We want like to take a moment to welcome you to Colucci’s Jewelers – Mount Pleasant’s premier jewelry store for more than 60 years. We are so happy that you decided to visit our website! We hope that while you’re here, you will begin to get a sense of why so many customers choose Colucci’s Jewelers over other jewelry stores in Mount Pleasant, SC.
In an industry known for snobby salespeople and overpriced items, Colucci’s Jewelers brings warm smiles and affordable prices to jewelry shoppers in the Lowcountry. Unlike other jewelers in Mount Pleasant, the Colucci team focuses on providing customers with an unmatched jewelry experience, from the moment they pull into our parking lot to the minute they leave our showroom. We believe our customers deserve special attention, and our goal is to provide them with friendly, personalized service every time they visit.
The Colucci Difference
As a certified jeweler with more than 50 years in the industry, Stefan Colucci has built his reputation on excellence and execution. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for precision, Stefan pours his heart into every custom-made piece of jewelry, repair, restoration, and appraisal that he completes at Colucci’s Jewelers. With consistent craftsmanship and impressive attention to detail, Stefan’s ability to cater to all your jewelry needs will exceed your expectations every time.
While Stefan focuses on creating unforgettable custom jewelry for you or your loved one, his wife Summer specializes in customer service. Kind, patient, and knowledgeable in her own right, Summer will take all the time necessary to answer your questions and guide you through the jewelry selection process. Whether you’re stressed out looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring or need to restore a priceless family heirloom, Summer will make sure you receive the attention you deserve.
When you shop at Colucci’s Jewelry, understand that we will never try to pressure you into a purchase or provide you with lackluster service if you’re “window shopping.” We treat each of our customers with the same exceptional care, whether they are repeat clients or new faces.
Colucci’s is a name you can trust – there’s a reason we were voted Best Jeweler in 2019 by Readers Choice!
Diamond Engagement Rings in Mount Pleasant
Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most beautiful, memorable moments that two people will ever share as a couple. An engagement ring symbolizes love and acceptance; it epitomizes trust and commitment. While no two proposals will ever be exactly the same, there is one constant that will always remain true: the diamond engagement ring you choose from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of pleasure and contentment.
We understand that choosing the right engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you can make. That is why we pair the finest engagement jewelry in Mount Pleasant, SC, with one-on-one showings and helpful advice – to ensure that you discover dazzling rings at an affordable price. With the Colucci team by your side, we take second-guessing out of the equation, so you can focus on popping the question with confidence. After all, a diamond engagement ring is meant to be cherished for a lifetime!
Factors to Consider Before Buying an Engagement Ring
We find that taking the time to give our clients as much information as possible makes their experience easier and more enjoyable. Before you visit our store in person, consider the following factors when choosing an engagement ring:
- Ring Size: Knowing your fiancée’s ring size is crucial, especially if you’re planning a surprise without her knowing. Borrow one of her rings and bring it to Colucci’s Jewelers, and we will measure free of charge. For the perfect fit, we can also resize her ring when the time is right.
- Jewelry Preference: Sapphire? Ruby? Emerald? Diamond? At Colucci Jewelry, we have a wide range of gemstones to choose from which to choose, as well as settings and metal types. Ask your fiancée’s friends or family for tips, or better yet, ask her yourself if you can do so without spoiling the surprise.
- 4 C’s: The four C’s represent color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. If you’re just starting your search, this system might be foreign to you, but it is a trusted grading system used throughout the world. We recommend you visit Colucci’s Jewelers for a quick education on this system, so you can find a quality diamond at a price that fits within your budget.
On-Site Jewelry Services in Mount Pleasant
With regular care and maintenance, your piece of fine jewelry from Colucci’s Jewelers will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. Whether your favorite emerald necklace needs cleaning or a small diamond in your engagement ring is loose, we are happy to help. With more than 50 years of experience as Colucci’s Jewelers’ in-house repair expert, Stefan Colucci will handle your jewelry with care and compassion. Stefan is also highly skilled at creating designer jewelry in Mount Pleasant, SC. If you have a grand idea for a custom jewelry project, Stefan will consult with you one-on-one to turn your dream into reality.
