Facebook pixel 13th Annual George Awards | Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Graziadio Business School
George Awards in Santa Monica

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 took 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.


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."




Meet Our 2021 George Award Winners


Daniel Riccardelli

Outstanding BSM (MBAJ) Student | Daniel Riccardelli

Naum L Ware Jr.

Outstanding Fully Employed MBA Student | Naum L Ware Jr.

John M. Powers Jr.

Outstanding Full-Time MBA Student | John M. Powers Jr.

Michelle Letendre

Outstanding Online MBA Student | Michelle Letendre

Talar Malakian

Outstanding Executive MBA Student | Talar Malakian

Zach Okyle

Outstanding MS Student (Real Estate) | Zach Okyle

Diana Brodskiy

Outstanding MS Student (Human Resources) | Diana Brodskiy

Agus Harjoto

Outstanding Faculty Member | Agus Harjoto

Kim Folsom

Waves of Service Award | Kim Folsom (MBA ‘02)

Hugo Fruehauf

Graziadio Best for the World Alumni Leader | Hugo Fruehauf 

Jacqueline Bagumyan

Honorable Mention Fully Employed MBA | Jacqueline Bagumyan





Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

Penta Logo