The Huntsman Post – January 2013 – Cold Mississippi Yields Startling Discoverie
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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business - Utah State University

Alan Warnick with a student at a computer
A new MSHR offering will enable students to earn a master’s degree online.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has teamed up with a Dallas-based company, Academic Partnerships, to make graduate online human resources courses available to more people, especially those living in rural areas.

The Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) program was launched online in January 2013. The new offering enables students across the country and beyond to advance their careers in human resources through a flexible, fully online master’s degree program, said Steven Hanks, director of distance education, accreditation, and assessment for the Huntsman School. Click here to read more.
Editor’s note: Eric Schulz can draw from his marketing experience at Procter & Gamble, Disney, Coca-Cola, and several other major companies. Today he shares some insight on the importance of customer service and innovation.

By Eric Schulz, senior lecturer and co-director of strategic marketing and brand management

Just about every company pays lip service to “the customer is king” philosophy, but nobody does it as well as Disney. The sign over the entrance to Disneyland Park says, “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but how does Disney make good on that promise? Click here to read more.
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Disney excels at customer service so it can be “the happiest place on earth.”
Alejandro Falcon
Alejandro Falcon of DanPer holds the company’s “social responsibility” award.
For five years USU students have been teaming up with a Peruvian agricultural company to help entrepreneurs launch new ventures. The firm's successful work is not going unnoticed; in fact, the company has just received national recognition for the good it has accomplished.

The company, DanPer, won the PERU 2021 Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Award last year. PERU 2021 is a nonprofit organization that promotes corporate social responsibility and enterprises that stimulate economic change. DanPer, in partnership with USU, won first place in the category “workers.” Click here to read more.
Huntsman Student Spotlight
Steve Gould
Steve Gould has completed five internships.
Five. That’s how many internships Huntsman student Steve Gould has completed in the last two and a half years--in Houston, Spokane, St. George, and Cache Valley. He has interned in an oil pipeline company's investor relations department, in redesigning a tire factory's website, with the CFO of an expanding cancer care company, in marketing a software company's presentation program, and in the finance department of a high-end theater and home-automation company.

It all started at a USU recruitment night when Steve was in high school. He said that compared to the other schools he was interested in, USU just gave him “a good feeling,” a sense that the university was very student oriented. Click here to read more.
Throry Meets Reality
Bob Miller
Robert Miller made a startling discovery at John Deere that changed his life.
By Robert Miller, executive director of The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

When I graduated from Brigham Young University with an undergraduate degree in manufacturing engineering and was working on my master’s degree in computer integrated manufacturing, I had big plans. They didn’t include driving around a forklift outside in the dead of an Iowa winter.

Little did I know that a metal bar sticking out of the Mississippi River would lead to startling discoveries for John Deere, the company I was working for, and life-changing insights for me. Click here to read more.
John Miller to be Featured at Dean's Convocation
A special Dean’s Convocation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Orson A. Christensen Auditorium (Room 215) featuring John Miller, who founded the highly successful real estate, agriculture, and private enterprise holdings company JR Miller Enterprises.

Mr. Miller is known for his leadership and innovation in the beef industry. In 1991 he started the National Beef Packing Company, where he was the CEO until 2009. He was then on the board of directors until 2011, when the company's revenue had reached more than $6 billion. The company was then sold to Lucadia.

During his lifetime, Mr. Miller also helped increase the productivity of beef processing in a variety of significant ways. In his lifetime he went from processing some 50,000 cattle per year to nearly 4 million. He is a founding partner of the giant Wasatch Properties, and he most recently served as the national finance chair of the Romney for President Campaign. The event at USU is sponsored by the Finance and Economics Club.
John Miller
John Miller, who will speak at a Dean's Convocation Jan. 22, received an honorary doctorate from USU in Spring 2012.
Deadline is Jan. 18 for Huntsman Scholars Program
Huntsman Scholar Video
See for yourself what the Huntsman Scholar Program is all about.
The deadline is Jan. 18 for students who are interested in applying to participate in the Huntsman Scholars Program.

Students may apply for the program, which aims to “empower scholar-leaders who will make a positive difference in the world,” at

This program offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to get involved and take charge of their education through premier academics, leadership, and service.

Click here to watch a video about the Huntsman Scholar Program
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