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Young Alumni Award

Young Alumni Award

The College of Nursing Dean’s Advancement Board at the University of Utah sponsors the Young Alumni Award. This award recognizes College of Nursing alumni who have attained a high level of professional accomplishments and/or has advanced nursing or gerontology through practice, research, education, or administration.

The Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years.

Young Alumni Awardee 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Chapman for receiving the 2023 Young Alumni Award!

Learn more about Dr. Chapman HERE

Dr. Diane Chapman

Nominee Qualifications

Nominees must hold a degree from the University of Utah College of Nursing. Nominees may not be current members of the College of Nursing Dean’s Advancement Board. Nominees possess such stature and integrity that College of Nursing faculty, staff, students, and alumni are proud of and inspired by their recognition. Neither nominators nor nominees are required to financially support the University of Utah, the College of Nursing, or the College of Nursing Alumni Association.

Nominee Criteria

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

  • Professional Achievement: Nominee provides outstanding leadership in nursing or gerontology; demonstrates excellence in practice, research, education, and/or administration; has earned distinction for excelling professionally, and reflects honor upon the College of Nursing.
  • Sphere of Influence (local, state, national, or international): Nominee influences nursing or gerontology in a professional capacity that extends beyond place of employment.
  • Community Service (local, state, national, or international): Nominee embodies the spirit of service, making significant humanitarian contributions to the community; greatly impacts the community through actions; mentors community members; engages in varied service initiatives; improves the environment; fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion in a community; and/or improves the lives of others.

Submit a Nomination

The nomination packet should include:

  • Nomination Form
  • CV / Resume 
  • Two Letters of Support 

Click the button below to complete the online nomination form. Please email CV/Resume and two letters of support to

Past Young Alumni Award Recipients

The Dean’s Advancement Board will present the Young Alumni Award during a University of Utah College of Nursing event associated with Alumni Week in the fall. Recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the event.

2023: Diane Chapman

2022: Amanda Eckersley

2021: Jennifer Hamilton, DNP '11

2020: Award not held in 2020

2019: Madeline Lassche, DNP ’19

2018: Danielle Pendergrass, DNP '13

2017: Amy Hartman, BS '04