GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Georgetown College will be one of 11 colleges and universities to participate in the 2nd Alltech Innovation Competition Saturday, April 26, at the Newtown Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington.
This year Alltech is seeking a business plan to capitalize on innovation in Kentucky’s food and agriculture sectors. $20,000 in prizes is once again on the line.
Other schools that are scheduled to participate are Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Kentucky State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University.
Georgetown College’s team is comprised of:
Jonathan “Jonny” Boribong, a Business Administration major with a Finance concentration. He is graduating in the Spring of 2014, where his future is boundless. He is originally from Pataskala, OH (near Columbus), though he has traveled internationally. He is currently evaluating career and graduate school opportunities.
Alex Moak, a senior with a major in Business Administration. He is an intern for the Georgetown College football team, where he is currently an administrative assistant who works with game day operations and payroll. His goal is learn how to become an effective leader and manager in sports. He plans on attending graduate school to concentrate in sports administration and entrepreneurship.
Linh Khanh Vuong came to Kentucky from her home town of Hanoi, Vietnam, after studying at the prestigious Hanoi- Amsterdam High School for the Gifted. She is a junior, double majoring in Business Administration and Communication & Media, and has been very active in Phi Beta Lambda, the student business organization.
Team advisor is Dr. Scott Takacs, an Associate Professor at Georgetown College, where he has taught business since graduating from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Marketing. He has also been the advisor to Phi Beta Lambda, the student business organization. Dr. Takacs has worked with students in locations as far as London and Temuco, Chile, but his home is Kentucky.