BYU Marriott Aerospace Studies Program Manager Erin Ricks Receives Air Force, University Awards
Monday Apr 26 2021
Erin Ricks, BYU Marriott’s Department of Aerospace Studies program manager at the BYU Marriott School of Business, recently received three Air Force and BYU awards recognizing her for her efforts and dedication to leadership in helping to improve and uplift the BYU US Air Force and Army ROTC programs. Since joining the program, Ricks has accomplished several firsts for the BYU ROTC programs as a nonmilitary program director.
‘I Saw Myself in Them’
Wednesday Feb 10 2021
Whether he’s flying helicopters across Afghanistan and Iraq or running 100-mile ultramarathons, United States Army Major Jeff Timmons applies lessons about self-improvement and adhering to his values that he learned at BYU Marriott School of Business.
Choosing Her Influence
Tuesday Dec 01 2020
Brigham Young University ROTC student Kenna Brown, from Centerville, Utah, is one of only twenty-one women cadets in the BYU Army ROTC program. After watching military heroes during her childhood, Brown aspired to become an Army nurse, and she is committed to serving and healing others as they did.
Air Force and Army ROTC Hold 9/11 Vigil Amid COVID-19
Saturday Nov 07 2020
In remembrance of the tragic events of September 11th, members from the BYU Army and Air Force ROTC joined together to reflect and honor the fallen.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Military Science Department Chair
Monday Aug 31 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller as the new department chair for the Department of Military Science and as the director of BYU’s Army ROTC program. Miller’s last assignment was in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was the military intelligence majors assignment officer for the US Army Human Resources Command. Miller took over for Lt. Col. Forrest V. Cook on 29 June 2020.
Becoming Army Strong
Monday Aug 24 2020
The military isn’t the path for everyone. Long hours, difficult training, and potential danger make the journey of a military career a challenging one. However, for BYU student Harrison Mayer, the current commanding officer for the Army ROTC cadets at BYU Marriott, the military offers the perfect balance to help him become the leader he aims to be.
A Future of Military Service: BYU Air Force and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies
Tuesday Jun 16 2020
On 23 April 2020, five BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadets commissioned into the US Army in person at BYU during individual small ceremonies broadcast over Facebook Live while ten additional cadets commissioned in a group commissioning ceremony via virtual conference call. In addition to these fifteen Army ROTC cadets, Air Force ROTC cadets will commission into the Air Force on 15 May through virtual conference calls or in-person with audiences of less than ten people.
BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean
Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.
From Finance to Flight
Wednesday May 13 2020
BYU Marriott finance alum Trevor Findlay treasures a clear memory from his early childhood: eagerly looking up to the sky, waiting for jets to fly by. He was at one of many air shows that his grandfather, then a vice president at Boeing, had taken him to—a bonding activity they both loved. Findlay also often found himself admiring a collection of model planes in his grandfather's home office. Findlay's fascination with aviation and the bond he had created with his grandfather would eventually lead him to his future career as a pilot.
From Jungle Survival to ROTC Leader
Wednesday Apr 15 2020
For some people, a three-week visit to Hawaii may be the perfect chance to relax and enjoy the beach. However, for BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadet Garrett Falk, his time in Hawaii was an opportunity to develop survival skills.
Adjusting to a Curveball
Thursday Apr 09 2020
When life threw U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William D. "Hank" Taylor a curveball while he was a pitcher on BYU's baseball team, he found a new course with BYU's Army ROTC program.
The Journey to Leadership
Tuesday Feb 04 2020
For BYU students Cathryn Guzzwell and Sydney Clark, hard work and determination put them in a class above as cadet commanders of the Air Force and Army ROTC programs.
Flags for the Fallen
Friday Dec 20 2019
Cadets and faculty in BYU’s Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC programs commemorated Veterans Day last month with activities that focused on both honoring the 212 fallen soldiers on the Memorial Wall in BYU’s Wilkinson Student Center and preparing cadets for their own future military service.
BYU Army ROTC Cadets Win the 5th ROTC BDE Ranger Challenge
Thursday Dec 05 2019
Eleven cadets on the joint BYU and Utah Valley University Service First Battalion Ranger Challenge Team won the 5th ROTC Brigade Ranger Challenge at Camp Gruber Oklahoma, 1–3 November 2019.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019
Friday Nov 01 2019
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.
Gearing Up for Greatness
Monday Jul 01 2019
Juniors from the BYU Marriott ROTC program who are now attending Advanced Camp, a thirty-one-day training event held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, were given a practice during field training conducted in St. George, Utah. Cadets must complete Advanced Camp in order to receive a commission in the army
Wednesday Jun 26 2019
Standing on Utah Beach, each senior cadet told the story of a soldier or civilian involved in the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. Cadets told these stories in the first person while looking at the battlefield on which American soldiers fought for the liberation of France seventy-five years ago.
BYU honors ultimate sacrifice of Major Brent Taylor
Taylor family announces new endowed scholarship for BYU political science students Thursday May 30 2019
The Brigham Young University Army ROTC honored Major Brent Taylor's life and legacy by adding his name to the Wilkinson Student Center Reflection Room's Memorial Wall.
By Her Bootstraps
Tuesday Apr 23 2019
When she first entered the Army ROTC program at BYU Marriott, Anna Hodge could only do seven push-ups. By holding herself to high expectations and unwavering dedication, Hodge became a highly skilled and valuable cadet who could do seventy push-ups by the time she finished the four-year program.
To BYU or Not to BYU—That Was the Question
Friday Nov 02 2018
When LTC Forrest "Chip" Cook was a high school student, he had a question: should he pursue his military interests or head to BYU—the university he had grown up loving? Much to his surprise, Cook would face a similar question nearly two decades later.