Huntsman Alumni News

News articles highlighting Huntsman School of Business alumni activity and accomplishments.

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2020
Every week, alumni and friends visit the Huntsman School to connect directly with students about careers and life. Here are some of their words of wisdom.
Heard at Huntsman

Heard at Huntsman

Every week, alumni and friends visit the Huntsman School to connect directly with students about careers and life. Here are some of their words of wisdom.

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2020
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When Kurt Larsen was eight years old, he asked for a new bicycle and got this life lesson instead: If you really want something, you’re going to have to work for it. In other words, he could have his sister’s old bike or buy his own. His father was an acc
A Life's Work

A Life's Work

When Kurt Larsen was eight years old, he asked for a new bicycle and got this life lesson instead: If you really want something, you’re going to have to work for it. In other words, he could have his sister’s old bike or buy his own. His father was an acc...

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2020
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“Dave Patel is the Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs at the Huntsman School of Business, and a remarkable leader. We are celebrating his 10th year at the Huntsman School. Having gotten to know him, I often wanted to have him share his story
What Shapes Us

What Shapes Us

“Dave Patel is the Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs at the Huntsman School of Business, and a remarkable leader. We are celebrating his 10th year at the Huntsman School. Having gotten to know him, I often wanted to have him share his story ...

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2020
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“A boss is a boss, it is ever so clear. But a boss and a friend, is ever so dear,” writes Hal Edison, the 101-year old Huntsman School of Business alum who recently made a generous donation in memory of his employer and friend, Earl Stone.
Built to Last

Built to Last

“A boss is a boss, it is ever so clear. But a boss and a friend, is ever so dear,” writes Hal Edison, the 101-year old Huntsman School of Business alum who recently made a generous donation in memory of his employer and friend, Earl Stone.

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Douglas D. Anderson, dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, announced a gift of over $1 million from the estate of former faculty member Jay Price. The school will establish the Dr. Jay H. Price, Jr./Arthur Andersen Endow
Utah State University Announces New Professorship in Accounting

Utah State University Announces New Professorship in Accounting

Douglas D. Anderson, dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, announced a gift of over $1 million from the estate of former faculty member Jay Price. The school will establish the Dr. Jay H. Price, Jr./Arthur Andersen Endow...

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It is with utmost pleasure and delight that I share with you the news that we have attracted two outstanding individuals to serve as the Inaugural Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Lord Michael Ha
Announcing Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership

Announcing Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership

It is with utmost pleasure and delight that I share with you the news that we have attracted two outstanding individuals to serve as the Inaugural Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Lord Michael Ha...

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However, there was a time—not all that long ago—when those wonderfully comfortable bed sheets were housed in a small warehouse space on the west side of Logan. And luxurious it was not.
Malouf is practically synonymous with luxury.

Malouf is practically synonymous with luxury.

However, there was a time—not all that long ago—when those wonderfully comfortable bed sheets were housed in a small warehouse space on the west side of Logan. And luxurious it was not.

HSB: Alumni and Friends
2019
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Wayne Niederhauser, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the Huntsman School, was recognized with the Professional Achievement Award for a lifetime of public service to the State of Utah.
Professional Achievement Award - Wayne Niederhauser

Professional Achievement Award - Wayne Niederhauser

Wayne Niederhauser, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the Huntsman School, was recognized with the Professional Achievement Award for a lifetime of public service to the State of Utah.

2019
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Isela Phelps went from speaking one word of English when she arrived in the US to earning two degrees from the Huntsman School. Here’s her incredible journey, in her own words.
Dream Big

Dream Big

Isela Phelps went from speaking one word of English when she arrived in the US to earning two degrees from the Huntsman School. Here’s her incredible journey, in her own words.

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2019
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A life of meaningful service was on his mind when 14-year old Steven Snow walked out of an attorney’s office, relieved of the crushing burden of financial liability.
A Life of Meaningful Service

A Life of Meaningful Service

A life of meaningful service was on his mind when 14-year old Steven Snow walked out of an attorney’s office, relieved of the crushing burden of financial liability.

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2019
Dr. Larzette Hale served as the head of the School of Accountancy at USU for more than 13 years. Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley, one of the hundreds of students Dr. Hale influenced in her long career at USU, noted that it was in her accounting class that
Announcing the Larzette Hale Scholarship in Accounting

Announcing the Larzette Hale Scholarship in Accounting

Dr. Larzette Hale served as the head of the School of Accountancy at USU for more than 13 years. Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley, one of the hundreds of students Dr. Hale influenced in her long career at USU, noted that it was in her accounting class that...

