Young Alumni Rising Star Nominations

The Young Alumni Rising Star Award was established in 2015 to honor outstanding young alumni and celebrate their achievements.

Purpose and Philosophy
The purpose of the Young Alumni Star Award is to recognize young alumni for their exceptional achievements and outstanding accomplishments in their profession, affiliations, and service.  Recipients of this award will have demonstrated a level of excellence which positively represents the University and serves to inspire current students, and other recent graduates, to excel in their work and recognize the important impact of their experience as a student at Texas State.

Criteria for Selection

  • Texas State graduates who have completed a minimum of 30 hours at Texas State and are under 40 years of age
  • Demonstrated career advancement and responsibility
  • Impact on the lives of others through:
    • Profession
    • Accomplishments
    • Affiliations
  • Level of service to society and Texas State University

The nominee must be a graduate of Texas State University whose achievement and service represent the criteria noted above.  Alumni employed by Texas State University, current members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and candidates for public office are ineligible.  Nominations may be made for a Distinguished Alumni Award by any individual or group except for self-nominations.

The nomination packet MUST include the following items:

  1. Nomination form.
  2. Cover letter summarizing nominees’ achievement and service related to the award criteria.
  3. Current resume, biographical information or curriculum vitae for the nominee (not to exceed five pages).
  4. A minimum of one, but no more than three, letters of support from non-family members specifically addressing the selection criteria.  Letters of support may be submitted by anyone with the exception of the nominee’s family and Alumni Relations staff.  Alumni Association Board Members may write a letter of support but must recuse himself/herself from any type of input or action that may occur with the selection process. 

The nomination packet must be received in its entirety by Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CST.  Nominations of individuals not selected will be held and considered “active” for three (3) consecutive years (the first year of nomination and two subsequent years).  Nominators may update nomination packets each year the nomination is considered active.  Individuals may be re-nominated at any time.

Presentation of Awards
The Young Alumni Rising Star Awards will be presented at the annual Distinguished Alumni Gala during Homecoming Weekend.