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Student Entrepreneurs bring home Top Prizes

Emily Watson and Nathan Hall holding their awards 'checks'

EKU's IDEA State U team, under the direction of faculty advisor Laura Barthel, brought home first and third place from the Hazard Regional IDEA State University Competition March 26.

Nathan Hall won 1st Place, and $1,000, in the Plan Track division for his Longevity Tea presentation. Hall is a senior human resource management major from Richmond, Ky. 

Emily Watson brought home 3rd place and $500 in this competition in the Model Track for her U Fund idea. Watson also earned 1st place in the Collegiate Business Concept Competition two weeks ago with prize winnings of $1,000. She is a management senior from Flatgap, Ky.

According to Dr. Lana Carnes, Chair of the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business, "We appreciate very much Laura's dedication to mentoring these students. All of us in MMIB know what a time commitment this is to share her expertise in this meaningful way."

The next stop for EKU's team will be the State IDEA Competition to be held April 24-25 in Lexington. Idea State U is a program of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Published on March 27, 2015

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