Second Co-hort of E-Scholars complete Entrepreneurial Studies Program
In the spring of 2007 ten students completed the second E-Scholars program. Eight graduated from college at the same time and two will continue as seniors this fall. During their two years together the students completed 3 courses in Entrepreneurship, traveled to Silicon Valley, the Twin Cities and Hong Kong and China to learn from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. They also assumed management of the E-scholars started coffee shop in the Clemens library on the St. Ben's campus called Clemens Perk. Another group of students started Your College Memories which sells ceramic replicas of the chapel of the College of Saint Benedict. In addition students completed internships in a variety of settings that matched their interests and future business ideas including Petters and M:Space. Assoc. Professor Paul Marsnik taught the three courses. Center staff and volunteers provided site visits, entepreneurial stories and individual advice and coaching to each student.
The E-Scholars program is modeled after a program begun at the University of Portland, in Portland Oregon. St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX and Dickenson State in North Dakota also offer this program.
Students completing the program are: Alina Balonuskova, Teresa Crater, Aaron Hanson, Blake Heymans, Matt Logering, James Murn, Gustavo Vallarino, Tabitha Wetzel, Molly Weyandt and Megan Zinken.