Greetings, Young Alumni!
Welcome back to the University of Utah! We recognize that your University of Utah connection didn’t stop at graduation.
The Young Alumni Board (YAB) seeks to actively involve fellow U "young alumni," defined as those who left the University within the last 15 years. One of the board's primary goals is to find creative, entertaining, and informative ways to keep you connected, and we hope you will visit here often to see what activities and events are being offered.
There are more than 255,000 University of Utah graduates, and you are the largest constituency in our alumni population! The U continues to be a vibrant Research I institution, conducting groundbreaking research while educating 30,000 students and graduating about 7,000 each year. You can help shape the school’s future by staying active and involved.
The YAB is currently taking input on new ideas for programming that is relevant to you. Please take just a minute to fill out our young alumni survey to let us know what your interests are. Thank you!
Please stay in touch, and we'll do the same!
Young Alumni Homecoming 5K and Kids 1K
Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Alumni House
Two University student groups and two current University of Utah students have the chance to win $1,000 scholarships!
7:30 a.m.: Registration opens
8:30 a.m.: 5K start
9:15 a.m.: Kids 1K start
Prices: $23 (U students), $25 (Alumni Association members, U faculty and staff), $30 (regular), $15 (Kids 1K)
(purchased online, by Oct. 6; day-of-race, $35 all runners, $20 for Kids 1K)
For additional information about the race, click here.
Presentation by Sim Gill, Salt Lake County DA
Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney, gave a presentation Thursday, Sept. 24, as part of the Young Alumni Board’s Speaker Series. He discussed how the D.A. office serves the county's citizens, as well as review pertinent issues facing the county.
To learn more about our Speaker Series, click here.
Par Excellence Award
Each spring, the Alumni Association and its Young Alumni Board (YAB) have the pleasure of honoring an alumnus/a who attended the University of Utah within the last 15 years with our Par Excellence Award. The award is presented on the basis of the recipient’s outstanding professional achievements and contribution to the betterment of society.
2015 Par Excellence Award Winner
Steven Sharp Nelson BA'02 MPA'07
Cellist, The Piano Guys
Learn more about Steven here.
Nomination form for the 2016 Par Excellence Award.
List of past Par Excellence recipients.
Young Alumni Scholars
Last year the Young Alumni Board raised $52,000 in scholarship money at the Young Alumni Homecoming 5K and awarded scholarships to the following outstanding students at the University of Utah.
Nicole Anderson, Katharine Blumenthal, Ashley Miller, Penchan Phoborisut, Adam Weinstein, Tammy Zundel
Jerry Bounsanga, Samuel Ham, Clint Murray, Justin Spangler, Jonathan Stepan, MacLane Taggart
Steve and Angie Smith
Young Alumni Scholarship
Steve and Angie Smith established a $150,000 endowment to award scholarships to incoming freshman in need each year. Congratulations to Ariel Flores Mena and Lilibeth Ceja.
Would You Like to Become a Mentor?
Career Pathways Series
We encourage young alumni to attend the free Career Pathways Series sponsored by Career Services, Alumni Career Services, and the Young Alumni Board.
If you are willing to volunteer a panelist in your specialty or join us to network with students at our Career Pathways events, please contact Young Alumni Board member, Ryan Kump.
Here is a list of upcoming events on campus:
- Health & Wellness: Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m., Union Saltair
- Research in the Humanities: Oct. 22, 4-5:30 p.m., STIHB Child Auditorium
- Marketing and Communication: Oct. 27, 4-6 pm., SFEBB 7170
- STEM Careers in Academic: Nov. 4, 3:30-5 p.m., ASB 220
- Planning, Sustainability, and Environment: Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m. TBD
More to follow in 2016!