Students compete in Fall ONU CEO Idea Pitch Competition
Callie Crum, a junior communication arts major from Cardington, Ohio captured first place in the Ohio Northern University Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization Fall 2009 Idea Pitch Competition held on Oct. 28.
Crum collected $200 for her first place idea, ONU recycling work study program. Tiffanie Shanks, a senior communication arts major from Dayton, Ohio, won $100 for finishing in second place with her idea for multi-site church consulting. Pat Dochenetz, a sophomore marketing major from Gran Blanc, MI; Megan Duvall, P2 from Fort Wayne, IN; Jared Everline, senior management major from Canton, Ohio; Emily Lockwood, senior music major from West Liberty, Ohio; and Alyssa Sneed, P3 from Van Wert, Ohio were awarded third place for their pitches.
The Kern Family Foundation supported this quarterly event that is open to all ONU students who look to improve or start a process or product for a profit or non-profit business. Each of the winning participants competed in two rounds and was judged by a panel of experts. The fall quarter competition is scheduled for Feb. 3.
The panel of eleven judges for the Oct. 28 competition consisted of Dr. Michele Govekar, professor of business; Dr. Vic Motz, professor of chemistry; Matt Brown, representing Hays Insurance; Dr. Harry James Wilson, professor of geography; Dr. Sekhar Mamidi, professor of pharmacy; Craig Brown, representing the Ohio Small Business Development Center; Jason Szuch, representing Say Securities; Dr. Robert Kleine, professor of business; Dr. Vicki Motz, professor of biology; Dr. Jennifer Walton professor of communication arts; and Prof. Paul Nutter, professor of Technology.