4/8/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Two Ashland University students were awarded first place in the Ashland University ideaLabs Business Concept Competition sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland.
Danielle Liggett of Galion and Saundra Zellner of Twinsburg received the $500 first prize for their concept, "The Fire Safe-T Room: Provided by the Guardian Service."
Liggett and Zellner, both of whom are social work majors, developed their concept from an entrepreneurial class project in Dorothy Stratton's Working with Older Adults course this past fall, according to Read Wakefield, director of The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.
"Entrepreneurship can spring from anywhere at Ashland University and the [Burton D. Morgan] Center is here to help students identify projects with entrepreneurial value," Wakefield said.
Liggett and Zellner will go on to present their concept at the intercollegiate ideaLabs Regional Business Concept Competition on Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Baldwin-Wallace College Center for Innovations and Growth.
Liggett and Zellner will compete with students from 10 Northeast Ohio colleges and universities for prizes up to $5,000, Wakefield said.
Liggett is the daughter of Daniel and Teresa Liggett, 6270 Glade Avenue., Galion.
Zellner is the daughter of Larnie and Carla Zellner, 1849 Stanford St., Twinsburg.