Doherty Center News Archives

Elon University bestows its highest honor – the Elon Medallion — upon five

Elon President Leo M. Lambert presented the medallion to five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university during an event marking the start of a new academic year. The university also recognized four endowed professorships and two longtime professors were named Distinguished University Professors. 

Ernst & Young names Newhall '98 an Entrepreneur of the Year for Maryland

Ashton Newhall '98, a former trustee and the sponsor of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture at the Love School of Business, has received the annual entrepreneurial recognition from Ernst & Young. 

The Doherty Center’s Women in Entrepreneurship Conference provides guidance, inspiration and support to women entrepreneurs

Participants heard from successful women and student entrepreneurs at the “W.E. Do! Women Entrepreneurs and Our Stories” event.

B Corp Clinic pairs students with aspiring B Corp companies

Elon students joined students from local universities for a clinic focused on helping local companies improve their environmental and social impact.

Visit to TS Designs provides insight into triple bottom line business model

Eric Henry, president and CEO of TS Designs, discussed with Elon students how his company’s business focuses on people, the planet and profits.

Kennedy presents at Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference

Elena Kennedy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, shared her research examining the revenue strategies of nonprofit social ventures, focusing on how revenue is earned, allocated and maximized in the face of competing charity and entrepreneurial mindsets. 

Elon students explore entrepreneurship in Washington D.C.

Residents of Elon’s Innovation House met with local entrepreneurs, including an Elon alumnus, to learn about the city’s startup ecosystem.

Louis DeJoy honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership

DeJoy, who built New Breed Logistics into a leading contract logistics solutions provider, was presented with the medal at a March 1 ceremony at the Koury Business Center. 

Four Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford d.school

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity.

Elon students place in Silicon Valley startup competition

As part of the “Innovation in America” course, students participated in Startup Weekend Bay Area, gaining insight into what it takes to turn ideas into reality.

Elon to honor Louis DeJoy for entrepreneurial leadership

The former CEO of New Breed Logistics will be presented with the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership on March 1 at 5 p.m. in the LaRose Digital Theatre.

Sean McMahon named Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurship

The professorship is funded by an endowment from Trustee Edward Doherty and his wife, Joan, of Saddle River, New Jersey.

Students display entrepreneurial spirit at Elon Innovation Challenge

Ten teams presented their ideas, innovations and ventures, competing for “best innovation."

Tech exec offers lessons in data-driven entrepreneurship, and 'how to speak search engine'

Christian Ward, executive vice president of partnerships with location data platform Yext, spoke at the Koury Business Center on Sept. 22 as part of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series. 

Eight full-time faculty members join Love School of Business

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed new full-time faculty members in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and management information systems.

Love School of Business professors present at Academy of Management meeting

Brian Lyons, Robert Moorman, Elena Kennedy, Rosey Bao and Sean McMahon shared their scholarship during the association’s annual meeting.

New director named for Elon’s entrepreneurship center

The seasoned entrepreneur and entrepreneurship educator will lead the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in its efforts to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem at Elon.

Alexander Julian honored with Elon entrepreneurship medal

The innovative fashion and furniture designer received the award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.

Elon senior wins Charlotte Venture Challenge student category

Madison Tamblyn pitched her venture, MadDogg Heat Sleeve, to angel and venture capital investors during the start-up competition.

Sean McMahon’s article published in Applied Psychology

Research co-authored by the assistant professor of entrepreneurship examines the effects of venture quality information and social information on participants’ willingness to invest in a new venture.

Kevin O’Mara presents on social entrepreneurship panel

The professor of management served as a panelist in a discussion on fostering change-making leaders on campuses.

Sean McMahon’s start-up company featured in Triad Business Journal

The Triad Business Journal recently featured Elon professor Sean McMahon in a story about his new company, Knowtro, a search engine geared toward academic research. 

Valle, O'Mara publish article in Journal of the Academy of Business Education

The professors of management describe a classroom exercise to explore and teach the fundamentals of adaptive project management.

Kevin O’Mara receives Best Paper Award from Academy of Business Research

The professor of management received honors during the society’s spring conference.

Gift from Elon parents to name new facility for Love School of Business expansion

The new Richard W. Sankey Hall, to be located just south of Colonnades Dining Hall, will provide classrooms and learning facilities for students in all academic majors. 

