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MBA Students, Faculty Honored at Awards Ceremony

The Georgetown McDonough MBA Program celebrated the end of the 2016-17 academic year on May 2 with an awards ceremony and barbecue to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff.

The following individuals were recognized at this year’s ceremony:

Daniel Walker McNeal Award
For best exemplifying the finest characteristics of a successful Georgetown MBA
Alfredo Rivera

MBA Excellence in Teaching Award
For excellence in teaching both in and out of the classroom and exemplifying a true commitment to student learning
Lee Pinkowitz, Associate Professor of Finance

Ronald L. Smith Distinguished Service Award
For distinguishing herself in service to the MBA class by going above and beyond to support student academic success
Marva Vickerie, Office Coordinator, MBA Program Office

Outstanding Student Organization Award
For providing its members and the McDonough community with exemplary events and service throughout the year
Graduate Marketing Association

Dean’s Citation Award for Service
For outstanding contributions to the Class of 2017, the McDonough School of Business, and Georgetown University

Nicholas Arnold
Charles Gallo
Gerald Gangaram
Alexi Greenberg
Luigi Grisolia
Wassan Humadi
Samuel Hyman
Rohan Israni
Catherine Guarnieri
Matthew Kelly
Xinjia Liu

John Mooney
Ginny Page Parker
Katherine Pearlman
Alfredo Rivera
Bhargav Shankar
Elizabeth Sloss
Michael Spence
Tahira Taylor
Pia Trivedi
Charlotte Valentine


Community Fellows
For fostering a culture that embraces and rewards community service by completing over 100 hours community service between new student orientation and April of their final year.

Dainis Butners
Francis Cunningham
Anna Dubinsky
Caleb Farrell
Gerald Gangaram
Daniel Gautreau
Kristin Godfrey
Wassan Humadi
Samuel Hyman
Rebekah Jastremski

Jennifer Koerner
Nicholas Lamp
Melvin Levey
John Lynch
Alexander Mullin
Adrienne Rettinger
Courtney Sanvido
Tahira Taylor
Arbi Vartan


A total of 199 graduating MBA students submitted community service hours — a 14% increase over last year — for a total of 6,214 hours logged by the Full-time and Evening MBA classes of 2017.