ATU Students Compete in Governor’s Cup

A team of six students from Arkansas Tech University competed in the 2017 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup on Thursday, March 30, in Little Rock.

ATU students Brody Barker, Evan Carter, Bailey Davis, Braden Davis, Shawna McNeeley and Katelyn Stanley gave a presentation entitled “Tractor Quick Attach Adaptor” in the agriculture division finals of the competition.

According to the website of presenting organization Arkansas Capital, the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup challenges students to develop “ideas for new or better products or services to see if they could be profitable by putting it through a rigorous and real-world entrepreneurial process.” The competition was founded in 2001.

Teams in the 2017 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup are vying for $154,000 in cash prizes, which will be awarded during a luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Tech team is operating under the mentorship of John Riggins, visiting instructor of management and marketing and entrepreneur in residence on the ATU College of Business faculty.

Learn more about the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup.

Photographed (from left-to-right): Arkansas Tech University students Shawna McNeeley, Katelyn Stanley, Bailey Davis, Braden Davis, Evan Carter and Brody Barker.