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2019
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As a young child growing up in Ethiopia I saw poor people with hardly anything. My heart would sink because I knew there was nothing I could do as a young boy to help them. Seeing such things made me want to help people in need. When I came to Utah State
My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

As a young child growing up in Ethiopia I saw poor people with hardly anything. My heart would sink because I knew there was nothing I could do as a young boy to help them. Seeing such things made me want to help people in need. When I came to Utah State ...

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Dennis & Lynn Sessions, MBA ’71 & Elementary Education ’69, spent their careers as entrepreneurs. Dennis began in Teton Valley, ID, where he owned a Best Western motel and later an ACE hardware store. He and Lynn started both businesses from the ground up
Entrepreneurial Spirit: Dennis & Lynn Sessions

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Dennis & Lynn Sessions

Dennis & Lynn Sessions, MBA ’71 & Elementary Education ’69, spent their careers as entrepreneurs. Dennis began in Teton Valley, ID, where he owned a Best Western motel and later an ACE hardware store. He and Lynn started both businesses from the ground up...

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Steve Hurd ’12 received the UACPA Rising Star award at the UACPA’s Annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify excellence and dedication to the UACPA and the CPA profession. Steve joins fellow Aggies Jill Aok
USU Alum Receives Rising Star Award

USU Alum Receives Rising Star Award

Steve Hurd ’12 received the UACPA Rising Star award at the UACPA’s Annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify excellence and dedication to the UACPA and the CPA profession. Steve joins fellow Aggies Jill Aok...

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In March of this year, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco with a group of students from the Huntsman School of Business to visit some very successful real estate firms in the Bay Area. We visited firms with extensive experience in property m
Exploring Real Estate in the Bay

Exploring Real Estate in the Bay

In March of this year, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco with a group of students from the Huntsman School of Business to visit some very successful real estate firms in the Bay Area. We visited firms with extensive experience in property m...

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The Huntsman School of Business, in partnership with OC Tanner and several USU alumnae, recently announced the creation of the Aimee Leaming Wilson Be Kind Scholarship in memory of a dear friend, sorority sister, and colleague to many True Blue Aggies. Du
Aimee Leaming Wilson - Be Kind Scholarship

Aimee Leaming Wilson - Be Kind Scholarship

The Huntsman School of Business, in partnership with OC Tanner and several USU alumnae, recently announced the creation of the Aimee Leaming Wilson Be Kind Scholarship in memory of a dear friend, sorority sister, and colleague to many True Blue Aggies. Du...

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10 years ago, the view outside of Douglas D. Anderson’s muted wood-paneled ground-floor office was anything but memorable, especially compared to the bright space he now occupies overlooking snow-capped Cache Valley.
Business Class Upgrade: Utah State Magazine Spring 2018

Business Class Upgrade: Utah State Magazine Spring 2018

10 years ago, the view outside of Douglas D. Anderson’s muted wood-paneled ground-floor office was anything but memorable, especially compared to the bright space he now occupies overlooking snow-capped Cache Valley.

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Learn about what is happening at the Huntsman School of Business.
Winter 2018 Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Winter 2018 Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Learn about what is happening at the Huntsman School of Business.

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Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up
Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up

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On November 30, 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the naming of the USU College of Business as the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Paul Huntsman, publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, and son of Jon and Karen Huntsman, spoke to students, facul
10th Anniversary Celebration: Paul Huntsman Talks about father’s legacy

10th Anniversary Celebration: Paul Huntsman Talks about father’s legacy

On November 30, 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the naming of the USU College of Business as the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Paul Huntsman, publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, and son of Jon and Karen Huntsman, spoke to students, facul...

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Jim Quigley’s mother was a school teacher; his father, a forest ranger, and he grew up in the tiny town of Kanosh, Utah, with a graduating class of 91 students. Yet from those humble beginnings, Quigley rose to become CEO of Deloitte, the leading professi
Former Deloitte CEO Shares Career Advice

Former Deloitte CEO Shares Career Advice

Jim Quigley’s mother was a school teacher; his father, a forest ranger, and he grew up in the tiny town of Kanosh, Utah, with a graduating class of 91 students. Yet from those humble beginnings, Quigley rose to become CEO of Deloitte, the leading professi...

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Thanks to the generous donations of the Huntsman Family, Koch Foundation, and others, the Huntsman School has been able to continuously innovate student curriculum and programming. One key program that has recently undergone an innovative shift is the Hun
Huntsman Scholar Program Welcomes New Assistant Director

Huntsman Scholar Program Welcomes New Assistant Director

Thanks to the generous donations of the Huntsman Family, Koch Foundation, and others, the Huntsman School has been able to continuously innovate student curriculum and programming. One key program that has recently undergone an innovative shift is the Hun...

