Class of 2017
ECU graduated more than 5,500 students, including almost 4,000 undergraduates. In a first for ECU, Chancellor Cecil Staton and keynote speaker Margaret Spellings, UNC System president, conferred degrees virtually in a video shared on social media.
“We’re disappointed that this morning, due to tornado watches, severe storms, rain and lightning in the area, we were unable to have our event here at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, but we want you to know that we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you.”
-Chancellor Cecil Staton
Making the best of a rainy situation!
A group of newly minted Pirate nurses remained despite the rain, sounding air horns and spraying the Silly String they had brought for the ceremony.
“We wanted to cheer and celebrate anyway, and just have some fun, we’re disappointed but we’ll still have our nursing event tomorrow morning.”
-Kimber Matney, ECU College of Nursing graduate