Marriott Alumni Magazine

Summer 2014

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The Spirit to Serve Coming up with the tagline "Marriott 25" was simple. But the task—-twenty-five thousand hours of service—-was Monumental. With a capital M. By Katie Pitts Olson Photography by Bradley Slade Twenty-five years ago the School of Management took on the Marriott name. Students, alumni, faculty, and friends marked this anniversary by putting into action the school’s spirit to serve during the 2013–14 academic year. For every hour of service a blue tennis ball was placed inside the Tanner Building’s glass M installation. The giant M quickly began turning blue as groups assembled to build, clean, and teach. Yet some of the most poignant examples of service were often small-scale heroics brought about by one person’s desire to give.

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