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Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

2012 Alumni Honors Awards

The Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes Manchester University alumni, age 31-40, who:

  • demonstrate outstanding leadership in their careers,
  • contribute to the betterment of their community and its citizens, and
  • retain a strong alliance with the University. 

The recipient is to be recognized at the Homecoming each fall. Complete the form below to nominate a fellow alumnus for the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award.

2014 Winner
Aaron Durnbaugh '96Aaron Durnbaugh '96 – Aaron Durnbaugh is the director of sustainability at Loyola University Chicago. As a LEED accredited professional, he builds innovation and efficiency into the University’s programs and student experience, focusing on water protection, energy conservation and mission-driven sustainability action. He also serves as vice chair of the Chicago Wilderness Alliance and as a member of the Vibrant Cities and Urban Forest Task Force. As the deputy commissioner of the Chicago Department of Environment’s Natural Resource and Water Quality Division, he oversaw the city of Chicago’s climate adaptation strategy. [READ CITATION]

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Manchester University
Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award
Nomination Form

Today's date
Full name of candidate
Year the candidate graduated from MU
Candidate's full address
Nominated by
Relationship to candidate
Nominator's e-mail
Nominator's phone/cell phone

The selection committee can only consider COMPLETE nominations.  A complete nomination must include detailed information about the candidate, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement from the nominator as described below.

Please include a short biography of candidate.
Personal abilities or convictions that demonstrate that this individual exemplifies his/her continued effort to live the MU mission after graduation
Outstanding service in any field of human endeavor including family, community, business, industry, science or profession
Efforts toward the development of cultural or spiritual life
Involvment with alumni affairs of the University
Please attach a formal letter of recommendation from another individual that confirms your nomination.
Please provide a personal statement on why you feel your nominee should receive this award.

I, as nominator, attest that the information submitted here is, to the best of my knowledge,
true and accurate, and consent to answer questions, if necessary, from the Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award Committee in regard to my nomination.