Suffolk native wins ECU alumni scholarship

Published 3:43 pm Saturday, April 28, 2012

An East Carolina University student from Suffolk has been chosen to receive a $1,000 Tidewater Virginia Alumni Chapter scholarship from the East Carolina Alumni Association.

Robert William Writtenberry was awarded one of 22 scholarships on April 21. The scholarships are for full-time students who excel in the classroom and have distinguished themselves as leaders.

Writtenberry is a junior computer science major and information and computer technology minor. He has been recognized on the chancellor’s and dean’s lists and received a Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation Ronald W. Roskens Scholastic Achievement Award.


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He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Student Pirate Club and Victory Campus Ministries. He is a founder of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity, having held numerous leadership roles.

Writtenberry has volunteered for Relay For Life, N.C. Big Sweep, campus move-in, Adopt-A-Highway, and the ECU Youth Arts Festival.

His interests include skim boarding, running, cycling, skateboarding, reading and attending athletic events, and he is an Eagle Scout and was Role Model of the Year in his fraternity.

“At ECU, many students excel in the classroom, many lead organizations, and many serve their communities,” East Carolina Alumni Association president and CEO Paul J. Clifford said in a statement. “We are proud to include Bobby in this group.”

The East Carolina Alumni Association provides programs, services, and communications to 138,000 alumni worldwide, to inform, involve and serve members of the ECU family throughout their lifelong relationship with the university.