Henry Mixon, Nick Rose and Lee Barber have been honored by Junior Achievement with national leadership awards for exemplary leadership in promoting economic understanding and career education.
Rose, president and chief executive officer of Mountain Fuel Supply Co., received the Silver Leadership Award. His involvement with Junior Achievement of Utah includes several years as board president, fund drive chairman and a volunteer consultant in the Project Business program. He currently serves on Junior Achievement's State Advisory Council helping to generate new areas of support for the organization.Mixon, an audit partner at Arthur Young, and Barber, administration manager of the National Accounts Division at IBM, were each presented the Bronze Leadership Award.
Mixon recently completed a term as president of the state board of directors. Under his leadership, Junior Achievement of Utah achieved the greatest fund-raising effort in its 33-year history. The program also reached its highest student participation, involving 6,500 Utah youths. Mixon was instrumental in organizing the first Johnny Miller/Junior Achievement Golf Classic.
Among the 250 business executives who have served as classroom consultants, Barber is the most experienced. He has taught Junion Achievement's applied economics course at Cottonwood High School each semester since the program was introduced in 1985. He has continually assisted Junior Achievement in promoting applied economics to other area businesses and educators.
Junior Achievement is a non-profit economic-education organization operating in all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. Its purpose is to provide young people with practical economic education programs and experiences in the competitive private enterprise system through a partnership with the business and education communities. The applied economics course operates as part of the curriculum in 80 percent of the high schools along the Wasatch Front.