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  • Region, State and BYU Student Employee of the Year brings together #MyViewFromBYU Global supply chain major and social media student employee Summer Herlevi pairs work and classroom learning to polish BYU's Instagram account Wednesday Mar 25 2020

    BYU Marriott global supply chain management major and social media student employee Summer Herlevi pairs work and classroom learning to polish BYU's Instagram account.


  • Coming Back to Give Back Wednesday Mar 25 2020

    BYU Marriott professor of organizational behavior and resources Lisa Jones remembers filling out PhD applications like it was yesterday. “I’m an MBA who doesn’t want a BMW,” she wrote. While Jones started as an activist, through seeking higher education she also became an academic, now equipped with the necessary tools to join the fight against global poverty.


  • Keith Vorkink appointed BYU advancement vice president Will replace Matthew O. Richardson who is leaving to serve as the mission president of the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission Tuesday Mar 24 2020

    Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen announced last week, following approval from the BYU Board of Trustees, that Keith Vorkink will become the university’s new advancement vice president effective May 18, 2020.


  • Making a Real Impact Tuesday Mar 24 2020

    For many students at BYU, the Ballard Center for Social Impact at BYU Marriott provides unique hands-on experiences in working to solve social and community-based issues. In order to broaden its reach and help BYU students who are new to social impact, the Ballard Center has launched a new student-led organization, the Impact Investing Association (IIA).


  • Sprinting to the Future Monday Mar 23 2020

    When Katie Morgan took a social innovation class at BYU last semester, she didn't anticipate joining a research group based on empowering women. However, while completing a class assignment, Morgan became aware of the inequalities many women face around the world and felt a desire to see how she could help at home in the United States. Her desire led her to join a newly formed BYU Marriott research group, the Women's Empowerment Research team.


  • To Protect and Serve Friday Mar 20 2020

    For BYU Marriott EMPA student Uati Afele the day starts early and ends late. Although he's juggling many different responsibilities, Afele always aims to serve those around him.


  • Breaking the Mold Thursday Mar 19 2020

    Ben Katzenbach, a senior in the BYU Marriott strategy program, is carving his own path to find a job that will allow him to contribute to people’s lives.


  • "Sitting at the Table" Wednesday Mar 18 2020

    Lori Wadsworth, the director of BYU Marriott’s MPA program, missed only one night of classes during her time as a student in the BYU Marriott Executive MPA (EMPA) program—the night of her son’s birth.


  • Leaving Her Mark Tuesday Mar 17 2020

    While she can trace her family history back to BYU-building namesakes such as Jesse Knight and George H. Brimhall, Rachel Hair is making her own impact on the school as the president of BYU’s Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) club.


  • Making an iMPAct Monday Mar 16 2020

    At the age of three, Nick Porter created his own imaginary city with its own made-up language. He may not have realized it at the time, but this activity would ultimately foreshadow his future career path. Now as an adult, he is following his passion and pursuing an MPA at BYU Marriott with the hopes of one day running a real city as a city manager.


  • Eight to Eight Thursday Mar 12 2020

    A study group at BYU whose members called themselves the 8 to 8 Club gave BYU Marriott accounting alum Mike Baird the foundational team and leadership skills he now uses as president of a company that works to save the lives of people across America.


  • Graduating with Impact Wednesday Mar 11 2020

    Changing newborn diapers while completing the master of information systems program is not easy for BYU Marriott international student Tomiris Mollinet, but she is taking these challenges in stride.


  • On the PhD Track Tuesday Mar 10 2020

    A Nike advertisement featuring Serena Williams that adorned the Los Angeles skyline read "If they think your dreams are crazy, show them what crazy dreams can do.” This ad gave Daphne Armstrong confidence to pursue her dreams of getting a PhD and eventually becoming an accounting professor.


  • Validated: Hard Work Pays Off for Winners at Business Model Competition Monday Mar 09 2020

    Every year successful student-run companies come out of BYU Marriott’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology through various competitions. This year’s Business Model Competition proved to be no different.


  • The Man Behind Neptune Monday Mar 09 2020

    As Marx Acosta-Rubio biked down the streets of Florida, he was shocked by the trash he saw. Garbage lined the beaches, covered the roads, and littered the sidewalks. This would serve as the inspiration for a potentially groundbreaking new product.


  • Scaling the Silicon Slopes Monday Mar 09 2020

    Tyler Richards, a 2013 BYU Marriott entrepreneurship graduate, has gone from learning software development on the basement floor of the Harold B. Lee Library to founding DevMountain, a coding boot camp that teaches those same skills to hundreds of hopeful technology professionals. 


  • From Recess to Supply Chain Friday Mar 06 2020

    BYU Marriott alumna Melinda Malmgren's love for business can be traced back to her fifth-grade days when she participated in a class activity called "Store."


  • BYU Marriott's MPA Program Honors Two Students with the 2019 Buckwalter Award Thursday Mar 05 2020

    Two talented BYU Marriott MPA students recently received the 2019 Doyle W. Buckwalter Award for their accomplishments in their internships. Ryan Lancaster and Theary Leng were recognized at the annual Alumnus of the Year luncheon, where they received their award and a cash prize of $2,000.


  • A Continued Legacy Wednesday Mar 04 2020

    Almost twenty years after retiring, BYU Marriott professor Doyle W. Buckwalter’s legacy at BYU Marriott continues to resonate and positively influence the MPA program, and all of BYU’s campus.


  • Students from BYU Marriott Nonprofit Minor Bring Home Top Honors Tuesday Mar 03 2020

    Kansas City, Missouri, is home to a number of things, including slow-cooked barbeque, a rich jazz-and-blues scene, and the Kansas City Chiefs, the recently crowned Super Bowl LIV champions. However, for thirty-three BYU students, the city held a different attraction this past January. Joining over thirty other universities across the nation, students of the BYU Marriott nonprofit management minor took top honors at the forty-seventh annual Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference.