Alcorn State University to hold Mississippi Social Business Challenge

Alcorn State University’s young business minds will convene to create solutions to the world’s toughest issues.

Teams of students will be participating in the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge in the Dr. Clinton Bristow, Jr Dining Hall/Gold Room Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. Teams will compete in an on-campus challenge. From there, the winners will advance to a state competition. The challenge’s goals are to encourage students to develop ideas for solving Mississippi’s most pressing problems, while learning important lessons about planning, teamwork and presenting ideas. It will also serve as an opportunity to showcase the talent and skill level of Alcorn’s students.

Associate professor in the Department of Human Sciences Dr. Martha Ravola looks at the challenge as a great way of prepping the students to make a difference in solving a variety of issues.

“This is a great opportunity to prepare students to become globally competitive and state worthy professionals,” said Ravola. “This is where they can use the knowledge they gained in the classroom and apply it to real life situations.”

Business leaders from the Southwestern part of the state will judge the challenge. They are Mr. Adrian Hammitte, Jane Lauderdale Flowers, Torrey Groce, Robert Gage, Linda Fondren and Kenneth D. Ross.

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