Entrepreneurship club ranked No. 2 in the nation

Posted November 12, 2014

ACU’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) earned second place at the organization’s national conference, held last weekend in Orlando, Fla. ACU CEO was selected from more than 200 participating institutions as one of three finalists for Chapter of the Year.

“Representing ACU at the CEO National Conference was an honor,” says Rudy Garza, junior marketing major and president of ACU CEO. “Meeting with members of fellow chapters reminded me that the effort to spread the entrepreneurial spirit on our campus is shared by so many incredible young people at schools across the country. They’re sharp, confident and energetic, and I’m proud to say that ACU is among the best of them.”

Dr. Jim Litton, director of the Griggs Center and faculty sponsor of ACU CEO, traveled to the event with Garza and 13 other members.

“The student leaders have done an amazing job,” says Litton. “The success of the group is a testament to their hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit of ACU’s student body. ACU CEO provides a great experience and learning opportunity for all students.” 
ACU CEO is sponsored by the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. Approximately 10 percent of all ACU undergraduate students and more than 200 active members have participated in at least one of the club’s meetings or workshops this fall.

CEO is a global entrepreneurship network with more than 20,000 students and 200 chapters. CEO’s mission is to inform and support college students in their mission to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. The organization also provides student entrepreneurs with events, chapter activities and conferences to help start businesses.

Learn more about ACU CEO at http://acu.edu/ceoclub.

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