In addition to the above services, Colucci Jewelers also offers:
- Class Rings
- Cash for Gold
- Gold Dealer Services
- Consignment Services
- Custom Diamond Engagement Rings
- Luxury Watches
- Luxury Watch Repair
- Rhodium Plating
- Same-Day Jewelry Repair
- Gold Coins for Sale
Don’t risk sending your jewelry off to another state or country to be repaired by someone you can’t see or talk to – as the premier on-site jewelry store in Mount Pleasant, we will handle all of your jewelry needs in person, with hard work and a smile.
If you need to get your fine jewelry appraised for insurance purposes, Colucci’s Jewelers can help.
It’s a great idea to get your jewelry appraised periodically. As the years pass along, the value of your precious metals and gemstones can fluctuate. If your last appraisal was more than two years ago, you could run into problems with your insurance coverage. If your jewelry is insured for less than its replacement value, you could lose a substantial amount of money if it is stolen or lost.
To help prevent situations like this from happening, our on-site jeweler Stefan Colucci will provide you with an up-to-date appraisal report based on your jewelry’s current market value. That way, you can update your insurance accordingly.
We also specialize in estate jewelry appraisals, so you know exactly how much your old jewelry is worth if you are thinking of selling.
Our appraisal services include:
- Diamond Appraisals
- Insurance Appraisals
- Court Appraisals
- Estate Jewelry Appraisals
- Cash Offer for Appraised Jewelry
Jewelry Appraisal Services in Mount Pleasant
Sell Your Jewelry in Mount Pleasant
Selling jewelry from years past can be a hard experience. Estate jewelry, in particular, can have sentimental value attached and can be hard to sell. This is because jewelry is often a symbol of achievement or affection, such as your class ring from high school or your grandmother’s wedding band. At Colucci’s Jewelers, we understand the connection to old jewelry and appreciate the memories and value you have with these antique pieces.
In addition to the personal value, antique and estate jewelry can be quite valuable from a monetary standpoint. Estate jewelry is extremely popular in this day and age. Many Lowcountry locals are selling their vintage pieces to trusted jewelry stores in Mount Pleasant, SC, like Colucci’s Jewelers.
Many customers choose to sell their jewelry to Colucci’s Jewelers because we offer an intimate, honest experience – something that you will certainly not receive if you list your jewelry for sale on an internet marketplace. We will be upfront with you every step of the way to help separate personal value from monetary value, and will present you with a fair offer to consider.
If you are interested in selling your jewelry, we encourage you to visit our showroom to meet our staff and get an accurate appraisal of your jewelry’s worth.
We buy a multitude of different jewelry, including:
- Estate Jewelry
- Custom Jewelry
- Antique Jewelry
- Male Wedding Rings
- Female Wedding Rings
- Engagement Rings
- All-Things Rolex
Latest News in Mount Pleasant
CDC issues new COVID-19 mask guidance but SC cities unlikely to reimpose mandates soon
As new coronavirus cases inch upward in South Carolina and other states see surges driven by the fast-spreading Delta variant, federal health officials issued new guidance on July 27 directing all people living in pandemic hot spots to wear masks inside, regardless of vaccination status. But South Carolina’s cities, towns and counties aren’t likely to immediately pass new mask mandates. The guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is new, and spokesmen for Charleston and North Charlesto...
As new coronavirus cases inch upward in South Carolina and other states see surges driven by the fast-spreading Delta variant, federal health officials issued new guidance on July 27 directing all people living in pandemic hot spots to wear masks inside, regardless of vaccination status.
But South Carolina’s cities, towns and counties aren’t likely to immediately pass new mask mandates.
The guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is new, and spokesmen for Charleston and North Charleston said officials haven’t yet had a chance to review the federal agency’s suggestions in depth.
And for now, no communities in the Charleston area are considered coronavirus hot spots.
“Fortunately, Charleston’s vaccination rate is well above the state average and our city is not currently considered a hot spot,” said Jack O’Toole, a Charleston spokesman. “That said, we’re mindful of this latest CDC guidance and will continue to work closely with (the Medical University of South Carolina) and other area health care professionals to ensure that city policy is consistent with their best medical judgment in this constantly evolving situation.”
Ryan Johnson, a North Charleston spokesman, said his city’s officials are reviewing the CDC guidance and continue to urge residents to get vaccinated.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie said he is proud of the town’s high vaccination rate and hopes to see more residents get their shots.
