2017 Division of Student Affairs 
Corporate Leadership Awards Banquet

On April 22nd, the Division of Student Affairs will host it's 3rd Annual Corporate and Leadership Awards Banquet, where we will honor corporate supporters, divisional advocates and former student leaders, including 40 individuals that make a difference in their professions and in their communities. The purpose of this event is to celebrate accomplishments, as well as showcase the important contribution(s) that Student Affairs makes in the lives of current student Pirates through leadership development and programming, clubs, organizations and employment opportunities.

Consisting of 32 department and units, the Division of Student Affairs is truly where the student experience is made and where affinities matter! From new student orientation to residence life, student involvement and career preparation, Student Affairs has an undeniable impact on our 27,000+ student campus, our alumni and in transforming the eastern North Carolina region.

The Corporate & Leadership Awards Banquet also serves as an effort to raise, much needed, financial support to enhance the East Carolina University student experience and meet the greatest needs of our growing and diverse population.

To learn more about the award criteria, please see the information below. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available in the coming months. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Zack Hawkins, Director of Student Affairs Development at (252) 737-4827 or sadevelopment@ecu.edu.

With Pirate Pride,

Virginia D. Hardy, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

2017 Corporate & Leadership Awards

Division of Student Affairs Advocacy Award will honor two individuals, a current faculty member and member of the local or regional community, who has significantly contributed their time and talent to supporting the mission of the Division of Student Affairs through collaboration, committee service and advocacy.

The Division of Student Affairs developed the Forty Under 40 Leadership Awards to engage, re-engage, educate, honor and develop the next generation of advocates, philanthropists and ambassadors. 

The awards recognize outstanding former student leaders and emerging professionals that are making an impact on the world and have used their East Carolina experience to pursue their passions, help others and lead positive change in industry, civic service, and beyond. 

The forty will be chosen by the 40 Under 40 Awards Steering Committee and representatives from the Division of Student Affairs leadership and staff, current students, faculty and former student leaders. To learn more about the 40 Under 40 awards, please CLICK HERE.

The Robert H. Wright Society Leadership Award is presented each spring to a current or former member of the East Carolina University Student Government Association for their professional achievement and demonstrated leadership. The award is to recognize service (both to the university and the community), and leadership qualities exhibited. 

CLICK HERE to view the award eligibility criteria.

To learn more about the Robert Wright Society, please visit

Recognition of organization reunions, milestones and members of groups who network and socialize based on common experience or interest at East Carolina. Examples include fraternities or sororities, campus activities and shared ethnicity.

Recognition of businesses and corporations that annually invest in the Division of Student Affairs through events and programs. The Division also recognizes outstanding corporate partners that exceed expectations and exemplify good corporate citizenship and commitment to advancing our mission of enhancing the student experience at East Carolina.

The Employer of the Year Award recognizes one employer that has had a vital impact on internships and assisting students in the development of their career goals during the past year and shown generosity in participating and supporting Career Center events, programs, services and staff.

The award recognizes companies or organizations that have gone above and beyond to consistently participate in Career Center events and recruit East Carolina students.

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