Making the Climb with the Sherpa Program
Thursday Dec 26 2019
The frigid wind whips around the young sherpa as he guides a group of foreign climbers through the vast mountain ranges of the Himalayas, heading for the summit. Just as the sherpas in Nepal assist mountaineers, BYU Marriott’s MPA sherpa program helps first-year students on their climb through the MPA program.
Jodi Sandfort Receives Gary C. Cornia Lecturer Award
Thursday Dec 19 2019
Jodi Sandfort, professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, exemplified gratitude and humility as she accepted the Gary C. Cornia Lecture Series award 5 December 2019 for her innovative leadership in the field of social policy.
MPA Students Receive Rumsfeld Foundation Grant
Saturday Dec 07 2019
Two BYU Marriott MPA graduates became recipients of the Rumsfeld Foundation Fellowship and received $10,000 along with priceless networking opportunities. Kathleen Nugent from New Paltz, New York, and Megdalynn Fisher from Spanish Fork, Utah, were nominated for the fellowship by their professor, Rob Christensen, and become two of twenty recipients in 2019.
Chiefs of the BYU EMPA Program
Monday Dec 02 2019
Being a police chief is a challenging position to hold, but BYU Marriott helped prepare Darren Paul, Chad Soffe, and Chris Autry to serve the communities they love. The skills, lessons, and experiences these police chiefs gained in the EMPA program provided the tools they needed to be successful in their jobs.
Doral Vance Awarded MPA Alumnus of the Year Award
Wednesday Nov 27 2019
The Romney Institute of Public Service & Ethics honored 1980 BYU Marriott MPA graduate Doral Vance, manager and chief investigator of the Utah State Tax Commission’s Criminal Investigation Unit, with the 2019 N. Dale Wright Alumnus of the Year Award. The award was presented to Vance at the annual alumnus luncheon held at the Harmon Continuing Education Building on 15 November 2019.
Catherine Cooper, the heart of the MPA program, receives President's Appreciation Award
Wednesday Nov 20 2019
Catherine Cooper, associate director for the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, is one of four administrative recipients of the 2019 President’s Appreciation Award. The award was presented at BYU’s annual university conference on August 27 and is given to employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the university and the values of competency, integrity, teamwork, respect, innovation, and accountability.
Inside the Suit
Wednesday Nov 20 2019
In 1965, Ken Driggs was in his second year of graduate school. When he wasn't juggling his school responsibilities, Driggs hid his identity as he pulled on the cougar suit and transformed into Cosmo.
BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019
Friday Nov 01 2019
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.
Compassion in the Criminal Justice System
Wednesday Oct 30 2019
As the deputy director for the Utah Department of Corrections, BYU Marriott MPA alum Chyleen Richey helps run a city of people who are forgotten by society.
Bringing the Past to Life
Friday Aug 09 2019
BYU Marriott MPA professor Jeff Thompson didn't realize the two weeks he and his family spent performing in the Nauvoo Pageant would shape his next research project. His newfound interest in historical interpreters and their purpose for the work they do not only changed Thompson personally, but is also helping him revolutionize his approach in the classroom.
Catalyst for Change Shakes Up Governments and Universities
Thursday Jun 13 2019
BYU Marriott MPA alumnus Scott Sellers had no idea his education would land him a career in local government. Now he is inspiring change across the country through his efforts to connect university students to the world of civics.
Footprints in Government Lead the Next Generation
Wednesday Jun 05 2019
Rex Facer, a leader in prominent human resource research, presidential appointee, and oversea civic representative, has made a significant imprint in U.S. government. Now, this BYU Marriott associate professor of public service and ethics may change the entire organization of Utah County government as he serves as vice-chair of the newly formed Utah County Good Government Advisory Board.
Buckwalter Award Honors MPA Students
Monday Apr 22 2019
Two remarkable BYU Marriott students were recently recognized for their outstanding performance in their internships by The Doyle W. Buckwalter Award. The winner, Aaron Shirley, and a finalist, Shantel Sanders, were presented with the award and a cash prize at the annual Alumnus of the Year luncheon.
UN Foundation Leader Receives Administrator of the Year Award
Friday Apr 19 2019
Kathy Calvin, president and director of the United Nations Foundation, was named 2019 Administrator of the Year by the Romney Institute of Public Management at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
A Life Dedicated to Making a Difference
Friday Apr 19 2019
Not many people stick to the dreams they had when they were five, but Kena Mathews has the opportunity on a daily basis to see her childhood calling to make a difference in the world become reality.
MPA Students' Younique Event
Friday Mar 15 2019
MPA students from the BYU Marriott School of Business volunteered with the Younique Foundation on Valentine’s Day 2019 to tie blankets for sexual abuse survivors. The Younique Foundation is a public charity that is supported by Younique, a makeup sales company. The foundation’s goal is to inspire hope in women who were sexually abused as children by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources.
Race, Gender, and Age Affect Who Writes Majority Opinions for State Supreme Courts
Wednesday Mar 13 2019
A new study coauthored by a BYU researcher provides evidence that the gender, age and race of state supreme court justices may influence whether they are asked to write the majority opinion in a case.
Thought Leader Receives Cornia Award
Tuesday Mar 05 2019
University of North Carolina public administration professor Leisha DeHart-Davis reconnected with longtime research colleagues—now current BYU Marriott School of Business faculty—when she spoke as award recipient of this year’s Gary C. Cornia Lecture Series.
BYU Marriott Welcomes Its New Dean
Brigitte Madrian Began Term 1 January Monday Jan 07 2019
After six months of anticipation, Brigham Young University finally welcomes its newest dean. On 1 January 2019, Brigitte C. Madrian began her tenure as dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business.
Five New Professors Join BYU Marriott
Monday Dec 03 2018
The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes five new faculty members to three different departments.