Lil’ Ice Cream Dude trades a scoop for a pencil

Beau Shell, Lil’ Ice Cream Dude, poses for a portrait with ice cream and popsicles from his Athens store, Cool World Ice Cream Shop.

Beau Shell “Lil’ Ice Cream Dude”

This fall, Beau Shell, known as the Lil’ Ice Cream Dude, began his freshman year at UGA as a GAAME Scholar and intended mechanical engineering major.

At eight years old, Shell asked his parents for an ice cream cart. A year later, his business had outgrown the cart and become an opportunity to make money to support his school and give back to his community. Not only is Shell a successful businessman––owner of Popsicle, an ice cream trailer, two additional ice cream carts, and a brick and mortar ice cream shop––he’s also the youngest ever member of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce.

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