Business students recognized at national private enterprise competition

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Josh Brooks
Business professors Dr. John Parnell (left) and Dr. Cliff Mensah (far right) with UNCP seniors Joey Bartch and Josh Brooks

UNC Pembroke senior business students Josh Brooks and Joey Bartch took home third place at the Association of Private Enterprise Education’s 9th annual Undergraduate Research Competition.

Brooks and Bartch were recognized for their research during the association’s international conference in Nassau, Bahamas, April 5-7. Their poster presentation was titled “An Analysis of the Impact, Efficiency and Alternatives to the CAFE Regulation.”

The competition featured presentations from scholars from more than 40 universities. UNCP School of Business professors Drs. Cliff Mensah and John Parnell were attendance.Brooks, of Pembroke, and Bartch, of Red Springs, are set to graduate May 4, with degrees in business management and economics, respectively.

The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) is an association of teachers and scholars from colleges and universities, public policy institutes, and industry with a common interest in studying and supporting the system of private enterprise.

Competition themes ranged from political economy, private enterprise, entrepreneurship, free markets and economic education. This year’s conference theme was “Government Impediments to Innovation, Creativity, and Wealth Creation Around the World.”