Students at the awards ceremony
Post

Sights and Sounds from Our 2019 Awards Ceremony
Two dozen students, faculty and staff recognized

Faculty, staff and students came together Sunday evening, June 2, in front of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art to honor outstanding achievements of the 2018-2019 academic year. Learn more about the award winners below, scroll through photos from the event, and watch our School Year-in-Review video.

 

Richard C. Dorf Award for 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 awards honors MBA students with the highest grade-point average.

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.

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.

Stephen and Shelley Newberry Distinguished Fellowship 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. 

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.

  • Madeline Camilleri

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.

  • Wanlei Zheng

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.

  • Hanli Tang

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.

  • Ziwei He

GSM Alumni Association Student Fellowship Winners

Fifteen years ago, the GSM Alumni Association decided to award annual fellowships to deserving students from each program. Nominees exemplify the core values of the GSM Alumni Association. They are passionate, energetic leaders and help to improve the student, alumni, faculty and staff community, in service to the School.


Staff of the Year Awards


Faculty of the Year Awards

Sights and Sounds from Our 2019 Awards Ceremony

Beta Gamma Sigma Candidates 

Full-Time MBA   Bay Area Part-Time MBA Sacramento Part-Time MBA
Sophia Armstrong   Daryl Cheung Sonja Dieterich
Anthony Bulaclac, Jr.   Aliona Chistol Sara Howard
Jordan Chaffin   Joseph Cook Evan Modiste
Felipe Pinilla   Michael Guardamagni Nikhil Purani
Landon Sargis   Ashleigh Higgins Nicholas Robinson
Satchel Summers   Jaqueline Jones Huy Tran
Ryan D. Swinney   Garret Kruger Kyle Vander Molen
    Melissa Lau Justin Virrey
    Hannah Stratton  
    Aleksandra Syzrantsev  
Master of Science in Business Analytics Master of Professional Accountancy  
Yuani Chen Amanda Arneson  
Zhenyu Fan Madeline Camilleri  
Shiyu Gong Mouyan Feng  
Ziwei He Xinyu Guo  
Yutong (Beverly) Huang Yan Li  
Malavika Kurup Rui Liu  
Ashwin Suresh Meng Tang  
Hanli Tang Amanda Weerasinghe  
George Wang Jiahui Wu  
Wanlei Zheng Jingwen Yan