Congratulations to the Darden Graduating Class of 2021!

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2021 Graduation

Congratulations to the Darden Graduating Class of 2021! Graduation was held on Sunday, 23 May.

Class of 2021 Final Exercises

Graduation Day for the Darden MBA Class of 2021 was Sunday, 23 May. Graduation Weekend was Friday, 21 May–Sunday, 23 May. 

Watch LiveWatch the Replay: Graduation 2021

You can watch the full video of the 2021 Final Exercises for UVA Darden School of Business, Law School and McIntire School of Commerce thanks to UVA's livestream capture.

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A Message From the Dean

Dean Scott Beardsley celebrates the hard work, amazing accomplishments and indelible contributions of the Darden MBA Class of 2021 and looks forward to welcoming the School's newest alumni back to Grounds in the future.

Faculty Love

Faculty Love

The Darden faculty come together to celebrate and congratulate the graduating Class of 2021.



2021 Award Winners

Each year at graduation, Darden honors students with awards for top academic performance and contributions to the community, in addition to the graduating class electing faculty marshals and student graduation speakers.

Faculty Marshals
Lalin Anik 
Shane Dikolli
Thomas J. Steenburgh

Class of 2021 Student Speakers
James Michael Long, Executive MBA
James Phillip Peterson, Full-Time MBA
Megan Catherine McGee, Full-Time MBA

C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award
Caroline Kelly Clark
Carrie Lynn Dajani
Purvaj Ashok Dharia
Margaret Hall Edmunds
Samantha Brennan Firstenberg
Henry Dykema Frost
Alexander Gregory Goot*
Miranda A Grueiro
Ann Joseph*
Anthony Derek LeCounte*
Kathleen Brooke Llontop
James Michael Long
Amanda Marie Michetti
Rotimi Ogunbiyi
T Colin Wright-Pruski
Colby Crane Woeltz

*Awarded Fall 2020

Frederick S. Morton Award
Pamela Fischer                           
Alexander Donald May

The Darden Executive MBA Faculty Award
Justin Hicks

Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship
Margaret Hall Edmunds

Edgar F. Shannon Award of the Z Society
Megan Catherine McGee

G. Robert Strauss Marketing Award
Emily Elizabeth Stover

William Michael Shermet Award
Ehab Tamiz Ansari
Matthew Edward Brown
Margaret Hall Edmunds
Jamie Marshall Egan
Matthew James Filosa
David Gerardo
Alexander Gregory Goot
Philip Thomas Gurney
Charles Butler Hill
Julia Stevenson Hoch
Mitchel Robert Morris
Michael Robert O’Brien
Ankur Pathak
Andrew Cotesworth Pinckney

First Year Academic Achievement Award
Ehab Tamiz Ansari
Jovan Atanackovic
Christopher Ryan Bell
James William Bennett
Michael Bojanski
Hannah Cowley Brennan
Matthew Edward Brown
Joan Louise Cannon
Katherine Bailey Cech
Alexander Cho
Gregory Brian Cichocki
Robert Bristol Collins III
John Arthur Cunningham
Mahesh Prem Dadlani
Margaret Hall Edmunds
Jamie Marshall Egan
Lydia Anna Fairfax
Matthew James Filosa
Emma Rose Finkelstein
Paul William Gallagher Jr.
David Gerardo
Alexander Gregory Goot
Philip Thomas Gurney
Joel Hensel
Charles Butler Hill
John Macormack Hogan 
Gaurav Kumar Jha
Kelly Hall Johnson
Shashwat Kishore
Ryan McDonald Kuhn
Devin Andrew Lert 
Eric William Linde
John Richard McDermott
Matthew Scott Miller
Mitchel Robert Morris
Francis Joseph Musella
Michael Robert O’Brien
Anurag Ojha
Ankur Pathak
Andrew Cotesworth Pinckney
Gregory Michael Pope Jr.
Adam Francis Potrzebowski
Charles Maxwell Putnam
Gregory Schwartz
William Lyle Shepherdson
Prateek Sinha
Luke Jeffrey Stephens
John William Tabb
Alexander Joseph Zorychta

Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
Puneet Singh Bawa
Joel Beauvais
Christopher Ryan Bell
James William Bennett
Michael Bojanski
Matthew Edward Brown
Joan Louise Cannon
Katherine Bailey Cech
Robert Bristol Collins III
John Arthur Cunningham
Mahesh Prem Dadlani
Jamie Marshall Egan
Lydia Anna Fairfax
Matthew James Filosa
Emma Rose Finkelstein
Paul William Gallagher Jr.
Alexander Gregory Goot
Philip Thomas Gurney
Emily Marie Harper
Barry Joel Hartzberg
Joel Hensel
Charles Butler Hill
Sanket Kirtikumar Kapadia
Shashwat Kishore
John Milton LaBarge III
Devin Andrew Lert
Eric William Linde
Alexander Rockwell Ludington
Scott Douglas McKeever
Matthew Scott Miller
Gregory Lee Morris
Mitchel Robert Morris
Francis Joseph Musella
Michael Robert O’Brien
Jonathan Andrew Olien
Ankur Pathak
Michael Thomas Pierce Jr.
Andrew Cotesworth Pinckney
Adam Francis Potrzebowski
Charles Maxwell Putnam
Nareg Sagherian
Kevin Phillip Schoelzel
Gregory Schwartz
William Lyle Shepherdson
Emily Elizabeth Stover
Nicole Vij

Executive MBA Class of 2021 Student Awards

Executive MBA Class of 2021 Student Awards

Professor Shane Dikolli announces class awards for members of the Darden Executive MBA Class of 2021.

Class of 2021 Full-Time MBA Capstone Event

Class of 2021 Full-Time MBA Capstone Event

The 7 May capstone event included the announcement of awards for members of the Darden full-time MBA Class of 2021 as well as speeches from Dean Scott Beardsley, faculty graduation marshals Lalin Anik and Tom Steenburgh, 2020-21 Darden Student Association President Megan McGee and student graduation speaker James Peterson.


Cold Call Chorus

Singing Shenandoah

Members of the Cold Call Chorus gather virtually to deliver a song in honor of the graduates.


Kudoboard

Kudos, Graduates!

View a special Kudoboard on which family, friends and the Darden community have left well wishes, words of encouragement and photos for the Class of 2021.

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