The Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association has created a new awards program designed to recognize the excellence of ATU's young alumni.
The 19 of the Last 9 Award (named in honor of ATU's founding year, 1909) will be presented each year to 19 ATU alumni who have graduated in the last nine years. The inaugural 19 of the Last 9 class will be recognized during Homecoming 2019.
According to the ATU Alumni Association, criteria for the award include:
- Alumnus of the university and graduated with in the last 9 years of the award year
- An emerging leader through profession and/or community achievements
- Attained increasingly responsible positions within their organization, business or field of work
- Received recognition for significant professional contributions, discoveries or creative work through honors, awards and/or media attention
- Served as an outstanding young role model for current and future ATU students
Nominations for the 2019 class of 19 of the Last 9 must be submitted by Aug. 20, 2019.