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Source: Chad Jackson, 785-341-6243, cjackson@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/entrepreneurship/index.html

Monday, April 25, 2011

BUSINESS BOOSTERS: ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER RECOGNIZES FACULTY, BUSINESSMEN FOR SUPPORT, ADVOCACY

MANHATTAN -- When it comes to supporting entrepreneurship, four Kansas State University faculty members and two local businessmen stand out, according to K-State's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.

The center recognized the faculty and businessmen and businesswomen at its annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship Banquet, April 21, at K-State.

Awards and honorees included:

* Entrepreneurship Advocacy Award -- Jeff Katz, associate dean of the College of Business Administration and Edgerley Family Chair in Business Administration.

* Entrepreneurship Support Award: Betsy Barrett, associate professor of hospitality management and dietetics; Deborah Murray, instructor of English; and Karin Westman, associate professor and head of the department of English.

* Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year: Dave Dreiling, owner, GTM Sportswear in Manhattan.

* Community Entrepreneur of the Year: Jack Goldstein, Manhattan Steel and Pipe. The honor was presented posthumously.

K-State's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship works to bring faculty and students from across disciplines together to foster entrepreneurship on campus and in communities across Kansas.