Issuing new mask mandates, however, is not currently an option, Haynie said.
“Mandating masks with all that has changed, including the high vaccination rate, is legally and politically not on the table, he said. “We continue to emphasize getting vaccinations.”
The Post and Courier called Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring but he could not be reached for this story.
Local governments around the Palmetto State could face a complicated road if they want to reinstate mask rules.
That’s because of a May 11 order issued by Gov. Henry McMaster that nullified local coronavirus restrictions that were tied to his pandemic emergency declarations.
During much of the pandemic, local governments that passed mask rules pinned their legal authority on McMaster’s declarations. The governor never passed a statewide mandate, instead leaving masking decisions up to each city, county and town.
With the legal framework of the governor’s orders gone, local governments that want to pass mask rules will have to rewrite their ordinances to put them in place.
Brian Symmes, a spokesman for the governor, said McMaster never implemented a statewide mask mandate at the height of the pandemic and “he’s certainly not going to now.”
“Aside from the fact it is entirely unenforceable, South Carolinians have been learning about the virus for over a year and a half now,” Symmes said. “They know what they need to do to be safe, and they certainly don’t need the governor or any other government official restricting them in any way at this point.”
Masking rules across the country relaxed during spring and early summer as case numbers fell. But the emergence of the Delta variant, a strain of the coronavirus that’s mutated to spread more easily from person to person, started spreading rapidly, especially in communities with lower vaccination rates. The new strain has some cities and towns revaluating their mask rules. On July 26, Savannah, Ga., reinstated its mask ordinance.
Shortly after the CDC’s announcement on July 27, Dr. Gerald E. Harmon, president of the American Medical Association, issued a statement agreeing with the federal agency.
“With cases of COVID-19 continuing to increase in the United States and a significant number of people who remain unvaccinated, the CDC’s updated mask guidance is needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19—particularly the delta variant, which we know is much more contagious,” Harmon, a physician who is based in Pawleys Island, said.
Emerging data shows that vaccinated people who are infected by the Delta variant carry similar viral loads as those who aren’t vaccinated, he said.
That high viral load increases the chances that person will pass the virus to someone else, Harmon said. Research does show the authorized vaccines are safe and effective in preventing severe COVID-19 complications, such as hospitalization and death.
The American Medical Association strongly supports the CDC’s updated recommendations, Harmon said.
“Wearing a mask is a small, but important protective measure that can help us all stay safer,” Harmon said. “The AMA continues to strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccines to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control also weighed in on the masking issue and agreed with the CDC’s guidance on Tuesday.
“DHEC is adopting the federal agency’s updated guidance and is recommending all South Carolinians, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear their masks when indoors and in public settings,” the state public health agency said.
Officials cited a rise in breakthrough cases — COVID-19 infections in people who are fully vaccinated — that is likely being fueled by the rise of the Delta variant, the agency said.
State health officials said the agency’s recommendations are not a mandate and acknowledged that state law prohibits mask mandates in schools.
But the agency is strongly recommending individuals wear masks to protect themselves and others, according to the statement.
“Today’s change in guidance from the CDC reflects the very concerning trends we are seeing nationally and here in South Carolina regarding increasing case rates and a stagnant vaccination rate,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC’s public health director. “We were hoping to reach herd immunity to stifle the spread of COVID-19 to prevent this scenario, but public health urgency now makes it necessary to return to recommending universal masking in public indoor settings.”
DHEC’s statement appears to be in conflict with McMaster’s earlier statements on masks, particularly in schools.
State law now prohibits school administrators from requiring students to wear a mask. The General Assembly agreed with me – and that decision is now left up to the parents.— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) July 27, 2021
“State law now prohibits school administrators from requiring students to wear a mask,” the governor wrote in a series of tweets on July 27. “The General Assembly agreed with me — and that decision is now left up to the parents. The delta variant poses a real threat to South Carolinians. However, shutting our state down, closing schools and mandating masks is not the answer. Personal responsibility is.”
McMaster also continued to urge South Carolinians to get vaccinated. To date, less than half of the state is fully vaccinated.
