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ECAA Awards


Early Career Achievement Awards (ECAA) recognize younger College of Business graduates who have demonstrated innovative and responsible professional leadership, the potential for future distinction and a commitment to serving others. One honoree is selected from each College of Business degree program.

They return to campus to receive their award and share advice with current College of Business students through panel discussions.

This year the Early Career Achievement Awards will be held in the Spring semester due to COVID restrictions.  Further details will be forthcoming about this year's event in the near future. 

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations for Early Career Achievement Awards accepted through June 15th. Nominations are now open. Application is available here.

  • Graduate from one of the programs in the College of Business.

Career Accomplishments

  • Exemplary professional capabilities as demonstrated through entrepreneurial success, rapid promotions, industry recognition, or innovative practices leading to measurable outcomes.
  • Demonstrated innovative and responsible professional leadership and the potential for distinction in the long term.

Personal Characteristics

  • Embodies the five core principals outlined in the College of Business Standards of Professional Behavior and Ethical Conduct: responsibility, honesty, respect, fairness, and trust.
  • Shown a substantial commitment to the service of others.
  • Continued his or her professional growth through education or professional credentials.
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