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Summer 1985 Exchange

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EXCHANGE BRIEFLY School of Management Expresses Gratitude to 1984 Corporate Donors The School of Management wishes to acknowledge with appreciation the following organizations which have made substantial contribution to the school in 1984: American Freedom Foundation American President Lines American Video Assoc. Apple Computer, Inc. Arthur Andersen & Co. Arthur Young & Company Bechtel Foundation Cardon Oil Company Citation Builders Commercial Security Bank Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte Haskins & Sells Ernst & Whinney Foundation Exxon Education Foundation First Interstate Bank First Security Bank Forty-two Ten Investment General Mills Foundation Goldman Sachs & Co. Hewlett & Packard Home Stake Products Co. IBM James Kemper Foundation KIRO Broadcasting Company Lakeside Foundation Lexington Companies KMG Main Hurdman Main Hurdman Foundation Marathon Oil Company Marriott Corp. Motorola, Inc. North American Health Care Ore-Ida Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Phillips Petroleum Foundation Price Waterhouse Foundation Procter and Gamble Fund Skaggs Companies, Inc. Sweet Candy Company Touche Ross & Company Utah International, Inc. Utah Power and Light Company Washington Post Company Westworld Foundation Woodgrain Moulding, Inc. Accounting Program Nationally Ranked Periodically the Public Accounting Report surveys accounting department chairpersons at universities throughout the nation to determine the best academic programs. Ranking reported in December 1984 once again reflected favorably on BYU: We were ranked No. 6 nationally. Respondents to the PAR survey considered such things as class size, quality of faculty, success of program graduates, and the balance between research and practical emphasis in the curricula. The top ten schools identified were: (1) Illinois, (2) Texas, (3) Michigan, (4) Southern Cal, (5) Ohio State, (6) Brigham Young, (7) Notre Dame, (8) Wisconsin, (9) Missouri, and (10) Michigan State. New Scholarships Announced During the past year, two chapters of the Management Society have initiated student scholarships. The Southern California chapter of the Management Society new awards two scholarship per year to students from Southern California (from Santa Barbara south). These carry a stipend of $2,500 each. The Denver chapter initiated its scholarship during the 1984-85 school year, providing help for a student from the metropolitan Denver area. This brings to four the number of Management Society scholarships. The Arizona chapter is continuing to sponsor the Gerald L. Romney Memorial Scholarship, now in its third year. Other new scholarship include the Merrill and Edythe Dame Scholarship, which was endowed by a gift from Woodgrain Moulding. The scholarship honors the parents of the donor, Reed Dame. The LaVorn and Beatrice Sparks Scholarship will be given for the first time during the 1985-86 school year. The endowment for this scholarship came from funds received when several antique autos, which were donated to the university by Sparks, were sold. The Utah Mortgage Bankers Association is now providing $1,000 per year to a Utah student in need of financial aid who is majoring in a business discipline. This scholarship will become effective in the fall of 1985. D.C. Management Society Seminar Over 800 persons participated in the fall seminar of the Washington, D.C., area chapter of the BYU Management Society. The subject of the seminar was, “Celebrating the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.” Dr. Mark W. Cannon, chairman-designate of the National Advisory Council, organized the event and made a major presentation. Other speakers were Rex E. Lee, U.S. solicitor general and founding dean of the BYU Law School, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, chairman of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Florian Thayn, of the Office of the Architect of the Capital and Management Society Advisory Committee member, was master of ceremonies. Dr. Rex Lee described how the Constitution protects individuals against the abuses of concentrated government power through a system of competition for power (three branches of government and a system of federal and state governments), expressed limitations, and prohibitions to governmental authority through the Bill of Rights. Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, spoke of the stability of the Constitution, the difficulty in amending it, and the importance of a virtuous body of citizens to a constitutional government and the importance of religious belief in engendering that civic virtue. Mark Cannon quoted Jefferson on the Constitution being “something new under the sun” and described the roots of the Constitution in the dissatisfaction with alternative forms of government; experience with self-government in the colonies; fears of tyranny and anarchy; the leadership and scholarship of the founding fathers; and accepted concepts of rule by law, consent of the governed division of powers, and due process. Howard E. Wall opened the meeting as new co-president of the chapter and recognized Beverly Campbell, co-president of the chapter, and members of the Chapter Advisory Council. Betty Schomann, chapter secretary, made the extensive arrangements for the meeting, which was held in the Washington, D.C., Stake Center. The meeting was also used as a kick-off for the chapter’s membership drive. 16

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