Students and faculty mingle at Center for Entrepreneurship's cookout.

Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Fall Cookout

Austin Ambrose
September 8, 2016

Faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs gathered at the Living Learning Center August 31 to learn more about the entrepreneurial opportunities on campus, and enjoy an abundant amount of hot dogs.

The evening began with a brief introduction from the Center for Entrepreneurship Director Luke Pittaway. He welcomed the new and retuning students, faculty and staff to another year at Ohio University.

Not wanting to take away time from the student organizations, Pittaway turned the event over to the students. A brief presentation was given from the entrepreneurial organizations AMplified Communication, Enactus OU, Epsilon Nu Tau and OU Entrepreneurs. Other organizations that could not attend but were included on their organization sheet were Black Student Business Caucus, Consulting Fellows and ThinkDesign.

The organizations pitched their work activities throughout the year, hoping to recruit the new people in the room. Through these presentations it was announced that Enactus OU won a grant from Wal-Mart to use toward their project helping single women.

“This event is mainly to reach out to freshmen and new people to show them what we do,” Pittaway said. “It has always been more of a welcome back event.”

The evening concluded with the room of people making their way to gather an assortment of hot-dogs, chips, potato salad and cookies. Students caught up with professors, new people met faculty that could help them, and everyone enjoyed a good meal.

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