Industry Leaders Honored by USU's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014
Jon M. Huntsman greets future Huntsman students and shares his vision for becoming the top undergraduate business program in the country.
USU President Stan L. Albrecht and Dean Douglas D. Anderson of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognized honorees into the Society of 1888 and Juniper Society for contributions and support to the Huntsman School of Business.
Douglas D. Anderson, dean of USU's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, shares the school's journey to date and the vision for the future.
(l to r) Duane Shaw, Jay Francis representing the Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation, Dell Loy & Lynnette Hansen, Karen & Jon M. Huntsman, Crystal Call Maggelet, Pres. Stan L. Albrecht, Bonnie & Jeffrey Clark, Kem Gardner, Dean Douglas D. Anderson.
Douglas D. Anderson, dean of Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, inducted 10 notable industry leaders and foundations into honorary societies at the school for their financial support over the past seven years totaling $60 million.
“Due to the generous support of our alumni and friends, our students’ ability to compete with the best and brightest in the world is quickly becoming a reality,” said Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. “But as we continue our journey to top tier, our goal is that our students will do more than just compete with the best students — they will be the best students. The leadership of those recognized today helps build a foundation for a top undergraduate business program.”
During an event hosted at Huntsman Corporation headquarters April 11, the school recognized Jeffrey D. and Bonnie Clark; the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Kem and Carolyn Gardner; Dell Loy and Lynnette Hansen; the Call Family Foundation; the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation; O.C. Tanner Company; Young-Chul and Mira Hong; and Duane and Marci Shaw; as members of the Juniper Society for their donations of up to $10 million. The Huntsman Foundation was inducted into the Society of 1888 in acknowledgment of donations exceeding $25 million.
“Today we want to recognize the significant support of a very special group who stepped up when we needed you most, who allowed us the opportunity to go big, rather than to go home,” Anderson said. “Your continued leadership serves as more than inspiration as we seek to teach and develop students who will recognize that a strong ethical foundation and sense of purpose, coupled with quality academic rigor and applied theory will enable them to succeed in business — and in life.”
Since Jon and Karen Huntsman’s game changing gift in 2007, the Huntsman School of Business at USU has focused on creating a top-tier undergraduate business education program. The Huntsman Scholar honors program, the Global Learning Experience, centered on faculty-led study abroad opportunities, a microfinance program in Peru and Ghana, the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship and a partnership with four leading universities in China to offer an undergraduate economics degree in China are just some of the transformative programs underway in the Huntsman School.
In August 2013, the Huntsman School broke ground on the $42 million Huntsman Hall, an 117,000 square-foot building with 21 new classrooms and 21 new student meeting rooms, to open in fall 2015. The building will be an integral part of fostering transformational learning by integrating knowledge, building confidence and increasing the capacity of students to take on significant leadership roles in their communities, their careers and their homes.
“This has been our journey, and it has been made possible through the time, talent and treasure of the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends,” Anderson said.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University seeks to inspire and equip students to become innovative, ethical leaders with refined analytical skills that will help them understand and succeed in the global marketplace. The Huntsman School of Business is one of eight colleges at USU, located in northern Utah. More information on the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business may be found on its website.
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