First Decade Achievement Award

Many alumni become leaders in their field at a very early stage.

Created in 1998, the First Decade Achievement Award recognizes those who have made an extraordinary impact in their organization(s) within their first 10 years of graduating. This could include community service, career advancement, academic achievement, or excellence in a career path outside of employment relations.

Nominate an Alumnus

To nominate an alumnus for the First Decade Achievement Award, please fill out this form with the nominee’s name and a brief statement of support.


YearAwardeeDegreeGraduation Year
2022Will MurphyMHRIR2012
2019Jessica ChenMHRIR2009
Matt CrockerMHRIR2009
RaeAnn Levang MeyerMHRIR2009
2018Tyler MicenheimerMHRIR2008
2013Michael WalshMHRIR2005
Christine Gilboe WalshMHRIR2006
2008Fred WalumbaPhD2001
2007Demetrios GeorgacopoulosMHRIR2000
1998Rich KahrAM1983
1998Sandra L. RoachAM1995