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Emerging Leader Award

Emerging Leader Award

At Clark State we're proud of our Alumni and their accomplishments! The Clark State Emerging Leader Award recognizes alumni who have experienced early career success and provide service to their community.

In order to be considered, the Alumna/Alumnus must be 40 years of age or younger. The award will be presented on an annual basis at the Presidential Awards Banquet. A nominee that is not selected may be nominated again in following years.

Nominees must:

  • be an alumni of Clark State College
  • show exemplary professional achievement and service to the community
  • be 40 years of age or younger/under
  • demonstrated a pride in their alma mater through contributed time, talent or resources
  • have the highest standard of personal integrity and character
  • be an individual who is not selected may be nominated again in subsequent years
  • A nominee that is not selected for the Emerging Leader Award may be nominated again in years following the nomination. An individual cannot be nominated more than once in the same year.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Please submit nomination(s) using the online form below – one form per nomination.
  • Narratives should address the nominee’s current and past achievements that apply to the specific award criteria. Entries will be judged on the responses to the criteria included in the award description above.
  • Clark State board members are not eligible for nomination.
  • Individuals selected will receive their honors at Presidential Awards Banquet and are encouraged to be present to receive the awards.
  • Collaborative nominations are permissible and strongly encouraged. However, there should only be one lead nominator.
    Note: Information provided in the nomination form may be used for publicity purposes.

Selection Process:
The Alumni Award subcommittee will review all nominees and determine the award recipients. If you have questions, please call 937.328.6009 or email

Emerging Leader Award Nominee Form

Help us by nominating a deserving Alumnus by filling out the form below.
Nominee Information:
Tell us why you think this individual deserves this special recognition. Include any honors, awards, distinctions, professional societies and volunteer work.
Please tell us more about this individual. Did they experience any challenges during their educational or career journey? Are there any special circumstances that should be considered?
Nominator(s) Information: