GOLD & Bold

Note: The deadline to nominate a Panther for the 2022 GOLD & Bold Award has passed.

GOLD & Bold Award Presentation

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Maucker Union Ballrooms

6:30 p.m.  /  Dessert Reception
7 p.m.  /  Program

Current students are invited to attend as each of the three awardees share their Panther success story in a TED Talk-style presentation. Register now.

GOLD & Bold Award

Do you know a UNI graduate of the last decade (GOLD) who has boldly made exceptional educational, career or personal achievements since their graduation? GOLD & Bold recognizes Panther innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and changemakers. Nominate a Panther trailblazer for the all-new, young alumni honor! 


Award selections celebrate the unique and emerging contributions young alumni make in their communities and careers that have distinguished them as leaders at this stage of their lives. Consideration is also given to graduates who maintain a continued relationship with the University of Northern Iowa and pursue further development in their field. Help us lift up Panthers who represent UNI’s spirit and tradition of excellence. Nominate an alum who is GOLD & Bold!


  • Nominees for 2022 must have graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, at any degree level, between May 2012 and May 2022.
  • Nominees should demonstrate significant achievements or contributions to their profession, community and/or the university and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with the University of Northern Iowa. 
  • Nominees must be able to attend the GOLD & Bold award presentation. 
  • Self-nominations are accepted.

Honorees will be notified by September 1 and recognized at the GOLD & Bold award presentation on October 27, 2022. Honorees are asked to give a 10-minute, TED Talk-style address to share their achievements and inspire a new generation of young leaders. Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) will moderate a Q&A following the presentations. 

Nominations for 2022 have closed.