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Gateway Technology Center – NCSU and ECU Distance Education Student Service Advising

NC State University Distance Education and East Carolina University Distance Education partner to provide initial advising through the Gateway Technology Center partnership. The Director of Rocky Mount Academic Programs is the first individual to contact regarding your off-campus advising needs.

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Sara Hughes

Contact: Sara Hughes
Email: or
Call:    252-446-2585 x7017





Melissa Whitley

Contact: Melissa Whitley
Email: or
Call:    252-446-2585 x7019

University advising options:

NC State University Advising Central:

Provides academic information through virtual and face-to-face cross-curricular advising for current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students.

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Submit a question to an academic virtual adviser and we will reply to you by e-mail.

Chat with Us

Chat with an adviser on-line Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm and until 4:30pm on Fridays. At times, we may need to change these hours. View the Chat Calendar (click on link in the announcement box) for the most current hours.

East Carolina University advising options:
Explore your options:

Most of the people who enroll in East Carolina’s online programs are busy, working adults. We realize your needs are different and unique. The online format allows you to complete course work when it is convenient for you. The university has also developed a network of support services and academic resources that cater to the adult learner.  As an online student, you will have access to faculty advisors, tutorials, library resources and the student bookstore.



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