Eric Rego was one of the first cohort of students in the Entrepreneurial Studies Program (E-Scholars). He was part of a selected group of 12 students studied, traveled and worked together for two years, 2004-2006. Eric was actively involved in the creation of one of the first student run ventures called Collegeville Carpeting. He also completed a detailed plan for a new venture he intended to start later in his life.
Eric graduated in 2006 with a BA in Biology and joined the staff of Coordinated Business Systems in their St. Cloud office. He had been recently promoted to a leadership position when a sudden illness took his life in December of 2008. The Eric Rego Student Venture Idea Competition was started this spring, named in honor of Eric.