The Outstanding Young Alumni Award replaces the former Jag20 Emerging Alumni Leader Award. This award, much like the Jag20, highlights the achievements of outstanding alumni under the age of 40. One award is given out per college ensuring that each college is recognized annually.
Consideration is based on the nominee’s contributions of Augusta University’s 6 Core Values (listed below) as well as their contributions to their chosen career field, service in their community, and engagement of their alma mater.
Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.
Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.
Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.
Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.
Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision.
Jonathan Bullard, BBA '05, DMD '10
L. Renee Hilton, MD '11
Heather Jennings, BSN '04, MSN '08
Natalie Lemacks Thigpen, BS '08, MEd '10, EdS '13, EdD '18
Maura Bravo Pridgen, MEd '12, EdS '14
Rachel Mellick, PA-C '11
Adam C. Mestres, BA '09, MPA '10
Ashley D. Nelson, BBA '08, MBA '11
Taylor Winkleman, BA '11, BS '11