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Posted 20 Jun 2001   For week ended June 15, 2001
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Mark Willes: the Career, the Controversy, the Compassion, and the Candor
In his 59 years, Mark Hinckley Willes has shaped a high profile, successful career for himself. His has been the kind of career which many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would see as a model for balancing success with church and family responsibilities and which, next month takes a typical LDS turn for a successful executive: a three-year missionary assignment, when Mark Willes reports to serve as President of the Honolulu Hawaii mission.

Zions Bank Honors its Founder, Brigham Young, with Scholarship Program
In recognition of the 200th birthday of Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Zions Bank has announced the creation of the "Zions Bank Founders Scholarship Program." This new scholarship program will award a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to each of 11 Utah high school students annually, with one scholarship bring awarded to a student who will be attending each of the state's institutions of higher learning -- Brigham Young University, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State College, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, Snow College, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley State College, Weber State University, and Westminster College. In addition to the full-tuition scholarship provided to each student, Zions Bank will honor the scholarship recipients in an annual luncheon and will be involved with the students as they progress through their years in higher education. "This award is in honor of our founder Brigham Young and his commitment to education," said Scott Anderson, president and chief executive officer of Zions Bank.

MSI: Swift Transportation Added to MSI, Index Up 1%
Mormon News subscriber Justin Warner reports that Swift Transportation CEO Jerry Moyes is an LDS Church member, leading Mormon News to add his company to the Mormon Stock Index. But while the index rose last week along with the Nasdaq, Swift Transportation fell more than 4%. The rise in the Mormon Stock Index was anything but uniform, however, as 13 stocks rose for the week, while 16 others fell.

School of Business awards Executive of the Year
Stephen W. Gibson received the annual Executive of the Year award at BYU-Hawaii's School of Business Banquet on June 8. Gibson is the founder of the non-profit Academy for Creating Enterprise, which since 1999 has trained 125 Filipinos each year on how to start and grow their own businesses.

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