And the Seniors Said...

Top row: Brooke Palmer, Alyssa Gursslin, Ryan Miranda

Bottom row: Christina Larkins, Trajan Warren

Name: Daniel Roberts

Major: Communications/Journalism

Quote: “Create a life that feels good on the inside not just one that looks good on the outside. Have to let your faith be bigger than your fears. Have faith that success will be near in your future no matter what it is and make your dreams become realities.”


Name: Ryan Miranda

Major: Masters in Maritime Studies

Quote: “The smallest of steps eventually completes the grandest of journeys.” -Kyle Carpenter


Name: Victoria Amerman

Major: Nursing

Quote: “To my fellow pirate nurses, we did it! From surviving the hurricane and four exams in one week during our first semester, to persevering through the Coronavirus, online classes and Dr Eason’s class during our last. This journey has truly been an uphill battle but I couldn’t have asked for a better group of students to do it with. We’re going to do amazing things.” - Victoria Amerman


Name: Alexie Williamson

Major: Nursing

Quote: “Your life is not about you, it’s a testimony of my goodness. -H.S.


Name: Cassidy Coerver

Major: Nursing

Quote: “Catch you on the flippity flip!” -Michael Scott


Name: Kayla Neal

Major: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing

Quote: “If he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.”


Name: Blessing Aghimien

Major: Communication (Public Relations conc.) minoring in Creative Writing

Quote: “If only a Sup Dogs gift card came with the degree and the student loan debt.”


Name: Aubrey Olson

Major: Nursing Cardiothoracic

Quote: “Be Determined & ALWAYS say yes to Sup Dogs!”


Name: Kara Hoffman

Major: Nursing

Quote: “I went to Disney World during a pandemic.”


Name: Sydney Degnan

Major: Elementary Education

Quote: "Fall in love with the journey because the destination is always changing."


Name: Brooke Palmer

Major: Theatre Arts with Concentrations in Professional Actor Training and Theatre for Youth

Quote: “Next stop: Anywhere! Gonna chase my destiny, find the best in me…the world is waiting, I feel it waiting, it's all just waiting out there. Everywhere.”


Name: Sarah Searcy

Major: Nursing

Quote: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” -Romans 1:16


Name: Christina Larkins

Major: Exercise Physiology

Quote: “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein


Name: Amanda Durden

Major: Recreation and Park Management

Quote: “You don’t go to university so you can punch a clock. You go to university so you can be in a position to make a difference.”-Janet Napolitano


Name: Tiffany Porter

Major: Bachelors of Science in Communication with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication

Quote: “Every success and failure that I have encountered has shaped me into the woman I am today. I have learned to never quit no matter what challenges lie ahead.”


Name: Taliah Melvin

Major: Nutrition

Quote: “OMG I finally made it out of jail!!”


Name: Alyssa Gursslin

Major: Art, Photography

Quote: “What I’ve learned most about Art School at ECU is, no matter how different your classmates might seem, like gender, race, views, sexuality, or interests, it doesn’t dismiss the fact that 12 very different students in one class really do become a family! #ecuphotopeeps2020”

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Name: Nadine Guthrie

Major: Communication-Interpersonal/Organizational Minor-Sports Studies

Quote: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius


Name: Cassandra Guthrie

Major: Communication; Public Relations

Quote: “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” -Kerry Washington


Name: Andrew Giacco

Major: Construction Management

Quote: “These past four years were some of the most memorable and fun of my life. Hats off to you ECU.”


Name: Trajan Warren

Major: Communication, interpersonal and organizational

Quote: “A lot can happen between now and never.”


Name: Elena Woodall

Major: Communication, Interpersonal & Organizational Communication

Quote: “No matter where life takes me, you’ll find me with a smile.” - Mac Miller


Name: Jenna Price

Major: English with a minor in creative writing

Quote: “And don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found. -The Jungle Book


Name: Grace Iyore

Major: Nursing

Quote: “In life, there is always a choice; a choice to be successful or to be a failure. And even if you happen to fail at something, know that opportunities often do come from failures. You have to sometimes recreate yourself when failure comes around.”


Name: Elizabeth Allen

Major: Nursing

Quote: “I came to ECU from Ohio and did not know anyone in the state of NC, but the love and kindness of this school made me feel right at home. The past 4 years have been a whirlwind but I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Thank you for the memories, ECU. Loyal and Bold 💜💛 #PirateNurse"

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Name: Kaitlyn Carr

Major: Communication (PR) w/ a minor in Art

Quote: “Y’all have seen me at my worst, and brought out my best. Thank you for the experiences, memories and education. P.S. ECU, never forget that Jesse McCartney sung Beautiful Soul. I cried. Class of 2020, we made it!”


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