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Garner PRCR's Brittany Washington Earns ECU Award...Congratulations!

Garner PRCR's Brittany Washington Earns ECU Award

Post Date: 01/04/2021 8:30 AM

East Carolina University has named Brittany Washington, events coordinator for Garner's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, as a recipient of its 40 Under Forty Leadership Award for the Class of 2021.

To be eligible for the prestigious award for the Class of 2021, persons must be:

  • under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31, 2020;
  • an ECU graduate (undergraduate or professional degree);
  • demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with ECU;
  • and have made an impact in business, research, artistic, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Washington, an Enfield native, was honored for spearheading scholarship efforts to benefit students at her former high school, including use of her personal funds. In addition, as a certified parks and recreation professional (a credential earned in 2019), Washington became an ambassador for the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association and currently serves as a member of the association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

ECU's 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards Committee is made up of alumni, staff and faculty and oversees a highly competitive selection process for the 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards program.

"Consideration for this award is a tribute to each nominee’s ability to apply their ECU education in the following categories: research and education, health and wellness, public service, arts and humanities, and business," the awards committee said. "This year’s selection process was extremely competitive with over 320 nominations from accomplished and committed leaders, making the committee’s decision extremely challenging."

Washington earned a bachelor of science degree in recreation and park management with a concentration in youth sports leadership from ECU in 2012. She received a master's of science in recreation and park administration from ECU in 2015.

The 2021 class of award recipients will be honored at ECU's annual Division of Student Affairs 40 Under Forty Leadership Award Banquet on April 24.

Learn more about the 40 Under Forty Leadership Award program.

Brittany Washington

Brittany Washington, events coordinator for Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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