The Southern University Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) won its second championship at the 2011 National Urban League Leadership BEEP case competition held recently in Orlando, Fla.
It is Southern’s second national BEEP title.
The BEEP students’ win resulted from their presentation that was designed to “best position Sodexo (competition sponsor) to attract, recruit, and retain millennial candidates.”
College of Business undergraduate students and BEEP Associates, Todd Marcus Dennis, Jr., Devin Addison, Michael Mallery, Jr., and Aaron Miller, along with their advisor, Toni Jackson, submitted their business proposal. They competed against teams from 11 leading HBCUs, before winning a spot in the finals.
SU’s team beat Florida A&M University and Savannah State University in the finals.
“We wanted to come up with a good plan for our presentation,” said Addison, a senior finance major from Marrero, La. “We felt strongly about our plan and got a lot of praise from the company that hosted the competition.”
Earch team member received two round trip airline tickets, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and a laptop computer.
“Our goal was to go in and win,” said Dennis, senior marketing major from Destrehan, La. “Everybody on the team had it in their heart that we were going to win.”
Referenced Article at Southern University