The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced the names of 17 Second Year full-time MBA students who received awards for their pioneering spirit, dedication to service, tenacity and excellence. The awards presented include the G. Robert Strauss Marketing Award, the C. Stewart Sheppard Distinguished Service Award, the William Michael Shermet Award and the Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship. Darden Professor Peter Rodriguez, senior associate dean for degree programs and chief diversity officer, opened Tuesday's annual Second Year student awards ceremony in the School's Flagler Courtyard. "This is a terrific set of achievements," said Rodriguez. "Amidst all of the excellent efforts we've seen throughout the year, I'm really pleased to be able to highlight those that meant a lot to us and to recognize the people who continue to dedicate their passion and energy to the Darden School and what it stands for.
The Shermet Award winners included:
Rodriguez announced Martin Erzinger, also the recipient of a Shermet Award, as the recipient of this high honor. Darden Dean Bob Bruner was on hand to congratulate the students for their outstanding achievements.
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. 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.
Sophie ZunzDirector of Media RelationsDarden School of BusinessUniversity of VirginiaZunzS@darden.virginia.edu+1-434-924-7502
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