Awards Process

The East Carolina Alumni Association presents several notable awards each year to alumni, faculty, graduating seniors, and those who have shown exceptional dedication to and support of the university. For details on each award, eligibility requirements, nomination forms and past recipients, please click on the awards below.

Alumni Awards
Honoring the achievements and service of members of the Pirate Nation is extremely important to the East Carolina Alumni Association. The most public way in which we honor our alumni is at our Alumni Awards Ceremony in the fall. The success of this program and the caliber of our award winners hinges on the letters and nominations that alumni like you send recommending fellow Pirates for our Awards. Here is the process for choosing the annual recipients of the Outstanding Alumni, Honorary Alumni and Virgil Clark '50 Distinguished Service Awards.

The Process

  • Download or print a form for the appropriate award and submit your nomination to the East Carolina Alumni Association (attn: Alumni Awards, Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center, Mail Stop 305, Greenville, NC 27858-4353).
  • Nominations are accepted year-round. Deadline for consideration for the following year is November 1.
  • Every nomination received is presented to the Awards Committee of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.
  • The committee reviews the nominees and selects the recipients. Selections by the Awards Committee are not subject to a vote by the total Board of Directors; however, a report of such action is submitted to the Board.
  • The recipients are then contacted to see if they are available to attend the Awards Ceremony and Dinner (a requirement to receive an award).
  • Once confirmation of availability is obtained then the East Carolina Alumni Association will publicly announce the recipients.
  • If a nominee is not selected, they will be eligible again the following year. Nominations are valid for two years.
  • The Distinguished Service, Honorary Alumni, and Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented at the Awards Ceremony each fall.
You are encouraged to nominate someone today, so that they can be honored by the Alumni Association and be held up as an example for the rest of the Pirate Nation.

Past Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients
2014 Award Recipients
2013 Award Recipients
2012 Award Recipients
2011 Award Recipients
2010 Award Recipients
2009 Award Recipients
2008 Award Recipients
2007 Award Recipients
2006 Award Recipients
2005 Award Recipients
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