40 Under 40 Class of 2015 Nominate a Graduate for 40 under 40


About the Program

In 2011, the UGA Alumni Association launched the 40 Under 40 program to recognize exceptional young alumni who are achieving great success in their professional and personal endeavors. This campus-wide collaboration is supported by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, Division of Student Affairs and all academic departments. Nominations open each spring and honorees are announced mid-summer. Then, in early fall each year, the campus community gathers for the 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon to celebrate these individuals' leadership in business, research, the arts, philanthropy and education. If you have questions about this program, please email Frances Beusse (BS '06) at fbeusse@uga.edu.


Honoree Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Please consider nominating a UGA graduate for the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. A graduate is eligible if he/she:

  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from UGA
  • Is 40 or younger as of September 1, 2016
  • Is willing to submit a headshot, if selected, that can be published by units within the University of Georgia
  • Aspires to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with UGA
  • Has made an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors

It is very important to enter each nominee’s correct email address as additional required information will be requested from nominees using the email address submitted in the nomination form.


Important Dates for the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

  • February 8, 2016: Nominations open
  • April 8, 2016: Nominations close
  • April 11, 2016: Nominees contacted for additional information, including resume or CV
  • May 1, 2016: Nominee deadline to submit additional information
  • June 9, 2016: Nominee and past honoree gathering in Atlanta. All nominees are invited to attend.
  • July 2, 2015: 2015 40 Under 40 honorees notified (all nominees will receive communication)
  • September 8, 2016: 2016 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon at Flourish in Atlanta

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