Dean's Message

Reading through this issue of Business News, I am pleased to see the number of articles on entrepreneurism. In just the last month, we've hosted two lectures and awarded three scholarships in this area.

Billionaire Sam Zell visited campus to share his personal success story and philosophy.

At a Lunchbox Lecture on campus, Paul Magelli took a 50-year look back at the entrepreneurial climate on the Urbana campus.

Three students, each a successful entrepreneur, were awarded Steven Miller Scholarships last month. Miller, a principal with Origin Ventures in Chicago, is a loyal alumnus who generously supports the education of students who have pursued their dreams.

More than three years ago, the College's Agenda for Excellence identified entrepreneurism and new venture creation as a distinctive intellectual focus we would pursue on behalf of our students. We are seeing the fruits of our labors.


Avijit Ghosh

February 2006

Avijit Ghosh, College of Business dean.

Avijit Ghosh




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