Alumni Award Criteria and Nominations

Young Alumni Award Criteria

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  • The Young Alumni Award is presented to alumni of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Nominees must have received a degree (undergraduate or graduate) from UNCG.
  • The Award honors individuals who are 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.
  • The award recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession or community/society or university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches.
  • Current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Alumni Awards Committee and current employees of UNCG may not be considered for the award.

Young Alumni Award Nomination Process

  • Complete the two-page nomination form. Download a nomination form by clicking here or call the Alumni Office at (336)334-5696.
  • In no more than 2 pages, please detail in a Nominator’s Statement the nominee’s qualifications for this award, based on the expanded criteria listed below.
  • On the nomination form, you may list the names of 3-5 individuals who will be submitting letters of support for the nomination. Each letter should be no more than 2 pages in length and should address different areas of the expanded criteria listed below. Supporting letters may be included in this packet or arrive under separate cover. You may submit no more than 5 supporting letters.
  • You may also submit newspaper articles, clippings, photographs and additional materials as part of the nomination packet. Please do not send originals as these materials will not be returned.
  • Nominations may be made by anyone except the nominee and must be submitted on forms provided by the UNCG Alumni Office.
  • The deadline for nominations is January 5.
  • The selection of the recipient is made by the Alumni Awards Committee and approved by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. One award is presented annually.
  • The Award recipient and nominators will be notified by February and the Award is presented at the Chancellor's Donor Recognition event in April.
  • The record of a nominee shall be maintained in a carry-over file and considered for two years, after which a person must be re-nominated to be considered.
  • All forms and materials should be sent by June 1 to the Alumni Awards Committee, UNCG Alumni Office, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.
  • Download a nomination form by clicking here or call the Alumni Office at (336)334-5696.
  • Expanded Criteria:

      This listing provides further detail about the criteria used by the Alumni Association Awards Committee in making their selection for the Young Alumni Award. It should be used as a guide for explaining a nominee’s qualifications for the Award.

    • Professional Achievement: career movement and development, professional recognition, professional accomplishments, and significant contributions to nominee’s profession
    • Personal and Professional Development: use of traditional or innovative approaches in enhancing personal and professional growth
    • Personal Achievement: personal recognition received, the balance between personal and professional roles, the achievement of personal goals, the dedication to continual betterment of himself/herself
    • Community (local, state, or national) Service: scope and breadth of service nominee has provided, the impact of his/her actions on the community, and involvement in a variety of service initiatives
    • University Service: nominee’s support of University initiatives, involvement in University programs and/or service on University boards or committees or project teams

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