EMBA Alumni Awards

EMBA Alumni Awards

The Drexel EMBA Board Association honors outstanding alumni each year at our Winter Reception.

This tradition creates an opportunity for us to showcase the breadth and depth of our growing executive business network, and how the foundation of a Drexel EMBA education helped to make that possible. Nominations are accepted from EMBA alumni to recognize their fellow classmates and be considered for one of our prestigious awards (detailed below)..

Award Categories and Criteria


An alumnus who has taken the plunge and successfully started their own business. Success in this case means that he/she are passionate about their growing business. Nominees should have personal financial interest in the business and be in leading management roles.

Service to the Community

An alumnus who, through their volunteer service or paid work, has made exceptional contributions to the betterment of their community or to the circumstances of others

Service to the Profession

An alumnus whose work has brought them recognition within their field, or whose work has significantly contributed to the advancement of their profession

Service to the Alma Mater

An alumnus whose efforts on behalf of EMBA/LeBow College of Business/ Drexel University, have enhanced the stature of the institution and education of its students through voluntary or professional associations with the University

Past Recipients


  • Robert Plotkin (1999) - Entrepreneurship
  • Anahi Santiago (2010) - Service to Profession


  • Justin Ettelson (2001) - Service to Alma Mater
  • Samuel Gosselin (2007) - Entrepreneurship


  • James Espino (2010) - Service to Alma Mater
  • Carol Zachary Smith (2012) - Service to Community


  • Judd Newman (2010) - Service to Profession
  • Dennis Paris (2013) - Service to Community


  • Cynthia Conway (2007) - Service to Alma Mater
  • Peter Gilligan (2006) - Service to Profession
  • David Hill (2010) - Entrepreneurship


  • Frank Anastasi (2010) - Service to Profession
  • Rusty McCarty (2010) - Entrepreneurship
  • Larissa Milne (2006) - Service to Alma Mater
  • Helene Pierson (2000) - Service to Community
  • Robert Srubar (2004) - Service to Alma Mater