Dave O'Brien Leadership Award

O'Brien Leadership Award Recipients

Dave O'Brien Leadership Award

The Dave O’Brien Leadership Award in Sport Business was established in 2014 to honor former Drexel Sport Business Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor Dave O’Brien.

O’Brien served as an associate teaching professor and program director for Sport Business from 2007 until his passing in 2014 after a six-year battle with cancer. In addition, O’Brien taught sport law courses at Drexel University’s Kline School of Law. O’Brien was a beloved professor who was known for taking an active and supportive role in students’ lives.

The scholarship is available to pre-juniors, juniors and seniors with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA who have held or currently hold leadership positions on campus (DSBA, Residential Life, Drexel Athletics, Greek Life, etc.).

Application and Award Details

  • Application information can be obtained by emailing The Dave O’Brien Leadership Award Committee.
  • The award selection committee will consist of members of the Sport Business faculty.
  • The award is given on an annual basis and is non-renewable.

To learn more and apply, please contact Molly Sweeney at mas395@drexel.edu.

Support the Dave O’Brien Leadership

The award was initially endowed with a $25,000 donation. Our goal is to grow the endowment of this fund to help students in perpetuity.

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Dave O’Brien Leadership in Sport Business Award Winners

2021
Ezekiel Goldsmith

2020
Kyle Kaempf

2019
Chris Markowitz

2018
Carter Caplan

2017
Lindrit Shkodra

2016
Laurelle Holley

2015
Hayley Zedeck

2014
Kevin Murray and Kevin Rossi