The Women’s Business Network (WBN) of the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s WBN scholarships. Brandi Mensinger and Mignon Orton, both students at Utah Valley University, will each receive $1000 towards this year’s academic school year.
The WBN Scholarship program is one of many ways the WBN reaches out to support women in the Utah Valley business community. By providing scholarship and networking opportunities to college students who have declared and proven successful in business-related majors, the WBN promotes the success of the next generation of businesswomen. Regarding this year’s recipients, WBN Board Member Mary Street (Commerce Real Estate Solutions Agent and Orem City Councilwoman) commented, “This year’s applicants were of the highest caliber, but these two women stood out from the crowd. They both exhibit self-motivation, strong work ethics, and a genuine desire to succeed and make a difference in the world around them.”
The WBN is pleased to welcome Brandi Mensinger and Mignon Orton to the organization. The next WBN luncheon will be October 14th at 11:30AM. The WBN invites all female Chamber members or female employees of Chamber members to attend. For more WBN information, visit the WBN blog at https://thewbn.wordpress.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mensinger grew up in Greenville, Michigan and moved to Utah in 2007. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management at UVU and working as Assistant to the Director at the Woodbury School of Business Entrepreneurship Institute. She recently completed an internship in the Office of Special Events at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. She is involved in many activities including Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Woodbury School of Business Mentoring Program, and Minorities in Hospitality Management.
Mignon Orton is from Salem, Utah. She enjoys learning and studying at UVU, where she is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. After serving a mission in South Korea for the LDS Church, Mignon took the opportunity to improve her Korean and gain addition understanding of its culture by enrolling as an exchange student through UVU with a university in Pusan, Korea. She recently completed an internship with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and, upon graduation from UVU, Mignon hopes to continue her education in business while planning events for businesses and her community.