Mongolia Alumni Club
Otgonbayar Orchirbat, known among his friends as Oodoo, is a third year, international student at the University of Utah, and one of the two minds behind the Books for Mongolia project that has seen more than 1,000 books sent to educational institutions across Mongolia. Oodoo along with Chimedyudon Tsoldelger, known as Yudko, helped to pioneer the new student led initiative in part because they were grateful for the opportunity that had been provided them by studying here at the University of Utah. Read more about the project here.
University of Utah Graduates Form Mongolia Alumni Club
The University of Utah Alumni Association now has a Mongolia Alumni Club. U graduates in and from Mongolia formed the club in August 2014, becoming the 10th U international alumni club.
At the time the club was formed, the U had 15 alumni from Mongolia, and 14 students from Mongolia were enrolled at the U. The president of the new Mongolia Alumni Club is Onon Soninbayar BS’11, who graduated from the U's David Eccles School of Business with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration with an international emphasis. Soninbayar lives in Salt Lake City and works for Goldman Sachs & Company as an analyst in private wealth management.
The Mongolia Alumni Club also has two board members: Enkhjin Munkhjargal BS'13 and Tseveenbolor Davaa PhD'11. Munkhjargal received a bachelor's degree in mining engineering at the U and was recognized as the John E. Wilson Distinguished Student of the Year. He now lives in Mongolia and works as a mining engineer for the Oyu Tolgoi Copper Mine. Davaa received a doctorate in economics at the U. She works as a national consultant in Mongolia for the United Nations Population Fund.