8th Annual George Awards | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

8th Annual George Awards

George Awards

About the George Awards 

Each year, the George Awards honor some of the finest members and partners of the Graziadio School community. Recipients exemplify integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, while enriching the ever-changing business world through their superior skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

Student Awards

Recipients have maintained a minimum 3.5 GPA, completed at least two trimesters, and served as outstanding leaders in the classroom.

Alumni Award

Alumni George Award recipients have demonstrated leadership and initiative toward advancing the Graziadio School's alumni network.

Faculty Award

Presented to a faculty member whose commitment to teaching personifies personal leadership, excellence, and generosity of spirit.

Community Service Award

Awarded to a member of the Graziadio School family who has displayed unwavering dedication to community service.

Corporate Partner Award

Represents a member of the corporate community that has helped to enhance the mission and reputation of the Graziadio School.

Keynote Speaker


Mike Sims

Mike Sims

Mike has served as a senior management executive in a number of industries including banking, higher education, publishing, business trade groups, and enterprise software. Between 2001 and 2014, Mike served as Executive Officer, Corporate and External Relations, for the Graziadio School. 

Prior to his tenure at Pepperdine, Mike worked closely with George Graziadio, co-founder of the $8 billion Imperial Bank, serving as a member of the bank's senior management team for over a decade.

More About the George Awards


George Awards

Past Award Recipients

Dean Smith, the Board of Visitors and faculty of the Graziadio School congratulate past recipients of the George Awards. We continue to learn from their challenges and are inspired by their example.

George Awards Recipient Bios

Award Recipients and Biographies

Award recipients are distinctive leaders in and outside the classroom. Take a moment to read thru the biographies of our 2016 awardees.