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25462
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Within ECU’s Department of History, the Program in Maritime Studies stands out as among the programs in the United States that focus either on history, science, or archaeology, combining all to the study of underwater archaeology. With ships as cultural objects and sources of history, students and researchers within the Program in Maritime Studies have worked worldwide and across the country, and state of North Carolina.
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Dr. Paul J. Schernarts, aka PJ, is not only a Brody School of Medicine associate professor and ECU trauma surgeon, but also a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves. Just returning from a sixth deployment, Schenarts continues to be one of the most popular instructors at Brody, an outstanding surgeon and a Bronze Star recipient.
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25469
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Using a cutting-edge research program, Cecelia Valrie (class of 1999) is working with doctors and East Carolina medical students to understand and help children with lifelong, painful illnesses live more normal lives.
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25478
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Dentistry was hard to come by in rural North Carolina until East Carolina’s $60 million School of Dental Medicine opens in August. In a pioneering program for the nation, ECU’s dental school will build and staff (with faculty dentists, dental residents, and fourth-year dental students) 10 dental practice centers serving some of the poorest and most isolated areas in North Carolina.
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25486
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The inaugural class of East Carolina’s School of Dental Medicine is learning about the tools of the trade. The brisk pace and problem-solving seminars, which distinguish ECU’s Dental School from others, are propelling this new class through a rite of passage: taking up the dental drill.
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25563
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Founded in 2003, East Carolina’s The Women’s Roundtable serves as a beacon of philanthropy and service for women. Growing each year, The Women’s Roundtable funds tuition awards through the Access Scholars program and currently hosts a radio program on the historical importance of women at ECU and beyond.
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25562
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Through a multiyear fundraising effort, the Second Century Campaign is providing East Carolina students with the ability to get through college debt-free. Gathering nearly $220 million direct from more than 30,000 alumni, the Second Century Campaign provided for 320 new scholarships.
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7035
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Ben Owen III is a third-generation Seagrove potter, who knew at age twelve that he wanted to make pottery his career. Taught by his grandfather, Ben Owen, Sr., one of the state's best-known potters, Owen's creations are collected by many and exhibited in museums at home and abroad.
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7183
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In 1965, the East Carolina University Poetry Forum started. The forum's mission was to bring creative writing to campus, and for the past forty years, poets of all persuasions have attended the twice monthly meetings to freely discuss their creations. Hundreds of students and others have come through the years. Peter Makuck, a distinguished writer, ECU English professor and adviser, has been the forum's director since 1977.
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7650
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Few women attended college in the 1920s, but four sisters from Magnolia in rural Duplin County attended and graduated from East Carolina Teachers College during that period. They called themselves the “Magnolia Belles,” and a tradition was started. Over the following years at least one woman from each succeeding generation has graduated from East Carolina. In 2005, a member of the fourth generation earned her ECU diploma.
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For almost 300 years an 18th-century shipwreck has rested on the ocean floor just off North Carolina's coast. Whether investigations confirm it to be Blackbeard's flagship, the QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE, or not, the wreck is a significant historical find discovered in 1996. Since then 16,000 artifacts have been brought up and sent to the QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE Conservation Lab at East Carolina University. A few, including the ship's bell, have been properly cleaned, restored, and readied for display, though many others continue to soak in sodium carbonate-filled conservation tanks and will for years.
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8307
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In 1975, Wilson native Ronnie Barnes became the first graduate of East Carolina University's athletic training program. By 1980, he was the head athletic trainer of the New York Giants, an NFL team. Today he is vice-president of medical services for the team, making him the go-to man for player conditioning, rehabilitation, injury recovery, and overall health. He is not a medical doctor, but he heads a staff of physicians, athletic trainers, and specialists who work for him.
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Lisa Rowland Callahan received her medical degree from East Carolina University in 1987. Today she is considered one of New York's best sports medicine doctors. She is the medical director of the Women's Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where she sees professional and recreational athletes. She is also director of player care for the New York Knicks NBA team and the New York Liberty WNBA team.
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10543
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James R. Hupp is the first dean of East Carolina University's new School of Dentistry. He served for six years as dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi before coming to ECU. In this interview, Hupp discusses his past experiences and his vision for the new dental school.
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The Tar River Boys have played mountain music in their own lively style for the past forty years. An interesting feature of the group is the fact that none are from the state's mountains; all are from the flatlands of the eastern part of North Carolina. Tar River Boys released a CD in 2009 titled \"Bluegrass and More.\"
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