49 Under 49

CSULB Alumni 49 Under 49 award program recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in improving and uplifting their communities and beyond. This program identifies up to 49 alumni who are 49 years old or younger and have demonstrated dedication, excellence, and growth in their professional, philanthropic, and personal endeavors. The number "49" was chosen to honor the founding year of CSULB, 1949.  

Purpose, service, and leadership are not just empty words but a way of life that is reflected in the achievements and impact of over 389,400 exceptional alumni worldwide. This year's inaugural 49 Under 49 alumni represent a small sample of these remarkable stories. They have been carefully selected from numerous nominations and include entrepreneurs, executives, educators, public servants, doctors, and lawyers who are driving innovation in their respective fields, inspiring their communities, and leading by example as the next generation of The Beach! 


  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from CSULB 
  • Is under 49 as of April 13, 2024 
  • Is willing to submit a headshot, if selected, that can be published by units within CSULB 
  • Aspires to uphold the principles of service to their community and society at large 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with CSULB 
  • Has made an impact in their professional and philanthropic endeavors 


The following members are NOT eligible for 49 Under 49 Awards: 

  • CSULB Distinguished Alumni recipients 
  • CSULB University Relations and Development Staff members 
  • CSULB 49 Under 49 Steering Committee Members 

Ensuring the accuracy of each nominee's email address is crucial, as further information will be requested from nominees using the email address provided in the nomination form. Please note that self-nominations are accepted. 


  • December 15, 2023: Nominations open 
  • January 15, 2024: Nominations close, nominees will be contacted to submit application 
  • March 1, 2024: Applications Due 
  • March 5, 2024: 49 Under 49 Class of 2024 announced 
  • April 13: Class of 2024 celebration (more details forthcoming) 



Applications will be accepted via an online application 

The nomination period for the 2024 “CSULB’s 49 Under 49” will open on December 15, 2023, at noon PST, and close January 15, 2024.  

The nominee application period will close on February 2, 2024, at 11:59 PM PST.   

Any CSULB degreed alumni who is 49 years old or younger on Sunday, March 10, 2024, is eligible.  

The committee will consider a wide range of factors when choosing honorees. They look for alumni who are excelling whether that be in corporate business, volunteering, or community work.  

  • Nomination form content 
  • Previous involvement with the university 
  • Number of total recommendations 

No. Once an application is submitted, it is considered a final submission. 

Once you submit the application, you will be alerted that it has been received.  

Honorees will be notified via e-mail mid February. 

All questions, comments or concerns should be addressed to alumni@csulb.edu