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CBS Alumni Awards + Recognition

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We know College of Biological Sciences graduates go on to do great things in healthcare, industry, education and many other areas. We think our grads deserve accolades for their efforts to make a difference whether that's in a high school science classroom or a biotechnology startup, a health clinic or an environmental nonprofit. In order to recognize our amazing alumni, we created two collegiate awards: the Alumni Emerging Learder Award and the Alumni Achievement Award. CBS alumni, faculty, staff and students can submit nominations. You can even nominate yourself!


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CBS Alumni Emerging Leader Award

The College of Biological Sciences Alumni Emerging Leader Award is meant to recognize recent CBS undergraduate alumni who are making an impact in their field, community, and world. The recipient will be recognized at an event in spring 2018.

Criteria and Evaluation

To be eligible for the Emerging Leader Award, an alum must have graduated from a College of Biological Sciences undergraduate program within the past 10 years (Class of 2007 through Class of 2017). Nominees will be evaluated based on the personal statements of the nominator and subject to review and screening by the College of Biological Sciences.

Nominations are accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018. The CBS Alumni Recognition Committee will review completed nominations and announce recipient(s) by Monday, March 12, 2018.

CBS Alumni Achievement Award

The College of Biological Sciences Alumni Achievement Award is meant to recognize CBS Undergraduate and Graduate alumni who are making an impact in their field, community, and world. The recipient will be recognized at an event in spring 2018.

Criteria and Evaluation

Nominees for the CBS Alumni Achievement Award will be evaluated based on the personal statements of the nominator and subject to review and screening by the College of Biological Sciences.

Nominations are accepted until Friday, February 16, 2018. The CBS Alumni Recognition Committee will review completed nominations and announce recipient(s) by Monday, March 12, 2018.