EBA Press Release 2013
The Entrepreneurial Business Award is Back Again
September 12, 2012
During the fall semester, Chase Beach, Zachary Cole, Trev Hughes and Melissa Sullivan will be working as WittConsultants for the 2013 Entrepreneurial Business Awards (EBA Award). Over the next three months, the team will work on promoting the award through, social media, advertising, and other public relation activities. Their main job is to manage the nomination process, receiving nominations of Clark and Champaign County businesses that have an innovative business approach that has proven to be successful. After collecting and analyzing information on each business, they will narrow the selection to five finalists.
Meet your WittCAM Consultants:
Chase Beach ’15 is a sophomore Business Administration major with a focus in Entrepreneurship from Cincinnati, Ohio. At Wittenberg, he is involved with WittInvest, the Student Athlete Academic Counsel, and participates on the mens varsity lacrosse team. Back home Chase is actively involved with his church and volunteers with the junior high kids club. His future aspirations include starting up his own business geared towards using renewable resources in everyday life.
Zach Cole ’15 is a sophomore Business Marketing major from Florissant, Missouri. He currently works with the Wittenberg Police & Security department, the Delta Gamma Housing Corporation, and has also served as a tutor through the America Reads program at the Salvation Army. Cole is an active member of Beta Theta Pi, serving as philanthropy chair while also participating in planning Greek Weekend and other campus involvement events. In addition he writes for Wittenberg’s school newspaper, The Torch. He is part of the East Asian Business Fellowship and studied abroad in Shanghai at Fudan University in the summer of 2012, immersing himself in the culture and language while taking marketing classes as well. In the future, Cole aims to work for an international marketing firm.
Trev Hughes ‘ 15, is a sophomore Business and Entrepreneurship major from Boulder, Colorado. He has interned at Earth Balance working on development of the annual marketing plan. At Wittenberg, Hughes is head of Phi Gamma Delta marketing, apparel, and website. He has been appointed to work on the Phi Gamma Delta social community to plan and organize its philanthropy event. His future aspirations including working in marketing for a Natural food organization and ultimately starting his own natural food company.
Melissa Sullivan ’14 is a junior Business major with a concentration in marketing from Sarasota, Florida. In Sarasota, she worked retail sales at Garden Argosy, a locally owned gift shop and boutique located in the heart of the bustling St. Armand’s Circle. In 2011, Sullivan traveled on a mission trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras and participated in efforts to beautify a local orphanage and agriculture school. In 2010, she interned for Bailey & Bailey Law firm where she gain knowledge about the complexity of law and shadowed an attorney during numerous court sessions. Sullivan plans to pursue an MBA after graduating from Wittenberg University and then is interested in a career in integrated communications.
Wittenberg Center for Applied Management (WittCAM): The Wittenberg Center for Applied Management, better known as WittCAM, offers alternative coursework to upper-level students who are focused in management. As an alternative to a classroom-based course, WittCAM provides students with the opportunity to serve as consultants to businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Students and organizations have a choice of opportunities, including: Small Business Institute, Project Management Assistance, Management Internship, and the Creative Advertising Partnership. Students may work in groups or as individuals on projects. Some projects require specific management course prerequisites; these vary depending on the nature of the project. More than 500 students have been involved in WittCAM projects in the last 35 years. Director, Professor Wendy Gradwohl, PhD; project coaches: Professors Pamela Schindler, Tim Bode, and Tom Kaplan.