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Mick Berry Honored as MPA Alumnus of the Year

December 01, 2022
Mick Berry, retired manager of Catawba County, was honored at the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics MPA Alumnus of the Year dinner.
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Shifting Gears: Engineering to Human Resources

November 23, 2022
Empowered by the BYU Marriott School of Business, MBA graduate Betsy Rose always strives for positive impact.
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New York, New Friends

November 21, 2022
Ching Tong, a self-declared “people person” from Sandy, Utah, finds the most joy in life when she’s building relationships with others.
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From Soil Labs to B-52s

November 18, 2022
Upon completing his undergraduate degree in environmental science from BYU, Trenton Blair, compelled by the camaraderie he felt as a cadet in BYU’s Air Force ROTC program, jetted from soil labs to B-52 cockpits.
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Business Behind Bars

November 11, 2022
It was a business proposition that would change the life of Stewart R. Walkenhorst. A colleague was closing up shop and asked if Walkenhorst would be interested in taking over some outstanding retail orders.
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Determined to Do More

November 11, 2022
Tracey Evelyn Haslam, a 2001 BYU Marriott management grad, was shocked when she took her four children to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
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A Focus on the Permanent

November 11, 2022
Growing up in Brazil, Marcelo Souza always had a passion for education.
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MPA Trailblazer

November 11, 2022
A self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl,” Ruth Ann Jefferies followed her father into a public service career.
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Finding More Meaning

November 10, 2022
When Ronell Hugh worked as an account manager after graduating from college, he quickly realized he wanted to make decisions about products instead of simply overseeing customers using them.
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Ripples of an Education

November 07, 2022
During her time at BYU, Chauma Jansen received a scholarship from American Indian Services for her undergraduate studies. That scholarship helped her through school, and she was able to receive both her bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in public administration from BYU. Twenty years later, as a BYU Marriott alumna and the executive director of American Indian Services, Jansen works to assist others in the same way she was helped.
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A Wake-Up Call

October 31, 2022
Tyler Hardy was one day away from finishing his mission in Veracruz, Mexico, when he got an unexpected phone call. His older brother, Greg, had been seriously injured in a work accident and was hovering between life and death.
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Creating a Playbook for Parents

October 14, 2022
With three children and one on the way, Bruce Hymas and his wife, Brittany, found themselves quite literally losing sleep over issues like their kids not sleeping through the night.
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Back to School

October 12, 2022
Most 57-year-olds aren’t thinking about heading back to school and taking classes. However, Lyn Ellis, a 1985 accounting graduate of the BYU Marriott School of Business, found herself doing exactly that.
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Big-Picture Conversations

October 10, 2022
Jared Tate would rather build ties with his family than put on a tie every morning to go to work.
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Leading with Kindness

October 05, 2022
Bryn Sieverts was always fascinated with the concept of business. As a young boy growing up in Bountiful, Utah, Sieverts set up a popsicle stand on a street corner in his neighborhood to earn some extra cash.
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Managing at the Table

September 28, 2022
As a principal partner marketing manager at Adobe, Ivy Portwood oversees a group she calls her “dream team.”
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Staying in the Game

September 19, 2022
Being the head coach of the BYU men’s extramural soccer team means Brandon Gilliam is often stretched to the limits of both his time and resources.
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Making Her Own Mold

September 07, 2022
As woman in her 40s sitting in a lecture hall full of young students, Julie Glasgow could have easily felt intimidated.
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Mick Berry, retired manager of Catawba County, was honored at the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics MPA Alumnus of the Year dinner.
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Shifting Gears: Engineering to Human Resources

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Empowered by the BYU Marriott School of Business, MBA graduate Betsy Rose always strives for positive impact.
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New York, New Friends

November 21, 2022
Ching Tong, a self-declared “people person” from Sandy, Utah, finds the most joy in life when she’s building relationships with others.
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