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Outstanding GPS Alumnus or Alumna Award

GPS seeks to recognize alumni for success in their careers and contributions to society. Each year, through nominations from alumni, faculty and staff, one person is selected by their peers as the School's "outstanding" alumnus or alumna. This honor is given to those who exemplify the positive contributions alumni make through their careers, volunteer work and community involvement. 

Nominees should possess outstanding achievements in at least one or more of the following categories:

  • Professional achievement
  • Humanitarian impact 
  • Volunteer work
  • Service to GPS

Prior Awardees

2020: Jeff Rector, MPIA '97
2019: Greta Paa-Kerner, MPIA ‘96
2018: Tobias Aguirre, MPIA ’05
2017: Tamar Benzaken Koosed, MPIA ’09
2016: Yiru Zhou, MPIA ’03
2015: Scott Park, MPIA ’90
2014: Jorge Blandon, MPIA ’01 and Kahori Matsui, MPIA ’99
2013: Emily Murase, MPIA ’90
2012: David An, MPIA ’07
2011: Richard Boly, MPIA ’92 and Mark Spalding, MPIA ’92
2010: Gary Bremermann, MPIA ’91
2009: Brooke Partridge MPIA ’91
2008: Gigo Alampay, MPIA ’96, Jodi Finkel, MPIA ’92 and Kevin Trepa, MPIA ’05
2007: Kama Dean, MPIA ’01 and Chris Pesenti, MPIA ’01
2006: Paul Lamb, MPIA ’95

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations for the 2021 Outstanding Alumna or Alumnus is now open (deadline: Aug. 25, 2021).

The awardee will be highlighted on the GPS website and in our e-newsletter. The award will officially be presented as part of GPS Alumni Reunion Weekend.