Marriott Alumni Magazine

Summer 1985 Exchange

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The Silver Student Investment Fund Sets Sail Using $100, 000 of real money, a team of ten second-year MBA students embarked on the maiden voyage of the Silver Student Investment Fund in September 1984. Their opportunity: a journey of professional growth seldom available to students. On March 28, 1985, they reported the results of their seven-month odyssey to an audience of about 50 people including Mrs. Ruth Silver. Mrs. Silver and her late husband, Denver industrialist and inventor Harold F Silver, provided the funds for this experience as part of a major gift to the BYU School of Management. Following the report, Mrs. Silver said, "I think Harold would be just delighted to see this... It's nice to see young people who are excited about what they are doing and feeling and that they have had a valuable experience that prepares them for the real world, where they will face many of the same decisions." What follows is the team's report to the fund. 23

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