Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Fall 2013

The Jeffery D. Clark Center for Entreprenuership

At a time of significant economic change brought about through technological innovation and the economic development of large parts of the world, entrepreneurial skills are critical to business leadership. An anchor gift of $6 million from Jeff and Bonnie Clark has laid the financial foundation for the newly named Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship at the Huntsman School of Business

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Features

Breaking Ground on Huntsman Hall

Utah State University President Stan L. Albrecht and Huntsman School Dean Douglas D. Anderson, flanked by donors including Jon and Karen Huntsman, broke ground on Huntsman Hall on August 26, 2013. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends all participated in the ceremony.

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Distinguished Executive Alumnus: Jeffrey D. Clark

Jeff Clark sometimes describes himself as a “farm boy from Ogden Valley,” whose great ambition was to have a job that required him to “shower before work rather than after work.” In addition, he says he used to think “Wall Street” was just the rundown part of Ogden!

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Economics & Finance Department

A restructuring and refocusing of the Economics and Finance Department that started in 2008 has culminated five years later in the department’s winning Utah State University’s highest academic honor, the 2013 Teaching Excellence Award. The department put a renewed emphasis on undergraduate teaching and on putting students first. The students themselves, including Steven Gould and Brooke Siler, are among the first to affirm that the department gave them a very high quality education.

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Alumni

E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Stephen Neeleman ‘94, Founder and CEO of HealthEquity, was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) for 2013 in the health care products and services category for the Utah Region. He will now move on to compete at the national level for the award.

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Student

Aggies Score More at Goldman

When Goldman Sachs opened a presence in Utah in 2000, few imagined that in a short time the Salt Lake City office would be the firm’s second largest office location in the Americas.

And the Goldman workforce of more than 1,600 in Utah means career opportunities for Huntsman students. This summer, 18 of the 240 summer interns in Salt Lake City were Utah State University students.

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Faculty

Welcome: New Faculty & Staff

Learn more about the newest members of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Faculty and Staff.

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Dean's Message

A Message from Dean Douglas D. Anderson

Are you a naturally trusting person who generally finds that assuming the best of people leads to good results? When you run into someone who takes advantage of you, do you find these experiences disorienting? Do you ever wonder if your life philosophy is naive, and whether you should be more careful about extending support to others? If so, you may want to consult, Give And Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, by Adam Grant.

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My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor: Tyler Brough

I had the great privilege of completing a Plan B research paper under the mentorship of Dr. Tyler Brough. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. Brough, and I am confident that my Plan B paper is more technically proficient and better researched than it would have been had I not worked with this discerning, engaged professor.

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Vision

Vision: Mark Holland

In 1990, the largest manhunt in the history of the Utah State University police force began. They were looking for me and three of my Aggie friends. This event helped spark my entrepreneurial spirit. I wouldn’t suggest setting off a water bomb at a USU/UNLV basketball game in today’s world.

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Voice

Voice: Blake Dursteler, Scott Davis, Tim Barney

To me the spirit of innovation connotes we actually view each decision in our lives with new opportunity rather than doing things the same way as we’ve always done them before. This generally means leaving a comfort zone and entering territory where we are at risk.

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