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On Friday, September 29, 2017, two partner investors, two CEOs and one vice president spoke on a panel at the Huntsman Leadership Summit to conclude Business Week at Utah State University.
Huntsman Leadership Summit Highlights Characteristics of Successful Leaders

Huntsman Leadership Summit Highlights Characteristics of Successful Leaders

On Friday, September 29, 2017, two partner investors, two CEOs and one vice president spoke on a panel at the Huntsman Leadership Summit to conclude Business Week at Utah State University.

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This July, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was honored to host the Leonard J. Arrington Centennial Conference, sponsored by Cache Valley Bank and Siegfried—Jensen.
Leonard J. Arrington Centennial Conference

Leonard J. Arrington Centennial Conference

This July, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was honored to host the Leonard J. Arrington Centennial Conference, sponsored by Cache Valley Bank and Siegfried—Jensen.

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Join us at the Homecoming Game against Wyoming on October 14th. We will be tailgating with Leila’s Luau food truck, Baked. Chocolate chip cookies, games, and Huntsman swag. Please RSVP to Brynn.Mortensen@usu.edu.
Homecoming Alumni Tailgate Party - October 10, 2017

Homecoming Alumni Tailgate Party - October 10, 2017

Join us at the Homecoming Game against Wyoming on October 14th. We will be tailgating with Leila’s Luau food truck, Baked. Chocolate chip cookies, games, and Huntsman swag. Please RSVP to Brynn.Mortensen@usu.edu.

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The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will host four Huntsman Welcome socials this Summer for incoming direct admit students and Huntsman Scholars. Several gracious alumni are hosting the socials at their homes along the Wasatch Front. These events will
Huntsman School Welcomes Incoming Freshmen

Huntsman School Welcomes Incoming Freshmen

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will host four Huntsman Welcome socials this Summer for incoming direct admit students and Huntsman Scholars. Several gracious alumni are hosting the socials at their homes along the Wasatch Front. These events will ...

Summer 2017
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Summer 2017
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Huntsman alumni are leading lives of distinction around the world.
At the Top of Their Game

At the Top of Their Game

Huntsman alumni are leading lives of distinction around the world.

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Summer 2017
Karen and I met while crossing the Quad at USU, and our experience at Utah State shaped our lives.
How We're Building Huntsman

How We're Building Huntsman

Karen and I met while crossing the Quad at USU, and our experience at Utah State shaped our lives.

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Summer 2017
Jon Huntsman and Charles Koch have each written history more than a few times. Both have spent a lifetime building billion-dollar enterprises that employ thousands around the world. The two have revolutionized entire industries. They’ve each authored best
A Transformative Moment

A Transformative Moment

Jon Huntsman and Charles Koch have each written history more than a few times. Both have spent a lifetime building billion-dollar enterprises that employ thousands around the world. The two have revolutionized entire industries. They’ve each authored best...

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Utah State University announced today a major expansion of its highly selective Huntsman Scholar Program and the launch of the Center for Growth and Opportunity thanks to a joint $50 million gift to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business from the Huntsman
USU Announces $50 million gift

USU Announces $50 million gift

Utah State University announced today a major expansion of its highly selective Huntsman Scholar Program and the launch of the Center for Growth and Opportunity thanks to a joint $50 million gift to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business from the Huntsman...

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Board Member Named CEO
Board Member Named CEO

Board Member Named CEO

Board Member Named CEO

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Dr. Lloyd Baird is Professor of Management at Boston University and most recently served as Chair of the Organizational Behavior Department. He was Executive Director of the Leadership Institute for numerous years and currently serves on the steering comm
Thought Leader Visiting Huntsman

Thought Leader Visiting Huntsman

Dr. Lloyd Baird is Professor of Management at Boston University and most recently served as Chair of the Organizational Behavior Department. He was Executive Director of the Leadership Institute for numerous years and currently serves on the steering comm...

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Jan 2017 Best Companies Recognition
Board Members Set Example

Board Members Set Example

Jan 2017 Best Companies Recognition

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We can be a leader every day by living our lives with integrity and mutual respect towards those who come in contact with us. When you are a leader of a team you have an obligation to do the best you can to help guide everyone to a common vision. A true l
Leadership is Responsibility

Leadership is Responsibility

We can be a leader every day by living our lives with integrity and mutual respect towards those who come in contact with us. When you are a leader of a team you have an obligation to do the best you can to help guide everyone to a common vision. A true l...

