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Graziadio Business School to Host 13th Annual George Awards

Each year Pepperdine Graziadio honors George L. Graziadio Jr., Imperial Bancorp founder and Graziadio Business School benefactor, by recognizing outstanding faculty, students, and alumni. George Award winners exemplify what it means to be a Best for the World Leader with integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion. The 13th annual event will take place virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021, and honor the following recipients:

George Faculty Awards 

Outstanding Faculty Member: Agus Harjoto, Professor of Finance 

George Student Awards 

Outstanding BSM (MBAJ) Student: Daniel Riccardelli 

Outstanding Fully Employed MBA Student: Naum L. Ware Jr. 

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

Outstanding Online MBA Student: Michelle Letendre

Outstanding Executive MBA Student: Talar Malakian

Outstanding MS Student (Real Estate): Zach Okyle

Outstanding MS Student (Human Resources): Diana Brodskiy

Honorable Mention Fully Employed MBA: Jacqueline Bagumyan 

George Alumni Awards 

Graziadio Best for the World Alumni Leader: Hugo Fruehauf (MBA '07, PKE 117)

Waves of Service Award: Kim Folsom (MBA ’02)

To learn more about the 2021 George Award winners and to read their bios, visit the George Awards website.