Penn State Altoona Sheetz Fellows attend 2014 National CEO Conference in Orlando

Sheetz Fellows

Twelve Penn State Altoona students attended the 2014 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Conference, held Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Bottom row, left to right: Chantel DeGennaro, Morgan Keirn, and Karly Bish; Second row, left to right: Sheetz Fellows Director Donna Bon, Faridah Bada, Jesse Ickes, and Catherine Anderson; Third row, left to right: Sheetz Fellows Project Coordinator Sue Stevens, Dylan Leazier, Frank Amabile, and James Martinez; Fourth row, left to right: Collin Reinhart, Steve Mullen, and Justin Merrell. 

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ALTOONA, Pa. -- Twelve Sheetz Fellows from Penn State Altoona attended the three-day 2014 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Conference in Orlando, FL, held Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

The Sheetz Fellows included Frank Amabile, Catherine Anderson, Faridah Bada, Karly Bish, Chantel DeGennaro, Jesse Ickes, Morgan Keirn, Dylan Leazier, James Martinez, Steve Mullen, Justin Merrell and Collin Reinhart.

The conference brought 1,000 entrepreneurial students together to attend keynote and breakout sessions featuring more than 70 successful entrepreneurs who shared their insights and experiences on the risks, challenges and rewards of starting a business. The students also attended sessions in the Mentor Room where they connected one-on-one with the CEO speakers.

The Sheetz Fellows program at Penn State Altoona prepares students to be leaders; instills a sense of servant leadership through community service; challenges students to undertake a rigorous and stimulating academic experience; offers students mentoring opportunities with successful entrepreneurs and community leaders; provides students with an experiential education through study abroad and internships or research initiatives; and encourages a sense of esprit de corps by participation in seminars, workshops and professional development experiences.