At the age of 23, Garrett Rybak sat in the cockpit of a T-34 with the engine roaring and propellers spinning. After the requisite safety checks, he grabbed the controls and sped the aircraft down the runway until it went airborne into the Wild Blue Yonder. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Garrett Rybak
After six years in the Air Force, Chris Houser had a plan upon his discharge: to see America. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Chris Houser
Sometimes a new venture needs a jump start, especially in developing countries. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Abby Davidson
If it’s not apparent that Renee Clay enjoys her job, just look at her desk. It’s filled with knick-knacks, toys and conversation pieces. She laughs often. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Renee Clay
Call him Dub.
Not Dr. Ashton. It was a request he made when he was department chair for the Department of Marketing and, later, senior associate dean at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. He has never wavered on this preference, and it’s how his students address him. He’s Dub. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Dub Ashton
John Dominick learned a lot from driving a combine harvester in his youth. Namely, that he didn’t want to do that for the rest of his life. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: John Dominick
The voice on Molly Rapert’s answering machine said she was a finalist for a university teaching job. The caller left his name but didn’t say from where he was calling.
Even more mysterious: Rapert had not applied for the job. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Molly Rapert
It doesn’t happen often, but there are times when ignorance about something changes one’s life trajectory for the better. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Ahmad Shah Mobariz
Sherry Li had one word to say when she first laid eyes on the Walton College’s Behavioral Business Research Lab: “Wow!” Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Sherry Li
Daniel Villanova observed college faculty life from an early age.
His mother taught criminal justice and took her students to state prisons to help them better understand the culture behind bars. His father taught management. Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Daniel Villanova