Department of Anthropology

Now in Our 29th Year of Service to East Carolina University!

Our Statement of Purpose:

The purpose of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association (ECURFA) is to provide retired faculty with a continuing link to the university and to colleagues and friends through social activities, receptions, and group travel. It provides an opportunity to give back to the university through an endowment fund, which has established graduate and undergraduate scholarships.



Willis Building, corner of 1st and Reade Streets, room 104; phone, 252-737-2924.


All retired ECU faculty members (including those on phased retirement) and retired ECU EPA Staff are de facto members of the ECU Retired Faculty Association; and spouses of deceased members are eligible for associate membership. If you have retired or are the spouse of a deceased member, but have not been invited to join the ECURFA, please call the ECU Retired Faculty Association office at 252-737-2924. Membership dues ($15.00 yearly, or $75.00 lifetime), may be sent to the ECU Foundation Gift Records Department, 2200 S. Charles Blvd., Greenville NC 27858). Please click here for ECURFA Dues and Donation Form.

NEW! Volunteer Opportunities for ECU Retired Faculty Association members.  Please click here for the list of volunteer opportunities (in Word)(in .pdf format)


  • NEW! The ECU Lifelong Learning Program is offering one-year free memberships to ECURFA members. This is a $35 value that offers multiple offerings for free or discounted courses taught by many seasoned instructors. Please click here to see a copy of the current catalog or contact Andrew Ross, Coordinator, at 252-328-9196, or at
  • We hold board meetings quarterly, in January, April, July, and October. We also conduct a business meeting of the membership in the spring of each year.
  • We hold a social in the fall for retired ECU faculty members and invited guests. The Fall Social was held at the Heart Institute, 100 Heart Drive (behind the Brody School of Medicine) on October 25.
  • We publish a newsletter, The Golden News; editor is needed--please contact Tom Feldbush.
  • We meet as the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association Dutch Luncheon, usually on the first Thursday of each month.   The May 4th meeting will be at China 10, at 1 p.m.  Please call Frank Rabey at  252-756-0389 for more information, or consult the Daily Reflector.
  • We hold Retired Faculty Forums during the year. This year's programs are over.
  • We organize group travel for ECURFA members and "friends." Please contact Tom Feldbush for suggestions for trips.


Policies and Procedures Manual of the East Carolina University Retired Faculty Association:

Privileges for Retired Faculty

Parking Policy for Retired Faculty:

  • two across 10th Street from the Brewster Building;
  • two in the circle between Erwin and Bloxton House;
  • two between Erwin and Mamie Jenkins; and
  • two east of the Rivers Building.
  • There is also a B1 lot that is open for "B" parking stickers at 10th and Evans Streets.
  • There are no reserved parking spaces for retired faculty on the Health Sciences campus. Please click here for a map of parking spaces for "B" parking stickers (colored in blue) on the Health Sciences campus.

Renewal notices for parking permits for 2016-17 for Retired Faculty were mailed June 14. The university has reserved the following parking spaces for retired faculty:

Please click here to read the parking policy for retired faculty.

Please click here to see a map (on page 5 of the document) of the area cordoned off for construction of the new Student Center.

As the university is becoming a pedestrian campus, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the Student Transit system to attend events on campus. Riders are expected to have an ECU 1 Card [although a university picture ID card may suffice].

Use of ECU E-mail by Retired Faculty: Please click on the link above for the policy regarding use of ECU e-mail by Retired Faculty. For additional information, one may ask for help by calling the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 or 800.340.7081.

ECU Scholarship Endowment

We thank the Office of Alumni Relations and the Division of Academic Affairs, Provost's Office, for their administrative support!

This month's picture: Department of Anthropology at ECU.

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