Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 1999 Exchange

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Alumni News Alumni and Friends A warm welcome for the Marriott School can be found in almost every part of the world, as W. Steve Albrecht, associate dean, discovered last July. Albrecht met with alumni and friends in Taiwan to discuss their future participation as mentors, the organization of a management society, establishing internships, and faculty exchange opportunities. His contacts in Taipei included Elder Liang, an Area Authority Seventy; Colin Kwok, MBA alumnus; Wang Lu- Pau, CES director; Christina Lin and David Seckler, both MAcc graduates and Albrecht's former students; Richard C. Holloman, BYU alumnus; and Nu-Ching and Mo-Li Chuang, both Marriott School undergraduate alumni. Along with other leaders of the American Accounting Association, Albrecht visited with Taiwan's President Lee. Albrecht said, "We were on television. Latter-day Saints enjoy high respect in Taiwan, due in part to relationships established by President Ezra Taft Benson." Journal Access The Harold B. Lee Library currently offers 1,384 professional journals through the online library catalog. Journals are offered to off-campus users with occasional limitations imposed by publishers. The site may be accessed at and journals located by choosing "genre/form" under the subject heading. Contact or by phone (801) 378-6687 for additional information, including details about obtaining passwords on a few restricted journals. Lifetime E-mail The Alumni Association is preparing to launch a lifetime, web-based e-mail address system that could be used by all BYU graduates. Michael Cunningham, manager of computer information and records at BYU, said the alumni accounts would work like the e-mail accounts issued to students. "Anyplace you can reach the web page, you can reach your e-mail." With no fee, easy access, and the convenience of having the same address forever, the response to the e-mail services is expected to be huge. In the first six months after the site is launched, it is expected that thirty to fifty thousand people will set up e-mail accounts. In return for advertising control, Millennial Star Network, Inc., a company owned by Deseret Management Corporation, has agreed to sponsor the cost of operations. Alumni Board Meeting Members of the school's Alumni Board enjoyed the changing fall leaves at Aspen Grove as part of fall meetings, 16-17 September. The two-day gathering include an orientation for new members, break-out sessions, the election of Vice President David Coppins, an address by Lee Perry, associate dean, and a trip to the stadium to support BYU Cougar football. Students and board members had the opportunity to interact through mock career interviews, panel discussions, and a mentor lunch. Bonnie Sorensen, meeting coordinator, said, "These encounters with the alumni are very beneficial for the students." Alumni Board meetings are held twice a year to coordinate committee efforts, work with students preparing to enter the business world, encourage excellence in teaching, and further develop the school's outreach efforts. Class Notes Byrne Hopkin, 1975 accounting graduate, has been named vice president and controller of Bonneville International Corporation. He has three children and resides in Murray. Hopkin enjoys reading, gardening, woodworking, and restoring homes. Forrest Carter, a 1976 MBA graduate, has worked over twenty years for EDS, a professional service company that works with a range of companies and governments to improve business performance. He holds the position of data architect, a technical consulting role he assumed after working as a senior systems engineer. Immediately after graduating with his MBA, Carter moved to San Francisco and joined EDS, who at that time employed about 6,000 people. With additional training in the company, he relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, then back to San Francisco, where he decided to become a computer systems engineer. He served in technical and leadership positions, both formal and informal. In 1984, he relocated to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, where he expanded his technical consulting role to his current position. Since 1997, Carter has resided in Folsom, California, with his wife, JaNene. They have three children, now adults living throughout the country. Jeffrey Williams, 1976 accounting graduate, obtained his JD degree from BYU in 1979. He has been practicing business-oriented law in Arizona for twenty years, featuring subspecialties in estate planning, tax, and international business. T. Roger Peay exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and diversity of Marriott School alumni. A 1985 MOB graduate, Peay is president and founder of T. R. Peay and Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in consulting and counseling family-owned businesses and business partnerships. Peay's entrepreneurial vision began soon after earning his PhD in social psychology with an organizational emphasis from BYU in 1987. With Professor Gibb Dyer, he co-founded Dyer, Peay &

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