Young Alumni

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!


Presentation by Mountain Accord's Laynee G. Jones

Laynee G. Jones, program manager of Mountain Accord, will speak about the long-term future of the central Wasatch Mountains and the accord's mission of preservation for future generations, as part of the Young Alumni Board’s Speaker Series. The event is from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Alumni House.

To register for the event, click on the button below.

To learn more about Laynee G. Jones, click here.


Young Alumni Homecoming 5K and Kids 1K

October 10 at the Alumni House

Two University student groups and two current University of Utah students were awarded $1,000 scholarships!

For additional information about the race, 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.

2016 Par Excellence Award Winner
Matthew Sanderson BA'05 
Member, Caplin & Drysdale


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.

Graduate Scholars
Nicole Anderson, Katharine Blumenthal, Ashley Miller, Penchan Phoborisut, Adam Weinstein, Tammy Zundel

Undergraduate Scholars
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!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Seattle Chapter - Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars! Our Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Gordon Biersch. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Networking and Noshing – Copper Canyon
Join fellow University of Utah alumni for business networking, socializing and fun at Copper Canyon Grill House & Tavern in downtown Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Hire Utah Alumni 2016
The U’s Alumni Career Services presents Hire Utah Alumni 2016, a great opportunity for a variety of industries and disciplines to find diverse talent, from new graduates to seasoned professionals.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Corporate Cup 5K
University of Utah Career Services invites all businesses to participate in the Corporate Cup 5K on June 4 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. This event is a team-oriented, employee-based event that promotes a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie and a friendly business competition. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Orange County Chapter - Deans Unscripted
Don't miss Deans Unscripted, an opportunity for Q&A with the deans on all things "U". Please also come ready to mingle with local high school and community college students and help them get excited about attending the U!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Los Angeles Chapter - Deans Unscripted
Join us for an evening of all things "U" as we visit your area. Meet local University of Utah Alumni, as well as Social and Behavioral Science Dean Cindy Berg and Honors College Dean Sylvia Torti.

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