The 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Award Winners

From left: USF President Rhea Law; 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipients Janae Thomas, George Papadeas, Kyle McIntyre, Shane McClanahan, Corbyn Lichon and Jonathan Davila; Alumni Association Board of Directors Chair Christine Turner; and Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland

Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Program Highlights and Eligibility Criteria

Award Objective

The Outstanding Young Alumni Awards program recognizes up to 10 alumni aged 35 or younger who have demonstrated emerging and unique innovation, creativity, and career success. Selections are based on professional success; however, a demonstrated commitment to USF and opportunity for future involvement may also be considered.

Established in 2004, this prestigious award celebrates the accomplishments of USF's youngest alumni. The awards event, which includes an entertaining and informative recipients' panel discussion, provides an enrichment opportunity for students and an engaging networking opportunity for students, alumni and friends.

  • Only living alumni who've completed at least one class at USF and who have not reached the age of 36 by Jan. 1 of the award presentation year are eligible.
  • Members of the Awards Committee (hereinafter referred to as “the Committee”), as well as members of the USF Alumni Association Board of Directors and their immediate family members, are not eligible to be selected or receive the award during their period of service.
  • Individuals who are campaigning for elected political office are not eligible for the award if the election takes place within 12 months of the Committee's meeting.
  • Individuals who accept the award commit to attend the awards event, barring an unforeseeable and extraordinary circumstance.
  • USF employees may be considered provided there is a clear indication of unique and stellar success in the alum’s position.

Event Timeline

Nominations open

Nominations close

January 2025
Award recipients notified

April 2025
Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Ceremony

2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

The 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards was an amazing celebration of six exceptional Bulls, including an insightful panel discussion and a networking reception to connect with fellow alumni.

See the full list of past award recipients

Watch the 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Recap

Thank you to last year's sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Phil and Jean Amuso

Patron Sponsors

Samuel Barrington
Cindy Kane
Catlin Layton Skufca
Chad W. Spencer