By Shalee Franklin
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), in its first year ever to compete in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition, took home the bronze with their small business division team known as “Revolutionary Transportation.” This was also the first year for the competition to include a small-business division.
NEO’s small-business division was awarded $4,000 for their third-place finish.
“I am very proud of the NEO team. The Governor’s Cup program is highly competitive. This win reflects the students’ hard work and the outstanding guidance of Scott Donaldson, team advisor,” Dr. Bethene Fahnestock, vice president of academic affairs, said.
The Governor’s Cup Team competition is a statewide competition that engages students in a real world simulation of gathering data, researching facts and building a business plan.
The competition is judged by business professionals from around the state. All two-year and four-year non-research schools are allowed to enter a team in the small business division and NEO’s business team worked long and hard from the beginning of the semester.