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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center
901 E. Fifth St.
Phone: (800) ECU-GRAD
Alumni Services
  • Candlelight Ceremony and Senior Celebration (includes a free drink ticket)
  • Career services
  • ECU Ambassadors
  • Freshman Sendoff
  • Golf tournaments
  • Scholarships
  • Tailgating
  • Work-study opportunities
Alumni Publications
East Magazine, published quarterly, reaches more than 60,000 readers and features articles about ECU events and alumni and a special section, "Class Notes," to which alumni may submit updates, such as new job promotions or marriage and birth notices
Major Alumni Events
  • The Great Pirate Purple-Gold Pigskin Pigout (commonly just called "The Pigskin Pigout") celebrates the spring football scrimmage and features a pig-cooking contest, a carnival, and fireworks
  • Homecoming includes miscellaneous departmental and student group reunions, a scholarship golf tournament, complimentary breakfast at the Alumni Center, a parade on Fifth Street, a football tailgate party, and a football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Famous Alumni
  • Rick Atkinson (Class of '74) - writer of "The Long Gray Line" and "Crusade: The Story of the Gulf War," historian, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
  • Ronnie Barnes (Class of '75) - head trainer for the New York Giants
  • Sandra Bullock (Class of '87) - actress, "Speed," "Crash," "While You Were Sleeping"
  • Ron Clark (Class of '94) - Disney Teacher of the Year
  • Bob Greczyn (Class of '73) - president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Mark Kemp (Class of '83) - former music editor at Rolling Stone and MTV Networks, author of "Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings, in a New South"
  • Elizabeth McDavid Jones (Class of '96) - writer, American Girl series
  • Al Maginnes (Class of '84) - National Book Award nominee, award-winning poet, "The Light in Our Homes" (Lena Miles Todd Competition winner), "Taking up Our Daily Tools" (NC Poetry Council's Oscar Arnold Young Award winner), "Film History"
  • James Maynard (Class of '65) - founder of Golden Corral Corporation
  • Linda Edwards-McMahon (Class of '69) - CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.
  • Vince McMahon (Class of '68) - chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.
  • Robert Morgan (Class of '47) - former U.S. senator and former director of the NC SBI
  • Emily Procter (Class of '91) - actress, "Jerry Maguire," "The West Wing," "CSI: Miami"
  • Bill Roberson (Class of '81) - actor, "Forrest Gump," "Patch Adams," "The Patriot"
  • Sandra Mims Rowe (Class of '70) - editor of The Oregonian (Portland)
  • Ruth Gwynn Shaw (Class of '69 and '72) - former president and CEO of Duke Power Company
  • Luke Whisnant (Class of '79) - award-winning author of "Watching TV with the Red Chinese," "Street," and "Down in the Flood"; editor of Tar River Poetry
  • Kay Yow (Class of '64) - North Carolina State University women's basketball head coach
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