Keeping coffee hotter longer

Elon University senior Madison Tamblyn captured the attention of angel investors when a new invention she created on campus won first place in January’s San Francisco ElevatorPitch entrepreneurship event.

Students with innovative ideas compete in Triple Impact Challenge

Nearly 100 students competed this fall in a contest sponsored by Elon University’s Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Elon Law alumnus Mital Patel recognized as a 2015 Leader in the Law    

Elon Law alumnus Mital Patel L’09 was recognized by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly as a 2015 “Leader in the Law” at a Sept. 25 luncheon in Charlotte, NC before an audience of leading lawyers from across the state.

Ian Baltutis '08 wins Burlington mayor election

The accomplished young alumnus and entrepreneur received 55 percent of the vote in city elections held Nov. 3, 2015, propelling him to the top elected position in Alamance County's largest city.

Elon students attend College Night at the American Underground

Elon students traveled to Durham, N.C., to network with 40 of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle Area.

Elon students visit innovation-empowering Triad facilities

Students took the opportunity earlier this month to tour facilities and meet in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the co-founders of both an innovation hub and a makerspace. 

Five professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows

A grant from the Coleman Foundation will support the fellows' efforts to encourage entrepreneurship at Elon.

Kevin O’Mara to serve on Academy of Business Education Board of Directors

The professor of management will help guide the multidisciplinary association over the next three years.

Kevin O'Mara receives grant from The Coleman Foundation

The grant supports entrepreneurial thinking across campus.

Students pitch entrepreneurial ideas and solutions at Triple Impact Challenge

Thirty-one teams registered to present new business venture ideas or solutions to social issues in the student competition.

Entrepreneurship road trip to Duke brings student innovators together 

Elon’s Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community travelled to Duke University to share ideas and network with Duke entrepreneurship students.  

Four Elon students named Epicenter University Innovation Fellows

Bennett Driscoll, Giles Roll, Jensen Roll and Matthew Snow are taking part in a program through Stanford University that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and venture creation. 

Artist & scientist Guy Harvey awarded entrepreneurship medal from Elon

Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership this week on an internationally acclaimed artist who directs proceeds from his business ventures to marine wildlife conservation efforts and oceanic research projects.

Elon Trustee Ed Doherty named New Jersey's Restaurateur of the Year

The founder and chief executive officer of Doherty Enterprises Inc., which operates eight restaurant concepts in four states, was honored in December at a gala hosted by the New Jersey Restaurant Association.

Kevin O’Mara, Art Cassill publish article in International Journal of Business and Social Science

Two Martha and Spencer Love School of Business professors recently published an article on executing a model for a study abroad course that targets a single global industry in a single country by developing a close relationship with a host university.

Elon student team ties for first in coding competition

Undergraduate and graduate students produced a web platform for North Carolina A&T's CASE Lab during a November competition in Greensboro, N.C.

Interactive Media student part of winning team at startup competition

Henry Kean ’14 G’15 collaborated with two UNC-Greensboro students to produce the winning business plan at Triad Startup Weekend hosted by Elon University’s Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Kevin O’Mara, Art Cassill present at Academy of Business Education conference

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business professors presented on designing an MBA/JD study abroad course to Cuba and the Cayman Islands.

Kevin O’Mara presents research at Academy of Business Education conference

The professor of management discussed innovation solutions for management during his presentation at the annual conference.

Entrepreneurship road trip program enhances experiential learning

The Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community sponsored three road trips this semester to expand student learning from the classroom to real-world settings.

Students present entrepreneurial ventures at Triple Impact Challenge

More than 50 students presented entrepreneurial ventures that offered solutions to social issues or ideas for a business opportunity.

Deli visionary dishes meaty tips for a healthy business

Paul Saginaw, the co-founder of a critically acclaimed Michigan delicatessen whose combined company holdings now top $55 million in revenue each year, spoke Oct. 29, 2014, in the Koury Business Center on the ways students should respect their future customers, employees and communities.

Sean McMahon’s research highlighted in journal

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor Sean McMahon was the focus of a research brief published in Academy of Management Perspectives.

Kevin O’Mara receives awards from Atlantic Marketing Association

A paper co-authored by Professor Kevin O’Mara was recognized as “Best in Conference” and “Best in Track” at the Atlantic Marketing Association conference.

Four professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows

A grant from the Coleman Foundation will support the fellows' efforts to encourage entrepreneurship at Elon.