MAY 2023 EDITION
Congratulations to the 2023 Entrepreneurship and Engineering Entrepreneurship Graduates!
We are so proud of your accomplishments and dedication these past four years at Rowan University. Keep making us #RowanPROUD! We cannot wait to see all of the great things you will do!

This year, Rowan had the largest graduating class to date. Learn more about how we celebrated commencement, here.
2023 Byrd and Ross Medallion Award Recipients
The Byrd and Ross Medallion Awards are prestigious awards bestowed to Rowan University seniors who give back to the Rowan entrepreneurship community and demonstrate perseverance along the way.

The Ross Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Engagement, given in honor of Dr. Linda Ross who taught at Rowan for 43 years and co-founded its entrepreneurship program, is awarded to the student most engaged in and supportive of Rowan's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ross Medallion Awardees do more than just show up to events or participate in programs; they are entrepreneurial leaders who give back more to Rowan's entrepreneurial ecosystem than they ever hope to receive.

The 2023 Ross Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Engagement recipients are Kenyon Burgess (Engineering Entrepreneurship '23) and Christopher Burton (Mechanical Engineering '23).
The Byrd Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership is given in honor of Professor Kimble Byrd, a founding member of Rowan's entrepreneurship faculty and prominent member of the business community. The medallion is established through the generosity of Greg Payton, a former student of Professor Byrd's, who notes "Professor Byrd inspired me to think bigger and work harder. He emphasized the importance of service above self, academic achievement, perseverance, and an entrepreneurial mindset." The recipient of this award embodies these very traits that Professor Byrd worked tirelessly to instill in his students.

The 2023 Byrd Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership recipients are Nicholas Nastasi (Management / Entrepreneurship '23) and Ashley Kulikowski (Psychology '23).
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Accelerate South Jersey

Accelerate South Jersey seeks to help those in Camden and Gloucester counties facing economic or other hardships to start and grow businesses of their own.

Click here to learn more and to apply. Applications are being accepted through August 4th.
2023 Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy

Calling all high school juniors and seniors! 

Applications are being accepted for the 7th annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy, a three-day, non-residential, educational experience for rising high school juniors and seniors.

Space is extremely limited. Applications are due by 11:59pm on June 4th. Apply HERE.
E-NEWS TO KEEP YOU IN THE KNOW
Entrepreneurship alum opens barber shop in hometown
After completing the 2022 AccelerateRU program, Shears founder Julian Doroteo (Entrepreneurship '22) opened his first location in Bridgeton, NJ. Learn more about how his journey in entrepreneurship at Rowan paved the way here.
Creatives 230 supports viral Tiktok influencer and entrepreneur
This semester, Creatives 230 worked with Tanara Mallory, a viral TikTok star who provides funny recipe critiques to her 3.5 million followers. Students of Creatives 230 worked with Tanara to redesign her brand through photography, website development and a line of original merchandise. Read the full story by the Philadelphia Inquirer here.
RCB celebrates 50th anniversary
The Rohrer College of Business welcomed over 400 alumni, current and returning faculty and assorted friends of the college to a gala event last month, a capstone to the yearlong celebration recognizing the 50th anniversary. Read the full story here.
SIE faculty and RCB students collaborate on research paper
Dr. Susana Santos, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, with research help from Megan Steckler (Marketing '24) and Erin Garvey (Marketing '22), recently published “Why am I so successful? Self-presentation and deliberative attributions of success in entrepreneurship" in the Journal of Business Venturing Insights (A ranked Journal on the ABDC List). Read it here.
Creatives 230's Isabella Shainline shares experience
Isabella Shainline (English Education '24) shared her experience as project manager and writer for Creatives 230, RCIE's interdisciplinary learning lab for creatives and entrepreneurship students. Read the full story here.
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