Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition
Read Wakefield, director of AU's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, poses with the team of AU students who competed in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition.

9/6/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – A team of Ashland University students competed in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition at the University of Mount Union from July 31-August 5. This year’s team of undergraduate students was comprised of Meghann Fitzpatrick of Mooresville, Ind.; Bethany Meadows of Ostrander, Ohio; Mitchel Abreu-Ellis of Mansfield, Ohio; Thomas Nesbitt of Mansfield, Ohio; Alec Temple of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and Miki Yamamura of Kanagawa, Japan.

Miki Yamamura, a junior at Ashland University, participated as an alternate on the University of Akron team.

Now in its tenth year, Entrepreneur Immersion Week is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC), of which Ashland University is a founding member. The 11 participating Ohio colleges and universities rotate as hosts of the one-week residential program. Through a grant from the Burton Morgan Foundation, students are provided with a scholarship that includes room, meals, course materials and organized special events. All participating students receive a stipend for completing the program.

Nesbitt, a junior, is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Digital Media Production, Creative Writing and English. She is a member of the Honors Program and the Alpha Lambda Delta honors society.

Fitzpatrick, a senior, is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is Vice President of the American Chemical Society and a member of the Varsity Women’s Tennis team and the American Medical Student Association.

Meadows, a senior, is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and minors in Creative Writing and Public Relations. She is the Public Relations Officer for the Honors Program, a Writing Studio Assistant, and a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society.

Temple, a junior, is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Political Science and Economics and minors in History and Finance. He is President of Club Rugby and a member of the Honors Program, Ashbrook Scholar program, and Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honors Societies.

Abreu-Ellis, a junior, is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with majors in Nursing and Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. He is the Secretary for the Recreation Council and is a member of the Alpha Gamma Omega Nu and Beta Beta Beta honors societies. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

Yamamura, a junior, is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Business Management and a minor in International Business. He is an intern for International Student Services, advisor for the Center for Civic Life, and a Summer Resident Assistant.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

 

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