Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week's annual 90-second student pitch competition winners: Vilien Gomez, from White Castle, La., whose business idea was a tailgating service; John Mehall, from Detroit, Mich., whose business idea was a parking app for use by college students and sports fans; and Peter Palma, from Valley Forge, Pa., whose business idea was a magazine-shaped cleaning kit for military use.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, LSU hosted the annual 90-second Student Pitch Competition. 17 students signed up to pitch their business ideas to three judges and were given 90 seconds to pitch their business idea, followed by a brief question and answer session with the judges
On Friday, Nov. 21, LSU Executive Education and the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute hosted a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs. Breakfast to Business is a quarterly program that aims to provide timely, practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional and national perspective.
LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander presented Maj. Gen. Lee Levy with a plaque on Saturday, Nov. 8, on the Parade Ground.
This year’s Hall of Honor inductees are Louisiana National Guard Col. Patrick R. Bossetta, retired U.S. Army Col. James Gregory “Greg” Jolissaint, Brad J. Juneau, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, the late retired U.S. Army Col. Joseph A. Macaluso, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. William G. “Geary” Mason, oretired Brig. Gen. Karlynn P. O’Shaughnessy, and retired Brig Gen. Dale E. Webb.