Nominations are being accepted until Friday, August 19 for the awards to be given during the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion.
Dr. Andrew A. Best Trailblazer Award
The Dr. Andrew A. Best Trailblazer Award serves to continually celebrate and honor the foundations that were laid so future generations could emerge and stand on higher ground. The Dr. Andrew A. Best Trailblazer Award recognizes groundbreakers, innovators, and pioneers who have devoted their time and effort in servant leadership. The recipient of this award will demonstrate a heart of great passion to give and to serve, so those following can inherit a better life.
Laura Marie Leary Elliott Courageous Leader Award
The Laura Marie Leary Elliott Courageous Leader Award bears the name of Laura Marie Leary, the first full-time African American student to graduate from East Carolina University. The award recognizes noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by alumni who have graduated from East Carolina University. The recipient of the award should demonstrate significant accomplishments or promise in their fields, offer inspiration and encouragement as models for principled leadership, and exhibit civic, cultural, or charitable involvement within their communities.
Ledonia Wright Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award
The Ledonia S. Wright Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award honors a faculty or staff member, past or present, who has made outstanding contributions to the ECU community and to educating ECU students (nominee does not have to be an alumnus).