Doherty Center News Archives

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.

Now accepting applications to be a Doherty Scholar
The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is accepting applications for the Doherty Scholar program.
Elon student places third in entrepreneurship contest
Elon senior Trevor Nelson won third place in the “2 Minutes to Win It” business idea contest sponsored by the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Nov. 15.
Team Innov8 named winner of 2012 Elon Innovation Challenge
Team Innov8 was crowned the 2012 Elon Innovation Challenge winner on Nov. 15, winning $400 to go towards their charity, the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
Christy Benson and Gary Palin's research presented in Ireland
Co-authored with colleagues from the Dublin Institute of Technology, the two Elon faculty members make case for more "experiential education."
Christy Benson and Gary Palin research presented in New Zealand
The Elon University colleagues worked with peers from the Dublin Institute of Technology in researching transformative learning pedagogies.
Gary Palin presents at International Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship
"Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Unlocking Innovation" discussed where world problems are addressed through venture opportunities by deployment of sustainability innovations.
Raghu Tadepalli named dean of Love School of Business
Raghu Tadepalli has been named dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business following a national search.
Alumni return to participate in annual C. Ashton Newhall Lecture
Entrepreneurs Brent Gilmore '10 and Katie Pietrowski '10 visited campus April 26 to participate in a panel discussion as part of the C. Ashton Newhall Endowed Lecture Series in the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business.
Muhammad Yunus receives entrepreneurship honor
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus received the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership during an April 4 ceremony.
Nobel recipient to students: Use business to solve problems
Microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the bank he founded, headlined Elon’s 2012 Convocation for Honors.
Gary Palin presents at MIT Global Startup Workshop in Istanbul
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, moderated a March 30 panel discussion in the 2012 MIT Global Startup Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.
Elon junior Oliver Goddu presents at University Entrepreneurship Summit
Leaders from more than two dozen universities and organizations took part in the program hosted by UNC-Pembroke.
Hospital visit leads Elon student to origami venture
When Elizabeth Greenberg was prohibited from taking flowers to a sick friend, the entrepreneurship major discovered a business opportunity.
Trustee Ed Doherty wins national business award
Doherty Enterprises named Applebee's "Franchisee of the Year" for the third time.
Global Entrepreneurship Week at Elon - Nov 14-18
2011 Elon Innovation Challenge sponsored by SEED
Entrepreneurship faculty and student present at economic development conference
Gary Palin, executive director of the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and senior lecturer of entrepreneurship; Alexa Carlin, an entrepreneurship and finance double major; and Laura Zavelson, adjunct lecturer of entrepreneurship in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, presented Oct. 10 at the University Economic Development Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Student group helps manage Elon-led social network
With more than 2,200 members, the Entrepreneurship and Education Network creates global conversations on curriculum, research and events.