Gail DePriest’s contributions to working professionals who are continuing their education has earned the senior lecturer in Clemson’s MBA program university-wide recognition.

Gail DePriest, MBA, Elliott Award

Gail DePriest

DePriest, who also serves as director of Executive Leadership & Corporate Relations with the graduate business program, is the recipient of the Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to Off-Campus, Distance and Continuing Education.

Presented annually, the award honors a Clemson University faculty member, staff member or administrator who has promoted initiatives in credit or non-credit education in a worthy and exemplary manner.

Greg Pickett, senior associate dean of the Clemson’s College of Business and director of the university’s MBA programs, said the award deservingly recognizes DePriest’s ability to deliver meaningful education to working professionals.

“This award recognizes unique individuals who leverage their educational skills to deliver content in a way that professional students find engaging and helpful in their workplace,” he said. “Gail’s background in the corporate world resonates with her students in a way that contributes positively to their growth as leaders.”

Established in 2006 by family and friends of Elliott, the award is presented in honor of his service as Clemson’s vice provost for off-campus, distance, and continuing education and professor of economics.

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