How people around the Eccles School celebrated summer

Excitement is building as the first day of the new fall semester draws closer. As summer is coming to a close, we decided to take a moment to reflect on the commencing school year and took the opportunity to ask the Eccles School community the same question: What did you do this this summer?

The wide variety of answers showcases individuals holding the spirit of the Eccles values true to heart as they make their impact on the world in their own way. It’s been a successful summer, and we look forward to another great school year at the David Eccles School of Business.

Jeffrey Wang, Student

“Throughout four weeks in June and July, I had the opportunity to participate in a service abroad trip through Help International. While serving in Thailand, I was able to become directly involved in the development process. Some of the projects we completed as a team included public health lessons, English lessons, water filtration pipelines construction, playground building, tea tree planting, rice planting and more. The most meaningful part of this experience was forming connections with the village leaders and children. I am so grateful I was able to have this experience.”

Kris Bosman, Director of Alumni Relations

I’m writing this from the seventh hole at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, where  I’ve just birdied the sixth hole (this is extremely rare). My family and I are in the middle of summer vacation with my extended family, where we’ve seen Hamilton in Chicago (amazing, of course), attended the baptism of my new niece, and are now relaxing in my family’s favorite spot, Door County, Wisconsin’s peninsula. Pre-vacation, I spent most of my summer shuttling my kids from basketball camp to anime camp to theater camp and am now anxiously awaiting the first day of School – both for them and for our Eccles School students!

Nico Bronzati, MHA Admissions Coordinator

This past summer has been a rollercoaster of emotions for my family and me. To start off, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017 and went through various chemotherapy treatments for the following seven months. Fast-forward to early May 2018, where my mom was on the final stages of her recovery, and I had just graduated with my Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA). Just a few weeks later my mother was declared to be in complete remission, meaning all signs and symptoms of her cancer had disappeared. This sigh of relief came just a week before my girlfriend of four years, Abbey, and I celebrated our wedding with close family and friends. The week following our marriage consisted of a well-needed honeymoon trip to Ko Olina Bay, Hawaii, where we did nothing but relax and hang out by the beach. Most recently, I have accepted the position as the admissions coordinator for the MHA program here at the Eccles School, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the opportunity. Between finishing graduate school, my mother’s battle with cancer, tying the knot with my best friend for life and starting a new career, I cannot say this summer went how I envisioned, but I’m not sure it could have turned out any more perfect than it did.

Gabe Moreno, Student

Here’s a quick recap of my summer:
  • Sorenson Impact Center
    • My internship in the communications & marketing team at the Center turned into a full-time job over the summer
    • As a Communications Impact Fellow, I managed a team of interns, and created and managed websites, social media accounts, newsletters, graphics, marketing materials, advertising, press releases and center-wide outreach campaigns.
  • Other Adventures
    • I spent a week in New York exploring the city.
    • I went backpacking a few times.