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Spring Newsletter

The Business Idea Competition

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Dean's Office

College of Business and Public Affairs
624 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Name: Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.
Position: Dean

Name: Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)

Name: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Ph.D.
Position: Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Issues

Name: Deborah Axsom
Position: Executive Assistant to the Dean

Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Business Manager

Name: Ruth Flanagan
Position: Receptionist and Assistant for the Associate Dean

The Business Idea Competition

The winners of the 2015 Business Idea Competition have been announced.

Congratulations to all contestants of the 2015 Business Idea Competition! This year there were eighty-nine submissions. Finalists presented their idea at the Idea Pitch on April 22nd. The results are as follows:

  • Overall Winner: Girls Auto Clinic by Patrice Banks
  • 1st Place Score: Girls Auto Clinic by Patrice Banks
  • 2nd Place Score: Revitalization by Bill Ewing
  • 1st Place Undergraduates: o.Co by Jennifer Roehm
  • 2nd Place Undergraduates: Crescendo by Nathan Swavely
  • 1st Place Graduates + Alumni: Fresh and Folded by Frank Argentieri
  • 2nd Place Graduates + Alumni: Gneiss Drone Works by Ian Higgins
  • 1st Place Faculty + Staff: SustainableU by Joy Fritschle + Gary Coutu
  • 2nd Place Faculty + Staff: EHOBO (Empowering Humanity One by One) by Mike McColligan, Gustave Mbuy, Bob DiFilippo + Martin Helmke
  • Poster Audience Choice Award: LM Wizard by Lena Lee