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Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

MBA graduate Kristin Morvik is using her business education to educate the world.  

Formerly a brand manager for corporate entities like Kroger and the Cincinnati Bengals, Morvik made a career transition to become a business education teacher at Boone County High School in Kentucky. Public education proved to be her true calling, yielding big results for Boone County students. Morvik – who is also involved as a dance coach and Future Business Leaders of America coach – recently won her district’s Break the Mold Award, which is given to teachers who go above and beyond in connecting with the school community. 

“I hope I can encourage my students to go into business,” said Morvik, “And that they’ll maybe be change agents for better ways of learning business.” 

Learn more about Morvik and her accomplishment. 

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