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GSMAA Student Fellowships
Annual awards honor one student from each of the School's four programs

The Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association (GSMAA) annually awards fellowships to one student from each of the School’s four programs: Full-Time MBA, Sacramento MBA, Bay Area MBA and Master of Professional Accountancy.

Student recipients receive a cash gift that is applied toward the cost of their education. A portion of alumni gifts to the GSM Annual Giving Campaign each year are dedicated to these fellowships.

Fellows are nominated by the School’s alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Nominations consider the following:

  • Completion of first year of study in good academic standing
  • Demonstration of commitment to academic excellence
  • Leadership as a UC Davis GSM student
  • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • Commitment to “give back” to fellow students and the School
  • Desire to advance and promote the School’s excellence
  • Ability to stand out in the School’s community
  • Advocacy of community building and teamwork
  • Enthusiasm, passion and energy

2015–16 GSMAA Student Fellowship Recipients

Lucinda Knudson MBA 17

Bay Area MBA Program
Learning and Development Coordinator, Quantcast

“I’m grateful for the wonderful community of classmates, faculty and alumni at the GSM. I’ve enjoyed giving back to the community through the Dean’s Student Advisory Council and the Women in Leadership club. It’s an honor to be selected for the fellowship.”"

Jose Macedo MBA 16

Full-Time MBA Program
Business Development/Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies

“I graduated from UC Davis once before, so I was excited to come back and see what the GSM had to offer. I will say that its greatest asset is the people. Professors are now my mentors, and former classmates are among my closest of friends. I’ve even been fortunate enough to find that same connection with alumni after launching my new career with Keysight Technologies. My co-workers/fellow alumni are proud Aggies and are always willing to help future GSMers.”

Anna Palmer MBA 17

Sacramento MBA Program
Member Services Specialist–Recruitment and Development, California Special Districts Association

“Being a part of the Graduate School of Management community has given me an opportunity for growth I could not have imagined. I am passionate about making a positive impact on our School, and it is an honor to be recognized by the GSMAA for my efforts. I am grateful for the doors that have been opened through this program and hope to make a lasting impact on the legacy of our School.”

Ryan De Vera MPAc 16

Master of Professional Accountancy Program

“This award is a reflection of my GSM cohort and faculty. To them, I am eternally grateful. Each day I strive to live up to the standards that each of them have displayed. I am aware my work has just begun. As I embark on the next chapter of my life, I am assured that the values and lessons I have learned from my UC Davis experience as a leader will be carried on throughout the rest of my life.”

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