Wiley College will recognize up to Forty graduates under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to Wiley College, their industries, and their companies, and who are active in their community.

The rules are simple — the candidate must be 39 or under as of December 31, 2019, and must serve as a role model to others in their profession or community. The candidate must have also displayed innovation while contributing these talents to the growth of their profession or community. Candidates must have also given back to Wiley College financially since graduation. Finally, candidates must be able to purchase a $400.00 table of 8 for the Forty Under 40 Honorees Luncheon, which will take place the Friday of Homecoming Week.

The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, August 2, 2019. No self-nominations will be accepted. A selection committee will choose the Class of 2019 by August 9, 2019, to ensure time for recipients to share the news with family and friends and plan their trip back to the festivities accordingly.

The Forty under 40 Class will be photographed as a group and individually during Homecoming Week, and winners will be featured in a special section on the Wiley College website.

The Forty Under 40 recognition is not a ranking, but rather a listing of individuals who have shown a capacity for innovation, as well as demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in the World today!

Questions regarding the nomination process may be directed to the Office of Institutional Advancement by calling (903) 927-3386 or sending an email to ia@wileyc.edu.

While no candidate may possess all criteria, we are looking to reward those who deserve recognition for their efforts.

Ready to make a Nomination?

Criteria for selection include:

  • Commitment to Wiley College
  • Job commitment
  • Innovation in his or her field
  • Achievement in his or her position
  • Industry involvement and contribution