College of Health and Human Sciences
Alumni Awards

Emerging Leader Alumni/Alumnus Award - Nomination Form 

All nominations must be received by Monday, November 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

All nominations must be RECEIVED by this time/date. 


This award recognizes recent graduates of the College for accomplishments made in the areas of career, service, and/or volunteer efforts that have brought honor to the individual and to the College/University. One or more honorees may be selected among alumni from any department/school within the College.  Emerging Leader Award honorees must have graduated from Colorado State University within the last 10 years. 


Ideal candidate must have:

  • Obtained a degree from one of the schools/departments in CHHS within the last ten years of the nomination deadline.
  • Demonstrated contributions that have brought honor to the individual and to CSU in the area(s) of career, service, and/or volunteer efforts.



  • Awardees must be graduates of a department/school within the College of Health and Human Sciences (including previous College and Department/School names).  CHHS academic units can be found here:
  • Awards may not be given to persons whose election would generate a potential conflict of interest with their current responsibilities and their selection as an Alumni Award recipient, such as:
    • Any person currently running for an elected political office or being considered for an appointed political office.
    • Any person receiving monetary compensation from Colorado State University or its affiliates during the nomination process.
    • Current Colorado State University System governing board members, CHHS Executive Leadership Council and Emerging Leaders Council members, Alumni Association board members, and CSU Foundation and CSU Research Foundation board members.
    • Any person, who by other position of potential conflict of interest not previously identified above, is determined by the Awards Committee to be ineligible for this award.

Guidelines and Nomination Deadline

  • All nominations must adhere to the size/length limits specified within the guidelines for each award. Nominations exceeding limits may not receive full consideration.
  • Nominations must be RECEIVED by the posted deadline MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 (by 5 p.m. MDT).
  • Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.


Nominate online by following these steps: 

1.  Use the online form to submit a nomination. We recommend using Microsoft Word (or                     similar program) to type your answers, then copy and paste them into the form.

2.  In one email, send the following items to

    • A separate document that includes the candidate’s vitae/resume (limited to four pages or fewer; 11 pt font size minimum.)
    • Optional supporting documentation (i.e., newspaper articles, letters of support, and other pertinent information. Limited to four pages or fewer; 11 pt font size minimum.) 


  • Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee, and award recipient selections will be made by the beginning of the spring semester.
  • Nominations for those individuals not selected may be resubmitted in future years.


  • Upon selection, award winners and nominators will be notified by the CHHS Dean, or designee.

Please note that required questions are marked with an asterisk (*).

NOMINATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 (by 5 p.m. MDT) All nominations must be RECEIVED by this time/date.


First Name: *

Middle Initial:

Last Name: *

Address: *

Daytime Telephone Number: *

E-Mail Address: *

CSU Grad Year(s) (must be within last 10 years for this award): *



Non-CSU Degree(s):
Identify University and Graduation Year(s)

Occupation or Profession:


Business Name:

Business Address:

Business Phone:


First Name: *

Last Name: *

Address: *

Daytime Telephone Number: *

E-Mail Address: *


With this online nomination form, please email the following (11 pt size font size minimum) to

1. Nominee’s vitae/resume (please limit the vitae/resume to no more than 4 pages.)

2. No more than 4 pages of supporting documents (i.e. letters of support, newspaper clippings, etc.)


Respond to each of the following questions in 300 words or less (no more than 1,200 words total):

1. Which leadership category best describes your nominee? *
Corporate/Industry Leadership
Social Services/Nonprofit Leadership
Higher Education Leadership

2. What significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments has the nominee made since graduating from Colorado State University? *

3. Please describe specific contributions the nominee has made in the areas of volunteer efforts and/or service to the University, state, nation, and/or world. *
Please include 2-3 sentences on the sustained impact of the nominee's contributions.

4. In what ways has the nominee brought honor to himself/herself and to CSU? *

5. Does the nominee receive financial support from Colorado State University? *
If you see this field, please leave it empty.

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