Stephenson Entrepreneur Fellows Spring 2021 Cohort Announced
January 15, 2021
BATON ROUGE - The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers the Entrepreneurship Fellows Program to grow a stream of talented entrepreneurs willing to start new businesses and innovate within existing ones. The program fosters entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high-quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU, regardless of their major. Any LSU student may apply, and fellows are chosen through a competitive application process.
This year, the 31-student cohort is comprised of business and non-business majors in all stages of study, with an average GPA well above 3.0. The spring 2021 Entrepreneur Fellows are listed below, along with their intended major.
Olivia Madison Acree, junior, General Business
Blair Elise Aguda, senior, Marketing
Ramsey Abdul Alsoub, junior, Pre-Business Administration
Andrew Clifford Black III, junior, Finance
Konnor Cole Bordlee, senior, General Business
John Christopher Cascio, junior, Accounting
Elijah Conner Chambless, sophomore, General Business
Mark Stephen Champagne, senior, Entrepreneurship
Albert Cho, sophomore, Biology
Aaniyah T. Cola, senior, Management
Abbigail Rae Crouchet, junior, Marketing
Deventria Trenae Curtis, senior, Marketing
Tommy T. Duong, senior, ISDS
Leonard R. Fields, senior, General Business
Julia G. Fontana, freshman, Entrepreneurship
Lauryn Paulore Guillory, sophomore, Pre-Education
Kayla M. Hamilton, junior, Mass Communication
D’Monda Hill, Masters Public Administration
Gabe M. Ingram, junior, Pre-Business Administration
Payton Kathleen Keller, junior, Pre-Business Administration
Jacob Charles Kingery, sophomore, International Trade and Finance
Connor Landry, senior, Management
Mason Lobner, freshman, Pre-Business Administration
Caleb Parker Manemann, junior, Accounting
Francesca Manfucci, junior, Management
Madeleine C. Naquin, Masters Finance
Mario Enrique Perez-Gomez, sophomore, Pre-Business Administration
Lillian Irene Ray, sophomore, Finance
Alexandro Shelton, sophomore, Marketing
Tevor Roman Thrasher, senior, Chemical Engineering
Marvin J. Zamaro-Puerto, senior, ISDS
Throughout the program, the Fellows meet business leaders from across the region and are exposed to the entrepreneur networks that are vital to dynamic economies. The Fellows are encouraged to become active participants in regional economic development efforts. They are taught to apply principles of entrepreneurship wherever they are needed, from high-tech startups to established firms to nonprofit organizations. The Fellows are expected to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset and be ambassadors for entrepreneurship at LSU. To learn more about the Entrepreneur Fellow Program, visit lsu.edu/business/sei/academics.
About the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems
The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business combines teaching and research to create a rich learning experience for its students. Relationships with industry and state agencies enable the department to assist organizations with issues related to entrepreneurship, information systems, analytics, and business intelligence, as well as innovation and technological change and offer enhanced career opportunities for its graduates. Collaborative research efforts of its diverse faculty have resulted in major grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Louisiana. For more information, visit lsu.edu/business/sdeis.
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