Tag Archives: alumni news

April 05

An Alum’s Career-Changing Mindset

Two years after graduating with a degree in marketing from the Marriott School in 1990, Jenner Marcucci decided he was going to make his first $100,000 and buy a house—and then he did it. By digging in and working hard, Marcucci was named the top sales rep at Pfizer; in fact, he speculates that he […]

July 11

Cotopaxi’s got crowdfunding covered

Cotopaxi has a reputation of generating new and ingenious designs, but its newest product, the Inti 2, takes innovation to a whole new level. The Inti 2 claims to be the “world’s most versatile tent”—a tent that adapts to solo and group campers. The tent saves adventurers the pain of packing or owning numerous or […]

March 01

Spicing Things Up with Sriracha Box

Working as an attorney at one of the oldest firms in New York City, Chandler Tanner finally understood what the classic rock band Loverboy meant when they sang “Working for the Weekend.” In the City that Never Sleeps, Tanner found a work culture that constantly awaited Friday’s gateway to the weekend—and dreaded Monday’s return to […]

September 18

Alum Alan Olsen’s Life by the Numbers

Now that he thinks about it, Alan Olsen hates accounting. You wouldn’t expect this from a man with more than thirty-five years of experience in public accounting who serves as one of the managing partners at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, a firm consistently recognized as one of the best and fastest-growing in the […]

June 11

MPA Alum on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres has hosted many noteworthy guests on her hit talk show—think President Obama, Meryl Streep, and Oprah. So it came as a surprise when her phone rang during the show and on the other end of the line was EMPA alum Chris Banford. Banford teamed up with DeGeneres to surprise his wife, Mary, […]

March 26

Fitting the Pieces All Together

When Pat Harmer Bluth expressed an interest in mathematics and engineering, her brother responded, “Girls don’t major in math.” As a BYU-bound high school senior, Bluth listened to her brother—a decision she has long wished she could go back and change. While she never got the degree she originally wanted, Bluth’s career has been filled […]

March 10

Information Systems Alumni Updates

From Utah to Atlanta to Hong Kong, Brigham Young University information systems graduates are contributing far and wide—and working with more than just computers. Here’s an update on a few notable alumni, as featured in the Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 issues of Marriott Alumni Magazine. 1995 If you thought Marriott School information systems grads were […]

November 13

Alum Renata Bezerra: Making Her Move

Growing up with a father in foreign services, Renata Bezerra ventured far beyond her home country of Brazil. Now that she has a family of her own, she’s still on the move. As a kid Bezerra was accustomed to country hopping with her parents every few years—she lived in Mexico, Senegal, Taiwan, and Brazil before […]