Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2018
Student News and Achievements Happening on Campus
Eliza Lin, Marketing and Business Administration, ‘19, notes that “as a first-generation college student, I am grateful to attend Utah State University and be involved with the USU Ambassador Program.” Selected from a competitive pool of over 650 applicants to assist in the recruiting and retention of new Aggies, Lin has served in various capacities including Leadership Ambassador, Diversity Ambassador, President’s Ambassador, and Administrative Assistant. This year, as a senior, she was selected to serve as the Ambassador President, leading a group of 108 Ambassadors who serve the university by hosting high school visits, campus tours, university events, volunteer work and more.
Lin, who interned with General Mills this past Summer, will graduate in May 2019 with degrees in Marketing, Business Administration, and Human Resources.
CFA Challenge WinnersSeniors Scott Saunders, Brett Dommer, and Bretton Ashcroft won the in-state competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge. The competition entails research and analysis of a publicly traded company, with a final report recommending a buy, sell, or hold strategy for the company.
Woman of the YearEmily Turner, a quadruple major in International Business, Economics, Political Science, and Asian Studies, with a minor in Chinese, was named USU Woman of the Year.
UN EnvoyStudent body President and USU Man of the Year Michael Scott Peters was selected as the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Peters was chosen from a competitive pool of young Americans between the ages of 18-25 from across the country.
Globally CompetitiveThe Huntsman DECA team made a big impression on the collegiate stage, taking 2nd place at the 2018 International DECA Competition, held in Washington D.C. Team member Alex Hall noted that “It was really rewarding to take the things that we were learning in the Huntsman School and apply them to business plans, in what some would call, ‘the real world’.”
Top HonorsChristian Hobbs, Marketing ‘18, received the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award, the highest student award given at USU. The award is based on total collegiate achievement, and takes into account academic achievement, leadership ability, and dedication to Utah State University. Hobbes served as president of the Utah State University Ambassador Program and was the Co-Founder and Vice-President of USU’s gentlemen’s a cappella group ‘The Octaves’. He accepted an offer from General Mills and is working as a business management associate in Arizona.
Sales Idol SweepHuntsman School marketing students walked away with first, second, and third place in the statewide Qualtrics Sales Idol competition in March. Pitted against business schools from across the state, junior Paige Sampson took first place, followed by junior Jon Ambrose in second place and senior Chelsea Yoshikawa in third place.