Smeal College of Business Alumni Award recipients are selected by the executive team of the Smeal Alumni Society Board in recognition of their exceptional career, leadership, and volunteer achievements, as well as the prestige their accomplishments bring to the college.

Distinguished Achievement Award

Awarded to alumni who have made significant contributions and achievements in their chosen profession, their community, and to the Smeal College of Business.

Patrick Kinney ’83 B Log
Retired Executive Vice President, Field Management, Travelers

KC McClure ’87 Acctg
Chief Financial Officer, Accenture

Menassie M. Taddese ’97 MBA
President, Emerging Markets, Viatris

Diversity Leadership Award

Awarded to alumni who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through their professional and/or volunteer accomplishments in support of Smeal’s goal to provide a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

Crystal Roach ’18 EMBA
EEO Complaints Manager, United States Department of the Navy

Outstanding Young Professional Award

In recognition of alumni age 35 years and younger who have demonstrated significant career achievements and/or community service.

Paari Rajendran ‘11 MBA
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Keith Unton ‘10 SCIS ’17 MBA
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing – Packaging, The Hershey Company

Service to Smeal Award

Recognizes outstanding service to Smeal through volunteer activities and/or efforts that enrich the college community.

Edward J. Wilson ’70 Mktg
Partner, Wealth Consultant, Retirement Plan Consultant, Stratos Wealth Partners

Hal Wright ’58 Acctg
Retired Self-Employed Insurance Broker

Gerald I. Susman Sustainability Leadership Award

Given to alumni and friends who support Smeal’s work to accelerate the integration of sustainability in business by demonstrating exceptional leadership in the advancement of sustainable business strategy, management, and practice.

Diane M. Phillips ’88 Mktg, ’99 Ph.D. 
Professor of Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University