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Capstone Education founders
Ko Aung Tun Lin earned a degree in Architecture with honors from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University before pursuing a graduate degree in architecture from the public University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Ko Thaw Zin Aung Gyi (left) and Ko Aung Tun Lin, the founders of Capstone Education. Zarni Phyo/The Myanmar TimesHe co-founded...
Ben Ellis
Five Barrett Honors College alums are among a distinguished group added to the Arizona State University Alumni Association's Sun Devil 100, a list recognizing graduates who have excelled in entrepreneurship and business.Altogether, 87 former Sun Devils who lead 75 companies were celebrated at a two-day event held this week and sponsored by the ASU...
Mark Huerta and Alexis Gilbransen
No one predicted that a small project from a college ethics class would evolve into a full-fledged non-profit, yet Mark Huerta managed to make it happen.Mark HuertaThe Arizona State University doctoral student received the Barrett Alumni Award for Early Career Achievement last week for helping to establish the 33 Buckets Foundation, which works to...
Matthew Desmond
Matthew Desmond, who graduated Arizona State University with honors from Barrett Honors College in 2002, now is a sociology professor at Princeton University. He is a MacArthur "genius" grant recipient and author of the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award,...
Steven Rouk
Steven Rouk’s honors thesis was not what you might expect from a math major, but a typical numbers guy he was not.Steven RoukRouk, who graduated Arizona State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and honors from Barrett Honors College, also was a musician who in his sophomore year established a band called While We’re Up with...

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