Recent Alumni Achievement Award

The Recent Alumni Achievement Award was established by the College of Business Recent Alumni Board in 2011 to honor extraordinary business alumni who graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree in recent years. The award is presented at the annual College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame Gala.

Criteria for Selection

  • Strong preference for alumni who graduated from the College of Business within the past ten years (2014-2024)
  • Exceptional career foundation or post-graduate academic accomplishments
  • Community involvement and recognition
  • Service to the College of Business and Florida State University

Nominations for the 2024 College of Business Recent Alumni Achievement Award are being accepted now through Friday, May 23, 2024. The award will be presented at the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, October 3, 2024, and the Recent Alumni Achievement Award recipient must attend the gala to accept the award.

Nomination Form - Click Here


For more information, please contact Chelsea Vaughn, Alumni Engagement Manager.

    2023 Award Recipient


BS Marketing '13
CEO, Brisas Empanadas  Read Profile  




Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Christina Lynch (BS Accounting, Finance & HRM '11), Founder & CEO, Trydent Consulting
  • 2021 - Dena Jalbert (MBA ’10), Founder & CEO, Align Business Advisory Services
  • 2019 - Colin O'Connor (BS Finance '11), Chief Operating Officer, ReliaQuest
  • 2018 - Daniel Herrera (BS Management & Entrepreneurship '14), Venture Associate, Miami Angels
  • 2017 - Melanie Griffin (BS Finance '03; JD/MBA '06), Managing Shareholder, Dean Mead Law Firm
  • 2016 - Terin Barbas Cremer (JD/MBA '10), Managing Partner, Barbas Cremer, PLLC
  • 2015 - Ronald Dod (BS Marketing '11, MSM '12), CEO, Grey Umbrella Marketing
  • 2014 - Kristen Mitchell (BS Hospitality Management & Marketing '07), Strategic Account Manager, KBZ Communications
  • 2013 - Chad A. Corbitt (BS Finance '09), Co-Founder, Study Edge
  • 2012 - Nikul A. Inamdar (BS Management Information Systems '01), Vice President, The Gatehouse Companies
  • 2011 - Brian P. Murphy (BS Finance & Accounting '00), President & CEO, ReliaQuest, LLC