Charles C. Abbott Award


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Charles C. Abbott Award

The highest honor bestowed on a Darden graduate goes to those whose contributions of time, energy and talent are outstanding.

The Charles C. Abbott Award is named in honor of the first dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the Darden School or The Executive Program whose contributions of time, energy and talent are outstanding. The Alumni Association recognizes the recipient as an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a strong level of interest in and concern for Darden’s mission
  • Commits a generous amount of time, energy and funds to Darden
  • Brings initiative and persistence to projects and responsibilities
  • Is regarded by other stakeholders as an outstanding contributor

Please nominate a fellow alumna or alumnus by submitting this form. You will be asked to provide the nominee's name and an explanation of why you identify this person as a strong candidate for the award. The nomination deadline is Friday, 24 January 2020. The Abbott Award will be presented to the recipient during Darden Reunion Weekend on 25 April 2020. Please direct your questions to the Office of Engagement at +1-434-243-8977 or [email protected].

Past Recipients of the Charles C. Abbott Award

2019 Michael E. O'Neill (MBA ’74) 

2018 Richard A. Mayo (MBA ’68)

2017 Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) 

2016 Philip W. Knisely (MBA ’78)

2015 John R. Strangfeld Jr. (MBA ’77)

2014 Gary T. Jones (MBA ’74)

2013 Henry F. Skelsey (MBA ’84)

2012 E. Follin Smith (MBA ’85)

2011 John G. Macfarlane III (MBA ’79)

2010 Terrence D. Daniels (MBA ’70)

2009 Wallace Stettinius (MBA ’59)

2008 Donald M. Wilkinson (MBA ’66)

2007 Steven S Reinemund (MBA ’78)

2006 H. Eugene Lockhart Jr. (MBA ’74)

2005 Thomas A. Saunders III (MBA ’67)

2004 Warren M. Thompson (MBA ’83)

2003 George A.L. David (MBA ’67)

2002 Beverley W. Armstrong (MBA ’66)

2001 Connee B. Sullivan (MBA ’82)

2000 George E. Barbee (MBA ’67)

1999 Martin L. Killgallon (MBA ’72)

1998 Frank E. Genovese (MBA ’74)

1997 Palmer P. Garson (MBA ’83)

1996 Lucien L. Bass III (MBA ’65) and R. Van Whisnand (MBA ’68)

1995 C. Ray Smith (MBA ’58)

1994 E. Thayer Bigelow (MBA ’67) and William H. Goodwin Jr. (MBA ’66)