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  • Fulfilling a Decades-Old Dream Wednesday Mar 16 2022

    Growing up, Shannon Peterson always wanted to attend BYU. However, finances prevented her from pursuing that option. Despite that, Peterson never gave up on her dream, which she is now fulfilling 25 years later as a student in the executive MBA program at BYU Marriott.

  • Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and taking eyecare to third-world countries: BYU student innovators deliver again Seven finalists recently competed for Student Innovator of the Year Monday Mar 14 2022

    Every year innovative students at BYU give their best shot at developing new technologies that can make the world a better place. With $50,000 in prize money on the line, the 2022 Student Innovator of the Year Competition once again delivered potentially life-changing results.

  • Following in the Footsteps of His Leaders Monday Mar 14 2022

    While growing up in a military family, Roland Griffith was also surrounded by members of the military who served as his leaders in youth programs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The influence of these leaders inspired him to join the United States Army. Now, as the operations officer for the Army ROTC program at BYU, which is operated by the BYU Marriott School of Business, Griffith is committed to being a similar role model for his cadets.

  • Seed Grants Plant Opportunity for Student Entrepreneurs Friday Mar 11 2022

    Student entrepreneurs at BYU looking for guidance and financial backing now have the opportunity to receive both through the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology's new Seed Grants program.

  • Drawing on Experience Wednesday Mar 09 2022

    In a drawer in Mike Bond’s office are all the notes he took in training meetings during his 11 years as a brand manager. Bond, an associate teaching professor of marketing at the BYU Marriott School of Business, uses this two-feet-deep pile of notes to plan lessons for his students, who he hopes to prepare for success in the marketing industry.

  • Ethics Conference Encourages Business Leaders, Educators to Find Solutions Monday Mar 07 2022

    Business leaders and educators from across the nation recently gathered at the BYU Marriott School of Business for the annual Partners in Business Ethics Symposium. The 2021 conference marked BYU Marriott's first time hosting the event.

  • Dribbling Between the Court and Classroom Friday Mar 04 2022

    The combination of 15 hours of practice and two games a week, 18 team members, 13.5 credit hours, and numerous dance and basketball videos shared with her 29,000 followers on TikTok add up to the everyday life of Kaylee Smiler. As a member of the BYU women’s basketball team and a senior in the human resource management (HRM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Smiler does it all without breaking a sweat. 

  • When Patience Pays Off Wednesday Mar 02 2022

    When Greg Anderson began his college career at Weber State University on a singing scholarship, he had no idea where his education might take him. After switching his major six times while receiving his undergrad and attending four different universities, Anderson is now an information systems professor and knows the BYU Marriott School of Business is exactly where he needs to be.

  • From Asian History to Assisted Living Monday Feb 28 2022

    With no experience in assisted living, starting a company in that field was a daunting task for Candice Rail and her husband, Andrew. Despite their inexperience, the two relied on each other and their faith to grow a thriving business. Rail is now working on her next big milestone: earning an MBA from the executive MBA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • A Passion for Teaching and Sales Friday Feb 25 2022

    After retiring from a long career in sales for startup software companies, Greg Zippi knew exactly what he wanted to do next—teach. Zippi, who has had a lifelong passion for teaching, decided he wanted to share all he had learned from his career with the students at the BYU Marriott School of Business. Zippi is now in his fifth semester of teaching at BYU Marriott as an adjunct marketing professor teaching a sales course he created.

  • More Than an Investor Wednesday Feb 23 2022

    As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Sid Krommenhoek is driven by a desire to advocate for entrepreneurs and build companies that matter. His passion for the field he works in and his career outlook were shaped during his time as an entrepreneurship student at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • 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.

  • Keeping Life Interesting Friday Feb 18 2022

    While passionate about the public health sector, Jodi Morrison Deputy began to consider a career switch after graduating from college and working in the field for three years. She forged a new path in human resources, a move she made because she saw how HR fit her personality. Deputy says this transition was enabled by the MBA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, which she graduated from in 2002.

  • MISM Students Demonstrate Innovation at ICIS Wednesday Feb 16 2022

    As many students from the BYU Marriott School of Business were about to begin finals week at the end of the fall 2021 semester, two MISM students were presenting their innovative ideas to some of the brightest minds in the information systems (IS) profession at the International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS).

  • Creating a Positive Impact Monday Feb 14 2022

    After returning home from her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Emma Houghton resurrected two pre-mission interests in unexpected ways. Her dancing talents reignited in the form of clogging, and she pursued a major that fueled her passion for bringing people together: the experience design and management (ExDM) program at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • An MBA For All Continents Friday Feb 11 2022

    After moving from India to the United States to complete his undergraduate education, Karni Arha wanted to pursue a high-quality, affordable MBA program in a supportive environment. He chose to attend the BYU Marriott School of Business, a decision he says enabled his successful leadership career in finance.

  • Optimistic About the Future Wednesday Feb 09 2022

    Developing others and watching them grow is Joe Hardie's favorite aspect of human resources. His love for the field formed during his time in the human resource management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business and while he worked as a student on campus. Now, Hardie lives his passion every day as an HR leader for Walmart.

  • Bouncing Back from Failure Monday Feb 07 2022

    When the Great Recession in 2008 caused his startup real estate company to fold, Case Lawrence thought he knew what failure was. Years later, however, the COVID-19 pandemic put his trampoline park company on the verge of another business failure. As a mentor with the Rollins Center at BYU Marriott, Lawrence uses his experiences with failure to help young entrepreneurs be better equipped for the road ahead.

  • The Spell of Discouragement Friday Feb 04 2022

    Growing up in Ajloun, Jordan, Dunia Alrabadi had a goal at a young age to attend college in the United States. As a child, she met many people who thought her dream was impractical and maybe even impossible. Alrabadi doubled down on her goal to prove she could be more than others believed. Now, as an MBA student at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Alrabadi has her sights set on helping others like her achieve their dreams.

  • The Problem Solver Wednesday Feb 02 2022

    Some people may shy away from the challenging and unpredictable, but not Gentry Davies. He has made a career out of solving tricky projections and analyzing future business opportunities. Now a senior director of product at Divvy, Davies credits his problem-solving abilities to his 2012 degree in strategy from the BYU Marriott School of Business.