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Launch chronicles continued success in annual report

Launch chronicles continued success in annual report


Launch chronicles continued success in annual report

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses has published its FY2223 annual report, which showcases the organization’s achievements over the past year.

Sarah Stege, Launch writing specialist and a sophomore at Lakeland, led the creation of the annual report, including writing, collaborating with Launch team members and using ChatGPT to brainstorm and optimize word choice. Morgan Garrison, Launch graphic designer and a senior at Lakeland, developed the report’s visual presentation.

“As we step into our fourth year, we find ourselves at the forefront of a growing wave of success,” said Launch CEO and Lakeland senior John Putnam. “Launch is dynamic and ever evolving yet unwavering in our commitment to our core mission: empowering our employees to learn entrepreneurship, grow a professional skillset and lead others to achieve success in their businesses.”

Putnam said Launch is dedicated to preparing its student employees for the multifaceted challenges of the world, relentlessly pursuing financial success and nurturing meaningful collaborations.

“Our culture, defined by the principles of ‘learn, grow, lead,’ is the bedrock of our journey and will continue to guide us toward a promising future,” he said.

Launch was founded in May 2020 as an entrepreneurial initiative offering paid small business management opportunities, both on and off campus, to LU students. Through Launch, students create, develop, manage and lead Lakeland-owned business ventures while developing into the next generation of emerging leaders.

Launch currently has four ventures: Musko’s Campus Shop, Elementastic, Launch Events and the Nonprofit Division.

Launch’s mission is to empower Lakeland students to become visionary trailblazers, equipping them with transformative experiences and entrepreneurial skills that propel them as future leaders. Through immersive learning opportunities, Launch fosters a dynamic environment that prepares students for a multitude of diverse careers in an ever-evolving global landscape.

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