Entrepreneur Michael Sands to speak February 26 for Cheyney University ELC Lecture Series
February 20, 2014
Entrepreneur Michael Sands to speak at Cheyney University February 26 at 6 pm
This year’s Cheyney University 2014 Spring Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) Lecture Series offers outstanding opportunities to learn valuable information from entrepreneurial experts across various fields related to majors offered at CU. The lectures provide students with knowledge in different areas of business ownership so scholars can pursue an alternative to traditional employment upon graduation. The ultimate goal of the ELC is to inform, inspire, and motivate Cheyney students to pursue business ownership for themselves.
“It’s important for students to talk and interact with actual entrepreneurs so they can learn from actual people rather than from a theory in a book,” said Reginald Whiteside, ELC Project Development Coordinator. “Facebook was established 10 years ago in 2004 by a college student in his (Harvard University) dorm room. Now, Mark (Zuckerberg) is a multi-billionaire, why couldn’t this be you?” Whiteside asked.
An incredible line-up of speakers is scheduled throughout the next seven weeks. All lectures will be located at the New Residence Hall on the 1st floor inside the UPS Conference Room from 6 pm until 8 pm. All lectures are open to the general public and are free of charge. CU students are encouraged to come out and glean a plethora of information that could help them nurture their own business ideas.
On Wednesday, February 26, speaker Michael Sands, a 1974 Penn State graduate of agricultural business and current President of Natural Pest Control Company, Inc., will explain why he left a stable career with a large pest control company to pursue his own entrepreneurial dream of business ownership.
On Tuesday, March 4, Melinda aka “Small Biz Lady” Emerson, CEO of The Quintessence Group, will discuss strategies for small business start-ups. The Veteran Entrepreneur Small Business Expert, Social Media Coach, and Twitter talk show host at #SmallBizChat, also is a resource blogger at www.succeedasyourownboss.com. In additiion Emerson is also the author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works”.
On Thursday, March 6, Cecil Bond, Jr. will discuss “Entrepreneurs in Transportation.” Bond has an extensive background in Management, Leadership, Administration and 25 years’ experience in the Transit Industry. He will share procurement opportunities and the best practices for minority firms; followed by a Q &A session.
On Tuesday March 11, Deborah Frazier, a seasoned professional in the financial securities industry, producer and host of, “Managing Your Wealth with Deborah Frazier,” will discuss why it is important for entrepreneurs to strategize when creating and growing their network. Frazier has appeared on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine and was profiled in the book, “The Winner's Circle”, 2002 edition, as one of the “Top 30 Financial Advisors in the U.S.”
The Spring series wraps up on Wednesday April 2 with Dr. Harold Russell, veterinarian, epidemiologist and owner of Glencroft Veterinary Hospital, in Glencroft, PA who will share how to start your own Veterinary Hospital, in addition to other entrepreneurial opportunities in the medical industry.
The Spring series wraps up on Wednesday April 9 with Cheyney University Alumni who will share their journey from Cheyney to entrepreneurship.