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2022 Graduation

Congratulations to the Darden Graduating Class of 2022! Graduation Ceremonies were held Sunday, 22 May.

Class of 2022 Final Exercises: Sunday, 22 May 2022

General Information

Graduation Day for the Darden MBA Class of 2022 was Sunday, 22 May. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. on The Lawn. 

Graduation Weekend was Friday, 20 May – Sunday, 22 May. For a complete schedule, please see the UVA Schedule of Events.

The UVA Major Events page provides most current information regarding the 22 May event, including answers to frequently asked questions.

Watch the Replay: Professional Degree Programs Graduation Ceremony 2022

Watch the Replay: Full-Time Residential MBA Student Graduation Ceremony 2022



2022 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
Elliott N. Weiss
Yael Grushka-Cockayne
Elena Loutskina

Class of 2022 Student Speakers
Alexander Donald Smith, Full-Time MBA
Joseph Rogers Stanley III, Executive MBA

C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award
Kathryn Elizabeth Allen
Natalia Alvarez Diaz*
Stephen Beaudoin
Albert G Bossar*
Mudit Bothra*
Esther Festus Edoho
Caroline Grace Ey
Isabel Rae Fortuño Seitzer
Mary Alexandra Goodman*
Grant Turner Guess
Aditya Kasarabada*
Andrew Reid Kurzweil*
Lorchineng Lo
Juan Martin Montiel*
William Haden Payne II*
Rafael Joaquin Rivera
Syed Adam Sadiq
Catriona Maida Stadtler-Ayer
Sean Robert Taylor
Somto Umeokafor
Amanda Clare Wear
John McLaughlin Yates

*Awarded in summer or fall of 2021

Frederick S. Morton Award
Jennifer Lynn Bundy
Jungae Jessica Kim-Schmid

The Darden Executive MBA Faculty Award
Elizabeth O’Brien Mathews

Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship
Jennifer Bundy

Edgar F. Shannon Award of the Z Society
Catriona Maida Stadtler-Ayer

G. Robert Strauss Marketing Award
Jing Xu

Marian Chapman Moore Leadership Award
Robert Lawrence McMurtry

Women’s Leadership Summit Trailblazer Award
Natalia Alvarez Diaz

William Michael Shermet Award
Jacob Berlin
Frederick Blickle IV
Meghan Cabell
Joshua Dautel
Caroline Davis
Isabel Seitzer
Geoffrey Hansen
Jungae Kim-Schmid
Emmett Mercer
Nwanneoma Ngonadi
Rafael Rivera
Alexander Smith
Chris Townsend
Charles White
Jing Xu
John Yates
Sizhe Zhou

First Year Academic Achievement Award
Kathryn Elizabeth Allen
Austin Clark Anderson
Ashok Ashiya
William Fletcher Baldwin
José Tomás Barriga Cruzat
Gabrielle Bass
Jacob Elliott Berlin
Frederick William Blickle IV
Lindsay Diane Bralower
Ian Edward Chester Britton
Daniel Harrison Burko
Meghan Elizabeth Cabell
Jonathan Campbell
Nicholas Alexander Campbell
Ransford Oliver Cline-Thomas
Patrick James Corbett
Daniel S Curran
Joshua Pete Dautel
Caroline Patricia Davis
Matthew Kaigh Doyle
Jane Claire Eilbacher
Andrew Finkelstein
Catherine Caroline Flint
Isabel Rae Fortuño Seitzer
Olivia Lucianna Pavco Giaccia
Benjamin David Gitis
Adam Benjamin Gordon
Geoffrey Martin Hansen
Leslie Alexandra Hansen
Ivan Peter Harnden
Kathleen Kiernan Harnden
Heather Brask Hoffman
James Theodore Hoffman
David Christopher Junta
Alec Daniel Keller
Jungae Jessica Kim-Schmid
Emma Beth Lehner
Mark Jefri Llanes
Ann Michelle Ulvin Lowe
Elizabeth O’Brien Mathews
Robert Lawrence McMurtry
Jacob Alexander Meegan
Teddy M Mekianov
Emmett Courtney Mercer
Kristen Laura Mlynczak
Nwanneoma Ndidi Ngonadi
Paul Jay Niedfeldt
James Nish
Tyler Robert Odom
Clay Thomas Olsen
Charles Collett Patton, Jr.
Drew Spencer Pearson
Margaret Meredith Sullivan Platner
Gary Raizon
John Richmond
Rafael Joaquin Rivera
Margaret Garland Rose
Sarah Carter Ross
Syed Adam Sadiq
Leighton Schnedler
Martin Peter Schwartz
John Samuel Selig
Stephen Alexander Severino
Kyle Burton Shoebotham
Eduardo Siqueira Rocha Gouvea
Christy Lynne Sisko
Alexander Donald Smith
Cory Phillip Spera
Joseph Rogers Stanley III
Cyrus S Sussman
Sean Robert Taylor
Chris Townsend
Joel Bryce Travis
Hayden Alexander Van Dyke
MckenZie Moss Walker
Edward Dowling Whelan
Charles Walker White
Dana White
Jing J. Xu
Qinying Yao
John McLaughlin Yates
Korosh Yazdanpanah
Kacy Yuhas
Sizhe Zhou

Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
Kathryn Elizabeth Allen
José Tomás Barriga Cruzat
Jacob Elliott Berlin
Frederick William Blickle IV
Lindsay Diane Bralower
Ian Edward Chester Britton
Meghan Elizabeth Cabell
Patrick James Corbett
Joshua Pete Dautel
Matthew Kaigh Doyle
Jane Claire Eilbacher
Catherine Caroline Flint
Isabel Rae Fortuño Seitzer
Olivia Lucianna Pavco Giaccia
Adam Benjamin Gordon
Geoffrey Martin Hansen
Leslie Alexandra Hansen
Heather Brask Hoffman
James Theodore Hoffman
Grace Hucek
David Christopher Junta
Alec Daniel Keller
Jungae Jessica Kim-Schmid
Ann Michelle Ulvin Lowe
Elizabeth O’Brien Mathews
Teddy M Mekianov
Emmett Courtney Mercer
Kristen Laura Mlynczak
Samantha Clare Newby
Paul Jay Niedfeldt
James Nish
Clay Thomas Olsen
Charles Collett Patton, Jr.
Margaret Meredith Sullivan Platner
John Richmond
Rafael Joaquin Rivera
Margaret Garland Rose
Syed Adam Sadiq
Martin Peter Schwartz
Stephen Alexander Severino 
Kyle Burton Shoebotham
Christy Lynne Sisko
Alexander Donald Smith
Cory Phillip Spera
Catriona Maida Stadtler-Ayer
Joseph Rogers Stanley III
Sean Robert Taylor
Chris Townsend
Joel Bryce Travis
Mckenzie Moss Walker
Edward Dowling Whelan
Dana White
Jing J. Xu
Qinying Yao
John McLaughlin Yates 
Korosh Yazdanpanah
Kacy Yuhas

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 2022.

View the Board