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Fall 2016
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From snowy walks up Old Main Hill, to thundering basketball games in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, to late night study sessions in the library, I loved my time at Utah State University and the opportunities it offered me. Attending USU opened my eyes to d
How I’m Building Huntsman

How I’m Building Huntsman

From snowy walks up Old Main Hill, to thundering basketball games in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, to late night study sessions in the library, I loved my time at Utah State University and the opportunities it offered me. Attending USU opened my eyes to d...

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Fall 2016
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In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, Huntsman School Associate Professor Nate Washburn, along with Ben Galvin from BYU, provides some suggestions for leaders to develop powerful and inspirational leadership.
What Are Your Employees Saying About You?

What Are Your Employees Saying About You?

In an article published in the Harvard Business Review, Huntsman School Associate Professor Nate Washburn, along with Ben Galvin from BYU, provides some suggestions for leaders to develop powerful and inspirational leadership.

Fall 2016
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The idea for HealthEquity, one of the nation’s largest health savings custodians, was germinated in a class at USU during Steve Neeleman’s sophomore year. “I took this class, medical sociology, taught by Reed Geertsen, and it really opened my eyes to the
2016 Distinguished Executive Alumnus

2016 Distinguished Executive Alumnus

The idea for HealthEquity, one of the nation’s largest health savings custodians, was germinated in a class at USU during Steve Neeleman’s sophomore year. “I took this class, medical sociology, taught by Reed Geertsen, and it really opened my eyes to the ...

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The Huntsman School has welcomed Aggie alumnus Sam Brand as a development officer. Prior to joining the Huntsman School, Sam provided development strategy, campaign counsel, as well as marketing insights for various organizations, including the telecommu
Aggie Alumnus Joins Huntsman Development Team

Aggie Alumnus Joins Huntsman Development Team

The Huntsman School has welcomed Aggie alumnus Sam Brand as a development officer. Prior to joining the Huntsman School, Sam provided development strategy, campaign counsel, as well as marketing insights for various organizations, including the telecommu...

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Last month I packed up my suitcase, kissed my wife and two little boys goodbye, and hit the road on an epic road trip traveling with Dr. Mike Glauser, the Executive Director of the Jon M. Huntsman School’s Clark Center for Entrepreneurship. We spent two
My Excellent Summer Adventure

My Excellent Summer Adventure

Last month I packed up my suitcase, kissed my wife and two little boys goodbye, and hit the road on an epic road trip traveling with Dr. Mike Glauser, the Executive Director of the Jon M. Huntsman School’s Clark Center for Entrepreneurship. We spent two

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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business alumnus Kaden Comadena (BA ’10) has taken the challenge to ‘dare mighty things’ seriously. The International Business graduate recently completed the Marathon des Sables. A six day, 159-mile race across the Sahara Desert
Crossing the Desert for Cancer

Crossing the Desert for Cancer

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business alumnus Kaden Comadena (BA ’10) has taken the challenge to ‘dare mighty things’ seriously. The International Business graduate recently completed the Marathon des Sables. A six day, 159-mile race across the Sahara Desert...

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Most of us think that success is something we pursue, but I believe Jim Rohn was right when he said, “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” I want to share with you three things that I have found to be foundational to success.
3 Ways to Attract Success After Graduation

3 Ways to Attract Success After Graduation

Most of us think that success is something we pursue, but I believe Jim Rohn was right when he said, “Success is something you attract by the person you become.” I want to share with you three things that I have found to be foundational to success.

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Our community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends turned out in force on March 16 to help us open the Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Watch a highlight of the grand opening ceremonies.
Huntsman Hall Grand Opening - March 16, 2016

Huntsman Hall Grand Opening - March 16, 2016

Our community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends turned out in force on March 16 to help us open the Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Watch a highlight of the grand opening ceremonies.

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On March 16, 2016, the newest building on the Utah State University campus opened its doors. The Jon M. Huntsman Hall, a 125,000 sq. ft, building, will allow the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to gather i
Huntsman Hall Grand Opening Event

Huntsman Hall Grand Opening Event

On March 16, 2016, the newest building on the Utah State University campus opened its doors. The Jon M. Huntsman Hall, a 125,000 sq. ft, building, will allow the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to gather i...

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The Annual Report 2015: video is a highlight of some of the amazing experiences we had the opportunity to take part in at the Huntsman School. We remain ever so grateful to the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and frie
Annual Report 2015: Highlights

Annual Report 2015: Highlights

The Annual Report 2015: video is a highlight of some of the amazing experiences we had the opportunity to take part in at the Huntsman School. We remain ever so grateful to the entire Huntsman School community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and frie...