Defining Principles & Berkeley Leader Award Winners Named

Many students received special honors at the 2016 commencement ceremonies, as they brought to a close their education in the classroom but not their lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas.

In addition to recognizing students with top academic records, each class also honored classmates who best embody each of the four Haas Defining Principles, which define the school’s culture:

Question the Status Quo: We lead by championing bold ideas, taking intelligent risks and accepting sensible failures. This means speaking our minds even when it challenges convention. As leaders and creative thinkers, we thrive at the world’s epicenter of innovation.

Confidence Without Attitude: We make decisions based on evidence and analysis, giving us the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.

Students Always: We are a community designed for curiosity and lifelong pursuit of personal and intellectual growth. We know that there is always more to learn. We strive to engage with others in continuous pursuit of knowledge and growth.

Beyond Yourself: We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions. This often means putting larger interests above our own.

Berkeley Leader awards were given to students in the MBA classes who best embody all four Defining Principles.

Photo: Full-time MBA award winners Olivia Anglade, Jen Fischer & Sarah Tait
Full-time MBA Awards

Academic Achievement Award: Libbey Davis Hunt, GPA 3.938

Question the Status Quo: Olivia R. Anglade

Confidence Without Attitude: Jen Fischer

Students Always: Sarah Elizabeth Tait 

Beyond Yourself: Franklin Lehmer Russell

The Berkeley Leader Award: Daniel Gelbard Fishman & Angela Diane Steele

Photo: Daniel Fishman & Angela Steele


Undergraduate Awards

Outstanding Academic Achievement: Sofia Mimi Pardini

Question the Status Quo: Amy He

Confidence Without Attitude: Bryce Jared Schierenbeck

Students Always: Tai Tran (Pictured)

Beyond Yourself: Jessica Ou

(Watch a slideshow of the undergrad commencement here.)

Award winners William Morgenstern, Elvina Hewitt, Angela Cheng, Jack Shao-Wei Song, Melissa Althea Tsang, and Sara Narayan, and student speaker Luis Bellon

Evening and Weekend MBA Awards

Outstanding Academic Achievement: Sara Narayan, GPA of 3.956

Question the Status: Quo: Elvina Hewitt 

Confidence Without Attitude: William Morgenstern

Students Always: Angela Cheng

Beyond Yourself: Melissa Althea Tsang 

The Berkeley Leader Award: Jack Shao-Wei Song 

For more on the EWMBA commencement and award winners click here.