The Ole Miss Alumni Association has opened nominations for its first annual 40 Under 40 awards.
Year after year, the University of Mississippi graduates some of the most impactful young leaders in a broad range of industries. They forge partnerships, solve problems, blaze trails and serve their communities wherever they may be. The Ole Miss Alumni Association 40 Under 40 awards program will spotlight selected alumni across a variety of vocations for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors.
“Our young alumni population is growing tremendously, and they are doing remarkable work in their fields,” says Sunny Brown, OMAA assistant director and 40 Under 40 coordinator. “We are excited to launch this program as way to recognize and celebrate some of our outstanding young alumni. In addition, the winner of the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which is presented at Homecoming, will be selected from this group of 40 Under 40 recipients.”
To be eligible, nominees must be an active member of the Alumni Association, have made a significant impact on their industry or field, have civic or professional achievements, aspire to uphold the core values of the University of Mississippi Creed, have earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with the University of Mississippi and the OMAA. Nominees also must be 39 years of age or younger on Jan. 15, 2022, to be considered.
Nominators should fill out an online form with the nominee’s name and email address only. The nominee will then be asked to complete the application process.
Nominations for the Class of 2022 may be submitted here through Dec. 3, 2021. Recipients will be announced in the spring with a reception and ceremony on March 25 as part of Young Alumni Weekend that includes a crawfish boil at Swayze Field when Ole Miss Baseball takes on Tennessee.