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.
Aaron 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]