School of Business Awards and Honors

Gordon C. Atkins Memorial Scholarship Award
This award recognizes School of Business graduates for their academic achievement and program participation. It is given annually in memory of Dr. Atkins, who helped create the Alfred North Whitehead College.

Walker Ethics Award
Recipients are students who demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics within organizations by submitting a written essay, research paper, or case study addressing an ethical problem, issue, or accomplishment within a particular organization.

Banta Community Service Award
Recipients are students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities through philanthropic, volunteer, and/or service activities.

Alice Mozley Endowed Business Scholarship Award
This award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the School of Business.

Williamina Davidson, Evelyn Reamer Matich ‘51 and Catherine Matich ’49 Endowed Scholarship Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student from Riverside or San Bernardino counties enrolled in the School of Business.

Kathie J. Rawding Endowed Scholarship Award
Recipients are female undergraduate or graduate students of color enrolled in the School of Business who possess high potential for success, have demonstrated financial need, and are not receiving tuition remission from an employer.

Lee Steven Bertrand Military Recognition Award
This award recognizes active-duty and veteran students (including Reservists and National Guard) who demonstrate the qualities that characterized Lee Bertrand's life and work: determination, resilience, ethical integrity, intellectual rigor, and responsibility to family and community. This award is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Business who are currently serving in, or have served in, any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Whitehead Leadership Society
The purpose of the Whitehead Leadership Society (WLS) is to encourage leadership and academic excellence within the School of Business.

As facilitators of professional education and lifelong learning, individual members provide active service and support to the University community, foster an academic climate to enhance student achievement, focus on increasing productive student and faculty dialog, and honor the traditions of liberal education.

Students who have demonstrated leadership among their student peers may be nominated. All full-time and adjunct faculty are qualified to join the society.

High Distinction
Undergraduate honors are identified as High Distinction on the transcripts and diplomas of students who have maintained a GPA of 3.96 or higher. For undergraduate students to have their honors recognized in the printed program at commencement, all of their degree requirements must be met by March 1. There are no exceptions to this honors policy.

Delta Mu Delta 
Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes academic excellence in Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate degree business programs at Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs-accredited schools. Outstanding School of Business undergraduate students in a baccalaureate degree program who have completed three quarters or more of the work required for the degree, with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and who are in the top 10 percent of their college class are considered for election to Delta Mu Delta. Outstanding graduate students in a master’s degree program who have completed three quarters or more of the work required for the master’s degree with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 and who are in the top 10 percent of their college class are considered for election to Delta Mu Delta.

The Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society
The School of Business is home to the Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society, endowed in 2006 by distinguished alumnus David Banta (‘63). It offers special programs to promote the examination of ethical issues in corporate and professional life. It advances students’ awareness of ethical problems and improves their ability to make ethical decisions by offering co-curricular lectures and seminars, as well as student awards and fellowships. Its faculty also oversees the development of the School of Business’s ethics curriculum, including the business ethics courses that are required in every degree program.

Banta Research Fellowships
Twice each academic year, the Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society appoints up to three School of Business students to assist the faculty with research projects related to business ethics and corporate responsibility. Recipients receive tuition remission.

Banta Community Service Award
The Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society offers students tuition remission for their commitment to their communities through philanthropic, volunteer, and other service activities outside the classroom.

Walker Ethics Award
The Banta Center for Business, Ethics, and Society offers students tuition remission for demonstrating an understanding of the importance of ethics and corporate responsibility by submitting a written essay, research paper, or case study addressing an ethical problem, issue or accomplishment within a business or industry. Submissions are solicited each academic year.