Professor helps plan global entrepreneurs’ conference, eight students attend

February 15, 2018, in Latest News, Business Administration

Dr. Pam Mickelson, professor and chair of business administration at Morningside College, recently helped plan the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Fla. Eight students attended the conference with her, and one was a finalist in the Global Pitch Competition.

CEO was founded in 1997 as an organization for college and university students who wanted to one day become entrepreneurs. Today, CEO has over 250 chapters globally. It holds four regional conferences and one global conference annually. CEO’s mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Mickelson served on the planning committee for the global conference, and she was a chair of the chapter development sessions.

Students who participated in conference panels included Jaclyn Arens of Yankton, S.D.; Jennifer Hernandez of Santa Ana, Calif.; Luke Peterson of Fairmont, Minn.; Sarah Sadler of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; and Samuel Padilla Castro of Ibagué, Colombia. Panel moderators were Padilla Castro and Nic Madsen of Le Mars, Iowa. Padilla Castro was also a finalist in the Global Pitch Competition.

Mickelson joined Morningside’s faculty in 1988. At Morningside, she is also the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education. She received her doctorate from Oklahoma State University. Mickelson has previously won the Marketing Management Association Meritorious Teaching Award.