ECU receives national award for its support of military employees

Posted July 8, 2010 6:39 p.m. EDT

— East Carolina University has been named a recipient of the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for its support of employees serving in the U.S. National Guard and Reserve, the U.S. Department Defense announced Thursday.

East Carolina University is among 15 employers from across the nation to receive the award this year.

Almost 2,500 Guard and Reserve members, or their family members, from across the country nominated employers for their exceptional support, which included providing full salary, continuation of benefits, care packages and even family support to employees fulfilling their military obligation.

The Freedom Award will be presented to East Carolina University during a formal ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.