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 250,000 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!

Tim Conde BA’00 JD’04, President

Jeff Hodlmair BS'00 MBA’05, Vice President

Most Recent Event: Feb. 20

Speaker Series: Frederick Kempe
U alum Kempe, a longtime writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal (and current president and CEO of the Atlantic Council) spoke Feb. 20 on 
Global Challenges in the 21st Century,” at the U.

Other Past Events and Awards

Young Alumni Scholarship 5K and KidsK

The Young Alumni Scholarship 5K and Kids K was held at the Alumni House on Saturday, Sept. 14. Click here for results and more pictures.

Young Alumni Speaker and Networking Series

On Oct. 29, chief medical officer for Arches Health Plans Douglas Smith, M.D., spoke about the Affordable Care Act and how it is affecting Utahns in all walks of life. Click here for a video from the event.

Career Pathways

This year's theme was Healthcare Administration and Public Health. Students were given the opportunity to meet with the panelists and 18 professionals in the health care industry after the panel discussion. Click here for a video from the event.

Young Alumni News and Information

Par Excellence Award
Steve Smith ex'01

Steve Smith, star athlete and wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, was honored with the 2013 Par Excellence Award at the annual Spring Awards Banquet held at Rice-Eccles on April 10. Smith is donating $150,000 to the Young Alumni Scholarship Fund to help at-risk kids. Thank you, Steve! More . . .

Outstanding Young Alumna
Jill Briggs HBS'95 MPR'96

Congratulations to Jill Briggs, who received the Young Alumni 2013 Outstanding Alumna Award for her ongoing support of the annual Young Alumni 5K race and for her outstanding professional career as a tax director at PricewaterHouseCoopers. More . . .

Young Alumni Scholars

Congratulations to our Young Alumni Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year!

Young Alumni Undergraduate
Nicki Bailey, Kaia Douglas, Amanda Newman, and Tracy Souvall

Young Alumni Graduate
Charlene Brenkmann, Michael Chen, Tina Huynh, and Kyle Turner

Red Roots Scholar
Gabriela Bailon

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Join Us at Senior Sendoff
Celebrate your upcoming graduation at the annual Senior Sendoff on April 15. Featured speaker is distinguished U alumnus Kirk L. Jowers BA’92, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Denver Chapter - Nuggets - Alumni Night
The Denver Nuggets welcome the University of Utah Alumni to Pepsi Center as they take on Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Seattle Chapter - Pac-12 Sounders Night
 Join alumni from all of the Pac-12 schools to watch a Sounders FC game on May 3.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Southern Utah Chapter - Alumni Social
Come meet alumni from the Southern Utah area and hear from coaches from the Utah football and men's basketball teams.