For Immediate Release
October 12, 2022
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(BPRW) Clark Atlanta University Office of Alumni Relations and Engagement to Host Inaugural 40 Under 40 Young Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony

(Black PR Wire) ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University’s Office of Alumni Relations and Engagement will host the university’s first 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony to highlight its graduates and their advancement in their industries.

Selected nominees represent rising entrepreneurs, influencers, creators, professionals, and executives shaping culture, leading in their communities, excelling in their fields, and paving the way for the next generation. 

“Our charge is amplifying our legacy and these awards do exactly that.  We are shining a spotlight on our young professionals who are making tomorrow’s history today,” says Dr. Lorri L. Saddler, Vice President, Alumni Relations and Engagement.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2022.  The Office of Alumni Relations and Engagement encourages alums and the entire CAU community to pay close attention to its Instagram @caualumnirelations, Clark Atlanta University’s homecoming website  and all CAU social media platforms for the location reveal.

The awardees will elevate their outreach to the CAU community by mentoring students and alums, supporting scholarship fundraising, and maintaining an ongoing commitment to the university. More than one hundred alumni were nominated for the honor.  Click here to meet CAU’s inaugural 40 under 40 award recipients.

For more information about the 40 Under 40 initiative, email Dr. Lorri L. Saddler, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Engagement, at 

About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the historical consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), 

Clark Atlanta University continued a 150-year legacy rooted in African-American tradition and focused on the future. 

Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement,  

CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world.  Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing "The Black National Anthem"; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy.

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