2021 Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from UA College of Education
  • Is under 40 as of September 30, 2020
  • Aspires to uphold the principles manifested in the four overarching ideals of the College of Education:
    • Ideals of Fairness and Equity,
    • Reflective Stance for Professional Practice,
    • Commitment to Diversity, and/or
    • Culture of Collaboration
  • Has made an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors

It is very important to enter each nominee’s correct email address as additional required information will be requested from nominees using the email address submitted in the nomination form.

Candidate Responsibilities

  • Is willing to submit a headshot, if selected, that can be published
  • Aspires to uphold the principles manifested in the four overarching ideals of the College of Education:
    • Ideals of Fairness and Equity,
    • Reflective Stance for Professional Practice,
    • Commitment to Diversity, and/or
    • Culture of Collaboration
  • Has made an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors

Deadlines

  • September 2020: Nominations open
  • November 10, 2020: Nominations close
  • January 1, 2021: Nominees contacted for additional information, including resume or CV
  • February 1, 2021: Nominee deadline to submit additional information
  • Mid-March 2021: 2021 40 Under 40 honorees notified (all nominees will receive communication)

Celebration

  • April 2021: Class of 2021 celebration (more details forthcoming)

Submission Instructions

  • A nomination may be completed electronically or by mail.
  • A nomination must include the nominee’s name, title, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the name and contact information for the primary nominator and the supporting nominator (if applicable).
  • A nomination must include a narrative that explains how the nominee meets the criteria for the honor of 40 under 40 and why the person qualifies for this honor.
  • The submission may also include a letter seconding the nomination, the nominee’s résumé, and up to two additional letters of support at the nominator’s discretion.

Deadline for submitting nominations is November 1, 2020. When the nominations are received, they will be compiled and directed to the 40 Under 40 Committee appointed by the Dean of the College and the Board of the Capstone Education Society.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Please send nominations to uacollegeofeducation@ua.edu or mail to Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.  (Attn:  Rebecca Ballard).

If you have additional questions, please email rebecca.ballard@ua.edu.