SEED Program Wins National Award
Out of 53 universities, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship awarded first place to Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for Excellence in Co-Curricular Innovation for its Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) Program. The SEED Program is a transformative, international internship opportunity where students of all majors can make an impact in the world by teaching basic business-building principles to small-business owners in developing regions of the world. SEED interns study entrepreneurship, micro-finance, and small business consulting for one semester before spending three months in Ghana, the Philippines, Peru, or the Dominican Republic.
How a Clean Air Poster Contest is Changing Community Habits
Since 2015, two professors from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Extension Sustainability at Utah State University (USU) – Edwin Stafford and Roslynn Brain McCann – have held a poster-design competition for high school students obtaining their drivers licenses. This competition addresses a critical issue in the state of Utah: air quality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality monitor, in recent years Utah has had some of the worst air quality in the United States.
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 and built them into highly successful and profitable operations. In addition to running the business, they most enjoyed attending semi-annual Hardware Merchandise Shows to see and buy the new products coming into market.
USU AIS Named Student Chapter of the Year
The USU student chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), an international professional association for individuals and organizations that research, teach, practice, and study information systems, was awarded AIS Student Chapter of the Year – the highest award given to any AIS chapter.
Happening At Huntsman
The follow is a list of events happening at the Huntsman School that Alumni and Friends are invited to participate in.
Leadership Forum Speakers
- March 1: Wayne Niederhauser, PAA, Former UT Senate President and USU Huntsman alumnus
- March 22: Sheryl Corrigan, Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, Koch Industries, Inc.
- March 28: Huntsman Venture Forum
Entrepreneurship Leadership Series
- February 27: Rachel Parcell Founder, Pink Peonies, Rachel Parcell Inc.
- March 6: Ellen Clark, Co-Owner, Rainy's Flies Inc.
- March 27: Peter Huntsman, President and CEO, Huntsman Corporation