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Phillip R. Dixon oral history interview, April 29, 2008

Date: Apr. 29 2008 | Identifier: 45.05.01.04
Interview with East Carolina University alumnus and attorney Phillip R. Dixon of Greenville, N.C. Mr. Dixon discusses his early years in Wake Forest N.C. and family financial struggles after his parents' separation and a move to Raleigh. He discusses teachers and high school friends who influenced him to come to ECU, his mother’s misgivings about his going to college, using student loans and jobs to support himself, and the experience of having less money than other students on campus. He also discusses the supportive faculty and staff at ECU, his hard work to get good grades, his appreciation for the living environment and enrichment activities at ECU, and his participation in extracurricular activities. He describes his summer internships and his clerkship with the N.C. Court of Appeals, his return to Greenville after law school to work and establish a law firm, his involvement in many Greenville area business and community organizations, his service on the ECU Board of Trustees, his interactions with several ECU chancellors, and his advocacy for ECU as a member of the UNC Board of Governors. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. Transcriber: Deborah Mitchum. more...