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Five globally minded BYU MBAs awarded Eccles Scholarships

The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University named five MBA students as the 2010 George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Scholars. Each student received $10,000 to continue his or her Marriott School education and to prepare for a career in international business.

“The Eccles Scholar award sends a signal to recruiters that these students have a strong interest in international business,” says Lee Radebaugh, director of the Global Management Center. “They understand the global economy and want to make it part of their educations, internships and future careers.”

This year’s Eccles Scholars are first-year MBA students: Caio Correa from São Paulo; Daniel Myers from Salem, Ore.; Aaron Oyler from Bosie, Idaho; Jasmine Palmer from Austin, Texas; and Thamina Sbai from Casablanca, Morocco. (For detailed bios on the recipients, visit marriottschool.byu.edu/news/release.cfm?article=528.)

“It was difficult to narrow it down to only five recipients,” Radebaugh explains. “All of the candidates were very qualified.”

Seven faculty members aided Radebaugh in the selection process by interviewing each of the thirty-four applicants. The scholars were selected based on international experience, career goals, GMAT score, GPA and faculty recommendations.

The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation was formed in 1960 as a philanthropic work that would continue beyond the donors’ lifetimes. The foundation supports a wide range of projects and programs, but is particularly devoted to promoting higher education with programs established on nearly every college and university campus in Utah.

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. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

For this and other Marriott School news releases, visit the online newsroom at marriottschoool.byu.edu/news.

Writer: Megan Bingham

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