Each year at graduation, student and faculty are recognized for their work throughout the academic year.

Student Awards

Leadership Award
The faculty give this award each year to a student in each program who demonstrates outstanding leadership, scholastic performance and integrity.

 

Stephen B. Tips Award for Outstanding Character
This award is given annually to a student who exhibits outstanding generosity of spirit and selflessness, and who has the habit of doing what is right regardless of personal interests or outside pressures.

 

Luther Award
This award recognizes the international student who best shares his or her insight and expertise with others, fostering a spirit of cooperation and better international understanding.

 

Andrea Mitchell Metzler Award
This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates aptitude, passion and enthusiasm for marketing. The award is made possible by a gift from the family of Andrea Mitchell Metzler (MBA ’79).

 

The Patel Prize in Finance
This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates exemplary academic performance in finance and outstanding contribution to the School of Business community. This fund was established with gifts from friends and colleagues of Ajay Patel, professor and GMAC Chair in Finance.

 

Finance Award
This award recognizes a graduating Full-time MBA student for demonstrating excellent academic and leadership skills in entrepreneurship.

 

Marketing Award
This award honors the student who has shown the greatest potential in marketing. Criteria include past accomplishments related to marketing, performance in marketing projects and classes, overall academic performance and assessment of the individual’s career potential.

 

Operations Management Award
This award recognizes a graduating Full-time MBA student for demonstrating excellent academic and leadership skills in operations management.

 

Healthcare Award
This recognizes a graduating Full-time MBA student for demonstrating excellent academic and leadership skills in healthcare.

 

Business Analytics Award
This award recognizes a graduating Full-time MBA student for demonstrating excellent academic and leadership skills in business analytics.

 

Robert N. White Award
The faculty established this award to honor Mr. White who was a member of the faculty from 1972 until he retired in 1982. The award is given annually to members of the student team judged to have produced the most outstanding Wake Forest Business Solutions project in the Full-time MBA program.

 

Federation of Schools of Accountancy Achievement Award
This award recognizes a student who has shown superior academic achievement, leadership and professionalism in post-baccalaureate education.

 

Outstanding Graduate Award – Transaction Services
This award recognizes a graduating MSA student who has demonstrated academic and leadership skills in the transaction services field.

 

Outstanding Graduate Award – Tax Consulting
This award recognizes a graduating MSA student who has demonstrated academic and leadership skills in the tax consulting field.

 

Outstanding Graduate Award – Assurance Service
This award recognizes a graduating MSA student who has demonstrated academic and leadership skills in the assurance services field.

 

Scarritt Family Pro Humanitate Award
This award recognizes an outstanding MA student who exemplifies the University’s motto, has enriched the MA program through their actions, and has demonstrated a commitment to the communities around them both as a student and emerging professional.

 

Action Learning Project Excellence Award
This award is given to MA students who have exhibited exemplary performance in Action Learning.

 

Faculty Awards

Senior Class Teaching Award
The graduating class of Undergraduate program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

MA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the MA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

MSA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the MSA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

Full-time MBA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the Full-time MBA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

Charlotte Evening MBA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the MA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

Charlotte Saturday MBA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the MA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

Winston-Salem Evening MBA Teaching Award
The graduating class of the MA program gives this award to a member of the faculty who contributes vitally and fundamentally to the education and personal development of the students.

 

Horace Kelly Alumni Teaching Award
Undergraduate & MSA alumni from 10 years ago vote on which faculty member contributed to their education and personal development. Recipients must be a current faculty member and must have taught during the tenure of polled alums.

 

Kienzle Alumni Teaching Award
MBA and MA alumni from 3 years ago vote on which faculty member contributed to their education and personal development. Recipients must be a current faculty member and must have taught during the tenure of polled alums.

 

T.B. Rose Fellowship in Business
Recognizes a notable innovation or initiative related to instruction in our undergraduate or graduate programs.

 

Cowan Faculty Research Award
Recognizes a faculty member who represents the highest standards of scholarship.

 

High Impact Scholarship Award
Recognizes a faculty member for his/her significant influence on business practice or pedagogy.

 

Service MVP Award
Recognizes outstanding service to the school, above and beyond administrative duties.

 

Spirit Award
Nominated and voted on by the faculty, this award recognizes a faculty member who displays good citizenship and positive attitude, inspires other faculty to high achievement.