September 17, 2008

Carter participating in entrepreneurship event

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Emily Carter, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s director of entrepreneurship and business development, this week will attend a three-day experiential entrepreneurship event courtesy of a scholarship she garnered.

The Falcone Center and the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship awarded the $700 scholarship to Carter, allowing her to represent the University at Syracuse University’s “Experiential Classroom IX” Sept. 18-21 in New York. “Reaching and Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs” is the theme of the event, packed with three days of sharing best practices, learning new methods of teaching entrepreneurship and delving into innovative techniques for using entrepreneurial experiences from the business world to teach entrepreneurship.

Carter will be among 75 delegates from 59 universities throughout the United States and nine countries participating in the event. Carter manages the entrepreneurship and small business outreach programs at SIUC’s Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center. The experiential classroom approach allows participants to acquire even more information, tools and techniques to assist their clients.

For more information about the various resources available to the region’s entrepreneurs through the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at SIUC, call 618-536-2424 or look online at