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10 under 40 Honorees


University of Central Missouri alumni enter a variety of industries after graduation, leading in their fields with the aptitude, skills and confidence to succeed. To celebrate the achievements of our most recent graduates, the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation has launched the “10 under 40” alumni recognition program.

The “10 under 40” program represents just a sample of our young alumni's success stories. Selected from hundreds of nominations, young entrepreneurs, executives, lawyers, educators, medical professionals, scientists and public servants are innovating in their fields, inspiring their communities and leading by example as the next generation of UCM alumni leaders.


10 Under 40 Nomination


Nominations for the 2024 awards will be accepted Sept. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023. Please note that nominations remain on file for consideration for four years. 

Who is eligible?

Graduates of the University of Central Missouri who are 39 years of age or younger by February 1, 2024, and who have made a significant impact within their company, industry or field are eligible for this recognition. Civic, community and/or cultural achievements are key influencers in the selection process. 

The University of Central Missouri reserves the following rights: (1) to independently verify that applicants meet all criteria; (2) to reject any applicant for any reason; and (3) to modify requirements as needed without notification.

Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations may be submitted by any alum or friend of the University of Central Missouri (to include self-nomination), as well as by any member of the University of Central Missouri faculty and staff. 

What are the "10 under 40" recognition deadlines?

Nominations for the 20204 awards will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2023. Honorees must accept the recognition before April 30, 2024. The "10 under 40" honorees will be announced by June 30, 2024. 


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