Elder Kent D. Watson recognized


Elder Kent D. Watson of the Seventy and first counselor in the Asia Area Presidency was honored with the Global Leadership Award by the BYU-Hawaii student chapter of the BYU Management Society during his recent visit to the Laie campus. The award was presented March 20 during an event organized by BYU-Hawaii students, under the direction of Dr. Helena Hannonen, BYU-Hawaii professor and member of the BYU Management Society Global Steering Committee.

"I can't think of anyone more deserving of the recognition of this award than Elder Watson," said BYU-Hawaii President Steven C. Wheelwright. "[Elder Watson and Sister Connie Watson] are wonderful examples of leadership in the Church, but also in the world — the kind of leadership the world needs; leaders who are committed to true principles and who are willing to put forth those principles to bless and inspire others."

The BYU-Hawaii Student Chapter of the BYU Management Society is different from most chapters in that it is not comprised of working professionals but made up entirely of students.

"We are training the people here so they can lead the chapters throughout the world," said Sister Hannonen. "The society builds students' skills and abilities to be leaders to help fulfill the university mission of 'learning, leading and building.' "

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