David J. Smith
The David J. Smith Leadership award was established in 2010 to honor David Smith, a fallen Marine and proud Pirate. David was killed in action while in combat operations in Afghanistan in January of 2010. As a rising senior at East Carolina University, David pursued a degree in Industrial Distribution and Logistics with an anticipated graduation in 2011.
While a student at ECU, David embodied the school motto of “servire” by remaining active in the community and serving in the Marine Corps as a Sergeant. David was very proud to be a member of the ECU family and demonstrated exceptional patriotism for his country. His leadership, integrity, and service in the community and to ECU inspired the College of Engineering and Technology to award a scholarship in David’s name to a student Pirate in the College who best exemplifies these traits.