Purple and Golden Bus Tour

The Purple and Golden Bus Tour, led by the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement, is designed to introduce faculty members with identified research plans to the culture, geography, heritage, economy and assets of the region around our campus. The program encourages partnerships and research that may have long-term benefits for the people and communities of eastern North Carolina.

2019 Bus Tour

ECU’s second annual Purple and Golden Bus Tour rolled out of Greenville on March 4, making 10 stops while traveling 423 miles over two days in eastern North Carolina. The tour carried nearly 50 ECU faculty researchers, cluster directors and staff leadership across the region.

2018 Bus Tour

The 2018 Purple and Golden Bus Tour traveled more than 400 miles across 14 North Carolina counties, taking 42 participants to 13 stops over two days. Stops included Sylvan Heights Bird Park, the Roanoke Cashie River Center and Treehouses, Elizabeth City State University and Lake Mattamuskeet.