Udeh, Martin appear on Launch Pad TV
September 27, 2010
Dr. Igwe Udeh, Dean of the College of Business & Public Administration, and Dr. Frank Martin, Chair of Business Entrepreneurship, appeared on Launch Pad TV in September to discuss the accomplishments of the Business Entrepreneurship program. Launch Pad TV is a monthly webcast television show, which features business and entrepreneurship news from the New Orleans area.
Launch Pad TV is produced by Launch Pad, which is a work community located at 643 Magazine Street. The collaborative consists of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and people working for out-of-town companies, who rent office space, conference rooms, work space, etc. to grow their businesses.
Mancuso, Alijani to appear on Fox 8 Morning News
August 12, 2010
Dr. Louis Mancuso, Professor of Business Entrepreneurship, and Dr. David Alijani, Professor of Management Information Systems, will appear on WVUE-TV’s “Fox 8 Morning News” with Jennifer Hale and Rob Masson on Monday, August 16th at 7:20 a.m. Drs. Mancuso and Alijani will discuss their paper The Effects of the BP Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina on Business in South Louisiana. They will discuss the findings of the findings of their work. The paper was also co-authored by Dr. Objyung Kwun, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems.
SUNO team wins Rookie of the Year honors at SIFE competition
April 14, 2010
On April 6th senior Business Entrepreneurship majors Michael Pugh and Tonia Simmons-Doakes represented Southern University at New Orleans in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Competition in Atlanta, Georgia; and returned home with Rookie of the Year honors. The team also placed as the First Runner-Up. The SUNO SIFE team, advised by Dr. Louis Mancuso, was judged by a national panel of business executives. The competition took place in Atlanta, Georgia.
SUNO SIFE competed in the same league as Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, Fla.), the University of Georgia. the University of North Florida, and Jackson State University. The league champions were Eckerd, Georgia and North Florida while the SIFE team from Jackson State came in as the Second Runner-Up.
Business Entrepreneurship students WIN Morehouse Business Plan Competition
March 10, 2010
Southern University at New Orleans won the Morehouse College 2010 Business Plan Competition on February 26th in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse. Two senior Business Entrepreneurship majors, Tonia Simmons-Doakes and Erica Bilbo, comprised the winning team under the guidance of Dr. Louis C. Mancuso, professor of Marketing. The team won the top prize of $10,000 for their concept, Housing Innovations, LLC. Howard University won the second place prize of $6,000 and the University of Virginia placed third to take home $4,000.
The team developed a project dealing with the need of Section 8 housing in the Orleans Parish area. Housing Innovations proposes the idea of purchasing two fourplexes in the New Orleans East area to refurbish the dilapidated housing. Other teams from Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse participated as well. On the day of the finals over 200 people were present and nine judges from around the country evaluated the participants.
“These students worked with me throughout the Christmas Holidays and Mardi Gras,” said Mancuso. “This is a monumental victory for these students and our institution.”
The judges from the competition were: John Curtis, JC Marketing, Inc.; Donna Ennis, Georgia Minority Business Enterprise Center; Deborah Griffin, State Farm Insurance; John Handy, Ph.D., Morehouse College; Michael Jones, IKON Solutions; Eric Lyons, National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA); Monica Peete, NBMBAA; Michael Rhodes, Atlanta Urban League; JaKathryn Ross, Georgia-Pacific LLC; Said Sewell, Ph.D., Fort Valley State; and Roger Williams, Ph.D., Morehouse College.
The final evaluators were: Audrey D. Hines , President, Dillard Hines and Associates; CaSondra “Cas” Sigler, Writer and Producer, Nina Holiday Entertainment; Doug Speight, Manager Strategic Partnerships and Outreach, ONRL; Dr. Farrah Gray, Founder, Farrah Gray Foundation; Kent Matlock, Chairman and CEO, Matlock Advertising and Public Relations; LaDoris “Dot” Harris, Global Marketing Executive, GE Energy; Sharon Dougherty, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin; William Swift, Managing Partner, Airport Retail Management; and Yolanda White, Assistant VP of African American Marketing, Coca-Cola North America.