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Creating Value through Inspired Leadership

December 05, 2023
Awarded a BYU Homecoming 2023 Alumni Achievement Award, MBA alum Christopher Clason explained how inspired leaders create value in their professional and personal lives.
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Degrees of Impact

November 28, 2023
With two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees, Tricia Seguine is no stranger to learning. She’s learned that she can use her unique educational blend to make a positive impact.
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A Business School Ballad

November 28, 2023
You could say that Gerald “Jerry” Petersen earned his master’s degree in marketing from BYU because he loved to sing.
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Mountain Biking and Moving Forward

November 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.
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Prioritizing People

October 13, 2023
Since graduating with a bachelor’s degree in information systems from BYU Marriott, John Koelliker has relied on authentic relationships in his life to help start his own company.
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Balancing Family and the Books

September 28, 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.
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Mentoring, Money, and an MPA

July 26, 2023
David Tanner brings the skills he gained through BYU Marriott's MPA program to the state of Georgia, where he consults state leaders, community organizers, and county and city elected officials.
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A Stack of Experiences

July 24, 2023
Embracing diverse business experiences has given alumna Mallory Stack versatility and a vision for the future of women in business.
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Peaks & Plummets, Slopes & Summits

July 17, 2023
As he reflects on his life journey, emeritus general authority and MOB grad Larry Kacher says the unexpected stops have been most meaningful and the bumps along the way have proved most beneficial.
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From Accountant to Agent

June 26, 2023
BYU Marriott's accounting program helped Curt Haralson take his first steps to the bureau and beyond.
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The Determination of a Diplomat

June 13, 2023
Clark Pew has learned over the course of his life that persistence pays off. The EMPA alumnus now lives in India working for the Department of State.
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Waste Not, Want Not

May 25, 2023
Passionate about garbage and eliminating solid waste pollution in the developing world, Ryan Caplin is not wasting his time. Now an Oxford Pershing Square Scholar, Caplin credits the Ballard Center at BYU Marriott for giving him the tools to take on trash.
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Hurricane Heroism

April 21, 2023
Global supply chain graduate Parker Teshima works to ensure that shelves stay stocked when natural disasters strike.
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Keeping Pace at the Ground Level

April 13, 2023
EMBA program alumnus Shawn Pace finds and meets people’s real-world needs, whether he’s in a Ukrainian refugee camp or an executive board room.
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Connecting the Dots

March 13, 2023
BYU Marriott alumna Krislyn Powell has a knack for creating connections, whether as a yogi, an administrator, or a volunteer.
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Undeterred by Windy Paths

March 13, 2023
When Yara Anabtawi was a student at BYU, her insatiable curiosity and her love for a wide variety of subjects made choosing a major difficult.
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True Blue CEO

March 13, 2023
“Go, Cougs!” is still Adam Vandermyde’s enthusiastic cheer more than a decade after graduating from BYU Marriott’s MBA program in 2008. Through the years, Vandermyde has continued to support his alma mater by cheering for BYU sports and by hiring more than 150 BYU graduates to work at his companies.
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From Crayons to Clothing

March 13, 2023
Even as a young child, Darci Schurig had a love for entrepreneurship. In elementary school, she remembers riding the school bus and selling bracelets and Play-Doh to her classmates.
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Revamping a Hospital, Transforming a Community

February 13, 2023
In December 2022, BYU Marriott alum Scott Adams retired after 30 years of service as the CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital in Washington state.
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West Tenth: Where Women and Wealth Meet

February 03, 2023
Sara Sparhawk and Lyn Johnson find joy in bringing entrepreneurial opportunities to women everywhere through their company West Tenth.
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Social Impact and Second Chances

February 01, 2023
While it seems risky to turn down a great job offer or leave graduate school early, Brian Hill's journey led him to start his own company that helps give others a second chance.
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