The East Carolina Alumni Association seeks nominations for the 2015 Alumni Awards: the Virgil Clark ’50 Distinguished Service Awards, the Honorary Alumni Awards, and the Outstanding Alumni Awards. Nominations are accepted year-round, but the cut-off for 2015 is Nov. 1, 2014. Recipients must be present at Homecoming 2015 to receive an award.
– The Virgil Clark ’50 Distinguished Service Award goes to alumni who have given substantial volunteer service to the alumni association and/or university.
– The Honorary Alumni Award goes to those who did not attend ECU but who have adopted the university as their own through considerable service, commitment, and loyalty.
– The Outstanding Alumni Award, one of the most prestigious given by the university, goes to alumni who have made outstanding achievements in their profession and/or public affairs. A history of involvement with the university is not a prerequisite for this award.
Please note: only alumni can be nominated for the Distinguished Service and Outstanding Alumni awards. The only award for which non-alumni can be nominated is the Honorary Alumni Award.
Anyone can nominate an East Carolina alumnus or supporter for an award. Nominations consist of a one-page form and at least one letter of recommendation. While a surprise nomination is possible, nominators are encouraged to work directly with their nominees to ensure that all information submitted is complete and accurate. University trustees serving current terms, alumni association board members and their spouses, and current ECU employees are not eligible to receive these awards, but may submit nominations.
There are more than 155,000 East Carolina alumni living around the world. It is important that a wide variety of alumni and supporters are nominated. Every nomination is considered, as long as it is complete with all required documents and information. Awards can only be given to those who have been nominated!
The Alumni Awards program is vital to the alumni association’s goal of advancing the university. Honoring the service and achievements of alumni and supporters shows the value of an East Carolina education and the impact of this institution. This in turn increases acclaim and esteem for the university and draws ever more qualified students and faculty to campus, ensuring the university’s progress.