Volunteers make a big impact


For over twenty-five years, Fuqua has been recognizing alumni who contribute to the Fuqua community. Awards are presented each spring and celebrate the accomplishments of alumni who make an impact both at Fuqua and in their communities. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are encouraged to nominate distinguished Fuqua alumni for one of the following awards:

Alumni Impact Award

  • Established in 2001.
  • Recognizes individuals or teams who have helped advance Fuqua by investing their time and energy on a specific project.
  • Recipients are honored for their willingness to work out unique solutions that create positive outcomes and for taking the initiative to benefit the Fuqua community with their time, energy, and talents.
  • 2017-2018 Winner: Cara Robinson MBA '98

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Award for Exemplary Service

  • Established in 1991.
  • Recognizes individuals who demonstrate a dedication to the school through their time, energy, talents, or financial support.
  • Recipients have built strong networks through class activities, regional programming, corporate initiatives, board service, and/or service to fellow alumni, current students, and faculty. They have also led by example in showing others how to strengthen the bonds between Fuqua, its alumni and corporate partners.
  • 2017-2018 Winners: Jamie Khanna MBA '06, Joe Wu MBA '04

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Leader of Consequence Award

  • Established in 2012.
  • Recognizes alumni whose exemplary professional accomplishments are matched by the significant positive social or environmental change they have created.
  • Recipients embody Fuqua's concept of a "Leader of Consequence" by using their degree to make a difference both inside and outside of the boardroom.
  • 2017-2018 Winners: Allison Fansler MBA '06, Terry Tucker MBA '98

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May-Penn Award of Excellence

This award was established in 2006 in honor of Owen May MBA '83 and Derek Penn '79, MBA '84 for their longstanding commitment, leadership, and exemplary service to The Fuqua School of Business. The May-Penn Award of Excellence is the highest honor Black and Latino MBA Organization alumni can bestow upon a peer.

This award will honor the alumnus/alumnae who actively participates in annual events, is accessible to students, and is connected to the broader community through his/her interaction with the faculty and administration. The recipient of this award should be recognized as a leader within the Fuqua community as well as in his or her profession. The individual recognized with the May-Penn Award of Excellence is an inspiration to those around him/her and a role model to those coming after him/her.

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Submit a nomination

We recognize outstanding alumni contributions through our four alumni awards. If you know someone who deserves recognition, submit your nomination now! Award winners are selected by a committee of Fuqua staff and alumni.