The Brody family has given many financial gifts to East Carolina University in the past. The biggest one was the one that built the Brody School of Medicine. David Brody talks about how he and his siblings got to where they are, and why they decided to give to ECU.
W. Randolf Chitwood, Jr. is a cardiothoracic surgeon who many believe is the best when it comes to using highly technical equipment to conduct various heart surgeries. The author discusses his experience having heart surgery and how Greenville, North Carolina became an important medical research hub.
The nursing program began as a very small program. In the last several decades, it has grown to have more than 1,000 students enrolled in the program. In addition, a day in the life of a nursing student is included for a unique perspective of what nursing students do.
Student athletes, while not required to stay on campus and train during the summer, are either sent home with a packet full of workout recommendations or will voluntarily stay on campus to work out and even take summer classes.
With a new all-time high number of incoming freshmen, ECU is filled to capacity. There are no empty dorms, classrooms or offices. Several new staff members had to be hired and the only solution to the space issue is to build more off campus.