Chain of Caring

Outside Catholic Community Services’ (CCS) Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank, clients were lining up and waiting hours to be served. The food bank couldn’t keep up with demand, especially during the busy holiday season.

WSU supply chain management (SCM) students, led by assistant professor Sebastian Brockhaus, came to the rescue. After two semesters of gathering data and interviewing clients, students recommended new hours that would help the food bank better serve people.

Since implementing the new hours in September 2015, clients have been served much more efficiently, said Marcie Valdez, former CCS Northern Utah director.

“I really enjoyed it,” said Jacky Torres, an SCM senior who worked on the project. “I was able to do community service while applying what I was learning in class. It helped me get a better idea of how the business world actually works.”

Alumnus Donates $5 Million to Program

In 2016, Weber State’s supply chain management program received a $5 million gift from Jerry Moyes, the owner of Swift Transportation. The program will be named the Jerry & Vickie Moyes Center for Supply Chain Excellence within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics. The donation will give students even more opportunities to solve real-life business problems.