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

Marjorie Baldwin
Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award
Luke Stein
Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award
Cara McDaniel
Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Service to Students Award
Mark Simonson
John W. Teets Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
Piyush Shah
Supply Chain Management
John W. Teets Outstanding Undergraduate Assistant Award
Denis Sosyura
John W. Teets Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Srimathy Mohan
Supply Chain Management
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Janet A. Samuels
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Michael Wiles
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
Elliot Rabinovich
Supply Chain Management
Faculty Research Award
Ilona Babenko
Outstanding Doctoral Faculty Award
Andrea Morales
Outstanding Doctoral Faculty Award

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.

2018-19 recipients  
Eli Schifman May 2019
Maria Medina December 2018

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 2019 Executive of the Year is Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group.

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.

2017-2018 recipients
Jerry Olivo
Finance ’83
Managing director at Citigroup
Rossi Ralenkotter
Marketing ’69
Retired CEO of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Greg Vogel
Real estate ’85
Founder & CEO, Land Advisors Organization
Vivek Kopparthi
MS Management ’14
Co-founder & CEO, Neolight
Young Alumni inductee

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.

2018 Klein Award recipient
Ellen Zentner
Chief U.S. economist and managing director
Morgan Stanley

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.

2018 Spirit of Enterprise winner