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David J. Bryce, a second-year MBA student at Brigham Young University and an Orem native, is the fifth recipient of the George E. Stoddard Prize in Finance.

Bryce was honored at a luncheon March 22 with a $2,300 award. He is the son of Professor Gale Rex and Bonnie Kay Bryce of Orem.Dean K. Fred Skousen of the Marriott School of Management said he was pleased to recognize Bryce's accomplishments in the finance emphasis by awarding him the Stoddard Prize.

The Stoddard Prize was established in 1985 when Stoddard's company, W.P. Carey & Co. Inc., gave a $15,000 endowment gift in his name to recognize the outstanding second-year MBA student who was pursuing career options in finance.

Since that time, Stoddard, the company and William P. Carey have continued to make gifts to the endowment. Stoddard is an alumnus of the BYU College of Business.

According to the selection committee chair, Professor Ned Hill, Bryce is performing exceptionally well in his finance classes, as well as overall in the program.

Bryce will receive his master of accountancy with an emphasis in management information systems in April. He is in the top 10 percent of his class with many other skills and attributes that will make him a valuable member of the finance community, according to Dean Skousen.

He is fluent in Korean, and he has extensive internship experience. Bryce works as a finance teaching assistant at the Institute of Business Management at BYU. His wife is Angelyn Bryce.