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Student Spotlight

Read what BYU Marriott students are doing and how their experiences help them be successful

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Singing a New Tune

April 10, 2024
Macy LeCheminant began college with plans to become a professional vocalist, but a medical diagnosis altered those plans. Now an ExDM student, LeCheminant allows her optimism to shape her opportunities.
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On the Move

April 08, 2024
As he moved eight times to different states and around the world, MISM student Ethan Ritchie gained an appreciation for people of different backgrounds and beliefs. It is with this openness and desire to learn that Ritchie approaches his life and his studies at BYU Marriott.
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An Inspiring Life Vision

April 01, 2024
For senior Aaron Adams, choosing a career path was less about finding a perfect fit and more about finding a path that will help him grow.
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Educational Roots to Business Pursuits

March 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.
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Championing Academics

March 14, 2024
Junior Hailey Bronson works hard to be a champion in all aspects of her life. From being a high school soccer star to an information systems student, Bronson relies on her passions to find success in life.
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Gone to Ghana

March 11, 2024
As a participant in the Ballard Center for Social Impact, Alyssa Minor researched the humanitarian needs of the orphanages in Ghana—and then took a leap of faith and traveled there.
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Beyond Camo and Campus

March 07, 2024
During summer training for Army ROTC cadets, BYU student Aidan Fryan received the Patton Award, which distinguishes a single cadet out of roughly 600 who demonstrated confidence, boldness, dash, and daring during a time of crisis.
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Conquering the Crux

February 27, 2024
Two weeks into his first semester at Brigham Young University, Aaron Scribner sustained severe facial injuries in a grisly zip-lining accident. Though his injuries altered his life for four months, the experience design and management (ExDM) student at the BYU Marriott School of Business overcame a steep recovery and found a renewed drive to positively impact others.
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Through the Wilderness

February 16, 2024
As a BYU Marriott senior and a copresident in the Student Leadership Advisory Council, Grimaldo helps others find belonging by leaning on the lessons he learned growing up.
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From Classroom to Boardroom

January 23, 2024
Love of learning has propelled Brenna Porter to transition from elementary education to the MBA program.
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In the Market for Community

December 20, 2023
Senior Kirsten Keith has embraced the BYU Marriott marketing program’s emphasis on community.
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From Singapore to Stuttgart

December 14, 2023
Global supply chain student Bryson Schellenberg spent a year in Germany, where he connected with people from all over the world.
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Leaving Space for Grace

December 08, 2023
Flexibility is the key to success for Lulu Gilbert, a Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) copresident and accounting student at BYU Marriott.
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A Flight Path Less Traveled

November 30, 2023
Joseph Edmund, a member of the BYU Air Force ROTC, has worked hard over the past 10 years to make his dream of becoming a US fighter pilot a reality.
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Reaching a Y in the Road

November 22, 2023
The first time senior Tehani Travis applied for a major at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she was sure it was the right path for her—but she didn’t get in. The next year, after much preparation, she applied to two majors and got into both. In front of her, two paths extended into the future, and she had to make a choice.
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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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Lessons from a Family of 17

October 03, 2023
One of 15 children, Trixie Judd spent much of her childhood helping raise her younger siblings. Now at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Judd feels at home in the strategy program, where leadership, hard work, and close bonds are valued—just as they were growing up.
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From Duty to Service

September 14, 2023
From active-duty commission to serving as a member of the Army Reserves, Jared Sturgell is earning his MBA at BYU Marriott while assisting BYU’s Army ROTC.
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August 18, 2023
Information systems student Mason Perry has seen how unexpected opportunities can lead to life changing moments.
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Running with a New Plan

August 14, 2023
Finance student and Brigham Young University track runner Kate Thomas found how to change course when life put unexpected hurdles in her way.
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A Family of Camaraderie

August 04, 2023
Far from her family and home back in Maryland, Alayna Grossnickle found comfort and camaraderie in the BYU Army ROTC.
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