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Entrepreneurship Program at Mississippi College Discussed at Clinton Chamber Luncheon

Business professor John Brandon
Business professor John Brandon

Mississippi College students will develop their creative skills, put their imagination to the test and learn how to launch new business ventures.

Students will do this and so much more in MC’s entrepreneurship program that started in Fall 2017. John Brandon, director of the School of Business initiative, will discuss its merits during a luncheon with Clinton Chamber of Commerce members on September 27.

The MC professor will showcase the new Lloyd Roberts entrepreneurship classroom in Self Hall and highlight other developments in the School of Business. The chamber meeting at Anderson Hall on the Clinton campus begins that Thursday at 11:45 a.m. The cost is $14 per person to attend the luncheon.

“I am excited to talk with the Chamber group because they are the backbone of business people in Clinton, Mississippi,” Brandon said. “There is a close link between the community and our university.”

Brandon will discuss details of the entrepreneurship major and minor. During his talk, he will also touch on the new entrepreneurship club for students. In addition, MC business students are working on a service-learning project with a non-profit in Honduras. “We truly want to take a world-view of how we teach entrepreneurship at Mississippi College.”

In 2019, Brandon hopes MC students get the opportunity to spend a portion of their summer in Spain to learn more about entrepreneurship in that part of the globe.

Brandon’s talk is titled “Think Tank: creating a successful business venture in a global business environment.” The instructor of entrepreneurship development plans to tell Clinton Chamber leaders what Mississippi College can do to strengthen their local businesses.

MC School of Business Dean Marcelo Eduardo believes the entrepreneurship program will be a significant asset for career-minded students and see dramatic growth in years to come.

The innovative program in Self Hall, he said, “will provide students with a valuable option that will enhance their ability to imagine, create, plan, develop and operate a new venture.”

Entrepreneurship interest is growing on college campuses nationwide and the subject is generating lots of media buzz. The popular ABC TV show “Shark Tank” entertains millions of viewers each week with the business visions of emerging entrepreneurs across the USA.

Professor Brandon is an excellent choice to tell Clinton Chamber leaders about the benefits of the entrepreneurship program and other School of Business activities, Eduardo said.

“John’s engagement with our business community is well known,” Eduardo said. “This is another example of the impact that our business faculty has on our stakeholders.”

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce sponsors two general membership luncheons each year.

Mississippi College connections with the Clinton business sector remain pretty solid. MC public relations director Tracey Harrison serves as this year’s president of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.