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Russian Tennis Player Starts Business to Help International Athletes

Evgenia Marushko has always loved tennis and trained at a professional level since childhood. As a teenager, she was deciding what to do with her tennis career. In Russia and most other countries in the world, there’s no college team sports. That means athletes have to either play professionally and hope that they are one of the few exceptions who makes it, or quit their sport and enroll at a local university.

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Student Entrepreneurs Want to Up Your Street Cred

When Southern Utah University student Adam Peterson told Dakota Denver his idea for an app called Street Credit, Denver knew he was on to something. Denver encouraged Peterson to submit his idea to the 90-second pitch contest hosted by the Entrepreneurship club and was blown away by his pitch. He decided to fully get on board with Street Credit and start helping with the business side of the process.

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Student Entrepreneurs Create Modest Swimwear Company

Southern Utah University is home to a number of promising student entrepreneurs. Among them are Jake and Jenna Duncan, two married students from Monticello, Utah and Parker, Colorado, respectively. Jake, a junior accounting major and Jenna, a senior marketing major, are in the process of creating a modest swimwear company, Geode Swimwear.

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A New Way to Game

After being diagnosed with a life threatening, unique metabolic disorder that caused him to lose most of his vision, Thomas Sorensen, a California Native, defied all odds and is pioneering a new way to play open source software video games.

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Creating a Mess-Free Meal Time for Moms

Not every business venture has to be done on a large scale. Some of the greatest business ideas can start in your very own home.

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Meet Our Professors: Howard Hu, Hospitality Management

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Howard Hu’s passion for hospitality started in his family-owned restaurant and grew into sharing the business as a professor of Hospitality Management at Southern Utah University. Along with his courses, Hu also helps students to obtain ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, ServSafe Alcohol Certification, and Security Management Certification every semester.

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Spreading Optimism Through LDS Home Decor

Fellow marketing majors and best friends, Samantha Amor and Camille Forbes, center thier life around their religion, family, and inspiring others.

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Business Valedictorian Prepared for Life After College

“Work first and play later,” says Scott Chapman, this year’s valedictorian for the School of Business.

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Student Entrepreneur Reinvents the Stitch

The SUU Entrepreneurship Program has aided the efforts of a number of successful entrepreneurs. Among them is Christopher Christiansen, a senior biology/pre-med major from St. George, Utah who noticed a problem with current medical practices while working in a local emergency room.

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Meet Our Professors: Mary Pearson, Accounting

Growing up just across the street from Southern Utah University, Mary Pearson has called Cedar City her home for most of her life. While a strong love of business runs in the family (Pearson’s dad taught business and two of her children have followed in her footsteps), teaching was not always her passion.

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