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E-Center Assistant Director to Return to Full-time Doctoral Work

Submitted: 7/14/2009 10:31:38
  • The Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Education, and Research, Colleen Post, has decided to continue to pursue her PhD in Finland. Meanwhile, we would like to give a warm welcome to our newest Summer Intern, Ian McManis as he joins the growing line of outstanding students that have served the E-Center over the years.

Over the past six months, many of you have gotten a chance to interact with and meet Colleen Post, who joined the E-Center as an Assistant Director in January, 2009. For those of you who attended this year's 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Recognition Banquet "Entrepreneurial Stars on the Square" who had a chance to meet her, you've seen her exceptional efforts in making it one of the best banquets ever. For those so unlucky as to not have met her, she has made great strides behind the scenes of the E-Center in making this Branch of the College of Business what it is today. Inspired by the academic setting, Colleen has decided to return to the full-time pursuit of her PhD from Abo Akademie in Finland. Sadly, she will be leaving the E-Center this Summer, but please join us in thanking Colleen for her outstanding work and wish her well. Hopefully, we can welcome her back soon as Dr. Colleen Post!

A Warm Welcome to our Newest Summer Intern

This Summer, please join us in welcoming Ian McManis, Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program Class of 2013, as our newest E-Center Summer Intern. Ian is a 2008 graduate of St. Xavier High School and just completed his first year in the Honors-PLUS program. The E-Center is very pleased to support the Honors-PLUS Summer Intern program which gives incoming students excellent work experience in the Summer between their freshman and sophomore years that gives them a competitive advantage in this difficult economic time. Ian joins a growing list of excellent interns over the years including our very first Summer Intern, Jessica Young (CoB '07), currently serving in the Peace Corps in Senegal; Sarah Harvey Penrod (CoB '08), now working for General Electric here in Cincinnati; Stephen Repella (CoB '09), just graduated with a major in Marketing; Michelle Matthews (CoB 10') and Zach Franke (CoB '10) also majoring in Marketing. Ian will be working on the Summer edition of the E-Center News & Views and the next edition of the E-Center Annual Report, as well as updating our files on past competitors in the UC/Cincom Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition. Support for the Summer Internship is made possible in part by the generosity of the Charles L. Barngrover Endowment for Entrepreneurship in the E-Center. Welcome, Ian!

About the E-Center:
The Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research is part of the University of Cincinnati's College of Business. Founded in 1997, the E-Center's vision and mission is to provide a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship curriculum and research base not only for potential student entrepreneurs and scholars, but also for people in the many organizations that interact with small, entrepreneurial and family owned businesses on a daily basis. The E-Center seeks collaborative efforts between students and faculty from across the University to remove barriers and create gateways for those who seek the entrepreneurial path. Under the leadership of the Center's Founder/Director, Dr. Charles H. Matthews, the University of Cincinnati was ranked as one of the top 50 programs for Entrepreneurship in the U.S. in 2001 (Success Magazine) and one of top regional programs in the U.S. (Entrepreneur Magazine) in 2003, 2004, and 2005, and was ranked 21st in the nation in undergraduate entrepreneurship by Princeton Review in 2008.