Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate award

The NAU Alumni Association established the Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate award in 2013 to recognize alumni who demonstrate accomplishments of significant importance at an early state in their careers. Examples of award-worthy accomplishments are achievements in a vocational field that brings distinction to the individual, recognition to Northern Arizona University, innovations to an industry or notable benefit to a community.

The Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate award is presented annually to recognize a young alumna or alumnus who has achieved outstanding success in his or her professional career in a relatively short amount of time. Service to NAU or the NAU Alumni Association is not a requirement. Nominees must have graduated within the last 10 years. Alumni with either graduate or undergraduate degrees are eligible for this award. 

To submit a nomination for next year’s Homecoming, e-mail a completed Nomination Form to Erin Bertelsen by May 31, 2017 or mail to NAU Alumni Engagement, PO Box 6034, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.

Current award winner

The 2016 Excellence in Achievement by a Recent Graduate Award was bestowed to Jaimee Carnes, '13 BS.