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Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Honors Six Honorees With 2020 George Award

George Graziadio’s legacy continues to inspire the Graziadio community and business leaders across cultures, nations, and generations. Graziadio’s core values are anchored in integrity always, courage with compassion, a pioneering spirit, and action taken “today not tomorrow.” He was motivated to help men and women become successful in the competitive business world. Every day at Graziadio we are reminded that in a world of constant opportunity and disruptive potential to hold an action bias (carpe diem), we must deliver on the good that is within our influence today and not to wait for more favorable or comfortable conditions.

Each year, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School honors members and partners of the Graziadio community that follow in George Graziadio’s footsteps and live each day with the Graziadio core values. Recipients of the George Award exemplify integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion while aiming to be Best for the World Leaders.

Due to the coronavirus, Pepperdine Graziadio is celebrating these exemplary individuals from a distance. Now more than ever, individuals that showcase the Graziadio core values, need to be celebrated and encouraged to disseminate the Graziadio core values with the global community.

2020 George Award Faculty Honoree:

Kevin Groves, PhD, Associate Professor of Organization Theory and Management -- Outstanding Faculty Member

2020 George Award Student Honorees:

  • Anthony A. Montano -- Outstanding Fully Employed MBA Student
  • Brandon Lewis -- Outstanding MS Student
  • Issam Elie Knickerbock -- Outstanding Full-Time Joint BS/MBA Student
  • Joelle Rozek -- Outstanding Full-Time MBA Student
  • Kenny Walls -- Outstanding Executive MBA Student

We invite you to learn more about our 2020 George Award honorees and read their bios here.