Karl Eller Center names 2006 Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Honoree Carl J. Schramm to speak about stimulating entrepreneurial growth and opportunity in U.S. universities at free public lecture
TUCSON, Ariz. – JANUARY 12, 2006 – Arizona leads the way in entrepreneurship, and an incubator for that success is the Karl Eller Center/McGuire Entrepreneurship Program at The University of Arizona. The nationally ranked program regularly produces visionaries who can effectively move an idea to reality, thanks in part to the support and vision of people like Carl J. Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Schramm has been named the 2006 Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence by The Karl Eller Center. He will deliver remarks entitled “Stimulating Entrepreneurial Growth and Opportunity in U.S. Universities,” Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center, The University of Arizona, 1303 East University Blvd. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Leading the Kauffman Foundation, Schramm has worked to improve understanding of how entrepreneurs change the world, how to encourage entrepreneurial activity at U.S. universities, and how to disentangle the complex system by which the discoveries of university research are brought to market for practical use. A former professor at Johns Hopkins, Schramm founded the university’s Center for Hospital Finance and Management before going on to found a number of companies in healthcare and information technology sectors. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Georgetown University.
The Kauffman Foundation “affects entrepreneurship education in a way that is unique and powerful,” said Sherry Hoskinson, director of the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, “and the Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence program provides students an exciting opportunity to work with nationally prominent entrepreneurs along with valuable exposure to the entrepreneurial philosophy.”
Dr. Schramm’s presentation is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Catalina Room, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. An RSVP is requested for the reception. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Foundation strives to foster an environment nationwide in which entrepreneurs have the information and tools they need to succeed. The Kauffman Foundation promotes entrepreneurial success at all levels. It works with leading educators and researchers nationwide to create awareness of the powerful economic impact of entrepreneurship, to develop and disseminate proven programs that enhance entrepreneurial skills and abilities, and to improve the environment in which entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
About the Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence
The Karl Eller Center annually recognizes an accomplished entrepreneur as the Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Criteria for selection include:
- Entrepreneurial success: Growth of an enterprise
- Innovation: Creativity and success in entrepreneurial activities
- Enthusiasm: Interest in and commitment to work with one of the country’s foremost entrepreneurship education programs
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation endowed this position to support entrepreneurship education and recognize extraordinary entrepreneurial success and innovation. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence work with students to provide in-depth review and advice about the problems and challenges they face in their business plans.
Past Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at the Karl Eller Center include Herb Kelleher, chairman of Southwest Airlines; Bruce Halle, CEO of Discount Tire Company; Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s, Inc.; and Jerry Colangelo, president of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #12 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #44 in the U.S. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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