Embarking on New Adventures
Friday May 27 2022
The call of free doughnuts can be powerful, and for BYU Marriott School of Business student Emily Holden, this call led to her major at BYU and her eventual career. A Yakima, Washington, native and a lover of the outdoors, languages, service, and yes, doughnuts, Holden is excited to use the accounting abilities she has gained from the School of Accountancy (SOA) to serve not only the business world but also the environment she loves and the underprivileged communities she aspires to empower.
Behind the Scenes in the School of Accountancy
Friday May 20 2022
When people think of accounting, an affinity for parties might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, Brooke Bradford, the events and programs coordinator for the School of Accountancy (SOA) at BYU Marriott School of Business, says accountants are all for having a good time. As an employee for the SOA, Bradford organizes events that are not only for enjoyment but also allow connections to be forged between students, faculty, and alumni.
The Morning Man
Monday May 09 2022
Mornings are when Joseph Appiah shines. As a young boy, he remembers waking up early, pulling on his worn slippers, and making his way to a busy highway between Kisi and Komenda, Ghana, to sell donuts before school. Although Appiah’s current routine is different from the donut-selling days of his childhood, he is grateful for the early mornings of his youth that helped him develop lifelong habits that lead to success.
Nine Undergraduates Presented with 2022 Bateman Award
Tuesday Apr 19 2022
Nine students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2022 Bateman Award recipients for their excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The annual award, named for Merrill J. Bateman, allows each undergraduate program at BYU Marriott to select a 2021–22 academic year senior for recognition.
Working at Home
Friday Apr 01 2022
Although Mike Drake was raised in Nevada, he calls BYU home. He spent three years at the BYU Marriott School of Business as a student, where he made lifelong memories, including meeting his wife McKenzie, then returned to the school as a professor out of a desire to feel at home again.
Fulfilling Her Commitment to Serve
Monday Mar 21 2022
When Carmela Bristain was 15 years old, she graduated from high school, which was normal in her home country of the Philippines. At such a young age, she wasn't sure what to study in college, but her mother, who noticed Bristain's knack for logic-based subjects such as math, suggested she pursue accounting. Bristain followed her mother's advice, which eventually led her to the Cardon International Sponsorship from the Whitmore Global Business Center at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
BYU study: 20 years later, accountants burned by Enron scandal outperform peers
The research suggests auditors learn from experiences and improve Wednesday Mar 16 2022
In a recent study, BYU Marriott professor Tim Seidel and colleagues at other universities found that those who worked at Arthur Andersen during the Enron scandal may be better off for the experience.
Renaissance Man of the Tax World Gains Recognition
Tuesday Feb 22 2022
Troy K. Lewis, an associate teaching professor in the School of Accountancy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, recently received the 2021 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award in honor of his outstanding work as a certified public accountant (CPA) in the area of taxation.
Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Life
Monday Jan 24 2022
During the fall 2021 semester, the global supply chain management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business recognized accounting alum Brian Hancock with the Global Supply Chain Excellence Award. Members of the BYU Marriott Global Supply Chain Advisory Board, students, and Hancock’s family gathered at BYU’s Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center to recognize Hancock’s achievements as a successful C-suite executive, leader in supply chain management, and corporate mentor.
Scoring Big in His Career
Wednesday Dec 01 2021
Brian Spilker landed his dream job when he accepted an assistant professor position in the School of Accountancy at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 1993. A basketball enthusiast, he likes to joke that "other than playing point guard for the Utah Jazz, I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing for a career."
The Fruit of Her Labors
Monday Nov 22 2021
When Patricia Wilson thinks about her hometown in Cali, Colombia, she remembers the fruit: fresh mangoes, ripe bananas pulled directly off the trees, and her favorite—maracujá—also known as passion fruit. While Wilson loved many aspects of Cali, she left in 1993 and moved to Provo to pursue her college education. Two decades later, she returned to BYU as an employee, where she now works as the business manager for the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Accounting Alumni Awarded CPA's Highest Honor
Tuesday Nov 16 2021
During summer 2021, an estimated 75,000 accounting graduates across the United States took a 16-hour exam to become a licensed certified public accountant (CPA). The CPA exam is a rigorous test, with passing rates ranging from 46 to 60 percent. Two accounting alumni from the BYU Marriott School of Business, Kathrine Jensen and Jared Nielsen, not only passed the CPA exam but aced all four sections and received one of the most prestigious recognitions in accounting: the Elijah Watt Sells Award.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Monday Oct 18 2021
Gamma Alpha, the BYU Marriott School of Business chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recently recognized internationally by the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors as a Superior Chapter.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty
Friday Sep 24 2021
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes nine new professors this fall.
The Path to a PhD
Wednesday Sep 08 2021
As a professor at the School of Accountancy at BYU Marriott, Worsham hopes to instill the same passion he feels for accounting within his own students.
Crossing an Ocean for Her Career
Monday Aug 09 2021
Although Emily Gertsch's career path eventually led her to the medical field, the BYU Marriott alum still applies her accounting skills from the School of Accountancy (SOA) to her current position as a medical director for F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG.
Invested and Impactful Teaching
Wednesday Jul 28 2021
Whether he’s teaching students in a classroom or coaching his players from the sidelines of a volleyball court, BYU Marriott School of Business accounting alum RJ Mattei loves learning and teaching in many forms.
The Confidence to Overcome Challenges
Friday Jul 16 2021
As an undergraduate student at BYU, Christine Parks initially joined the accounting program simply because she enjoyed the subject of accounting. Now as a MAcc student at the School of Accountancy (SOA) at BYU Marriott School of Business, Parks loves the accounting program for additional reasons, namely, the unique opportunities that the program gives her to interact with other people.
Second Chances in the School of Accountancy
Wednesday Jul 07 2021
When she was a freshman at BYU, Ashley Weiler's first meeting with the Women of the School of Accountancy (WSOA) club left her in awe. Through the WSOA, Weiler finally found the missing piece of her BYU education: a place where she belonged. Now as the president of the WSOA, Weiler hopes to show incoming female students that they can also feel at home in the accounting program.
Facing the Challenge Head-On
Monday May 17 2021
As Tim Seidel neared the end of his undergraduate journey at BYU, he did not expect to enter the field of accounting, let alone ultimately teach the subject at BYU Marriott School of Business. But when opportunities to change courses presented themselves, Seidel took them, trusting that he could face any challenge or obstacle head-on—and overcome them.