Awards

Greatness in business comes with extensive experience, commitment, and perseverance. The W. P. Carey School of Business is proud to recognize the excellence of leaders from the local, national, and international business community.

Faculty awards and recognition

W. P. Carey faculty contribute to our school through excellence in teaching, research, and service. Visit the Faculty Awards page to learn more.

Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Recipients of the Turken Family Outstanding Graduating Senior Award are well-rounded students who display strong academic achievement and exemplary qualities of leadership and service. In 2000, the Sam and Ida Turken Charitable Foundation established an endowment to fund this award.

2020-21 recipients  
Adison McIntosh May 2022
Lilly Purdon December 2021

Executive of the Year

Each year the W. P. Carey School Dean's Council honors a business leader whose contribution is recognized as significant, whose inspired management has created and sustained superior organizational performance, and whose presence exemplifies a model for future business leaders. Executive of the Year recipients are pioneers in the home computing, telecommunications, automotive, Internet, solar energy, aviation, and retail industries.

The 2022 Executive of the Year is Steve Sanghi, Executive Chair of Microchip Technologies Inc.

Distinguished Scholars

A portion of Dean’s Council annual membership contributions support faculty members through the Distinguished Scholar program. The Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar award is presented to faculty who have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in scholarship, both research and teaching, throughout their careers.

Alumni Hall of Fame

Established in 1977, the W. P. Carey Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their fields and in the community.

2021-2022 recipients
Edward N. "Trey" Basha III
MBA '02
Chairperson of the Board, President, and CEO, Bashas' Inc.
Kimberly A. Komando
BS Information Systems '85
Host, The Kim Komando Show
Charles A. Wilhoite
BS Accountancy, Finance '87
Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates
Nicole Wood
BS Supply Chain Management, Finance '11
CEO and Co-found, Ama la Vida

Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy

An annual honor for economic forecasting accuracy, the W. P. Carey School of Business presents the Lawrence R. Klein Award in association with the nationally recognized Blue Chip Economic Indicators newsletter.

2021 Klein Award recipient
Carl Tannenbaum
Chief Economist
Northern Trust

Spirit of Enterprise Award

The Spirit of Enterprise Award is Arizona’s premier celebration of entrepreneurship. For more than two decades, the W. P. Carey School has recognized businesses that positively impact our economy while exhibiting ethics, energy, and excellence in entrepreneurship.

2021 Spirit of Enterprise winner
Botco.ai