Entrepreneurial Leadership Lecture Series Prepares Students To Be Their Own Boss

October 3, 2013

The Cheyney University Fall 2013 Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Lecture Series asks students one pertinent question-- “Why Entrepreneurship?” Each speaker in the fall lineup tries to answer that question and, because they come from a variety of backgrounds, students are learning far more than they expected. 

Upcoming Programs include -

Business Writing for Entrepreneurs is the topic for Wednesday, October 23. Linda Taylor, an English professor at Cheyney University, teaches composition classes and is the coordinator of the Cheyney University Writing Center. Professor Taylor’s session will introduce attendees to the language, formats, and conventions associated with business communication. From emails to business plans she will discuss how to communicate professionally and achieve goals.
On Wednesday, October 30, attendees will learn about Entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry. Wendy Jackson-Dowe,  Vice President & COO of STG Group LLC, a minority owned wholesale provider of crude oil products,  oversees operations and business development in the Northeast corridor of the United States. Jackson-Dowe will discuss opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry.

How Census Data Helps Entrepreneurs is the topic on November 6. Noemi Eliasen, an Information Services Specialist for the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau, will talk about how the data gathered by the Census Bureau can assist entrepreneurs in making business decisions for their ventures.
The Fall series wraps up on November 13 with a presentation that suggests how to Turn a Great Idea into a Great Business. Robert Wingerter, Vice Chairman Client Services of SCORE, will discuss the purpose of writing a business plan and the components that go into developing a successful road map for entrepreneurial endeavors. SCORE, a nonprofit association for nearly 50 years, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, and grow to achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Previous programs included -

On Wednesday, September 18, Raevyn Jones, Entrepreneur/Speaker/Author/Success Strategist, discussed “Creating Your Own Economy.” The presentation motivated students to maximize their potential and create the life they deserve.Raevyn Jones, a serial entrepreneur who launched her first business at the age of 21, has become an emerging trailblazer among young professionals and a powerful voice for branding and business strategies. 

On Wednesday, September 25, the program by Leland Nelson, President and Co-founder of Dirty Dog Hauling, covered “Elements of the Successful Entrepreneur.” Nelson spoke candidly, sharing what he described as the benefits of becoming your own employer. In addition to establishing a successful professional junk removal and hauling company that proudly serves the Greater Harrisburg area, Nelson is the President of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania. 

On Wednesday, October 2, the ELC in partnership with the Cheyney Hospitality, Tourism, Leisure Management Program offered a workshop on “Dining Etiquette for Entrepreneurs.” The speaker, Herbert Black, an adjunct instructor at Cheyney University with the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management Program, taught students the managerial and competency skills needed for the hospitality industry as well as overseeing the Cheyney Grill. Unlike the other sessions which are held in the UPS Conference Room in the New Residence Hall, this lecture was held in the Cheyney Grill on the 2nd floor of the  Harris Turner Building. 

On Wednesday, October 9William Parrish, CEO of Noble Strategy, LLC, used the title of his book--Making Bold Moves--as the discussion topic.  Parrish will tell students how to become a multi-million dollar success in less than 500 days. His firm, Noble Strategy Group, LLC, specializes in using innovative approaches to solving traditional construction problems.