College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
The Dean of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences announced the reappointment of Rick Miller as the chair of the Department of Sociology and the appointment of two new department chairs, Alan Hawkins over the School of Family Life and Gary Burlingame over the Department of Psychology. Miller will continue as the chair of the Department of Sociology for another three-year term. The new department chairs, Hawkins and Burlingame, begin their positions on July 1.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Two students from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, Yara Abdeen and Cyera Bishop, received the Women of Courage Award. This annual award is an honor and a financial grant given to women who demonstrate outstanding academic ability and who lead courageous lives.
Marriott School of Business
A team of four BYU Marriott School students astounded judges and Ivy League schools by taking first place at Silver Lake, the largest nationwide private equity competition. With only five submissions accepted out of the 75, each team performed an LBO analysis on a company of choice and presented their thesis. The winning students attributed their success to their dedication and the rigorous Marriott School programs.
College of Humanities
After serving as a missionary in Japan at the age of 19, professor of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, Van C. Gessel, pursued a teaching career centered on Japanese literature and culture. On April 29th, he received one of the highest non-Japanese civilian honors for his outstanding work in Japanese literature, promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan.