2017 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 1

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

The Office of Alumni Engagement and the Young Alumni Council have announced the recipients of the 2017 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards. These 10 alumni will be honored during a ceremony on Saturday, April 1, in Lakeside Meeting Rooms. 

The honorees are outstanding young alumni who have achieved high levels of success, continuously work to elevate their communities and are loyal alumni role models. They are: 

Rob Marnell ’06, Broadway actor
A music theatre graduate, Marnell originated the role of Alex the Lion in the Dreamworks national tour of “Madagascar Live” before joining the Broadway cast of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” 

Reggie Hall ’07, senior venture architect, BCG Digital Ventures
A business administration graduate, Hall began his career in investment banking on Wall Street and was most recently a founding team member at Nanowear, a wearable technology company, before taking on his role at BCG Digital Ventures.

Damon Ogburn ’07, doctoral candidate (epidemiology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A biology graduate, Ogburn received his master’s degree in public health/epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is passionate about HIV research within minority communities and studying the unmet needs among the HIV-infected population in North Carolina. 

Lauren Durr Emery ’08, assistant attorney general
A religious studies graduate, Emery received her Master of Divinity from Duke University and her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University before beginning her role in the Ohio Attorney General’s office in Columbus. 

Kristen Kennedy Howard ’08, reporter, WKYT
A communications graduate nominated for several Emmy awards, Kennedy was a reporter and weekend anchor for KAMC in Lubbock, Texas, before moving back east to join the WKYT team in Lexington, KY.

Ana Marie Jaramillo ’08, vice president, Global Business Transformation, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
A business administration graduate, Jaramillo worked in both leadership development and business services at BB&T and as a senior associate at KPMG Advisory before taking on her current role. 

Amanda Clark ’11, internal medicine resident, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A biochemistry graduate, Clark started Elon’s chapter of Global Medical Brigades and worked at a free care clinic in Rochester, N.Y., to institute regular cardiovascular risk screening prior to beginning her residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Ginna Claire Mason Moffett ’13, Broadway actor
A music theatre graduate, Moffett has performed the role of Gloria in the first national tour of “Flashdance,” originated the role of Korie in “Duck Commander Musical,” and is the understudy for the role of Glinda in Broadway’s “Wicked.”

Julie Morse ’13, producer, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams – MSNBC 
A journalism graduate, Morse began as a desk assistant for NBC Nightly News and worked as both a production assistant and an assistant producer for NBC Nightly News before transitioning to her role as producer for The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.

Al Drago ’15, photojournalist, The New York Times
A communications graduate, Drago’s work has covered the final months of the Obama presidency, major events on Capitol Hill and the 2016 presidential race. His photographs have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, NBC Nightly News, The New Yorker, ESPN, Al Jazeera America and The Los Angeles Times. 

For more information about the awards, please contact Jill Hollis ’13, assistant director of alumni engagement and special events, at jhollis@elon.edu