The N.C. Technology Association recognized Beverly Perdue Thursday.
The lieutenant governor was given an Outstanding Achievement Award by the technology lobbying group at an awards dinner at the Embassy Suites in Cary.
She received the award for her work on initiatives extending Internet access to schools, offering online tobacco prevention and fitness training and providing telemedicine.
She was also recognized for chairing the Business Education Technology Alliance, which promotes technology in education.
Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, state Sen. David Hoyle and Reps. Pryor Gibson, Margaret Dickson and Rick Glazier received public leadership awards at the ceremony.