Alumni and Friends

Alumni Events

The Entrepreneurship Center strives to maintain and foster close relationships with alumni of the program. Networking and social events are scheduled each year to keep Spartan entrepreneurs connected. 

Annual Entrepreneurship & Small Business Owner Alumni Achievement EventThe Entrepreneurship and Small Business Owner Alumni Achievement Awards was established by the Entrepreneurship Center in 2012 to honor alumni who have made significant professional and personal achievements in the years since graduation. This celebration is held on the Thursday evening prior to the Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference. Please join us for an evening of networking over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To register for the event, or to make a donation, please visit  

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Plant Hall Grand Salon


 To make a nomination, please complete this form and return it to

Past Award Recipients

In 2012, Alan Shoopak ’79, founder of Orthodontic Specialists of Florida, and Edouard Carrie ’10, owner of Environmental Cleaning Solutions SA, were honored with the "Alumnus Entrepreneur" and the "Emerging Entrepreneur" awards.

Alumni Advisory Board

We actively seek advice from the business community, parents and alumni. If you have an interest in helping us improve the entrepreneurship program at UT, contact Rebecca White at for more information.


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To view a list of our current events, please subscribe to our Entrepreneurship Center calendar or contact Dean Koutroumanis at for more information.