Nominations will close May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT

The Auburn Alumni Association is requesting nominations from Auburn University alumni and friends for the 2021 Young Alumni Achievement Award.  This award was established in 2011 to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family.

Who is eligible for the Young Alumni Achievement Award?

Qualified nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Recipients must be a graduate of Auburn University and be 40 years old or younger at the time of the nomination.
  • Must have attained prominence in their business, profession or vocational endeavors and/or performed distinguished community service locally, regionally, nationally and/or globally.
  • The individual must be a person of such integrity, stature and proven ability that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Auburn University will take pride in, and be inspired by, their accomplishments.
  • Please note that members of the Auburn Alumni Association Board of Directors, Auburn University Foundation Board of Directors, Auburn University’s Board of Trustees and current university employees are not eligible for this award during their terms of service or employment.

Who may submit a nomination?

Nominations may be made by any alumni or friend of Auburn University and will be considered for two years, one additional year after the original year of nomination. Updated information may be added to a nomination packet during the second year of nomination. It is the nominator or the nominees’ responsibility to notify Susan Barnes at or by phone 334.844.3820 if a second year nomination is being re-submitted. If the nominator chooses, he/she may submit a new nomination packet to re-nominate the candidate after the original nomination period of two years has expired.

How do I submit a nomination?

The completed nomination form must be submitted electronically, along with a brief biography and at least one but not more than three letters of recommendation.

Completed nominations will be considered for a total of two years. It is the nominator or the nominees’ responsibility to notify Susan Barnes if a second-year nomination is being re-submitted.

Note: Your form may be saved and completed at a later date, by clicking “Save and Continue Later” on the nomination form. Once submitted, you will not be able to go back and edit your form.

Incomplete nominations or nominations received after the deadline of May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT will not be accepted.

How often are the awards presented?

One recipient is selected annually and will be recognized on February 27, 2021 during the association’s black-tie dinner and awards ceremony.

For additional information or assistance contact Susan Barnes at or (334) 844-3820.

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2021 Young Alumni Achievement Award will open Wednesday, April 8, 2020 and will close on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CT.