Dardanelle Team Wins Arkansas Tech Business Challenge

RUSSELLVILLE, AR (News release) Three students from Dardanelle High School won the top prize in the second annual Arkansas Tech University Business Challenge. Luke Bartlett, Tyler Calavitta and Tyler Cooley were selected as presenting the best business idea during the finals of competition at Rothwell Hall on the Arkansas Tech campus in Russellville on Friday, April 11.

High school students participating in the Arkansas Tech Business Challenge pitch their ideas for a business start up or expansion to a panel of judges.

The judges for the 2014 Arkansas Tech Business Challenge were three representatives from Arvest Bank: Lacie Caughron, consumer lender; Jason McGee, treasury management representative; and Tony Warren, mortgage lender. Bartlett, Cooley and Calavitta earned $500 for their winning presentation.

Arvest Bank, Cargill Pork, Pope County Farm Bureau and Yell County Farm Bureau served as sponsors for the 2014 Arkansas Tech Business Challenge.

The Arkansas Tech College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Arkansas Tech offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in accounting, business data analytics, economics and finance and management and marketing as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in business education.

As of fall 2013, the Arkansas Tech College of Business also offers a Master of Science degree in business administration. The degree is designed for students who received their undergraduate training in a field other than business administration and wish to sharpen their business acumen for enhanced career opportunities.

For more information about the Arkansas Tech College of Business, click here or call (479) 968-0490.

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