Personal Excellence. Professional Success. Engaged Citizenship.

Those are the traits Saint Joseph’s University is looking for in 30 alumni under the age of 30 who are impacting their communities and who will serve as ambassadors for the St. Joe's experience. If you or a Hawk you know excel and lead in these areas, we want to hear from you. Tell us your story about how your time as a student prepared you for all that you've accomplished since graduation. Nominations are now open!

Members of the 30under30 class will excel in one or all of the following areas:


At Saint Joseph’s we know that the definition of excellence is unique to the individual, a 30under30 honoree will have crafted a postgraduate life that defines excellence on their own terms.

Nursing students at Saint Joseph's University practicing in a hospital setting


A 30under30 honoree has parlayed the experiences that a Saint Joseph’s education provides into success in the field of their choosing; they carry the title of SJU alumni with pride.

Nursing students at Saint Joseph's University in a classroom with exam material on a whiteboard


The Jesuit tradition of Saint Joseph’s aims to provide an education that benefits both the individual and the greater world, a 30under30 honoree will extend this belief to engagement with their community.





How It Works


Nominations are open now through May 22! You can nominate yourself or you can nominate someone else who you think is deserving of being recognized. The only criteria for nomination are that nominees:

  • Excel and lead in personal success, professional excellence and engaged citizenship
  • Graduated from Saint Joseph’s University or the University of the Sciences after June 1, 2013 with an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Are enthusiastic about representing Saint Joseph’s in recruitment and marketing efforts for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

When nominations close on May 22, the review process will begin. It is important to us that this cohort be chosen by the community they are meant to represent. We have enlisted the help of members of our National Alumni Board and Young Alumni Council to review submissions. On July 6, the inaugural 30under30 class will be selected. 

We will spend the summer getting to know these finalists with the class being unveiled to the public in the fall. 

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