LSU names top advisor, local business wins international student startup competition | Business News
Jennie Sparks, academic counselor for the LSU College of Agriculture, has been honored as the LSU Advisor of the Year.
Sparks serves as the lead academic counselor for the ag college, which provides advising for about 1,500 students.
Sparks began her career at LSU in 2017, working as an academic counselor for University College Center for Freshman Year before moving to the ag college in 2019.
Mallard Bay, which bills itself as Airbnb for sportsmen and guides, won $218,000 at an international student startup competition.
Mallard Bay took home the fourth most investment and prizes at the 2022 Rice Business Plan Competition.
The business lets people book guided hunting and fishing trips online with reputable charters and outfitters. It also helps outdoors businesses showcase trips, manage finances and…