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Alumni and Professor Honored with Service Leadership Awards

Recent MBA graduates Surabhi Agrawal and Silu Zhang and Professor Douglas M. McCabe have been selected as the recipients of the 2016 Georgetown McDonough Service Leadership Awards. The awards, which were created last year through an investment by alumnus Timothy P. Tassopoulos (MBA ’88), honor Georgetown McDonough community members who are exceptionally dedicated to service leadership in business and society.

As co-presidents of the McDonough Net Impact chapter, Agrawal (MBA ’16) and Zhang (MBA ’16) directed several of the chapter’s recent outstanding achievements, including being awarded Graduate Chapter of the Year and organizing the Net Impact Case Competition. Net Impact aims to stimulate positive social and environmental change around the world through business.

McCabe is recognized for his meaningful involvement with the Dog Tag Inc. Fellowship program, through which he teaches a management class to veterans with service-connected disabilities. The five-month program, which is centered around the Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown, equips wounded veterans and their spouses with entrepreneurial mindsets in order to ease their transitions into the private sector.

“This award is a simple, contemplative, empirical, cumulative account of what members of our academic community do when they deploy leadership that reflects their integrity and dedication to the betterment of the world,” said Luc Wathieu, deputy dean and chair of the Service Leadership Awards committee.

Each recipient will be awarded a $500 prize from the Tassopoulos Fund and will be featured on Georgetown McDonough’s social media channels.