Alumni Association Awards

Alumni Association Awards

Every year the Graduate School of Management Alumni Association recognizes three GSM graduates who embrace the School’s core values of passionate and energetic leadership, and who demonstrate a commitment to team building and service.

Nominations Now Open for 2020

To nominate an alumna or alumnus, please review the guidelines and criteria and complete the nomination form(s) by December 6, 2020.

Alumni Awards Selection Committee

The GSM Alumni Awards Selection Committee is composed of 10–12 alumni volunteers and convenes each fall to review nominations and select winners in three categories: Distinguished Achievement, Outstanding Service, and Rising Star. If you are interested in joining the Alumni Awards Selection committee, please contact Aysha Dinius, Director of Alumni Relations.

Other Alumni Awards

In addition to hosting its own annual awards, Graduate School of Management welcomes nominations for the UC Davis Alumni Awards, which are announced at an annual event hosted by the Cal Aggie Alumni Association each spring.

At this event, six alumni and one friend of the university are honored in seven categories: 

  • The Jerry W. Fielder Award
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • Distinguished Achievement
  • Young Alumnus
  • Emil M. Mrak International Award
  • Aggie Service
  • Distinguished Friend of the University

For more information about the UC Davis Alumni Awards, contact development@gsm.ucdavis.edu.

Alumni Awards Recipients

Honoring Excellence

The GSM Alumni Association board of directors has recognized the following award recipients.

Distinguished Achievement Award

Honors alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professional and personal lives.

2019-2020
Shyama Chakroborty MBA 96

2018-2019
Michelle Leyden Li MBA 95

2017-2018
Todd Brockman MBA 93

2016-2017
Rew Ikazaki MA 87

2015-2016
Michael Hurlston MBA 90

2014-2015
May Ngai Seeman MA 89

2013-2014
Tracy Neal MBA 01

2012-2013
Sue Miller-Sylvia MBA 98

2011-2012
Mark Otero MBA 07

2010-2011
Cathinka Wahlstrom MBA 91

2009-2010
Skip Wise MBA 89

2008-2009
David Russ MA 86

2007-2008
Gordon Hunt Jr. MBA 97

2006-2007
Steve Spadarotto MBA 96

2005-2006
Eric Robison MA 83

2004-2005
David Sundstrom MA 85

2003-2004
Sonja Hongisto Bowman MBA 91

Outstanding Service Award

Honors alumni who have displayed exemplary support of the GSM by giving their time, expertise and/or financial support.

2019-2020
Sonja Hongisto-Bowman MBA 91

2018-2019
Terry Exner MBA 09

2017-2018
Joncarlo Mark MBA 00

2016-2017
Roger Halualani MBA 91

2015-2016
Malcolm Harkins MBA 92

2014-2015
Brian Hoblit MBA 07

2013-2014
Graham McDougal MBA 03

2012-2013
John Argo MBA 04

2011-2012
Mark Otero MBA 07

2010-2011
Jill Abrams MBA 03

2009-2010
Cleveland Justis MBA 04

2008-2009
Vincent Catalano MBA 97

2007-2008
Aaron Chin MBA 00

2006-2007
Jim Schaefer MBA 90

2005-2006
Scott Scaramastro MBA 97

2004-2005
Joy Dalauidao Hermsen MBA 92

Rising Star Award

Honors alumni who have contributed to their profession or to the GSM and larger UC Davis community during the early or mid-portion of their career.

2019-2020
Mac Clemmens MBA 07