Graduate Program Awards

Class of 2021

Master of Business Administration Awards

Dean’s Distinguished Leadership Award – MBA Program

This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to positive leadership, excellent academic achievement, good moral character and who has provided outstanding service to the school. This student’s name will be inscribed on the Rutgers Business School Bell for perpetuity.

Danielle Rowan

Dr. Rosa Oppenheim Leadership Award

This award honors Executive Vice Dean Dr. Rosa Oppenheim's extraordinary commitment to Rutgers Business School and the leadership she has exhibited throughout her career, including two stints as interim dean. This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to positive leadership.

Allison Lips

Swati Shah

Dr. S. George Walters Consulting Excellence Award

This award was established in honor of Dr. S. George Walters, professor emeritus, who founded the Interfunctional Management Team Consulting Program in 1971. It is awarded annually to the Interfunctional Management Team with the highest academic achievement in the program.

The Johnson and Johnson Team

Yesfani Balbi

Dylan Dineen

Konrad Gut

Timothy Hutama

Yuliang (Leo) Liu

Alyssa Macaluso

Marketing Research Insights and Analytics (MRIA) Advisory Board Fellowship

The MRIA Advisory Board selects up to three awardees each year among MBA students with the MRIA Concentration based on academic merit.

Madhoolika Nema

Phuong Thao Bui

Yuliang Liu

Pharmaceutical Management Award

This award is sponsored by a graduate of the Pharmaceutical Management MBA program, who wishes to remain anonymous. It is given each year to a graduating MBA student concentrating in Pharmaceutical Management. The student must have a 3.5 GPA upon completion of 45 credits and must have made a significant contribution to the Pharmaceutical Management MBA program and the Pharmaceutical Management Club at Rutgers Business School. The award is based on nominations made by the director of the Pharmaceutical Management MBA program and voted on by all Pharmaceutical Management students, the director of the MBA Program, and the director of the MBA Office of Career Management.

Eliza Ricciardi Leonard

Rutgers Business School Alumni Association Prize –MBA Program

This award is given each year to the students who have shown the greatest achievement in both scholastic and extracurricular activities.

Mike Pavlo

Pushpak Mundhada

Rutgers Business School Finance Advisory Board Award

This award is made on behalf of the school’s finance advisory board annually to an outstanding student in finance.

Robert Bragoli

Jonatahan Chernov

Krishna Kumar Kolachalama

Rutgers Business School Marketing MBA Achievement Award

This award is given annually by the Department of Marketing to at least one full-time and at least one Flex MBA student who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in Marketing.

Rose Canto

Timothy Hutama

Ryan Jordan

The Barbara Sackie Memorial Award – MBA Program

This award is presented to the student in the MBA Program on the New Brunswick campus who embodies the leadership and passion that Barbara Sackie brought to the program for over a decade. Barbara was a pioneer for the New Brunswick campus and as the sole employee built the program and created a family. As such, Barbara was the face of the MBA program, New Brunswick. The student receiving this award will honor Barbara’s memory by encompassing their own unique qualities with those of Barbara which include intelligence, insightfulness, selflessness, boldness, caring, inclusion, honesty, integrity, and ethics.

Anton Kogan

The Brick-Whitcomb Award

Established by John Longo and David Whitcomb, this award recognizes the MBA student who completes the best stock report for the course “Advanced Portfolio Management.”

Gregory Gerold (2020)

Graham Lewis (2020)

The Center for Supply Chain Management Leadership Award

This award is given to the student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in Supply Chain Management.

Anthony Rayar

Prateek Thind

Danielle Rowan

Executive Master of Business Administration Awards

Rutgers Executive MBA Powerhouse Leadership Award

The EMBA Class of 1994 is the sponsor of this prize in the memory of their classmate. It is awarded to the EMBA graduate, selected by fellow students, who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and citizenship towards classmates and the EMBA program.

Senthil Kumar Kumaraswamy

The Rutgers Executive MBA, Dean Lei Lei Achievement Award

The EMBA Class of 1984 is the sponsor of this prize. It is awarded annually to the EMBA graduate with the highest academic achievement in the EMBA program, in honor of her Dean and her many achievements.

Michael Stanzione

The Ted Marousas Award

This award is given by the director of the Rutgers Executive MBA Program to the students who have done the most to increase the size of the footprint of the Rutgers EMBA program in the New Jersey business community. This year, the POWERHOUSE honors the following students with this award, given what they have done to keep essential medical services available during Covid-19, while attending school full-time.

David Fahey

Managed significant operational challenges during Covid to keep essential medical services available. David helped with the fight against Covid.

Cara Lerner

Managed significant operational challenges during Covid to keep essential medical services available. Cara is managing the physician practice she works at. in Morristown, NJ.

Michael Stanzione

Managed significant operational challenges during Covid to keep essential medical services available. His example of running his program at United Healthcare helped improve health outcomes for at-risk patients.

Jessica Wardrope

Managed significant operational challenges at her lab in Memorial Sloan Kettering during Covid to keep essential medical services available.

Executive Master of Business Administration, Singapore Awards

The Rutgers Executive MBA, Singapore, Dean Lei Lei Achievement Award

This EMBA Singapore award is presented to the EMBA, Singapore graduate with the highest academic achievement in the program, in honor of Dean Lei and her many achievements.

Vaideeshwaran Krishnamoorthy

Rutgers Executive MBA, Singapore, Powerhouse Leadership Award

This award is presented to the EMBA, Singapore graduate, who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and citizenship towards classmates and the EMBA, Singapore program.

Sue Chua Siew Hung

Quay Trong Do

Professional Accounting Master of Business Administration Awards

The Touche Ross, A.H. and H.S. Puder Memorial Fund Academic Award

This award derives from the income of an endowment fund established in memory of A.H. and H.S. Puder by their associates. The award recognizes two graduates with the highest academic achievement in the Professional Accounting Program.

Wendy Greer

James Kellner

Master of Quantitative Finance Awards

Director's Award of Excellence Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF)

This award is presented to the MQF student who the department feels went above and beyond to further the mission of the program.

Krushna Mehta

Rutgers Business School Master of Quantitative Finance Highest Academic Achievement Award

This award recognizes the Master of Quantitative Finance student who has achieved a 4.0 GPA

Chang Yu

Rutgers Business School Master of Quantitative Finance Scholastic Achievement Award

This award recognizes the Master of Quantitative Finance students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement.

Mehmet Bilgin Esen

Zonghao Hou

Professor’s Choice Award

This award is presented to a student who has exemplified leadership during their time in the MQF program. This recipient is selected by a faculty vote.

Yifu He

Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF) Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to Master of Quantitative Finance Students bases on academic merit.

Mehmet Bilgin Esen

Ying (Ruby) Lan

Shiyang Ni

Master of Science in Business of Fashion Awards

Award for Academic Achievement Business Of Fashion (BOF)

This award is presented to the Master of Science in the Business of Fashion student who earns the highest cumulative GPA while in the program.

Tessa Swantek

Director's Award of Excellence Business of Fashion (BOF)

This award for leadership and academic excellence is presented to a Master of Science in Business of Fashion graduate who exemplifies the program's mission and vision.

Kristin Gardener