. A bus will shuttle participants from east to west campus and back.)

Visit East Carolina’s Medical and Health Sciences Campus for a behind-the-scenes tour of the brand new East Carolina Heart Institute, the Allied Health Sciences Building, including the robotics lab, the nursing simulation labs, and Laupus Library.

BACK TO THE CLASSROOM Classroom Experiences Get out your Blue Books and backpacks—it’s time to go back to the classroom! These experiences take alumni back to college days and provide unique learning opportunities. Spiders and Taxonomy with ECU professor Dr. Jason Bond 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Major General William Holland ’75 Returns to Campus 2:15-3:15 p.m.



Art Letterpress Workshop 2:15-4:00 p.m.

Painted Pottery Workshop 2:15-4:00 p.m.

$10. Limited availability (15 people). Please call 800-ECUGRAD to register for this event.

$10. Limited availability (16 people). Please call 800-ECUGRAD to register for this event.

Golden Corral Culinary Center Cooking Class 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Politics Behind-the-Scenes with 1998 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient and Washington D.C. insider Michael McShane ’66 3:30-4:30 p.m.

$10. Limited availability (25 people). Please call 800-ECUGRAD to register for this event.


Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony presented by Tobacco Road Cellars 6:00 p.m. Hilton Greenville

Join us in recognizing alumni and friends of the University who have demonstrated outstanding merit and achievement, distinguished themselves as leaders for the University, and adopted East Carolina as their own.

Alumni Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast with the Alumni Association, sponsored by ARAMARK. Stay for the Homecoming Parade and enjoy a front-row seat. Homecoming Parade 10:00 a.m. Fifth Street

Everyone loves a parade! Listen for the Marching Pirates and see floats decorated with this year’s theme “100 Years of Treasured Traditions.”

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Reunion Photo 11:30 a.m. Trustees Fountain in front of Wright Auditorium

“Say PIRATES!” To document your Reunion, join us for a class photo in front of the new Trustees Fountain. Visit to the Dowdy Student Stores 12:00 noon-12:30 p.m. Wright Building

There’s no doubt you need some new PURPLE and GOLD apparel, so we’ve scheduled time for you to stop by the Student Store and stock up! Homecoming Alumni Tailgate 1:00–3:00 p.m. Outside Gate 1 of Minges Coliseum

Leave your grill at home and join the Alumni Association for our family-friendly Alumni Tailgate. We’ll have plenty of food and Pirate beverages, games for children, live entertainment, door prizes, and a chance to see Pee Dee the Pirate and the ECU Cheerleaders. Pirate Football: Rice vs. ECU 3:30 p.m. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance 8:00-11:00 p.m. Hilton Greenville Ballroom

It’s time to cut a rug and dance the jitterbug at the annual ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance. Reminisce with favorite big band hits played by The Collegians and congratulate members of the Class of 1959 as they are inducted as Golden Alumni. This dinner and dance is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old classmates and friends and talk about college days at East Carolina. To register for all of these great Reunion events, fill out the registration form to the right and mail it to:

East Carolina Alumni Association Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center 901 East Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858 or fax it to 252-328-4369

Name & Class Year

Phone E-mail Yes! I want to add a tax-deductible Alumni Association membership to take advantage of member pricing today!

Annual Memberships: Pride Individual $35

Joint* $50

Lifetime Memberships: Forever Pirate Individual: Full: $500 Joint*: Full: $750

Installments: $137.50 semiannually for 2 years Installments: $200 semiannually for 2 years

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MEMBERS* Alumni Membership 10 Years After the Flood Homecoming Luncheon


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Walking Tour

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Walking Tour Health Science

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Maj. Gen. Holland

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Awards Dinner

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Alumni Tailgate

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Football Tickets**

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Dinner Dance $25 x _____ = $ _____

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*Member pricing is good for each Alumni Association member and their dependents 22 and under living at the same address. **The purchase of football tickets must coincide with participation in reunion events.

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2009 ECTC and ECC Alumni Reunion invitation brochure.