February 09, 2012

Neeley Champions Entrepreneurship Across TCU

At the Neeley School, we believe every student holds the potential to be an entrepreneur and a leader. That’s why we are one of only 20 business schools to partner with the Coleman Fellows Program to integrate entrepreneurship education across TCU.

The Coleman Faculty Fellows at TCU began in 2010 and now includes faculty in engineering, chemistry, nursing, English, journalism, theatre, political science, and design, merchandising and textiles, all supported through the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.

“Just like we do with our students in the Neeley School, we want to help students across TCU build on the skill and passion they have for their field so they can create their own career path centered on that passion,” said Brad Hancock, director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. 

The $15,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation, matched by the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, gives Hancock and his entrepreneurship colleagues a wider scope of influence to be able to support entrepreneurial-minded students across disciplines.

“Our primary objective is that each student, through academic courses, field experiences, programs and initiatives, honors his/her entrepreneurial journey by developing into an ethical leader endowed with an entrepreneurial mind-set and entrepreneurial skills,” Hancock said.

2011-2012 TCU Coleman Faculty Fellows

Aaron Chimbel, Journalism
Jeff Coffer, Chemistry
Sally Fortenberry, Design, Merchandising & Textiles
Johny Garner, Communication
Ann Gipson, Music
Suki John, Dance
Suzy Lockwood, Nursing
Julie O’Neil, Strategic Communication
Sherrie Reynolds, Education
Melissa Sherrod, Nursing
Eric Simanek/Art Busbey, Chemistry/Geology
Tristan Tayag, Engineering
Christopher Watts, Communication Science & Disorders

 

2010-2011 TCU Coleman Faculty Fellows

Aaron Chimbel, Journalism
Jeffrey Coffer, Chemistry
Carrie Currier, Political Science
Sally Fortenberry, Design, Merchandising & Textiles
Brad Lucas, English
Tristan Tayag, Engineering
Christopher Watts, Communication Science & Disorders

Read more about the Coleman Faculty Fellows at TCU in the winter 2011 TCU magazine, "Business Minded: Coleman Fellows bring entrepreneurial thinking across the disciplines," by Kathryn Hopper, online at www.magazine.tcu.edu.

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