Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has announced eight Master of Business Administration candidates as its 2008 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to second-year MBA students at the school.
“These students have impressed both the MBA faculty and classmates with their tendency to make the most out of their opportunities,” said Craig Merrill, MBA program director. “They make good things happen, and that is how we want students to represent BYU.”
The 2008 Marriott School Hawes Scholars are Kevin Brandvold, San Francisco; Scott Creer, Troy, Mich.; Sarah Davis, Bellingham, Wash.; Rachael Hawkins, Spokane, Wash.; Aaron McKay, Pleasant View, Utah; Juan Quilantan, Veracruz, Mexico; Lincoln Walpole, Mapleton, Utah; and Jeremy Wright, Provo.
Nominations for the Hawes Scholars are made by students and faculty and voted on by both groups. Final selection is made by the Hawes Scholar Committee. Selection is based on academic performance, leadership maturity and a commitment to high ethical standards.
Named for successful corporate executive Rodney A. Hawes Jr. and his wife, Beverly, the award was created in 1998 to recognize the accomplishments of graduating MBA students.
The Hawes Scholar award is one of many initiatives made possible by the Hawes Endowment, a gift of more than $2 million used to facilitate the growth and enhancement of the Marriott School’s nationally ranked MBA program. Hawes, a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School, and his wife wanted to create a tradition at the Marriott School that recognizes and rewards excellence among students entering the business world.
He served as chairman and CEO of Life Re Corporation, a leading provider of life reinsurance in the United States. In addition to being widely recognized for his expertise in financial matters, Hawes has a reputation for integrity, hard work and community service.
The Marriott School has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world.
For more information visit marriottschool.byu.edu or contact Joseph Ogden at (801)422-8938.
Writer: Irasema Romero