Marriott School Professor Presented with BYU’s Top Award

Two Others Also Honored

Three members of the Marriott School of Management's faculty and staff were honored at Brigham Young University's annual University Conference on August 20. The university's most prestigious faculty award was presented to finance professor J. Michael Pinegar. Associate accounting professor Cassy Budd and MBA program assistant Christine Roundy were also recognized.

The Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award is presented annually to professors who show superior community citizenship, research ability and teaching skills.

"Mike is one of the most accomplished faculty members on BYU campus in terms of research content in his field," says Gary Cornia, dean of the Marriott School. "He is also an exceptional teacher who marries the real world with the academic world in his classes. He is a mentor to young faculty and to his colleagues. He makes everyone in the building and in the Marriott School better."

A BYU graduate, Pinegar earned his doctorate degree in finance at the University of Utah. He currently holds the Joel C. Peterson Professorship and has received several awards including the Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Award in 2008, the Marriott School Outstanding Researcher Award in 2003 and the Marriott School Outstanding Faculty Award in 1995.

Cassy Budd, associate teaching accounting professor
Cassy Budd, associate teaching accounting professor
Since 2005 Budd has been teaching for the School of Accountancy. Throughout her career, Budd's dedication to teaching has resulted in several teaching awards – the most recent among them is BYU's Dean Fairbank Teaching and Learning Fellowship. This award acknowledges her resourcefulness as an instructor and highlights her dedication to her students' success.

"Cassy is an enthusiastic and innovative teacher," says Steve Glover, director of the School of Accountancy. "She uses technology in creative ways to help student learning. She is an excellent student mentor, builds a trusting environment in her classroom and is readily available to consult students outside class."

The President's Appreciation Award is given for exceptional service and competence of support staff. Roundy was nominated by the business management department for showing dedication during an extensive building-scheduling project.

"Christine is amazingly conscientious and competent," says Scott Sampson, global supply chain management professor and developer of the college scheduling program. "She puts in extra effort to make sure no detail is missed. She has exceptional knowledge of the internal workings of BYU, and faculty and staff frequently ask her for advice."

Christine Roundy, MBA program assistant
Christine Roundy, MBA program assistant
The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school's mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School's graduate and undergraduate programs.

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