Lawrence Tech - Engaging Entrepreneurial Alumni - Open 2011
ENGAGING ENTREPRENEURIAL ALUMNI: The Challenges and the Opportunity<br />Donald M. Reimer and Gregory J. Feierfeil<br />Lawrence Technological University<br />Southfield, Michigan<br />
Mission and Value Statement<br /><ul><li>The Legends is an organization of Lawrence Tech entrepreneurial alumni whose purpose is to foster and enhance the entrepreneurial mindset among our students.
The Legends will also serve as a network and a forum for Lawrence Tech alumni to share their entrepreneurial journey and experiences.
The Legends will strive to identify business opportunities and future commericalization of intellectual property within the Lawrence Tech family. </li></li></ul><li>The Legends of Lawrence Tech<br /><ul><li>Entrepreneurial Alumni who own all or part of a business enterprise
Entrepreneurial Alumni who are employed by larger corporations and who are corporate entrepreneurs
Attended Lawrence Tech and did not graduate; however, did create a business</li></li></ul><li>Entrepreneurial Lecture Series<br />
Meet The Legends<br />Raymond Ormachea, BSIM’02 Donald A. Stevens, BSA’92<br />Co-Founder, Automated Systems Stucc on Steel Building Systems<br />Gretchen Minnhaar, BSArE’59 Michael Fitzpatrick, BSME’73 <br />Gretchen Minnhaar Designs President, Fitzpatrick Manufacturing <br />Keith Pratt, BSIM’82 Don Bernhardt, BSME’86<br />Chairman and CEO Vice President, NA Seat Operations<br /> Shared Vision, LLC Lear Corporation<br />David Barbyshire, BSME, ’87 Derek Richmond, BSME’97<br />Dasi Solutions, LLC Partner, The Nath Law Group<br />Gina Van Tine, BSAr’89, Bar’94 Daniel McNulty, P.E., BSCvE’92<br />Principal, inFORM Studio COO, Atwell, LLC <br />
Assisted in identifying entrepreneurial alumni- 918
Identified key alumni business owners and corporate entrepreneurs
Communicates with entrepreneurial alumni</li></li></ul><li> The Role of the Champion<br /><ul><li>Promote entrepreneurial alumni to the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Stimulate interest in the alumni entrepreneurial engagement with the University Advancement and Alumni Relations Office
Promote entrepreneurial activity across the entire Lawrence Tech Campus
Identify key entrepreneurial alumni for the steering committee</li></li></ul><li>Engaging The Legends<br />
The Legends - Leadership<br /><ul><li>Past president of the University Alumni Board served as Champion
Served as chair of organizational steering committee
Identified other key entrepreneurial alumni and got them engaged
Served as a liaison with the University Advancement Office and Alumni Board </li></li></ul><li>Initial Step – Formation of the Steering Committee<br /><ul><li>Engaging entrepreneurial alumni from all colleges within the University
Identifying the key entrepreneurial alumni who have an interest in serving on the Steering Committee
Identifying the chair of Steering Committee who has the time to serve</li></li></ul><li>Role of the Steering Committee<br /><ul><li>Establish the vision and mission of the organization
Create an effective implementation plan that includes engaging entrepreneurial alumni with students</li></li></ul><li>QUESTIONS<br />Panelist:<br />Derek Richmond, BSME’97<br />Partner, The Nath Law Group<br />Alexandria, VA<br />Donald A. Stevens, BSAr’92<br />Managing Member<br />Stucc on Steel Building Systems, LLC<br />Winchester, VA<br />Karen Evans, JD, BSHum’03<br />Lawrence Technological University<br />Director, Undergraduate Management Programs<br />
Thank you<br />For more information on building an entrepreneurial alumni organization at your university contact:<br />Donald M. Reimer, CMC<br />Director, Entrepreneurial Programs<br />College of Engineering<br />Lawrence Technological University<br />248-204-2573<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
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