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Keybank Donates $25,000 To Support Clarkson School Of Business
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KeyBank recently presented Clarkson University with a check for $25,000 to support Clarkson’s School of Business and innovative business education programs. This check was their final installment of a pledge of $100,000.
The Small Business Consulting Room in the Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship was named the “KeyBank Seminar Room” in recognition of KeyBank’s gift.
Clarkson’s School of Business, housed in Bertrand H. Snell Hall, provides numerous opportunities for students to learn business by doing business. Clarkson’s team project-based approach to entrepreneurship education was recognized in January 2002 when the University was named first runner-up for the prestigious 2002 National Award in Undergraduate Business Education, sponsored by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The University is returning to the competition in January as one of the two institutions invited to participate in the 2003 finals.
Other opportunities exist for business majors to become involved in real-life business opportunities. Sophomores can participate in Venture@Moore House, an innovative residential learning experience in which students operate a business together. Juniors bring their real-world knowledge to discussions of case studies, and seniors have the opportunity of joining the Clarkson Consulting Group, where they work alongside MBA students to fulfill fee-based contracts for external clients. Extracurricular groups such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and College Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) allow students to enhance their business skills through community projects.
The Shipley Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship is a University-wide resource that contributes to a Clarkson education by incorporating practical business perspectives and measurable leadership skills. Experiential learning opportunities energize students to acquire an entrepreneurial spirit, which will be fundamental to their success whether they become part of a start-up company or work inside a large corporation.
[PHOTO CAPTION: KeyBank recently presented Clarkson University with a check for $25,000 to support Clarkson’s School of Business and innovative business education programs. Shown in the photo left to right are Thomas G. Cesta, Vice President of KeyBank National Association; E.E. “Stub” Estey, Executive Director, Clarkson's Shipley Center for Leadership & Entrepreneurship; Tammy J. Gary, Branch Manager for KeyBank Potsdam Office; and Kelly O. Chezum, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Clarkson.]