40 Under 40 Society


Submit your nominations (self nominations are welcome) for individuals to receive the honor of being named to the Elizabeth City State University 40 Under 40 Society. The purpose of the 40 Under 40 Society is to honor and engage forty (40) Elizabeth City State University young Viking Alumni who are making strides in their careers, contributions to their communities, or impressions on the ECSU campus and beyond.

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To be eligible, nominees should have:
1) Should have attended ECSU for at least one semester or  earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from ECSU;
2) be under 40 as of December 31, 2018;  
3) be willing to submit a headshot, if selected, that can be published by units within Elizabeth City State University;
4) aspire to uphold the principles manifested in ECSU’s core values;
5) demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with ECSU;
6) made a significant impact in their professional, civic, personal, and/ or philanthropic endeavors; and
7) be committed to raising $1,000 to support a special ECSU initiative to benefit current students.

It is very important to enter each nominee’s correct email address as additional required information will be requested from nominees using the email address submitted in the nomination form.

Nominations will remain open from Saturday, December 1, 2018 until January 4, 2019. All nominees will be contacted on or before January 7, 2018 for additional information. For more information, please email ecsufoundation@ecsu.edu or contact us by phone at (252) 335-3224.


 A Selection committee will be comprised of six individuals representing the following:

  1. ECSU Foundation
  2. Chancellor or designee
  3. University Advancement
  4. Student
  5. National Alumni Association
  6. Past 40 under 40 Society Honorees


  • December 1, 2018: Nominations open
  • January 4, 2019: Nominations close
  • January 7, 2019: Nominees contacted for additional information, including resume or CV
  • January 11, 2019: Nominee deadline to submit additional information
  • January 14-25, 2019: Nomination committee convenes to select top honorees
  • January 28, 2019: 40 Under 40 honorees notified
  • February 1, 2019: Pictures and Bios Due
  • March 1, 2019: 40 Under 40 honorees unveiled & Ticket Sales Begin
  • April 19, 2019: Ticket sales end
  • April 26, 2019: 40 Under 40 Honorees Gala
  • April 27, 2019: 40 Under 40 Alumni Day Party
  • April 28, 2019: 40 Under 40 Alumni Brunch

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