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Tepper School Alumnus Earns Top Honors at Graduate Business Conference

 Alex Brown, third from the left, at the Graduate Business Conference in Shanghai, China.

Tepper School of Business graduate Alex Brown, MBA ’15, recently traveled to Shanghai, China for the Graduate Business Forum’s (GBF) annual conference, where he received recognition for his contributions to the Tepper School and the graduate school community as a whole.

More than 100 elected student government leaders and alumni representing 50 of the top global business schools met in Shanghai, China at the China Europe International Business School campus from May 20-24, 2015 to share their experiences with student government and their global views on responsible leadership, and to learn from industry leaders.

During the Student Leadership Award Banquet, Brown was presented with the GBF Student Leadership Award for his vision and achievements to increase cross-campus and interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Brown, who served as the president of the Tepper School’s Graduate Business Association, was also acknowledged for his dedication to leading the class of 2015.

“It is an honor to be recognized by an organization that is dedicated to promoting responsible leadership and global citizenship,” said Brown. “Being a student leader and supporting fellow students at the Tepper School was truly a rewarding experience. I was not only able to work on meaningful initiatives, but I was also able to be innovative and evolve as a leader.”

The Student Leadership Award, introduced in 1991 by the Board of Directors of the GBF, was created to recognize the contributions that individual students make to the development of their own schools and associated communities, including a commitment to innovation within the business school community.

Established in 1983, the GBF is a global organization dedicated to leadership and social responsibility among an exclusive network of student leaders and alumni from prestigious business schools. Each year, the GBF organizes several activities to support the development of leadership skills for business school students through newsletters, shared knowledge platforms and networking events.