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  • Learning Christlike Leadership Thursday Mar 28 2024

    An assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources in the BYU Marriott School of Business, McKenzie Rees had a strong prompting to do a peer-mentoring project for her section of HRM 540: Organizational Effectiveness. “For me, the essence of this class is helping students understand how they can make others feel valued in their work,” Rees says.

  • Educational Roots to Business Pursuits Tuesday Mar 26 2024

    After growing up all over the world and working in several different career fields, MBA student Ben Nzojibwami has found his place at the BYU Marriott School of Business as the MBA class president. Nzojibwami’s unique background has helped him center his education on relationships and service.

  • BYU Marriott Hosts Second Annual Faith at Work Competition Thursday Mar 21 2024

    Sixteen interfaith teams of MBA students from across the country gathered in February to participate in the second annual Faith and Belief at Work Case Competition at the BYU Marriott School of Business. Participants addressed how businesses can encourage employees to bring their whole selves to the workplace.

  • The Power of an Open Heart Wednesday Mar 20 2024

    Justin Weiss, a graduate of the EMPA program from the BYU Marriott School of Business, has lived a life full of unexpected triumphs and hardships. Throughout all of these pivots, Weiss has embraced spiritual, academic, and professional opportunities by keeping an open heart.

  • Championing Academics Thursday Mar 14 2024

    Hailey Bronson was a champion high school soccer player. But she gave it up to be a different kind of champion. Bronson, a junior studying information systems at the BYU Marriott School of Business, now channels her time and talents into her academic goals.

  • Collecting a Legacy Tuesday Mar 12 2024

    In 1991 Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accounting Monte Swain began teaching at the BYU Marriott School of Business. He was just 29 years old—the same age as half of his students. Now, after 33 years of enriching and inspiring the next generation of business students, Swain is teaching his final semester in the School of Accountancy.

  • Gone to Ghana Monday Mar 11 2024

    Though she had never left the country in her life, Orem native Alyssa Minor took a leap of faith to travel alone to Africa. As a participant in the Ballard Center for Social Impact, Minor researched the humanitarian needs of the orphanages in Ghana, which propelled her to visit the country to help in her own way.

  • Patient to Healer: MPA Alumnus of the Year Friday Mar 08 2024

    Dale Hull has spent most of his professional career helping others seeking medical attention. During his most recent endeavor, he took the opportunity to help individuals with paralysis by co-founding a rehabilitation center. This year, Hull was named the 2023 Alumnus of the Year by the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics.

  • Beyond Camo and Campus Thursday Mar 07 2024

    Army ROTC cadets interested in graduating college as a commissioned officer are required to complete summer training. So this past summer on a hot and humid day at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Brigham Young University student Aidan Fryar helped a teammate in need. For this display of leadership, among others, event organizers awarded Fryar the Patton Award, which distinguishes a single cadet out of roughly 600 who demonstrated confidence, boldness, dash, and daring during a time of crisis.

  • Unifying for a Higher Purpose Thursday Feb 29 2024

    Eva Witesman believes in creating a better world, and she works toward it through her position as a professor in the BYU Marriott School of Business’s MPA program. Teaching courses on statistics, social impact, and prosocial business strategy, Witesman emphasizes to students the importance of unity with one another and the organizations they will work for.

  • Conquering the Crux Tuesday Feb 27 2024

    In his first semester at Brigham Young University, Aaron Scribner sustained severe facial injuries in a grisly zip-lining accident. He then overcame a steep recovery and found a renewed drive to positively impact others.

  • Creating Christlike Leaders Thursday Feb 22 2024

    According to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 96 percent of MBA graduates will enter management roles within 15 years of receiving their degrees. So for most MBA students, learning to be effective and responsible leaders is essential. But at the BYU Marriott School of Business, associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources Taeya Howell prepares MBA students to be Christlike leaders when they enter the workforce.

  • Preparing to Perform Tuesday Feb 20 2024

    In order to help global supply chain management (GSCM) students prepare for the disasters they will respond to in the workforce, associate professor Barry Brewer invited Kathy Fulton, executive director of American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), to run a disaster simulation at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

  • Through the Wilderness Friday Feb 16 2024

    When Jacobo Ignacio Grimaldo Alvarez was five years old, his family moved from Monterrey, Mexico, to Mesa, Arizona. Though navigating the world as an immigrant can be a struggle, Grimaldo continues to press forward through life’s wilderness. Now a global supply chain management senior and a copresident in BYU Marriott School of Business’s Student Leadership Advisory Council, Grimaldo helps others find belonging and community by leaning on the lessons he learned growing up.

  • The Practicality of Passion Tuesday Feb 13 2024

    As an art student, Laurel Galli-Graves could not have imagined that in a couple years she would end up working for the Department of Defense. In fact, before she began the Master of Public Administration program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she had never written a piece of code and didn’t know what a data scientist’s job was. Now, as a US Digital Corps Data Science Fellow, she combines her artistic creativity, passion for public service, and love of analytics and machine learning to help further the public good.

  • Investing in Relationships Monday Feb 12 2024

    Twenty years ago as a student, Ian Wright made connections with people that changed the course of his life. For Wright, now the finance program director and an assistant professor, these mentors helped him find career and life success and modeled the encouragement he now gives to his own students to be “awesome in everything they do.”

  • From Classroom to Boardroom Tuesday Jan 23 2024

    As an educator, learning was always a priority for Brenna Porter. After being an elementary school teacher for two-and-a-half-years, Porter decided she needed to further her education by earning an MBA at the BYU Marriott School of Business. Porter’s background in teaching helped her forge her own path in the MBA program and bring her true identity to the workplace.

  • 2023 ROTC Presidential Review Friday Jan 19 2024

    In conjunction with Brigham Young University’s yearly presidential review of the Army and Air Force ROTC cadets, Brig. Gen. Derek O’Malley received the 2023 Patriot Award for his dedication to the values of duty, honor, country, God, and family.

  • Intention Turned to Action Tuesday Jan 16 2024

    When Aaron Miller talks to students about success in business, he says that future business leaders should focus less on climbing the corporate ladder and more on creating a positive impact in the world. As a teaching professor for the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, Miller equips students with the skills they need to put their ideas into action in an ever-changing business world.

  • Ethics, Family, and Faith Thursday Dec 21 2023

    In October the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics invited Senator Mitt Romney and Ann Romney to BYU Marriott to share advice with MPA students preparing for careers in the public sector. The Romneys drew on their years working in government and nonprofits as they answered questions ranging from personal ethics to marriage in the public eye.