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Apr 18, 2017

Huntsman and Koch foundations make joint gift to Utah State University business school. The $50 million gift, a joint effort of the Huntsman Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation, will be used to launch the Center for Growth and Opportunity and to expand the Huntsman Scholar Program. The gift is the largest to be made in university’s history. It will be used to expand and enhance the Huntsman Scholar Program, which brings together top students with leading educators for a rigorous undergraduate business education program that focuses on academic discipline and mentoring to help students develop a solid understanding of financial markets and business enterprise. The Center for Growth and Opportunity will advance scientific understanding of the interaction between individuals, business and government to develop solutions to important problems through economic research and student engagement.

Gift from USC alum to support female MBA students over 30. Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett, University of Southern California class of 1953, has made a $4 million gift to the USC Marshall School of Business to enable other women to pursue a graduate-level business education. The gift will fund scholarships available for female MBA students age 30 and older. Said USC Marshall Dean James G. Ellis: “She understands firsthand the challenges women still face in advancing their business careers, and her investment helps level the playing field by offering them access to a critical educational opportunity.” Beaudry-Corbett graduated from USC’s School of Business Administration (as USC Marshall was then known), and then went on to Radcliffe to attend the Harvard-Radcliffe School of Business Administration—at the time, Harvard University did not admit women. Beaudry-Corbett later returned to USC for a master of science degree in Industrial Sociology and then went on to pursue her passion in Archaeology. At University of California-Los Angeles, she earned a master’s degree followed by a PhD in 1983.