Jan. 29, 2024     

Leha Byrd 
ECSU Communications and Marketing     
Email or 252-335-8745  


ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2024) – The Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) Office of Admissions and Recruitment will host the second of three recruiting events called, “Blueprint For Success,” from 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3 at The Life Enrichment Center, 3805 Tarheel Club Rd. in Raleigh.  

The events are designed to expose the greater North Carolina region to ECSU, its students, and the opportunities available at the institution. 

“There is value in demystifying what a college education is all about,” said Karen Lucas, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at ECSU. “It is important for students and their families to see for themselves that they can find their place at ECSU.” 

Attendees can expect to engage with alumni, athletics, and residence life team members, as well as students who call Raleigh home. Additionally, financial aid experts will be available to offer personalized information on financial support, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon will also be present to engage with prospective students and their families, and to award three $1,000 scholarships. 

“The areas and communities we’re targeting are our largest population centers,” Lucas said. “Through our travels we want as many potential students and families as possible aware of what ECSU offers.” 

Event registration is available at will also be available on-site.  


Elizabeth City State University provides students with a high-quality, affordable education as one of North Carolina’s leading four-year public institutions that is part of the University of North Carolina System. ECSU develops leaders who are courageous, resilient, and empowered through excellent student-centered, experiential learning. We offer baccalaureate, professional, and master’s degrees across a wide variety of interests. Excellence is the standard at Elizabeth City State University – success is our legacy. Come to Discover. Leave to Conquer. Visit