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Awards Given at the 2017 CLA Banquet

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 40 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 www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/wrightsociety.

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 

Important Dates


  • March 15th, 2017 : 2018 40 Under 40 Nominations opened
  • October 15th, 2017: 2018 40 Under 40 Nominations close
  • November 15th, 2017: 2018 40 Under 40 finalists chosen
  • December 15th, 2017: 2018 Class of 40 Under 40 honorees announced & Banquet tickets available for purchase
  • March 24th, 2018:  Class of 2018 40 Under 40 honored at the 4th Annual Student Affairs Corporate & Leadership Awards Banquet