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!



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.

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!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Washington DC Chapter - Pac-12 Alumni Bar Crawl
It is time for the annual Pac-12 DC Alumni bar crawl!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Leadership Fundamentals Course for Members
The Alumni Association has partnered with Continuing Education to offer Association members a special two-hour crash course to help those at any skill level evaluate their leadership traits and identify how to leverage or improve their abilities.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New Health-oriented Speaker Series
Join us for the first of three health presentations for University of Utah alumni and friends. William Thomas Caine, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Intermountain Medical Center, will discuss the history of heart surgery and recent cardiology breakthroughs Oct. 15 at the Alumni House.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Utah vs. USC - Official Alumni Tailgate
Join the official Utah Alumni Association Tailgate as the Utes travel to southern California to take on the USC Trojans.

Washington DC Chapter - Pumpkin Festival
Join the University of Utah Alumni Association DC Chapter at Butler's Orchard for the 35th annual Pumpkin Festival!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

MUSS Bus Seattle
Join us for the MUSS Bus to Seattle for the Utah-Washington football game Nov. 8! Registration is available to University of Utah MUSS members only.

HireSLC: Alumni-Only Career Fair
Greetings, Alumni! You are cordially invited to attend the HireSLC Alumni-Only Career Fair on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Utah vs Washington Official Alumni Association Tailgate
Don't miss the Official Alumni Association Tailgate before the Utah game versus the Washington Huskies. 

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