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Countdown to Commencement 2023: Henry Huynh

February 6, 2023

Business management major and economics minor Henry Huynh is the next member of the Class of 2023 to be featured in the “Countdown to Commencement” series. Huynh was nominated by Dr. Carol Wittmeyer, interim dean of the School of Business.

When members of Fisher’s chapter of the American Marketing Association left the International Collegiate Conference last spring with several awards in tow, Huynh proudly told his friends, “We arrived unknown and left known.”

One could say that’s an apt description for his arrival at the University, as well. In middle school, Huynh and his classmates went on a field trip to visit four different institutions–including Fisher. As he tells it, he set foot on campus and it was “love at first sight.” Coming to the U.S. from Vietnam, he wanted to be the first person in his family to earn a college degree, and Fisher became a part of his American Dream.

“Fisher was my top (and only) choice when it came time to submit my Common App application,” he recalled. “For as long as I can remember, whenever someone has asked me why I selected Fisher, I tell them my story of how I fell in love with the campus, the food, and the First-Generation Scholar Program from that one day in middle school.”

When he arrived on campus in fall 2019, he immersed himself in campus life, quickly becoming “known,” particularly in the School of Business. In addition to his membership in AMA, he is also part of the Investment Club, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, the Family Business Club, and the Entrepreneurship Club. He is also a First-Generation Scholar.

“Henry is a networker and gets students involved. He is very present and passionate in the School of Business– listening to students and reaching out to them to hear their perspectives,” said Wittmeyer.

As president of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) of the School of Business, Huynh collaborates with students and the dean to tackle important issues related to first-year admissions recruitment, community engagement, and more. One of his major efforts was bringing more diversity of thought to the School of Business when considering students who become members of DSAC.

“He provides the student point of view through suggestions that might not otherwise be brought to our attention–his comments are extremely valuable,” said Wittmeyer.