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McCombs BBA Rising Star Leadership Award

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McCombs BBA Advisory Board – Rising Star Leadership Award Process Overview

Award Description

The Rising Star Leadership Award is presented to a graduating McCombs BBA student who has proven an established commitment to service within the McCombs School through (1) outstanding scholarship and achievements and (2) exemplary leadership and community involvement. The recipient demonstrates significant growth potential as a future leader in the McCombs community.

The recipient of this award displays the core values of strong character, an ethical and principled approach to leadership and, most importantly, a genuine interest in making the McCombs School a better place beyond just his or her undergraduate years at the university.

The recipient will work with the McCombs BBA Advisory Board beginning in the fall of 2021. This award is administered by the Rising Star Committee of the McCombs BBA Advisory Board.

Award Criteria

The Rising Star Leadership Award winner must meet the following requirements:

  • Restricted to undergraduate students of the McCombs School of Business students
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Graduating in December 2020, May 2021, or August 2021

Please consider nominating yourself using the online form. If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, please use this online form. If you have any questions, please email The deadline is March 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Past Rising Star Honorees

2020 - >

2020 -


Veshal Arul Prakash, BHP '20

2015 - 2019


Phoebe Lin, BHP '19


Sai Yeluru, BHP '18


Bethany Rolan, BA 2017, BHP '17


Amy Enrione, BHP '16


Angela Morisette, BHP '15

2010 - 2014


Dennis Thankachan, BA '14, BHP '14


Jeff Stevens, BHP '13


Michael Daehne, BS '12, BHP '12


Emily Benigno, BHP '11


Zuhair Khan, BHP '10, BA '11