"ABOVE AND BEYOND ONE'S STUDY OF ECONOMICS, BUSINESS AND FINANCE, MAY OUR HUNTSMAN STUDENTS RESOLVE THAT THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE FOR THE HUMAN HEART WILL BE TO REACH DOWN AND LIFT UP ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING."
— Jon M. Huntsman
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., helped break ground in late August for Huntsman Hall, the new state-of-the-art $42 million business building that will be named for him on the Utah State University campus. He described the new building as a place where integrity and ethics would be emphasized.
Jon and Karen Huntsman and a number of other dignitaries were at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the 117,000-square-foot addition that will wrap around the south and west sides of the George S. Eccles Business Building.
Huntsman was the lead donor for the new building, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015. The building will be designed to encourage collaboration, teamwork and exploration in business education and will feature 21 classrooms and 21 meeting rooms. Huntsman Hall will include several centers of excellence focused on entrepreneurship, leadership and international business, school officials say. Two-thirds of the building’s funding comes from private donors and one-third from state of Utah sources.
Huntsman spoke at the event along with Jeffrey D. Clark, the founder, chairman and CEO of J.D. Clark & Company, who also was a major contributor to the building.
“Above and beyond one’s study of economics, business and finance, may our Huntsman students resolve that the greatest experience for the human heart will be to reach down and lift up another individual who may be struggling,” Huntsman said.
For additional reports on the groundbreaking and project progress, visit www.huntsman.usu.edu.
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President Stan L. Albrecht and Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., at the ceremonial groundbreaking for Huntsman Hall.
Photo by Donna Barry.