Recognition and Awards

Graziadio Business School Awards

Rankings: The Graziadio School's degree programs have been recognized among the nation's best by some of the most distinguished authorities in business including Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and U.S. News & World Report. The Graziadio School is honored to be considered among the top 100 of more than 2,000 business schools in the nation.

Graziadio Staff Excellence Awards

Every year, PGBS recognizes and rewards outstanding staff members who have made significant contributions in advancing the mission and work of the Graziadio School. You can view current and past winners in the toggle below.

2020 Award Recipients

Kenisha Danley

 

Kenisha Danley

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

 Hillary Doran

 

 

Hillary Doran

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

 Sharon Davis

 

 

Sharon Davis

Going the Extra Mile Award Winner

 Tiffany Marmolejo

 

 

Tiffany Marmolejo

Innovation Award Winner

 Annie Carr

 

 

Annie Carr

Leadership Award Winner

 Maria Flores

 

 

Maria Flores

Rising Star Award Winner

 Elizabeth Pode

 

 

Elizabeth Pode

Service to the Student Award Winner

2019 Award Recipients

Jason Stubbers

 

Jason Stubbers

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

Pearl Quintana

 

 

Pearl Quintana

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

 Colleen McGlashen

 

 

Colleen McGlashen

Going the Extra Mile Award Winner

 Danielle Mastronardi

 

 

Danielle Mastronardi

Innovation Award Winner

 Genesis DeLong

 

 

Genesis DeLong

Leadership Award Winner

 Stephanie Contreras

 

 

Stephanie Contreras

Rising Star Award Winner

 Anh Phan

 

 

Anh Phan

Service to the Student Award Winner

 Tasha Bruner

 

 

Tasha Bruner

Dean's Staff Achievement Award Winner

2018 Award Recipients

Kandace Phyall

 

Kandace Phyall

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

Sangeetha Rao

 

Sangeetha Rao

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

Artem Zastoupailo

 

Artem Zastoupailo

Going the Extra Mile Award Winner

Brigette Young

 

Brigette Young

Innovation Award Winner

Diane Singel

 

Diane Singel

Leadership Award Winner

Catherine Rosenberg

 

Catherine Rosenberg

Rising Star Award Winner

Sean Kumar

 

Sean Kumar

Service to the Student Award Winner

Christina LeRubio

 

Christina LeRubio

Dean's Staff Achievement Award Winner

2017 Award Recipients

Anita Yepez 

 

 

Anita Yepez

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

 
 Edwina Geronimo

 

 

Edwina Geronimo

Collaboration Award Co-Winner

 Christina LeRubio

 

 

Christina LeRubio

Going the Extra Mile Award Winner

 Kenneth Murphy

 

 

Kenneth Murphy

Innovation Award Winner

 Margo Bell

 

 

Margo Bell

Leadership Award Winner

 Kellsie Groff

 

 

Kellsie Groff

Rising Star Award Winner

 Kallan Picha

 

 

Kallan Picha

Service to Student Award Winner

George Awards

George Awards

Each year, the George Awards honor some of the finest members and partners of the Graziadio School community. Recipients exemplify integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, while enriching the ever-changing business world through their superior skills and entrepreneurial spirit. PGBS has given out student, faculty, alumni, community service, and corporate partner awards.

Staff Appreciation Day

Once a year, the Graziadio School organizes a Staff Appreciation Day, where employees can relax, get to know one another, re-connect, and celebrate accomplishments. This event is usually held at a different location each year, and past destinations have included Calamigos Ranch, the LA Zoo, a yacht on the Marina, and at Alumni Park in Malibu.

Staff Appreciation Staff Appreciation

Pepperdine Honors

Pepperdine strives to reward employees for their work and recognize them for their achievements. All employees are invited to attend one of the year's biggest events, the annual Pepperdine Honors faculty and staff appreciation reception.

Pepperdine Honors

Service Award Program

The Service Award Program provides recognition of continuous service for eligible employees of 1, 3, and 5 year levels and each additional 5 years thereafter (10, 15, etc.). Continuous service is reduced by part-time status or leave of absence in excess of three months. Employees, who were previously employed by the University in a regular faculty or staff position, are eligible to receive full service credit towards continuous service for service award purposes.

Staff Achievement Award

The Staff Achievement Award is a $1000 cash award given to a staff member whose daily life in the workplace is a model for all. Any member of the Pepperdine faculty, staff, or student body can make nominations for this award.

Traveling George Award

The Traveling George Award is a peer-to-peer recognition award created by staff for staff. The current award holder nominates the next winner. This award is given to a staff member who has gone above and beyond in the workplace and has embodied 1 or more "Georgisms," that include the following:

  1. "Today, not tomorrow"
  2. "Integrity always"
  3. "Courage with compassion"
  4. "Pioneering spirit

George Graziadio

Cheers for Peers

Cheers for Peers is a recently implemented recognition initiative that acknowledges staff's organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), described by the Academy to Innovate HR as "a term that used to describe all the positive and constructive employee actions and behaviors that aren't part of their formal job description. It's anything that employees do, out of their own free will that supports their colleagues and benefits the organization as a whole."

The Staff Advisory Council will highlight OCBs at every Community Coffee Chat to provide an opportunity to staff to show appreciation for their colleagues. This practice will build a culture of recognition and identify those who do exemplary work by living Pepperdine Standards.