UVA Darden Announces Class of 2021 Leadership Awards, Hears From Student Speakers

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business community recognized outstanding students in the full-time MBA Class of 2021 on 7 May.

Megan McGee (Class of 2021)

The event, held in-person on Grounds, outside and with appropriate social distancing, featured remarks from elected class speaker James Peterson, outgoing Darden Student Association President Megan McGee and faculty marshals Tom Steenburgh and Lalin Anik. Dean Scott Beardsley welcomed the Class to the event, expressing gratitude and admiration for the Class’s perseverance amid the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event featured the announcement of Class of 2021 leadership awards. Additional full-time MBA academic awards will be announced on graduation weekend, after the completion of final exams. Executive MBA awards will also be announced graduation weekend.

Recipients of the C. Steward Sheppard Leadership Award

Carrie Dajani

Purvaj Dharia

Margaret Edmunds

Samantha Firstenberg

Henry Frost

Miranda Grueiro

Kathleen Llontop

Olurotimi Ogunbiyi

Colby Woeltz

Recipients of the Frederick S. Morton Leadership Award

Pam Fischer

Alex May

UVA Final Exercises for the Darden School Class of 2021 will be held on 23 May.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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