In April of 2015, the Division of Student Affairs of East Carolina University premiered the 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards. This award was created in an effort to recognize emerging leaders that received their start at East Carolina University, as well as those who have used their ECU experiences to make significant impacts in their respective professions, local communities, and on the world.
Nominations for the 2017 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards opened in August 2016 and closed on November 12, 2016. The Class of 2017 Honorees was announced in early 2017.
The Class of 2017 40 Under 40 Honorees will be officially recognized and celebrated at the 3rd Annual Division of Student Affairs Corporate and Leadership Awards Banquet, on April 22, 2017.