Board of Visitors Access Scholarship Recipients

The Access Scholars program provides grants to East Carolina University students who demonstrate academic potential and financial need. The $5,000 annual award ($2,500 per semester) covers tuition, fees and books. The program also organizes a lecture series, etiquette dinner, social events and community service activities for students. The ECU Board of Visitors funds four of the eighty scholarships through their required minimum contribution of $500 annually. Meet our scholars!

Jarobi Clark
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Major: Information Technology; concentration in Cyber Security
Rocky Mount, NC
Sarah Evans
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2024
Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences; Minor: Disability Learning
Fairmont, NC
Layla Tokhli
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2026
Major: Music Education
Cove City, NC
Alyssa Futrell
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2023
Major: Biology
Elizabethtown, NC

For additional information and assistance on all scholarships offered to ECU students, visit the Office of University Scholarships.

Previous Board of Visitors Access Scholarship Recipients

Kelsey Rathbone – Graduated May 2012 with a BS, Speech & Hearing Sciences (Magna Cum Laude); currently a speech therapist in Greenville, NC
Regina Epps – Graduated May 2014 with a BFA, Theatre Arts; currently a Teaching Artist in Concord, NC
David Evans – Graduated May 2015 with a BS, Exercise Physiology and BS, Biochemistry; currently a Lab Supervisor with LabCorp
Collon Baker-Dorsey – Graduated May 2017 with a BS, Criminal Justice
Katie Pillaca – Graduated May 2017 with a BSBA, Finance (Magna Cum Laude); currently an SIU Analyst with IAT Insurance Group
Ana de Pedro – Graduated May 2017 with a BSBA, Accounting (Summa Cum Laude); currently a Senior Audit Associate/CPA at KPMG
Adam Flynn – Graduated December 2017 with a BSN, Nursing; currently a registered nurse, emergency department at Vidant Hospital
Jordan Rice – Graduated July 2018 with a BSBA, Management; currently an ecommerce entrepreneur and owns his own business
Matthew Jennette – Graduated May 2020 with a BS, English, Secondary Education and BS, English with a minor in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude – Robert H. Wright recipient); completed ECU MBA in December, 2021; currently employed with Credit Suisse
Kayla Flynn – Graduated May 2020 with a BS, Health Services Management (Magna Cum Laude); currently employed with Nash/UNC Hospitals
Reid Shackelford – Graduated May 2021 with a BS, Engineering, environmental concentration; currently employed with Thermo Fisher Scientific
Morgan Whitford Hill – Graduated May 2021 a BS, Elementary Education; currently employed as a 3rd grade teacher with Craven County Schools
Jessi Cayton – Recipient from 2019-2023, will graduate May 2024 with BS in Applied Sociology and minor in Psychology

These are great students who work hard and deserve our support, for they are genuinely serving our university community in amazing ways.
- Christopher Dyba, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement