September 12, 2011
Springfield, OH---WittConsultants Kimberly Dyer, Elizabeth Hauser, and Ashley Sinning will spend the fall semester generating and assessing nominations for the 2012 Entrepreneurial Business Award (EBAward). The EBAward recognizes a business from Clark or Champaign County that has proven to be innovative and successful. The team will create a brand image advertising campaign to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the award, as well as plan and coordinate in public relations events and promotional activities for the award.
One of their first events will be to assemble a nomination panel of local business and political leaders. Following online research and phone screenings of the nominated businesses, the team will present a list of finalists to the managing partners Louise Lambert (president of Junior Achievement of Clark, Champaign, and Logan counties), Andy Irick (vice president of Security National Bank), Thomas Kaplan (Ness Chair in Entrepreneurship, Wittenberg University), project coach Professor Pamela Schindler, and assistant project coach Tim Bode.
Meet your WittCAM Consultants:
Kimmie Dyer ’12 is a senior business major with a minor in economics from Copley, Ohio. She completed an internship this past summer with Stephens Direct, a marketing firm in Dayton, Ohio. She assisted in the editing process of email and direct mail campaigns, fulfilled orders placed by clients, completed reconciliations, and compiled data for clients. She is a member of Delta Gamma sorority, where she serves as a member of Honor Board, the disciplinary council of the sorority. Also through Delta Gamma, Dyer volunteers at Mercy St. John’s Nursing Home in Springfield, Ohio. Dyer is also a member of the University Honors Program as well as Tau Pi Phi National Honors Society in Business. Dyer is a two-time captain of the varsity volleyball team at Wittenberg and is also a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in marketing or public relations.
Elizabeth Hauser ’12 is a business major at Wittenberg University from Ottawa Lake, Michigan. She is currently working in Wittenberg’s Health and Counseling Center as a student worker and for Wittenberg’s Business department as its student webmaster. She served as the treasurer of Wittenberg’s Panhellenic Association where she prepared budgets, attended budget hearings, and tracked the association’s finances. Hauser also was director of finance for Delta Gamma Fraternity where she tracked the one-hundred-dollar accounts for each of the 65 girls in the house. Last semester, she worked as a WittConsultant with McMurray’s on a marketing project. Hauser also was a part of the advertising class developing campaigns for the Wittenberg Experience at Comic-Con. A member of Wittenberg’s track and field team and Wittenberg’s Human Resource Management Association, Hauser’s future plans include interning in the hospitality industry and attending graduate school.
Ashley Sinning ’12 is a senior from Northfield, Minnesota. She is majoring in International Studies and has minors in Business and Spanish. Sinning has held various positions in her sorority, Delta Gamma, and most currently is the director of public relations where she organized and implemented a strategic plan to improve and re-vamp the organization's image on campus. She currently works for the Center for Civic and Urban Engagement as a student intern as well as a student assistant to the Office of Admissions. In Minnesota, Sinning has most recently worked for Field Solutions as a resource coordinator where she recruited, scheduled and coordinated field engineers. Sinning studied abroad with CIEE in Alicante, Spain for the 2010 fall semester. She plans to earn her MBA degree and pursue a career in international business with a focus in marketing and communications.
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Wittenberg Center for Applied Management (WittCAM): The Wittenberg Center for Applied Management, better known as WittCAM, offers alternative coursework to upper-level students who are focused in management. As an alternative to a classroom-based course, WittCAM provides students with the opportunity to serve as consultants to businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Students and organizations have a choice of opportunities, including: Small Business Institute, Project Management Assistance, Management Internship, and the Creative Advertising Partnership. Students may work in groups or as individuals on projects. Some projects require specific management course prerequisites; these vary depending on the nature of the project. Directed by Professor Pamela Schindler, more than 500 students have been involved in WittCAM projects in the last 35 years.