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 Event – The 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.
Past Award Recipients
In 2015, Benson Riseman '78, the president and CEO of Bensea Enterprises, LLC, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Melanie Moore '06, the founder of Elizabeth & Clarke, was awarded the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award.
In 2014, Steward Moon Jr. '10, of Air & Energy, was awarded the Alumni Family Business Award, and Doug Rothschild '81, managing principal of Cassidy Turley, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2013, Chuck Papageorgiou, the managing partner of Ideasphere, was honored with the Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs Award. Art Linares, Jr. '11 was awarded with the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award.
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
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