The St. Mary’s College of Maryland entrepreneurial student group, Hire Hawks, beat out 20 other pitches in the first round of the Southern Maryland CrabPot Pitch Contest held Thursday, April 13 at Elements in Lexington Park. They advance to the next round on May 11 for a chance to win $5,000 and a year of coaching and mentorship.
The Hire Hawks team consists of six St. Mary’s College students who took Professor Elizabeth Osborn’s entrepreneurship class during the fall semester of 2016. Dr. Osborn agreed to work with the six students on an independent-study basis during spring semester 2017, in order for the students to implement their project.
Pictured from left to right: Peg Duchesne ’77, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees and advisor for Hire Hawks; team members Ryan Grant ’17; Marsalis Hurley ’18; Sam Saunders ’19; Ivan Messi ’17; Tally Aumiller ’17; Professor of Sociology Elizabeth Osborn; and team member James Loftis ’17.