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 Julie Cheney (AB '00, MED '11) at jcheney@uga.edu. 


Class of 2015 Nominations

Nominations for the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015 open on February 9, 2015.


Honoree Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Must be a UGA graduate (undergraduate or graduate degree)
  • Must be under the age of 40 by September 1, 2015
  • Must be willing to submit a photo, if selected, that can be published by the UGA Alumni Association, Office of Public Affairs, and various schools and colleges as appropriate
  • Must aspire to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with UGA
  • Must have made an impact in business, research, artistic, leadership, community, educational, and/or 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 2015 40 Under 40

  • February 9, 2015: Nominations open
  • April 10, 2015: Nominations close
  • April 13, 2015: Nominees contacted for additional information, including resume or CV
  • May 1, 2015: Nominee deadline to submit additional information
  • June 2015: Nominee gathering in Atlanta. All nominees are invited to attend.
  • July 2015: 2015 40 Under 40 honorees notified (all nominees will receive communication)
  • September 10, 2015: 2015 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon in Atlanta
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