Greenville residents elected to ECU Alumni Association Board of Directors

Melissa Adamson and Dr. Shannon Holcomb of Greenville have been elected to the East Carolina University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Adamson graduated from ECU in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in communications. She is the community impact and communications director for United Way of Pitt County.

Holcomb received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from ECU and earned her doctor of dental medicine degree from ECU’s School of Dental Medicine in 2015. She serves as an associate dentist for Smiles by Shaw.

Adamson and Holcomb will play active roles in guiding the efforts and initiatives of the association, which reaches more than 170,000 ECU alumni worldwide.

“There is no better way to help my community, fellow Pirates and ECU than to be involved in the alumni association,” said Adamson. “It is the place that ECU intersects service, networking, football, connecting with classmates, working hard, regional transformation and Pirate pride.”

The board plans to engage students and young alumni along with expanding regional chapters and affinity groups.

“ECU has given so much to me and pushed me to be the best that I can be,” said Holcomb. “I appreciate ECU’s motto, which is ‘to serve,’ and I hope to do that for the ECU and Greenville community.”

Heath Bowman, associate vice chancellor for alumni relations, said the board of directors is critical to meeting the alumni association’s mission to inform, involve and serve members of the ECU family.

“I am honored and excited to welcome a very talented and accomplished group of Pirate alumni in this year’s board. I am confident that each and every one of these alumni leaders will leave their mark on our university and its alumni association throughout their tenure at East Carolina,” said Bowman.

The ECU Alumni Association Board of Directors is composed of 28 members who are serving three-year terms and meet four times a year. The board strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive membership made up of graduates from the many colleges at the university. The board will help provide leadership through advocacy and education, and ensure an environment which is open, inclusive and sensitive to the university’s diverse alumni base.