Marriott Alumni Magazine

Fall 2015

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School News At a rally during the My C2G campaign, Dick Marriott, chair of the board of Host Hotels & Resorts, spoke about how his father, J. Willard Marriott, worked hard and took help from others to achieve suc- cess before turning around and giving back. "When I drive up to BYU, I always look at the sign that says 'Enter to learn; go forth to serve,'" Marriott said. "The purpose of My C2G is to tell you that you don't just have to go forth to serve; you can also serve right here at BYU." byu's MbA, Law Programs Still Among Nation's Elite BYU's law and business schools once again showed well in the latest round of graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The J. Reuben Clark Law School continued its upward trend, jumping up to No. 34 among law schools, while BYU's MBA program came in at No. 33 among business schools. Jim Rasband, dean of the Law School, was grateful to see the recognition but says students have always been the school's crown jewel. "U.S. News alone does not capture all that we are striving to accomplish at BYU Law School," Ras- band says. "No ranking can do that." In other graduate school rankings, BYU's McKay School of Education was listed as a top 100 program (No. 88), and the Marriott School's accounting specialty ranked No. 6. "We appreciate the recognition these rankings bring to the Marriott School's MBA program," says Lee Perry, Marriott School dean. "We're both humbled and proud of what everyone associated with the Marriott School is doing to make a positive difference around the world." gMc Hosts High School Business Language Competition Teenagers from across Utah gathered at BYU to put their Spanish and marketing skills to the test at the High School Busi- ness Language Competition, hosted by the Whitmore Global Management Center. e Marriott School earned seven Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VII for its quality work in marketing, publications, and public relations. "Winning a CASE award, especially the Grand Gold award, is an extraor- dinary accomplishment," says Lee Perry, Marriott School dean. "e work done by our external relations team that led to these awards inspired Marriott School students, faculty, administrators, and staff with the spirit to serve in addition to elevating BYU as a whole." Experts from all disciplines judged 470 submissions in more than sev- enty categories to select this year's winners. CASE District VII represents professionals and institutions in the western United States, including in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, as well as in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. e Marriott 25 campaign, which encouraged the Marriott School com- munity to donate 25,000 total hours of service in recognition of the twenty- fifth anniversary of the school's naming, was a part of four awards. Held during the 2013–14 school year, Marriott 25 garnered a Grand Gold in the marketing category. Presented for the first time in District VII, Grand Gold awards were given to one exemplary submission within a specific category. Marriott 25 also collected a Gold award for yearlong special events, a Gold award for best practices in communications and marketing, and a Silver award for specialty pieces for the plexiglass M that was installed in the Tanner Building atrium. Other honors awarded to the Marriott School included a Gold award for excellence in periodical design for Marriott Alumni Magazine, a Silver award for specialty piece design for the deans' Christmas card, and a Bronze award for the International Executive of the Year banquet program. CASE supports alumni relations, communications, development, and marketing professionals at educational institutions worldwide. e associa- tion provides networking, recognition, and continuing education for more than 64,000 advancement professionals at more than 3,400 educational institutions. Marriott School Claims Seven case District vii Awards 37 fall 2015

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