The Governor’s Office confirmed DHEC did not consult with McMaster or his staff before issuing the statement about the CDC’s new guidance. The state’s public health agency is not part governor’s Cabinet and is governed by its own board.
School districts and campuses seeking guidance on masking, meanwhile, remain prohibited from enacting mask mandates.
State legislators blocked school districts and any individual schools from using state funds to require that students and employees wear a mask at any education facility. That rule went into effect July 1 and will be in place for a year.
Erica Taylor, chief of staff for the Charleston County School District, said officials will review the new CDC guidelines and continue discussions with DHEC as well as the Medical University of South Carolina, “seeking a responsible position that complies with the recent state proviso prohibiting school districts and schools from mandating masks for students and employees.”
In a similar move, the Legislature banned public colleges, including technical colleges, from requiring masks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Plans for proposed Shem Creek hotel brings up concerns from neighbors
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan for a boutique hotel on Shem Creek is heading to the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board as some nearby businesses are raising concerns about the location of the proposed hotel. The Mill Street Hotel is slated to be in an empty lot on Mill Street right across the street from The Crab House and the Bohemia Salon. According to the develop...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan for a boutique hotel on Shem Creek is heading to the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board as some nearby businesses are raising concerns about the location of the proposed hotel.
The Mill Street Hotel is slated to be in an empty lot on Mill Street right across the street from The Crab House and the Bohemia Salon.
According to the developer of the project, CKC Properties, The Mill Street Hotel project consists a of small boutique hotel that provides quality spaces for tourists and local’s family members to stay while visiting Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and the Shem Creek area.
The hotel will include a pool, gym, and rooftop deck. The renderings for the hotel display three buildings.
“The goal with the design was to break down the massing utilizing multiple structures to create a more residential feel and a “living court” leading into the main hotel building from the Lucas Street entrance. We feel our design team has done a great job to accomplish this while working closely with the town throughout the process,” said Colin Colbert of CKC Properties.
The project has been in the works since the beginning of the year.
Stores, restaurants, and other businesses surround the lot on Mill Street. Parking is already tight in the area and one employee at Coastal Expeditions says she hopes, if the hotel does come to the creek, the town will create more parking and work towards safer roads.
“Our business along with the other businesses in this area are not happy about the idea of a hotel going in right here without serious investments in infrastructure and parking to go along with it and the proposal that’s on the table right now is not adequate for what we need in this area,” said Lisa Jones, the Chief Operating Officer at Coastal Expeditions.
Jones cites heavy traffic on the roads surrounding the lot, especially on weekend days, and narrow, unsafe roads for her concerns.
In past years, millions of dollars have been invested into one side of Shem Creek, near Red’s Ice House, Waters Edge, and Vickery’s, to build a boardwalk, a dock, and more.
“So we think that on this side of Coleman Boulevard it’s time to make investments for parking because we have the public dock here, we have businesses,” said Jones.
Mt. Pleasant Town Councilman Gary Santos agrees with Jones’ concerns about parking saying the area is already overcrowded.
“It’s so congested down here and I think a hotel is inappropriate for this area,” said Santos. “Right now traffic is unbearable, parking is unbearable, and if you put a hotel right here it’s going to even be worse.”
News 2 brought these concerns to CKC Properties. In response to the parking concern, a representative from CKC released the following statement.
This neighborhood of Shem Creek is blessed with many great and successful existing businesses. We recognize the pre-existing condition regarding the parking in front of our site along Mill Street. Our proposed development will include more than adequate parking for the intended use. In fact, our plans include on-site parking of approximately 30% more spaces than the parking requirement. This will ensure that our proposed development does not contribute to the on-street parking conditions. Our observations regarding the on-street parking in front of our site indicates that many of those utilizing on-street parking happen to be employees of those existing businesses and we believe that proper management of that issue could result in vastly improved conditions. Furthermore, our plans include improvements to the streetscape along Mill Street which will provide organized parking and improved pedestrian access.Colin Colbert, CKC Properties
Colbert says residents of the Old Village have provided positive feedback because should the hotel be approved and built, their friends will have a place to stay when visiting.
On Wednesday, July 18, Mt. Pleasant’s Commerical Design Review Board will be discussing the plans for the hotel as the developer is seeking preliminary approval. If the board does approve the plan, it will then go to the planning committee and ultimately will be voted on by town council.
