The University of Florida Alumni Association established the Outstanding Young Alumni (OYA) Award in 2006 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past ten years whose achievements positively reflect the Gator Nation®.
Recipients are selected annually by their college and honored during the UF Alumni Association’s Orange & Blue weekend festivities. Criteria for the award include being within ten years of graduation, making a significant impact on their industry and having professional accomplishments at the State, National or International level.
Leaders in their profession and community, OYA Award recipients possess an unmistakable tradition of achievement and a commitment to further strengthening the Gator Nation®. They are Gators who are truly making a difference in our world for the Gator Good.