Young Alumni Award

This is a new annual award presented by the College of Nursing Alumni Association at the University of Utah. The award recognizes College of Nursing alumni who have graduated within the last 15 years and have attained a high level of professional accomplishments and/or has advanced the profession through practice, research, education, or administration.

General Qualifications

Nominees must hold a degree from the University of Utah College of Nursing and have graduated within the last 15 years. Nominees may not be current members of the College of Nursing Alumni Board. It is strongly encouraged the recipient be present at the University of Utah College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni program to accept their award.

Support of the College of Nursing Alumni Association (including membership) or monetary support of the College of Nursing or University of Utah is not required for nomination. In summary, the nominee possesses such integrity and stature that the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the College of Nursing can take pride in, and are inspired by their recognition.

Criteria for Young Alumni Award

This award is presented to a University of Utah College of Nursing Alumni who has graduated within the last 15 years.

The following criteria should be used as a guide for describing a nominee’s qualifications for the award. The contributions may include, but are not limited to, exceptional achievement and significant contribution in the following areas:

Professional Achievement - Nominee has demonstrated, professional recognition, professional accomplishments, and/or significant contributions to the nursing profession; nominee has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of nursing. The nominee reflects honor to the College of Nursing in pursuing their professional activities.

Sphere of Influence - (local, state, national, or international) - Contributions made by the nominee have had a broad influence beyond the scope of that person’s place of employment.

Community Service - (local, state, national, or international) - The nominee has made significant humanitarian contributions to the community, greatly impacted the community through their actions, and/or is involved in a variety of service initiatives.

Submit a Nomination

You may submit your nomination ONLINE anytime or download the PDF version of the nomination form here. We encourage ongoing submission throughout the year.

Nomination packets should include:

  • Nomination Form (completed online or submitted by mail/email)
  • CV / Resume
  • One Letter of Support (in addition to the nominator)

Submit your nomination packet by email to alumni@nurs.utah.edu or by mail to College of Nursing, Office of Advancement, 10 South 2000 East, room 4130, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5880 or call (801) 581-5109 for more information.


2019 Young Alumni Award

Date: Alumni Weekend 2019

Nomination Deadline: TBD

College of Nursing Auditorium, CNB 2300

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2018 Young Alumni Award Winner Danielle Pendergrass