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  • Romney Institute Board Member Recognized for Health Improvement Efforts Wednesday Feb 21 2007

    Two statewide awards were given to Dr. Tamara Lewis, a member of Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute advisory board, in recognition of her efforts to improve Utahns’ health. Lewis was named a 2006 Health Care Hero by Utah Business magazine and also received a 2006 Public Health Hero Award from the Utah Public Health Association.


  • BYU Public Management Professor Appointed to State Civil Rights Committee Wednesday Jan 24 2007

    Brigham Young University assistant professor of public management Chyleen Arbon was recently appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a two-year term on its Utah Advisory Committee. “I feel very privileged to be able to serve in a capacity where I can work with others to address discrimination,” Arbon says.


  • Marriott School Professor Wins National Tax Award Friday Jan 19 2007

    Gary Cornia’s face lights up when he talks about his work in taxes. “I love the topic I research,” he says. “Taxes are the funnest thing in the world. I love coming to work.” Cornia’s enthusiasm for and dedication to state and local finance and tax policy has garnered national recognition. The National Tax Association presented him with the 2006 Stephen D. Gold Award in December.


  • NFC Champ Tackles MPA Wednesday Oct 04 2006

    When Ifo Pili graduates next spring, his résumé will not only list the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots, it will also include an MPA degree. For Pili, member of the 2005 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl team, playing defensive tackle in the NFL was just one of his life’s goals.


  • Dell CEO Tells Graduates to Dream Big, Maintain Balance Wednesday May 03 2006

    It is not everyday students hear from someone whose life surpassed their dreams. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins spoke to Marriott School graduates encouraging them to dream big and live even bigger at Friday’s convocation. Rollins, the keynote speaker, told students that in addition to dreaming big they should work hard, give back and maintain balance.


  • 2006 Business Plan Competitors Spar for Grand Prize Friday Tuesday Mar 28 2006

    More than $100,000 in cash and business services are up for grabs Friday as judges pick the most promising new enterprises at Brigham Young University’s Business Plan Competition. The final event, where one of three final teams will walk away with the grand prize valued at $50,000, will take place at 2 p.m. in room 140 of BYU’s Joseph Smith Building.


  • U.S. Comptroller General Named 2006 Administrator of the Year David M. Walker speaks out on need for government reform Wednesday Mar 15 2006

    According to U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, Americans are poor at saving, but great at spending and running up debt — and the United States government is not setting a good example. Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Walker the 2006 Administrator of the year, the top annual honor given by the institute.


  • Global Management Center Named for Former Kodak CEO Wednesday Feb 22 2006

    Officials from BYU’s Marriott School of Management announce the naming of the Global Management Center for former Eastman Kodak Company CEO. The late Kay Whitmore, who worked for Kodak for 36 years and led the company for three, was known for his business acumen and integrity. He was supported in his rise to CEO by his wife of 48 years, Yvonne.


  • New Business Book Shows Cheaters Lose, the Honest Win CEO of Dell, Massachusetts’ Governor among authors Thursday Dec 15 2005

    At a time when public confidence in business is at a low ebb, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has released a new book that shows integrity and success are not contradictory in the business world but complementary. Featuring compelling speeches at BYU by top CEOs and educators, the book, “Business with Integrity,” inspires readers to keep the bottom line in proper perspective and conduct business with honesty and character.


  • Marriott School Named “Most Family-Friendly” by The Princeton Review Wednesday Nov 02 2005

    The 2006 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 237 Business Schools” named BYU’s Marriott School the nation’s “Most Family-Friendly” business school. “This should come as no surprise,” says Jim Stice, MBA director. “Since our goals and objectives of the MBA program are aligned with those of the Church, it is our responsibility and commitment to be family-friendly.” The “Most Family-Friendly” ranking is based on a student assessment of: how happy married students are, how helpful the school is to students with children and how much the school does for the spouses of students.


