UVU Woodbury School of Business honors 142 MBA graduates at 2018 MBA Convocation


 Utah Valley University celebrated 142 MBA graduates during a ceremony held Friday, July 27, in the Rebecca D. Lockhart Arena on UVU’s Orem Campus.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize the dedication and hard work of our students as well as the support of their families,” said Bill Neal, MBA director.

During the convocation, Brian Dale Hortin and Austin R. Syme were presented with the MBA Outstanding Alumni Award. The award recognizes professional UVU MBA alumni who have obtained an exceptional level of achievement in their field while maintaining high ethical integrity. The featured speaker, and recipient of the MBA Outstanding Business Leader Award, was Jeanette Bennett, owner and editor-in-chief of Bennett Communications.

Bennett earned a bachelor’s, and master’s degree, in journalism from Brigham Young University. She began her career as a camera operator at a local TV station in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She worked with New Era Magazine and Deseret News before starting her own publishing company in 2000. She has spoken at TEDxUVU and received the Community Partner of the Year Award at UVU’s Business and Economic Forum, JuggernaUT.

“We’re pleased to present Jeanette Bennett with the MBA Outstanding Business Leader Award in recognition of her professional achievement, community service, and support of Utah Valley University,” Neal said.

A reception followed the ceremony in the Rebecca D. Lockhart Courtyard where graduates received a graduation gift and enjoyed light refreshments.


About the Woodbury School of Business

 The Woodbury School of Business (WSB) is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The WSB supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute, in which students start their own business. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement, and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, the WSB offers an MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes. Visit www.uvu.edu/woodbury for more information.