Southeast Missouri State University

Collin Ritter is a senior from Advance, Missouri, USA who is studying Corporate Communication and Marketing Management. His primary field of research centers around the business of branded entertainment and media development. He is an award winning public forum debater and former radio program host and producer for National Public Radio. He gets his inspiration from his hero and native Missourian, Walt Disney. After finishing his undergraduate education, he plans to earn a master’s degree and begin a career as a programming executive and entertainment consultant. His end goal is to teach creative marketing at the university level.

Bhanu Sehgal is a senior from New Delhi, India majoring in Accounting. He plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Actuarial Science after he graduates. He is a Resident Assistant on campus, is designated as a Presidential Ambassador, and serves as the Chief Justice on the All University Judicial Board. He has served on the Student Government Executive Board and was selected to participate in a short- term study program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. He was also a finalist for the Homecoming Man of the Year in 2017.

Dr. Willie Redmond earned a PhD in Economics and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He has been at Southeast Missouri State University for 18
years, where he teaches the Graduate and Undergraduate, “Capstone” Business Administration courses in Strategic Management. He is also active with International Business study abroad programs and has taught classes in Finland, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition to teaching, he is a Faculty Associate in the office of the Provost. There, in his primary responsibility, he oversees the statewide – Missouri Alliance for Collaborative Education (MACE).

Collin Ritter, Bhanu Sehgal, (coach) Dr. Willie Redmond, Rachel Orf, Sarah Monteiro


Rachel Orf is a senior from O’Fallon, Missouri, USA. Her undergraduate major is business economics. In 2017, she was among a select group of students who were chosen to attend a week-long seminar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. She also received a competitive scholarship from the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) to attend its 2017 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. After she graduates, Rachel plans to further her education by pursuing a PhD in Economics and later go on to teach at the university level.

Sarah Monteiro was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a 3 rd  year student majoring in International Business with a minor in Business Law. Her goal is to pursue a MBA, followed by a J.D. in International Law.  At Southeast Missouri State, Sarah is the president of the International Business Club, the International Business representative on the Student Advisory Council, the College of Business Senior Senator in the Student Government Association, and a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society.