  • Corporate philanthropy adds to shareholder wealth, says BYU study Good deeds act as ‘insurance policy’ against misfortune, scandal and negative headlines Friday Oct 28 2005

    Google’s announcement last week that it has earmarked $265 million of the money raised in its public stock offering for charity resurrects a long-standing debate over whether or not companies should be involved in philanthropic efforts. And although detractors contend that money spent on charity should go back into shareholders’ pockets, a new study in the “Academy of Management Review” by a Brigham Young University business professor argues that a track record of corporate giving protects a company much like an insurance policy, adding to overall value and shielding shareholders’ investment in the event of misfortune.


  • BYU MPA grad takes top spot at Utah Department of Commerce Master of Public Administration Program Celebrates 40 Years Wednesday Jul 20 2005

    Ask Francine Giani what she has learned over the past 15 years, and she is likely to jump into discussing graduate courses on budgeting and planning. That’s not typical fare coming from a forty-five-year-old married mother of two, but this month Giani was tapped to be the new executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce.


  • Marriott School Announces 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Award Winners Monday May 02 2005

    Students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management selected two of their classmates and a professor to receive the 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Awards – the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students. Julie Dougall, a Masters of Accountancy student, and Brian Crapo, an undergraduate business management student, received the Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards.


  • Former Governor Recognized as Administrator of the Year Tuesday Apr 19 2005

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Olene S. Walker, former governor of Utah, as the 2005 Administrator of the Year. A scholarship was also founded in her honor. “Through my years of involvement in the private sector, in the public sector and with my family, I have found that money, fame, and power do not bring happiness,” Walker told guests at a banquet in her honor.


  • Romney Institute Renews Its Accreditation Monday Apr 11 2005

    The Marriott School’s MPA program gets another stamp of approval after completing its reaccreditation process last year. Of the national MPA programs eligible for participation in peer review, only 54 percent have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.


  • Blind Student to Address Graduates at Marriott School Convocation Wednesday Aug 11 2004

    Instead of having his speech outline scribbled on a 3x5 card, Adam Rushforth will run his fingers over a Braille outline as he addresses students at Friday’s Marriott School convocation. Rushforth, who graduates with a business finance bachelor’s degree, has coloboma, an iris defect, which began deteriorating his vision when he was young.


  • Romney Institute Honors Outstanding Alum Wednesday Jun 09 2004

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management honored Karen Suzuki-Okabe with its 2004 N. Dale Wright Outstanding Alumni Award. The Romney Institute presented the award at a banquet held 21 May. The award is given annually to an alumnus of the BYU Master of Public Administration program who demonstrates extraordinary service and leadership in the work environment, is actively involved in community volunteer activities and maintains a high standard of excellence.


  • Romney Institute Names Charles Johnson Administrator of the Year Tuesday Apr 13 2004

    Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Charles E. Johnson the 2004 Administrator of the Year. Johnson was also recently nominated by President George W. Bush to become the chief financial officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. “I just want to change a few people’s lives,” Johnson told the audience at a banquet in his honor April 2. “I’m having a new opportunity in Washington D.C. to bring people and their opinions together for the common good.” Recently, Johnson was president of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and vice president of Huntsman LLC. He also serves as a member of the Utah State Board of Regents. He was chair of the Board of Regents from 1997 through 2002. Johnson graduated from BYU in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. The Romney Institute has presented the award annually since 1972. Institute


  • Clock your time at the Corporate Climb Marriott School students host exercise fundraiser Tuesday Mar 09 2004

    Marriott School students, faculty and administrators are challenged to race the stairs for the BYU Annual Fund. The event will take place in the Tanner Building on March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants can run themselves or join a relay team. Individual runners are requested to give a $15 donation to the Annual Fund.


  • Graduate Students Present Findings to U.N.’s Global Compact Thursday Feb 19 2004

    MBA and MPA students from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management teamed with students from New York University on a pilot project to help with the United Nation’s Global Compact develop a worldwide program for MBA students. Students from both universities contributed analysis of corporate citizenship activities for participating companies.