2022 Featured Alumni - Lemuel E.Lewis (MBA '72) recipient of 2022 Charles C. Abbott Award


Featured Alumni - Awards - Charles C. Abbott Award

Charles C. Abbott Award

The highest honor bestowed on a Darden graduate goes to those whose contributions of time, energy and talent are outstanding.

The Charles C. Abbott Award is named in honor of the first dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the Darden School or The Executive Program whose contributions of time, energy and talent are outstanding. The Alumni Association recognizes the recipient as an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a strong level of interest in and concern for Darden’s mission
  • Commits a generous amount of time, energy and funds to Darden
  • Brings initiative and persistence to projects and responsibilities
  • Is regarded by other stakeholders as an outstanding contributor

Please nominate a fellow alumna or alumnus by submitting this form. You will be asked to provide the nominee's name and an explanation of why you identify this person as a strong candidate for the award. The nomination deadline is Friday, 10 February 2023. The Abbott Award will be presented to the recipient during Darden Reunion week on 30 April 2023. Please direct your questions to the Office of Engagement at +1-434-243-8977 or alumni@darden.virginia.edu.

Past Recipients of the Charles C. Abbott Award

2022: Lemuel E. Lewis (MBA ’72)

2021: George Tahija (MBA ’86)

2020: Thomas J. Baltimore Jr. (MBA ’91)

2019: Michael E. O'Neill (MBA ’74)

2018: Richard A. Mayo (MBA ’68)

2017: Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) 

2016: Philip W. Knisely (MBA ’78)

2015: John R. Strangfeld Jr. (MBA ’77)

2014: Gary T. Jones (MBA ’74)

2013: Henry F. Skelsey (MBA ’84)

2012: E. Follin Smith (MBA ’85)

2011: John G. Macfarlane III (MBA ’79)

2010: Terrence D. Daniels (MBA ’70)

2009: Wallace Stettinius (MBA ’59)

2008: Donald M. Wilkinson (MBA ’66)

2007: Steven S. Reinemund (MBA ’78)

2006: H. Eugene Lockhart Jr. (MBA ’74)

2005: Thomas A. Saunders III (MBA ’67)

2004: Warren M. Thompson (MBA ’83)

2003: George A. L. David (MBA ’67)

2002: Beverley W. Armstrong (MBA ’66)

2001: Connee B. Sullivan (MBA ’82)

2000: George E. Barbee (MBA ’67)

1999: Martin L. Killgallon (MBA ’72)

1998: Frank E. Genovese (MBA ’74)

1997: Palmer P. Garson (MBA ’83)

1996: Lucien L. Bass III (MBA ’65) and R. Van Whisnand (MBA ’68)

1995: C. Ray Smith (MBA ’58)

1994: E. Thayer Bigelow (MBA ’67) and William H. Goodwin Jr. (MBA ’66)