Nov. 15, 2006
Ten Morningside College students attended the 2006 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) Annual Conference, held Nov. 2-4, in Chicago, Ill.
Students who attended include:
Iowa: Ashley Kinney, Alton; Emily Keller, Clarion; Kendra Kock, Westside; Grant Leavitt, Marcus; Robert McLey, Hamburg; Josh Rensink, Sioux Center.
Other states: Thomas Kohl, Leavenworth, Kan.; Debbie Noble of Louisburg, Kan.; Sean Rud, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lisa Schoenberner, Crofton, Neb.
The students each received a travel scholarship from The Coleman Foundation to attend the conference.
Morningside College faculty advisor Dr. Pam Mickelson, professor of business administration and economics, accompanied the students. Mickelson also chaired the session “Bringing Entrepreneurship Across Campus,” and was a panelist for the sessions “Q & A: What Questions Do You Have?” and “Making the Cash: Proven Fundraising Ideas That Work.”
Keller served as moderator for the session ”How to Get Money from a Banker or Blood from a Stone…Each Has Its Challenges.”
Kohl served as moderator for the session “Mental Toughness.”
Leavitt and Schoenberner were student panelists for the session “Bringing Entrepreneurship Across Campus.” Leavitt also served as moderator for the session “Starting an Importing/Exporting Business – Part 2.”
McLey introduced the keynote address “Prairie Angels” with Barry Moltz.
Noble and Rud were student panelists for the session “Making the Cash: Proven Fundraising Ideas That Work.” Rud also served as moderator for the session “How to Grow a Company.”
Morningside’s chapter of CEO is now in its third year. CEO is a global entrepreneurship network serving more than 400 colleges and universities and 20,000 students. CEO’s mission is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and to seek opportunity through enterprise creation. The Morningside CEO chapter is part of the college’s Entrepreneurship Group, or E-Group.