Doherty Center News Archives

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.

Kevin O'Mara presents innovation research at international conference 

The LSB management professor and executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneural Leadership presented a research paper on how individuals differ on the eight dimensions of creativity and the implications for teaching innovation.

Business Fellow joins Venture for America

Elon University senior Austin Rhoads, who graduates this spring with degrees in international business and marketing, hopes to use his own business startup experience to help a technology firm create jobs for a city growing its entrepreneurial reputation.

Triple Impact Challenge presents innovative business proposals

Sixteen students presented entrepreneurial ventures in April that provide community impact and resolutions to social problems.

Elon students fight hunger with HOPE

What started as an academic exercise in a service learning class has transformed into a student-led community organization that has raised thousands of pounds of food for the hungry in Alamance County in just its first two months.

Elon to co-host Google 'Get Your Business Online' programs

The Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is helping to lead a series of free workshops that take place on Elon University's campus from March 25-28, 2014, for anyone in the Alamance County or surrounding communities.

Students & Doherty Center organize visit to entrepreneurship conference

Two Elon University seniors, in coordination with the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, led a group of local high school students last month to an entrepreneurship and the arts conference in Greensboro, N.C.

Ashesi University founder honored with Elon entrepreneurship medal

Patrick G. Awuah Jr., president of Ashesi University in Ghana, traveled from Africa to the United States to receive an award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.

Now accepting Doherty Scholar applications

Rising juniors from across all majors are welcome to apply to be a 2014-15 Doherty Scholar.


Sean McMahon publishes in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Assistant Professor Sean McMahon co-authored an article about the consequences of ethical lapses in businesses.

Kevin O’Mara publishes article on the innovation imperative

Professor Kevin O’Mara discusses why innovation is the key to modern business development in the publication "Chamber".

Doherty Center field trip engages students in entrepreneurial thinking

Elon University students interested in entrepreneurship traveled to Durham to learn more about start-up opportunities in the Triangle area. 

'Startup Weekend' welcomes entrepreneurs to Elon

Students and faculty with the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership are sponsoring Startup Weekend Triad from Nov. 22-24 in the Lakeside Meeting Room.

Students offer solutions to social ills at Triple Impact Challenge

Twenty-two students from different disciplines participated in the inaugural competition to create entrepreneurial ventures.

Young entrepreneur presents innovative neuromarketing techniques to faculty, students

Jake Stauch, the 22-year old founder of NeuroSpire, shared his entrepreneurship story with Elon faculty and students

Kevin O’Mara to lead Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Doherty Center offers scholarships for students interested in entrepreneurship, sponsors a speaker series, and awards the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership to business leaders who epitomize the values of the university.

Elon honors North Carolina business leader

Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder & CEO of Pace Communications, on Wednesday received the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Dean Tadepalli profiled in Triad Business Journal

Love School of Business leader talks about his approach to business education.