Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Fall 2008

Mark and Wendi Holland fund a scholarship for a single parent

Mark and Wendi Holland are investing in a bit of karma.

At least one could conclude that when learning of their motives for funding a student scholarship on campus. When asked why they were willing to help out a student they have never met, Mark’s answer was philosophical.

Mark and Wendi Holland

“If we do the right thing and work hard at doing the right thing, one day as we wake up and look around, we find ourselves surrounded with other people who are trying to do the right thing,” he said.

Mark Holland, ‘86, marketing, ’88, MBA, said he feels he owes a huge debt to Utah State, saying that it set him on a good vocational path. He is now chairman and CEO of Intermountain Staffing Resources and Ascend HR Solutions.

Mark, chairman of the Huntsman School of Business National Advisory Board, said he liked the idea of making scholarship assistance available to a single parent.

“I grew up in a single-mom family and know exactly what the challenges and issues are,” he said. “If we could make life a little better for someone, we thought that would be awesome.”