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Students Win Technology, Entrepreneurship Awards

BTA Members, click for larger view In April, two groups of Tippie College of Business students won awards at national competitions recognizing achievements in two fields: information technology and entrepreneurship.

Students from the Business & Technology Association (BTA) won two awards at the 10th Annual Association of Information Technology Professional's (AITP) National Collegiate Conference (NCC) in Atlanta, April 7-9. In the student Web site competition, a portal developed by Cole Grolmus and Matt Klein won third place. Chris Galante and Ryan Keehn received honorable mention in the network design competition where 63 teams competed. The Management Sciences Department in the Tippie College sponsored eight students and a faculty member to attend this event.

A team of five Tippie College entrepreneurial students won three awards for the educational outreach projects of the I-Envision, the Tippie College student organization focused on entrepreneurship, at the 2005 Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Competition held April 11 in Chicago.

The team of Dana Thomas, Duane Wilson, Michelle Miller, Alan Lippert, and Laura Westercamp, representing I-Envision, earned a championship award.

The I-Envision team presented summaries of projects completed over the past year by I-Envision, such as mentoring for small business owners with disabilities at Uptown Bill's Small Mall and organizing a supply drive for Iraqi children. The group also helped develop resume skills and basic interview skills for Shelter House residents. The I-Envision team was also a finalist in the National Personal Financial Success Skills Competition, where teams developed outreach projects about the personal financial management skills. I-Envision students also were finalists in the National Entrepreneurship Competition, where teams presented outreach projects that educated others about how entrepreneurs succeed.

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