For a review of the plans and renderings of the hotel, click here.
Parking on Shem Creek becoming a growing issue
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Business is booming on Shem Creek, and it’s bringing parking issues along with it. The town of Mount Pleasant’s planning commission met Wednesday evening to address the issues. They discussed growing parking demands, zoning requirements and the impact it’s having on neighborhoods. “It’s a mess, it’s a big mess,” said Skipper Kress, beverage manager and event planner for Red’s Ice House. “We’re seeing growth every single day of the week...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Business is booming on Shem Creek, and it’s bringing parking issues along with it.
The town of Mount Pleasant’s planning commission met Wednesday evening to address the issues. They discussed growing parking demands, zoning requirements and the impact it’s having on neighborhoods.
“It’s a mess, it’s a big mess,” said Skipper Kress, beverage manager and event planner for Red’s Ice House. “We’re seeing growth every single day of the week and that’s the issue. For the first time ever, there literally is no parking any days of the week.”
Water’s Edge rolled out a pay-to-park system about two months ago. It costs a minimum of $20 to park in their lot, however the restaurant will validate parking for paying customers. There are now signs at each spot in the lot instructing users to pay through their phone via text message or scanning a QR code.
Free parking is becoming harder to find on Shem Creek. Many lots are now pay-to-park, depending on where you go. It’s led to spill-over into the nearby neighborhoods where off-street parking is still free.
“We don’t get complaints from people in the Old Village. The people we get complaints from are upset about having to pay to park and wondering why we don’t validate parking. It’s because we don’t own the property, we’re not the ones that are charging you to park,” said Kress. “The last thing you want to see when you’re coming to a place like Red’s or Tavern and Table is you come out and your car’s completely gone, towed away.”
He’s not sure what the solution is, but Kress said it’s something they’ve been talking about lately. He said he understands the frustration, adding it’s an issue for their employees, too.
“We have to make sure that our staff has somebody walking with them to their cars because some of our staff has to park a half a mile away,” he said. “Maybe some of these small businesses could help. Maybe we could lease out the property and use that parking when they’re not open. Maybe we could come out of pocket a little bit and lease some of that because we’ve done that in the past.”
PPP Loans Benefited Mount Pleasant Businesses
Mount Pleasant, SC Patch
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Mount Pleasant. The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021. There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335...
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — Applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program have closed after benefiting more than 11.8 million pandemic-stricken businesses, including many in Mount Pleasant.
The Paycheck Protection Program started in April 2020 as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), and was extended until May 31, 2021.
There were 90,624 PPP loans approved in South Carolina in 2021 alone, according to the Small Business Administration. The total 2021 amount approved was $3,058,629,335.
Loan applications were processed through banks and other traditional lenders, with the SBA backing the resulting loans. Around $800 billion in loans were approved nationwide under the program.
The loans are forgivable if borrowers meet certain criteria, including spending at least 60 percent of the money on payroll costs and maintaining employee compensation levels.
Below are some Mount Pleasant businesses that benefited from the program according to the SBA. Check here for a full, searchable database.
MOTLEY RICE, LLC
JOHNSON & JOHNSON, INC.
VERGE SOLUTIONS, LLC
SEACOAST CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, INC.
SEAMON WHITESIDE AND ASSOCIATES INC
STICKY FINGERS ACQUISTION
EMPLOYERS HEALTH NETWORK HOLDINGS LLC
SPINE MANAGEMENT LLC
SPINE MANAGEMENT LLC
Nationally, the accommodation/food service industry received the largest share of loans in 2021, with 15 percent of the total.
Around 87 percent of the loans approved in 2021 were for $50,000 or less, and they accounted for a third of the total approved amount. The average loan size was $42,000.
The program wasn't without controversy. Banks tended to prioritize large, established businesses, according to a New York Times analysis. Congress raised fees for small loans in December to encourage lenders to make small business loans, and rules were changed in February to allow unprofitable solo businesses to qualify.
Several large companies drew public ire after it was revealed that they took PPP loans instead of relying on traditional capital-raising activities. The outcry prompted the SBA to review all loan applications over $2 million and issue guidance that the program was intended for businesses that lacked access to other cash-raising methods.
