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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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25391
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Walter Williams, executive vice president of WilcoHess, has been a major benefactor to ECU for years. Having attended the school while it was still the East Carolina Teachers College, he has a close bond with the school.
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25402
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Phil Dixon always gives back to ECU in any way he can. Now a successful lawyer with his own firm, Dixon started out dirt poor and just looking for a way to change his life. He found that at ECU.
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25401
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David Gerrard, quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars expresses details from his time in college at ECU and how it got him to where he is today.
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25398
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Kelly King reflects on his time at ECU, his first job at BB&T and how he got to be president and chief operating officer at BB&T.
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25408
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Beth Grant is an actress and a former ECU pirate. She says that part of her success comes from the lessons she learned while performing in ECU productions.
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25419
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Hugh Johnson, an ECU alum, brought the big names to Minges for concerts in the 1970’s and 80’s. Now, he has been working for Vince Gill since 1989. He is on the road a lot, but enjoys the family feeling from the group he works with.
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25421
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Scott Avitt, member of the Avitt Brothers band, is a former ECU student who says that ECU is where he really learned to shape his craft. He says his time at the University shaped his dedication to both his music and visual artwork.
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25416
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Roddy Jones began his career at his dad’s construction company straight out of ECU. He eventually became the president of that company and worked on some of the biggest projects in North Carolina like Raleigh’s Crabtree Valley Mall.
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25430
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There are many ways to donate money to East Carolina University and several societies that recognize those gifts. Most people give because they want to share the blessings they've been given.
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25436
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After 42 years with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, Charlie Adams is retiring. He has helped the NCHSAA reach many milestones, especially with women's sports.
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25440
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Jack Jenkins is the youngest son of legendary East Carolina University Chancellor Leo Jenkins. Jack Jenkins has done well for himself and is now a judge.
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25463
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Although not all ECU football players have gone on to play professional football, some are still at the center of East Carolina sports today. Jimmy Creech, class of 73/74 has been a backbone of fundraising and community support in heralding in a future for ECU sports.
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25473
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Carl Davis, East Carolina class of 1973, has labored nearly a decade to bring state-of-the-art quality to North Carolina public television. As the assistant general manager and director of engineering for UNC-TV, Davis has been the driver behind bringing specialized public television programming to over 13 million people statewide.
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25468
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Sam Wornom, ECU class of 1965, co-founded a chain of convenience stores, The Pantry with the business know-how he gained at East Carolina. After the success of The Pantry chain, Wornom successfully branched out into other businesses such as warehousing, manufacturing, and investments.
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