Congratulations to our Smeal Award Winners!
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.
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.
Gregory A. Newman ’09 Mktg
Renée L. Baker, D.B.A. ’12 EMBA
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.
John Burke ’82 Mktg
Steven W. French ’83 Mktg
Rebecca J. Savikas ’99 Mktg
George E. Strickler ’69 Acctg
Karla Trotman ’98 B Log
Patrick G. Durbin ’91 Acctg
Outstanding Young Professional Award
In recognition of alumni age 35 years and younger who have demonstrated significant career achievements and/or community service.
Laura Cushing ’12 Fin
Tony Thambinayagam ’09 SC&IS
Service to Smeal Award
Recognizes outstanding service to Smeal through volunteer activities and/or efforts that enrich the college community.
Dr. Jeff Kaplan ’07 MBA
William C. Lane ’75 Acctg
Jonathan B. Taylor ’90 Acctg
Arthur Miltenberger ’60 B A
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.
Jean Oelwang ’87 Mktg
Nominations are welcome from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff of the college. To nominate someone for the 2022 Smeal College of Business Alumni Awards, visit smeal.psu.edu/alumni/honoring-alumni by Oct. 4, 2021.