Asbury Business School Enjoys Competition Success

Asbury University’s Howard Dayton School of Business enjoyed success in several competitions during the final weeks of the spring semester.
Alex George '19 poses for a photo with faculty advisor Dr. Mark Gill. George won $500 for her business, which has been successfully launched.

WILMORE, Ky. — Rounding out an outstanding year, Asbury University’s Howard Dayton School of Business enjoyed success in several competitions during the final weeks of the spring semester.

On April 26, Alex George ’19 won first place at Awesome 5 Across, a business competition bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and service providers in Central Kentucky. George won $500 toward her business, Smart Student Storage, which provides innovative dorm room storage solutions for a college-age market. George says an entrepreneurship class last spring grounded her in real-life examples of what it takes to run a business. 

“We started the semester learning all about start-up businesses and finished with starting a business on our own,” George said. “The material from the beginning of the semester allowed us to follow the footsteps of business that succeeded and learn from those that failed.”

A team of Accounting majors also took second place at the PEAK Competition on April 28, hosted by the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) in Louisville, Ky. The team of five —  Rachyl Miller ’17, Jordan U’Wren ’17, Amy Gatliff ’17, Bailey Patrick ’19 and Jacob McGaughey ’17 — competed against teams from 10 Kentucky colleges and universities. 

Organized in a unique Jeopardy-style format, the competition tested students’ knowledge of the accounting profession, using material from the four sections of the CPA exam and the KyCPA Web site. Asbury students took a well-deserved place among the top accounting students in the state, and Patrick was selected as one of the recipients of a KyCPA educational scholarship.

“Business competitions are crucial opportunities for students to put their classroom skills to work in real-life situations,” said Dr. Mike Kane, dean of the Howard Dayton School of Business. “During the 2016-17 academic year, Asbury students earned invaluable experience through competitions, and their impressive success is a testament to their hard work and outstanding preparation. We look forward to even more growth — personal, academic and spiritual — as we welcome new and returning students to the Howard Dayton School of Business this fall.”

 

To learn more about Asbury's Howard Dayton School of Business, visit: asbury.edu/Business.

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