The award recognizes the contributions of outstanding young alumni to society, their profession, or Illinois State University.
Selection is based upon significant accomplishments in one’s chosen field or avocation. This may be measured by noting favorable statewide, national, or international recognition; honors from associations or employers; or documentation illustrating work that has proved beneficial to a pronounced segment of society. The award is given to an Illinois State University alum 40 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year the award is presented.
The Awards Ceremony is held each spring. Nominations from alumni, the University community, and friends of the University are welcome.