5 Under 35 Award (previously the Young Alumni Award)

Previously the Young Alumni Award, the 5 under 35 Award is presented to five individuals who are 35 years of age or younger. Their achievements may include:

  • Extraordinary success in a career since graduating from Weatherhead
  • Creation of or significant involvement in the formation of a successful enterprise
  • Demonstrated a commitment to service of their alma mater, in their local community, or to humankind or
  • Recognition by colleagues and peers for outstanding leadership and administrative abilities.

The 2023 recipients of the 5 under 35 Award:

  • Bruce Douglas (CWR ’10), president of The Douglas Company
  • Erin Drotleff (MGT ’20), vice president of sourcing at Oatey Co. 
  • Charity May (CWR ’13), founder of Sacred Futures
  • Leonela Mora (MGT ’16), senior manager of apprenticeships at the Greater Cleveland Partnership; founder and director of Leonela Flourishing LLC
  • Nathan Sundheimer (MGT ’19), head of U.S. healthcare partnerships at Plug and Play Tech Center

Past recipients of the Young Alumni Award include:

  • 2021 - Grace Hutchinson (CWR '11), founder, My Philly Investments
  • 2020 - Alicia Sanchez (CWR '10), export consultant, Global Expansion Team - Google
  • 2019 - Jose Diaz (MGT '15)
  • 2019 - Emily Kirsch (CWR '09, MGT '09)