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Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Post 2016 Election: Five Areas for Entrepreneurs to Evaluate

Admittedly, most of the crystal balls used to prognosticate the 2016 election are sadly in need of repair or replacement. So attempts to dust off those crystal balls to peer into the future, as it relates to the next few years, have an analogous chance of accuracy. So what signs should entrepreneurs and innovators be looking for with the change in administrations?

Tom Sudow, the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University, takes a stab at listing the five areas that will have the greatest impact. They are:

The J.M. Smucker Company Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University

The J.M. Smucker Company Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University

The J.M. Smucker Company, based in Orrville, Ohio, has established an Endowed Scholarship in Business at Ashland University.

The scholarship was established with a $50,000 gift that will be awarded to undergraduate students in AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics based on academic merit and financial need. The recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and the award may be renewed annually provided recipients maintain the requirements and be in good standing within the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Establishes One-Year International MBA Program

Ashland University Establishes One-Year International MBA Program

Ashland University has established a 1 Year International Master of Business Administration program that includes two international study tours and can be completed on Saturdays over a one-year period.

“We are very excited to offer this one-year program for those who want to earn their MBA quickly and travel the world through a program that features two international study tours and an all-inclusive tuition,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean of AU’s Dauch College of Business and Economics.

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Ashland University Names New Director of the Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Tom Sudow has been named the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics. Sudow will begin his new duties Oct. 31.

“We are delighted and proud to have someone of Tom’s stature join the team at Ashland University’s Dauch College of Business and Economics as the new director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies,” said Dr. Elad Granot, dean and professor of marketing at AU’s Dauch College.

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event on Oct. 28

Faculty, Staff and Students Invited to Participate in ‘AU to Main Street’ Event

Ashland University faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in an “AU to Main Street” event on Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event was rescheduled for today following a rain out on Oct. 21.

The event will involve AU faculty, staff, and students meeting in front of the Rec Center at 4 p.m. and being led by Tuffy in the estimated ½-mile walk to Ashland’s Main Street. Once in the downtown area, AU employees and students are asked to visit the many merchants and get a passport stamped at those locations. Those with five stamps can enter a drawing to win prizes.

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University Sees Large Freshman Class for 2016-17 and Overall Strong Enrollment

Ashland University has started the 2016-2017 academic year with one of the largest freshman classes in recent years and one of the largest total enrollments in AU’s 138-year history.

“We have 740 new freshmen and transfers making this year’s new student class one of the largest classes in recent years,” said Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president for enrollment management. “In addition, our total enrollment with graduate programs and off-campus centers has reached 6,579, which is the third highest total enrollment ever recorded at the university.”

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University Works to Assist Students Impacted by ITT Closing

Ashland University officials are reaching out to the thousands of students impacted by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute, letting them know that AU is ready to review their credits and will work with them to help them transfer to Ashland.

“Many of the credits they’ve already accumulated at ITT would transfer to Ashland University for a variety of our programs and we are willing to work with them to ensure that the hard work and time they have put into their education will not be lost,” said Dr. Michael Hollenbaugh, vice president of enrollment management at Ashland.

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

Ashland University Students Compete in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week Competition

A team of Ashland University students competed in the Entrepreneurship Immersion Week competition at the University of Mount Union from July 31-August 5. This year’s team of undergraduate students was comprised of Meghann Fitzpatrick of Mooresville, Ind.; Bethany Meadows of Ostrander, Ohio; Mitchel Abreu-Ellis of Mansfield, Ohio; Thomas Nesbitt of Mansfield, Ohio; Alec Temple of Wapakoneta, Ohio; and Miki Yamamura of Kanagawa, Japan.

Miki Yamamura, a junior at Ashland University, participated as an alternate on the University of Akron team.

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University Establishes Corporate Connections Program

Ashland University is introducing a new program that will further connect the University with business entities and enable its corporate partners to offer educational opportunities to their employees as well as spouses and dependents of those employees.

The program, titled “Corporate Connections Program,” has a number of features including opportunities for student internships and educational discounts for employees.

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon

Jeremy Bloom, chief executive officer for the marketing technology company, Integrate, and founder of Wish of a Lifetime, will be the featured speaker for the 14th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon at Ashland University. In addition to his professional life, Bloom is an accomplished athlete in both skiing and football. He is a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian, eleven-time World Cup gold medalist and a member of the United States Skiing Hall of Fame. In 2005, he won a record six straight World Cup events, the most in a single season in the sport’s history.

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