Dr. Santos Receives Excellence in Online Learning Award
Congratulations to Dr. Susana Santos for winning this year's Excellence in Online Learning at Rowan for her MBA Entrepreneurship course in the Rohrer College of Business!

This summer, Dr. Santos sent daily "mindset vitamins", as inspired by the work of Dr. Heidi Neck of Babson College, to keep her online MBA students engaged in their journey to develop their entrepreneurial mindset. According to Dr. Santos, this mindset needs to be practiced daily and requires reflection. Dr. Santos wanted to develop a way to connect with her students virtually and promote their daily reflection, so she generated a class group chat via WhatsApp and sent daily "mindset vitamins". These vitamins were short messages in the form of a question, inspiring quote, or action and did not require a response, rather they were meant to be absorbed and keep students engaged over the eight-week course. Dr. Santos was thrilled to see that the students often responded and the vitamins became a unique way to build connections in the classroom during such challenging times.

Thank you for all that you do to further entrepreneurship education at Rowan University, Dr. Santos! We are so #RowanPROUD.
"I believe that the daily mindset vitamins are an interesting way to build bridges between students and online classes, especially during a pandemic.
Entrepreneurship is about empowerment and transformation and we need this mindset now more than ever."

- Dr. Susana Santos
RCIE has various events and entrepreneurial engagement opportunities this semester! Be sure to check out StartupTree for the full line up of RCIE events, competitions, applications, and scholarships at Rowan. Click an event image below to RSVP on StartupTree.
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Making a Maker Features Founder of Wise Ape Tea Co.
Joe Scola, founder of Wise Ape Tea Co. hosted this month's Making a Maker session. After his father was diagnosed with cancer, Joe Scola began researching herbal tea blends that could improve his father's quality of life and founded Wise Ape in the process. Each tea is designed with a specific purpose in mind and donates 10% of profits to various organizations. Joe ended the session by offering four guiding principles and positive perspectives to help through the entrepreneurial journey: you can't loose if you lear; pursue with passion; build your universe; and enjoy the journey. Thanks for joining us, Joe!
Studio 231 Hosts Virtual Workshop at Local High School
Andrew Bunoza, supervisor of Studio 231, met with students from Our Lady of Mercy Academy for a workshop on low resolution prototyping. The students have been developing their own business ideas in class and used the tools from the workshops to bring their idea to life using popsicle sticks, play-doh, glue, paper, and cardboard.
Rowan Alum Hosts Coffee with an Entrepreneur
Ryan Tustin ('10), founder of Haddon Property Group, joined us virtually this month for Coffee with an Entrepreneur. Ryan encouraged students to surround themselves with an intelligent network noting that "who you know is where you go." He added the importance of continuing to learn and evolve after college and to always add new skills to your repertoire. Thank you for joining us, Ryan.
Dr. Liguori Releases New Book
Dr. Eric Liguori, Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship and RCIE Executive Director, is excited to announce the forthcoming release of Entrepreneurship in Action: The Power of Student Run Ventures edited by Dr. Liguori and Mark Tonelli, Assistant Professor of Music at Millikin University. Early reviews of the book have called it "a much-needed addition to the field of entrepreneurship education" and noted "students go beyond work in the classroom and gain first-hand knowledge of how to act entrepreneurially." Click here to learn more.
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The RCIE team is here to support you!

While RCIE programming and events will continue to run virtually this Fall, our team will be on campus and available to all Rowan students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to schedule a meeting to discuss upcoming competitions, your ideas, receive pitch feedback, and more. Please contact Jessica Vattima if you are interested in mentorship opportunities as a "Startup Guru" or interested in hosting a webinar, virtual workshop, or speaking event.
Rowan's entrepreneurship team wants to remind you to keep ideating, making, and doing, especially during times of uncertainty and change.
Pictured: L-R first row: Dr. Michael Dominik, Professor Katie Loesch, RCIE Grad Assistant Brandon Graham, Professor Gregory Payton; L-R second row: Professor Susan Meyer, Dr. Eric Liguori, Dr. Cheryl Bodnar, Studio 231 Supervisor Andrew Bunoza; L-R third row: Dr. Susana Santos, Dr. Lee Zane, RCIE Outreach & Events Associate Jessica Vattima, the Rowan Prof

For more information of any of Rowan's student entrepreneurship programs or to learn how you can support entrepreneurship at Rowan, please contact Jess (Wolk) Vattima at
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