Bradley Business Students Win Two National Awards

March 30, 2020

Bradley University's Foster College of Business received the Experiential Learning Project of the Year award for two student projects at the 2020 Small Business Institute (SBI) National Conference. Projects of universities from across the country were evaluated by a diverse panel of judges. This is the second year in a row Bradley students have been awarded by the SBI.

The winning projects were a result of the college's Senior Consulting Project, a 16-week program completed by a team of four to six business students. Student teams are a mixture of accounting, business, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, and management and leadership disciplines. The teams serve as business consultants for a company to help develop a strategic plan.

Winning projects selected...

First Place Undergraduate Specialized Business Plan: G & D Integrated - Morton, IL
Students: Nathaniel Gibson, Abigail Ihrke, Hanna Alexander, Kathryn Graf, Margaret Revell

First Place Undergraduate Feasibility/Business Plan: Home Care Family Chiropractic - Peoria, IL
Students: Anne LaHood, Faith Bowman, Courteney Smith, Robert Watson, Zachary Carnes

Bradley instructor George Burek says, “The significance of the recognition is not only getting first place back to back years but also winning two first place awards this year. It speaks highly to the quality of the Senior Consulting Projects that all Bradley business students experience in their senior year and to the value of their recommendations to the clients from Central Illinois.”