Marriott School News Roundup

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Marriott School of Management students and faculty have stayed busy throughout the spring and summer—here are some of the highlights.

School News

BYU’s Law and MBA Programs Translate High Marks to High Rankings: After another year of impressive student achievements, Brigham Young University’s graduate business and law programs have once again received high marks from U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 rankings, coming in at No. 27 and No. 36, respectively.

Supply Chain Program Ranked No. 6 in Nation: The Marriott School’s global supply chain program was recently ranked No. 6 in the nation by Gartner, a leading research company who has published program rankings for the past decade. This ranking marks the second top-ten standing the program has secured since 2006.

Marriott School Announces 2014 Hawes Scholars: The Marriott School named ten MBA candidates as its 2014 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to MBA students at the school.

Faculty News

Thompson Appointed Director of Romney Institute: The Marriott School appointed Jeffery Thompson as director of the Romney Institute of Public Management, succeeding David Hart, who served for six years in that position.

Money Named Director of Whitmore Global Management Center: The Marriott School appointed Bruce Money as the director of the Whitmore Global Management Center, succeeding Ervin Black after his yearlong tenure. Money assumed his new position July 1.

Marriott School Staff Member Honored at University Conference: Heather Chewning, a program coordinator at the Marriott School, received the President’s Appreciation Award at the annual University Conference on August 27.

Student News

BYU Student Company FiberFix Wins No. 1 at Utah Student 25: After receiving funding through ABC’s Shark Tank and selling out of product on QVC, FiberFix, a start-up cofounded by BYU student Spencer Quinn, took the top spot at the Utah Student 25—the premier recognition program for student entrepreneurs in Utah.

BYU Team Wins ACG Cup Competition: A team of MBA students bested competitors from across Utah to win first place and $5,000 in the Association for Corporate Growth Cup Competition. This is the third consecutive year BYU garnered the top spot at the annual Salt Lake City event.

Information Systems Students Shine at AITP Competition: After competing with nearly 500 students from more than 50 colleges and universities, six BYU students took home a record amount of awards from the Association for Information Technology Professionals Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.