Congratulations to the 2024 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!

2024 Byrd and Ross Medallion Award Recipients

The School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Byrd and Ross Medallion Awards. These prestigious awards are presented to Rowan University seniors who contribute significantly to the entrepreneurship community and demonstrate perseverance along the way.

The recipient of the 2024 Byrd Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership is Megan Steckler (Marketing and Entrepreneurship '24). This award honors Professor Kimble Byrd, a founding member of Rowan's entrepreneurship faculty. It was established through the generosity of Professor Greg Payton, a former student of Professor Byrd's, who said, "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." This award recognizes a student who embodies these qualities.

The recipient of the 2024 Ross Medallion Award for Entrepreneurial Engagement is Isabella Shainline (English and Secondary '24). This award, given in honor of Dr. Linda Ross who taught at Rowan for 43 years and co-founded its entrepreneurship program, is awarded to a student deeply engaged in and supportive of Rowan's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ross Medallion Awardees are more than participants; they are entrepreneurial leaders who give back more to Rowan's entrepreneurial community than they hope to receive.


2024 Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy

Applications are open for Rowan's 8th annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy for high school students. Rising juniors and seniors will learn how to conceive, develop, prototype, and sell their ideas, all while earning three college course credits. Thanks to the generous support of the TD Charitable Foundation, participation in the academy is free of charge!

Applications are due by 11:59pm on June 2nd. Click here to apply.

2024 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate Program

RCIE is pleased to announce the 2024 cohort of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Faculty Certificate Program. In this program, Rowan University faculty members will discover experiential tools to foster an entrepreneurial mindset, inspire creativity, and drive innovation within the classroom.

Space is extremely limited. Click here to learn more and apply by August 18th.


"Kaitlyn's Threads" founder recognized as top business graduate

Each year, Rowan University features a top graduate from each college. Kaitlyn Tran (Management '24), founder of Kaitlyn's Threads and an executive board member of the CEO Club, has been selected to represent the Rohrer College of Business. Kaitlyn also received the prestigious Margaret Van Brunt Business Medallion Award for her exceptional entrepreneurial mindset. Read the full story here.

Cosgrove '00 receives honorary Doctor of Entrepreneurship

Joseph Cosgrove '00, Rowan Board of Trustees member and president and CEO of Leiters Health, received Rowan's honorary Doctor of Entrepreneurship degree at Commencement. This honor recognizes his outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and business leadership. Congratulations Joe!

Student-founded Bobica Bars expands to new location

Bobica Bars, allergen-free granola bars founded by Harrison Nastasi (Management / Entrepreneurship '26) and Justin Iannelli (Management '26), launched in five New Jersey ShopRite's this month. Learn more about the startup here.

Tune in to S4 of Entrepreneurship at Rowan Podcast

Season 4 of the Entrepreneurship at Rowan podcast is now available for streaming on all podcast platforms. Tune in on the go and get inspired by the stories of Rowan alumni and current student entrepreneurs! Listen here.

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