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15th 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.

2023 George Award Winners


2024 Event Details

Friday, March 29, 2024

Duke's Malibu Restaurant

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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.

Alumni Awards

Graziadio Best for the World Alumni Leader and Graziadio Alumni Waves of Service

Presented to a Graziadio alumnus that is a values-centered "Best for the World" leader that is service-oriented and entrepreneurial in spirit. They have made significant contributions that have had a positive impact on both society at large, and the organizations and communities in which they are members. Their actions are in alignment with the University mission to strengthen lives for "purpose, service and leadership."




2023 George Award Winners


Kaitlyn Iwashita

Outstanding Full-Time MBA Student | Kaitlyn Iwashita

Tim Zeitvogel

Outstanding MS Student (Business Analytics) | Tim Zeitvogel

Frederick Heim

Outstanding BSM Student | Frederick Heim

La Donna Margaritte Wertlieb

Outstanding Fully-Employed MBA Student | La Donna Margaritte Wertlieb

Tara Hotchkis

Outstanding Online MBA Student | Tara Hotchkis

Martha Molina Bernadett, MD, MBA

Waves of Service Award | Martha Molina Bernadett, MD, MBA

Joy L. Shields

Outstanding Executive DBA Student | Joy L. Shields

Teri C. Tompkins, PhD

Outstanding Faculty Award | Teri C. Tompkins, PhD

Joshua Taub

Outstanding Alumni Award | Joshua Taub

The Honest Company

Outstanding Corporate Partner | The Honest Company