2021 Bateman Awards Recognize Students Who Excel in and Outside the Classroom
Tuesday Apr 27 2021
Every year, each department in the BYU Marriott School of Business selects one outstanding student to receive the Bateman Award, which recognizes excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The award is named after Merrill J. Bateman, who served as the dean of BYU Marriott from 1975–79 and the president of BYU from 1996–2003.
The Student Who Became the Teacher
Friday Apr 09 2021
While pondering on a hill outside the BYU Jerusalem Center during her postgraduation study abroad in 2019, Katy Reese felt overcome by a sense of peace about her future. Now, nearly two years later as an assistant teaching professor of information systems (IS) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Reese recognizes how God’s hand led her to teaching at BYU.
A Self-Starter and Group Contributor
Wednesday Apr 07 2021
The first time Graham Carman applied to the information systems (IS) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he didn't get in. However, that initial rejection didn't deter Carman from trying again, and the second time he applied, he was accepted. Now a senior, Carman is well acquainted with the value of persistence.
Students Score Big in Super Bowl Commercial Competition
Thursday Mar 18 2021
Since 2016, the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has hosted its Game Day Analytics Challenge, where student teams from various universities in Utah analyze tweets to determine the effectiveness of Super Bowl ads. This year, the BYU Marriott School of Business team comprised of information systems (IS) students took first place in the undergraduate category and received a $1,000 cash prize.
Going Global with Their Research
Tuesday Mar 16 2021
BYU Marriott information systems students Madison Corbin and Cherileigh Leavitt recently presented a paper at the 2021 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, the longest-running conference for information technology management.
No IS Without Teamwork
Wednesday Jan 27 2021
When he first started classes at BYU, Jonathan Grether was planning to pursue a degree in the medical field. However, after taking an introduction to information systems class at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he discovered his aptitude for information systems (IS). Now, as a manager at Cloudmed, which helps hospital systems recover revenue losses, he impacts the medical field—just not in the way he once expected.
The Power of Sticking Together
Friday Jan 08 2021
Identifying a fellow BYU student or alumni out in the world is often easy, especially if you can spot Cougar merchandise, from sweatshirts to baseball caps to car decals. For information systems (IS) students from the BYU Marriott School of Business, in addition to wearing their BYU Cougars gear, there's something else that helps them recognize not only other IS students but also their fellow graduates—the hexagon-shaped stickers unique to the IS program.
Whitewater Life Lessons
Wednesday Dec 16 2020
Whenever she courses down a turbulent river filled with rapids and obstacles, Bonnie McDougal embraces the overwhelming rush of adrenaline and the feeling of being disconnected from everyday life. However, when she’s back on dry ground, McDougal reconnects to the world and uses her expertise in technology to serve others as an information systems (IS) senior at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Rooting for Student Success
Friday Nov 13 2020
Since root beer became commercially available in 1876, the popular soft drink flavor has found its way into a variety of delicious delights: hard candies, gummies, jelly beans, and, perhaps most importantly, root beer floats. For Taylor Wells, a professor of information systems at the BYU Marriott School of Business, root beer is more than just a tasty treat—the beverage is also a part of his everyday life as a teacher and mentor.
An Epic Impact
Monday Oct 26 2020
When Kent C. Dodds graduated from the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2014 with his master's degree in information systems, he had one goal: to impact the world by creating software. Now as a speaker and educator with a significant social media audience, he encourages his listeners to create their own positive impacts.
Information Systems Professors Play Key Roles in International Conference
Monday Sep 21 2020
Inside the classroom, BYU Marriott School of Business information systems (IS) professors often encourage their students to find creative solutions to their problems. This year, several IS professors on the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) conference committee utilized their own problem-solving skills outside of the classroom to help the conference transition to online options.
Teaching What Really Counts
Monday Sep 14 2020
As an information systems student at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2001, Tom Meservy entered the Tanner Building to meet a girl for their first date. Looking back, Meservy considers this date with his now-wife to be one of his favorite memories associated with BYU Marriott. Now years later, he walks through the same doors as a professor of information systems. Building on his own experiences in the Tanner Building, Meservy works to create positive memories for his students and help them understand the things that really count in life.
A System of Connections
Monday Aug 17 2020
Logan Sackley has always loved connecting with others. Between his current internship and his leadership roles in the Association for Information Systems club, he has plenty of opportunities to do so. Now, as a BYU Marriott first-year master of information systems management (MISM) student, he looks forward to creating new connections in the upcoming fall semester.
Finding Her Career in the World of Banking
Friday Jul 17 2020
When Rachelle Morris first entered Brigham Young University, majoring in business wasn’t anywhere on her radar. However, after taking and loving some introductory classes, Morris realized applying to the BYU Marriott School of Business was the path for her. Now, after fifteen years of a career in private banking, Morris looks back in gratitude for her time at BYU Marriott and all the mentors who encouraged her to take the initiative needed to build her career.
BYU Marriott Students Win Big at AIS Competition
Wednesday Jun 24 2020
Though COVID-19 presented challenges for students competing in the annual Association for Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter Leadership Conference this year—including not being able to compete in person—two teams of BYU Marriott information system (IS) students quickly, and successfully, adapted to this new and unexpected situation. At the national competition held 27 March, both teams placed second in the blockchain and software innovation categories respectively, with each team taking home a prize of $1,000.
Liddle Appointed as New Chair of Information Systems
Monday Jun 01 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Stephen Liddle as the new chair for the Department of Information Systems. Liddle began his new role on 18 May and takes over for Bonnie Anderson, who recently became associate dean at BYU Marriott.
Eleven BYU Marriott Students Receive Bateman Award
Friday May 15 2020
The BYU Marriott School of Business named eleven recent graduates as 2020 Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Award winners.
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.
Graduating with Impact
Wednesday Mar 11 2020
Changing newborn diapers while completing the master of information systems program is not easy for BYU Marriott international student Tomiris Mollinet, but she is taking these challenges in stride.
Monday Mar 02 2020
Every morning BYU Marriott alum Steve Todd straps on his running shoes and runs through the scenic trails of Provo determined to improve his running time, but he has not always focused on exercising. Before rediscovering his love for cycling and running, Todd spent twelve years devoted to growing a startup he co-founded and learned some important life lessons along the way.