Graduate Business Student Awards

The Knauss School of Business recognizes the leadership and outstanding accomplishments demonstrated by our students across all graduate business programs. Award recipients are announced each year at the Graduate Business Student Association end-of-semester event. 

Graduate business students and Knauss School of Business staff and faculty are invited to nominate current students for these awards. Nominations are considered based on quality, not quantity. 

Award recipients are recognized at a ceremony and reception at the end of each academic year. 

 

USD Graduate Business Student Award Recipients

 

Nominated students will be awarded the following: 

Graduate Student of the Year

The Graduate Student of the Year is someone who stands out as an exemplary member of the USD community and is actively engaged in campus and career events.     

Graduate Student Ambassador of the Year

The Graduate Student Ambassador of the Year is someone who goes above and beyond to invite new students into our graduate business student community. Demonstrating commitment and reliability, this person engages and connects with prospective students at events and on campus.

Graduate USD Community Engagement Award

The Graduate USD Community Engagement Award will be given to someone who has demonstrated the USD core value of community and compassionate service. This student engages in community service and inspires others in the Knauss School of Business to get more involved.

Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year

The Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year is someone who has made significant strides toward starting or growing their own business. They have leveraged the Knauss School of Business' resources and lessons learned in the classroom to grow an enterprise that is aligned with the University's core values.  

Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Engagement Award

The Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Engagement Award will go to a graduate business student who demonstrates passion, connects community, or advocates for change toward diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Alumni of the Year

The Alumni of the Year award will go to a graduate business alum who is actively connected to USD and the Knauss School of Business. This person continues to engage with the campus community post-graduation and gives back to students, faculty and/or staff at USD. 

 

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