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  • Alexa Speller is Bearer of the Mace for fall 2014

    Alexa SpellerWhen 172 students filed into the Robert L. Vaughan Center on December 13 for the 159th Commencement Ceremony, the crowd of supporters erupted. Five of them obtained a master's degree, while the others obtained bachelors' degrees.

    As the band played, family and friends waved, some graduates wiped away tears while attempting to smile. One of them, Alexa Speller, was holding a secret that would soon be revealed to her family and the audience. Speller, from Aulander, N.C...
  • ECSU Aviation Science program receives $1.1 million Golden LEAF Foundation grant

    Golden Leaf LogoThe Golden LEAF Foundation recently awarded Elizabeth City State University a $1.1 million grant to strengthen aviation education and workforce development in northeastern North Carolina. The grant will enable ECSU and its partners to promote aviation education and to produce the skilled and educated workforce necessary to attract new businesses to the region.

    Over the next two years, the grant will support ECSU curriculum enhancements...
  • Budding historians move cemetery records and maps online

    DavenportHistorians aren't the only people enthralled by genealogy searches. Citizens are increasingly conducting searches to resolve their curiosity and to resolve old, family dilemmas. The availability of information in local towns can be invaluable.

    One location prolific in historical details is the cemetery. Historians gladly roam these solemn grounds to find intricate details that reveal pillars of the community, family lineages, indicators of social class, birth and death dates. Those type...
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