Graduate Business Student Awards Recipients

Graduate Business Student Awards Recipients

We proudly recognize the following graduate business students and alumni for their outstanding achievements. They were nominated and selected by their peers and USD School of Business staff and faculty.   

MBA Alum, Benjamin Hebbe Ben Hebbe pictured right

Graduate Student of the Year

Ben Hebbe, MBA, '19

Ben was selected as Graduate Business Student of the Year for exhibiting strong leadership. He secured a highly competitive internship at HP and became a "go-to" person across the USD School of Business graduate programs office in building relationships with prospective students. He supported admissions events, spoke on panels to engage new students and was a reliable representative for the School of Business career services team. Ben also held high-level leadership positions including Graduate Business Student Association president. 

Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Carlos Antonio Flores, MSEL, '19

Carlos is a Navy veteran who started his own company in 2010 called CoronadoDC, which has grown to have a national presence. He also owns two restaurants and an online retail company. He helps the underprivileged with job opportunities and has made it his mission to hire USD alumni. Within his business, Carlos created an employee charity of the month program which provides $500 to the employee's choice of charity, exemplifying USD's culture of service and the entrepreneurial spirit.

MBA Student, Zachary Dobbin

Graduate Student Ambassador of the Year

Zac Dobbin, MBA, '20 

Zac is a charismatic person, a trait that did not go unnoticed in his role as a student ambassador where he shared with prospective students the best that the USD School of Business has to offer. He was active in student organizations and very enthusiastic while supporting USD School of Business events. Zac was a tremendous help in the Graduate Business Admissions office, attending off-campus events answering prospective students' questions thoughtfully and genuinely.

PMBA Student, Julie Morgan

Graduate USD Community Engagement

Julie Morgan, PMBA, '20 

Julie is an exceptional leader who founded the San Diego-based organization, Designing Women, which aims to bring together women UX leaders in the field. She has been integral in connecting the San Diego community with the USD Torero Ventures Lab to support of students creating start-ups.

MBA Alum, Magnus Felke

Alumni of the Year

Magnus Felke, MBA, '04 

Magnus is an amazing mentor. As an alumnus, he has remained connected to the USD School of Business by way of mentor and volunteer. Magnus has served as an MBA mentor for over five years. While working at Qualcomm, and now BD, he advocated for students seeking internships at those companies. Last year, he helped coordinate a BD alumni lunch where over 20 MBA alumni who work at BD attended. Magnus was also featured by the USD School of Business for his role in connecting our students with valuable internships at BD.