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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lingering memories from Business Week 2010

As you hopefully know by now, Business Week is just about to start. Huntsman students, faculty and staff have worked diligently to make sure the week will be filled with enjoyable activities and opportunities to network.

My fondest memory from last year’s Business Week was watching Skyler Jenks (our then-Business Senator) and Nick Sokolik (president of USU chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity) present Jon Huntsman, Sr., with a check for the money that the school had raised during the week (pictured at right). The money was donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to help fund cancer research. Even though it wasn’t a secret that any fees associated with Business Week activities were to be donated to cancer research, it became more concrete when I personally witnessed Mr. Huntsman’s satisfaction at receiving the fruits of our hard work.

A couple of days before the aforementioned moment, I spoke with several runners who had just completed the Last Dash relay race. Many of them had just run 10 miles and were exhausted. But whenever I brought up the fact that their application fee was going to be used to fund cancer research, their faces lit up as if they forgot what they had just put their bodies through.

So as we get ready for Business Week 2011, remember that it’s about more than just you getting to participate in fun activities or establish networking connections (although those are extremely important). Remember our school’s namesake and his message or helping others. 

- Connor Child

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