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ECU Centennial Exhibit - 1st Graduation

1st Graduation
Once ground was broken, Robert H. Wright was named President, students both male and female registered for classes in 1909, and initial buildings including Jarvis Dormitory, Old Austin, and the Refectory (Dining Hall) were constructed, the first graduation took place in May 1911. Students began publications, sports activities and developed an interest in theatre arts. With the initial graduation, this eastern normal school, officially called East Carolina Teachers Training School had begun to develop the qualities that would strengthen and grow through the years.

1st Graduation Items
Date     Title
1909  ECTTS Faculty
1909  Robert Wright with Students
1909  Student Body & Faculty
1909 November 12 "President Robert H. Wright's Inaugural Address"
1909 November 14 "The East Carolina Training School"
1909  [Five Friends]
1911  [Commencement Photo]
1911  [Commencement Program]
1911  [Invitation to the Celebration of the Third Anniversary of the Groundbreaking for the ECTTS Building
1969 November 6 "Pattie Dowell--East Carolina's First"

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