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Celebrating Our 2020 Student Award Honorees
Students recognized for outstanding achievements

Please join us in congratulating the outstanding achievements of our student award honorees for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 Celebrating Our 2020 Student Award Honorees

Richard C. Dorf Award for MBA Academic Excellence

The Dorf Award for Academic Excellence recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the MBA curriculum in each of our programs. Endowed by Richard and Joy Dorf, the award honors MBA students with the highest grade-point average.

  • Andrew Light, Full-Time MBA 
  • Christopher Thielen​, Sacramento Part-Time MBA 
  • Paul Wesley Chua​, Bay Area Part-Time MBA 

Robert H. Smiley Leadership Award

The Robert H. Smiley Leadership Award recognizes students who have shown outstanding leadership in activities and enterprises at the Graduate School of Management, in the name of a former  dean and emeritus professor, Robert Smiley. These students have shown leadership and initiative in starting new programs or taking existing programs to new and improved levels of operation and success.

  • Patrick Joseph Rosenberg, Full-Time MBA
  • Justin Andrei Virrey, Sacramento Part-Time MBA
  • Aliona Chistol, Bay Area Part-Time MBA

James F. Sullivan Award

The Sullivan Award is given to the graduating student who has contributed the most to the School, the UC Davis campus and the community during his or her tenure here.

  • Patrick Joseph Rosenberg, Full-Time MBA

Stephen G. and Shelley A. Newberry Distinguished Fellowship for Leadership Award 

The Newberry Distinguished Fellowship Award is the School’s largest privately funded fellowship award, and was established by Lam Research Chairman Stephen Newberry and his wife Shelley Newberry. Awardees have a broad base of experience and indicators that they will be successful team leaders in business; they can make difficult decisions that are not popular, take responsibility and are accountable; and they also demonstrate a great potential for leadership and long-term CEO or COO roles. 

  • Shwetha Chandrashekar​, Full-Time MBA
  • Daniel Student, Full-Time MBA

Will Snyder Award for MPAc Excellence in Academic Achievement

The Will Snyder Award for MPAc Excellence in Academic Achievement has been endowed by Will and Helena Snyder, and is awarded to the Master of Professional Accountancy student with the highest grade-point average.

  • Frances Iyer​

Will Snyder Award for MPAc Excellence in Leadership

The Will Snyder Award for MPAc Excellence in Leadership recognizes an Master of Professional Accountancy student who has shown outstanding leadership in activities and enterprise in the program.

  • Brianna Matteucci​

Master of Science in Business Analytics Award for Academic Excellence

The MSBA Award for Academic Excellence was established by faculty to recognize outstanding academic achievement in the MSBA program. It is awarded to the student with the highest grade-point average.

  • Breno E. Albuquerque

Master of Science in Business Analytics Leadership Award

The MSBA Leadership Award recognizes a student who has shown outstanding leadership in activities and enterprises at the School. This student has shown leadership and initiative in taking programs to new and improved levels of operation and success.

  • Nandini Basu

GSM Alumni Association Student Fellowship Winners

The GSM Alumni Association awards annual fellowships to deserving students from each program. Nominees exemplify the core values of the association. They are passionate, energetic student leaders who help to improve our community.

  • Ishita Ghai, Full-Time MBA
  • Samantha Contreras, Sacramento Part-Time MBA
  • Connie Xu, Bay Area Part-Time MBA
  • Hediberto De Los Santos, MPAc
  • Ana Parra Vera, MSBA

Beta Gamma Sigma Candidates 

Full-Time MBA   Bay Area Part-Time MBA Sacramento Part-Time MBA
Brittany Baade   Gaetano Bettinelli Sam Bishop-Green
Bo Brown   Ryan Fong Ryan Brewer
Yuan Cheng   Chen Gu Will Cahill
Maria Labouyer   Swapna Iyer Yalla Daghupati
Jung Hwan Lee   Tom Kress Christopher Thielen
Carolyn Morrice   Jeremy Lomax Stephanie Zarate
JP Mulligan-Hawkins​   Tanuj Mahmood  
Chenmu Sun   Adam Noll  
    Joy Wang  
    Connie Xu  
    Yingying Zhao  
Master of Science in Business Analytics Master of Professional Accountancy  
Paridhi Agal Logan Deangelis  
Breno Albuquerque Anka Kondraska  
Michael Chen Michelle Pesce  
Hao Hao Dinh Quach  
Xiqiao Huang Suya Zhao  
Japsowin Kaur    
Jing Li    
Jiayin Liu    
John Loretizo    
Vardhini Manivannan    
Deeptish Mukherjee    
Neha Parekh    
Nidhi Patni    
Yvette Peng    
Shrey Shah    
Shivani Sharma