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.
Female judges, especially women of color, cited far less frequently than male judges
'Even among judges who are trained in equity and due process, we are not yet past the point where we can say we live in a bias-free world' Tuesday Sep 26 2023
Researchers from UNC Charlotte, University of Louisville, University of Georgia and Brigham Young University analyzed how the race and gender of federal judges might be impacting judicial processes. Specifically, they wanted to see which types of judges get the most attention from their peers when they have complete discretion to reference another judge’s work.
2023 Bateman Award Winners Recognized
Wednesday Sep 20 2023
Nine undergraduate students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2023 Bateman Award recipients for their commitment to academics and service and for demonstrating the college’s vision, mission, and values.
From Duty to Service
Thursday Sep 14 2023
As a member of the Army Reserves and an MBA student in the BYU Marriott School of Business, Jared Sturgell believes in serving others. Over time, Sturgell has found helping others brings immense satisfaction in life, and he continues to serve as a volunteer advisor for the BYU Army ROTC.
A Minor No Matter the Major
Tuesday Sep 12 2023
The global and community impact minor teaches students how to be a positive influence not only for the nonprofit, government, impact investing, and corporate social responsibility sectors but also for whatever professions students pursue. Through taking the 17 required credits offered by the Ballard Center for Social Impact, students learn ways to solve complex social problems and uplift their communities.
2023 Cybersecurity Camps Hosted for Youth and Educators
Wednesday Sep 06 2023
To foster interest in technology and teach safe computer usage to youth, the Department of Information Systems and other departments at Brigham Young University coordinated various week-long cybersecurity camps for teenagers and educators this July. Through specialized training and presentations from faculty and industry experts, the camps educated 20 teachers and 180 youth from the state of Utah.
Accounting for Inspiration
Friday Aug 25 2023
Having been a first-generation college student, Melissa Larson admits being frustrated by feelings of inadequacy at different times in her life. However, she’s come to understand that there’s not one right path for everyone and that trusting the Lord can help make life enjoyed and not just endured. As a teaching professor of accountancy in the BYU Marriott School of Business, Larson works to inspire confidence in students no matter their goals.
Three Siblings Serving
Wednesday Aug 23 2023
A surfer, a seamstress, and a storyteller. The three Putnam siblings diverge when it comes to their passions and strengths. But their interests align through the Ballard Center for Social Impact at BYU Marriott, where they’ve each found their own way to help businesses do good.
Friday Aug 18 2023
Information systems student Mason Perry was unsure if he should interrupt his graduate studies to complete a study abroad in the Middle East. But he found that following inspiration to defer his plans led to unexpected opportunities.
BYU Marriott MBA Students Receive Williams Innovative Leadership Award
Thursday Aug 17 2023
Five students within the MBA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business received the 2023 Williams Innovative Leadership Award. This award goes to distinguished students who have been nominated by their peers for their demonstration of extraordinary leadership that embodies the values of BYU Marriott. The award winners receive a cash award of $10,000 in recognition of their efforts.
Wednesday Aug 16 2023
At the corner of Lindsey Street and Elm Avenue in Norman, Oklahoma, sits an institute of religion building. University of Oklahoma undergraduate Travis Ruddle had seen the building often but hardly acknowledged it. In summer 2009, Ruddle diverted from his normal walk across campus and entered the inconspicuous one-story building. Inside, Ruddle found a new life and a new path that would one day lead to teaching in the MPA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Running with a New Plan
Monday Aug 14 2023
While brushing her teeth in the bathroom of the Provo Missionary Training Center, finance student and Brigham Young University track runner Kate Thomas saw a concerning lump on her neck. As Thomas confronted the unexpected cancer diagnosis that soon followed, her mission, career, and life plans were changed forever.
BYU researchers: How a switch to a 'growth mindset' is helping empower entrepreneurs in developing nations
Friday Aug 11 2023
Although millions are spent each year on entrepreneurship training that is intended to help alleviate poverty and elevate the quality of life of entrepreneurs in developing nations, these programs often fail to make an impact. BYU researchers and their colleagues have figured out at least one way to change that.
Inclined Toward Education
Wednesday Aug 09 2023
After spending the majority of his career in corporate accounting, Jonathan Liljegren realized helping students in the classroom elevated his job satisfaction and serves the upcoming generation. As a newly appointed associate teaching professor of accounting, Liljegren shares his passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ and accounting by teaching at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Ballard Center Student Wins National Business Ideation Competition
Tuesday Aug 08 2023
In a landscape defined by ever-evolving tech—social media, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality—it’s easy for women and men from older generations, frequently unfamiliar with those changes, to feel disconnected. Junior Emily Hooke is determined to change that.
The Power of Perspective
Friday Aug 04 2023
An avid “peak-bagger,” Brett Hathaway spends much of his free time summiting mountains. While his own career path has seemed like a long trail traversing varying professional pursuits, Hathaway—now a new assistant professor of global supply chain in the BYU Marriott School of Business—feels uniquely equipped to provide perspective to students in their own journeys.
A Family of Camaraderie
Wednesday Aug 02 2023
For Alayna Grossnickle, Utah’s arid desert climate contrasts the lush landscape of her hometown in Maryland. But over time she has found a family of support in an unexpected place: the Brigham Young University Army ROTC.
Hopping Aboard with AI
Monday Jul 31 2023
From being a 10-year-old who wanted to know anything and everything about dinosaurs, Peter Madsen has always been someone who loves learning. Now, as the recipient of a $2 million grant to research train traffic controllers’ use of algorithms, he shows no sign of slowing down. Even in his role as a professor at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he shares his love of learning with each student who steps foot in his class.
2023 Administrator of the Year Named for Advocacy Efforts
Friday Jul 28 2023
The Romney Institute at the BYU Marriott School of Business annually recognizes an outstanding man or woman who has achieved distinction for management in the public or nonprofit sector. This year’s Administrator of the Year Award was presented to Debby Tucker for her work to end domestic and sexual violence.
Mentoring, Money, and an MPA
Wednesday Jul 26 2023
More than two decades after he graduated from the BYU Marriott School of Business with an MPA degree, David Tanner still refers back to what he learned at the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Currently, Tanner consults state leaders, community organizers, and county and city elected officials in his role at the University of Georgia (UGA).