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Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?

Read about College of Business professor Dr. April Spivack's research regarding addictive behaviors of entrepreneurs as cited in the Forbes Magazine article, "Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?"
Is Entrepreneurship Addictive?

Dr. April Spivack

Dr. April Spivack's contribution to a recent report cited in Forbes Magazine states that the life of a committed entrepreneur is similar to that of a "junky" displaying behavior such as sleeplessness, obsession, etc. Click here to read the article with the link to the full report citing Dr. Spivack's research into habitual entrepreneurs. 


Congratulations, Distinguished Alumni!

Three alumni were recognized on Friday, October 17 during an awards luncheon at the new Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Corey Vanderpoel was awarded Distinguished Young Alumnus, Holly Brenner was recognized as Distinguished Alumnus and Rollie Stephenson was honored with Distinguished Honorary Alumnus.

On Friday, October 17, three UW Oshkosh alumni were recognized by the College of Business for their professional accomplishments and commitment to the college. The annual event began with a welcome and introduction by the Director of Alumni Relations, Dave Krause. The attendees enjoyed a plated lunch followed by a College of Business update given by Dean William J. Tallon. The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award was presented by Jordan Rhodes, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jordan gave a brief summary and introduced the recipient, Corey Vanderpoel, Managing Director of Schenck M&A Solutions. Corey is a 1999 graduate in Management Information Systems with a Finance emphasis. Tim Greinert, President of the United Way, presented the Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award to Holly Brenner, Vice President of Strategic Development & Marketing at Agnesian HealthCare. Holly received a BBA in Marketing and HR in 1999, and an MBA in 2011. Dean William Tallon was pleased to present the Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award to Rollie Stephenson, Founder and CEO of Faith Technologies. Rollie serves on the Business Advisory Council for UW Oshkosh College of Business, and has been a significant supporter of the College of Business.

Congratulations to all three recipients!

AeroInnovate Takes Off

AeroInnovate, UW Oshkosh Business Success Center's unique aviation and aerospace networking consulting enterprise, takes off with a prestigious award for Leadership & Collaboration!

AeroInnovate, UW Oshkosh Business Success Center's unique aviation and aerospace networking consulting enterprise, has won first place for Leadership & Collaboration at the national University Economic Development Association summit. Meridith Jaeger, founder of AeroInnovate, was present to receive the award. Read more!

UWO Alta Resources CEI Wins Global "Emerging Entrepreneurship Center" Award

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) has been named recipient of the 2014 “Emerging Center Award” from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
UWO Alta Resources CEI Wins Global "Emerging Entrepreneurship Center" Award

GCEC Award

The Alta Resources CEI earned this prestigious award during the GCEC Conference 2014 in London, United Kingdom. Colleen Merrill, the executive director of the Alta Resources CEI and the director of the Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh, was in London to receive the award on behalf of the center. The center is beginning its second year with the new director, Jordan Rhodes leading the way and expecting a year of major growth!

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UW Oshkosh Insurance Minor Complementary to Insurance Industry

UW Oshkosh Insurance Minor will provide students ready to work in the insurance industry. There are over 250 life, health and property casualty organizations headquartered in Wisconsin. Students graduating with an Insurance minor from UW Oshkosh can fill the roles of the many anticipated retiring employees in the insurance industry.

With a growing workforce in the state of Wisconsin, the Insurance industry will be replacing over 400,000 employees by the year 2020. UW Oshkosh students graduating with a minor in Insurance and Risk Management will have an advantage over any other graduate due to the experience and licensure they will acquire upon graduation. The state is the fourth in the nation for the number of insurance companies with over 250 life, health and property casualty organizations headquartered in Wisconsin! "More people work in insurance and financial services in Wisconsin than in the dairy industry or agriculture," said Scott Beyer, director of the insurance program at UW Oshkosh. Read more here

Alta Resources, UW Oshkosh College of Business Partner

Alta Resources and UW Oshkosh College of Business along with the Small Business Development Center join forces to support the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI).

The Center for Entrepreneurship, housed in the Small Business Development Center on the UW Oshkosh College of Business campus, will become the Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation thanks to tremendous support from the Neenah based company. The Alta Resources CEI is on a mission to inspire, educate and develop entrepreneurs from UW Oshkosh through world-class education, mentorship, application and public recognition.

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