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Read about BYU Marriott's MPA and EMPA programs, the students in our programs, the faculty and their research, as well as where our alumni are in their careers.
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Bridging Local Efforts and Global Impact: The 2023 Buckwalter Award Recipients

April 04, 2024
MPA students Erica Jensen and Brianna Merling each received the 2023 Doyle W. Buckwalter Award for exemplary performance in their respective off-campus internships.
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From the Ground Up: Building an Alumni Family

April 02, 2024
After 24 years of building an alumni network and forging one-on-one relationships with those in the MPA community, Vicki Okerlund leaves behind a legacy of Christ-centered leadership that extends beyond the workplace.
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The Beauty of Community amid Tragedy

March 22, 2024
Two months after Katie Cherrington moved to Maui, the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century struck her family’s neighborhood. In the aftermath of Lahaina’s tragedy, Cherrington has observed a community banding together and has seen principles in action that are taught at BYU Marriott.
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The Power of an Open Heart

March 20, 2024
Justin Weiss, EMPA alumnus, has lived a life full of unexpected triumphs and hardships that have led to opportunities for personal development.
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From Patient to Healer: MPA Alumnus of the Year

March 08, 2024
Dale Hull, the 2023 MPA Alumnus of the Year, credits his time in the Executive MPA program for giving him the confidence he needed to help people with paralysis.
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Unifying for a Higher Purpose

February 29, 2024
As an MPA professor at BYU Marriott, Eva Witesman emphasizes to students the importance of unity with one another and the organizations they will work for.
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The Practicality of Passion

February 13, 2024
Art student Laurel Galli-Graves never imagined working as a data scientist for the Department of Defense. But her time in the MPA program helped her combine her artistic creativity, passion for public service, and love of analytics and machine learning to help further the public good.

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Intention Turned to Action

January 18, 2024
Teaching professor for the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics Aaron Miller teaches students that future business leaders should focus less on climbing the corporate ladder and more on creating a positive impact in the world.

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Ethics, Family, and Faith

December 21, 2023
Senator Mitt and Ann Romney shared their career and family experiences with MPA students.
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Liz the Wiz

November 30, 2023
As an associate professor at BYU Marriott, Liz Dixon reflects on how her father’s example helped her teach and practice Christlike communication.
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Far from Home

October 23, 2023
Although Malissa Fifita now lives far from her native Tonga, she keeps her family and her culture close as she pursues her MPA at BYU Marriott.
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BYU Marriott Faculty Recognized at 2023 University Conference

October 03, 2023
Three BYU Marriott faculty receive awards at the 2023 University Conference.
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Instituting Religion

August 16, 2023
After diverting his route to wander into an institute of religion at the University of Oklahoma, Travis 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.
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2023 Administrator of the Year Named for Advocacy Efforts

July 28, 2023
The MPA program recognized Debby Tucker for her work to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
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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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