7.26.2008

BYU MBA Program...Here We Come!

So here is the conclusion to the Hugh Family MBA rollercoaster…We’ve been waiting to hear from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona and on Tuesday, July 22 I received an email from Thunderbird Director of Admissions Jay Bryant where he invited me to join the world-renowned international business program. The admission committee at Thunderbird agreed with my interviewer that I have "an amazingly diverse background and a mindset that is perfect for Thunderbird". Jay agreed by adding, "After having reviewed the rest of your materials, I would agree with him!" This made me feel so good! The kicker is, we had already decided to stay in Utah and attend the BYU MBA Program.

We went to the Timpanogos Temple on Friday, July 18 (exactly 10 years to the day from the time I received my endowments at the same temple in 1998). While we were in the temple, we received confirmation to our decision to attend BYU. We’ve felt all along that the Marriott School of Management was the place for us and when we were rejected the first time in May, I chose Thunderbird as my new number one. Through some hard work, determination and assistance from Heavenly Father, our dreams have come true. It is amazing how things have worked out. It’s a testament to me that the Lord knows what we need and when we need it. So, for all of you who thought we were moving, SORRY! We’ll be here in Provo for the next two years minus an internship next summer!

7 comments:

The Lindsays said...

Congratulations...we're glad you'll be sticking around!

John and Chantalle Bishop said...

I saw the Thunderbird title and was like O NO!! Then I saw the post title and was relieved. Congrats, and we are glad you are staying :)

Jennifer M said...

Hooray! You'll be so happy with your decision. And maybe you'll end up out here with us in Charlotte! We can't say enough good about doing the BYU MBA. Jeremy will be excited to hear your news. He would LOVE to talk to y'all about it. His email is jeremy[dot]mordock[at]gmail[dot]com

Ben, Rebecca, Natali, & Isaac said...

Great news! Staying in Provo a few more years :) Congrats guys! That's fabulous news.

jkmace said...

Ronell..I found your blog off or Renee's blog.Your family is adorable!! I am so happy for you! I will have to spread the word to Ross and Eliza!

Kimberlee said...

Congrats Hugh family!! I know the stress that the whole family feels from taking the GMAT, filling out applications, waiting to hear from schools, then making the decision! So happy for you that YOU'RE DONE!! Or...just beginning :)

Loves,
The Blakes

Andy said...

I wish you the best of luck w/ your studies @ BYU!

Let us know if we can help anytime in the future!

- Andy (from Thunderbird)