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Finance lecturer Dennis Beard, EMBA candidate Kerris Lee win innovation awards



Congratulations to Dennis Beard '94 MBA, lecturer of finance, and Kerris Lee, EMBA candidate! Both were recipients of awards at the 9th annual Innovation Celebration, held on February 28 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Beard won the Entrepreneurial Excellence: Advocacy Award. Through his work with Open Prairie Ventures and Serra Ventures, he's advised young companies such as iCyt, Argus Systems, EpiWorks, Personify, Intelliwheels and Oso Technologies.

Lee, an instructor at Parkland College, won the Innovation in Engagement Award for his work on the United Way Pre-K app, which helps parents prepare their children for kindergarten.

At Innovation Celebration, individuals are recognized for making significant contributions, taking risks, and providing leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in the community.

For more information about Innovation Celebration, and to read more about the award winners, visit the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation's website.

 

March 5, 2014

 

 


 

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