MISSOULA – The University of Montana Alumni Association is proud to announce a new award honoring outstanding alumni who have graduated from UM within the past decade.

Grizzly of the Last Decade Award winners will be UM alumni who have excelled early in their career and show potential for continued success. Recipients will have received recognition as an emerging leader in their profession or community and serve as an outstanding role model for current and future UM students. The honor will be awarded annually to multiple UM alumni.

“UM is proud to produce skillful, purposed-driven graduates who go on to make significant impacts early in their careers,” said Jed Liston, UM alumni director. “Those recent alumni bring notoriety and prestige to UM. Now we are soliciting nominations so that we can recognize these stellar alumni with the new Grizzly of the Last Decade Award.”

Complete nomination criteria is available at https://bit.ly/2wigiLx. Nominations may be submitted by fellow alumni, faculty, staff and professional colleagues, or alumni can self-nominate. The deadline for the inaugural Grizzly of the Last Decade Award is Monday, Dec. 31. Nominees must have graduated after Dec. 31, 2007.

Learn more at http://www.grizalum.com.