ATU Representatives Attend Governor’s Cup Finals

ATU at Arkansas Governor's Cup 2024

Twelve students and six faculty members from the Arkansas Tech University College of Business and Economic Development attended the 2024 Arkansas Governor’s Cup business plan competition finals on Wednesday, April 17, in Little Rock.

The ATU delegation watched the elevator pitch portion of the competition and attended the Arkansas Governor’s Cup awards ceremony before exploring the River Market District in Downtown Little Rock.

ATU representatives on the trip were (photographed, from left-to-right):

  • Dr. Stephen Jones, professor of management
  • Dr. Syed Qadir, visiting instructor of economics
  • Jessie Hernandez, student
  • Tracy Cole, dean of the ATU College of Business and Economic Development
  • Cass Capen-Housley, instructor of management
  • Shayla Miller, graduate student
  • Claire Orcutt, graduate student
  • Kaitlain Hook, coordinator of student success and instructor of business administration
  • Alexis Hayes, student
  • Reagan Roberts, student
  • Jocelyn Navarrete, student
  • Lauren Kuykendall, graduate assistant
  • Tibor Hollmann, student
  • Mark Kuykendall, graduate assistant
  • Fernando Flores, student
  • Dr. Jay Post, associate professor of recreation and park administration
  • Olivia Johnson, student
  • Bryce Fox, student

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