Graduates from classes 2003-2017 will be eligible for this award.
The following categories of people are NOT eligible to receive the Young Alumni Award:
Members of the current Wartburg College Board of Regents
Members of the current Wartburg College Alumni Board
Members of the current Young Alumni Award Committee
Alumni who graduated before 2003. These alumni are eligible for the Alumni Citation Award.
In order to be respectful of the nominee, we have found that keeping the nomination private is best for the process and the nominees. Therefore, it is preferred that the nomination remains confidential and the nominee not be informed of their nomination.
When selecting recipients for the Wartburg College Young Alumni Award, the Award Committee will consider how the nominee is living out the four pillars of the Wartburg College Mission Statement, both personally and professionally.
Wartburg College Mission Statement
Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students
for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression
of their faith and learning.
Mission Statement Pillars
Leadership, Service, Faith, Learning
While nominations that are particularly strong in one or two of the pillars will warrant consideration, those nominees who are strong in all four areas will have the greatest chance of selection. Nominators should specifically address and acknowledge the nominees’ contributions in the four pillar areas when submitting nomination materials.
Nomination Deadline - November 15
Supporting Document Deadline - December 1
"Basic Information" portion of the nomination form (see below)
"Supporting Information" – choose one of the following:
Letter of support from nominator – 1,000 words or less
Complete "Supporting Information" portion of the nomination form (see below)
While the items above are all that is required, nominators should understand that additional letters and supporting materials are highly encouraged to be submitted. These additional materials are helpful for the committee during the selection process and can be emailed to the alumni office.
Examples of supporting material include:
Additional letters of support
Instructions for submitting additional optional materials will be sent to nominators via email shortly after the nomination form is completed.
Please complete the information below, starting with your contact information, followed by basic information about your nominee. Please contact the Wartburg College Alumni Office with questions via phone (319-352-8491) or via email.