Young Alumni Award

Young Alumni Award

The Greater Binghamton Chapter established an annual award to recognize young alumni members who are demonstrating significant success early in their careers and community lives.

The Greater Binghamton Chapter Young Alumni Award is intended to recognize noteworthy and distinctive achievements made by chapter member alumni 39 years of age and under who have graduated from any campus of Penn State University. Each honoree demonstrates principled leadership and a wholehearted commitment to serving others via their accomplishments and notable success achieved following graduation.


Honorees are selected from submitted nominations. Nominations are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Excelled early in life and shown potential for continued success.
  • Received recognition as an emerging leader through professional and/or community achievements.
  • Attained increasingly responsible positions within their organization, business or field of work.
  • Served as an outstanding young role model for current and future Penn State students.

Do you have a nomination in mind for the 2023 Young Alumni Award? The nomination process for the 2023 Young Alumni Award is open! Submit your nominations by December 15, 2023 by completion of the attached nomination form and mailing to GBAPSU c/o Scott French, 3101 Cortland Drive, Vestal, NY 13850. Nominees must be current chapter members and have graduated from any branch of Penn State University, including the World Campus. All Nominations will be considered active for a 3 year period or until the nominee reaches 40 years of age.


2020 Honoree: Catherine “Cat” Caterson

Previous Honorees

2019: Open

2018: Joshua Malecki

2017: Kirk S. Hinkley

2016: Kate Miller-Corcoran