From reducing recidivism rates to increasing safety on campuses, business students are finding creative ways to use their academic discipline to make a impact. Learn more about the people's choice and first place award winners at this year's Social Venture Competition.
This April, NNU alumnus Dr. Jeren Rowell (’83) was elected as the 11th president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. “In his forty years as a pastor-scholar, Dr. Rowell has consistently proven his effectiveness as a leader, pastor, author and professor,” said President Joel Pearsall.
“It is gratifying to be able to use the accounting skills we learn in the classroom to make a real difference in people's lives,” said accounting major Richelle Nixon. From filing tax returns to completing economic impact studies, business students are finding ways to serve their community while gaining experience.
Through their senior design projects, twenty engineering and two physics majors utilized their undergraduate education to meet humanitarian or business needs. One project involved five students building a Micron-sponsored lawn care robot, designed to navigate and mow autonomously.