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East Carolina University Program Responds To Regional Entrepreneurial Needs

With a focus on innovation, local businesses and industry are giving unique opportunities to East Carolina University students and getting back quality and talent in return as part of the Rural Innovations Strengthening Eastern-29 Counties Program, known more simply as RISE29. The 29 counties in the title refers to the eastern North Carolina region primarily served by ECU. Formed out of ECUís Miller School of Entrepreneurship, one of the program hallmarks is that the internships come from almost every academic discipline at the university.

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Education Centers Help Halifax Community College Reach Rural Students Where They Are

As part of the Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants Initiative, the NC Rural Center worked with approximately 30 entities interested in the economic advancement of Halifax County to develop a strategy to address workforce shortfalls. The end result of this collaboration was a proposal to open three Community Education Centers to be managed by the community college. Halifax Community College (HCC) was awarded $582,000 in April 2019 to implement this strategy.

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Golden LEAF Scholars Perspective: Virtual Leadership Program Conference

On Saturday, January 23rd, more than 250 Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients attended a virtual conference to build their leadership knowledge and skills. The Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program conference is typically held in person over two and half days; however, due to the pandemic, the conference was scaled back to core leadership training skills and transitioned to a virtual format. Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton welcomed the scholars, attended the third-year conference session, and closed out the day.

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Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Hartness

Meet Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumnus Daniel Hartness. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and a native of Cherokee County. Hartness currently resides in Jackson County where he manages his own digital marketing company.

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Maggie Baile was ď100% certainĒ that she would attend law school after earning undergraduate degrees at East Carolina University.
Sarah Sconyers worked as a teacher for 12 years, laying the foundation as students planned for college or careers.
Girl Scout badges for entrepreneurship, math in nature, and digital leadership build crucial skills and offer experiences that equip girls with the tools to build positive futures.
New ECU, Vidant partnership provides access to clinical trials for rare cancers
We're back again! Uptown Greenville and PiCASO will host their fourth Dickinson Avenue After Dark event Friday, October 15th from 7 to 10 pm. We invite you to join us on 8th Street for eastern North Carolina's quirkiest beer festival!
Uptown Greenville participates in the 38th annual National Night Out, Tuesday, August 3rd from 5Ė8pm at Five Points Plaza.
ECUís camps for children living with health challenges reopen


The Golden LEAF Foundation awards funds to provide scholarships for both high school and community college transfers entering a four-year college or university in North Carolina as well as for rural students attending community college in North Carolina.
Long-time ECU employees appointed to vice chancellor roles
ECU dental student earns national scholarship for community service
ECU welcomes its most diverse class of medical students in school history
Christian Penisterís admiration for his childhood dentist and desire to provide care for the underserved led him to dentistry.
Mangrove forest study has takeaways for coastal communities


Partnership enables students to pursue passion for education in home communities
The Golden LEAF Foundation Board recently adopted a long-term strategic plan to serve as a roadmap for the next few years.
Piano festival brings students, guest artists to campus
A car crash changed the future for East Carolina Universityís Dr. Pamela Reis ó and the future of thousands of students, mothers and their babies.
Our next meeting is Thursday July 15th beginning at 6:00 PM at King Chicken Restaurant.
ECUís Country Doctor Museum reopens, showcases rural health care during past pandemics
ECU criminal justice students provide fresh eyes on cold cases for SBI


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