40 Under Forty Awards Information - 2019
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40 Under Forty Awards - 2019 (Cohort Deux)

Southern University Alumni Federation is accepting nominations for our 2019 40 Under Forty awards (Cohort Deux).

Established in 1941, the Southern University Alumni Federation has served as the voice for alumni for over 77 years. The Federation’s mission is to support the goals and objectives of the Southern University System. Consisting of more than 100,000 alumni, the Southern University System is actively engaged throughout the United States and the globe. Led by a history of dynamic, dedicated and capable leaders – the Federation strives to keep graduates connected to opportunities, recognize alumni accomplishments, bring awareness to issues that affect the University and above all continue the fight to preserve the University and its mission.

The Southern University Alumni Federation 40 Under Forty Awards was established in fall 2017 with an official release and celebration of the Inaugural Cohort in summer 2018. In alignment with the Federation’s aim to recognize alumni accomplishments, the 40 Under Forty Awards recognizes Southernites, ages 40 and under, who have made significant contributions to their professional disciplines, local communities, and/or to the preservation of Southern University.

The 2019 40 Under Forty list will feature some of the best and brightest young alumni who are exceling in a diverse array of professional disciplines and industries to include, but not limited to: education, health, business, politics, arts, military, media, science, engineering, and technology. Further, the list will recognize young alumni who are engaged in sustained local, national, and/or global humanitarian and philanthropic action. Lastly, the list will promote young alumni who have made significant contributions to their alma mater through their time, talent, and treasure. 

Honorees will be featured on the various communication platforms managed by the Federation and celebrated at a recognition event on Thursday, October 31, 2019 during Southern University-Baton Rouge Homecoming -  the details of which will be provided at a later date.

The following eligibility criteria has been established to help facilitate the nomination and selection of the next cohort:

·  Nominee has made significant contributions to their respective professional disciplines, communities, and/or Southern University. It is not necessary for the 40 Under Forty nominee to be the owner, founder, or leader of a business or organization.

·  Nominee must have graduated from, or last attended, any Southern University System campus at least 5 years prior to nomination.

·  To be considered for the  40 Under Forty list and ensure inclusion of potential 2018 candidates, given a 2018 40 Under Forty list was not presented, nominees celebrating a 40th birthday  between January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 can be nominated - along with those under the age of forty. 

Persons from all backgrounds and affiliations—employers, colleagues, alumni, community leaders, family members, and friends—who can adequately highlight the nominee’s qualifications and contributions are encouraged to submit nominations. Self-nominations are permissible.

All nominations must be submitted via the online 40 Under Forty form no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2019. No exceptions.


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