Marriott School News Roundup

The Marriott School didn’t take a vacation this summer. The accolades, competition wins, and prestigious invites kept stacking up. Here’s what you missed.


School News

The Dean Goes to Washington: Dean Lee Perry joined fellow business school leaders from across the country at the White House to discuss opportunities for women in business.

BYU Companies Recognized at Statewide Event: BYU student companies took six of the top seven spots at the Utah Student 25, an annual competition recognizing Utah’s top student-founded businesses.

BYU Named a Top Entrepreneurial University: BYU came in at No. 17 on Forbes magazine’s list of the Most Entrepreneurial Research Universities.


Student News

RBPC-2015-Winner-KiLife-Tech-1200BYU Student Technology Sets Record at Rice Business Plan Competition: A team of BYU students took home more than $700,000 in prizes at the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest student startup competition.

BYU Information Systems Students Shine at Leadership Conference: Four information systems juniors earned three awards at the 2015 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Leadership Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

One veteran’s struggle with PTSD: Serving in the armed forces left alum Warren Price with deep emotional scars. Price’s story, encapsulated in an academic journal article, chronicles how leisure activities saved his life.


Faculty News

Timmons3ROTC Instructor Promoted to Rank of Major: Jeff Timmons’s service in the Middle East and as a BYU professor was celebrated as he received a promotion to the rank of major.

Accounting’s Troy Lewis Testifies at House Hearing: Troy Lewis, an adjunct professor, testified during a US House of Representatives committee hearing titled, “How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth.”

Lundberg Named Recreation Management Chair: The Marriott School recently appointed Neil Lundberg as the chair of the BYU Department of Recreation Management, succeeding Patti Freeman.

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