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  • Liz the Wiz Thursday Nov 30 2023

    As a young girl growing up in North Carolina, Liz Dixon marveled at the floor-to-ceiling books that lined the office of her father—a professor of political science at a small liberal arts college. “Have you read all these books?” she asked him, “I mean all these books?” Her father replied: “All of them. Twice.”


  • A Flight Path Less Traveled Wednesday Nov 29 2023

    Joseph Edmund wants to become a fighter pilot someday, but he knows that is no small task. Now as a current member of the Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) at Brigham Young University, his hard work over the past 10 years is paying off as he steps closer toward making his dreams become a reality.


  • Degrees of Impact Tuesday Nov 28 2023

    With two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees, Tricia Seguine is no stranger to learning. From her beginning at the School of Accountancy in the BYU Marriott School of Business, she’s learned that she can use her unique educational blend from multiple degrees to make a positive impact.


  • Mindful Bytes in Making Decisions Wednesday Nov 22 2023

    Ryan Schuetzler, associate professor of information systems at the BYU Marriott School of Business, leans on his zeal for lifelong learning to push through big decisions. From being unsure about his major as an undergrad to getting a PhD and moving across the country, Schuetzler’s desire to keep learning has led him to discover his passions and connect with students.


  • Reaching a Y in the Road Monday Nov 20 2023

    The first time senior Tehani Travis applied for a major at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she was sure it was the right path for her—but she didn’t get in. The next year, after much preparation, she applied to two majors and got into both. In front of her, two paths extended into the future, and she had to make a choice.


  • BYU Students Win Healthcare Leadership Case Competition Friday Nov 17 2023

    Because healthcare organizations include employees ranging from nurses to administrators, everyone must work as a team to solve institutional issues. To help prepare students for such collaboration, a new healthcare case competition called the Wasatch Cup invited students from colleges throughout the region to present healthcare solutions to industry professionals.


  • From Campus to Tundra Tuesday Nov 14 2023

    This past summer a group of ExDM students and faculty from BYU Marriott traveled through the Alaskan frontier. For two weeks, the class camped across the state to learn how exposure to nature and practicing grit can help them improve quality of life.


  • When Strategy and Serendipity Collide Monday Nov 13 2023

    Jeff Dyer is not only interested in anomalies—he is also one himself. He is an experienced business strategist hardwired for organization, but he also believes serendipity plays a crucial role in his life. And as professor at the BYU Marriott School of Business teaching strategy, he continues to balance calculated plans and happy accidents.


  • Keeping Balance and Embracing Opportunities Thursday Nov 09 2023

    Nearly 50 years ago, Nina Whitehead, an education major looking for a job that would fill a specific time slot in her schedule, found a listing as a word processor at what is now the BYU Marriott School of Business. She knew nothing about word processing, but she seized the chance and made the most of it. This adaptability has defined her career at BYU.


  • Mountain Biking and Moving Forward Friday Nov 03 2023

    Sterling Petersen has such a passion for mountain biking, he decided to make it his day job. Since graduating from BYU Marriott’s entrepreneurship program, he’s created multiple startups focused on mountain biking products and has built a collaborative work environment in the process.


  • BYU Business Professor is Hunting a Different Type of Ghost this Halloween The researcher is documenting the power of 'ghostly encounters' Tuesday Oct 31 2023

    Jeff Bednar is a ghost hunter. And while the BYU business associate professor doesn’t have night vision cameras or ultrasensitive recording equipment, he’s found a bunch of ghosts — including several here at BYU.


  • People Over Products Wednesday Oct 25 2023

    Following the mission of the Ballard Center for Social Impact to solve global and community problems, adjunct professor Brent Goddard encourages students to do good. Although Goddard did not set out to lead social responsibility efforts, he was willing to embrace the opportunities that converted a product manager into a social impact practitioner and instructor.


  • Far From Home Monday Oct 23 2023

    Originally from the lush islands of Tonga, Malissa Fifita believes there are multiple pathways to personal success. A first-year student in the master of public administration program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Fifita navigates life’s everchanging roads by drawing strength from her family, her culture, and her determination to serve others.


  • Introducing New Faculty at BYU Marriott in 2023 Thursday Oct 19 2023

    Eight professors joined the faculty at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2023. “We are excited to welcome these new faculty members,” says Brigitte Madrian, dean of BYU Marriott. “In line with our mission to develop leaders of faith, intellect, and character, these new faculty bring insight and experience that will contribute to the educational experience BYU Marriott offers its students.”


  • Prioritizing People Friday Oct 13 2023

    After receiving a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2016, John Koelliker leaned on his family, friends, and colleagues to gain the confidence to start his own business. Now, as CEO of startup Leland, Koelliker focuses on connecting people so that they can pursue their dreams.


  • SOA Grads Earn CPA Exam's Highest Honor, Continuing a 15-Year Streak Tuesday Oct 10 2023

    For the last 15 years, at least one student from the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business has earned this prestigious award; BYU is the only university to output such a consistent record of successful examinees. In the most recent exam cycle, two recent BYU graduates received the Elijah Watt Sells award: Mitchell Behling and Ryan Quade.


  • Always in the Present Thursday Oct 05 2023

    With over 20 years of experience in the United States Air Force, Barry Brewer has lived in many locations. As an associate professor of global supply chain at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Brewer has come to understand that living all over the world brings variety, but living in the moment brings happiness.


  • Lessons from a Family of 17 Tuesday Oct 03 2023

    One of 15 children, Trixie Judd spent much of her childhood helping raise her younger siblings. Now at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Judd feels at home in the strategy program, where leadership, hard work, and close bonds are valued—just as they were growing up.


  • BYU Marriott Faculty Recognized at 2023 University Conference Monday Oct 02 2023

    At the 2023 University Conference in August, Brigham Young University recognized a handful of faculty and staff across campus for their efforts in advancing research and experiential learning as well as their exemplary contributions to the university. Among those honored were three faculty members from the BYU Marriott School of Business: Jeff Dyer, Eric Blum, and Isaac Smith.


  • Balancing Family and the Books Wednesday Sep 27 2023

    When the stock market crashed in 2008, accounting graduate Jameela Wilcox Howell jumped in to help her husband start Cordovan Art School in Texas. Although challenging, the BYU Marriott School of Business had prepared Howell for life as a mother and business owner.