Middle Georgia State Education Major Successfully Mixes Her Studies with Entrepreneurship

Allie Keel, an early childhood education major at Middle Georgia State University, models one of the tops she sells at her online boutique, Landra Layne. Photo taken in downtown Cochran by Clay Foskey.


COCHRAN – Once she became a junior at Middle Georgia State University, Allie Keel made the same discovery many students make when they begin taking upper-level courses: balancing a job with a full college workload is a challenge.

But Keel had loved working at a small clothing boutique in Cochran during her freshman and sophomore years, a job that stirred her entrepreneurial spirit. She wondered if opening her own online shop would give her the flexible hours she needed to stay in that business while finishing her early childhood education degree. Read more to find out the benefits she has experienced by taking this leap of faith.