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Nov 20, 2016 07:48 AM EST

Evangel Business Students Obtain Entrepreneur Scholarships


In promoting entrepreneurship development, Marc Dobberstein and J. Adam Dobberstein from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Evangel alumni, have provided a new scholarship at Evangel University.

In recognition of their plans to create new businesses, a pair of $500 entrepreneurship scholarships will be awarded to the Evangel University Business Department this fall, as reported by News Leader.

The said scholarship will be given to Olivia Gorman and Austin Beshuk, senior marking major from Springfield and a senior management major from Jefferson City respectively. In the spring of 2015, the Evangel's entrepreneurship course was launched by Hona Amer and Eveline Lewis, business professors accompanied with a $5,000 grant from the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Both Beshuk and Gorman participated during the spring semester entrepreneurship course at Evangel that provided projects and instructions linked to the creation of business.

With nearly 120 entrepreneurs from the Springfield community, students will join every Wednesday morning. This will be at the Springfield Art Museum during the one hour long 1 Million Cups program. This program was founded by the Kaufman Foundation and is now active in more than 80 cities. Its aim is to make the entrepreneurs connected, educated, and engaged.

A business plan that will help a nonprofit boarding facility through providing high-end boarding option for cat and dog owners who have higher level of disposable income was developed by Gorman. The said facility will have a full-service shelter for both cats and dogs that are not yet adopted.

Moreover, Beshuk wants to develop a new and unique Polish restaurant which will uphold the Slavic influence on various mix of dining available.

Beshuk's plan will begin with a food truck which will then be transformed into a restaurant. The price of the meals available will range from $10 to $15 and the restaurant will allow catering services.

Dobberstein Entrepreneurship Scholarship has been part of building both Beshuk's and Gorman's dream of encouraging students to pursue their dreams.

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