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Barbara Jordan and George Mitchell Leadership Awards

The McCombs School of Business has a long history of developing student leaders who excel both inside and outside the classroom. From leadership positions in student organizations to volunteer work with non-profits, the areas of student involvement are wide-ranging and inspiring. At McCombs, we celebrate this diversity in leadership and want to reward students that have shown exemplary leadership within McCombs. Each year, the Undergraduate Business Council and the Office of Student Life recognize outstanding student leaders and organizations with the George Mitchell Student Leadership Award, the Barbara Jordan Senior Legacy Award, and the McCombs Student Organizations’ Most Improved and Most Outstanding Awards.

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Barbara Jordan Senior Legacy Award

During their final spring semester, graduating seniors are eligible to apply for the Barbara Jordan Senior Legacy Award. This award recognizes two seniors for the impact they have had on McCombs in the form of student leadership, mentorship, and pursuit of a unique passion or goal.  A committee of the students’ peers evaluates all applications. An optional nomination process gives faculty and students the opportunity to recommend candidates they feel best represent the spirit of the award. Recipients are invited to a breakfast with the deans of McCombs, have their achievements publicized throughout McCombs, have their name on a plaque inside the school, and receive their official honors at the McCombs Honors Convocation. 

George Mitchell Student Leadership Award
Every year, two outstanding student leaders from the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes in McCombs are awarded the George Mitchell Student Leadership Award. This award recognizes students for their service to McCombs and ability to pursue a unique vision. A committee of the students’ peers evaluates all applications. An optional nomination process gives faculty and students the opportunity to recommend candidates they feel best represent the spirit of the award. Recipients are invited to a breakfast with the deans of McCombs, have their achievements publicized throughout McCombs, have their name on a plaque inside the school, and receive their official honors at the McCombs Honors Convocation. 

The Barbara Jordan and George Mitchell award recipients are selected each year by a committee of McCombs students and is managed by the Office of Student Life Special Programs Coordinator.  

2015

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award:

Mickey Li (Freshman)

Eric Saldanha (Freshman)

Farahn Alexandra-Hughes (Sophomore)

Maddy Flores (Sophomore)

Amy Enrione (Junior)

Matthew Rindelaub (Junior)

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award:

Parker Kim (Senior)

Angela Morisette (Senior)


McCombs Leadership Award:

Most Outstanding Organization

University Securities and 

Investments Team (USIT)

Most Improved Organization

Latin Economic and 

Business Association

2014

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Zach Schultz
Anisha Srivastava
David Yu
Varun Bhatnagar
Neha Vaidya
Ian Carroll

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Holli Wertheimer
Josh Hu

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients:

Asian Business Student Association - Most Outstanding Organization

Supply Chain Management Student Organization - Most Improved Organization

2013

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Charlie Adkins
Sarah Qin
Parker Kim
Jacob Spangler
Lindsay Mulford
Dennis Thankachan

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Jeffrey Stevens
Khurram Kabiruddan

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients: 

Hispanic Business Students Association -
Most Outstanding Organization

American Marketing Association -
Most Improved Organization

2012

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Angela Morisette
Peggy Wang
Ezequiel Calderon
Fernanda Alvarez

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Bhargav Srinivasan
Michael Koetting

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients: 

University Securities Investment Team -
Most Outstanding Organization

Freshmen Business Association -
Most Improved Organization

2011

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Danny An
Jay Shah
Jeffrey Stevens
Bekah Thayer
Sameer Desai
Shalin Dalal

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Emily Benigno

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients

Hispanic Business Students Association - Most Outstanding Organization

Honors Business Association - Most Improved Organization

2010

George Mitchell Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Yuezhi Zhan
Eric Wong
Michael Daehne
Seher Dholakia
Molly Sun
John Terada

Barbara Jordan Business Leadership Award Recipients:

Eric Sung
Zuhair Khan

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients:

Asian Business Students Association - Most Outstanding Organization

Net Impact Undergraduate - Most Improved Organization

2009

George Mitchell Leadership Award Recipients:

David Kuo
Chang Liu
Tricia Assar
Hiya Chopra
Renee Chu
Garrison Taylor

Barbara Jordan Leadership Award Recipients:

Odile Kane
Jared Weiser

McCombs Leadership Award Recipients:

Asian Business Students Association - Most Outstanding Organization

Alpha Kappa Psi - Most Improved Organization