Nine students at the BYU Marriott School of Business were recently honored as 2022 Bateman Award recipients for their excellence both inside and outside the classroom. The annual award, named for Merrill J. Bateman, allows each undergraduate program at BYU Marriott to select a 2021–22 academic year senior for recognition.
Bateman served as the dean of BYU Marriott from 1975 to 1979 and the president of BYU from 1996 to 2003. He is also an emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The recipients of this year’s Bateman Award include the following:
- Accounting: Erin Gilbert from Cary, North Carolina
- Entrepreneurial management: Sai Maddali from Johns Creek, Georgia
- Experience design and management: Maddie Bagley from Mesa, Arizona
- Finance: Alexis Watson from Lehi, Utah
- Global supply chain management: Victoria Lopez from Brookfield, Wisconsin
- Human resource management: Carson McCracken from Alpine, Utah
- Information systems: Macy Hendrix from Henderson, Nevada
- Marketing: Mauren Fitzsimmons from Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- Strategy: Emma Clark from Alpine, Utah
The awards were presented by Bateman and Brigitte C. Madrian, dean of BYU Marriott, at a luncheon awards ceremony. In remarks to attendees, Bateman shared his experience of being appointed BYU Marriott dean and the lessons the position taught him. “The decision to come to BYU Marriott as the dean is the most important decision I made in life, except for marrying my wife. I’m grateful to still be a part of the school today in a small way by being able to recognize each of the award recipients,” he said.
Dean Madrian also counseled the Bateman Award winners. “I want to remind you of the BYU Marriott vision: We aspire to transform the world through Christlike leadership. You, the Bateman Award recipients, are the leaders that BYU Marriott is sending out into the world to fulfill that vision,” she said. “When I look at you, your tremendous potential and what you have accomplished—especially over the past two extremely difficult years—I am confident you will go forward to lift others in Christlike ways in your professions, congregations, communities, and homes.”
The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and nine undergraduate degrees with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.
Writer: Mike Miller