Young alumni Award

Because we are unable to host a Reunion Dinner and Awards Ceremony we have decided to forego the Young Alumni Award for 2021.  We will instead be recognizing the Top Ten UAFS Alumni for 2020 for their incredible contributions in their field of study, to their community, for their professional accomplishments, or philanthropy in support of worthy causes.  They will be honored on our social media accounts all day on Friday, February 26, 2021 as well as receive an award.

Created in 2016 by the UAFS Alumni Advisory Council, the Young Alumni Award is the second highest alumni honor bestowed by the University of Arkansas  Fort Smith.  Recipients are alumni under 40 years of age at the time of nomination who have distinguished themselves through service to the University, their community, state, or nation, and are a strong leader within their career.  You may nominate any young UAFS alumni you believe should be recognized for their accomplishments and we welcome all nominations and applications.


Past Honorees: Jeremy May '07, Rebecca Hurst '00, Casey Millspaugh ‘11, and Brittany Slamons ‘09


Criteria include:

  • Successful early career path with significant achievements
  • Ongoing relationship with the University
  • Embodies all that is best in an alumnus / alumna including great integrity and high moral character
  • A record of community service beyond involvement with the University


If you have questions in reference to the Young Alumni Award, please contact us at or 877-303-8237

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