University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business students in the entrepreneurship program presented their new business venture plans to a panel of executives as part of the students’ senior project. The panel, composed of experts with start-up experience, critiqued the students’ plans and gave them advice to better their proposals. The entrepreneurship students were Eric Sulivant, Sam Howard, Tiffany Martin, Chris Griffith and Martin Statkewicz. Members of the panel who critiqued the students were Debra Harrison, a senior vice president at Whitney Bank; Don Mecke, former vice president of sales and marketing at Standard Furniture; Denise Browning, president of Hunter Ventures, L.L.C.; Dr. Michael Chambers, a local attorney at Cabaniss Johnston law firm; and Dr. Melody Scott, executive vice president of Emergency Management Assistance, Inc.
From left are Sulivant, Martin, Statkewicz, Harrison, Mecke, Browning, Griffith, Howard and Dr. Calvin Bacon Jr., assistant professor of management in the Mitchell College of Business.