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Young Alumni Impact Award

The Young Alumni Impact Award recognizes Manchester University alumni, age 30 and under, who:

  • continue to live out the University mission in their professional and personal life,
  • make a significant impact on the world, and
  • are considered a potential future leader.

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

2014 Winner
Rachel Wilkinson Rachel Wilkinson '10 – In the summer of 2009, Rachel Wilkinson accepted a position with Biomet that was outside her intended area of interest and never looked back. After a year of learning about the orthopedic industry, she accepted a position on Biomet’s brand marketing team as an associate brand manager. After Biomet globalized its efforts in 2011, she became the global marketing communications manager. Wilkinson was recently awarded Biomet’s Titanium Award for team members whose contributions go above and beyond expectations. She also does nonprofit work in her spare time and serves as an alumni advocate for current Manchester students. [READ CITATION]

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Manchester University
Young Alumni Impact 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.