UVA Darden Students Announce Graduation Speakers, End of Year Awards

By Dave Hendrick


As Darden’s 22 May graduation nears, University of Virginia Darden School of Business students recently announced a series of end-of-year awards.

The annual recognitions, voted on by students in the Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA programs, celebrate a variety of contributions to the Darden experience.

The elected class speakers for the Darden ceremony will be Class of 2022 students Alex Smith for the Full-Time MBA program and Joe Stanley for the Executive MBA program.

Students also selected the faculty marshals for graduation, with the ceremonial positions awarded to Professors Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Elena Loutskina for the Full-Time MBA and Professor Elliott Weiss for the Executive MBA.

Additional awards presented by the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 include:

  • Kitty Smiley Friend of the Student Award: Perry Quarles and Christy Gunville
  • Theo Herbert International Award: Chaitali Pandit and Seun Adeboro
  • Club Prize for Excellence: Business Ethics at Darden
  • Faculty Diversity Award: Professor Tami Kim
  • Outstanding Faculty Award: Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Awards presented by the Executive MBA Class of 2022 include:

  • Transformational Faculty Award: Professor Jim Detert
  • Friend of the Student Award: Laura Bordoni and Ladi Carr

The Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 recently presented the annual class gift of $128,099, with 85 percent participation. The Executive MBA class gift campaign will end on 21 May.

Learn more about Class of 2022 Final Exercises.

Darden Professors Yael Grushka-Cockayne and Elena Loutskina were announced as Full-Time MBA faculty marshals at a recent First Coffee that brought together members of the Darden community and included the presentation of the Full-Time MBA class gift.
Members of the Full-Time MBA Class of 2022 recently presented Dean Scott Beardsley with the class gift during First Coffee.
About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 17,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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