Editor's note: This list was automatically generated using data from the SBA for approved loans of $150,000 or more, although some loans ultimately were not made. Business owners can contact the SBA if information about a loan isn't correct. SBA data occasionally contains duplicate entries. Other feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gilbert Announces Pirate Club Leadership
East Carolina University Athletics
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina University Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced several changes Monday as part of a restructuring of the Pirate Club. Ryan Robinson was appointed to the dual role of executive director of the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) and executive associate athletics director for revenue generation. R...
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina University Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced several changes Monday as part of a restructuring of the Pirate Club.
Ryan Robinson was appointed to the dual role of executive director of the ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club) and executive associate athletics director for revenue generation. Robinson, who joined the East Carolina Athletics staff in January 2019, has been serving as the Pirate Club interim executive director while also leading the external relations unit since December 2019.
Gilbert's announcement also includes the hiring of three new Pirate Club staff members - Carly Moore as director of development, Danielle Morrin as assistant director of development and Blaise Hudson as assistant director of development.
Additionally, Drew Moeller was named assistant athletics director for development in May after spending the last two years at the University of Pittsburgh where he served as assistant athletics director for annual giving, a position he accepted in 2019. From 2013 until his departure to Pitt, Moeller worked in a variety of roles in the Pirate Club.
Robinson, now in his third year at ECU, has more than two decades of experience in athletics administration where he has worked in the National Football League, intercollegiate athletics and university administration. In his new role, Robinson will be responsible for the Pirate Club and the ECU Athletics Ticket Office. Robinson was named executive associate athletics director for external operations in December of 2018 and had oversight of the day-to-day operations of all external areas, which includes marketing and promotions, social media, ticket sales and operations, media relations and video services. He also served as the liaison to IMG College Sports Properties, the Pirates' multi-media rights holder.
"We are excited about the future of the Pirate Club and ECU Athletics and how this restructure will benefit both groups," Gilbert said. "I appreciate Ryan's efforts over the past 19 months in leading the Pirate Club and ensuring its continued success while dealing with a pandemic and limited staff. He brings great energy to work every day and he and Drew (Moeller) have built a staff that is eager and ready to connect with our fan base. Ryan has had to wear a lot of different hats since he arrived here in 2019 and has done a terrific job of building relationships, but I know he's excited to put his energy and passion into the Pirate Club."
"It's an honor and privilege to be the caretaker of an organization with such a long history of success like the Pirate Club," Robinson said. "I appreciate the leadership and trust from Jon Gilbert and members of the Pirate Club Executive Committee as we work to chart ECU Athletics' and Pirate Club's next chapter, together. The Pirate Club plays a vital role in the success of ECU Athletics and is the direct link to the local community and surrounding region. We have built a team with current and new additions that have the ability and vision to chart a course for the future of the Pirate Club. Coming out of the pandemic, we have an opportunity to emerge stronger, more transparent and we are committed to serving our loyal and dedicated members."
Moore joins the Pirate Club after spending the last three years as Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Special Events with the Mountaineer Athletic Club at the West Virginia University. With the Pirate Club, she will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising including annual fund, sport specific giving and major gifts. During Moore's time at WVU, her duties included the creation and execution of sport-specific giving to increase overall donations and membership, coordinating membership campaigns, planning donor events, major gift research for current and new prospects, and worked on numerous campaigns.
Morrin, a Mount Pleasant, S.C., native, moves to the Pirate Club after serving as the director of life skills/community service liaison with ECU Athletics since 2017. Morrin will work with alumni, local businesses, and Pirate Club chapters to form strategic partnerships moving forward. In her previous role, Morrin managed life skill development and community outreach efforts for more than 450 student-athletes, while also providing on-campus guidance and conference-wide initiatives to ECU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain for the Pirates' swim program and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
Hudson joins the Pirate Club after earning both a bachelor's and master's degree from East Carolina in 2018 and 2020, respectively. A native of Dunn, N.C., Hudson will be responsible for the development and operation of the Student Pirate Club while also overseeing numerous Pirate Club chapters. He spent time in various operational roles within the athletics department as a student intern, which included a one-year assignment with the Pirates' baseball program and was President of the Kappa Sigma Theta Pi Chapter while attending school.