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accomplished athlete AND aspiring entrepreneur

| Judy Berthiaume

A longtime softball standout, Taylor Pierce earned multiple honors for her many accomplishments during her four years as a Blugold athlete, including receiving All-WIAC First Team honors three times. While the senior from Ashwaubenon loves the thrill of competing on a successful collegiate softball team, it’s another of her longtime passions that she plans to build a career around — cupcakes. An avid baker who finds joy in creating things that will make someone’s day or bring a smile to their face, Taylor hopes to eventually open her own Cupcakery, a cupcake bakery. The knowledge and skills she’s gaining as a management major with an entrepreneur emphasis is giving her the tools and confidence she needs to pursue her dream of opening her own business in the not-so-distant future. As an athlete she found support and inspiration from her coaches and teammates. As a student, she is similarly motivated and inspired by her professors and peers in the entrepreneur program. Their willingness to provide feedback and advice — as well as share their own stories about the risks and rewards that go with being an entrepreneur — are invaluable as she develops a business plan she hopes will help her successfully launch her bakery business. As an accomplished athlete AND aspiring entrepreneur, Taylor Pierce is embracing her multiple passions as she plans and prepares for her future as a private business owner … and that’s pretty powerful.