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Spring 2012 Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Focuses on Social Enterpreneurships

March 1, 2012

Jerrfrey A. Robinson consults with a student while on campus for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Series on February 9.

Jerrfrey A. Robinson consults with a student while on campus for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Series on February 9.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Robinson, business scholar, entrepreneur, and advocate for community economic development, opened the Spring 2012 Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Series on February 9 with an inspiring presentation about social entrepreneurships in our region.  Using a combination of Power Point and You Tube video clips, his presentation brought the concept of social entrepreneurship to life.  A business scholar, entrepreneur, and advocate for community economic development, Dr. Robinson is a professor at Rutgers Business School, co-author Black Faces in White Places & co-founder BCT Partners, recently received the "40 Under 40 Achievement Award" from The Network Journal.

Series programs include, Earl Boyd & Ivey Ibrahin - "The Impact of Entrepreneurship on African American Economic Development & Wealth Creation: Historical View, Black Hair Care Industry" on Feb. 28; Paulette Blackson-Royster - "Charter Schools - Development & Purpose" on March 1; Cheryl Dorsey - "Identifies Emerging Social Entrepreneurs, $30 million in start-up capital to 500 Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide since 1987" on March 28; and Dr. Joseph Meade - "Overview of Nonprofits  501 c 3 Process"on April 4.

The programs run from 6-8 pm and are held in Marcus Foster Auditorium  on campus. They are open to the public.

The final program to conclude the spring series on April 17 will feature a panel presentation and a keynote address in the afternoon from Clifton L. Taulbert, pulitzer nominated author "Who Owns the Ice House? The grand prize will be awarded for Cheyney's Social Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition!