Recognizing young grads who are making a splash in their careers and communities.

This award, which will be presented annually by the alumni association, recognizes emerging professionals or community stand-outs who are also role models and agents of renewal.

2023 Award Recipient: Nate Knapper

Nate Knapper tribute video

See past recipients of the Young Alumni Award »

Eligibility and selection criteria

Any alumni or friend of the university may nominate someone for this award.

This young alum...

  • personifies the mission of the Calvin Alumni Association which connects alumni, strengthens the university, and inspires alumni to answer God’s call
  • is a Calvin graduate under 40 years of age (as of December 31 of the year nominated)
  • has received recognition as an emerging leader through professional and/or community achievements
  • exemplifies outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches
  • serves as a role model for current and future Calvin students and alumni
  • demonstrates a strong faith commitment as an agent of renewal for Jesus Christ