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Minding Their Own Business: Students Take Charge of the Chellie Club

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If anyone should ask where the next generation of female business leaders are, look no further than Cottey College. Members of the College’s business club Enactus have taken their education way beyond book-learning–they run a business! Led by students Allyson Williams and Karlie Acton, a team of future business professionals took over the operation of the campus snack bar, The Chellie Club, last semester.

Getting to the point where the students could even propose managing the Chellie Club required an entrepreneurial effort. Dr. Tammy Ogren, Assistant Professor of Business Administration-Management, took students on a field trip to Kansas City to visit different startup companies.

“Students expressed the fact that they didn’t feel like they had hands-on business experience at Cottey,” said Acton. “She [Ogren] saw a need and decided to fix it by starting Enactus.”

“Enactus is a national organization for students that supports entrepreneurism in action (ENACTUS: ENtrepreneurism in ACTion…