McCombs Honors Convocation
McCombs Honors Convocation Award Recipients
Celebrating Excellence in Undergraduate Business
This ceremony is a celebration of academic and leadership excellence within the McCombs community. The McCombs Honors Convocation is held in conjunction with the University Honors Day.
University Honors Day
The 2021 Honors Day ceremony will be held virtually on April 10 at 2 p.m. Viewers can watch the ceremony online. To see if you will be a 2021 Honors Day recipient, please view the 2021 Honors Day Minimum GPAs document.
Honors cords (for all honorees) and medallions (for Distinguished College Scholars) will be mailed to recipients in mid-April. Students should complete the form linked in their invitation to provide their current address. If this form is not completed, UT will send the items to the permanent address on file (this can often be out of date if not updated regularly so make sure to fill out the form once it is received). If a student does not see their name on the Honors Day website as a 2021 honoree, they can revise the restrictions on their information being shared publicly.
Academic Department Awards
Excellence in Accounting Award
This award is presented to a 4th year accounting student who has demonstrated excellence at all levels of their accounting coursework. The recipient of this award embodies a mastery of accounting knowledge that suggests the recipient will be a leader in a professional accounting environment.
R. Conrad Doenges Award (Canfield Business Honors Program)
Woody Hunt Award for Academic Excellence (Canfield Business Honors Program)
Beverly and Will O'Hara Service Award (Canfield Business Honors Program)
Ernest W. Walker Outstanding Finance Student Award
Holden Stan Archer
Alexander Daniel Hanne Van Geenen
The Ray Nixon Endowed Award for Excellence in Finance
Eleanor Jordan Award (Management Information Systems)
This award is given to one student every year who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and leadership capabilities within the Management Information Systems Department.
Lamar Johnson Marketing Excellence Award
This award is given to one student every year who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and leadership capabilities within the Marketing department.
Outstanding Business & Public Policy Student Award
This award is given to a graduating McCombs senior who has demonstrated excellence inside and outside the classroom while pursuing the Business & Public Policy Certificate.
Outstanding International Business Student Award
This award is given to a graduating McCombs senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of international business and who has shown leadership in enhancing global opportunity, outreach, and impact at the McCombs School of Business.
Management Excellence Award
This award recognizes the superior academic performance of an undergraduate Management major at the McCombs School of Business.
Outstanding Supply Chain Management Student Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate Supply Chain Management student that exhibits academic excellence and significant peer leadership experience.
McCombs BBA Program Awards
Outstanding Service Award
This award recognizes students who have made a significant contribution through dedicated service to the BBA Program Office.
Daniela (Dani) Garcia (BBA Administration)
Jae Morquecho (BBA Advising)
Jessie Meek (Canfied BHP)
Natalia Perez-Solis (Career Management)
Jeremiah Guy-Williams (International Programs)
Gloria Akinnibosun (McCombs Success Scholars)
Riya Patel (Office of Student Life)
Alani Butler (Outreach and Inclusion)
Student Leadership Award
This award recognizes students who have displayed excellence in student leadership. This award may be presented to an individual or an organization that exemplifies great leadership.
Emily Aguiar (BBA Administration)
Celeste Barrientos (BBA Advising)
Henry Howard (Canfield BHP)
Amanda Jackson (Career Management)
Regine Jones (McCombs Success Scholars
Stephanie Benavides (Office of Student Life)
Alexander Roland (Outreach and Inclusion)
McCombs Student Leadership Awards
Barbara Jordan Senior Legacy Award
The Barbara Jordan Senior Legacy Award seeks to identify two outstanding Seniors who display leadership and have been vital in leaving a legacy at the McCombs School of Business. Named after the first African-American woman from the Deep South to be elected to the U.S. Congress, the award honors students who have shown similar perseverance in their own leadership. A committee of students evaluates all applicants on the impact they have made as student leaders, mentors, and pursuit of their unique goals.
George Mitchell Student Leadership Award
The George Mitchell Student Leadership Award seeks to identify two outstanding students from each of the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes who actively inspire leadership in themselves and others and have an impactful vision for the future of the McCombs School of Business. As President and CEO of the University Co-Op, George H. Mitchell contributes to the continued innovation and financial stability of The University of Texas at Austin. To emulate this spirit of collaboration, a committee of students evaluates applicants on the growth of personal leadership, vision, and achievement during their time at the McCombs School of Business.
Shivani Parepally (Junior)
Vincent Lin (Junior)
Jayashree Ganesan (Sophomore)
Raman Sethi (Freshman)
Most Outstanding McCombs Affiliated Student Organization (MASO) Award
The Most Outstanding McCombs Affiliated Student Organization (MASO) Award seeks to identify a McCombs student organization that has demonstrated above-and-beyond dedication to fulfilling its unique mission. A committee of students evaluates the organizations’ goals, strategies, and overall work towards improving the McCombs School of Business.
The Most Impactful McCombs Affiliated Student Organization (MASO) Event Award
The Most Impactful McCombs Affiliated Student Organization (MASO) Event Award seeks to identify a McCombs student organization that hosts an event, regardless of size and tenure, that strives to make a lasting impact on the McCombs community. A committee of students evaluates the event’s goal, significance to McCombs, and overall impact towards better fulfilling the organization’s mission.
McCombs BBA Alumni Advisory Board
The Rising Star Leadership Award
This award is presented to a 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. Following graduation, the recipient will serve a one-year term on the McCombs BBA Advisory Board with the option of renewing for a full three-year term.