Julie Newman to Be Master of Ceremonies, Global Student Business Concept Challenge

VT KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce the Master of Ceremonies of the Global Student Business Concept Challenge, Julie Newman, Executive Producer and on-air host for Blue Ridge PBS.  The Global Student Challenge offers nine student teams from all over the world a chance to present their business concept presentations before a panel of business leaders and compete for the $25,000 cash prize on Thursday, August 25, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Dumas Center in Roanoke, Virginia. 

Julie Newman Newman has a dozen years of experience as a broadcast journalist and producer. In just two years at Blue Ridge PBS, she has led the station to 19 state and national awards, including its first two Emmys.
Citizens of the New River and Roanoke Valleys are invited to attend the Global Student Challenge free of charge on Thursday, August 25, 2011.  The contest finals are part of a week-long celebration of student entrepreneurship during the Global Partnership Week.  The Global Partnership Week August 21 – August 27, 2011, offers university students and faculty a chance to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.

Registration is also open for the Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception on Wednesday, August 24, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Roanoke to welcome our global guests and celebrate our region with food and music unique to our area.  Please register for the Global Student Challenge and/or Reception.

For questions or more information, contact Christine Pushaw at 540-443-9100 or via email at [email protected].

Sponsors of the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week include: Allegheny Brokerage Company, Inc., CCS-Inc., Economic Development Authority of Montgomery County, VA, G.J. Hopkins Inc., Interactive Achievement, Inc., LeClairRyan, LewisGale Hospital – Montgomery, Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Novozymes, Rackspace, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), StellarOne, TechLab, Third Security, The Branch Group Inc., VPT, Inc.

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