Lindenwood Nonprofit wins national award

Picture from Lindenwood University
From left: Students Cynthia Fyfe, Meghan Norris, Cydney Kramer, and Trisha Ishikawa and Professor Patrick Walker

Picture from Lindenwood University From left: Students Cynthia Fyfe, Meghan Norris, Cydney Kramer, and Trisha Ishikawa and Professor Patrick Walker

Tyler Tousley | Opinions Editor
Feb 16, 2016; 12:15 p.m.

Four students and their adviser that are part of LU’s Nonprofit program were awarded second place by the Small Business Institute at a national conference in New Orleans.

Picture from Lindenwood University From left: Students Cynthia Fyfe, Meghan Norris, Cydney Kramer, and Trisha Ishikawa and Professor Patrick Walker
Picture from Lindenwood University
From left: Students Cynthia Fyfe, Meghan Norris, Cydney Kramer, and Trisha Ishikawa and Professor Patrick Walker

The award was for their nonprofit business plan/feasibility analysis research project which suggested changes “to empower women immigrants and refugees in the greater St. Louis area who are potential victims of sex trafficking” according to a press release by Lindenwood.

The competition was part of the NPA 100 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations course at the Frigga Fiber Arts Studio. The award was presented by the Small Business Institute whose goal is to focus on students learning about business through experience. This is the second time that SBI has recognized Lindenwood students.

Through these projects students bring back to the community and are able to apply the skills they have learned to their careers.