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Alumni Reunion Celebrating Graduates of ECTC and ECC October 22-23, 2010


It is my pleasure to welcome you back to campus for the 2010 Alumni Reunion Celebrating Graduates of ECTC and ECC. I hope you’ll be able to join your fellow classmates and the East Carolina Alumni Association during Homecoming 2010: Rock’n in the Purple and Gold. The weekend is full of fun activities, including the Homecoming Luncheon, Classes without Quizzes, 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 Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance featuring The Collegians. 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 continues to be a beacon in eastern North Carolina for economic growth, medical care, the performing arts, and academic excellence. 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 2010 Alumni Reunion Celebrating Graduates of ECTC and ECC 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 22 Saturday, October 23 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Joyner Library Lobby 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 1. 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 1. “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 1 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 Emily Adkins, Assistant Director for Alumni Programs Football Tickets

Football tickets can be purchased through the Athletic Ticket Office by calling Casey Strader at 800-DIAL-ECU or online at Type in group code “ECUALUMNI” to reserve your ticket in the reunion block. Tickets are $30.00 for adults and $25.00 for children and must be purchased by Friday, October 8. Contact the Ticket Office at the number above for handicap requests. Hotel Reservations



The suggested hotel for this reunion is the City Hotel & Bistro. Make your reservation by Friday, September 24 by calling

877-271-2616. Mention “ECU Homecoming” to receive the $149.00 per night rate, which includes hot breakfast.

Shuttle service will be provided on Saturday from the City Hotel & Bistro from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The shuttle schedule will be available at check-in or 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 ECTC and ECC Reunion activities.


Shuttle Service


Go Behind-the-Scenes Behind-the-Scenes Tour of ECU Athletics Facilities 10:15-11:45 a.m. Tour departs from Marie’s Café in Minges Coliseum

Visit the Murphy Center, Club Level, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, ClarkLeClair Baseball Stadium and the new softball stadium (depending on construction progress). Behind-the-Scenes Tour of McGinnis Theatre 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tour departs from McGinnis Theatre Lobby

Take a tour of McGinnis Theatre to see the tricks of the trade and how talented production and technical directors make magic on stage. Homecoming Luncheon 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. Mendenhall Student Center, Cynthia Lounge

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Join fellow alumni and friends for the Homecoming Luncheon. Dr. John Tucker, professor of history, University historian, director of Asian studies, and director of the Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series will bring ECU history to life. Homecoming Luncheon is $10.00 for Alumni Association members and $20.00 for nonmembers. Registration is required and space is limited to sixty. Explore ECU! Bus Tour of Campus 1:15–2:15 p.m. Bus will depart from the Joyner Library Clock Tower

ECU Ambassador tour guides will lead a lively bus tour of campus, the perfect opportunity to see your old residence hall and favorite hangouts. Registration is required and seats are limited to 40 people. Walking Tour of Campus 1:15–2:15 p.m. Tour will depart from the Joyner Library’s Sonic Gates (sound columns)

Bring your walking shoes to enjoy an ECU Ambassadorled walking tour of the University’s beautiful main campus. Registration is preferred.


Walking Tour of the College of Nursing and Laupus Library 2:30–4:30 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.)

Join us for an exciting tour of the College of Nursing, including the Simulation and Anesthesia Labs, as well as Laupus Library, including an exhibit celebrating the College of Nursing’s 50th anniversary. Registration is required and space is limited to 40 people.

CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES 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. Unless noted, these events are free. Social Networking for Alumni 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Student Center 221

Media Specialist for PCMH/University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina Beth Ann Atkins, CommCrew President and seasoned reporter/writer Mary Schulken ’79, and School of Communication Journalism Instructor Barbara Bullington will lead a discussion in using social media and marketing to reach audiences, disseminate news, and how it’s being taught in the classroom. Dean Lindo, an ECU student, will provide a hands-on demonstration on podcasting. Brigadier General Catherine Chilton ’81 Returns to Campus 2:15-3:15 p.m., Mendenhall Student Center 244

Brigadier General Catherine Chilton is career Air Force and ECU ROTC graduate. Her current post is mobilization assistant to the commander, electronic systems center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Join current ROTC cadets to hear from Brig. Gen. Chilton. Golden Corral Culinary Center Cooking Class 2:15-3:15 p.m., Golden Corral Culinary Center

$10 per person. Limited availability (20 people). Please call 800-ECU-GRAD to register for this event.

Chef Jacqui de Chabert-Rios will teach attendees how to prepare artful desserts with help from current hospitality management students. Desserts are tira mi su and gallette. Hurricanes, Oil Spills, Sea-Level Rise, Oh My! What Hazards Threaten Our Coasts? 3:30-4:30 p.m., Flanagan 349

J.P. Walsh, associate director of RENCI@ECU and associate professor in the Department of Geological Science and the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy will explore the hazards that threaten our precious coastline. Joyner Library Archives and Special Collections 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Visit the new Collaborative Learning Center and view the University’s Special Collections with Dean Larry Boyer. Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony 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 sponsored by ARAMARK and the chance to visit with fellow alumni. Stay for the Homecoming Parade and enjoy a front-row seat. Homecoming Parade 10:00 a.m. Fifth Street

Everyone loves a parade! See floats elaborately decorated with this year’s theme “Rock’n in the Purple and Gold,” and hear the Marching Pirates play ECU favorites.

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Visit to the Dowdy Student Stores 11:30 a.m.-12:00 noon 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 1:30–3:30 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: Marshall vs. ECU 4:15 p.m. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance featuring The Collegians 7:30 p.m. City Hotel & Bistro Ballroom

Bring your dancing shoes for the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance featuring The Collegians. Reminisce with favorite big band hits and dance the night away with your sweetheart. 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

Guest Names(s) & Class Year(s)

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 Homecoming Luncheon


select level from above = $ _____

$10 x _____ = $ _____

$20 x _____ = $ _____

Athletics Tour

_____ = FREE

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McGinnis Tour

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Bus Tour

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Walking Tour

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Walking Tour Nursing/Laupus

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Brig. Gen. Chilton ’81

_____ = FREE

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Hazards to our Coast

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Joyner Library Archives

_____ = FREE

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Awards Dinner

$40 x _____ = $ _____

$50 x _____ = $ _____

Alumni Tailgate

$10 x _____ = $ _____

$20 x _____ = $ _____

Dinner Dance

$25 x _____ = $ _____

$35 x _____ = $ _____

TOTAL = $ _____

TOTAL = $ _____

*Member pricing is good for each Alumni Association member and their dependents 22 and under living at the same address.

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Alumni Reunion Celebrating Graduates of ECTC and ECC  

East Carolina Alumni Association reunion on October 22-24, 2010.

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