Outstanding Young Alumni

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award replaces the former Jag20 Emerging Alumni Leader Award. This award, much like the Jag20, highlights the achievements of outstanding alumni under the age of 40. One award is given out per college ensuring that each college is recognized annually. 


  • The nominee must be a Augusta University graduate (undergraduate or graduate degree) or graduate of a legacy institution (Augusta College, Augusta State University, Georgia Health Sciences University, Georgia Regents University or the Medical College of Georgia).
  • The nominee must be under the age of 40.
  • Nominations may be made by any person or group. However, self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The nominator must complete a nomination form (electronic or paper), letter of recommendation and provide any supporting information as requested in the application process.
  • The nominee will be contacted about the nomination by the Alumni Office and must send in resume, CV or any other incomplete information that the nominator did not provide.


Consideration is based on the nominee’s contributions of Augusta University’s 6 Core Values (listed below) as well as their contributions to their chosen career field, service in their community, and engagement of their alma mater.


Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.

Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.

Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.

Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.

Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.

Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.

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