Alumni Achievement

18 Under 40

Southwestern University alumni enter a variety of industries after graduation, leading fulfilling lives that contribute to the well-being of humanity. To celebrate our youngest graduates, Southwestern announces a new alumni recognition program – “18 under 40.”

“18 Under 40” recognizes 18 Southwestern graduates, under the age of 40, who are already making significant contributions to their professions and/or communities. The achievements of the honorees are inspirational to Southwestern students and serve as a source of pride for the Southwestern University community.

If you know someone who contributes to their profession and/or community, please nominate them for this prestigious honor. Click here to view the online nomination form. Nominations are due by Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Please contact with questions.


Who can be selected?

To be selected for the “18 under 40” Award, nominees must be a graduate of Southwestern University, be younger than 40 years old at the time of the nomination, and have:

  • attained prominence in their business, profession, or vocational endeavors and/or
  • performed distinguished community service locally, regionally, nationally and/or globally

Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations may be made by any of the following:

  • Any alumnus/a or friend of Southwestern University, including self-nominators
  • Any member of the Southwestern University faculty or staff

Nomination Timeline:

  • Nominations are due by Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.
  • Selected honorees will be informed by Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.
  • The 2019 honorees will be announced to the public in mid-January 2019.