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13th Annual 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.

This year's event will take place virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

If you have any questions about next year's ceremony, please contact Michael Menichetti by email at michael.menichetti@pepperdine.edu or by phone at 310.568.2371.

2021 Event Details:
Thursday, April 15, 2021



Last Year's Winners


About the Awards

Student Award

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

Faculty Award

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


2020 Award Winners 

We are proud to honor our 2020 George Award winners! Due to COVID-19, our 2020 George Awards ceremony was unfortunately cancelled, but we didn’t let that stop us from celebrating. All award winners were sent their awards and filmed their award acceptance speeches. Please join us in congratulating them on their tremendous accomplishments.


CW5 Anthony A. Montano

Outstanding Fully Employed MBA Student


Brandon Lewis

Outstanding MS Student


Kevin Groves, PhD

Outstanding Faculty Member


Issam Elie Knickerbocker

Outstanding Full-Time Joint BS/MBA Student


Joelle Rozek

Outstanding Full-Time MBA Student


Kenny Walls

Outstanding Executive MBA Student